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BIM Advances – Annual Conference Summary

The Building Information Modeling (BIM) standardization progress has been the transversal theme of the Annual Conference on Infrastructures, held in Singapore in October. Although my Twitter account was practically hijacked with the #YII2017 hashtag in those days, here is a summary. The journey This time I had to travel from Nicaragua, a country where I […]

Cut a bite in 6 steps

I need to cut a piece of a map that contains text, lines, shapes and hatched. I need the bite is going to a separate file, but keep hatch patterns, not that it ungroup them. At the time I need to keep the layers and properties. What I have is Microstation in this moment. Let’s […]

Microstation V8i: Task Navigation

From the most innovative I have seen on the fly in Microstation V8i, is the navigation bar known as Task Navigation which really gives a new face to the commands handling and possibly send the key in to recycling. Why a bar CAD programs have the particularity of having thousands of commands, which are romantically […]

Which has been the best version of AutoCAD?

We often see the question there, about which version is best or why we defend it; then when it arrives a new one is often said that it is only makeup. Finally, as starting point we did the query on Facebook, where eGeomate original Spanish version has near to 20,000 followers, and see what we […]

5 Important things of the Be Inspired 2012

Those who follow on Twitter @geofumadas account may have noticed two full days devoted to the #BeIn2012 hashtag. To update concentrated content excess in just three days, here is a summary of the 5 things that protrude from the Be Inspired: 1. the most interesting project From 57 finalists’ projects, has caught my attention the […]

Pointools, Bentley Descartes steroids

Descartes is the Bentley’s product equivalent (in part) to what Raster Design makes from AutoDesk. Usually the most utility that until now has been promoted is the images’ treatment, even though it has much more to offer; I remember just having spoken a couple of times about the creation of vector from flat scanned data […]

What could be happening between Bentley and Trimble?

This looks like my predictions on the innocents’ day, but is not the case. A few hours ago has been notified formally a partnership agreement from which we heard something at the backstage, and that leaves us thinking of what might be happening between the two companies Bentley Systems and Trimble Dimensions. We are aware […]

MicroStation: Problems with letter ñ and other characters

This problem is common, whether it was passed on a file, import it from AutoCAD or we’re just working. It happens that when using special characters like letter ñ, texts with accents or symbols like #, @,% that are common are unseen at planes, they are well shown on the dialog box but when placed […]

Joining forces to launch most complete and accurate National Record-Sharing Service for Underground

The partners behind Intelligent Trench (an innovative underground mapping solution) are joining forces with PelicanCorp (provider of the beforeUdig service) to launch the most complete and accurate national record-sharing service for underground assets in the United Kingdom. This no-charge service enables authorities, statutory undertakers, and contractors to use the Intelligent Trench portal to access utility […]

KloiGoogle to connect Google with your GIS program

This is an application that goes beyond the simple, but in practice resolves what we all want to be as simple like: On this side Google Maps —-> Satellite layer Hybrid layer Map layer Topographic layer On this side my GIS program ArcGIS Mapinfo GeoMedia Microstation Bentley Map For a moment I thought it was […]

How to cut and merge images

This was released as a necessary practice in the Microstation and Manifold recent course I taught, here I present the summary of how: I have an image download from Google Earth that I had georeferenced and want to cut it based on a polygon that represents the extension of the urban perimeter of a human […]

Martyn Day Gets CAD Society Community Award

The CAD Society today announced that Martyn Day is the winner of the 2011 CAD Society Joe Greco Community Award for his achievements as a leader in the CAD editorial community. Martyn has been in the industry for more than 20 years starting at EDA Ltd., in London, UK., writing, editing and managing Caddesk Magazine, […]

The good side of the IPAD

My recent travels literally forced me to accept in exchange of a doubt point of view an Ipad, between the courage to stay without charge in a 11 hour flight, the fury of 27 hours travelled by land because of Aeromexico, –which is a calamity-, and the pike at the suggestion of a friend who […]

7 Magazines in the geomatics’ environment

The way things are communicated has changed a lot with the evolution of knowledge management systems. Talking about magazines today is not the same as 25 years ago; the variety of formats has given greater riches and every day is left static or printed versions by learning communities. All of this contributes to make information […]

Bentley wants its dgn to be most popular

TRANSLATION NOTES: Please read some comments at the end of this post. Last year I was talking about what I believed it could be perceived from Bentley with its I-model criteria. This year, the smoke is more clarified, and indeed it is, after it has been seen the recent acquisitions integration results like eB, Exor […]

AutoCAD returns to Mac

There is no doubt that the Mac’s world is better, but our doubts for moving were always: and what do I do with AutoCAD? Who would have believed it, when, after 1994 AutoCAD R13c42b was the last version we saw half running on PowerMacintosh. 18 years later AutoCAD returns for Mac. Just this year it […]

What Bentley do bring in Be Inspired

Just a few days from a long trip to London and then Amsterdam, let’s take a look at what the Danish might impress us that this time comes together as finalists. The finalists in the Government and Geospatial issue GeoSite a Denmark company will present a smoke using connection via mobile, via web services that […]