NEWS: Autodesk Robot gets Dynamo plug-in for form generation

Image Autodesk’s computational geometry creation tool to drive structural analysis in latest tech preview on Autodesk Labs

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Teradici Workstation Access software

Image Do you use a desktop workstation but sometimes need to access it from the site office or home? Teradici might have a solution for you, writes Greg Corke.

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Structural showcase: Oasys project of the year awards

Image The Oasys Project of the year competition aims to showcase some of the best schemes delivered using Oasys software.

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Bentley Systems technology update: the birth of CONNECT

Image Bentley Systems new CONNECT technology lays the ground for engineering data and applications to be more dynamic & pervasive.

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The black art of laser scanning

Image Building BIM-ready models from point cloud requires considerable manual construction, a skill level developed by working with and understanding fully the nature of the data. Plowman Craven’s Peter Folwell explains.

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NBS sets the standard

Image Will NBS’ newly-launched BIM Object Standard document help provide the confidence in downloadable content the AEC industry so desperately needs?

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Sustainable building design and HVAC

Image Phil Marris, managing director of Jaga Heating Products UK, discusses the benefits of product manufacturers embracing BIM and the long-term impact on sustainability in building design.

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Autodesk Gallery Paris

Image Autodesk gallery showcases a snapshot of innovations currently shaping design from small-scale jewelry to giant infrastructure projects.

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Reality extensions in AEC

Image Many innovations start out labelled as gimmicks, only to wait for other technologies and culture to catch up with them. Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality have enthralled future-gazers but they are still rarely deployed in the design market. There is scope for change.

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NEWS: KUBUS introduces OpenBIM issue management platform

Image BIMcollab tool uses BCF format and cloud to manage BIM model issues

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NEWS: architectural pre-design information management in the cloud

Image SIMplexity Launch allows architects to capture and manage data to develop project requirements and manage project information.

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Managing project Information

Image The use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) has improved information sharing on constuction projects, but, as Newforma’s Tim Bates argues, there are still many areas where information fails to flow at all, let alone seamlessly.

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Investing in people at David Miller

Image A strong focus on staff training and skills development keeps David Miller architects ahead of the curve in BIM readiness.

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BIMobject Live

Image In late September BIMobject hosted its annual event for customers and users in Malmö, Sweden, and broadcast live over the web. With presentations from manufacturers, consumers and the company’s CEO and CTO there was little doubt of the momentum behind downloadable BIM content.

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Designviz: Elephant Park Citiscape Digital

Image Footage of real-life actors merged with 3D architectural models to create slick a visualisation reminiscent of a short film.

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Timing is everything

Image With new CPUs and GPUs, faster storage and new I/O technologies, it is the perfect time to buy a workstation, writes Greg Corke.

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NEWS: Mobexx launches rugged 10-inch Windows tablet

Image The Xplore Bobcat weighs just over 1kg, has an 8 hour battery life and can withstand drops from 1.5m

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NEWS: Rendering speed and features enhanced for Lumion 5

Image Architectural visualisation tool features faster rendering, new materials, better lighting and optimised modelling tools.

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NEWS: Project EnergyPlus Cloud available on Autodesk Labs

Image Technology preview enables engineers, architects, and researchers to model energy and water use in buildings.

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NEWS: Modelport to expand object access for ArchiCAD users

Image ArchiCAD plug-in turns OBJ and FBX objects into ArchiCAD library parts as alternative to creating objects with GDL

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