Access BIM data in 2D or 3D directly within PlanGRid with PlanGrid BIM

PlanGrid, an Autodesk company and a leading solution provider in construction productivity software, just released PlanGrid BIM. Plangrid is now incorporated with Autodesk RevitⓇ to allow the users for accessing Building Information Modeling (BIM) data instantly in either 2D or 3D, directly inside PlanGrid on their mobile devices. Construction teams and facilities managers now will be able to preview rich BIM data in a user-friendly 2D interface or 3D environment to maintain superior precision in the job site as well as get rid of rework and take decisions quickly and with more confidence.

PlanGrid’s amalgamation with Revit facilitates the users to gain complete benefits of BIM beyond pre-construction with a great deal of data instantly at their fingertips. This amalgamation will form an integrated platform to consistently links the office, the trailer and the field.

PlanGrid BIM links rich BIM data from the design process to construction and operations.

Architects and engineers who apply BIM to design construction projects can generate a 3D models to function as a virtual illustration of how complicated work can be set up and building assets should interact. Models are implanted into rich property data like the height of a counter, material type of a wall or manufacturer details of a lighting fixture. But when these models are delivered to the field, they’re “flattened down” into PDFs, and the data is lost to the teams who perform the physical work of building or preserving facilities. This loss of data, in conjunction with a lack of 3D visualization in the field, can cause critical errors, lost time and rework.

PlanGrid BIM facilitates the construction and facilities teams to take informed decisions in real-time, with the most comprehensive data accessible and a consistent changeover among 2D and 3D.

With PlanGrid BIM, users can view BIM data properties inside recognizable 2D drawings or acess 3D to visualize assets in an efficient manner within the surrounding environment all from within PlanGrid’s software.

PlanGrid’s new BIM functionality comprises of the following :

• BIM-enabled Sheets: Users can tap objects to avail BIM data properties, like an object’s dimensions, material type or manufacturer details, all inside the recognizable 2D environment.

• 3D BIM Viewer: With a simple tap, users will be able to quickly transfer to a 3D view of a certain object while remaining offline. The viewer, presently in beta stage, contains features like zoom and snap tools for taking measurements among model objects.

• Revit Integration: Sheets are published directly from Revit into PlanGrid, ensuring precise BIM data, including sheet titles and numbers; drawings continue to contain PlanGrid features like automatic callout detection and hyperlinking.

Access BIM data in 2D or 3D directly within PlanGRid with PlanGrid BIM

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Integrated Manufacturing CAD/CAM/CIM (ETM 260) course for engineering students

Middlesex Community College is offering Computer Aided Design and Integrated Manufacturing CAD/CAM/CIM (ETM 260) course for engineering students.

Middlesex Community College (MxCC) is arranging a Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) engineering course that will be conducted at the Middletown campus in the Fall 2019 semester commencing from August 27.

The course is titled as Computer Aided Design and Integrated Manufacturing CAD/CAM/CIM (ETM 260) and it is an introduction to solid modeling for design, drawing, assembly, mass property analysis and manufacturing operations on a CAD/CAM/CIM system. The focus is given on computer hardware utilization for designing products. No prerequisites are necessary since everybody can register for the course. It is best suited for the students in view of transfer to CCSU’s four-year engineering programs.

“This class hilights Siemens NX CAD software and is open to anyone having in interest in engineering. Even general students or people working in the industry can join the class.

The lecture and laboratory course is open to new and continuing MxCC students and CCSU students at part-time CCSU tuition rates. Full-time MxCC students will be able to enroll in this course without any extra fees.

Interested MxCC students and potential students should first register as a non-degree CCSU student prior to enlist in the course. These students will be able to submit CCSU course registration forms directly to CCSU until online registration at CCSU commences on July 15. Starting on July 15, non-degree students can sign up for the course online via CCSU’s website (https://ssb-prod.ec.ccsu.edu/PROD/byskcsob.P_TermSel).

To get more information, please email Professor Lin at llin@mxcc.edu or CCSU registrar Barbara Zalot at zalot@ccsu.edu.

Integrated Manufacturing CAD/CAM/CIM (ETM 260) course for engineering students

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Latest up-gradation to 3D Repo offers native Revit file support

3D Repo offers the cloud based digital platform for BIM data so that the users can availa the latest 3D models and produce real-time changes and informed decisions online. 3D Repo introduced the most updated version of its cloud-based digital construction platform with some exciting features like data validation with Smart Groups, native Revit file support, updates to SafetiBase (Health & Safety Issue Tracker), API key access, and supplementary rendering options.

With the inclusion of Smart Groups feature the users can get a simple way to authenticate the data and group model components. “Smart Groups democratizes the method of data validation, makes progress tracking simple and finally leads to more consistent data outputs for the client. Besides, it opens up the data validation method to all stakeholders despite of their knowledge of software or licensing constraints of other software.

3D Repo now contains native Revit support so that the users get the ability to upload Revit files directly to the 3D Repo platform where they will be easily controlled in an online database and applied in federations for design coordination.

It will save users significant hours of time while federating models with each design iteration. Earlier the users had to export to IFC file format prior to uploading, now it is possible to just upload files directly from Revit.

SafetiBase feature offers a collaborative way to allocate and utilize health and Safety information and project risk data within the model and it is also upgraded. Major updates comprise of a full audit trail of changes for each risk, supplementary post mitigation risk options, capacity to add and track residual risk and support for several markups.

