BIM or Building Information Modeling articles and technical tips on how to model buildings in Autodesk Revit, 3D models, 3D renderings and virtual building design blog articles.

What is BIM? ‘BIM is a Data-Centric Strategy, Not a Thing’

By | May 11th, 2017|BIM|

We recently went to an academic conference where we discussed the differences among Desktop CAD, Desktop Revit and BIM. We were surprised that we had a different definition of Building Information Modeling from some of the academics. One of our slides is a comparison [...]

Explosion of Data to Worsen Productivity in Construction with New Tech like Drones

By | May 9th, 2017|AEC, BIM, Construction, HingePoint, Systems Integration|

In North Texas, construction industry costs are soaring and build times are slowing down. Construction companies will need to find definite alternatives to soaring prices. We will see companies become more tech savvy and try to use software to solve higher costs and slower [...]

Harwood Transforms Dallas Skyline with Harwood District

By | April 20th, 2017|AEC, BIM, Commercial Real Estate, Construction, HingePoint|

Dallas is known across the world for its highly recognizable skyline. In fact, the Dallas cityscape came in first place in a recent USA TODAY Readers’ Choice poll, and Harwood is a reason why. And the skyline is only going to get [...]

Industry 4.0 will revolutionize BIM and AEC

By | April 10th, 2017|AEC, BIM, HingePoint|

An economist recently said that America has not had a technological revolution since the computer. We at HingePoint were floored. Working as a BIM consultant in architecture, engineering, and construction, we know this is inaccurate. Not to call him out (you can see what [...]

Best in Show at Procore Groundbreak 2017

By | April 7th, 2017|AEC, BIM, CAD, Construction, HingePoint, Manufacturing, Systems Integration|

At Procore Groundbreak 2017, our team saw some awesome stuff, from drones collecting information for new software to integrated solutions that give you the ability to combine 2D and 3D in one BIM model. Procore is growing. We're going to see a lot more of [...]

Procore Groundbreak 2017: Assemble Systems Connects 2D to 3D for Instant BIM Comparisons, Takeoffs

By | April 7th, 2017|AEC, BIM, Commercial Real Estate, Construction, HingePoint, Manufacturing, Systems Integration|

Imagine if you could tell exactly what has changed in your project with a push of a button. That’s exactly what Assemble Systems allows you to do with their software, Assemble Systems Business Development Manager Fahim Dangra said. Instead of flipping through hundreds [...]

Procore Groundbreak 2017: Matterport Uses Immersive Media for Construction Documentation

By | April 6th, 2017|AEC, BIM, Commercial Real Estate, Construction, HingePoint, Manufacturing, Systems Integration|

Matterport’s next-generation immersive media solution for construction and facility management documentation is eye catching. Matterport helps contractors, engineering firms, and architects document construction with a $3,600 camera to give you a 3D virtual tour. Matterport’s Pro Camera captures 2D photography and 3D data [...]

Procore Groundbreak 2017: Drones swarm market, companies seek solutions for new data sources

By | April 6th, 2017|AEC, BIM, Construction, HingePoint, Systems Integration|

At Procore Groundbreak 2017 drones companies were showing how they could add value to BIM models. Drones offer construction firms a lot more than just going in the air to capture pictures and videos. However, even though drones are a major boon for construction and real estate [...]

Procore Groundbreak 2017: busybusy offers mobile time tracking and budget tracking

By | April 5th, 2017|AEC, BIM, Construction, HingePoint, Systems Integration|

busybusy wants to be the go-to, time-tracking application for the mobile, construction workforce. With cost codes, photo updates with notes and location-based time tracking, busybusy wants management to have up-to-date information about work in the field and the cost and time projects are taking. [...]

Procore Launches Construction OS at Groundbreak 2017 to Bring More Data Insights to Construction Management

By | March 30th, 2017|AEC, BIM, HingePoint, News, Systems Integration|

Procore launched the construction industry’s first and only construction-only platform in March, which aims to help its customers gain deeper insights from data and provide new services from other companies. Hoping to have found a solution for “frictionless" job sites with free-flowing communication, Procore [...]