I would like to find out what is a good frame per second figure to produce good quality animation but not take hours and hours to render!
I know rendering normally takes a bit of time so does anyone have tips for reducing rendering time?
I am wanting to create some of my own objects on ArchiCAD, and since this is a community of people creating and uploading their own BIM object creations I thought this would be a great place to get started!
I'm currently using an ArchiCAD trial version, if I decide to buy the 'full' version will I be able to convert/transfer my files?
I haven't done this but I have heard that when you buy the actual ArchiCAD the trial version automatically switches to 'full' version and the files you created in the trial version will be converted to your new 'full' ArchiCAD files. But this only works if you are using the same computer for both the trial and full version. Hope that helps!
Could someone please explain to me what 'Open BIM' is please? Is it just one type of company using it?
Just wanting to have a read about BIM, how it’s best implemented, used etc. Could anyone recommend any good books, ebooks, whitepapers.
Like my previous question, but this time for ArchiCAD, are there any workshops, seminars or webinars available? Maybe even ones run by independents?
You could start by looking at the Graphisoft website where they have many resources that can point you in the correct direction regarding education and training for ArchiCAD. The tutorials that they have are step by step with accompanying videos that teach as you go and are excellent. Beyond that if you want more, Eric Bobrow is an excellent instructor and has a AC Best Practices course the teaches the software and the most appropriate way to use it. Just jump in with these and you will be in very good hands. Chad
I have seen BIMx used or mentioned, but what is the actual difference between BIMx and BIM?
Hi, You mean xBIM -go to www.openbim.org eXtensible Building Information Modelling - although my personal interpretation for BIM would be Building Information Management. There is a lot of BUM around too :) (Bloody Ugly Modelling) Marcel
I am looking at the ROI of BIM and would really like to know the costs involved with BIM, as not many businesses reveal the costs straight out.
New to BIM, so just really interested in knowing what’s the difference between 3D, 4D, 5D and 6D.
In general what is/are the rule(s) about buying BIM software from certain companies or resellers over others.
For example Revit (or AutoCAD products) is available through several resellers, but to me the resellers job here is not just offering the product (hopefully at a good price!) but assisting product usage, so if you take this view, the reseller is very important as each I think will offer you different levels and kinds of service. Good luck!
Hey, I'm quite new to using BIM, what software is available for creating BIM models.
There are several, and I will mention just the most populars, and you can divide them in 5 big groups depending in the Discipline: -Architectural (Revit, ArchicAD, Vectorworks, Bentley, Allplan more) -Structural calculation (Revit, Bentley, Tekla, SAP2000, Scia, Etabs more) -MEP (AutoCAD MEP, Revit, Bentley, ArchiCAD, MagiCAD, DDS more) -Project Coordination or Integration (Navisworks, VICO, BIMSight, Solibri, Onuma more) -Building Performance (Ecotect, Riuska, Green Building studio, EcoDesigner(ArchicAD) There are a lot more, and even more under development, you can take a look here for instance: http://www.buildingsmart-tech.org/implementation/implementations Regards Nando M
How can I make the windows and doors always appear this way.
I've just upgraded and lost all my old office standards! How can I get them back
What are some great ArchiCAD add-ons and which ones should I be using.
Is there a tracking command in ArchiCAD and how can I use.
To be it a bit more clear to enter your distance; if you want to your chair to be 10" from the horizontal wall and 3" from the vertical wall, then type y 0-10 , type x 0-3- and hit enter.