Autodesk University 2017 Preview

Autodesk University 2017 Preview

By Jacob Steele

Will you be among the 10,000+ professionals from the architecture, design, manufacturing, and media industries in attendance for 3 days of learning, inspiration,… Read More

Virtual Reality is hot this Christmas

Virtual Reality is hot this Christmas

By Bryce Finnerty

If you've watched any television this Christmas season, then you've seen a lot of ads running about virtual reality headsets. They are the hot item this Christmas. However,… Read More


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                    [post_content] => Will you be among the 10,000+ professionals from the architecture, design, manufacturing, and media industries in attendance for 3 days of learning, inspiration, and in-depth skills development? The event kicks off in Las Vegas on Tuesday November 14th and ends Thursday November 16th.

 

Passes Still Available

The AU 2017 Conference Pass gets you 700+ classes, labs, and hands-on sessions, as well as full access to the Exhibit Hall for $2,175. Enjoy keynotes, networking events, and countless ways to expand your perspective. The Conference Pass also includes meals and a free gift. Get Your Conference Pass Here Students and educators are eligible for a special discounted rate of $1,175, which includes the same access as the regular conference pass. Proof of educational affiliation required. Get Your Education Pass Here Day passes are available here for $150 and will get you a taste of the AU experience. Attend the Opening Keynote, access the Exhibit Hall, and enjoy lunch and evening social events on Tuesday only. Does not include classes. Get Your Day Passes Here  

Autodesk U 2017 Keynote Info

Opening Keynote is Tuesday, November 14th, 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m and features Autodesk’s new president and CEO Andrew Anagnost and guest speakers as they kick off AU 2017 with insights and inspiration about automation and the future of work. Technology Keynote with Amy Bunszel, VP of Digital Engineering, on November 15th at 10:30 a.m. as she reveals how the products you use every day are evolving to fit the changing ways you work. And pioneering customers share their groundbreaking projects and processes. Architecture, Engineering & Construction Keynote Thursday, November 16th, 10:30 a.m Design & Manufacturing Keynote Thursday, November 16, 10:30 a.m.  

HingePoint Recaps Autodesk 2016

Best 7 Things at Autodesk University 2016.  

About HingePoint

HingePoint has over 25 years of experience of Autodesk consulting, development and systems integration work in the Architecture and Engineering and Construction (AEC) space. We are uniquely qualified to provide expert, objective advice on Autodesk capabilities, systems road maps, and implementation plans. We facilitate business transformation and provide automation solutions. Our staff are experts in software development and integration (not in software sales). Autodesk is your partner in providing the tools and guidance to integrate new technologies into your practice. And Autodesk University (AU) is the place to learn to adapt and seize the opportunities ahead. HingePoint is a consulting and development firm based out of Dallas, Texas providing results-based Autodesk consulting and development services to clients across the globe with specific focus on Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) clients. We are a leading provider of Autodesk consulting solutions and offer expert Autodesk developers and CAD developers to create custom Autodesk solutions. [post_title] => Autodesk University 2017 Preview [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => autodesk-university-2017-preview [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-20 23:54:31 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-21 05:54:31 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/blog/autodesk/best-e-book-award-autodesk-industry-report-copy/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 13219 [post_author] => 14 [post_date] => 2017-11-09 03:51:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-11-09 09:51:40 [post_content] => Autodesk Industry Report: The Ultimate Guide to Free Autodesk Resources wins big in Vegas. Written in collaboration with our marketing partner MarketCrest, LLC., we recently received results from the MarCom Awards, and are proud to announce that our submission for The Autodesk Industry Report ebook was returned with a certificate of award and trophy. HingePoint is a consulting and development firm based out of Dallas, Texas providing results based Autodesk consulting and development services to clients across the globe with specific focus on Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) clients. HingePoint provides expert Autodesk developers and CAD developers to create custom Autodesk solutions. MarketCrest won a Gold Award for the submission, in the category of Digital Communication and subcategory of eBook, and was named a winner alongside companies like: Adobe, Hilton, Nationwide Insurance, Honda, Johnson & Johnson, and IBM. We are proud of our partner MarketCrest, who is a boutique SEO and marketing firm located in McKinney, Texas that manages marketing strategy and delivers campaigns for companies across 5 states, as well as internationally. Earlier this year, MarketCrest won two Hermes Awards and two dotCOMM Awards for work completed for and with valued clients. With the addition of the new MarCom Award, MarketCrest now has six 2017 awards that validate their commitment to delivering excellent work. The MarCom Awards is a competition “seeking the brightest, most radical and revolutionary creatives who are rocking the marketing and communication industry,” honoring only those who “communicate boldly and brilliantly through planning, design and writing.”   [post_title] => Best E-Book Award, Autodesk Industry Report [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => best-e-book-award-autodesk-industry-report [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-20 23:55:01 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-21 05:55:01 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/blog/sharepoint/top-5-integration-features-of-office-365-and-sharepoint-online-copy/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12470 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-02-07 15:38:44 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-07 21:38:44 [post_content] =>

