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BILT Teams Up with American Express to Support the Post-Purchase Experience

September 27, 2023 - in Corporate, News, Technology

3D interactive instructions improve efficiency & customer loyalty GRAPEVINE, TX – BILT Incorporated, creators of the 3D BILT app, is collaborating with American Express to offer U.S. merchants immersive mobile instructions at preferred pricing. The goal…

2D CAD in a 3D World

July 27, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The complex wall structure is shown in an exploded axonometric drawing. (Stantec and Walter P . Moore) There’s little doubt dawn is breaking on the…

FARO Zone 3D 2021 Software Released for Optimal Forensic Scene Documentation

December 10, 2020 - in News, Products, Technology

Lake Mary, Florida – FARO® Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO), a global leader for 3D Metrology, AEC (Architecture, Engineering & Construction),…

Change Leader: 3D Modeling Delivers Widespread Benefits

April 6, 2017 - in Articles, Column, Profile

Kevin Schlereth is a senior design application specialist at HNTB, an architecture, engineering, planning and construction services firm founded more than 100 years ago.

Washington State Department of Transportation Uses 3D Immersive Visualization

March 27, 2016 - in Feature, Featured

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Visual Engineering Resource Group (VERG) uses Bentley’s 3D immersive visualization software, LumenRT, to create images, videos, and real-time presentations for use in such diverse applications as…

Creating Real-time Navigable 3D Infrastructure Models

February 15, 2016 - in Design/Engineering, Feature, Featured, Modeling

Designing successful infrastructure projects is one thing. Communicating and demonstrating those designs to clients and other stakeholders before construction is another. Bringing a design to life for people without a civil engineering background is always…

Rethinking Rail Signal Design

February 12, 2016 - in Feature, Featured, Rail

Global consulting engineering firm Hatch Mott MacDonald had used a conventional CAD-based system to design rail signal systems when serving its public and private clients around the world. However, this approach had serious limitations in an industry where…

Managing the Model: Why Do A/E Firms Hate BIM?

January 31, 2016 - in Column

It’s possible that “hate” in this column’s title is too strong a sentiment—perhaps “have indifference toward BIM” is more appropriate. I spend a lot of time talking to owners and department managers at A/E firms, and a common chorus I repeatedly…

Managing the Model: You Live in the Future, Why Don’t You Work There?

November 21, 2015 - in Column

At the end of summer 2015, I was at a family reunion in central Illinois. As I stood chatting with relatives in my uncle’s backyard, my brother-in-law walked up, took a golf-ball-sized speaker out of his pocket and said, “play some music.” I had never…

Intelligent Models for Roadways—A New Way to Work

August 6, 2015 - in Feature, Featured

When COWI Norway began planning and designing a major new portion of the E16 highway project for the Norwegian Public Road Administration (NPRA), it chose to employ a building information modeling (BIM) process for all preliminary design, including roads,…