Dongdaemun Design Park and Plaza (DDP) is an incredible public space in the heart of Seoul, South Korea. But realising Zaha Hadid’s design was far from straight-forward. Here we take a look at how building information modelling (BIM) helped make concept a reality.
How does BIM work, like really work, in the real world?
There are a proliferation of diagrams with arrows and graphics invariably arranged in a circle, or as a seamless flow.
But none of these are explanations of how BIM actually works, they are blueprints of how the authors think BIM should work. It is an attempt to promote the myth that "BIM is about process, not technology", so that you will use the standard, guide, paid advice or academic career being pushed.
BIM does involve some new and different processes, but try doing it without technology. It would go from being a highly efficient process to one that involves an enormous amount of work and time that is error prone and tedious. Basically the benefits would evaporate...
The clash sphere generator is a tool by BIM One that helps project coordinators to communicate clashes location more efficiently to the design team.
Once the report is exported by Autodesk Navisworks® in XML format, the tool is able to read locations and create clash spheres in the building information model. Each sphere is identified by an identification number stored in the report which makes it easier to track and solve using Revit schedules.
Besides information about selected objects, the clash sphere generator gives you an ability to store information about issue status and the team member assigned to solve it. Processed issues can be marked ‘completed’ and comments can be added, which means that only active issues and not the entire BIM model need to be communicated between team members. This capability enables a powerful and open collaboration workflow between all parties during the design and building process.
If we polled AUGI members about how many use an Autodesk product in its fresh-out-of-the-box state, the result is likely null. Truth is, the beauty of AutoCAD and other Autodesk products is that they are so very customizable, and users happily set themselves to this task.
n October 2014 AUGIWorld, our authors provide some great advice for customizing a variety of Autodesk products.
For example, Adam Muñoz and Kaushal Diwan team up to deliver some best practices for customizing Revit Structure in"Help Me, Help You."
For those with a longing to be head of state, Louisa Holland shows how to use Content Packs to do many things, including create your own country if you so desire - check out her article,"Viva La Revolution!"
And in "Understanding the CUI" Melinda Heavrin gets down to the basics of the Customize User Interface in AutoCAD Architecture.
There is a lot more on customizing Autodesk products, along withAUGIWorld's usual array of articles on other topics.
Also in the October 2014 AUGIWorld...Breaking the Rules - Martijn de Riet introduces you to BIMiTs Content Admin Kit, which he finds full of exciting possibilities for Revit users.
The ABCs of MEP Constructing Modeling, Part 1 - Matt Stachoni opines that the process of construction modeling is not to be underestimated in terms of time, effort, expertise required, and expense. With that in mind, he offers a two-part series on getting started with Trade Contractor Modeling (TCM) with a focus on the MEP trades.
How Small Firms Should Prepare for the BIM 2016 Mandate - This month's CASE/HP collaboration shows how the UK's initiative to mandate "fully collaborative 3d BIM [Building Information Modeling] by 2016" provides lessons for us all.
Lighting Design and Analysis in Revit - Dan Stine explores the capabilities of ElumTools, a Revit add-in developed by Lighting Analysts.
Design, Coordinate, Fabricate - Kenneth Eastman provides real-world examples of a BIM workflow.
How to Effectively Use Associative Dimensions - Tips guru Michael Beall steps you through working with dimensions in AutoCAD.
Provocative American architect Frank Gehry, famous for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and Walt Disney concert hall in Los Angeles, has unveiled extraordinary “falling over” designs for flats at Battersea Power Station.
Global climate change and predictions of large floods and natural disasters are leading to the design of self-sustaining floating cities.
Inspired by biblical character of Noah, Serbian designers Aleksandar Joksimovic and Jelena Nikolic have created Noah’s Ark, a sustainable floating city capable of preserving life on earth in the event of a massive natural disaster.
TheNoah’s Ark project features a series of terraced rings with deep underwater towers that act as ballasts to increase stability. The innovative project would support life on terraced fields, provide ample space for food growing, collect rainwater and generate its own power through natural energy sources such as solar, wind and wave energy, which are easily captured at sea.
Ten Links Tekla Releases Tekla Structures 20 for BIM Ten Links HELSINKI, Finland, Mar 14, 2014 - Tekla, a global provider of building information modeling (BIM) software to the engineering and construction markets, announced the availability of...
The Color Splasher is a tool by BIM One that allows rapid understanding of model information. It filters, selects and colors elements based on parameters values to help verify model data integrity and improve visualization of non-graphical data. The users first selects the desired category, then selects a parameter and, finally, set colors for each value of this parameter.
Quick review of potential problemsFacilitates monitoring of model qualityFaster than creating view filters
Managing of complex structural steel detailing projects can be challenging. Partnering with a structural steel detailing firm that utilizes the latest Xsteel Tekla Structures tools and offers optimum efficiency to a steel production workflow is one of the important aspects for successfully operating a building business.
As predictable as the switch to Daylight Saving Time is Autodesk's release of new versions of its major products. New releases are always of great interest among Autodesk product users - will their product "wishes" be granted with functionality they've been waiting for? Will the new releases fix old issues? What technological advances has Autodesk incorporated into these 2015 products?
AUGIWorld authors have been hard at work testing Autodesk 2015 products, and they answer these questions and more.
John Evans presents the impressive array of new features and functionality in Inventor in his article, "Something New for Everyone."
In "What's New in Revit," Jay Zallan explores changes to the Revit platform.
And Michael Smith discusses the significant enhancements to Navisworks in the areas of quantification, cloud rendering, and markups in "Quantification Gains Strength." Joining these are articles on the updates in other major Autodesk products.
Also in the April 2014 AUGIWorld...
What's New with You? - Mark Kiker encourages you to look beyond software upgrades and take a hard look at how you might upgrade yourself.
Optimum Performance: Hardware for Revit - CASE and HP discuss the impact of software upgrades on your hardware.
Usability Enhancements - Christopher Fugitt explores AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 and finds several noteworthy improvements.
One Small Step - In Revit MEP 2015, Todd Shackelford finds that a few product improvement wishes were granted and discusses some of the Revit platform changes that will benefit MEP users.
Performance, Productivity Increases - Brian Chapman looks at 3ds Max 2015 and quickly picks out two features that he predicts will be popular with users: ShaderFX and Quad Chamfer Modifier.
The New Stuff - Brian Benton presents the updates in AutoCAD 2015. Brand new features and updates to existing ones are discussed in detail.
Ten Links Autodesk to Help Qatar Build Railway Network; Callan Carpenter Comments ExecutiveBiz (blog) The company will advise Qatar Rail on implementing BIM technologies and practices and help to train Qatar Rail's staff for the railway project...
When discussing the advanced applications that Autodesk® Revit® offers, the answers are varied. When discussing which advanced applications are important, the answers are equally varied. Each discipline has its own idea of which applications are more advanced—and more important—than others. Whatever discipline we work in, all can agree that Revit offers more capabilities, to more disciplines, on a broader scale … than any other software in the world. Regardless of discipline, Revit has something to offer—whether in Architecture, Engineering, Mechanical, Conceptual Modeling, and soon, Structural Steel Detailing....
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