I’m onto some rose-coloured BIM issues…and here is a tip for ArchiCAD users as a bonus

DebunkTheBIM

Having recently stepped onto one-too-many toe – I’ve been warned to tone my blog down a bit… I’m not in a huge hurry to oblige; it would cramp my style a lot.

ArchiCAD 21 – New Stair Tool

DebunkTheBIM

My dear, beloved, ArchiCAD and Graphisoft. Sorry Graphisoft, I can’t get enthusiastic about your new stair tool.

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Aussie_BIM vs the UK_BIM, AKA the global BIM leaders (When and why had Graphisoft given up on their Australian ArchiCAD users?)

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See, once upon a time, some decade or so ago – BIM (or VC) and Graphisoft (with ArchiCAD) were doing very well in Australia (and New Zealand)! My point is, Graphisoft and ArchiCAD were doing OK in OZ then.

I am in love with the Archicad Marquee.

DebunkTheBIM

encouraging software tribalism) – here is a challenge: I’ll show you mine (Archicad marquee), you show me yours (spatial filtering device); I use the marquee a lot – to examine parts of the building I am interested in. That tells you a lot about my life I guess.

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The “BIM Vendor” Problem? New Graphisoft-Archicad White Paper

Building Information Management

Okay, I know they are trying… “they” being major “BIM” vendors such as Autodesk/Revit…and a far second Graphisoft/Archicad. And BIM is really the “life-cycle managemen of a facility (any built structure) supported by digital technology” So… back the recent Graphisoft – Archicad white paper titled “Is your firm positioning for growht and greater differentiation?” Get_There_Faster_With_ArchiCAD.

Can’t knock the Archicad Marquee off its pedestal

DebunkTheBIM

When it comes to the popularity of my posts. And you know what one comes second? The one on the Revit Conference. Considering how much I wanted to stick to software neutrality when I embarked on this little venture, I’m not doing that great.

BIM Objects, Data, and Information – More than a 3D Pretty Picture – Soooo Much More!

Building Information Management

A picture paints a thousand words, but never underestimate the power of text. Adapted from Source: NBS.com). Stefan Mordue, Technical Author and Architect. BIM objects are much more than just graphical representations.

DebunkTheBIM: 'Now, that IS clever!'

DebunkTheBIM

I found it in Archicad’s Object Depository while searching for something else. DebunkTheBIM. I am a manager of construction information, tools and people.

Can you adjust the slopes in Revit? The guys at my work say, you can’t.

DebunkTheBIM

Don’t bother by offering me other, Autodesk-compatible earthworks software, for the one-eyed ArchiCAD agitator I am, this is a race with 2 horses. Preferably, well beyond ArchiCAD’s, give something for those Hungarian developers to sink their teeth into!

Humpty Dumpty BIM

Collaborative Construction

When a BIM consists of 2 parts Revit, 1 part Bentley, 1 part Tekla, and 3 parts Archicad, owners cannot assemble an in-house team capable of re-assembling the federated BIM, much less extracting relevant data and leveraging it over time in operations and maitenance.

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Keeping your PDF’s in check – an absolute necessity for successful BIM-ming on any scale

DebunkTheBIM

ArchiCAD is my tool of choice and I really enjoy how it handles PDF’s within its BIM models. ArchiCAD imports PDF’s as Drawings (as opposed to images) 2. ArchiCAD allows one to use the Trace&Reference with PDF’s the same way as with any other drawing element.

BIM For Facility Managment – FM

Building Information Management

3D visualization tools, such as Revit, Archicad, Bentley, etc. Uncategorized active archicad bas Bentley Systems BIM building Built Environment CAFM capital reinvestment CMMS considerations cPMS digital technology.

The mighty zone tool – poetry in BIM-ming

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I’ve been besotted by ArchiCAD’s ‘zone tool’ lately. I had not always been a fan of it, early in my career, seriously disliked it even, mainly because of its ugly, big zone-stamp.

How (not) to promote a BIM Summit?

DebunkTheBIM

Anyone that knows something about BIM and the fierce lobbying that is going on in it must agree with me on the following point though: It is slightly bizarre, if not outright stupid to promote an ‘Autodesk flavoured event’ with images of buildings created in ArchiCAD!

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Doing BIM right: My way or the highway!

DebunkTheBIM

This fact brought home the realisation, that it is exactly 20 years since I bought my first ArchiCAD licence. Main, modelling tool must be ArchiCAD; Revit is a dog, and if you are not going for Revit for political reasons, might as well go with the best tool still on the market.

BIM Construction Cost Estimating – Top Ten List

Building Information Management

While the industry is currently fixated upon 3D visualization tools, aka Revit, Archicad, Bentely… they only represent components of a BIM solution. First and foremost BIM is the life-cycle management of the built environment supported by digital technology.

DebunkTheBIM: Biased and proud of it

DebunkTheBIM

Something that first occurred to me more than a dozen years ago when I still drove AutoCAD as a pro too: Archicad was made for the thinkers and doers, the hands-on solution makers. DebunkTheBIM. I am a manager of construction information, tools and people.

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Tekla Campus Program

Collaborative Construction

I''ve used Kimon Onuma''s software package in the past as well as Archicad, Revit and Navisworks so I''m glad to get on the Tekla platform too. As many readers know I am teaching a portion of the Msc BIM Strategy Course through Middlesex University in London.

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PDFs and BIM: A trilogy of posts investigating what the PDF format’s role may be in strategies transitioning the industry to BIM? First part: PDFs within current AEC – Important yet neglected?

