Lumion has captured the imagination of Landscape Architects in many countries and especially in the USA.
In the June 2013 edition of the American Landscape Architecture Magazine, Daniel Tal, renowned author of two books on SketchUp wrote a glowing review of Lumion to the point that he seems to have gone wild for it!
"Suddenly, you’ll find yourself doing animations for even small projects which don’t have gigantic fees!”
This program has been my greatest source of inspiration for the design tools for transport, landscape architects and architects. I discovered programs first round in 2008-9 and regrettable, the program was removed from the market in 2010.
".....Traditional CAD software has not served landscape architects well, and buying 3D versions of this, suitable for working on shared models, will not help. And, crucially, BIM does not require the use either of 3D software or of specific packages. Instead it is about sharing information, and the way that the information is to be shared is through a format known as COBie, essentially an Excel spreadsheet into which participants in a project will enter and share relevant data...."
.....Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a building design method that uses a database of coordinated, graphically rich, internally consistent, computable information in three-dimensional models for design, engineering, construction and facility management. In varying ways, in less than ten years, BIM will permanently change the structural engineering profession and its universities, firms, clients, markets, design codes, digital tools, contracts, insurance policies, global recruitment of staff, work process and many other aspects. The evidence suggests that those who do not take a reasonably sober view of this disruptive technology will have a hard time recognizing the typical structural engineering firm of 2015. Such bold claims of the importance of BIM may appear to be overstated and warrant some justification......
Table 1.1 compares drafting, CAD, and BIM. Notice the structural engineering profession has never seen a change like BIM before. The change from board drafting to CAD cannot compare to the change from CAD to BIM.
Common BIM Requirements 2012
Common BIM Requirement 2012, COBIM, is based on the BIM Requirements published by Senate Properties published in. The update project was funded by Senate Properties in addition to several other real estate owners and developers, construction companies and software vendors. BuildingSMART Finland participated also in the financing of the project. As a result, the updated Series 1-9 and new Series 10-13 were released in Finnish on March 27th 2012.