Modeling From Laser Scan To Revit With Infipoints

Elysium has developed a very good functionality into Autodesk Revit to model piping and structures from the 3D based laser scanned point clouds.

Advantages of InfiPoints

1. InfiPoints allows Revit users to create models in very short time.
2. Users don’t have to create models of available facilities from scratch.
3. Users can easily import CAD data from point cloud data with InfiPoints into Revit for adding finishing touches.
4. Users are also able to add standard pipe specification in InfiPoints.

Service providers begin the 3D based laser scanner for capturing the on-site environment more perfectly and efficiently. Direct modeling from environment without the right point cloud software can take a lot of time and man power. InfiPoints are also able to extract pipes and planes from point cloud data and it is captured from 3D laser scanner. Users are also able to make CAD models with a simple click.

InfiPoints is a cloud utilization software which go beyond the 3D visualization of laser scanned 3D point cloud data. It can complete the entire workflow in 5 steps. The steps are data importing, data preprocessing, 3D based analysis etc.

Data importing

At first users have to capture the environment through 3D laser scanner. After that they have to import the point cloud data into the software. This software is able to import hundreds of scans, billion points, and also support different scan data formats from .e57, .fls, .zfs, .ptx.

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Best 10 CAD Software For Engineers Or Students

If you’re an engineer, an architect, a planner, a digital artist – or if you are a student aspiring to be such – then the first thing you will need is a CAD software. Gone are the days of hand-drafting engineering drawings, come are the days of CAD and BIM. So, today we will talk about the best 10 CAD software for engineers or students.

The acronym CAD stands for Computer Aided Design – a word almost as old as graphical computation itself. Commercial CAD software existed back in the dark depth of eighty’s even. From then, CAD software have improved from 2D drawings to 3D modeling, and even to BIM (Building Information Modeling). You can use one among any of the following best 3D CAD software available in the market.

I. Rhino

Among the most versatile 3D modeling software, Rhino is arguably the best. The wide range of design features it offers makes it a very adaptive software indeed – though that means it is harder to learn, navigate through, and arrange the intricacies of multitude of tools and sub-features that Rhino offers.

A mathematical system called NURB drives the core of Rhino, allowing the user to make and manipulate all sorts of shapes and lines in 3D, like points, curves, meshes, surfaces, solids and more. This system also makes it one of the most precise 3D modeling software on the market. However, it is quite certain that Rhino is a tool for the power users; the inexperienced will get confused.

II. OpenSCAD

You don’t expect to see many free CAD software in 2021, but here’s a brilliant one. A pro-grade 3D modeling software, OpenSCAD excels at solid modeling. Like the above, it is also aimed at experienced users only. OPenSCAD makes use of its high precision programmed modeling technique best suited for giant projects requiring consolidation of many small parts with constructive solid geometry and 2D extrusions.

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Top 10 AutoCAD Plugins You Definitely Need

It has been decades since AutoCAD is with us. It is an excellent 3D design software, no doubt, despite its dated systems. However, AutoCAD is brilliant on its own already – and you can significantly augment that brilliance with attached plugins. So, today we will talk about the top 10 AutoCAD plugins you definitely need.

Plugins, or extensions, or attachments, or add-ons – they are basically small software packages that do not function on their own, but as a part of a mother software; a part that you can attach and detach at will. They add new features to the software, enhancing its functionalities or add new ones completely. Third-party developers generally develop plugins, not the original software makers.

And in case of AutoCAD, there are plenty of third-party developers churning out plugins for AutoCAD. So, let us today go and see which are the top ten AutoCAD plugins you must have.

1. AVCAD

AVCAD is not actually just one plugin, it is a bunch of small plugins. This paid bundle of AutoCAD add-ins is great at creating interconnected block schematics with embedded engineering data. AVCAD adds the following different features to AutoCAD:

a.) Block schematic tools
b.) Rack layout tools
c.) Reporting tools
d.) User databases

AVCAD is highly popular among professional engineers, architects, and MEP designers.

2. Spatial Manager

When you need to add design context or space related information to your model, or want to export the same data to other platforms, there is no better AutoCAD plugin than Spatial Manager.

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Autodesk Revit Time Saving Shortcuts

To prevent double clicks

Accidental clicks or unwanted double clicks can ruin the whole work or project in a second. So, to prevent that users have to go to the User Interface Tab in the option menu, then they have to customize the double click option for families. There is different type of options remain in that tab.

1. ‘Edit type’ option.
2. ‘Do nothing’ option.
3. ‘Edit family’ option.

