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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Design Intent vs reality


Our company gave our third of four AU lectures today.  I'm so proud of the job Alix did so I can't harass him anymore and say he only does Desk BIM.  He's definitely a well versed architect and it's amazing what a small firm like ours is doing with BIM and Navisworks.

The truth is, it's all my fault for showing him Navisworks in 2010 and there's nothing more fun than to show an architect a $10,000 to $12,000 piece of software and ask them why they're not fully doing BIM.  Well, today's presentation was awesome, but it did pop up a thought into my BIM Brain.

I wish all of you BIM people would stop referring to your models as "Design Intent".  After all, I always say that design intent means that you intended to design something, but here are two lines and you figure it out.

After seeing the level of detail in Alix's presentation, I don't know why we all don't call what were doing "Construction Intent".  After all, everything is in the model.  It looks just like the real building will.  There is so much more there than just design intent.

It should be called a CIM, Construction Intent Model.  The best part is that CIM sounds like Sim as in Simulation.  You are simulating the real building digitally.  I hope that gives you something to think about.

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Face the technology time

So, we're in the middle of our presentation today, with Cindy standing and giving part of the presentation, while David, Alix and I were seated at the table.  I had my iPad on the table and I was cycling through a copy of the powerpoint so we could see what Cindy was presenting.

Well, in the middle of all of that, my 4 year old calls me on Facetime.  In my frantic rush to hit decline, I hit the accept button.  My son is saying "Hi daddy", while I'm trying to lower the volume.

We're having a debate about CAD vs BIM, technology and having an animated discussion.  I never thought of the possibility of a Facetime call, and my phone was in airplane mode.  After we ended the presentation, as we're telling Cindy what was happening behind her with my son, she says that she wish she had known and would have shown my son to the class.

I never thought that would have been her reaction, and I guess it was fitting for the debate about technology we were having.  It's a moment I'll never forgot with my son staring at me, Alix and David and me trying to end the call and feeling terrible that I was hanging up on my son without an explanation.  Only in a modern technology world could something like that happen.




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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Autodesk FormIt for iPad on the iTunes App Store

Another great iPad app from Autodesk...and it's free...and can be imported into Revit.
When will the BIM boom end?  Hopefully, never!

Autodesk FormIt for iPad on the iTunes App Store




Description
Autodesk® FormIt mobile app helps you capture building design concepts digitally anytime, anywhere ideas strike. Use real-world site information to help create forms in context and support early design decisions with real building data. Experience a continuous Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow by synchronizing designs in the cloud for further refinement using Autodesk® Revit® software products and other applications.

Express design ideas with easy-to-use tools:
•Create forms quickly from a gallery of shapes
•Directly manipulate forms using gestures for easy model changes
•Save designs to the cloud and share with others

Easy access to site information:
•Set project location in a searchable maps interface
•Import satellite image of your site
•Design directly in the context of your proposed building location

Make early design decisions:
•Explore the effects of the sun using the location-aware Shadow Study tool
•Start early program analysis by tracking gross building floor area ratio while you design

Experience a more continuous BIM workflow:
•Store and share designs in the cloud using Autodesk® 360 cloud services
•Easily transfer designs to desktop applications via RVT or SAT file formats
•Explore design ideas and add detail to early design forms using award-winning BIM technology


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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Skills Don’t Pay the Bills (or the BIMMers) - NYTimes.com

As I'm packing for my flight out to AU tomorrow morning, I'm thinking about this article I read this morning.  As thousands of people from around the world all come together for four days of advanced skills training in a multitude of Autodesk products, I can't stop thinking about a profound problem I've been noticing for years.

Essentially, BIM is hard.  Changing your workflow, process, methodology, software, consultants and add a multitude of new programs (dare you enter the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday and see hundreds of software vendors with peripheral software to the Autodesk ecosystem) is not easy.  The next four days will be astounding and overwhelming.

As you see the presentations and ask yourself how the heck are you ever going to learn how to do that or get your boss to invest in a new program, we're still in an industry that has long hours and sometimes low wages.

There's only so much outsourcing that cheap firms can do in sending work to China or India.  I don't mean that in an offensive way since it's amazing the vastness of the intellectual base in those countries.  But, how do you take that onto a job site or an IPD project.  You can't.  It's all about the people and they need to be in the same room....collaborating.

