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Constantly Improving with BIM-Ready Software - SCIA Engineer 15.2 has virtual joists feature, equivalent lateral force procedure, support for new material, extended libraries, Erin Green, ENGINEERING.com, Nov 20, 2015

See Building Structural Models on an iPad for Free - Bentley Structural Navigator app can be used to view, navigate structural models sent as i-models between any Integrated Structural Modeling (ISM)-enabled application, Jeffrey Heimgartner, ENGINEERING.com, Nov 19, 2015

Modeling an Entire Country in 3D - government of Singapore is working on initiative to create, maintain 3D model of entire island nation, begged prize in Innovation in Government category of Be Inspired awards, Roopinder Tara, ENGINEERING.com, Nov 2, 2015

How Apple's iPad Pro and Devices Like It Will Change Architecture - nonnegotiable factors driving change: semiconductor industry is centering on mobile, larger tablets have laptop power, sensor rich future, augmented reality, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Nov 8, 2015

Implementing BIM: The Issue of Formalizing Processes and Factoring in the Corporate Age - two approaches to adopting BIM, reference to British standards, ideas for 'aging' corporations, Sofia Kulikova, Vladimir Talapov, isicad, Nov 8, 2015

Collaborating with Revit Over WAN - effectiveness of Panzura for providing real time file locking capabilities, promoting collaborative process, AEC Magazine, Oct 30, 2015

A Beginner's Guide to Workstation Virtualization - engage consultant with specialist knowledge, set deadlines, engage users, manage expectations, buy high-spec equipments, AEC Magazine, Oct 29, 2015

IMSCAD: BIM in Virtualized Environments - company plans to launch 'pay per user' graphics virtualization cloud service next year to make virtualized CAD applications available to everyone, AEC Magazine, Oct 29, 2015

Mapping the World in 3D with Drones - Bentley Smart3DCapture software generates its information into reality mesh; Bentley is teaming up with Leica Geosystems for 3D urban mapping, Erin Green, ENGINEERING.com, Oct 26, 2015

Automating Code Compliance in AEC - history of CORENET, technological requirements of automated code-checking: ability to capture building codes in form of computable rules, solution that can check BIM model for satisfaction of these rules, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Oct 22, 2015

Expanding BIM Software for International Building Codes - BIM developer Design Data's SDS/2 Detailing software was recently updated to include European structural code to assist clients involved in steel manufacturing, Erin Green, ENGINEERING.com, Oct 23, 2015

Review: Vabi Daylight Ratio and Lighting - low-cost apps from Vabi allows architects increase productivity by checking throughout design process, ensures glazing area meets requirements, price starts from $10, free trial available, AEC Magazine, Oct 16, 2015

Energy Modeling: What You Need to Know About Green Building Design and LEED - eQuest tool creates 3D virtual building environment, application of LEED credits for all project types, Sefaira's sophisticated energy analysis software for calculating daylight analysis function, Bhushan Avsatthi, Architosh, Oct 16, 2015

Tekla's Structural Software Now Eurocode Friendly - Tekla Tedds 2015 offers ability to test, analyze resistance, load-bearing capability in beam structures, Erin Green, ENGINEERING.com, Oct 15, 2015

Why BIM Libraries are an Architect's Best Friend - BIM libraries contain all kinds of real-world construction components in easily accessible cloud-based catalog, provide designers with clear list of needed components, reduce need for designers to create generic elements, Erin Green, ENGINEERING.com, Oct 14, 2015

Structural Software Update Combines Design and Analysis - Tekla Structural Designer's seismic analysis now includes accidental torsional effects, required seismic design combinations, integrated Cellbeam software, Erin Green, ENGINEERING.com, Oct 13, 2015

BIMx PRO - full-scale viewing platform, has zone info, orientation labels, AirPrint support, switch seamlessly between 3D model, 2D views derived from model, keep clients in loop, CAD User, Sep 2015

Concurrent Collaboration - Tekla Structures 21 offers significant improvements to workflow management tools, new pour tool, form face creator, warehouse for storing custom components, model organizer provides schedules of all components, organizing them into different categories, CAD User, Sep 2015

AEC Highest Spender on Technical Software - Cambashi's market data report says that worldwide spending is set to reach $5.4 billion annually with 6.1% four-year compound annual growth rate, Jean Thilmany, 3D CAD World, Oct 9, 2015

Building Better BIM Libraries - use Interwebs, make sure embedded data can get to IFC, consult engineers, develop system for retiring old library content, Jon Buerg, Shoegnome, Oct 6, 2015

Taming Cross Site CAD/BIM Collaboration - overcome challenges of slow networks, poor file control, global file locking counteracts effect of latency between geographically dispersed CAD teams, YouTube, Oct 7, 2015

BIM Project Break Down - key aspects: information gathering, organizational management, 3D modeling management, building analysis management, time, resource management, Dzan Ta, AUGI Library, Oct 7, 2015

A 'Perfect Storm' for AEC Industry Transformation - AEC professionals can optimize their processes by adopting revised business models, tools for better integration, Akio Moriwaki, AEC Cafe, Oct 1, 2015

CAE and Performance-Based Design Ensures Infrastructure Stability After Seismic Activity - common methods to assess building under seismic loads, modeling building performance in Scia Engineer, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, Sep 29, 2015

AEC Technology Updates, Fall 2015 - preview of Vectorworks 2016, new, updated third-party Revit plug-ins, design visualization tools like Autodesk's StingRay, CL3VER, BIM-like plug-in for SketchUp, PlusSpec, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Sep 24, 2015

Bentley Acquires Reality Modeling Creator e-on - E-on's LumenRT software targets architecture, engineering markets, can quickly produce high-quality, movie-style effects, can be directly integrated with major CAD, BIM software, Laura Pei, ENGINEERING.com, Sep 23, 2015

Betting on BIM - BIMobject offers new suite of tools to help manufacturers in creation, distribution of multi-BIM format objects: BIMscript, Mosquito, BOPC, Hercules, Martyn Day, DEVELOP 3D, Sep 11, 2015

Bentley EADOC: Cloud-Based Construction Management - well-organized interface, has ability to handle submittals, drawings, pay estimates, change orders, RFI's, action items, schedules, other construction-related documents, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Sep 10, 2015

Episode 24: Understanding Model Uses - benefits of defining model uses, identifying, classifying model uses, model uses as implementation template, performance metric, Bilal Succar, BIM ThinkSpace, Sep 9, 2015

Handling BIM on an iPad: OrthoGraph Begins the Process - OrthoGraph Survey System handles complex field surveying work; OrthoGraph Architect 3D is leading mobile app for AECO professionals on iOS, Architosh, Aug 27, 2015

Adding High Level Category to the Issue Type - create new category using create_type method in Autodesk 360, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, Sep 3, 2015

BIMobject and Vectorworks Join Hands - BIMobject's portal will now support Vectorworks' file formats, both will work together to make initial set of manufacturer's objects, Laura Pei, ENGINEERING.com, Sep 2, 2015

Reality Capture Technologies Give a Closer Look at a High-Flying Architectural Wonder - laser scanners, point cloud-processing software help United States Air Force Academy to better understand its Cadet Chapel, make plan for its rehabilitation, Angus Stocking, Cadalyst, Sep 3, 2015

Why You'll Learn to Love COBie - merits of COBie, achieving Level 2 BIM compliance, CAD User, July 2015

What's New in Building Design Suite 2016 - YouTube, Aug 9, 2015

A Better Process for Construction and Design Input Using Civil 3D and Revizto - exploring three major areas of Revizto: Editor, Viewer, Workspace; integrate anything into Revizto from Civil 3D, Christopher Roberts, AUGI Library, Aug 7, 2015

Calibrated Engineering Models - A Prudent Approach to Optimize Building for Energy Efficiency - occupant comfort should not be compromised, Bhushan Avsatthi, Architosh, Aug 2, 2015

Interview: Clive Webb, the BIM Challenge in Wales - talk about progress of regional BIM Hub for Wales that was set up in 2012, Welsh government being reticent on BIM mandate, initiatives set up to help firms on their BIM journey, Stephen Cousins, BIM+, July 30, 2015

Can the Building Automation Industry Deliver Their Own Building Internet of Things - several big players have made moves to become more involved in intelligent buildings, building automation, realizing Building Internet of Things (BIoT) can rapidly expand, Allan McHale, AutomatedBuildings.com, Aug 2015

Augmented Reality in AEC - understanding functionality of augmented reality, exploring upcoming technology of augmented reality, its potential application in AEC by capturing highlights of AR in real estate, urban design, construction, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, July 30, 2015

Transitioning to Level 2 BIM, Pt 3 - addressing data transfer, deciding on commercial Revit data transfer software, choosing, using app, Shaun Bryant, AEC Magazine, July 31, 2015

Are You BIM Ready? What Your Business Needs to do Before 2016, Pt 6 - changes required to existing business; staff, training, fees, contracts, appointment documents, information management: policies, procedures, protocols, NBS.com, July 2015

Are You BIM Ready? What Your Business Needs to Do Before 2016, Pt 7 - discussing strategic planning needed for successful BIM implementation within business, NBS.com, July 2015

Structural Analysis with Scia - easy-to-use CAD-like interface, advanced analysis, multi-material design, automatic, coordinated documentation, Scia Engineer ships in three editions: Concept, Professional, Expert, price starts at $3,028, Rande Robinson, CADdigest.com, July 29, 2015

Three Ways the Internet of Things Can Benefit Your Construction Project - lowered costs, safer employees, smarter design, Rachel Burger, Capterra Construction Management Blog, July 28, 2015

Put Your Building Models on the Web for Free with Revizto - version 3.5 now imports clashes from Navisworks into its issue tracker, improved collaboration with 2D sheets, ability to import 3D model into existing scene, Revizto Workspace price starts from $450/year, Ralph Grabowski, ENGINEERING.com, July 28, 2015

Review: BIMobject Unleashed - content management system offers manufacturers service of modeling components, users get reliable, consistent model quality, ability to quiz manufacturers directly for technical information, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, July 27, 2015

Skysite: A Repro Take on Collaboration - targeting construction phase, Skysite system is largely focused on sharing PDFs; files that are not in PDF format cannot currently be opened in Skysite viewer, mobile apps support PDF annotation, markup, Paul Wilkinson, Extranet Evolution, July 22, 2015

Architecture vs Engineering: Solutions for Harmonious Collaboration - first clear barriers of communication, ability to collaborate is must in employee, Devinee Fitzgerald, Line/Shape/Space, July 22, 2015

Field API: Filter Issues by Issue Type - employ appropriate rest call with conditions parameter, add escape characters while using C#, include condition triplet to specify more than 1 condition, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, July 16, 2015

Delivering on the Promise of BIM - challenge of project information explosion caused by adoption of BIM in AEC industry, importance of managing all this project information systematically to render order from chaos, Allen Preger, AECbytes, July 15, 2015

LmvDbg - Learning Tool for View and Data API - visit readme link located at bottom of viewer API functions to open detailed explanation about functionality, usage of application, click on background color link to open additional UI, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, July 14, 2015

Lab5 View and Data API Intro - Get Properties & Search - adding 2 functionalities to select object, obtain its properties, search model for given string, isolate them in view, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, July 7, 2015

Autodesk Building Ops is New iPhone Based App for Building Operations - web, mobile-based tool that building maintenance, operations professionals can use to track awaiting parts, track ticket items, review overdue maintenance, completed maintenance, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, July 13, 2015

Real Life Perspective: Transitioning from AutoCAD to Revit, Pt 2 - instill positive attitude, BIM manager must be empowered by management to make decisions affecting entire company, determining when, what is to be implemented, Michael Hopple, AUGI Library, July 10, 2015

SKYSITE: Cloud-Based Document Management for Construction - simple, intuitive UI, has ability to generate activity report, auto-indexing capability, mobile app is available for both Android, iOS devices, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, July 7, 2015

Is the 3D Geometry, Restricting BIM? - understanding data, model strengths, weaknesses, BIM authoring software data handling inadequacies, construction, handover model challenges, Brian Renehan, BIM Fix Blog, July 5, 2015

Updating a Custom Field of an Issue by Field API - obtain project, issue field, issue ids before updating issues with custom fields in Autodesk 360, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, July 7, 2015

The Level After the Next Level - quickly evolving world of designing, building, operating buildings will see new job titles, adoption of cloud rendering, analysis, Todd Shackelford, AUGI Library, July 1, 2015

The Ignored Database - one of the largest databases not to be utilized as part of data management for building operations is that of BIM, Jim Sinopoli, AutomatedBuildings.com, July 2015

Dassault Hopes to Penetrate AEC with 'Industrialized Construction' - may differentiate its AEC offerings by emphasizing their underlying capabilities for managing information, workflows, including data from competitors' design software, Bruce Jenkins of Ora Research, 3D CAD World, June 30, 2015

OneDesign: Blurring the Lines Between Architecture, Engineering and Contracting - examining segmentation of building design, reversing segmentation; key attribute of oneDesign proposal is ability to willingly cross lines of demarcation to focus on entire solution, John Tobin, AECbytes, June 29, 2015

Progman Oy to Provide Sweco with MagiCAD - among largest consulting engineering companies in Europe, Sweco will use MagiCAD software, services, including training, support from Progman Oy, Jeffrey Heimgartner, ENGINEERING.com, June 24, 2015

Assemble Systems Announces New Academic Program for AEC - Assemble to offer free software licenses to qualifying students, instructors to help bridge gap between classroom lectures, real-life implementation in field, Jeffrey Heimgartner, ENGINEERING.com, June 24, 2015

Autodesk AEC Summit: 2016 Release and Upcoming Products - upcoming products: BIM 360 Scheduling, Building Ops, Urban Canvas; Autodesk will continue moving towards subscription model instead of perpetual licensing, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, June 17, 2015

Sustainable Building Design - Wind Analysis in BIM - external airflow analysis helps understand how mass, orientation of building can be used to minimize unwanted 'canyoning' effects; internal airflow analysis allows experts to get measure of expected airflow rate, temperature within building, Bhushan Avsatthi, Architosh, June 16, 2015

Stabicad 10 Offers Enhancement to Common BIM Software - electro tag tool, Autodesk BDS 2016 support enhances performance with multi-core support, quickly visualizes installation concepts for all piping systems in Revit schematic views, Kyle Maxey, ENGINEERING.com, June 16, 2015

Retrieving Checklists Items with Section - 2 REST calls to retrieve checklist, detailed data in BIM 360: GET /fieldapi/checklists/v1, GET /fieldapi/checklists/v1/:id, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, June 9, 2015

10 Years of RTC Australasia - Kyle Bernhardt from Autodesk shared updates about Revit development; exhibitors included Solibri, Newforma, Oasys MassMotion, ArchiCAD, Atlas Industries; Glorious Gadgets session highlighted DJI drone copter, Myo Gesture Control Armband, James Vandezande, AECbytes, June 4, 2015

Looking at ArchiSnapper - A Field Report App for iOS and Android - collect information while on site, organize, digitize data securely, wirelessly synced between device(s), cloud, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, June 4, 2015

Vabi Dashboard - low-cost, add-on design analysis applications with very graphical dashboard for performance feedback early on in design process, currently 10 modules available in 5 core topic areas, price starts from $10, free trial available, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, May 14, 2015

Setting the Right Standards: The Intersection of Levels of Development (LOD) and Facilities Management - Recognize that not every model element needs information at most granular level of development, determine what LOD is needed to support different FM activities, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, June 2, 2015

New Technology Helps Turn MCAD Models Into BIM Content - cloud BIMscript can generate intelligent, native BIM objects for popular BIM applications; BIMobject LENA is authoring app for Rhino that works in combination with modeling, optimization features of 3D CAD software to generate BIMscript, Greg Corke, DEVELOP 3D, June 1, 2015

Taming the Death Ray - enhancements in modeling, physically based rendering could help eliminate environmental, material, design flaws, AEC Magazine, May 19, 2015

AIA 2015 Convention and Expo - keynote by former President Bill Clinton on sustainability, preview of Vectorworks 2016, ArchiCAD 19; product showcased: Oasys from the UK, Cl3ver from Spain, Kubicity from France, AGACAD from Lithuania, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, May 28, 2015

BIM: Then and Now - SysQue Systems real-world, 3D accurate components that allows creating Revit MEP models easily, Ryan Joyce, AUGI Library, May 20, 2015

The Narrative Potential of Daylight Analysis - daylight analysis helps identify problem areas, measure progress toward project goals, compare design options; together with renderings, analysis builds complete case for design, Carl Sterner, AEC Magazine, May 18, 2015

Transitioning to Level 2 BIM, Pt 2 - addressing Revit implementation, training of practice staff to use Revit, Shaun Bryant, AEC Magazine, May 14, 2015

Architects Better Believe in Disruptions - They Are in One - 4 disruptions in AEC industry: documentation, 2D to 3D, BIM, data disruption, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, May 15, 2015

/api/get_checklist_headers Not Returning Full List - employ filter_id for 'all checklist' if goal is to retrieve all checklist visible in BIM 360 Field Web UI, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, May 12, 2015

Aconex: Cloud Platform for AEC Collaboration - entirely focused on projects, platform neutrality, all functionality can be accessed on mobile device, ability to link documents to element in model, Aconex plug-in allows Revit model to be directly published to Aconex project, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, May 12, 2015

AIA: Advanced View of Technology Companies at AIA Atlanta - companies exhibiting at event: Autodesk, AIA Contract Documents, Bentley, Trimble, Nemetschek AG companies, CMD, PlanGrid, PlanDrop, Kubity, Architosh, May 13, 2015

Integration: Lighting and HVAC systems - considering first principles of radiative energy, effects of, design strategies for daylighting with regard to lighting, HVAC considerations, Chris Rush, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, Apr 29, 2015

Microsoft to Bring Immersive 3D to AEC Models with HoloLens and SketchUp - holographic computer headset runs on Windows 10; Trimble V10 Imaging Rover will capture 360-degree digital panoramas, transform into data-rich geospatial deliverables, Kagan Pittman, ENGINEERING.com, May 1, 2015

The Evolution of BIM - BIM may impact fire protection, security services in future, Joshua Greene & Jensen Hughes, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, Apr 27, 2015

A360 Viewer vs Glue Viewer - A360 is based on platform technology intended to be used as component by 3rd party developers, Glue is purpose-built within context of BIM 360 collaboration, A360 allows accessing property data unlike Glue, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, Apr 30, 2015

Shared Hypermodels - free BIMx app helps access 3D building models in BIMx format, has stereo mode, gravity, floor-plan cutaways, egress recognition, cloud connection, CAD User, Mar 2015

How BIG's Influence Can Reframe the Role of BIM in Architecture - talk with Jakob Andreassen, BIM Manager at BIG Copenhagen, about architectural practice, its design methodology, perspective on use of computerized software, particularly BIM, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 18, 2015

Introduction to Reality Computing - definition, fundamentals: capture, timeline of 3D scanning development, create, deliver, digital, physical realizations, value of reality computing, industry ramifications, AUGI Library, Apr 28, 2015

Midwest University - CTC showcased various add-on tools, MSI showed its thin, light mobile workstations, discussion panel on tools for infrastructure design, status of BIM in FM, benefits of BIM to owner, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Apr 20, 2015

Product Review: Real-Time Rendering with Fuzor - high-quality, real-time rendering application that integrates seamlessly with Revit, can producing standalone viewer for clients, no ability to have dynamic movement of objects in animations, no formalized training curriculum, materials, Paras Nanavati, AUGI Library, Apr 24, 2015

BIM 360 Glue API - Use cURL or PostMan to Login and List Projects - apply API key, secret before logging in using Autodesk ID, invoke POST method to fill form-data with parameters, values, GET method to include all parameters in URL before calculating timestamp, sig timestamp, Aaron Lu, AEC DevBlog, Apr 26, 2015

All Aboard! Eight BIM Training Tips to Design a Program for Everyone in Your Office - set well-defined goals, choose topics wisely, plan schedule, mix up delivery method, invite class participation, plan for some participants to have prior knowledge, Kate Morrical, CADdigest.com, Apr 23, 2015

Compliance Checking Using IFC Schema & Solibri - using IfcRelReferencedInSpatialStructure to determine if element that bounds space is acceptable, Michael McCune, CollectiveBIM, Apr 20, 2015

BIM Workflows are Evolving - benefits of using cloud-based project management for BIM, Randall Newton, AEC Magazine, Mar 20, 2015

BIM Object Standard Naming - NBS BIM Object Standard, Reusing object names, standardizing COBie Type name, component description formats, Rob Jackson, Bond Bryan Architects Blog, Apr 17, 2015

Creating a Merged Model Using Glue API - serialize modelTransformationRequests into JSON for model_transformations string, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, Apr 21, 2015

ASCON Group Launches Renga Architecture - Q&A with Vladimir Zakharov of ASCON about guiding principles in developing Renga Architecture, 3D navigation, add-ons, target market, future plans, price, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Apr 9, 2015

Lab4: Field API Web Intro Ex - iterate list of issues, check value of status in each issue, add up counters for each status, employ Field API intro app to re-visit issue list before adding chart to web page, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, Apr 16, 2015

Why Isn't There a Smarter BIM Tool for Building Design, Yet? - dependency on application's smarts to figure out building details, BIM is relatively dumb technology where user is forced to model everything in building, needs game-changer to make BIM exciting for AEC professionals, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Apr 16, 2015

Lab3: Field API Web Intro - insert common field REST calls under field folder, copy folder to web application, employ Web Forms instead of Win Form when choosing project in Microsoft Visual Studio, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, Apr 14, 2015

BIM Workflows are Evolving - benefits of using cloud-based project management for BIM, Randall Newton, AEC Magazine, Mar 20, 2015

BIM Object Standard Naming - NBS BIM Object Standard, Reusing object names, standardizing COBie Type name, component description formats, Rob Jackson, Bond Bryan Architects Blog, Apr 17, 2015

Creating a Merged Model Using Glue API - serialize modelTransformationRequests into JSON for model_transformations string, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, Apr 21, 2015

COBie 101 - definition, benefit of COBie from facilities management perspective, Joe Eichenseer, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, Apr 6, 2015

From Point Cloud to BIM - advantages of fully- vs semi-automated recognition for creating BIM models from point clouds, AEC Magazine, Mar 12, 2015

Guidance Notes for Autodesk Revit Users Exchanging Models with Graphisoft ArchiCAD - Revit users should ensure mapping of elements for IFC exchange for both import, export is correct to ensure reliable exchange; list of free viewers to review IFC models, Rob Jackson, Bond Bryan Architects Blog, Apr 7, 2015

Bridging the Gap - obstacles like working within guides of contract, convincing client of long-term value of service don't let architects trust point cloud, Shaheed Smith, SPAR Point Group, Apr 2015

Lab2: Field API Intro - login into field to obtain tickets first, acquire list of currently available projects, issues, create new issue by using issue data obtained earlier, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, Apr 9, 2015

Lab1: Hello Field World - visit RestSharp library to make REST calls, set login request, login response to include to project, set base URL to make client REST call, apply JsonDeserializer class to parse response, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, Apr 7, 2015

MassMotion Flow - pedestrian/crowd simulation tool, system supports 3DS, DXF, FBX, IFC formats, highly configurable portals, typically 15,000 agents can be calculated in real time, graphs, animations can be easily exported, AEC Magazine, Mar 17, 2015

Transitioning to Level 2 BIM - advice for CAD manager in medium-sized, multi-disciplinary practice to smooth path to collaborative Level 2 BIM, Shaun Bryant, AEC Magazine, Mar 17, 2015

Bluebeam Tip: Adding a Responsibility Column with a Choice to Your Worklist - creating responsibility list to import, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, Mar 26, 2015

High Speed Rail and BIM - quick look at rail design software: AutoCAD Civil 3D, InfraWorks 360, Bentley Rail Track, Ferrovia plug-in by CGS plus; BIM implementation on high-speed rail projects, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Mar 18, 2015

Real Life Perspective: Transitioning from AutoCAD to Revit - Revit adoption challenges, advantage of using Revit Structure over AutoCAD, tips to make transition, Michael Hopple, AUGI Library, Mar 13, 2015

Integration of BIM with Facility Systems to Support HVAC Troubleshooting - challenges in current practice of corrective maintenance, approach utilizes data schema to run three modules: work order contextualizer, applicable cause finder, refiner, Semiha Ergan & Xue Yang, AECbytes, Mar 12, 2015

VDC: Reality Capture of a Sports Centre by UAS (Drone) - result is accurate 3D model/pointcloud, useful for graphical reference, accurate measurements and/or location of problems like humidity damages, YouTube, Mar 8, 2015

Lab2: View and Data API Intro - design workflow, create bucket request, response, upload file request, response before registering file to make it ready for viewing, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, Mar 5, 2015

Lab3: View and Data API Web Intro - insert view, data web services REST calls under ViewData folder, copy folder to web application, employ Web Form to select project in Microsoft Visual Studio before saving, retrieving authToken for session, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, Mar 10, 2015

Create True As-Built Models from Points Collected in the Field - create pipes, walls, model lines in Revit using numbered sequence of points, select item with single point before placing them once as-built model appears, Lee Mullin, Beyond Design, Mar 10, 2015

Ahead in the Cloud - cloud-based apps: ConjectPC captures, collates, analyzes data; ConjectMI runs on iPad or Windows tablets, enabling on-site teams to visually inspect work carried out, report on it in real time, CAD User, Jan 2015

The Advantages of Prefabrication for AEC - reduced labor costs, improved safety, minimized delays, improved quality of finished project, Patrick Mays, 3D Perspectives, Mar 2015

Lab1: Hello View and Data World - generate authenticate request for subsequent service calls, view response to view, data API web service requests in JSON format, set required parameters before executing request, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, Mar 3, 2015

The Sky's the Limit - Vectorworks Cloud Services Select program includes services like free software updates, upgrades of Vectorworks software, incremental product enhancements, additional learning resources, training, priority technical support, CAD User, Jan 2015

Go with the Flow - pedestrian modeling software, MassMotion Flow can be used for space planning, aimed mainly at architects, fire engineers for more specific, smaller projects, David Chadwick, CAD User, Jan 2015

Bluebeam 2015 Tip: How to Add Cloud+ to Profiles, Tool Chest and Tool Bars - Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, Feb 25, 2015

Optimizing Parallels Settings for Autodesk BIM 360 Glue/Autodesk Navisworks - maintain back up copy of virtual machine before starting to modify any settings, configure for design, select virtual machine performance options for best results, tune hardware settings, The 360 View, Feb 25, 2015

CCC Enhances ROI on Midfield Terminal Project at Abu Dhabi Airport Using BIM-Driven Approach - Bentley's BIM Software, including AECOsim Building Designer and ProjectWise, enables seamless information sharing, collaboration across all project disciplines, stakeholders, Anne Busson, CADdigest.com, Feb 24, 2015

AEC Technology Updates: Design and Analysis Applications - BIMx Docs app by Graphisoft, Allplan 2015, FineFIRE application by 4M, MEPdesigner for SketchUp extension, Cadimage Doors+Windows add-on for ArchiCAD, Fab Sheets, Parameter Jammer tools for CTC, Sefaira Systems, IESVE application, BIMcollab, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Feb 12, 2015

4 Tips to Use BIM to Lower Construction Risks - ensures building durability, helps project satisfy environmental requirements, optimizes project management, creates safer working environment, Rachel Burger, Capterra Construction Management Blog, Feb 3, 2015

BIM 360 Glue - New 2D Map Feature for Intuitive Location Navigation - click new icon in BIM 360 Glue tray to enable 2D mode based on current location in model, select specific floor to jump to any level, merge 2D view to 3D model easily, Paul Walker, Beyond Design, Feb 17, 2015

A360 Collaboration for Revit - enables centralized access to Revit models for all team members, communicator for Revit comes with collaboration service to allow team communicate in real time, integrates A360 Team for better collaboration, Jarod Schultz, Feb 16, 2015

AEC Technology Updates: Construction and FM Applications - Trimble ProjectSight, AllTrak Cloud, Rapid Positioning System, Newforma SmartUse, Conworld for construction simulation, Aconex Dynamic Manuals, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Feb 12, 2015

Revit UniqueId in Glue and Navisworks - specify UniqueId in Navisworks exporter options to include it in Glue viewer or else open options editor, check mark 'convert element properties' to include UniqueId via Navisworks, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, Feb 12, 2015

Expert Interview with Mary Moscarello of Graphisoft on Building Information Modeling - GRAPHISOFT vs other CAD software, design of ArchiCAD, describing building information modeling, OPEN BIM project, CADspeed, Feb 10, 2015

BIM 360 Field: Versions for Your Documents - automatic versioning provides access to latest version of construction documents, allows view history of any document through older versions in library, Krystian Macek, Beyond Design, Feb 10, 2015

BIM 360 Field - Library and Publish API Updates - automatically maintains new versions of document each time file with matching name is uploaded to project library folders, new publish API is consistent with upload functionality from UI, Manu Venugopal, The 360 View, Feb 6, 2015

BIMCollab - allows measuring general progress of project by counting issues opened, solved, save designs as BCF file before uploading them in BIMCollab, group issues based on priority level, Simon Moreau, BIM 42, Feb 7, 2015

Episode 21: The Eight Components of Market Maturity - components are: objectives, stages and milestones; champions and drivers; regulatory framework; noteworthy publications; learning and education; measurements and benchmarks; standardized parts and deliverables; technology infrastructure, BIM ThinkSpace, Jan 27, 2015

9 of the Best New Features in Bluebeam Revu 2015 - attach images into markup with capture 2.0, keep files up-to-date with batch slip sheeting, 'batch compare and overlay' feature, cloud+, markup tooling scaling, sketch tools, sets 3.0, spaces 2.0, studio enhancements, CloudsCarsCameras.com, Feb 5, 2015

Construction Teams in the Field Use Bentley Navigator to Access Models - CH2M HILL used Bentley Navigator for model review, visualization, Bentley Navigator enabled greater participation in BIM process by SpawGlass contractors team, CADdigest.com, Feb 6, 2015

Glue API Versioning and Deprecated Calls - versioning allows changes in API for further enhancement, maintains backward compatibility, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, Feb 3, 2015

Top 3 Trends for BIM in 2015 - single model collaboration, BIM consulting, Dynamo will be hot topics, Edwin Guerra, BIM Blog, Jan 12, 2015

Dynamo and Computational BIM, Pt 1: Introduction and Resources - Dynamo is open source, visual programming tool that allows extension of parametric functionality in BIM authoring environments, Sheryl Yang, The 360 View, Feb 2, 2015

Expert Interview with Ian Nichols on CAD - Revit Zone website, use of BIM, advantages for engineer using CAD workstation, recommendation for buying CAD workstation for first time, challenges faced by engineers working in fields other than architecture, CADspeed, Feb 1, 2015

Field Data Extraction 101: Working with Filters - create filters in BIM 360 Field web to display subset of data in project based on search values entered, control access to issues filters, Manu Venugopal, The 360 View, Jan 30, 2015

HOK's Fifth Annual BIM Awards - LG Science Park in Korea was winning project in conceptual design category; Vaikunth Residential development in India was winning project in delivery category, Washington University Medical Center renewal project won in collaboration category, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Jan 29, 2015

Product Review: MWF - Metal Wood Framer - ease of modeling completely framed buildings, capability to produce shop drawings, information can be exported to CNC machines, other databases for fabrication, but fully modeling metal or wood framed walls overall file size by 20-30%, standalone license costs $5985 plus subscription cost of $1175, Joshua Geimecke, AUGI Library, Jan 30, 2015

Driving a Request for Information (RFI) Workflow Through BIM 360 Field - set up field custom property called RFI, perform workflows for QA/QC while handling flagging issues, employ BIM360 Field's webservices to extract issues that are potential RFI, Manu Venugopal, The 360 View, Jan 28, 2015

Setting Up for A360 Collaboration for Revit - subscribe A360 collaboration for Revit, add users, create 360 team hub before generating project, inviting team members, Mikako Harada, The 360 View, Jan 29, 2015

BIM and Geospatial, Together at Last - buildingSMART International is developing IFC for Infrastructure Project that involves Open Geospatial Consortium, Sean Higgins, SPAR Point Group, Jan 2015

AECCafe Voice Techno-Predictions for 2015 - there will be more blending of technologies like reality capture, UAVs, scanning, data management, data acquisition as service, cloud computing, Susan Smith, AECCafe Blogs, Jan 27, 2015

UrbaWind and UrbaSun, Innovative Software for Smart and Digital Urban Areas - CFD software for wind flow, energy, solar radiation fluxes, energy computation, generates digital maps used to achieve sustainable city planning, eco-districts, green building construction projects, CADdigest.com, Jan 22, 2015

Architectural Patterns - Utilizing 3D Visualization - architectural 3D modeling solutions are used for 3D exterior, interior modeling, help customers visual image of finished project with use of smaller scale, Learn AutoCAD, Jan 21, 2015

EPC and AE Firms Cite Significant Project Delivery Improvements Resulting in Lower Costs - Bentley products, their inter-platform exchange capabilities help improve design quality, reducing design errors, providing better plans to minimize risk, resulting in high-performance project delivery, CADdigest.com, Jan 15, 2015

Lab 4: Glue API Web Intro JS - tips to select element in viewer, obtain property using Glue API, The 360 View, Jan 20, 2015

New Technology in the Construction Industry: The 10 Best Innovations of 2014 - vehicle-mounted HDS scanning system: Pegasus Two, drone surveying, 3D concrete printing, smart highways, kinetic roads, solar roads, Project Tango, Curt Moreno, CADdigest.com, Jan 14, 2015

