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Lumion 7.3: LiveSync for Revit

Lumion 7.3: LiveSync for Revit

Make changes in Revit and immediately see them appear live in Lumion! Lumion LiveSync provides a real-time high quality 3D view of your Revit design. This plugin for Revit creates a live connection with Lumion, so that changes in Revit can be previewed in real-time in Lumion. Live synchronization can help you work faster, for…

Introducing AutoCAD 2018

Introducing AutoCAD 2018

AutoCAD 2018 was released today. If you’re on an AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT 2017 subscription license or maintenance plan, you’ll get all your updates as they become available in the Autodesk Desktop App. Accept the update, and you’ll be up and running with the new features immediately. New and enhanced features SHX text recognition With…

[Watch] What’s New in Revu 2017

[Watch] What’s New in Revu 2017

Bluebeam Revu 2017 is a design and construction solution that delivers new takeoff and workflow automation tools for the entire project life cycle. Hosted by Bluebeam, this video provides an in-depth look at the latest features and enhancements that can give you the competitive edge by maximizing efficiency. Ready to try Bluebeam Revu 2017? Download…

Upcoming: Geraldine Rayner presents at BUILDEX Vancouver

Upcoming: Geraldine Rayner presents at BUILDEX Vancouver

Geraldine Rayner, Summit BIM Director will discuss what the goals of following a BIM process from an Owner’s perspective are, and what in turn, this means for the AEC industry. With more the 30 years of experience in the AEC industry, 10 years committed to the direct application of BIM, Geraldine has the experience and…

Geraldine Rayner Presents: Owners’ New Expectations at CanBIM

Geraldine Rayner Presents: Owners’ New Expectations at CanBIM

Congratulations to Geraldine Rayner, Director, Summit BIM who presented with Larry Harder, Director of Capital Projects, Fraser Health Authority on the changing nature of owners’ expectations at the CanBIM – Vancouver Regional Session. The presentation looked at how Fraser Health moved beyond the 3D model to structured data that could be used throughout the building…

Autodesk Revit Live is your path to immersive visualization

Autodesk Revit Live is your path to immersive visualization

As the AEC industry continues to move more and more towards Building Information Modeling, questions about the next step in a fully-realized BIM are starting to emerge. More than just developing a data-rich model with Autodesk Revit, everyone involved in a project will be able to see what’s being built before construction begins. Autodesk Revit…

[Watch] Dynamo, Revised

[Watch] Dynamo, Revised

The development of Dynamo continues accelerating, becoming an integral part of Revit. Edwin Guerra, Summit’s resident Dynamo expert, reviews what changed in Dynamo in 2016. This video highlights the exciting new possibilities Dynamo offers, including: Direct manipulation – push pull functionality; Improved list management – improved interpretation of node data types; and, Direct shape enhancement…

Dynamo Delete Node

Dynamo Delete Node

After careful inspection of the out of the box nodes available in Dynamo, many users wonder why there isn’t a delete node included. Perhaps, it was too risky for Autodesk to take any liability for the accidental deletion of hundreds of elements. Luckily, there are a few custom nodes available which accomplish the deletion task.…

FormIt: How to Build a Custom Library

FormIt: How to Build a Custom Library

Have you ever been frustrated recreating your custom materials in each FormIt sketch? The short video frees you from this common hang up. Discover how the Content Library can be used to work for your materials.

[Watch]  Conceptual Analysis in FormIt

[Watch] Conceptual Analysis in FormIt

Find out how to apply the basics of Energy Analysis during the Conceptual Design stage using FormIt’s Pro tools. Elyse Hatch, Technical Consultant will show you how to use FormIt to review your design iterations so you can start the energy conversations early. She will cover: What you need to begin; Shadows and Solar Study;…

Ins and Outs of Curtain Wall

Ins and Outs of Curtain Wall

We touch on a multitude of curtain wall aspects in this video Should you use a Curtain Wall or Curtain System? Draw it as a wall or by face on a mass? Add curtain glazing to a slope or curve? We look at three main types in the curtain wall family, as well as panels…

The Ups and Downs of View Range

The Ups and Downs of View Range

Have you ever wondered why you can’t see what is on the lower level through your opening to below? The answer is the View Range. This video highlights the basic concept and use of View Range. You will see how to manipulate the range to change the graphics of the components in your plans, and…

Connecting Data: BIM for the Building Life Cycle

Connecting Data: BIM for the Building Life Cycle

  Helping a design-build company deliver 6D BIM to the owner In 2014 Lark Group was awarded the $17.7 million Aldergrove Border Crossing project. Structured as a design-build project, one of the key deliverables was 6D BIM to the owner.  The owner realized, that for a relatively small initial investment, he could link the attribute…

FormIt 360: The Nitty Gritty for New Users

FormIt 360: The Nitty Gritty for New Users

This brief video gives a quick tour and highlights basic use of FormIt 360. We touch on the user interface and the main tools for creating a new sketch, as well as placing and modifying primitives. After all that hard work, we show you how to preserve your creation. This is the Nitty Gritty; Ready,…

Lumion 7 New Features

Lumion 7 New Features

Feel the space with Lumion 7 Cover surfaces with Ivy, add weathering or transparency.  Add area lights or light strips.  Tranform any model into realistic foliage.  Place your model on the map with OpenStreetMap. For the complete list go HERE. Video tutorials on all the new features: Landscape: Use OpenStreetMap Landscape: Add Your Model to…

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