SDS/2 Connect 2015 – the newest Revit add-in for steel detailer and fabricator

Design Data, an industry partner of Autodesk as well as leading solution provider in top-notch BIM software for steel industry’s engineering, detailing and fabrication sectors, just introduced a new add-in alias SDS/2 Connect 2015 that is well versed with Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2015 software. This newest Revit add-in design connections inside the Revit Surrounding automatically.

By amalgamating Revit Structure with SDS/2 Connect, the structural engineers as well as fabricators will be able to design, accomplish code check analysis, and expand steelwork designs to fabrication inside a BIM workflow.

Besides, this alliance will help engineers to obtain superior control over driving their BIM model downstream. SDS/2 will make the process simpler to bring design model information from engineer to detailer.

SDS/2 Connect enhances the interconnection amid design and fabrication and easily conveys constructible “as built” connections inside Revit Structure and at the same time curtail design time and lessen project timelines and costs. The users of Revit Structure can set up SDS/2 Connect and automatically design steelwork connections along with print out all equivalent design calculations with a single click.

The users can buy SDS/2 Connect from sds2connect.com.

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SDS/2 Connect 2015 – the newest Revit add-in

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George Brown College & National Research Council undertakes BIM program for construction sectors

George Brown College, in collaboration with the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program, is organizing an in-depth and hands-on training program to bring the Canadian construction sector equipped with BIM technology to augment their workflow.

The BIM Technology and Processes Adoption Support is a training program and motto of this program is to spread awareness in the construction sector, particularly small to medium-sized companies, to adopt and guide their workers on the digital method during the design and construction stage of a project.

They’ll be educated for applying the latest software and capable of analyzing the application of diversified tools to arrive at a point where they can begin dealing out information digitally.

The federal government has come up with solid financial support to make it possible for the industry to be prepared for studying and implementing digital technology.

The students will be familiar with AutoCAD in the first year and then shifting to Revit. By undergoing the training in both Revit and AutoCAD, the students will be able to switch over from 2D to 3D design. Thus the students will be skilled at learning the usage of the software in order to incorporate into a BIM practice.

The College’s high-tech BIM Lab facilitates smaller companies to gain knowledge on BIM tools, devoid of purchasing costly technology and software.

Once the students acquire the knowledge on tools and processes through the September program, then up to 15 industry representatives are chosen to participate in a wide array of workshops and training sessions, and provided with the scope to register in the George Brown College Graduate Certificate in Building Information Modeling Management.

After successful completion of this training program, the students will be able to exercise the software as well as practice designing and constructing in a practical environment.

For more updates, visit George Brown College

BIM program for construction sectors

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Architect builds rotating home

Have you ever imagined the room you are sitting that is rotating? If it is a static building, but the room is moving then itself, it is incredible. The architect would be commendable for this the height of a credibility.

This amazing video would take you to this house, has three rotating bedrooms where owner can enjoy nature.

It is an award winning seven-storey structure and the design scenario is based on season.

The Balcony cubes shrink inwards into the building and in summer, it moves outside.

Around four million dollars have been spent to build this construction.

It also have been nominated for the international prize.

“This is amazing, clean and simple. The architect is so ahead of his time …,” said Adrian Thomson, an admirer.

Experts says, the rotating house would be the next big thing in the world of construction. Middle East countries, US and Europe.

This is actually a perfect for entertaining and personal enjoyment. No longer will you need to decide which rooms will have a great view and which rooms will have a minimal or no view at all – the Rotating Home allows you to see your entire view from all the major rooms in your home. If you prefer to enjoy your view in the open air, a viewing deck can surround the entire circumference, or just part, of your home. A Rotating Home may be just right for you.

You choose the speed of rotation. We recommend a variable speed from one revolution in 30 minutes to one revolution in 24 hours. A Rotating Home is perfect for an upscale beach house or large mountain cabin or even in areas prone to storm surges! Steep mountain terrain is not a problem as the Rotating Home can be built up on a central steel column.

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Capturing the benefits of BIM for Building Product Manufacturer

Watch this useful video presented by Autodesk and it focuses on how BIM provides great benefits to Building Product Manufacturers. Be familiar with step-by-step process to apply Autodesk Inventor to transform the CAD drawings into a BIM design and then bring it into Autodesk Revit.

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Nemetschek Vectorworks introduced Vectorworks 2015, the 64-bit version of their BIM Product series

Nemetschek Vectorworks introduced the first ever 64-bit version of their BIM software portfolio alias Vectorworks 2015. The product series consist of Vectorworks Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, and Renderworks.

