Category Archive: architecture

Jul 17 2014

The Importance of Validation

You see BIM software vendors using the terms validation and checking interchangeably.  When in fact they are really don’t complete the same function.  There is a great difference in the actual level of accuracy between the two methodologies with validation the only way to ensure your data is truly accurate and really correct. Validation goes …

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Jul 08 2014

Key to BIM’s success is shared data in a collaborative workflow

Key to BIM’s success is shared data in a collaborative workflow I read the intriguing titled “BIM for the terrified” guide from the NBS today. It gives a potted history of development of BIM, a clear rationale why it’s essential in the design, construction and operations and its key features: Collaboration across the industry Engagement …

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Jun 09 2014

Buying the right tool for the job!

Buying the right tool for the job! Over the weekend preparing for a party cleaning the paths and patios in my garden with my high pressure washer broke 2/3 way in the job which hard already taken me 5 hours so far! I made the fatal mistake when I bought this unit some 4 years …

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May 23 2014

Data migration, Acad to Revit

Historic Projects/data? Data migration can be a nightmare when transitioning between CAD platforms. We see a lot of projects starting out with Autocad and then being moved to Revit and one of the questions we get asked is how do we move our data as quickly and easy from one platform to another? Logistically this …

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May 20 2014

Tips and tricks, Room image layouts

It’s fair to say not all users are going to be using Revit with CodeBook, a lot of data manipulation is performed in CodeBook with the editor never actually seeing the Room as laid out in Revit. CodeBook now has the function to make visible the room layout to CodeBook users regardless of their Revit …

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May 13 2014

Door scheduling, tips and tricks

Door scheduling, A topic that’s not covered very much is door scheduling. It’s often thought as difficult and time consuming. Hopefully this overview should go some way to alleviate these fears. We can cover this in a number of stages 1)      Door Template, Building a template Building the templates is the very first stage in this …

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Mar 25 2014

Overcoming BIM adoption inertia – The road to the new nirvana

There’s almost a universal acceptance of the benefits of BIM with adoption pressures driven by external and / or internal sources: Government decree at local and national level and private sector owners / operators who recognised the benefits BIM delivers over the total building life cycle and its cost saving opportunities Forward thinking organisations recognizing …

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Mar 07 2014

CodeBookPro in used on largest hospital project in North America – CHUM Montreal

It was a great opportunity during my recent visit to Montreal to see an actual building CodeBookPro has been implemented on and talk all to those involved in the design and construction of the project. On my first morning I was surprised to open my hotel room blinds to the see the CHUM under construction …

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Feb 13 2014

Codebook and SQL

CodeBook has historically used a Microsoft Access .mdb database as a backend storage location for data. Over the years this has proved to be a very stable and very convenient way of storing data allowing for easy access, easy backup and most of all, portability of data. As BIM has come in to its own …

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Feb 10 2014

Tip of the day

Here is a little known feature with in CodeBook that could completely change the structure of how you organise your project. Nested rooms The nested room function can be accessed by right clicking on the project explorer and selecting “Modify Room Nesting” This allows CodeBook to nest rooms with in each other, the benefit of …

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