Earlier Innovations (2012)

Earlier Innovations (2012)

The CAD/BIM innovation demonstrated in the videos below has been commercialized (2012) and patented (2015/16, see links below the videos). Eight software companies now, since 2012, feature automated drawings-in-model fusion (first generation): Bentley, Graphisoft (in BIMx Docs, mobile), Dalux, Revizto, working together: Morpholio and Shapr3D, Solidworks (since 2015) and now Tekla too.

This innovation realized my (rob snyder) drawing-model fusion ideas during the time I was employed at Bentley Systems. Before that I was a user of MicroStation software and the Brics BIM module (TriForma) that ran on it, since 1996. In 2007 I wrote to Bentley Systems proposing the drawing-model fusion idea. Eventually this led to my employment there leading the team that designed and developed the drawing-model automated fusion features that were released in May 2012, then marketed as the so-called “hypermodel”.

Chapter 3 of the Tangerine Media Innovation Spec 2018 specifies a framework for a second generation (version 2) of this fusion (that blows the doors off the first-gen work).

The spec was expanded and updated again in 2021. Download links to the spec and demo videos are here https://tangerinefocus.com/

Simply stated, the first-gen 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 since then have designed and developed their own versions of drawing-model fusion.

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The following videos demonstrate the drawing-model fusion in the MicroStation CAD application since May 2012, 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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More videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAiyamA5WoZbdfVlrOFLbrgF8AEyi2Fma

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

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