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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Darryl McClelland and Paul Aubin have jointly written an exclusive Book for BIM professionals. This BIM book is titled as BIM Collaboration with Autodesk Navisworks. This book is a part of the Aubin Academy Master Series.
It is the most useful book for BIM users to learn the basic of Navisworks as well as how to utilize the software successfully.
Navisworks is a model aggregator that can integrate numerous diverse file formats for generating a complete project model that facilitates the users to entirely synchronize several characteristics of their project.
Navisworks can easily detect potential conflicts as well as errors/omissions before the project is actually built in jobsite and thus meet the project schedule successfully.
This book covers up the collaboration features concerning the Building Information Model. All the lessons are carefully designed for aiding the users to accomplish the collaboration of their projects effectively.
Navisworks tools are briefly explained in a centralized method by giving importance on “why” as well as “how”. The text and exercise will provide a transparent view regarding the significance of the tools as well as capability of each tool.
Besides, there exist Quick References for some of the Navisworks tools comprised over here. The Aubin Academy Master Series: BIM Collaboration with Autodesk Navisworks is a good resource that can instantly prepare you to be “up to speed” on Navisworks, curtail your learning curve, elevate your comfort level as well as provide you real-life realistic suggestion on the application of the software to streamline the project collaboration process. By following the valuable suggestions included in this book, one can obtain brief perception in applying Navisworks to manage your projects in a superior way.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Travis Van Clieaf has briefly explained some of the visual style features contained in Revit 2015. The users can define various dissimilar graphic styles for a project view. Visual styles are grouped together with model display, shadows, lighting, photographic exposure, and background options.
By going through this video the Revit users can learn some of the methods useful for generating a sketched and conventionally rendered view and afterward use that feature as a View Template over multiple views.
Watch the following exclusive video presentation.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Tekla, the leading developer of various model-based software products, has launched Tekla Structures 21, the newest version of its Building Information Modeling (BIM) software specifically designed toward the engineering and construction markets.
Tekla Structures 21 can be incorporated with Revit Architecture and Revit MEP, and SketchUp Pro for advanced collaboration.
Interoperability is increased to a great extent through integration with Intergraph Smart 3D to transmit model information efficiently. With the new bi-directional link with AVEVA PDM, advance level of detail can be obtained and exchanging of information as well as modifications can be managed in a superior way.
IFC change management and control become superior to identify, handle and implement modifications.
This latest software is best suited for industrial and commercial construction project workflows over various construction fields extending lots of advantages to structural steel and precast concrete designers, detailers and fabricators, concrete and general contractors, as well as improve co-operation amid Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) and plant design engineers, architects and others.
In combination with Tekla Structures 21, Tekla is also going to introduce two new and exclusive services ranging from Tekla Model Sharing and Tekla Warehouse.
The new Tekla Structures 21 makes the productivity superior toward all structures and project types. The new version brings huge benefits to project managers, engineers, draughtsmen and detailers who deal with the various core engineering and production assignments consisting of design and analysis to documentation, detailing and manufacturing.
Tekla Structures 21 applies the power of BIM to significant part of designing, engineering and creating all types of buildings and structures.
Tekla Structures 21 can minimize the required time stuck between concept and construction with superior collaboration amid project team as well as productivity, allowing free flowing transmission connecting all project stakeholders. This can lead to well-organized design and formation of greater structures.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Autodesk has just introduced AutoCAD 2016, the most updated & improved version of its globally recognized Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs.
Lots of advanced and striking features are included in AutoCAD 2016 which definitely speed up the 2D and 3D design, documentation & collaboration method and at the same time make the on-screen experience better by generating almost any figure.
The users can get help through TrustedDWG™ technology to preserve and distribute design data as well as work securely with others.
The detailing and documentation work will be significantly accelerated. The remarkable visual advancement will add a unique level of visibility and intensity to each aspect of a design. The productivity is also greatly increased through improved PDF output and closer integration with Building Information Modeling (BIM).
