The Future of CAD with the World of BIM

4 11 2009

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is changing the world and has also created a burden for manufacturers to supply data to the architects in a different format…read more

FREE – Manufacturers specific content for Autodesk Revit

25 08 2009

Manufacturers Specific Revit content Want to get your hands on some top quality manufacturers revit content? – Then look no further than ProductSpec, New Zealand’s leading supplier of Manufacturer Specific Revit content.

IPD at Trapelo Road

31 03 2009

This is a must view for anyone wanting to see what BIM is all about… hats off to Autodesk for using BIM and IPD on their own projects! 🙂

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Revit Technology Conference (RTC) 2009

20 03 2009

RTC 2009

With the overwhelming success of RTC 2008, establishing itself as the premiere BIM-based event in the Asia Pacific region, the RTC committee is pleased to invite you to RTC 2009 to be held in Melbourne from Thursday 18 – Saturday 20 June at the Sebel Albert Park. The Conference aims to draw attendees from throughout Australia and New Zealand, as well as other Asia Pacific regions.

This is one technology conference not to be missed… and Melbourne is a pretty nice place to visit too 😉

I highly recommend all Revit users to attend this conference as it must be the biggest grouping of Revit users on this side of the world except of Autodesk University in Las Vegas! – which is a must attend in it’s own right ;-)…

RUGWELL now on Facebook

20 02 2009

facebookThe Revit Users Group Wellington, New Zealand is now on facebook… Click out what is going on here.

BIMcache wins the Cable Car Challenge!

30 10 2008

Wellington based company BIMcache, wins the 2008 Cable Car Challenge business plan competition and takes home the $50,000 prize.

I am absolutely stoked!

Now the hard work really begins – stay tuned for further developments on BIMcache…..

BIMcache into the “Dragons Den” on the Wellington Cable Car

29 10 2008

Wellington based company BIMcache, have made it through to the final phase of the 2008 Cable Car Challenge business plan competition, Dragons Den on the Wellington Cable Car, which this year received nearly 200 entries.

The winners of the 2008 Cable Car Challenge business plan competition are to be announced on the 30th October 2008.

About the Cable Car Challenge Business Plan Competition:
The Cable Car Challenge Business Plan Competition promotes the development and commercialisation of innovative ideas and start up businesses by offering entrants prizes that include cash and services.

The competition emphasizes learning by offering participation in workshops, access to a range of services that assist small business start ups, as well as the experience of pitching your idea to an experienced panel of judges including some of Wellington’s best known entrepreneurs.

There are three stages to the competition to get through with the final shortlist pitching their business or idea in October on the iconic Wellington Cable Car.

I have my fingers crossed for Team BIMcache.

Revit Drawing, Sheet and Revision Manager

18 10 2008

  • Tired of not being able to manage your drawing sheets in AutoDesk Revit?
  • Frustrated with double handling electronic Drawing Registers/Transmittal forms?

Introducing a break-through in Drawing Management for AutoDesk Revit

  • Drawing Revision History and Document Issue Reporting (Drawing Transmittals – PDF format).
  • Fully customizable shared parameters (Use your own company standards).
  • Drawing Production Management (Drawing product status reporting).
  • Export and Import Drawing Manager database templates.
  • Insert new sheets into your existing Revit Project and Automatically re-number the existing drawing sheets accordingly.
  • Project information data sheets (Central project information knowledge base).
  • Customizable drawing revision note templates.

Over the coming months, i’ll post some links to video’s showing how this plug-in to AutoDesk Revit has changed the way we manage our Drawing Sheets in Revit in our Architecture Office.

ADAPT-Builderâ„¢ and Revit® Structure 2009 Integration.

14 10 2008

A breakthrough in concrete slab and foundation design.

The ADAPT-Builder suite of programs was developed from the ground up using ADAPT-BIM technology – an approach that allows structural engineers to explicitly model structural components, including rebar and tendons, as fully editable objects. These structural components understand their physical and analytical relationship to each other and together represent the basis of a design model in ADAPT.

Now you can use the 3D building model you create in Revit Structure to automatically create your detailed design model in the ADAPT-Builder suite. Full bidirectional integration virtually eliminates the need to re-model your slabs and foundation systems in ADAPT.

The integration offers unparalleled ease-of-use by directly transferring model information from Revit Structure to ADAPT at the basic physical model level, eliminating the need to create and fine-tune a separate analytical model in Revit Structure. That saves you hours in redundant model manipulation, data entry and dramatically reduces coordination errors.

Carry out your detailed slab and foundation system design using our powerful 3D finite element analysis engines (ADAPT-Floor Pro and MAT) that automatically create analytical models from your imported Revit Structure model. Once designed, optimize the quantity and layout of your reinforcement using our Advanced Rebar Design (DRD)â„¢ capabilities.

Complete and document your project by automatically transferring all design information including reinforcement bars and post-tensioning to Revit Structure. Repeat the cycle to quickly carry out what-if scenarios or make design changes by simply updating your ADAPT-Builder model with changes you make in your central Revit Structure Model.

Working together, Revit Structure and the ADAPT-Builder suite of programs offer structural engineers the most integrated and efficient design process for reinforced concrete and post-tensioned slab and foundation systems using BIM technology.

The workflow below shows transfer of relevant project parameters, geometry of structural concrete components, and loading information to ADAPT-Builder for analysis and design. Design changes and reinforcement bars are transferred back to the central building model in Revit Structure to complete the design process.