Vectorworks 2019 launched for BIM

Global design and BIM software solutions provider Vectorworks, Inc. launched the 2019 release of Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals and Designer, as well as Braceworks and Vision.

The purpose of this new release is to enhance the design efficiency through overall performance and quality. This new release provides innovations and enhancements to considerably enhance the 3D and BIM modeling, 2D documentation and presentation workflows for designers in the architecture, landscape, entertainment and interior design industries.

In Vectorworks 2019, focus is given on the most common workflows and usage patterns of the customers to make their overall productivity better with Vectorworks products across the board.

The users of all Vectorworks products can now experience faster workflows and superior software performance with multiple core support in the Vectorworks Graphics Module, new layer and class search and filter options, and image effects.

Vectorworks Architect and Landmark customers can enjoy superior BIM capabilities along with 3D site model sculpting; the capacity to get BIM objects displayed with varying levels of detail in plan, elevation and section drawings; greater openBIM interoperability; and a new partnership integration with AutoTurn online for assaying vehicle swept paths. Vectorworks Spotlight can take the support of the new My Virtual Rig (MVR) import and export file format, as well as improvements to 3D modeling with Spotlight tools and commands. New bridle analysis features will be useful for Braceworks users. The users of Vision will experience a greater user interface and up to 7x faster performance of the previz application.

Vectorworks 2019 provide significant effect on productivity, facilitating the designers to make their daily design work quicker and simpler. With the Vectorworks Graphics Module, it is now possible to access all existing user hardware, and governing the power of all existing CPU cores with increased usage of GPU on sheet layers accelerate all the workflows. The users can now filter renderings and images devoid of exporting to Photoshop. Besides, it is also possible to insert, display and modity the level of detail that hybrid objects demonstrate in a drawing.

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Vectorworks 2019 launched for BIM

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Kubotek3D Releases KeyCreator 2019

Kubotek3D, the leading solution provider of 3D mechanical CAD software, introduced the most updated version of KeyCreator CAD/ CAM software. KeyCreator 2019 offers crucial enhancements in graphics performance with large models, various productivity enhancements, updates to translators, and the accessibility of new CAD translators.

KeyCreator 2019 is specifically designed to improve complete performance and speed of graphics displays.

Given below, some exciting features of the software :-

Improved Graphics: KeyCreator 2019 comprises of a significant reconstruction of the internal data architecture applied along with the HOOPS engine component from Techsoft3D to render everything visible in the graphical viewport. It leads to significant 300% to 600% enhancement in frame rate speeds for models containing huge numbers of faces, especially for partial transparency.

Productivity Enhancements: Instant re-processing of model geometry is significantly improved by arranging DynaHandles in the commonly used file import and cut/copy/paste functions. It facilitates automatic in-process adjustment to the positioning, rotation, and scale with visual feedback devoid of a multi-step process or requiring to carry out a separate edit function.

The Bounding Box function is applied to produce a block to encircle selected objects, generally for modeling solid metal block and it is updated with automatic associative length, width, height dimension entities as well as support offset values to insert material around the selected objects.

Support has also been improved in surface modeling for dynamically expanding a surface and deforming a curve with various control point all together.

Updated CAD Translators: New CAD file import translators is available for the newest versions of JT and Solid Edge files are added to the Pro and Max levels in KeyCreator 2019. These translators are dependent on InterOp components from Spatial Corporation.

Furthermore, interoperability with other software is upgraded with the latest versions of 4 major CAD file formats:

1. Autodesk Inventor 2019
2. Dassault CATIA V5 R28 (R2018)
3. PTC Creo 5.0 (drawings)
4. Siemens NX 12 (PMI)

With several CAD products, large files are broken down with assemblies and layers to resolve graphics speed issues. The files that would otherwise jerk and struggle through dynamic rotation movement attempts are now completely incessant, and contain smooth movement navigating designs. It is now possible to instantly and easily view an entire project right away.

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Kubotek3D Releases KeyCreator 2019

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How to create BIG Architects Honeycomb Building In Revit

This is an exclusive tutorial for Revit users. The tutorial shows how the architects can create the model of a honeycomb building in Revit with in-place mass option. The building contains honeycomb in a façade shape set by the structural properties of the building.

How to generate an In-Place Mass :-

Produce a mass according to the context of your existing project. This mass is not reusable in other projects.

Click Massing & Site tab – Conceptual Mass panel – (In-Place Mass).

Provide a name for the in-place mass family, and click OK.

The application window demonstrates the conceptual design environment.

Make the required shapes with the tools on the Draw panel.

When you are done, click Finish Mass.

To get the complete tutorial, go through the following video.

How to create BIG Architects Honeycomb Building In Revit

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Get better view of 3D BIM models on the construction site with new HoloLens OS update

The latest HoloLens OS update (RS4) offers some immense benefits for BIM Holoview users. The performance and projection stability are enhanced significantly as well as the memory capacity is also increased greatly.

It facilitates the users to enlarge the size of the Autodesk® Revit® and Navisworks® files that BIM Holoview handles. As a result, more building services and bigger areas can now be viewed.

This improvement supports the following two major features of BIM Holoview:

(1) Perfect location of models to within 2cm that allows visual inspection of the proper placement of structural components and services.