With the enhancements in dimensioning & text editing, the complete drawing section will be improved and the users get the ability to work efficiently and rapidly as well as get a preview of their activities in real time.
Enhancements to the drawing area in AutoCAD 2016 significantly get better visual exactness visible on screen. Improved readability and detail will substitute uneven line segments with smooth curves and arcs. The users can apply the most sophisticated graphics hardware to present a greater and faster visual experience. The users can get rid of “undo” a command through extended Command Preview.
AutoCAD 2016 comes up with improved PDFs which are smaller in sizes and keeps up visual accuracy. PDFs are now completely searchable, all hyperlinks are preserved & attached to drawings.
Enhanced smart dimensioning automate the process for producing perfect measurements on the basis of chosen object type that facilitates the users to create measurements precisely based on the drawing context.
Availability: There exist various purchase options and the users can opt for a perpetual license with or without Maintenance Subscription, or a Desktop Subscription with pay-as-you-go monthly, quarterly, and annual options. With desktop subscription, the users can avail the latest updates and releases, one-on-one technical support, and priority support in the forums.
Go through the following exclusive video tutorial to get familiar with various new and advanced features of AutoCAD 2016.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
To successfully execute any Revit projects, the Revit users should optimize the file size so that speed is increased significantly. BIM modelers find it difficult to enhance the performance of a Revit project as there are lots of linked files which can reduce the speed of the software. So the Revit users should be well versed with the technicalities for improving the performance of the software.
Given below some useful tricks to improve the productivity of the Revit fiels :-
- If any performance issue occurs at the time of accomplishing modeling project, the Revit users can just divide a enormous model into several inter-related files to enhance the performance of the project. By following this method, links prevail unloaded as soon as the users perform one such file.
- In order to make performance superior, the Revit users can eliminate non-essential objects from the project. But in this case, the Revit users must be very attentive as they cannot regain eliminated objects. To get rid of this issue, it is advisable to maintain a backup of the project prior to eliminate objects and files from the project.
- If any unnecessary design options exist in the project, the Revit users should remove them as well as efficiently update the design options in the primary model.
- The raster images can contribute expanding the file size to a great extent and hence it is recommended to remove all unwanted raster images for improving project performance.
- Revit users must be aware of importing a bigger raster image as it generally preserves its actual size although it is scaled to accommodate the requisite place.
- Revit users should have the capability to identify all the disused groups and remove them instantly. In order to do that, the Revit users must apply delete command in place of purging them.
- All the unused groups must be removed from the project browser.
- Besides, the users should keep consistency in evaluating warnings that are exposed by Revit, for improving performance.
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Sunday, March 22, 2015
Travis Van Clieaf presents a useful Revit tutorial for Revit users that is based on rendering to the cloud through Revit 2015. The Revit users can learn how to set-up a render from inside of Revit as well as some post processing methods once the render will be finished.
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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Go though the extensive lists of best product & machine design software which are useful for drafting, design and product manufacture. These softwares will provide great benefits to the designers and engineers over various disciplines ranging from manufacturing, product design, automotive, and aerospace. By applying them, the users can produce accurate 3D models of parts, components, and assemblies to streamline engineering, manufacturing, and design progressions.
The users can easily design, reproduce, envisage, and manage all the products digitally.
CATIA – One of the best cad packages for cad & product design. It offers generative shape design, assembly design & part design.
Rhinoceros - Rhino can be applied to generate schematic design - level concept models and families for import into Revit.
Inventor - Inventor® 3D CAD software consists of simplified toolset for 3D mechanical design, documentation, and product simulation.
AutoCAD Mechanical - This AutoCAD based software is designed for manufacturing. It provides great solution for the Digital Prototyping as it contains all the key features of AutoCAD. Besides, it also contains extensive libraries of standards-based parts and tools to make common mechanical CAD tasks automatic as well as speeds up the mechanical design process.
Solid Edge - It comes up with entire hybrid 2D/3D CAD system that applies contemporary technology for speeding up the design process, quick modification, and superior imported reprocess.
