Archive for August, 2017

Originally posted on PROVING GROUND:
At Proving Ground, we remain committed to providing useful resources to the building community.  Freely available learning content will continue to be instrumental in our approach for equipping building teams with the latest capabilities. Flux – Your Design Tools Working Together Proving Ground recently collaborated with the team at Flux to create a tutorial series focused on their…


Originally posted on PROVING GROUND:
“There is a magic in graphs. The profile of a curve reveals in a flash a whole situation — the life history of an epidemic, a panic, or an era of prosperity. The curve informs the mind, awakens the imagination, convinces.”  Henry D. Hubbard, National Bureau of Standards, 1939 A…


Originally posted on PROVING GROUND:
“An ounce of information is worth a pound of data. An ounce of knowledge is worth a pound of information. An ounce of understanding is worth a pound of knowledge.” – Russell Ackoff, From Data to Wisdom Take a few minutes to think about the people you work with and…


Originally posted on PROVING GROUND:
Software customization is an undertaking associated with a great deal of risk and uncertainty in the world of business. Investing in custom software is very different than purchasing off-the-shelf tools available in the marketplace. Whereas most standard tools are purchased with the expectation that they are stable, robust, and ready…


Wiley by Brian Libby Randy Deutsch reckons that in the years before he wrote Convergence: The Redesign of Design (Wiley, 2017), he heard again and again from industry experts that “things in the AEC industry were converging, without [anyone] alluding to why or how or what that meant. When I hit the thousand mark, I […]


Originally posted on BIMFreak:
It’s been a pretty eventful year so far for the BIMFreak: I was the people profile in AEC bytes Q4 2016 publication In 2015 Ideate Inc. invited me down to present in San Francisco, Sacramento and Oakland at the local Revit User Groups. Due to the amount of requests for me…


Originally posted on BIMFreak:
As a BIM advocate I have found myself trying to pull others into my linear workflow instead of working with their design workflow. In my last post  “the Mechanic and the Designer“, I talked about my breakthrough on how I can support the less direct workflow used by designers. My new…


By Alejandro Moreira En este período de descreimiento de los medios de comunicación, se puede argumentar fuertemente, respecto de lo que se lee. No obstante me arriesgo a proponer la siguiente lectura y comparación para que esto contribuya en la construcción de nuevo conocimiento. En el año 2000, la prestigiosa revista “The Economist” publicaba un […]


Originally posted on Revit beyond BIM:
Since a few versions already, Revit allows us to add an image to a family instance or type. with the “Image” or “Type Image” parameter. For Rebar families specific there is the “Shape Image” parameter, which makes it possible to create well formatted rebar bending schedules, including the rebar shape image.…


Originally posted on AECbytes Blog:
In October 2015, I published an article on the state of the art of automated code checking in AEC, in which I found that it had not made as much progress as one might expect given the early attempts to automate code-checking, even prior to BIM. Following the publication of…