DebunkTheBIM

In the past, I have written about ArchiCAD’s (Graphisoft) excellent ability to handle PDF’s, both in quantity and quality – the second applying to the quality of work offered to the users.

DebunkTheBIM: A bit more of a balance would be nice.

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Pristine even, no evil promoters have managed to crack into the company’s MS Office or Outlook, nor GS’s Archicad/ Autodesk’s Revit. DebunkTheBIM. I am a manager of construction information, tools and people.

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Let the genie out of the bottle: A suggestion for a BIM corporate gift

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One definitely cannot say that Ivan of hiCAD-fame [link] knows nothing about BIM, so he must have been feeling very adventurous when he invited me to speak at his annual ArchiCAD event, for the third time this autumn.

Forget “BIM”, and Get on Board with BLM – Building / Built Environment Life-cycle Management

Building Information Management

That said, BIM has been preoccupied with 3D visualization to the extent that many/most feel that Revit, Archicad, et al are all that’s needed to implement BIM. BIM is the life-cycle management of the built environment supported by digital technology.

DebunkTheBIM: If only?

DebunkTheBIM

Rebranding an architectural/engineering modelling program (ArchiCAD, Microstation, Revit or other) into one focused for the contractor-end of the AEC. DebunkTheBIM. I am a manager of construction information, tools and people. I believe that hands-on manipulating of project information by all project participants is the key to achieving any meaningful improvement of the AEC industry operating within the post-gambling-era.

A Cautionary Tale

Collaborative Construction

Read the whole thing Anyone that''s every received a Humpty Dumpty BIM in Navisworks that links to dumb pictures of the Tekla and Archicad models, and other modeling packages knows how difficult it is to make modern software tools play nice. Truth. It''s the new hate speech. During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."

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The Focus of BIM Education: A Time for Change

Building Information Management

Using Revit, Archicad, or other 3d modeling software is NOT an introduction to BIM, but rather a component of BIM. BIM, Building Information Modeling, education is not being practiced effectively, if at all, in many/most educational institutions.

“I just don’t really understand what’s the point using this?”

DebunkTheBIM

This little-battle is between Archicad and me – I repeatedly ignore the creators’ hints to use the product in-a-certain-way and force it ‘kicking and screaming’ to perform tasks I dream-up. Asks Gergely, who I presume to be a ‘model purist’.and

‘Don’t link your (BIM related) arguments to software packages, they weaken them’

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The Caterpillar challenge – Make BIM and the global AEC cool!

DebunkTheBIM

That could be changed with a 4-step process: Make the project truly paper free, make Caterpillar phones the official phones of the project, put Adobe into charge of all the data outputs (2D, 3D, 4D…) and link everything to a central model built by and on ArchiCAD.

Revit Beginners: Malleristic Revitation

Revit Beginners

He has experience with Gehry Technologies Digital Project (V1, R2), Vectorworks, ArchiCAD, and ADT. ArchiCAD vs Revit. ArchiCAD. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Revit Beginners. Ive been teaching our office how to use Revit Architecture. This blog will highlight some of the common questions and cool tips found in the process of transitioning our office to Revit. Thursday, April 19, 2007. Malleristic Revitation. Aaron Maller has a new Revit blog, Malleristic Revitation.

BUILT - BIM to FM in AUGIWorld Magazine

Collaborative Construction

In an article titled "Revit Plug-in Allows BIG Data Sharing" Mike and Professor Smith introduced readers to a Revit Plug-in that utlizes BIMXML to capture data in a wide variety of software applications - including CAD, Sketchup, Archicad, Bentley, Tekla, etc. - Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution!

Slabs for columns are often better than columns for columns

DebunkTheBIM

I used Archicad for this particular exercise; I believe that most other ‘main stream’ AEC modelling packages work in a very similar way I wrote today’s post (working title: The 2 essential BIM gizmos) and. re-read it. Sounded airy-fairy – despite of the arguments being reasonable and true.

BIM Strategy- Why Everything, or Nothing Ever, Changes!

Building Information Management

Similarly CAD-centric visualization tools, such as Revit and AutoCad [from Autodesk], SketchUp (graphical design), Archicad, Bentley, etc. BIM is the life-cycle modeling and management of the built environment supported by digital technology.

BIM – FACT or FICTION?

Building Information Management

BIM is the life-cycle management of the built environment supported by digital technology. Does it exist today? BIM require s the integration of previously d ispara te compet enci es, processes, and technologies.

Isn’t someone missing here? (What is my problem with Autodesk?)

DebunkTheBIM

Even if I consider the vastly superior ArchiCAD and the Bentley/Microstation range, all the more so Tekla and everything Trimble had collected over the last year or two - these tools, all together are still ‘so last century’.

The measure of a BIM infiltration coefficient for a BIM-active entity

DebunkTheBIM

My contributions to my own blogs had been mooted to an almost full silence and I never upgraded to ArchiCAD 17, though I expect the launch of 18 to be soon. I’ve been taking it easy with BIM lately.

Revit Beginners: Editable Worksets and Workset Ownership

Revit Beginners

ArchiCAD vs Revit. ArchiCAD. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Revit Beginners. Ive been teaching our office how to use Revit Architecture. This blog will highlight some of the common questions and cool tips found in the process of transitioning our office to Revit.

Yeah But

Revit OpEd

Consider that Archicad would love it if we all woke up tomorrow and gave them credit for doing it all years earlier. Any reply that starts with "Yeah, but." isn't likely to agree with what was just said. In my travels working as a consultant I've been part of more than a few conversations debating using Revit or even the broader notion of BIM (Building Information Modelling). That said, I have been fortunate that the ultimate decision to do so has already been made, most of the time.