Category Archives: Revit

Z-Space : Holographic 3D with Spatial Persistence

The Z-Space display is being developed by a California company called Infinite Z.      By tracking user’s eye movements with 3D glasses, the display creates not only the illusion of 3 dimensionality – but unlike most 3D systems –  it persists … Continue reading

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BIM Bots – Virtual 3D Robots

by Fred Abler In the early oughts’ (2000) while working in a CAD research lab at CAL POLY, SLO, I became intensely interested in 3D ‘object-agents’. Today CAD/BIM users might call them “smart objects”, but there’s really a lot more … Continue reading

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Pipe Dreams – BIM is (still) the broadband killer-app

By Fred Abler Nearly ten years ago I attended my first Internet2 conference. I was presenting my research project the Objective Networks Collaboratory. It was a free 3D model server for sharing SketchUp components funded by @Last Software and Cal … Continue reading

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BIM begins with Safety – A ‘no-killer’ App

By Fred Abler Building Information Modeling (BIM) passed a major milestone last week, and hardly anyone noticed. The historic event was that New York City accepted, for the first time, a BIM model for the required site safety plan. In … Continue reading

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Converting a SketchUp model to a Revit Family – Video

By Russell Davidson and Marc Fredrickson Awhile back we posted the process of taking a SketchUp model and converting it to a Revit family.   The process we detailed the steps we go through to get a model into Revit that would … Continue reading

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Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 Features Announced

For Revit to 3ds Max users it looks like they’ve got “Enhanced interoperability with Autodesk Revit Architecture: Revit files are now directly supported, enabling 3ds Max artists to select a data view of choice to load from within the Revit … Continue reading

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Convert a SketchUp 3D Model to Revit

We provide many of our models in the Autodesk Revit 2009 format and are working to convert them all. We make the models in SketchUp and convert them to Revit. In the conversion process we make unique materials and layers so that subscribers … Continue reading

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