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Learn about cmBuilder product updates, get insights on the digital project delivery, and our take on the construction industry as a whole.

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cmBuilder Site Plan (version 3.0) continues to solve preconstruction woes with its enhanced simulation experience

With the entire web engine and layout of cmBuilder’s Site Plan designed and constantly developed in-house, the push for innovation is met with a resounding web-based software package that resolves previous preconstruction woes. This in-house research and development keep operational and running costs low, translating into low-cost packages for general contractors and project stakeholders. The absence of any third-party licensing also speaks to the timely development cycles that users can expect whilst navigating the interface.

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The Evolution of Construction Industry's Hallowed "Markups"

As construction teams have evolved with the advancement in technology, so has the way in which they communicate their process and plans, while sharing them with project stakeholders. Markups have evolved from being handmade markings on physical drawings to 2D digital paper to now web-based 2D/3D/4D interactive views. Here's what the future of markups looks like.

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First functionality of end-to-end excavation modeling and simulation released on cmBuilder.io

Before cmBuilder, it had been quite the challenge for construction planners to perform quick, real-time scenario analyses for the excavation phase, as much of the information provided by the design team pertaining to geotechnical was done in 2D only, which caused a mix of 2D and 3D design information to draw from. With this first release of the excavation feature set, cmBuilder makes it easy to rapidly model, simulate and quantify the bulk and detailed excavation phase with the ability to perform "cut" operations and link excavation phases to milestone dates.

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cmBuilder.io deploys game changing new web engine and optimizes crane planning with AI

We built cmBuilder.io to be a high-value, low effort, low-cost solution that brings easy digital construction logistics simulation tools that scale to every preconstruction professional in the world. Today we announce that we just took a significant step forward in making this a reality with the latest deployment of our web engine and AI crane optimization solver. With this release, our purpose-built web engine makes it even easier to import larger BIM models (we support IFC4, IFC2x3, FBX, & STP) and run them smoothly in your browser overlaid on the address of the project using cmBuilder's generated map with terrain. Remember, it's not just a model viewer!! Our engine allows for editing/modeling of new 3D parametric resources of cranes, hoists, fencing, concrete pump trucks, traffic management cones, trailers, hoarding, etc. directly in your web browser which is now much faster with the new engine deployment (up to 10x improvement in frames per second performance). When combined with the imported BIM, cmBuilder gives you everything you need to do 3D/4D site logistics simulations with ease.

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4 Reasons to Choose cmBuilder.io for 4D Simulation of your Construction Site Logistics Pan

Simulate before you build. Create 4D simulations of your construction site logistics with ease with these powerful yet easy-to-use features on cmBuilder like 3D Markups, Presentation Mode, Construction Milestones and One-Click Share that will ensure enhanced client and project stakeholder communication. Let technology be the enabler and not a barrier - share data and not files.

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Blueprint for Winning More Jobs with 4D Presentation Mode on cmBuilder.io

The 4D Presentation Mode of cmBuilder can be used to create and Interact with 4D schedules of construction plans and extract more information from it when compared to a simple video or a deck. Share preconstruction site logistics with all project stakeholders in an easy and straightforward way, differentiating yourselves from the competition and giving them an advantage during the pursuit process.

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Overlay imported 2D drawings into your 3D Site Plan with cmBuilder.io

See how you can use the 2D drawing overlay tool in cmBuilder.io to easily import, overlay, and view the 2D design plans of your construction sites and utility maps directly on the 3D model viewer. This lets you quickly check measurements relative to plan drawings, identify surrounding conditions, check underground utilities, and position resources with greater accuracy. Watch how the feature can be used to seamlessly allow 3D modeling on the web with the 2D reference of your construction site

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cmCore 3D Engine – cmViewer

Sharing and viewing large, data-rich 3D models from various CAD/BIM software authoring tools has always been a challenge for users in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering & Construction) industry. A lack of interoperable file formats, the need to load models with locally installed software for viewing, and stringent hardware requirements has always held back the ability to scale 3D, 4D and 5D digital delivery in our industry.

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4D Construction Milestone Manager

Every battle is won or lost before it is ever fought - as is a project before it is even pursued. Transform the client's experience of your construction site logistics plan with cmBuilder.io and win more jobs. Start a free trial today! Visualize, simulate, and share your construction site's major milestones effortlessly using the 4D Construction Milestone Manager feature on cmBuilder.io

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