The models shown above are from Project 2 in BCT 420 “Designing in 3D CAD & BIM” and ECO 620 “Studies in BIM”, a project-based course that teaches Trimble SketchUp, Realworks and Autodesk Revit. In this project students are being asked to digitally design and then fabricate a “useful object” using any of these methods: wood model building, paper model building, casting, 3D printing, CNC cutting. Continue reading “BCT’s Design / Build Models – 2022 Edition”
by Alex Okscin
Undergraduate students in BCT and other programs in collaboration with the UMass Amherst Physical Plant assisted the commencement planning team with layout for the main graduation event. Commencement planning for thousands of students takes a village or at least the Physical Plant at UMass Amherst. One of the people responsible for coordinating the layout for events is Surveyor and GIS Administrator Carl Larson. Carl has been in charge of staking out commencement planning for a number of years, but this year Carl has a little more help. With the help of a few students and Trimble GPS equipment, the stadium will be transformed from an athletic field to graduation for thousands of students and their parents. By using the Trimble R10, we have cut the time it takes to layout graduation by almost two-thirds.
As part of this spring’s BCT 420 and ECO 620 courses (both taught by Alex Schreyer, BCT Program Director), students will explore making and digital fabrication, which will inform a curriculum pilot study by the University of Texas on this topic. The UMass library has been chosen as one of several collaborators nationwide and will guide the local implementation of this study. Continue reading “Students in BCT’s 3D CAD & BIM course participate in library project on maker competencies”
We enjoyed a second round of training in Trimble’s GNSS R10 receivers, Trimble Business Center, and some of our other tech. This all happened over UMass’ Thanksgiving break holiday and was led by Waypoint Technology’s Harry Schultz. Below are some of the images… Continue reading “Trimble tech training, round two”