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                    [post_content] => Drones are booming.

Amazon wants to start using drones to deliver same-day packages. The United Nations is considering delivering medical supplies to countries in need and some are even hoping to help dog owners pick up after their dog’s number two. All of it with drones.

Some estimates have the drone market worth $127 billion by 2020. This includes everything from building and selling the drone itself to drone pilots offering services.

However, drones are not just used to conduct specific tasks. They are also used to gather information. For example, construction companies are using drones to survey their job sites.

The drones take video and pictures to show general contractors the state of a project or structure. These digital assets—the photographs and videos—save a lot of hours of work.

High-quality marketing videos like Ms. Renfros salsa, is not only becoming a new way to show off your business, it's becoming a new way to market real estate companies. 3 things Drones are Used for in Construction & Real Estate
  1. Construction crews are using drones to verify if projects have been finished or if they were finished correctly. Think things like parking lots and roofs.
  1. Speaking of roofs, surveyors are starting to use drones to look at structures instead of dangerously scaling these high places with people. Not only does it save time, but it is also safer.
  1. Real estate developers and landlords are starting to use drone videos to market their properties. Drone videos can be breathtaking, especially if you have a drone pilot with an eye for marketing.
The Problem with Drones The foreseeable future of drones is bringing the same problem every other new digital asset brings to market. Where will all these videos and photos of job sites go? Where will they be stored? How will it be integrated with other systems and software? There are some great solutions. SmartVid.io—a platform that uses machine learning to tag, search and find industrial photos and videos from the job site—can be linked to Procore, a mobile platform built to streamline construction project management. But still, there is more that needs to be done. If a company is using SharePoint or any other document management system, automatically letting software share information with other systems is going to be critical. Information is notorious for being siloed. Some software is a natural walled-off garden, meaning it doesn’t share information and can control the environment users are in. So with billions going into the drone market, a keen eye on integration is going to be needed. [video width="1920" height="1080" m4v="https://3fesnf3017rn3znelb81u4lp9e-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Construction_verification_drone.m4v"][/video] Construction verification with drones is becoming a vital and cost-effective way to survey and validate work at construction sites. --