How do we find time to take a week off to attend AU, especially after a 2 day holiday last week.  How will we ever get caught up with our workload and inbox?

Where will the people come from that will be doing the AEC jobs of the future?  We already know that the CAD drafter has no place at a Revit workstation.  When Alix teaches his class on Navisworks for Architects this week, how many of you architects will have the time to learn another program as part of your process?  Amazingly, our company found a way to create the BIM ecosystem and we've found some great people with amazing skill sets (yes David T, I'm finally talking about you, even though I hate OneNote).

I still don't understand how any architect could come to AU for AutoCAD classes when there's so much to learn about Revit, Navisworks and great apps like Vasari, but that's their problem. In the meantime, for those of you attending AU, good luck absorbing every tidbit of information and bringing that home and implementing them.

To those who don't get BIM and refuse to switch to Revit, good luck finding cheap labor who can magically transform your firm from 2D to 3D, 4D, 5D, 6D and anyD that comes after that.

We have a problem.  We need more highly skilled and talented people and they need to earn a decent wage.  That means that architecture firms need to get better projects, more profit and have owners start paying more for BIM and beyond.  Until we change that, we're going to have problems.


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/magazine/skills-dont-pay-the-bills.html?hp&_r=1&&pagewanted=all

“Trying to hire high-skilled workers at rock-bottom rates,” the Boston Group study asserted, “is not a skills gap.” 

 “If there’s a skill shortage, there has to be rises in wages,” he says. “It’s basic economics.” After all, according to supply and demand, a shortage of workers with valuable skills should push wages up. Yet according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of skilled jobs has fallen and so have their wages.
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Tip of the Day: Send To Functionality

Do you mainly use Firefox or Chrome, but have to use Internet Explorer for some websites?
Do you have to use different versions of Revit but when you go to open a file, it defaults to the one you don't want? Yeah, me too.  Oh, another one.  How about when you want to open a PDF file in Acrobat, but it opens in Acrobat Reader.

I have this one website that only works with IE and I have a shortcut to it on my desktop. But, every time I go to open it, it opens in Chrome (my default browser of the week) and it's annoying.

So, here's the solution.
If you ever right click on a file in Windows, there's an option called "Send To".
It's most notable for Desktop (Create Shortcut), Documents, Mail Recipient and maybe a few others.

Here's the solution.  Just open up the Send To folder and drag in program shortcuts.  Then, when you right click and send to, you can have options like Revit 2013, Revit MEP 2012, Revit Architecture 2011 or whatever other program you want.
The problem is finding the darned folder.
Here's the location:
C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo
Just change the YourUserName part and paste this into a Windows Explorer or Run command and there you go.  Here's a link for Windows 8 users to access the folder. 
 

I hope that helps and makes your computing life more efficient.




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Possibilities

What's easier for others may not be what's best for the whole team and those downstream.  I hope we find easier ways to do things because it's better, not because someone else is lazy.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Download the AU Mobile App Now |

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http://auspeaker.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/download-the-au-mobile-app-now/



AU Mobile is the official interactive mobile app for Autodesk University 2012 in Las Vegas. Use AU Mobile to make your AU experience richer and easier:
View event schedules, explore classes, and find social events.
Create your own personal schedule of AU classes, including locations and speaker profiles.
Check in to classes, meetings, keynotes, and exhibitor booths.
View an entire feed of the event activity, including attendee check-ins, photos, and more.
Meet people, expand your professional network, and have fun!
Earn points, badges, and prizes for being active on AU Mobile and at AU.
Remember, the more you use AU Mobile, the more points and badges you’ll earn.

NOTE: You must be registered for Autodesk University 2012 in Las Vegas to use the AU Mobile app. For more information about the conference, visit http://au.autodesk.com.


Download the AU Mobile App Now

It’s here! The Autodesk University mobile app gives you access to your personal schedule, the conference schedule, speaker details, and AU updates.
You can view the #AU2012 Socialcam feed. Plus, you can let other AU mobile app users know what you’re doing and where you are at AU and update your Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn activity feed with a single check-in.

EARN “BADGES” FOR A CHANCE TO WIN AN AU 2013 3-DAY CONFERENCE PASS

This year, you can earn app "badges" when you check in at certain events, visit exhibits and lounges, pass Autodesk certification exams, and make contact with other attendees.
Watch for QR codes on signs at those locations. Every badge you earn increases your chances to win an Autodesk University 2013 3-Day Conference Pass!
The AU 2012 mobile app is available for Apple® iPhone® and iPad®, as well as Android™ smartphones and tablets.
Note: No Blackberry (Blackburied) ® app is available. Use the HTML 5 version.



