Smart Home Part 5 – Control lights using opening and motion...

One of the great things about taking on a project such as home automation is experimenting with the different combinations of devices. Take lighting...

Smart Home Part 4 – Sensors & new hardware

It's been a while since my last smart home update. Six months to be exact, and has provided an opportunity to test and refine...

ReCap Pro for Leica BLK360 tutorials

Last year at Autodesk University, Leica and Autodesk announced the BLK360. To briefly recap, the BLK360 is a slightly new take on traditional laser...

3ds Max Interactive – 3D to VR

Earlier this month Autodesk created an offshoot of their Stingray product aimed towards designers. The new 3ds Max Interactive, bundled with 3ds Max aims...

Builders & Contractors – Where’s your Digital Field Office?

The job site is slowly transforming into a digital workspace. Starting many years ago with remote access to email on smartphones, now there's tablets,...

360 degree cameras and photospheres in construction?

The 360 degree camera consumer market continues to progress at a steady pace. Favoured by action enthusiasts and sports, to social media live streaming,...

Synthetic Sensors makes today’s smart devices feel dumb

In my quest to add smarts to my home, I'm quickly learning that it's harder than it looks. When you finally do find the...

Drones are good!

Happy international drone day! The day which celebrates all the good things which drones are doing now, and will do in the future. And regardless of...

Autodesk BIM 360 Ops

Autodesk's Building Ops has long been considered the stepchild product in their BIM 360 portfolio. While part of the family it never really quite...

Google Cardboard now works with WebVR on Chrome

Google recently brought WebVR to Chrome, and now it's available on Google Cardboard. Previously only available on Daydream enabled phones with a Daydream viewer, the...

What’s new in Revit 2018

Autodesk has released a range of new feature videos for Revit 2018.

What?! A new Autodesk Design Review release

Back in 2014 most users thought Autodesk's Design Review product had reach end of life. And rightly so. Given Autodesk's inventments in cloud technologies...

Removing previous version Autodesk software using the Uninstall Tool

It's a new Autodesk year for product launches, which means it's time for that annual upgrade cycle of installing new versions. And that usually means...

Smart Home Part 2 – The Home Assistant hub

In Part 1 I outlined thoughts on assembling my ideal smart home and its operation. And at the heart of any smart home is...

Autodesk Dasher 360 Update

The other day Autodesk provided a somewhat significant update to Dasher 360. Built on top of Autodesk Forge, the research project aims to connect...

3DR new Site Scan updates for drone data capture – January...

As a former user of Site Scan on Android, when switching to the iOS app there was a noticeable feature absent. The ability to...

Comparing reality capture technologies

Reality capture technology allows us to understand the world around us in ways which the human eye cannot. From photos to infrared vision, accurate...

Smart Home Part 1 – The outline

Over the past year I've been watching the advancements in smart home technology. A concept of science fiction, the ability to bring the house alive...

Latest Chrome for Android beta brings support for WebVR

Today Google announced that their latest Chrome for Android build enables access to the WebVR API through their Origin Trials program. Up until now a...

Autodesk BIM 360 Docs – Getting Started

These days a good construction document management strategy is necessary. Whether you are in the office or out in the field, it helps expedite the...

AirMap’s grand plan for mapping drones

The use of drones for aerial based tasks is becoming commonplace. From surveys, to scanning of structures, or as simple as taking photos for inspections....