CAD & BIM Integration to SharePoint, Salesforce, Autodesk, and beyond

Whether you're working with SharePoint, Salesforce or Autodesk, integration is more critical than ever. As companies start using new collaborative tools and going into the cloud, integration is still a struggle. CIO wrote that about 90 percent of businesses are using the cloud. But initial integration is creating challenges. “Integration challenges remain long after organizations first make the jump to the cloud, it’s clear that the technology is here to stay. Businesses who ride out the current storm and find the right balance of public, private and hybrid cloud solutions will gain a unique advantage over the competitors,” according to CIO. Making your software and solutions talk to one another is critical. “When applications don’t ‘speak’ to one another or share information, companies are forced to continuously update different systems of record,” HingePoint CEO and Founder Bryce Finnerty said. “They are prisoners to the technology they use.” Here are three quick HingePoint examples of companies that needed an integration solution. CAD to BIM: A client used CAD files to build rental storage units across Texas. Everything was done with paper: the planning, the design, determining the rentable space in the building, and submitting construction documents. For each building this developer built, new CAD files were created. HingePoint took all the developer’s CAD drawings, put them in Revit and made a full 3D model the developer can view on their smartphone. Hotel franchise: A large hotel franchise had 12 old software platforms powering the en- tire company. The hotel franchise envisioned automating the design and construction process that operated perhaps the largest system of hotel rooms on the planet. The goal was to move everything to the cloud... and access all the information on a mobile screen. You can learn more from our Integrated Solutions eBook. Commercial Real Estate Developer: A real estate firm tracked the finances for more than 50 projects manually. All 50 project managers would collect key financial data from each project. They would put it into a PDF and send it to the CFO. The CFO team would then print the PDFs and put all the data into an Excel spreadsheet. Then they would make graphs and tables to see how the projects were doing. They would do this once a month. To solve this problem, HingePoint made one simple interface where the CFO can get the data instantly. Project managers just upload information to the digital financial dashboard now and the information is found immediately. A Simple 5 Step Systems Integration Process
A system of record is the first step, here’s how: 1 - Document the steps in your business process. Create a spreadsheet to capture the tasks performed and tools & systems used by each user/role active in the process. 2 - Research the data used in each step. Include the information found in each report, screen, or document used in the process. Create a data dictionary of all data fields and the system they come from (and who “owns” that data). 3 - Agree on the company “system of record” for each data point within each step in the process. 4 - Locate the duplicate data – Check the steps recorded and the systems involved. This step is key. The goal is to standardize the data formats and establish a comprehensive “data definition” that supports the business. 5 - Migrate all data directly into the “System of Record” and then integrate the down- stream systems into it. Make the system “share data” across the enterprise, not duplicate it.
Note: This article first appeared in our The AEC Industry 4.0 Report.
About HingePoint HingePoint covers the AEC Industry and is the author of The AEC Industry 4.0 Report and the Autodesk Industry Report 2017. HingePoint helps construction and real estate development companies take control of their company’s information. We combine systems, software, and data so all company information can be seen and accessed from one screen, like a smartphone or computer. HingePoint provides Procore, SharePoint and Salesforce consulting for Commercial Real Estate and Construction companies. HingePoint also helps the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk and Procore products with enterprise systems. We are a trusted partner with over 25 years experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry. Our clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management. We provide BIM with ROI. Results Guaranteed…Literally Guaranteed.   [post_title] => Integration Becoming Critical: 5 Steps to Integrate Software [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => integration-becoming-critical-5-steps-integrate-software [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-09 00:29:48 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-09 06:29:48 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12470 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12478 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-02-07 06:51:30 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-07 12:51:30 [post_content] => Imagine your computer-aided design automatically and seamlessly being manufactured with the help of a machine connected to the Internet, this is true computer aided manufacturing.
Your design will begin “talking” to machines. Imagine everything is connected by the Internet and cloud. What this means is that a 3D BIM model can “talk” to a manufacturer’s machines. Design Building Wikis states, “Computers can produce files that translate design information into commands to operate machines, singularly or collectively, to perform preset sequences of tasks in the production of building components.” In theory, once information about the project is shared, the manufacturer’s machine can automatically start cutting or creating whatever is needed without human interaction. So a saw can be connected to the Internet and get instruction on what and how to cut materials based on your model.
The following functions can be used in computer-aided manufacturing:
  • Sawing
  • laser cutting
  • flame and plasma cutting
  • bending
  • gluing
  • routing
  • milling
“You’ll be able to have a factory in the cloud,” CEO and Founder of HingePoint Bryce Finnerty said. “That means your model will automatically talk to computers that are connected to machines and start making materials for your projects automatically.” Note: This article first appeared in our The AEC Industry 4.0 Report.
HingePoint 2300 McDermott Road STE 200-235, Plano, TX 75025 (214) 301-0000 www.hingepoint.com HingePoint covers the AEC Industry and is the author of The AEC Industry 4.0 Report and the Autodesk Industry Report 2017. HingePoint helps construction and real estate development companies take control of their company’s information. We combine systems, software, and data so all company information can be seen and accessed from one screen, like a smartphone or computer. HingePoint provides AutoDesk, SharePoint and Salesforce consulting for the Commercial Real Estate and Construction companies. HingePoint also helps the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk products with enterprise systems. As members of the AutoDesk Development Network, we are a trusted partner with over 25 years experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry. Our clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management. We provide BIM with ROI. Results Guaranteed...Literally Guaranteed. [post_title] => Computer Aided Manufacturing and the Internet of Things to Transform Construction [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => computer-aided-manufacturing-and-the-internet-of-things-powers-construction [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-01-26 00:19:19 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-01-26 06:19:19 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12478 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12394 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-01-31 09:50:27 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-01-31 15:50:27 [post_content] =>