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More Autodesk BIM Glue goodness - Real world use

Alix, while driving to an electrical subcontractor who wanted to hire us to do their modeling for a big BIM project, called me up and asked me if I could go and look on the server for a project he modeled 2 years ago.  He wanted me to post it on our BIM Glue server and, of course, he needed in done in the 16 minutes before he got to the client.

He had done all of the electrical piping in AutoCAD MEP and he actually did everything in 3D.  It was very impressive and I had no idea he was so talented.  There is a BIM glue ribbon plugin for AMEP, but since he had also exported everything to Navisworks, I thought that would be easy (since I'm totally clueless in any AutoCAD product).

I opened Navisworks Manage, opened the electrical NWC file and then appended the structural NWC file.  From there, I clicked the BIM Glue 'Glue It' button and in less than 90 seconds, the files were uploaded and live on the BIM Glue server and immediately available on Alix's iPad.

That's not even the reason I'm writing this post.  Glue has the coolest feature.  At the bottom of Glue is the Collaboration panel.  There's a list of every view that was created.  There's a button to copy or email the link of that view.

I click the email link and email it to Alix.  He gets the email, click on the link and it opens Glue on his iPad, opens the project and goes to that view.  I have never found anything that compares to this to get someone in the field to see a specific view of what you're trying to describe over the phone.

I was able to quickly generate various views of various electrical and structural components and Alix had them available instantly for his presentation.  Needless to say, we got the job and another very happy client who is impressed with our technologies.

The best part is the iPad app is so easy to use and navigate that we've installed it on our Principals' iPads and they can show off our projects.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

3 Million and Counting

It's been a busy few weeks preparing for Autodesk University and all of the peripheral things going on at the office.  I got a little delayed with this post waiting for our press release for the new company.


At some moment in time on October 31st one of you helped me finally hit my 3 millionth page view of my blog.  It's been almost 6 years now since I started my blog, BIMboom.blogspot.com in February of 2007.  I always smile when I think of what a great name I happened to pick, because we are truly experiencing a BIM boom at our company and around the world.  We're looking for more talented and passionate BIM experts, so if you're going to AU, stop by our booth, 1F and introduce yourself.  Otherwise, you can always send me your resume.

0               2/1/2007
1,000,000 4/30/2010  http://bimboom.blogspot.com/2010/05/million-reasons-to-love-bim-revit-live.html
2,000,000 4/21/2011  http://bimboom.blogspot.com/2011/04/bimillionare-bim-ipd-aia-revit-million.html
3,000,000 10/31/2012 ...you are here....

With over 3,800 posts, I'm sad to say that I have 5,351 posts in my drafts folder.  I'll never be able to go through them all and keep adding more information every day with new posts, but I'll keep trying to go through them all.  I feel like a BIMcyclopedia sometimes.

As an interesting coincidence to these milestones, when I hit 1 million, I happened to have gotten my first iPad.  As I'm writing this, I'm restoring all my programs to the iPad mini that I got today. Well, actually, I've had an iPad mini for 11 days, but I traded it in today for the iPad mini with 4G.  Only the wifi models were available.  The mini is so awesome. It's half the weight and the screen is a little smaller, but I'll never use a full size iPad again.  This piece of hardware is exquisite.

I can't believe how much I've learned since getting involved with Autodesk products in 2004.  It's never ending and I can't imagine how a firm new to BIM starts their implementation process on that first project.  Just today, we met with VICO and had an amazing few hours with Ian Turner.  They have some great tools and now we get to invest in and learn another amazing BIM tool. It's interesting that Vico got it's start as part of Graphisoft's Archicad family and was recently purchased by Trimble. What a trip that must have been.

I was so excited during the meeting about all of the amazing 4D and 5D features of the Vico modules, that I completely forgot about the Trimble acquisition and what that will mean for further enhancements of the software.  The model revision tracking is great and the tie in to estimating and scheduling really looks promising.  I can't believe how many different clash detection programs there are out there.  Between Navisworks Manage, VEO, Vico, Tekla BIMsight, Solibri, BIM Glue, Revit and Archicad, how is one supposed to pick the right tool? Who even says that there is only one tool that can do everything you need?  I'll be focusing on those areas as I expand the scope of this blog for the future.

