ImageStill pondering the path to Building Information Modelling (BIM)? Or already on the path and need some advice? There’s a new BIM conference for Revit users in Holland.

ImageEvery year London plays host to Ecobuild, a show that proves that sustainable building design isn’t just lip service in the UK

Image...or why your CAD manager should not be in charge of your BIM strategy...

ImageKevin Lea, BIM business development manager at CSC, shares his personal view on the pivotal role the structural engineer plays in the BIM process.

ImageAutodesk’s annual BIM conference is one of the more intense sessions covering the adoption of Building Information Modelling in the UK. This year proved no exception.

ImageIn November 2012 Bentley Systems held its annual meeting for press and customers in Amsterdam to celebrate its Be Inspired gala awards. AEC Magazine attended to cover the latest technology developments.

ImageIn 2012, Graitec’s AutoCAD-based structural steel detailing software, Advance Steel, was made available as a standalone application. For 2013, the developer has turned its attention to workflow and productivity

ImageScandinavian software developer, Solibri brings BIM model quality into focus with its powerful rules-based checking and auditing tool.

ImageThere are now many reasons to include tablet computers in your practice. Autodesk’s latest application is free and allows the capture of ideas wherever inspiration hits

ImageChoosing a Building Information Modelling (BIM) consultancy can be a daunting task. AEC magazine looks at the pros and cons of independent advice.

ImageRob Charlton, CEO of space architecture, looks to the cloud and the process changes required for real time integration of the design team.

ImageAEC magazine looks at a new web-based green building analysis tool that targets architects at the conceptual stage.

ImageIt has been a year of good progress for Newforma. The specialist AEC developer has added customers such as Aedas, BDP and Foster and Partners to its customer list and broadened its product portfolio.

ImageIn October the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) held its second annual BIM conference. The mix of presentations, panel discussions and roundtables promoted some healthy debate into the future of Building Information Modelling for infrastructure.

ImageTekla’s UK BIM Awards, an annual celebration of collaborative workflows and model based processes, honoured some impressive projects this year.

ImageHP’s latest large format printer proves a versatile and compact tool for small architecture practices.

ImageA beautifully engineered dual Xeon workstation with server grade storage

ImageA good all round CAD / BIM workstation, though some users may demand more from their local storage

ImageWhen Project Spark was introduced to Autodesk Labs, it seemed only a matter of time before Autodesk launched an entry-level BIM modelling tool. This month Project Spark left the lab environment and manifested itself as Revit LT.

ImageAEC Magazine checks out the latest product offering from Glasgow

ImageIn the past year, AceCad has reinvented itself as a provider of BIM collaboration and project management tools. We look at its latest release, a low-cost, multi model, BIM project review and communication tool.

ImageGehry Technologies recently launched a free preview of its new cloud-based file management and collaboration platform. GTeam is embryonic, but incredibly easy to use and with a well thought out workflow holds great promise.

ImageChanges to a ceramic floor tiling plan creates a lighting challenge for Italian visualisation specialist Tiziano Fioriti.

ImageIn the last edition we looked at the latest release of Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD. Since then there have been a number of changes to its product range and pricing.

ImageA specialist GPU-accelerated workstation for simulation or rendering workflows

ImageA compact entry-level 3D CAD workstation with excellent build quality

ImageA quality workstation for CAD or BIM, but there is no compelling reason to upgrade from Sandy Bridge

ImageBentley Systems is very serious about point clouds. In the last twelve months alone it acquired Pointools and added powerful point cloud capabilities to Descartes and ProjectWise. It now regards the laser scanning output to be a fundamental data type, just like DGN. AEC Magazine found out why.

ImageA good all round mobile workstation about to get better with an Ivy Bridge upgrade.

ImageA well-rounded low cost workstation for CAD based on Intel’s new Ivy Bridge CPU