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Revit 2017 New Features

Revit 2017 New Features

Autodesk Revit 2017 software for Building Information Modeling (BIM) includes navigation optimizations and improvements that deliver enhanced software speed and performance. New features help users model detailed design intent and connect design and detailing workflows. Revit 2017 elevates design communication and connects BIM features that drive more efficient processes for the extended workflow. PLATFORM  …

Structure Generator (Automatic?)

A leafy shaped roof created using the Structure Generator from Autodesk Labs The most important development to have happened for Revit Structure last year is the Structure Generator from the Autodesk Labs which was announced right around American Thanksgiving. This preview is providing an amazing opportunity to begin to bridge conceptual design and structural engineering as…

BIM Tour in Alberta Recap and Other Musings

Image via Wikipedia A handful of us at the Summit AEC team (Bob, Dimitri, Mark and I) were in Calgary and Edmonton this week holding a morning seminar on the Power of BIM. The reception was great and we were able to connect with several firms, engineering and architectural, who are enthusiastic about the value…

Autodesk Labs is on Fire

Two extremely promising lab products came to our attention today: The first product, is a surprising basic BIM solution (Revit-LTish?) by the name of Project Spark.  This will be available until July of next year! Check out the Project Spark Wiki page with Getting Started videos and more. Project Spark The second product is an add-in…

Rehash: Structural Engineering and Design

This is a fascinating recorded presentation form the New York Revit User Group. Highly recommended for anyone with interest in generative design and parametric structures or the future of design in structural engineering using technology. Generative Design and Parametric Structures with Thornton Tomasetti from James Vandezande on Vimeo. Also, related to the Escher Tower featured…

What Wood You Do?

Image via Wikipedia The Vancouver Wood Solutions Fair today was a very enjoyable experience with about 1,100 delegates plus exhibitors. There are some very exciting developments in the wood industry that were featured this year. One of them is the commercial production of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) panels that is expected to start this year…

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