Showing posts from May, 2010

FW: > Quantapoint Laser Models vs. "Point Clouds" - The Difference is Clear - Meet Project Schedule and Budget, Improve Project Safety, Execute More Projects - Quantapoint

Image (Looks like best one yet)HomeHigh Definition CAD Models – Automatically From Point Clouds!    ClearEdge3D is the maker of EdgeWise™, the only software capable of automatically extracting truly editable 3D CAD models from ground-based laser-scan (LIDAR) data. With its patent-pending computer vision algorithms, EdgeWise is able to dramatically reduce the time required to create clean, accurate, as-built CAD models. Using this technology, even the most complex models can now be completed in hours, rather than weeks or months. Conference Recap: SPAR 2010

March 1, 2010ARTICLE TOOLSEmailPrintReprintsShareEnlarge this pictureA scan of the hottest new products and the latest trends that captured the attention of attendees.

More than 775 people from 32 countries registered to …

Bump- link to CAD addict list of software providers relating to BIM content

Bump- link to CAD addict list of software providers relating to BIM

STRIP REFERENCING & Exporting from Revit to CAD (AND back) V1.0

This document outlines the processes of Exporting Revit to CADMatching Revit output in CADDetailing in CAD to reimport to RevitSTRIP REFERENCING (For Reimporting to Revit)

Cad Export Process (After bare-bones & Materials are assigned) Revit Icon> Export> CAD Formats > DWG

Select set to export (Or Insession)

Select sheets/views to filter in the list. Sort by name to itemize everything by drawing type and its name

Set up CAD Layer naming (If not already set)

This may require selecting one of the read-only layer exports and resaving it under a different Name. Revit ADDS ALL LAYER NAMES from linked drawing files- to prevent this list from becoming too large we made it read only.

Strip everything off the 'tail' of the file name so the project number (and building identifier if necessary) are the onlyelements left to use as a prefix. Revit will add a "-" after this prefix.

Make sure the [ ] Xref views on sheets is unchecked. This places all elements with the sheet in o…

NOTE:: Revit Bug- Wall sweeps are not cut by objects in a joined wall.

Revit Bug -   Wall sweeps will not cut in joined walls... So when a window is hosted to the exterior wall(shown below) the sweeps on the interior wall do not cut around the opening. Doors and windows hosted to the interior wall in the example cut the sweeps. So for now for the upcoming submission- if you run across this come find me so we can work out a solution on a case-by-case basis. If sweeps are not used (i.e. the wall materials are split) everything cuts ok- but doesn't always clean up that well (Although the 64 bit version seems to be much better at joining than the 32bit.) The same wall sweeps are cuttable when the cutting object is hosted.

FW: Corning's E. Asia CTO talks about what's next after Gorilla Glass

This is cool- very cool- this is good tech! Owens corning created enough glass for LCD screens last year to cover a complete 4 lane DOT highway from Seattle to Boston along the I90 route.
There is information linking to the next generation of Fiber that is not susceptible to bending- allowing information to travel at the speed of light opening up new worlds of bandwidth for the Governments 100G to every house initiative. The time frame for getting 100 Mbps connections to 100 million homes was undefined, although Genachowski called this a “2020 vision." Verizon and sprint already offering connections to these networks in Orlando and Tampa...

Engineers Demo Smallest Room Temperature Laser

Engineers Demo Smallest Room Temperature Laser

( -- One step closer to 4 billion nanolasers in three-inch semiconductor wafer. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering, demonstrated a micron-sized laser - less than one-thousandth of a millimeter on each side - that can operate at room temperature.

Wow- so we can spread out CPUs to dissapate heat and GIAN speed- eventually forming complete optical processors.- expanding beyond the limitations of electricity and electrical circuits.