Anyway, because of all of these tools, I've decided to do a little rebranding.  Today, I changed my  Twitter name from Revit3D to BIMbuilder.  I don't want to be tied down to just one piece of software.  The license plate on my car really does say REVIT 3D, but I'm going to rebrand the blog to point to BIMbuilder.com instead of Revit3D.com.  The actual blog, bimboom.blogspot.com is incorporated into both, so that really shouldn't affect anything.

I've been toying with the rebranding, so I think calling the blog BIMbuilder.com is more encompassing to the industry and all of the software vendors.  

Thanks to everyone who continues to read my blog and especially to any of you that have been reading it for all these years.  It's been fun writing and there is so much more that I want to say and areas of BIM that I want to cover.

Don't forget, if you're going to AU this year, you have to stop by our booth and say hello.  If you don't, my boss will make us buy Archicad and we certainly don't want this blog to go that route.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

BIM Diary - Took me a year to write this post.

Well, actually a year and 2 days.  On November 18th at 11:33 AM, it has been exactly a year since I became a part of ACAI Associates.  In my wildest dreams (or maybe nightmares) I never thought I'd ever work at an architecture firm.  Well, it's been a whole year and it's been the best year of my professional life.

What's even better is to be a part of our new company ACAI Technologies, Inc.  I have the coolest title too.  It's 'BIM Visionary',  I told Cindy today in a thank you card, that I thought it is she that's actually the visionary.  She had the vision to think I'd be a great fit at ACAI.  I sure hope she still thinks it's a great idea.

I'm so happy I no longer sell software for a living.  I actually have time now to spend time with my wife and almost 5 year old child.  My life is more peaceful, happy and productive.  I love Revit now more than ever.  Every day I get to see the impact of my 7 years as a reseller at a real architecture firm.

Between the free student training I provided to local university students who are now employed by ACAI (Bryan and Julio), engineering firms who I got to move into Revit and provided training for, contractors who I had worked with, provided software or Navisworks and Revit training to (John, Dave, Anonymous Rob and Kris) and all of the others locally and around the world who read my blog, it's worked out great that the trail I blazed in South Florida plays a little part in the success of ACAI.

The strangest thing happened this past Tuesday.  I came into the office and went upstairs to see if Adolfo, our amazing leader, was there to show him my new iPad mini (more on that later).  He was just walking into the kitchen with Cindy so I went in there.  When he say me he came up to me and gave me a big hug.  At first I thought he was trying to strangle me to steal my iPad (just kidding).  Actually, he was just so happy with my blog post last week about our press release and new company, ACAI Technologies.  He was just so happy with the things that I had written.

Have you ever just walked into your boss's office and told them how happy you were and how much you liked your job?  Well, I actually have and did it in that blog post.  Most people just go to their boss when there's a problem, so they don't expect the good stuff.  It's funny that all of the things I was doing as a reseller were so shunned and here, they're embraced.

Even today, I had the most awkward moment.  Our new Reviteer was working on a really complex Revit family for a job we're doing for a manufacturer when he was getting frustrated because there was an empty box in the family browser tree that was corrupting the family.  Nothing he could do would get rid of it.  He got a phone call and got up to take it, so I sat down at his desk, played around with the family for a minute and clicked on the blank item, then pressed the Delete key.  Guess what?  It worked.  Well, I told this particular person that we'd keep this incident our own little secret.  Why was it such a big deal?  Well, because he was a Revit trainer for the past 4 years and I actually solved a Revit issue for a Revit genius.  I'm not saying I'm an expert at Revit, and I'm definitely not, but after 30 years of using computers, I refuse to let them ever beat me.  So, I got lucky and tried the obvious unobvious.

If you're going to Autodesk University, ACAI Technologies will have our own booth as we're now officially providing all sorts of BIM services including modeling for contractors, construction documents for other architecture firms, family creation, BIM Implementation services for architecture and engineering firms, as well as, a BIM practices division to help other architecture firms become successful with Revit.  We'll be in booth 1F, right behind the big FARO booth.  Come stop by for a chat if you can.  My team is teaching 4 classes at AU, so hopefully we'll have a lot of visitors.

Have you ever heard of an architecture firm having a booth at AU?  I certainly haven't and it's just another one of the reasons that I work for the greatest architecture firm in the world.

