Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Autodesk Officially Supports Mac Support


In case you hadn't heard, or noticed, Autodesk recently announced that it officially supports running Revit 2010 (and some other programs) on Mac's via Windows via bootcamp. I mean, we've been able to do this for quite a while, but for all of you hesitating to get a mac because you worried Revit won't work well on it... what's better than a full-on sanctioned thumbs up from Autodesk.

Of course you have to bare in mind that bootcamp is not the same as running Windows through Virtualization software such as Parallels or VMware Fusion. These are not yet officially supported, but come on, it's basically the same thing, and Autodesk Okay'ed it.

You can read more about it, and see the other mac supported products here:
http://usa.autodesk.com/products/mac-compatible-products

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Dangerous Revisions


Really? I mean come on, who would actually think that they should put a hole like this in the floor? More importantly, it's so odd, why didn't the contractor just pick up the phone and call the architect, even just to say "hey, I think your an idiot"

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

New Software allows Architects to generate early cost estimation from Revit models powered by RS Means


Similar to Beck Technologies DProfiler software, which allows designers and even contractors a way to link a 3D model to RS Means estimating data, A new product, developed by Reed Construction Data, called SmartBIM QTO, will allow architects the ability to link their Revit models to the popular estimating database, without the need to develop a model using third party proprietary software, as is the case with DProfiler.

Since we've been examining DProfiler for some time this is very exciting news! The biggest hurdle our company faced was having to learn to model in yet another software program, we'll be watching the development of SmartBIM QTO eagerly!

UPDATE: Just learned that SmartBIM QTO is only available for Revit 2009 at this time. It seems to work really well with 2009, but we can't unfortunately really put it to the test since the test project we wanted to try it with is modeled in 2010! Well they SAY they will have a 2010 version out in a few weeks, here's to hoping, probably means they'll have it out in time for Revit 2011. :(

Revit3D.com - BIMBoom Revitlution: Service Pack Update 1 - Autodesk® Revit® Architecture, Structure and MEP

A new Service Pack Update is available for Revit 2010, Seems like some pretty important changes, none of the addressed issues have been a problem for me but they look serious! I'm installing it! Check out more info at Revit3d...

Revit3D.com - BIMBoom Revitlution: Service Pack Update 1 - Autodesk® Revit® Architecture, Structure and MEP