Features

Image From major train station projects to retail, accommodation and leisure developments, AEC Magazine showcases the winners of the 2015 UK Tekla model competition

Image A new service from Bentley allows engineers to optimise designs for construction as well as tap into valuable engineering knowledge

Image A technology that can create mm accurate ‘reality meshes’ from photographs looks set to give laser scanning some serious competition

Image IMSCAD is one of the world’s leading specialists in graphics virtualisation and with a new ‘pay per user’ cloud service coming next year, the company plans to make virtualised CAD applications available to everyone

Image By putting workstations and BIM models in the data centre, AEC firms can transform collaborative workflows and run CAD software from anywhere

Image As Autodesk accelerates towards a subscription-only model for its CAD tools and services, we analyse what it all means

Image Modelling a Neo-classical building in Revit is no mean feat, made all the more challenging by making it a crowdsourced effort.

Image Bentley Systems hosted a two day event in Manchester to focus on its early access program for the Connect Edition of products.

Image Vendors and users alike are being challenged to adapt to new technologies and new requirements. Transactions are receiving new attention thanks to cloud-based workflow

Image Survey software provider Kubit, recently acquired by Faro, goes back to basics with its analysis of the implications and ways of surveyed data capture

Image Acute3D acquisition positions Bentley at the forefront of nascent market with technology that allows constant data capture, using smartphones and drones

Image Don’t let the retro branding fool you. There’s nothing old about Mainframe2’s platform technology, which can run any Windows application in a web browser.

Image Many innovations start out labelled as gimmicks, only to wait for other technologies and culture to catch up with them. Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality have enthralled future-gazers but they are still rarely deployed in the design market. There is scope for change.

Image The Oasys Project of the year competition aims to showcase some of the best schemes delivered using Oasys software.

Image Autodesk gallery showcases a snapshot of innovations currently shaping design from small-scale jewelry to giant infrastructure projects.

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BIMobject's annual event in Malmo, Sweden gave little doubt of the momentum behind downloadable BIM content.

Image With new CPUs and GPUs, faster storage and new I/O technologies, it is the perfect time to buy a workstation, writes Greg Corke.

Image One way to speed up model creation is to download content from a web portal to add real world objects such as doors, windows, appliances and furniture. We take a look at the latest developments in the market.

Image VMware, NVIDIA and Google are working together to deliver 3D CAD on Google Chromebooks

Image Darren Lester, architectural technologist and founder of construction technology company, SpecifiedBy, shares his view on the #UKBIMCrew debate.

Image Next generation printer technology from HP puts an end to a sliding single print head, meaning faster prints in full colour

Image It’s for everyone, says Su Butcher of social media consultancy, Just Practicing

Image Edward Bingham of engineering services company, URS, and Tim Claremont from law firm Browne Jacobson explore some of the challenges, both legal and non-legal, posed by BIM Level 2 implementation.

Image To what extent are firms currently using BIM in the cloud and what does it mean for the AEC industry? AEC magazine asks two industry consultants.

Image AMD has extended its FirePro Experience Cashback Program until 31 September 2014, offering an exceptional 50% discount on some of its high-end GPUs

Image New training course offers ‘hands-on’ BIM experience