Forge DevCon and Forge Accelerator

Autodesk has arranged Forge Accelerator discussion forum for the people who were interested in working with Forge DevCon.

Autodesk BIM had arranged a Forge Accelerator as a part of their Forge DevCon. It was known as Autodesk Forge Accelerator or Autodesk Cloud Accelerator and was arranged in the month of June last year in their San Francisco office. Then they arranged the first Forge Developer Conference and the whole process ended up well. They had targeted a vast range of industries for the Future of Making Things enthusiast. Forge DevCon had covered a vast range of class themes for the application development for designing product and manufacturing it.

Their expert team had created more than 50 classes for helping the influence in FOMT with the process of applying disturbing technologies for every part of the design, to make, use and manage lifecycle phases in some industries like manufacturing, engineering and building. Here is a list of the tracks and sessions that had made the Forge DevCon a wonderful and memorable experience.

  1. Virtual and Augmented Reality: One of the early pioneers of VR, Tony Parisi had given the speech about an Intro t WebVR. Kean Walmsley, Autodesk Researcher and Evangelist had shown his projects with Collaborative VR by using the cheapest of the VR devices in the market, Google Cardboard.
  2. Forge Basic: It was a track dedicated for the use of Forge API’s and its different applications for creating game changing business for exploring new things and discussing topics over Drones, Photogrammetry, Design Data and Visual Reporting.
  3. AEC: It became a meeting point for the people who were involved with their built environment. The topics that discussed there were cloud-based collaboration for construction and building management; workflows connecting BIM with fabrication; and Generative Design etc.

There were numbers of proposals discussed for the following DevCon project. Whose application were accepted in that discussion, got a chance to work with the team for the whole week in their office on the projects of own that has used the Autodesk Forge API’s with the help of the ADN DevTech team and members of the Autodesk engineering teams. This Autodesk Forge APIs has included the View and Data, AutoCAD I/O, BIM 360, RecCap Photo and Fusion 360 APIs. A lot of new APIs also had launched in that program that can be found at their website.

For applying in this program, people needed to submit a proposal of about 2000 words written about the described project that the applicant would like to work on and how the applicant would use the Autodesk Forge APIs in that.

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Is BIM Replacing Quantity Takeoff?

BIM plays an inevitable role in a construction project. From designing to planning, the new technology makes a quick approach that saves time and reduces human interventions. The most talking issue nowadays is – BIM is taking places of quantity takeoff.

It reveals the very truth that we are adopting the modern technology more than maintaining the conventional pathways. The age-old quantity takeoff has also been replaced by BIM. But the doubt that is hovering over is – does this shift bring any profitable outcome?

What is quantity takeoff and how does it work? Quantity takeoff is measured from 2D CAD drawing designed by professionals. These 2D designs work as a blue print of the work that is given to contractors as static PDF files. Constructors use software specifically designed for measuring areas of the drawing and presenting the quantity by identifying objects (windows, doors and more) from it. The objects generally pass through many conditions before presenting quantities of windows, doors and walls.

The approaches of BIM are reliable and trustworthy. But it does have the limitation as the application is basically designed for presenting 3D models of the planned construction. BIM directly estimates the quantity from the 3D model and this is why it eliminates the need for additional estimators. The information gathered from the 3D construction is considered to be error-free as compared to the information from the non-virtual 2D design.

The benefits BIM provides as quantity estimator are given below:

  • BIM generates quantities based on the objects of the 3D model, offering a faster quantity takeoff process.
    • Any modification will also change the quantities, so re-measurement is not required.
    • Since everything is done as per the 3D design created virtually, less error and more accuracy is expected.

To identify the separate working area of BIM and quantity takeoff, you have to understand well how they work. BIM presents quantities of the objects while making designs and it uses objects based on the design. Traditional quantity takeoff relies more on static lines to define objects and quantities are measured accordingly. Though BIM includes both common and complex objects, it lacks in gathering site-specific data such as specific type of concrete foundation required for the project. Trade estimators play a very important role in bringing out the underlying detail of the construction. BIM generally ignores this part and it often presents an incomplete takeoff to you.

With the BIM projects, estimators deal with an accuracy of finding out the quantity objects easily. In the 2D world, trade estimators go through a complex process of understanding of the model. This eventually delays the final result to be presented to constructors. With BIM, trade estimators easily calculate necessary objects as the designs are clear and comprehensive.

The last point that establishes the truth whether BIM is replacing quantity takeoff specifies strictly the working area of the designers. They possess a little knowledge about materials and method as their sole responsibility is to design. So, it can be said that quantity takeoff has a strong root in the construction that cannot be shaken so easily. New tools are introduced in trade estimators to make the process perfect for instant measuring.

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AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition is the best BIM Modeling Software on the market

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, just released AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition. It is the Bentley’s building information modeling (BIM) application that is specifically developed for creating projects of significant size and/or engineering complexity. These are normally defined by the challenges of integrating vertical construction and horizontal infrastructure (like roads, railways, utilities, etc.).

There is a useful feature called GenerativeComponents inside AECOsim Building Designer that offers computational design abilities to delve into iterative design ideas and embed design intent with design constraints and relationships for making design quality and performance superior.

The new AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition allocates a wide-ranging modeling environment with all of Bentley’s CONNECT Edition applications so that the process becomes simple for the engineers and architects to exchange complicated data that leads to loss of information and frequent translations, or even recourse to force-fitting a BIM application apart its premeditated use to model geometry, which is not possible with BIM intelligence.

AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition combines the work of architects, structural engineers, and MEP engineers in a single application, and now expands its scalability with the help of CONNECT Edition’s wide-ranging modeling environment. This latest release offers consistent, translation-free, intra-operability with Bentley’s full multi-discipline portfolio of design, analytical, and construction modeling applications.

All CONNECT Edition applications, along with MicroStation CONNECT Edition, take advantage of the deliverables production automation native in the CONNECT Edition’s documentation center. The documentation center significantly enhances the reliability, quality, and effectiveness of drawing set organization. AECOsim Building Designer can also allow for reality modeling, through which present conditions are procured with photos and/or scans and transformed into engineering-ready reality meshes with Bentley’s ContextCapture, delivering the actual geo-coordinated context directly into the AECOsim design environment.

AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition facilitates the users to enhance their productivity and to collaborate over multiple disciplines by distributing content and data in a constant workflow via a widespread modeling atmosphere. With this latest version of AECOsim Building Designer, it becomes possible to collaborate on projects of any scale or multidisciplinary complexity, and automate the formation of deliverables for all stakeholders.

To gather more information about AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition, please visit bentley.com

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How BIM was applied in £150M Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences project

The £150M Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences is considered as the single largest project that was designed by HLM Architects. To carry out this complex project, the project team had implemented UK Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 from the beginning of the project.

 

The project team had embraced a “full BIM Level 2” working surroundings and gradually formed a ‘Project Information Model’ or PIM all through the design and construction phases.

 

That PIM comprises of structured graphical and non-graphical information which are preserved in a Common Data Environment (or CDE); a common online space that is available to all concerned parties.

HLM Architects substantiated their graphical information models in ARCHICAD. The information model of the project was formed recurrently over time. HLM’s Model Manager received a graphical information model files from across the design team and supply chain on a twice-a-week basis, afterward integrate or ‘organize’ them into a single model for evaluating in design co-ordination meetings.

All the project related drawings are generated in the 3D model, in ARCHICAD. The mass [of the data] is then exported as PDFs or Excel spreadsheets and uploaded to the CDE.”

 

By utilizing PDF or Microsoft Excel format, the information was made available to all sections of the supply chain.

In the project, there were advanced mechanical and electrical installations and huge amounts of equipment. Besides, a very data heavy project information model is also required for the project. To resolve this problem, the team seldom loaded-up the complete federated model rather than they divided it into controllable sections, only looking at the specific information they needed to at any one time.

 

By producing the comprehensive design in a BIM surrounding, a robust information model is formed for being analyzed on site.

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BIM/Revit Newsletter | August 2017 Newsletter

5 AUTO LISP routines that every AutoCAD drafter must know about

What is LISP? LISP is a known computer programming language with a long history and an original, fully parenthesized prefix notion.

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Add a gradient background to a 3D view in Revit

Autodesk Revit or Revit is a BIM modeling software for the architects, structural engineers, MEP engineers, designers and contractors that are developed by Autodesk.

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 Autodesk Revit has emerged as a leader among the changeable BIM software tools

Revit is industry leading software application which helps BIM in designing and creating the construction of commercial buildings.

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BIM Clash detection with Revit, Navisworks Dynamo 2018

This course and tutorials are designed in order to teach the users in detail about creating the clash detections, reporting them…

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Point Cloud to BIM

BIM methodology is increasingly improving their works in the building design. It is also leading us towards an inevitable increase…

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The Axioms of BIM

The Axioms/fundamental of BIM: Sometimes BIM processes and procedures can be complicated and some of the standards are being pushed.

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Procurement through Collaborative BIM

A few key steps in the Collaborative BIM procurement for the clients and the Central premise say that they can start it from the end.

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3D Repo Has Launched New Version Of Its Cloud Software To Provide Support For Autodesk Navisworks And BIM Collaboration Format (BCF)

3D Repo has introduced the latest version of its cloud software that provides extra support for some of the globally recognized software packages suitable for the Engineering, Infrastructure and Construction industries, like Autodesk Navisworks. The new introduction of the cloud based BIM collaboration platform also offers improved support for large 3D models appropriate for infrastructure projects, along with integrated VR functionality to be used for training, safety and project consultation.

The support for native file formats and software platforms will facilitate the users to distribute 3D models, issues and finally the knowledge with the broader project team, in the cloud, within the framework of original model.

The newest versions of 3D Repo’s Open Source, Starter, Professional and Enterprise packages comprise of advanced incorporation with Autodesk Navisworks project review software. With the help of a custom plug-in, data can be uploaded directly to the 3D Repo knowledge base devoid of requiring tiresome process for exchanging files. It performs by decomposing and pushing the native Navisworks project directly into the 3D Repo platform online, rather than preserving it in files like traditional collaboration tools. Therefore, the users will be able to view models and collaborate with the broad project team via their web browser, even on very enormous and complicated projects. The users can access this plug-in on the Autodesk App Store at free of cost: https://apps.autodesk.com/NAVIS/en/Detail/Index?id=5149387925117816371

3D Repo has also asserted support for the BCF file format, facilitating import/export of collaboration and mark up data for issues tracking to software like Solibri quality assurance solutions, Trimble’s Tekla product family and 3D architectural BIM software ARCHICAD.

To obtain more information, visit www.3drepo.org

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