All tagged Captain Bimcad
I have been coming to BiLT events in Australia for some time and I have always appreciated the knowledge sharing from the Speakers to the social activities. But what stood out this year for me was the range in who was attending, and this goes beyond the balance of gender diversity, into a healthy mix that represents our greater community
Are you one of the disappearing, high on the AEC endangered list, Design Draftspeople? A relic of the past where a set of Drawings were created without the handheld approach that we see so common today? Slowly being replace by the tracer?
To help you understand my explanation of these Training Days, I need to let you in on something....I have spoken at breakfast group demonstrations around Australia and have had many interactions with clients where I consistently see that people just aren't aware of the full functionality of this software.
I remember working on projects and hearing the Revit buzz, "Hey Revit 20 blah blah has just been released, we should upgrade!" Well, hold on, I don’t want to give you a Mike Brady lecture on this, but let's make sure that we understand all the Pros and Cons surrounding a new release and let's discuss upgrading your projects.
Hats off to the BIM community for sharing their experiences, it is estimated that it takes about 20hrs to create a 75min presentation. It’s the reward after your presentation of your peers shaking your hand and thanking your for efforts, that's a feeling can't be bought off iTunes.
How is your Bluebeam experience coming along? Are you using the Bottom Panel? Have you tried using the Count tool? A great feature, but the Out Of The Box Counting tools are simplistic. So how do you make a counting tool? It's not hard, but I want to share with you some of the little tricks that I have learnt that help improve their appearance and functionality.
I was in class the other day when one of the Clients asked me about modelling a Planter Box. Sure I say, but I worry about their skill level, as this is a Revit Fundamentals class. So I started thinking… can get Model-in Place Elements to update Parametrically?
BIM challenges tend to be cultural rather than technological. I keep this on my Desktop to remind me that we, as Humans, have a tendency to not like change. In the case of BIM we have access to a better workflow, but is cultural change is too challenging?
I wish that I was using this when I was a CAD Manager! That’s not to say that I didn’t have this tool available, I just didn’t know how to use it. I am referring to Bluebeam Revu's Sets. In my experience, had I used this Software properly while I was still a Drafting Manager, I could have saved a significant amount of time.
I feel that there is a stigma out there that BIM is only for the medium to big players, this could be because I am from the Big Smoke and most of BIM talk is about big stuff. But Southern Vale homes are proving that this is not the case.
ou know the option, the one that you pick in space at the top left of your screen, then click and hold the right mouse button and release it on the bottom right of the screen? This is the Selection Window option. Inverse this, or right to left,? This is the Selection Window option. Straight forward, right? And you're probably using this tool every day, every hour! But Drag Elements on Selection, is the Achilles heel of this function.
This is a progressive move from the traditional RTC of the past 12 years, the exchange of knowledge needed to broaden and for BIM not be specific to individual Software. The name change is a clear indicator that this is a new direction, so I look forward to watching the expansion of BiLT's BIM coverage.
Fortunately, Bluebeam Revu is not a programme that takes weeks or months to get productivity rewards, it really only takes moments of your day.
Where is the Australian Government at in regards to creating a BIM Mandate for infrastructure? Which draws the decision for all involved in the Construction Industry as to whether BIM will be a Tsunami of damage or a floodgate of opportunity!
Inside information from AuntieDesk has revealed whispers of integration, simplifying Data transfer and with Global market embarking on a BIM breakthrough with Mandates, PPP's migration to BIM should now apparently be almost seamless.
Builders are getting trained up in BIM, delving into the Data and interrogating the Consultants models for all their worth.
I find it interesting when people just stick to OOTB Revit for even the most simplest of things, like Object Selection. Really!
With the New Year, so too comes a whole swag of resolutions, from the life-changing and empowering to the just outright ridiculous.
The biggest failure of the AEC community could be that we keep dynamo on the shelf gathering dust until the highly complicated projects come along where intricate curves and patterns for structure or facades come into play.
I was involved in the training of a Company that plan to capitalise on a wide range of BIM workflows, where frankly, I don’t know if any other company in their field of work has done before.