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A BIM Manifesto.

Risking that it may be too cliche for today’s standards and political correctness, I have to recognize I was due to declare my views on Digital Design Technologies / BIM and Architecture. I’m not saying you have to agree to all of it or most of it. I don’t even know if in the future […]

Digital Twins – are we there yet?

Last week, SydBIM held one of its recurrent presentation events in Sydney titled: “A journey of Collaborative Innovation”. The location was great: Frank Ghery’s “Dr Chak Chau” Builing; hosted by the ever-present Stephan Langella, David Foley and Scott Beazley, the event kept a similar format from previous versions, but this time the event had a innovative […]

Automatic Naming Convention exporting PDF drawings and documents

Let’s say you want to create a single PDF files with multiple pages. Each page being one of your Layouts in your Layout Book.

Drawings Transmittal Document – the Australian way – a Test

In this article we will describe how to semi-automate the creation of a typical Transmittal document as per Australian standards.

BCF. BIM Collaboration Format Explained

The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication’ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through*

Open BIM for Dummies

Recently I came across this short but really nice video about Open BIM from BuildingSMART Norway. If you are still wondering “what is Open BIM” this

KUBUS BCF Manager 1.2 for ArchiCAD and Revit

KUBUS, the Dutch BIM Specialist company founded by Erik Pijnenburg, is a key player in one the most interesting front lines of the BIM game: the…

Revit 2015 and ArchiCAD 18

Well this is that time of the year when Autodesk and Graphisoft announces and release their new updates and upgrades of packages and services.

Revit & ArchiCAD Comparison Side by Side

This comparison is meant to be an easy guide to users on both sides, to give you a glimpse on what is on the “other” side of the BIM game.  It is also

Reinventing Project Delivery

I recently attended “Reinventing Project Delivery” organized by Federated Press in Vancouver, the event that brings together some of the top