Tag Archive: 2D

May 26 2009

TEAM building and BIM

I have spent a few hours recently talking to groups and individuals about building information modelling (BIM). My perspective is one fashioned by experience in working in construction collaboration software – a field that is still almost completely 2D – but I find that some of the issues relating to adoption of BIM are simply …

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May 07 2009

US structural engineers warming to BIM

I wrote recently (2D to 3D: still a work in progress, updated 27 April 2009) about US rates of adoption of building information modelling, BIM, looking at results – released by Cadalyst‘s Robert Green – focused mainly on US CAD managers. He concluded, somewhat gloomily, that 84% of the AEC/construction industry is 2D, identifying that …

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Mar 26 2009

2D to 3D: still a work in progress

Estimates regarding the adoption of building information modelling (BIM) vary depending on who you talk to, where they are based, and what kind of role they have. About 18 months ago, for instance, an American survey estimated that about 35% of building owners had tried BIM on one or more projects (see my post), while …

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Mar 14 2007

DWF v PDF v other formats

In my book, I devote a short section to discussion of the file formats commonly used in construction collaboration. A more comprehensive overview of the subject is given in David Harrison’s Stress-free blog, in an article entitled Why Autodesk should ‘Open’ DWF. David extends the analysis beyond my basic comparison of DWF and PDF formats; …

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