Does Infrastructure Modeler Turn Engineers into Filmmakers?
August 23, 2012, Kevin Spear This week, I am tasked with presenting Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler (AIM) in a webcast this Thursday at 3pm (that’s today!). It’s been both informative and fun learning about this tool. After all, I am an Engineer and AIM feels more like a video game at times. But what’s been a struggle is trying to find a way to describe it. In fact, I was laying in bed with my laptop last night brainstorming how I would even begin to paint the picture of AIM. My wife asks me, “What’s exciting about it?” I suppose that is always the point with anything.
What is it that will create excitement in us to generate an awesome design? Aren’t we all competitive on some level? Architect’s have this general competition about who’s is bigger. Eh, I am referring to buildings of course. For the longest time, the Empire State Building built in 1931 in New York was the tallest building. Now it’s the 13th tallest at 1250 ft. Currently, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building built in 2010 in Dubai at a height of 2723 ft. I think I remember hearing that the Burj isn’t actually a finished structure so that it can be extended taller to remain the tallest building. Yeah, now that’s being competitive. If you’re curious, Wikipedia has an extensive set of tallest buildings and structures in the world.
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