- 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 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 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 )  => 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.
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 )  => 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.
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.” 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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