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In Beyond CAD Sam Lytle documents his journey of moving beyond CAD by starting Civil FX - a 3D visualization studio - and pushing the technology beyond the outdated CAD of the past. In addition to telling the story of starting Civil FX and building a business providing 3D visualization services, Sam also discusses BIM, VR/AR, drones and more. In coming months Sam and his team also plans to develop a better 3D visualization tool called Civil FX Vision that will help any CAD designer or technician bring their own projects to life.

In Beyond CAD Sam Lytle documents his journey of moving beyond CAD by starting Civil FX - a 3D visualization studio - and pushing the technology beyond the outdated CAD of the past. In addition to telling the story of starting Civil FX and building a business providing 3D visualization services, Sam also discusses BIM, VR/AR, drones and more. In coming months Sam and his team also plans to develop a better 3D visualization tool called Civil FX Vision that will help any CAD designer or technician bring their own projects to life.
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In Beyond CAD Sam Lytle documents his journey of moving beyond CAD by starting Civil FX - a 3D visualization studio - and pushing the technology beyond the outdated CAD of the past. In addition to telling the story of starting Civil FX and building a business providing 3D visualization services, Sam also discusses BIM, VR/AR, drones and more. In coming months Sam and his team also plans to develop a better 3D visualization tool called Civil FX Vision that will help any CAD designer or technician bring their own projects to life.

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@civilfx

Language:

English


Episodes

97 | Why We Have a 3D Printer and Other 'Toys'

12/10/2019
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In this episode I talk about why we have a 3D printer even though it may never lead to revenue for the company.

Duration:00:12:16

96 | The State of VR in Late 2019

12/3/2019
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In this episode I talk about where VR is at this point in December 2019 including all of the latest headsets as well as a discussion about the application of technology.

Duration:00:23:05

95 | What is Twinmotion

11/26/2019
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In this episode I talk about what Twinmotion is and what all of the fuss is about it.

Duration:00:07:06

94 | Symposium on Visualization Presentation (with NDOT)

11/18/2019
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In this episode I share a presentation given by myself and Nick Johnson from NDOT at the TRB Symposium on Visualization in early November 2019. I discuss the future of visualization and Nick discusses NDOT's success with using interactive visualization as part of public outreach.

Duration:01:05:37

93 | 5 Thoughts from the TRB Visualization Symposium

11/14/2019
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In this episode I discuss thoughts from the Transportation Research Board Symposium on Transportation Visualization I attended last week in Washington D.C.

Duration:00:13:48

92 | I Said We Weren't Getting a Drone... But We Did

10/29/2019
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In this episode I talk about how we ended up getting a Mavic Pro 2 even though I've mentioned in the past that it probably wasn't worth it. I discuss 4 reasons why we could use drones as part of our 3D visualization services.

Duration:00:08:48

91 | Civil FX Vision Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

10/21/2019
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In this episode discuss answers to the questions we are receiving about Civil FX Vision, a better visualization tool we are building and launching in 2020.

Duration:00:17:33

90 | How We Manage Projects

10/14/2019
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In this episode I talk about the system we use to manage projects, tasks and hours.

Duration:00:13:09

89 | 4k All the Way

10/10/2019
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In this episode I talk about why whenever possible we use 4k... and you probably should be too.

Duration:00:19:52

88 | Losing Battles to Win the War

10/8/2019
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In this episode I talk about how sometimes we need to make sacrifices in the short term for the better good of our long term goals.

Duration:00:12:40

87 | Developers Needed! (and 4 Other Ways we Could Use Your Help)

9/30/2019
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In this episode of Beyond CAD I talk about how Beyond CAD and building Civil FX Vision will be a team effort.

Duration:00:11:34

86 | How to Advance Your Career by Moving Beyond CAD

9/26/2019
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In this episode I talk about how moving Beyond CAD helped me in my career and could help you as well.

Duration:00:13:43

85 | Why Architectural Visualization is So Far Ahead of Civil Visualization

9/23/2019
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In this episode I talk about why architectural visualization has been approaching realism for decades while civil visualization is still competing with Playstation 2 graphics.

Duration:00:18:56

84 | Garbage in Garbage Out?

9/18/2019
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In this episode of Beyond CAD I talk about one of my greatest fears of Civil FX Vision- users trying to use sub-par data and ending up with poor results.

Duration:00:15:07

83 | What About BIM, VDC or CIM (Civil Information Modeling)?

9/16/2019
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In this episode I talk about what BIM is, how it might work for civil engineering and how we might incorporate BIM features into Civil FX Vision.

Duration:00:17:46

82 | So What is Beyond CAD Anyway?

9/12/2019
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In this episode I talk about how I originally got into civil engineering and how that path ultimately led me to 3D visualization, starting a business and the Beyond CAD podcast.

Duration:00:19:12

81 | Vision 2020

9/9/2019
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In this episode I talk about why Civil FX is the team to build Vision and the timeline to roll out this new visualization tool for civil engineering.

Duration:00:21:31

80 | A Better Visualization Tool for Civil Engineers

9/5/2019
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In this episode I talk about the potential market opportunity for Civil FX Vision and how this software will work and be different from what is already out there.

Duration:00:27:14

79 | The Day I Realized We Should Create a Software Application

9/3/2019
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In this episode I talk about how potential hard times ahead woke me up to the idea of building a visualization tool that will hopefully scratch our itch and potentially change the direction of the company.

Duration:00:18:56

78 | The Pros and Cons of Switching from Unity 3D to Unreal Engine (UE4)

5/14/2019
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We've been talking internally about switching from Unity 3D to Unreal Engine (UE4). Here is my breakdown of the pros and cons of switching to UE4. Cons Pros

Duration:00:21:47