Showing posts with label Cloud. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cloud. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Manage Cloud Models - UI Real Estate

 I wish the list of projects I get when I use Manage Cloud Models (BIM 360 projects) didn't waste sooo much real estate. These big icons are a waste of space, they just mean lots of scrolling. Well if you only have a couple projects on BIM 360 maybe it's no big deal to you. But hundreds? I keep looking for a View option of "List" or "Details" ... something to shrink this bugger down.

That's my experience with Revit 2020 at the moment when a good many projects that I get to look at reside. I'll have to check out 2021 to see if it is any different.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Advance2000 Webinar - Cloud Computing 2.0

I received an invitation to a webinar that this company is hosting on January 25th. I spoke to them at AU and talked to Chris France for a little while. You may be familiar with him as the author of BIM in the Cloud which he wrote for AECbytes while he was the CIO for Little Diversified.

Here are the details:
(note the space limited part, apparently the internet doesn't have a big enough room? I know...webinar's hosting charges by attendance range... If you can't get in I'm sorry to have teased you!)

Advance2000’s BIM Cloud 2.0

Please join us for a Webinar on January 25
Space is limited - Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Our BIM Cloud expert, Chris France, will conduct the presentation and from this seminar you will:
  • Learn the basics of the BIM Cloud
  • Understand how your firm will benefit from utilizing this next generation type of environment
  • Have ample opportunity to ask questions and discuss with our expert your organizations challenges
About our speaker
Chris France is the president of our North Carolina office and most recently a CIO for a large architectural firm so he sees technology from the owners perspective. He has experience in both developing and implementing Cloud solutions. Additionally, he is an accomplished speaker and most recently presented at the 2010 Autodesk University Conference.

All participants will be entered to win a complimentary 4 hour BIM Cloud Assessment.

Webinar Title: Advance2000’s BIM Cloud 2.0
Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

To particpate, your Computer's System Requirements are:
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

Contact Information:
Toll free: 1-800-238-2621

Friday, November 19, 2010

Cloud Computing - Advance 2000 Cloud 2.0

I heard about this company last May while attending the Revit Technology Conference in Sydney. I promptly forgot to mention them because I was told that their focus on Revit wasn't that public, or at least that what I remember.

In their own words...snip
Advance 2000, Inc. is a full-service information technology firm dedicated to providing you with endless technology solutions your company requires to continue to grow to its fullest potential. Our unique process of Technology Teaming joins together your company's existing qualified team with our skilled professionals to assist you with every aspect of your technologies. Our four step process of Strategic IT Audit, Architectural Design, Implementation, and Management lets you focus on your business goals while we take care of the rest!

For a project that needs to collaborate across geographical and business boundaries this concept of Cloud computing starts to really resonate. With Advance 2000 they serve up the software to you through thin client workstations, which according to a Video I just watched cost about $500. The purpose of the video is to demonstrate how much better their approach is compared with standard cloud (the video doesn't exactly explain what standard is though). Pretty impressive performance difference even if the video doesn't really explain the underlying differences.

Something to consider as your firm wrestles with big projects and managing the data across various consulting firms and locations.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Cloud Computing at AECBytes

AECBytes released an article, called "BIM and the Cloud", by Chris France, CIO of Little Diversified, discussing their technology shift to Private Cloud computing. Essentially they have high end servers and Remote Desktop Server technology providing anywhere anytime access to their IT resources to any of their staff and/or partners. That's an over simplification of the effort taken certainly.

It is a compelling solution for firms faced with remote staff, various offices, workstation performance and maintenance and other reasons. The article claims that they are the first AEC implementation of this approach but it doesn't say when they started doing this. Just to quibble I've been in at least one other firm that has been doing this for quite awhile but just hasn't declared it publicly. A consulting firm that I do some work for also has this set up now but not on the scale of these others. Regardless it is cool stuff and challenges the status quo as well as opening the door to many possibilities.

Check out the ARTICLE, it is well written and provides enough depth to help even a lay person get a good sense of how it all works.