Archive for the ‘3D’ Category
Thursday, June 29th, 2017
In his recent Architecture, Engineering & Construction Industry Trends presentation, Marty Doscher, Vice President, AEC Industry, Dassault Systèmes, identified four accelerating trends that are driving transformative changes across the industry:
- Higher usage of Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA), prefabrication, and modular construction.
- More data-driven decision-making as a result of greater BIM adoption.
- Expansion of Building Information Management (BIM) beyond design—in all stages of the project lifecycle, and by users across all disciplines.
- Growth of augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) as a social industry experience.
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expanded #BIM, & #ARVR | @aeccafe @3DSAEC https://ctt.ec/M5fWd+
As these industry trends build momentum, demand is growing for solutions to overcome the barriers to greater success.
For example, with increasing BIM adoption, Doscher expects to see a further increase in the use of VR as a design tool that boosts collaboration.
The 3DEXPERIENCity “Experience Room” is one example of how AR/VR tools work for AEC: stakeholders are projected into a collaborative workspace through which experts from government, business, urban planning, infrastructure design, and so on, can work together in harmony to define a city’s future.
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The Experience Room, on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
The Shortcomings of BIM
BIM solves some of the AEC industry’s problems, but is not a total solution. BIM alone is incomplete.
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Most projects are still over budget and behind schedule—even now, more than 15 years after BIM was introduced.
Today’s document-centric BIM methodology is still unable to break down silos among stakeholders. Too much energy is spent managing lines of communication that, when broken, lead to RFIs and heavy administrative costs.
Plus, design, construction, and operations remain separate from one another. Once a facility is built, the operations team may receive BIM data. However, this data is insufficient for what is needed to support long-term maintenance. Instead, the operations team typically creates their own “digital as-built” of the facility with the information they need.
Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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Republished with permission from Geoff Haines, Desktop Engineering
Goethe said that “By seeking and blundering, we learn.”
Well I am not so sure that I would like to start a career in engineering knowing I was blundering in order to learn. But his point is bluntly put – that what we call knowledge is gained through making mistakes.
In other words, engineers push the envelope in design, making things bigger or lighter until they fail and then seeking out what went wrong.
Thursday, June 15th, 2017
Kengo Kuma and Associates (KKAA) have taken on larger and more complex projects, and expanded around the globe. Through this growth, as KKAA worked to maintain data accuracy, a strain was put on its previous 3D modeling software.
The company therefore adopted the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud—and the Design for Fabrication industry solution experience—to accurately manage a wide variety of parameters in real-time, across multiple disciplines, during the development of architectural projects.
As a result, KKAA streamlined its design creation and change processes, created a single database of revisions for future reference, and improved design quality while retaining the essence of the “Kengo Kuma” design philosophy.
Thursday, May 25th, 2017
While architects once straddled a chasm between creative thinking and technical knowhow, that gap has closed in recent years. Technical tools continue to blow away the restrictions that have hindered architecture in the past.
This was one takeaway at a presentation given during Design in the Age of Experience 2017.
John Cerone, director of Virtual Design and Construction, for SHoP Architects, explained that architects are increasingly looking to step outside of their traditional roles.
“The AEC industry is restricted by a lot of traditional methods. We’ve realized that to create the design you want, you have to step out and speak with the people manufacturing the pieces and parts,” Cerone commented.
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David Wong (left), head of the Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center, Nanyang Polytechnic, explained with John Cerone, director of Virtual Design and Construction, SHoP, how new manufacturing processes are pushing possibilities in architecture.
Additive Manufacturing Creates New Opportunities
One of the technologies delivering new freedom to design professionals is additive manufacturing.
David Wong, head of Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center, Nanyang Polytechnic University in Singapore, shared the stage with Cerone to explain how the growth of this new manufacturing process isn’t just transforming the possibilities available through architecture—it’s also pushing the design process further as design and manufacturing professionals together explore the need for new processes.
Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Despite the widespread adoption of BIM tools among design professionals, the AEC industry is still in many ways at the surface of the true benefits BIM platforms can offer.
