That Henry Ford “faster horse” quote is the wrong analogy for BIM

The CEO of Autodesk, Andrew Anagnost, in this article, Autodesk CEO: ‘Automation will solve the world’s capacity problems’, by John Kennedy, says: “The single biggest change we’ve seen since the 1980s to today is really the move from drawings to models, and now we are moving from models to systems.” In this post I'm going to … Continue reading That Henry Ford “faster horse” quote is the wrong analogy for BIM

Here’s the bigger boat and it’s a Catamaran

This post concludes yesterday's You're gonna need a bigger boat, which discussed the well-known"BIM Maturity Diagram" Here's the bigger boat. It's faster too. And it's a catamaran: One may call this the digital media maturity diagram, or, call it whatever you want. I suggest the following. Stop using the term "BIM", because it's been and … Continue reading Here’s the bigger boat and it’s a Catamaran

You’re gonna need a bigger boat

BIM is supposed to be good. Here's the thing about BIM. It's supposed to make things clearer. Right? Listening to what's said about BIM, you don't actually hear that "BIM will make (complex) things clearer". I mean, a lot of what you hear is incomprehensible jargon, inscrutable gibberish. But that's not really a problem. We … Continue reading You’re gonna need a bigger boat

A flood of new innovation

9 years ago, January 2010, I filed the first patent application for hypermodel (the automatic fusion of drawings inside models). That work was commercialized in a CAD/BIM platform in 2012 and since implemented in unique ways by 5 other software companies. That first patent and two others were granted in 2015 and 2016. Links to … Continue reading A flood of new innovation

The limits of “BIM”

Digital 3D modeling as it is used in the design and construction industry (and similar industries) has obvious and great value. However, decades of evidence show that its value is commonly overstated, and that the farther one travels down the path established so far for BIM (or for "digital twins"), the farther one gets from … Continue reading The limits of “BIM”

What is Tangerine, actually?

I've been writing about "Tangerine" for, it's been 3 years now. A friend informs me that, though she's seen Tangerine's website, she has no idea, actually, what Tangerine is. Yes, that's funny and obviously no suprise. I haven't known what Tangerine is or is supposed to be at times either. It's been a work in progress. … Continue reading What is Tangerine, actually?

Better Media:>> Better Thinking (both human and machine thinking)

The ideas in my book (free on Apple Books, and in PDF for download), when used and implemented by software companies, will change/evolve the nature of "drawing" (the nature of its expression, changing the way that we "draw attention to", "take a closer look"), as well as the nature of drawing's fusion within models, moving … Continue reading Better Media:>> Better Thinking (both human and machine thinking)

the future of AEC software – an opinion

I have an opinion about the current state, and the future, of software serving the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. Is that OK, to have an opinion if I back it up? Software companies serving or entering the AEC industry are situated, at rest or in motion, at different positions on what I'm sure … Continue reading the future of AEC software – an opinion

Using Models on the Construction Site

I've been working on a construction site  for two weeks now, after 12 years developing BIMs (models) and construction drawings at several Architecture firms, and 8 years working at a software company that provides software that enables this. Two weeks on the construction site is not enough time to form a complete picture of the … Continue reading Using Models on the Construction Site