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] => Drones have a rapidly growing presence at construction sites where they help verify that work has been performed properly, on time, on schedule and according to plan while reducing the subjective manual data.

But a big problem that has arisen from the onslaught of drones is how can general contractors or property owners use drones to add value to what really matters – better monitoring and managing their projects and actually get useful insights out of the drone flights?

Drones that just fly high over job sites are limited with their ability to capture the entire site, and imagery taken by workers from ground level are usually out of context and hard to manage. It’s been extremely difficult to bring a drone’s construction-verification imagery, especially into a 3D BIM model.

But Dronomy has software that offers a robust solution to this problem.

“It adds knowledge to construction,” VP of Business Development said Gil Mildworth said.

Dronomy is a very exciting Israeli startup that created SiteAware, powerful technology that transforms off the shelf consumer drones into a sensor with brains that can create 3D “as built” models of construction sites just by flying a construction site. What makes this company even more exciting is their ability to get the drones to autonomously fly low and close to the actual structure, capture high-resolution data from all angles which allow for high-accuracy analysis of the construction project.

Dronomy can use the aerial imagery to build 3D models that can be overlaid and compared to BIM “as planned” models. General Contractors can compare each BIM model created by Dronomy to the previous model comparing “as planned” to “as built” over time. The solution, called SiteAware by Dronomy, also integrates to the existing workflows of the GC’s to provide automated content adding visual perspectives to punch-lists and for RFIs.

“We allow GCs and owners to continuously and remotely monitor their construction projects, adding unparalleled insights. The ability to compare the intention and the actual result of the construction is what adds value” Mildworth said. “You can even see what changed in the project automatically over time with our 4D progress report.”

Dronomy, HingePoint

SiteAware automatically highlights the delta or what has changed between models so the user can easily see and document what has changed on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

“You can get half-inch-level accuracy for measurements just with simple autonomous drone scan of the work site,” Mildworth said.

The software is ideal for construction sites that are building from the ground up, like commercial or high-rise buildings, and sites that have many buildings, like a large apartment complex. This is where Dronomy differentiates itself as compared to others in the market.
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                    [post_content] => 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 them in the near future and they are positioned to be the powerhouse for construction software and technology. It’s their main focus and goal to be the only project management software solely dedicated to construction. Procore is taking over the world, and they are just getting started with new international offices popping up across the globe. And with more than 100 apps in their new app store, Procore is going to continue to innovate and give its customer base more functionality and benefits in months and years ahead.

Here’s out top six list.

6. Procore Groundbreak 2017:

Drones swarm market, companies seek solutions for new data sources

construction, drone, Procore, HingePoint, BIM

Not only are drones a trend for construction, but they were in full force at Procore's Groundbreak. Several companies are capitalizing on the safety and ease of drones and are hoping to organize drone data to benefit construction firms. Read more about what drone companies were at the Procore event.

5. Procore Groundbreak 2017:

busybusy offers mobile time tracking and budget tracking

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.

4. Procore Groundbreak 2017:

Fieldlens Modernizing Construction Communication

Fieldlens, a communication platform for construction crews that is like Facebook, urges workers to ditch the notepad and go digital. Fieldlens wants general contractors to use the social-media-sharing platform to document every conversation, assignment and decision on the job site.

3.Procore Groundbreak 2017: Matterport Uses Immersive Media for Construction Documentation

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 from job sites, and automatically stitches them into a complete, immersive 3D model.

2. Procore Groundbreak 2017:

Assemble Systems Connects 2D to 3D for Instant BIM Comparisons, Takeoffs

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. We think Assemble Systems is simply amazing. They give you instant #BIM model comparisons with their software. Instantly see what has changed and pivot. Only have five minutes for takeoffs? No problem. Log in. Get your information. Get back to work. And they link everything! Read more here.

1. Procore Launches Construction OS at Groundbreak 2017 to Bring More Data Insights to Customers

Procore launched the construction industry’s first and only construction-only platform, which aims to help its customers gain deeper insights from data and provide new services from other companies. The new OS allows other companies—even those that appear to be competitors—to integrate with its more open APIs. It's an exciting time to be working for and with Procore!

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] => Best in Show at Procore Groundbreak 2017 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => best-in-show-at-procore-groundbreak-2017 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-03-28 10:19:02 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-28 15:19:02 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12714 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12700 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-04-06 08:25:41 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-04-06 13:25:41 [post_content] => construction, drone, Procore, HingePoint, BIM 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 developers, they can also cause problems for companies, HingePoint CEO and Founder Bryce Finnerty said.

"Drones are another way to gather data. If you don't set up your systems and software correctly, the drone's digital assets are going to cause more unstructured data that's going to be difficult to manage," Finnerty said. "And if you don't integrate it with the data you already have, it will be another screen or system you have to open to manage your project."

