Autodesk App Store BIM 360 Hackathon

The scene of construction technology is changing everyday and the separation can be seen all around us. In the Autodesk BIM 360 Hackathon, Autodesk help the users to get a good start with new technologies for addressing the opportunities across the building and infrastructure lifecycle.

Autodesk has proudly announced about the Autodesk® App Store BIM 360 Hackathon which is a virtual and web based development. It is a nice way for quickly climbing the BIM 360+ Forge API integration learning curve with the Autodesk engineers virtually. There are some new features in the BIM 360 and it is a wonderful time for starting work on integration and to create the folders in BIM 360 using Forge. Anyone can now easily and quickly build a “presence” for his/her company and the data of apps within the use of BIM 360. The usefulness of it is described here.

The Autodesk® App Store BIM 360 Hackathon has two divisions:

  1. A series of web training sessions which are related to the Autodesk Forge platform and BIM and available for everyone who is interested in learning about these APIs.
  2. There is an online hackathon where developers can develop new apps which integrate with BIM 360 for the submission to Autodesk App Store. Reason for participating: The Hackathon will be work as a helpful hand for the users to get manual with the Autodesk cloud service BIM 360 which is built on the Autodesk Forge platform. There is the Autodesk Forge API for developing apps that will help in the construction management and enabling access to project data for all time, everywhere within the building construction lifecycle. Autodesk Forge is mainly the developer platform which is used by Autodesk for creating software for design, engineering, construction and manufacturing.

Participating in the online hackathon the participant would get a reward but there is a cost price. At first the participant has to create an app that will go with BIM 360 and then it had to submit in the App Store. The other reason of participating in BIM 360 is that there is going to be launched a BIM 360 app “Showcase” in the Autodesk App Store.

Autodesk App Store: By publishing the creative apps in the Autodesk App Store, and user could get fast access to the Autodesk customers who might be looking for the benefit from the solution. The Autodesk App Store is the best online source for millions of Autodesk customers for browsing and downloading or purchasing their needed apps.

Autodesk: Autodesk is for them loves creation and make creative things. Behind a high-performance car, an admired towering skyscraper, a smart phone or a great film there are chances to appreciate the works of the millions of the Autodesk customers as it gives the power to make anything.

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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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Benefits of BIM for employers

BIM is now commissioned on all government projects. BIM can get lots of benefits ring to your projects.

Given below, some vital points to show how you reap the maximum benefits with BIM

What can BIM do for you?

  • BIM is a captivating technology. It facilitates visualisation and ‘fly-throughs’, and empowers you to explore with the design so as to obtain the optimum possible design for your purchases.
  • Contrary to CAD, BIM employs ‘objects’ like doors and windows, which contain various properties like size, weight, thermal efficiency and quantities associated with them. BIM software helps in updating these objects, and relevant drawings automatically as soon as the design is updated.
  • Application of supplementary software like 4D programming and 5D costing tools will help in making analysis to enhance the project scheduling and financial estimating.
  • BIM improves the efficiency significantly. If your main objective is to curtail costs or fulfill the programme, BIM facilitates accomplishing ‘clash analysis’ in the digital phase, saving significant time on site and reducing the requirement for restructure.
    • While going to operate the asset, BIM facilitates you to model energy plans to make prediction on the operational costs and authorizes you to acquire a model that can be applied for the asset management stage which comprises of lifecycle data implanted in the models.
  • BIM can also be used for cross-project data analysis, it becomes complicated to obtain data from other sources.
    • As BIM is a digital tool, it also defies the fundamental norms of organizing a project. For employers, the highest advantages from the BIM application emerge from the design team who are involved formerly than may be the case on non-BIM projects.

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Revit 2017 – Some exciting features

Autodesk has invented new software Revit 2017 that helps users to create better models and increase their communication and performance skills in the workflow.

 

Autodesk has announced some new key and upgraded features for its main software Revit which is designed for increasing the performance of the software and helping the users to create better models and communicating about the designs. The newest version of this software Revit 2017 is built for the works offered by BIM for the architectural, MEP and the structural engineering etc. The new features in Revit 2017 will be helpful in driving more powerful processes within an increased, multi-discipline BIM workflow.

 

This new software is the fastest and best performing one till now and the new improvements more than 100 functions help the software for keeping up with the most demandable users. It also works faster to display only the visible elements of a view and the hidden drawing elements. Revit 2017 helps in user’s productivity with the various improvements and user-requested updates which simply helps to make the features easier to use.

 

Revit 2017 allows users tools for creating models which can be more precisely and fully represent the things to be built, connect with design and fabrication workflows. The Global Parameters has the features to help in encoding and capturing design that are decided within a model by enabling the users for defining relationships between the building elements. The parameters are used for driving the dimensions and the values in a project. With the help of this software the designers can add the higher level of the detail which is needed for downstream fabrication and building, modeling projects of different sizes and the complexity. The automation of the fabrication model layout and converting design level into the fabrication level of detail elements can be done by the Mechanical detailers. Contractors can prepare their model elements more quickly than before for the detailed coordination in fabrication and installation. The structural engineers also get helpful things from it. As the designers can upgrade the explanation of design intent or the level of detailed for the reinforcement modeling and documentation for the better connected steel design for the detailed workflows.

 

Revit is the base of the active BIM processes for many architects, engineers and construction professionals etc. as they can capture document and share project design data. It is also helpful in the documentation of project’s details more efficiently with the new WYSIWYG Text Editor that has the options for text placements also. It raises the communication abilities in a way that help the users for sharing the data with both Revit and in extended BIM workflows. Data sharing has been simplified within this new software that is improved with new tools for simplifying the reuse of the schedules.