Real Estate Developers focusing on integration issues with legacy systems

The biggest trend for almost every business is this burden to outperform how they did last year and competitors. In the commercial real estate area, there are trends that can directly influence how these companies work and achieve maximum growth.

Real estate developers want to build faster and reduce expenses, just as any good business wants. But the major difference for developers is that they are starting to feel more pressure to perform. Deloitte states that developers will begin leveraging new technologies and fix integration issues with legacy systems. Here is HingePoint’s take on the top technological trends for commercial real estate developers.

  Commercial Real Estate

1) Real Estate Investment Staying Strong in the United States 

It’s a good time to be a real estate developer. The United States continues to be the most favored destination for real estate investments, according to the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE). In their annual survey, foreign investors placed the United States as the top destination to invest in real estate.

According to the AFIRE’s press release, 95% of respondents to the survey say they will maintain or increase their investment in the United States. Dallas—where HingePoint is headquartered—ranks 12th in the world for places to invest in real estate. Almost half of the top cities to invest in are within the United States.

2) Need to Keep Top Talent

With increased investment in the United States, real estate developers will need to keep top talent and get them up to speed faster when they hire new employees. Onboarding can be frustrating at a company that does not have a process in place or a one-stop shop for internal employees and contractors. They’ll need to onboard new talent more efficiently and give instant access to needed information so employees can do their job better and come up to speed faster.

Many developers and construction companies expected to grow are upgrading their internal SharePoint sites so employees can instantly access what they need to be more productively.

Deloitte seems to think that competition for talent is going to be fierce.

“A shortage of candidates with strong skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); rising urbanization; and Millennials’ preference for an open and flexible work culture are changing the employment marketplace and will result in significant competition for talent.”

3) Cloud and Mobile

Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, where you can access shared resources, data and information on-demand. This information is stored on a computer or server that you can access through the Internet. Accessing the cloud with a mobile device gives you access to your entire business on the go. You can communicate and share virtually any document with anyone anywhere.

