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Future of Building Information Modeling

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Did you know that designers of the very first automobile dubbed the invention as “horseless carriages” since they were reluctant to change their mindset and accept a revolutionary technology? Similarly, designers of steel frames covered them in masonry so that they looked like already-known bearing wall structures. It took them years to utilize the expressive capability of steel that is quite prevalent in designing buildings today. There are scores of other examples where almost every industry has tried to dismiss an innovative solution and attempted to shape it according to familiar practices. But eventually, true innovation conquers all. The AEC industry is also undergoing a similar phase with BIM technology. Nevertheless, scope and future of BIM services is resplendent with opportunities galore. Let us get a sneak peek at what the future holds for Building Information Modeling.

Building Information Modeling – The Future Ahead

The increased awareness about green energy efficient homes has led to an amplified interest in Building Information Modeling services as the means to achieve this. The drivers of adopting green technology include energy efficiency, environmental health and generating less waste. With BIM technology, AEC firms can build facilities with Green House Gases (GHG) control, carbon regulation and zero emissions.

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ArchiCAD Tutorial – Guide Lines in ArchiCAD 15

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Article source: Eric Bobrow

Watch this ArchiCAD training video to understand the new Guide Lines behavior in ArchiCAD 15. While Graphisoft’s new technology is powerful, it can be frustrating and confusing, since some of the old methods no longer work the same way. This free ArchiCAD tutorial is presented by master teacher Eric Bobrow.


 

 

Publishing the ArchiCAD model to Tekla BIMsight

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Tekla BIMSight is a free application that improves design, construction and maintenance workflow processes by:

  • Combining design models created by various disciplines;
  • Identifying conflicts between elements with clash detection;
  • Providing improved collaboration for all project parties.

This video shows how to publish ArchiCAD models to Tekla BIMsight.


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