Archive for '3D CAD'
Posted on 23. Apr, 2013 by 3DVW.
Many speakers at the smartgeometry 2013 event in London, UK last week spoke about the changing nature of design. Computers are now contributing toward design in new and previously unknown ways. The rate at which different designs can be generated, tested and decided upon, is accelerating. But it is not only shape and form that [...]
Posted on 22. Apr, 2013 by 3DVW.
In the architecture, urban planning and infrastructure sectors there is rising interest in supporting designs and plans with real-world numbers. Although these software provide geometry capabilities for adding and editing designs, the connection between geometry and design is as much or more highly valued because it is on that basis that contacts are developed, construction [...]
Posted on 19. Apr, 2013 by 3DVW.
Students at smartgeometry 2013 in London displayed their workshop projects (images below) and answered questions about their projects. Under the ‘Constructing for Uncertainty’ theme, 10 project groups worked on their individual projects. Groups included: (A)Synchronous Streams Adaptive Structural Skins Computer Vision & Freeform Construction Digital Intuition & Prediction PAD Projections of Reality Robotic FOAMing Thermal Reticulations Transformational [...]
Posted on 15. Apr, 2013 by 3DVW.
Web Map based services have many benefits for real-world applications not only inside enterprises, but as a means for supporting the work of individuals and organisations outside the enterprise. Agricultural organisations and producers in the State of Minnesota have recently seen the benefits of web mapping of this type. Farmers are now able to identify [...]
Posted on 08. Apr, 2013 by 3DVW.
3D GIS is revolutionary. As more tools become 3D oriented, the real world will become easier to understand for many people. What you cannot see or understand in 2D, will make more sense in 3D / 4D. In the case of urban planning basic infrastructure will form the foundation for most cities. In as much [...]
Posted on 28. Mar, 2013 by 3DVW.
Greg Bentley, CEO at Bentley Systems delivered the yearly update 2012 for the privately held company yesterday to analysts and media. He described many of the advances during the past year for the infrastructure oriented company whose many products support building the world’s bridges, roads, buildings, mines and other similar projects. While Bentley realizes the benefits [...]
Posted on 19. Mar, 2013 by 3DVW.
Last week the 3rd Annual European Aviation GIS Summit was held at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. Attending the event were many European airport managers and aviation operators with interests involving IT and geographic information systems (GIS). Ian Koeppel, Transportation and Business Development Manager for Esri Europe opened the event and welcomed guests. He pointed out [...]
Posted on 05. Mar, 2013 by 3DVW.
The UK National BIM Report 2013 is now available. The report includes an overview of the current state of building information modelling. Included are surveys and insights by leaders within the BIM sector such as 3D design, 3D models, 3D infrastructure, 3D architecture and so on. Some highlights: The 2012 survey shows the percentage of the [...]
Posted on 28. Feb, 2013 by 3DVW.
In a video from the ‘2013 Esri Federal GIS Conference‘ in the opening remarks, Esri founder Jack Dangermond described some of the many advances the ArcGIS system of geographic information systems (GIS). Around forty-seven minutes in you can find the beginning of the presentation from Thom Oaks of the City Engine team wherein he describes [...]
Posted on 06. Feb, 2013 by 3DVW.
Actively engaging advances in spatial technologies can help to meet challenges surrounding surprises that might arise in relation to naval and other organizations. The National Academies Press recently published ‘Capability Surprise for U.S. Naval Forces: Initial Observations and Insights: Interim Report’ . This report is interesting to read because it nudges one to search for ways [...]