A position is vacant for full time BIM technician in Cork, Dublin or Portlaoise areas

Fingleton White, provider of multidiscipline engineering services to the energy industry all through Ireland & the UK, is seeking a full time BIM Technician in Cork, Dublin or Portlaoise areas.

Job Description: The desired candidate has to work in tandem with drafting team and employ Autodesk software programs like AutoCad, AutoCad Plant 3D, Revit & Navisworks amongst others.

The candidate should take the responsibility to generate BIM Models & project drawings from Design through to As-Built phase by performing in cooperation with & under the guidance of the concerned engineers. The models & drawings will involve disciplines ranging from Mechanical & Civil to Electrical & Instrumentation works.

Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

The desired candidate should contain the following qualifications :-

 Pertinent 3rd Level qualification &/or commensurate industry experience specifically with the above-mentioned Autodesk software programs.  Outstanding knowledge in computer specifically in Microsoft Office.  Brilliant interpersonal skills & the capability to work on independently or as part of a team.

The interested candidates can send their CV & Cover Letter to careers@fingleton.ie mentioning their name & the job reference (BIM Technician – REF: 1809 BIMTech) in the subject bar.

Alternatively, one can apply online by clicking on the following link www.fingleton.ie

A position is vacant for full time BIM technician in Cork, Dublin or Portlaoise areas

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Esri is introducing ArcGIS Pro 2.2 Beta with improved BIM and Revit features

The Esri is going to introduce ArcGIS Pro this summer. It will provide direct reading capabilities for Autodesk Revit in order that BIM information is delivered into the ArcGIS platform’s workflows.

This capability will be available for ArcGIS Pro 2.2. Till now, ArcGIS Desktop can read BIM information through Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) files. It is accomplished with the Interoperability Extension, a plugin for data conversion.

The usefulness of BIM data for GIS users

By applying new Revit reading capability, GIS users can perform two things. First of all, they will be able to visualize BIM information in ArcGIS Pro, storing the semantically structured information from Revit via feature classes, which are collections of map presented in a GIS. It allows them to apply the features they need from the data model for other purposes like asset management.

Secondly, a complete BIM model is visualized in a geographic context. This visualization strength will provide more transparency to GIS users concerning what´s inside a BIM model. Similarly, it is also vital to learn what´s not inside a BIM model, as for instance rooms and spaces—both belong to geometric entities well-known with the GIS world and applied for analysis, but not intended for the architects.

Since Revit provides a limited amount of categories, these are all mapped to a feature class to give entry to all related attribute and parametric information. IFC, in comparison, employs various categories which are complicated to control in a GIS.

Esri manages Revit data within ArcGIS by extracting the data and interpreting it as a GIS dataset. ArcGIS can export feature classes into .dwg format that can be obtained in AutoCAD with a plugin known as ArcGIS for AutoCAD. The Revit read capability is a first step in a same process for BIM data.

To get more detail, go through the following link www.esri.com

Esri is introducing ArcGIS Pro 2.2 Beta with improved BIM and Revit features

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How To Create Curve Staircase – Curve Railings And Modern Stairs Using Autodesk Revit

This classy tutorial examines the procedure of not only creating curved stairs but curve railings and modern stairs also. What you need for this tutorial is the basic understanding of Revit and its execution methodology.

This tutorial is created with the latest version of Autodesk Revit.

Initially you will need to set up the entire interface of Revit to make it work. And then you need to select the tool which would be preferable for you to use such as from stair tool you can select either Stair by Component or Stair by Sketch.

In this way you can create your desired output of curved staircase.

For more information, watch the video.

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Building Systems Design (BSD) launched SpecLink Cloud for BIM & Revit users

Building Systems Design (BSD), a trusted solution provider for specification content and software toward the architecture, engineering, construction and owner sectors, recently introduced SpecLink Cloud. SpecLink Cloud will facilitate cloud collaboration and BIM integration.

SpecLink Cloud can make a sea change in the design process by coherently connecting Revit models with specifications, and improving collaboration through the cloud.

User-friendly tools in SpecLink Cloud offer the trustworthy specification capabilities apart from data-rich visual models—all based in the cloud to simplify the collaboration process.

Improved Collaboration: SpecLink Cloud will significantly enhance the communication and collaboration during the design and review process. Project teams will be able to easily align their intentions, both inwardly and outwardly, by allocating information from a common data environment. Collaborators can view, distribute and comment on projects from any web-enabled device.

Unprecedented Visibility: Specifications and Revit models are now connected inside SpecLink. It facilitates the design professionals to view and check alterations in the model as the design progresses. Users get the ability to view implanted BIM object data, and isolate individual objects or layers within the model.

