We kick off Winter with a cracking edition of AEC Magazine, where we get a first look at Qonic, a new BIM tool with construction-level detail, put Autodesk’s plans for AI and Forma under the microscope, and present a whole swathe of new BIM-centric tools. It’s available to view now, free, along with all our back issues.
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What’s inside the November / December 2023 edition?
Qonic: Construction BIM
With construction-level details, Qonic is targeting contractors and (later) architects through its cloud-based BIM platform. We explore the beta release.
Autodesk: laying the foundations for AI
Autodesk has made its play for AI, with granular data at the heart of Forma, its next generation AEC cloud-platform, set to play a critical and possibly controversial role.
Autodesk Workshop XR
Immersive design review software offers deep connection to Autodesk Construction Cloud.
This AI concept design tool ‘morphs’ data from past projects and rapidly goes from massing to fully integrated Revit models.
Verifi3D: model checking
The BIM validation tool is enhanced with better model checking, a better display engine and more CDE integrations.
Sustainability meets industrialised construction in this new Autodesk-led collaboration to deliver affordable housing to West Oakland, California.
Digital twins at Turner Fleischer Architects
The Toronto-based practice has used Autodesk Tandem to develop a digital twin for its open plan studio. Could this lead to a digital twin service for clients?
Sensori: cloud photogrammetry
A compelling offering for rapid site capture that relies on low-cost devices, automation and the power of the cloud.
Giraffe for urban planning
This early-phase design suite of tools connects spatial building and city design models with GIS data and algorithms.
Helen Reinold from Chaos Enscape shares fourteen free sources for high-quality textures for architectural visualisation.
Design viz: Evermotion
This Polish studio uses the classic combination of 3ds Max and V-Ray and, more recently, Unreal Engine 5 lit with Lumen, to deliver its stunning content.
Automatic for the people
Speckle brings automation to its open source AEC platform