The CAD/BIM innovation demonstrated in the videos below has been both commercialized (2012) and patented (2015/16). This innovation realized rob snyder‘s drawing-model fusion ideas during the time that he was employed at a software company called Bentley Systems.

Simply stated, the innovation automatically displayed CAD drawings in-situ at their correct location within digital 3D models (and within other kinds of multi-media spatial visual environments). The fusion was referred to commercially as “hypermodel”, and has been marketed by Bentley in their products including their CAD application, MicroStation. Since the fusion was introduced there in 2012, other software companies have picked up on this and implemented their own versions of drawing-model fusion.

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The following videos demonstrate the commercialized drawing-model fusion in the MicroStation CAD application product, demo playlist. <<<<Click the link at left for a longer set of demo videos, or scroll down for videos on this page:

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The drawing-model fusion demonstrated in the videos above represents software technology that’s been patented. Rob Snyder is first-named author of two of these patents:

INTEGRATED ASSEMBLAGE OF 3D BUILDING MODELS AND 2D CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS
Patent date
Issued Nov 3, 2015
Patent issuer and number
us 9177085
See patent http://1.usa.gov/1Hx33bZ

Multi-dimensional artifact assemblage for infrastructure and other assets with interface node mediators
Patent date
Issued Jul 5, 2016
Patent issuer and number
us 9384308
See patent http://bit.ly/2ifKkpB

Hypermodel-Based Panorama Augmentation
Patent date
Issued Oct 4, 2016
Patent issuer and number
us 9460561
Patent description: Integrated Assemblage of 2D Drawings and Panoramic Images
See patent http://bit.ly/2iFxGRF

This earlier work, above, was an important first step in realizing the idea of drawing-model fusion. It recognizes the unique value of two very different kinds of media, drawing and modeling, and the significance of their fusion.

In 2016, Rob Snyder started a new company, Tangerine, dedicated to two things:

  1. To bring new innovations related to the idea of drawing-model fusion to existing software companies. Tangerine has produced a written a spec for this, described here: Tangerine Media Innovation Spec 2018. This new work well and truly surpasses and breaks completely free from the earlier work. It also makes the patents on the earlier work obsolete and completely irrelevant.
  2. To research and develop what happens at the intersection of cognitive systems, like IBM Watson, and Tangerine Media

Tangerine will collaborate with any software company interested in building the future of media: Contact Us