Boxing Clever

If you are old enough, you might remember getting a View Master for Christmas, along with half a dozen..

Opting into Building Ops

As almost everybody has access to a mobile phone it makes perfect sense for companies to leverage their capabilities, and..

Vectorworks 2017

I knew immediately that Vectorworks 2017 was going to offer some significant upgrades to the 2016 version as soon..

Algorithmic CAD

It's time to get to grips with algorithmic CAD. That's using formulas to drive your designs, enabling you to create..

Bumps and Bounces

Anyone can become a rendering expert if you follow some basic guidelines given out by Luis Ruiz, Vectorworks' Senior Architecture..

Game on!

For over twenty years, Autodesk software has been used to make the world's best visual effects and gaming software, and..

Xara Designer Pro x365

Xara Designer Pro X365 isn't really an architect's design tool - but it could prove very handy for taking..

A Legendary Release

I learnt a new word recently - 'mentee' - which apparently means one who is being mentored, itself a current..

Tekla Structures 2016

Tekla, now part of the Trimble group, recently gave its users a sneak preview of what they should expect..

Twinmotion 2016

As anyone with a PS4, Xbox One or souped-up gaming PC will attest, the videogame industry is now also the..

Bringing it all together

It seemed like a good idea at the time - accumulating all building information up to the point of handover,..

A greater degree of Insight

It's rather appropriate to be launching a software solution aimed at reducing the impact of buildings on the environment at..

CONNECTing with reality

It’s been a while since I’ve had this much fun playing in a sandbox! All with a serious purpose, of..

Meet your MakerBot

The 3D printer market is growing at an increasing rate, thanks to the development of simpler technologies and, of course,..

Adoddle to work with

Elsewhere in this issue I have stated that a primary use of the Cloud is for sharing information, either..

Scan to Go!

Imagine you are on-site, and have been discussing the drawings that the builders have been working on, leading to a..

It’s Flow time!

I probably use only about 5% of Microsoft Word, ignoring the raft of features that are available. That is..

Concurrent collaboration

Tekla has made model sharing the principal focus of the latest version of Tekla Structures. Tekla Model Sharing allows engineers..

BIMx PRO

Graphisoft's BIMX, supplied with ARCHICAD, is a handy model viewing device. BIMx PRO, though, takes the app to new levels,..

Vectorworks and BIMobject

Anybody using BIM is familiar with BIMobjects. They serve two main purposes - to provide architects and designers with..

BIM For Landscape

What on earth does BIM have to do with a load of shrubs? That may well be your first..

Arcon Evo

Elecosoft has just released a new version of Arcon, a complete CAD solution dedicated for architects, building professionals and..

You’ve got mail managed

Even though I am a sole user, I think I count as a ‘power emailer’ with an understanding of the..

The 5th dimension of 3D modelling

3D modelling has now progressed through the 4th dimension, time, and into the fifth Dimension, namely cost. The breakthrough has..

PDF Collaboration

The average construction project creates a mountain of documents, drawings, spreadsheets, schedules and similar instruments, all of which have to..

Shared Hypermodels

Product licensing can become a bit of a minefield, so, in response to requests from customers, Graphisoft has introduced a..

Free and Easy

Vectorworks is a very comprehensive architectural design package, covering terrain and landscape design, visualisation, lighting and stage design, as well..

Go with the Flow

You would be forgiven for thinking that the analysis of the flow of people through a building required a specialist..

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Staying ahead of the game

I had already been talking to Paul Daynes at Newforma about his views on the status of the UK construction..

Smarter Cities

Cities are getting smarter with data sources and multiple sensors connecting people, services and things with each other. Bringing together..

It's BIM up North

Whilst some might suggest Level 2 is the norm and the world of digital construction is up and running,..

Fail to plan, plan to fail

The digitalisation of the construction industry is upon us. UK Cabinet Office returns indicate that by September 2014 total contract..

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The BIM Object Cookbook

Whilst it is handy having access to a National library of BIM objects, there will come a time when..

Trimble Tekla Campus rises to the top

The Awards showcase the most pioneering initiatives in construction and engineering across four key strands: research, innovation, sustainability and..

An all-round imaging solution

Arithmetica's SphereVision Project Builder features a more refined and streamlined workflow, enabling users to easily bridge the gap between..

