Now Onshape includes new features for iPad Pro & Apple Pencil to transform your 3D Cad modeling process to the next level

Onshape, the leading solution provider in cloud and mobile CAD, introduces its first ever iOS app compatible with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.

With the inclusion of new “Force Zoom” feature, the users will be able to segregate a single pixel through the pressure-sensitive Apple Pencil. If the CAD users need to choose a specific piece of 3D geometry, they can take help from pressure to Pencil to zoom in and expand smaller portions. The tighter they press the screen, the zoom will be narrower. If you discharge the pressure, the screen will be returned to its original view.

Apple Pencil offers a two-handed workflow. The users can easily revolve or pan a model with single hand as well as apply Pencil to sketch, select and interrelate with the 3D models.

iPad Pro is enriched with superior portability, robust graphics, and CAD-friendly screen. iPad Pro provides multitasking capabilities like Split View, Picture in Picture, and Slide Over with which it becomes easier to switch back and forth amid apps or websites.

By applying Split View, a product development engineer can easily search for specifications out of a supplier catalog and simultaneously function on a model.

If the CAD users want to learn how to design on their iPad or iPhone, they can visit the Apple App Store and Onshape.com/Learn. To create a free account, sign up in the app or visit Onshape.com/signup.

The CAD users can access Onshape for iPhone & iPad App at free of cost in the Apple App Store.

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Download some newest Revit add-ins from Revit App Store

Four newest Revit Add-ins are going to be introduced very soon. These Revit add-ins are still in QA testing stage. The Revit users can access these add-ins from Revit App store www.RevitAppStore.com.

Given below the details of these add-ins :-

eTransmit 2016 – eTransmit allows the Revit users to replicate a Revit model and subordinate files to a single folder to deliver through internet. Any model that is upgraded to Revit Release 2012 or higher and saved, can be transferred.

Model Review 2016 – It can automatically evaluate and check building information modeling (BIM) projects in Autodesk® Revit®, Autodesk® Revit® Architecture, Autodesk® Revit® MEP, or Autodesk® Revit® Structure software.

Batch Print 2016 – Batch Print will simplify the process for printing several drawings (views and sheets) from a Autodesk® Revit®, Autodesk® Revit® Architecture, Autodesk® Revit® Structure, or Autodesk® Revit® MEP software project.

Once the default printer and the Revit software project are ready, apply Batch Print to transmit various drawings to the printer and to organize the order in which they print. While commencing the print job, Batch Print organizes the printing of the drawings, devoid of any further communication from you. If necessary, the progress of the print job can be tracked through a status dialog.

Revit DB Link 2016 – It can Import and export data connecting an Autodesk® Revit®, Autodesk® Revit® Architecture, Autodesk® Revit® Structure, or Autodesk® Revit® MEP project and an external database, and then more easily sustain relationships of connected data with Autodesk® Revit® DB Link.>

Download some newest Revit add-ins from Revit App Store
 
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How BIM is evaluated with various BIM Levels

There is technological evolution in construction industry. The construction industry is embraced with numerous technologies. Amid these technologies, BIM is considered as the game-changer.

 

With BIM it becomes easier to develop a digital prototype of a building. This feature enhances the flow of data during the progression of the building and as a result utmost productivities can be achieved.

After its emergence, BIM has undergone several changes which range from level 0 to level 3 (the most updated one). BIM has become more superior, more rationalized and more powerful in the past couple of years. Given below the brief description of BIM Levels.

Level 0 – Unmanaged CAD in 2D involving paper (or electronic paper) data exchange.

Level 1 – Managed CAD in 2D or 3D format through a collaborative tool that produces a common data environment together with a interchangeable approach to data structure and format. Commercial data is controlled with autonomous finance and cost management bundles with no consolidation.

Level 2 – A managed 3D environment constrains different discipline “BIM” tools by means of attaching data. Commercial data is controlled with enterprise resource planning software and incorporated with proprietary interfaces. This level of BIM may include 4D construction sequencing and/or 5D cost information.

Level 3 – A completely consolidated and collaborative process empowered with “web services” and adheres to nascent Industry Foundation Class (IFC) standards. This level of BIM will comprise of 4D construction sequencing, 5D cost information and 6D project lifecycle management information.

How BIM is evaluated with various BIM Levels
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How construction professionals can build pile wall systems by integrating Revit 2017 and Dynamo extension for Revit

This Revit tutorial briefly explains how to apply Revit 2017 together with Dynamo for building a piled wall system. This method will be useful for contig or secant piled wall systems.

