Monday, 30 April 2012

Revit Content Developer

Woods Bagot, an innovative global design firm with 13 offices in 5 regions around the world, is looking to add a new member to our team with specialist skills in Revit Content Development.  You will join existing content development staff within our global Design Technology Team, supporting the work of all projects around the world.

This position can be located in either our North American (New York City, San Francisco) or Australian (Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth) Studios.

Click HERE to read the full job description.

Experience with Imperial and Metric content development would be beneficial.

Friday, 13 April 2012

GeometryGym moving forward with Rhino-IFC-Revit integration

GeometryGym has published the latest Rhino-IFC-Revit plugin. Be sure to check out it's blog post. It looks very promising and a very useful workflow between Rhino/Grasshopper and Revit via IFC!!

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image courtesy: GeometryGym

Not that long ago IFC was seen as an achievable file format with limited support by mainstream BIM tools. But now with tools such as this and mainstream BIM tools such as Revit, ArchiCAD, Bentley Architecture, Digital Project etc having improved interoperability via IFC, IFC is clearly becoming an industry standard data exchange/achievable file format. IFC is not complex at all!

For instance, following are two screen captures from Revit 2012 and Revit 2013 to see the difference between IFC interoperability improvements in Revit 2013 products. This was an IFC file generated from Rhino using GeometryGym plugin. In Revit 2012, IFC import missed a few panels randomly whereas in Revit 2013 all panels come fine as native Revit objects, fully editable. Kudos to Autodesk for their continued commitment to improve interoperability.

Revit 2012 IFC import
Revit 2013 IFC import

Thursday, 12 April 2012


Following its success last year, BIM Show Live returns as a 2 day event taking place on the 9 and 10 May 2012 at the Business Design Centre, London. The event will consist of a conference delivered by industry leading experts, as well as workshops and an exhibition area demonstrating the latest Building Information Modelling technologies.

It is no longer a question of whether the construction industry should adopt BIM, but how. This presents a major change within the construction industry and there is still much need for further debate, education, training and expert guidance. BIM Show Live will demonstrate the 360° lifecycle of BIM.


Why should you attend?
  •  Keep up to date with the latest BIM software
  • Learn best practices and take away fresh ideas from seminars and practical workshops
  • Hear from industry leading speakers about the latest BIM technologies and how to implement them
  • Network with industry colleagues and forge new business contacts

I will be speaking at the event on 100Bishopsgate - Multidiscipline BIM Collaboration.
100 Bishopsgate is an office development for the City of London with 88,000sq m scheme featuring a 40-storey tower and two other buildings separated by 0.2ha of public realm. In this case study, I will discuss how we used Autodesk® Revit®, Digital Project, Mircostation, and AutoCAD to develop a complete model/documentation of the scheme. The class will cover the process since we started implementing Revit before stage D and how it progressed through Stage D and E and now in F, what helped us and what problems we encountered on the way. I will also discuss how we interacted with structure and MEP consultants that use Revit platform. Architecturally, this project involved a team of over 25 people. The design team used Revit models for regular clash detection, 2D drawing production, schedules, and 3d visual.

Image courtesy: AMWB

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Revit IFC Plugin by Geometry Gym

Jon Mirstchin at Geometry Gym is working on a very interesting/useful plugin for Rhino/Grasshopper users who want to collaborate with Revit via IFC!

Please see his blog post here. I highly recommend you visit his blog and give your feedback on this development. He would welcome constructive feedback to help him progress his development further.

image courtesy Geometry Gym

IFC is clearly gaining a momentum in the AEC industry as an open standard software neutral file format so having IFC export from Rhino is clearly a big advantage for companies who use Rhino/Grasshopper for early design/analysis and want to integrate that data into documentation phase into a tool such as Revit. Lately from what I have seen and experimenting with IFC, I am becoming a big fan of IFC for data exchange between 3D/BIM tools.

From UK government BIM maturity level model point of view, IFC is clearly going to be part of integrated BIM at Level 3 and hence will have bigger role in BIM output/deliverables.

image from UK Government BIM strategy document
 Visit BuildingSmart website to learn more about IFC.