AECCafe
   >> AECCafe User News and Reviews
Thread views: 10811 View all threadsNext thread*Threaded Mode

Dmitry Shkipin
(Unregistered)
10/09/08 03:03 PM
A Vision of Mobile CAD Report this article as Inappropriate to us !!!Login to Reply

A Vision of Mobile CAD


Use this link to read the full article


Dmitry Shkipin
(Unregistered)
10/09/08 03:03 PM
new Report this article as Inappropriate to us !!!Login to Reply

As a field measuring professional and a General Partner at Prime Edge As-Built Services (http://www.primeedge.com) use of CAD applications such as AutoCAD has been a given for many years. With the technology advances in handheld devices, PowerCAD and PocketCAD both came to light, a very good direction for ever-mobile construction industry. In my experience, this Laser and Mobile CAD technology is good combination for certain tasks, but not all by far. When completing asbuilt verification process different information needs to be verified such as wall lengths, reflected ceilings plan layouts, electrical outlet locations – from entire sets of construction drawings to simple floor plans. When existing CAD files are available for use, PowerCAD or PocketCAD combined with laser technology allows direct and, more importantly, instant understanding of the space and project in general. However, in my own experience, working with such small device to create drawings from scratch is simply an effective approach. After numerous attempts our company found it to be more effective in using a somewhat a “hybrid” combination of using a link between laser equipment and a handheld device while sketching. Data is collected into a database and later gets transferred into desktop CAD application. In a nutshell, technology is still new and definitely has a long future ahead of itself. Feel free to play with it; I think both PowerCAD and PocketCAD will give you a free trial. These two packages, by the way, are far more advanced then any others you may find at this time.
Dmitry Shkipin, Associate AIA
Prime Edge As-Built Services
1684 Decoto Rd., Unit 157
Union City CA, 94587
(510) 499-4148 Tel.
(510) 794-4178 Fax
www.PrimeEdge.com
www.AsbuiltEdge.com


View all threadsNext thread*Threaded Mode
Jump to

 

BIM Components At Your Fingertip
Bentley:
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.



Click here for Internet Business Systems © 2014 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 210, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408) 850-9202 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and ResumesEDACafe - Electronic Design AutomationGISCafe - Geographical Information Services	MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and EngineeringShareCG  - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy