Ordnance Survey Linked Data

The Ordnance Survey is Great Britains national mapping agency, providing the most accurate and up-to-date geographic data, relied on by government, business and individuals.

OS OpenData is the opening up of Ordnance Survey data as part of the drive to increase innovation and support the “Making Public Data Public” initiative. As part of this initiative Ordnance Survey has published a number of its products as Linked Data.

This dataset combines three separate linked data resources: the 1:50 000 Scale GazetteerCode-Point Open and the administrative geography gazetteer for Great Britain.

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Source: Ordnance Survey Linked Data

Revit Tip – Creating quick 3D sections & floorplans – Graitec Blog

Like many other functions in Revit, there is more than one way to create sectioned 3D views. The way we will look at here uses the view extents from existing 2D views such as sections and plan views to set what is visible in the 3D section, which is a far more controlled way of setting the views up than just activating the section box and moving the shape handles. Just follow the instructions below to get started:

So that you don’t override your default view, create duplicate 3D views and rename them to suit. For a 3D section view ensure that you have created a 2D section and set its extents to show exactly what you want to see in your 3D section. If you are using a floorplan or ceiling plan, then it is mainly the view range that sets the location of the section box. Scope boxes and crop regions will also have a bearing on this.

Open the 3D view you wish to use and right click on the view cube; on the menu you will see the option ‘Orient to View’, which will expand to display the four options shown below. In this case we will select Sections. This will then give you a list of your building sections, and if you look below you can see that some are named and some are not. It is good practise to properly name views that you wish to keep and use for such cases.

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Source: Revit Tip – Creating quick 3D sections & floorplans – Graitec Blog

Working towards a joined-up approach to BIM | BIM+

A working group of the UK BIM Alliance set up to help make the process of sharing product data simpler and more standardised will publish its first report at Digital Construction Week later this month. We speak to the group’s chair Su Butcher to learn more about the process.

Talk us through a bit of the background and what the group is trying to achieve?

Source: Working towards a joined-up approach to BIM | BIM+