Tag Archive: David Harrison

Jan 07 2010

Project Bluestreak and the ‘collaboration kernel’

I wrote about Autodesk’s experimental BIM collaboration environment, Project Bluestreak, last November, being interested in both its promise of accelerated building information modelling (BIM) and its deployment of Web 2.0 tools to help speed up the application’s development. On his StressFree blog, David Harrison has written a long and detailed paper, Bluestreak and the birth …

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Mar 03 2009

BIMserver.org: right technology, right time?

David Harrison’s latest StressFree blog posting talks about BIMserver and the potential of server-side BIM. It is a fascinating post, describing how the University of Eindhoven-based BIMserver.org project combines building information modelling (BIM) software and open source server technologies, rather than being reliant upon workstation-based CAD software. And this is no blue-sky project – it …

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Oct 28 2008

BIM, the project information cloud and an AEC ‘Cluetrain’

Sometimes one’s reading and writing can throw up some fortunate coincidences. Take this morning, for example. Via TenLinksDaily, I followed a link to an AECcafe.com article by Susan Smith: The Road to AEC Project Execution Success. Later, my feed-reader pointed me to a blog posting (and associated PowerPoint presentation) by Stress-Free’s David Harrison: Making digital …

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Aug 26 2008

AEC’s Software-plus-Services player to deliver BIMaaS?

I have talked before about Microsoft‘s much-discussed Software-plus-Services strategy before (here, for example), and it strikes me that there is an interesting corporate parallel in Microsoft’s approach to the rise of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) in the attitude of Autodesk, albeit on a different scale. Like Microsoft, Autodesk has made its name by selling conventional, locally-hosted CAD …

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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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Feb 26 2007

CAD collaboration

Earlier this month, I mentioned New Zealand-based David Harrisons’ Stress-Free blog. In a more recent, long post entitled CAD Collaboration, he discusses the challenge of collaborating around CAD models. He gives a good outline of how teams have used technology to share CAD information to date, including the use of what he calls “external document management”. …

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