Tuesday, 26 March 2013

What’s new in Revit 2014?

As they sing at the start of one of the Bond movies - "Nobody Does It Better" and that always applies to a review of what's new in the latest version of Revit by my friend and fellow LRUG  London Revit User Group founder member David Light

Go see and read at http://autodesk-revit.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/whats-new-in-revit-2014.html

Other reviews and information on Revit 2014 include :-

Revit Rocks!            Materials Dialog Box  

Autodesk WikiHelp  What's New in 2014  

Boost Your BIM      Revit 2014 API Updates

BPA Blog                New Revit 2014 Building Performance Analysis Features

Friday, 15 March 2013

Bomb Building Information

The Bomb Sight project is mapping the London WW2 bomb census between 7/10/1940 and 06/06/1941. Previously available only by viewing in the Reading Room at The National Archives, Bomb Sight is making the maps available to citizen researchers, academics and students. They will be able to explore where the bombs fell and to discover memories and photographs from the period.

The project has scanned original 1940s bomb census maps , geo-referenced the maps and digitally captured the geographical locations of all the falling bombs recorded on the original map. The data has then been  integrated into 2 different types of applications:

Click Here to find out more and use the interactive map to see what dropped where.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

IFC4 officially released


IFC4 has been finalized, and it is officially released on 12. March 2013 for production.
London / Munich / Waltham 12. March 2013
After over 6 years of development and over 1100 issues being resolved, on 12. March 2013 buildingSMART international has finally released the new generation of IFC schemas - IFC4. It will now be the basis of future work of establishing new open BIM enabled work flows by defining new IFC4 based model view definitions.

The official IFC4 release includes both the IFC4 EXPRESS schema to support current STEP-based IFC exchanges, and the ifcXML4 XSD schema to support new simple ifcXML transactions,

>>read and download the final IFC4 specification<<


I hate these bloody web sites where you have to register and set passwords just to download material, I have registered historically and have never received any form of communications from them.

For Christ sake just use a download counter it’s just registration for registration sake!!!

It’s even worse when all you want is to do is download a brochure.


Friday, 1 March 2013

The BIM Protocol, a Best Practice Guide for Professional Indemnity Insurance when using BIM

The BIM Protocol, a Best Practice Guide for Professional Indemnity Insurance when using BIM and an Outline Scope of Service for the Role of Information Management. The Documents are available at the CIC - Construction Industry Council web site

The BIM Protocol PDF and its 2 x appendices:BIM Protocol Appendix 1 MS Excel BIM Protocol appendix 2 MS Word

Best Practice Guide for Professional Indemnity Insurance when using BIM PDFScope of Services for Role of Information Management PDF

In addition PAS1192-2 :2013 has also been released and can be downloaded free of charge from here….

Specification for information management for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects using building information modelling”

This specification defines the requirements for delivering BIM to Level 2."

An overview of the document can be found here….http://www.bimtaskgroup.org/pas11922-overview/