Rob Beales

3ds Max Interactive VR

Autodesk 3ds Max is one of the industry’s leading visualisation platforms, and capable of producing simply stunning photorealistic imagery and animations. With the rise in use of Virtual Reality units such as HTC Vive and Oculus Rift in recent years to bring our visualisations to life, there have been more and more users looking at …

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New Solibri Release – Solibri Model Checker

Solibri have today announced the release of Solibri Model Checker v9.8. This builds on the already successful quality checking tool, and brings in some useful new functionality to an already powerful product. Solibri Model Checker (SMC) v9.8 offers something for both existing and new users. Current Solibri fans will notice a modern, fresh, redesigned user …

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Linking Inventor with Excel

A customer called in earlier this week wanting to link Autodesk Inventor with a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. In other words, driving the value of a dimension inside of Inventor with a value from an Excel sheet. There are 2 possibilities here, using either a direct link with Excel between files or using iLogic. In this …

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Solibri Property Values Comparison

Solibri Model Checker allows arguably the most comprehensive set of Model Validation tools on the market at the moment, and leveraging the intelligence and power of the Industry Foundation Class (IFC) is really giving it’s users the ability to validate almost anything. Whilst reading this blog in no way replaces the need for in depth …

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The Rise of the Internet of Things

I’m not exactly old, but I can’t help but think, whilst sat on a flight to Edinburgh, how far technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) has come in my lifetime. I am sat on a flight which I booked on my iPad, and my car is parked in a car park booked from my …

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Categories BIM

Coordination and Common Environment

One thing that is remarkably clear when speaking with designers and project managers working on BIM (and non BIM for that matter) projects, we do not spend enough of our time coordinating with the wider project team, and spend too much time within our common environments. In a nutshell, spending nearly 90% of our time …

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Categories BIM

Plant Industry Growing Pressures

Irrespective of whether you work in the oil & gas, food processing, utilities or waste management industry, the challenges and growing pressures for plant owners and operators are common. Increasing profitability and production efficiency in all of them is a common theme and solutions are needed to support strategic goals. Ultimately these industries combine facilities with …

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