PTC Creo Parametric - PTC Creo Parametric contains a wide range of strapping yet manageable 3D CAD adeptness to expedite the operation of product evolution.
Siemens PLM NX for Design - NX for Design offers complete product design solution that simplifies and speed ups the product development proceedings for engineers who desire to produce ingenious products in a accommodative environment.
IronCAD - IronCAD is mostly useful for providing stunning 3D Design Collaboration Solutions that guide the industry in their accessibility and design productivity.
Inventor LT - It is a handy 3D modeling software that can import any autocad preliminary drawing for transforming it to a 3d model. The software is useful to simplify the detailing process.
Ansys - It offers comprehensive model Simulation through stress analysis and heat transfer. Once the analysis is accomplished, the visualizations can be effortlessly interpreted.
PTC Creo Elements/Direct Drafting - PTC Creo Elements/Direct Drafting also known as CoCreate Drafting, is a thorough 2D CAD system that contains strong assembly management and 2D parametric attributes to facilitate the users conforming accessible drawings as well as generate families of parts or drawings smoothly.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Trailloop, a recognized training institution that provides online training on energy efficient building design, recently introduces BIM-Integrated Energy Modeling Online Course. This online course is designed for CAD drafters, architectural/mechanical technologists & technicians, BIM specialists, architects, mechanical engineers, and energy modeling professionals. By undergoing this course the architects and engineers will be able to make the best use of building energy at initial phase where the maximum impact exists and obtain these results during the progression of the design.
Jean Carriere, a building performance technologist for Trailloop with broad experience with building information modeling & building simulation applications as a consultant, will perform as the instructor for this online course.
This course allows engineers and architects to optimize building energy early through a streamlined BIM method where there is the greatest impact, and see those results through the design process for the most energy efficient building design.
This BIM incorporated energy modeling system facilitates managing the building model’s information in a superior way that endlessly puts in value and makes the information process simpler. The workflow aids in accomplishing in initial phase and repeating energy simulations through a LEED compliant energy modeling tool, which saves significant amount of time by circumventing the rework that is inevitable from switching to this software.
Benefits of attending the course:-
- This course will help you to generate building geometries in Revit for a seamless integration into IES VE for energy modeling, accomplish design modifications and restoring them back into the energy model. This workflow facilitates leveraging the best of both applications in a collective BIM workflow.
- The attendees of this course can get quick access to a strong learning management system packed with multi-media learning content. This self-taught online course consists of 4 hours of interchangeable video tutorials, downloadable project files, and 25 quiz questions. In order to create their own projects, the attendees can present their project files throughout the planning, integration, and post-production phases to get personalized feedback from the instructor. After completing the course, the attendees can obtain 8 hours of Continuing Education with the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).
- This completely interactive detailed online course will be initiated in several college programs in Canada this year.
- The attendees can set up their energy analysis feedback to the team throughout each stage and at the same create report on the performance of your project goals. They can produce perfect building loads in order to streamline the systems during the design development stages.
For getting more updates, please contact:
Jean Carriere- President at Trailloop
1 (613) 415-5511
1 (613) 415-5511
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
This exclusive video tutorial is presented by ahmed abd alrahman. In this tutorial shows how to 3d animation architectural visualization with Lumion 5.0 Pro, residential project.
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Monday, March 16, 2015
Octane Render is world first GPU based and un-biased physically based render. It generally uses the video card in the PC to render photorealistic result in sharpest way. This permits the customer to make stunning works in a part of the time of traditional CPU based renderers.
Octanerender is wholly GPU accelerated and renders imagery at acute speeds, up to 50x quicker than CPU based unbiased renderers. Thanks to its instinctive workflow, Octanerender is extremely simple to use even if customer don't have any past rendering knowledge.
The real-time 3D scene editing permits the consumer to alter camera viewpoints, lights, materials and object positions, seeing the transformation right away update the viewport providing a very fun, fast and easy rendering knowledge. Speed, Quality, Material and Lighting are the main things of Octane.