Brafer creates

Structures for major sports events are often underutilised post event, which is far from an ideal sustainable building lifecycle...

CADENAS 3D CAD BIM library for Schiedel

The Electronic Product Catalog, based on CADENAS' eCATALOGsolution stechnology, and access to the 3D CAD download portal http://schiedel.partcommunity.com now..

Property pioneer receives top honours

Louise Brooke-Smith has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Birmingham City University recognising her achievements across the land, property..

Capturing Exeter in 360 degrees

Working alongside Chartered Land Surveyors M J Rees, Arithmetica captured a mixture of both 360 degree panoramic and handheld..

Getting innovative with Vectorworks

The illustrated case studies in this book show how innovative architectural practices have adopted BIM, using Vectorworks software, into..

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COBie on trial

Delivering BIM Level 2? If you are involved in UK Government projects you should have been delivering native models, PDF..

Building better security

How secure is the cloud when the weakest link is, inevitably, the user? I recently discussed this topic with Steve..

Hyperloop meets BIM

Who would have thought, just five years ago, that we would be seriously pursuing a technology that will see people..

On the road with BIM

Travelling East to West across the Northern outskirts of London is always going to be a bit tiresome, but..

Assured quality

Multiplex Construction Europe Limited are a leading global contractor with a Head Office in London and bases in Europe, Canada,..

123BIM Publisher

With many vested interests, partners and prospective stakeholders to satisfy, the promoters of civil infrastructure projects need the best..

Off-site Fabrication

How is it possible to build a bridge in Holland, ship it across the Channel, and put it together in..

The Cyber House Rules

Amid accusations of political chicanery by the Russians interfering in the American Presidential elections, mass theft of personal information..

Mercury rising

Mercury Engineering was contracted to upgrade an existing process plant located near to Groningen, in the Netherlands. The project..

Inside Work

Asta Powerproject is well known as an industry-standard planning tool. It's in active use by over 90% of top..

OpenRoads Designer

You will hear the term 'scalable' used a lot in describing Bentley OpenRoads Designer, which is currently being released as..

A seismic upheaval

How many Internet connected devices do you currently use? That's quite apart from your home computer and smartphones. Perhaps you..

Reclaiming Brownfields

The need for more building land is pushing demands to open up green spaces to the builders - countered by..

Tekla 2017

Enhanced communication and modelling, together with some completely new tools to expand working processes and collaboration are the main themes..

Right in the frame

.Pinewood Structures has been operating at the heart of the growing UK timber frame manufacturing market since 1981. It has..

Visualising the future

Designing, furnishing and maintaining a building is the ultimate in custom design. What's more, the processes are shared by any..

Redefining project efficiency

Since the launch of Bluebeam in 2002, Bluebeam Revu has become the industry-leading markup and collaboration software for increasing efficiency..

Designing Reality

Architects Michele Calvano, a Rhino & Grasshopper expert, and Mario Sacco, an ARCHICAD & GDL expert, both from ArchiRADAR, have..

IESVE 2017

If you are capable of configuring a logical flowchart to resolve a complex problem, or to run a number of..

The complete works

The true art of an expert is to be able to present something that appears to be simple, but which..

BIM with DFMA

Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) has already become prominent within the fabrication industry through optimising the design and cost..

What's on the cards this year?

Noone would argue that 2016 proved to be a year of extraordinary events and changes, politically and socially as well..

Building with numbers

Because industry players perceive it as increasing risk, the construction industry is notoriously resistant to change through technology adoption. The..

Shaping the future

I am sure you will be familiar with Moore's Law, which states that the number of transistors on a chip..

Earth Pyramid gets Arup backing

Mark, an engineering specialist at the global construction consultancy Arup, commented: "In late 2011, Steve was seeking guidance..

Tunnel vision

Transport for London (TfL) - the statutory authority responsible for most aspects of Greater London's transport system - is planning..

COBie or not COBie?

When the idea of running a question and answer session on Information Modelling was first mooted, my immediate reaction was..

Predicting your next step

Graphisoft has chosen to focus on patent pending Predictive Design Technology in its latest release of ARCHICAD, Version 21, highlighting..

Building bridges

As part of its vision to improve the safety, reliability, and efficiency of railway travel within the city of London..

