ImageIt has been a year of good progress for Newforma. The specialist AEC developer has added customers such as Aedas, BDP and Foster and Partners to its customer list and broadened its product portfolio.

ImageIn October the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) held its second annual BIM conference. The mix of presentations, panel discussions and roundtables promoted some healthy debate into the future of Building Information Modelling for infrastructure.

ImageTekla’s UK BIM Awards, an annual celebration of collaborative workflows and model based processes, honoured some impressive projects this year.

ImageHP’s latest large format printer proves a versatile and compact tool for small architecture practices.

ImageA beautifully engineered dual Xeon workstation with server grade storage

ImageA good all round CAD / BIM workstation, though some users may demand more from their local storage

ImageWhen Project Spark was introduced to Autodesk Labs, it seemed only a matter of time before Autodesk launched an entry-level BIM modelling tool. This month Project Spark left the lab environment and manifested itself as Revit LT.

ImageAEC Magazine checks out the latest product offering from Glasgow

ImageIn the past year, AceCad has reinvented itself as a provider of BIM collaboration and project management tools. We look at its latest release, a low-cost, multi model, BIM project review and communication tool.

ImageGehry Technologies recently launched a free preview of its new cloud-based file management and collaboration platform. GTeam is embryonic, but incredibly easy to use and with a well thought out workflow holds great promise.

ImageChanges to a ceramic floor tiling plan creates a lighting challenge for Italian visualisation specialist Tiziano Fioriti.

ImageIn the last edition we looked at the latest release of Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD. Since then there have been a number of changes to its product range and pricing.

ImageA specialist GPU-accelerated workstation for simulation or rendering workflows

ImageA compact entry-level 3D CAD workstation with excellent build quality

ImageA quality workstation for CAD or BIM, but there is no compelling reason to upgrade from Sandy Bridge

ImageBentley Systems is very serious about point clouds. In the last twelve months alone it acquired Pointools and added powerful point cloud capabilities to Descartes and ProjectWise. It now regards the laser scanning output to be a fundamental data type, just like DGN. AEC Magazine found out why.

ImageA good all round mobile workstation about to get better with an Ivy Bridge upgrade.

ImageA well-rounded low cost workstation for CAD based on Intel’s new Ivy Bridge CPU

ImagePDF markup does not have to cost a bomb. Bluebeam’s new cut down version of Revu is a great way to redline CAD docs wherever you go.

ImageThinking about investing in Building Information Modelling (BIM)? Consider including a shared data standard, writes Nick Harris from UK technology service provider CADline.