3D Repo, pioneers of cloud-based design collaboration in building information modelling (BIM) has just released a highly anticipated update to their platform. The update brings three key new features including the measurement tool, Revit plug-in, and an update to health and safety tool, SafetiBase.
The demand for digital product data in the construction sector is accelerating faster than ever. Its driving factors, among others, are increasing adoption of building information modeling (BIM), legal requirements for product traceability, and commercial pressure to deliver fully specified technical designs of projects quicker and error-free. However, architects and mechanical engineers have different design needs, resulting in varying and often non-compatible CAD tools and file formats. AMC Bridge suggests one example of a workable solution for that problem in the CAD-to-BIM Translator technology demonstration.
CAD-to-BIM Translator is a technology demonstration of translating 3D CAD geometry and critical product metadata from the Creo Parametric™ 3D modeling software from PTC, a popular mechanical CAD tool, into the Autodesk® Revit® software, one of the most widely used tools for BIM and architectural design. It helps unify different, non-compatible file formats as a result of varying design needs that mechanical engineers and architects have.
Nowadays, digital twin technology is considered a powerful toolset for modeling scenarios, identifying issues before they happen, and making better decisions that improve the overall client experience. Still, many stakeholders cannot achieve its full potential and are stuck in their legacy methods and approaches on the route to adopt it. As a result, the value of the digital twin concept may be perceived differently depending on the environment.