Help Clients Visualize Outdoor Living Spaces with the DeckWorks 2.0 Plug-In for Vectorworks Software - plug-in provides all symbols, colors, textures, objects, steel deck framing, aluminum railing systems, for designing outdoor living space using Trex product line, Christina Speiden, CADdigest.com, Jan 14, 2015

BIM Interoperability Dreams Can Come True: Creating a Unified Model for Documentation and Design - consider strengths, weaknesses of structural analysis, documentation program, involved element types, file types, required plug-ins, Kate Morrical, CADdigest.com, Jan 16, 2015

Lab 3: Glue API Web Intro - login, obtain list of projects, models, display model, apply Web Form when choosing project in Microsoft Visual Studio instead of Win Form, The 360 View, Jan 15, 2015

Construction Organizations Leverage Richness of i-models - companies finding use of Bentley portable i-models can save significant project costs, Jan 13, 2015

CH2M HILL Leverages Bentley Apps for Timely, Actionable Feedback from the Field - CH2M Hill using Bentley mobile apps to synchronize project documentation; Bentley's ProjectWise Connection Services reduces risk of using outdated information by assuring that only most up-to-date design files, project data, including PDFs, are in use by teams in field, Jan 14, 2015

Lab1: Hello Glue World - visit library package manager to install RestSharp, set login request to authenticate user to Glue platform, specify JSON/XML format of login response, check helper functions to define parameters, timestamp, signature, The 360 View, Jan 8, 2015

Lab 2: Glue API Intro - tips to retrieve model, display it in embedded viewer using security/login, project, model list, display component/viewer services, The 360 View, Jan 13, 2015

Revit to BIM 360 Glue Improvements - latest release offers enhanced viewing of materials, color support, object names, model tree hierarchy, property support allows better ways of mapping properties for BIM 360 field, Lee Mullin, Beyond Design, Jan 12, 2015

Virtualizing AEC Skillsets Across Office Locations - Hanson Professional Services, a 400-member design firm, faces problem when sharing data, skills across its teams in various locations, each with its own data sets, Panzura puts data on cloud, is able to save Hanson $40K in IT costs per year, CADdigest.com, Jan 7, 2015

BCF Reader - select BIM Collaboration Format report, load Word template to allow application retrieve all styles, save report in new Word document, BIM 42, Jan 5, 2015

Top AEC Trends for 2015 - Autodesk VAR Microdesk sees UAVs (drones) will be more accessible, applied to 3D scanning while virtual reality technologies, such as Oculus, will allow unprecedented interaction with building, site designs, CADdigest.com, Dec 15, 2014

BIM 4D for Construction Scheduling has Created Wonders in the AEC Industry - benefits of BIM 4D modeling, understanding techniques, methods of construction scheduling, Bhushan Avsatthi, architosh, Dec 23, 2014

AECCafe's Year in Review - 2014 - Stratasys acquires GrabCAD, Autodesk announced own 3D printer, Ember, Hikvision integrates with BIM, Bentley's CONNECT Edition announced, Susan Smith, AECCafe Blogs, Dec 22, 2014

BIM in Russia: An Interview in buildingSMART UKI Bulletin Sheds Light on an Important Neighbor - industry experts Nick Nisbet, Marina Korol talk about changing attitudes towards BIM, types of projects in Russia using BIM, right technical skills, initiatives by Russian government to adopt BIM, isicad, Dec 21, 2014

BIM Use in Retrofits: Ask the Right Questions First to Make the Job Easier - what should you model, how true is your model, who's modeling what, and how, Kate Morrical, CADdigest.com, Dec 16, 2014

Bringing Construction Planning to Life - Asta Powerproject works with IFC files, improves flow of data throughout building project, helping project managers visually link their management model with 3D model, David Chadwick, CAD User, Nov 2014

Skycatch Makes 3D Models from Drone Photos - Skycatch brings together laser scanning, robotic drones, software data analysis to offer cheap, reliable way to scan large areas, Paul Munford, The CAD Insider, Dec 14, 2014

Conversations on 3D Printing and Architectural Design - Q&A with architect Alvin Huang about current state, future of architectural design, role of 3D printing, using Stratasys PolyJet 3D multi-material printer, Apollo Spiliotis, NOVEDGE, Dec 11, 2014

Trimble Connected- Bacus Discusses SketchUp 2015 and Growing Trimble Roles - John Bacus of Trimble talks about releasing 2 SketchUp updates in one single year, Trimble viewing SketchUp from point of view of BIM transformation within AEC, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Dec 8, 2014

The 20 Key BIM Terms You Need to Know - defines commonly used BIM terms like 4D, 5D, 6D, asset information model, BIM execution plan, BIM manager, CIC BIM protocol, clash detection, level of detail, Open BIM, Uniclass, Anthony Lymath, NBS, Dec 2014

Bentley's Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference - CONNECT product portfolio was launched, session on planned HS2 high-speed rail in London, forum on energy-related opportunities, challenges for future cities, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Dec 4, 2014

30 of the Best Mobile Apps for BIM - Graphisoft BIMx, Tekla BIMsight Mobile, McNeel iRhino, LCi Sightspace3D, Autodesk 360 mobile, Revizto Viewer, SketchUp viewer, Mycadbox, AEC Magazine, Nov 27, 2014

Vectorworks User Cases - Interview to Key Users - Q&A with CAD/BIM consultant François Lévy about specialization in projects, fundamental application of Vectorworks to single-family residential projects, advise for user working in 2D to begin process of transforming 3D, Daniel Dobrzynski, CADdigest.com, Dec 3, 2014

Trimble Looks for AEC Efficiencies Through Collaboration - Trimble Connect offers cloud-based platform for strategic collaboration in construction, operation of buildings, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Dec 1, 2014

Bentley's Year in Infrastructure: Connections, Options & Tech - announced CONNECT Edition, cloud serves as connection platform, openness can't be oversold, new technologies need new ways of doing business, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Dec 1, 2014

Teradici Workstation Access Software - purpose-built tool uses established PCoIP protocol to add remote access capability to 3D CAD desktop workstation on demand, can support up to 2 monitors, available for $199, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, Nov 21, 2014

BIM Level of Development - defining LOD, specifying right LOD for firm: LOD 300 for specific assemblies, LOD 350 for assemblies for coordination, LOD 400 for detailed assemblies, Mark Allphin, CENews.com, Nov 14, 2014

Turning Lenovo's TS440 Tower Server Into a BIM Server - 2 USB 3.0 ports up front, quietly running fans, easy to plug, unplug Ethernet cables, traditional AMI bios without GUI, quality components with expanding options, but no spare power plugs for high-end video cards, memory is positioned perpendicularly to air flow, base price is $1,258, Bill Debevc, CADdigest.com, Nov 19, 2014

Trimble Dimensions 2014 - keynote speech by CEO Steven Berglund at annual user conference, SketchUp 2015 released, MEPdesigner extension for SketchUp Pro was introduced, Michael Anonuevo, CADdigest.com, Nov 11, 2014

What Do Bentley and Trimble Mean by 'Construction Modeling'? - Bentley, Trimble make it easier to extract proper deliverable at construction stage while maintaining master model that will remain in tact throughout building's lifecycle, Sean Higgins, SPAR Point Group, Nov 5, 2014

Trimble Highlights Architecture, Civil, Construction Applications, More at Dimensions 2014 - CEO Steve Berglund talked about how Trimble is concentrating on 3 core technologies; 'Connected Farm,' 'Connected Fleet' technologies were discussed, Bill Debevc, The CAD Insider, Nov 5, 2014

Now Bentley CONNECTs with Trimble - Bentley and Trimble are pooling resources for product development: sharing schemas across design, construction application, leveraging some common modeling software for virtual, physical alignment, Paul Wilkinson, Extranet Evolution, Nov 3, 2014

The 'Internet of Things' in AEC - 2 aspects to be considered: design of building, tools used for design; IoT focuses on lifecycle management phase offering process efficiencies, potential savings, environmental benefits, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Oct 30, 2014

The 7 Most Popular Architectural Visualization Styles - Mad Max, Whodunit, David, Paranormal Activity, Gondry, Theodore, Katherine Heigl, Lidija Grozdanic, Architizer, Sep 29, 2014

What is BricsCAD BIM & How Does It Work? - BIM in BricsCAD is tightly based on direct modeling, 3D constraints technology, 3D Solid can be used in BIM model, Rakesh Rao, Smart Ways to Work with .dwg CAD, Oct 29, 2014

Bleak Results From Equity in Architecture Survey Fuel Desire for Change - survey revealed reasons for lower percentage of women in architectural practice; challenges to profession: long, inflexible hours, underpayment, arduous licensure process, Yuki Bowman, Architectural Record, Oct 23, 2014

Google's BIM-Busting App for Design and Construction - Flux platform to address urban population growth, considering concept of building seed, using data to improve built environment, Randy Deutsch, BIM + Integrated Design, Oct 24, 2014

Startup on the Danube Aims to Simplify Building Survey Process - OrthoGraph Architect 3D mobile app for iPad works with laser scanner device to survey existing building quickly, available for 'professional' price, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Oct 28, 2014

Project Review with BIM 360 Glue - create project, set project admin, invite members to project, download client that allows reviewing model, employ Revit plugin to upload contents to Glue platform, Simon Moreau, BIM 42, Oct 25, 2014

ArchiCAD 18: Join the IFC and COBie Flow, Pt 3 - Model Export - focuses on main improvements of IFC, COBie workflow, discusses impact of change on COBie workflows with regard to assembly worksheet, Rob Jackson, Bond Bryan Architects, Oct 17, 2014

The Ins and Outs of Digital Signing in AEC - decrease overhead costs, shorten project timelines, increase productivity, facilitate collaboration, protect intellectual property; approval signatures replace wet ink signatures, certifying signatures prevent future changes, Julie Olenski, AECbytes, Oct 9, 2014

3 Types of 3D BIM Clash Detection Have Their Own Importance - 3 different kinds of clashes: detecting them at early stage: hard clash, soft clash/clearance clash, 4D/workflow clash, Nikunj Patel, Hi-Tech Engineering Services, Oct 9, 2014

How Small Firms Should Prepare for the BIM 2016 Mandate - collaborative BIM helps architect, MEP engineer, consultants create model before sharing to project participants, learn new way of delivering projects while accepting BIM as software, design infrastructure to support expected workload, AUGI Library, Oct 8, 2014

Design Smart. Build Smart. Live Well. - understanding purpose of BIM: IPD to life cycle management, Elijah Gregory, BIM + Integrated Design, Oct 8, 2014

Coping with COBie - COBie Toolkit for Revit automatically generates COBie worksheets from Revit data model, easing process of transferring data from building information model, CAD User, Sep 2014

BIM for Clients - examine current business workflows, identify key problem areas, identify potential benefits of BIM, define BIM deliverables, generate BIM deployment, execution plans, supply chain capabilities before implementing BIM, CAD User, Sep 2014

BIM and Sustainability: A Growing Partnership - BIM allows for more informed approach to design, construction, ensuring that projects are completed on time, within budget, utilizing best sustainable practices available, Simon Gillis of Autodesk, CAD User, Sep 2014

Microdesk Shows 3D AEC, BIM Scanning Service at New San Francisco Office - presentation showing how camera-equipped drones can photograph buildings, leading to 3D models, using Autodesk's cloud-based service Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, Oct 2, 2014

NBS Plug-in for Autodesk Revit - free plug-in links Revit, National BIM Library, NBS specification to deliver information eco-system, provides easy coordination of project information, CAD User, Sep 2014

MSI WS60 20J Workstation - mobile workstation with 15.6" screen, 1.9 kg weight, 19.9 mm thickness, Intel Core i7-4710HQ processor, NVIDIA Quadro K1100M GPU, certified for mainstream BIM workflows, AutoCAD, AEC Magazine, Sep 30, 2014

Wiring Up - EPLAN's Electric P8 automates most time consuming electrical design tasks, providing complete solution for planning, documentation, control of electrical automation projects, CAD User, Sep 2014

Tekla Structures 20 - new 'organizer' makes it easy to generate quantity take-off reports for specific objects in specific locations within building, can handle more complex forms, Direct manipulation tools are available directly from software, shape catalogue for feature for importing, exporting, viewing custom 3D shapes, AEC Magazine, Oct 1, 2014

BIM Libraries - speed up model creation by downloading content from web portal to add real world objects, AEC Magazine, Sep 29, 2014

PCIe SSDs for CAD, BIM and Point Clouds - testing combination of SATA, PCIe SSDs using point cloud software, LFM Server, as well as Revit, 3ds Max, AEC Magazine, Sep 29, 2014

What's Going on with BIM in Russia - BIM is increasingly adapted in design field, considering role of state in adapting BIM, estimated increase of BIM programs, Vladimir Talapov, CADdigest.com, Sep 29, 2014

Scan to BIM Still Requires Expert Modelers - busting myths: point cloud is easy, it is error free, point cloud can be exported to Revit BIM, it is ready to use, Bhushan Avsatthi, Informed Infrastructure, Sep 18, 2014

Is NBS Becoming the Google of BIM? - launch of NBS BIM Object Standard is welcome, but we will need stimulus of competition, John Eynon, CIOB, Sep 25, 2014

ArchiCAD 18: Join the IFC and COBie Flow, Pt 2: Data Mapping - ArchiCAD users with existing processes can create mapping, push out IFC and/or COBie data; 3 types of data can be mapped: general parameters, object parameters, static text, Rob Jackson, Bond Bryan Architects, Sep 22, 2014

AEC Technology Updates, Fall 2014 - Vectorworks Architect 2015, Newforma Project Center 11th edition, formZ v8, Vico Office R5, Trimble acquires Gehry Technologies, entry of Dassault Systèmes in AEC industry, release of free BIMReview version, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Sep 18, 2014

Bluebeam Tips: Presentations without PowerPoint - create new document, chose custom slides template, copy, paste, use markups, snapshot tool to create slides, use presentation mode to run presentation, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, Sep 18, 2014

Play Nice in the Sandbox - connection between builders, designers, managerial principles, sharing Revit models, getting rid of improper ideas develops true collaboration, Josh Carney, AUGI Library, Sep 16, 2014

All Together Now - collaboration between trades, working together in symphony are crucial for BIM projects, integrated project delivery, Bill Campbell, AUGI Library, Sep 10, 2014

Trimble Acquires Gehry Technologies - Trimble's construction-focused approach to AEC technologies makes acquisition more meaningful, than Autodesk or Dassault Systemes, which both focus on design issues, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Sep 8, 2014

Latest PDF3D Version is Standalone for 3D PDF Conversion - Q&A with Ian Curington of PDF3D about compression of PRC, ease-of-use of PDF3D ReportGen, functionality available to user after receiving PDF3D file, Susan Smith, AECCafe Blogs, Sep 8, 2014

Trimble Consolidating AEC at Dassault Expense - Trimble acquires Gehry Technologies that had secured investments from Autodesk, Dassault Systemes, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Sep 8, 2014

ArchiCAD 18: Join the IFC and COBie Flow, Pt 1: Project Info - understanding importance of improved 'project info' dialogue box in ArchiCAD 18 when working with COBie data, Rob Jackson, Bond Bryan Architects, Sep 5, 2014

The VDC Cycle: Leveraging the 'I' in BIM - 'virtual design and construction' takes project from design to delivery checkpoints in construction cycle, Elijah Gregory, Paradigm Shift, Sep 2, 2014

Bluebeam Trick: Handwriting to Text Comment on Tablet - Bluebeam Revu automatically recognizes handwriting before placing markup while using pen tool, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, Sep 2, 2014

Trimble's Q2 Highlights Broad Diversification - total revenue for quarter was $642 million, up 11% y/y, product revenue was $469 million, up 10%, announced more partnerships, acquisitions, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Aug 20, 2014

BIM Scope Creep - 'scope creep' is incremental expansion of project's scope; BIM scope creep are 2 main types: demand-side, supply-side; educate client, clarify BIM requirements to prevent BIM scope creep, Rexter Retana, BIM ThinkSpace, Aug 20, 2014

Sefaira for Revit Offers Daylighting Visualizations Inside Revit - Q&A about Sefaira for Revit plug-in, making informed design decisions, benefits of using radiance, DAYSIM for daylighting visualization, Susan Smith, AECCafe Blogs, Aug 15, 2014

Bluebeam Tip: Autosequencing for RFI Text Box Markups - create text box with no text, open toolchest to drag it in tool set, adjust color, fill preferences before defining numbering sequence, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, Aug 14, 2014

Digging Beneath the Surface - Bentley Subsurface Utility Engineering app allows project managers to bring together data from number of sources, geolocate it, produce accurate 3D models of sub-surface terrain for interactive inspection, utility conflict detection, clash resolution, CAD User, July 2014

Building Information Modeling FTW: Top 10 Benefits of BIM - capturing reality, streamlined workflows, version control, improved collaboration, rules-based simulation, conflict resolution, Matt Ball, CADdigest.com, Aug 14, 2014

BIM Management Preamble - parts of basic outline for BIM process management for managing Revit project: proposal stage, schematic, design development phases, Jay Zallan, AUGI Library, Aug 13, 2014

BIM is a Verb - coverage of 'Collaborative BIM Round Table' event, industry experts talk about BIM levels, deliverables vs receivables, David Chadwick, CAD User, July 2014

Vico Office R5 Brings Integrated BIM Workflow to Construction Management - Q&A with Marcel Broekmaat of Trimble about purpose-built construction management software, Vico Office, its most important new features, difference between 'model-based,' 'cost-model' based estimating, Susan Smith, AECCafe Blogs, Aug 11, 2014

Ahead in the Cloud - GRAPHISOFT's BIMcloud includes tools for built-in conflict resolution, extremely high network tolerance, is optimized for multiple office setups, David Chadwick, CAD User, July 2014

The BIM Viewpoint - survey report about current penetration of BIM within AEC industry, extent of BIM adoption in UK industry, CAD User, July 2014

Toward an Architecture of Performance: Reconciling Performance and Design - 3 different approaches to achieving both excellent performance, high design: performance as subservient to design, design as subservient to performance, performance as partner in design, Carl Sterner, AECbytes, Aug 5, 2014

Digitizing Landscape Architecture: Rhino in Landscape - NURBS geometry, impressive interface, plugins like Lands Design, Flamingo, V-Ray make Rhino affordable, robust modeling program that offers more than SketchUp, Jason Packenham, Land 8, Aug 5, 2014

Autodesk Skyscraper - built on Autodesk 360 platform, Project Skyscraper enables multiple companies or firms with multiple locations to author model simultaneously using Revit BIM process, AEC Magazine, July 31, 2014

New Kid on the Block - Dassault Systemes is tailoring its powerful CATIA modeling solution to address all aspects of BIM, offers AEC apps 'Building Space and Planning,', 'Facade Design for Fabrication' that run on 3DEXPERIENCE architecture, AEC Magazine, July 30, 2014

The Challenges of Integrating BIM - exploring legal, non-legal challenges posed by BIM level 2 implementation, practical tips for contracts, using, incorporating BIM protocol, AEC Magazine, July 29, 2014

BIM in the Cloud: Industry View - industry consultants Nigel Davis, David Fano find out to which extent firms are currently using BIM in cloud, its meaning for AEC industry, AEC Magazine, July 29, 2014

Should This Project Be a BIM Project? - consider project characteristics: construction type, program complexity, budget, schedule/timing, project delivery method, team BIM capability, existing building documentation, Laura Handler, (bim)x, July 29, 2014

BCF: BIM Collaboration Format Explained - BCF is list of issues of models, enriched with snapshots, comments, status that can be linked to building elements, Nando Mogollon, [Open]BIMer, July 22, 2014

3 Legal Issues to Consider When Designing Projects with a BIM Workflow - communication outside BIM file, control of model, ownership of design, Werner Sabo, Planet Vectorworks, July 21, 2014

Advancing BIM Toward 'Level 3': Compounding the Benefits - in level 3 vision, assets, their components are networked, connected within their physical environment, providing feedback for operational controls, maintenance, safety, Greg Bentley, Infrastructure Intelligence, June 11, 2014

Why AECOsim? - AutoCAD vs MicroStation; AECOsim is extension of MicroStation, user can unload discipline modules from within AECOsim, Pedro Martin Garcia, BIM WIP, June 28, 2014

The Power of Bentley AECOsim - integrated BIM solution includes architecture, engineering, construction, owner/operator simulations, Building Designer offers realistic rendering capability, hypermodeling, AECOsim Energy Simulator simulates energy needs, environmental conditions, VIA Technik, July 2014

The Future of Issue Tracking for the AEC: Will BCF Be a Solution? - BIM Collaboration Format schema limitations, opportunities for improvement in Markup.bcf, Viewpoint.bcfv, understanding implementation inconsistencies, Michael McCune, Collective BIM, July 17, 2014

AIA: Trimble's New Concept Apps on Google's Project Tango Look Compelling - concept apps 'SketchUp Scan,' 'Trimble Through The Wall' run on Tango development hardware, can create 3D model of room, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, July 8, 2014

Trimble Document Controller Standard for Managing Drawings and Models - Q&A with Duane Gleason of Trimble about method used for change detection between design iteration, meaning of mapping in hybrid environment, Susan Smith, AECCafe Blogs, July 15, 2014

Building Information Modeling Q+A - defines BIM, scope of BIM to building owners/property managers, benefits of building collaboration process, assesses advantages of BIM while comparing it with CAD technologies, example of successful BIM implementation, Andy Smith, AECCafe Blogs, July 12, 2014

AIA: Pictures and Notes from the Entire Week in Chicago, Pt 2 - Sefaira showcased building performance design tools, IES Virtual Environment software focuses on energy design in architecture, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, July 16, 2014

AIA: Pictures and Notes from the Entire Week in Chicago, Pt 1 - Autodesk, Graphisoft, Trimble, Nemetschek Vectorworks showcased their upcoming technologies, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, July 14, 2014

AIA 2014: The Story from the Exhibit Floor - MakerBot's Replicator Z18, Form Z8, MultiTaction digital collaboration tool, concept apps by Trimble were showcased, Susan Smith, AECCafe Blogs, July 10, 2014

Bluebeam Tip: Multiple Monitors for Estimating Take-Off Productivity - maintain Revu in large monitor before moving independent window into smaller monitor, visit Bluebeam support extensions page to list multiple monitor profile in profile drop down choices, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, June 6, 2014

Bluebeam Tip: When Keyboard Shortcuts Don't Work - open preferences settings in Revu, click on forms or general on left side depending on Revu version used, check 'enable single key shortcuts with form fields' checkbox, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, July 2, 2014

From Scratch - when point clouds are not enough geospatial professionals must be well versed, capable of choosing, applying most efficient, cost-effective solutions, Jan Van Sickle, SPAR Point Group, July 9, 2014

How Using BIM Can Lower a Firm's Insurance Premium on Future Projects - 3-party agreement is not needed, owner is protected by guaranteed maximum price, Jeff Yoders, CADdigest.com, July 10, 2014

Arckit Makes Architectural Models a Snap - kit with building blocks, more accessible, intuitive, cheaper than laser cut models, 3 sizes starting at $165, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, July 6, 2014

Bentley BrIM Extends Benefits of BIM to Bridges - bridge information modeling is logical extension of modeling approach to bridge design products, RM Bridge, LEAP Bridge Enterprise extend benefits of BIM to bridge construction, Jill Jerabek, MicroStation Connections, May 28, 2014

Implementing Integrated Visualization Workflow - ensure proper coordination across multiple groups while planning office's visualization pipeline, work locally to allow 3ds Max perform efficiently, maintain proper network deployment, keep proper hardware/software in place before ensuring consistency, Tom Cipolla, AUGI Library, July 2, 2014

Collaborate and Estimate with Bluebeam Revu - YouTube, July 1, 2014

AIA: AutoDesSys and Autodesk Demonstrate Upcoming Technologies - AutoDesSys presented formZ 8 with new subdivision modeling technology, Autodesk plans for Project Skyscraper for BIM collaboration, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, July 1, 2014

NBS Plug-in for Autodesk Revit 2015 - new in-line search feature comes pre-populated with classification code, viewer possess hide/show options, hyperlink functionality, allows easy tagging of Revit materials, families with NBS, office master references, Stephen Hamil, Construction Code, July 1, 2014

AIA 2014 Convention Keynotes: Design with a Purpose - AIA President, Robert Ivey, talked about value of design, efforts to reach communities were discussed, Susan Smith, AECCafe Blogs, June 30, 2014

AIA: Opening Comments, Thoughts & Photos on AIA National in Chicago - Autodesk Innovation Forum discussed computation, data, its role in design decision-making, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, June 30, 2014

Point Cloud to Revit BIM: A Boon for Building Restoration Projects - point cloud to Revit model technology makes building information collection more accurate, fast, detailed, Nikunj Patel, Hi-Tech Engineering Services, June 12, 2014

Don't Hit Eject! 4 Tips to Getting Your BIM Pilot Project Off the Ground - change management, set expectations, confine pilot project to single story, reduce complexity, define level of detail, Jeff Yoders, CADdigest.com, June 23, 2014

Getting Over the Implementation Bubble - impart training to staff regarding BIM design process, access need for change before implementing BIM to existing work, check BIM adaptability along with CAD, define management team's long-term roles, David Butts, AUGI Library, June 16, 2014

Workflow: Data Integration - integrate data to share specific version of model coordinated in BIM 360 Glue with field projects, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 9, 2014

Capturing Expert Knowledge in Design Coordination to Train Novice Designers - average time spent per clash reduces significantly when decision support is available, Fernanda Leite, AECbytes, June 12, 2014

Using Bluebeam Page Label Tool - turn on thumbnails tool to check order of pages, open page labels tool to set page region, range, click on 'create bookmarks tool' to create bookmarks in Bluebeam, Jarod Schultz, June 10, 2014

Is BIM Increasing Your ROI? Here are 4 Ways to Help You Find Out - compare similar projects, drafting vs design hours, phase efforts, go to source, focus on specific aspects of BIM workflows, eliminating unnecessary information, Kate Morrical, CADdigest.com, June 5, 2014

Growth of BIM for Construction - Viewpoint for Project Collaboration improves communication through BIM collaboration tools, Viewpoint BIM Manager enhances interaction with 3D models, Constructech, June 10, 2014

Making BIM the Best Tool for Design - advanced BIM tools offer speed, iteration, designing in multiple dimensions, resolution, beauty, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, May 30, 2014

Civil-izing BIM - relevance of BIM concept in relation to CAD, definition of BIM for civil, reasons for lack of proactive engagement on BIM by civil engineers, BIM integration advantages, John Rodriguez, BIM on the rocks, June 3, 2014

COBieStructure - introduces basic structure of COBie file, Bill East, YouTube, May 29, 2014

Extending BIM to Infrastructure - issues of file size, openness need to be considered, good set of analysis tools are needed for intelligent city model to be really useful, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, June 3, 2014

BIM is Not So Real After All - estimating practical reality of BIM, resist following traditional practices where they conflict with good BIM practice, Antony McPhee, Practical BIM, June 2, 2014

Construction Managers Embrace 4D BIM for Safety - 4D BIM helps coordinate schedules, eliminate conflicts, confusion, improve training, enhance safety by design, Tom Sawyer, ENR.com, May 28, 2014

MassMotion - software provides crowd flow simulation for buildings, transport, public spaces, can import 3D geometry from AutoCAD, SketchUp, MicroStation, Rhino, has enhanced agent scheduling, journey time analysis capability, available with various pricing options, AEC Magazine, May 27, 2014

Autodesk 2015 AEC Products - old upgrade cycle is not available, new options include: maintenance, desktop, cloud service subscriptions, suites continue to be main focus, AEC Magazine, May 27, 2014

Got Macros? Scripting and Coding for BIM - 4 steps in development of custom tool, automate tedious tasks, perform task more efficiently, add new features to software, Karen Kensek, AECbytes, May 22, 2014

BIM? It's Adoddle - Adoddle is cloud-based, complex suite of corporate collaboration tools, has powerful, full content search engines, real-time dashboard records overdue, upcoming, completed tasks, David Chadwick, CAD User, May 2014

4BIM - has browser-based viewer that provides access to IFC model data to anyone in team, accompanies collaborative review process with extensive revision level tracking, David Chadwick, CAD User, May 2014

BIM Features Capabilities Well Beyond CAD - Q&A with Andy Smith of Bentley Systems about benefits of using BIM, reducing costs of building operation, differences from other technologies, example of successful implementation of BIM, CIOL, May 13, 2014

Best Practice for Working with Model M-Files - introduce variations into models using COMSOL Multiphysics UI, build model from scratch using LiveLink for MATLAB, Lars Gregersen, COMSOL Blog, May 14, 2014

BIM 360 Glue Overview - help team members collaborate over cloud to solve minor issues, upload models directly to BIM 360 glue project site, reviews clashes, shortens BIM coordination meetings, generates coordinated model while increasing project quality, Thomas Kemp, Advanced Solutions Blog, May 14, 2014

Investing in BIM: Afraid of Being Unprofitable? - BIM system requires sharing information, aims at collaboration rather than coexistence of teams, groups, fear of loss from investments made in money, time, effort brings in reluctance to BIM, VisualARQ, May 13, 2014

Bluebeam Revu Tip: Convert Multiple Files to PDF with Stapler - multi select files, Stapler identifies application associated with each file type, controls order of conversion, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, May 5, 2014

What are the Different Types of Architecture Firms? - discussing shared firm vision, individuals with shared baseline, firm in chaos, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, May 7, 2014

Setting a Standard in Building Information Modeling - United States is behind in embracing national BIM guidelines, industry leaders are making efforts to bring change, Gideon Fink Shapiro, Architect, May 2, 2014

Managing Revit Data with Assemble from Assemble Systems - cloud-based app to manage, coordinate, control construction projects, has easy-to-use, responsive online model viewer, impressive sync, model variance features, provides greater accuracy for real-time cost estimation, Michael Rotolo, CADdigest.com, Apr 28, 2014

The Importance of BIM Standards - BIM guidelines by New York Department of Design and Construction consider end-use of model for multiple client agencies, Caron Beesley, Acronym Online, Apr 28, 2014

Perfect Pour Planning - Tekla Structures 20 introduces organizer to add considerable contractor value to project model, improved layout point feature, new category to show total number of pours planned, David Chadwick, CAD User, Mar 2014

SketchUp Pro 2014 and IFC: Welcome to the New World of BIM - latest release makes it very easy to attach IFC data to elements, qualifies as BIM software, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, Apr 13, 2014

BEM - Building Energy Modeling - EcoDesigner STAR helps architects design energy efficient buildings, has thermal bridge analysis feature, ability to fine tune energy efficiency calculations, CAD User, Mar 2014

NEC3 Contract Manager - Q&A about NEC3 contracts fitting with 4Projects product proposition, benefits of NEC3, training required, danger of becoming too reliant, David Chadwick, CAD User, Mar 2014

Graphisoft's New BIMcloud - BIMcloud works as intermediary or gateway between individual users, servers that actual hold model data, can be deployed on public cloud or run from private in-house server installed on premises, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Apr 17, 2014

BIM: The Next Stage of Evolution - real collaboration needs fundamental shift in working practice, improved software tools that enable easy shared access to BIM database, seamless integration between tools used at each stage of process, Michael McCullen, CAD User, Mar 2014

Why Bother Converting 2D Drawings to BIM - advantages: improved visualization of 2D paper drawings, secure project funding, opportunity to change each sheet manually to implement design changes, cost effective, better life cycle assessment, Jonas Salih, BIMhow Blog, Apr 9, 2014

Bluebeam Revu Tip: Text Box and Callout Markups - press ctrl+K shortcut to open preferences options, choose markup, check box next to 'autosize text box and callout markups' before clicking ok, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, Apr 8, 2014

Adding Data from the Field to Your Model Just Got Easier - BIM 360 Glue, BIM 360 Field share common project data that allows field updates appear automatically in Glue, Pete Billante, Beyond Design, Apr 7, 2014

Enriching 3D Model Data with Construction & Commissioning Level Detail - accessing object data during construction, enriching design model with commissioning data, Manu Venugopal, The 360 View, Apr 7, 2014

Keep Your BIM Model Real - considering example of wall to understand tolerances in BIM model, Antony McPhee, Practical BIM, Apr 3, 2014

The NBS BIM Ecosystem - provides solutions to industry information problems by extending system to global market, prepares brief based on RIBA plan of work, employs NBS, develops specification, generates coordinated drawings, schedules, Stephen Hamil, Construction Code, Mar 7, 2014

15 Advantages of Using BIM - reduce errors, omissions in design phase, improves collaboration during construction phase, enhances organizational image, reduces rework, VisualARQ, Mar 12, 2014

AEC Technology Updates, Spring 2014 - Tekla Structures 20, ColorByNumber plug-in for Revit, BIM-integrated EcoDesigner STAR tool by Graphisoft, Sefaira plug-in, Kenesto's project collaboration, workflow management solution, BIMreview V7, Orthograph app, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Mar 18, 2014

Taking BIM Mobile - challenges that construction companies face while adopting mobile technology, embracing collaborative workflows, BIM to improve information sharing to achieve true end-to-end asset visibility, Iain Miskimmin, AEC Magazine, Mar 18, 2014

The Digital Object - defining BIM object, benefits of representing manufacturers' products as BIM components, Stefan Larson of BIMobject, AEC Magazine, Mar 18, 2014

