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AU Africa 2018 – That’s a wrap

AU Africa 2018 – That’s a wrap

Autodesk University Africa 2018 expanded our minds, improved our skills and workflows, and grew our professional networks. It was pretty amazing! We’ll be digesting what we saw, heard and learned for weeks to come. In the meantime we want to share highlights from the two-day conference that left us yearning for next year’s instalment.

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BIM 360 Design: What is it?

BIM 360 Design: What is it?

Autodesk continually improves on its software to support the booming process of BIM in the AEC industry through introducing BIM 360. While the name may sound familiar, the complex range of products leaves many unanswered questions –of which a few are addressed in a short, easily understood breakdown.

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3D TO 6D BIM

3D TO 6D BIM

Linking extra ‘dimensions’ of data to information models has the potential to give a richer understanding of a construction project – how it will be delivered, what it will cost and how it should be maintained. Here 3D, 4D, 5D and 6D BIM are explored to show how adding extra information can make for more timely decisions and, ultimately, better buildings.

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8 Steps to Laser Scanning

8 Steps to Laser Scanning

Having purchased a scanner to capture accurate real-time data on (building) projects, it is important to follow the correct procedures ensuring a process free of difficulties. Follow the eight simple steps to setting a scanner and all its components up (and down).

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Whats new in FARO Scene 2018

Whats new in FARO Scene 2018

Some brilliant new features have been tested to in SCENE 2018 including high-detail support scanning, laser-illuminated HDR, and full-colour panoramas. Take your 3D visualizations to the next level by introducing real-time measurements with SCENE 2018.

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The top 5 reasons to use Dynamo

The top 5 reasons to use Dynamo

Many are familiar with Dynamo – magician impossible. In the world of Autodesk BIM another Dynamo – magician impossible exists. Time that disappears performing mundane tasks is made to re-appear through the magic of this programming tool working together with Revit. Using Dynamo can perform time-saving magic with the power of automation.

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Successful BIM Transition

Successful BIM Transition

The learning curve of transitioning from 2D CAD based systems to BIM solutions such as Autodesk Revit is steep, however the benefits to its implementation are never ending. A successful transition can be made by following an implementation strategy, allocating a team and selecting a suitable project to shift into the contemporary approach of building creation.

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3D Laser Scanning Techniques

3D Laser Scanning Techniques

It is increasingly important for engineers and scientists to choose the right technique for capturing “reality data” – the physical information about a structure, object, area, or living being. While a 3D scanning service can be hired to do the job hardware and software exists enabling a professional to do it themselves.

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What is a Point Cloud?

What is a Point Cloud?

Many new to laser scanning are unsure of what a point cloud is and why the process of importing is needed. Scanned information cannot be directly imported to CAD software. a definition of the point cloud will clarify this issue.

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History of 3D scanners

History of Laser Scanning

3D laser scanning developed during the last half of the 20th century in an attempt to accurately recreate the surfaces of various objects and places. The technology is especially helpful in fields of research and design, through real-world object or environment analysis, collecting data on its shape and possibly its appearance (i.e. colour). Take a trip through time from the 1960s through to the present day exploring 3D scanning technology.

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Teaching BIM using Lego and Minecraft

Teaching BIM through Lego & Minecraft

Teaching BIM becomes much easier when you add an element that almost everyone can recognize – blocks. Majority of us played with Lego in our developing years, which not only taught us constructive play, but also teach three-dimensional thinking, which is a basic logic skill. Far more than just a fun toy, building blocks can be a powerful learning tool for all levels – be it through Lego or Minecraft. These activities deemed for children, provide a valuable conduit into beginning with BIM.

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The DO’s and DON’ts of Autodesk Trials

The DO’s and DON’ts of Autodesk Trials

In the AEC industry it is important to test Autodesk software thoroughly before pushing it to the rest of the company. Look at the best practices for software trials ensuring a detailed, controlled, successful test process. Think of the trial’s use as a dress rehearsal for the eventual real-world implementation. There will be a lot of content that can be learnt during this period.

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Scan and save

Scan and save

In areas such as design and construction, accurate measurements are essential. Something as small as a misplaced single digit can end up costing millions. To combat this potential issue, many companies have turned to laser scanning to get the most accurate data on size, shape and layout. Laser scanning company FARO is now offering the opportunity to turn that data into live virtual reality (VR) environments.

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FARO Introduces VR

FARO introduces VR for rendering Laser Scanning data

In areas such as design and construction, accurate measurements are essential. Something as small as a misplaced single digit can end up costing millions. To combat this potential issue, many companies have turned to laser scanning to get the most accurate data on size, shape and layout. Laser scanning company FARO is now offering the opportunity to turn that data into live virtual reality (VR) environments.

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GFP Promotion

GFP Promotion

Autodesk industry collections at 15% off – ideal if you need more than one Autodesk product. Get the most out of your favorite software. Industry collections combine leading products with specialized solutions to optimize your workflows so you can do more, faster, with greater confidence.

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