How Twinmotion 2018 is synchronized with Revit

This Revit video provides brief demonstration on Twinmotion 2018 that will launched very soon by Abvent. The newest version will be very useful for architectural visualization via 3D immersion with some simple clicks of the mouse.

Twinmotion 2018 is supported with Unreal Engine. It is very user-friendly and powerful for architects and designers to generate images, videos, panoramas and executable files.

Twinmotion 2018 offers real-time collaboration with ArchiCAD and Autodesk Revit. Given below, some exclusive features of the software :-

It produces photorealistic visualisations of buildings as well as imports models in a standard range of 3D file formats, together with FBX, DWG and DAE.

The Users will be able to develop background environments out of a library of stock models and textures, and attribute lights.

There are various types of atmospheric properties which range from clouds, rain and snow, as well as ambient lighting on the basis of geographical location and time of day. These are modified through slider-based controls.

There also exist brush-based systems for editing topography or inserting animatiable vegetation to a scene, and a Bezier-based system for pathing animated crowds or traffic.

The software also comprises of a basic camera editor and a set of standard post-process effects.

Make online registration to get early access

How Twinmotion 2018 is synchronized with Revit

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3D Repo introduced 3D Diff to detect clashes instantly among different types of models

3D Repo, the leading solution provider in Digital Construction technology, has recently introduced a software called 3D Diff solution that recognizes clashes in construction plans by examining the 3D models which were submitted by project partners and contractors.

3D Diff is considered as the first ever web based, real-time change detection software for 3D models which are frequently utilized in Building Information Modeling (BIM).

The improved 3D Diff solution with Clash Detection automatically detects and highlights intersections, and consequently prospective conflicts, among various types of models. From the inception phase of the architect’s plans, a range of disciplines, along with structural; environmental; mechanical, electrical and plumbing, and feasibly various others, will generate their own models. Each such model comprises of a range of 3D files with elementary metadata. Because, in several cases, each discipline functions with their own silos prior to occurrence of design review on a federation, clashes like pipework cutting via a solid steel structure may simply happen.

The cloud-based 3D Clash Detection offers a quick and consistent way to compare and contrast 3D models, from various disciplines, devoid of the file format or the software applied to form them. The 3D Diff with Clash Detection can function on different types of models in real time through an encrypted web browser.

The 3D Repo solution is also useful for the users to allocate visualizations, along with focusing on clashes, with project partners and stakeholders regardless of location or time-zone. These can then be exported as BCF (Building Collaboration Format) files to be distributed with authoring tools. The 3D Repo solution identifies and visualizes perfect intersection points wherever the clashes are found.

With the use of online 3D Clash Detection in combination with 3D Diff Change Detection technology, the models of any type and from any source are compared with the original designs, and with each other, making sure the clashes are identified at the initial state.

At the backend of the 3D Diff digital solution, there is 3D Repo’s award winning cloud based BIM platform that facilitates the users to access the latest 3D models through the web, and make real time modifications and informed decisions.

To avail 3D Diff at free of cost, click on this link

3D Repo introduced 3D Diff to detect clashes instantly among different types of models

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Some useful AutoCAD commands to improve your CAD modeling skills

1) CHAMFER:- It is used to produce bevel about a corner.

Alter Toolbar => Chamfer icon.
Alter menu => Chamfer option.
Type CHAMFER or CHA at “COMMAND:” prompt and press enter

2) PLOT :- It is applied to print the drawing on paper.

Ctrl+P is the shortcut key
File menu => Plot option.
At “COMMAND:” prompt, type PLOT and press enter

3) LENGTHEN:- It is helpful for modifying the length of an accessible line. It is also possible to view the length of a selected line at command prompt.

Alter toolbar => Lengthen option.
At “COMMAND:” prompt, type LENGTHEN or LEN and press enter

4) XLINE (Construction Line) :- It is a useful command to generate a endless line.

Draw toolbar => Construction Line icon.
Draw menu => Construction Line option.

Type XLINE or XL and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

5) ATTDEF (Attribute Definition) :- It is applied to include block attribute to a block. An attribute stands for a label or tag that connects data to a block.