4) Take Control of Data

Taking control of company information is one of the most difficult and one of the most critical tasks any company can take on. And believe it or now, SharePoint is still one of the top enterprise tools out there for collaboration, and sharing and organizing information.

Anyone can start using the cloud and mobile devices. Any company can stand up SharePoint and make it a company initiative for all employees to use it. But if the information is not organized and found easily, and you can’t maximize the out-of-the-box solutions or customize SharePoint to work the way you want it, your enterprise style tools probably won't be effective.

Bryce Finnerty, CEO and Founder of HingePoint, said more commercial real estate developers are completely changing their systems.

“Many developers are going straight to customization. They want their systems and software to work the way they want it,” he said.

5) Getting rid of the old, upgrading legacy systems

Many commercial real estate developers are still using systems created in the first decade of this century, and some are still just relying on 2D CAD, email and paper. With mobile, the cloud and Autodesk’s newer capabilities, commercial real estate developers are seeing that they can leapfrog in productivity.

Many developers will begin to completely overhaul their legacy systems and software. They will take an integrated approach, which means software will automatically share data and information with other software. For example, many developers want SalesForce and SharePoint to share information and data with each other. It streamlines effort of employees and makes collaboration better.

Manual data entry and redundant tasks will dramatically fall. More employees will have access to critical information they need to do their job effectively.

3d render of a restaurant interior

6) 3D Virtual Prototypes

New technology allows Commercial Real Estate to build prototypes with photorealistic renderings and validate design selections. This helps developers sell properties with renovations first, gets approvals faster, and markets buildings faster for less upfront cost.

3D Virtual Prototypes speed up the design and construction phases on projects. Clients often gain 20% on their project timelines. Improved collaboration, decision-making, visualization, and clash detection are benefits proven to reduce costly change orders, delays, and rework.

7) New tech like 3D printing and augmented reality

Augmented and virtual reality are so new for commercial real estate, some headsets are still being tested. For example augmented reality headsets like DAQRI’s Smart Helmet could revolutionize how new developments are built and how construction companies troubleshoot problems.

They are also altering how real estate developers show off new properties. Instead of photorealistic prototypes on a computer screen, marketers can send headsets to prospects to let them literally walk around a multi-million dollar condominium or office. It makes data truly 3D.

HingePoint, Microsoft, HoloLens, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Autodesk, BIM

Bonus Trend) Drones to Market Properties

Sell and lease real estate faster by using one aerial drone photography. Create a video with drone footage to show off your property in a way never shown before. Perfect for marketing properties to prospects.

About HingePoint: HingePoint covers the AEC Industry and is the author of The AEC Industry 4.0 Report and the Autodesk Industry Report 2017. HingePoint helps construction and real estate development companies take control of their company’s information. We combine systems, software, and data so all company information can be seen and accessed from one screen, like a smartphone or computer. We specialize in BIM, 3D modeling, virtual reality (VR) Augmented Reality (AR) systems integration for construction and commercial real estate development. HingePoint provides AutoDesk, BIM and Revit consulting & services for the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk products with enterprise systems. As members of the AutoDesk Development Network, we are a trusted partner with over 25 years experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry. We support development of Autodesk products including AutoCAD, Revit, M, BIM360 and are experts in integrating with enterprise systems including Salesforce, SharePoint & Office365. Our clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management. We provide BIM with ROI. Results Guaranteed...Literally Guaranteed. [post_title] => 7 Trends in 2017 for Commercial Real Estate: SharePoint remains top collaborative tool [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => 7-trends-in-2017-for-commercial-real-estate-sharepoint-remains-top-collaborative-tool [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-21 00:37:17 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-21 06:37:17 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12394 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12285 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2016-12-21 11:23:56 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-12-01 16:37:12 [post_content] => If you've watched any television this Christmas season, then you've seen a lot of ads running about virtual reality headsets. They are the hot item this Christmas. However, virtual reality headsets don't just make a good gift, they are going to completely change how real estate developers show properties and construction companies do work. They actually make Building Information Models truly 3D. Below you'll find a price comparison and two videos we created on headsets while at Autodesk University 2016.

