There is no such thing as common sense.

I came to the conclusion in my early 20’s that there is no such thing as common sense and that everything we know we were taught or learned at some point. The misconception of “common sense” comes, I think, mainly from the fact that we learn so much and so quickly that often times we are not aware that we have learned something new. Our brain takes in a new experience of some form through our senses and stores it as a new bit of information with very little conscious effort on our part in a lot of cases. After a period of time with that information rattling around in our head we think it is just natural or “common sense” that everyone should know that.

Let’s take for example the Continue reading “There is no such thing as common sense.”

Do you have your CAD systems setup properly? If not, why not?

Quick Job Drawing

I was working on a couple of jobs with a client the other day when the director of the company contacted me and said, “I have another engineer on another site that needs something quickly modeled in Inventor to get a point across to our client, can you knock something up for me before your next meeting?” Well, no dramas I thought, this Continue reading “Do you have your CAD systems setup properly? If not, why not?”

Got a Rush Job Before the End of the Year?

christmas countdown clock

As we move into the final months of the year it is inevitable that we get “that” phone call. You know the one where your client asks you to do 8 weeks of work in 6 weeks, starting today. Or the one where you get asked to squeeze that one more small job in when you are already overloaded. Before you go out and ask who is willing to work through the Christmas break, read on.

Now might be a good time to consider Continue reading “Got a Rush Job Before the End of the Year?”

How many scans will it take?

3D Scanning complex pipes

One of the most common misconceptions with laser scanning is that you only need one or two scans to capture an entire room. While this might be true in some cases, it certainly isn’t for the most part. In fact I personally love it when I can get away with one or two scans in a room, it makes me feel like I am getting my job done really fast! I wanted to take a moment to try and show people that may be looking to use scanning how we work out how many scans it takes to do a job so it doesn’t catch you off guard when you get a quote back for 20 scans when you thought it would take 3 or 4.

When most people contact me for the first time for quotes on scanning they commonly say something along the lines of Continue reading “How many scans will it take?”

It’s faster because it’s different, stop trying to make it the same!

Never really being comfortable with the whole “this is the way we’ve always done it” argument I have always been one to question why things were being done the way they are and always looked for a better/faster/cheaper solution to problems. Since getting a 3D Laser Scanner I have really noticed Continue reading “It’s faster because it’s different, stop trying to make it the same!”