Dynamo refers to a visual programming language extension within Revit softwar. Dynamo extension can automate tedious manual Revit tasks. With Dynamo, the users can efficiently manoeuvre data, sculpt geometry, delve into design options, automate processes, and generate links amid numerous applications. Dynamo is free and supports Revit 2015, 2016, and 2017.

While developing Piled wall systems inside Revit, it requires to generate a structural wall and next 2D detail in plan to represent a piled wall system or usually set each male and female pile as well as apply the array or copy commands.

But the process becomes tedious when curves and turns are conflicted inside the path. Dynamo can easily resolve this issue and be applied for sheet piling along with secant and contiguous systems.

Go through the following link to get the complete tutorial revitstructureblog.wordpress.com

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Download the new BIM guide for Masonry

The Building Information Modeling for Masonry Initiative provides useful guidelines for architects, engineers, and mason contractors to generate Revit models for creating models of masonry buildings with the help of various tools.

The Masonry Society (TMS) and the Building Information Modeling for Masonry Initiative have teamed up to sponsor and supervise the creation of this guide. Industry experts from CAD Technology Center (CTC) and Integrus Architecture built up building models and narratives that outline their work and experience.

Their independent reports encompass the greater part of the guide content. The Masonry Society is the publisher of this guide is.

The guide can be downloaded from masonrysociety.org

Download the new BIM guide for Masonry

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The newest CIC BIM Standards for Hong Kong

InteliBuild formulates and publishes newest CIC BIM Standards in association with The Hong Kong Construction Industry Council (CIC), Task Group on Establishment of Industry Standard for BIM Implementation. One can download The Hong Kong CIC BIM Standards from this link Download Here (http://www.hkcic.org).

The BIM standards approach some significant issues which are creating barriers to implement BIM in Hong Kong.

The CIC BIM Standards are developed on the basis of the existing BIM standards of the Hong Kong Housing Authority (HKHA), MTR Corporation Limited (MTRC) andHong Kong Institute of Building Information Modelling (HKIBIM).

The Standards are written following the best regional and international standards and practices along with PAS 1192BCA Singapore BIM Guide and the BIM Forum LOD Specification.

Client Leadership: The CIC BIM Standards are adopted to facilitate the client to identify, control and evaluate BIM deliverables with architects, engineers, surveyors and contractors. The CIC BIM Standards is developed on the basis of the planning, execution, management and examination concerning the application of BIM on a project which necessitate client direction, involvement and leadership. In order to implement BIM on a project, it will also need design consultant and contractor collaboration.

How Architects and Engineers embrace BIM: Building Information Modelling is a useful method for developing and controlling building data throughout its design, construction and operations. The BIM method requires that architects and engineers employ BIM software for designing any projects.

The successful implementation of BIM completely depends on proper BIM training. It is essential that the architects and engineers should undergo proper training on how to employ BIM procedures and tools to develop their design drawings in-house.

BIM Project Execution Plan and Professional BIM Manager: The CIC BIM Standards are adopted for the purpose of outlining the scope of work associated with BIM, the liabilities of the project participants and the deliverables from the BIM process by employing a BIM Project Execution Plan. If a client does not contain sufficient knowledge for identifying or managing the application of BIM, a BIM Manager can be employed to deal with the employers needs as well as a BIM Project Execution Plan (BIM PXP or BEP).

The BIM PXP should plan the broad vision for the project and offer execution details for the consultants and contractors to maintain all through the project. The BIM PXP must be formulated at the initial stage of the project and upgraded during the project when design team members, contractors and sub-contractors are selected.

The client must assign a professional BIM Manager to guide and support the BIM process. The BIM Manager belongs to an architect, engineer, surveyor or contractor or a certified independent professional BIM Manager with appropriate practical construction knowledge and design coordination experience.

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‘Victaulic tools for Revit’ – A new extension for Revit MEP

‘Victaulic tools for Revit’ is a new add-in for Revit MEP that can enhance the effectiveness of drawing as well as resolves burdensome pipe-routing issues and allows the formation of construction and fabrication documentation inside Revit. The users can get the ability to route pipe with increased speed.

This Revit extension consists of various routing and editing tools to develop composite piping systems with help of few mouse clicks.

 As for instance, pipe splitting automatically disunions pipe into minimum and maximum lengths already prearranged and connects the sections through the stipulated coupling when the routing is in progress.

Resizing selection modifies the size of all components in a decided area with a single click. The add-in operates in all views and being preloaded with numerous Victaulic product families and template designs. It facilitates the users to route with Victaulic, and other manufacturers and associating technologies.

For more information visit www.victaulic.com

Victaulic tools for Revit
 
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