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Friday, September 22, 2017

Smart Browser Manage – Synchronous Family Management

From the AGACAD website:

Synchronous Revit® Family Management

Smart Browser Manage adds or changes BIM object parameters and values based on rules, eliminating error-prone manual work to update Revit® families. Adapt in real time to new LOD specifications, object standards, and record-model needs, keeping project and library families in sync across your full BIM team.


This Revit families management solution is aimed at architects, designers, engineers, BIM modellers and BIM managers to quickly and easily search & manage Revit families on user's local computer or company server. 

Smart Browser Manage (previous name Smart Browser Pro) performs tasks with Revit families. Users will not need to modify families one by one anymore. All modifications happen in real time, this allows users to easily avoid mistakes and control all process of family parameter changes. With Smart Browser Manage user can find differences between families in the project and families in the library. The project will always have updated families.

BIM Tree Manager – Constant Quality Control

From the AGACAD website:

‘3-Click & Fix’ Constant Quality Control for Autodesk® Revit® BIM Projects


BIM Tree Manager enables easy ongoing quality checks to facilitate project integration, improve analysis, and ensure the right physical results. It's amazingly simple to: find and isolate elements in current or linked models, verify geometry and data at any LOD, and quickly fill in gaps or fix mistakes.

  • Easily find-isolate-verify and repair your relevant data and geometry 
  • Painlessly comply with standards for quality assurance in BIM
  • Enhance BIM-team work and deliverables for integrated project delivery
  • Save time fulfilling or moving to Level of Development (LOD) specifications
  • Detect errors early in models before they can disrupt your workflow

BIM Navigator – Quality Inspection and Management of Models

From the AGACAD website:

BIM software for quality inspection and management of models

BIM Navigator is an advanced solution for quality control in Building Information Modelling. It supports EIR, BEP, MIDP, PIM, AIM, COBie and other types of data. Users gain full control of family-parameter change processes in a way that makes it easy to spot and avoid mistakes.


A dynamic automated-tree interface makes it amazingly simple to:
  • find elements in current or linked Revit® models, 
  • verify geometry and data at any Level of Development, 
  • quickly fill in gaps or fix mistakes. All in real time.

MEP Hangers – Fast Precision Layout of Hangers and Supports

From the AGACAD website:

BIM software for fast precision layout of hangers and supports


MEP Hangers (previous name Smart Hangers) enables the instant large-scale insertion of hangers and supports throughout a Revit® model for ducts, pipes, cable trays and conduits. You get accurate bills of materials and builders work drawings, and accurate on-site assembly thanks to BIM-to-Field features.

The software uses simple yet highly flexible rules to select the relevant Revit MEP systems and add (or modify) needed hangers or supports with their varied connections. They can be distributed as a fixed number per segment or based on the distance between bearing points.

MEP Hangers also splits ducts, pipes, cable trays and conduits into predefined lengths as needed, and marks all service components for fabrication. For on-site precision and efficiency, it exports bearing points to Trimble or TopCon tools and drilling robots.

Free Webinar Sep 28 – Prefabricated Timber/Steel Roof Panelling and Framing

From the AGACAD website:

Webinar: Prefabricated Timber/Steel Roof Panelling and Framing in Revit

AGACAD's one and only software for prefabricated roof panelling and timber/steel roof framing is up for demonstration! Please register below for this free, live webinar.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Roof Panel Frame – Prefabricated Wood Framing Software

From the AGACAD website:

Fully-featured Timber Roof Framing add-on for Revit®


Includes Roof Panel Layout

Roof Panel Frame (previous name Roof+) enables quick and easy creation of prefabricated wood framing for roofs in Revit® models. Powerful features simplify creation of roof joists, battens, valley joists, roof boards and more. The software automates shop drawings, including the sorting, tagging, dimensioning and scheduling of all frames.

Floor Panel Layout – Prefabricated Floor Panelling Software

From the AGACAD website:

The Ultimate Prefabricated Floor Panelling Software for Revit®


Floor Panel Layout – a powerful product for planning floor panels and splitting them into massive slabs or hollow core slabs. These prefabricated Revit® floor panels can later be used in the floor framing process.

Batch Change Circuit Breaker Size

From the Autodesk App Store:

The tool is designed to automatically change the circuit breaker size according to the load name or load classification.

The normal way is modifying the circuit breaker data for each circuit one by one; this tool will automatically do the process.


