CAD/BIM Tips & Tricks

Frank Gehry

The ability to deliver buildings that are markedly different, but which obviously carry the signature of a single creator is quite an achievement. Frank Gehry was named the most important architect of our age by Vanity Fair for a reason.

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Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid is probably the most famous female architect in the world. Nicknamed “The Queen of the Curve” by The Guardian newspaper, Hadid was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize and is the only woman to get the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

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Neri Oxman

Some of the architects that we have focused on before brought modernism into the natural world by mimicry in the lines and shapes that make up the geometry of their structures, or in the engineering of their buildings.

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Norman Foster

Anyone who has been to London is likely to have seen The Gherkin, and if you have marveled over the Apple Campus in Cupertino, then you have been admiring the work of Norman Foster.

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Playtex and the Space Suit?

If you didn’t already know who it was that manufactured the spacesuit, a bra manufacturer may not be the most obvious candidate.

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Le Corbusier

A French contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, like Wright, had a lack of formal training, and even complained to his art teacher at one point that he had “a horror of architecture and architects”.

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Microsoft Office Importer users tell it like it is!

Clearwater, Florida, USA —It’s summertime here in Florida and that often means sweltering temperatures, long lines at Disney World and bad tan lines. Rather than venture outdoors, I find myself sorting through my e-mail inbox to see what users are saying about using Microsoft Office Importer. Just so you know, Microsoft Office Importer is Axiom’s…

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How will your legacy V7 files behave once in V8?

By Al Germolus CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, USA — The best way to guarantee that V7 files import into MicroStation V8 healthy and whole, is to first process then with FileFixer before importing them in V8. This isn’t to say that it is necessary to repair all V7 files prior to import into V8, but I do…

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How to Do Four Hours of Title Block Changes in Just a Few Minutes

No matter whether you use MicroStation or AutoCAD If you work with title blocks in MicroStation or AutoCAD, most likely you’ve had a situation where a DGN or DWG file was added to a project, requiring you to now renumber all or a large portion of the sheet files in the project. Whether working in…

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