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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…

[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…

[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,…

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