Aesthetics in data visualization – HOK MissionControl

MissionControl is a web application presented by Konrad K Sobon at Autodesk University 2017 that allows you to access Revit data from a web browser. It brings important data from Revit models right at your fingertips in a clean and responsive format:

MissionControl has some nice features like:

  • Dashboards for data visualization
  • Revit add-in with model health report and tasks list
  • Live link between Revit models and web dashboars
  • Task manager

And the greatest feature is that HOK MissionControl has recently been open sourced:  https://github.com/HOKGroup/MissionControl

Here is the full Konrad’s presentation from AU2017: https://www.autodesk.com/autodesk-university/class/Web-Based-Project-Management-2017#presentation


Download LOD 2018 Specification draft

This summer, the BIMForum released the 2018 Public Comment draft of its Level of Development (LOD) Specification. The previous version was introduced way back in 2016 and is also available for download from the BIMForum website.
The Level of Development (LOD) Specification is a reference that enables practitioners in the AEC Industry to specify and articulate with a high level of clarity the content and reliability of Building Information Models (BIMs) at various stages in the design and construction process.
This year’s update includes:
  • Part I – Added content (Escalators)
  • Part II – Attribute tabs have been modified

(click here to view the LOD Spec 2018 release notes)

The LOD Spec 2018 draft can be downloaded for free from the BIMForum website:
download part I (including the guide), download part II.

 

 

Autodesk published IFC Manual for Revit users

Revit IFC Manual is a 52-page document, which describes all of the available options for using IFC format within the Revit environment. This is definitely a handy document for everyone working with Open BIM.

This document is intended to serve as a guide for Revit users handling IFC data and providing a better understanding of the settings available in Revit, discussing the way they can influence the quality and the content of the IFC file.

The Revit IFC manual therefore sets out the basics of IFC and explains in detail how to export, link and open IFC files in Revit.

Revit IFC Manual

The Revit IFC Manual is available for download from the official Autodesk website (direct link). I also suggest you to check out a series of articles by Simon Moreau from BIM42 about Revit IFC exporter settings:

You may also need to update your Revit IFC exporter to the latest version: download from Sourceforge