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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…

[Watch] 5 BIM Metrics for Owners

[Watch] 5 BIM Metrics for Owners

BIM authoring and review tools have been adopted and used by Designers and Contractors. Building owners are beginning to recognize new opportunities that result from implementing a BIM process. By using just five simple metrics, building owners can realize a significant process improvement that will help them reduce risk and operate their buildings better and…

BIM Metrics for Owners – References

BIM Metrics for Owners – References

In my recent webinar, I outlined five simple metrics that can help building owners better prepare and implement BIM requirements and workflows as an organization. A few links of interest which were mentioned during the webinar are included below for reference. I mentioned WeWork, a co-working startup who has focused on model-centric workflows augmented with real time…

Top 3 new Features in Revit 2017.1

Top 3 new Features in Revit 2017.1

Revit 2017.1 has been released to all customers on subscription or maintenance.  Here are a series of videos showing all the new features. This midyear release is dedicated to enhancing user efficiency with new features and functionality to help more effectively capture and convey design intent and constructability. With the Dynamo Player that makes task-automating…

[Watch] Lumion 7 is coming November 1

[Watch] Lumion 7 is coming November 1

Lumion 7 is coming: Release date: November 1 ,2016 The new version will make it easier than ever to help your clients feel the spaces you have created. Buy Lumion 6 now and get Lumion 7 for free Buy a new Lumion 6 license after October 1, 2016 and you will get a free upgrade…

How Many Ways Can I Move You

How Many Ways Can I Move You

Part of our new series of fast and furious tech tips, this brief video shows the user multiple ways to relocate components within a Revit project.

Lumion 7 is Coming!

Lumion 7 is Coming!

Can any of you current Lumion 6 users guess what the new features are from the teaser image? Buy a NEW Lumion license from October 1st 2016 and get an upgrade to Lumion 7 for free. Anyone who purchases a FULL NEW Lumion or Lumion PRO license as of the 1st of October 2016 will…

[Watch] BIM 360 Team: How Architects Can Use It

[Watch] BIM 360 Team: How Architects Can Use It

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 access to all team members who may need it, design teams…

[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…

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