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... but they are usually too heavy (LOD 400+) to be integrated in most of the BIM software used by designers even navisworks...

That's surprising to me - I don't think I've really come across anything yet that couldn't be viewed in Navisworks.

ROLES & RESPONSABILITIES / Re: Is BIM Manager a dirty word?
« on: May 01, 2017, 02:13:17 pm »
I am a VDC Manager. That being said, I've been a BIM Coordinator for 2 years and then a VDC Coordinator for another 5 years after that. I didn't become a Manager until I was brought into the head office and tasked with overseeing the deployment and support of BIM Coordinators in Eastern Canada. Thus, I believe my title fits with the expected definition of the previous posters in this thread. However, in my position, my previous experience in Navisworks and Revit is definitely an asset - from initial project setup (software strengths & weaknesses) to ongoing project support (new BIM Coordinator needs help with software) and into project handover (as-builts, coordination progress history, coordination sign-off).

TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY / Leica + Autodesk, BLK360
« on: May 01, 2017, 02:03:44 pm »

Autodesk has teamed up with Leica in an attempt to upend the laser scanner world with what I would call the iPhone of laser scanners. I've handled a non-functioning prototype of the device and it physically feels amazing. And from what little information I can gather on the as-yet unreleased device capabilities - Leica hasn't cut corners on the 'crispness' of the scanned data. Anyone else have more info to add about this?

From my GC perspective this is also an issue for me - as I'll have to have all these specialized programs available to me for my necessary coordination activities.

I can see the logic behind specializing the software (right tool for the job and all that) but this ends up building silos of information that are more difficult to bring together and review. Even now there are things produced in Civil3D that cannot be viewed in any other software - this presents a challenge to coordination and collaboration.

TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY / Re: Who's Scanning?
« on: April 06, 2017, 08:06:29 am »
Hi Patrick,

Yes to both of your questions, we've been scanning for many years now and are always on the lookout for new/better ways to squeeze every last drop of potential out of the data. Existing conditions scanning (with or without scan-to-BIM), as-built conditions scanning during/after construction, etc.

Very excited to be a part of this initiative!   :D

TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY / Re: Augmented Reality
« on: March 16, 2017, 01:52:14 pm »
Definitely interested in seeing positive responses to this question.

« on: March 16, 2017, 01:35:34 pm »
Big fan of BCF. There's a great tool that leverages BCF very well called .

TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY / Who's Scanning?
« on: March 16, 2017, 09:56:36 am »
Guess I'll go first, EllisDon is scanning and processing point cloud data and has been doing so for years now. Really hope there are other like-minded companies out there.

Yes, personally I've been involved with concrete - not that much need to go from design to fabrication there - just add pour breaks and pull quantities to order the trucks.

On the management side, I've dealt with Steel and M&E trades taking the design models and producing LOD 400 fabrication + coordination models. Issues I've run across along the way have been:
- lack of coordination (pipes through ductwork, ductwork through ductwork. etc.)
- steel model not being sized correctly - 2D sheets have correct beam sizes, but actual geometric sizes in model are not as big as they should be .... makes coordination difficult
- slopes in slabs, pipes, etc need to be correct
- depth of light fixtures need to be correct (Ex: 16" deep pot lights need to be modeled as such).

Generally the trades take your models and sheets and use them as a background to redraw all their work. However, now that Revit 2017 has integrated a lot of the feature of CAD FAB MEP into itself, I know of at least Kelson Mechanical that is planning on using that for their coordination + fabrication models.

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