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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Graphisoft has launched EcoDesigner Star for BIM professionals

GRAPHISOFT®, the most recognized software developer in Architectural Building Information Modeling (BIM), has introduced EcoDesigner STAR. It is the first ever software that sets standard-compliant energy study in the core of the BIM work surroundings of an architect. EcoDesigner STAR facilitates architects to make design of the most energy-efficient buildings, in tandem with engineers or specialist consultants.

EcoDesigner STAR integrates the BIM model with hourly energy simulation derived from weather conditions and operation profiles. It gives birth to a virtual reality design environment that inserts another dimension to the ArchiCAD Building Information Modeling experience.

EcoDesigner STAR empowers architects to apply ArchiCAD's building information model (BIM) right out of the box like a building energy model (BEM) that leads to formation of the design of highly energy-efficient buildings. Besides, EcoDesigner STAR comes up with standard-compliant energy analysis on the BEM and generates a comprehensive building energy performance report, all inside the recognizable ArchiCAD design environment.

EcoDesigner STAR is presently accessible in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Sweden and South Africa. Please get in touch with your GRAPHISOFT Partner ( for getting product information and purchase details.

EcoDesigner STAR for ArchiCAD 17 presents:

  • BIM Geometry and Thermal Property Data Export
  • Thermal Bridge Simulation
  • Expert Building Systems Settings
  • On-Site Renewables
  • Building Energy Simulation Using Standard-Compliant Analysis Engine
  • Energy Performance of Thermal Blocks
  • Building Energy Performance Rating

For having more information about EcoDesigner STAR, please visit

Graphisoft has launched EcoDesigner Star for BIM professionals

published by Tuhin Maity
BIM worker

Monday, January 27, 2014

Importing AutoCad drawings into Revit

This exclusive video tutorial is presented by Render Cursos. Welcome to this course of Render Media, where we will learn to work with the tool Rendering in Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014 software.

This course will emphasize the rendering process in a residence, learning how to manipulate this method, understanding their properties and settings. We will apply the render us comfortable living room and TV room of our project, using methods and tricks for better performance.

Revit Architecture 2014 Rendering

published by Tuhin Maity
Revit Drafter

Friday, January 17, 2014

Autodesk launch CAM 360, the only cloud based solution for CAD professional

Autodesk introduces CAM 360, the first ever cloud-supported solution for computer-aided manufacturing (CAM).

This newly launched CAM solution integrates CNC programming, simulation, and design involving real-time participation and online project and data management under a simplified product.

With in-built Autodesk® Fusion 360 modeling, users can produce short work of custom assignments like model prep and defeaturing. CAM 360 empowers the users to deal with various types of recognized CAD formats.

With CAM the users can avail the professional CNC programming tools to create program for their machining projects irrespective of the source of their CAD data as well as the operating system and hardware they applies. CAM 360 is compatible with 2D to 3D, Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorkse, or PC to Mac.

CAM 360 is also very useful for project collaboration. It combines people and ideas collectively via a dashboard that is maneuvered by the users. All the project stakeholders can comment and edit, update versions, and perform mutually on vital assignments.

CAM 360 allocates the identical HSM CAM kernel as HSMWorks and Inventor HSM™ which are well recognized. With this feature, the user can instantly make toolpaths in minimizing cycle time as well as machine & tool wear, and generate the superior quality finished parts.

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Published by Tuhin Maity
CAD Drafter & Designer
(Most efficient CAD Drafting Services (raster to vector) using CAD, MicroStation, VectorWorks, etc)

BIM Lean Construction and Its Advantages

Combining Lean construction with BIM is a far- sighted and prudent approach which results in various benefits. BIM lean construction refers to a construction process development which provides high value in the least possible resources. BIM lean construction principle facilitates all types of construction projects. Combining both the techniques helps in meeting unique requirements of each project and promotes smooth workflow.

