Archive for April, 2013



The Future of BIM

Posted: April 29, 2013 by WFRUG in General Posts
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Change is the one thing that is constant with BIM. Found a great article on HPAC about the “future of BIM” and how the cloud is allowing us to take BIM to that next level of complexity. I currently have a desktop nick named “the beast” because of it’s 8 core dual Xeon processors, 32GB of ram and a top of the line graphics card. However, some models are pushing the beast to it’s limits.


Over the last 10 years, the mechanical-engineering and construction industry has rapidly adopted building information modeling (BIM), an intelligent, model-based process providing insight for faster, more economical, and less environmentally impactful development and management of building and infrastructure projects. According to a McGraw-Hill Construction report,1 BIM adoption among architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms rose from 17 percent in 2007 to 71 percent in 2012. Where BIM goes from here will be determined by three key technological movements that are redefining the way mechanical engineers and contractors work: digital infrastructure, big data, and emerging markets…..     Read the  entire Article here


Navisworks 2014

Posted: April 24, 2013 by WFRUG in General Posts
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Most of you are aware that Autodesk has released the 2014 series. I have found that I am impressed with the 2014 release of Navisworks. After reading Beyond Design blog I tested out a lot of the features myself and have found them extremely useful and glad to see it starting to take shape.

  • Timeliner Selection Set Export
    • You can now export your  task List to create a folder of Selection Sets that match the name of the Tasks.  The Sets are then automatically attached to the Tasks.
  • Timeliner Format Update
    • You can now utilize Primavera P6 v8.2
  • Measurements
    • Availability to take measurements by locking the X, Y or Z axis from the first point selected.
    • Availability to measure in a Perpendicular or Parallel alignment to the surface of an object..
  • Rendering
    • Uses the same material library as other Autodesk Software, and has introduced the Ray Trace as was done in Revit 2013.
  • Sectioning
    • You can now  create your sectioning planes/box to elements you have selected. This is my favorite enhancement!
  • Preserve Clash Highlighting in Viewpoints reporting
    • You can save your Clash Report to Viewpoints and keep the visual fidelity of the Clash View which was introduced in the SP2 of last years version. You even have the ability to choose if you want that functionality as a checkbox.  It will store redlines.
  • Clash Elements Different Colors
    • Allows each element in the clash to have individual colors.
  • Clash Comments
    • The Clash Results now include a column that shows if a Clash has a Comment and how many.
  • Clash Filters
    • You can filter the Clashes to only show what you currently have selected.
      • Exclusive – if you have the 2 clashing elements selected, this will show clash results where both of the clashing items are included in your current item selection.
      • Inclusive – if you have 1 or 2 clashing elements selected, this filter will show clash results where one or both or the clashing items are included in your current item selection.
  • Clash Report Filter
    • If you have a Filter applied to your Clash Results, you can export a Report of just the Filtered Clashes.
  • Clash Isolation Settings
    • The Dim Other and Hide Other are no longer part of a drop-down menu, they are buttons next to each other.
  • Quantification
    • Get accurate model based quantities from your BIM model, allowing you to track changes between model revisions, perform destructive and constructive take offs and assign material and labor resources to items in the model. Many more details are to follow in a series of blog posts explaining how to use the new tool and a recommended workflow getting you quickly up to speed with model based quantification.

Viewpoint Construction Inc, Is seeking to fill a full time/part time BIM Modeler position.

Summary:3D modeling, MEP Coordination, Technical trouble shooting, Detailing,

Location: Riverton, UT

Requirements for consideration 2+ years experience using Revit, Revit MEP preferred.

Prior experience Cad and detailing preferred.

Software to use: Revit MEP, Autocad MEP, Navisworks, Excel, Bluebeam

Compensation: DOE

Please provide Resume to Adam Alder

Viewpoint Construction Inc.