(2) The transparency mode that facilitates the layers of a building, and hidden structure and services to be visualized.

Due to design and construction faults, the non-residential construction industry has to loss approximately US $49 billion per year. The objective of BIM Holoview is to decrease these costs by around 50%.

So, the average savings for a construction company would be $1.4 million per year (and $24.5 billion for the industry overall). The users also get benefitted from elevated productivity because of the comprehensive understanding that viewing models on-site provides – evident in construction of the Park Hyatt Auckland.

To get more information, go through the following link

Get better view of 3D BIM models on the construction site with new HoloLens OS update

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Progman launched MagiCloud Connect for Revit and BIM users

Progman introduced MagiCloud Connect, an add-in application for Autodesk Revit that facilitates the users to download the BIM object from the online BIM platform alias MagiCloud directly into native Revit projects. The add-in supports Autodesk Revit versions like 2017-2019.

The users can download it free of cost from the Autodesk App Store at

With MagiCloud Connect, the MEP designers will be able to download BIM objects from MagiCloud and include them directly into native Revit projects as parametric Revit families.

MagiCloud is considered as the world’s biggest online respiratory of manufacturer-verified 3D BIM objects for MEP design, along with more than 1,000,000 MEP products from leading international manufacturers, as well as the only BIM platform to provide online selection and configuration tools for MEP products.

The users can easily get access to MagiCloud’s online tools for choosing and configuring manufacturer-specific MEP products and include them into Revit projects in user-defined sizes and with customizable product properties. MagiCloud presently comes with online product selection and configuration tools from the manufacturers Vallox, offering a series of air handling units, and Purus, facilitating detailed configuration of floor drains.

After setting up the MagiCloud Connect add-in on top of Autodesk Revit, the MEP designer can immediately start with selected part of MagiCloud’s BIM objects in Revit projects. Presently, MagiCloud Connect allows access to roughly 10 percent of MagiCloud’s entire selection of BIM objects at free of cost. The users of Progman’s own MEP design software MagiCAD for Revit and AutoCAD can download and apply all of MagiCloud’s over 1,000,000 BIM objects directly through the MagiCAD user interface.

The MagiCloud Connect add-in for Revit can be easily set up and utilized. The add-in is set up on top of Autodesk Revit in the similar way as any Revit add-in application. The installation inserts the MagiCloud Connect tab to the Revit ribbon, simplify the process to avail MagiCloud directly from the Autodesk Revit user interface and look for specific MEP products and product types. If a perfect product is found, the user can include the product into the Revit project by just clicking on the Install button.

To get more detail information, go through the following link

Progman launched MagiCloud Connect for Revit and BIM users

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How to use Revit to design facade elements

In this revit video tutorial, you will learn how to generate the façade elements as wall sweeps as well as modeling a custom wall sweep for that.

The Sweep tool in Revit can be used to add a baseboard, crown molding, or other type of decorative horizontal or vertical projection to a wall. You can add a wall sweep to a wall from a 3D or elevation view.

To add a sweep for all walls of a type, you modify the wall structure in the wall’s type properties.

It is possible to schedule wall sweeps. Integral wall sweeps, which belong to the wall type definition, cannot be scheduled separately.

If wall sweeps are formed at several heights and then later on set to the similar height, the sweeps miter at the joins.

While editing vertically compound walls, the sweeps tool can be used to manage placement and display of sweeps or reveals on all walls of that type.

To learn the complete process, watch the following video tutorial.

Video Source: Balkan Architect

How to use Revit to design facade elements

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Bring your own BIM (BYOB) into VR @ AIA 2018 – An exclusive event for BIM professionals

Microdesk, the biggest globally recognized AECO industry consultancy, and IrisVR, an eminent virtual reality software for AEC firms, just declare open registration for the first “Bring Your Own BIM” (BYOB) event that is going to be organized at the 2018 American Institute for Architecture (AIA) Conference in New York City in June.

By attending the sessions, AIA participant will get a scope to complete a comprehensive review of their design in virtual reality.

Bring Your Own BIM (BYOB) sessions will be very helpful for the architects to accomplish an immersive design review of their 3D model by taking the help of BIM experts from Microdesk and Prospect software from IrisVR. The BYOB sessions facilitate the participants to look into their 3D model in a true to scale environment through Prospect and ask any questions concerning VR technology and application.

AECO professionals can gather an educational and practical experience to improve their understanding of VR. “This initiative to extend the implementation of proficient and sustainable technologies, along with VR, will enhance communication, collaboration, and workflow all through the building lifecycle to fulfil the increasing demands of urbanization.

The individual, 30-minute sessions will be held on Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22 between 1:00 pm and 3:15 pm at the shared Microdesk and IrisVR Booth #1362 at the Jacob Javits Center.

Microdesk and IrisVR representatives will be present to train the participants via their BYOB session with Oculus Rift headsets. Attendees should make registration beforehand at Bring Your Own BIM to secure a time slot and put forth their BIM model to by June 15th.

To gather more information on BYOB at AIA 2018, go through the official event page here

Bring your own BIM (BYOB) into VR @ AIA 2018 – An exclusive event for BIM professionals

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Arka Roy