ver the past few months, I have been developing a package for Dynamo that is capable of reading, editing, and writing Industry Foundation Classes (IFCs) that I have aptly called Anvil. I have big plans for Anvil, as the workflows it could support are extremely valuable. From a QC perspective, this means being able to automate the cleanup or the addition of information to both dumb and smart models. I intend to bring the world of model checking and compliance checking into the world of visual programming….
Why Should We Check? Checking that design standards are being met, or that an owner’s BIM delivery requirements are being fulfilled, is an extremely valuable process; however, often times it can be a laborious one. Over the past two years, we have been building compliance checks that ensure an owner’s projects are being built in […]
Everyone produces a long data trail as part of their work. Emails, calendar appointments, building information models (BIMs), meeting minutes, and issue trackers. While we use this data in the moment, we rarely take the time to look back and learn from the data we produce. Knowing the pulse of active projects as they relate […]
At CASE, our software engineers sit alongside architects. This allows us to create great software for the AECO industry, but it also allows us to see old problems from a new perspective. A few years ago, we realized that the way our software engineers track bugs in their software is pretty much analogous to how […]
In the last post, I briefly talked about the importance of issue tracking, and the current limitations of issue tracking within modern AEC applications. Now I’d like to take a look at one of the proposed improvements to issue tracking, the BIM Collaboration Format, or BCF if you are cool. Advocates of OpenBIM argue that […]
More often than not, projects are now requiring that the design and construction models undergo a clash detection analysis. At the moment this process is manually performed after the modeling has occured. Hopefully modeling software will soon just include clash detection logic, so as we are modeling it can tell us “Hey, there is a […]
Personally, computational design is most rewarding when you have to rely on it to build something you would have otherwise never been able to accomplish both technically and aesthetically. This euphoria is exactly what I experienced during A-week at Tulane this past month. A-week, more formally known as Architecture Week, is a student-organized tradition at the […]