This newest release comes up with over 100 major updates and advanced features to the Vectorworks Graphics Module (VGM). The improvements range from speedy wireframe rendering and planar graphics formation, trouble free animations of model view changes, scope for placing 3d render mode and projection preferences, superior render output and effective import of meshes.

Besides, the following significant enhancements also happen with modeling and rendering:-

  • The wall tool can be used to generate curtain walls and storefronts. The direct editing as well as grabbing, moving, reshaping, and aligning all characteristics of curtain walls are performed with edit curtain wall tool.
 
  • Drawing of a rectangular wall area is possible with a new rectangle Wall tool mode. The rectangular wall area is connected with extant walls. Any wall segment connecting two joins can be eliminated with the Trim tool.
 
  • There exist a new level constraint system that can control objects like walls and columns to a level devoid of making an extra design layer.
 
  • The users will be able to bend, taper, and bulge geometric objects with new Deform tool.
 
  • Interactional rendering improvements lead to speedy wireframe rendering and planar graphics, superior spatial relationships in the Wireframe rendering mode, smooth view change animations, and extended styling and control aptitudes in OpenGL, along with turning off colors.
 
  • The Users will be able to provide superimpose sketchy artistic edge effects on renderings.
 
  • Textures are now connected with planar hatching, and the significant portions of the default textures in Renderworks are updated to comprise a hatch that matches each image-based texture.
 
  • Enhancement in dealing with file containing import and export support for STEP files; enhanced support for SketchUp, including texture import; greater support for STL export; a new COBie option for IFC export; and better import and export options for DXF/DWG and DWF files.
 
  • The opacity and color controls are incorporated with Gradient options.
 
  • Worksheet upgrading contains a new menu bar, a percentage number format, and the IFC4 standard date format.

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Autodesk has tied up with Japan based Nihon Sekkei to offer top-notch BIM practices

Autodesk, Inc has tied a knot with Japan based Nihon Sekkei, with the air of providing the top-notch Building Information Modeling (BIM) process catering to the Japanese market. The two companies will jointly develop BIM workflows useful for Japan based BIM professional to cope up with the global building design requisites which can help in constructing smart, energy efficient buildings and infrastructure.

Nihon Sekkei is a renowned architectural design firm that has been delivering substantial architecture projects like universities, hospitals, hotels, offices and financial centers since 1967. Some of their remarkable projects range from Toyota Motors’ Nisshin Education and Training Center, IBM Japan’s Makuhari Office, Tianjin International Financial Center, Shanghai International Trade Center, and Kanazawa Medical University Hospital.

The two companies will co-actively get the most out of the advantages of BIM to offer more value to owners, users and society during the whole building lifecycle.

The benefits of this strategic alliance will provide the following:-

Nihon Sekkei will apply Autodesk Revit software’s incorporated model data in favor of architectural, structural and MEP design to facilitate designers and owners to measure as well as make the environment effect less complex over the buildings. It will be useful for creating sustainable environment.

Both will utilize Autodesk Revit and cloud services like A360 platform to build up new design workflows.

Develop data interoperability amid Autodesk platforms as well as various specialized third-party applications like facility management and simulation so as to widespread Nihon Sekkei’s technical consulting and design services abilities. The motto is to provide support for superior planning and decision making all through the building phase.

In order to interchange ideas and experiences with global industry leaders to flourish BIM as the global standard, both will work mutually.

These activities will be very fruitful for both the companies to expand the significance of incorporated BIM that can transform the various design practices and workflows to the next level. Besides, both the companies will uphold the imposition of standards or regulations concerning architectural guidelines and level of development (LOD), and team up with companies in the construction industry, education and research institutes, and government agencies to convey practical benefits from next-generation BIM.

Autodesk has tied up with Japan based Nihon Sekkei to offer top-notch BIM practices

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Learn the next practices for BIM advancement – an exclusive conference on BIM

The year in Infrastructure 2014, an exclusive conference on BIM that will be held on November 4-6, 2014 in Hilton London Metropole, London, UK.

Some leading players in infrastructure design, construction and operations from all over the world will meet together in this conference to provide a wide array of presentations and interactional classes which focus on the vertex of technology and business drivers and how they are fruitful for transforming the future of infrastructure delivery and investment returns.

