Article | April 7, 2020
The field of organic electronics has seen a lot of interest in recent years. On the whole, the performance and efficiency of organic electronic devices are not typically as high as inorganic-based electronics. However, their unique properties – especially their flexibility, conformability and thinness compared the more rigid inorganic materials – have seen them being used for specific applications and in areas where the properties of conventional inorganic-based electronics are not suitable.
Article | April 1, 2020
Siemens DI SW offers the possibility to upload up to 5 GB of CAD data in various formats found on our CAD File Sharing Portal. 3D CAD formats NX, Solid Edge, STEP, ProE, SolidWorks, Inventor, Neutral 3D formats JT, Iges, Step, VRML, Parasolid, STL, 2D formats Solid Edge and DWG, This data can be viewed online directly in the browser where sharing content with other users is also possible. The result is a simple collaboration platform that is free of charge.
Article | April 23, 2020
There are a handful of pretty cool accessories for your smartphone that can be very useful to those of us in the construction industry, like thermal imaging cameras, in-wall imagers, and inspection cameras. None of those, however, help with BIM coordination, unlike a system that I just found from construction software giant, Trimble. Many different systems have been created in recent years to harness the power of augmented reality on the jobsite, with BIM the core focus of many of those solutions, but this system from Trimble is a bit different than all of them. Using an AR enabled smartphone, Trimble SiteVision combines hardware and software to virtually project BIM models onto the jobsite you’re standing in.
Article | March 12, 2020
The so-called bottom line is an unavoidable, monolithic reality of the construction industry, and it is something we’ve seen happening with some of our window shade competitors. However, a formulaic race to the bottom can have dramatically negative effects on the true cost of a solar control project. General contractors starting out a project with a pre-formulated spreadsheet is a common mistake.