Speed: Octane Render uses the unused muscle of the modern GPU match up to the traditional, CPU based engines. With the current GPU technology, Octane Render can create final images 10 to 50 times faster than CPU impartial render engines, or even more with multiple GPUs.
Quality and Flexibility: Octane Render not only gives unbelievable speed, but does so with unbending quality. The Browsing of website gallery and user forums without difficulties made it demonstrating the fact.
Material and Lighting: Materials can create or break a render. Octane Render permits wheeling over materials and with its real-time engine takes the guesswork out of tweaking materials. The modification can be seen right away. Just as in photography, the lighting of the scene is vital. It is using an HDRI file, mesh emitters, IES files, or a sun/sky system, lighting in Octane Render permits for whole control.
Revit Octane render 2015 can be understand by this video well:
Thursday, March 12, 2015
BIM and Cloud technology become the part and parcel of 3D model based design. So, with the arrival of any new movement in the Cloud architecture as well as in building information modeling (BIM), 3d model based design is greatly influenced.
Given below some crucial new trends that can impact the 3d model based design.
3D laser scanning: 3D laser scanning not only just scan a substantial space and the inner part of a room, but also generates exact information concerning jobsite which in turn facilitates the building information modeling (BIM) process. BIM relies on semantics and necessitates proper information to initiate more far-reaching 3D modeling. Superior 3D laser scanning can convey this powerful feature into BIM.
It is assumed that 3D, BIM and Cloud are all closely inter-linked with each other and 3D laser scanning represents this connection by initially recording the facade and shape of a structure and subsequently converts all those information into cloud enabled data points in order to import them for producing a BIM model.
Although a 3D laser scanner is quite expensive but it is indispensable for real estate industry and realtors can increase their ROI to a great extent by using 3d laser scanner. Besides, 3D laser scanning may also motivate the realtors to search for domains.
Cloud-supported data management: Now-a-days, data management tools are generally compatible with cloud and can be applied to deal with data via cloud. All the stored data should be transferred from local computer to cloud. The designers and architects can improve their design ideas as well as make them logical through incorporated 3d models. Besides they can also interact with 3d models more efficiently.
Cloud platforms can streamline the collaboration process significantly as they allocate the data for being used in diverse ways. The models created through cloud are based on raw data. There are also various tools in cloud which can manage and preserve project data efficiently.
With the Cloud based tools lets, the data is incorporated with a web-page that is HTTPS enabled. One will be able to avail the crucial features as well as accomplish operations on the job site and distribute the outputs with other project stakeholders through the web. Generally cloud-motivated platforms for data management include file-sharing system, hardware controller and web operating system.
Collaboration and consulting: One vital aspect of 3d modeling is to reduce the essential requirement of 3D modeling is eliminating the high-priced phases of collaboration. Usually such phases are long-distance and lingering. As regards to time, it is detected that a single mode of collaboration is useful in suppressing the hindrances to progress. If a distinctive mode of collaboration is undertaken for 3D modeling, then it will help to get rid of duplication, rapid response to modifications and upgrades, etc.
In order to streamline the process, a third party consultant is required to train the whole team so that they are able to get rid of the incorrect & poor quality input and get value to the owner of the building through the 3D models that they are working on.
If all the project stakeholders collaborate with each other and discuss with with those, who know how to overcome the BIM challenges, then 3D modeling would be more methodical, less tedious and less expensive. For the construction and interior decoration industries, it will bring huge benefits.
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The architects can attain the excellence through BIM with the partnership of Autodesk Seek and MetalTech-USA
MetalTech-USA, the most recognized distributor & specialty fabricator of ecological architectural metals, is making a tie-up with Autodesk Seek in generating Revit models. The BIM files produced in Revit, include together visual and numerical descriptions of their physical counterparts which will be utilized as digital components in building simulations.
