Sapphire

MiTek SAPPHIRE Viewer is Free on Apple’s App Store

by Jim Houlette May 11, 2018
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You can download the free app for viewing the SAPPHIRE 3D models from iTunes here. With MiTek SAPPHIRE™ Mobile Viewer, you can receive 3D MiTek SAPPHIRE™ models via email and view them right from your iPhone or iPad. Control what you see with visibility switches, […]

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Structural Modeling in Sapphire – The Oaks at Eastlake – Part Two

by EVstudio AEP April 8, 2016
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Below is a screenshot of only the structure modeled in Sapphire. You can see the studs and headers, floor joists and floor sheathing and also the roof sheathing. One of the many intentions of this application is to generate a pure structural visual aid to […]

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Structural Modeling in Sapphire – The Oaks at Eastlake

by EVstudio AEP February 10, 2015
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We are currently working with a developer, Boulder Creek Builders on a series of senior living four-plexes. The structural design is in it’s early stages and will develop into a fully modeled structure with most structural elements estimated from Sapphire. Concrete, structural I-joists, beams, columns and wall […]

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Structural Engineers and BIM

by Jim Houlette April 24, 2013

I was reading an interesting poll on gostructural.com about how many structural engineers use BIM on their projects. One poll asked engineers to consider their last three projects and of those which used BIM The results were: All three projects used BIM: 18% Two of […]

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EVstudio kicks off the year with Sapphire Reviewer by MiTek

by Jim Houlette January 30, 2012

EVstudio is proud to be one the few engineering firms using Sapphire Reviewer.   Reviewer is a new structural design tool that helps the engineer to determine snow loads and wind loads along with gravity loads, then track those loads into the supporting framing members.  From […]

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