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

DebunkTheBIM

structures rarely made sense to people that happily documented everything in black on white. I said, that colours could play a large part in demystifying AEC documentations for clients, contractors and everyone else involved. Model based communication supports this idea splendidly.

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

Building Information Management

In traditional documentation we would ‘say it once, and in the right place’, however with BIM, we want to ‘author it once, and in the right place, to be able to report it many times’ Figure 1: Appropriate location of information.

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.

Same, same but different – My mother is not getting paperfreeconstruction, the concept.

DebunkTheBIM

Almost thirty years ago, I was first talking about computer modelling of buildings. I documented full houses in 3D ArchiCAD 20 years ago in our design studio, while she looked after our children. I built a business based on super-clever construction modelling some 12 years ago.

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Report on BIM & the Bottom Line Event

Collaborative Construction

The workshop, titled “BIM & The Bottom Line: How integrated solutions can add value for you and your clients,” was based on modeling the school library for a Tanque Verde School District middle school in Tucson, Arizona. Cadsoft’s Chris Perry lead the REVIT modeling team.

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

DebunkTheBIM

The long overdue third instalment of my ‘The role of PDFs in BIM’ trilogy Let me start with a long-winded explanation on, how this post is not supposed to be an argument based on the question of ‘why would one want to import one (or hundreds) of PDF file(s) into any working BIM model?’.

Revit Beginners: My Work

Revit Beginners

It occured to me that I never once posted pictures of any project I worked on, so here are two images from a model I built back in Revit 4.5. Ive been doing construction documents in Revit for the past three years and dont have any renderings to show from that time. ArchiCAD vs Revit.

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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

This approach is somewhat surprising considering that in most contemporary construction contracts PDF’s as the digital representations of drawings have often higher standing than model files or even DWGs.

DebunkTheBIM: Open BIM? Are we living on the same planet.

DebunkTheBIM

I consider myself to be a model-based construction information practitioner (shortened to a ‘BIM- meddler’) rather than an ‘expert’ or even ‘specialist’ Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Archicad and Tekla are old enough to know this. DebunkTheBIM.

Revit Beginners: Loading Libraries

Revit Beginners

Load Family and youll notice icons on the left for Desktop, My Documents, My Computer, My Network Places, Imperial Library, Imperial Detail Library, and Training Files. It has helped to model furniture familt easily. ArchiCAD vs Revit. ArchiCAD. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Revit Beginners. Ive been teaching our office how to use Revit Architecture.

Today’s Global BIM is in worse shape than the one we started off 20 years ago (Note to myself: Brace for hate-mail)

DebunkTheBIM

Yes, people create BIM bunkers, walk around with lasers, VR headsets and iphone models, but these are few and far between, are often just a gimmick, and most definitely operate below the magic line of real decision (and money) makers of the industry.

Revit Beginners: Revit Performance

Revit Beginners

Weve noticed performance hits when modeling large topography surfaces and turning on shadows in any view. Please follow the recommendation on these solution documents: Enabling 3GB feature for Windows® XP SP2 [link] Reducing file size of Revit® projects [link] Revit® and Virtual Memory [link] In related news, Wes Macaulay on AUGI reports that the Section Box tool is more responsive in Revit 9.1. ArchiCAD vs Revit. ArchiCAD. An ArchiCAD Blogger.

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Revit Beginners: AU summary

Revit Beginners

The Building Information Modelling/Management concept (its past, present, and likely future). And unique modelling, documenting, and implimenting methods utilized by others in the Revit community. 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.

DebunkTheBIM: How well can you tell? (?If the drawings in front-of.

DebunkTheBIM

I consider myself to be a model-based construction information practitioner (shortened to a ‘BIM- meddler’) rather than an ‘expert’ or even ‘specialist’ Monday, April 9, 2012. I’m often asked: have the documents been coordinated? DebunkTheBIM.

BIM Viewers in the Cloud vs. PDF Spatial Re-constructors on Earth (Part 2 of the overdue PDF trilogy I promised some time ago)

DebunkTheBIM

Commonly they offer the ability to view BIM models of various origins, maybe combine them, rotate, zoom, filter information. Some have mark-up tools, others provide fancy gadgets for tracking model-revisions.

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.

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Revit Beginners: In-place Cavity Walls

Revit Beginners

Some food for thought: Could it (read that as "it will") be better to let the walls be modeled as they will be built (with dead spaces in between), rather than using in-place walls that simply mimic old methodologies, like CAD or Hand drawn lines filled with poche or hatching?

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DebunkTheBIM: Design managers working in the AEC: specify what.

DebunkTheBIM

I consider myself to be a model-based construction information practitioner (shortened to a ‘BIM- meddler’) rather than an ‘expert’ or even ‘specialist’ Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Archicad at its best). DebunkTheBIM.

Revit Beginners: The Project That Almost Could

Revit Beginners

We have one model that was started in Revit before we knew any of the limitations of Revit. The model is not clean enough to develop construction documents so we have passed along that task to another architect. ArchiCAD vs Revit. ArchiCAD. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Revit Beginners. Ive been teaching our office how to use Revit Architecture.

Revit Beginners: The Data Manager

Revit Beginners

In an Architectural Record article " Getting on Board with Building Information Modeling " Larry Flynn describes a Data Manager as someone "responsible for coordinating the various computer files and models that are integrated into a BIM." HOKs CAD Standards describe a Data Leader as someone "responsible for the execution of the CAD strategy including, the use of BIM, the folder structure and file-naming strategy, use of templates, and documenting specific project procedures."

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Revit Beginners: Revit 2010: New Coordinates Icons

Revit Beginners

you can draw a simple building and link in a simple building (by shared coordinates) and move these two icons around a bit (clipped and unclipped) to see how the two models react or. pins the project base point icon to the revit internal coordinate system so you can drag around the revit internal system (which the host model is always attached to). It's a bit of a pity that these things do not seem to be so wll documented in the helpfiles. ArchiCAD vs Revit.

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Critical Issues and BIM – NIBS buildingSMART alliance conference – January 7-11, 2013

Building Information Management

Building information modeling (BIM) is beginning to fundamentally change the building industry in a very positive way. During its all-day meeting of innovative technology demonstrations, the Information Exchange (IE) Working Group will reveal the newest, most cutting-edge building information modeling (BIM) information exchange standards for inclusion in the National BIM Standard-United States™. Dee Cramer is an industry leader in 3D CAD and Building Information Modeling.

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Critical Issues and BIM – NIBS buildingSMART alliance conference – January 7-11, 2013

Building Information Management

Building information modeling (BIM) is beginning to fundamentally change the building industry in a very positive way. During its all-day meeting of innovative technology demonstrations, the Information Exchange (IE) Working Group will reveal the newest, most cutting-edge building information modeling (BIM) information exchange standards for inclusion in the National BIM Standard-United States™. Dee Cramer is an industry leader in 3D CAD and Building Information Modeling.

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