There is a widespread industry move to adopt Building Information Modelling and intelligent 3D design. But, if the advantages are so clear, why stop with just the one building? Why not model the whole city?
In a generous move in these troubled times, Bentley Systems has unveiled an initiative to give unemployed AEC professionals access to the latest versions of MicroStation with online training, for free. Martyn Day asks what it is all about.
A more targeted approach to benchmarking CAD skills for recruitment can give HR managers support in assessing the technical competence of candidates at interview stage, says Rory Vance, Managing Director, CADsmart.
Earlier this year, directors of the AEC specialist, CADline, acquired the manufacturing solutions reseller Midas Technology. We asked Paul Watson of Midas if this move reflects a general trend for architects and suppliers to work together more closely and how using Autodesk Inventor can help
When CAD replaced the drawing board it replicated a manual process. BIM is all about information capture and when an object changes, so does all the associated the data. Never again do you need to type the same note twice says Paul Woddy of CADline.