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HingePoint offers cloud and mobile applications for construction and real estate that are easy to adopt and employees love. Specializing in the systems that run the construction and real estate business including SharePointSalesforceProcoreMS Dynamics, and Autodesk. Scale and grow profitably with Financial and Project Management Dashboards, document management, and workflow automation for field to office collaboration. HingePoint 8105 Rasor Blvd. Suite 241 Plano, TX 75024 (214) 301-0000 www.hingepoint.com [post_title] => Real Estate Drone Photography Boon for Industry [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => real-estate-drone-photography-boon-for-industry [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-10-22 01:08:13 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-10-22 06:08:13 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12657 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => 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] => 2019-05-31 07:28:02 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-05-31 12:28:02 [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 ) [2] => 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] => 2019-05-31 07:27:54 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-05-31 12:27:54 [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 ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12271 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2016-12-05 15:07:27 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-12-05 21:07:27 [post_content] => 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. “Most people know UL for our fire, mechanical, safety testing; we’ve been doing that for 120 years,” said UL public affairs director Mark Rossolo at Autodesk University. “What most people also don’t know though that we are the largest certifier of sustainable products for use in the buildings.” The web app--called SPOT--features more than 40,000 products. SPOT’s database will help architects and designers identify products by sustainable attributes, MasterFormat product codes and building rating system credits such as LEED v4 and the WELL Building Standard™. “We all need all to be thinking about having more sustainable products in our building,” Rossolo said. “Is the carpet we’re standing on admitting potentially harmful chemicals? Has that been tested? We don’t know unless we put a product in... that has been certified.”
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HfAMUpzFcg&list=PLJOB2Ahoqzp8xnxVjtgO8TF563aGzUIsx  
SPOT database goes beyond traditional green certification data to include a comprehensive view of a product’s attributes through expanded product listings. The expanded listings will also include safety data, such as fire ratings and, for furniture, performance certifications and claim verifications.  This data will be curated and managed by UL to give users confidence that the data is from reliable, credible sources. “When you’re getting to a Revit user you’re at the ground level of importance for ensuring that those products that have sustainability attributes are put in there… like protecting occupant health,” Rosollo said. “Starts to get us thinking about more than just, ‘does this comply with specs that the architect gave me?’” To enhance the mobile experience, UL’s SPOT app is available from the Apple App Store and Google Play. Additionally, UL is developing an add-in which will enable AutoDesk® Revit® users to access product data from SPOT and assign it directly to their project. To learn more about SPOT, visit ul.com/spot. [post_title] => UL Introduces Online Database to Easily Add Sustainability Data into Revit Models [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => ul-introduces-online-database-to-easily-add-sustainability-data-into-revit-models [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-21 00:40:17 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-21 06:40:17 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12271 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => 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 ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12245 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2016-11-16 19:37:45 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-11-17 01:37:45 [post_content] => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-cGX7ccd8A DAQRI showcased their Smart Helmet at Autodesk University 2016. The helmet brings the trailer into the construction site with augmented reality. It's hands-free and is on one of the most essential pieces of equipment in construction, the helmet. HingePoint tried it out, and our project manager instantly saw the value of DAQRI’s Smart Helmets for builders and designers. You can go here to see our coverage of Autodesk University 2016, https://www.hingepoint.com/blog You can also read how virtual reality is one of the four main technologies that is going to revolutionize how we build and design the future, https://www.hingepoint.com/blog/autode... Learn about Daqri Smart Helmets here, https://daqri.com/products/smart-helm... HingePoint- Innovation through Systems Integration. We can bridge, extend, and connect your systems to create new ways of working. We are BIM leaders with system specialties include: Autodesk, Revit, CAD, SalesForce, MS SharePoint, and others... HingePoint, LLC. https://www.hingepoint.com 2300 McDermott Road STE 200-235 Plano, TX 75025 ph (214) 301-0000 contactus@hingepoint.com [post_title] => DAQRI Smart Helmet to Transform AEC Sector [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => daqri-smart-helmet-to-transform-aec-sector [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-21 00:42:50 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-21 06:42:50 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12245 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12243 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2016-11-15 16:58:57 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-11-15 22:58:57 [post_content] => Denver architect Brian Juge and BIM specialist Tony Crawford led one of the first classes at Autodesk University called "Zero to CD in 90 minutes with Revit." They started the presentation with tips on how to use Revit for beginners. Here are some of those tips. CAD vs. BIM workload curve As the construction process goes along it's harder to make changes and it gets more expensive, as seen by the popular graph above. Shifting your time and effort “to the left” sooner in your design process, can save time on each project. One of the primary ways to do this is through Revit templates. The exact tools that you include in your template will depend on your specific needs. Revit makes this possible with templates because redundant work from project to project is limited. Create Templates If you have a good template, you save time, meaning you reduce effort and costs. Juge and Crawford have invested a lot of time on their templates. The more time you put into setting up your project template, the more time you can save on each future project. Your templates set up the data you want:
  • Parameters
  • Families
  • The drawing sheets
  • The plan (top) and elevation (side) view of your model.
Stop repeating yourself Here's their main point. Any schedules you repeat you can put in a Revit template. Any type of workflow you do for every project, you should put into a template. A schedule is basically a spreadsheet of your data. For example, you could have a schedule or the data of every door in your building. If you're starting a new similar project, you can either start from scratch and build the data needed for doors, or you can have a template with the saved data. Anything that you might repeat in any future project should be added to your template. ---- The Hard Part You've got to go through this step. You have to tag all your elements and make every item unique. It takes time. But if you don't do it you might as well just use AutoCAD. Other tedious tasks include:
  • Annotation tags
  • Symbols
  • Text styles
  • Dimension styles
  • Legends
--- Linking AutoCAD to Revit  Be careful.  This is not a best practice. You don't want to have too many AutoCAD links. AutoCAD files can have a lot of baggage in them and potentially crash Revit. Sometimes it's inevitable to have AutoCAD links, but it's better to get rid of AutoCAD links completely. --- #1 Thing to Do: Get Started Just get started. Just do a project. Hunker down. Bite the bullet and get going. A good place to start is with your last project. Just get it in Revit so you can start making your templates. Check out HingePoint's Revit eBooks to learn more. 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Autodesk is moving away from bulky desktop apps and moving their software and platforms into the cloud. Although using the cloud is not new for the industry, the ability to integrate systems and software will become more critical as Autodesk continues its aggressive march towards cloud-based platforms. “Technologically speaking, we are moving past the app and moving into a world of web experiences,” said Jim Quanci, Senior Director of Autodesk Development Network, in the HingePoint Industry 4.0 Report. “Being based on web-standard technologies… there are millions of software developers that can now build these experiences. It no longer requires software developers with special and rare CAD expertise.” Design and engineering information is no longer siloed and can be integrated with all the other run-the-business tools businesses are using. This will dramatically change how construction is done and how real estate developers design buildings and find investors, HingePoint CEO and Founder Bryce Finnerty said. “We are in the middle of one of the biggest technological revolutions of our time and it is transforming how all of us do our work, especially in the AEC industry,” Finnerty said in the report. “For example, as virtual reality becomes prevalent, it can help developers market their buildings to investors by showing them a real virtual prototype that they can walk through.” As the construction industry and real estate developers start using new APIs from Autodesk, developers that can combine or integrate software and solutions will be critical, Finnerty said. “When applications don’t “speak” to one another or share information, companies are forced to continuously update different systems of record. They are prisoners to the technology they use.”” Finnerty said. “The cloud-based approach by Autodesk is going to liberate data and help businesses work more efficiently.” About HingePoint’s AEC Industry 4.0 Report HingePoint’s Industry 4.0 Report looks at how the next wave of technology is about to transform the AEC sector. Autodesk executive Jim Quanci is a contributor. The report looks at what Industry 4.0 is, how it is changing the AEC industry and the types of technology it is bringing. About HingePoint 2300 McDermott Road STE 200-235, Plano, TX 75025 (214) 301-0000 www.hingepoint.com 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. 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The United Nations is considering delivering medical supplies to countries in need and some are even hoping to help dog owners pick up after their dog’s number two. All of it with drones. Some estimates have the drone market worth $127 billion by 2020. This includes everything from building and selling the drone itself to drone pilots offering services. However, drones are not just used to conduct specific tasks. They are also used to gather information. For example, construction companies are using drones to survey their job sites. The drones take video and pictures to show general contractors the state of a project or structure. These digital assets—the photographs and videos—save a lot of hours of work.

