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Summit Technologies awarded Autodesk Gold reseller status

Summit Technologies awarded Autodesk Gold reseller status

At Summit Technologies, we take pride in providing the best possible services to our Autodesk and AEC clients. Our clients trust us to provide them with all the tools they require to get the best out of their software, as well as insuring that their software gets implemented seamlessly and quickly. Recently, thanks to our…

New objects, tools and now 4K capability highlight Lumion 8

New objects, tools and now 4K capability highlight Lumion 8

  Lumion 8 is here, and a number of features have been added to make your experience better with a smoother workflow and more tools. With the new Styles feature, there’s no longer the need to combine numerous slider effect to achieve a single desired change. Now, a set of pre-loaded Styles have been built…

[Watch] Planning out your Revit families

[Watch] Planning out your Revit families

This technical presentation discusses how to create a plan for your more complex Revit families so you can create them efficiently and to the requirements of your firm. Using the creation of architectural doors as the working example, we discuss how to map out your requirements for both graphics and data to create a functional,…

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…

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.

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…

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…

Download Methods for Autodesk Account

Download Methods for Autodesk Account

Download Methods for Autodesk Account Downloading from Autodesk Account Download Methods in Autodesk Account Troubleshooting Download Issues Downloading from Autodesk Account To access the Autodesk Account download options for your software: Sign in to your Autodesk Account at manage.autodesk.com. Locate the software you wish to download in the list of Products & Services. Click the…

Meet Lumion 3D – Architectural Visualization Software

Meet Lumion 3D – Architectural Visualization Software

Summit is excited to announce our partnership with Lumion – a real-time 3D visualization tool for designers. There are many cool features we are looking forward to sharing with you but the most exciting one is that with Lumion visualizations are created by every user with very little training or setup and they are incredibly…

BIM for Schools – An Obligation to Taxpayers

Will this new school benefit from the huge potential of BIM? We noticed last week that Kitsilano High School here in Vancouver, BC is going through a $60 million replacement project.  As Building Information Modeling (BIM) integrators, we should be aware of any new project of this magnitude, but this one jumped out at me since…

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