Immersive, 3D virtual walkthroughs are viewed from any location devoid of supplimentary Revit licenses required. This improved level of integration will significantly enhance coordination, effectiveness and exactness during each phase of the design process.

With the introduction of SpecLink in the cloud, NMS ( National Master Specifications) data is now completely integrated into SpecLink, transforming it the first database-driven specification-writing platform to provide integrated specification content for both the U.S. and Canada.

To get more information, click on the following link bsdspeclink.com

Building Systems Design (BSD) launched SpecLink Cloud for BIM & Revit users

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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.

he 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 byob@irisvr.com by June 15th.

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

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

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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.

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Some useful AutoCAD shortcuts to accelerate your drawing time

In this article, you will be familiar with some useful AutoCAD tricks and shortcuts which can significantly reduce your drawing time.

CHSPACE: This shortcut is used to shift objects in a drawing from layout to model space with the selection of a viewport to move the text or objects into. It is applicable in both directions.

BURST: BURST shortcut can be applied to break out a block/object keeping all its attributes as it is.

NCOPY: Replicates linework or objects out of a nested object into your existing drawing. It is mostly beneficial for fetching XREF linework into existing drawings.

OOPS: OOPS shortcut can adjust your mistake (as long as it’s a delete) regardless how far back it was. Devoid of applying CTRL-Z, OOPS undoes your last erase command keeping all the works unchanged which have been completed since then.

FILEDIA: Fixing this value to 1, facilitates dialog boxes to open in AutoCAD, fixing it to 0 means everything is finished in the command line.

APPLOAD: This shortcut facilitates you to fix which application to load along with opening AutoCAD.

Work with Images: Rather than scaling and rotating images every time, just include the image into a blank drawing and fix its position, scale, and rotation. After getting image as per your choice, save the drawing. It allows you to add that image as a drawing, rather than the image, and all settings remain identical. Specifically ideal for the images like company logos, etc.

To get more information, watch the following video tutorial.

R / REDRAW: Restore the drawing in the viewport.

DIMBASELINE: This shortcut produces a dimension that commences from a baseline of previous dimensions that is linear, angular or coordinate.

ID: Shows point coordinates all through your worksheet.

Autoscale Setting: With it, your default scale factor can be modified by fixing the Auxiliary scale factor to Plot Scale or Dimscale.

To get more shortcut lists, go through the following link interestingengineering.com

Some useful AutoCAD shortcuts to accelerate your drawing time

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ARCHICAD 22 is launched by GRAPHISOFT

GRAPHISOFT has introduced ARCHICAD 22, the updated version of ARCHICAD building information management (BIM) software. Given below, some exclusive features of it.

Better Facades: The Curtain Wall tool is entirely redesigned and transformed to a real design tool rather from just a modeling tool.

The new Curtain Wall tool contains an interactive preview, where it is possible to arrange your required facade design with frames and watch it appear on the wall. If it is required to employ a repeating pattern, the pattern can be produced in the preview tool, and can be selected how many times you want it to repeat on each wall. If you prefer to apply the similar facade patterns among projects are required, you can arrange the design in your Favorites folder, where it is easily accessible. To deal with more complex facade design, the frame tool can be applied to sketch or trace a pattern, then utilize it just as you would a regular frame.

One can also obtain 3D shapes and structures as part of your facade, and formed with standard “smart frames” that automatically modify their borders when it is required to cut or relate panels.

The Rhino-Grasshopper Connection: The Curtain Wall tool also performs in collaboration with Rhino’s Grasshopper tool, a visual programming environment that facilitates you to produce generative algorithms.

Practically, it signifies that one can generate patterns that function in the background of your facade pattern, like making the pattern tiles smaller on one part of the facade than on another or making organic shapes within your patterns. It also facilitates you to import photos or images as a pattern, in spite of drawing the pattern freehand directly in the curtain wall tool.

Parametric Building Components: In ARCHICAD 22, the parametric standard elements and non-parametric custom profiles are merged to create intelligent profiles for elements as well as manage their shapes and sizes and their cross-section through BIM parameters. It allows you to model various components (e.g., one column or beam that has to be slightly longer) with the equivalent profile. The auto text label that is created will automatically modify on the basis of which components it is dragged to.

Expressions: The new Expression Defined Properties capability facilitates the users to acquire more organized information from the model devoid of too much manual work. The new capability allows you to utilize any information accessible in the project (e.g., number of rooms, floor area, wall height) in custom expressions to answer questions like “How many boxes of tiling do we need for the floor?”

