Nov 18, 2010


Back in August, a buzz was going around, AutoCAD® for Mac® coming soon!
Now that's here, how does it look? Something like this:

Pretty Mac-esque I say. Even the layer and properties palettes have a true Mac flair:

A few commands may be not be supported in the Mac version, but in the overall the traditional Autocad user should be alright handling it. Ideal for architects and designers who are in love with Mac and had been waiting for this for years. You can find a full review of the latest Autodesk release here. For more infomation on the subject by Autodesk, click here.

Nov 17, 2010

Door Hardware - Locksets and Latches

Door hardware sets tend to be convoluting to many architects out there, so many terms: office/entrance, office/privacy, store lock, service station... To make life easier, we have door hardware consultants. They make sense out of the intricate door nomenclature, and can tell you model numbers in a heart beat.

For those who are NOT so proficient in this specialized trade, check out this weblink by LaForce - explaining all the different types of hardware set you may need in your project. Hope you find it helpful.

Schlage door hardware

Fire Rated Doors

All the basics you may want to know about fire rated doors, here in pdf format. 
Great summary by the Steel Door Institute.