Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pre Press Release Autodesk Navisworks 2014

Schererville, Indiana 

CADCIM Technologies and Prof. Sham Tickoo, Purdue University announces the Pre release of Autodesk Navisworks 2014   

Exploring Autodesk Navisworks 2014 textbook introduces the readers to Navisworks  2014, one of the powerful software which takes construction and design to new levels. It holds a building information modeling project together.TimeLiner feature helps in visualizing the construction sequence of a model. Clash detection tools help design and construction professionals to anticipate and avoid potential problems before construction begins, minimising expensive delays and rework. Keeping in view the varied requirement of the users, the author has covered a wide range of features such as Viewpoints, Animations, Documenting a project, TimeLiner, Animator, Scripter, Presenter, and Clash Detection are explained in a simple and lucid manner.

 Furthermore, the chapters are structured in a pedagogical sequence that makes this textbook very effective in learning the features and capabilities of the software. Each concept has been thoroughly explained through text, practical examples, tutorials, and exercises. Therefore, the textbook caters to the needs of both the beginner and advanced users of Navisworks 2014. Written with the tutorial point of view and the learn-by-doing theme, the textbook is ideally suited for learning at your convenience and your pace.

Expected Publishing Date: September 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

BIM-In Practice

Building Information Modeling in Practice 

Introduction to Building Information Modeling

Building information modeling—an innovative new approach to building design, construction,
and management introduced by Autodesk in 2002—has changed the way industry
professionals worldwide think about how technology can be applied to building design,
construction, and management.

Building information modeling supports the continuous and immediate availability of project
design scope, schedule, and cost information that is high quality, reliable, integrated, and
fully coordinated. Among the many competitive advantages it confers are:
• Increased speed of delivery (time saved) 
• Better coordination (fewer errors) 
• Decreased costs (money saved) 
• Greater productivity 
• Higher-quality work 
• New revenue and business opportunities 

For each of the three major phases in the building lifecycle—design, construction, and
management—building information modeling offers access to the following critical

• In the design phase—design, schedule, and budget information 
• In the construction phase—quality, schedule, and cost information  
• In the management phase—performance, utilization, and financial information 

The ability to keep this information up to date and accessible in an integrated digital
environment gives architects, engineers, builders, and owners a clear overall vision of their
projects, as well as the ability to make better decisions faster—raising the quality and
increasing the profitability of projects.

Although building information modeling is an approach and not a technology, it does require
suitable technology to be implemented effectively. Examples of some of these technologies,
in increasing order of effectiveness, include:

• CAD 
• Object CAD 
• Parametric Building Modeling

This paper will describe what building information modeling is, how it confers competitive
advantages, how it can be achieved using a flexible range of technologies, and how
Autodesk can help firms that want to investigate and implement this exciting new approach.