This BIM conference will be ideal for a management-level executive in architecture or engineering firm, a construction company, or an owner-operator or government organization accountable for the design, delivery or operations of infrastructure, to be familiar with the greatest practices as well as interact with the worldwide infrastructure professionals.

The conference will analyze how the technology used in the design, construction and operations of infrastructure can lead to modernization, business advantages and best practices in these sectors.

The prospective audience will be the following:-

  • Manager- and executive-level professionals from organizations who apply Bentley solutions or want to learn more concerning Bentley’s offerings.
  • Members of the media and industry analysts who have a keen flair in knowing how innovations are utilized in the delivery and operation of all sorts of infrastructure.
  • Representatives of international industry organizations who have a desire in progressing information mobility/interoperability, sustainability, and/or the performance of infrastructure assets.
  • Government representatives associated with establishing standards to get better performance of and returns on investment in infrastructure assets.

Register Online

Learn the next practices for BIM advancement

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Bentley Systems introduces a series of information modeling software like WaterCAD, WaterGEMS & HAMMER V8i

Bentley Systems, the leading solution provider for sustainable infrastructure, has just introduced series 5 releases of WaterCAD, WaterGEMS, and HAMMER V8i. These information modeling softwares will be ideal for studying and designing of water distribution system effectively.

Integrated with BIM capabilities, these softwares expand information mobility toward water system planning, design, engineering and operations. The collaboration will be enhanced inside the stages of the infrastructure lifecycle, and superior decision can be taken for improved project and system performance.

With these new products, the modelers and operators can get better visibility, forecasting, and decision-making support. The system modelers will be able to import supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) data automatically into their hydraulic models to be utilized as initial conditions. System operators can circulate model results to the utility’s accessible SCADA system control screen through the industry-standard OPC communication protocol , facilitating forecast operating conditions. The system operators can assess and envisage model predictions directly in their regular user interface.

The hydraulic modelers are benefited with strong visualization tools to check SCADA signals while they are modified concerning real-time events as well as view events when they occur and improve decision making.

The WaterCAD and WaterGEMS V8i (SELECTseries 5) software are applied to unambiguously model water demands for individual water customers in their exact physical locations. The modellers can get more clarity as well as manipulating power over where demands are distributed and handle those demands efficiently.

WaterCAD and WaterGEMS users can test multi-species water quality analyses. HAMMER users can test multiple scenarios as a batch run, like the batch run functionality in WaterCAD and WaterGEMS. WaterCAD, WaterGEMS, and HAMMER users will be able to use hydraulic models (including results) as i-models to be utilized with Bentley Map Mobile, an app compatible with Android, iPad, and iPad mini tablets; that can model from within the latest versions of MicroStation, AutoCAD (including AutoCAD 2015), and (except WaterCAD) ArcGIS (including ArcGIS 10.2).

Download HAMMER V8i / WaterCAD V8i / WaterGEMS V8i

Bentley Systems introduces a series of information modeling software like WaterCAD, WaterGEMS and HAMMER V8i

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Linking Autodesk Revit and Robot Structural Analysis

Here is the exploration that how the interoperability between Revit®, Autodesk® Revit® Structure, and Autodesk® Robot™ Structural Analysis Professional software—including recommended workflows, analytical modeling best practices and the details of data exchange between the solutions works. This study contains the updated information on the latest SMXX format as well as the analytical model enhancements in Autodesk Revit.SMXX is the binary file format that contains information about the structural model.

Linking Autodesk Revit and Robot Structural Analysis

The Structural engineers typically start the design process by interpreting architectural drawings, creating design documentation, and creating various analytical models. These analytical models must be consistently coordinated with respect to general framing layout, material and section properties, and loading. Once analysis and design is completed, the design documentation is modified to reflect the most current design. This workflow is repeated for each iteration of the design process.

The link between Autodesk Revit 2015 or Autodesk Revit Structure 2015 software and Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2015 software helps make this workflow smoother by facilitating the coordination of design documentation with structural analytical design information.

The Revit1 software supports the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process for structural engineers by providing a physical model of the structure to use for documentation and an associated analytical model, as well as other structural attributes and properties to use for structural analysis and design. Robot Structural Analysis Professional supports BIM with its advanced analysis and multi-material design functionality. The bidirectional interoperability of Revit and Robot Structural Analysis Professional software helps reduce the time needed to create and update multiple analysis models and helps to avoid potential errors resulting from manual coordination between analysis results and construction documentation.

For more information on this study click here.

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