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Bluebeam PDF Tips and Tricks

Posted on November 10, 2015

A couple of questions came up this week regarding our recent deployment of Bluebeam PDF software.  I thought I’d share the solutions. How do I reverse the page order of an existing Multipage PDF Document. The first question was regarding reversing page order of existing multi-page pdf documents.  Although bluebeam pdf has an option toggle […]

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ArchiTECH Session: How To Disassociate an AutoCAD file from a SheetSet

Posted on October 8, 2015

SheetSets can increase your productivity by allowing you to centralize the often tedious task of managing project files.  Sometimes, a designer is unable to add all the layouts or drawings to a new sheetset.  When this happens, it is most likely that the drawing has already been associated with a different sheetset.  Although you can […]

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ArchiTECH: Use Dynamo to Populate Room Location as Equipment Sets

Posted on September 30, 2015

Recently, I stumbled upon Colin Doyles post on BIM 360 Field – Utilize Rooms/Spaces from Revit.  Since I was setting up a new Field project, I thought it would be a good opportunity to automate the workflow where possible.  Since I had already blogged about the creation of a Dynamo graph to place a 3D […]

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Use Dynamo to Place Families inside Rooms

Posted on September 17, 2015

On a recent project I needed to place a family in the center of each room in the project.  With hundreds of rooms in the project, I did not look forward to placing all of them individually.  I knew that Case had a 3D Room Tag tool that would place a generic model 3D Room […]

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ArchiTECH Tuesday: Curtain Wall Demo Panel with Door Replacement in Revit

Posted on September 1, 2015

Often in projects, especially in renovation work, we wish to demo a portion of an existing curtain wall to limit its size or to insert an operable window or door within the boundary of the curtain wall.  Revit does not provide an easy means to accomplish this task as individual cells cannot be demolished independently of […]

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Project: Renovation at KSU Center

Posted on July 27, 2015

WBA was awarded the design and construction coordination of a 9,000 sf renovation to the existing Kennesaw State University graduate center. One challenge WBA architects accepted with this project is that the departments need to remain in operation during the renovation. The WBA solution is to phase the construction. The phase option will allow WBA to […]

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Good Design is Good Business: Why Retail Design and Layout are Key

Posted on May 13, 2015

Many people did not know that the beautiful retail stores shoppers enjoy are actually the product of a great deal of research. Making the stores branding prominent is just one aspect of the specialized architectural and interior design practice. Learn more about the key elements in the WBA slideshare presentation here: Click here to view […]

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ArchiTech Tuesday: Revit File Performance Optimization

Posted on May 5, 2015

By: Richard Binning, Director of BIM Technology. See his blog at: http://www.integr-8.com/ Revit is a complex program and it is relatively easy to get caught up in the day to day design tasks without paying attention to how Revit is performing.  You get used to Revit performing like a racecar, but suddenly the project seems to […]

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#Architecture Buzzwords

Posted on December 24, 2014

All industries have buzzwords to express new trends. These buzzwords are used to describe very complex ideas or, at the very least, get people excited about a topic. One word that is buzzing in the #architecture industry is “urban metabolism”. According to nextcity.org the concept is explored in a special issue of a Yale publication “…devoted […]

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