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Lee Mullin
Sheffield, UK
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Quantification in Navisworks has now been available for around 18 months and during that time I've shown it to many customers, whilst there are obvious benefits for the estimators and quantity surveyors, the people who seem most excited about the possibilities are not in those teams, why? A typical Bill... Continue reading
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I recently participated in an interview with BIMcrunch, a UK industry resource. I talk about my favourite buildings and where I see value in BIM, and some of my favourite Twitter accounts, take a look at the link below: - http://www.bimcrunch.com/bim-brunch-lee-mullin/ Continue reading
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It's not long to go now, 2 weeks and we'll all be at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas for Autodesk University 2014! The good news, alot of you have signed up for my class, a follow up to the popular Star Wars themed class in 2012, "CO6968 - The... Continue reading
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You may have noticed in the top right corner of most of your Autodesk applications a little X, ever tried clicking it? It'll take you through to the Autodesk Exchange App Store for your product, this year we launched our Navisworks App Store, where developers from all over the world... Continue reading
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Last week there was a big new update to BIM 360 Glue, Joan Allen, Senior Product Manager for BIM 360 Glue talks to us about it in more detail. One of the many advantages of using cloud-based products and services is the immediate, automatic access to product updates. The Autodesk... Continue reading
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As a bit of a tech geek, I was pretty excited to get my hands on Google Glass for the first time. As probably the most well-known of wearable technology that hasn't even been put on general sale (properly) yet we like new toys, Google Glass is essentially a voice... Continue reading
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I've been travelling around a lot in the last year and met a huge number of you guys and girls at various events, we chat a lot about workflows, features of the program and how you first came to use it. However even now I find it surprising that I... Continue reading
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It's the time of year where we head to the hills and start shouting about our new releases, except this year we have something different to shout about. Normally you'll see us reeling of a list of features for each product we release, which is great, and useful, but we... Continue reading
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What does a clash cost you as a company, whether you are the contractor, architect, engineer or specialist sub-contractor? You need to consider the materials wasted, the new materials, the cost of labour on site and in the office resolving the issue, the cost of machinery, the possible delays to... Continue reading
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It's that time of year again, Autodesk University 2013 has rolled back around in no time, and I'm sending out a note from the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas having just landed. It's surprising how much has happened over the last year in Autodesk around construction. This year there'll be... Continue reading
This is a blog post I've been meaning to write for at least 6 months but I was given a pleasant reminder about it on a recent visit to Moscow for AU Russia. After a hectic conference where I was presenting sessions on BIM 360 Field, Glue and Navisworks and... Continue reading
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So far we have talked about the rough workflow in Navisworks Quantification and building Catalogs in Navisworks Quantification, now we get to the fun part (at least for me), taking off objects. Continue reading
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In the last blog post about Quantification in Navisworks we talked about the rough workflow of quantifying objects in Navisworks. In this blog we'll talk about the first step, building a catalog to classify your objects. This will be how you group Items, say all of your cavity walls, do... Continue reading
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A service pack for Autodesk Navisworks 2014 has now been released. The main areas of improvement are as follows: - IFC colour improvements Revit export improvements DGN import improvements Autodesk Rendering improvements Timeliner Animations can now use Autodesk Rendering GUID handling improvements Asta now working alongside Navisworks Clash Viewpoint improvements... Continue reading
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This year's release of Navisworks has a feature that we think will change the way you work and bring intelligence to your Information packed models. Model based quantification isn't new, but combining it with the ability to combine Building Information Models from multiple file formats, take quantities directly from the... Continue reading
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Hello everyone! Welcome to the refreshed Beyond Design blog. As the construction industry grows and technology on-site advances rapidly, we realize that the reasoning behind Beyond Design when we started it two years ago is already becoming outdated, so the changes we make today should reflect this. The intention of... Continue reading
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I can't say too much but it's going to be a pretty exciting few weeks here at BD HQ. As well as a fresh new look we're looking to get you even more relevant posts about the industry, and where Autodesk fits in with impressive new tools to make your... Continue reading
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Here's a quick tip from our BIM 360 Glue and Vault expert, Thomas Schwaiger. Did you ever find your model in BIM 360 Glue looks too large or too small? Measuring something in your model and results not making sense? You just need to adjust your units. Make sure the... Continue reading
It's completely unsupported but you can edit some of the shortcuts by editing the RoamerCommands.xml file – this file is installed in the Layout subdirectory of the install directory. However, I would urge caution when doing this as you may cause duplication of hard coded shortcuts. If you do decide to attempt to edit the XML file then I’d recommend that you first save a backup of the file that you can revert to it in case of any issues.
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Last night I was lucky enough to be invited with a number of our customers from Architecture, Construction, Manufacturing and the Entertainment worlds to a screening of the third instalment of Iron Man at BAFTA in London. For those that don't know, Iron Man 3 had the 2nd biggest opening... Continue reading
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We had a bit of an unusual request today, how do you defy the laws of gravity? Obviously in the real world it's going to take a budget of millions to reach the edge of the atmosphere and float away. In Navisworks though, it's a bit simpler. Gravity itself we... Continue reading
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Did you know Autodesk as well as producing software for the building, plant and infrastructure industries also produces industry leading rendering and special effects software? And did you know if you have the Building Design Suite Premium or Ultimate you already have a copy of 3DS Max Design? It's been... Continue reading
I've just updated the hotkeys for 2014 including 'Ctrl + F8' for Quantification and some shortcuts specifically for the Timeliner and Measurement tools to significantly speed up reviewing. With the Measurement tool you want to use already selected: - X Lock to the X axis Y Lock to the Y... Continue reading
A quick round up of the new features in Revit 2014! For those interested in getting more info on the upcoming Revit 2014 product new feature set these are two great resources: And - David Light's excellent writeup. via bimapps.typepad.com Continue reading
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We really have been busy this last year. As well as the headline new features in Navisworks 2014, there's plenty more 'under the bonnet' to speed up your workflows and make you more productive. Sectioning improvements, the Fit Selection tool allows you to select items that the section plane or... Continue reading