Free Conference – Tech Tour 2017: Innovation in AEC Design

From the CADD Microsystems website:

Tech Tour Fall 2017: Innovation in AEC Design


NEXT STOPS ON THE TECH TOUR:
  • RALEIGH, NC: 
    • When: October 24, 2017, 8am – 12:00pm 
    • Where: Sheraton Raleigh Downtown 
    • Cost: Free 
    • CLICK HERE to register
  • RICHMOND, VA: 
    • When: October 25, 2017, 8:00am – 12:00pm 
    • Where: Marriott Richmond Downtown 
    • Cost: Free 
    • CLICK HERE to register
  • BALTIMORE, MD: 
    • When: October 31, 2017, 8:00am – 12:00pm 
    • Where: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront 
    • Cost: Free 
    • CLICK HERE to register
  • ARLINGTON, VA: 
    • When: Novermber 1, 2017, 8:00am – 12:00pm 
    • Where: Key Bridge Marriott 
    • Cost: Free 
    • CLICK HERE to register

Free Webinar Sep 27 – Scan with Accuracy, Design with Confidence

From the Autodesk website:

SCAN WITH ACCURACY, DESIGN WITH CONFIDENCE

September 27, 2017 at 10:00AM PT

Connected BIM Webinar Series

Autodesk ReCap Pro

Webinar Description

Autodesk Connected BIM processes go beyond design, leveraging the power of the cloud to help make possible practically anytime, anywhere collaboration; data continuity across the lifecycle of a project; and deep insight to help improve decision-making. Connected BIM helps make possible the ability to:
  • Capture existing design information via scanning and point clouds
  • Enhance collaboration across geo-dispersed teams
  • Go beyond visualization to create immersive experiences (such as VR) and interact with the building before it’s built

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hangers – Place Duct Hangers Automatically

From the Autodesk App Store:

This tool is designed to place Duct Hangers along the duct automatically.

Work Flow:
  1. Select the desired Element.
  2. Click the Element hanger command.
  3. The Element Hangers form will appear.
  4. Select the hanger family type.
  5. Write the offset distance between hangers in mm.
  6. Select the upper level for the hanger or the tool will select it automatically.
  7. Click ok to get the result
  8. This tool will automatically place hangers along all the elements.  
  9. The tool will do the following
    1. The tool will place the hangers along the elements automatically.
    2. The tool will change the hanger size due to the change in element size.
    3. The tool will change the hanger offset due to the change in element offset.
    4. The user can choose to enter the distance between hangers in mm or inches    .
    5. If the element is moved the hanger will also follow the element.
    6. To apply the above selects the desired element which you want to update the hangers related to this element -run the tool-click update.



Free Webinar Sep 27 – Enhancing Graphical Quality in Unity

From the registration website:

Enhancing Graphical Quality in Unity with the Progressive Lightmapper and Post Processing Stack

Wed, Sep 27, 2017 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM GMT

Presenter Mike Geig, Technical Evangelist at Unity Technologies

In this session, we are going to look at a scene specifically made to represent a realistic apartment. We will see how crucial a role light plays in the overall look and feel of our projects. From there, we will utilize the post processing effects stack to take the visuals to a new level and fine tune them to enhance to impact of  different areas. Finally, we are going to create a timeline sequence to interact with our camera and add some life to our scene.

If you are unable to make this webinar or would like to schedule a demo before contact Sanjay Mistry +1(310)730-9763 or email unity@vimaec.com.

www.vimaec.com/unity



Register for the webinar here.

Free Webinar Sep 27 – Connecting Project Teams with Collaboration for Revit

From the registration website:

Connecting Project Teams with Collaboration for Revit

Wed, Sep 27, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM GMT

Building projects are never simple. There are numerous stakeholders, different teams delivering on different schedules, working on multiple models, with each model progressing independently within each firm’s network. Join us as we show you how building project teams can connect with centralized access to BIM project data making it easier to access all project data – anytime, anywhere. Learn how  to:
  • Enable project team members in all disciplines, from multiple firms, or sites to concurrently author a model using the BIM process.
  • Connect team members with direct, real-time chat within project models to free teams from traditional, limited tools, such email and phone.
  • Access Autodesk A360 Collaboration for Revit with a centralized cloud-based workspace, and improve efficiency on projects.



Register for the webinar here.

Free Webinar Sep 27 – Managing Project Documents with BIM 360 Docs

From the registration website:

Managing Project Documents with BIM 360 Docs

Wed, Sep 27, 2017 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM GMT

Take control of your project documents!

From drawings to models, specifications to submittals, emails to schedules -- nearly every construction company and project faces the same document control issues today. Too much confusion around versions, too many questions about where to find information, too much work to keep it all straight.

It’s time to make a decision to change. Join us for a  free webinar to hear from the CADD Microsystems team on how you and your company can take control of your project document process.

After attending this webinar you'll be able to:
  • Put the right information at the fingertips of each project team member
  • Build structure around the project source of truth with minimal effort
  • Keep document control simple: built for the app generation, from the experience of the hammer generation
  • Plus, learn about Autodesk BIM 360 Docs, the free document management app purpose-built for construction projects and construction project teams.



Register for the webinar here.

New Public Beta for BIMcollab ZOOM – Testers Wanted

From the announcement:

Join the BIMcollab ZOOM beta program

BIMcollab ZOOM is more then a model viewer for creating a federated model from multiple IFC files to view and analyze model-data. With the help of smart filtering and color-coding you can check data against an IDM (Information Delivery Manual).

It also supports the latest versions of BCF and offers a direct connection to BIMcollab for viewing, editing and creating issues in the cloud. Usable as standalone solution but more powerful as addition to BIMcollab based workflows for all team members, like owners, contractors ánd BIM managers. Read more >