Companies have begun developing software to gather data from drones and either make new BIM models or place the data in you existing model. During the annual conference Groundbreak 2017, Procore announced better integration with Construction OS.  Several drone companies are already taking advantage of Procore's new app store.

The companies are capitalizing on the safety and ease of drones and are hoping to organize drone data to benefit construction firms.

EarthCam has developed a geospatial mapping platform, resulting in a comprehensive analytical report. The data for this mapping platform comes from their stationary cameras that stream a live video of the project along with drone flyovers. By combining their cameras, cloud-based storage and distribution tools it gives construction companies robust BIM models.

"We're flying drones and scanning the whole project and we're putting together 3D models," said Brain Cury, CEO of EarthCam. "Then we utilize that to do a webcam wrap. So then we're wrapping live video around the 3D point cloud that we made."

Benefits include a digital framework to attach construction webcam images, geo-tagged photographs, site plans and video analytics of the project that users can build upon throughout the entire construction process.

"You start with the point cloud. Once you have the point cloud you can map the images, 3d models and BIM models."

Botlink specializes in becoming the link between drones and construction by enabling professionals to quickly capture data about the worksite. With their simple flight planning software, they can incorporate drones without the need of a drone expert.

It gives you more insight into job site progression. With Botlink's timeline view inspectors or construction crews can see how the project has progressed over time.

"All the data you are capturing is consistent, you're flying the same exact route every day instead of having to hand fly and manually capture images and waste your time moving those images around and organizing them," said Will DeHoogh, drone developer at Botlink. "Instead Botlink stitches all the images together and if you're doing an inspection you don't you have to sift through video, you can just zoom in the area you are interested in."

Dronomy transforms off-the-shelf consumer drones into powerful equipment, delivering the most precise and comprehensive data. The data is then converted into 2D and 3D models of the current project status that can be accessible anywhere.

"This type of information helps teams to be objective so everyone is on the same page," said Gil Mildworth, vice president of Dronomy. "Construction companies when they build today invest a lot in 3D modeling in the architecture phase, but they are almost blindfolded in building their site the right way."

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] => Procore Groundbreak 2017: Drones swarm market, companies seek solutions for new data sources [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => procore-groundbreak-2017-drones-swarm-market-companies-seek-solutions-for-new-data-sources [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-03-28 10:22:42 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-28 15:22:42 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12700 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12657 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-03-28 11:28:49 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-03-28 16:28:49 [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. --

