Screen shot courtesy of Autodesk Finger Models The new graphic modeling iPad app from Autodesk displays building area and volume and also allows for sun diagramming. Related Links: FormIt on iTunes Autodesk YouTube Video of FormIt in Action At first glance, Autodesk's FormIt app looks like SketchUp, Trimble's 3D modeling tool. But Autodesk says this app does more, such as adding more site information to the building information model. Users can pinpoint site location on imported satellite images and run sun diagrams, among other features. The app debuted at Autodesk University 2012, Las Vegas.Matt Jezyk, senior manager of the AEC
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.