Breakdown on Price


Samsung Gear, Virtual Reality, BIM, HingePoint Samsung Gear VR Price: $99.99 Operating software is a mobile phone and it has to be Samsung. The performance and visual experience all depends on which Samsung cell phone you are using.  
  Oculus Rift, Virtual Reality, HingePoint, BIM Oculus Rift Price: $599.99
  • Uses a 2160 x 1200 resolution, working at 233 million pixels per second, with a 90Hz refresh rate (matches HTC Vive for refresh rate).
  • Don’t need a lot of floor space to use the product.
  • Easy setup-not a lot of cables
  • Comfortable and light weight
  • Has earphones-don’t have to use but option for “passive noise isolation”
 
  HTC Vive HTC Vive Price: $799.99
  • Lots of space (floor space) is required to VR with HTC Vive
  • Plugs into PCs
  • 70 sensors to offer 360 Degree head-tracking as well as 90HZ refresh rate (stat is key to keeping down “motion sickness”)
  • Swappable foam inserts-for many people using
  • Adjustable straps-comfortable
  • Superb resolution but configured more for gaming
   
Microsoft HoloLens Microsoft HoloLens Price: $3,000 Blends virtual and augmented reality to make one of the most ambitious launches ever planed. The device merges real-world elements with virtual ‘holographic’ images, meaning you can look at your Minecraft world on your kitchen table, or walk around the surface of Mars in your living room.  
Check out our DAQRI Smart Helmet review from Autodesk University 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-cGX7ccd8A&list=PLJOB2Ahoqzp_LZ33_qtn24cOi0XN2pl1Q
HSBCAD Showcases Augmented Reality, HoloLens Demo at Autodesk University https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzJ_HFG-2BU&list=PLJOB2Ahoqzp8aERA29rro_jSkBmawKKA_   HingePoint covers the AEC Industry and is the author of The AEC Industry 4.0 Report and the Autodesk Industry Report 2017. HingePoint helps construction and real estate development companies take control of their company’s information. We combine systems, software, and data so all company information can be seen and accessed from one screen, like a smartphone or computer. We specialize in BIM, 3D modeling, virtual reality (VR) Augmented Reality (AR) systems integration for construction and commercial real estate development. [post_title] => Virtual Reality is hot this Christmas [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => virtual-reality-augmented-reality-makes-bim-truly-3d-2 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-21 00:39:02 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-21 06:39:02 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/blog/autodesk/virtual-reality-augmented-reality-makes-bim-truly-3d-2/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12282 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2016-12-14 11:15:13 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-12-14 17:15:13 [post_content] => We compiled the top seven things that we saw at Autodesk University this year. HingePoint covered the conference and saw tech for everything from making supermodels (not just BIM models) to automatic tagging technology for Revit and new 3D printing technology. As we move into 2017 it is going to bring more and more of this technology, from virtual reality to generative design.  
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HSBCAD

HSBCAD shows off software for Microsoft's HaloLens virtual reality headset just for the heck of it at Autodesk University. These are guys are growing across the world. The HoloLens has only been available to developers for a few months, but already HSBCAD has working software for the newest trend in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. As the AEC industry gradually marches towards augmented and virtual reality, the software demo shows the robust capability of HSBCAD, said Bryce Finnerty, CEO and Founder of HingePoint.

 
 
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Smartvid.io

  Smartvid.io is a cloud-based platform that helps you manage, collaborate and analyze your industrial video and photos. Smartvid.io uses machine learning to identify photos and video with visuals and audio. We interviewed Smartvid.io Founder and CEO Josh Kanner about how machine learning is used in their application.

 
 
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Sweets.com

Sweets.com puts the “I” in your Building Information Models (BIM) with a new Revit plugin that automatically tags product data. At Autodesk University 2016 Sweets.com showcased their new Revit plugin on the showroom floor. Users can tag product data into their Revit design models https://www.hingepoint.com/blog/autodesk/sweets-com-makes-revit-models-sweeter-with-automatic-tagging/  
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3D Printing

At the Autodesk University exhibit, intern Andy Baldwin explains the future of 3D printing and how it is going to revolutionize the world.

