Coming Together with BIM

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 6/9/17 9:12 AM   |  1 min read time

As a shared knowledge resource, Building Information Modeling (BIM) is meant to cross physical and industry boundaries in order to bring professionals the information they need to work together. However, in an industry constantly growing in best practices and technology, and as competitive as it is creative, creating standardizations to make these resources work isn’t always simple.

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Topics: Architecture, Building Information Modeling, Jeffrey Ouellette, National BIM Standard - United States, Vectorworks, BIM, BuildingSMART, Uncategorized, BIM World Implementation Strategies Global Online, Barcelona, BIM Freelance, BIMCommunity, Zigurat

Promoting National BIM Standards in China

Posted by Guest Author on 9/3/14 11:47 AM   |  5 min read time

By Jeffrey Ouellette, Assoc. AIA, IES, Architect Product Specialist at Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc.

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Topics: AEC market, buildingSMART alliance, China BIM Portal, National BIM Standard - United States, 3D Modeling, APEC 2014 SOM3 Workshop, BIM, BuildingSMART, buildingSMART China, Mad Macs Technology Distributions Limited, NBIMS-US, NBIMS-US Version 3 Project Committee

Call for Entries: buildingSMART International Now Accepting Submissions for Open BIM Award

Posted by Pete Hicks on 8/1/14 10:37 AM   |  1 min read time

BuildingSMART International, a non-profit organization that promotes and supports the use of Open BIM standards for AEC industries, is accepting submissions for its inaugural Business Gain Through Open Technology award. Entries, due August 31, must demonstrate how using Open BIM standards improves interoperability and offers major business gains to all participants involved in the building process from the designer to the contractor to the owner.

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Topics: buildingSMART Data Dictionary, buildingSMART International, Model View Definition, Open BIM, open standards, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, Award, BIM, BIM Collaboration Format, BuildingSMART, Business Gain Through Open Technology, Business Gain Through Open Technology Award, Industry Foundation Classes, Information Delivery Manual, Vectorworks software

Vectorworks and FlowDesigner: Open BIM Collaboration with Airflow Analysis

Posted by Lisa Lance on 9/26/13 10:40 AM   |  2 min read time

Two years ago, our distributor in Japan, A&A Co. Ltd., shared a case study that demonstrated a high-value BIM workflow between Vectorworks Architect and FlowDesigner, a 3D simulation and analysis software for airflow, temperature, and contamination distribution developed by Advanced Knowledge Laboratory. Recently, we ran an updated test of that connection and received positive results. We’re pleased to present a summary of those findings below.

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Topics: A&A Co. Ltd., Advanced Knowledge Laboratory, Architecture, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, BIM, BuildingSMART, Case Study, FlowDesigner, IFC

Build Sydney Live 2013 will bring Open BIM in the cloud to Australia

Posted by Lisa Lance on 6/24/13 10:56 AM   |  2 min read time

Following the tremendous success of Build Qatar Live 2012 and Build London Live 2012, organizers Asite and headline sponsor Nemetschek Vectorworks will bring a Build Live event to Australia.

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Topics: Asite, Build Sydney Live, Open BIM, BIM, BuildingSMART, Community, Nathan Doughty

Vectorworks at Ecobuild 2013

Posted by Lisa Lance on 3/1/13 10:57 AM   |  1 min read time

Going to Ecobuild 2013? The Vectorworks software booth (stand N420) will feature presentations from companies, organizations, and firms including IES, CadFaster, the NBS, Jonathan Reeves Architecture, Abvent, buildingSMART, and Design Software Solutions.

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Topics: Abvent, Jonathan Reeves Architecture, NBS, Open BIM, Planet Vectorworks, BIM, BuildingSMART, CadFaster, Community, Computers Unlimited, Design Software Solutions, Ecobuild 2013, IES, Jacqui Smith

Bringing Open BIM to Shanghai

Posted by Lisa Lance on 1/29/13 10:06 AM   |  1 min read time

Last week, one of our architect product specialists and BIM experts, Jeff Ouellette, gave a presentation to ShanghaiBIM, a buildingSMART Interest Group in China.

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Topics: Jeffrey Ouellette, Open BIM, ShanghaiBIM, BIM, BuildingSMART, IFC, Moses Scott

Nemetschek Vectorworks BIM experts to present at USC School of Architecture events in July

Posted by Julie McClure on 7/10/12 11:12 AM   |  1 min read time

Sunny Los Angeles will host two events this month at which Building Information Modeling (BIM) experts from Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. will be speaking.

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Topics: Education, Jeffrey Ouellette, Open BIM, Practical BIM: The Sixth Annual USC BIM Symposium, University of Southern California School of Archit, BIM, BIM and Process Change: Tested Techniques and New, BuildingSMART, Jeff Server, USC School of Architecture Executive Education Sum

buildingSMART International launches new database for IFC-compliant software

Posted by Lisa Lance on 10/5/11 3:53 PM   |  1 min read time

Today, buildingSMART International announced the availability of a new database of software applications that are compatible with the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) standard.

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Topics: Jeffrey Ouellette, resources, Thomas Liebich, BIM, BuildingSMART, IFC, Implementation Support Group, Industry Foundation Classes, Nemetschek Vectorworks, Rasso Steinmann

Nemetschek Vectorworks, Computers Unlimited to take part in Ecobuild 2011

Posted by Lisa Lance on 1/31/11 2:11 PM   |  1 min read time

We are pleased to participate in this year’s Ecobuild event in London. Computers Unlimited, our distributor in the UK, will be hosting the new Design Technology area (Stand N131).

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Topics: EcoBuild 2011, ExceL London, NBS, Planet Vectorworks, Stewart Rom, BIM, BuildingSMART, Community, Computers Unlimited, Jacqui Smith

An open(BIM) minded meeting in Amsterdam

Posted by Lisa Lance on 9/30/10 1:44 PM   |  1 min read time

Last week, Nemetschek Vectorworks' own Jeffrey Ouellette traveled to Amsterdam for the bi-annual meeting of buildingSMART International's Implementers Support Group (ISG). BuildingSMART supports the use of open international standards in the building and construction industries, and the ISG consists of vendors that support the use of IFC (Industry Foundation Class) software implementations.

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Topics: Design Express, Jeffrey Ouellette, Nemetschek Scia, Bart Rammeloo, Bentley Systems, BIM, BuildingSMART, Community, DC Riverside Office Building, DDS-CAD, Dennis Mensen, Herman Oogink, Nemetschek Vectorworks

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