DTS Discussion Session A: It’s a wrap!

By Bob Yori – DTS Committee Member DTS Online Discussion Session A is in the books! It was a thrill to be able to participate in each of the two breakout sessions, interacting and learning from everyone. I’d like to extend a warm thanks to everyone at DBEI who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to […]

Is it time for a VR/AR collaboration solution?

By The Wild If your team’s BIM and design collaboration process is a breeze, congratulations—you’re in a rare situation. With more people working remotely and building projects moving faster than ever before, it’s easy to make critical mistakes in your process.  In this new distributed era, there’s been a lot of buzz about Virtual Reality […]


They say data is the new oil, with a rush for acquisition of data of all forms. Put your miner’s hat on in our discussion of data security, metadata definitions, data management systems, parts and modules, project or asset information such as inventory SKUs, Mean Time Before Failure or itemized costs. With all of this […]


By Data Day Committee (Tammy Adolf, Andrew Cole, Moses Scott, and Arif Hanif) DBEI’s Data Day celebrated its fifth birthday online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. While it was unfortunate that attendees couldn’t gather in person this year, it was great to see that the enthusiasm for data-centric discussions and learnings has not […]

Revit Software Users can now Link PDF and Microsoft Word Documents to Revit Files Thanks to Ideate Sticky

Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member, announced that recent updates to Ideate Sticky include one of the features most requested by Autodesk Revit software users. “As a developer of software that streamlines Revit workflows, we closely monitor the Autodesk Ideas Forum to identify Revit challenges we can address through our productivity tools,” said […]

Top 3 Reasons You Need a BIM Content Management System

Put simply, a BIM Content management system (CMS) helps teams organize their digital assets while improving a conventional user experience. These platforms are critical for any team that seeks to share content across multiple people, whether internal within their organization or an external client, partner, or consultant. CMS’s are common throughout nearly every industry and […]

Reality Capture: The Seventh Chapter of DBEI Insight

Reality Capture is playing an important part within the AEC industry, allowing the capture of accurate data about real-world conditions throughout the full lifecycle of a project. As the technologies have advanced, so has the awareness of the benefits to projects. No longer are we seeing reality capture focused on providing the quick analysis of […]

In the shoes of…

By Vickie Harris “What would you do if you were in my shoes?” is a question most us of have been asked at least once or twice in our lifetime but has anyone ever considered how powerful or thought provoking the question is?  Many times, we think it is easy to relate to someone’s situation […]

New Data Reveals the Time Savings Achieved by Users of Ideate BIMLink for Revit Software

Contact: Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member, announced that it released new data highlighting the time saved by its customers who use Ideate BIMLink for Revit. “With Ideate BIMLink, Revit users streamline workflows by pulling data into Microsoft Excel to use its copy/paste, find/replace, and formulas to automate data management tasks,” said […]

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