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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Rand Worldwide’s IMAGINiT Technologies Division Introduced IMAGINiT Clarity 2018 For Revit And BIM Users

Rand Worldwide’s IMAGINiT Technologies division has recently launched IMAGINiT Clarity 2018. This newest version supports 2018 and earlier versions of Autodesk Revit as well as facilitates the users to supervise, access and employ the most valuable data accumulated in Revit software models. IMAGINiT Clarity 2018 enhances the productivity and capability of the whole BIM team by extending the entry to the data obtainable in the building information model (BIM).

IMAGINiT Clarity 2018 is developed to supervise the health of the model and make secure collaboration better by performing proactive model management.

There are nearly 60 metrics available via a single, customizable dashboard, Clarity facilitates building information coordinators, administrators and members of the expanded team to systematically monitor the health of the model. This increased perceptibility will help in minimizing the risk of the model seemly corrupt, reducing errors and positively impacting the effectivenent of the team. The dashboard can be personalized to find out particular metrics and data can be compared on various projects to accelerate the decision making throughout the organization.

IMAGINiT Clarity 2018 offers the following exclusive features :

  • With Revit Warnings, the users will be able to monitor the complete health of the model over multiple projects on one dashboard. BIM Coordinators get the ability to recognize the intensity of warnings and obtain email alerts in order that they are assessed within specific time.
    • Content Metrics inspects all Revit content out of your content libraries and separate models, and evaluates both the quality with regard to file size, complexity and best practices along with the usage of the content.


  • It has incorporated with Dropbox, BOX, Autodesk A360 and BIM360 Docs that facilitates automatic delivery of PDFs, AutoCAD DWG and other project files to online locations. Thus the firms can distribute information smoothly with consultants and partners via their preferred medium.
    • Model Change Notification creates comparisons among succeeding versions of Revit models. Specifically suited for dealing with Revit models obtained from partners as this can send alerts regarding unpredicted changes.
    • Clarity Viewer offers users with a free and protected 3D view of the model devoid of exiting the Clarity environment or shifting their models to the cloud.

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Heritage BIM Is Ideal For Documentation And Development Of Historical Structures

The application of Building information modeling (BIM) becomes more versatile when it offers huge benefits in the documentation and development of historical structures in a system known as historical BIM (HBIM). The process is complicated for transforming point clouds into a 3D model as there are lots of asymmetrical geometries in the concerned buildings. So, various semi-automatic parameterization tools are required.

Historical building information modeling (HBIM) stands for a semantic-aware database of historical buildings, through which the geometric model is associated with explanatory multi-source information. Historical buildings generally comprise of stratified artifacts along with non-regular and complicated geometry, contrasting to present constructions which normally contain regular geometry. Reality-based spatial data that is generated from cutting-edge geomatics 3D modelling methods can deliver a perfect replica of those buildings, containing all the related information, even though the diversified characterizing shapes are a big challenge at the time of modeling the geometry. Often these shapes are remodeled by hand, as there are limitations for impressive automatic recognition. The aims, structure and scale – and consequently the projected level of detail of the model – significantly impact the system to data acquisition (sensors, accuracy) and data processing.

The workflow for HBIM projects commence from data procurement from different sensors in relation to the necessity of context and the projected outputs. Then, the surveyed point clouds should have been pre-processed and curtailed with different systems and standalone software, and possibly modified for segmentation by means of automatic or semi-automatic object recognition into a BIM platform. Besides, elements are modeled and transformed into an approximation of reality in line with parametric rules, so it is likely to adjust each illustration of the model. As a final point, the shapes and the identities of objects should be associated with proper and sound relationships in accordance with the semantic definition of entities. After this, the model is ready to be explored with other information for analysis and monitoring over time. On the other hand, the manual creation of 3D models linked to as-built BIM is complicated and laborious. As the costs and skills necessary for manipulating the data signify that this approach is not justifiable and more automatic or semi-automatic tools for parameterization of metric and non-metric information are essential.

BIM platforms come up with some standalone embedded tools or plug-ins toward 3D modellers, viewers, analysers. They facilitate the best use of point cloud and processing with the intension of generating geometric modelling, feature extraction and parameterization in heritage buildings. Some commercial ones comprise of ArchiCad BIMx by Graphisoft, Scan-to-BIM by IMAGINiT, Revit by Autodesk, BIM360 by Autodesk, Recap by Autodesk, PonitSense by FARO, Leica CloudWorx, Green Spider, Bentley MicroStation V8i and Tekla Structures. Some open-source alternatives are Edificius, Tekla BIMsight and Autodesk Navisworks Freedom by IMAGINiT.

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Heritage BIM is ideal for documentation and development of historical structures

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Future Construction Project Should Rely On 3 P’s Of BIM (People, Process & Policies)

To reap the complete benefits of BIM for next generation of construction, the emphasis should be given on the 3 ‘Ps’ of BIM i.e. people, process and policies.

People is the first ‘P’ of BIM: To implement BIM in a positive manner, the organization should need the entire team to realize its significance and accept it’s adaptability. The people are mostly responsible to bring in the advancement and so it should be given first priority against the processes and policies.

It is very crucial to develop sound relationships with professionals, in-house teams or a design support solutions provider. It is considered as one of the most vital factors while commencing technological conversion.

Process is the second ‘P’ of BIM: Sometimes, it is found that even skilled AEC professionals find it difficult to execute BIM though they are fully conscious concerning the benefits of the BIM. They mostly prefer to adopt the shortest and simplest method by employing the new technology with old processes. They give priority to use the obsolete processes because they are accustomed and comfortable with them.