About HingePoint

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 ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12285 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2016-12-21 11:23:56 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-12-21 17:23:56 [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] => 2019-05-31 07:27:38 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-05-31 12:27:38 [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 ) [5] => 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 ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12112 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2016-10-19 09:38:10 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-10-19 14:38:10 [post_content] => HingePoint's BOM to Excel for Revit app was recently reviewed on a blog in France. We translated it below for you. The original story was posted here.
Some interesting Revit applications The Autodesk App Store offers a lot of useful Revit applications. In this article I will list all the applications that I have found useful and will indicate why. HOT GEAR PROJECT The first application that caught my attention is the implementation parameter explorer Hot Gear Project, which offers nice features in terms of handling the elements parameters. This application will allow you to filter your selections based on elements of settings and change the element parameters filtered group. Two very interesting operations are possible with this application, it is particularly intercommunication between this application and excel, especially the visualization of your project by coloring the surface of the elements according to parameters. Look at the example below Example quite telling. This application will allow first filter and select items by choosing to handle their instance parameter or type parameter: the field can increase on Revit. Other features are offered by this application, including the handling of join between walls and all the functions that used to group sets of elements. To discover!   APPS OF THE BIMCODER The app store Autodesk offers a number of interesting applications that extend the capabilities of Revit. I suggest you find one developed by Bimcoder, which are quite helpful and make the use of REVIT easier in some aspects. There is first the application Auto Floors Builder, which automatically generate tiles and flooring by taking limits as beams and columns. It's a pretty useful application and not save some time for the representation of floors at different levels. Bimcoder also developed an application that meets all the right features for intercommunication between REVIT and Excel, it is the application: ScheduleSync Pro. As the name suggests, the nomenclature are exploitable with this application in Excel. Another useful application is Curtain Modeler, this application makes the implementation of curtain wall much more intuitive. Two Application for REVIT MEP exist and have some utility, first Align Duct, and allows on relives map align the pipe without much effort from their oubien axis relative to their external generator, and on the other hand the application auto-insulation creator, which enables to apply to pipelines of fast and mass insulation sheaths. A last application that is called switch next order which is quite useful for defining forms of connection, especially between pole / beam / slab. In addition to the applications developed within the app store Autodesk, bimcoder demonstrate detailed understanding of specific development Revit, and work of reference clients. To discover applications, visit the site app store Autodesk their section.   BOM TO EXCEL! Here is an application developed by HingePoint, an expert company in Bim Texas-based, technically sound and very promising in terms of customers it already has! Hingepoint which are authorized Autodesk developers, developed a super BOM Application to EXCEL BOM to Excel is an application that will automatically create material lists from your Revit models and exports and formats BOMs reports, estimates and statements of quantities to Excel. Finally, you can add cost parameters in Revit and get estimates and quotes, snapshots and costs. BOM to Excel is full of small features that allow you to operate both powerful and Excel like grouping paintings by elements of property. BOM to Excel is advisable, and HingePoint have a future. To download BOM to Excel, we must go to the application page on the app store.   APPS OF THE DZ Studio! Revision Cloud Manager is a great application to generate a chart the history list of changes that have been identified by revision clouds. Better than that, it can manage in a table the review comments. This is an application to put order in your revision history. This application allows you to therefore create a schedule that is not natively offered on Revit and especially the export to excel. DZ studio also offers other applications as "User Editing History" which allows for example to be able to list the history of your operations. This application allows also to perform such operations filtering on your history. On the space for DZ studio on the app store Revit you will be able to download test versions and also offers free applications such application "End User Wizard". DZ Studio applications are the work of a designer architecture, a high sensitivity to architectural formal language and polymorphisms.   WebGL-Publisher Export for Autodesk® Revit® This is a tool that allows you to export your model REVIT to view it with any compatible browser WebGL, without additional software installation. The result is stunning, because it allows you to navigate your model in a web browser like firefox. Export will include: visible categories of the active 3D-View or the selected entity Solids, meshes, lines, polylines and geometric bodies inside the cutting area Export creates a file mpm (WebGL-Publisher Model) and an html file that displays the exported model. The tool is developed by German specialists top flight cad and webgl: CADMAI Software GmbH. Their applications are available on the app store REVIT their dedicated page.   Xinaps Financial Simulator Xinaps Financial Simulator ™ is a plugin for Revit which as its name suggests allows you to generate a financial approach to your project, you will among other things:
  • Assigning costs to the elements of your models.
  • Create global costs such as rental rates.
  • Generate a notion of performance such as the ratio of cost of construction and sale price.
  • Establish performance tables.
Are in this application adds functionality to Revit mainly on the concepts of construction costs and efficiency. It is a subscription. The interface is user friendly and presents visually speaking graphs. You can find it on the website of the app store of Autodesk.   OMNIA REVIT Omnia REVIT is the name under which Thorbjorn Hoverberg publishes REVIT applications. Thorbjorn Hoverberg is an architect / Swedish engineer who has developed successful applications of 3 REVIT is also Certified Professional Revit 2013/2014 and 2015. Thorbjorn is recognized in the REVIT community for his strong skills not only on but also REVIT Dynamo Vasari Lumion, Sketchup .Net C #, PHP, HTML, SQL, 680x0 / 6502ASM Windows, Linux, and Cats The 3 applications Scope Box Purge, Scope Box synchronizer and Scope Box Reorder. They are available on the app store REVIT. Scope Box Synchronizer: This is an application that lets you import definition of areas selected from a Revit project linked to your project, and to compare these areas with those you have in your project. . Similar to the functionality integrated Copy / Monitor, but in areas of definition link revives. Scope Box Reorder: After creating defining areas this application allows to schedule the selectionnées instances. You will have the opportunity you will have the opportunity through pop define scheduling menu (alphabetical, numerical etc ...). Here is a tutorial about this application. Scope Box Purge: Finally in the proposed trio, an application to remove the areas of definitions that will not be used.   