How to bulk convert PDFs to DXF or DWG

Inkscape and pstoedit can be used to convert between PDF, EPS, DXF, and DWG on the command line. This is very useful when bulk file conversions need to be done. - for the full article please visit the website.

The ethical implications of OpenBIM

OpenBIM is an initiative to promote the use of open data in the architecture, engineering and construction industry. I describe how using OpenBIM has positive ethical implications. - for the full article please visit the website.

Free intervals sheet music

Intervals are a fundamental concept in learning music. This free downloadable sheet music helps give examples and illustrates the relationships between notes. - for the full article please visit the website.

Why Radiance needs a free 3D model repository

The Radiance free 3D model repository is the world's first photometrically accurate model repository, with a focus on both correctness and aesthetics. It is completely open-source and free to mirror and redistribute. You can download models as an OBJ, along with material and light definitions. - for the full article please visit the website.

The five fundamental facets of ethical software

Technology is increasingly trending towards proprietary forms, which have negative impacts on society. I describe the 5 fundamental ingredients to keep software honest, and prioritise people over profit. - for the full article please visit the website.

How to create better IFC files with Revit

This is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of IFC files and explains how to improve data exports from Autodesk Revit to IFC. Out of the box, Revit IFC support is very limited, but it can be mitigated using an open-source plugin and understanding these undocumented quirks. - for the full article please visit the website.

A comparison between Radiance and other rendering engines

This posts compares Radiance with modern rendering engines, such as Renderman and Autodesk Insight. Radiance is seen as the gold standard for light simulation, but more modern engines are becoming more physically based and claim photorealistic results at a fraction of the time. Why should we use one over the other? - for the full article please visit the website.

Integrate ServiceNow with your AWS Cloud!

Now that I’m on vacation, I wanted to introduce you to a project I’ve spent a couple of weeks on a few months ago on ServiceNow. I have already dived a first time in the ServiceNow API while I was working at the Governance of a SOC service. There I tried to integrate ServiceNow to our processes using Google script to enhance the service workflow throughput1.

How to composite Enscape animations with Blender

Enscape provides real-time rendering with integration with BIM tools such as Revit, ArchiCAD, and Sketchup. However, it has a limited set of animation tools. Blender can be used to import Enscape camera animation keyframes and composite new animations on top of the Enscape flythrough. - for the full article please visit the website.

A proposed Radiance Filesystem Hierarchy Standard

The proposed Radiance Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (RFHS) is a proposed standard on how to organise files for 3D models, HDR textures, Radiance materials, IES lights, and so on in a Radiance project. This allows Radiance assets to be easily distributed and reused across different proejcts. - for the full article please visit the website.