Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Signing off...

For those who have been a loyal reader, thank you - whoever you might be. I've been mulling around the idea of a new blog and finally settled on a name - "Adventures in the World of BIM". For the very small percentage of you out there that don't know what BIM is, it's short for Building Information Modeling. Check out my first post!

This blog will stay as it is since there are a few good posts from over the years which I still reference from time to time.

Monday, April 11, 2011

3d Models in a Web Browser

Why should you care about loading 3d models into a web browser? Think about this scenario:

A property management company has invested the time and money to get all their buildings into a BIM and now want to manipulate that at each respective location for FM. We all know how big these files get and the hardware required to handle the data is expensive. What about the property owner running (or outsourcing) their own data center to house all the models with sufficient hardware to navigate and manipulate said models and then letting the FM person for each location access the BIM through a web browser at their site?

Or, you want to enable a client to review certain aspects of a project but they don't have the software/hardware to access the project you've developed in BIM? Simply have them navigate to a web page where they can see what you need them to.

Granted the technology is in it's infancy, but I for one would tend to agree with Tom's statement at Inside the Factory that this is a turning point for 3d on the web.

In an echo of a recent post from Inside the Factory, you should check out 3d in your web browser if you haven't yet. It will WOW you...

P.S. - you need firefox 4.x to see this easily, otherwise Tom lists other options for doing so. Now, If I can just help my co-worker print from Excel, we can say the future is here!

Thursday, April 07, 2011

New Autodesk 2012 products are downloading at browser near you!

I found that the blog, "What Revit Wants" has posted the download links to get all 3 flavors of Revit, NOW.
Revit 2012 download via What Revit Wants

I also noticed in my subscription center that 3ds Max 2012 and 3ds MAX Design 2012 are available now...

For those excited about such things, AutoCAD products have been out for a while now. Meh.

Apparently, people have been so excited to download their new software, the site has crashed both Subscription center and the download links - try again later today maybe...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

What's new in Revit 2012 by Scott Davis of Autodesk

The What's new session for Revit 2012 that was presented at BUGIE was recorded and is in the process of uploading to Vimeo. When finished you can view the video here: Vimeo link