Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Apple's 3D Head-tracking for BIM

Since tomorrow Apple is said to be holding a press conference tomorrow I figured I needed to get this published beforehand.

Apple is in the works of creating and patenting a head-tracking system that would manipulate the screen based on head positioning...http://www.softwareadvice.com/articles/construction/apple-3d-the-ultimate-display-for-construction-plans-1121809/. This link, published by Houston Neal, shows an example of how Apple is trying to program the technology for use with BIM.

Though I still am trying to picture how this would play in takeoffs and estimating with interfacing programs such as Revit -> Autodesk Quantity Takeoff -> and Sage Timberline, I do see a great benefit for this type of system as an addition or in great competition to programs such as Navisworks, Synchro, and others.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Hello all, thanks for the heads up about my last link...filedropper removes files with slow activity, so hopefully dropbox will do a better job of hosting my file.


This link will take you directly to my PDFed Thesis

Please be courteous if forwarding on or utilizing any of the information from the document. If anyone has any questions, comments, or issues with the file please let me know. Please also leave comments on what you think.

Grant Doherty