BIM lean construction projects include residential and commercial buildings, industrial architectures, hospitals and medical units, stadiums, airport terminals, bridges, tunnels and various other constructions. Some of the advantages of BIM lean construction are as follows-

  • Reduced use of resources
  • Enhanced design integrity
  • Better flexibility in the projects
  • Improved building life cycle maintenance
  • Better flow of project information across different stages
  • Precise project scheduling and cost optimization
  • Efficient and collaborative team efforts of experts
  • Stress on sustainability and energy efficiency

For comprehensive BIM facilities that meet client requirement, advanced BIM software tools such as Autodesk Revit, ArchiCAD, Artlantis, SolidWorks and Bentley Microstation etc. are used. The various BIM services that support lean construction as mentioned below-

  • Development of BIM schedules
  • Generating shop drawings of buildings
  • Development of building floor and roof plans
  • MEP coordination
  • Photo-realistic rendering of building models
  • Facilities management
  • Project management
  • Cost estimation


Published by Tuhin Maity
CAD Drafter & Designer

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

BIM 4D Solutions for Advanced Construction and Scheduling

BIM has emerged as an integral part of the construction industry and architectural engineering. BIM 4D offers focused solutions for advanced construction and scheduling and it enhances management of architectural projects. Implementation of BIM 4D services helps in detecting and resolving any kind of discrepancies between MEP, architectural and structural designs easily and quickly.

BIM technology allows accurate take offs and enables proper construction management by envisioning a construction process prior to the actual physical construction. Architects or designers can analyze the process, optimize it for sustainability, save resources, can perform better coordination and manage materials efficiently. Besides, it also saves time which is interestingly the fourth dimension of BIM 4D.

BIM is employed in different construction projects in varied sectors like post and pre tension structures, residential constructions, industrial plants, commercial facilities, infrastructural building and facilities, steel buildings and other miscellaneous structures.

Collaborative support for architectural, electrical, mechanical, MEP coordination and plumbing system construction management and scheduling is possible through BIM solutions.

BIM 4D enhances construction management through-

  • 4D Modeling
  • Quantity Take Offs and Accurate Information Extraction
  • MEP Services
  • Library Creation
  • Structural/ Architectural Services
  • Clash Detection and Risk Mitigation
  • Project Coordination
  • Construction Documentation


Published by Tuhin Maity

CAD Drafter & Designer
(Most efficient CAD Drafting Services (raster to vector) using CAD, MicroStation, VectorWorks, etc)

Monday, January 13, 2014

Melchin, Director of Architectural Development in FSR Inc, will conduct a brief session focusing on benefits of BIM

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), will organize a thorough educational program along with a presentation by Jon Melchin, who performs as the Director of Architectural Development in FSR Inc. Melchin, is also an proficient speaker and a Passport Provider with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (AIA-CES). He works nationwide with the architectural and design community to provide the specification of FSR products. Melchin has also written plentiful articles which are published in international trade publications focusing on the construction and audiovisual industries. He gathers more than 12 years of experience in the AV business.

Melchin will provide an expert opinion on the benefits of Building Information Modeling (BIM). The presentation is taken place on 5th February, 2014 at 11:30 – 12:30 in Room D204 of the RAI.

Melchin will share his professional experience working with the architectural industry that BIM covers the 3D illustration of the physical products and functional characteristics concerning a structure to produce a collective knowledge store for all the team members associated with the design phase. The session will useful for the architects as well as interior designers, engineers, contractors, facility owners, AV consultants and system integrators. Conversations will focus on the scopes for AV professionals to be associated with the ground level of a project, and discover an authentic project highlighting advantages of BIM.

“The ‘I’ in BIM denotes to ‘Involvement’. “This presentation will call the members of the spectators to take part in a conversation concerning all the advantages of BIM and all the people that reap the benefit from its execution.

Published by Tuhin Maity
CAD Drafter & Designer
(Most efficient CAD Drafting Services (raster to vector) using CAD, MicroStation, VectorWorks, etc)

Friday, January 10, 2014

Revit and Its Various Applications

Revit is a highly useful tool widely used in the process of BIM. It is almost synonymous to a hammer in the absence of which a house cannot be build. Revit facilitates various sectors and is one of the most preferred software as it can create 1:1 scale virtual models of buildings and take snapshots from different perspectives in order to create 3D Perspective views, Floor Plans, Sections and Elevations.
Revit has been developed for BIM and specifically facilitates building design and construction industry. It allows design and construction professionals to take ideas from concepts and construct with a well coordinated model based approach.
Revit software includes features for architectural design, MEP and structural engineering and construction. It delivers tools that aid in designing, building and maintaining top grade and energy efficient buildings. Available with comprehensive features, Revit is an ideal solution for the building project team. Below mentioned are its various applications-

·         Architectural Design- Architects and designers can design and develop accurate and high quality architectural designs with the help of Revit tools that particularly supports and enhances the BIM workflow. Designers and architectures can capture and analyze concepts along with maintaining their vision through design, documentation and construction.

