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€3.7m BADGER robot to 3D print pipes as it travels underground

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171shares140301 Robotic 3D printers are helping to advance the next generation of autonomous construction. Recently, the 3D printing industry has seen houses 3D printed in 24 hours or less, and bridge

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Free Open Source Photogrammetry Software

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You can create your own photogrammetry workstation with the help of free open source photogrammetry software, DSLR camera and simple 3D glass.


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Best 10 Photogrammetry Software 2016

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We here listed top 10 photogrammetry software in 2016 after considering the quality, user feedback and price.

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Producing a Task Information Delivery Plan (TIDP) from ARCHICAD 19

Producing a Task Information Delivery Plan (TIDP) from ARCHICAD 19 | BIM News | Scoop.it
RT @ARCHICAD: Producing a Task Information Delivery Plan (TIDP) from #ARCHICAD 19 - See more at: http://t.co/W8d8kW3DgT

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3-Sweep: Extracting Editable Objects from a Single Photo, SIGGRAPH ASIA 2013

by Tao Chen · Zhe Zhu · Ariel Shamir · Shi-Min Hu · Daniel Cohen-Or

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Creating a Detailed Quantity Takeoff in Navisworks

In these tutorials you will learn how to perform design coordination for a multidisciplinary construction project, including techniques such as clash detection, digital RFIs, and 4D construction simulations. Furthermore, you will learn how to add construction detail to design models and to use that improved detail in developing more accurate schedules and detailed quantity take offs.

There are companion exercises and datasets that allow you to practice the techniques laid out in the tutorials.


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Mobile Augmented Reality for Building Maintenance using BIM 3D data

Mobile Augmented Reality system combining Building Information Model (BIM) and Facility Management System (FMS) with real-time feature based tracking and sen...

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Jed Fisher's curator insight, June 4, 2013 5:11 AM

Very nice end demo showing what can be done by overlaying a BIM model with your building "reality". 

This example seems to use computer vision (point clouds, 3D reconstruction, 6DOF feature based tracking) and then combines this with best location information (WLAN and HAIP locaitoning).

The result looks great. Very good example of the end goal. You can imagine the usefulness of such technology - for construction, architecture, facility management, consumer interaction, ...

Now if only we can make it work on a standard iPad! (which happens to be one of the things we are working on at 4D Pipeline  :-))


PS #AWE2013 starts today - see us there!

DonRudder()'s curator insight, June 6, 2013 1:54 PM

a great solution for any building

Claudia Abreu's curator insight, June 6, 2013 6:05 PM

Realidade Aumentada.

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4Projects BIM in a Browser

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Cloud-based collaboration specialist 4Projects recently added ‘BIM’ support to its range of services. The new technology delivers a suite of BIM viewing, adata management tools

Cloud-based collaboration for the construction industry used to be all about document distribution, project management, and procurement. In 2011, however, everything changed.

With the UK Government Construction Strategy suddenly putting Building Information Modelling (BIM) firmly on the agenda, getting some kind of BIM capability soon became a number one priority for many of the software developers in this space.....


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REVIT 2014 Energy Analysis Tutorial Video

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Energy Analysis Tools are built into REVIT 2014 and it all ties into Autodesk 360.
Energy Info below on the left was simulated from Edmonton, AB, Canada on the right from Pheonix, AR, USA.The video below shows how you can run two different energy simulations  within the same REVIT model and compare the results, greenbuild style.


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CAD addict: Potential Business Oportunities with BIM (UK policy)

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The UK Government Released by the end of 2012, a paper named Building Information Modelling - Industrial strategy: government and industry in partnership, a very interesting paper on the possibilities for growth for companies doing BIM.
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Revit Add-Ons: SOFiSTiK 3D-PDF Export 2014

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3D PDF files are a convenient medium to exchange information between different actors in the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process, since they are commonly used almost everywhere and constitute a multiplatform mean of communication.

SOFiSTiK 3D-PDF Export extends the functionalities of Revit® through the generation of standard PDF documents with embedded 3D graphics; the files produced by the program can be opened by any PDF reader that supports the PDF 1.6 standard, such as Adobe Reader 7.0 or later. SOFiSTiK 3D-PDF Export uses the geometric definition of the elements in order to create an equivalent representation of the model in U3D format. Descriptive information about the particular Revit® objects is embedded....


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Revit Advanced Scheduling: Check This Model

Revit Advanced Scheduling: Check This Model | BIM News | Scoop.it

Something I haven't found in any of the templates, standards, libraries, or any other resource I've seen in the last few years is Rule-Based Model Checking. And I don't mean "why doesn't my foundation show up in a schedule?" kind of Model Checking. I mean the real deal. Does my design meet the Building Code standards for the amount of toilets? Does my bedroom have the legally required width and area? Is the egress width of this fire door big enough compared to the size of the fire compartment(s) adjacent to it? Those are all questions Revit can answer, if you know how to leverage schedules....


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DIY Drones

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The largest amateur Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) community on the web. Quadcopters, robot planes and more!

