How 4D BIM Improves Construction Modeling and Projects

The visualization that BIM modeling provides for AEC firms is invaluable. Gorgeous, detailed building models help every stakeholder—be it the designer, contractor, or client—better understand the nature of the project and what can be expected when it comes time to prepare the deliverables. Things get complicated, however, when it’s time to actually start building. What happens when the timeline isn’t right? What is your backup plan for discovering problem areas during construction? How will you account for any workplace injuries?

Navisworks 2012 Display Tips

New application releases sometimes change what we are used to seeing in our display windows.  Somewhere along the line we forgot that we changed what was originally the default, or something new in the software has been added, or maybe, we simply never used the feature before.  In Navisworks 2012, some new avatars have been…

Navisworks Manage 2012 New Features

This year, I’ve seen the greatest number of additions and improvements across all of the AEC products compared to past releases.   Clash Detection Enhancements The tool that may be valued the most in Navisworks Manage sees great improvement to support our project review cycle process.  No longer do we have to create a separate Excel…

Subscription Advantage Pack for Navisworks 2011

This release year’s software enhancements available to Subscription customers center around integration and communication.  The offering includes: New avatars Appearance profiler add-in Extended support for existing applications New file format support Select from an extended range of third-person avatars to better explore project models and communicate stakeholder perspectives. Represent various roles such as safety professionals,…

Subscription Advantage Pack for Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 Released

Advantage pack for Revit Architecture includes: Autodesk Revit Server Extension For collaboration within geographically dispersed teams, and design productivity. Allows a single project team over a distributed wide area network (WAN) to collaborate with higher performance and efficiency Enables a seamlessly integrated collection of Revit central models on a single server that team members can access…

Take Advantage of Extensions for Revit Structure 2010

Subscriptions users…if you haven’t downloaded and installed Revit Structure 2010 Extensions and/or the Subscription Advantage Pack for Autodesk Revit Structure 2010, you are missing some additional, valuable features that may provide time-saving functionality. While there are several add-ins, I’ll focus on two for structural detailing. It is true in a Revit Structure model that connections…