BIM in Landscape Architecture - BIM helps work in multiple programs, files simultaneously, facilitates collaboration; reasons why landscape architects are not using BIM, Lauren Schmidt, Land 8, Mar 18, 2014

A Better Vision of BIM - Neville Glanville of Bentley Systems explains why BIM could be seen as either business enabler or technology red herring, CAD User, Jan 2014

Self-Awareness vs Environmental-Awareness: A Working Definition of BIM - difference between CAD and BIM, handy flow chart to help users understand BIM, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, Mar 5, 2014

On-Site Insights - TurboSite Plus, Pro versions help in on-site inspection, have ability of video markups to PDF files, BIM support, David Chadwick, CAD User, Jan 2014

A Cause for Collaboration - collaboration between IES, Vectorworks help architects in BREEAM certification at start of building project, David Chadwick, CAD User, Jan 2014

Hebridean Energy Technology - cloud-based building simulation engine, gEnergy is for creating energy plus models, simulating future energy use of buildings, CAD User, Jan 2014

COBie for All? - reality of implementation of COBie as basis of sharing data between all parties in lifecycle of building, David Chadwick, CAD User, Jan 2014

Construction Industry Experts View Government BIM Target as 'Unachievable,' Survey Reveals - clients, construction team partners need to collaborate better on use of BIM in projects, Out-Law.com, Feb 11, 2014

Eagle Point's Pinnacle Training and Support System - single location to find valid training for AEC, MEP software packages, Good feature coverage, impressive customization capability, pricing is available for business, user models, John Evans, CADdigest.com, Feb 28, 2014

Keymark's BuildEdge PLAN - user-friendly SketchUp add-on helps create quick visualization schemes, offers excellent support resources, available for $29, Q&A with professional user Roger Nelson on ROI of software, Rakesh Rao, CADdigest.com, Feb 25, 2014

Getting More Out of Your Data Rich Construction Model with BIM 360 Glue - reviewing changes, old model versions, identifying objects with same characteristics, setting up colored views to highlight model areas, Thomas Schwaiger, Beyond Design, Feb 27, 2014

Overview of Autodesk 360 and BIM 360 Cloud Services - view, edit, share files, drawing with Autodesk 360 cloud, AutoCAD 360 respectively, avail BIM 360 field, Glue, Energy Analysis for Revit, Green Building Studio, Structural Analysis for Revit applications to provide AEC services, Thomas Kemp, The Industry, Feb 25, 2014

Bluebeam Tips and Shortcuts for Estimators - right-click on tool chest markup tool to choose layer, name each layer, adjust color code based on specialty or discipline, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, Feb 21, 2014

Getting Clients, Colleagues, and Management to Adopt BIM Technology - organize BIM kickoff meeting, schedule regular check-ins, train in-house team, share BIM blogs, discussion groups, set management wide BIM plans, Kate Morrical, Line Shape Space, Feb 21, 2014

Sefaira's Performance Based Design Platform Now Includes Daylighting Analysis - Q&A with Varun Singh of Sefaira about incorporating daylighting requirements sooner in conceptual design phase, tradeoffs between energy and daylight, Susan Smith, AECCafe Blogs, Feb 19, 2014

AECOsim Building Designer - Create Drawing Changes - 'create drawing' tool creates files that only contain required drawing sheet models in SELECTseries 4; SELECTseries 5 will have option to replicate drawing in sheet file, Marc Thomas, Bentley Peer Blogs, Feb 20, 2014

Architecture Anywhere - Roger Williams University in Rhode Island offers well-established architecture course that prepares students for professional careers teaching latest working methodologies, AEC Magazine, Feb 18, 2014

Enabling BIM - successful BIM implementation needs project scheduling software, process transformation, backed up by BIM education program, AEC Magazine, Feb 18, 2014

The Problem with COBie - understanding COBie specifics, structure; limitations: lacks definitions to support infrastructure projects, requires some manual input of data, no validation tools, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Feb 18, 2014

Simulation-Driven Conceptual Design - cloud-based Bentley Connect Scenario Services tool can be used to compare dozens of conceptual designs using Bentley, Revit, Rhino, SketchUp models, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, Feb 18, 2014

Five Reasons to Implement BIM Now - prevents design clashes, construction phase challenges, improves bidding estimates, provides more accurate bids, better resource planning, Synergis, Feb 17, 2014

Autodesk Evolution, Pt 2 - Autodesk ventures into cloud, big data, programmatic design, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Feb 18, 2014

BIM 360 Dashboards and Reporting - open admin overview to view activities, members dashboards as host admin, avail rich data set that allows cloud-based, cross platform analytics, customizes dashboards based on uses by VDC/BIM manager, project executives, Manu Venugopal, The 360 View, Feb 15, 2014

BIMx Docs - impressive hyper-model capability to navigate between 3D view, associated 2D views, app takes full advantage of iPad's inherent features, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Feb 13, 2014

BIM 360 SDK, Pt 3 - BIM 360 Viewer Component - add BIM layer to any applications without uploading, downloading or installing large files or applications; sample code snippet for display component embed, Manu Venugopal, The 360 View, Jan 30, 2014

Three Levels of BIM Implementation - consider project, business, national levels, Rahul Shah, Revit Sticky Notes, Feb 5, 2014

My BIM's Not Your BIM - determine purpose for creating BIM workflows, check possible assumptions before considering any specific BIM model, Connor Christian, Epic BIM, Jan 28, 2014

Four Things BIM Doesn't Do - express design intent, representation, management of tolerance, missing comment parameters, no established method for keeping document revisions, Antony McPhee, Practical BIM, Jan 25, 2014

AEC Exhibitor Highlights from Autodesk University 2013 - showcased technology products: ArchVision's RPC Creator, Axomic's OpenAsset BIM, Sefaira for Revit, ElumTools for Lighting, Trelligence Affinity, CTC's Revit Express Tools, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Jan 23, 2014

Configuring AECOsim Building Designer #6 - Roaming Users - making individual's user preferences accessible from any machine, Marc Thomas, Bentley Peer Blogs, Jan 14, 2014

Configuring AECOsim Building Designer #7 - Sharing Standards - creating, using standards folder on network, Marc Thomas, Bentley Peer Blogs, Jan 16, 2014

3 Ways to Efficiently Communicate Project Issues Using Markups in BIM 360 Glue - put issues in 'open issues' folder to allow tracking, click on envelope icon to send emails directly to project members, access BIM 360 Glue mobile app to alert members about comments, Thomas Schwaiger, Beyond Design, Jan 21, 2014

EU Votes 'Yes' to BIM-Friendly Procurement Shake-Up - European Parliament to support package of reforms to EU Public Procurement Directive, Construction Manager, Jan 19, 2014

Using BIM as a PM Tool: The BIM Background - potential benefits of using BIM for project managers, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Jan 2014

Autodesk Shores Up BIM Offerings - company's 'technology roadmap' to incorporate 3 transformations in AEC, Dynamo merged with DesignScript for algorithmic design, announced acquisitions of Graitec, Azalient Technology, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Jan 16, 2014

Challenging Revit: Let's Face It, It's All BIM - discussing building information management at different stages of project, Shaun Farrell, AUGI Library, Jan 13, 2014

Researchers are Making a 3D Printer That Can Build a House in 24 Hours - contour crafting technology employs colossal 3D printer equipped with nozzle that spews out concrete to build home based on set computer pattern, Ryan Bushey, Business Insider, Jan 9, 2014

What BIM Can Be: How Committed are You to Change - process overhaul is must to reap benefits of BIM, most common derailment factor is lack of executive level understanding, buy-in, sponsorship, Dave Webster, MasterGraphics, Jan 9, 2014

In the InterBIM - technology experts weigh pros, cons of 3 popular BIM apps: Graphisoft BIMx, Bentley Systems Passport, Autodesk BIM 360 Field, BIM 360 Glue, Brian Libby, Architect, Dec 27, 2013

AEC Training and Education for Strategic Success - education vs training, Educate Beyond the Technology, consider appropriate training method, start with standardized training, greatest hindrances to firm-wide training, Nancy McClure, AUGI, Dec 26, 2013

Infrastructure in 2014: Why Harvesting Data is the New BIM - manage information in better way is crucial to harnessing real power of BIM, services like Bentley CONNECT, Open Access are available for sharing data collaboratively among all project participants, Mark Hansford, New Civil Engineer, Jan 1, 2014

The Potential for Advancement in AEC - advancement is related to lifecycle of building, not just construction of it, learning about BIM standards that incorporate facility management needs, Jennifer Storey, AUGI World, Jan 2014

National BIM Survey 2013 - BIM adoption is increasing, 39% people use IFC, 35% people have confidence in BIM knowledge, skills, nbs.com, Dec 2013

Bentley Systems Embraces the Cloud - announced cloud-based storage, sharing service 'Bentley Connect,' Select Open Access service, MANAGEservices, i-models, AEC Magazine, Dec 7, 2013

Appwardly Mobile - Bentley unveiled host of new apps at 'Year in Infrastructure 2013 Conference' in London, CAD User, Nov 2013

BIM - Business Enabler or Technology Red Herring? - BIM is about information sharing enabled by information mobility, finding best way to share, integrate information from many sources in managed, secure, trusted manner, Installation, Dec 11, 2013

Building Simulation: Analyzing Performance Without Breaking Ground or a Sweat - 3D simulation provides insight into design alternatives, building performance, Jeff Yoders, Line Shape Space, Dec 19, 2013

A More Detailed Look at Tagging in the NBS Plug-in for Autodesk Revit - employ NBSDescription, NBSReference to tag system, component objects, tag model against NBS by selecting primary system or splitting wall object into systems, Stephen Hamil, Construction Code, Dec 18, 2013

Seven Takeaways for Architects from Autodesk University 2013 - nothing is stronger than community, cloud is still king, but interoperability is still dream, construction can handle new technology, Wanda Lau, Architect, Dec 13, 2013

Real BMP - Best Modeling Practice - categorize elements, use naming schema for parameters, define model construction limitations, naming should be structured, human legible, Antony McPhee, Practical BIM, Dec 16, 2013

BIM 360 SDK, Pt 2 - BIM 360 Glue API - learn about REST API, service groups, project listing API request, error handling/HTTP status code, Manu Venugopal, The 360 View, Dec 14, 2013

BIM 360 SDK: Pt 1- BIM 360 Field API - common integration scenarios, field API architecture, common flow of information, Manu Venugopal, The 360 View, Dec 10, 2013

Look Before You Leap - choose proper timing for transition to BIM, implement one feature of BIM at a time, consider floor plans first, then add schedules, cut sections, Kate Morrical, CADline, Dec 4, 2013

Bluebeam Revu Idea: The Ultimate Home Builder As-Built - select file, click on plan set location to embed icon, include legend to explain meaning of symbol/icon, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, Dec 3, 2013

Autodesk Signs Largest Cloud-Based BIM Software Deal - company reported profit of $57.6 million in Q3, signs BIM 360 enterprise deal worth over $1.5 million, Spar Point Group, Nov 22, 2013

And the Nominees for Innovation in Building Are - Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners won award for Innovation in Building for Cancer Treatment Centre for Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals located in London, Rita Stange, MicroStation Connections, Nov 21, 2013

BIM is What's Driving the Industry - with BIM evolution, demand for BIM expertise is increasing, local colleges in US are offering BIM, Revit courses, Vladimir Triantafillidis, AUGI Library, Nov 26, 2013

Configuring AECOsim Building Designer #5 - Putting Projects on the Network - copy project configuration file, projects to network location, open ZZ_CompanyConfig.cfg to add details, Marc Thomas, Bentley Peer Blogs, Nov 22, 2013

Configuring AECOsim Building Designer #2 - Adding a Company Dataset to the Simple Test Project - add company dataset to isolate any changes from delivered dataset using set of configuration variable values, Marc Thomas, Bentley Peer Blogs, Nov 19, 2013

Configuring AECOsim Building Designer #3 - Put a Company Dataset on the network - copy Dataset_ Company folder to network location, rename it, put project configurations on network too, Marc Thomas, Bentley Peer Blogs, Nov 21, 2013

Configuring AECOsim Building Designer #4 - Redirecting to the Network - put custom config file in specified location, ensure that correctly dated ZZ_CompanyConfig.cfg file is in place in application's config\appl folder, Marc Thomas, Bentley Peer Blogs, Nov 22, 2013

How to Resolve Coordination Issues with BIM 360 Glue - start clash analysis, apply visual heatmap to identify problematic areas in model, setup folders to keep track of issues, notify design team about clashes, check if issues are resolved, Thomas Schwaiger, Beyond Design, Nov 21, 2013

AEC Project Presentations from the 2013 Be Inspired Awards - winning project in 'innovation in generative design' category was Wujin Council Building in China; winning project in 'innovation in structural engineering' category was Bhau Institute of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership in India, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Nov 14, 2013

The Edge: Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh Editor-in-Chief - Q&A about rewards, challenges of running Architosh.com, exciting innovations in field of architecture, biggest challenges for architectural professionals, Aurora Meneghello, Novedge, Nov 12, 2013

Zig-Zag Edges in Shaded Views - use setup camera tool to define camera view by eye point, target near model to make resolution normal in AECOsim, Marc Thomas, Bentley Peer Blogs, Oct 25, 2013

Bentley's Year in Infrastructure 2013 Conference - cloud software service Bentley CONNECT launched, showed some updates to its existing applications, presentation on London 2012 Olympics, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Nov 8, 2013

AECOsim Building Designer - Keynote Tools - create keynotes.rsc files, go to 'place keynote tool' settings to set keynote configuration, pick terminator type before placing keynote tool from annotation task, insert fence round keynotes to position legend, Marc Thomas, Bentley Peer Blogs, Oct 23, 2013

How BIM is Crushing the Art from Architecture and How to Stop It? - MacLeamy curve to show BIM moving peak of resource use, production back to late in schematic design phase, winning characteristics of inspiration, Louis Smith & Lisa Stacholy, Architosh, Nov 4, 2013

Bentley Inspired by Infrastructure - Bentley announced ProjectWise ConstructionWork Package Server, SpecWave Composer, SELECT Open Access business model, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Nov 4, 2013

BIM - Worthy of Clearer Definitions - Greg Bentley defines B for better decisions from depth of information modeling, IM stands for information mobility for better performing projects, Joe Francica, Directions Magazine, Oct 31, 2013

Bluebeam Tip: Make Your Construction Punch Process Faster with Spaces - apply spaces feature in Revu to log location automatically with punch item or markup, generate nested spaces to create spaces inside spaces, hyperlink punch items on report to corresponding punch symbol, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, Oct 30, 2013

Autosize Text Boxes and Text Size in Revu - set properties of textbox to automatically resize when creating callout, type comments in callout generated, select text box portion of callout, right click to choose 'autosize text box' option, The PDF Insider, Oct 30, 2013

Bentley 'Innovation' Team and the 'Internet of Infrastructure' - topics discussed: use of sensor technology on bridge structures to monitor stress, point cloud data integration into design work flows, Joe Francica, Directions Magazine, Oct 29, 2013

Bentley Wraps Long Arms Around SaaS for Enterprise AEC - aligns with Microsoft Azure cloud technology, mobile app to connect paper drawings to cloud, asset painter links 3D models to asset data, Point cloud streaming in MicroStation, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Oct 28, 2013

Accelerating Collaboration in Construction - Bentley chooses Microsoft Windows Azure cloud for its CONNECT Services, Constructech, Oct 29, 2013

Building Surveying with BIM - SiteMaster BIM 2013 helps users create fully object orientated 3D models using only handheld laser distance meter, has additional 3D capabilities, features with IFC export, floor management system, CAD User, Sep 2013

Standardize for Success - create BIM execution plan for each new project, refer to consultant coordination manual, Brian Andresen, AUGI Library, Oct 23, 2013

Sefaira Offers Cloud for Sustainability Analysis for Early Stage Design - Q&A with Sefaira's CEO Mads Jensen about complementing existing design tools, suitable features for early stage analysis, pricing model, cost, efficiency compared to existing offerings, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Oct 18, 2013

BIM Implementation: Does Firm Size Matter? - belief of top management, owner of firm in product, concept, future of industry is most important for successful BIM implementation, Brian Andresen, AUGI Library, Oct 17, 2013

Bluebeam Tip: How to Create Your Own Punch Symbols Quickly - apply format 'subject, code, comment' code format, navigate to tool chest, click on gears to open manage tool sets, name punch group, modify, import punch keys, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, Oct 15, 2013

What is the Use of BIM Use? - meaning, purposes of 'authorized BIM use,' implementing issues include insufficient information, restricted BIM use, Antony McPhee, Practical BIM, Oct 7, 2013

Features for BIM 360 Field - combines mobile technologies with cloud-based collaboration, reporting, manages field data, visuals that accelerate field communication, document construction issues, provides BIM updates, employs pushpins to track 2D/3D issues, Chris Hobbs, CADline, Oct 4, 2013

AEC Technology Updates, Fall 2013 - overview of Vectorworks Architect 2014, latest developments from Assemble's cloud-based platform for extracting data from BIM models, mobile app Field3D for viewing IFC models, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Sep 30, 2013

Collaboration Defined - benefits of collaboration process for client, design team, fabricators, contractor, Revit in collaboration reduces RFIs, Glenn Jowett, AUGI Library, Oct 1, 2013

The Lifecycle, Examined - Steve Jolley of Bentley talks about management of the data, point solution vs fully integrated information, managing energy footprint of facility, Constructech, Sep 2013

Coordinate and Dominate: BIM Project Success - establish boundaries for Revit models, emphasize on personal interactions, communication path to promote coordination, formulate, BIM execution plan, model audits, employ copy monitor to modify design, Jay Zallan, Marcello Sgambelluri, Troy Gates & Darren Roos, AUGI Library, Sep 23, 2013

3 Things to Know About iOS 7 and Your iPad Apps for Construction - check BIM 360 field, BIM 360 glue, click 'turn on' to update apps, switch between apps, open compass to try Apple's new compass app, Pete Billante, Beyond Design, Sep 20, 2013

Bluebeam Revu Tips for iPad: Add Audio, Video and Perform Field Measurements  - insert audio recording, video clip or photo in PDF, add, manage accounts, access existing account in iPad, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, Sep 18, 2013

BIM 360 Glue Collaboration Goes Mobile - access project markups anytime, create markups, communicate with BIM 360 glue project members, provide offline support, receive iPad notifications while providing improved support for hidden objects in views, Paul Walker, Beyond Design, Sep 17, 2013

Say 'No' to Hollywood BIM: An Advanced Integration of the BIM Process at a Builder - conduct internal benchmarking study, define strategic plan/goals, emphasize importance of managing people, culture change, define process, develop customized BIM software, impart training besides evaluating pilot projects, Antonio Meireles, AECbytes, Sep 16, 2013

5 Ways to Specify Manufacturer Product Information - pick manufacturer from generic NBS product clause before specifying option values, browse products available, specify, add product to current parent system, search products to add them to parent systems, Stephen Hamil, Construction Code, Sep 3, 2013

6 Rules for Coordinating Construction Models with BIM 360 Glue - update model often, check work by running clash analysis, check detailed clash review, communicate clash comments to resolve them, assess clash reports, notifications until no clashes remain, Thomas Schwaiger, Beyond Design, Aug 23, 2013

Enhanced Utilities - Bentley Utilities Designer provides enhanced, BIM-oriented environment, on-the-fly cost estimation; Roadworks Online, Intelligent Trench focus on improving efficiency, collaboration between all utility providers, CAD User, July 2013

BIMx - Graphisoft BIMx helps user create view only portable ArchiCAD models, supports many texture types in variety of formats, has editing, optimization tools, can control visibility of model layer, David Chadwick, CAD User, July 2013

VDC in the Cloud - Journey to LEAN Construction - business benefits of VDC in cloud includes lean construction, agility & mobility, collaboration, cost reduction, leveling playing field, reviews whole process to build worthy structure in minimum time, cost, Chris France, AECbytes, Aug 19, 2013

Finding the Efficiency of BIM - utilize mass families to model unit types as multi-story elements, combine plan types, forms to complete plan development, assign unit type groups to assure floor-to-floor consistency, modeling efficiency, Jay Holland, BIM Aficionado, Aug 19, 2013

BIM, on a Smaller Scale - defining 'small' depending on size, complexity of projects, considering pitfalls in implementing BIM: numbers, IT, budget, commitment, Martijn de Riet, AUGI Library, Aug 14, 2013

BIM Implementation - key factors include executive overview, strategy, objectives, responsibilities, skills development, systems implementation, data management, contractual changes, budget, Bob Garrett of Excitech, CAD User, July 2013

Software Tools and Green Building: Building Momentum from Each Other - analysis, simulation tools for green building: Bentley AECOsim Energy Simulator, Autodesk Vasari, OpenStudio for SketchUp, DIVA-for-Rhino, IES VE-Navigator Lauren Browne, Green Building Community, July 29, 2013

Moving to BIM - advantages of adopting BIM, techniques for getting team members involved in BIM implementation process, Lynn Allen, isicad, Aug 8, 2013

SketchUp and Lumion - Compliment to Each Other - Lumion is complete package of environmental rendering, animation tools, uses real time lighting, has preloaded detailed texture menu with photorealistic effects, optimized objects library, Daniel Tal, SketchUp UR Space, July 2013

Box Snapping - employ o-snapping, gumball techniques to move geometry into Rhino, setup box snap with Grasshopper definition to translate objects in Rhino, LMNts, Aug 5, 2013

To COBie or Not to COBie - understanding 'construction operations building information exchange,' its purpose, applications, contents, relation between COBie, IFC, COBie innards, COBie deliverables, its future in Revit, Antony McPhee, Practical BIM, Aug 4, 2013

Keeping Up-to-Date and Reducing Risk with NBS Create - go to NBS Guidance homepage to find updated items, check office master clauses, verify changes before accepting NBS project modifications, Stephen Hamil, Construction Code, Aug 2, 2013

Bluebeam Revu Tip: Working with More Screen Real Estate - utilize interface button to toggle on/off panels, command bar, status bar, navigation bar, hide tabs visible on open documents, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, July 31, 2013

Demonstration - Specifying Construction Products Using NBS Create - specify construction products from particular manufacturers, avail NBS plus services to provide product information to manufacturers, Stephen Hamil, Construction Code, July 31, 2013

Update to Grasshopper Graphic Programming Tool - new version requires only 'room name' column in spreadsheet for producing masses once data is entered, LMNts, July 24, 2013

BIM Libraries - BIMObject.com provides free downloadable BIM components of real-world manufacturers products, catering to needs of designers for quickly creating useful models, AEC Magazine, July 22, 2013

BIM for Manufacturers - standardized range of components is needed to be managed into individual supply chains, manufacturers can offer components in digital format to maximize potential of BIM, AEC Magazine, July 22, 2013

Bluebeam Revu Tips: Aligning and Flipping Markups - select markups, click toolbar buttons to align left, top, right or bottom to align markup, choose annotations before clicking flip horizontal/vertical button, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, July 22, 2013

Missing Bluebeam Plugins in Revit or AutoCAD - load Bluebeam administrator, select checkboxes located next to applications before clicking ok to install plug-ins, Bill Debevc, CloudsCarsCameras, July 22, 2013

Sean Flaherty Talks to Architosh: On BIM and Vectorworks in Asia - effects of lagging in BIM in Japan, Germany on Vectorworks development, payoff for BIM in Asia, architectural market in China, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, July 22, 2013

Trimble Steps Up - owning more than 500 products, Trimble plans to have its own building ecosystem, launched Trimble Buildings website, big development plans underway using SketchUp, AEC Magazine, July 17, 2013

Tekla Structures 19 - 'auto union' feature automatically merges 2 concrete objects into 1, object browser for viewing/enquiring into properties of selected objects, model organizer to break down models into logical areas, AEC Magazine, July 17, 2013

AIA: Notes on Altair's Appearance at AIA and solidThinking 9.5 - Altair is partnering, collaborating with architectural giant SOM with its FEA technology, planning to add advanced engineering computational-based technologies into simplified workflows, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, July 16, 2013

Executive Guide to BIM, Pt 2 - understanding implications of adopting BIM through buildingSMART MacLeamy curve, AEC Magazine, July 17, 2013

Digital Concept Design - vendors are offering conceptual massing design tools to assist ideation needs of architects: Autodesk Dynamo, Vasari, Rhino, Grasshopper, SketchBook Pro, Bonzai3D, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, July 17, 2013

RTC Day 2: BIM for Small Firms; Also, Cloud-Enabled Structural Analysis - six steps for strategic implementation of BIM, presentation by Aaron Maller on structural analysis using online Autodesk Robot analysis connected to Revit, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, July 12, 2013

AIA: Autodesk Introduces Computational Modeling Tool Dynamo for Its BIM Workflow - scripting, visual programming tool has node-based UI, supports Python, helps implement numerical data to affect change in model's forms, like generative components, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, July 11, 2013

Using Bluebeam Revu to Assist in Upgrading a Revit Project - create backup of work related data, check central files of project, start upgrade with files having least number of links, use Revu to compare PDF files created earlier, Bill Debevc, Club Revit, July 7, 2013

Singapore 48 Hour BIM Challenge - Update 3 - create IFC type objects from NBS Create, keep properties out of NBS Create into design model, Stephen Hamil, Construction Code, July 2, 2013

Singapore 48 Hour BIM Challenge - Update 4 - authoring BIM objects, specifying performance in NBS Create, embed IFC model by driving specification system, Stephen Hamil, Construction Code, July 3, 2013

Bluebeam Talks: Why They Do AEC Collaboration Better - Don Jacob of Bluebeam Software on flagship product Revu, tackling document, collaboration challenges in AEC industry, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, July 2, 2013

Singapore 48 Hour BIM Challenge - Update 1 - providing specification support besides looking into IFC object creation, combined IFC export, IFC stamping, filling IFC property sets at design time, Stephen Hamil, Construction Code, July 1, 2013

Singapore 48 Hour BIM Challenge - Update 2 - generate IFC directly from NBS Create, import property sets from it, Stephen Hamil, Construction Code, July 1, 2013

AIA: Pictures from the Show Floor and Around the Convention, Pt 2 - HP DesignJet T1500 with rear printer tray drawing support mechanism, SketchUp 2013, add-on software like SUPodium were also showcased, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, July 1, 2013

Integrating Revit-API and GBS-API to Optimize Building Energy Performance - access UI inside Revit to generate new design options, create gbXML files for each design option, update BIM model to provide simulation results to users, Mohammad Rahmani Asl & Wei Yan, Building Performance Analysis, July 1, 2013

Perspectives on the 2013 AIA Best of Show Awards - perspectives on industry change in information technology, offering transformational opportunities in architectural practice, Pete Evans, Architosh, June 28, 2013

AIA: Pictures from the Show Floor and Around the Convention, Pt 1 - Altair showed 'form finding,' conceptual engineering technology, HP on printing on textiles technology, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, June 28, 2013

IES Simulation Assists LEED Certification - architects can get running tally of LEED certification points as building is modified in design phase using IES TaP, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 26, 2013

Bluebeam Tip: Callouts and Leader Lines - adding leader lines, removing leader, moving both text box, leader together, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, June 25, 2013

What BIM Can't Do - problems listed by architects, project-specific problems that are driving up costs of 3 AEC projects in Germany, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, June 24, 2013

Newforma Model Viewer - Revit add-in allows Revit files to be easily published to viewer, sophisticated compression technology makes navigation easy, smart data structuring capability, but works only with Revit, AutoCAD 3D files, interface not intuitive, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, June 20, 2013

Collaborating Standards - modifying 'industry standard' WIC casework component for company standards: applying visibility settings to each piece of geometry, drawing detail lines for coarse view to show correctly, Brian Andresen, AUGI Library, June 20, 2013

CadFaster Collaborate for iPad - works with most BIM tools, 3D model compression technology to greatly shrink BIM model files, 3 impressive viewing modes, supports annotation markup, but limiting Google OpenID system, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, June 3, 2013

IPD with Autodesk - Phil Bernstein of Autodesk on safe building design, ability to withstand natural disasters, Kristin Dispenza, Buildipedia.com, June 13, 2013

Top 9 BIM Myths in India - BIM is process, not recent or underdeveloped technology, not difficult to learn, has reasonable price with more benefits, BIM is needed in every building construction, Shivang Rajvir, Shoegnome, June 6, 2013

BIM Workflows Connected with Glue - check improved UI, BIM viewing, coordination, Glue integration with Navisworks, access latest model versions to perform greater coordination, merge models to create federated models just as done using Navisworks, Paul Walker, Beyond Design, May 16, 2013

Multi-Family Housing Concepts - determine varied unit shape, size, level or exposure of multifamily housing that includes windows, railings, balconies, assemble entire building from groups or linked files using modeling notes, Jay Holland, BIM Aficionado, June 3, 2013

Bentley ProjectWise and Autodesk Vault Collaboration AEC: AECbytes Survey Results - comparative use of ProjectWise, Vault, users have higher levels of satisfaction for ProjectWise, plus more detailed feedback, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, May 29, 2013

BIM Takes Construction Beyond Three Dimensions - BIM offers collaboration, innovation, improved productivity in construction projects, making more architects, engineers to embrace BIM technology, Pete Swabey, Information Age, May 16, 2013

Missing a Trick - quantity surveyors have been reluctant to invest in BIM to avoid profit reduction, missing out on rich data benefits involved, Rob Charlton, AEC Magazine, May 8, 2013

Where, What, How? - cloud-based solution designed for analyzing performance of conceptual designs, Sefaira Concept has parametric capabilities, can handle multi-analyses from single set-up, David Chadwick, CAD User, Mar/Apr 2013

Go with the Flow - 3D viewer by IES animates building evacuation, occupant movement; based on real human behavior, Simulex tool helps identify potential problems, bottlenecks to ensure comfortable level of movement within building for occupants, CAD User, Mar/Apr 2013

Wizard Works Magic - ArchiWIZARD V2 analyzes performance envelope of building, can handle environmental setup, modify parameters, calculate 5 basic energy requirements in a building, CAD User, Mar/Apr 2013

A Level of Development Specification for BIM Processes - reference document allows both interim, final models to be fully, clearly defined; explaining fundamental definitions, putting LOD specification to work, Jim Bedrick, AECbytes, May 16, 2013

Beam Me Up - PDF-based collaboration tool, Bluebeam Revu 11 has intuitive interface, multiple levels of markup with ability to adjust properties of cloud curves, can import IFC files, has iPad enhancements, CAD User, Mar/Apr 2013

BIM for Construction - key advantages of BIM process offered at different construction stages, Bob Garrett of Excitech Ltd, CAD User, Mar/Apr 2013

SmartGeometry Event Pushes Limits of Architectural Design - 'constructing for uncertainty' theme explored technologies to design spaces, buildings, cities; hands-on workshops displayed clusters, real-world applications discussed, role of Bentley Systems, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, May 16, 2013

New Potential Energy Savings Widget Helps You Focus on What Matters - use new GBS infrastructure with Revit 2014 modeling features to conduct multi-run, parametric energy analysis, use building chart to improve energy performance, David Scheer, Building Performance Analysis, May 15, 2013

Bluebeam Revu for iPad - PDF-based document viewer can access PDF-based CAD drawings, markup, redline documents, collaborate with others in real time using Bluebeam Studio, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, May 14, 2013

4Projects BIM in a Browser - based on xBIM, open source toolkit, 4Projects introduces capabilities of BIM viewing, reviewing, reporting, COBie data management tools to its cloud-based service, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, May 9, 2013

Executive Guide to BIM, Pt 1 - definition, technology needed for BIM, misconceptions, industry drivers for BIM adoption, Paul Woddy, AEC Magazine, May 9, 2013

Scia Engineer Review - complex, full featured structural analysis, design solution, stores all data in single file, impressive drawing environment, bi-directional BIM link to other software, John Evans, CADdigest.com, May 6, 2013

Starting an Architecture Firm: Let's Discuss Software and Hardware Costs - choose right combination of office space, affordable computer/laptop, printer with worthy configuration, but don't compromise while selecting BIM software, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, May 5, 2013

Bentley Systems Announces Plans to Leverage the Cloud for Multi-Disciplinary Analytics - most of products to be integrated with new cloud-based optimizer to help automate simulation of multiple scenarios in real time, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Apr 25, 2013

Autodesk's 2014 AEC Portfolio - 3 editions of Autodesk Building Design Suite, AutoCAD Raster Design, Autodesk ReCap are new included products, provides ability to work with laser scans, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Apr 24, 2013

Tristram Carfrae - Engineer with Eye for Aesthetics - keynote speaker at Smart Geometry 2013 talks about design challenges involved in Kurilpa Bridge in Brisbane, Helix Bridge in Singapore, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, Apr 20, 2013

SmartGeometry 2013: Uncertainty Brings Out the Best in Generative Design - 'constructing for uncertainty' theme, clusters like 'digital intuition and prediction,' 'Adaptive Structural Skins' were displayed, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Apr 22, 2013

Skeuomorphs and Architectural Documentation - understanding 2D, 3D architectural documentation, concept of hyperreality, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, Apr 21, 2013

Researcher Hesselgren Says Customers Will Demand 1 Million Architectural Design Iterations Per Project - SmartGeometry co-founder talks about accomplishments, computer as design companion, need of accessible, powerful software, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Apr 20, 2013

Ultimate iPad Guide: 12 Must-Have Apps for Architects - mostly available for free, apps include Morpholio Trace, Paper by 53, CadFaster Collaborate, AutoCAD WS, TurboViewer Pro, Bluebeam Revu, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 20, 2013

