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Lee Mullin
Sheffield, UK
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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
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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