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Plex.Earth: Import 3D terrain and imagery from Google Earth into AutoCAD

In this video we show how to insert terrain and georeferenced imagery from Google Earth into AutoCAD. This demonstrates the power of Plex.Earth to scale up productivity dramatically, at every stage of the design, by giving the complete and realistic view of your projects' area (wherever they are - worldwide), in just a few minutes. In this case study, in less than 5 minutes, we created a detailed 3D terrain model of the Agios Georgios island wind farm, in the Aegean Sea, using the unique and brand new capabilities of Plex.Earth. It all started with a simple coast outline in plain AutoCAD... Then: 1) We are locating the area in Google Earth, by using the 'Zoom To Area' command of Plex.Earth. 2) Import high-resolution imagery from Google Earth, using the advanced functionality of Plex.Earth to create mosaics for covering large areas - at the highest accuracy. 3) We are importing AutoCAD blocks in the locations of the wind turbines on the island. 4) Using the 'Convert to 3D Imagery', a unique feature introduced in Plex.Earth 4, we are creating a realistic 3D model of the terrain. 5) The new feature 'Snap Objects to Terrain' automatically brings the blocks to their actual elevation. 6) Finally we are exporting the blocks to Google Earth (using the 'Export drawing to Google Earth' command), so we can see and explore our design into its real environment. Don't forget to subscribe to stay tuned for more magic with Plex.Earth! To see more visit our web site: https://plexearth.com Do you want to be a beta tester? We are currently calling for a limited number of beta testers for Plex.Earth 4. Apply here: https://plexearth.com/beta4


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Best 10 Photogrammetry Software 2016

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We here listed top 10 photogrammetry software in 2016 after considering the quality, user feedback and price.

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Free Open Source Photogrammetry Software

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You can create your own photogrammetry workstation with the help of free open source photogrammetry software, DSLR camera and simple 3D glass.


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The route to BIM in 10 steps

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The industry will have to put its foot down to meet the government’s BIM deadline. Here, five experts break the route in 10 key stages

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Duane Craig's curator insight, September 19, 2013 10:46 AM

It looks like BIM could end up being the back door to construction being more transparent and to replacing construction's adversarial relationships with collaborative ones.

Randy Hall's curator insight, September 29, 2013 10:46 AM

Now this makes sense...

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The BiMTOOLS 2014 are Now Available on the Autodesk Exchange Apps

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SOFiSTiK BiMTOOLS are a set of free tools for Autodesk Revit Structure which enhances the productivity for elaborations of views up to 50%.
 
The tools contain the following functionality:
- Substitution of Font Type
- Read out of Coordinates
- Create Views of Elements
- Positioning of Elements
- Family Creator
- Automatic Dimensioning
- Selective tagging
- Hiding of categories not to be plotted
- Altitude of Openings
- Formwork area

 


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The BiMTOOLS 2014 are Now Available on the Autodesk Exchange Apps

The BiMTOOLS 2014 are Now Available on the Autodesk Exchange Apps | BIM News | Scoop.it

SOFiSTiK BiMTOOLS are a set of free tools for Autodesk Revit Structure which enhances the productivity for elaborations of views up to 50%.
 
The tools contain the following functionality:
- Substitution of Font Type
- Read out of Coordinates
- Create Views of Elements
- Positioning of Elements
- Family Creator
- Automatic Dimensioning
- Selective tagging
- Hiding of categories not to be plotted
- Altitude of Openings
- Formwork area

 


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Here's An Excellent Presentation About The Rise Of Mobile And The Massive Implications

Here's An Excellent Presentation About The Rise Of Mobile And The Massive Implications | BIM News | Scoop.it
"Mobile Is Eating The World."

- State of PCs,

- Smart phones units

- World is 2017

- Usage/behaviors

- Dominance of Apple/Samsung

- Tablets overtaking PCs

- 120m tablets in 2012, 66m iPads

- eReader weakening

- iPad dominates use everywhere

- Ecosystem sizes


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Jed Fisher's curator insight, May 26, 2013 3:45 PM

Awesome, simply awesome summary of why if you are not thinking mobile (and mobile first at that) you are going to be left behind.

 

 

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BIM Fix Blog: COBie and Autodesk Revit

BIM Fix Blog: COBie and Autodesk Revit | BIM News | Scoop.it
The COBie specification is the only proven, thoroughly documented, open standard format for using a BIM to generate the initial data for Building Asset Management. NOTE: There are ....
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Revit Add-Ons: Revit Extensions for Autodesk Revit 2014

This download contains a portion of all previously released Revit Extensions. The following content has been migrated to Autodesk Exchange Apps as separate installations. -Wood Walls Framing, Roof Framing, and Roof Trusses extensions are available now as Timber Framing package. - Compare Models Grids - Generator Civil Structures - CIS/2 Import/Export SDNF - Import/Export Excel based - model generation Frame - Generator Composite Design


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Watch Rio Erase and Rebuild Its Entire Waterfront in 3 Minutes

To learn more http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2013/04/watch-rio-erase-and-rebuild-its-entire-waterfront-3-minutes/5373/

 


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What's the best computer to buy for Revit 2014?

What's the best computer to buy for Revit 2014? | BIM News | Scoop.it

So...
Here we are are again at another release cycle for the Building Design Suites (Including Revit) and all the Autodesk offerings! So with that comes the inevitable questions, namely: What's the best computer to buy for Revit 2014?
Aren't you excited?

 



This post will be in two parts: 
1) Generic Recommendations 

Useful to spec your own machine and suggested peripherals

2) Specific Recommendations
Nearly an actual manufacturer recommendation


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Lagoa.com – launch video

Announcing the rebirth of Lagoa. lagoa.com is a platform for creating 3D. This video features the MultiOptics Interactive rendering technology – our Progressive,…

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