Industry discourse will liberate itself once it self-liberates from its own obsessive idea that drawing is a chain to break free from An interesting article but in some ways very familiar. We’ve heard some of these assumptions it seems since, like forever: “The question should never have been, “how can we document a project better?” Instead, it should have been, “how can we design and construct buildings better?”“ “...BIM are merely digitalising old ways of working. [...]

“Drawing is dying”, it is said

This idea should finally be retired, just like the idea that silent movies should remain silent, that movies should NOT have sound synchronized into them. That actually was an argument, made by none other than Jack Warner, the Jack Warner, of Warner Brothers, in 1926: was wrong and soon found out. The "keep models and drawings separate" idea has dominated [...]

On Exactitude in Science

Something that in my opinion should be brought into view, it's happening to some extent now, but still only scratches the surface of what will come, from the fusion, of what we know as “drawing” (which many people wish to kick down the back stair; (because) they don’t know what they’re talking about) and, everything that's understood [...]

getting rid of…

What's written today about digital modeling software, and the process of using it, for design and construction of buildings and such things, seems always, as it has for 20 years now, to be about getting rid of things. If digital modeling of a building is to live up to the promises made, the promises made [...]

Drawing and Models are Interdependent

there's a part of the solution that's rarely talked about (so far). It involves putting blame where it belongs: with software companies. More specifically, on their failure to recognize the essential difference between drawing and modeling and their fundamental interdependence. I describe this here: Drawing, to Draw your attention and with more detail on the [...]

Drawing, to Draw your attention

That’s what drawings do. They draw your attention to something you need to see, something that helps you understand. Sounds simple, but it’s not. There are a lot of things that have to happen for anyone to understand anything. That’s true in everyday life whenever you’re trying to figure out what’s going on with anything [...]

Creative Again

I’m not done yet.  The fusion of drawings in models is 7 years old now: More examples here: Since I conceived of this fusion and worked on the team that first commercialized it in 2012, now seven software companies are doing automatic drawing-model fusion: Bentley, Graphisoft (in BIMx Docs), Dalux, Revizto, working together: [...]