Let's restart the clock and see what happens over the next year.  I'm looking forward to it.
~Gregory

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Building Maker - Create 3D buildings online

Have you seen this before?  This is so cool and so easy.  How can we ever find and keep up with all of these technologies (especially if you don't follow my blog)?

http://www.sketchup.com/intl/en/3dwh/buildingmaker.html


Building Maker: Create 3D buildings online

Building Maker is a 3D modeling tool for adding buildings to Google Earth. It's fun to use, and an easy way to get on the 3D map. Here's how it works:
  • Select a city from around the world.
  • Make a building with photos we provide.
  • Save your building and it will be reviewed.
  • See your 3D building in Google Earth!
buildingmaker
Millions of people will be able to see your model in Google Earth. Get Started »


See places that others have modeled:

buildingmaker japan buildingmaker helsinki buildingmaker seattle 
Neighborhood in Sapporo, Japan Downtown in Helsinki, Finland Business in Seattle, Washington US



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Friday, November 16, 2012

Autodesk BIM Glue happy updates

All I can say is wow.  Lucky for me, my recent blog post about not getting Glue sales support got me a successful ending.  Not only did I get contacted in the middle of Hurricane Sandy by the CEO of Glue, we actually got our purchase completed very quickly. So now, we have Glue in our company. Thank you Cindy for making this investment.  You're the best BIM boss in the whole world.

We're still playing with it and going through the clash detection module, but I don't even care about that.  What I'm in awe of is the iPad app.  When you're in Revit, you can click a button and upload the model to the Glue site.  It sends it as a 3D DWF so it's super fast.  Once it's uploaded, you have instant access to the model.  It's easy to create rooms in Glue, so when you're on the iPad, you can go to the room/view list and in milliseconds, jump to any room or view.

Walking through the building is super fast and you can set up the model so you can isolate things like seeing only structural and MEP.  There's even a button you can hold on the screen, and as you hold it and turn the ipad around, it moves the model so it's like you have xray vision.

I've tried just about every iPad BIM viewer and this is the one.  The models load really fast and that makes a huge difference.  I like Buzzsaw because you can load native Revit and Navisworks models, but it takes forever to upload and then Buzzsaw has to convert the model views and that can take an hour.

They keep improving the BIM Glue iPad app, and that's what I'm writing about today.  They've added a measuring tool and it's easier than ever to tap on an object and get all of it's metadata.
I'd like Glue to bring in all of the views from Revit and bring in the sheets, so I'm hoping that will be coming soon.  In the meantime, this is the best tool I've ever seen for showing a client their project and great for field visualization.  Even IBM Maximo, the FM program, has integrated Glue into their product for facility management purposes.

Another wow.  I just noticed that at the bottom of the iPad app, there's a third icon which is the views icon. That makes it much easier to jump from room to room.  Awesome!!!!

You can download the app for free and there are four samples included so you can play with this forever.  I've yet to have it crash either or run out of memory which was a problem with Buzzsaw and Autodesk 360 (Design Review).  Autodesk 360 does let you make comments and share comments and share the model online, so I'll be expecting that in the iPad app for Glue soon.

In the meantime, this app is easy enough for a principal to use and you should definitely look into it.  It's $150/month, but well worth it.  Everyone I've shown it to is very impressed.

Autodesk 360 does have great sharing features and you can see all of the comments made by people.  If we could link Autodesk 360 functionality with Glue, I'd be so happy.  Of course, since Autodesk 360 is free and Glue has a fee, I'm wondering how that would work out where everybody wins.


Autodesk® BIM 360 Glue
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    Description

    The Autodesk® BIM 360™ Glue mobile app enables BIM 360 Glue users to more securely access Building Information Modeling (BIM) projects from anywhere, at any time. Building, infrastructure, design, and construction professionals can access and intuitively explore multi-disciplinary models online or offline, access all saved views, review intelligent object properties, and take simple measurements.

    Easy access to up-to-date, multi-discipline BIM 360 Glue projects
    •“One-click to BIM” access from email notifications to a precise model view
    •Navigate through saved views, measure distances, and access intelligent object properties
    •Secure, authenticated, anywhere access to BIM 360 Glue projects

    Intuitive exploration of multi-discipline BIM projects in the field
    •Navigate using intuitive gesture-based pan, zoom and orbit
    •Walk through the model with gravity-assisted navigation optimized for BIM
    •View project model details with immersive, gyroscope-enabled look-around

    Integrated with your BIM ecosystem
    •Coordinate over 50 design file formats in BIM 360 Glue for mobile access
    •Publish Navisworks models to BIM 360 Glue for access in the field
    •Access large project models and data—online or offline

    Autodesk BIM 360 Glue mobile app is licensed under the following License and Services Agreement. Your download and/or use of the Autodesk BIM 360 Glue mobile app shall serve as your acknowledgement to the terms of this License and Services Agreement with respect to your use of the Autodesk BIM 360 Glue mobile app.

    Requirements: Compatible with iPad 2 or later. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

    What's New in Version 1.1

    • Measure distances with a simple measurement tool (measurements can be set to metric or imperial units)
    • View brighter images with improved rendering graphics
    • Get easy access to help from any screen
    • Open Navisworks models using “Open In” from apps that support that feature by signing in with your Autodesk I


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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

How LinkMan-E Works - For Revit

I just found this website by complete accident. Looks like e-Specs, who I think is a great company, but I haven't researched the differences yet between these products, if they are the same.

This ties into http://www.bsdsoftlink.com/speclink/speclink.htm
BSD SpecLink-E automated construction specifications


How LinkMan-E Works, by Building Systems Design, Inc.
http://www.bsdsoftlink.com/linkman/lme_howitworks.htm


BSD LinkMan-E BIM Tool
How it works 
Click on the picture to the right for larger view.

Major Features of BSD LinkMan-E

LinkMan-E can be used from the beginning of a project, to:

  • Identify the objects being used in the building model.
  • List all the Revit objects loaded in the project.
  • Tabulate the quantities.

As the project develops:

  • List all the products included in the BSD Speclink-E database.
  • Identify those that are currently specified.
  • Compare the specified products to those required by the Revit model.

As construction documents are being finalized, to:

  • Identify conflicts between the Revit model and the specs.
  • Include individual products in the specifications that are missing, based on the model.
  • Automatically add all missing products to the specifications.

At any time during the project, to:

  • Update the information in LinkMan.
  • Update the specifications without overwriting any previous decisions or edits.

Keynotes in LinkMan-E

LinkMan includes a tab that allows users to import, edit, and connect keynotes to Revit objects while simultaneously linking the objects to specifications in BSD SpecLink-E (illustration 1). A unique master keynote has been assigned to each of the thousands of products and assemblies in the LinkMan database, all of which have been linked to appropriate sections and paragraphs in BSD SpecLink-E (illustration 2). Objects in Revit have also been linked to the same LinkMan database, which permits LinkMan to display any discrepancies between a Revit project model and the corresponding project specifications in SpecLink – or to update the specifications automatically, based on the Revit data.

Screencap
(Illustration 1)

The new keynote tab in LinkMan allows users to import a file from Revit that displays all keynotes currently present in the Revit model. These keynotes are displayed adjacent to the corresponding master keynotes in LinkMan. The Revit keynotes can be edited or deleted in LinkMan, and LinkMan’s master keynotes can be copied individually to the Revit file or copied in total to any blank fields in the Revit file with a single click. The Revit user can then import this edited keynote file from LinkMan and assign it to the project. Any edited keynotes will automatically replace any that are currently in use in the Revit model, and all the additional LinkMan master keynotes will be available for use in the project.




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Autodesk BIM 360 Glue File Compatibility