With this partnership, the users can download MetalTech’s adaptive roofing and façade components as well as choose from the most wanted MetalTech-USA EcoChoice™ material. Metal finishing capabilities like standard Prisma™ patterns and customizable PixArt™ functionality are also demonstrated for design stimulation.
By applying BIM, the AEC professionals get the ability to develop drawings having property information on each element inside the building. This ground-breaking feature will minimize costs to a great extent by empowering the user to produce and evaluate design choices in the early stage of the design process. Seek contains insightful product search functionalities directly inside Revit for simple amalgamation of MetalTech-USA’s products into the user’s project.
There are more than 66,000 manufacturer-specific products inside the seek library. The users can apply MetalTech-USA’s objects to ensure that their designs are created on the basis of manufacturer information as well as these objects are fully revamped to be utilized in Revit. Each Revit file placed to Seek goes through a thorough, 36-point QA progression that provides Seek Quality Icons to denote the level of quality restrained in the file.
The unique Revit models can be formed with MetalTech-USA and their exclusive series of products maintaining both their product’s form and function. These models will function superiorly inside a project as well as move the boundaries of design forward. BIM is a process which will expand significantly in near future. It’s a discipline that all existing and potential architects should be well versed and by integrating BIM systems with MetalTech-USA, the creative design ideas for both present and future architects will be enhanced.
The Users can easily avail all BIM files, product information and supporting documentation via the Seek Library at autodesk.seek.com as well as from the SmartBuilding Index on reedconstructiondata.com or directly from the website www.metaltech-usa.com.
MetalTech-USA is a premier distributor and specialty fabricator of eco-friendly architectural metals that specializes in roofing, rainwater, soffit and cladding systems. For more information, visit www.metaltech-usa.com, or call 770-486-8825.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Ash Bé has presented an exclusive free autocad tutorial for cad professionals that is useful for beginner to advanced cad users and covers both 2D and 3D.
Learn how to produce drawing, annotation as well as modeling with Autocad.
Learn how to produce drawing, annotation as well as modeling with Autocad.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Autodesk Design Academy is offering free, online, self-learning educational courses as well as certified programs for designers to resolve any design problems through diverse Autodesk software.
The free Autodesk-provided courses are supported with the reference material in the Design Academy library along with software exercises, quizzes, and case studies. These courses are accredited with AIA and USGBC continuing education credits. One can attend the individual courses or a broad certificate program. One can explore a list of courses and start with the pertinent audience and industry.
In order to make registration for any certified course, you will have to make an account on Autodesk’s Learning Management System site. After effectively creating an account, one can register himself for either a certificate, or a course.
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CCE, the reliable solution provider in various engineering software, just launched EnSuite software that can be applied to view and convert 3D CAD data.
The EnSuite is mainly used to convey and leverage cad data to everyone belonging to outside of engineering/design which range from sales/marketing, purchasing, quality, estimation, manufacturing, packaging, and customer service and others.
This newest engineering software is compatible with Rhino, ACIS and Sketchup. EnSuite contains the following exclusive features :
- Viewer application is improved as the users now will be able to open, view, and convert models generated through SOLIDWORKS 2015 and Parasolid v27.0 as well as export any CAD model to the Parasolid V27.0 file.
- View all the most important native CAD, Standard formats and Visualization and Point Cloud files under one viewer, self-governing of the source CAD system.
- Evaluate and query data instantly from CAD files through simple easy-to-use productivity tools ranging from distance measurements, calculating mass properties, bounding volumes, BOM, and lots other.
- Distribute any CAD Files, Markups, and reports with your extensive enterprise, with the help of top-notch translators, collaboration tools, and a 3D PDF generator.
- You can computerize designs, processes, incorporate internal systems, and combine PDM/PLM/ERP.
- The users will get the ability to view and transform part and assembly documents generated through ACIS, Rhino (.3dm), and SketchUp (.skp, .skb) formats.
- User experience becomes better as the user-interface now supports any monitor resolution.
The users having active subscription, will be capable of accessing the software at free of cost.
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