Image Greg Corke finally treats his dusty old desktop to a Solid State Drive makeover

Image Compact workstations are all the rage and this little beauty stands out for its serviceability and storage potential.

Image A very high-end design viz workstation with impressive 3D performance

Image A top-end workstation that literally cuts through ray trace rendering calculations

Image Dell’s latest 15.6-inch mobile workstation comes in at an incredible 2kg but still packs a punch.

Image 3Dconnexion cuts the cord for its latest 3D input device for CAD & BIM software

Image When Revit Structure first came out in the mid-2000s it was pitched as a design and documentation tool. But, even at this early stage of its development, Autodesk recognised the importance of linking to structural analysis software.

Image CSC’s BIM expert, Kevin Lea, discusses why many SMEs (Small Medium Enterprises) have been slower to adopt BIM than large structural consulting firms, and explores how they can immediately benefit from Structural BIM

Image Nemetschek Scia’s new tool is intended to make engineering design more transparent. Greg Corke met with CEO Jean-Pierre Rammant to find out more.

Image BDS VirCon scooped the first prize for its work on Gehry Partners’ iconic Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation, which will house the new Paris Museum of Contemporary Art.

Image Bentley is taking a measured approach to cloud services, allowing its users to set their own pace as they embrace data mobility, simulation and flexible licensing

Image On a visit to Autodesk’s headquarters in downtown San Francisco, we quizzed the company’s AEC development team on near and long-term development plans and got some candid answers.

Image The CyArk 500 Challenge aims to digitally capture 500 global heritage structures in 3D, with the help of partners Autodesk, Faro, Leica and others.

Image How can firms take the first steps towards applying big data methodologies in their AECO practices?

Image Cloud-based energy efficiency developer Sefaira has launched a new, real-time analysis plug-in for SketchUp. AEC got a sneak peek before the official launch.

Image A British bespoke housing architectural firm has developed a highly innovative process linking its BIM design tools to a portable onsite computer controlled fabrication system. It is design build, but not as you know it

Image BIMobject is building a reputation for free ‘real world’ BIM components of consistent quality.

Image Without well-organised, comprehensive and connected content the opportunities available with BIM will not be achieved.

Image To stay true to its design philosophy of creating distinctive architecture that emerges from the site’s conditions, Auer+Weber+Assoziierte GmbH used Vectorworks to help ensure this French mountain resort complements the landscape

Image Harbin Twin Towers will create an iconic new cityscape to complement China’s high speed railway network.

Image Samsung delivers 1TB of exceptionally fast storage in this brand new Solid State Drive.

Image This mini workstation is ideal for 2D CAD or entry-level 3D modelling

Image Fujitsu’s new Intel ‘Haswell’ workstation offers impressive serviceability in an entry-level machine

ImageBentley Systems recently released OpenRoads, an umbrella technology that forms the backbone to its civil design tools. Greg Corke caught up with Bentley’s Ron Gant and Bob Mankowski to find out more about the key features

ImageWhy manufacturers have a huge part to play in Building Information Modelling.

ImageWith the transition from 2D to 3D, from dumb symbols to intelligent objects, content becomes even more important.

Image Graphisoft has updated its flagship BIM modelling tool, ArchiCAD, with a host of ‘themed’ new features and enhancements. BIM lives in the details.

Image The AEC design technology market has a handful of key software developers; Autodesk, Bentley and Nemetschek are the main volume players. However since the mid 2000s Trimble, best known as a GPS provider, has acquired its way to compete with the established players.

Image The second installment of this two-part guide goes into greater detail on Building Information Modelling (BIM) workflows, when a model progresses from concept to construction and facilities management. We cover the benefits and implications of adopting BIM, including changes to teams and workflows.

Image Stephen Holmes looks at how to take the 3D print process in-house.