Mr Patrick Thornhill

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About me

BIM and CAD Specialist Support for Teaching and Research

My role at UWE involves the support of teaching, curriculum development and research, relating to 3D CAD, Architectural Visualisation and Collaborative Building Information Management (BIM). Find out more on my LinkedIn BIM@UWE Blog, which currently has over 240 UWE, alumni and international members. Similarly my BIM@UWE YouTube channel has over 50 short software video tutorials, over 1200 UK and international followers, and a hit count of over 262,000+ since starting in February 2013.



Area of expertise

BIM (Building Information Management) & Collaborative Software

3D CAD & Visualisation Techniques

Software supported include:

Autodesk Professional - *Revit, AutoCAD

Also: 3D Max, Solidworks, Rhino, Vray, Adobe suite, SketchUp

*Revit support can be found on my BIM @ UWE youtube channel


Future technologies within the built environment. Architectural visualisation. Integration of parametric gaming technologies into the built environment for visualisation and design feedback. Augmented and virtual reality as a tool to design and BIM.

I have recently been involved in the proposal for a new footbridge in Clifton, headed by Adrienn Tomor (FET, UWE)

Here is an ITV interview featuring my visuals.....

You can also follow this link to play a VR game of the proposal. Use the mouse to steer & look, the keyboard arrows to move & the spacebar to jump off the bridge!.....


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