 

Revit 2017 is one of the first BIM tools that support IFC4 and it facilitates BIM interoperability and data sharing within a connected workflow under Revit. Revit also provides the new Autodesk Formit 360 Converter by which users could convert Formit, RFA and SKP files and continue the development in designs in Revit. The collaboration of the Autodesk A360 and Revit 2017 enables the easier use of the acceptance service for project team collaboration with cloud work sharing.

 

The new software of Revit make possible of communicating design with compelling 3D visualizations. It also adds depth and burst to elevations and sections in the coordination views with the new Depth Cueling option.

 

Render with Autodesk Raytracer featuring more accurate settings, video card agnostic and other things more quickly and accurately. After the release of Revit 2017, Autodesk is abandoning some of its software like Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk Revit Structure and Autodesk Revit MEP software by replacing them and providing recent subscribers to each solution.

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Autodesk Revit 2018 Architecture Fundamentals – Imperial (1st Edition) – An exclusive reference book for Revit users

The Autodesk Revit software is a powerful Building Information Modeling (BIM) program that works the way architects think. The program streamlines the design process through the use of a central 3D model, where changes made in one view update across all views and on the printable sheets.

Autodesk Revit 2018 Architecture Fundamentals – Imperial (1st Edition) is an exclusive reference book for Revit professionals that briefly focuses on the Autodesk Revit functionality to be applied efficiently during the design process.

Initially, the book explains the user interface and basic drawing, editing, and viewing tools. Then you will be familiar with design development tools together with how to model walls, doors, windows, floors, ceilings, stairs and more. At last, you will be introduced with the processes to transform the model to the construction documentation phase.

The book will facilitate the students to generate complete 3D architectural project models and arrange them in working drawings.

The book includes the following topics :-

  • Perception of the objective of Building Information Management (BIM) and how it is used with the Autodesk Revit software.
    • Administering the Autodesk Revit workspace and interface.
    • Dealing with the fundamental drawing and editing tools.
    • Generating Levels and Grids as datum components for the model.
  • Making a 3D building model involving walls, curtain walls, windows, and doors.
    • Inclusion of floors, ceilings, and roofs to the building model.
    • Generating component-based and custom stairs.
    • Inclusion of component features like furniture and equipment.
    • Arrangement of sheets for plotting with text, dimensions, details, tags, and schedules.
    • Production of details.

Click on the following link to download the book www.ascented.com

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Revit 2018 – New Reinforced Concrete features

In this article the new features of Revit are explained. Also there is some information about Revit that will help to understand their work properly. The features and work of Autodesk and Revit are discussed here.

This article also states about the improvements of the new features, it will help the users to create models easily, there are use of curves and straight lines that will give the designs a new look. Here is the following link for observing the diagrams: revitstructureblog.wordpress.com.

Autodesk Revit is building information modeling software for architects, structural engineers, MEP engineers, designers and contractors developed by Autodesk. It allows users to design a building and structure and its components in 3D, annotate the model with 2D drafting elements, and access building information from the building model’s database.

Revit can be used as a very powerful collaboration tool between different disciplines in the building design sphere. The different disciplines that use Revit approach the program from unique perspectives. The Revit work environment allows users to manipulate whole buildings or assemblies or individual 3D shapes. An experienced user can create realistic and accurate families ranging from furniture to lighting fixtures, as well as import existing models from other programs.

  • In each release of Revit it is seen that a continuous trickle is there in new features and improvements to the Reinforced Concrete Modeling and detailing capabilities. Most of them are already firmly established and now Autodsek moves on to the reinforcement of complex concrete forms and cross platform workflows.
  • It is previously stated Autodesk have some stiff competition and are quickly closing the gaps. There is also an expected delivery of a BIM project which is a complete 3D model and it may longer be appropriate to issue flat 2D drawings and a bending schedule. Some new tools are very useful in Civil Projects as Tunnels, Bridges and roadside structures.
    • The new features are tested and at first the main function of the reinforcement of complex concrete features are shown. The new functions are very useful and save a lot of time. It need extra control over double curves and twists and likely have to use something like Dynamo to place ‘real’ reinforcement in a logical way.
  • Another refurbished tool is the Rebar graphical constrains. This tool enables reinforcement bar to be constrained in 3D views as well as the traditional 2D views. The user can selected the rebar plane or the end points of the bar and then constrained to a relevant plane on the host element.
    • The reinforcement bar also has Bar Handles that allows the physical leg lengths to be dynamically edited. It is easy now to directly import a 3D solid from another CAD application and host reinforcement directly into the elements.
    • The 3D ramp has been modeled in AutoCAD and then directly imported and reinforced within Revit. In conclusion Autodesk continue to strengthen the Revit application and make the legacy 2D detailing a think of past.

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BIMcollab ZOOM – The newest model view for BIM professionals

BIMcollab is a user-friendly and robust issue tracker in the cloud devoted to BIM. Issues in BIMcollab are directly associated with positions and objects in your model which can be through browsers or directly from your BIM application. It is still in beta testing phase.

BIMcollab’s issue management can preserve, distribute and managing issues in an organized manner. But the most point is that one can get the information where it’s required directly inside your BIM tool.

It is a model viewer that is used for generating a federated model out of numerous IFC files for the purpose of evaluating the data in the models. The data can be verified through smart filtering and color-coding against an IDM (Information Delivery Manual).

New features

  • Software retitled into BIMcollab ZOOM.
    • Introduction of Smart Views.
    • Inclusion of Default Smart.
    • License activation included (free activation key).
    • Choose all elements (Ctrl/Cmd+A) for selection set, coloring, etc.
    • Edit prefix for various models simultaneously.

One can download the installers for Mac or Windows and read about the release history, bugfixes and other news. When a new version will be launched, notification will be sent through email.

For more information, visit www.bimcollab.com

BIMcollab ZOOM – The newest model view for BIM professionals

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