“BIM should not be seen as just a way to do a beautiful 3D image from the project, but as a tool for true collaboration that should be the industry standard,” commented Jonathan Riondet, AEC industry solution technical director for Dassault Systèmes, during a recent presentation at BIM World.
Click to Tweet: “#BIM is not just for beautiful 3D imagery—
it’s a tool for true collaboration” @jonathanriondet
Riondet explained that interoperability—across trades and data platforms—is key in realizing the great collaborative power of this data tool.
“The collaborative BIM platform brings new services for all” – JONATHAN RIONDET, Director of AEC Solutions, Dassault Systèmes
Thursday, April 20th, 2017
At the Design in the Age of Experience 2017 AEC Hackathon, we brought 13 CATIA R&D experts from Dassault Systèmes together with 17 architectural design professionals from the world’s most progressive firms, including:
- Zaha Hadid Architects
- SHoP Architects
- HKS Architects
- Kengo Kuma and Associates
- CO Architects
- New Jersey Institute of Technology
The objective of the hackathon was to create innovative building designs in under 24 hours with CATIA’s latest generative modeling applications on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
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Champion users from the 3DEXPERIENCE Construction TRIBE formed 6 teams and spent 24 hours straight creating more than 60 lifelike renderings.
Thursday, April 13th, 2017
Imagine the possibilities if you could design buildings that combine the artistry of stunning craftsmanship with the science of building.
Over the last several decades, the Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) industry has required cost effective project delivery, while customers still demand high quality and advanced systems design. The fragmented processes across designers, architects, engineers and fabricators combined with traditional design tools, have contributed to this by constraining the possibilities for design.
The good news is that many leading companies have found ways to break down those barriers to seamlessly connect design to fabrication. As a result, they can unleash creative potential and standout from their competition, without sacrificing deadlines or budget.
Click to Tweet: “Perfect Alignment: From #3D Design
to the Final Bolt” @3DSAEC #3DEXPERIENCE @aeccafe
Combine Art and Engineering
A beautiful building stands out. It even creates a sense of awe that draws people to it. It inspires and creates an emotional connection that makes people feel better in the space. It’s the artistry of that building that shapes that emotion.
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
Click to Tweet: A new method of project delivery
is emerging in #AEC @3DSAEC @azahner
A new method of project delivery is emerging in AEC.
Through new digital platforms, companies like A. Zahner Company are setting the example for how an integrated supply chain can significantly reduce rework on highly complex projects.
When the experts responsible for fabrication and installation can provide insight early in the design process, and all parties have the tools they need to collaborate closely throughout, construction waste can be reduced.
Owners are enjoying the benefits of collaborative project teams, which include:
- reduced waste
- stronger adherence to schedules
- reduced costs
Collaboration is improving through the adoption of cloud-based 3D modeling solutions. Such tools assemble and empower teams across multiple organizations and geographies to create a single, live source for project creation.
Thursday, January 26th, 2017
Originally published on the 3DPerspectives Blog, by Alyssa Ross
Click to Tweet: The Reimagining of Cities | #VirtualSingapore
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The last half-century has seen massive growth in urban populations. This trend is expected to continue: experts predict 6.5 billion people will live in cities by 2050.
And with all cities covering less than 3% of Earth, overpopulation, overpollution, and overburdened infrastructure create significant challenges.
Thursday, January 12th, 2017
The following article is excerpted from the Dassault Systèmes SHoP Architects customer case study.
Chris Sharples, founding partner at SHoP Architects, believes that architects should think more like manufacturers and to try to pull as much off the construction site by getting things prefabricated and manufactured in a controlled environment and then assembling the modules on site.
Click to Tweet: “#Architects should think more like
manufacturers” -@SHoPArchitects #AEC @3DSAEC
“Generally, in architecture, there are many workflow inefficiencies, in the way disciplines, owners and trades interact with one another. A lot of time and effort is spent communicating intent between parties. With technology evolving all the time and computer processing power getting better, it is becoming more realistic to do real-time simulations and collaboration….
“Of course, we can approach projects in the traditional way but I think we can really blow the doors off the barn by taking advantage of a modular approach, which is very well developed in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform,” Sharples said.