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3 Ways Advanced Tech is Transforming Real Estate Marketing

It used to be that if you wanted to sell condos or a large commercial project, you designed a model unit with the best views, on the highest floor, decked out…

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And this is only the beginning.  Technology will transform how real estate is marketed AND how buildings and communities are designed, constructed and managed.

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IDEAbuilder's comment, January 29, 2014 6:23 PM
And we will open up membership in the Digital Fabrication Network in February - http://dfabnet.org/
IDEAbuilder's comment, January 29, 2014 6:23 PM
And present on all of this at the Nvidia GPU Conference in March
Jed Fisher's comment, January 30, 2014 4:47 AM
Hi Greg - Looking forward to the AECHackathon ! Looks great!
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BIM/CAD File Format Support in Architectural iOS Apps

BIM/CAD File Format Support in Architectural iOS Apps | Digital Fabrication in Architecture, Engineering and Construction | Scoop.it

The big four BIM players include Autodesk Revit, Bentley Microstation, Graphisoft ArchiCAD and Nemetschek Vectorworks Architect. 

For CAD formats Autodesk DWG is an industry de facto standard. The less proprietary format DXF is also a universal standard for information exchange. Autodesk’s less popular DWF format also has iOS support among apps. Bentley’s approach to iOS apps is its i-model format. One needs the Bentley desktop applications to create i-models.

We have included some open-standard 3D CAD formats with robust market use and acceptance. These are quite common on the MCAD side but also have use in AEC in limited form. Within this group is listed the IFC 2×3 file format for BIM.

We are going to start with propriatary formats first and then review the most popular open formats below.

 


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Jed Fisher's curator insight, April 15, 2013 8:40 AM

I've dealt with over 120 3D / 2D Vector formats in my time (the Right Hemisphere platform read about this many), you name it, I've had to deal with it. I know them all and hate them all ;-)  

For the last 15+ years people have talked about one 3D file format to rule them all. It hasn't happened in MCAD, it hasn't happened in DCC/3D, and it's not going to happen in AEC CAD.

That said, it's good to be aware of the main formats, those that are open and those that are proprietary. 

Whether you deal with DWG, DWF, DXF, SKP, IFC, OBJ, 3DM, i-models, or other; this article is useful to you. It's a good overview to the main format supported formats in architectural iOS Apps. It's also part of a good series on iPad Apps for architects

http://architosh.com/2013/03/ultimate-ipad-guide-apps-for-architects/

Let me know any questions you have.

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What VR could, should and almost certainly will be within two years - Michael Abrash


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VR for a mixed-reality experience.  It goes way beyond gaming to larger industries like the trillion dollar AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) industry.  And moving beyond collaborative and immersive design to immersing both professionals and consumers in digital fabrication data (for design and manufacturing).    This isn't just the future, it's already here, and being developed now.   

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Jed Fisher's curator insight, January 20, 2014 7:10 AM

#develop

Great find. Today and in 20 years when people look back at the early years of programming (and in particular 3D graphics/games) there will be a handful of names that stand out, John Carmack, Michael Abrash, are probably two the greatest of our age. When they speak, it's worth listening.

VR - "Virtual Reality" aka pup on a headset and see/interact in 3D has been one of the holy grails for a long time. Abrash thinks it's really truly almost ready for prime time and that it will be "here" sooner than most people think. 

He talks about the "magic" of VR and the VR presence.

Worth a read.

Jed Fisher's comment, January 20, 2014 7:11 AM
More at http://blogs.valvesoftware.com/abrash/my-steam-developers-day-talk/
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Belmont Technology Incorporated

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Belmont Technology Incorporated is a product development company formed by pioneers in the CAD industry.

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Tracking this team with great interest.

 

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Jed Fisher's curator insight, April 22, 2013 8:05 AM

You heard it hear first. Watch this space.

Newly incorporated Belmont Technlogy, made up of some heavy hitters from Solidworks and related, including John McEleney, former SW CEO and BM for Newforma. 

Very curious to what this team gets up to. Stay tuned for more info!

Jed Fisher's comment, January 29, 2014 6:01 PM
any more insights!? :)