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: https://youtu.be/1zL7aM3uvRk More examples here: https://tangerinefocus.com/tangerine-2/earlier-media-innovations/ 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: [...]

Giant Steps

Last year I wrote a book. Here it is with download links: Tangerine Media Innovation Spec 2018. Chapter 3 of the book is a specification for software developers that I give away for free to the world. It represents Generation 2 of drawing-model fusion. Gen2 (like Gen1) promises a real improvement for AEC users in a very [...]

10 Years Gone

I found an old software demo I made. I thought the video was lost but I just found it on an old USB drive in a box of old drives. It's more than 10 years old now, from 2008. In 2008 I'd already been making BIM models and creating drawing sets from BIMs since 1998. So [...]

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 [...]