Smart Home Part 6 – Internal comfort levels

When starting down the smart home path, I thought tracking building performance would be one of the more fascinating aspects. After all, having a...

Hands-on with the new HP Z VR Backpack PC

Last week I was fortunate to spend some extended time with the then-unreleased HP Z VR Backpack PC. In case you aren't aware, going...

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...

Autodesk BIM 360 Docs receives file ‘links’

Autodesk released the April update to BIM 360 Docs, which is their approach to cloud based document management for the AEC industry. And while...