- 3D models – This includes models from all sub-contractors to determine clash detection: electrical, mechanical, plumbers, civil engineers, etc.
- Contents and Finishes Library
- Specs Library
- 4D – which means your model can connect to schedules. Then you can run simulations in Revit and actually see the project being built.
- Procurement System
- Contract Management
- Capital Outlay
- Pro Forma
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Need help with BIM integration?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] => What is BIM? 'BIM is a Data-Centric Strategy, Not a Thing' [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => bim-is-a-data-centric-strategy [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-21 00:22:06 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-21 06:22:06 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12786 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )  => 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.”
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 )  => 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] => 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:
- The drawing sheets
- The plan (top) and elevation (side) view of your model.
- Annotation tags
- Text styles
- Dimension styles
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.