The CADDle Call

The CADDle Call

Computer-Aided Design & Drafting meets humor and practicality, with a touch of business acumen thrown in for fun. Jim and Rocco, owners of ZenTek Consultants, the premiere U.S. technology consulting firm for the architecture, engineering, construction, and manufacturing industries discuss the fascinating world of CADD with some humor and honesty. Join them, and their industry-expert guests for CADD- focused tech and biz discussions. Learn more at https://zentekconsultants.net/. Warm Duck Shuffle by arnebhus | https://soundcloud.com/arnebhus

Episodes

November 23, 2022 36 min

Ramesh Sridharan, Product Manager for Autodesk Infrastructure solutions, joins us to discuss the new features and tools in InfraWorks and ReCap 2023.1

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Bluebeam released their newest version, 21, at the end of September and there are many major changes to the software. In this episode, we discuss the general changes to the product - licensing models, names, and prices - and then take a deeper dive into a new set of features called Bluebeam Cloud.

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Jeff Perry of More Than Engineering joins us to define what a leader is and how you can move your career forward by expanding your leadership skills.

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October 26, 2022 67 min

Special guests Shane O'Rorke and Andrew Banson from Civil Survey Solutions join us to discuss Civil Site Design & Stringer Topo. They'll explain the key new features of Stringer Topo, which has been completely redesigned, and the AI tools in Civil Site Design. They'll also discuss the direction of their products and the industry as a whole.

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Tim Yarris, AutoCAD Civil 3D Product Manager at Autodesk, joins us to discuss the new announcements and tools for infrastructure.

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October 12, 2022 28 min

In this episode, we discuss the concept of taking raw data that you already have and organizing it into an intelligent decision-making tool, which can have a dramatic impact on your bottom line in a very competitive market. Plus, others in the organization can easily view and interpret this data via dashboards.

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Bluebeam Revu is not just another PDF reader. It's a fully-developed QTO and estimating system with built-in cloud collaboration tools. 

In this episode, we focus on one feature in Bluebeam Revu - tools sets. These can change the way you work and increase efficiency and profitability. We discuss what they do, why they're so important, and how they benefit everyone in the company.

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It's a never-ending concern in the industry - you want to be better, faster and more efficient at design, but don't want the headache of changing your current design system.

In this episode, we discuss how to improve your civil site design process, from field-to-finish, without changing to a new CAD system.

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September 21, 2022 51 min

Jeff Perry of More Than Engineering joins us to discuss career planning and development for tech and engineering folks. We'll discuss concrete processes that can start people on the path of laying out the career they want. 

CADDle Call listeners can get a career clarity checklist by visiting https://www.engineeringcareeraccelerator.com/caddlecall

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September 14, 2022 39 min

Ken D'Amato, CEO of SmarTwin, helps guide us through using digital twins and BIM modeling concepts in the Metaverse. We'll focus on the reasons behind and benefits of modeling real world buildings and locations in the Metaverse.

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September 7, 2022 29 min

We're seeing more and more construction firms wanting better financial and scheduling information from Procore data presented in a reliable way. In this episode, we discuss incorporating the concept of analytics into Procore to give you dynamic, intelligent, graphics-based dashboards and reports that can change the way your firm makes business decisions.

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August 31, 2022 43 min

Point clouds are becoming more vital, particularly in the infrastructure space, and there's confusion on the best ways to generate, import, and use this type of data in projects. In this episode, Tim Yarris (AutoCAD Civil 3D Product Manager) and Ramesh Sridharan (Autodesk Infrastructure Product Manager) join us to help answer these questions on point clouds and tell us more about Autodesk's long-term planning and developmen...

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In this episode, we discuss the different types of software licenses available, including OEM, explain what they are and how they work, as well as the concept of bundling to get discounts.

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Join us as we discuss service work - those projects that are focused on customizing internal workflows, standards and templates to optimize how staff gets projects done. We'll talk about how service work applies to the different sectors in the AEC world and the methodologies that work best for each sector. With many firms being short-staffed, service work can make the internal processes more efficient without burdening understa...

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Communication, collaboration, and file sharing are the backbone of design projects. In this episode, we discuss a better way to control project file sharing and communication among team members without using dozens of different tools.

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In this podcast episode, we discuss the Autodesk Subscription Model monopoly, why the industry bought into it (hint - fear), and if there is an effective way to get out of it.

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July 20, 2022 37 min

In this episode, we discuss the impact that fluctuating material prices and delivery delays are having on construction firms. Matt DeBasio, Project Estimator at P. Agnes Construction, joins us to discuss how he addresses these problems in the real world.

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We all know that Bluebeam Revu is the most popular construction software on the market today. But, did you know you could also use it for space planning and facility management? In this episode, we discuss how to use Bluebeam Revu to create a dynamic inventory of items in a room, determine how much square footage of a building is being used for a specific purpose or by a specific group, and add links to forms, drawings and other da...

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In this episode, we discuss how to solidly configure BIM and Autodesk Revit to help prevent mistakes and cost overruns.

Listen to The CADDle Call podcast on these platforms: Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Breaker, RadioPublic, Stitcher, iHeart Radio. Visit https://zentekconsultants.net/category/the-caddle-call-podcast/ for all CAD podcast episodes.

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June 22, 2022 30 min

Every system and workflow on the planet can be improved and AutoCAD Civil 3D is no exception, even though it's the most popular tool for civil design. In this episode, we discuss common issues we hear about Civil 3D from those working in the civil design world and some of the tools available on the market today that can address those issues.


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