Autodesk BIM 360 Glue File Compatibility


Autodesk BIM 360 Glue File Compatibility

File Formats Supported by Autodesk BIM 360 Glue

3D Formats
3D Laser Scanning.PTS, .PTX
3DXML.3DXML
AceCad StruCad.DXF
Adobe 3D.PRC
AEC CADPIPE.DWG, .DXF, .3DS
Autodesk 3DS MAX.DWG, .DXF, .3DS, .IGES
Autodesk ADT/AutoCAD Architecture.DWG, .DXF, .3DS
Autodesk AutoCAD.DWG, .DXF, .3DS
Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D.DWG, .DXF, .3DS
Autodesk Building Systems/AutoCAD MEP.DWG, .DXF, .3DS
Autodesk DWF.DWF, .DWFx
Autodesk Maya.DXF, .IGES, .VRML
Autodesk MDT.DWG, .DXF, .3DS
Autodesk Revit.DWG, .DWF, .DWFx
Autodesk Revit Building/Revit Architecture.DWG, .DXF, .DGN
Autodesk Revit Structure.DWG, .DXF, .DGN, .CIS/2
Autodesk Revit Systems/Revit MEP.DWG, .DXF, .DGN
Autodesk VIX.DWG, .DXF, .3DS
AVEVA PDMS.RVM
Bentley.DGN
Bentley AutoPLANT.DGN, .DWG, .DXF
Bentley MicroStation.DGN, .DWG, .DXF, .IGES, .STEP, .VRML
Bentley MicroStation J.DGN, .DWG, .DXF, .IGES, .STEP, .VRML
Bentley Triforma.DGN, .DWG, .DXF, .IGES, .STEP, .VRML
Bentley Triforma J.DGN, .DWG, .DXF, .IGES, .STEP, .VRML
CADDS.PD, ._PD, .CADDS
CADopia IntelliCAD.DWG, .DXF
CATIA Graphical Representation.CGR
CATIA v5.CATPRODUCT, .CATPART
CEA Technology Plant-4D.DWG, .DGN
COADE CADWorx Plant.DWG, .DXF, .3DS
COADE CADWorx Pipe.DWG, .DXF, .3DS
COADE CADWorx Steel.DWG, .DXF, .3DS
COINS BSLink.DWG, .DXF, .3DS
COINS Framing.DWG, .DXF, .3DS
COLLADA.DAE
CSC 3D+.DWG
Dassault Systemes CATIA.CGR, .DLV, .DXF, .EXP, .IGES, .MODEL, .SESSION, .STEP
Graphisoft ArchiCAD.DWG, .DXF, .DGN, .IFC
Graphisoft Constructor.DWG, .DXF, .DGN
Google SketchUp.SKP, .DWG, .3DS
Hannappel Software GmbH elcoCAD R4.DWG, .DXF, .3DS
IGES.IGS, .IGES
Industry Foundation Classes.IFC
Informatix MicroGDS.MAN
Integraph PDS.DRI, .DRV, .DWG, .DXF, .DGN, .IGES, .STEP
Inventor.IPT, .IAM
ITandFactory TRICAD MS.VRML
JTOpen.JT
Kiwi Software GmbH ProSteel 3D.DWG, .DXF, .3DS
KMZ.KMZ
Kubotek USA CADKEY.DWG, .DXF, .IGES, .STEP
M.A.P. CAD-Duct.DWG, .DXF, .3DS
McNeel North America Rhino.DWG, .DXF, .3DS, .IGES, .STEP
Mensch und Maschine RoCAD.DWG, .DXF, .3DS
MultiSUITE MultiSteel.DWG, .DXF, .3DS
Nemetscheck Allplan.DWG, .DXF, .DGN, .IF
NX.DXF, .IGES, .STEP
Parasolid.X_T, .X_B
Polygon.PLY
PROCAD 3DSMART.DWG, .DXG
PRC.PRC
Pro/ENGINEER.PRT
PTC Pro/ENGINEER.IGES, .STEP, .VRML
PTC CADDS 5.IGES, .STEP
QuickPen PipeDesigner 3D.DWG, .DXF, .3DS
QuickPen DuctDesigner 3D.DWG, .DXF, .3DS
RAM International CADstudio.DWG, .DXF, .3DS
Sketchup.SKP
SolidWorks.ASM, .PRT, .SLDASM, .SLDPRT
Steel Detailing.CIS/2
STEP.STP, .STEP
Stereo Lithography.STL
Tekla.IFC
Tekla Structures.DGN, .VRML, .CIS/2
Tekla Xsteel.DGN
think3 thinkdesign.DWG, .DXF, .IGES, .STEP
UGS I-deas.DXF, .IGES, .STEP
UGS Factory CAD.DWG, .DXF, .3DS
UGS Solid Edge.IGES, .STEP
UHP Process Piping FabPro Pipe.DWG, .DXF, .3DS
UHP Process Piping x-plant.DWG, .DXF, .3DS
Universal 3D.U3D
VRML.WRL, .VRML
Wavefront Object.OBJ

2D Formats
Autodesk AutoCAD.DWG
Autodesk DWF.DWF, DWFx
Microsoft.WMF/EMF
Picture Formats
.PNG 
.JPG 
.GIF 
.BMP 
.TIFF 
Video Export Formats
.AVI 



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