A recent project caused us a bit of a conundrum because the client specified that they wanted a flattened/unfolded elevation due to it having a curved facade. Continue reading Eye catching hatching!
Knowing me, knowing you…. Aha
Scene Webshare… Connecting you directly to your project. (Click here to see our example)
The adoption of laser scanning technology for survey measurement has brought about the ability to capture huge amounts of field data more quickly and accurately. One of the great advantages of point clouds is that they are three-dimensional allowing the data to be visualised interactively using 3D fly-throughs or panoramic views. Continue reading Knowing me, knowing you…. Aha
Part 2 – Data handling and conversion
You have been provided with an AutoCAD drawing but you need it in Microstation DGN format or you have a PDF and you need it in AutoCAD DWG format. What do you do? How can you get the file in the required format?
Continue reading CGD Ltd… so much more… Data converting
Part 1 – Introduction
This is the first of a number of blogs which will introduce you to the services provided by CGD Ltd. You may think that you know what a Chartered Land Surveying practice does but I am sure you will not be aware of all the things CGD Ltd can do for you.
CGD Ltd does provide the standard services that you would expect from a Chartered Land Surveying practice; Topographic Surveys, Measured Building surveys, Flood Risk analysis work, Environmental Borehole monitoring to name but a few. But we do so much more. This list below indicates more of what we do. If you can’t wait to find out about one or more of these then please contact us.
- Data handling and conversion.
- 2D and 3D CAD and Revit modelling
- Civil 3D
- GIS services
- Visualisation and rendering
- Boundary Dispute and Expert witness
- Microstation (DGN)
Microstation and Autocad Print Comparison
Microstation (by Bentley) and Autocad (by Autodesk) are generally considered to be the best CAD softwares available today. Heated debates between passionate users compare the relative merits of both trying to ascertain which of the two is the best. Is it difficult to choose? You can do more or less the same things with both of them. Most of the time the software used is governed by the industry we are working in. Undoubtedly the Bentley product is better suited to some tasks whilst the Autodesk product is better suited to other tasks. Continue reading Microstation and Autocad Print Comparison
Extracting 2D documentation from a BIM model
Benefits and the bottleneck!
One of the benefits of BIM is the possibility to extract 2D documentation from the 3D BIM model, however, this process may take a considerable amount of time if not thought through before the commencement of the modelling process. Continue reading Extracting 2D documentation from a BIM model
Moving from 2nd to 3rd dimension, is it worth it?
Studies published in the Smart Market reports in 2010 showed that in the UK, at least 35% of construction professionals were already using 3D technology. This means that nearly 65% were still using 2D CAD systems. Recognising the benefits of 3D technology, which are universally accepted across the AEC industry, it is surprising that 3D technology has not penetrated the construction industry to a much greater level. Continue reading From 2nd to 3rd dimension
A brief look at ProjectWise by Antonino Ferraro
ProjectWise is the project collaboration and information software developed by Bentley designed for Continue reading A brief look at ProjectWise
CGD Ltd takes pride in the accuracy and quality of work it produces. All of the drawings conform to the CGD Ltd CAD standards and are checked vigorously before being sent out to the client. Continue reading The importance of CAD standards
2D elevations using orthophoto images.
Point Cloud to CAD
Digitising plans and elevations in CAD from point cloud could sometimes be a daunting experience especially when you are dealing with huge number of points. Continue reading 2D elevations using orthophoto images.