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  • ClearEdge3D Launches EdgeWise MEP for Autodesk Revit

    ClearEdge3D Launches EdgeWise MEP for Autodesk Revit

    Automated Feature Extraction of pipes from point cloud data now available for Revit—promises substantial workflow savings of up to 85% Herndon, Virginia — September 5, 2012 — ClearEdge3D announced today the release of its latest product, EdgeWise MEP™ for Autodesk® Revit®. For the first time, users can bring extracted pipes, conduit and other cylindrical mechanical, […]

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  • How Does Your Estimating Stack Up to the Competition?

    How Does Your Estimating Stack Up to the Competition?

    As economy remains down, it’s increasingly important to produce timely, professional and accurate estimates to stand out from the competition. Since firms rely on a variety of methods to produce their estimates, we at Software Advice thought it’d be helpful to create an industry benchmark report to see which method of estimating produces the best results. Over […]

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  • The Best AEC Apps for the iPhone and iPad

    The Best AEC Apps for the iPhone and iPad

    There are nearly 500 apps in the App Store tagged as “construction” or “architecture.” This is great news for professionals in the AEC industry, except it’s really tough to filter out the junk. Among the list are apps categorized as “games,” “lifestyle” and “entertainment.”  Specifically, you’ll find titles like “SimCity Deluxe” and “Railroad Puzzle.” Sure, […]

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  • Building Information Models Become Portable [iPad] [iPhone]

    Building Information Models Become Portable [iPad] [iPhone]

    While there are numerous 3D model applications available for the iPhone, iPad and Android, there has not been an application that provides a portable “intelligent model” until now. goBIM, developed by Ian Keough senior technical designer at Buro Happold, is a tool for browsing Building Information Models on your iPhone (an iPad-specific version in the […]

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  • Apple 3D Head-Tracking – The Ultimate Display for Construction Plans

    Apple 3D Head-Tracking – The Ultimate Display for Construction Plans

    by Houston Neal The latest talk of the town in the Apple blogosphere is 3D head-tracking. Apple recently filed a patent for technology that allows users to change perspective of an object by moving their head or body. So instead of dragging your mouse to rotate a graph or chart, you simply look behind it; a […]

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  • View the future in your phone

    View the future in your phone

    Augmented reality will soon be available on smartphones to transform site visits. Written by Simon Johns Imagine walking down the street, looking for somewhere to eat. You use your phone to photograph a restaurant, and the overlay on the screen shows you menu items pulled from the restaurant’s online menu, reviews from newspapers and so […]

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  • ecoScorecard Advances BIM Capabilities With Google SketchUp™ Integration

    ecoScorecard Advances BIM Capabilities With Google SketchUp™ Integration

    Phoenix, November 11, 2009 – ecoScorecard, the technology platform that helps building product specifiers evaluate environmental attributes of products, today revealed the new ecoScorecard plug-in that works with Google SketchUp and provides a critical link between popular BIM (Building Information Modeling) tools and important environmental rating systems such as LEED. The announcement was made today […]

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  • Building Information Modeling: Content, Collaboration and Construction

    Building Information Modeling: Content, Collaboration and Construction

    On September 22, 2009, the AIA Houston BIM Association hosted their Fall seminar titled Building Information Modeling: Content, Collaboration and Construction. Presented by Jeff Chittenden, AIA (WHR Architects) and Jim Jacobi, P.E. (Walter P. Moore), this seminar was a discussion on model content, (where to find it, how to make it, and what should it […]

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