App brings manufacture-specific components and extended information into the AutoCAD environment

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

Image New tools said to enable ‘unprecedented collaboration’ between architects and HVAC design engineers

Image New add-on converts Civil 3D design data into files compatible with Topcon 3D construction solutions

Image New Lenovo ThinkPad W550s claimed to have best battery life of any mobile workstation

Image Software includes ‘streamlined workflow collaboration’ and ‘refined model checking’, say the developers

Image Add-in tool brings energy performance and environmental impact to front end of design process

Image Firm says move demonstrates how interactive 3D visualisations for architects and manufacturers can be delivered via the cloud.

Image AEC software developer to rent out its swept path analysis software to occasional users

Image Visual collaboration software features new interface for enhanced navigable 3D environment

Image CL3VER export plug-in for Autodesk Revit is available in the Autodesk Exchange Apps Store for presentations in the cloud

Image Nemetschek SCIA competition open to users of Scia Engineer and Allplan Engineering

Image Autodesk MEP software developer Stabiplan publishes guidelines for Revit families for the building services industry

Image With a burgeoning suite of BIM brands for the construction and design space, Trimble is now a major force in the AEC market.

Image Global firm takes on Exactal’s CostX for international quantity surveying software roll-out

Image With its acquisition of PDF-workflow specialist Bluebeam, German AEC software developer Nemetschek has signalled a renewed interest in growth

Image The 3D printer is fitted to a gantry and a robotic arm and deposits concrete precisely under computer control..

Image US firm brings in partners to provide a ‘Comprehensive Solution’ for Facilities Management

Image From virtualisation to Vespas, last week’s Fujitsu Forum offered plenty for design and engineering firms.

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

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

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

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.

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

Image New tool offers batch and simultaneous processing options to convert point clouds to vectors

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

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

Image BIM has improved information sharing on construction projects, but, as Newforma’s Tim Bates argues, there are still many areas where information fails to flow at all.

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's annual event in Malmo, Sweden gave little doubt of the momentum behind downloadable BIM content.