Pinnacle Corporate Activities – February, 2017

Employees get the fervor to accomplish and fortitude to excel by participating in Corporate Activities every month.

  • Musical Night – Pinnacle employees enjoyed the essence of musical night in the water amphitheatre of Durgapur campus, making it a grand success on 1st of Feb, 2017.
  • Saraswati Puja – Saraswati Puja was celebrated on 1st Feb, 2017 in Durgapur campus, where employees enjoyed the essence of the event, giving ‘Anjali’. ‘Kichdi Bhog’ was provided to all employees on this occasion.

Research & DevelopmentNew Tools & Apps developed by Pinnacle in Revit

  1. New Tools & Apps – Revit: Purge Instance & Symbol Parameter
  • Functionality: Used to clean / delete instance parameter from model
  • Compatible with: Revit 2014, 2015, 2016
  1. New Tools & Apps – Revit: Get Volume
  • Functionality: Used to calculate volume of selected category and show in shared parameter
  • Purpose: Minimize work of calculating volume of elements in Revit model
  • Compatible with: Revit 2014, 2015, 2016

Tips & Tricks for Betterment

Fabrication CAD MEP: Copy clipboard issue – Whenever CAD objects are copied from Fabrication CAD MEP to AutoCAD, “Copy Clip Board” issue arises, barring the object to be copied from the file.

The following steps help to resolve the issue: 

  • Step1 – Use  WBLOCK  command  – Export  entire  drawing  while  using  “Entire  Drawing” option
  • Step2 – Open a new drawing & set units
  • Step3 Insert “Wblocked” drawing as in step 1

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Tips & Tricks for Betterment 

Delete Revit Local file back-up copy by single click

While saving the Revit Project & Family file, some back-up files get automatically created in the same folder where the file exists. The back-up helps when the main file has been corrupted, though it occupies same space size.  The backup file can be controlled with the following steps:

  • Application Menu “R” > Save As > Project/Family > Option > Set Maximum Backups

If we forget to set the back-up in “File Save Option” DB before saving the file, lots of backup files get created, occupying computer hard disk space.  The backup file can be deleted by a single click, letting you clean up your computer space.

The following steps include:

  • Opening Notepad
  • Writing the following code and saving the file as “Delete Revit back File.bat” extension

del *.00??.rfa /S/F 

del *.00??.rvt /S/F

Note: The bat file needs to be run cautiously

“Delete Revit back File.bat” file should be kept in the required folder and the bat file must be double clicked for running

AutoCAD-table

Setting up precision of data in AutoCAD table

Precision of data in AutoCAD table often goes more than 5 decimal places, where the requirement was to fix it to 2. Pinnacle’s R &D team implemented the following steps to control the decimal places to 2 in one shot, saving time.

Step 1->

step-1

  • Custom table format should be selected

Step 2->

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The precision needs to be selected & set, clicking “OK”

Musical Night – Durgapur Campus abundant with greenery and beautiful Water Arena witnessed a beautiful and relaxing evening on 1st February, 2017. Pinnacle musical group “Ensembles” took active participation and made the evening more successful. Employees came together and presented an amazing evening in honor of 25th wedding anniversary of our Director Mr. Bimal Patwari & Mrs. Sapna Patwari. What can be a best way rather than such a sweet surprise to our director to inaugurate the Musical Club and also to inaugurate our beautiful picturesque Water Arena. It was great way to engage our employees to an activity that can help them relax from their daily work and have a fun at work. Evening marked success with our singers performing melodious Hindi, Bengali & English Songs. Day ended with a sweet song from Director – Mrs. Sapna Patwari and speech from CEO – Mr. Bimal Patwari.

Musical-Night

Saraswati PujaOn the auspicious occasion of Saraswati Puja (1st Feb, 2017), Pinnacle Family came together to seek the blessings of Goddess of Knowledge, Music, Art & Culture. All came together under one roof to celebrate the festivals. Saraswati Puja is just another attempt by the staff to preserve the Indian culture and impart a sense of respect towards long-established traditions. Both the management team and employees joined hands together with great zeal to make the event a memorable one – evoking the blessing of the goddess of knowledge to have a successful career growth.