Try to avoid free staff

Users may use various types of add in elements in BIM drawing to work smoothly but if users use this kind of free staff too much and don’t know the source, their working ability then it may be a wrong step. This staff can run the whole project and users have to spend many hours reworking it.

RevitWorks is very trustworthy resource that help the users to save time and work seamlessly. Users get a huge variety of families and libraries in the option. One good advantage of it is that it does not promote any type of particular product. RevitWork is designed particularly to help the users. This is ready to use product. Products of RevitWork are perfect for different kind of requirements and the products are ready to use anytime.

Advantages:

1. The products of RevitWork are set up to be re-purposed
2. The families and libraries product are logical and easy to use for the users.
3. By using this user also can save time and increase the efficiency also.
4. It gets huge amounts of positive reviews from the architects, engineers, and BIM managers.
5. RevitWork also has a free preview version.

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BIM Level 2: Mandatory For Everyone

3D BIM models can detail every step of a building and BIM 2 describe the particular project. It also increases cooperation where all stakeholders can input their opinion and see the view of the project. the government decide to imply the BIM level2 as part of digital built Britain drive which are making improvement in building industry.

According to the strategy, construction firm has to need work towards BIM level3 in 2025. In this level every worker will have access to building information in mobile app and they will understand what they have to do.

The case of cookham and wood prison is the perfect example of BIM level 2 where a contractor was invited for proposing a redesign of the facility. For improving visibility and illumination inside the prison the contractor proposed to use reinforce glass than traditional glass. During this proposal the government of prison accepted the idea.

The Success

In the industry everybody has taken the BIM level 2 very seriously and positive. There are many firms who are using BIM2. According to the source BIM 2 saves lots of money and precious time.

Affordable: BIM level 2 use 3D based model for clash detection. BIM level 2 save lots of money by identify and solve this problem early. For example, BIM level 2 identified 360 types of issues in a specific project. According to a source BIM level 2 saved more than £900,000 in a particular project.

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Top 10 Revit Apps And Add-Ins

Revit add-ins help the users to manage the work sets in Revit. Users can use the add-ins for 3D based modeling software with MagiCAD databases. Revit add-ins also export BIM models in simple way. By using the add-ins users can import product models into Revit project.

We will discuss about Revit app and add-ins in the article. Top 10 Revit apps and add-ins are mentioned below.

Coins Auto-section Box

According to ArchSmarter readers coins auto-section box is the best recommended application. it is free of cost add-ins. By using this add-in user can work very quickly and can view in 3D while analyzing particular area of model. It also helps users to create temporary and permanent views. It has different features.

1. By using this add in users can work with different elements in linked file.
2. It has option for creating new views.
3. It has group option and by using that users can group the walls, members, and different line-based geometry.

Flux

Flux is very helpful add-in in Revit. By using flux users can transform data from one to another app very smoothly. Flux also tracks the location of column from Tekla into Revit.

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V-Ray Next By Chaos Group For Revit

The Chaos Group released V-Ray for the Revit software. It has the capability of high quality of rendering out of Autodesk’s software of building design. It is very similar to V-Ray for SketchUp and Rhino.

By using V-Ray architects can transform the complex problem for producing renders which is photorealistic into very easy solution. V-Ray is different from Autodesk’s high quality Arnold renderer. It is very much required Revit files to be linked and rendered in a different host package. The name of it is 3ds Max.

This V-Ray can work within the topic of Revit so that it can define rendering process. Chaos Group took the advantages of artificial Intelligence so that it can increase the speed of rendering and improves the renders.

Features of V-Ray for Revit

1. V-Ray Next is very fast, smart and more efficient than any other software.
2. V-Ray also has asset editor. So, users now can edit, create, save and manage V-Ray materials in one particular place.
3. Revit users are able to analyze lightning from daylight by evaluating real world lux values.
4. V-Ray also improves the performance and intelligence.
5. It also promotes CPU and GPU speed boots.
6. Physical camera of V-Ray can set the correct exposure of camera and maintain the white balance automatically.
7. V-Ray also has realtime AI denoiser. It reduces noise of images to help the user for obtaining a sense of lightning frequently.

V-ray provides efficiency so that users can easily run the rendering process. V-ray actually wants to simplify the experience of users. V-Ray has an advanced toolbar. It can support Revit decals so it can easily make painting of render signs, screens and many more.

Now Revit users are able to save their V-Ray setting within Revit project. Also, a new workflow also allows the users to save directly to a Revit project from V-Ray frame buffer.

