Tag Archives: Building Information Modeling

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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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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SketchUp 3.0

by Fred Abler Yesterday was a hugely exciting day in the SketchUp community. John Bacus announced a major reboot for the SketchUp team. They are leaving GOOGLE and being acquired by Trimble Navigation (TRMB). This was a big relief for … 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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