Draw menu => Block option => Describe Attribute option.

Type ATTDEF or ATT and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

6) INSERT :- It is suitable for inserting an accessible Block in the active file.

Draw toolbar => Insert Block icon.
Insert menu => Block option.

Type INSERT or I and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

7) WRITE BLOCK :- It is utilized to generate a New Block. When Write Block command is applied to produce Block, the resultant block is applicable in any AutoCAD File.

Type WBLOCK and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

8) BLOCK :- It is applied to make a New Block. When Block command is used to produce the block, the resultant block is employed in the source file only.

Type BLOCK and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

9) DIVIDE :- This command is applied to Divide an object into several identical divisions.

Draw menu => Point option Divide option.

Type DIVIDE or DIV and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

10) MEASURE :- This command is utilized to break up an object into some divisions of defined equivalent length.

Draw menu => Point option Measure option.
Type MEASURE or ME and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

To get more commands, go through the following link

Some useful AutoCAD commands to improve your CAD modeling skills

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FreeCAD team launched FreeCAD 0.17 with some new and exciting features

Features: The PartDesign workbench is totally revamped. A new Body container now retains a wide array of features and surges the necessity of mapping sketches to planar faces. There are new tools to generate datum (reference) geometry like points, axes and planes.

The new Addon manager can be accessed from Tools menu and it simplifies the process for installing and updating add-on modules and macros as well as standardizing across Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

With Sketcher, it is now possible to generate B-spline with several ways to manage curves and illustrate curve information.

The new TechDraw workbench can substitute the drawing workbench and offers more advanced features.

A new Revit navigation style is available.

New Arch Schedule tool: This tool is totally revamped and offers a much more flexible way to obtain data from the document into a spreadsheet with various types of queries, like counting all objects of a specific type, or summing up the total volume of a specific category of objects.

There are new set of piping tools which can be used to design piping systems. It is now possible to apply lines, sketches or wires as a base to place tubes, and automatically generate connections among 2 or 3 tubes.

The Arch Structure tool is now extended with a set of new presets to form precast concrete elements.

The Arch Rebar tool is significantly expanded and comes with an user-friendly Interface to easily include various standard types of Reinforcement bars to your concrete structures.

There is also a new Arch Grid tool to easily produce spreadsheet-like base objects by expanding, joining or dividing cells. These grid objects can then be applied as axes systems, or as bases for complicated window or panel arrangements.

There are panel tools useful for panel constructions. They facilitate to develop a model that comprised of arch panels, and then create cutting sheets to be utilized by the Path Workbench to produce cutting machine code.

A new Nesting tool (still in beta testing phase), facilitates to compose cut sheets by automatically arranging of 2D shapes in a containing shape.

Multi-materials are launched in the Arch workbench. They allow automatic formation of multilayer walls, or control the different material of compound objects like windows.

To download the newest version, click on the following link

Go through the following video tutorial to watch the demonstration of FreeCAD 0.17.

FreeCAD team launched FreeCAD 0.17 with some new and exciting features

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Download 1000+ AutoCAD Plans

Given below an extensive lists of autocad plans. The lists consist of near about 1000 modern house autocad plans which can be downloaded easily.

These plans contain floor plan, sections, elevations , electric detail and working plan of house. These plans will be useful for the architects and interior designers.

These plans are available in .dwg formats. These plans will facilitate the architects to instantly and efficiently draw walls as well as doors and windows.

Download: 1000 House AutoCAD plan

Download 1000+ AutoCAD plans

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How 4D BIM add values to any BIM projects

In this exclusive BIM video tutorial, Fred Mills, the co-founder of the B1M, briefly describes the definition as well as the importance of 4D BIM on building information modelling (BIM) projects.

BIM stands for the technique for generating information models or data sets which are developed with graphical and non-graphical information in a common digital space called as a Common Data Environment (CDE). Plenty information is created with the advancement of the project phases unless the complete data set is passed on to the Client and/or end user at completion.