Solid Foundations

O'Reilly Concrete, Ireland's leading precast concrete manufacturer, moved from 2D design to 3D design over ten years ago, by incorporating..

Motion control

Recent tragic events have brought home the value of pedestrian simulation or crowd analysis software. Used principally for assessing the..

Solibri Model Checker

An interesting point was raised at the CAD User Seminar on COBie in May which I felt deserved a more..

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Shaping the future

I am sure you will be familiar with Moore's Law, which states that the number of transistors on a chip..

Predicting your next step

Graphisoft has chosen to focus on patent pending Predictive Design Technology in its latest release of ARCHICAD, Version 21, highlighting..

Tunnel vision

Transport for London (TfL) - the statutory authority responsible for most aspects of Greater London's transport system - is planning..

Building bridges

As part of its vision to improve the safety, reliability, and efficiency of railway travel within the city of London..

BIM with DFMA

Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) has already become prominent within the fabrication industry through optimising the design and cost..

COBie or not COBie?

When the idea of running a question and answer session on Information Modelling was first mooted, my immediate reaction was..

Building with numbers

Because industry players perceive it as increasing risk, the construction industry is notoriously resistant to change through technology adoption. The..

Motion control

Recent tragic events have brought home the value of pedestrian simulation or crowd analysis software. Used principally for assessing the..

Solibri Model Checker

An interesting point was raised at the CAD User Seminar on COBie in May which I felt deserved a more..

Solid Foundations

O'Reilly Concrete, Ireland's leading precast concrete manufacturer, moved from 2D design to 3D design over ten years ago, by incorporating..

Earth Pyramid gets Arup backing

Mark, an engineering specialist at the global construction consultancy Arup, commented: "In late 2011, Steve was seeking guidance..

Visualising the future

Designing, furnishing and maintaining a building is the ultimate in custom design. What's more, the processes are shared by any..

The complete works

The true art of an expert is to be able to present something that appears to be simple, but which..

Reclaiming Brownfields

The need for more building land is pushing demands to open up green spaces to the builders - countered by..

OpenRoads Designer

You will hear the term 'scalable' used a lot in describing Bentley OpenRoads Designer, which is currently being released as..

Redefining project efficiency

Since the launch of Bluebeam in 2002, Bluebeam Revu has become the industry-leading markup and collaboration software for increasing efficiency..

Right in the frame

.Pinewood Structures has been operating at the heart of the growing UK timber frame manufacturing market since 1981. It has..

A seismic upheaval

How many Internet connected devices do you currently use? That's quite apart from your home computer and smartphones. Perhaps you..

Designing Reality

Architects Michele Calvano, a Rhino & Grasshopper expert, and Mario Sacco, an ARCHICAD & GDL expert, both from ArchiRADAR, have..

IESVE 2017

If you are capable of configuring a logical flowchart to resolve a complex problem, or to run a number of..

Assured quality

Multiplex Construction Europe Limited are a leading global contractor with a Head Office in London and bases in Europe, Canada,..

Tekla 2017

Enhanced communication and modelling, together with some completely new tools to expand working processes and collaboration are the main themes..

What's on the cards this year?

Noone would argue that 2016 proved to be a year of extraordinary events and changes, politically and socially as well..

Building better security

How secure is the cloud when the weakest link is, inevitably, the user? I recently discussed this topic with Steve..

Hyperloop meets BIM

Who would have thought, just five years ago, that we would be seriously pursuing a technology that will see people..

Inside Work

Asta Powerproject is well known as an industry-standard planning tool. It's in active use by over 90% of top..

On the road with BIM

Travelling East to West across the Northern outskirts of London is always going to be a bit tiresome, but..

COBie on trial

Delivering BIM Level 2? If you are involved in UK Government projects you should have been delivering native models, PDF..

The Cyber House Rules

Amid accusations of political chicanery by the Russians interfering in the American Presidential elections, mass theft of personal information..

Mercury rising

Mercury Engineering was contracted to upgrade an existing process plant located near to Groningen, in the Netherlands. The project..

123BIM Publisher

With many vested interests, partners and prospective stakeholders to satisfy, the promoters of civil infrastructure projects need the best..

Off-site Fabrication

How is it possible to build a bridge in Holland, ship it across the Channel, and put it together in..

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