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PLUGGING AWAY AND MAKING SHARING EASIER

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WEBWATCH

Planning in London is run by three blokes I have known for many years, so if I report that they have set up an excellent website for planning jobs at www. piljobs. com, you will accuse me of favouritism.

Oh well. While we're on a commercial kick, maybe you should take a look at Revit Factory: just type 'revitfactory' (no spaces) into your browser and there you will find an interesting proposition for Revit users.

If you don't know what Revit is then you are obviously not an Autodesk 3D aficionado. Revit Factory is a kind of bring 'n' buy operation where you can upload that complicated parametric Revit detail the CAD jocks have been working on for a fortnight. With luck, there are more than a few Revit users out there who are prepared to pay a modest fee to download the detail and save a fortnight of their time.

It's early days, but the promoters, who take a share of 50 per cent, suggest that a 3D chair might be charged at between £2.50 and £5 a time, and the aforementioned 3D parametric jobbie at between £50 and £60. It's certainly not going to break the bank, and it gives an element of ease to the idea of the shared working detail, originated 50 years ago by this very organ.

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