BIM/CAD Formats Per App: An iPad Guide - considering apps that can import/export or produce proprietary formats, open industry formats, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 10, 2013

Skill vs Power: Learning BIM - adopt skills-based methods to learn BIM, deal with complexities in long run, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, Apr 9, 2013

Measuring BIM's Disruption: Understanding Value Networks of BIM/VDC - discusses BIM movement that led to BIM/VDC movement, sustaining vs. disruptive innovations, value network, John Tobin, AECbytes, Apr 4, 2013

Ultimate iPad Guide: Apps for the Control of Building Systems - 15 apps included in list, 'Total Connect Comfort' app works with WiFi-thermostats, features multi-site support, 5-day weather forecasts, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 2, 2013

Creating a BIM Project Brief (BPB) - 4 cumulative levels of BIM scope, minimum modeling requirements, BIM execution plan requirements, Practical BIM, Mar 29, 2013

Ultimate iPad Guide: Site Survey, Analysis & Visualization for Architects - 16 apps included in list, free MagicPlan app has innovative UI to create survey floor plans of spaces, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 26, 2013

Ultimate iPad Guide: Sustainable Design Apps for Architects - 13 apps included in list, free Nest Mobile app works with your Nest learning thermostat, helps view, edit schedule remotely, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 28, 2013

Ultimate iPad Guide: Utility and Tools Apps for Architects - 16 apps included in list, free Morpholio app helps architects present, share, get feedback on work on seamless platform, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 31, 2013

Ultimate iPad Guide: Modeling & Rendering Apps for Architects - 11 apps included in list, impressive 3D modeling app CadControl is available for free, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 21, 2013

Ultimate iPad Guide: Project Management Apps for Architects - 14 apps included in list, free Podio app can possibly be considered gem in this group, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 23, 2013

Ultimate iPad Guide: Annotation Apps for Architects - 11 apps included in list, Documents app by Readdle is highly praised in this group, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 24, 2013

Ultimate iPad Guide: Mobile CAD Authoring for Architects - 8 paid apps included in list, vectorial drawing app TouchDraw support dimensioning, has text capabilities, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 21, 2013

IDEA Architecture 11: Pushing IntelliCAD Into BIM - IntelliCAD-based CAD software costs $1495, adds BIM, renderings, video walkthrough, imports/exports IFCs, generates 2D project drawings from 3D models, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 26, 2013 

Ultimate iPad Guide: Mobile CAD Viewers and Collaboration for Architects - 17 apps, mostly are available for free, BIMx, AutoCAD WS considered as most sophisticated apps, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 21, 2013

Ultimate iPad Guide: Conceptual Drawing Apps for Architects - 9 apps included in list, impressive 'Paper by 53' app is available for free, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 21, 2013

Ultimate iPad Guide: BIM Apps for Architects - 12 apps included in list, impressive CadFaster Collaborate is real-time viewer, co-viewer, multi-party collaboration tool, available for free, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 21, 2013

Reconstructing the Architectural Practice: Success in AECO/REVIT/BIM - 4 components to restructuring plan: assessment, planning, creation, validation, Jay Zallan, AUGI Library, Mar 22, 2013

Green Building Studio Default Inputs for Revit and Vasari Energy Analysis - cloud-based tool for analyzing energy, conceptual constructions, building operating schedule defaults, HVAC systems, Marjorie Stein, Building Performance Analysis, Mar 24, 2013

Advanced Energy Analysis with Green Building Studio DOE2 and EnergyPlus Support - carrying out energy simulations, exporting from Green Building Studio, David Scheer, Building Performance Analysis, Mar 17, 2013

Labor-Productivity Declines in the Construction Industry: Causes and Remedies - calculating labor productivity over 1964 to 2012 time periods, discussing causes of stagnant labor productivity, Paul Teicholz, AECbytes, Mar 14, 2013

Viewing, Sharing Revit and SketchUp Models with Vizerra Revizto - Revizto converts Revit, SketchUp models to visual information model format, helps view files output, stores VIM files on cloud, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Mar 12, 2013

(SMART)x Game Changers - year long series will focus on intelligent and effective use of integrated project delivery, BIM/virtual design and construction, James Salmon, AUGI Library, Mar 12, 2013

Tutorial - Green Button XML File - upload green button XML file to Green Building Studio server to incorporate utility bill data with synchronized historical weather data, Peter Shi with Barry Tsai, Building Performance Analysis, Mar 11, 2013

Snagging Issues - intelligent mobile snagging, device management software, iSnag app automatically identifies, associates relevant reference for location, CAD User, Jan/Feb 2013

Scan to BIM 2013 FAQ - laser scanning file formats support, Scan To BIM tools, license types, support for multiple point clouds, 30-day fully functional trial available, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 6, 2013

Tips for Using Diaphragms with Analysis Software - rigid diaphragms: distribution of lateral force vertically from level to level, Lisa Willard & Brian Quinn, Structural Engineer, Feb 2013

BIM and Civil 3D - Fact or Fiction - understanding infrastructure procurement process, applying BIM to individual project phase, Civil 3D data sharing aspects of BIM, Andrew Walther, AUGI Library, Mar 4, 2013

Tough Cookies - DAP MT1010 lightweight tablet with 10.1", sunlight-viewable multi-touch capacitive display, dust resistant I/O ports, standard dual autofocus cameras, ideal for on-site collaboration, working in challenging environments, CAD User, Jan/Feb 2013

Lean Construction - collaborative project management tool from Dassault 3DEXPERIENCE Company to ensure best construction approach, CAD User, Jan/Feb 2013

AEC Technology Updates, Spring 2013 - releases of IntelliCAD-based IDEA, FINE-MEP apps, Newforma Model Viewer, GTeam from Gehry Technologies, iPad app cado, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Feb 28, 2013

Whiteboarding - free Tekla BIMsight 1.7 integrated with SMART Board Interactive displays helps in manipulating BIM model, enhancing collaboration among team members, CAD User, Jan/Feb 2013

List of Existing BIM Standards - latest BIM standards available online: country wide, other public, local administrations, higher education institutions, architects' boards, associations, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Feb 2013

Level of Detail Case Study - Rubik's Cube - modeling Rubik's Cube in SketchUp to place within model of living room, Matt Donley, SketchUp UR Space, Feb 2013

Q&A with Mike DeLacey: BIM and the Rebuilding of U.S. Infrastructure - Microdesk president talks about role of CAD-related technologies in redesigning, rebuilding infrastructure, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Feb 21, 2013

Autodesk FormIT - free iPad app helps capture building design concepts on the move, can import satellite image, model masses in context, but more geometry options are needed, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Feb 15, 2012

Myth Buster: Revit & IFC, Pt 2 - The Saga Continues - create roads using IFC with mapping functionality, exporting custom IFC parameters, Martijn de Riet, AUGI Library, Feb 19, 2013

vPlanner: Visual Planning to Facilitate Building Construction - multi-user client-server solution designed to streamline project pull-planning activities, includes commitment management workflow feature, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Feb 14, 2013

BIM is Not CAD - CAD managers play important role in BIM adoption, but BIM management involves different level of responsibility, technical know-how, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Feb 15, 2013

Structural BIM - adopting BIM solutions, discussing role of structural engineer in BIM process, Kevin Lea, AEC Magazine, Feb 15, 2013

Autodesk BIM conference 2012 - talk about UK government's push for BIM in construction, breakout sessions, discussions on BIM adoption process, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Feb 15, 2013

The Ideal BIM Software - compare industry software with ideal BIM software, share results of BIM challenge, developers should understand users' requirements, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, Feb 12, 2013

The Evolution of CAD on the Macintosh - early versions were based on Apple's MacDraw vector drawing app, first architecture program was Radar CH, Sauro Agostini, Architosh, Jan 28, 2013

Helping with Hospitals - points to consider while helping to coordinate above ceilings on hospitals for overhead equipment, Adam Munoz, AUGI Library, Feb 8, 2013

Primary Benefits of BIM - BIM divided into 4 major variants: production, coordination, integration, design, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, Feb 5, 2013

BIM and Sustainable Design - cost of sustainability in design, benefits of using BIM for sustainable design, Jonas Salih, Buildipedia.com, Jan 18, 2013

Geometros Comes Out with a Custom Furniture Designer Running on an iPad - 'Furniture 3D Constructor' app sketches design in 2D, constructs it in 3D, available for $3, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Feb 5, 2013

Power for the People - understanding concept of computer maintenance management solution, Bill Campbell, AUGI Library, Feb 4, 2013

Lean Construction: Discrete-Event Simulation for MEP Renovation - performing 4D clash detection on model of Old Jordan Hall at University of Virginia, Jonghoon Kim, Michael Marchione, Stephen Tolbert, & India Rose Hill, AECbytes, Jan 24, 2013

IMSI/Design First to Adapt CAD to Finger-Based Tablets - TurboSite app v1.1 has finger-friendly drawing tools, available at professional price of $999, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Jan 8, 2013

Who Owns the BIM? - purpose of BIM guidelines, comprehensive list of uses for BIM, Martijn de Riet, AUGI Library, Jan 23, 2013

AEC Project Presentations from Bentley's 'Be Inspired' Awards - finalists included Helsinki Central Library international design competition, Giant Interactive Group headquarters in China, Guardian Towers in Abu Dhabi, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Jan 17, 2013

Q&A with Rick Rundell: Technology, the Contractor, and the Future - Autodesk executive on contractors pushing to adopt BIM, technology transition, future scenario, digital reality, taking competitive advantage, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Jan 17, 2013

What Time Has Taught Me - note on workflow for handling complex BIM project, using plug-ins for improving efficiency, Ammar Berrou, AUGI Library, Jan 11, 2013

How to Structure a BIM Team - divide group by employee type: BIM leads, BIM manager, BIM detailer, William Campbell, AUGI Library, Dec 28, 2012

IMSI TurboSite for iPad - survey app with easy-to-use, simple UI, GeoWalk, GeoNudge features for tracking locations, tools to measure dimensions on drawing, tally with actual site dimensions, Shaun Bryant, CADdigest.com, Dec 10, 2012

Trimble to Purchase Bentley? - position of companies, recent strategic alliance, leads author to speculate on acquisition, BIM Boom Blogspot, Dec 5, 2012

Be Inspired 2012 - Going Mobile - Bentley is moving forward on mobilization of data but still respectful of desktop apps, Roopinder Tara, CADdigest.com, Dec 4, 2012

Building Information Modeling is Worth the Effort - understanding BIM, its advantages, versatility, Curt Egli, Synergis, Dec 4, 2012

Bentley Systems Pursues Information Mobility for Infrastructure Projects - Bentley focusing on ways to accelerate information mobility, industrialization, acquires SpecWave to increase infrastructure intelligence, Cadalyst, Nov 27, 2012

Sustainability and BIM - defining sustainability, focusing on 5 areas for sustainable building: context, labor, materials, operation, longevity, Daniel Lindahl, Architectural Evangelist, Nov 23, 2012

Bentley Be Inspired 2012 Conference Report - keynote by CEO Greg Bentley, talk about consumerization in AEC market, information modeling innovations, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Nov 26, 2012

Software Review: IMSI/Design's TurboSite for iPad - easy-to-use tablet-based software app drawing interface supports layers, named views, paper-space layouts, GeoNudge feature to fine-tune location, orientation of GeoMarks, Rakesh Rao, CADdigest.com, Nov 21, 2012

Bentley Inspires and Announces - A Lot - winners of Be Inspired Awards announced, 2 acquisition announced: EuResearch, SpecWave, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Nov 21, 2012

Bentley's Be Inspired 2012 Conference - key business updates by CEO Greg Bentley, latest technology updates by senior VP Bhupinder Singh, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Nov 21, 2012

ICE BIM 2012 - annual conference of 'Institution of Civil Engineers' focused on future of BIM for infrastructure, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, Nov 14, 2012

Debunking 'BIM' Assumptions - model based integrated schedules are always correct, BIM expectations are clearly defined, BIM improves communication, Rahul Shah, Revit Sticky Notes, Nov 15, 2012

Bentley's GenerativeComponents Helps Architects Push the Limits of Building Design - finalists in Be Inspired generative design category, Guardian Towers, Atlanta History Center, Park House, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Nov 15, 2012

Sefaira Green Building Analysis - easy-to-use, web-based green building analysis tool works with SketchUp, produces response curves depending on criteria, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Nov 14, 2012

BIM Software: A Catalyst for Change - UK government mandates that all government-funded projects to be delivered to level 2 BIM by 2016, Rob Charlton, AEC Magazine, Nov 14, 2012

Newforma Takes to the Cloud - web-enabled Newforma Info Exchange synchronizes, distributes documents, large files, action items, revision records securely, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Nov 14, 2012

Engaging a BIM Consultant - industry experts David Light, Nigel Davies discuss pros, cons of hiring independent consultants, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Nov 14, 2012

AVEVA H1 2013 Revenue Up 15% - revenue from America up 6%, design tools business up 14%, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Nov 12, 2012

Trimble Third Quarter Revenue Up 21% - total $504.8 million of revenue earned, income was $53.4 million, 91% increase compared to Q3 of 2011, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Nov 12, 2012 

3DMTP For 3D Printing of Architectural Models - prints 3D scaled models at affordable price, accepts variety of formats, Q&A with 3DMTP executives, Paul Munford, CADdigest.com, Nov 8, 2012

The Importance of the 'I' in BIM - challenges of collecting correct information for BIM process, support structures, Stephen Hamil, AEC Magazine, Nov 12, 2012

Getting Into BIM in Kuwait - case study of implementation of BIM in KEO, one of largest AEC/PMCM firms in Gulf region, Han Shi of KEO, AECbytes, Nov 8, 2012

Online Collaboration With GTeam From Gehry Technologies - browser-based, cloud-hosted collaboration app supports many neutral 3D formats, has built-in calendar, ability to view multiple files in single window, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Nov 6, 2012

Follow the Money - The Climate in Archviz - industry experts talk about typical client profile, emerging technologies, potential areas for growth, Tom Cipolla, AUGI Library, Nov 2, 2012

A Quick Look at 4 Books on BIM - origin of BIM, its benefits, long-term outlook, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Oct 31, 2012

Digital Signatures - The Final Step in Automated AEC Workflows - practical strategy for deploying digital signatures, enhancing collaboration, shrinking project delivery cycles, Cadalyst, Oct 24, 2012

Rendering Tip - White Walls - make whole image brighter using brightness slider, apply self glow to material on surface in SketchUp, Render Plus, Oct 22, 2012

The Community Contributes to Better Architecture and Engineering - OpeningDesign community provides open-source platform for content sharing, design feedback, answers to community-posed design questions, Heather Livingston, Cadalyst, Oct 18, 2012

 BIM - It's as Easy as 1, 2, 3 - pros, cons of classic drafting, considering example of designing gravity flow pipe, Jesse Evans, Synergis, Oct 9, 2012

Wicked Change Management - discussing in context of evolution from push economy to pull economy, characteristics of wicked problems, James Salmon, AUGI Library, Oct 15, 2012

Better BIM Collaboration - establish element naming guidelines, create key plan, group clashes into issues, John Stebbins, AUGI Library, Oct 12, 2012

The Importance of Workflow - workflow example, model sharing tip, implementing workflow for integrated project delivery, Philip Russo, AUGI Library, Oct 11, 2012

Linking Revit With Spreadsheets Using Ideate's BIMLink - sheet sorting, using BIMLink with hardware schedules, generating room numbers, names, managing occupancy loads, running spell check, Elise Moss, CADdigest.com, Oct 3, 2012

The Process of BIM From Design to Construction - discussing schematic design, collaboration during detailed design phase, modeling practices, construction phase simulation, Matthew Hill, AUGI Library, Oct 4, 2012

HP and Autodesk Move AEC Workflows to the Cloud - primary benefits of cloud for AEC professionals, challenges of using cloud, design enhancements applicable to visualization, model rendering, future of cloud, Carles Marti & Rick Rundell, Cadalyst, Oct 4, 2012

Tipniques: Does BIM Stand for Building Information: Modeling? Mess? Missing? Or All of the Above? - using classrooms effectively to improve, promote flow in BIM, Gerry Ramsey, AUGI Library, Oct 4, 2012

Exercising the Right BIM Strategy for the Renovation - consider reasons to renovate, challenges faced under different weather conditions, Daniel Lindahl, Architectural Evangelist, Sep 25, 2012

AEC Technology Updates, Fall 2012 - new product developments: Newforma Project Cloud, Revit LT, Sefaira plug-in; existing products update: Vectorworks 2013, form•Z 7.0, Revu v10, CadFaster|Collaborate, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Sep 27, 2012

Without a Trace: Creating an Existing-Conditions BIM Model for a Renovation - methods to start design of renovation project: 3D laser scanning, laser distance measures, Kris Weeks, Architectural Evangelist, Sep 27, 2012

Useful Approaches to BIM for Renovation Projects - benefits of BIM include: enhanced information exchange, interoperability, elimination of unbudgeted changes on projects, cost reduction, clash detections, Jose Oliveira, Architectural Evangelist, Sep 27, 2012

GTeam Cloud Collaboration Tool - helps AEC project teams to maintain secure file repository in cloud, manage file access, track project statuses, view common 2D drawings, 3D models with online file viewer, Kenneth Wong, Architecture Week, Aug 29, 2012

Bentley AECOsim Building Designer V8i - supports large, complex projects, capabilities for space planning, built-in solar shading, native support for point cloud data, but non-intuitive, not easy-to-learn, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Sep 20, 2012

Managing in the BIM Age - guidelines, protocols, taking care of aspects like plotting, model cleanup, transfer, Jennifer Storey, AUGI Library, Sep 20, 2012

GTeam by Gehry Technologies - free preview of cloud-based file management, collaboration platform is available, has browser-based 3D file viewer, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, Sep 20, 2012

AceCAD BIMReview - low-cost, 64-bit, collaborative BIM project review tool supports industry-standard formats, can color code models, has clash detection feature, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, Sep 20, 2012

The Green Team - Don Mclean of IES about its green building design software, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Sep 20, 2012

Renaissance Man - Q&A with architect Doug Patt about interest in architecture, teaching, publishing, CAD technology changing AEC field, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Sep 18, 2012

One Size Fits All - Bentley's AECOsim Building Designer provides total interdisciplinary modeling environments, supports international steel section tables, CAD User, June/July 2012

Gehry Technologies Talks to Architosh About GTeam - web-based 'software as a service' app has built-in ability to show 3D building information, can work with different BIM, CAD file types, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Sep 11, 2012

Setting the BIM Standard - Construction Operations Building Information Exchange dataset is readable format of structured asset data that builds as project is delivered, Nick Harris, AEC Magazine, Aug 2, 2012

Cymap 2013 - updated interface in Cymap 2013 helps accurately predict energy consumption, CO2 emissions, heating, cooling calculations, psychrometric analysis, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Aug 6, 2012

Defining BIM - different aspects regarding BIM: collision detection and coordination, stage visualization and schedule modeling, data management and infrastructure, Bill Campbell, AUGI Library, Aug 30, 2012

Q&A: Ideate BIMlink - background, working of BIMLink, deciding about data extraction, competitors, pricing, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Aug 27, 2012

A Case Study of BIM Implementation in India - progressive outlook of InFORM Architects on BIM despite difficulties of implementing Revit in relative isolation, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Aug 30, 2012

Ten Tips for Successful BIM Implementation - compare whole process, commit to learning, using BIM, tackle increase in complexity, order, allow time for reflection, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Aug 29, 2012

GRAITEC Advance's BIM Capabilities for Structural Design - compatibility with Revit Structure 2012, export/import between Revit Structure and Advance Design, sharing models between GRAITEC products, Protim Banerjee, CADdigest.com, Aug 20, 2012

Exploring the National BIM Standard - background of NBIMS effort, NBIMS and IFC, NBIMS-US Standard, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Aug 16, 2012

Wicked Education: Teaching IPD, BIM, and Lean Business Processes - knowledge economy vs knowledge-based economy, competing in knowledge-based economy, James Salmon, AUGI Library, Aug 8, 2012

Autodesk Revit World View: Parenting Your Design - BIM & IPD - traditional ways of AEC industry, stepping over through integrated project delivery, understanding model view definition, modeling standards, AUGI Library, Aug 2, 2012

BIM, the Cloud and Mobility are Primary Topics for Trimble/Meridian - Meridian Prolog 9.5 has cash flow forecasting feature, web-based mail merge capability, BIM Collaboration Format viewer, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Aug 6, 2012

A Picture is Worth 1000 Uses - discussing 3D visualization of schedule, phasing concepts, 3D spatial coordination, 3D virtual mock-ups, Jennifer Lanzetti, AUGI Library, Aug 2, 2012

Architosh Talks to Francois Levy About Small-Firm BIM - professional background, authoring BIM book, sustainability advantages, cultural challenges in small BIM adoption, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, July 27, 2012

GTeam Takes Collaboration to the Cloud - web-based 3D file management, project collaboration platform can import multiple file types into system, has robust tracking, audit mechanism, Susan Smith, AECCafe, July 23, 2012

GTeam Platform Helps AEC Teams Collaborate - cloud-based file management, collaboration platform, GTeam translates 3D files into common format, UI displays complete social, transactional history of project, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, July 18, 2012

Prolog Update Adds BIM Collaboration to Project Management Suite - Prolog 9.5 includes cash-flow forecasting, web-based mail merge, BIM collaboration format viewer, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, July 18, 2012

What's New: Technology Advancements in the AEC/O Industry - history of AEC advancements, evolution of design, construction, biggest advancements: social virtual cloud environments, mobile hardware, imaging and visualization, Bonnie Gorman, AUGI Library, July 9, 2012

Wicked Financial Solutions for Infrastructure - learning about wicked financing, insurance, bonding, characteristics of wicked problem, James Salmon, AUGI Library, July 5, 2012

BIMlist 2012 - tool for organizing, locating, inserting content families in Revit, has advanced search capabilities, inexpensive, highly praised by Patrick Davis, Cadalyst, June 28, 2012

BIM is a Tool - give attention to methodologies of communication, focus on quality, timing, learn to communicate ideas to one another, Damon Socha & Jennifer Lanzetti, AUGI Library, July 5, 2012

Phillip G. Bernstein Talks About the Future of Design - Autodesk executive on BIM affecting jobs in building industry, design infringement, 5 to do things for architecture firms, Wanda Lau, Architect, July 2, 2012

AIA Comes Home to the Capital, Pt 2 - new design technologies find their way on AIA Expo, SmartBIM’s VIMtrek, ecoScorecard tool, Nemetschek’s SimTrend, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, June 28, 2012 

Integration is the Name of the Game for Trelligence and Bentley Systems - Affinity integrated into ECOsim Building Designer provides real-time design validation, Susan Smith, AECCafe, June 25, 2012

AIA 2012 Comes Home to the Capitol - keynotes on 'architecture and history,' BIM, consensus-based US standard governing BIM use released, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, June 25, 2012

Construction is Hot, ADSK + Vela - Vela combines cloud, mobile with BIM to offer field management software, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, June 8, 2012

Autodesk Goes Deeper Into Construction Management with Vela Systems Acquisition - web, mobile apps by Vela give on-site construction workers access to BIM models, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, June 8, 2012

CAD at Your Fingertips - handheld devices, growing number of CAD apps, cloud technology are helping engineers, architects access CAD data from any location, Heather Livingston, Cadalyst, June 7, 2012

Wicked IPD Procurement Programs: IPD & BIM Solutions Unleashed - characteristics of integrated project delivery, elements of effective IPD procurement program, James Salmon, AUGI Library, June 5, 2012

BIM in the Cloud - advantages include closer collaboration, consistency in standards, file formats among team members, faster visualization tasks, quick decisions, Will Nicol, AEC Magazine, May 29, 2012

Technology Product Highlights from AIA 2012 Expo: Pt 2 - Project Vasari 2.5, AECOsim Building Designer, ProjectWise Explorer app for iPad, IES-VE Gaia, Trelligence Affinity, SU Podium Browser, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, May 31, 2012

SmartGeometry: Material Intensities - symposiums on particle architecture, composite technology, micro synergetics, materials science, keynote speech by Enric Ruiz-Geli, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, May 30, 2012

Graitec Advance Steel 2012 - steel fabrication, detailing software is available as standalone version with DWG-based CAD engine, has project explorer to work more effectively with large models, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, May 30, 2012 (

BIM for Principal Contractors - BIMProject act as data hub for AEC project, manages progress of all types of objects, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, May 30, 2012

AECOsim Building Designer - multidisciplinary app creates, edits architectural, structural, MEP elements using latest 3D engineering tools, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, May 30, 2012

Simplebim - low-cost IFC BIM tool has multi-window interface, supports Excel, allows filtering, editing of components to make them more useful to end-users, but output may contain errors, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, May 30, 2012

AIA: Show Floor Gallery Report, Pt 1 - ArchiCAD 16, Autodesk products, SimTread app, CADFaster for Vectorworks were showcased, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, May 24, 2012

RTC Day 2 - speakers share experiences with designing reflected ceiling plans, presentation on history of BIM, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, May 24, 2012

RTC Day 3, The Final Day - methods of programming Revit, presentations on BIM, mobile apps, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, May 25, 2012

Technology Product Highlights from AIA 2012 Expo: Pt 1 - SimTread add-on to Vectorworks, Revu 10, ArchiCAD 16, iPad apps, cloud-based products like CadFaster|Collaborate were mentioned, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, May 24, 2012

AEC Collaboration Hub - considering issues with single-cloud collaboration, collaborating between multiple clouds, predicting future technologies, Chris France, AECbytes, May 15, 2012

Integrate Data from Multiple BIM Models - FM:Interact helps capture information from Revit, mapping templates streamline asset integration, Susan Smith, AECCafe, May 14, 2012

Around the World with BIM - capturing key developments in BIM implementation in different countries to get better global perspective on BIM, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, May 9, 2012

Trimble Reports a Strong First Quarter - $502 million revenue, engineering and construction accounting for $249 million, 31% increase, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, May 4, 2012

Quickies: Nemetschek and Trimble - Nemetschek reports 7% higher revenues from last year; Trimble Q1 revenue up 31%, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, May 4, 2012

Material Witness - SmartGeometry 2012 had clusters discussing material conflicts, aspect of material usage, discussion on use nanotechnology in manufacturing of materials, CAD User, Mar/Apr 2012

NCS: Common Language for CAD Users - history of US National CAD Standard, notable revisions in version 5, Gregory Jordan, Cadalyst, May 3, 2012

Getting a BIM Rap: Why Implementations Fail, and What You Can Do About It - executive education is must, start slowly with BIM adoption, take care of soft issues like interpersonal dynamics, vision casting, change management, organizational design, Josh Oakley, AECbytes, Apr 30, 2012

Managing Revit Drawing Revisions in Newforma Project Center - old revision management process, working with existing processes, editing Revit parameters in Excel, Matt Tosto, AECbytes, Apr 24, 2012

SmartGeometry 2012 Conference - disciplines other than AEC were included, Rhino was referred to lot more than GenerativeComponents, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Apr 19, 2012

BUILT: Wicked Solutions - wicked problems as knowledge problems, market, integrated legal frameworks, collaborative workshops, enterprise level BIM or BIMxml as wicked solutions, James Salmon, AUGI Library, Apr 16, 2012

Who Keeps Moving Your BIM Goalposts? - online subscription offering, KnowledgeSmart analyses, benchmarks AEC software user skills to help maximize ROI in technology, people, client services, Joe Croser, AEC Magazine, Apr 9, 2012

BIM Training - CADline is helping organizations transitioning to BIM workflows, offering training programs, Nick Harris, AEC Magazine, Apr 9, 2012

Structurally Speaking - challenges for structural work, benefits of BIM, tips for successful implementation, common obstacles, Leo Salce, STRUCTURE, Apr 2012

Open BIM Aims to Overcome Collaboration Challenges of Modern AEC Workflows - facilitates 3 different approaches to AEC project collaboration: reference model concept, model filtering, classification, change management, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Apr 5, 2012

Inexpensive Architectural Design Software - design software packages available for less than $2500: CADVANCE, DataCAD, Punch!, AutoCAD LT, SoftPlan, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Apr 3, 2012

SmartGeometry 2012: Attack of Materials Intensity - architect Enric Ruiz-Geli demonstrated projects having 92% reduction in energy consumption, emissions energy operating costs, Dan Raker, MicroStation Connections, Mar 27, 2012

Bentley SmartGeometry Conference 2012 Report - academics, professionals talked about building dynamics and shifting attitudes, energy, environment, conflicts, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Apr 2, 2012

SmartGeometry 2012: Radical Collaboration, Conversation, and Computation - international event gave platform to academics, professionals for talking on theme material intensities: simulation, energy, environment, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Mar 29, 2012

Smart Geometry 2012, Pt 1 - An Overview - conference topic was material intensities, talkshop, symposium on shifting attitudes, material flows, practice, engineering material, Rande Robinson, Rande's Rantings & Ravings, Mar 29, 2012

SmartGeometry 2012 - Day 1 (5) - sessions, discussions on shifting attitudes, energy, environments, conflicts, innovation in practice, Design Reform, Mar 23, 2012

Photos from SmartGeometry 2012 - 10th anniversary of event celebrated with theme of 'material intensities' for cluster work, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Mar 24, 2012

Project LOD for BIM - level of development refers to model element, each project should have LOD based upon individual model elements, Applying Technology to Architecture, Mar 19, 2012

Brad Tomecek Sees a Closer Alignment Between Architecture and Manufacturing - talk about coolest CAD technology, trends in AEC industry, view on 'green' building, Brock Haroldson, Revit Community, Mar 12, 2012

Dassault's Stance on Sustainable Design in AEC - AEC firms using BIM app based on CATIA, SolidWorks for designing building products in 3D, 3DVIA Composer for making 3D product installation instructions, Brock Haroldson, CATIA Community, Mar 12, 2012

Beyond BIM - Building With Perfect Information - impacts of BIM on construction: effective competition, precisely manufactured buildings, guaranteed buildings, interoperability, Ray Crotty, AECbytes, Mar 15, 2012

Wicked Tools for the BUILT Industry - understanding 3 categories of wicked tools: wicked tech, wicked business processes, wicked legal, James Salmon, AUGI Library, Mar 13, 2012

BIMobjects Offers Library of BIM Models with Real World Products - web based BIM object portal works as content management system for manufacturers, Brock Haroldson, Revit Community, Mar 12, 2012

Unlock the Power of Collaboration with Open BIM - universal approach to collaborative design, realization, operation of buildings based on open standards, workflows, BIM Engine Blog, Mar 13, 2012

OrthoGraph Architect for iPad - sketching room layout, adding dimensions, getting drawings to CAD software, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 13, 2012

Newforma Project Center Professional 9th Edition - 'Newforma to Newforma' project connection capability, easier to navigate web interface of info exchange module, addition of contact directory, project publisher, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Mar 2, 2012

The State of IPD and BIM: An Owner's Perspective - current state of integrated project delivery, impact of the economy on it, owner-involvement in IPD, BIM + Integrated Design, Feb 27, 2012

AEC Technology Updates, Spring 2012 - release of DProfiler 2012, Tekla BIMsight 1.4, Maxwell for Google SketchUp, Clarity for Revit Server, significant technology updates from vendors like Interspec, CSC, StrucSoft Solutions, Cadalog, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Feb 23, 2012

Yale Symposium Explores Drawing in the Digital Age - underdevelopment 'Mental Canvas' software combines hand sketching with visualization capabilities of computer modeling, rendering systems, Joann Gonchar, Architectural Record, Feb 21, 2012

Graphisoft's New White Paper on BIM - summarizes main criteria for selecting BIM app for companies; advantages, limitations of using ArchiCAD during BIM adoption process, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Feb 9, 2012

Trimble Growing Ahead of Expectations - $1.64 billion of revenues generated in 2011, up 27% over 2010, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Feb 6, 2012

Introducing TurboApps SDK - 2D and 3D Mobile Development Platform - free TurboApps SDK will help CAD developers build apps around viewing 2D, 3D DWG, DXF wireframe models, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Feb 6, 2012

BUILT: Wicked Problems in Construction - characteristics of wicked problem: evolving definitions, continuous solution cycle, elusive perfect solutions, James Salmon, AUGI Library, Feb 2, 2012

Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler 2012 - easy to use conceptual design tool helps visualize entire town or cities, has built-in proposal management tool, basic building design tools, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, Jan 30, 2012

iPad Apps for AEC, Pt 2 - Autodesk Cloud, Design Review app, iVisit 3D from Abvent, Inception app from Architactile, Lachmi Khemlani, Architecture Week, Jan 25, 2012

PLM for AEC: A Better Way to Manage Buildings - Autodesk 360 for BIM announced, considering 3D imaging benefits of BIM, Peter Bilello of CIMdata, AECCafe Blogs, Jan 24, 2012

BIM - Explained in Less than 3:30 (We Promise) - BIM helps in 3D visualization, automatic updates of design data in each view, building simulation, data management, BIM Engine Blog, Jan 27, 2012

HOK's 2nd Annual BIM Awards - Oceanwide City Plaza, Bryant Park HOK Office in New York, Bengaluru International Airport T1 Expansion, Kavuklar Mixed Use projects were declared as winners, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Jan 26, 2012

You've Heard About Slow Food. What We Really Need is Slow Design - taking initiatives to reduce impacts of development on environment, considering 6 values of slow design, Michael Bardin, Co.Design, Jan 2012

