Structural Engineering for Architects – An unique handbook for structural engineers & newbie architects

Construction Cost Estimating

All the informations in the book are supported with particularly sketched diagrams, models, CAD visualizations, construction details and snapshots of finished buildings. CAD Visualization civil engineering construction Structural design structural engineer

CAD Shack: Filtering Out Colored Duct for Architects

CAD Shack

Getting that visual indication makes a huge difference in being able to differentiate supply, return, exhaust, and cold, cold water recirc, and vent. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD.

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BIM based visual estimation with Quantity takeoff Software

Construction Cost Estimating

Quantities that have already included the estimate are represented by a $ sign, and all the cost items are verified visually in the estimate with colors in the 3D view at any point and keep away from over- or under-estimating. One is able to mark up and round-trip comments with incorporated, redlining tools, and visually cross-reference individual objects and items. BIM based computerized quantity take-off and cost-estimating solution has flourished in the last 4-5 years.

BIM based visual estimation with Quantity takeoff Software

Construction Cost Estimating

Quantities that have already included the estimate are represented by a dollar sign, and all the cost items are verified visually in the estimate with colors in the 3D view at any point. One is able to mark up and round-trip comments with incorporated, redlining tools, and visually cross-reference individual objects and items. If contractors get AutoCAD DWG files, certain programs may enable them to perform a direct CAD import without the need to digitize. ?

Some useful design and analysis software for engineers

Construction Cost Estimating

For more information, visit, ppm.intergraph.com Microstation – It is a CAD software product from Bentley Systems for two and three dimensional design and drafting. With MicroStation, it is possible to efficiently view, model, document, and visualize projects of any size or complexity.

Insert using Auto-Center to Center

Revit OpEd

When elements in the imported/linked file are very far from the file''s origin then Revit''s ability (of all CAD software by the way) to accurately display and describe information begins to suffer. One visual clue that this is affecting your project is snap icons fail to appear directly on the element it is related to. CAD Files External Data Import Insert Linked Files links Tips

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Construction Cost Estimating Blog: Carlson Takeoff 2012 can speed.

Construction Cost Estimating

Some robust improvements like increased 3D visualization, capability for working with PDF files, and the ability to provide customized, more professional reports. The estimators can now transform images to CAD linework acclerating the process of making this image data useful. This CAD-based project-estimating and modeling software is compatible with AutoCAD® 2012 and IntelliCAD® 7.0 Construction Cost Estimating Blog. adsense analytic. Monday, September 26, 2011.

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Complex Modeling using Autodesk Building Design Suite Ultimate

BIM & Beam

Building Design Suite is a portfolio of interoperable 3D building design software that supports BIM and CAD-based workflows.

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Construction Management and Quickbooks

Carol Hagen

They were the first to embrace the API’s available with Intuit and have managed to address everything but BIM and CAD needs for the small to mid-sized construction company. There’s even handy charts to visually see your construction project’s financial health.

Construction Project Team Communications Innovation

Carol Hagen

Construction communication challenges often arise as preferred technologies (BIM, IPD, CAD) often leave non-techie types out of the conversation loop. Everyone in construction operations is visual and depends upon drawings, plans and models to convey ideas.

How to use Etabs 2016 for slab design

Construction Cost Estimating

CAD drawings are directly transformed into ETABS models or applied as templates onto which ETABS objects are overlaid. This construction video provides useful information on how to use Etabs 2016 for creating effective slab design.

BIM – Building Information Management, PLM – Product Life Cycle Management, TCO – Total Cost of Ownership, Life-cycle Management of the Built Environment

Building Information Management

Computer Aided Design (CAE) goes beyond CAD. ‘While BIM is primarily used a visualization-based toolset for design, it’s true value is the integration of previously disparate processes, information, and goals.

Bluebeam Studio: The Most Powerful, Overlooked Feature in Revu

Carol Hagen

Work completion updates including material staged (see “Visualizing Project Percent Complete with Your Owner” on how to do this).

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Is it me, or is this total nonsense: The trouble with the BIM ‘triangle’? (my reading of the Bew-Richards BIM graph)

DebunkTheBIM

BIM maturity level starts at 1 and anything CAD is considered below…apart from when one CADs in 2D using some sort of a process, then one can be called 0.5 Or it is not a graph at all; just a loose visual representation by someone trying to make sense of something terribly complex.