As for instance, it is found that professionals or AEC firms using a building program in Microsoft Excel on one monitor, and although, they require Autodesk AutoCAD or Revit. They are engaged in generating and regenerating the data while they can employ Excel-to-Revit tools and produce spaces from Excel in Revit automatically. Lots of processes produce a lot of data waste over the lifespan of construction projects.

The third ‘P’ of BIM is policies: While going to adopt BIM-friendly processes, company policies are considered as the major barrier to overcome.

BIM becomes effective when all the people, who are associated with the construction project, can distribute information without restrictions as well as collaborate. Contracts generally prohibit information distribution by adhering to the clause of confidentiality, liability and litigation concerns. So, it is vital to understand that design solutions are essential to the protect companies as well as inspire them to collaborate.

Companies can also safeguard themselves with the use of filters to the information they distribute; as for instance, building plans should be marked with green, yellow, or red, to specify whether the information is final, provisional, or incomplete. By making collaboration with stakeholders, all parties can mutually settle definitions, processes, policies, and parameters before the commencement of any project. This initiative can minimize risk and at the same time reorganize the workflows that BIM depends upon.

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Want to complete your Residential and Commercial Building Projects Quickly: BIM will Helps You.

Now Technology is everywhere and brings comfort to human beings and takes an important part to our daily life. It also takes an important part in the field of architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) Industries. .

Building information modelling (BIM) is a process by which the AEC industries professionals are completing their projects in a short time. The experts are now using correct and upgraded technology (Tools) for construction across the world.

Mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) is one of the part of BIM process. MEP relates to Air handling units, Water pumps, Drainage Pumps, Fire fighting equipments etc. installing and design. The models of buildings are totally digitalized and made through Revit models. The model is used for clash tests and building construction professionals resolve the clashes by required changes to the design. And when the problem resolved the design, quality of the building reach to a bench mark.

So if the BIM process is follows properly and proper information provide to AEC experts, construction projects can be completed very fast with supreme quality.

Now Technology is everywhere and brings comfort to human beings and takes an important part to our daily life.
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European BIM Summit 2015

Association of Quantity Surveyors, Technical Architects and Building Engineers of Barcelona-CAATEEB), together with the BIM Academy, is organizing a exclusive seminar on Building Information Modeling in Barcelona, Spain commencing from February 2015 on 12th and 13th.

The BIM conference will comprise of complete sessions of talks, practicums, visits, new services and new companies all featured on BIM, as well as 3 top-level speakers each session, standard case studies and workshops about applications (contractors, software…).The presentations are available in English and Spanish with instantaneous translation facility.

The motto of this seminar is to organize attendees from each European country in all the sectors associated with the building life cycle which range from BIM software and product industry, manufacturers and producers as well as associations, managers, consultants, professionals.

Schedules of the seminar:- Day 1 – February 12, 2015

Day 2 – February 13, 2015

How BIM was applied in the most complicated project of Walt Disney alias Enchanted Storybook Castle for the Disney Shanghai Resort

Enchanted Storybook Castle for the Disney Shanghai Resort is the largest of Disney’s castles which was successfully designed in 3D with the help of various Building Information Modeling (BIM) programs & processes.

Due to the incorporated workflow and ground-breaking BIM technology, the project was awarded with a 2014 AIA TAP (Technology in Architectural Practice) Award for Delivery Process Innovation. The project is expected to be opened in 2015.

Various design approaches were applied with the project as it contained a modern & complex interior, along with a central double-helical staircase, restaurant, fountain pumps, a boat-ride system and its maintenance facility, a children’s salon and lots other. BIM was utilized for 3d modeling & coordination of all of the design disciplines associated with the project.

The design took help of the cloud collaboration that facilitates distribution of models smoothly, fewer revisions for communications and superior detail.

BIM-supported collaboration through web-based social, video-telepresence, and cloud-based computing also harmonized various project team members to construction jobsites facilitating efficient delivery of major project milestones.

The architectural team applied Revit software but the Structural and MEPdisciplines inside the team preferred to go with AutoCAD. In order to switch over data amid various disciplines, the team also developed an in-house workflow. The design files provided a output of architectural Revit information each day for the other disciplines through various custom scripts.

To create the design of the project simultaneously, near about 142 disciplines which involve architects, engineers, and sub-contractors worked together from diverse locations of the globe.

In order to circulate the information across the team members belonged to two sides (Glendale and in Shanghai) of the globe , a BIM information diagram was created to get the view who was liable for what and how their information was transmitted across the globe.

To cope with the problems for limited internet connectivity in China, the team applied a cloud-supported construction collaboration platform alias Buzzsaw to convey updates to the BIM model back and forth connecting Glendale and Shanghai.

The design team focused on the architectural detail after setting up the model precisely as well as making proper communication on both sides of the world. A BIM “surge team” helped in producing intelligent, parametric content inside the model. The details encompassed mock terrain & architectural ornamentation for a period-correct medieval castle comprised with windows, doors, complicated roof structures, turrets for the towers, and the double-helix central staircase. All of these details were saved as Revit Objects in a central library for later usages in various diverse places in the castle.

The project team had set up standard naming conventions to list numerous BIM objects like cornices and antique windows generated in-house. All that architectural ornamentation resulted in superior quantity extraction and construction management.

Attributes allocated to geometry facilitated WDI’s architects and engineers to envisage a material breakdown concerning the building, which facilitated creating the design, coordination, and operations decisions for having the proper amounts regarding concrete and other materials for the two fireworks-launching platforms on the building. Attributes were then assigned into the objects to know how the materials combated jointly to resist flame-spread.

The coordinated 3D model facilitated the teams to design a perfectly incorporated building. Design was completed in perfect time, construction on the castle started last year.

BIM was applied in the most complicated project of Walt Disney

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