pipe spools

pipe spools
we iso'd this for example

Da Boss

Da Boss
In The Windy City

Monday, November 16, 2009

we did iso that

Congratulations to the New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins on being the first victim since my return to the working world.

so underground drainage is a bit of a challenge due to the fall and odd angles. I resorted to rotating the model for some of the runs to get a decent view angle.
MMI in Lincoln, the gauntlet has been thrown, the challenge is out there.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


well the editsense thing seems to have taken effect
Thanks http://therevitkid.com/


Why did I have a daughter?
Why indeed
Why did I have children?
Why didn't I stick to terriers?
Heading to the poor house on the slippery slope
Good thing I can still iso that!


Must be good - migrated to google
Working with it - not sure how successfully
New technology hard on an old fart like me

Saturday, October 24, 2009

we can iso that again!

So I'm off the breadline after a 6 month hiatus. Whoopdedoo.
Will it be good for me? Time will tell. Got my very own office again.
Hello Quickpen - I missed you.
I might even get to AU this year - we talked about it.
The first project will be a nick, so back to the dreaded triangular chases and special bars/grilles for all openings. Haven't done one of these since oh I don't know, 20002 maybe. Of course, there's also a brewery - gotta love those. Lots of stainless steel drainlines. I'll be tweaking the ole database for those fittings no doubt. Then there's the sad sad case of the outsourced ductwork models - only 174 hits! Gonna have to get good with autocad mep duct in a hurry. Could it be worse than Kuck Mechanical, well its drafted by a gal, so..............
Hey at least the commute is a dream, just straight down I-76 to Pecos, or even Federal - there's a railroad crossing that always seems to be blocked by a long line of not-moving hopper cars.
Seem like nice folks. Hope this pans out. Gotta keep a lid on the OT. And keep playing with Revit, my retirement fund(er). And my P.E. project, mustn't forget that.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A revelation

After six months on the breadline, I can honestly say that there's more to this job search thingy than meets the eye. Fortunately, help is at hand.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Yes folks, Revit MEP rules, AUGI is Awesome.
So now we just wait to see if the next big thing is consulting or design-build contracting. Either way, Revit MEP will be in my future.
Dinner with the Denver Revit User Group on Thursday, courtesy of CAD-1.

Monday, September 28, 2009

life after work

time was when that phrase meant a cold one and fire up the barbie. still, being paid to take the summer off ain't all bad. not too much isoing in Revit MEP unless you count plumbing riser diagrams, but hey its a really neat program nevertheless. so where will your scribe end up next? maybe any of the following: Denver, San Antonio, Houston, LA, NYC, San Francisco, Twin Cities, Philadelphia, DC, Pittsburg, Woburn MA, Qatar, Madrid, Norfolk UK, Fairbanks or Anchorage - who knows. anything is possible. 221 apps and counting. on the bright side - one interview this week and shortlisted for another job from a week ago. several headhunters sniffing around and two more in reserve.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Just sitting at the airport minding my own business like and I noticed this thing of beauty above. Do you think the loop was big enough?
Revit MEP has some very nice features for running generic pipe and duct. Love the trim, section and align commands.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Having finished both Revit Architectural and MEP tutorials, I am now getting to put these new found skills to good use with a contract at a prominent consulting firm. Very nice, although 2009 version not as good as 2010 I studied. Love that ribbon.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Oh wow - talk about an experience. Look ma, no gall bladder! Hence the deafeneing silence for the last month or so.

It's good to be back. Knee deep in Revit MEP now, which of course doesn't do isos of anything.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

web page design

So this business of designing a web page is tougher than I thought. Sort of like buying cad software, the demo looked great, you get it home and test drive it and whoa! this is harder than it looks, time consuming too. But in order to get stuff to iso, I need orders, clients, customers which means web page. I've got the home page down, and the about us page but I have to figure out how to delete some stuff I don't want and add some stuff I do for the other three pages. 5 pages is all I get for my dime. Now picture this: The scene is a castle under seige back in the day. Across from the moat is a new catapult. It's been fired. Splattered all over the castle wall fairly near the top is the body of a soldier from the attacking army. Ugly. The king is looking askance at his engineer who says "Funny, the prototype worked great!" (with apologies to non sequitur). Seemed relevant somehow.

Monday, June 22, 2009

One day in paradise blends into another.......

The search goes on - still looking for that perfect day job - actually any day job would be just fine. I never really liked being a government artist drawing UI.

Got this really neat free logo making software from our friends at AZpiping. Here's a look at what I did with it. Yes plan B (always have a plan B folks) is to be an independent.
So far 26 potential hirers and counting excluding my friends at Cad-Tech in Delaware. Guess they don't realize an energetic tireless 24year old lurks in this ancient frame.
Am now a student licensee of Revit MEP Suite and Navisworks Manage (2020 versions). Looks like it'll work great for BIM but prefab is quite another matter.
Did some networking today with Tom Stright and Kevin Allen. Cool guys who really get around.
You never know.
(Ecclesiastes 11:1) . . .Send out your bread upon the surface of the waters, for in the course of many days you will find it again. . .
Maybe I'll continue in that vein with Dr Brown and Brett Stacks over on the dark side (that's a TSI in-joke) tomorrow.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

we can't iso that

Being unemployed results in the title of this post. So what to do. Checked out Autodesk Assistance program and registered, downloaded Revit MEP Suite and Navisworks Manage. Also joined Typepad so I can post in various MEP blogs. Got myself an igoogle home page - very nice.

Thats about it - not much of a cheese shop at the moment.

Ah, those were the days.

Monday, June 15, 2009

safety first middle and last


Today's thought - pay attention, sweat the details, because this is what happens when you don't. As you can see, they thought they could get by with a pair of snips, but wait - see that tdf flange - how were they going to get the tile to lay-in?

Sunday, June 14, 2009

My first LEED project. All the equipment submittals had to be redone - the vendors didn't know how to format for certification review.
Here I am, back at the keyboard, thinking about my next post. So do you think I could remember how to do that? Apparently not. Had to watch the create a blog video again.

Saturday, June 13, 2009