·         MEP Engineering- MEP (Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing) engineers can take help of the various tools of Revit software to design complex building systems precisely and most efficiently. Since information rich models assist the design throughout the construction procedure, hence Revit tools are extensively used by architects and designers. Revit supports BIM to create accurate designs, analysis and documentation of high standard building systems from concepts to construction.

·         Structural Engineering- Revit is very applicable for structural engineering firms as it offers tools appropriate for structural design. Revit software is a BIM solution that minimizes errors, increases accuracy, enhances multi-disciplinary co-ordination of structural design documentation and the collaboration among building project teams.

·         Construction- Revit software is a BIM solution for construction and its construction design software assists construction professionals by rendering tools that evaluate constructability and design intent before the beginning of construction. Through Revit, designers and architectures can employ effective models for prompt understanding of the methods, means and materials and how their combination realizes the design of the project.

     Published by Tuhin Maity
     Revit Drafter & Designer

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

3D CAD specialist Solidtec Solutions Acquired By Intercad

Sydney, Australia: Intercad Pty Ltd, one of the leading suppliers of 3D solid modeling products and services across Australia and New Zealand, has acquired fellow 3D CAD specialist Solidtec Solutions. As per the deal, Solidtec personnel will now join Intercad to enhance the level of expertise at the company. In the last three years, Intercad has emerged as a full-service mechanical computer-aided engineering solutions provider.

Max Piper, chief executive officer, Intercad Pty Ltd plans to merge the two businesses to support a larger range of services. He believes that this merger of operations will help to enhance the technical support, training programs and industry and business knowledge of Intercad and aid to deliver competitive advantages to the customers. This acquisition will help Solidtec customers to access the full portfolio of products that have been introduced to Intercad customers in the past 12 months.

It is expected that the integration of Solidtec with Intercad will offer a focus on customer satisfaction and ensure that Australian and New Zealand manufacturers, designers and engineers can attain the best available tools, training and support to increase productivity and develop a global client base.

Intercad is also working on developing partnerships with organizations like IC3D which would strengthen their ability to render customers comprehensive and focused solutions. These solutions will not only meet their exact requirements but also maximize their investment in SolidWorks, including products for steel fabrication and simple language translation.

Published by Tuhin Maity
CAD Drafter & Designer
(Most efficient CAD Drafting Services (raster to vector) using CAD, MicroStation, VectorWorks, etc)

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Benefits of CAD Conversion Services in Construction Industry

Computer-aided design, better known as CAD, is extensively used as designing software in architecture and construction industry for its wide array of benefits. Designing, a crucial part of construction, was earlier done over blueprints manually. Manually done designs are not always flawless and hence application of CAD can ensure the accuracy of designs. Through CAD drawing services, a design on paper can be easily converted into a technical one by designing and drafting the same over computers. This adds great precision to the entire design and besides, the converted design can be stored for a longer period of time safely. Designs in CAD format can also be edited through a hassle free process as when required.

With ever changing architectural trends, CAD has emerged as a highly useful conversion tool. Drafters can introduce innovative and new designs in construction of building through AutoCAD Drafting services as it offers easy drafting in both 2D and 3D modules. Widely used to design 2D vector-based drafting and 3D solid modeling that can easily rotate in different directions and angles, even from inside, makes it the most preferred software in the market. Drafting floor plans, elevations and cross-sections in 3D is easier with the application of AutoCAD.

Apart from construction and architectural sectors, CAD is used in several different domains like shipbuilding, automobile, graphics, animation etc to attain accurate designs and patterns.


Posted by Natasha Sikder
Content Editor