Software

Image A notable step toward the future of automatically making structural things

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Having heard that development work for a next generation cloud-based BIM tool is underway Martyn Day looks to Autodesk’s manufacturing division for some clues.

Image Teradici’s low-cost software enables you to remote in to your desktop workstation over LAN or WAN. By Greg Corke

Image Autodesk’s product portfolio of desktop and cloud services continues to grow. Martyn Day visited the company’s forthcoming new headquarters to find out what we can expect.

Image BIMobject has developed a new suite of tools to open up its content management system and ease intelligent component creation. By Martyn Day.

Image A new range of add-ons aims to provide architects and engineers with a graphical dashboard for performance feedback early on in the design process

Image With significant speed increases in this ArchiCAD update, Graphisoft is aiming to get the attention of Revit customers who are frustrated with slow model performance.

Image Shaun Bryant takes a look at SketchUp plug-in MEPdesigner (V1), and finds a low-cost, easy to learn option for 3D design that is already competing well with other MEP application offerings.

Image The design of mass transit and public building spaces presents architects with big challenges when dealing with high capacities and emergency egress. To help designers Oasys, has embodied years of simulation knowledge into its software

Image Firms are often left to devise their own methodology for managing Revit BIM content. If left unchecked this can lead to versioning problems, data loss and confusion. A new solution to BIM content management harnesses the cloud.

Image AceCad’s BIM project review tool can now connect dispersed teams with advanced file syncing via the cloud

ImageThe ability to capture as-built conditions in 3D is finding many new application area beyond surveying. We evaluate the latest scanning innovations

Image Tekla Structures has always been about the creation of models to a fabrication level of detail but now engineers, fabricators and contractors are being given access to more powerful tools to exploit the data within the Building Information Model.

Image Whole building energy simulation software updated for architects and engineers

Image There is a new player in the Building Information Modelling world. French CAD giant, Dassault Systèmes, is tailoring its powerful Catia modelling solution to address all aspects of BIM

Image Graphisoft is celebrating 30 years of ArchiCAD BIM in 2014. After launching its BIM Cloud offering earlier in the year, the Hungarian company has released version 18 of its flagship Building Information Modelling (BIM) platform

Image While many firms wrestle with getting their BIM workgroup implementations working on desktops in an office, one company is aiming to revolutionise collaboration by moving the BIM data to the cloud.

Image Autodesk moves closer to becoming a services business and takes a leap from a 30-year-old upgrade cycle to a subscription only and rental model.

Image At the recent Shape To Fabrication conference Bob McNeel, CEO of Robert McNeel & Associates, was his usual straight-talking self when quizzed about the future of Rhino, including the Mac version, the cloud, parametrics and Grasshopper.

Image AEC catches up with the latest updates to Oasys’ MassMotion software, which provides crowd flow simulation for buildings, transport and public spaces.