Why Engineers and Architects Should Use 3D Building Models

Why are 2D drawings still so popular? To most architects, engineers and other professionals in and around the construction industry, the use of drawings is innate and fundamental. In any discussion about a potential idea or project, the first thing that we do is reach for pencil and paper to explain what we are thinking […]

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How is BIM Used in Construction?

What is BIM in construction? BIM (Building Information Modelling) in Construction is a process that is used to convey a wide variety of information to all those involved in the construction lifecycle. In the ideal case, this means using BIM in: Planning Design Construction Commissioning Operation Maintenance De-commissioning Demolition Although the creation of a 3D […]

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What Are The Differences Between BIM and CAD?

CAD (Computer-aided design) has been used in the design industry for 30 years or more. It enables the fast production of drawings and the ability to revise designs or reproduce alternative proposals very quickly. CAD has proved to be an essential tool in communicating designs to stakeholders, but the advent of new technology has raised […]

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Benchmarq and Geosphere4D at BIM Regions Sussex Meeting

Yesterday we headed to the latest BIM Regions Sussex meetup at the Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue to give a talk on implementing and working with BIM, alongside our surveying partner Geosphere4D. The event was put together by Brighton-based ZSTa Architects, who organise the BIM region Sussex branch and host a meetup every quarter. We’d […]

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BIM Regions Sussex Talk – Implementing and Working with BIM

Are you trying to find the best way to implement BIM into your work? Join us at the Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue on 25th October 2017, to find out how to successfully integrate BIM into your workflow at the latest BIM Regions Sussex meetup hosted by┬áZST Architects. Ian Anderson from Geosphere4D, joined by Phil […]

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Revit 2018.2 Brings Improvements To Fill Pattern Dialog

On October 11th, Autodesk released the latest Revit 2018.2 update. This minor update brings along a number of bug fixes, new functionalities and software stability improvements. The update can be accessed by subscribers and current maintenance plan customers by using the Autodesk accounts portal or Autodesk Desktop App. Improvements to Fill Pattern Dialog One of […]

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Revit Dynamo Graph to Align Text or Label with Detail Lines

By Tassos, our Revit and Dynamo Expert Traditionally, when drafting text on technical drawings by hand we would use either letter stencils or write the text directly onto paper. When doing so, we would make an effort to best align the text with existing geometry such as lines, other text etc. We may have even […]

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Why it’s time to move to BIM

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is no longer just for architects or builders. It’s changing the way structural engineers, detailers and fabricators are working together. These BIM pointers are put together by Autodesk. Reason 1 – Stay Relevant In The Industry If you don’t make the move to 3D BIM Modelling soon you are in danger […]

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Congrats to our trainers becoming Autodesk Professionals

At the end of November our trainers Carl, Tassos and Andy took the Autodesk Certified Professional Exam for AutoCAD 2017, and they all passed with flying colours! Autodesk Certification provides reliable validation of knowledge and skills from our trainers, proving they are some of the most knowledgeable AutoCAD users in the UK. Our trainers are […]

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