Think about the first time you held a tool, maybe not a hammer as we seem to instinctively know how to wield those, but a power tool like a drill or circular saw. You likely had an idea how to use it, what its function was, but it probably also took someone showing you the features, the nuances, and the myriad of projects you could complete before you realized its full potential. Computer programs and software, like Autodesk, are no different.
“The Stone Age was marked by man’s clever use of crude tools; the information age, to date, has been marked by man’s crude use of clever tools.” While the author is unknown, there is truth to this statement. In the digital age, nearly every industry has standardized software, but how that software gets used and whether it gets used to its fullest potential depends a lot on the user’s understanding of the tool itself. For that reason, understanding how to choose the right Autodesk product for your business is crucial.
At TPM, we're big fans of Bluebeam Revu and how it helps keep our client's architecture, engineering and construction teams on the same page through the design process. Revu allows AEC teams to move projects forward during construction and preserve critical project data through completion and beyond. For architects, engineers, and contractors, the mark-up and collaboration tools in Bluebeam Revu allow for faster, more accurate, and more thorough quality reviews.
There is no doubt that technology and the fast evolution of software applications and the hardware and networking to support them have revolutionized just about every aspect of our lives, from home to work. One of the biggest boons to business was the introduction of cloud computing and collaborative software that enabled seemingly disparate teams to align on goals and objectives, and no industry has seen that change more than the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry.
Growing a business is tough. We know. That means we also know how important the right tools and the right team are in scaling your business in a way that enables you to be successful. You want to make sure you’ve done your research, you’ve selected the right partners, you’ve purchased the right tools, and, perhaps most importantly, know how to use them well.
Are you familiar with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)? Maybe you are, but you may lack understanding of how to utilize it or why it might be necessary. In this blog, I will cover what GD&T is, how it can help you develop a consistent part measurement process, and the importance of datums in GD&T for engineers and designers.
GREENVILLE, SC – TPM, Inc., a leading technology solutions provider focused on Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Manufacturing, launches its new TPM1 Premier Program for all subscription customers. TPM1 Premier enhances the value of Autodesk and SOLIDWORKS software subscriptions by bringing a fantastic portfolio of integrated e-learning tools, productivity apps, consulting services, enhanced support, and cost-saving offerings in addition to standard subscriptions.
Save Time and Rework with Standardized Project Naming Conventions in the Autodesk Construction Cloud Unified Platform
The use of standards for construction project delivery has grown exponentially over the last decade. Standards define the collaborative processes for managing information over the project lifecycle. Ensuring consistent document control is key to meeting project requirements and avoiding rework. Without a standardized document control process, teams waste countless hours looking for the most up-to-date information.
National and regional mandates, and an increase in Building Information Modeling (BIM), have led to the development of the ISO 19650 – a global design and construction information management standard. We are excited to share that Autodesk Construction Cloud and BIM 360 now include workflows to help our customers comply with ISO 19650 standards.
Keeping information up-to-date and managing data flow throughout the production chain is one of the biggest challenges for manufacturing businesses and teams of all sizes. Traditional data management practices are often narrowly focused, leading to extra data entry, errors, mismatching information, and a lack of complete visibility. SOLIDWORKS Manage provides increased visibility to all stakeholders, enables valuable insights when managing projects and processes, dashboards for analytics and resource management, process control with alerts and total visibility, and direct connection to engineering data. This blog will explain what SOLIDWORKS Manage is and why so many manufacturing professionals choose to utilize it to navigate these hurdles effortlessly.