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We also use Microstation Software…
At C A Design Services, we’re big users of Autodesk CAD software, such as AutoCAD and 3D Studio Max, and more recently Revit; but most customers aren’t aware of our Microstation Services.
We are currently working for a major client on a long-term engineering based project,using Microstation.
The team have also been involved in various projects for other clients, including:
Examples of the types of drawings we have produced are:
We also provide other Microstation based services, such as the cleaning up and updating of your raster files using Bentley I-RAS software, or carrying out Microstation to AutoCAD file conversions.
So if you have any Microstation queries, please do not hesitate to contact Ross Cooper or Mark Johnson in our sales team for further information.
Daniel – CAD Technician
C A Design Services
We’ve been talking a lot about Building Information Modelling – or BIM – recently. It seems to be on everybody’s lips, and yet there are plenty of individuals and companies that don’t fully understand what BIM actually is. I’ve been discussing BIM with some of our main clients, and the same questions come up again and again…
1. What is BIM?
In short, BIM is a process. It encompasses the development and use of computer software to model the construction and operation of a building using a library of objects. A building information model includes all spaces, structures, components and materials within the building, as well as their essential information and properties. Building information modelling is not a particular piece of software. It is both a process and a method by which a project can be described.
2. Where do software packages such as Revit fit in?
First let me clarify, Revit is not BIM. Revit is actually a BIM authoring and editing tool that can be used to build and modify building information models throughout their lifecycle. There are many companies out there getting Revit and drawing 3D buildings incorrectly thinking this is BIM. There are plenty of other BIM authoring tools out there, ArchiCAD and MicroStation to name two.
3. How does everyone else look at a BIM Model?
Not everyone in the project process needs a BIM authoring tool. In fact only stakeholders responsible for editing the Building Models require it. Everyone else can view the BIM model in one of various export formats including graphical outputs:- .DWG, .DGN, .PDF or .NWD or numerically (for instance spatial data or equipment counts) in .xls.
4. How easy is the conversion to BIM?
To convert to BIM is not as complex as you may think. BIM specialists such as ourselves can assist with the migration of existing data from AutoCAD or Microstation to a common BIM format, and link to a reporting dashboard or external application. Data migration can take place quickly using our team of BIM specialists.
If you have any BIM related questions, contact me below and I’ll do my best to help you out.