Saraswati-Puja

 

Corporate Social Responsibility – Happy School Initiative by Pinnacle & Inner Wheel Club of Durgapur

It was a happy and proud occasion for Inner Wheel Club of Durgapur to have accomplished the mission of creating a Happy School. It is a mandatory criteria laid down by the International Inner Wheel Organization, which says that every Inner Wheel District Club must adopt a school and take up the responsibility to upgrade current condition and facilitate the school with all aids and amenities. Inner Wheel Club of Durgapur chooses Karangdanga Adibasi School in Karangdanga and Sagarbhanga Hindi High School for Happy School and E-learning Project. When Inner Wheel members had taken the initiative and proposed this idea to the Principal of the respective school, he was happy that his school will get the support and association with an international esteemed club. The club started work under the most legitimate invaluable guidance of their President – Mrs. Sapna Patwari.

Corporate Social Responsibility – Karangdanga Adibasi School – Before & After

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Corporate Social Responsible

lity – Inner Wheel Club of Durgapur in association with Pinnacle Infotech showered graciousness after adopting Karangdanga Adibasi School – the sole concern was to proliferate cornerstone from core. The club successfully executed several noteworthy programmers for the welfare of this educational institute. Initially the club painted the walls – the boundary walls were constructed which protected the school from Anti-social events. Grill Main door was installed & PVC flooring was done on the computer Room.  Adult Education which is the most important and beneficial in current era has also been the key focus.

Happy School Project 2 -Sagarbhanga Hindi High School

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Pinnacle Infotech & Inner Wheel Club of Durgapur adopted Sagarbhanga Hindi High school

The school was officially inaugurated by the District Chairman of Inner wheel Club Mrs Pubali Bujarbarua on 5th January 2017

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Pinnacle Participated at 2017 PCI Convention – Cleveland, Ohio

2017 PCI Convention was held in Cleveland, Ohio, from Feb 28-March 4, hosting several exhibitors & attracting construction professionals from America & other countries across the globe. Pinnacle Infotech participated in this show for the first time at Booth 499B.

2017 PCI Convention

Venue: Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, 300 Lakeside Cleveland, Oh 44113

Date & Time:

  • Thursday, March 2, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 3 – 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 4, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Pinnacle Representatives Mr. Scott Pittman – Vice President (US Operations) & Mr. Sarvesh Kekatpure – Senior Manager – Business Development & Operations & BIM Specialist discussed the benefits of 3D Modeling of Cast in Place, Precast Concrete, Reinforcement Detailing, Construction Analysis, Lift Drawings, 4D Construction Phasing & Dynamic Quantity Schedule. Industries that benefited from Pinnacle Infotech include commercial, high-end condominiums, retail chain, healthcare, parking garages, schools, universities, high-end residential complexes, dams, power stations & bridges. Major manufacturers, start-ups, contracting firms, construction professionals, engineers, concrete contractors, educators and press attended the show with Pinnacle.

Pinnacle Case Study Published by Autodesk – “Revit BIM helps create 3D model of acoustically designed UMBC PAHB Baltimore” – One of the significant projects of Pinnacle Infotech, University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s (UMBC) Performing Arts & Humanities Facility (PAHB) is the home to the Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall (PAHB 235), the Proscenium Theatre (PAHB 103), the Dance Cube (PAHB 337), the Black Box Theatre (PAHB 127), the Music Box (PAHB 151) and other venues. Situated on the west side of Hilltop Roadin Baltimore, Md., U.S. and adjacent to the existing Fine Arts Building and Engineering and ITE Buildings, the purpose of constructing this single building with four Floors was to develop a new facility with an area of 171,029 GSF, consisting of Phase 1 Building with 89,695 GSF and Phase 2 Building with 81,334 GSF. Designed to be constructed in two phases, PAHB is a natural extension of the campus to the north, creating a strong relationship with the current campus buildings and enhancing the circulation of the campus.

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