DebunkTheBIM: Now, these are nice! (Archicad at its best)

DebunkTheBIM

I consider myself to be a model-based construction information practitioner (shortened to a ‘BIM- meddler’) rather than an ‘expert’ or even ‘specialist’ Saturday, April 7, 2012. Archicad at its best). Archicad at its best). DebunkTheBIM.

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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Digital Deals: AECOM, Arrow foster digital transformation, InEight acquires AI scheduler

Construction Dive

Plus, ArchiCAD paired with Solibri's Model Checker and Viewpoint added Prophix' corporate performance management software to its Strategic Partner program

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

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Still, that has not deterred me to consistently use the colour ‘red’ on my construction models as a warning sign, highlighting that an element is either under-defined or wrongly defined by the design consultants or others in charge of it.

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.

Revit Beginners: Journal of Building Information Modeling

Revit Beginners

Journal of Building Information Modeling. Read what some of the industry experts have to say about BIM in the relatively new Journal of Building Information Modeling. ArchiCAD vs Revit. ArchiCAD. Journal of Building Information Modeling. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Revit Beginners. Ive been teaching our office how to use Revit Architecture.

DebunkTheBIM: Biased and proud of it

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I consider myself to be a model-based construction information practitioner (shortened to a ‘BIM- meddler’) rather than an ‘expert’ or even ‘specialist’ Thursday, December 1, 2011. DebunkTheBIM. I am a manager of construction information, tools and people.

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CostX® 3.50 version is useful for BIM users

Construction Cost Estimating

CostX® is the most recognized BIM estimating solution to look at and takeoff from 3D/BIM models (including IFC). The software is compatible with the leading 3d design packages like Revit®, Archicad®, Microstation®, Tekla® and Google Sketchup® as well as all standard 2D drawings.

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DebunkTheBIM: 'Now, that IS clever!'

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I consider myself to be a model-based construction information practitioner (shortened to a ‘BIM- meddler’) rather than an ‘expert’ or even ‘specialist’ Sunday, December 11, 2011. DebunkTheBIM. I am a manager of construction information, tools and people.

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The Focus of BIM Education: A Time for Change

Building Information Management

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

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.

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.

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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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DebunkTheBIM: If only?

DebunkTheBIM

I consider myself to be a model-based construction information practitioner (shortened to a ‘BIM- meddler’) rather than an ‘expert’ or even ‘specialist’ Thursday, July 26, 2012. If only… …Someone was prepared to launch the ‘world’s only, exclusively designed for the AEC-contractor digital modelling package’! DebunkTheBIM. I am a manager of construction information, tools and people.

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

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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?’.

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. That date did not mark my introduction to (what much later become) BIM, for a number of years before 1996 (about 5) I dabbled with 3D AutoCAD (fully modelled buildings with it in DOS).

Revit Beginners: Editable Worksets and Workset Ownership

Revit Beginners

Lets say you have a project with worksets enabled and the whole model is on Workset 1 by default. No one else is going to be able to edit ANY modeled elements that are on that workset. or do a save to central and relenquish user-created worksets so other users can work on the model too.

Revit Beginners: Using Radar

Revit Beginners

You just linked a developed Revit model into a new project file and you cant seem to find it. If I just imported a project and I cant seem to locate the imported model the first thing I do is setup my radar. ArchiCAD vs Revit. ArchiCAD. skip to main | skip to sidebar.

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Revit Beginners: Linking building and site

Revit Beginners

Once you have your building(s) modelled start a new project. Link your building(s) into your new site model and adjust their elevation and orientation so they are properly located in the topography. While in your site model goto Tools. Save your site model. ArchiCAD.

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Please don’t clean up my wall intersections.

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I should start with a disclaimer: I model in Archicad 13; That is whenever I need to assess something quickly and am not constrained by other project-needs nor the limitations of the software itself. It is an issue for me, because I use Archicad 13.

Revit Beginners: Some thoughts on Revit

Revit Beginners

Some people have to be reminded that the project file is a database and like any database the more and accurate information about the project you put into the model the more analytical modeling and scheduling you can get out of the model. ArchiCAD vs Revit. ArchiCAD. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Revit Beginners. Ive been teaching our office how to use Revit Architecture.

