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Flux Factory – Using Big Data to Improve the Built Environment

Flux Factory – Using Big Data to Improve the Built Environment

  The previous post was a little teaser, this post from one year ago presented the rumors, here is some more substantial background of what is being cooked at Flux: Not many people are cognizant of it, but the world of software has long taken cues from the field of architecture. Much of the vocabulary,...
Flux Factory's Vision - Big Data in Building Design

Flux Factory’s Vision – Big Data in Building Design

A little peek into Flux Factory’s vision for the future of building design on the web.. Big Data in building design, fascinating ..
Sefaira Releases Performance Analysis Plug-in for Revit

Sefaira Releases Performance Analysis Plug-in for Revit

Sefaira Now Provides Feedback on Energy and Daylighting Trade-Offs in Autodesk Revit Sefaira, the leader in software for high-performance building design, today announced that it now delivers real-time energy analysis and daylighting analysis within Autodesk® Revit. With the Sefaira for Revit plugin, architects can now assess tradeoffs between energy and daylighting performance and make performance-based...

BIM Forum Talk with Zach Kron: Dynamo – Visual Programming for Revit

Speaker: Zach Kron Principal Design Strategist for the AEC Conceptual Design group at Autodesk Dynamo is a graphical algorithm editor that can be used to extend the parametric functionality of Autodesk Revit. It is accessible to both programmers and non-programmers, with the ability to diagrammatically code behavior and define custom functionality. Users can also use...

Data-Driven Design: Architecture in the Age of Information @ Greenbuild

If you are going to Greenbuild in New Orleans this year then check out this presentation: E10 – Data-Driven Design: Architecture in the Age of Information Thursday, October 23 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM | MR 356 Overview: The Big Data revolution is changing every area of work and life—including buildings. Architecture has always...

New in Revit 2015 R2

These features have just been released today to subscription customers (features via Autodesk Revit 2015 help updates): Architectural Enhancements Dynamo: Encode design intent with visual scripting that leverages the Revit API to enhance and extend model behavior. Solon Integration: Personalize the building performance analysis experience in Revit by defining a dashboard with charts and results...

Advanced Computational Design with Dynamo and Revit – Youtube Playlist

This is a videos series for Advanced Computational Design for BIM. Unit 1: Revit Element Modification Unit 2: Revit Element Creation Unit 3: Non-Dynamo Created Elements referenced in the Graph Unit 4: Import/Export Unit 5: Simple Analysis Unit 6: Advanced Analysis Unit 7: Scripting

Revit Credit Manager for LEED

The Revit Credit Manager for LEED will allow you to automate calculations for your LEED Daylighting and Views IEQ 8.1 (Daylight Option 1 Simulation and Option 2 Prescriptive) and IEQ8.2 (Views) credits as well as streamline the submittals conveniently from inside Autodesk Revit 2014 software. Go to the Autodesk Feedback Community to find out more...
Simergy Version 1.3 is Now Available

Simergy Version 1.3 is Now Available

Simergy v1.3 was released today. You can download it from the Simergy website at: http://Simergy.lbl.gov As all of you know, Simergy is a BIM/BEM application that dramatically reduces the time and complexity required to use DOE’s whole-building energy modeling and performance simulation engine — EnergyPlus. Simergy was designed and developed to meet the advanced building...

Gehry Technologies BIM Platform bought by SketchUp Owner Trimble

Trimble and Frank Gehry announced today that they have entered into a strategic alliance to collaborate to transform the construction industry by further connecting the office to on-site construction technologies. As part of the alliance, Trimble has acquired Gehry Technologies, the software and consulting services business that has been instrumental in delivering Frank Gehry’s visionary...
Project Skyscraper: Autodesk 360 Cloud-Based Collaboration for Revit

Project Skyscraper: Autodesk 360 Cloud-Based Collaboration for Revit

Autodesk recently unveiled Project Skyscraper, a technology preview for Autodesk Revit that will allow the entire project team to collaborate in the cloud using Autodesk 360. Project Skyscraper will help firms avoid the costly IT set-up and management associated with most available collaboration solutions. With collaborative workflows across teams spanning different firms and locations becoming...

VE2014 Feature Pack 1 Available Now

Here is the download link: http://www.iesve.com/software/download New Features Summary New California Building Regulations Title 24 Compliance Tool IESVE is the first commercial software to be officially approved for commercial building compliance with the new California Building Regulations, Title 24. Our software provides an alternative calculation method for demonstrating performance compliance with the non-residential provisions of...