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The advantages of getting out of paper are many; 2D is not so easy to understand, often even for specialist. Years ago I started looking for another way to present the same thing. It was on the renovation of the palace of Dam in Amsterdam, the cables had to go through the most difficult places to respect the original architecture. The installers were delighted with 3D drawings easy to understand, x ray. Then I start mixing the tecnical projects with visualization in 3D. Segurity camera installations, technical rooms, alarms, buidings, structuur.

I will use the term BIM because is short. And here comes another of the master strokes of Autodesk, a company which besides writing software has an excellent marketing department.
BIM is a term invented by Autodesk , but it is not a technology invented by Autodesk.
The origins of the technology date back to the mid-70s, in various U.S. universities.
Autodesk renamed this technology Building Information Modeling and gave the acronym ¨BIM", that sounds good. (as soon as you put three capitals together everyone likes a lot more...), as we said, good marketing.

Time flies when you're having fun As a child I loved drawing ... but now it's much more fun What do you thing about this one?

Here we go. Update to Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010 or Autodesk Revit MEP 2010 or Autodesk Revit Structure 2010 (or a newer version). Nice. You open the new version; you dislike the new user interface (probably you have already seen something similar in Autocad 2009 and newer versions, and yes, you disliked it too). You don't need to look far to realize that you want switch back to the classic user interface.
You can not.
Maybe here, there… you can not!

It happened in a talk with the adjunct director of an engineering company. When we were talking about the programs they were working with (The company was already using AutoCAD and StabiCAD), I asked if for the architecture projects they worked with any kind of BIM software or if they were willing to. The answer was that Autocad 3D was enough. And of course, if for them is enough... is enough!!

How does the living ecosystem concept actually encompasses both the architecture concept and the urbanism concept? Where are the borders? Where the common spaces? Let's go to design a street in with every architectural and urban component would become a useful part in this street-ecosystem concept.

  • There are four bases for these designs:
  • Ecological
  • Functional
  • Attractive
  • Inexpensive

Ecological is a must. Functional is questionable. No reason not to be attractive and inexpensive in the sense of sustainability. Thinking about tomorrow.