   
 
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DAQRI Smart Helmet


 
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UL's Web App

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) wants to get credible sustainability data into Revit models more easily. To do so, UL recently launched a web-based product, sustainability-information tool that will help users select credible green products and place that information into their Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow. https://www.hingepoint.com/blog/revit-model/ul-introduces-online-database-to-easily-add-sustainability-data-into-revit-models/  
 
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Collaborea

At Autodesk University 2016, Collaborea showed off their supermodel software. "Collaborea is the smart logbook during all phases of your project. In one workflow you inspect the job, communicate with all stakeholders and create tasks and assignments to process alterations. You can find all the information in one place for all involved parties, without them needing any additional software. Collaborea is the missing link for Autodesk Navisworks in issue management."

 
  [post_title] => The Best 7 Things at Autodesk University 2016 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => the-best-7-things-at-autodesk-university-2016 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-21 00:39:38 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-21 06:39:38 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12282 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12262 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2016-12-01 12:07:24 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-12-01 18:07:24 [post_content] => Sweets.com puts the “I” in your Building Information Models (BIM) with a new Revit plugin that automatically tags product data. At Autodesk University 2016 Sweets.com showcased their new Revit plugin on the showroom floor. Users can tag product data into their Revit design models. "Sweets is a marketplace where users can find multiple manufacture’s products,” said James Jackson, Co Founder of Global Product Data, LLC. “Directly from the Sweets app you’ll be able to go to manufacturers' websites and automatically tag product data in your model.” It’s saves Revit user huge amounts of time. Usually designers or architects must manually type the data in or they would go out and search the Internet for manufactured specific BIM content and bring that into their design model. “The product tagging technology allows them to select product data and automatically write that data in with a single click,” Jackson said.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfz9wtz8_cI&list=PLJOB2Ahoqzp_mh9VN5Q94KHXUDm3XPA1A  
As much as Revit and Autodesk technology is praised, the software has created an abundant amount of manual work in the architecture, engineering and construction industry. Startups and entrepreneurs are starting to fix this problem. “We use BIM 360, Revit and build Revit families for many of our customers; Autodesk has the best design and build software in the world,” HingePoint CEO and Founder Bryce Finnerty said. “However, it can create a lot of manual work for people in our industry.” Sweets.com hopes to alleviate the manual task of tagging things like, doors, windows and other key product data. “This is a great step in the right direction to automate the AEC industry,” Finnerty said. “We’ve got to get rid of the busywork so we can focus on the more important items when designing and building.” The Sweets.com app is available in the Autodesk App Store for free.
HingePoint provides AutoDesk, BIM and Revit consulting & services for the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk products with enterprise systems. As members of the AutoDesk Development Network, we are a trusted partner with over 25 years experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry. We support development of Autodesk products including AutoCAD, Revit, M, BIM360 and are experts in integrating with enterprise systems including Salesforce, SharePoint & Office365. Our clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management. We provide BIM with ROI. Results Guaranteed…Literally Guaranteed. [post_title] => Sweets.com Makes Revit Models Sweeter with Automatic Tagging [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => sweets-com-makes-revit-models-sweeter-with-automatic-tagging [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-01-25 05:08:58 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-01-25 11:08:58 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12262 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12216 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2016-12-01 10:37:12 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-12-01 16:37:12 [post_content] => Right now, 3D prototypes in Building Information Models (BIM) are not actually 3D because these buildings are trapped on a screen. Yes. It's true. Screens are merely 2D. HingePoint CEO and Founder Bryce Finnerty said that once virtual and augmented reality become mainstream in BIM, developers will be able to actually walk their customers around and inside a building. “We make 3D models for our customers, like a real estate developer building a skyscraper,” Finnerty said. “Even though we have a 3D prototype where you can see inside and all around the building, we are still looking at these models on a screen. It’s technically two-dimensional.” But Finnerty said—with Autodesk virtual reality software and hardware coming to market like DAQRI's Smart Helmet and Microsfot's HoloLens—virtual reality will change 3D models. Many developers and solution integrators will offer virtual reality as part of their BIM model. “Developers will literally be able to walk their customers or investors around and inside the building," Finnerty said. "It’s just a matter of time." Virtual and augmented reality are at a tipping point for many industries, especially the architecture, engineering and construction sector.

Check out our DAQRI Smart Helmet review from Autodesk University 2016.


