C’est à l’étape de la conception que tout se joue en matière de développement durable – c’est àcette étape que l’impact sur l’environnement est défini. Les décisions des architectes et des ingénieurs vont avoir des conséquences qui vont courir sur les années, les décennies voire même les siècles futurs. Les défis environnementaux auxquels nous sommes confrontés aujourd’hui pro-viennent des décisions du passé. Évidemment, personne n’a consciemment créé des produits quipolluent l’air ou l’eau, provoquent des changements climatiques, consomment trop d’énergie oude ressources naturelles. Nous entrons dans une nouvelle ère de la conception, une conceptionéco-citoyenne, qui s’inscrit dans la dynamique du développement durable.
Avec les économies de papier qu’il laisse entrevoir, le concept d’EDDY, va ravir la plupart des designers d’intérieurs, architectes et les bureaux d’études.
Pour ces métiers où l’on remet régulièrement l’ouvrage sur le métier, du projet à l’exécution, le chemin est fastidieux en temps et… en papier. C’est là où intervient EDDY ou Electronic Drawings Display, une innovation qui peut imiter le papier et sa qualité et permettre de limiter le gaspillage papier dans l’environnement du bureau.
In this latest installment of our Firm Profile series, we turn our attention to the work of architecture firm Candusso Arquitetos, who specialize in several large building types, including residential towers and hotels. The firm is entirely Mac-based and uses a highly developed arsenal of software applications to skillfully compete for its highly prized commissions.
So the time has finally come! The NDA has been lifted and the features are flying… well at least from those of us who actually waited for the NDA to be lifted. Here today I’d like to “briefly” list some of the new features in Revit 2013 and then spend the next weeks days going over some of the more exciting ones!
Akos Pfemeter of GRAPHISOFT Headquarters in Hungary talks to Architosh about the recent OPEN BIM announcements and what it means for this group to promote a true industry open set of standards for BIM workflows and technical requirements
A little over a week ago I was on the phone with Akos Pfemeter, Director of Global Marketing for GRAPHISOFT. It’s mid-morning for me and late afternoon for him back in Budapest, Hungary. We are discussing the joint-press release about the Open BIM movement underfoot by the buildingSMART group and an association of companies formed around the Nemetschek Group, Tekla (a Trimble company) and other independent companies.
When converting SketchUp 3D models to Autodesk Revit the most important steps are the initial ones performed within SketchUp. No matter how simple a model is, it is good to think of how it will be used, and how the layers and layer names will later affect the Revit model.
It isn't a surprising question, it's asked often. I wrote a post before called "Yeah but". That's the kind of response that often comes after answering the question with, "Yeah, you should".
"Yeah but... the architect isn't using Revit, the engineers aren't using Revit, we don't really need 3D for this project, this project doesn't have the margin, this project is fast track, this project isn't big enough, this project is too big"... and so on.
A recent one I heard was, "The architect isn't using Revit, should we use Revit MEP for this project?"
When Revit Systems was released in 2006, the essence of Autodesk's marketing commentary was, "this is new software so it probably doesn't make sense to tackle a project with it unless the architecture team is using Revit too." I don't think it is still true six years later. Sure we benefit from the modelling effort in architecture and structure but we can still benefit from the effort without them.
There is no doubt that BIM adoption in the AEC industry has come a long way since the term was introduced in 2002—most of the larger firms are using BIM on many of their projects, and it has come part of the standard lexicon of the AEC industry. We would be hard-pressed to find anyone working in the industry who has not heard of BIM. But most of us have a rather myopic view of BIM, quite naturally so; we are aware of what’s going on with BIM implementation in our own countries, but not that much about what is happening in other countries. This article is an attempt to capture the key developments in BIM implementation in different countries around the world, so that we have a better global perspective on BIM. We are all aware that the pace of globalization is rapidly increasing, so it is helpful to stay informed about technological developments elsewhere and be better prepared in case they also have an impact on us.
GRAPHISOFT® announced today the integration between e-SPECS and ArchiCAD. Both GRAPHISOFT and InterSpec, Inc have been committed to offering the best software solutions in their respective fields; linking the technologies will enhance the work of architects and facilitate construction management projects.
The e-SPECS Specification Management product suite serves to automate the preparation of construction specifications and selection of products and materials that are incorporated into construction projects. With e-SPECS for ArchiCAD, users have truly integrated and coordinated construction documents.
In this Revit 2013 video tutorial we'll do a fairly quick overview of the new Component Based Stair tools. The idea is to help get a better understanding of how the tools work and how the interface it put together. In future video we will go in more depth for all various types of stairs.
Basically Sweets Building Products for iOS allows you to search for building products by hundreds of manufacturers. You can browse by CSI-spec number, view, download and email files such as CAD, BIM, Specs and catalogs themselves (likely PDF files) and much more directly from your iOS device such as Apple iPhone or Apple iPad.
After more than nine months of development time, a new version of MagicPlan (version 2) is now out for iOS iPad. You can download the latest version from the AppStore.
After more than 1.2 million downloads, the 3D program with revolutionary “augmented reality” technology has gained more features and a brand new user interface (UI). In this release there was focus on three major areas:
Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., has announced that they have teamed with CadFaster to offer CadFaster | Collaborate™ for users of Vectorworks software. This announcement comes on the heels of the launch of Vectorworks Cloud Services, and will further broaden the ability for Vectorworks users to access their design files from any location.
Most of you know what computational, parametric and associative design IS and what it MEANS. Previously, Bentley had a strong product in Generative Components, and we all know about Grasshopper / Rhino. But it appears that Autodesk is coming to the party - with a solution called DesignScript.
They have employed the man behind GenerativeComponents - Dr Robert Aish. Apparently, this programmatic design solution has been in the works for Four Years!
It will be very interesting to see if Autodesk can capture the imagination of designers in the same way that Grasshopper has, or if they can offer some sort of realistic BIM integration quickly (like GC).
Autodesk yesterday announced the all new AutoCAD 2013 design software for both Apple’s Mac operating system and Microsoft Windows. The simultaneous release marks a first for Autodesk for this product.
A big new feature in AutoCAD 2013 are the new tools to connect with Autodesk 360 cloud-enabled services. This will allow AutoCAD 2013 users to access their data anywhere and collaborate with colleagues in remote locations. Free-form modeling has become more robust and modeling in general enhanced across both surface, solid and mesh model typologies. Powerful point cloud support allows you to import scanned data with up to 2 billion data points, helping you start your project with existing environments.
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