Common Data Environment (CDE)

The use of building information modelling (BIM) software and tools is growing rapidly, especially as a result of the Digital-Built Britain initiative that aims to update and improve the way we plan, build, maintain, and use the country’s infrastructure. To properly take advantage of the many benefits that BIM provides, it must be possible to freely exchange, manipulate, and use the... more

‘Step Up’ to ARCHICAD 21 Teamwork

GRAPHISOFT have announced details of their latest model based system and award winning BIM authoring tool, ARCHICAD 21 Teamwork. Innovative workflows, Intuitiveness and performance have been the key differentiators to other architectural tools on the market and the latest version does not buck this trend.  ARCHICAD 21 Teamwork introduces new stair and railing tools, updated... more

Grasshopper – ARCHICAD Live Connection Update

GRAPHISOFT® has released an update to its intelligent Grasshopper-ARCHICAD Live Connection.  This industry-first, bi-directional “live” connection allows Rhino/Grasshopper users to connect to a professional BIM software, ARCHICAD. Developed by GRAPHISOFT, Rhino-Grasshopper-ARCHICAD connections allow architects to leverage the strengths of the three design environments --... more

ARCHICAD – Solibri Model Checker link

The free ARCHICAD - Solibri Model Checker link adds a quick and convenient bi-directional connection between ARCHICAD and SMC. After installing the SMC add-on in ARCHICAD, and pointing it to the SMC install folder, users can export their designs to SMC in a flash using the add-on's menu items. Make sure Solibri is not running, then simply choose 'Export to SMC' from the SMC menu.... more

Lunch and Learn Webinar Series 1 – View recordings

Our series of Lunch and Learn webinar recordings have demonstrated model based design and the coordination of BIM data. Lunch and Learn - Mobile Communication with BIMx BIMx (Building Explorer) for iOS and Android is an innovative, interactive, communication tool for building design professionals setting new standards for design communication and presentation in the AEC... more

Discover Smart BIM CPD Event at Glyndwr University

On Thursday 8 December 2016, Applecore Designs and the CIAT are holding a CPD event at Glyndwr University. "Discover Smart BIM" will provide awareness, appreciation and application of BIM. Attendees will learn about: Simple guidance around the BIM process. The value proposition / business benefits to the SME: better efficiency, better information, better decision making,... more

OpenBIM data for Facilities Management

Guest Bloggers Rob Jackson and Ben Wallbank look at how clients need to focus on the long term benefits of data for their assets. Introduction The UK Government has defined three deliverables for publicly procured projects. These are PDF, native models and COBie (see diagram below). PAS 1192-2:2013 sets out the process for the production of these deliverables. Key to PAS 1192-2 is... more

OPEN BIM 3D – More 2016 screenings

Following the success of our OPEN BIM 3D events across the UK, we are pleased to announce our final events for 2016: Friday 16 September - Cineworld Crawley Friday 25 November - Vue Oxford These morning events include presentations on OPEN BIM from experts in their field. Presentations will include topics on working as a team, the federated model workflow, presenting your... more

The Eight Pillars of BIM Level 2 – Part Two

The original mandate for Level 2 Building Information Modelling (BIM) incorporated seven pillars. Since the publication of PAS 1192-5:2015 there are now arguably eight pillars which make up a Level 2 BIM project. In order to be truly Level 2 BIM compliant here are the remaining four processes and associated documents that should be incorporated into your projects. Pillar Five - BIM... more

The Eight Pillars of BIM Level 2 – Part One

The original mandate for Level 2 Building Information Modelling (BIM) incorporated seven pillars. Since the publication of PAS 1192-5:2015 there are now arguably eight pillars which make up a Level 2 BIM project. In order to be truly Level 2 BIM compliant here are the first four processes and associated documents that should be incorporated into your projects. Pillar One - Capital... more