BIM Blog - Technology through the building life cycle.

[Watch] Everything you need to know about your BIM collaboration options

[Watch] Everything you need to know about your BIM collaboration options

Do you regularly work on BIM projects with people outside of your office? Watch this video and gain a better understanding of the ROIs, complexity, and management of the various solutions. We will discuss: The cost-benefits of the various options Compare their pros and cons from the cheap but complex do-it-yourself types like VPNs to…

Leading Change: Bringing in BIM as an Owner

Leading Change: Bringing in BIM as an Owner

Leading change is never easy. Leading change when there is no industry standard and there are multiple stakeholders involved is more challenging yet. Below are five lessons Summit BIM has learned from helping building owners successfully implement a controlled BIM process. When we talk BIM, we are talking about more than a building information model.…

Introducing BIM 360 Team

Introducing BIM 360 Team

Purpose-built for the needs of architects, engineers and their project stakeholders, BIM 360 Team gives design teams a central location to communicate, view, markup and review 2D and 3D project design files from anywhere—simply using a web browser to a mobile device. By giving project access to all team members who need it, design teams…

[Watch] BIM Checkup

[Watch] BIM Checkup

Find out how you can improve your efficiency with BIM. Whether you are just getting started with a BIM implementation or you are mid-flight, this checklist approach is ideal to assess your BIM readiness or your progress to date. The session will look at how to: Assess whether your BIM content is consistent and how…

Construction Cost Savings: The Tip of the BIM Iceberg

Construction Cost Savings: The Tip of the BIM Iceberg

Getting the best building for your investment; it is every owner’s goal. One we know well. To get the most value from your project and adopting a BIM process, you’ll need to clearly identify what you want at the outset. This may sound intuitive, but we often see projects where BIM is implemented late in…

Time for a new definition of BIM for Building Owners

Time for a new definition of BIM for Building Owners

What is BIM? Well, it all depends on who you ask. While there are lots of definitions of BIM out there, the practice of BIM continues to evolve and those definitions are not keeping pace. The inherent issue for building owners is, how do you get what you need from your design and build teams…

Get the Most Out of All That Software

Get the Most Out of All That Software

At the end of July, 2016, Autodesk ceased the sales of perpetual licenses, the type of license everyone has been using going back as far as 1984.  One of the results of this deadline was that in the preceding months, many of our clients purchased new licenses or upgraded their existing licenses to Building Design Suite,…

BIM for Small Businesses

BIM for Small Businesses

Many small firms are of the mind that BIM is only for large organizations. Our contention is that quite to the contrary, proper use of BIM is the great equalizer, letting smaller firms take on larger and more complex jobs, allowing more time for design with less fear of time lost during contract administration. There…

What’s new in AutoCAD 2017

What’s new in AutoCAD 2017

In this fast-moving webinar, we recap the features introduced since AutoCAD 2014 before doing a deep dive into the newest features in AutoCAD 2017. We hit on some of the top features like: UI improvements Big improvements of PDF handling Managers and CAD users. 2D and 3D graphics performance 3D modeling improvements Sharing designs via…

Standout Features in Revit 2017

Standout Features in Revit 2017

With more than 50 new features and enhancements, Revit 2017 is a substantial update compared to its predecessors. In this two-part presentation, Dimitri Harvalias, Revit Guru takes you through the standout new features. Standout Features in Revit 2017 (Part 1) This first presentation begins with a quick overview of the ‘under the hood’ enhancements designed…

Lumion 6.5 to be released June 6th

Lumion 6.5 to be released June 6th

UPDATED ENGINE Lumion 6.5 contains an updated engine. It is now based on DirectX 11. As a result, the engine works better with Windows 8 and 10. For Windows 10 users, it also gives access to extra graphics card memory (the previous maximum was 4GB) so that larger scenes are possible. The engine update provides…

May BIMbc – Meeting Review

May BIMbc – Meeting Review

This month’s BIMbc session featured a presentation by Christian Proulx of BIMOne, relating to the firm’s new BIMTrack cloud coordination technology. See the attached document or click here to read how BIMTrack can help centralize coordination communications, provide easier access to information, visualize metrics and more. Scott Cameron from HATCH was also on-hand to lead a discussion revolving…

Autodesk Industry Collections Arrive August 1

Autodesk Industry Collections Arrive August 1

  Starting August 1, 2016, Autodesk will be introducing a new way to acquire software. They’re called “Autodesk Industry Collections”, and they’re broken down into three parts: • Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection • Product Design Collection • Media & Entertainment Collection Each collection will include a variety of familiar Autodesk products such as Revit,…

Getting Started With Lumion

Getting Started With Lumion

These tutorials show you the basics of Lumion. Learn how to move around, import models and create a video. It is essential to watch these tutorials before you start with one of the other tutorials. It is best to watch the tutorials in the order they are listed. 01.01 Controlling The Camera (02:31)This tutorial shows…

Summit Technologies 2015
Vancouver: 604.568.8324 | Calgary: 403.648.9272 | Edmonton: 780.936.8008

604.568.8324