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Which BIM software is better? ArchiCAD or Revit?

Although many think Building Information Modelling (BIM) is just another CAD program, it actually goes well beyond that. So what is BIM? BIM is intelligent model-based process that provides an insight to help you plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure. BIM creates more than just digital 2D or 3D models; BIM models use objects that have intelligence, geometry and data.

 

Revit Automation Methods

We can define Autodesk Revit as BIM software used by architects, structural engineers, designers and it allows users to design a building and structure and its components in 3D, annotate the model with 2D drafting elements and access building information from the building model`s database. Revit is a mature product with an existence of more than 15 years, but the rate of a new feature has slowed remarkably.

 

Revit automation is the next step that follows once we know how to use Revit. Fortunately, it`s not too hard to get started. There are three methods for automating Revit. You can visually program Revit using Dynamo. You can write custom add-ins with Visual Studio. You can also write macros using Revit`s macro editor.

Women in Architecture

Although the number of women and men who are entering and graduating from architecture schools is positively equal, the distinction between genders in practice is causing a strong perception of gender-based diversity.

 

We surely can say that today there are numerous exceptional and successful women working in the field of the architecture in Australia. The bad news is the existence of striking scarcity of women in the architecture practice. There is evidence of gender based pay inequality and further, female architects are more represented like part-time workers.

 

Cadonia Australia to project manage tenders for additions to Harry Seidler designed building

In recent months Cadonia Australia has been working on the design and council approval for the addition of covered walkways on a Harry Seidler designed building in the Sydney suburb of Edgecliff.

 

Harry Seidler is an icon of Australian architecture and often credited with bringing modernism to Australia. He is best known for changing the skyline of Sydney’s CBD and contributing useable, public spaces to the city. Australia Square (1961), the world’s tallest light-weight concrete building at the time, is a case in point. For more than 50 years, Seidler produced distinctive, bold modern architecture, including houses, apartments, offices and embassies—in Australia and internationally. The 8 x 3 bedroom residential apartment block was originally designed in 1966 by the acclaimed Australian architect Harry Seidler (1923–2006).

 

CAD Drawings with 3D Printing

The value of 3D printing — the ability to quickly and accurately create a physical manifestation of a virtual representation, in our case CAD Drawings — is both obvious and compelling. Surveys indicate that more than 20% of the top 300 largest brands are now using or evaluating 3D printing whether for prototyping of CAD drawings and other innovation projects or in actual production of what they sell. Over 300 universities and colleges already offer 3D coursework in their curricula – covering aspects of not only 3D printing but also 3D scanning and design. Тhere is no question that 3D has reached, as Dartmouth’s Richard D’Aveni argues in the HBR article, a tipping point.

 

“We’re seeing a level of investment in 3D printing that we have not seen in the past — not even close. It’s really very interesting, and to some extent, mind-boggling, especially given that 3D printing has been around for more than 25 years.” – Terry Wohlers, founder of Wohlers Associates

How a good CAD Design can add a value to your property?

Engaging an Architect maybe is considered as a luxury, but when you are thinking about renovation or building from scratch an architect can add value to your property and even save you money. An architect can add value at four stages in the building process, including the first stage of Schematic Design, the second stage – Design Development, the third stage – Contract Documentation and the last one – Contract Administration.