BIM Server for Project and Model Management

Hey folks,

I was writing a little report about how to set up the BIM Server and how to prepare BIM models coming from different native software.
The open BIM Server is an open-source online platform which allows project management to merge IFC models and to provide insight into the models’ accuracy. Additional, diverse plug-in packages can be used, for example, model walk-throughs, queries, checkers and many more.

The goal of this report was to create a use case when having three different models:

  1. the structural model in Revit.
  2. the architectural model in ArchiCAD.
  3. the landscape model from AutoCAD.

One of the main focus was it to prepare the IFC exports so that when merging all models on the BIM Server all elements are allocated as supposed.

By doing so I have noticed that for example the project base point in all three software is interpreted differently.
Further, the properties of the elements have obtained special attention. Especially for the non-structural elements created in ArchiCAD and the structural elements created in Revit.

Read more about it and other findings which you should mind when merging IFCs on the BIMServer. Find the full report here.

Academic writing and quoting can make fun?

Hi all,

Uni starts again and I start working on a Research & Development project.

I started researching and reading for two days now and saw again dozen of files in my local folder, named and structured in a very confusing and unorganized way.

So I started searching online and talking to former colleges of mine who are Ph.D. students and pretty fit in terms of organizing their research papers. What I found there … a cool citation tool, Mendeley is a  user-friendly dashboard where you can create folders including all papers, articles, thesis etc. It gets structured by Authors, Titel, Publication Year and Institue. You can use it either as an online environment or also as a desktop version. It is even possible to save the document locally and always reach back to it.

Check it out….

https://www.mendeley.com/homepage5/?interaction_required=true&switchedFrom=

And another really cool thing is, that there is even an application to bring Mendeley in Office Word, which makes your life in quoting and rephrasing way easier.

https://www.mendeley.com/download-desktop/

Now even quoting can make fun 🙂

Cheers on that.