High-quality marketing videos like Ms. Renfros salsa, is not only becoming a new way to show off your business, it's becoming a new way to market real estate companies. 3 things Drones are Used for in Construction & Real Estate
  1. Construction crews are using drones to verify if projects have been finished or if they were finished correctly. Think things like parking lots and roofs.
  1. Speaking of roofs, surveyors are starting to use drones to look at structures instead of dangerously scaling these high places with people. Not only does it save time, but it is also safer.
  1. Real estate developers and landlords are starting to use drone videos to market their properties. Drone videos can be breathtaking, especially if you have a drone pilot with an eye for marketing.
The Problem with Drones The foreseeable future of drones is bringing the same problem every other new digital asset brings to market. Where will all these videos and photos of job sites go? Where will they be stored? How will it be integrated with other systems and software? There are some great solutions. SmartVid.io—a platform that uses machine learning to tag, search and find industrial photos and videos from the job site—can be linked to Procore, a mobile platform built to streamline construction project management. But still, there is more that needs to be done. If a company is using SharePoint or any other document management system, automatically letting software share information with other systems is going to be critical. Information is notorious for being siloed. Some software is a natural walled-off garden, meaning it doesn’t share information and can control the environment users are in. So with billions going into the drone market, a keen eye on integration is going to be needed. [video width="1920" height="1080" m4v="https://3fesnf3017rn3znelb81u4lp9e-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Construction_verification_drone.m4v"][/video] Construction verification with drones is becoming a vital and cost-effective way to survey and validate work at construction sites. --

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HingePoint offers cloud and mobile applications for construction and real estate that are easy to adopt and employees love. Specializing in the systems that run the construction and real estate business including SharePointSalesforceProcoreMS Dynamics, and Autodesk. Scale and grow profitably with Financial and Project Management Dashboards, document management, and workflow automation for field to office collaboration. HingePoint 8105 Rasor Blvd. Suite 241 Plano, TX 75024 (214) 301-0000 www.hingepoint.com [post_title] => Real Estate Drone Photography Boon for Industry [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => real-estate-drone-photography-boon-for-industry [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-10-22 01:08:13 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-10-22 06:08:13 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12657 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [found_posts] => 8 [max_num_pages] => 1 [max_num_comment_pages] => 0 [is_single] => [is_preview] => [is_page] => [is_archive] => 1 [is_date] => [is_year] => [is_month] => [is_day] => [is_time] => [is_author] => [is_category] => [is_tag] => 1 [is_tax] => [is_search] => [is_feed] => [is_comment_feed] => [is_trackback] => [is_home] => [is_privacy_policy] => [is_404] => [is_embed] => [is_paged] => [is_admin] => [is_attachment] => [is_singular] => [is_robots] => [is_posts_page] => [is_post_type_archive] => [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => 6ce7b68342d0c07f8448fc09bd5b44a1 [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => [thumbnails_cached] => [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => [compat_fields:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => query_vars_hash [1] => query_vars_changed ) [compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => init_query_flags [1] => parse_tax_query ) )