It’s already popped up in video consoles like the PlayStation 4. There are even cheap headsets for smartphones. So many new technologies are intersecting, causing a “ripe” time for this new technology. "This isn’t a conversation about incremental development. It’s a collision, a convergence of a number of different things," Stacy Scopano, Autodesk senior construction industry strategy manager, told Construction Dive recently. Autodesk offers a full spectrum of visualization tools for AEC professionals. Autodesk LIVE is the latest offering in the company’s LIVE Design family of visualization tools, which helps Revit users design fully-interactive 3D models. In summer 2015, Autodesk unleashed the power of Stingray, Autodesk’s 3D game engine, and 3ds Max, to bring Revit building information models into the virtual reality world. This year, they moved Stingray to the cloud to make integration easier. Although Stingray is a game engine, it can also be used to create “stunning virtual reality experiences.” High-end Headsets are already available by Microsoft and Daqri. “These headsets are going to change how developers sell real estate,” Finnerty said. “Instead of using renderings, developers can just send a headset to potential buyers, pre-loaded with 3D models of developments or units for sale.” “It’s going to completely change how we sell and build,” he said.

Wide Price Range of Headsets Available


Samsung Gear, Virtual Reality, BIM, HingePoint Samsung Gear VR Price: $99.99 Operating software is a mobile phone and it has to be Samsung. The performance and visual experience all depends on which Samsung cell phone you are using.
Oculus Rift, Virtual Reality, HingePoint, BIM Oculus Rift Price: $599.99
  • Uses a 2160 x 1200 resolution, working at 233 million pixels per second, with a 90Hz refresh rate (matches HTC Vive for refresh rate).
  • Don’t need a lot of floor space to use the product.
  • Easy setup-not a lot of cables
  • Comfortable and light weight
  • Has earphones-don’t have to use but option for “passive noise isolation”

HTC Vive HTC Vive Price: $799.99
  • Lots of space (floor space) is required to VR with HTC Vive
  • Plugs into PCs
  • 70 sensors to offer 360 Degree head-tracking as well as 90HZ refresh rate (stat is key to keeping down “motion sickness”)
  • Swappable foam inserts-for many people using
  • Adjustable straps-comfortable
  • Superb resolution but configured more for gaming

Microsoft HoloLens Microsoft HoloLens Price: $3,000 Blends virtual and augmented reality to make one of the most ambitious launches ever planed. The device merges real-world elements with virtual ‘holographic’ images, meaning you can look at your Minecraft world on your kitchen table, or walk around the surface of Mars in your living room.

HSBCAD Showcases Augmented Reality, HoloLens Demo


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HingePoint covers the AEC Industry and is the author of The AEC Industry 4.0 Report and the Autodesk Industry Report 2017. HingePoint helps construction and real estate development companies take control of their company’s information. We combine systems, software, and data so all company information can be seen and accessed from one screen, like a smartphone or computer. HingePoint provides Procore, SharePoint and Salesforce consulting for Commercial Real Estate and Construction companies. HingePoint also helps the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk and Procore products with enterprise systems. We are a trusted partner with over 25 years experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry. Our clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management. We provide BIM with ROI. Results Guaranteed…Literally Guaranteed. [post_title] => Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality Makes BIM Truly 3D [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => virtual-reality-augmented-reality-makes-bim-truly-3d [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-21 00:40:54 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-21 06:40:54 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12216 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) ) [post_count] => 9 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 13222 [post_author] => 14 [post_date] => 2017-11-09 04:09:38 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-11-09 10:09:38 [post_content] => Will you be among the 10,000+ professionals from the architecture, design, manufacturing, and media industries in attendance for 3 days of learning, inspiration, and in-depth skills development? The event kicks off in Las Vegas on Tuesday November 14th and ends Thursday November 16th.  

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Autodesk U 2017 Keynote Info

Opening Keynote is Tuesday, November 14th, 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m and features Autodesk’s new president and CEO Andrew Anagnost and guest speakers as they kick off AU 2017 with insights and inspiration about automation and the future of work. Technology Keynote with Amy Bunszel, VP of Digital Engineering, on November 15th at 10:30 a.m. as she reveals how the products you use every day are evolving to fit the changing ways you work. And pioneering customers share their groundbreaking projects and processes. Architecture, Engineering & Construction Keynote Thursday, November 16th, 10:30 a.m Design & Manufacturing Keynote Thursday, November 16, 10:30 a.m.  

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Best 7 Things at Autodesk University 2016.  

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