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Image The combination of hardware-accelerated rendering, new methods of processing visualisations as 3D models, and the arrival of real-time rendering open the door to design realism in architectural workflow.

Image Martyn Day evaluates the latest projects and technologies involved in deploying robots and 3D printing in construction

Image In the good old days, collaboration was a floppy disk with a DWG file on it. Things have come a long way since then and even though 3D models are larger and the formats less open, mobile technology and the cloud are bringing new ways to work

Image Formerly the preserve of specialists and engineers, software makers are bringing analysis tools to the conceptual phase of design as well as moving traditionally compute-intensive analysis to the cloud for faster results

Image Several hardware and software trends are converging to create incredible new design workflows

Image Architects are taking advantage of readily available 3D CAD data and 3D printing architectural models with impressive results

Image How do you get from 2D to 3D, how should training be rolled out and what are the common issues encountered along the way? Paul Woddy answers these important questions and promises not to bore you with BIM

Image Our industry is changing at an ever increasing rate. Technology is playing a major role in this change, but the message has become muddied, confused to a point where a series of three-letter acronyms have become more important than the change they are intended to bring.

Image Destroyed in the 1920s, Sir John Soane’s Bank Of England masterpiece is being brought back to life in an advanced rendering competition, with close to $30,000 worth of prizes up for grabs, courtesy of HP and Nvidia.

Image Download the latest edition for the latest on Autodesk, Revit, laser scanning, non-linear analysis, workstations (and stormtroopers)

Image Autodesk University (AU) is a great resource for honing your skills and understanding the latest software, workflows, and best practices

Image Software is helping deliver beautiful structures that span huge distances with minimal materials. Peter Debney, application specialist at Oasys, shares some great examples

Image Complete with an army of Stormtroopers, Autodesk’s 23rd annual learning and networking event, held in Las Vegas last December, was certainly one to remember

Image Autodesk's new cloud-based collaboration tool promises to overcome the network infrastructure challenges that Revit and its large files have historically brought

Image Martyn Day evaluates the latest projects and technologies involved in deploying robots and 3D printing in construction

Image From reality capture with drones to augmented reality, Bentley Systems is embracing the real world to excite the next generation of engineers and designers

Image From major train station projects to retail, accommodation and leisure developments, AEC Magazine showcases the winners of the 2015 UK Tekla model competition

Image A new service from Bentley allows engineers to optimise designs for construction as well as tap into valuable engineering knowledge

Image A technology that can create mm accurate ‘reality meshes’ from photographs looks set to give laser scanning some serious competition

Image IMSCAD is one of the world’s leading specialists in graphics virtualisation and with a new ‘pay per user’ cloud service coming next year, the company plans to make virtualised CAD applications available to everyone

Image By putting workstations and BIM models in the data centre, AEC firms can transform collaborative workflows and run CAD software from anywhere

Image As Autodesk accelerates towards a subscription-only model for its CAD tools and services, we analyse what it all means

Image Modelling a Neo-classical building in Revit is no mean feat, made all the more challenging by making it a crowdsourced effort.

Image Bentley Systems hosted a two day event in Manchester to focus on its early access program for the Connect Edition of products.

Image Vendors and users alike are being challenged to adapt to new technologies and new requirements. Transactions are receiving new attention thanks to cloud-based workflow

Image Survey software provider Kubit, recently acquired by Faro, goes back to basics with its analysis of the implications and ways of surveyed data capture

Image Acute3D acquisition positions Bentley at the forefront of nascent market with technology that allows constant data capture, using smartphones and drones

Image Don’t let the retro branding fool you. There’s nothing old about Mainframe2’s platform technology, which can run any Windows application in a web browser.

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.

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