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ImageFrom February 7th–9th the annual Imagina event will be showcasing the latest in 3D visualisation and simulation.

ImageLate 2011, Las Vegas; time for the annual migration of Autodesk fans to attend the CAD industry’s biggest conference. AEC Magazine looks at how the company’s technology has raised the stakes.

ImageThe message is out: Building Information Modelling (BIM) will be mandated on all UK government building projects by 2016. AEC Magazine reports on what that means for the construction industry.

ImageBack from season of Building Information Modelling (BIM) conferences, Greg Corke highlights two practices, Space Group and Zaha Hadid Architects, which shared their BIM expertise from very different perspectives.

ImageOnce a year Bentley Systems holds a conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where it discusses new technologies with key customers, press and analysts and hosts an awards ceremony for its Be Inspired competition. Greg Corke and Martyn Day attended to cover the multi-disciplinary streams.

ImageWith the UK Government now mandating the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) on its future projects, the AEC industry is facing sweeping changes in long established processes and collaboration practices. Martyn Day looks at the challenges of moving to BIM.

ImageAnne-Marie Walters from Bentley Systems presents the case for the ISO 15926 data standard in order to create collaboration across global organisations

ImagePDF is used widely in the design community as a common way to share 2D drawings and documents. While support for 3D was added in 2005, last year, Adobe appeared to withdraw its commitment to the design industry. Martyn Day reports

ImageTo help coordinate multiple design disciplines and maintain quality of BIM models, Norwegian engineering firm, Multiconsult analyses IFC models inside a dedicated building information model checking tool from Solibri.

ImageSmartGeometry is one of the most significant events at the cutting edge of CAD in AEC. Marc Thomas reports from Copenhagen.

ImageSome architects and developers are still not asking themselves the right questions when it comes to commissioning architectural visualisation. Martin Drake reports

ImageMarc Thomas attended Bentley Systems

ImageThe end of November saw the annual migration of CAD fans to Las Vegas for Autodesk’s huge University event.

ImageIn between the main stage presentations, classes and labs, the exhibition hall is always a highlight of Autodesk University.

ImageThe adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) systems in the UK has been fairly slow. Attendees to Autodesk's BIM conference this Autumn would have heard first hand that the government may be looking at hastening this.

ImageWithout the design and engineering community really asking for it, we appear to be on the cusp of a major change in the way we gain access and use computer aided design technology.

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Image3D has long been an integral part of architecture, whether through building physical models, creating CAD designs or rendering images.

ImageVirtual Reality promised much and delivered little. As a result the

ImageOne of the highlights of Autodesk University is always the Exhibition Hall, where purveyors of add-ons for Autodesk products and complementary software and hardware showcase their goods.