Microdesk Predictions 2012 - BIM, Collaboration, As-Built Models - Microdesk executive on companies offerings, bringing in BIM models from competing CAD companies, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Jan 23, 2012

iPad Apps for AEC, Pt 1 - AutoCAD WS, Sketchbook Mobile, Autodesk Design Review, Buzzsaw Mobile, BlueStreak, iVisit 3D, Graphisoft's BIMx, Lachmi Khemlani, Architecture Week, Jan 18, 2012

Adopting Lean Practices in the Architectural/Engineering Industry - focus of Lean Six Sigma, best practices for utilizing BIM in Lean Design workflow, David Haynes of AIA, AECbytes, Jan 18, 2012

In the Trenches with BIM - technological roadblocks, organizational issues that can be encountered during BIM implementation, Scott Sedam, Professional Builder, Dec 28, 2011

New Wave of BIM Modeling - universities collaborate on their BIM projects, share what students, mentored by industry professionals, learned, accomplished, James Grundvig, The Epoch Times, Jan 10, 2012

BIM Adoption From a Supplier's Point of View - steel joist supplier, New Millennium, shares experiences during BIM software selection, file-exchange, process definition, Ricky Gillenwater, Modern Steel Construction, Jan 2012

Autodesk, Pitney Bowes Partner for AEC - initial target markets are local governments, transportation, natural resources companies, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Jan 11, 2012

Why BIM? Again? - characteristics of BIM helpful in solving modern operational, economic issues: efficiency, sustainability, ability to integrate processes, standardize, support for facility management, Pete Zyskowski, Applied Software, Jan 5, 2012

Leading in the Age of BIM - BIM workflows involve collaboration, offers leadership opportunities to emerging professionals, Randy Deutsch, Design Intelligence, Jan 5, 2012

Access to Building Codes Via Technology - International Code Council website has online library for free viewing of all sections of both international, state adopted codes, Applying Technology to Architecture, Jan 5, 2012

BIM: Not Just for New Buildings - Ohio State University Medical Center is converting 55 Medical Center buildings from AutoCAD to BIM to improve quality, speed of decision making, Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Building Design & Construction, Jan 2012

Sustainable Design as a Balancing Act - standalone web-based program 'Sustainable Minds' helps in environmental impact assessment by products, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Jan 1, 2012

Designer by Destiny - architect Dawid van Rensburg on his career journey, 'the art of living,' 'tranquility defined' projects, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Dec 22, 2011

Top Ten AEC Technology Trends of 2011 - cloud, security, crowd sourcing, social media, mobile computing, free apps, reality capture, PDF advancements, simulation, 3D cities, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Dec 19, 2011

Better Performing Buildings - AECOsim Energy Simulator creates buildings consuming less energy, providing greater occupant comfort, safety; AECOsim Building Designer finds energy costs per room, area, or building, David Chadwick, CAD User, Nov/Dec 2011

BIM as a Catalyst for Design Discovery - BIM can create resonance between analysis and synthesis within process of discovery, Life at HOK, Nov 12, 2011

Sharing BIM Knowledge - BIM experts discuss managing changes when implementing BIM, importance of how clients perceive BIM, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, Dec 8, 2011

Pieces of BIM - Autodesk acquiring Horizontal Systems for Glue Platform, to become part of Autodesk 360, helpful in solving compatibility issues between disparate software platforms, Constructech, Dec 6, 2011

The AR LAB: A Vision - architecture research labs are supposed to host latest visualization hardware, fabrication equipment, energy analysis, simulation tools, give students opportunity to teach practitioners software programming, Paul Seletsky of AIA, AECBytes, Dec 6, 2011

Industry-Wide National BIM Standard: A Progress Report - demonstrating results of 'National Precast BIM Standard' using precast concrete software systems, Chuck Eastman, Manu Venugopal, & Shiva Aram, AECBytes, Nov 30, 2011

Engaging Generative BIM Workflow - software developments enhancing Grasshopper3D as generative design tool for AEC industry, Jonathan Mirtschin, Geometry Gym, Nov 2011

Bentley Releases Unique Raceway & Cable Management - software to design, model, deliver raceway, cable systems for plant and manufacturing facilities, utility substations, ConstructionWeekonline, Nov 22, 2011

Up Next: Your Architecture Career, 3.0 - widespread applicability, 3D capabilities of BIM; users with flexibility in use of BIM, CAD are going to be successful, Elizabeth Connor, AUGI Library, Nov 18, 2011

An Easy Hand-Off from Engineering to the BIM Group - general procedure to delegate tasks to engineers, BIM detailers to produce engineered, working intelligent model, Bill Campbell, AUGI Library, Nov 16, 2011

FastTrack Schedule - tool for planning, tracking building project, helps configure reports, schedules, access resource information, effort-driven scheduling, assignment contouring features to balance workload, keeping workers fully engaged at all times, David Chadwick, CAD User, Sep/Oct 2011

Rand FQ1 Slightly Under Expectations - revenues of $22 million generated, 4% sequential decline reported, 56% of software, subscription revenue came from AEC verticals, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Nov 14, 2011

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the BIM - social implications of technology, associated work processes on firm culture, workflow brought about by implementing BIM, Randy Deutsch, Life of an Architect, Oct 20, 2011

Common Building Information Model Files from the BuildingSmart Alliance - common building information model files are intended to help users benchmark performance of BIM software, apps in common environment, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Nov 2011

The Sky is Not the Limit - advancements in BIM, software interoperability are facilitating AEC workflows to design, build super tall skyscrapers, Heather Livingston, Cadalyst, Nov 3, 2011

iPad Apps for AEC: Project Management and Construction - Vela Mobile iPad app, Bentley Navigator, ProjectWise apps, Autodesk Buzzsaw, Bluestreak, Newforma's Punch List app, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Oct 31, 2011

Sustainability Hub Extends Building Performance Analysis Tools Beyond AEC - IES products offer sustainable design advancements, LEED analysis tools to create energy efficient buildings, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Oct 31, 2011

Legal Licenses of Design Software - buying options, getting 'used' software not advisable, Applying Technology to Architecture, Oct 27, 2011

Somebody Get Frank Gehry on the Line, Stat - Gehry Technologies' vision to improve with technology will encourage AEC industry to adopt BIM at increased pace, Sam Pfeifle, SPAR Point Group, Oct 24, 2011

How Do I Make Energy Models of My Buildings? Pt 1 - defining energy modeling, components of energy modeling software: simulation engines, interfaces, Sara Fernandez Cendon, AIArchitect, Oct 2011

How Do I Make Energy Models of My Buildings? Pt 2 - architect interfaces: Autodesk Green Building Studio, Graphisoft EcoDesigner, Ecotect Analysis, Revit Conceptual Energy Analysis, Sara Fernandez Cendon, AIArchitect, Oct 2011

What Can Building Information Modeling Do for You? - model-based design approach improves building energy performance, reduce water use, on-time delivery using integrated analysis tools, Sarah Hodges, Plumbing Engineer, Sep 2011

iPad Apps for AEC: Design and Visualization - BIMx from Graphisoft, Autodesk Cloud, Design Review, iVisit 3D from Abvent, Inception from Architactile, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Oct 18, 2011

BIM: Leveraging Integration - advantages of confederated BIM in native platform, William Klorman, STRUCTURE, Oct 2011

MT - Using BIM as a PM Tool: 3.1.1 – Pt I: Deductive Approach - comparing role/influence of BIM in construction projects with role/influence expected from project manager using KPI, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Oct 12, 2011

Communicating with Architectural Software - AutoCAD LT, Revit Architecture, BIM software are useful; discussing common software communication errors, Mark Robins, Metal Architecture, Oct 4, 2011

Transoft Solutions' InVision Goes Beyond Simulation with Video Animations - multiple rendering options, HD, realistic 3D vehicle models, multiple camera viewing options within animations, Brock Haroldson, MicroStation Connections, Oct 5, 2011

BIM and the Future of Sustainable Design - basics of BIM, advantages, elements of integrated performance based design process, Sarah Graham, AEC Magazine, Oct 3, 2011

BIM for Facilities Management - current status, future outlook of BIM integration of FM:Interact with Revit, ArchiFM for Graphisoft's ArchiCAD, Bentley Facilities, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Sep 30, 2011

Work in 3D Models with BIMx for the iPad - helps in associating interactive 'game-like' environment to explore 3D building models, BIMx add on for ArchiCAD allows to save models, complete package for iPad users, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Oct 3, 2011

The Trouble with BIM - BIM not one-stop solution, accept styling capabilities of BIM system, data exchange, cultural issues matter, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Oct 1, 2011

MT - Using BIM as a PM Tool: 2.2.1 The BIM Background - emphasize of CAD over new way of designing, documenting projects, adoption of CAD by AEC industry, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Sep 26, 2011

The BIM Top Ten Truths - BIM with cloud technology enables efficient building life-cycle management, Peter Cholakis, Digital Vision Automation, Sep 21, 2011

Graphisoft BIMx for iPad & iPhone - suite of 3 apps, supports 2 distinct navigation modes for iOS, can upload BIM models to BIMx community website, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Sep 21, 2011

How to Transfer BIMx Models to iOS Devices - using file based sharing or through community site, Marton Kiss, ArchiCAD Wiki, Sep 22, 2011

MT - Using BIM as a PM Tool: 2.1 - Project Complexity and Inter-Organizational Collaboration - defining complex system, need for better coordination among teams, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Sep 21, 2011

Practice 2.0: BIM Myths and Building Truths - implementing BIM is easy; BIM is continuous process; BIM is useful, Steve Sanderson, ArchDaily, Sep 6, 2011

Barriers to Successful BIM - not understanding difference between cooperation, collaboration, approaching BIM and integrated processes as technology, focusing on integrated project delivery as end-product, Finith Jernigan, Makers of the Environment, Aug 18, 2011

BIMx for iPad Frequently Asked Questions - changes in BIMx functionality due to ArchiCAD 15 hotfix, options available to create, deliver BIMx models to clients, Graphisoft, Sep 2011

Graphisoft BIMx Model Viewer for iPad/iPhone Connects with Facebook - real-time 3D navigation, stereo, shaded, hidden line views, fly-mode, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Sep 20, 2011

Master Thesis - Using BIM as a PM Tool: 1.2 - Problem Definition - North America is ahead of Europe on BIM adoption rates, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Sep 19, 2011

Master Thesis - Using BIM as a PM Tool: 1.3 - Research Question and Objectives - Google search trends for CAD vs. BIM, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Sep 19, 2011

AEC Technology Updates, Fall 2011 - Vectorworks Architect 2012, Autodesk Project Vasari 2.1 update, Federal Intelligence Solutions for AEC firms, Newforma Project Analyzer released, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Sep 15, 2011

 Master Thesis - Using BIM as a PM Tool: 1.1- Background - definition of BIM, widely used terms related to BIM, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Sep 15, 2011

The A/E industry's New Power Trio - BIM, IPD, cloud computing have potential as future technology, but challenges include fear of liability, weak culture of collaboration, cost, training, Christina Zweig, Structural Engineer, Sep 2011

Written in Concrete - easy-to-use ProConcrete V8i can automate production of designs of reinforced concrete structures, generates all 2D rebar placement drawings, bar bending schedules, parts lists, compatible with AutoCAD, David Chadwick, Bentley.com, Aug 2011

How Social Media is Affecting the AEC Industry - social media's leap into AEC industry is transforming ways project teams, software companies communicate, Lauren Browne, MicroStation Connections, Aug 22, 2011

Defining BIM Models for the Structural Engineer of Record - levels of development to define maturity, completeness of BIM at different stages of project, Andrew Rauch, Structural Engineer, Aug 2011

People Build Buildings, That's Why Integrated Project Delivery Makes Sense - differences between IPD, lean building, starting IPD in organization, Darren Smith, Structural Engineer, Aug 2011

Integrated Project Delivery Methodology - legal relationship within IPD structure, democratic structured workflow, incentive pool for increasing performance, quality, Tim Winstanley, ArchDaily, Aug 2, 2011

Practice 2.0: 4 Take -Aways from Chicago's BIM Forum - misunderstanding about concept of BIM, 'purpose built models,' unwillingness to take lead towards BIM adoption, Federico Negro, Art & Design, Aug 3, 2011

CAD Packages for Architectural Landscape Design - ArchiCAD, Revit, Chief Architect, Home Designer Pro, IntelliCAD, Bright Hub, Aug 12, 2011

B*UILT* - BIM to FM: Procedure Integrated Services - elements of effective program for procuring integrated services in IPD environment, James Salmon, AUGI Library, Aug 2011

Sustainable Minds LCA 2.0 - eco-concept modeling combined with life cycle assessment, uses up-to-date version of ecoinvent data, expanded dataset of impact factors, available on cloud, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, July 29, 2011

Debunking the Myths About BIM in the 'Cloud' - different approaches to cloud computing; factors influencing effectiveness of BIM workflow: accessibility, system performance of BIM model, Viktor Varkonyi, AECbytes, July 31, 2011

Thinking About BIM - using simple BIM, beliefs driving successful integrated practice using BIM, understanding what BIM is not, Finith Jernigan, Architecture Week, July 27, 2011

Managing BIM Coordination - set up proper search sets, selection sets, prepare for BIM coordination, review issues during coordination meeting, AUGI Library, July 2011

5 Mobile Apps for Architects - Sketchbook Mobile, Sketchbook Mobile Express, Google Earth for Android, Architecture!, AutoCAD WS, Unit Converter, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, July 31, 2011

Tekla BIMsight 1.2 - free, easy-to-use software for spatial co-ordination, performing visual checks, automated clash detection, includes markup tools to aid collaboration, Stuart Wilkes, AEC Magazine, July 26, 2011

Oasys MassMotion - impressive crowd simulation and analysis engine can simulate from individual pedestrians to massive crowds, but highly priced, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, July 25, 2011

A Lack of Trust in Drawings and 3D - mistrust of architect drawings among builders prevents them from using digital design data, delaying construction projects, Robert Jamieson, AEC Magazine, July 25, 2011

New AIA Docs Web App: AIA Talks to Architosh About Its New Plans - benefits of online version of AIA Contract Documents software, compatibility with iPad, iPhone, multi-party support, better security, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, July 19, 2011

AECOsim for Interdisciplinary Building Design and Simulation - AECOsim Building Designer supports IFC format; AECOsim Energy Simulator calculates fuel consumption, carbon footprint, cost of fuel; AECOsim Compliance Manager available as SaaS, online cloud subscription, Susan Smith, AECCafe, July 11, 2011

A Builder Cries Out for Better BIM - integrated project delivery compensation structure can help architects receive more fee for creating better BIM model, collaborative project, openingdesign, July 2011

BIM: Designing Tomorrow - collaborative approach lets prototype building virtually, pushing boundaries to design better models, David Light of HOK, Building.co.uk, May 27, 2011

BIM Advancements for Rhino/Grasshopper - demo of IFC tree data viewer in Rhino, Jon Mirtschin, Geometry Gym, June 30, 2011

How Building Information Modeling (BIM) Helps Buildings Go Green - BIM software being used to build sustainable Miami science museum building, Jill Fehrenbacher, inhabitat, June 30, 2011

Would You Like Some Chili Sauce with Your BIM? - haphazard understanding of BIM causes huge loses, education, scope can help, 3-stage approach for BIM services, Christopher Pynn & John Hainsworth of Arup, AECbytes, June 28, 2011

My New Toy, I Mean Tool - AEC-related apps for iPad: AutoCAD WS, SketchBook Express, Inventor Publisher Mobile Viewer, Bluestreak, Buzzsaw, McDwiff, goBIM, Mike Massey, Knowing What You Don't Know About CAD, June 28, 2011

Event Report: Hexagon 2011 - metrology conference, ScanStation C5, 3D Disto high definition surveying products demoed, Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, June 24, 2011

Building Materials - A Free Sustainability Guide for Designers (and Engineers) - provides properties, advantages, disadvantages, sustainable alternatives of materials, claims to provide practical, relevant facts, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, June 20, 2011

Bentley Unveils AECOsim Family of Information Modeling Software - interdisciplinary building design, analysis, simulation software helps earn LEED certification, Cadalyst, June 16, 2011

Episode 16: Understanding BIM Wash - attempt to hide BIM incompetency, understanding BIM competency, levels of BIMwash, BIM ThinkSpace, June 6, 2011

Free Tool for BIM Model Collaboration - BIMsight has modeling collaboration capability, supports DWG, DGN, uses data model approach, Susan Smith, AECCafe, June 13, 2011

Rules of File Referencing - place files in specific folders for linking, referencing in BIM project, Scott MacKenzie, Cadalyst, June 9, 2011

Smart Geometry: What Exactly is It? - Bentley's GenerativeComponents an application, environment, allows for ultimate flexibility in design, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 7, 2011

BIM Adoption Tops 80% Among the Nation's Largest AEC Firms, According to BD+C's Giants 300 Survey - design firms are biggest adopters of BIM, Building Design & Construction, June 2011

Top 10 List of 'What BIM is Not' - BIM is neither software, nor method, parametric change engine, integrated project delivery, Emmanuel Garcia, Computer-aided Design, May 25, 2011

FileMaker Go and iPad Scores Big for AEC Industry - uses of FileMaker Go 1.2 on iPads in field-based industries, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, May 26, 2011

Technology Product Highlights from AIA 2011 Expo - Autodesk 2012 products, Bentley AECOsim Energy Simulator, AECOsim Compliance Manager, ArchiCAD 15, Vectorworks 2011, VE-Ware, CloudRender add-in for Revit Architecture, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, May 26, 2011

CityCAD 2.1 - Windows-based design application can build parametric 3D model assess sustainability, liveability quality in early stages of design process, free CityCAD viewer available, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, May 27, 2011

New Bentley Apps Opens AEC Data to Broader Business Use - free apps: Bentley Structural Dashboard for tracking, managing workflows; ODBC Driver to provide direct ODBC access to data within DGNs, i-models, Randall Newton, GraphicSpeak, May 24, 2011

BIM Discussion Gets Heated in Russia - practicing engineers oppose, younger students favor BIM, Alexander Bausk, upFront.eZine, May 16, 2011

AIA 2011 Convention: Thomas Friedman's Keynote and Energy-Related Technologies - sustainability theme, green design in AEC industry, GreenWizard available as SaaS to help select greener products, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, May 19, 2011

A Cautionary Digital Tale of Virtual Design and Construction - poor communication between contractor, architect led to mismanagement in BIM project, Nadine Post, ENR.com, May 23, 2011

SmartGeometry 2011 - 'building the invisible' theme emphasizing use of sensors, talkshop sessions, cluster workshops, Marc Thomas, Bentley.com, May 17, 2011

SmartGeometry 2011, Copenhagen Denmark - Terri Peters, Archinect, May 2011

How BIM Can Help Japanese Disaster Recovery Efforts - open standards of BIM, real-time communication tools, collaborative data sharing are useful in recovering from national disasters, Mike Singer, AIA, May 2011

Cartoons - depicting scenario in AEC industry, DesignIntelligence, May 2011

CityEngine 2010.3 - easy-to-use visualization tool with parametric building capabilities for designing cities, has ability to import GIS, real world data, Stephen Holmes, AEC MAgazine, May 16, 2011

Autodesk Discusses Building Information Modeling - Mark Lewis of Autodesk discusses benefits of BIM, changed mindset needed to adopt it, Buildingtalk, May 15, 2011

Autodesk's 2012 Line-Up - Autodesk product suites include mature, professional software that need expertise, skill, training to use them efficiently, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, May 14, 2011

IPD and BIM Changing the A/E Profession - outsourcing production work to Asian countries is bringing quantum shift in AEC industry work culture, Edward Friedrichs, IPD Channel, May 2, 2011

Commissioning Design Viz - architectural visualization is powerful marketing tool, Martin Drake, AEC Magazine, May 10, 2011

Intro to Design Computation - bible for sustainable design 'sun, wind & light' handles complex concepts for easier understanding, implementation, Alex Webb, The Technology of Sustainable Design, Jan 9, 2011

An Introduction to Sustainable Design in BIM (Video Download Links) - Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, May 3, 2011

Autodesk's AEC Media Day 2011 Report - BIM 360 tool for AEC collaboration, contents of Building Design Suite 2012, Susan Smith, AECCafe, May 2, 2011

The Fly-High BIM Blues - Archiform 3D animations complemented by vocal performance of Beaux Jaxon, YouTube, Apr 27, 2011

KS Admin Help Notes - communicate plans, prepare timetable, send invites, complete assessments, The Knowledge Smart Blog, Apr 28, 2011

Building Information Modeling - BIM, importance to construction industry, Ralph Montague of RIAI, YouTube, Apr 19, 2011

Autodesk AEC Technology Day 2011 - feature of building design 2012 release products, real world examples, BIM 360 initiative introduced, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Apr 21, 2011

Point Clouds - When Are Billions of Points Not Enough? - importing point clouds into CAD, point clouds to get denser, utilizing point clouds, fast paced technology, CAD Insider, Apr 7, 2010

Report on SG2011 in Copenhagen - talk shop, presentations using sensors, talk with Ben Van Berkel, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Apr 18, 2011

A Sense of Empowerment - Peter Thompson of Autodesk talks about interoperability in BIM workflows through Navisworks, CAD User, Mar/Apr 2011

SmartGeometry 2011: Clearings in the Data Jungle - discussion on data by design, GUI-driven computational design, GenerativeComponents, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Apr 13, 2011

SmartGeometry: The Bentley Talk - Huw Roberts, Makai Smith talk about generative components (GC), investments by Bentley, future of GC, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 10, 2011 

The SmartGeometry Workshop - theme 'building the invisible' emphasized use of sensors; cluster workshops include: use the force, urban feeds, responsive acoustic surfaces, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 10, 2011

Cluster Focus: Talking to Andy Payne Architect - cluster champions for 'use the force' workshop talks about parametric model, interactively wired to mock floor surface, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 10, 2011 

BIM for the Construction Business Owner - benefits of BIM workflows, Marc Goldman, BIM to Field, Mar 10, 2011

PREFAB, BIM and IPD - relating prefabricated architecture to BIM, IPD, Ryan Smith, BIM + Integrated Design, Mar 27, 2011

Mind the BIM Gap - considering factors to embrace process change, Sean Burke, Digital Vision, Apr 5, 2011

Inviting Users to Take a KS Test - The Knowledge Smart Blog, Apr 7, 2011

Picturing the Possibilities - preconstruction designer David Maloney talks about his role in AEC project, rendering challenges, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Apr 7, 2011

Newsletter: Ben van Berkel/UNStudio - From Computer Baroque to Smart Geometry - keynote speaker Ben van Berkel talks about computational design revolutionizing AEC industry, AECCafe, Apr 2011

How Does BIM Change Your Project Processes and Where Does Revit Fit In? -BIM helps derive estimates directly from model, Scott Rozenbloom, BIMUZER, Apr 6, 2011

The SmartGeometry Conference Explores New Approaches to Design - with theme 'Building the Invisible,' users discussed role of data in design, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Mar 4, 2011

Simplify Operations with Facilities Management - FM:Systems offers bi-directional link with AutoCAD, Revit, BIM integration component, takes data from sources including 3D, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Apr 4, 2011

A Trainer's Perspective: Key Requirements for a Successful BIM Implementation - change should be gradual involving selected users, with sufficient training, no expectation of ROI in initial projects, Cyril Verley of CDV Systems, AUGI, Mar 2011

How to 'BIM-Enable IPD' - BIM-enabled IPD needs shared model between design, construction, Laura Handler of Tocci Building Corporation, AUGI, Mar 2011

BIM, Beyond Clash Detection - industry experts discuss collaboration, ROI gained, taking BIM to field, Constructech, Mar 29, 2011

New Revelation of BIM - lessons learned from new workflow paradigms, earned value for modeling, risk factors, quality control, Kevin Albright of Hatch Mott MacDonald, Structural Engineering & Design, Apr 2011

Message to the Project Management Software Industry: You Need to Learn ESPERANTO - integrated, collaborative document control needed across projects, focusing on portfolio productivity, Gustavo Lima of Cannon Design, AECbytes, Mar 29, 2011

Creating and Editing KS Tests - The Knowledge Smart Blog, Mar 24, 2011

LEED Energy Tool Saves Time and Streamlines Workflows - VE-Navigator for ASHRAE 90.1 tool has facilitated energy modeling, benchmarking, reporting capabilities, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Mar 21, 2011

Crossing Platforms - industry experts discuss BIM interoperability, collaboration issues, educating users, Randy Hofbauer, Structural Engineering & Design, Mar 2011

Options for Performing Progressive Collapse Analyses - discussing analysis options: linear static, linear dynamic, nonlinear static, nonlinear dynamic, Lisa Willard & Brian Quinn, Structural Engineering & Design, Mar 2011

How to Talk About BIM/Revit Without Knowing That Much About BIM/Revit - distinguish BIM, Revit, discipline, number versions of Revit, Scott Rozenbloom, BIMUZER, Mar 18, 2011

BIM There, Done That? - software vendors, users provide insight into BIM, CAD User, Jan/Feb 2011

AGC's Winter 2011 BIMForum, Pt 2 - presentations on use of BIM to design, construct building envelopes, industry perspectives, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Mar 17, 2011

BIM Could Be Better: Ask for Links - inability of BIM software to link project process information to location or element is concern among design, construction professionals, Ian Howell of Newforma, Structural Engineering & Design, Feb 2011

Building a Few Million Points - high-definition 3D laser scanning to obtain point cloud data for generating BIM models, Beau Turner of IMAGINiT Technologies, Structural Engineering & Design, Feb 2011

An Insight Into BIMSight - easy-to-use, free app from Tekla helps users collaborate on building information in construction industry, CAD User, Jan/Feb 2011

BIM Manager Survey 2010 - Titles - BIM managers increase to 44%, randomness of title goes to 33%, Mark Kiker, BIM Manager, Mar 9, 2011

Bridging Gap Between BIM & Residential Owners - barriers to BIM adoption, adopting BIM on residential projects, Arun Roy, Architectural Evangelist, Feb 3, 2011

Newforma Project Center 8th Edition - project information management app finally includes long-sought BIM integration, potentially revolutionizing how BIM will be managed, deployed, BIM integration enabled by Revit add-in, additional add-ins for contract management, mobile access, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Mar 2, 2011

Revit & 3ds Max Link - virtual resolution has been slowly refining Revit Factory, hide anything invisible in camera view to optimize render speed, bind FBX to remove link if needed, Tim Power, Chris Senior, AEC Magazine, Feb 18, 2011

Breaking Architectural Barriers with Structural Glass - glass goes beyond mere aesthetics, defining loads, modeling stresses, Abaqus FEA simulates critical fittings, Stutzki Engineering, Product Design & Development, Feb 16, 2011

36 Arguments for Existence of BIM - BIM is 100% aspirational, it requires changes to definition of traditional architectural phases, more data sharing than engineers are used to, Randy Deutsch, BIM + Integrated Design, Feb 24, 2011  

Finding Discrepancies Between BIM Models & Contract Documents using Newforma Project Center - making 2 drawing sets as identical as possible in regard to scale, alignment, use Before-After slider to toggle, Peter Urban, AECbytes, Feb 23, 2011 

AGC’s Winter 2011 BIMForum, Pt 1 - 3D details from BIM model to supplement traditional 2D images to make construction inspection, DPR used laser scanning to determine specific elements for comparisons with fabrication model, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Feb 17, 2011

Pen Sets, Pt 2 - using BIM on day to day basis, open pen sets with colors but some different line weights, pen numbers based on templates architects used with ArchiCAD 6.5, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, Feb 20, 2011

More Good News: Tekla, Cenit - building, construction group revenue grow by 19% in 2010, US continues to be single largest market for its AEC BIM solutions, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Feb 11, 2011

LEEDing BIM Revolution - provision of modeling services, analytics, information management, environmental data for AEC, model merge, green data will give industry ability to manage green requirements, Peggy Smedley, Constructech, date not mentioned

Putting ‘Context’ In BIM - 'information' part differentiates BIM from other 3D CAD model, MEP streamlining electrical design works, wider project context using point cloud models in photo-realistic detail by laser scanners, Joe Croser, Lidar News, Feb 3, 2011

Don't Get Lost In CAD-to-BIM Translation - get all on same page by mapping out inputs, outputs for your next venture, clarify project requirements in writing, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Feb 9, 2011

Episode 15, Initiating Collaborative BIM Project - collaborative, model-based process, exercise in patience, outright efficiency, offsite manufacturing usage also tested, Bilal Succar, BIM Think Space, Feb 2, 2011

What's Next: James P. Barrett - BIM producing greater integration, collaboration among project members, better understanding of building details provide than 2D documentation, Las Vegas approach, Joann Gonchar, Architectural RECORD, Feb 1, 2011

Will BIM Make CAD Irrelevant? At Larson, Darby, Answer Is 'No' - firm installs all AutoCAD version, choice of software depends on project, improving functionality, Heather Livingston, Cadalyst, Jan 26, 2011

Beyond BIM - It’s Not the End of Road - academic research to understand steps beyond, BIM, introduction of 'priority themes,' 3 imperatives, Robert Amor, Robert Owen, AECbytes, Jan 20, 2011

Architectural Technologist - Cadool.com Website Launched to Hold CAD Drawings - standard details for easy download, good library of major manufacturers, easy select, vast CPD, Steve Scaysbrook, Konstrukshon CPD Weblog, Jan 13, 2011

BIM, Cloud, Pt 2: Economics of Private Cloud Computing -  firm owners, principals, executives responsible for technology infrastructure, traditional IT vs private cloud computing at significantly less cost, Chris France, AECbytes, Jan 12, 2011

AEC 2011 - Looking Forward - cloud, virtualization, BIM, more, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Mon Jan 10, 2011

Integrated BIM, Ecotect, Oasys GSA Through Grasshopper - form-finding tools, structural system improved by plug-ins from geometrygym, Scott Davidson, Rhino News, etc, Jan 6, 2011

AEC Exhibitor Highlights from Autodesk University 2010 - overview of AEC apps exhibited include Revit add-on applications including Ideate BIMLink, SkyBIM Estimator, Revit Express Tools, Scan to BIM, upcoming integration between Trelligence Affinity and IES VE, MEP apps by EastCoast CAD/CAM, more, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Dec 14, 2010

Autodesk BIM Conference Report - full of customer presentation, a 'roaring success', UK government getting involved as 20% BIM adoption in UK trails 60% adoption in US, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Dec 5, 2010

AIA Technology in Architectural Practice 2010 Conference - overview of plenary session presentations, topics including BIM implementation, sustainable design, IPD, cloud computing, standards for BIM, new ways of designing and visualizing, AECbytes, Nov 18, 2010

Simplifying Access to Laser-Scanning Data - IMAGINiT's Scan to BIM software manages laser scan data, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Nov 17, 2010

Tgi3D: Software for Modeling from Photographs - use digital photos to create 3D model, Tgi3D SU AMORPH for advanced modeling, photogrammetry tools by Tgi3D SU PHOTOSCAN, Stefan Boeykens, CAD & 3D, Dec 16, 2010

Assigning Information in ArchiCAD for Material Takeoffs - using BIM's 3D database to assign properties to building elements in ArchiCAD, generate a material takeoff, Thomas Simmons of ARCHVISTA, AECbytes.com, Dec 16, 2010

Optimization of Buildings with Scia Engineer - using parametric design, auto design optimization capabilities of Nemetschek's Scia Engineer, Mark Flamer, Astrid Bastiaens of Nemetschek Scia, AECbytes.com, Dec 16, 2010

Push BIM Beyond a Glorified CAD System - use of data hindered by lack of interoperability, Vicki Speed, BIMsight, Dec 7, 2010

BIW Acquired by Conject - Commentary - German FM software vendor buys UK market leader in SaaS construction collaboration, Paul Wilkinson, Extranet Revolution, Dec 16, 2010

Greener Buildings Through Energy Analysis Tools - challenges facing architects, engineers to design energy-efficient buildings using software, tips to overcome, Vijay Kanal, Kelly Flores, AECbytes.com, Dec 2, 2010

The Future of Green - designers increasingly asked to take into account origins of raw materials, carbon released in manufacture, Mark Clarkson, Desktop Engineering, Dec 1, 2010

NOW and WHEN Australian Urbanism: Future of Architecture Seen in 3D Uses - Australian Jumbo Vision provides projectiondesign F32 WUXGA DLP projectors for use on touring exhibit for architectural photographer, CGW, Nov 29, 2010

Bentley's Be Inspired 2010 Event - range of international projects using Bentley's solutions, 3D modeling, visualization, analysis of some critical components of building, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Oct 27, 2010

The Challenges of Product Development in Architecture & Beyond - though buildings created with CAD, data is still fragmented, Gary Vasilash, Time Compression, Oct 29, 2010

MEP 3D-BIM Survey Results - respondent companies in survey use Revit MEP, AutoCAD MEP, Design Master, 76% of respondents using 3D-BIM on projects, industry discussing how widespread adoption of 3D BIM will be in future, David Robison, Design Master, Oct 1, 2010

BIM from Thirty Thousand Feet - no global perspective of complex set of issues involved in BIM, requirement of group dedicated to taking overall view, Brian Lighthart, AECbytes, Sep 30, 2010

Is BIM for Big Firms Only? - reasons for not moving to BIM, Mark Kiker, BIM Manager, Sep 27, 2010

The Best BIM Design, Drawing and Reference Apps for the iPhone and iPad - goBIM, FingerCAD, REVITKeys, iRhino 3D, cadTouch R2, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Sep 14, 2010

