France in the BIM world map.

        France in the BIM map. The PricewaterhouseCoopers 2017 report forecasts that the construction industry output will increase 85%, worldwide, by 2030. So every country should be prepared with clear rules to handle the growth. BIM is a living process for living buildings, we must think about a building as a living entity from its creation stage, its construction process, its maintenance, until its destruction. The methodology of BIM, allows deployment of clear rules of interaction between all the actors of the construction industry throughout the lifetime of a building. France with the United Kingdom and Scandinavian countries are at the forefront of BIM, they have understood that the BIM process is the only way to make more efficient the construction-management-maintenance industry. Their goal is to reduce time and costs encouraging the digital transformation of processes in their buildings, their cities, their countries. In 2014 the French government launched the project to […]

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How to get a 3d view of one, and only one level.

How to get a 3D view of one, and only, one level.   Have you ever tried to get a 3D view of one, and only one, plan level of your project?  If you want to do it quickly, in a few clicks… keep reading.   First of all, go to your view 3D. Then, do a click right, on the Viewcube.       Click on “Orient to view”;  then click on “Floor plans”.   Finally, you choose the level you want to see in 3D.     You’ll be able to work on 3D, only on the level you’ve chosen.    

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Smart City a reality of our present or a dream of the future ?

What is a smart city? A thoughtful city? A clean city? A city in harmony with its citizens? What are the advantages and disadvantages of a smart city? To start with, we’ll use the definition of our friend Wikipedia: “A smart city is an urban area that uses different types of electronic IOT* sensors to collect data and then use the insights gained from that data to manage assets, resources and services efficiently”. The principal advantages that a smart city proclaims are: Monitors what happens in the city and how the city evolves, It allows city officials to interact directly with both: community and city infrastructure, Integrates ICT*, Aims for an efficient development with less infrastructure and more interconnected systems through high speed communications networks (fiber and 5G). The price to pay is the citizen’s data (which is some way includes their privacy), all the data of the inhabitants in a smart city is used […]

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