Photorealistic rendering is very much costly and complex so mediocre architects can’t complete their regular design workflow. This V-Ray technology provides users to take photographs which is professional looking. There is no doubt that the combination of faster process and artificial intelligence can improve synthetic rendering too. V-Ray next to Revit provides the Revit users a better experience in architecture.

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The Difference Between Revit And AutoCAD

Revit is a management tool about building information. AutoCAD is 2D based program. Revit and AutoCAD are software aimed programs from Autodesk. AutoCAD can make 2D geometries with the capability of 3D modelling. Revit is 3D based parametric modeling. Revit is also used as business information modelling tool. The abbreviation of business information modeling is BIM. Revit and AutoCAD are used for architectural and civil engineering projects.

Cost and License

In this article we mentioned before that both Revit and AutoCAD are the software from Autodesk. Though Autodesk has a policy of free software for students, teachers and educational institutions.

Revit

Monthly subscription of Revit is $305. Annual subscription of Revit is $2,425. Three-year subscription rate of Revit is $6,550. Autodesk offers standalone user license. In this standalone license only one user can access this. They also provide network license. It allows different users to access it. But Autodesk stopped to give new licenses anymore from 2020 august. They also closed all existing network licenses subscriptions. this type of license is only useful when users would cross the deadline very soon.

AutoCAD

Monthly subscription of AutoCAD is $210. Annual subscription of AutoCAD is $1,690.

Three-year subscription rate of AutoCAD is $4,565. LIKE Revit, AutoCAD has also two types of subscription mode. One is standalone subscription mode. Another one is network license. Though AutoCAD also stopped all the existing network license.

Requirements of systems in Revit

1. Revit run on windows operating systems.
2. It runs almost error free.
3. For running Revit on MAC Autodesk support a parallel desktop setup. It accesses the windows.

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JAIBOT – Drilling Robot Invented By HILTI

In this article we will elaborate easily about what is Jaibot, features of Jaibot, construction robot, purposes of making Jaibot step by step.

Hilti has invented a robot which is called Jaibot. This robot is semi-automated drilling technology. This type of robot arrives in standard shipping container. It also has dust collection system. This robot has storage for keeping different type of tools. The width of Jaibot is less than 3 ft. Jaibot is 5 ft tall.

Workers don’t require any special training to control Jaibot in construction, electrical and plumbing work site.

Features

1. This robot has a robotic arm placed to unit which is track based.
2. The tracked based unit can drive around the site by worker.
3. This type of robot can operate its robotic arm within a full 360° envelop.
4. It helps to increase more productivity to any installation project.
5. This type of robot helps to install execution.
6. It also keeps an eye to project progress and project status.
7. This robot uses digital plans.
8. Jaibot mark the spot for mining. It also drills holes.

9. This helpful robot helps the workers to do the rugged work.
10. It also helps the workers so that they focus on operation of the construction robot.
11. This robot has a built-in dust removal system.
12. This robot is easy to use.

Hilti designed this kind of robot to complete smoothly mechanical, plumbing, electrical interior finishing installation work. It is a cordless system. Jaibot can work for 8 hours long. This robot does not require any special skills.

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Revit Architecture Course – One Step Towards Becoming A BIM Professional

What is Revit Architecture Course

Revit architecture is an online course. This course is used to create different kinds of conceptual design and fabrication, construction management. You can easily learn how to create different kinds of models based on the BIM concept.

Here BIM stands for Building Information Modelling. Though Charles river software developed the original software. You can also use this design software in your important projects.

In the architecture world Revit BIM is the only software that helps to build the design and analysis process.

Benefits of the course

1. Revit architecture also offers architects 3D objects.
2. It also has the benefit where you can see the definition of each and every element.
3. Revit architecture describes the whole cycle of building.
4. The course also reduces cost.
5. It takes a shorter time than other software to create design.
6. To change a single bit of model It upgrade the model every time without manual user intervention.

Detail information about the course

1. You can learn the usage of tools and commands of Autodesk Revit.
2. Easily elaborate explanation and definition of BIM,difference between CAD and BIM.
3. It also offers practical exercises like usage of Revit interface and different models based on BIM methodology.

Subject material of the course

Total course time duration is 16 hours. The topics are written below. There are 38 lessons available in the course.

1. Overview
2. Introduction to Revit
3. Introduction to Autodesk Revit Architecture
4. Understanding GUI
5. Revit elements,instance and type properties
6. Templates and creating keyboard shortcuts
7. Creating and editing levels and grids

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