AutoCAD Comes to the Mac and the iPad - impact on AEC industry, iPad becoming medium for accessing/creating building information, increasing adoption of Mac platform, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Sep 9, 2010

The BIM Steam Roller - BIM transforming design industry, ease collaboration between team members, changing staffing, business models, Moen, Aug 2010

Grabbing for Control, and Acceding It - BIM-based working drawings, today's design tools about control, coordination, integration of information, Phil Bernstein’s Blog, Aug 13, 2010

The Best Construction Management Apps for the iPhone and iPad - author sorts through hundreds of apps to find most useful ones for AEC, Houston Neal, Software Advice, Aug 25, 2010

Performance Analysis Technology and Radical Design Change for Carbon Neutrality - 'lean, clean, green' approach, analysis software, analyzing early, cross disciplinary approach, Don Mclean, AECbytes, July 14, 2010 

New Technology Solutions Exhibited at AIA 2010 Expo - real-time/any-time PDF-based collaboration, Bluebeam Studio, 3D content, wide-format scanning, printing, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, July 13, 2010

Next Evolution of BIM: Open Collaborative Design Across the Board - improving interdisciplinary collaboration, challenges, using IFC model version tracking, Viktor Varkonyi, AECbytes, July 1, 2010

Next Evolution of BIM: Open Collaborative Design Across the Board - open collaboration strategies, challenges, building dynamic round-trip collaboration workflows, IFC model, Viktor Varkonyi, AECbytes, July 1, 2010

Fine Living: a Few Big Ideas About Some Very Small Units - formerly at  Autodesk & Gehry, Malcolm Davies now makes small rooms, offices from containers, PJ Bremier, marinij.com, June 25, 2010

AIA 2010 Virtual Convention and Expo - attending conference virtually is cost effective ($160 members/$275 nonmembers), though only 30 vendors had virtual exhibits, highlights from Autodesk, Bentley, Graphisoft, more, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, June 24, 2010

What's New in AutoCAD Architecture 2011 - user interface enhancements, shareaec.com, Jun 17, 2010

Design-BIM-Build: A New Paradigm for the AEC Industry - cost driven, constructability focused, energy efficient building project, BIM better than CAD, Bimboom, Jun 16, 2010

Adding Materials in Your Artlantis Scene - video, materials obtained from 3D model, possibilities for different texture, material parameters allow special effects, working with curved surface, shareaec.com, Jun 13, 2010

What's New in AutoCAD Architecture 2011 - video, productivity, shareaec.com, Jun 13, 2010

Integrated Communication - Why BIM Doesn't Require Revit - using models to strengthen communication, BIM difficult without Civil 3D/Revit, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Jun 12, 2010

Cadac Organice Explorer 2010 - engineering document management, control, project collaboration based entirely based on MS SharePoint but improves on interface, integrates with MS Office, Outlook, AutoCAD, MicroStation, BricsCad, Revit., Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes.com, Jun 10, 2010

Newforma Project Center Seventh Edition - major release, using MySQL database, email client support expansions, other enhancements, PIM for AEC industry, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Jun 3, 2010

Using AutoCAD Architecture AEC Dimensions, Pt 3 - automatic/manual AEC dimension, overriding dimensional values, adding points, detaching objects, Francisco Antonio Fontenele Nascimento, Autodesk University, May 27, 2010 (also see Pt 1, Pt 2)

From Lonely BIM to Social BIM: Moving Beyond Design to FM exclusive - reducing costs and increasing communication over the building lifecycle, collaborative web environment of ARCHIBUS to connect Autodesk Revit models, Sean Bonson, Autodesk University 2009

Collaborating in the New AEC World - useful application of ECM technology, selecting an ECM system, ECM and BIM model, Al Douglas, AECbytes, May 3, 2010

The Future of Software for AEC? Autodesk's Direction Offers Some Clues - coverage of Autodesk AEC Technology Day, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Apr 15, 2010

Autodesk AEC Technology Day - highlights include overview of its 2011 AEC portfolio, customer presentations, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes.com, April 14, 2010

Autodesk AEC Tech Preview - AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD MEP, Revit MEP, product releases addressing customers' needs, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Apr 7, 2010

Replay: AEC Press Day - AEC Press Day celebration, AEC in the 2011 release, James Wedding, Autodesk, Apr 7, 2010

Economy Still the Elephant in the Room - Autodesk AEC Tech Day, world of job insecurity, CAD's latest bells and whistles, CAD Insider, Apr 7, 2010

SmartGeometry 2010: Work is Play; Play is Work - Bentley to make 'generative components' available for free, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Mar 25, 2010

SmartGeometry 2010: What Makes the Geometry Smart? - talk with Bentley executives, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Mar 25, 2010

- Buzzsaw collaboration, Revit project setup, BIM management, standards, Dat Lien, Autodesk University 2009

BIM: A Business Decision exclusive - establishing full BIM implementation plan, strategy, calculating ROI for bringing Autodesk Revit into organization, Joseph Joseph, Autodesk University 2009

Computer-Aided EcoDesign - 3D model based software are helping designers measure design's impact on environment, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, Mar 4, 2010

Sustainable Minds LCA 1.1 - web-based, on-demand ecodesign, lifecycle assessment tools to measure environmental impact of products, Al Dean, Experience Manufacturing, Mar 2, 2010

21 Building Systems: Toward a Rational Taxonomy in Architecture - importance of systems, taxonomies, proposal of taxonomy to cover complete set of AEC tasks, Lewis Dickens, AECbytes, Feb 26, 2010

There's Life Beyond Foam Core - Winning Projects with Innovative Marketing Materials exclusive - using 2D print to quickly create 3D model, prototype lighting effects, creating boards, other marketing items with vinyl, canvas, Laura Vidal, Autodesk University 2009

AIA Board of Directors Approves Statement on Interoperability - lack of interoperability can cause waste of resources, decreased productivity, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, architosh, Feb 10, 2010

There is No 'I' in Team exclusive - orienting Revit building project on site, collaborating with multi-disciplinary team, using building model for energy analysis, utilizing 4D in building design, Ron Palma, Autodesk University 2009

BIM and the Cloud - business benefits of workstation clouds, implementing high performance graphics workstations cloud strategy, Chris France of Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, AECbytes, Feb 4, 2010

Flexible Workflows with Bentley Integrated Structural Modeling - integrated structural workflow is facilitated to complement interoperability formats across different verticals, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Feb 1, 2010

Using Newforma Project Center to Drive the BIM Markup Process - mark up 3D view from Revit Structure, conveying change efficiently in real-time, Craig Stauffer & Steve Farvour of PCS Structural Solutions, AECbytes, Jan 28, 2010

UK BIM Standard: What Next? - AEC (UK) team developing BIM standards for architects, designers working on different AEC projects, Nigel Davies, AEC Magazine, Jan 26, 2010

BIM Convergence: BIM Collaboration on a Case Study Project exclusive - collaborative design processes leveraging BIM platform, 3 critical steps for exchanging BIM databases effectively, advantages/challenges of integrated project delivery relative to BIM methodologies, Kelly Cone, Autodesk University 2009

BIM in the Federal Government 2009-2010: Evolving Roles and Deliverables exclusive - understanding GSA BIM guides for energy efficiency, navigating new BIM contract language, defining BIM roles, deliverables, Patrick Suermann, Autodesk University 2009

Autodesk AEC Headquarters: A Case Study of BIM and IPD Efficiencies exclusive - IPD approach with BIM: structure, communications, contracts; clash detection, estimating costs, constructability, Phillip Bernstein of Autodesk, Autodesk University 2009

AEC Exhibitor Highlights from Autodesk University 2009 - holographic technology by Zebra Imaging, real time 3D solution Nova from Vertice, 3D printing solutions from Z Corp., Stratasys, EnvisionTec, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Jan 14, 2010

Bluestreak and the Birth of a Collaboration Kernel - using collaboration kernel to integrate collaboration interactions, seven principles of project information cloud, David, StressFree, Jan 7, 2010

Autodesk, Graphisoft and 3D News - Autodesk acquires Dynamite VSP, SIM Products, AIA reports increased use of BIM, architosh, Jan 6, 2010

Top Ten AEC Trends of 2009 - cloud computing, 3D laser scanning, visualization, simulation, analysis, social networking, multi-core computing, project collaboration tools, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Jan 4, 2010

BIM from Thirty Thousand Feet - no global perspective of complex set of issues involved in BIM, requirement of group dedicated to taking overall view, Brian Lighthart, AECbytes, Sep 30, 2010

BIM Success Requires a Culture of Collaboration - collaborative culture needs to be set between design firms and contractors to get substantial benefits of BIM, Steve Watt of WinEstimator, CADCAMNet.com, Dec 10, 2009

Looking Beyond BIM to Business Information: The Role of agcXML in Streamlining Information Exchange - public data specification helps users validate content of data exchange, Michael Tardif of AIA, AECbytes, Dec 14, 2009

Life After and Beyond Copy Monitor or Whose Column is it, Anyway? exclusive - real-world case study with concepts to improve team's efficiency, workflow to leverage collaborative promise of BIM, Jamie Richardson, Autodesk University 2008

Introducing Bonzai3D - simple, easy, quick conceptual modeler with NURBS engine to create, edit forms, self -explanatory UI, contour design capability, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Nov 29, 2009

Face to Face: Turning to BIM - Raguram Jayaram of Bentley, Daniel Frawley of Aretas talk about awareness of BIM in Middle East construction industry, BIM as effective framework, ConstructionWeekonline.com, Nov 21, 2009

Incorporating BIM in Integrated Project Delivery exclusive - IPD adopted to various project delivery methods, impacts on contracts, compensation, liabilities, structural engineers will need to adopt to this method using BIM tools, David Bleiman, Autodesk University 2008

Inspiring Infrastructure - Be Inspired Awards winners use Bentley software to develop all kinds of infrastructure in world, Susan Smith, Architecture Week, Nov 18, 2009

Straightening Out Multi-CAD Mayhem - BIM demands a systematic approach to handling multiple CAD systems, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Nov 11, 2009

Sliding into Sustainable Mindset: Test-Driving Sustainable Minds 1.0 - web-hosted greener product design software for measuring environmental impact of product, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Nov 9, 2009

The Whole Building Approach to Sustainable Retrofit - Bentley Hevacomp calculates carbon dioxide emissions of buildings, interoperable with BIM applications, Be Current, Nov 4, 2009

The Funnel - moving from early design concepts to design refinement, testing to creation of end products, choice of software gets narrowed down, Mark Kiker, AUGI, Oct 2009 (may require free registration)

How Much Does Your Building Weigh? - weight optimization is essential to build sustainable structures, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Oct 26, 2009

BIM Ushers in a Culture of Collaboration - organization culture must support collaboration to bring best of BIM tools, Steve Watt, AECCafe, Oct 23, 2009

Taking Analysis Out of the Back Room - IES analysis tools help architects take design decisions early in developmental stage to enable sustainable design, Don McLean of IES, AEC Magazine, Oct 21, 2009

Sustainability: What is Your Strategy? - BIM software can create sustainable design following EU's Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, Peter Baxter of Autodesk, AEC Magazine, Oct 20, 2009

BIM Technology Adoption and Implementation at MAAP - insight into BIM as seen, implemented by average, mid-size firm in UK, Rahul Shah of MAAP Architects, AECbytes, Oct 15, 2009

Generative Design is Changing the Face of Architecture - Bentley's GenerativeComponents software is helping build real-world architectural projects, Angus Stocking, Cadalyst, Oct 15, 2009

Heva So Clever! - Bentley's Hevacomp Simulator V8i predicts heat losses, gains, measuring building performance, can import more data using gbXML 3.07, David Chadwick, CAD User, Sep/Oct 2009

Achieving AEC Workflow Design Performance Using AutoCAD MEP Fabrication exclusive  - key components of seamless design to fabrication methodology, direct one-to-one relationship between AutoCAD MEP 2009, piping & sheet metal fabrication, Randy Swaim, Autodesk University 2008

Delivering on the Promise of BIM Through Hybrid Project Delivery exclusive - hybrid approach utilizing Revit MEP suite can provide entire MEP design team with tools they need, using Revit MEP in this hybrid workflow is supportive of sustainability, 3D modeling, improved construction documentation productivity, Steven Butler, Autodesk University 2008

What's the BIM Deal? Pt 3 - checklist for managing expectations, dos, don'ts of training for better BIM implementation, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Sep 23, 2009

Transcending the BIM Hype: How to Make Sense and Dollars from Building Information Modeling - Eric Lamb, Dean Reed and Atul Khanzode of DPR Construction suggest how AEC industry can move beyond hype of BIM technology to maximize rewards, AECbytes, Sep 22, 2009

AU Keynote for AEC: Conceptual Design & Modeling - Site to Structure - inventing new approaches to architectural form, technology to expand boundaries of formal design problem, conceptual modeling in AEC segments, Jay Bhatt, Autodesk University 2008

US Army Corps Adopts BIM Teams for Facility Design - BIM helping point out errors while designing buildings for US Military Academy at West Point, JoAnne Castagna, BIM Channel, Sep 3, 2009

How Fit is Your Building? - whole-building performance analysis tool Autodesk Ecotect Analysis 2010 helps architects make informed decisions about energy efficiency, sustainability of designs, David Chadwick, CAD User.com, Jul/Aug 2009

What's the BIM Deal? Pt 2 - readers raise queries about BIM hype, effectiveness for company, preparing for BIM, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Sep 9, 2009

eGovernment and BIM - federal agencies using BIM, learn about SMARTcodes, machine-to-machine application for automating code compliance checking, Barbara Heller, Autodesk University 2008

BIM: Fact or Fiction? Pt 4: Big BIM Little BIM (Cardboard Box) - define important areas depending on requirements, categorize challenges to adopt BIM successfully, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Sep 4, 2009

The Value of Building Information Modeling: Can We Measure the ROI of BIM? - results of recent survey conducted at USC as part of a research project aimed at determining return on investment of BIM, Burcin Becerik-Gerber, Samara Rice of University of Southern California, AECbytes, Sep 1, 2009

Interview: Phil Bernstein - video, Autodesk executive talks about adoption, implementation of BIM, Revit, advice for students, David Basulto, arch daily, Aug 21, 2009

EcoDesigner - integrated with ArchiCAD 12, easy-to-use, energy evaluation tool for sustainable design, calculates optimum solution to minimize energy consumption, carbon emissions, David Chadwick, CAD User.com, Jul/Aug 2009

What's the BIM Deal? - understanding fundamentals of BIM, unified BIM theory, BIM requirements, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Aug 26, 2009

Toward a BIM Paradigm - presently no single application available to model comprehensive life cycle building information effectively, Dana Smith & Michael Tardif, Architecture Week, Aug 19, 2009

The World According to BIM, Pt 3 - define goals, assess your current situation, choose pilot project, make plan for fool-resistant transition to BIM, Pete Zyskowski, Cadalyst, Aug 20, 2009

Green BIM: Sustainable Design with Building Information Modeling - analytical sun studies, continuous control of resource usage, design optimization scenarios, BIM for computer energy simulations, Matthew Brewster, architosh, Aug 12, 2009

Model Based Estimating to Inform Target Value Design - model-based cost estimating automates time-consuming tasks of quantity takeoff, makes cost adaptation to design change management easier, quicker, Saurabh Tiwari, Josh Odelson, Alan Watt, & Atul Khanzode, DPR Construction, AECbytes, Aug 12, 2009

NCS Version 4.0: Revisions You Need to Know About - format requirements of each NCS components, identifying changes in NCS version 4.0, streamlining implementation of NCS formats into workplace, Charles Green, Autodesk University 2008

Facility Management: Down to the Nuts and Bolts - preparing drawings in AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, AutoCAD Architecture, using data in CAFM, Jon Luby, Autodesk University 2008

A Guided Quest for Hidden Energy - VE-Gaia module in VE 6.0 provides logical workflow to complete specific building performance analyses, can run sophisticated climate simulations, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, Aug 6, 2009

Future of the AEC Industry: 10 Trends - Raymond Kogan discusses demographics, markets, BIM, integrated project delivery approach will affect AEC industry, Architectural Record, Aug 1, 2009

BIM: Fact or Fiction? Pt 3: Looking Forward to a PIM - concept of shared BIM database, BIM feeding into coordinated project integration model, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Aug 1, 2009 (requires free registration)

BIM for FM and Beyond - brief review of BIM, meaning for facility managers, gathering information into single, comprehensive collection facility information, managing, reporting facility information graphically, Bob Fahlin, Autodesk University 2008

BIM at Its Best - clash detection, expanded collaboration, good return on investment is making contractors adopt BIM fast, Bruce Buckley, Constructor Magazine, May/Jun 2009

Off-the-Shelf Genius - parametric software can design wrinkled, folded, rounded 'wow' buildings, Karrie Jacobs, Metropolismag.com, Jul 22, 2009

SmartGeometry Interview: Mark Burry, Brett Steele - video, keynote speakers from Smart Geometry 2009 conference talk about parametric design, future of architectural practices, Australian Design Review, Jul 2, 2009

Smart Geometry Conference 2009 - industry leaders, architects, engineers gave presentations on prevailing parametric tools, Maitiu Ward, Australian Design Review, May 27, 2009 pdf

Beneath the Surfaces: The Hidden Elegance in Parametric Design - presentation on digital crafting focuses on real-time fabrication, building, Don Chong, V1 Magazine, Jun 17, 2009

Beneath the Surfaces: The Hidden Elegance in Parametric Design - II - projects using design data in real time, design as logic tool, Don Chong, V1 Magazine, Jun 26, 2009

A Case for 2D CAD in a 3D BIM World - benefits of using 2D CAD over 3D while designing buildings, Tom Lazear, architosh, Jul 16, 2009

Introduction to Autodesk Project Newport: Architectural Visualization and Presentation Technology Prototype - transforming Revit, 3ds Max, AutoCAD designs into spectacularly vivid, immersive 3D presentations, Sean Young, Autodesk University 2008

Step Up to the Sustainability Plate with VE-Gaia - energy analysis tool shares gbXML connectivity with VE-Toolkits, helps assess carbon technology, photovoltaic cells, wind turbines, biomass, absorption cooling, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Jul 13, 2009

BIMStorm Brings Cloud Computing to Connectivity Week - cloud computing collaborative process helps share data among multiple software programs, Kimon Onuma & Michael Bordenaro, AutomatedBuildings.com, Jul 2009

Free Energy Analysis with IES VE-Ware - free program for measuring buildings' carbon output, energy consumption, can be used with Revit, Google SketchUp, Kenneth Wong, Architecture Week, Jun 24, 2009

Successful Sustainable Design with Building Information Modeling - taking full advantage of sustainable analysis tools, workflows for better performance-based building design, Eddy Krygiel, Autodesk University 2008

How Project Information Management Sharpens Our Focus on Clients and Designs - 5 point plan includes streamlining email, FTP management, archiving, improving document management, facilitating project delivery, easy retrieval of archived information, Andrew Hollomon, AECbytes, Jun 30, 2009

AEC API Talk - answering programming problems, Jeremy Tammik, Autodesk University 2008

Sustainable Design Leadership: Best Practices and Solutions from Industry Leaders - core concepts of sustainable design, environmental factors impacting business, building sustainable design into your products, projects, Lynelle Cameron, Autodesk University 2008

Incorporating Innovative and Immersive Technologies: Changing the Art of Design - overview of tools that can give flexible, efficient, integrated design experience to AEC industry, James Balding of AIA, AECbytes, Jun 24, 2009

Cinema 4D R11 Architectural Edition - fast multi-gray UI, menus attached to windows, includes plug-ins for all Nemetschek AG BIM applications, impressive global illumination render engine, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Jun 19, 2009

Doing More with Less! - Altair Engineering provides design solutions to handle modern signature buildings, David Chadwick, CAD User, May/Jun 2009

Integrated Project Delivery - integrated project delivery approach along with BIM makes more collaborative project models, Constructech, May 2009

Grand Designs: Digital Cities - digital cities provide sustainable, economic, intelligent solutions to construction industry, Martyn Day, Experience Building, Jun 9, 2009

Sustainable Design Tools Exhibited at AIA 2009 - Graphisoft EcoDesigner, Autodesk Ecotect Analysis 2010, VE-Gaia from IES, Bentley Tas and Hevacomp, DesignBuilder, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Jun 4, 2009

Sign on the Digital Line - implementing standards-based digital signatures accelerates workflows, enhances collaboration, brings ROI to AEC firms, Gadi Aharoni, Cadalyst, Jun 4, 2009

SmartGeometry 09 - Generative Components workshop for students, presentations on green energy projects, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, May/Jun 2009

BIM: Fact or Fiction? Pt 1: Concepts - CAD concept of BIM, vendors' definitions of BIM, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, May 28, 2009 (requires free registration)

Top of the Agenda at AIA 2009 - agenda of event was energy issues, sustainability, model view of BIM defined, Susan Smith, AEC Cafe, Jun 1, 2009

AIA Convention 2009 - seminars on architecture in slowdown, lean architecture, sustainability, green design, Leigh Christy, Architecture Week, May 27, 2009

Financial and Business Management Applications Exhibited at AIA 2009 - applications for architectural firms: Deltek Vision 6.0, Axium's Ajera and PORTFOLIO, ArchiOffice v8, Total Synergy, Assistance PSO, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, May 28, 2009

Preparing for the Future - economic slow-down is time to strengthen design practices, clear concepts, plan for future in better way, Paul Woddy, Experience Building, May 21, 2009

SmartGeometry Conference 2009 - buildings developed using GenerativeComponents technology, presentation on parametric acoustic surfaces, 3D printer Z450 displayed, Kenneth Wong, Architecture Week, May 20, 2009

Event Report: AIA 2009 Convention and Design Exposition - building energy analysis tools from Virtualwind, Designbuilder, Autodesk, Graphisoft, plus content library from CADdetails, ARCAT, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, May 21, 2009

There is No 'I' in IPD - building trust, enthusiasm, appreciation, mutual respect are necessary in team to maximize full potential of integrated project delivery, Mike Whaley, AECbytes, May 20, 2009

Autodesk Ecotect Analysis 2010 - sustainable design software for predicting, analyzing building energy performance, environmental impacts, Kenneth Wong, Architecture Week, May 13, 2009

A Site for Sore Eyes: Creating Effective Collaboration Among the AEC Community - identifying reasonable goals for sharing information on interdisciplinary project, generating Civil 3D surfaces using several methods including importing DEM data directly from Google Earth, Steven Costa, Autodesk University 2008

Technology Product Highlights from AIA 2009 Convention - Autodesk, Bentley, Graphisoft showcased energy analysis tools, BIM content from CADdetails.com, Arcat, e-SPECS, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, May 13, 2009

Using Micro-Blogging to Record Architectural Design Conversation Alongside the BIM - web based communication method such as Twitter provides common thread to bind different sources of project information, David, StressFree, May 11, 2009

New and Improved - roundup of recent software: Autodesk 2010 products for AEC, SketchUp 7.0, Newforma Project Center, BIM Review, PDF Revu v7.0, ARCHITECT Magazine, Apr 1, 2009

Using IPD and BIM: How KlingStubbins, Tocci, and Autodesk are Working Together to Build Autodesk's Waltham Office - collaborative techniques used, understanding, avoiding pitfalls of IPD, BIM, leveraging benefits of collaboration without IPD contract, Laura Handler, Autodesk University 2008

Using Autodesk Collaborative Project Management Products - Buzzsaw and Constructware as Virtual Glue for your BIM Teams - publishing design data from Revit to Buzzsaw, importing clash reports to Constructware, centralizing project communications, Matt Wheelis, Autodesk University 2008

Top Ten Ways to Peak ROI from BIM, Pt I - return on BIM investment, construction application of Revit, NavisWorks, extreme BIM detail for field, Ken Stowe, Autodesk University 2008

Top Ten Ways to Peak ROI from BIM, Pt II - implementing BIM for whole project team, Ken Stowe, Autodesk University 2008

BIM 101: A Crash Course for Builders - understanding different types of software needed to support BIM implementation, key terms, workflows associated with BIM, John Tocci, Autodesk University 2008

BIM Truth or Dare FAQ - explaining BIM to clients, designers, sharing single building model across platform, disciplines, challenges involved, Eat Your CAD, May 1, 2009 (requires free registration)

Smart Geometry's Show and Tell - presentations on using GenerativeComponents, parametric design software - new aesthetic for architecture, Hugh Davies, Building Design, Apr 17, 2009

Cracking the USACE BIM Code - US Army Corps of Engineers requires files compatible with its Bentley BIM workspace, but no workable translation process currently exists, David William Edwards, AECbytes, Apr 16, 2009

Newforma Project Center 6th Edition - stronger content management, search functions, agnostic markup capability with BIM support, task to timeline integration, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Apr 16, 2009

What Sustainable Design Means to the Bottom Line - video, interview with Lynelle Cameron, director of sustainability at Autodesk, Sumi Das, bnet.com, Apr 2009

SmartGeometry 2009 Conference Day - parametric technologies in Beijing's new Terminal 3 airport, Olympic Stadium, in continuing construction of Gaudi's famous Sagrada Familia Church in Barcelona, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Apr 10, 2009

Architects and CAD: A Love Hate Relationship - CAD programs limit imagination of architects, unlike pencil and paper, Arrol Gellner, Boston.com, Apr 9, 2009

Introduction to BIM 4D Modeling - 4D model helps visualize BIM project status at any instance of time, BIM Forum, Apr 10, 2009

Considering BIM - user friendly BIM provides better visualization, coordination of construction documents, collaboration among departments, Kari Moosmann, Concrete Construction Online, Mar 1, 2009

The BIM Boom - economic slowdown has positive impact on BIM, companies adopting to gain competitive edge, Andy O'Nan, Concrete Construction Online, Apr 6, 2009

Buildings Getting Weirder - curvy buildings all the rage, software scrambles to keep up, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Mar 31, 2009 exclusive

DP and BIM: BFF - using shrinkwrap feature in AEC exchange environment, Rob, The Gear Box, Mar 26, 2009

3D Models Cut Construction Disputes - and Costs - adopting BIM in construction projects removes architectural errors, Dave Copeland, Boston.com, Mar 16, 2009

What is 'Project Dragonfly' - easy-to-use floor planning tool on web, Volker Joseph, Beyond the Paper, Mar 23, 2009

BIM Manager: The Newest Position - job duties, key processes, overseeing BIM, expanding beyond CAD manager, Mark Kiker, Autodesk University 2008

BIM Standards and Revit Training: A Marriage Made in - outlining strategy for internal training and standards development, identifying and combining common training objectives, generating internal training materials, Brett Gatti, Autodesk University 2008

Guide to Sustainable Design for Architecture, Engineering & Construction - information, tools to make decisions affecting sustainability of project, Autodesk, Mar 18, 2009

Thou Shalt Collaborate: Interdisciplinary Collaboration Strategies in the Age of BIM  - strategies for design collaboration solutions, discussing collaboration workflow issues, Viktor Varkonyi of Graphisoft, AECbytes, Mar 16, 2009

Autodesk Dragonfly Emerges From Its Larvae - Project Dragonfly is web-based architectural layout tool with Flash-based model editor, visual dimensioning aids, more, David, StressFree, Mar 13, 2009

Smarter BIM Reviews: Best Practices for 'Greener' Design Reviews with Your Entire Project Team - using Revit Architecture and Autodesk Design Review, Diane Li, Autodesk University 2008

Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley: Case Study of an IPD Project - overview of new 'Integrated Project Delivery' approach, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Mar 6, 2009

ViewPoint: Constructing BIM Education in the 21st Century - inverse relationship between economy, education, demand for virtual classroom learning for flexibility, cost benefits, Frank Gennaccaro, architosh, Mar 6, 2009

BIMserver and the Potential of Server-side BIM - BIM server stores all design data internally, exposes its information to client applications through a series interfaces, David, StressFree, Feb 26, 2009

The Robots are Coming! Using BIM, CNC Tools, and Rapid Manufacturing Techniques in the AEC Industry - techniques, examples of using CNC automated tools along with Revit, 3ds Max, Jeffrey McGrew, Autodesk University 2008

Three Questions for Frank Gehry - video interview with Pritzker Prize-winning architect on 3D as universal language, innovation, future of architecture, Kate Bourdet, 3D Perspectives Blog, Feb 24, 2009

The World According to BIM, Pt 2 - external communication, sharing intelligent data among various parties involved in project, Pete Zyskowski, Cadalyst, Feb 18, 2009

Collaboration, Project Management, and Project Information Management Solutions in AEC - overview of Newforma Project Center, Attolist, Organice applications to streamline operations and processes, increase efficiency, and collaboration, more, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Feb 19, 2009

BIM and AutoCAD (1-2-3 Revit Tutorial) - supplementing BIM workflow with AutoCAD software, reasons, basic steps like conceptual design, production documentation, Rick Rundell, Cadalyst, Feb 1, 2009

The World According to BIM, Pt 1 - BIM playing crucial role by bringing changes to workplace in terms hiring, mentoring, data sharing among parties involved, more, Pete Zyskowski, Cadalyst, Feb 5, 2009

The Future of DRX - Bricsys leading other IntelliCAD developers with its implementation of DRX, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Feb 4, 2009

Graphisoft New CEO Discusses a New Product - Viktor Varkonyi on ArchiCAD START for 'entry level' BIM and a yet unannounced product, Virtual Building Explorer, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, Jan 27, 2009

Bluethink House Designer: Automating the Re Use of Design Knowledge - rule based design technology by Selvaag Bluethink of Norway, applies embedded knowledge to support design, analysis, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Jan 29, 2009

Recession: SaaS and AEC - going software-as-a-service approach to reduces cost, frequent upgrades, downtime, getting value, Paul Wilkinson, Extranet Evolution, Jan 26, 2009

Creating Architectural Animations with Photoshop CS4 Extended - program not only handles 3D models but also has sophisticated timeline animation mode that allows keyframe changes, tutorial opens 3D residential model in Photoshop and creates 30 second flyaround with moving cross-sectional plane, Scott Onstott, AECbytes, Jan 21, 2009

Breaking Edges in Google SketchUp 7 - latest version differs in creating models in which edges can be broken, Bonnie Roskes, AECbytes, Jan 21, 2009

Tekla Structures 14 - improved interface, deployment, usability, enhancements in collaboration, interoperability, advances in modeling, analysis, document production, more, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Dec 19, 2008

AEC Exhibitor Highlights from Autodesk University 2008 - genre of applications for viewing, exploring Revit models, supporting tools extend capabilities of BIM in diverse ways, more, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Dec 12, 2008

BIM and Autodesk Ecotect - consistent, computable data from Revit-based BIM workflow, with performance analysis, feedback of Ecotect, gives holistic approach to optimize building designs performance, Rick Rundell, Cadalyst, Dec 1, 2008

Technology Adoption and Implementation at HOK - giant architectural firm uses Revit on 2/3 of its projects, range of technologies being implemented for BIM, collaboration, coordination, project and knowledge management, buildingSMART, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Nov 25, 2008

Effects of BIM on Project Lifecycle Phases - BIM effects during construction stages like object-based modeling, model-based collaboration, network-based integration, Bilal Succar, ThinkSpace, Nov 24, 2008

Implementing BIM in Old Construction - Brigham Young University's Clyne Curtis on using Revit in management of historic campus, on implying shared parameters, custom schedules to track property lifecycles, Melanie Perry, Cadalyst, Nov 20, 2008

Greenbuild Boston Shows Green Tech - event showing importance of using sustainable practices, renewable materials, various alternatives in design and building techniques, Matt Writes Blog, Nov 19, 2008

The Workflow Between Revit Architecture and Autodesk Inventor - using mechanical design of Autodesk Inventor to make Revit content, Micah Peterson and Shobhit Baadkar, AECbytes, Oct 27, 2008

A Case for Knowledge Management in the A/E Industry - remaining competitive, eliminating redundancies, inaccurate, stagnant processes, implementing knowledge management, Doris Pulsifer, AECbytes, Oct 28, 2008

ArchiCAD's 3D Views and 3D Documents - tutorial on viewing 3D BIM model in ArchiCAD, powerful feature allows 3D views to be turned into 'live' automatically updatable 3D documents complete with dimensioning and annotation, Eric Bobrow, AECbytes, Oct 27, 2008

Army Corps Drawn to BIM Design - benefits of BIM, JoAnne Castagna, Cadalyst, Oct 23, 2008

The Road to AEC Project Execution Success - study shows fear of liability, uncertainty, risk exposure are primary factors for declining productivity, Susan Smith, Oct 27, 2008

AtomicBIM: Splitting Data to Unleash BIM's Power - atomic structure, spectrum of BIM, authoring, integration of atoms, benefits, challenges, more, John Tobin, AECbytes, Oct 7, 2008

Choosing Color Themes with Adobe's Kuler and Live Color - Adobe's Kuler and Live Color help immensely when choosing the right colors for a project, Scott Onstott, AECbytes, Sep 25, 2008

Using the Intersect Tool in Google SketchUp - tutorial on various ways to use Intersect tool in Google SketchUp, Bonnie Roskes, AECbytes, Sep 25, 2008

BIM Adoption - Catalyzed by Industry Trends - sustainable design, integrated project delivery, role of Revit Architecture, tips on adopting BIM, Erin Hoffer, Green Building Community, Aug 22, 2008 requires free registration

Organizing the Development of a Building Information Model - model progression specification for BIM, level of detail, phase outcome, task assignments, Jim Bedrick, AECbytes, Sep 18, 2008

