BIM with a “SketchUp Style” Workflow
The early design phase of a project integrates hand sketches, sketch style 3D modeling and illustrative rendering. During this phase SketchUp is the most popular software tool among designers to create sketch style 3D models.
Since Google acquired SketchUp in 2006 it has built a strong following of users as well as a powerful ecosystem that includes Google 3DWarehouse and Google Earth. But with the recent acquisition of SketchUp by Trimble, a technology company focused on mapping and GIS software, there has been concern about the future of SketchUp for architects, interior designers and other design professionals.
In this presentation we will review a NEW technology that offers an alternative to SketchUp, allowing designers to model within BIM through a “SketchUp Style” workflow. Models from this workflow can be used in BIM applications such as ArchiCAD, Revit or Vectorworks.
About the Presenter:
Thomas M. Simmons, BIM Technology Consultant
Tom has worked with implementing BIM solutions at architecture, engineering and construction firms in Houston, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle ranging from small residential firms to large multi-national companies.
He is recognized for his expertise in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and the implementation of this technology. He has taught a wide range of classes on BIM with applications for a variety of project types including residential, retail, commercial, schools and hospitals.
A nationally recognized speaker, he has spoken at major industry events including EcoBuild America, AEC Systems, AIA Desert Practice Conference, AIA Monterey Design Conference and the Dwell on Design Conference. He has authored several books and articles on Building Information Modeling and architectural technologies. Tom has a Masters of Architecture from University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University.
Date: Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
Time: 3pm to 5pm Pacific time
Location: AIA Central Valley, 1400 S St # 100, Sacramento, CA 95811
AIA/CES: 2 LUs