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The Benefit of attending live events


Benefits of Attending Conferences

Are the quirks of human interaction lost in the past, or an essential component of our future? Industry conferences provide a great opportunity often inaccessible online, which is human interaction. Competitors from other regions of the country can become valuable resources for referrals and best-practices. Avoiding peers for fear of others discovering a competitive advantage can actually limit a professional’s own.

History of 3D scanners


History of Laser Scanning

3D laser scanning developed during the last half of the 20th century in an attempt to accurately recreate the surfaces of various objects and places. The technology is especially helpful in fields of research and design, through real-world object or environment analysis, collecting data on its shape and possibly its appearance (i.e. colour). Take a trip through time from the 1960s through to the present day exploring 3D scanning technology.

Teaching BIM using Lego and Minecraft


Teaching BIM through Lego & Minecraft

Teaching BIM becomes much easier when you add an element that almost everyone can recognize – blocks. Majority of us played with Lego in our developing years, which not only taught us constructive play, but also teach three-dimensional thinking, which is a basic logic skill. Far more than just a fun toy, building blocks can be a powerful learning tool for all levels - be it through Lego or Minecraft. These activities deemed for children, provide a valuable conduit into beginning with BIM.

The DO’s and DON’ts of Autodesk Trials


The DO’s and DON’ts of Autodesk Trials

In the AEC industry it is important to test Autodesk software thoroughly before pushing it to the rest of the company. Look at the best practices for software trials ensuring a detailed, controlled, successful test process. Think of the trial’s use as a dress rehearsal for the eventual real-world implementation. There will be a lot of content that can be learnt during this period.