Empowering the 'I' in BIM - interview with Solibri CEO Jonathan Widney, his views on rapidly evolving BIM technologies, Heather Livingston, Cadalyst, Sep 11, 2008

Brave New BIM - firms must invest in hardware, quality training and choose good reseller while adopting BIM, Pete Zyskowski, Cadalyst, Aug 28, 2008

Interoperability and Sustainable Design - relating interoperability to green building design and how building design professionals can contribute, Sid Thoo, AECbytes, Aug 14, 2008

Creative Uses of ArchiCAD's Complex Profiles - creating complex profiles for use in wall, column and beam tools, Eric Bobrow, AECbytes, July 29, 2008

Simplifying the Creation of Revit Families by Nesting - creating simplified series of door families using nesting, Bill Knittle, AECbytes, July 29, 2008

Apple and BIM: Should Apple Buy Nemetschek of Germany? - yes, as Macintosh CAD market and Nemetschek Group are growing, else Autodesk could buy it, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, July 28, 2008

BIM: When Will It Enter 'The Ours' Zone? - issue is less about technology, more about acceptance, tomorrow's BIM technology, Stewart Carroll, AECbytes, July 24, 2008

Build Smarter, Faster, and Cheaper With BIM - advantages of using in construction, design, operation of buildings, more,  Jana Madsen, Buildings.com, July 21, 2008

Autodesk and Bentley's Unprecedented Interoperability Agreement - analysis includes overt and possible underlying motivations, and contrast to a past relationship characterized by disagreement and criticism, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Jul 10, 2008

Autodesk and Bentley to Cooperate on AEC Software Interoperability - exchanging file format code libraries, providing access to each other's  interfaces (API's), facilitate work process between their AEC applications, Randall Newton, AECnews.com, July 8, 2008

Bentley's BE Conference 2008 - highlights, AEC industry perspective, coming Bentley solutions, integrated design, engineering, construction, sustainable design, interoperability, facilities management, Lachmi Khemlani, AEC bytes, June 30, 2008

Commentary: Is Apple Losing a Golden Opportunity With Building Information Modeling? - BIM industries growth, opportunities to acquire leading edge solutions and technology today that will be necessary tools of tomorrow, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, architosh, July 8, 2008

Plot File Standard - STB or Not STB? - advantages of EC Standard .stb files over .ctb files, AUSSIE ACA ADT, June 27, 2008 

BIM and Sustainability - views of Scott Boutwell, BuildingSMART conference discussions about collaborative design, Extranet Evolution, June 27, 2008

Back To The Wall - Profiling - getting profiles in wall style, points to consider, steps to follow, Nathan Ellery, AUSSIE ACA ADT, June 9, 2008

Back To The Wall 2 (Vertical Profiles) - using body modifier, effective way to model component details, Nathan Ellery, AUSSIE ACA ADT, June 17, 2008

Architectural Tools Finding New Home - architectural sector looking for product development technology and product designer for generative parametric systems, giving rise to new products from traditional CAD vendors, Greg Corke, DEVELOP3D, June 14, 2008

Intergraph 2008 Report - Focus on Process, Power, Marine (PPM) -  conference coverage includes keynotes, including Lance Armstrong, Susan Smith, AEC Weekly, Jun 23, 2008

Evening, Standard? - creation of a technical standard to support data exchange between the different platforms, Extranet Evolution, June 20, 2008

AIA TAP 2008 Conference - highlights include, BIN for 'Building Information Network' BIM and sustainable design, energy modeling, business strategy, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, June 17, 2008

BIM and Cross-Platform Project Teams (1-2-3 Revit Tutorial) - Autodesk NavisWorks integrates data and models from diverse sources into  Revit building information modeling workflow, Rick Rundell, Cadalyst, June 17, 2008

Collaboration and Lean Construction - successful collaboration is at least 80% people and processes, maybe 20% technology, Paul Wilkinson, Extranet Evolution, June 17, 2008

From Blueprint to Database - architecture adapts to 3D, BIM, Economist Print Edition, June 5, 2008

BIM and the Process Improvement Movement - building case for combined BIM-CMMI framework, AECbytes, June 6, 2008  

The 'I' in WALLS - though BIM emphasizes 'information,' walls in Revit lack information on spans, supports, attachment, more, Dave Baldacchino, Do U Revit, June 5, 2008 

Land Desktop's Final Stand - Land Desktop available by subscription only until first week of July, passes crown to Civil3D, Donnie Gladfelter, CAD Geek Blog, June 3, 2008

Revit Architecture: Setting the Site, Part 3 - AUGI, June 2, 2008

ACA2009 - Check your OSNAPZ Variable - setting, tracing non-coplanar lines into walls, three results from same tool, Richard Binning, Beside the Cursor, June 1, 2008

Architects Embrace BIM at AIA Convention - case studies and best BIM practices, Heather Livingston, Cadalyst, May 29, 2008

Proto-Building: To BIM is to Build - treating models as 'proto-buildings' and looking at BIM beyond powerful representation tool, John Tobin, AECbytes, May 28, 2008

Five Simple Things You Can Do to Make Sustainable Design a Reality in Your Lifetime - get inspiration, learn Civil 3D, make changes to your site plan, more, Dana Breig Probert, Civil 3D Rocks, May 15, 2008

BIM and Searching For Product Content - Autodesk Seek with parametric search technology is integrated into Revit UI to find exact design data and files, Rick Rundell of Autodesk, Cadalyst, May 1, 2008

BIM and the Process Improvement Movement - introducing 'capability maturity model integration' framework and integrating with BIM, Bilal Succar, ThinkSpace, May 2, 2008

BIM and In-Process Design Visualization - creating architectural rendering in Revit Architecture 2009, Rick Rundell of Autodesk, Cadalyst, Apr 1, 2008

BIM's Impact on Design - BIM creates and collaborates at every stage of 3D design adding value to project, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek Blog, Apr 18, 2008

Architosh Talks to Sean Flaherty, CEO, of Nemetschek North America - Article 7 - about Nemetschek group and Graphisoft acquisition, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 18, 2008

Architecture Supermodels: Report From SmartGeometry Conference - parametric design is set to create new architecture standards for better ways of building, Terri Peters, ArchNewsNow.com, Apr 9, 2008

Architosh Talks to Sean Flaherty, CEO, of Nemetschek North America - Article 6 - about horizontal versus vertical integration of BIM tools in industry, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 15, 2008

Livin' Large With BIM - Jordan Goldstein of AIA talks about implementing Autodesk Revit, its uses, advantages in his large firm Gensler, Heather Livingston, Cadalyst, Apr 10, 2008

SmartGeometry Conference - parametric modeling realities, impressive presentations by MIT, Zaha Hadid, Ecotect, Q&A session on Generative Components, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Apr 8, 2008

The Digital Design Ecosystem: Toward a Pre-Rational Architecture - a digital technology initiative that uses computation to impart tacit, explicit experience into early stages of conceptual exploration, Paul Seletsky of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, AECbytes, Apr 8, 2008

IES Virtual Environment - IES VE Toolkits added to Revit help architects design green, sustainable, and low-energy buildings, AEC Magazine, Apr 8, 2008

Review of the Development and Implementation of IFC Compatible BIM - comprehensive, international study of BIM basics, use, adoption by companies and countries, Arto Kiviniemi, Vaino Tarandi, Jan Karlshoj, Havard Bell, & Ole Jorgen Karud, Erabuild, Apr 2008 128-page pdf

Changing the Landscape - dynamic 3D CAD is emerging as reliable technology in AEC industry, Mark Scacco, CENews.com, Mar 26, 2008

BIM and API Extensions - BIM solutions like Revit integrated with API provide extended capabilities to work on building data, Rick Rundell of Autodesk, Cadalyst, Mar 1, 2008

The Wikitecture Revolution in AEC - open source solutions provide project management, collaboration, Heather Livingston, Cadalyst, Mar 20, 2008

Digital Transformation of the AEC Industry: An Innovation Perspective - research results on Frank Gehry's projects using CATIA 3D representation tools, Youngjin Yoo, Richard Boland, & Kalle Lyytinen, AECbytes, Mar 13, 2008

CAD Enough? - companies using traditional CAD should now plan and adopt BIM technologies, Paul Oakley, CAD User, Jan/Feb 2008

BIM and Digital Fabrication - BIM facilitates automation of structural steel fabrication process, Rick Rundell of Autodesk, Cadalyst, Feb 1, 2008

Revit Reading - suggested reading includes SmartMarket report, AECbytes survey results, virtual design and construction, more, Mark Kiker, CADD Manager Journal, Feb 2008

A Thorn in AEC's Side - mostly firms are still not using any e-mail management solution, Heather Livingston, Cadalyst, Feb 21, 2008

Revit Demands - Part 1 - Think Again - Revit requires changes in workflow, project teams, levels of design detail, more, Mark Kiker, CADD Manager Journal, Feb 2008

Revit Demands - Part 2 - No Spare Change - Revit demands use of 3D, Mark Kiker, CADD Manager Journal, Feb 2008

A Review of Architectural Geometry - book explains concepts of Cartesian geometry, basic solids, projections, perspective, more, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Feb 22, 2008 (may require free registrations)

Episode 8: Understanding BIM Stages - implementing 3 stages of BIM, ThinkSpace, Feb 18, 2008

Managing BIM Technology in the Building Industry - roles and responsibilities of BIM-specific jobs titles at corporate and project levels in AEC firms, Chuck Eastman, Paul Teicholz, Rafael Sacks & Kathleen Liston, AECbytes, Feb 12, 2008

Green Buildings With Ecotect - low-cost solution to analyze building design at any stage, Ecotect can give visual feedback of graphics, can utilize ArchiCAD data, more, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Feb 8, 2008

Episode 7: Understanding BIM Nodes - explaining first dimension of BIM: BIM nodes, ThinkSpace, Feb 2, 2008

BIG BIM Little BIM - book by Finith Jernigan simplifies important and fundamental aspects of BIM with easy-to-read text, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Feb 2, 2008

Technology for Construction at World of Concrete 2008 - BIM software by Vico Software, document management by Construction Imaging Systems, CMiC, Sage Software, plus Project Document Manager, Bluebeam PDF Revu, SolidBuilder, more, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Jan 31, 2008

GenerativeComponents: Going With the Flow - Bentley's GenerativeComponents relates design intent and geometry to automate design processes, Susan Smith, AECWeekly, Jan 14, 2008

Episode 6: A Systematic Understanding of BIM - splitting BIM into 3 dimensions, ThinkSpace, Jan 20, 2008

The New 'Must Have' - The BIM Manager - discussing various aspects of BIM manager's role, Dominic Gallello of Graphisoft, AECbytes, Jan 17, 2008

BIM and Building Product Manufacturers - building product manufacturers are providing component libraries to designers for easy integration with BIM projects, Rick Rundell of AIA, Cadalyst, Jan 1, 2008

Take the Nightmare Out of Managing Your Email - Newforma Project Center automatically organizes project information for easy access, can search content of attachments and Xrefs, supports major AEC file formats, more, Jeff Yoders, Building Design and Construction, Jan 1, 2008

Top Ten AEC Topics and Trends of 2007 - growth of BIM, Deltek IPO, role based interfaces by Meridian, Newforma Project Center, Rhino 4 released, more, Susan Smith, AECWeekly, Dec 31, 2007

Building Information Modeling Poised to Change the Construction Industry - BIM is fair deal for even small homebuilders to complete their projects, Korky Koroluk, Daily Commercial News and Construction Record, Jan 4, 2008

Managing Submittals at LMN Architects: Before Newforma Project Center and After - Tim Rice & Art Haug of AIA, AECbytes, Dec 21, 2007

The Five Fallacies of BIM, Part 2 - demystifying misconceptions of workflow interruption, less benefits to designers, risks involved when implementing BIM solution, Rick Rundell of AIA, Cadalyst, Dec 1, 2007

Further Down the Merry Road to BIM - BIM application teamed with collaboration software enables AEC firms complete projects on time and efficiently, Jeff Yoders, Building Design and Construction, Nov 1, 2007

CAD Consulting - companies like AEC CAD Pro, CG Visions and many online resources provide services, information and training to AEC industry professionals, Constructech, Dec 19, 2007

Quickly Select Objects with Quick Select - using qselect command in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Dec 16, 2007

BIM and Civil Engineering - civil engineering industry is adopting 3D environment to work in collaboration on building designs, Shanon Fauerbach, CENews.com, Dec 4, 2007

AIA TAP 2007 Conference - event focused on improving business processes and increasing productivity, automated code checking, digital project workflow, more, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Dec 11, 2007

Trends in the Architectural and Building Market - more collaborative professional practices, increased adoption of BIM, green design considered strategic, more, Rex Miller, mindshift innovation, Dec 5, 2007

The Interactive Capability Maturity Model and 2007 AIA TAP BIM Award Winners - NBIMS Testing Team applying I-CMM to 'real' BIM projects, Tammy McCuen & Major Patrick Suermann, AECbytes, Dec 6, 2007

A Question of Integrity - structural engineering BIM tools help track changes and share model data among whole design team, Simon Jones of Autodesk, AEC Magazine, Dec 3, 2007

Journal of Building Information Modeling - articles about BIM introduction, effects on construction, convergence and standards, more, buildingSMART alliance, Fall 2007, 44-page pdf

The BIM Experience - easy-to-use Graphisoft's BIM Experience Kit helps users learning basics of BIM, Blair Gray, AEC Magazine, Dec 3, 2007

Disruption on the Showroom Floor: AU 2007 Review - NextEngine's Desktop 3D Scanner and 2Bot ModelMaker were quite impressive, Nick Carter, CADdigest.com, Nov 30, 2007

An Introduction to Ecotect - 3D building analysis program to create energy efficient and sustainable designs, Sid Thoo, AECbytes, Nov 29, 2007

The Five Fallacies of BIM, Part 1 - demystifying misconceptions of productivity loss and accessibility when implementing BIM solution, Rick Rundell of AIA, Cadalyst, Nov 1, 2007

Integration of BIM with Structural Analysis Software: Some Cautionary Notes - avoid direct interlinking of BIM and analysis models, Parag  Kulkarni, AECbytes, Nov 20, 2007

Event Report: Build Boston 2007 - 23rd annual event focused on building information modeling and sustainability, Scott Mackenzie, Cadalyst, Nov 20, 2007

BLAST FROM THE PAST - (Architecture 1962-72) - video shows parametric modeling in 1962, Tomislav Zigo, BIMology, Nov 12, 2007

To BIMfinity and Beyond! - explaining BIM in context of CAD vendors and constructors plus tools in market for BIM process, Jerry Laiserin, Cadalyst, Nov 1, 2007

BIM Not in Contractor's Best Interest? - architect's BIM model does not match with contactor's requirements, rejecting AIA documents, AECnews.com, Oct 30, 2007

BIM's Manifest Destiny - BIM is potential software to take care of every minute detail of building projects, B Candace Beeke, mlive.com, Nov 1, 2007

Who Thinks What About BIM... And What I Think About That - BIM definition according to Autodesk, Bentley, Graphisoft, AIA, and many others, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Nov 1, 2007  (may require free registration)

Interoperability in the Construction Industry - adopting BIM can help challenge interoperability issues, SmartMarket Report, Oct 2007, pdf

BIM is the Word Lately - BIM is coordinated, consistent, and computable, Beth Powell, Beth's CAD Blog, Oct 24, 2007

CCNtv Oct 22 Newscast - editors at Autodesk's Paris event side with digital prototyping and downplay PLM, Bentley's industry survey on BIM, CADCAMNet, Oct 22, 2007

Gehry Rewrites the Rules of Modeling - Gehry Technologies offers Digital Project tool, based on CATIA, for building information modeling purpose, Rebecca Haines-Gadd, BD Online, Oct 19, 2007

BIM Fundamentals Seminar for Structural Engineers - differentiating IFC and CIS/2 formats, BIM presentations, discussing legal issues and risk involved, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Oct 18, 2007

Bentley BIM Survey Results: Industry Analysis or Marketing Outreach? - survey seems to advertise Bentley BIM solutions over Autodesk Revit, Laura Lathan & Randall S. Newton, AECnews.com, Oct 16, 2007

Digital-Asset Management in AEC/O - software reviewed: attolist, Autodesk Buzzsaw and Constructware, Bentley ProjectWise, Expesite, Newforma Project Center, WebArchives iDAM, H. Edward Goldberg of AIA, Cadalyst, Oct 1, 2007

Building Information Modeling: The Wave of the Future? - considering basic risk management ideas before implementing BIM, Gary Prather, ArchNewsNow.com, Sep 18, 2007

Top Criteria for BIM Solutions: AECbytes Survey Results - BIM applications must be able to provide full support for producing construction documents, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Oct 10, 2007

BIM and Education - BIM software helps students learn technicalities of building projects and sustainable design practices, Rick Rundell of AIA, Cadalyst, Oct 1, 2007

Snapshots from West Coast Green 2007 - highlights include: Green Building Studio v3 in beta, Go-2-School's tutorials on designing sustainable spaces, green user community, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, Sep 27, 2007

What does BIM Mean? - understanding BIM and best practices advice by Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, Sep 2007, pdf

Designers Reap Rewards of BIM - Loblolly House, Benjamin D. Hall Interdisciplinary Research Building, Royal London Hospital and other AIA BIM award winners, Heather Livingston, Cadalyst, Sep 20, 2007

An Interview with Paul Wilkinson, AEC Collaboration Expert and Writer - talk about ongoing changes in AEC industry, visualization tools, difficulties in adopting collaboration tools, Franco Folini, Novedge Blog, Sep 14, 2007

2007 Third Annual BIM Awards, Part 2 - BIM Award citations received by Royal London Hospital project, GSA's BIM Pilot Project Successes and National BIM Program, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Sep 13, 2007

BIM and Civil Engineering - Revit and AutoCAD Civil 3D working together in BIM workflow, Rick Rundell of AIA, Cadalyst, Sep 1, 2007

Experience BIM in Hours, Not Months - Graphisoft's BIM Experience Kit offers 'fun way to learn BIM,' Susan Smith, AECCafe.com, Aug 27-31, 2007

Structural Integration - Bentley's Integrated Structural Model will provide interoperability among all Bentley structural engineering software, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, Aug 27, 2007

Automated Estimating and Scheduling Using BIM - BIM applications for construction industry: DProfiler with RSMeans, Innovaya Visual Estimating v9.4, Success Design Exchange, Vico Software's Constructor 2007, DesignEst Pro, H. Edward Goldberg of AIA, Cadalyst, Sep 1, 2007

Architectural Research - Bentley's research seminar demonstrated presentations showing benefits of GC technology, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Aug 27, 2007

Freedom Tower (Building Information Modeling), New York, USA - Skidmore Owings & Merrill is using Revit for extracting information from 3D model, designbuild-network.com, Aug 2007

National Standards Evolve Slowly - challenges in creating and adopting national CAD and BIM standards, Heather Livingston, Cadalyst, Aug 16, 2007

BIM and Visualization, Part 2 - using Revit building information model for design visualization, Rick Rundell of AIA, Cadalyst, Aug 1, 2007

Teaching the Next Generation - Autodesk, Bentley, Graphisoft, and Nemetschek NA are offering their software to students through various programs, H. Edward Goldberg, Cadalyst, Aug 1, 2007

2007 Third Annual BIM Awards, Part 1 - Loblolly House project and Benjamin D. Hall Interdisciplinary Research Building project won the awards, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Aug 9, 2007

BIM Do's and Don'ts - commit strongly, create standards, measure ROI, but don't ignore the need to manage change, Beau Turner & Joe Eichenseer, Cadalyst, August 2, 2007

Architecture's Dying Art - artistic, handmade sketches face obsolescence as current generation of architects favor CAD, Deborah K. Dietsch, Washington Times, July 28, 2007

BIM and Sustainable Design, Part 2 - Autodesk, Bentley, and Graphisoft have different approaches to BIM, Heather Livingston, Cadalyst, July 19, 2007

AEC Technology Strategies 2007 Conference - architecture and engineering firms discussed the implementation of BIM, project execution software, IT strategies, more, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, July 18, 2007

How Manufacturers for the Building Industry Can Benefit from Product Information Modeling - PIM can provide informative models of components that are used in a building project, Brian Tuffin, BIM-Wit, July 18, 2007

BIM and Visualization, Part 1 - design visualization tools like 3ds Max can use BIM data for advanced visualizations, Rick Rundell of AIA, Cadalyst, July 1, 2007

BIM Designs a New Way of Working - BIM methods cut on cost and time in completing building projects, Bruce Buckley, Midwest Construction, July 2007

AEC is Child's Play - nine year olds are using the specialized AEC program 'Church Builder,' Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, July 3, 2007

The Path to BIM: Part 1 - BIM is now gaining ground rapidly due to its outstanding benefits, Dave Shepherd, CAD User, May/June 2007

BIM and Sustainable Design, Part 1 - Renee Cheng of AIA talks about the growth of BIM and sustainable design together, Heather Livingston, Cadalyst, June 21, 2007

Now's the Time for 4D CAD in Construction - time-enabled BIM combined with scheduling software can find immense applications in construction industry, Joshua A. Woolley, Cadalyst, June 18, 2007

Integrated BIM and Design Review for Safer, Better Buildings - benefits of integrated BIM data in a collaborative production environment, C.C. Sullivan, Continuing Education, June 2007

BIM and Collaborative Project Management - collaborative project management combined with BIM can help architects in effective project communication and collaboration, Revit MEP, Rick Rundell of AIA, Cadalyst, June 1, 2007

Twice is Once Too Often! - BIM technology makes objects self-annotating so saves time taken to input data twice, Paul Woddy, AEC Magazine, June 7, 2007

3D Problem Solvers - architectural engineering firms are using 3D modeling tools to create virtual models of building projects, John Egan, NREIonline, February 1, 2007

Internet Enabling Generative Components for a New Breed of AEC Consultant - now in its infancy, generative components, also known as smart geometry, will create consulting opportunities, David, Stress Free, June 11, 2007

How are Architects Using Digital Design Tools? - architect firms talk about digital tools and benefits of BIM technology, H. Edward Goldberg of AIA, Cadalyst, June 1, 2007

Architects Without Borders - Open Architecture, an architectural portal in its beta, provides a platform to architects to contribute globally on a project, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, June 1, 2007

Building Information Modeling and Green Design - BIM tools interact with analysis tools to perform energy analyses on virtual building model, Nadav Malin, BuildingGreen.com, May 2007

BIM and Analysis for Sustainable Design, Part 2 - exploring the heating and cooling load analysis feature in Revit MEP, Rick Rundell of AIA, Cadalyst, May 1, 2007

AIA 2007 National Convention - sustainability, BIM and its benefits, ADS, form.Z RenderZone Plus 3D v6.5, HP Designjet T Printer series, more, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, May 17, 2007

Components Home - London-based architecture firm creates houses using digital information on CNC router meeting sustainability standards, ArchitectureWeek, May 9, 2007

AIA 2007 National Convention and Expo - Autodesk, Graphisoft, Bentley, Nemetschek NA, Google, auto.des.sys, Adobe, others, display BIM and sustainable design products, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, May 10, 2007

SURVEY: Better Collaboration, the Right Tools and Technology are Key to Sustainable Design - survey at Think 07 event reveals that 61% of AEC professionals give priority to sustainability, Cadalyst, May 4, 2007

Bentley's "BIM for Green Buildings" Executive Summit - presentations focused on BIM, sustainability, green design, use of energy analysis tools, more, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, April 19, 2007

BIM and Analysis for Sustainable Design - Revit BIM and the building performance analysis tools together provide options for green designs, Rick Rundell of AIA, Cadalyst, April 10, 2007

Animating Illustrations of Design Changes Using Newforma Project Center - comparing DWF and PDF files of a proposed floor plan created in Revit, Tamara Shroll, AECbytes, March 27, 2007

BIM and Project Planning - linking BIM to a project plan helps 4D visualization of buildings, Rick Rundell of AIA & Kenneth H. Stowe, Cadalyst, March 1, 2007

(Mis)understanding BIM - defining BIM that is management of project information, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, March 26, 2007

Enterprise Wiki: An Emerging Technology to be Considered by the AEC Industry - an effective mode of communication that can deal with design issues, Ondrej Kalny, AECbytes, March 19, 2007

BIM Project Teams - characteristics of a good team for BIM projects, Mark W. Kiker, CADD Manager Journal, March 2007

Extent of BIM Tool Use in the Industry - only a small portion of industry is using Revit and also not for all of their projects, Mark W. Kiker, CADD Manager Journal, March 2007

Architecture Ed Changing to Keep Up - BIM and 3D modeling tools are emerging as important subjects in architecture education, Heather Livingston, Cadalyst, March 15, 2007

Embracing BIM - Change is in Your Future - BIM represents an integrated practice that considers collaboration of the design teams, Mark W. Kiker, CADD Manager Journal, March 2007

Exploring Second Life and its Potential in Real Life AEC - journey to online virtual reality "alternate" world, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, February 28, 2007

How Strategic is the Partnership Between Adobe and Nemetschek? - Adobe and Nemetschek plan to make PDF a common format for translating data in AEC industry, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, February 2, 2007

BIM Coaching Pays Off - successful BIM training develops employee skills to create construction documents on time and within budget, Scott Mackenzie, Cadalyst, February 1, 2007

London Eye - GMJ Design develops digital model of central London for planning processes, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, January 30, 2007

Autodesk FMDesktop: Extending BIM to Facilities Management - overview of FMDesktop and new BIM integration capability, which reads DWFs published from Revit Building, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, January 25, 2007

Small Firms Take on BIM - factors to be considered by small firms to implement BIM successfully, Lance Kirby, Cadalyst, December 8, 2006

AEC-Science & Technology Federal - the highlights included developments of National BIM Standards, Gehry Technologies presentation, products for sustainable building and BIM, H. Edward Goldberg of AIA, Cadalyst, December 13, 2006

How Many Contractors Does it Take to Scale a Wall? - "The Contractors' Guide to BIM: Edition 1" by AGC discusses important practical concerns among contractors, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, December 11, 2006

Some CURT Remarks - recent Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) National Conference intended to connect with owners and constructors as architects sort out how to manage projects, project data in a post-CAD world., Rich Nitzsche of Perkins+Will, AECbytes, November 27, 2006

ACADIA at 25 - annual ACADIA conference discussed the virtual design construction practices and building efficient physical forms, Theodore W. Hall, Architecture Week, November 15, 2006

BIM Update 2006 - while National BIM Standards are still under development, vendors like Autodesk, Bentley, Nemetschek NA and Graphisoft continue to improve their BIM offerings, H. Edward Goldberg of AIA, Cadalyst, November 1, 2006

Clients Pushing AEC to Go Green - Autodesk and the Green Building Council joint efforts aim to increase green design practices in future, Sara Ferris, Cadalyst, November 16, 2006

AIA CBSP Symposium on BIM for Building Envelope Design and Performance - the event focused on adopting BIM to facilitate the design of energy efficient and high performing buildings, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes.com, November 15, 2006

BIM is Coming on Strong - highlights of AIA conference included presentations on issues involved in BIM implementation, buildSMART initiative, transition from 2D CAD to 3D BIM, more, Mark W. Kiker, CADD Manager Journal, November 2006

BIM - Where are All the Subs? - along with AEC firms, other discipline subs should also move towards BIM for better integration, Mark W. Kiker, CADD Manager Journal, November 2006

Revit Revolution - tips for those who do or do not want to move to BIM, Mark W. Kiker, CADD Manager Journal, November 2006

2006 AIA Desert Practice Conference - event highlights include BIM presentation and transition to BIM is taking place in AEC industry, Mark Kiker, CADD Manager.com Blog, November 10, 2006

Collaboration Vital But Not Easy for AEC - survey reports e-mail, fax and audio conference are most used collaboration tools, Sara Ferris, Cadalyst, November 8, 2006

Policing BIM Town - a suitable environment for BIM project needs new rules, regulations, Scott MacKenzie, Cadalyst, November 2, 2006

Retooling for BIM - instead of old customized methods, BIM needs a fresh approach to focus on design aspects, Mark W. Kiker, CADD Manager.com Blog, November 6, 2006

Modeling Rules - BIM practices need to be more integrated to perform tasks like scheduling, estimating, facilities maintenance and more in an AEC project, Dace A. Campbell of AIA, Architecture Week, November 1, 2006

DBIA Conference and Expo - focus was on BIM, its applications and benefits plus products showcased by design-build firms like Bentley, Autodesk and more, H. Edward Goldberg, Cadalyst, October 31, 2006

Faith-Based BIM - BIM technology needs time to fulfill the expectations of AEC industry but until then available BIM tools can be of great help, Michael Tardif, AIArchitect, October 27, 2006

Farewell to Overspending - integrated approach to building design and construction can lead to greater cost awareness, resulting in reduced costs, Harald Krohmer of Nemetschek UK, AECbytes, October 23, 2006

Design Data for Construction - Graphisoft Control 2005 and Autodesk/Innovaya software help in costing and collaborating in AEC projects, H. Edward Goldberg, Cadalyst, October 1, 2006

BIM Guide Breaks It Down for Contractors to Increase 3D Collaboration - The Contractors' Guide to BIM mentions the benefits of adopting BIM and encourages to move to 3D, Karl F. Moffatt, MicroStation Connections, October 18, 2006 (requires free registration)

Cost of a Clash - BIM application checks interferences virtually in the model to avoid clashes in the field, Laura Handler, (BIM)X, October 16, 2006

Why BIM? - benefits of BIM are realized after completion of every stage of a project, Laura Handler, (BIM)X, September 29, 2006

The AGC's BIM Initiatives and the Contractor's Guide to BIM - the Contractors' Guide to BIM encourages contractors to adopt BIM in their projects by listing solutions to the barriers they face, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, October 11, 2006

Publish BIMs in DWF - sharing BIM project information easily and safely by publishing to DWF, Rick Rundell of Autodesk, Cadalyst, October 7, 2006

Design Matters - Autodesk sponsored the American Pavilion at Architectural Biennale in Venice plus presentations on sustainable design, AEC Magazine, October 5, 2006

Has BIM Simply Come to Mean 3D CAD? - BIM technology remains under-utilized, rarely used for maintaining nongraphic information in a building project, Michael Dakan, Cadalyst, October 5, 2006

Digital Project Management - major US construction companies use Primavera software while HOK uses Newforma software to manage project data, H. Edward Goldberg of AIA, Cadalyst, September 1, 2006

Building Owners Driving BIM: The "Letterman Digital Arts Center" Story - some insights and experiences while implementing BIM on Letterman Digital Arts Center project, Mieczyslaw Boryslawski of View By View, Inc., AECbytes.com, September 30, 2006

Reinventing Collaboration Across Internal and External Project Teams - online study by Harris Interactive for Adobe discusses project collaboration and document exchange challenges for AEC professionals, Patrick M. Aragon of Adobe Systems, AECbytes, September 14, 2006

BIM and Cost Estimating, Part 2 - Revit integrated with API and ODBC format to give an accurate cost-estimating system, Rick Rundell of AIA, Cadalyst, September 8, 2006

2006 2nd Annual BIM Awards, Part 2 - winners from AIA TAP conference include Georgia State University Library project in Atlanta, the Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington DC, and the Merck Research Laboratories building in Boston, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes.com, August 31, 2006

Questioning the Role of BIM in Architectural Education: a Counter-Viewpoint -  BIM used simply as a representational CAD tool or model-making skill overlooks its potential as a new type of design process that could stimulate and modernize architectural education, Paul Seletsky of Skidmore Owings and Merrill, AECbyes.com, August 31, 200

BIM for Structural Design - BIM emerges as a collaboration tool that helps engineers to be more productive and accurate in their projects, Phillip G. Bernstein of FAIA, AEC Magazine, August 23, 2006

BIM and Cost Estimating, Part 1 - various approaches like application programming interface, ODBC connection and output to Excel help to extract data from BIM for use in cost estimating process, Rick Rundell of AIA, Cadalyst, August 7, 2006

CAD Data Standards for AEC - "de facto" standards like Autodesk DWG, DWF, Adobe Acrobat 3D, and National CAD Standards are gaining popularity and wide acceptance in AEC industry, H. Edward Goldberg of AIA, Cadalyst, August 1, 2006

DesignDC - AIA event for architects of Washington DC area where Autodesk Revit seems to be very much in use, H. Edward Goldberg of AIA, Cadalyst, August 1, 2006

The Merry Road to BIM - survey reveals that 74% users are using 3D digital modeling; first BIM standard version to be published soon, Jeff Yoders, Building Design & Construction, July 1, 2006

BIM on a WAN - network appliances from Riverbed Technology have been helpful to share BIM data across a wide-area network, Rick Rundell of AIA, Cadalyst, July 7, 2006

Vision Turned into Reality Starts with Eye on Design - China turns to US architectural firms for outsourcing its design work, Bibeka Shrestha, The Seattle Times, July 16, 2006

2006 2nd Annual BIM Awards, Part 1 - winners from AIA TAP conference include Mortenson Construction, GHAFARI Associates and Kirksey, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes.com, July 12, 2006

Questioning the Role of BIM in Architectural Education - BIM's place in the curriculum and how students can be prepared for Integrated Practice which BIM engenders, Renee Cheng of AIA, AECbytes.com, July 6, 2006

IFCs Connect - Graphisoft and Solibri base ArchiCAD and Model Checker on IFC standards for BIM analysis, Elizabeth Bollinger, Architecture Week, June 28, 2006