AVATAR BIM - QUICK PRINT Printing on REVIT is even easier thanks to QUICK PRINT AVATAR developed by BIM, BIM superb specialist team based at the 4 corners of the world! This application allows you to print views without using the sheet layout, and can record the default print settings. The functionality offered by this application are simple and high efficiency: - Printing in 1 click. - Printing schedules. - Customize printing parameters. - File suits to print. While printing capabilities are natively on REVIT proposed well, this application increases the ergonomics of the print, or the point you can really print in 1 click. This application is present in the app store saw. Moreover AVATAR BIM are recognized as BIM experts, and among their clients they even companies with strong competence BIM.   Where is that file - x64 This application is a useful tool to prevent you from spending much time searching for files REVIT. This app allows you with one click to list all extension .rvt file, then choose the one you want. Nothing like a video explanation of this application. Here is the link to the application on the app store Autodesk. The original story was posted here, http://www.structalis.fr/single-post/2016/10/09/Quelques-applications-Revit-intéressantes [post_title] => HingePoint's BOM to Excel App for Revit Reviewed [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => hingepoints-bom-to-excel-app-for-revit-reviewed [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-01-26 01:12:28 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-01-26 07:12:28 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12112 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12046 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2016-08-30 13:26:47 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-08-30 18:26:47 [post_content] => Some people in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry are in culture shock. They are in the middle of a technological revolution that is transforming an architect’s paper-based work environment to a system of working where documents are digital and approved with mobile devices. “Architects had to physically walk back to the trailer to get the color of that stone sample and sign off on it,” said Todd Win of Rogers O’Brien Construction at an American Institute of Architects technology conference in Dallas. “Now they can look it up, sign it off and get worked proceeding on their mobile devices.” About 100 people listened to a panel of speakers at Tap-In, a conference dedicated to learning how technology is changing how architects design and build. Wireless technology is speeding up work and helps architects avoid trips back and forth from the office to the worksite. For example, Vergent offers mobile print stations. These are large green secure boxes that have LTE strength signals and can be placed in remote work areas that do not have an Internet connection. Contractors don’t have a lot of time to get connectivity to job sites. So they can use the mobile print stations and have Internet access. Changes can be printed and marked up on the job site, Vergent Sales Director Zee Ann Kane said. Then these documents can be scanned back in and a new blueprint can be uploaded. “You used to have to run and go pick up documents…you can now increase the efficiency on a job site by printing mobile,” Kane said. Johnny Stromp with client services for HingePoint said that technology is also helping businesses scale by automating a lot of redundant work. For businesses that are building 10 to 20 stores that are almost identical, relying on paper is extremely time-consuming. “You can create 3D models that are more than just a visual representations,” Stromp said. “You can get all the data in the model, and clone the model and then finish the minor details.” In the old days, you’d be required to redraw everything by hand. But with 3D drawings and tools like Revit, you have everything in a database so you can scale extremely quickly. “The right technology lets you work on what matters while removing the unnecessary busywork.” Brian Lowe of ARK Document Solutions said slow adopters are becoming extremely interested in the use of technology in the AEC industry. They are starting to see that technology can expedite the delivery of materials, insures accuracy and reduces discrepancies and timelines. “We are working in a paper world but we have tools that can deliver documents in your fingertip.”
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. Results Guaranteed...Literally Guaranteed.   [post_title] => AEC Industry in Culture Shock, Experts Say [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => aec-industry-culture-shock [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-13 20:47:23 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-14 02:47:23 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12046 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post_count] => 8 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 13050 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-08-15 08:20:24 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-08-15 13:20:24 [post_content] => Drones have a rapidly growing presence at construction sites where they help verify that work has been performed properly, on time, on schedule and according to plan while reducing the subjective manual data. But a big problem that has arisen from the onslaught of drones is how can general contractors or property owners use drones to add value to what really matters – better monitoring and managing their projects and actually get useful insights out of the drone flights? Drones that just fly high over job sites are limited with their ability to capture the entire site, and imagery taken by workers from ground level are usually out of context and hard to manage. It’s been extremely difficult to bring a drone’s construction-verification imagery, especially into a 3D BIM model. But Dronomy has software that offers a robust solution to this problem. “It adds knowledge to construction,” VP of Business Development said Gil Mildworth said. Dronomy is a very exciting Israeli startup that created SiteAware, powerful technology that transforms off the shelf consumer drones into a sensor with brains that can create 3D “as built” models of construction sites just by flying a construction site. What makes this company even more exciting is their ability to get the drones to autonomously fly low and close to the actual structure, capture high-resolution data from all angles which allow for high-accuracy analysis of the construction project. Dronomy can use the aerial imagery to build 3D models that can be overlaid and compared to BIM “as planned” models. General Contractors can compare each BIM model created by Dronomy to the previous model comparing “as planned” to “as built” over time. The solution, called SiteAware by Dronomy, also integrates to the existing workflows of the GC’s to provide automated content adding visual perspectives to punch-lists and for RFIs. “We allow GCs and owners to continuously and remotely monitor their construction projects, adding unparalleled insights. The ability to compare the intention and the actual result of the construction is what adds value” Mildworth said. “You can even see what changed in the project automatically over time with our 4D progress report.” Dronomy, HingePoint SiteAware automatically highlights the delta or what has changed between models so the user can easily see and document what has changed on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. “You can get half-inch-level accuracy for measurements just with simple autonomous drone scan of the work site,” Mildworth said. The software is ideal for construction sites that are building from the ground up, like commercial or high-rise buildings, and sites that have many buildings, like a large apartment complex. This is where Dronomy differentiates itself as compared to others in the market. 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