Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Digital Architect Series and 4D Planning

The Digital Architect Series was designed by Microdesk to facilitate and improve the design workflow as well as provide flexibility to your firm. If you utilize more than one program in your firm, chances are you are a prime candidate for the Digital Architect Series (DAS). DAS incorporates all aspects of the design workflow with existing, emerging, and future technologies to help alleviate overhead costs, downtime, and miscommunication.

With the advent of BIM technology and the Revit platform, more and more firms are adopting this new form of design and modeling. Taking information modeling to the next level is anyone's guess. We have seen other products, add-ons, and so on being mixed in with the BIM craze. Harnessing the BIM movement is up to you. Do you merely just want to implement BIM and totally abandon your old workflow? Of course not.

The Digital Architect Series realizes the need for every designer to evolve not just in technology but to be truly ahead of the rest, you need to evolve your workflow. DAS incorporates all Autodesk products other product family lines to create a smooth and efficient workflow that will help your company obtain higher revenue, lower overhead costs, and develop and modern approach to the workflow process. So much informaiton is lost in translation between programs that most times, you end up working on something that was already done.

Think about going from Google SketchUp to Revit to Ecotect to Navisworks to Primavera. The interoperability can sometimes cause headaches but realizing the your path and planning out an effective and efficient solution with DAS will help you get there. For more information on DAS, please visit www.microdesk.com.

I mention in the title of the idea of 4D. 4D design has and is a main component in project planning and workflow, but also can serve on various different levels in the BIM environment. A section of DAS focuses primarily on the aspect of 4D. Primavera is the leading program in 4D and Microdesk has implemented its use within the DAS. It is now possible to take a series course of Google SketchUp to Revit to Ecotect to Navisworks and finally to Primavera. A solid workflow that finalizes with 4D.

Primavera is the leading project and program management solution provider to the AEC Industry. No matter the size of a project, Primavera enables AEC organizations to effectively manage time, costs, resources, contracts and changes in a single solution. Primavera’s Integrated Project Management (IPM) provides each project participant with anytime, anywhere access to their project information. For more information on Primavera, visit www. primavera.com.

Microdesk is an authorized reseller of Primavera software!

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