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

February 28, 2024 31 mins

Todd Rogers, BIM Manager at Walter P. Moore, joins us to discuss artificial intelligence in the design world. We'll talk about how AI can fit into daily design workflows and its potential benefits.

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In this episode, we discuss the latest news on how construction firms are being given heavy fines from the US government due to "intentional wage theft". What does this mean for the industry?

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February 14, 2024 24 mins

Is 2D CAD still being used in the design/build industry? Join us as we discuss what we're seeing today and the long-term prognosis for 2D CAD work.

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February 7, 2024 34 mins

David Mills, Construction Technical Specialist at ZenTek, joins us to discuss Procore and how you can make it work in a real-world environment.

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January 31, 2024 29 mins

In this episode, we discuss the pros and cons of using large enterprise software systems versus developing simplified workflows that can help staff work better and smarter.

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Craig Swearingen, Implementation Specialist at Bricsys, is here to discuss the relationship between software partners and developers, and, most importantly, how it affects the end users.

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Publishing a pdf in Bluebeam is not the same as printing a pdf. In this episode, we discuss the options available for publishing multiple files that can make a big difference when storing and sharing these files.

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January 10, 2024 27 mins

Training is not a "one-size-fits-all" solution for AEC firms. In this episode, we discuss the different types of technical training options available, how they work, and the pros/cons of each.

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December 20, 2023 32 mins

We wrap up Season 4 of The CADDle Call podcast with Ramesh Sridharan, Autodesk Product Manager for the Infrastructure team. He joins us to discuss the point cloud and GIS developments in Autodesk ReCap over the past year. And, he'll give a little insight into the direction the product is headed in 2024.

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December 13, 2023 23 mins

In this episode, we discuss the idea of getting employees help with software and processes at the moment they need it. While the concept is simple enough, often times the implementation is not.

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In this episode, we discuss the PDF Packages feature in Bluebeam Revu - what it is and how to use it. We'll go over the process of creating a PDF Package of your entire project and how to use the most common tools in this feature.

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In this episode, we dive into who Autodesk Service Providers are, what they do, how to find them, and how they differ from Autodesk Value-Added Resellers.

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November 15, 2023 29 mins

In this podcast episode, we discuss the difference between Building Information Models and 3D Models, as well as determining which one you need.

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November 8, 2023 61 mins

It's our first ever live podcast broadcast! We're coming to you from the GBCA Tech Expo where we're talking with hosts and attendees about the technology that's important to the design build industry. Learn about the innovative ways people are using technology to make workflows more efficient.

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November 1, 2023 36 mins

Tim Yarris, AutoCAD Civil 3D Product Manager at Autodesk, joins us to provide a year-end wrap up on the 2024 release of the Autodesk Civil/Site programs and discuss the upcoming Autodesk University conference. We’ll also talk about a few other cool things happening at Autodesk right now and some of the features Tim’s team is working on for next year’s release.


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October 25, 2023 27 mins

Julie Keverian, Bricsys North American Technical Manager, is back with us to share the new and exciting tools in the latest BricsCAD V24 release. We'll also discuss the updates related to specific work processes in Civil, Mechanical, and BIM. If you use CAD, this is one podcast you don't want to miss.

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In this podcast episode, we discuss digital scanning of facilities and sites and, more importantly, all the things you can do with the data once you have it. We'll talk about the benefits that 3D scanning provides throughout construction and post construction, and into facility management for the long term.

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In this episode, we discuss how remote work ties into the design build industry and the practicality of making this type of work available to employees.

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Increase your efficiency and consistency on all construction projects by using Bluebeam Revu templates. In this episode, we discuss the importance of creating pdf and email templates that you can reuse on every project to save time. We'll also talk about creating and using report templates to output markups to a consistent PDF format.

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September 27, 2023 24 mins

CAD Standards have an impact on every design you create. In this episode, Cyndy Davenport, Civil Tech Specialist at ZenTek, joins us to discuss the benefits of well thought out CAD Standards. We'll also talk about the practicalities of developing, or improving, your internal CAD Standards.

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