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

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And they are not bad with their tools; In fact, the ‘A team’ can cook up a pretty cool Revit model in a pretty good time frame. 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.

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

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Asks Gergely, who I presume to be a ‘model purist’.and 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.

Revit Beginners: Phases & Worksets

Revit Beginners

Always Be Phase Aware In every project file your modeled components have a phase created and a phase demolished parameter whether you like it or not. If you place a model component in a view that is set to the New Construction phase (under View Properties), that component automatically gets placed in the New Construction phase. As you start to model your proposed design distinguishing between existing and proposed content becomes ever more critical. ArchiCAD vs Revit.

Revit Beginners: Evolution News

Revit Beginners

Take a look around and youll find that Revit model data is being exported to other applications for many uses. Here is a short list of uses for which Revit model data is being exported. ArchiCAD vs Revit. ArchiCAD. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Revit Beginners.

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Archie*, the construction bácsi**

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Archie is the cheap version of Archicad, customised for Contractors. Archie’s workspace is partitioned into 4 panels, each colour coded for easy navigation: Modelling and Coordination: the panel is white with the original-orange coloured grid of ArchiCAD (note spell!)

Revit Beginners: Press + Drag

Revit Beginners

Do you ever accidentally drag a wall or other model object across the screen when you didnt intend to move it? It might be nice if Revit would let you pick and choose which model and annotation objects can be moved with the Press + Drag option. ArchiCAD vs Revit. ArchiCAD.

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Revit Beginners: Head & Sill Height Behavior

Revit Beginners

Did you model a rough opening height for your window that has say a sloping sill and now your head height is not accurate in your schedule? ArchiCAD vs Revit. ArchiCAD. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Revit Beginners. Ive been teaching our office how to use Revit Architecture.

There is no such thing as natural beauty.

DebunkTheBIM

There is no perfect modelling package in AEC, all can do with a bit of Truvy type magic. Archicad has a little gadget within the Trace & Reference command that will allow you to split the screen and slide either up/down or sidewise.

Revit Beginners: Stepped Foundation Plans

Revit Beginners

We often have split level projects and weve had a lot of trouble isolating the stem walls and footings from the rest of the model for use in a foundation plan. In Visibility/Graphics go to Model Categories and uncheck everything except Detail Items and Walls. ArchiCAD vs Revit.

It’s not called ‘the Browser’ for nothing.

DebunkTheBIM

I refer to the ‘filtering gadget’ that most AEC modelling packages have, the one that provides for easy assessment of project data, with the capability to quickly move between preset views. Call me biased (by now, you know I am): I favour Archicad’s: NAVIGATOR.

Revit Beginners: A builder's perspective on BIM

Revit Beginners

Laura Handler is a Building Information Modeller with Tocci Building Corporation. ArchiCAD vs Revit. ArchiCAD. An ArchiCAD Blogger. 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. Tuesday, October 17, 2006. A builders perspective on BIM.

Revit Beginners: Revit Performance

Revit Beginners

Weve noticed performance hits when modeling large topography surfaces and turning on shadows in any view. ArchiCAD vs Revit. ArchiCAD. An ArchiCAD Blogger. 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. Tuesday, October 10, 2006. Revit Performance.

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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: 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.

Revit Beginners: Applications

Revit Beginners

The more accurate the information in your Revit model the more you can do with it. Models from different consultants (who use software other than Revit to model) can be combined for analysis and clash detection. Design Review – Export Revit models into the DWF format for project managers to markup. e-Plan Check – This program takes Revit data exported in IFC format and tests the model for building code violations. ArchiCAD vs Revit. ArchiCAD.

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

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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.

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.

Purpose (designed and) built for Architects

DebunkTheBIM

Ten years ago I amazed the local Archicad supplier by a colourful CV fully prepared on Plotmaker. quite a clumsy plotting tool related-to but not part of Archicad) These days I choose my tools according to what they can do. Photoshop to make textures for my BIM models.

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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