I'm starting to hear a lot of noise from our users about Graphisoft's tablet based BIMx tool?How many people are actively using it and do you find it useful?
Could you please help me in completing my Dissertation survey? Its only one question and should take you no longer than a minute, and is completely confidential.I'm very keen to understand the general view of the industry on BIM and the certainty as to how it progresses legally. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GFK85TPThankyou for your time!...
I m currently a year 12 student and I want to become part of the BIM Sorry for bad English thank you
I'm already at 390mb and I need to know how to reduce my file size, any suggestions?
I once came across a project file that was 330 Mb (2-Story 15,000 s.f. Public Library Renovation with a 12,000 s.f. addition). As I investigated it, there was a simple profile family being used in a fascia that had a .tif file linked in. Removing the .tif file and re-loading the family brought the project down to 47 Mb! I concur with all previous suggestions. CAD links and in-place families are typical culprits of excessive file size.
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!
Hi, could anyone tell me the best render software (and that is not to expensive), as I would really like to do some professional renders for my current projects in Revit 2013.
I know rendering normally takes a bit of time so does anyone have tips for reducing rendering time?
Standing Seam roofs drive me nuts. I have read a lot of forums. Nowhere can I find accurate information on that. Any help will be appreciated.
I guess it depends on how specific you want it to look. I use a material called Roofing - Metal Standing Seam that I set to use an ootb Relief Pattern called Standing.Seam.png to control the Render Appearance, and a simple Model Surface Pattern called Standing Seam - 16" (etc.) to control it's graphics for Plans and Elevations, and it works great. If you want more detail, use Fascia objects with defined Profiles to use for the Ridge vent, hips, end dams, etc. If you actually want modeled ribs, you'll need to create a custom family or use a workaround (I've heard of people using curtain walls for this, but to me, that's not the right approach). I personally don't model the ribs.
I would like to put some 3ds Max objects into my Revit projects, for example, is this possible?
I'm a little bit worried about my current file size, I'm at 350mb and not even finished yet! What is an acceptable file size to have?
There are many variables to consider with respect to file size - complexity of the design, size of the building, number of levels, source of the content loaded, end-user methodologies, and certainly L.O.D. To answer your question, any file size is acceptable as long as it still performs well. In my 7 years with Revit, I've never had a project hit 350 Mb (at least not after I cleaned out all the unnecessary junk people put in it). You may want to check out Autodesk's Model Performance Technical Notes and possibly AU session AB100-1P (Managing Large Projects in Revit Architecture).
Currently working on a project with multiple people and just curious if there is a great way to communicate the changes made by each person?
I would suggest creating a template that maybe everyone fills out, e.g. stating all the changes, but not sure if that would get to complicated especially because that's quite dependant upon the number of changes and the number of people involved.
As the adoption of BIM (Building Information Modeling) is happening faster and faster, what legal issues have people found around it? For example: -Who owns the model? -Who takes ultimate (legal) responsibility for its accuracy?
with all this talk about sharing models... the sale pitch for bim... i find that no one wants to share due to liability...thus unless you can find a legal way around your sharing of your model.... don't count on others wanting to take on that liability....i find bim useful strictly as an inhouse tool.... the give the paper to the rest of the world and let them do their job.
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.