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Building information modelling is becoming synonymous with the architectural and construction industries, and with key stakeholder and building owners demanding decreased costs, on time and on budget delivery, and post completition building information. The adoption of BIM will continue to grow both in the private and...

BIM & Architectural News.

Building information modelling is becoming synonymous with the architectural and construction industries, and with key stakeholder and building owners demanding decreased costs, on time and on budget delivery, and post completition building information. The adoption of BIM will continue to grow both in the private and public sectors as well as in the construction supply chain where BIM content and deliverables are being demanded as part of project expectations.

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Eric Bernier

Tools to test the effect of winds on our building models

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What tools are available for the effect of winds on our models? Or how to choose your CFD software? Hi all, Several architecture firms today, having adopted Revit or BIM software a long time ago or very recently, would like to go further in the use of their models. Indeed, with a well-constructed model, we can go and draw information; on 4D and see the effect of time on our model, on 5D and better...
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Eric Bernier

Autodesk Tandem: a Digital Twin to Your Construction Project

Yesterday, July 13, 2021, was the launch of a product that may have gone under the radar: Autodesk Tandem. Autodesk Tandem is a “digital twin” construction platform and bridge for building owners and managers that was in Beta until yesterday. Personally, I was surprised at the speed of execution and filtering of items. With a click of the mouse, the software separates the elements visually by leve...
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Tommy Moussis

Code Checking Steel Connections with Revit

Code Checking Steel Connections with Revit
Since the 2017 release, Autodesk Revit users have the ability to create structural steel connections by loading family driven parametric templates to their projects. This not only facilitates the conceptual design process but now allows the Revit model to be an accurate and complete submittal for your structural steel projects.  With the added ability to import, export and synchronise the ste...
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Gary Edwards

BIM Compliant Document Management for Architects and Engineers

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No matter if you already have a good basic understanding of the current suite of 1192 documents and ISO 19650, or you are just starting to investigate the standard, you will probably have some outstanding questions around defining the most cost-effective way forward that not only ensures you implement robust BIM compliant ISO 19650 data management standards within your business, but also gives you...
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Eric Bernier

Some sizing rules in a formula in Autodesk Revit

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Formulas can work on the following types of data: Number with unitsBoolean values ​​(yes / no)Strings (text) In relation to the units: For the additions, the entries and the result must have the same type of numerical unit.Multiplication supports all types of numeric units for inputs (not necessarily the same type). However, the result must be the product of the units entered. For example: length ...
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Doug Morton

Discover the Autodesk BIM 360 RFI and Versioning tool using an Autodesk Advance Steel 2020 model

RFI Versioning Advance Steel 2020 BIM360
In this post we will be looking at the BIM 360 RFI and Versioning features as utilized with an Advance Steel 2020 model. To start this process, it is necessary to first open the model that needs to be reviewed from the BIM360 Document Management project files. If discrepancies are found while viewing a model; markups, issues, RFIs and work history can all be added and reviewed directly in the mode...
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Doug Morton

Using the Autodesk BIM 360 Clash Detection tool with an Autodesk Advance Steel 2020 model

BIM36 Coordinate Model Clash Detection
Once the project members in each team have been assigned and the model coordination space is set up, project models can be uploaded and reviewed. Resulting clashes can be observed by various members of the project team and marked as an issue which is then available for inspection by each of the team members assigned this privilege. A clash matrix provides a method of viewing which clashes take pla...
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Doug Morton

BIM 360 Coordination Setup for Advance Steel

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To begin, each of the team members need to be assigned a valid BIM360 license by the company administrator or they will have no access. Once this has been done, the model and design collaboration begin with assigning members and setting permissions. Permissions can be handled by enabling the various elements that you would like each team member to have access to. In here you will notice that parti...
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Doug Morton

Desktop Connector Install for BIM360

BIM360 Docs Connector
The Desktop Connector is an application that allows you to connect your desktop environment with your BIM 360 DOCS account.  Once installed you can use it to create project folders that you can upload and download documents in to. You can then view, edit, open and delete these files locally, syncing them bi-directionally with the information stored in the cloud-based project. Using the Desktop Con...
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