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Andrew Dwight
Works at AAD Build
Attended Advanced Diploma in Architectural design and technology, Full Builders license, Carpenter and joiner
Lives in Baulkham Hills
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Sketchup for construction, BIM and Virtual design and construction. VDC.
It's one thing to draw a model of a building and is another to have a model ready for 2d documentation and quantity estimating. For the last 8 years I've been creating a plugin that allows automation of scenes set up with styles for Layout and at the same time producing a full bill if materials. We built a US imperial version and a metric version. You can create your own wall types and roof types and it's easy to use and parametric. If you'd like to find out more go to www.plusspec.com
Design and construction had never been so intuitive. Id like to hear your thoughts
Revit technology conference in Australia asked me to present and it was very well received 
PlusSpec is built to simplify BIM in SketchUp so just about anyone can use and understand.
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Let's make the complexities simple. 
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It's disappointing when you draw a beautiful design and client does not get it. I found that 3d modeling has really helped me communicate with clients and builders.
I struggled with Revit, I've not tried Archicad yet designing with parametric modeling programs was very restrictive. 8 years ago i employed 3 developers to create a parametric plugin for sketchup that allowed me 2 design whilst doing the structural grunt work behind the scenes. No more sticky geometry. It's made a huge difference to the quality of work and the amount of calls from trades people asking me to explain design intent or constructability issues.
More work in less time with less questions has allowed me to spend more time refining designs and become better at what i do.. I now employ 5 full time designers and still can't keep up.
Anyone else done anything similar? 
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Plusspec for Sketchup pros. Imagine the functionality of Revit and ArchiCad yet easier to use. Www.plusspec.com 
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Virtual design and build plugin for Sketchup makes the news in Australia. Www.plusspec.com 
PlusSpec is built to simplify BIM in SketchUp so just about anyone can use and understand.
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Teaching engineering to our youth is a visual thing. Understanding stresses and strains needs to viewed outside of mathematical equations.
So what do we do?
Taking students architectural and engineer to site is a great way to teach yet safety and permissions can be prohibitive.
Burial design and constructing is an answer yet finding software that can do this efficiently has been expensive and time consuming.
You'll be pleased to know there is now software available that will get the job done. It's affordable and it works in Sketchup.
Check out www.plusspec.com
This is a game changer. 
PlusSpec is built to simplify BIM in SketchUp so just about anyone can use and understand.
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Created with Sketchup Pro and PlusSpec
Potts Point NSW, Australia
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Printing constructable models. With Sketchup and Plusspec. 
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Complex geometry and BOQ made easy with Sketchup
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Are you great at layout in Sketchup pro?
http://www.plusspec.com/pluspec-layout-competition.html
Hurry entries close soon. 
Please click on the following link to download the Competition Brief, and information on Prizes: Download Official Release. Please click on the following link to download the Cover Page. Note: You must submit the cover sheet with your submission. Ensure that you fill out and tick the relevant ...
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Are you a Layout genius? If so enter the Plusspec Sketchup Layout competition. You can submit pervious work and win Plusspec.
Entries close soon.
https://www.plusspec.com/pluspec-layout-competition.html
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100% sketchup
 
VDC with +PlusSpec​​ +SketchUp​​ official release of the most intuitive BIM program to date February 2015. If you don't know about Plusspec now you will soon. 
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I am in my mid to late 30s, I have 4 kids and I love design and building unique homes. I like snowboarding and I especially enjoy my family. I like to develop new designs and software to make my job and my life easier.
Introduction

My family and I started and run a  high quality Sustainable design & building company in North Western Sydney. With over 22 years experience we build high quality homes and two storey extensions. We offer more than our competition can in the way of service, price, innovation and design.  See our youtube videos for some examples or check out our website www.aadbuild.com

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4 Children, 1 wife :-), Advanced diploma in Architectural design and technology.Full Builders License, multi award winning designer 2010 , 2011
Education
  • Advanced Diploma in Architectural design and technology, Full Builders license, Carpenter and joiner
    Advanced Diploma in Architectural design and technology, 2006 - 2010
  • Tafe
    Certificate 4 in Building, 2000 - 2003
  • Tafe
    carpentry and Joinery, 1991 - 1994
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Aadbuild
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I employed a young man from this school earlier on this year. I must say that he is a well presented young man, who works in well with my company and I applaud the efforts of the school and its teachers. Thanks Colo High.
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I just got back from a weekend away with the family. We hired the Basestation for around $500. I must say I though that the van was well presented and the things that came with it made it all worth while. The van came with a bbq , camp seats, potts and pans, cutlery gas, and a heap of other things that I did not expect. Matt the guy we hired off was very thorough when we picked up the van and also gave us a folder with all the info just in case I forgot. I musts say I would recommend using these guys as the service is fantastic and the toy hauler was the same. 10 out of 10 from me.
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What is the point of a courier company that does not pick up from point A and send it to point B? These idiots want to send the parcel via my office which may be in the opposite direction to where I the parcel needs to go, all of this just so they can pick up a stamp???? WTF . Get with the times . I need another courier please as Couriers Please are not pleasing.
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easy to deal with, no BS. Worth a try.
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