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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…

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…

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…

Got your Autodesk 2017 software? Start here.

Got your Autodesk 2017 software? Start here.

If you are ready to get started with your Autodesk 2017 software, read these posts. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, contact our team. Remember that the sunset period for perpetual licenses ends this July. Autodesk suites will only be accessible via a subscription model after July 31, 2015. Get up & running…

Planning for Digital Operations Data

Planning for Digital Operations Data

In a world where contact information is available at the click of a button and we seamlessly transition data between devices, Geraldine Rayner, Director of Summit BIM asks why we still use paper in the AECO industry. Published on the FacilityCare website, the article – Planning for Digital Operations Data – outlines how to plan…

Geraldine Rayner to present at the Construction Leadership Forum

Geraldine Rayner to present at the Construction Leadership Forum

Geraldine Rayner, Summit BIM Director will share her thoughts on how the BIM process impacts deliverables from design to build and from build to operate. With over 30 years of experience in the AECO industry, Geraldine is committed to demonstrating the huge benefits that working in a BIM environment offers designers, contractors, developers and owner-operators.…

Revit LT – Light or right?

For those who missed the press release on September 5, Autodesk has announced Revit LT.  There have been a number of blog posts and quasi-review posts regarding this announcement and the comments range from delight to disappointment to anger. Since it wasn’t available for trial download until September 18 many of those reviews are based on promotional material from…

The Panacea of BIM (Part 1 of Many)

Buckminster Fuller, lecture tour 1972-3, University of California at Santa Barbara. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) A month ago, I had the opportunity to attend a social event where Jason McLennan brought up a powerful quote from legendary Buckminster Fuller: “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that…

BIM IS for small firms

Can Your [small] Office Benefit from BIM? Ever since our involvement in helping firms move to BIM, we have been frustrated by the common belief that BIM is for large firms. In fact, our belief is that it is the small firm that stands to gain the most from a proper BIM delivery. Let’s look…

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