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The Faster Path to Accurate Reinforcement

BIM & Beam

Most engineers still produce classic 2D reinforcement drawings using programs such as AutoCAD ® combined with CADS RC. Engineering firm Melia Smith & Jones uses SOFiSTiK software for 3D rebar modelling in Autodesk Revit.

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Facilities Maintenance Checklist and Procedures

Job Order Contracting

Visually inspect for corrosion. Make a visual inspection of the flue and chimney, checking for obstructions. Visually inspect equipment to ensure structural integrity, check all mechanical connections and fasteners for tightness. Visually inspect any wheels and or bearings.

Let them play BIM or force them to ditch paper?

DebunkTheBIM

Like, ‘BIM was so useful to reduce RFIs’ or ‘BIM was useful for clash-detection’ (my all-time favorite) or ‘it was so useful for our client to visualize the project’ etc. Sometimes, I find that the most useless word, when discussing BIM implementation strategies, is the word ‘useful’.

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Flatcad is a machine, BIM is an organism!

DebunkTheBIM

Logically, BIM would be one too, maybe a bit more complex, visually enhanced and spatially aware. Here is an example how the ‘machine’ and the ‘organism’ differ: Your standard CAD-i could mess up only ‘so-much’ in Flatcad.

Steel detailers: BIM pioneers?

DebunkTheBIM

From all participants working in construction, steel manufacturers have managed to mimic manufacturing processes to highest degree.

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When 3D + 2D = more than 5D!

DebunkTheBIM

The Digital Platform should be user friendly and offer many tools for visual assessment like, traces, sliders, colours, modifiable transparency etc etc. On the first look, the interface of the Digital Platform presented here is pretty similar to any CAD (or BIM) interface.

BIM and the Estimator

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

Because you need to own the drawings to have sufficient access to the CAD objects, or be on a truly team-oriented project that shares its resources openly among all project players. These objects contain rich data including material dimensions, quantities, and types, to name just a few attributes that sets modeled objects apart from conventional 2-D CAD lines. Sage Timberline requires a third-party interface, such as Innovaya’s Visual Estimating to import the data.

Errors and Omissions

Revit OpEd

If we can make mistakes in cad and in Revit then what''s the difference? With the separate file process used by cad a team can be quite isolated from one another. Even then I have to visually compare their work with mine.

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The “I” in BIM, OMNICLASS, and the Criticality of Getting it RIGHT…. Now!

Building Information Management

Progress towards compiling new abbreviations to submit to the United States National CAD Standard® consensus process.

Where will BIM / Efficient Life-cycle Management Supported by Digital Technology Be in Five Years

Building Information Management

We need to stop talking less about “the model” and more about “the data” “One participant noted a recent US comparative diagram mapping CAD adoption in the 1980s and recent BIM adoption.

Who is qualified to select/hire competent senior BIM managers (heads/directors) for AEC companies?

DebunkTheBIM

This post is for HR people doing (or considering to get into) the recruiting of BIM-people for strategic, senior BIM roles within AEC companies. It includes a very simple message and an easy to use tool. Success is 100% guaranteed. The message is this: 1.

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Online Collaborative Planning in Iowa

Collaborative Construction

Sofi® Executive Systems Chief Intellectual Property Officer Phillip Cousins says, “This type of knowledge collection, analysis, planning and visualization typically takes months. Building Information Models help visualize what is possible. A key element in the accelerated planning process is the use of Building Information Model software that radically streamlines design and visualization processes that greatly enhances decision making quality.

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The lifecycle of a detail – BIM and butterflies

DebunkTheBIM

In the past, I tried to use all sorts of parallels to explain this idea, from the ideas of visual skeletons, to coatracks fixed in space, but I still find myself meeting blank stares when I try sharing this as the ‘BIG secret’.

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Successful BIM Strategy = Focus upon Change Management, or Why is BIM failing?

Building Information Management

In the interim, BIM will be relegated to 3d visualization and an organic growth output of 2D CAD, vs. the process of efficiently managing the built environment supported by digital technology.

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

Building Information Management

Forget the 3D visualization distraction for a moment and let’s focus on the important component of the BIM acronym; the “I” for information. are excellent data visualization tools however, should not be confused as a turnkey BIM life-cycle management solutions.

