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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Topics: Abvent, Jonathan Reeves Architecture, NBS, Open BIM, Planet Vectorworks, BIM, BuildingSMART, CadFaster, Community, Computers Unlimited, Design Software Solutions, Ecobuild 2013, IES, Jacqui Smith
Sunny Los Angeles will host two events this month at which Building Information Modeling (BIM) experts from Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. will be speaking.
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
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.
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
Our VP of Integrated Practice, Robert Anderson, was invited to speak at the BuildingSMART conference in Germany, an event focused on BIM, Building Information Modeling. Robert spoke about recent interoperability (IFC) activities involving Vectorworks, including BIMstorm, the Stockholm interchange event of September 2008, AECOO, and various GSA initiatives. He also, "exhorted the assembled company" (his words) to make IFC a better standard for product data and, of course, plug Vectorworks as a BIM platform. Go Robert!