Autodesk is sponsoring the event, and the Autodesk Research team will be using the opportunity to show off the work that was done on the 2m Dar Smart Bridge, something I’ve covered recently in some depth. I’ll be attending along with my friends and colleagues Pete Storey and Fikret Kalay.
In preparation for the event, I’ve been remoting into the PC running the bridge’s “operating system”, that’s currently at the Dar office in Dubai. We’ve been working to make sure the data can be streamed across directly to Dasher via web sockets: a technique we’ve used for the MX3D smart bridge, both for Dutch Design Week in 2018 and more recently for the Smart Bridge Amsterdam website.
Here are some videos of the data coming off the FiSens system, which then gets broadcast across the local network to interested clients.
Dasher seems to be picking up the data well. As the bridge is soon to be packed up to be shipped across to Paris, any further tweaks will have to be done during setup on April 4th.
Anyway, back to BIM World. There are a number of French-language workshops being held at BIM World Paris by my colleagues:
Marie-Lahya Simon will be talking about Spacemaker on April 5th, at 11am.
Olivier Bayle will be talking about Autodesk Tandem on April 5th at 3pm.
Julien Drouet will be talking about BIM Collaborate Pro on April 6th at 11am.
The Autodesk booth will have a few different demo stations where you’ll be able to learn about topics such as Forge, Spacemaker, Autodesk Construction Solutions, Collaboration, Infrastructure and Innovation.
There will also be a demo stage where you can attend short presentations. I’ve somehow been roped into talking about our research into Digital Twins in 15-minute presentation on Wednesday, April 6th at 10am. I’ll be presenting in French, which should be good for a few laughs.
If you’re interested in visiting this year’s BIM World, the good news is that you can do so for free! Well, at least in terms of the entrance – I’m not in a position to help with your travel or accommodation costs, of course. :-)
Be sure to drop by the Autodesk stand for a chat. While you’re there you can stand on the 2m Dar Smart Bridge and see how the strain measured by the sensor network gets displayed in realtime inside Dasher. It should be really cool!