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Dept. of Unfair - Move Tool is Insensitive

Revit OpEd

Granted it is easier to tell in the digital world "flipping" pdf pages or comparing a CAD file overlay. Here's a visual aid , a short video discussing it too. When they added the Guide Grid feature to Revit they made it possible to snap to Grid intersections (and Reference Planes) through a viewport.

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Collaborative Construction Blog: IPD & BIM Event @ Northwestern.

Collaborative Construction

Modeling all of the world in visual relational databases (BIM) will dramatically increase the need for data storage. Looking to the use of visualization business processes for infrastructure projects can provide a wealth of education. skip to main | skip to sidebar.

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Revit Beginners: Some thoughts on Revit

Revit Beginners

Being more visual, this is probably the perfect programming enviroment for architects. National CAD Standards. CAD Digest. Knowing CAD. CAD Block Exchange. CAD Beyond. CAD vs BIM. 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. Wednesday, April 25, 2007.

Revit Beginners: Applications

Revit Beginners

Innovaya also does visualization, communication, quantity takeoff, construction simulating, and so on. And if you go to BD11-3 Basics of the Autodesk® Revit® API there are code snippets you can use to help you develop your application but you still have to program and compile yourself with Visual Studio 2005 (you should be able to get Visual Studio Express for free). National CAD Standards. CAD Digest. Knowing CAD. CAD Block Exchange.

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

Building Information Management

Tom Gay manages worldwide CAD and GIS services, site plan documentation and engineering document management services for The Factory Mutual Insurance Company (FM Global). Led CAD selection and implementation projects transitioning FM Global from pencil/paper-pen/linen to electronic production. This has included “CAD” using PEAC, GDS, MicroGDS, AutoCAD, MicroStation, SketchUp, ArchiCAD and “Raster” using Cadcore/Hitachi PrEditor, ScanGraphics, Scan2CAD, etc.

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How long should it take to build a ‘functioning’ BIM team from scratch?

DebunkTheBIM

I have a good friend; she works as a senior HR recruiter for a medium size developer company operating in the GCC. She’s been with them for over 4 years. We don’t often talk work when we see each other but recently she’s been given the portfolio to recruit an entire team of ‘BIM people’.

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

Building Information Management

Tom Gay manages worldwide CAD and GIS services, site plan documentation and engineering document management services for The Factory Mutual Insurance Company (FM Global). Led CAD selection and implementation projects transitioning FM Global from pencil/paper-pen/linen to electronic production. This has included “CAD” using PEAC, GDS, MicroGDS, AutoCAD, MicroStation, SketchUp, ArchiCAD and “Raster” using Cadcore/Hitachi PrEditor, ScanGraphics, Scan2CAD, etc.

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How the Brits View BIM – Buildling Information Modelling

Building Information Management

A multi-dimensional tool, Building Information Modelling (BIM) involves generating a visual model of the building which also manages data about it, at the design stage, throughout the construction phase and during its working life. What is BIM?

don't think: Do Revit: The gag order is lifted!! Its 2012 Time!

Do

Revamp of CAD export dialog, most importantly settings are stored in the project now, so no more custom export files, except to define specific standards to be used for different clients/jobs. Worksharing Display (visualization of use of worksets): Similar to the Temp Hide/Isolate and Reveal Hidden Commands. skip to main | skip to sidebar. dont think: Do Revit. My journal of work in Revit as part of a 600+ member architecture firm. Monday, March 21, 2011. The gag order is lifted!!

OMNICLASS vs. UNICLASS / UNICLASS2 – BIM Ontology

Building Information Management

We can’t rely on this mapping being delivered through the geometrical part of BIM (CAD) since many systems and products are not modelled geometrically at all. OmniClass™ Work Results: a critique (source: NBS.com). It has been suggested by some that, rather than developing or implementing Uniclass2, we in the UK should switch to OmniClass, used in North America.

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AutoCAD vs. ABS vs. Revit Systems

CAD Shack

Some of you may be too young to remember life before cable, but I bet most can remember a time when your choice of CAD technologies was limited to one. Bottom Line You know what you got with AutoCAD, it’s comfortable, but I can visualize a time when the building industry uses AutoCAD about as much as we hand draft now. We have more choices everyday whether we want them or not. Remember when there were only four television stations? NBC, ABC, CBS and public TV.