The product of these expressions is also utilized in other expressions. As for instance, you wanted to know the cost of those tiles, you could plug your first expression into a second expression.

Updates to BIMx: BIMx’s Hyper-model is a suitable way for integrated 2D and 3D building project navigation. But, in earlier version, it could only be seen on a mobile device. This version contains a web viewer that facilitates you to navigate and explore the building from a browser. It allows access to the complete Hyper-model, as well as an auto play mode is included that flows automatically through saved favorite views of the building. To end with, these BIMx walk-through videos are implanted into a website, facilitating the architects to generate online portfolios which comprise of 3D project images.

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WorkXplore 2018 R2 is launched to view & analyze CAD models with workXplore

Vero Software has introduced the most updated version of WorkXplore, a CAD file viewer and analyzer enriched with some advanced features like updated online help, new viewing options, updated format support, and more.

WorkXplore 2018 R2 is compatible with the following major formats:
• DXF/DWG 2018 files
• Solid Edge ST10
• Siemens NX 12

Besides, WorkXplore can import different formats which range from CATIA V4-V6, Creo, Inventor, Parasolid, IGES, STEP, OBJ, STL, PLY, and more. The formats like STEP, IGES, STL, PLY, OBJ, MEG, JT, 3DPDF, WorkNC CAM geometry, DXF, and DWG are supported for export.

In WorkXplore 2018 R2, the online help has been completely modified to add dialog, screenshots, and new icons to better help the user.

In the new version, users will be able to view the RBG code for surface colors in the Face Information dialog box.

Given below, other significant features of WorkXplore 2018 R2:

• In the Change Entity Display menu, there is a new ‘Triangles’ option to illustrate or conceal tessellation.
• In view management, the users can identify rotation with vector rather than by two points.
• The STEP Export function now saves the model concerning the active coordinate system.

If the existing system axis is dissimilar from the absolute one, this important development signifies that the components can be translated relative to the co-ordinate system of the workplane.

To get more information on WorkXplore, visit the WorkXplore website workxplore.com

WorkXplore 2018 R2 is launched to view & analyze CAD models with workXplore

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ASCENT introduces Autodesk 2019 Courseware Roadmap

ASCENT – Center for Technical Knowledge, a member of the Autodesk Authorized Publisher Program, just launched its updated Learning Guides for Autodesk 2019 software. ASCENT’s wide-ranging Autodesk 2019 Courseware Roadmap layouts the release dates for over 70 titles.

Titles exist in both print and eBook formats via ASCENT’s online store at ASCENTeStore.com, and in print at Amazon.com.

Besides, Autodesk 2019 offerings, ASCENT has introduced a French version of Revit Architecture 2018 Basic guidelines, known as Autodesk Revit 2018 Architecture: Concepts de base (Métrique) to spread out BIM program to the French language architectural community with the collaboration among ASCENT and Autodesk.

By extending the BIM programs to the architectural community, it is possible to cope up with the advancement in AEC industry as well as fulfill the mission of architects.

Besides, providing it’s important and existing educational resources, ASCENT also extends multi-language accessibility to it’s courseware with the introduction of our first French language learning guide.”

The following Autodesk 2019 Learning Guides are accessible for purchase:

• AutoCAD 2019: 3D Drawing and Modeling – Mixed Units
• AutoCAD 2019: 3D Drawing and Modeling – Metric
• AutoCAD 2019: Beyond the Basics – Mixed Units
• AutoCAD 2019: Beyond the Basics – Metric
• AutoCAD 2019: Essentials – Mixed Units
• AutoCAD 2019: Essentials – Metric

• AutoCAD 2019: Fundamentals – Mixed Units
• AutoCAD 2019: Fundamentals – Metric
• AutoCAD Civil 3D 2019: Fundamentals – Imperial
• AutoCAD Civil 3D 2019: Fundamentals – Metric
• Autodesk Inventor 2019: Introduction to Solid Modeling – Mixed Units
• Autodesk Inventor 2019: Advanced Part Modeling (Mixed Units)
• Autodesk Revit 2019: Fundamentals for Architecture – Imperial

These learning resources are specifically designed for self-paced learning, instructor-led training, and on-the-job reference. ASCENT also provides Video-Enhanced eBooks, Official Certification Preparation books, self-paced eLearning and Video-Enhanced eLearning Bundles.

The educational institutions, corporations, Autodesk Training Centers and individuals can access ASCENT’s Learning Guides worldwide via distribution centers in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. For volume sales, contact an ASCENT representative at 1-866-527-2368.

ASCENT introduces Autodesk 2019 Courseware Roadmap

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