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Lee Mullin
Sheffield, UK
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This week the UK Government has mandated BIM Level 2 for all centrally procured projects where it makes sense. Many sense this as a watershed moment for BIM, no longer is it a 'buzzword' or industry terminology, it's now a standard part of how projects will be delivered. BIM Level... Continue reading
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One user case that I've seen a lot of interest for recently is early stage estimates on buildings, this is quite easily possible using floors or potentially other areas from an early mass model. I've seen people mostly using resources to get additional items into the take-off that may not... Continue reading
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I've just returned from the Capturing Reality Forum in Salzburg (the newly combined SPAR Europe and European LIDAR Mapping Forum) where myself and Andy Evans from Topcon presented a live workflow showing point clouds and design data together within BIM 360 Layout, a proof of concept workflow where we posed... Continue reading
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We have some great news for those of you looking at BIM 360 Layout. Our range of supported hardware has tripled from one to three over the last couple of weeks. The Leica iCON 50 and Topcon DS-200i both have longer ranges than the Topcon LN-100 and there's some pretty... Continue reading
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One of the big drivers for BIM at the moment in the UK, where myself, James and Paul live, is the UK BIM Level 2 mandate due to come into force next year. Many other countries, bodies and firms are looking at this mandate as a template around how BIM... Continue reading
I've recently written a blog for Digital Construction Week in the UK, called Fly me to the Moon and Build a City about how things that we didn't long ago saw as impossible are now commonplace, and how that is changing construction. Not great timing, 3 days after it was... Continue reading
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In the UK there's a mandate to reach BIM Level 2 by next year, as part of this there are three deliverables on a project, 2D drawings as we always have, the 3D model (typically in native format and IFC), and COBie data drops of the information in the model.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2015 at BIM Toolbox
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Are you one of those people who wants to know how to use Navisworks better? Are you someone that feels like they can share their experiences with BIM 360 Field? The idea of a User Group isn't a new thing, and the London and Manchester Revit User Groups are frequently... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2015 at BIM Toolbox
Great question Daniel, We've posted the list of operators and functions in Navisworks here: - http://beyonddesign.typepad.com/posts/2015/08/operators-and-functions-in-autodesk-navisworks-quantification.html
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One of the questions Daniel Fahmi asked on our blog recently was around formulas in Navisworks Quantification, rather than just share this with Daniel, we thought more of you may want to know what formulas can be used in Quantification: - Here is the full list of operators and functions... Continue reading
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I occasionally moonlight on another Autodesk Blog, BIM Toolbox, an interesting blog covering a range of AEC disciplines from our Northern European Technical team, there are some fascinating workflows and tips and tricks up there covering everything from computational design with Dynamo, civil design workflows, to data management tips and... Continue reading
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In the high pressure environment of a construction project, it's not always possible or cost effective to run through all site logistics, whether it be measuring every access dimension out on site or accurately modelling up unique or interestingly shaped equipment to run time based clashes to look for potential... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at BIM Toolbox
I've put a quick update on the BIM Toolbox blog with some of the events I'll be doing in Europe in the coming months: - BIM Toolbox - BIM for Construction Events BIM Toolbox is a blog run by the technical team in Northern Europe that I work in, focusing... Continue reading
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A quick update with some of my upcoming events if you want to learn more about BIM for Construction. FARO, Autodesk & UCL AEC tech collaboration day July 17th London UK I'll be around for the whole day showing how Autodesk Technologies support the laser scans produced from the Faro... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at BIM Toolbox
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It's the 4th of May 2015, you probably think you know what I'm going to write now, you'd be wrong. It's not going to mention Star Wars at all (well just there…)! I'm currently sat in the departure lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5 on my way to Autodesk in Denver,... Continue reading
Thanks for the comment Orie. One of the advantages of Navisworks and BIM 360 Glue is that is loads in over 50 different file formats, including IFC, DGN's and manufacturing formats, meaning you can load in one single lightweight federated model into AutoCAD rather than multiple different files. This is typically part of a more organised coordination cycle meaning you should have more recent files loaded. This will work on all the AutoCAD verticals including Advanced Steel!
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The new releases of AutoCAD take a big step forward in improving design quality and speeding up coordination. For many years the standard way of working with multiple stakeholders has been the humble xref, bringing someone else's file into your environment and designing around it. This allows you to avoid... Continue reading
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There's only one topic of conversation in the office this morning, how many times have you seen it? If you have no idea what I'm on about, you need to stop what you are doing for 2 minutes and watch this. Back now? How many people just clicked on it... Continue reading
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It's fair to say I get overly excited about small improvements in our products, and this is one I've been waiting for a few months for. When pushing a model from Revit to Glue historically we have created a lightweight DWF file to push up to BIM 360 Glue, this... Continue reading
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