Friday, June 06, 2008


I've been quite for awhile. Been quite busy really. This week I had an opprotunity to attend the AIA LFRt (Large Firm RoundTable) BIM Implementer's meeting in Seattle. Since it was all the top "bimmers" from the large firms I got to catch up with a number of familiar faces and meet a few more. Phil Read was there, and I finally got to actually meet him! the BIMI group has met twice before in the last two years, and I thought that this meeting was the best so far. This year it seemed everyone had one or more (mostly more) projects under their collective belts as firms, so we had some really good dicussions about a number of topics, from training to content, and even wish lists. It is really quite useful to be able to have these discussions with people who are in similiar situations.

One of the presentations was by a one man software development company called "Triple Squid Software Design". He originally helped Rhino, and after being here and there, he is working on a new project called "Moment of Inspiration (MOI)" it is "sculptural design software, similiar in some ways to Sketch-Up, but also quite unique and different. He uses a couple of industry standard file formats, including Rhino, so it is compatible with other tools. He has only just recently released version one, but it looks really promising. The software is very tablet friendly, as it only uses left clicks, and very little keyboard interaction is required (unless you so choose). Check it out, there is a full 30 day demo, or an infite demo with no save capabilities.

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