Archive for March, 2011

Christchurch earthquake before & after shots

Posted by scottbarrington in General News on March 31st, 2011 No Comments

Our home town of Christchurch is slowly getting back to normal after the earthquake on the 22nd of February. The Christchurch City Council have put together the below website to give everyone a great over view of the before & after, showing the huge destruction of the earthquake. Click the link below then use the… read more

BIMstop upgrade coming soon.

Posted by scottbarrington in General News on March 27th, 2011 No Comments

We’ve been working hard on an upgrade to our BIM content network. Thanks to everybody who sent in feedback, it’s exciting to see how it will fit right into the building information modeling workflow. Below are a couple of mockups of what the version 2 interface will look like.

Revit lighting family

Posted by scottbarrington in General News on March 22nd, 2011 No Comments

Just a quick upload of a lighting family we are currently building for a manufacturer. It has all of the light fittings available options programmed into it as parameters (eg tilt, materials, wattage). We have also linked the fitting to its IES file which keeps everything a lot more streamlined for lighting engineers and designers… read more

Guide to BIM – ebook update

Posted by scottbarrington in General News on March 20th, 2011 No Comments

For 2011 we’ve decided to release a quick update to our Guide to BIM e-book. After thousands of downloads it was time to give it a slight tweak and fix a few typos. We’ve also added a new “social” aspect to it, allowing you to more easily share it with your friends and colleagues who… read more

Hearts go out to Japan

Posted by scottbarrington in General News on March 17th, 2011 3 Comments

What’s going on with our planet lately! First the Christchurch earthquake and now what’s happened in Japan is truly awful. So just a quick note for Japan, we are all thinking of you and do let us know if there is anyway we can help.

Thanks you cloud.

Posted by scottbarrington in General News on March 16th, 2011 No Comments

The recent Christchurch earthquake has definitley put a lot of company’s IT into trouble. Businesses have lost servers and backups, not to mention huge amounts of data which can’t be replaced. We also lost our computers, however all was well thanks to the cloud! About 18 months ago we made the switch to in the… read more

Temporary glitch

Posted by scottbarrington in Under Construction on March 7th, 2011 No Comments

We had a temporary glitch with our web servers in the USA yesterday. Luckily everything is back up and running now though. Sorry for the inconvenience to any of the users out there who were trying to access BIM content from



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