SafetiBase adheres to the specification for ‘collaborative sharing and application of structured health and safety information with BIM’ (Publicly Available Specification PAS 1192-6).

To get more details, visit 3drepo.com

Latest up-gradation to 3D Repo offers native Revit file support

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AMC Bridge upgrades Revit to Kineo

Revit® to Kineo™ is a technology presentation for Autodesk® Revit® supported with the Siemens Kineo™ software to work out the paths necessary for shifting an object within a building model. It facilitates you to visualize the transition of the object along the estimated path in a 3D animation.

Revit to Kineo offers the following functionalities :-

• Choose an object to move.
• Choose obstacles to circumvent.
• Establish the parameters of the model and the obstacles.
• Arrange the start and end points of the path.
• Measure the path.
• Adjust or smoothen the resulting path to obtain the optimum length.
• Export the path to Revit for animation.
• Play or reset the animation, step it backward or forward in Revit.

Compatibility:

• Windows operating system.
• Autodesk Revit.
• A separate Kineo license.

For online demonstration of Revit to Kineo, watch the following video tutorial.

AMC Bridge upgrades Revit to Kineo

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A position is vacant for a Revit Technical Coordinator in San Ramon, USA

To apply for the Revit Technical Coordinator position, the candidate should have at least three years’ experience working in a design and/or construction firm or a similar in college courses.

A bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture or interior design or similar clinical experience is desired. Previous experience or knowledge with medical equipment, and/or equipment planning is also desired.

This position needs constant communication (phone, email and in-person) and collaboration with program managers, architectural firms, engineering firms and contractors. It is a crucial support position for a team of equipment planners and needs attention to detail.

The Revit Technical Coordinator should have good computer knowledge in Revit, AutoCAD, Bluebeam and Microsoft Office. Individual should be a ambitious person who has the ability to learn, understand and utilize patented and custom software applications. Besides, individual should contain outstanding oral and written communication skills, a strong detail-orientation, motivation and the aspiration to grow and accept extra liabilities. Outstanding organizational and multi-tasking skills are also necessary. The Revit Technical Coordinator will exhibit the capacity to understand, prioritize and effectively accomplish assignments and satisfy project deadlines.

Liabilities:

The main liability of the Revit Technical Coordinator is to create perfect equipment drawings in Revit with the equipment list supplied by the internal equipment planners. It involes updating the Revit medical equipment families to project specifics, arranging them onto the drawings, setting up sheets for Design Development and Construction Document submittals, QA/QC of drawing documents with equipment list and different drawing coordination during the design phase.

Support activities comprise of equipment planning, procurement assistance and project management tasks as required by senior team members.

To send your application online, click on the following link archinect.com

A position is vacant for a Revit Technical Coordinator in San Ramon, USA

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A position is vacant for BIM manager in Kent, UK

A well established firm in Kent engaged in utility surveying with the latest technology and techniques is seeking a BIM (Building Information Modeling) Manager to apply Digital Construction and Information Management methods at the design, construction and handover stage of the project.

Duties and responsibilities:

1. Organizing BIM leadership and advice
2. Developing BIM strategies and execution plans
3. Delivering BIM project models
4. Developing and controlling the project’s BIM documentation (incl. BIM implementation Plans, Master Information Delivery Plans, Model Production Delivery Tables, Task Information Delivery Plans)
5. Connecting with principal stakeholders to understand their BIM requirements
6. Providing BIM training internally (if / when necessary)

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE OR QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Prior experience functioning as a BIM Manager
2. Wide-ranging Aecosim and Projectwise experience
3. Outstanding written and oral communication skills
4. HNC / HND in a Building / Civil Engineering discipline
5. Capability to work across several teams
6. Right to work in the UK

To send your application online, click on the following link www.aplitrak.com

A position is vacant for BIM manager in Kent, UK

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AutoCAD 2020 is launched with some new and exciting features

Autodesk has launched the most updated version of AutoCAD, AutoCAD 2020. In this newest version, there are lots of few new tools, improvements, and quality of life enhancements to make AutoCAD a perfect tool for next generation.

Some exciting features are added which range from a new dark blue interface theme, a new Quick Measure tool to dynamically demonstrate dimensions, distances and angles while moving the cursor over the drawings.

With the new blocks palette enables, the users will be able to observe a gallery of blocks and drag and drop them onto their drawings.

Some existing AutoCAD tools are also upgraded for the new version which contain DWG Compare and the Purge feature. DWG Compare now facilitates the users to compare two versions of a drawing devoid of departing from their active window, and the new toolbar facilitates the users to rapidly switch the comparison on and off.

The Purge feature is redesigned with a visual preview and a “Find Non-Purgeable Items” button, complete with a panel explaining why certain items can’t be purged.

AutoCAD 2020 also offers new integrations that assist Box or Microsoft OneDrive users to open DWG files directly in the AutoCAD web app. The will be able to save their updated files to Box or OneDrive devoid of departing from the AutoCAD app.

Lastly, AutoCAD 2020 is provided with standard performance enhancements, along with save times which are a second faster and install times which are expedited by 50 percent on solid-state drives.

To get more details, go through the following video tutorial.

Source : CADD Microsystems

AutoCAD 2020 is launched with some new and exciting features

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