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Multiversion Revit plugins. Explained.

Alvaro gives us a deep dive into the creation and management of plugins when you need to manage multiple versions of Revit.

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Lets automate DfMA: Part 4 - KOPE

Why we are building KOPE.

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Lets automate DfMA: Part 3 - A model isn't enough

Part 3 of 4, covering the output production of our work with ilke Homes and other partners.

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Lets automate DfMA: Part 2 - Getting it done the ilke way

Part 2 of our look at automation from design models to fabrication ready content.

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Lets automate DfMA: Part 1 - Working with ilke Homes

Part 1 of our look at automation from design models to fabrication ready content.

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Why the construction industry should take a closer look at modern shipbuilding

Martin Stacey highlights a fascinating comparison of today's ship building methods and the futuristic concept cities of the 60's. He explores shipbuilding's head start on MMC vs the construction industry at large, and how building design and construction can benefit from similar practices.

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Why I matterlab

A story from Laurence Elsdon, explaining his journey to working at matterlab and why he feels inspired to work here - filled with Geordie puns!

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A tale of 1 major new feature, 2 enhancements and 24 hours

How we rapidly fixed a quality of life issue with a new feature, and the fun we had in the process!

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Specifying Level of Information (LOI). The NBS Toolkit & Uniclass 2015 Under the Magnifying Glass

The NBS Toolkit is a great reference resource for many and also, it provides a good starting point for clients who may not have defined information requirements.

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Making the complex simple: writing for a technical team

How does copywriting fit into a company like matterlab? In this piece, we discuss the value-add of good copywriting when it comes to technical work.

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