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Of Bows and Arrows and Machine Guns

I was reading The Economist today. The specific article was on the origins of warfare and about whether humans are inherently warlike. The good news is that we are probably not predisposed to war, unless we are part of the Tiwi people… The article is worth a read. But here’s …

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Guest Blogger Shivang Rajvir: Top 9 BIM Myths in India

Jared’s Note: Shivang originally wrote this with his ArchiCAD students in India in mind. The issues are universal so I thought about shortening the title to just “Top 9 BIM Myths”, but I really like that the original title highlights that we’re all facing the same BIM implementation challenges all …

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Which BIM software should I use?

Which BIM software should I use? When you really look at that question, the answer is insanely simple. The one you will enjoy using most. All BIM programs (Revit, ArchiCAD, Vectorworks, Bentley Systems, Allplan…) have their pros and cons. Some do more than others. Each has its strengths when working …

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Why you failed at BIM (you were impatient)

While writing a post about a former coworker, I paused to create a few diagrams explaining why others in his position often fail to make the switch to ArchiCAD and BIM. These three diagrams help illustrate what causes people to panic during their early adventures with a new way of …

BIM creates different types of graphic errors

Raise your hand if you’ve had this situation occur: A non-BIM user is redlining (pinklining?) a set of drawings created with BIM. They panic and freakout. They see an error that if it was done in 2D would be a disaster. Or the sign of complete ignorance. Can you imagine …

How BIM can Bankrupt Your Firm

Why do some firms embrace BIM and rave about its benefits while other firms try BIM and fail miserably? We all know this diagram: But here’s another diagram. This is the one that describes firms that panic, firms that succumb to Fear, Uncertainty, and Dread (FUD), firms that after one …