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InfraWorks 360 is becoming a must use tool in the Infrastructure design & presentation sector, but how to Architects, Urban designers and landscape Architects benefit from this fantastic application? Even if you dont have the full 360 version you can still achieve some excellent results with the InfraWorks 360 LT... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2015 at BIM Toolbox
A quick workflow using InfraWorks 360's fbx export to run some CFD wind simulations on a proposed tower using Autodesks flow design. http://autode.sk/1J43lVv Samuel Macalister Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at BIM Toolbox
Showcase is one of the simplest & fastest ways to visually communicate your design ideas. With some simple tweaks you can create compelling animations of your AutoCAD or Revit models to present to your Clients, Consultants and the World. Check out this animation that was made in minutes! samuel macalister Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at BIM Toolbox
WIP for a construction marketing video covering the Suites, Advanced steel & BIM 360 - enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at BIM Toolbox
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Recently I ran some presentations on workflows with Autodesk Infraworks 360 for Airports and light Rail. This covered the new Model Builder tool, Data gathering, and Animation workflows. PDF copies of the presentations can be downloaded from here: Airports_InfraWorks 360 Light Rail_InfraWorks Samuel Macalister Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at BIM Toolbox
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There’s a lot going on with 3d printing these days in a variety of sectors. MIT and Loughborough University have begun the printing of building components. http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/3d-printing-0914.html http://www.constructiondigital.com/green_building/3d-printing---the-future-of-concrete And there is a 3d printed house underway. http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/dutch-firm-to-create-3d-printed-house I’ve also recently tested a small 3d printer to print the Revit 2014... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at BIM Toolbox
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When I was in practice as an Architect in London, much of my time was spent bidding for projects with little or no fees in order to win new work.I would typically work long evenings and weekends to deliver presentation work for clients to consider. Recently Autodesk has been developing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2014 at BIM Toolbox
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These days’ clients expect photo-real images to clearly understand the design intent of a project and for marketing the project internally/externally to potential user groups. We can get some good results with Autodesk 360 on the cloud like these However, how do we get them to the point that a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at BIM Toolbox
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Visualization is an essential tool for Winning work and Marketing design proposals. The Suites provide users with a variety of workflows to produce compelling presentations that sell ideas & earn additional in-house fees. This is a quick overview of the render engines and the results you can achieve with each.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2013 at BIM Toolbox
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I recently had a customer seeking construction vehicles & equipment for Navisworks Timeline simulations. A number of large firms have a couple of copies of the Building Design Suite Ultimate, but aren’t aware of the excellent model database in Infraworks. Here’s a few snapshots of a workflow extracting Infraworks construction... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2013 at BIM Toolbox
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Do you love rendering? Do you enjoy adding textures, shadows and reflections to create a stunning image? Do you pull out all the creative stops when it comes to showcasing designs? Then take part in the Rendering Image Contest! Whether you’re a student, rendering artist, designer or small business professional... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2013 at BIM Toolbox
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I recently ran a Construction webinar covering some of the tools we have in the Building design Suite and our new BIM 360 glue for Construction workflows. This covered the following: Revit construction modeling Dividing system family wall to adjust using shape handles Splitting up walls for pre-cast and adding... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2013 at BIM Toolbox
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There are several applications in the Building Design Suites that allow us to communicate key design elements such as scale, ergonomics, and proportion in relationship to people, vegetation and vehicles. Historically human scale has played an important role when designing buildings. One of the most well known is the Vitruvian... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2013 at BIM Toolbox
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The fbx file format has been around for a while in the Media and Entertainment industry (1996) supporting 3D software packages such as Maxon Cinema4d, SoftImage 3D, Alias|Wavefront PowerAnimator, NewTek LightWave, Kinetix 3D Studio MAX. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FBX Many Revit Architecture users have been migrating to the Building Design Suite Premiums over... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2013 at BIM Toolbox
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