When an information model is generated, it is possible to add scheduling data to various components for producing perfect programme information and facilitating successive visuals of your project’s development. This process is known as 4D BIM.

When an information model is generated, it is possible to add scheduling data to various components for producing perfect programme information and facilitating successive visuals of your project’s development. This process is known as 4D BIM.

4D BIM comprises of time-related information that is related to various components of an information model. For a particular element or work area, that may contain details on its lead-time, construction and installation period, curing and drying allowances, sequencing or its interdependencies with other areas. With this data incorporated, planners will be able to instantly develop perfect programmes for projects on the basis of one trustworthy source of consolidated information. The particular activities and items inside those programmes can be associated with their graphical representations.

The addition of time-related attribute data also allows formation of 3D visuals concerning a project’s development that demonstrates how it will be built up and how both the structure and surrounding site will be visible at each phase. It is very effective in the context of planning work in a secure and rational way to enhance the effectiveness on job site. By accessing programme and visual information, project teams get the ability to efficiently prototype assets in a virtual environment early and give quick feedback on the modification of design or methodology to their colleagues.

Such an approach facilitates to redress last minute on-site design co-ordination and rework, finally removing waste from the delivery process and helping to accelerate the process. It can simplify the cost base for project teams and enhance their strength, whereas minimizing overall delivery costs for Clients.

4D BIM is also very suitable for disclosing the influence of built assets with local Stakeholders throughout delivery and completion of project. Everyone can view and perceive a clear understanding of how the asset will look.

4D can evaluate the usefulness of schemes at any phase of a project. It’s also effective throughout tendering if it becomes necessary to instantly understand a project or illustrate and create confidence around your methodology inside of the selection process.

To get more clear ideas, go through the following video tutorial.

How 4D BIM add values to any BIM projects

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Importance of AutoCAD, Revit and STAAD Pro for Civil Engineers

A civil engineers should contain adequate working knowledge in AutoCAD to make drawing smarter. Knowledge of other programs like Revit and STAAD Pro are also very crucial for other disciplines.

AutoCAD: Both AutoCAD and Civil 3D play an important role for making efficient civil engineering design. These programs facilitate you to generate quality plan sets. On the other hand, working knowledge of AutoCAD is not essential for construction engineers.

The design aggregation and documentation tools, which are in-built into AutoCAD, enhance productivity as well as simplify your design and documentation workflows and accelerate projects from design to completion whereas automate the tiresome manual drafting tasks.

AutoCAD allows to produce surfaces, solids, and offset curves dynamically and manipulate them with context-sensitive PressPull operations. 3D models are directly imported into AutoCAD from different types of applications, like SolidWorks, CATIA, Pro/ENGINEER, Rhinoceros, and NX products and services to easily generate intelligent 2D views. Point Cloud tools facilitates you to import scanned objects with up to 2 billion data points. Physical 3D prototypes of your designs are instantly formed with AutoCAD’s 3D printing capabilities.

Revit: Revit is an useful software for architects and other building professionals that can be used for architectural design and documentation. Revit facilitates the users to produce a perfect and detailed building model in quickest possible time.

Revit empowers the civil engineers to render the best performance with the creation of virtual illustration of building products. Starting from the Design Development & Coordination, 3D Modeling, Drawing Set Creation to Quantity Take-off, civil engineers can obtain the separate product specifications of the building which range from the color, tolerance, cost and other info. All these are essential to take informed decisions.

Revit provides the following advantages to the civil engineers:

a. Offer perfect, trustworthy and reasonable solutions
b. Substantiate the design of the model for constructability and performance
c. Maintenance of wood, steel and concrete structures like column, beam depths and clashes
d. Perform a detailed analysis of structural & MEP elements to render projects in risk-free environment

STAAD Pro: STAAD Pro is a handy software for structural engineers to make accurate structural analysis and design. The program supports the analysis of different types of structural elements like bridges, structural beams, floodgates, and much more. Civil engineers with a structural background are suggested to learn supporting programs like STAAD Pro.

Importance of AutoCAD, Revit and STAAD Pro for Civil Engineers

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