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In the Pipeline - PipingDesigners.com Newsletter March 2015
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Latest Article in Training
This month, we are introducing a new article in the Drawings & Deliverables Section: MTOs, BOMs & BOQs:
What’s the difference, and when are they used?
This article covers the differences between MTOs, BOMs & BOQs, when they are used, and why they are used.
Take a look, and if you are registered, you can comment on the article, ask questions and suggest improvements.
We mentioned this in the last article, but we still haven't got it off the ground.
We are looking for a new approach to writing articles for our various sections, such as the Tips, Tools & Training area of the site, and what we want to try is to "crowd source" an article.
Someone suggests an area of training or general interest, and we use a specific forum thread to gather thoughts, opinions and debate on the subject.
Given the number of users on pipingdesigners.com, we have amassed thousands of years (quite literally) experience in the piping field.
The hope is that this will enable many pipers to take some ownership of what appears on pipingdesigners.com. Once we feel we have reached a good level of comments on the thread, we will pull together the comments, and edit / weave all the debate and opinion into one coherent document.
Probably easier said than done, but I'd like to see what we can do.
Why not give your opinion on the first article - Pump Piping?
My Profile Have you visited you profile on pipingdesigners.com yet?
Maybe it's time you took a look.
As part of our drive to bring new features to the site, we have merged the forum with the rest of the site, with the exception of the jobs board.
This means that your forum profile now enables you to login site wide - meaning, once logged in, you can comment on articles, connect with other pipers and post some of your fancy 3D Piping images on your gallery - to show off to other pipers.
This newsletter is connected to the site login, and you can turn if off in your profile settings (but why would you? It keeps you up to date, and it's only one email every month or two!)
Many more features will be added & linked to your profile as we go on, and we will certainly be introducing "members only" content to the site at some point.
Take a look at your profile today, and see what the piping world sees, when they see your name! (of course, you'll need to be logged in!)