AIA 2006 National Convention and Expo - BIM applications and supporting technologies, other design and visualization applications, electronic publishing solutions, and enterprise, project, and construction management, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes.com, June 29, 2006

AIA Convention, Part 2 - architectural firms like HOK Group, The Stubbins Associates, and RTKL Associates discuss reasons to adopt BIM, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, June 22, 2006

AIA Integrated Practice 2006 Conference - highlights include presentations from architects practicing BIM, alternative delivery methods like project alliance, and use of BIM in SOM's Freedom Tower project, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes.com, June 21, 2006

AIA Convention, Part 1 - AEC products displayed include ArchiCAD 10, AcroPlot Repro, e-SPECS, form.Z 6.0, Grizzly from Google, Impression from Autodesk, Trelligence Affinity, Green Building Studio v2, more, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, June 20, 2006

AIA TAP 2006 Conference - focus was on inevitable technology BIM and its implementation, in spite of risks involved, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes.com, June 15, 2006

"Do You Do BIM?" Part 2 - increasing BIM software interoperability with IFC and facing BIM implementation challenges, Brandt R. Karstens, Cadalyst, June 6, 2006

"Do You Do BIM?" Part 1 - benefits of BIM and its comparison with conventional construction models, Brandt R. Karstens, Cadalyst, June 5, 2006

Use of BIM by Facility Owners: An "Expotitions" Meeting - presentations by GSA, Intel, LucasFilm, and Walt Disney Imagineering discussed potential of BIM in AEC industry, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes.com, May 16, 2006

Back to the Drawing Board - computers may have created complex architecture but are restricting the visualization of young architects beyond screen, Edwin Heathcote, FT.com, May 12, 2006

Expressive 3D Components for Building Simulation and BIM - emerging technologies such as expressive graphics, object agents, and generative components will benefit 3D building simulation and AEC services, Fred Abler of FormFonts.com, AECbytes, May 9, 2006

Right Thinking About BIM and the National BIM Standards Committee - goals include maintaining interoperable building supply chain, Alan Edgar of AIA, AECbytes, April 26, 2006

Location-Based Simulation: Google Earth is the Foundation for the Next Advance in AEC Visualization - Google Earth offers geospatial project visualization for AEC industry, Randall S. Newton, AECnews.com, April 14, 2006

Wasted Days and Wasted Nights - 3D modeling is faster, cheaper, and more productive than 2D modeling when constructing plans, F. Rutson Fuqua, Cadalyst AEC, March 10, 2006

Technology in the AEC Industry - how drafting field evolved and made a place in AEC industry, Asa D. Reese, AUGI, April 2006 (may require free registration)

BIM in Brazil - Brazilian architectural industry is taking competitive advantage of BIM, Rick Rundell of Autodesk, Cadalyst AEC, March 10, 2006

MicroStation and Google Earth - 3D interface of Earth by Google provides AEC firms a global stage to share their MicroStation models, Joe Croser of Bentley, Cadalyst AEC, March 10, 2006

The Shape of Things to Come - free-form shapes are defining architecture in the new world, Dominic Gallello of Graphisoft, AECbytes, April 5, 2006

The BIM Difference - Autodesk Revit Systems software for MEP Engineering is ready for release, becoming part of a complete BIM solution including Autodesk Revit Building and Revit Structure, Jay Bhatt, VP of Autodesk Building Solutions Division, AECbytes, March 27, 2006

BIM Part VII - The Right Project - some considerable factors before executing your first BIM project, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, March 10, 2006

BIM for Interior Design Information - Autodesk Revit Building can store, manage and coordinate the building data accurately, Rick Rundell, Cadalyst AEC, February 13, 2006

Visual Estimating: Extending BIM to Construction - Visual Estimating software from Innovaya helps to estimate the costs of BIM models using Sage Timberline Estimating software engine, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, March 21, 2006

BIM is Here. Now What? - key to explore full potential of BIM is to first standardize it, Dennis Hall, Cadalyst AEC, March 2, 2006

Major US Government AEC Contracts Worth More than $40 Billion in Next 24 Months - Department of the Air Force is expected to execute three major AEC contracts worth $28 billion, Randall S. Newton, AECnews.com, February 28, 2006

BIM Interoperability - Part I - utilizing IFC, a vendor neutral format, for interoperability between Revit Building and Architectural Desktop, Beau Turner, will render for food, February 28, 2006

BIM Interoperability - Introduction - as BIM technology becomes popular in AEC industry, data interoperability and collaboration issues rise, Beau Turner, will render for food, February 23, 2006

Technology as the Translator - 3D models are communicating design ideas between architects and engineers, AEC Magazine, February 20, 2006

BIM - Why? - clarity of goals and objectives to be attained can bring successful BIM implementation in your organization, James Van, All Things BIM, January 27, 2006

BIM Symposium at the University of Minnesota - symposium focused on how to involve BIM in architectural education, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes.com, February 15, 2005

The Ten Bytes of Architecture? Some Thoughts on Architectural Culture in the Age of Simulation - to work in digital design era, future architects need to be educated about BIM and related technologies, David R. Scheer of AIA, AECbytes.com, February 7, 2006

So Many Acronyms, So Little Time - summary of the state of interoperable 3D file formats from NIST, Michael Dakan, Cadalyst AEC, January 19, 2006

AIA Sees Strong Growth for Non-Residential Construction in 2006 - AIA report expects non-residential construction as a key driver for the overall economy in 2006, Randall S. Newton, AECnews.com, January 19, 2006

BIM Part VI - Measures of Success - evaluate BIM and its worth for your organization, Nigel Davies, Eat Your CAD, January 17, 2006

Put Our Projects Online - choose your project collaboration product from software like Autodesk Buzzsaw, Bentley ProjectWise, Constructware, Meridian Systems, Primavera, Citadon, and TRIRIGA, H. Edward Goldberg of AIA, Cadalyst Management, December 1, 2005

The "Relentless Discipline" of Working in BIM - a discussion on BIM methodologies at AEC Science and Technology Federal conference, Randall Newton, AECnews.com, December 13, 2005

BIM and Process Improvement - unlike CAD, which is about date, BIM is about information, Jim Bedrick of AIA, AECbytes, December 13, 2005

Academic Research in Architectural Computing - a survey of universites that offer graduate study in architecture, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, November 29, 2005

The Strengths of BIM - increased productivity makes BIM to reveal its real benefits in the long run, H. Edward Goldberg of AIA, Cadalyst AEC, November 1, 2005

Multi-Disciplinary BIM at Work at GHAFARI Associates - using BIM for multiple platforms makes GHAFARI an industry leader and wins 'Award of Excellence' at BE 2005, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, November 21, 2005

Digital Design and the Age of Building Simulation - insights on digital design and digital building simulation from the Digital Design Director of Skidmore Owings and Merrill in New York, Paul Seletsky, AECbytes, October 31, 2005

CORENET e-PlanCheck: Singapore's Automated Code Checking System - CORENET project ensures future cities to be built according to strict code requirements, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, October 26, 2005

Green Means More than Money - after Hurricane Katrina, building industry looks for ways to cut down cost on energy efficiently and effectively, Carol Bartz, chief executive of Autodesk, Forbes.com, October 21, 2005

AEC Technology in the News - AIA releases report on aftereffects of Hurricane Katrina, Michael L. Dakan of AIA, Cadalyst AEC, October 20, 2005

Architosh Talks to Graphisoft US VP, Don Henrich II - Graphisoft VP talks about ArchiCAD 9 and how company views BIM as opposed to CAD, architosh, October 2005

In This Case, Change is Good - US government's GSA makes a move towards BIM to build cost-effectively in the long run, Michael Dakan, Cadalyst AEC, October 5, 2005

How BIM Furthers Sustainable Design - reliable and integrated drawings, parametric modeling and performance analysis by BIM provides higher quality designs, Residential Architect Online, October 1, 2005

Building Systems: Make a Block-Based Mypart, Part 3 - multimedia tutorial to add connection points and place it in a drawing in Autodesk Building Systems 2006, Avatech Solutions, September 28, 2005

Architectural Desktop: Using AEC Modify Tools - multimedia tutorial to center and space objects evenly after they have been added to the drawing model in ADT 2006, Avatech Solutions, August 17, 2005

Hurricanes and Their Aftermath: How Can Technology Help? - transition to BIM concept will be very beneficial for building industry to develop hurricane-resistant designs, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, September 29, 2005

AEC CAD Data Standards - adapting a set of CAD data standards can ensure productivity and accuracy, increasing interoperability between clients and collaborating firms, H. Edward Goldberg, Cadalyst AEC, September 1, 2005

De-Vendoring AEC Software - instead of "vendoring," software companies should take care of customers by providing meaningful AEC software, Mark Sawyer, CEO of @Last Software, AECbytes, September 21, 2005

Beyond BIM - potential of BIM is under-utilized, implementing BIM means knowing your own design process, Tomislav Zigo, Hagerman & Company, Inc., August 2005

Little Known Settings and Known Issues in Building Systems - Autodesk Building Systems uses the AECFACETDEV setting to smooth curved edges of AEC objects, Beth Powell, Beth's CAD Blog, September 8, 2005

Soft(ware) Parade - analyst forum provides insight into AEC strategies of software vendors, Michael Bordenaro, Cadalyst AEC, July 21, 2005

Alabama Council AIA 2005 Annual Convention - state-level AIA convention highlighted the hurricane issues and how BIM can facilitate different design aspects like sustainable design, hurricane-resistant design, and even feng shui, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, August 25, 2005

AEC Translation and File Transfers - aecXML and IFCs are both meant to facilitate data transfers between AEC programs but aecXML is optimized for the Internet, H. Edward Goldberg, Cadalyst AEC, August 1, 2005

Student Designers Rank High in National Competition - Kansas high school students earn 2nd place in national architectural competition, Kansas City InfoZine, August 14, 2005

buildingSMART (Get Over it) - a candid look at common practices in architecture, Revit versus ADT, and IAI's buildingSMART, Mario Guttman, vice-president and CAD Director for HOK, AECbytes, August 9, 2005

Architects Harness Aerospace Technology to Revolutionize Design Process - architectural firms are using building information modeling (BIM) and software designed for the aerospace industry, Christian Livermore, The Business Report , August 8, 2005

Architects Turned Developers - a boom is taking place in encouraging architects to develop because they bring integrity to the building processes, Deborah Grossberg, The Architect's Newspaper, July 27, 2005

The CIS/2 Format: Another AEC Interoperability Standard - while the IFC seeks to become the open standard for interoperability for architecture, general contracting, and some facilities management, the CIS/2 format is specifically intended for the structural steel industry, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, July 27, 2005

I Live in a Google World but I Work in a Pre-Google One - BIM technology, which is better at connecting construction data, is hoped to provide a predictable incremental change, Tom Sweeney, AEC Bytes, July 21, 2005

Digital Tectonical Demonstrations - research and student work in architecture uses material properties, CAD operations and analysis, Brad Bell, Andrew Vrana & Joe Meppelink, Architecture Week, June 1, 2005

The Next Dimension - the inevitable convergence of parametric modeling and BIM technologies is moving design towards a boundary-less relationship with construction and maintenance, Clay Risen, The Architect's Newspaper, June 8, 2005

The New Heroes in the Building Industry - the construction modelers fill a new role of creating 3D building models for accurate constructions and cuts cost by almost 2 to 3 percent from every building project, Clay Freeman & Dominic Gallello, Cadalyst AEC, June 15, 2005

AISC Updates Contract Standards to Reflect Model-Based Structural Engineering - recent update of AISC allows the use of digital building models as a legal replacement for contract drawings, AECnews.com, June 19, 2005

Automated Rule-Based Building Design and Engineering at Robertson Ceco Corporation - Robertson Ceco Corp, 3rd largest manufacturer of pre-engineered metal buildings in the US, uses an advanced rule-based technology to automate its design and engineering tasks, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, June 16, 2005

Collaboration, Disclaimers and Risk Management - if disclaimers absolve designers of any error in their data then what exactly is the meaning of collaboration, Jim Balding & James Van, All Things BIM, April 7, 2005

Frank Lloyd Wright Design Comes to Life on a Remote Island - Thomas Heinz, AIA, picks up where Frank Lloyd Wright left off and completes an island home, Susan Smith, AEC Cafe, June 6, 2005

AIA 2005 National Convention and Expo - twelve stamps celebrating modern architecture, a documentary exploring the concept of architect's role in developing communities, demonstration by well known architect and sculptor and engineer Santiago Calatrava were some of the highlights, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, June 2, 2005

AIA Technology in Architectural Practice 2005 Conference - highlights of May Conference in Las Vegas where the discussion focused on the business issues and technological challenges related to BIM implementation, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, May 26, 2005

If There Is No "I" in Team, Is There an "I" in BIM? - don't forget the "I" stands for information, Kurt Ameringer, Cadalyst, May 15, 2005

More About Text Height - standard text height ultimately depends on the individual and how they use their CAD drawings, Michael Dakan, Cadalyst AEC, April 21, 2005

BIM - The Choice of Software - when adopting BIM technology you must be careful about the right CAD software, Nigel Davies, MicroStation Community, April 20, 2005 (may require free registration)

Emerging Environmental Product Policy - a summary of the philosophy behind the European Union's Integrated Product Policy (IPP) and its impact on product development, Mark Biaqi, Cambashi, April 27, 2005

Interview with Olivier Campagne - finalist in 2005 Architectural Visualization Competition, started at the age of 11 with CAD 3D software, wants to work on digital movie sets, CGarchitect.com, April 25, 2005

The Concept of What Is a Design Firm Sure Has Changed - the concept of a designer firm has evolved into something much more than just people dealing with CAD, enr.com, April 18, 2005

Computer-Aided Green Design - computer technology, if suitably combined with a proven sustainable design methodology, can become a powerful tool for improved services, Jim Gleeson, Architecture Week, April 1, 2005

A Different Approach to Using IFCs to Facilitate Interoperability in the Building Industry - the true value of the IFC model does not lie in its ability to facilitate exchange of graphical data but in its ability to capture and communicate non-graphical properties, Jim Forester, AECBytes, April 13, 2005

Helsinki Architects Push BIM Agenda on Macs - interview with architect Jyrki Iso-Aho about BIM and how CAD/BIM companies can create programs to make architects think, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, April 14, 2005

BIM - Before It's Manageable? - building information modeling (BIM) must be approached thoughtfully if it is to prove cost-effective, Nigel Davies, Microstation Connections, March 23, 2005 (may require free registration)

Architectural CAD Practices - reasons why architects are still using 2D tools even though most software now has 3D, Brian Myers,April 4, 2005, Icade, pp.13-15 (pdf)

The Long Awaited John Wenner Interview - the celebrated artist, acclaimed for his two story sculptural spiral staircase talks about his start using MCAD software, Ross Langevin & Wes Bolton, Design Engine, March 31, 2005

Technology Penetration in the AEC Industry: IT Lessons Learned in Other Industries - views on technology adoption in the building industry, based on the lessons learned from IT experience in other industries, Pat Douglas, AECbytes, March 24, 2005

Digital Dreams - builders take note; digital home technology is here to stay, Boyce Thompson, Builder online, March 1, 2005

Surveying a Church Using Photographs - CAD software traverses the barriers of software languages and make 3D modeling less time-consuming, Franco Bazzini, Interstudio, March 14, 2005

Project at World Trade Center Site Puts Advanced Design Tools to Test - CAD tools to the rescue, 3D images replaces conventional 2D drawings, Matt Hamblen, COMPUTERWORLD, March 7, 2005

Sidebar: Software Eases Complex Design - Autodesk’s Revit makes designing 70 floors of World Trade Tower a smooth climb, AutoCad left behind by Revit’s agility and uniformity, Matt Hamblen, COMPUTERWORLD, March 7, 2005

Pelican's-Eye View of Unique Habitat Merges Film, Simulation, and GIS - Santa Barbara channel islands to be simulated, frozen wave made to appear as land in film, Stuart Silverstone, aecnews.com, March 3, 2005

Prefabrication of Timber Buildings based on Digital Models: A Perspective from Norway - designing with wood, wood being the preferred construction material in Norway as forests cover 37% of Norway, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes.com, February 28, 2005

To BIM or Not to BIM? - at the first-ever Technology for Construction Executive Forum, end users agreed building information modeling is inevitable, but disagreed about how long mainstream adoption will take, Sara Ferris, Cadalyst, February 2005

1-2-3 Revit: Not All BIM Is Parametric - what is parametric building modeling, and how do you determine if it's the foundation of a BIM solution?, Rick Rundell, Cadalyst, February 15, 2005

Generative Components - Bentley’s long-term development of parametric modeling tools has finally reached the real world as its Smart Geometry group continues to promote Bentley’s unique approach to form design, Martyn Day, CADserver, February 23, 2005

User Tip on License Borrowing - Architectural Desktop/Building Systems tip, Beth Powell, Beth's Blog, February 18, 2005

Helsinki Architects Push BIM Agenda on Macs - a Finnish architect discusses the many aspects of building information modeling, the value of 3D models in practice and why his firm has chosen to practice on the Macintosh platform for over 15 years, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, February 18, 2005

Bill Gates' Architect: AutoCAD Makes My Employees Stupid - architect James Cutler says in a recent Architectural Record interview that he finds CAD, and specifically, AutoCAD, a less than ideal tool for his trade, Randall Newton, AECnews.com, February 8, 2005

Towards a Materials-Based Building Information Model - Lloyd J. James, assistant professor at Morgan State University, suggests that the inability of currently available BIM solutions to fully capture detailed and real-world material properties of building components is one of the critical factors impeding a more widespread implementation of BIM, AECbytes Newsletter, February 10, 2005

Architectural Pre-Visualization - profile of an artist who uses 3D graphics to assist architects in rapid pre-visualization of their projects, Luxology, January 31, 2005

Building Energy Performance - Going Mainstream - Dominic Gallello, president and CEO of Graphisoft, emphasizes the growing importance of sustainable building design and urges architects to use the tools already available at their disposal to take on the energy challenge, AECbytes, January 25, 2005

Technology for Construction 2005 - captures some of the session highlights of the ongoing Technology for Construction 2005 show, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes Newsletter, January 20, 2005

Implementing BIM, Part 3: Staff Training - tips on making a successful transition from 2D to building information modeling, Rick Rundell, Cadalyst, January 15, 2005

A Towering Project - Autodesk products - AutoCAD, Revit and Buzzsaw - are chief among the CAD tools being used to design the Freedom Tower, situated at the site of the former World Trade Center, Star Online, January 18, 2005

Building Systems: Installing the Marinsoft Partsdrop Plugin - streaming tech tip shows how, via Autodesk i-drop technology, you can access online content from Carrier, Kohler and Marvin Windows and Doors, Tod Stephens, Avatech Solutions, January 13, 2005

BIM - What Is It, Why Do I Care, and How Do I Do It? - in-depth overview of Building Information Modeling, with advice on how to incorporate it into your work, Matt Dillon, Breaking Down the Walls, January 11, 2005

Tools of Our Trade - for architectural firms willing to fully embrace CAD technology and all its potential, the changes can be profound and can impact many aspects of professional practice, Michael Dakan, AEC Tech News #135, January 6, 2005

Select Reader Feedback: First Anniversary Collection - to commemorate its first anniversary, AECbytes has published a compilation of reader feedback received throughout the year, showcasing what readers think of the publication and the issues that it covers, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, December 22, 2004

Rapid Prototyping: The Next Wave in Architectural Modeling - rapid prototyping holds great promise in assisting architects, engineers and construction managers in reducing the design cycle, the same way it has helped industrial design engineers, Matthew Phair, Building Design & Construction, December 13, 2004

From the AECnews Archives: Process Change in AEC - articles on the need to understand process and change management in architecture in the light of moving to Building Information Modeling, Randall Newton, AEC Automation, December 9, 2004

Autodesk University 2004 - presents conference highlights, product announcements related to the AEC industry, and overall impressions of the recently concluded Autodesk University 2004, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, December 8, 2004

A Closer Look at CDV Systems - Winchester, Massachusetts company offers Autodesk Revit training and Codebook project management software, Michael Dakan, Cadalyst AEC Tech News #133, December 2, 2004

Autodesk University Day 1 - a personal report that includes news from the AEC front, Robin Capper, RobiNZ Blog, December 2, 2004

A New Paradigm for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction - with the launch of its Digital Project suite of applications in October, Gehry Technologies caps a multiyear effort to bring engineering, fabrication and procurement management to the forefront of AEC projects, Arnie Williams, Cadalyst, November 2004

Are We Forgetting Design? - Chris I. Yessios, president and CEO of auto.des.sys, Inc., questions all the fuss about BIM and points out that we seem to be losing focus on what should be the main priority of the AEC industry - design, AECbytes, November 29, 2004

Building Information Modeling Takes Hold Down Under - Australian designers are adopting Autodesk Revit and discovering the competitive advantages of building information modeling, Rick Rundell, Cadalyst, October 15, 2004

Home In On Interior Designing - a big demand for CAD-savvy interior designers exists in India, Biswajiban Sharma, The Tribune (India), November 9, 2004

BIM for Small Practices? - software vendors have renewed interest in promoting Building Information Modeling (BIM) to drive efficiencies within the construction industry but which companies will adopt the technology first?, Mike Evans, CADserver, Oct 26, 2004

Death of the CAD Drafter Position - Again - most CAD drafters today are young architects-in-training who have received some CAD instruction along with their professional education in architectural schools, Michael Dakan, Cadalyst AEC Tech News #130, October 21, 2004

The Builder Owner as a Catalyst for Change in the Construction Industry - the CEO of Newforma urges building owners to exercise their power of mandate and become the catalyst for driving the transformation that is required across the construction industry, Ian Howell, AECbytes, October 21, 2004

BIM Use is Building Up - the building information modeling movement is gaining momentum, with GeoPraxis leading the way, Michael Dakan, Cadalyst AEC Tech News #129, October 7, 2004

From Balloon Frame to CAD-Tailored: Japanese Precut Framing Technology Comes to the U.S. - a CAD-driven system called MasterFit churns out custom-cut, engineered wood frames for houses, Ted Smalley Bowen, Architectural Record, October 2004

Bye-bye, Blueprint: 3D Modeling Catches On - Frank Gehry became one of architecture's earliest practitioners of building information modeling techniques out of necessity, because his designs increasingly relied on specialized fabrication and placement of materials, David Becker, CNET News.com, October 4, 2004

ZweigWhite and Mercor Media Unite to Form Complete Media Provider to AEC Industry - the new merger creates ZweigWhite Information Services, a complete business information, advisory and media provider to the AEC industry, FMLink, September 29, 2004

Calculating BIM's Return on Investment - a simple formula calculates return on investment when you're considering a new building information modeling system, Rick Rundell, Cadalyst, September 15, 2004

CAFM Implementation Made Simple - tutorial offers a guide to implement a computer-aided facilities management system based on Archibus, Richard Ridout, Exitech Design Productivity Journal, September 2004 (requires free registration) (pdf)

Gilchrist Ross and Crowe Architects Put ArchiCAD 9 Beta to the Ultimate Test - a $15 million renovation of historic Landis Hall at Florida State University was prepared with the prerelease version of ArchiCAD 9, Arnie Williams, Cadalyst AEC Tech News: 2D to 3D #7, September 23, 2004

AEC From the Ground Up: Are You Up to Standards? - offices that work on large projects or need to collaborate with other disciplines should consider adopting the U.S. NCS (National CAD Standard) for architecture, engineering and construction, H. Edward Goldberg, Cadalyst, September 15, 2004

Lost Money, Lost Opportunities - a recent report claims that inadequate interoperability in the AEC industry and facilities operations in the U.S. is costing $15.8 billion annually, Michael Dakan, Cadalyst AEC Tech News #128, September 16, 2004

Building Information Modelling Offers Many Competitive Advantages - Autodesk's Richard Rundell discusses India's building industry and his company's BIM strategy, Express Computer, September 17, 2004

The NIST Report on Interoperability - a brief overview and discussion of the key findings of the recently released NIST report, which provides an estimate of $15.8 billion as the cost of adequate interoperability in the construction industry, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, September 16, 2004

A/E Firm Profits Declining - profit margins in the architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting business fell from 2002 to 2003, continuing the downward trend from 2001 to 2002, Laura B. Rothman, ZweigWhite, September 13, 2004

Calculate With Ease - recommended calculators for AEC professionals, Beau Turner, Will Render for Food, September 14, 2004

The Rise and Fall of Autodesk Architectural Studio - a brief overview and history and an analysis of the failure of the recently discontinued Architectural Studio software, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, September 9, 2004

Why Building Information Modeling Isn’t Working ... Yet - explores the reasons behind the AEC industry's failure to fully embrace the use and methodology of BIM, Ken Sanders, Architectural Record, September 2004

New Challenges, New Opportunities - discusses innovators who have found ways to carve out new kinds of design businesses with technology and specific tools that have opened up new opportunities, Nancy Yen-wen Cheng, AECbytes, August 25, 2004

Old Standard Taps BIM Data for New Uses - the widely adopted standard, ODBC, is helping translate information for a growing list of architectural applications, Rick Rundell, Cadalyst, August 16, 2004

More Vignettes from India's AEC Industry - an inside look at several Indian AEC firms, from one of India's most commercially successful architects to a small design services company, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, August 24, 2004

Building Model Benefits - a large Washington, D.C. firm relies on Autodesk Revit to provide clients with a realistic review of what their projects will look like on completion, Arnie Williams, Cadalyst, August 16, 2004

A Study of India's Construction Giant: The DLF Group - explores the technology adoption in one of India's largest construction companies, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, August 12, 2004

AEC Landscape and Technology Adoption in India - an overview of the construction boom and the changing architectural landscape of India, and a discussion of whether the technology adoption in the AEC industry is keeping up with the challenges of its frenzied construction activity, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, August 2, 2004

Virtual Resurrections - Berlin's Fasanenstrasse and 13 other synagogues have been reconstructed "virtually" through computer modeling and animation by architecture students using software from Maya and Alias, Gisela Brunner, Architecture Week, July 21, 2004

In The Trenches with BIM -  James Vandezande, associate and CAD manager at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, offers practical guidelines on BIM implementation, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, July 20, 2004

A Bad Fad In CAD? - what is the role of technology, specifically CAD, in architectural design at the start of the 21st century?, Nigel Davies, bentleyuser.org, July 14, 2004

CAD Drafting in Architectural Firms - the demand for strictly "CAD operators" in architecture is limited and getting more so all the time, Michael Dakan, Cadalyst AEC Tech News #123, July 1, 2004

BIM, Change, and Leadership - A Call to Arms? - Larry Rocha, VP and CIO, WAT&G, describes the challenges associated with the industry's move to BIM and suggests that the fundamental issue to be tackled is that of understanding and managing change, AECbytes, June 23, 2004

AIA National Convention Recap - a report on some of the Macintosh AEC software developers who exhibited at the recent convention, Architosh, June 22, 2004

The Shape of Things to Come - CAD techniques are becoming more and more important to the AEC professional, but the software is developing at a glacial pace, Lars Hesselgren, Building Design, June 18, 2004 (requires free registration)

Gehry Tags Davies for COO - Gehry Technologies has named former Autodesk senior vice president Malcolm Davies as chief operating officer, Randall Newton, A-E-C Automation Newsletter, June 21, 2004

AIA 2004 National Convention and Expo - highlights of the recently concluded American Institute of Architects meeting, where there was an emphasis on green buildings and sustainable architecture, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, June 16, 2004

Virtual Design Reality for Europe’s Construction Industry - DIVERCITY’s design-simulation software utilizing virtual reality technology for construction, Innovations Report, June 3, 2003

The Eureka Tower: A Case Study of Advanced BIM Implementation - Melbourne's Eureka Tower at close to 1,000 feet will be the tallest residential building in the world, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, June 2, 2004

The Future of Architectural Visualization - a recent survey suggests that, although the architectural industry is growing at a steady pace, no dramatic leaps of progress will take place in the coming years, Jeff Mottle, CGarchitect, May 25, 2004

AEC - Intelligent Modeling - as AEC software improves, modeling approaches such as building information modeling (BIM) and parametric modeling are gaining new fans, Mike Bordenaro, Cadalyst, May 17, 2004

The Importance of Parametrics in Building Information Modeling - Bentley's Huw Roberts looks at why parametric design technology is critical to building information modeling, and what architects and engineers should expect and demand of their parametric solutions, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, May 13, 2004

Work Flow - Modeling - discusses the process of modeling and visualization, especially as it applies to Architectural Desktop, Beau Turner, Will Render for Food, May 10, 2004

Scaling the Building Information Mountain - a look at the key issues that arise when attempting to create a Single Building Model, CAD User, March/April 2004

ArchiCAD University - BIM There, Done That - the recent ArchiCAD University West seminar focused on the software program's long-established BIM (building information modeling) capabilities, Mike Bordenaro, Cadalyst AEC Tech News #117, April 8, 2004

The Web Services Technology and its Implications for AEC - describes the upcoming technology of Web Services, which is fast becoming a buzzword in technology circles, and explores its implications for the AEC industry, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, April 29, 2004

Labor Productivity Declines in the Construction Industry: Causes and Remedies - the founding director of Stanford's Center for Integrated Facility Engineering describes the structural productivity problems afflicting the construction industry and suggests ways to mitigate them, Dr. Paul Teicholz, AECbytes, April 14, 2004

Build Your Dream House On a Couple of Hours - home design software allows you to dream up your own floor plan and also to better communicate your ideas to an architect or interior designer, Monique Beele, Argus Online, April 10, 2004

Readers Weigh In on BIM, PEN, and Other Acronyms - presents selected reader responses to the recent PEN suggestion as an alternative to the BIM acronym, as well as other acronym suggestions, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, April 8, 2004

The AEC Industry, Building Information Modeling and the 3 Rs - in their eagerness to bring their BIM vision to market, vendors may continue to underestimate the differences between their logical model and the realities of AEC industry practice, Peter Thorne and Nick Ballard, Cambashi, March 2004

The IFC Building Model: A Look Under the Hood - provides a broad overview of the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) building model, which has been developed by the IAI to facilitate interoperability in the building industry, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, March 30, 2004

The Impacts of Technology on AEC Design Practice: Detail Reuse - detail databases can save time by letting you reuse design content, but there are some pitfalls to avoid, Michael Dakan, AEC Tech News, March 18, 2004

3rd Parties and Architectural Desktop: Teaming Up on Building Information Modeling - a survey of some of the many 3rd-party tools designed around Architectural Desktop, Chris Yanchar, Between the Walls ADT Weblog, March 16, 2004

Autodesk Embraces BIM - explains how Autodesk differentiates among AutoCAD, Architectural Desktop, and Revit and where these applications may be heading, and explores a recent implementation of BIM (building information modeling), H. Edward Goldberg, Cadalyst, March 1, 2004

Goodbye CAD. Goodbye BIM. Hello PEN - Paul Seletsky, director of technology at Davis Brody Bond, proposes a new acronym - PEN (for Parametric-ENabled) - to replace BIM and explains his reasoning for it, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, March 11, 2004

Robot Builder Could 'Print' Houses - a new robot takes instructions directly from an architect's computerized drawings and then squirts successive layers of concrete on top of one another to build up vertical walls and domed roofs, Max Glaskin, NewScientist.com, March 10, 2004

Project Overview - Total Textures tutorial illustrates roof modeling, Li Suli, 3dtotal.com, March 11, 2004

Technology at Work at Gehry Partners: A Case Study - offers an inside look at one of the most renowned and innovative architectural firms in the world today and explores their use of technology, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, February 26, 2004

Architect Frank Gehry Finds CAD a Boon to Art and Business - a world-renowned architect who confesses he doesn't know how to switch on a computer finds inspiration and economy in CATIA, Martyn Day, February 23, 2004

Architect Pays Price for High-Tech Advances - CAD and other technological tools may offer quick turnaround on design work, but an architect who has run his own firm for 50 years says his job is more challenging now than it was when architectural plans were drawn by hand and correspondence was by mail, Eric Pope, Detroit News, February 1, 2004

Going Further: Process Evolution in the Building Industry - fundamental changes need to take place within the building professions, but how can these transformations be implemented on a broad scale and what are the axes of the solution?, Phillip G. Bernstein, AECbytes, February 11, 2004

Will Building Modeling Trickle Down to Smaller AEC Firms? - are the needs of local and global architectural firms the same, and will the building model design paradigm trickle down from signature architects to the single office firm working on a local school?, Mike Evans, AEC Automation, January 2003 (hosted on Cambashi)

What's in a Name? The BIM Acronym - is the term BIM (building information modeling) the best acronym to represent the new model-based building design processes that will replace CAD?, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes Newsletter #5, February 5, 2004

Rendering Plans in DataCAD - explores DataCAD's tools that enable you to create a fully rendered plan as a CAD document, Evan H. Shu, ArchitectureWeek, February 4, 2004

Blueprint for Change - building information modeling (BIM) technology - in which databases manage 3D drawings and all related project data - could have a profound effect on the building industry, John Foley, InformationWeek, January 26, 2004

Do You Have to Adopt BIM? - if you haven't jumped on the building information modeling bandwagon yet don't worry, BIM authoring tools are still mostly immature, Michael Dakan, Cadalyst AEC Tech News #112, January 22, 2004

Macworld 2004 - a report on the AEC products on display, including ArchiCAD, VectorWorks, form*Z, SketchUp, Piranesi, Art*lantis and PhotoCAD, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes Newsletter, January 22, 2004

Architectural Designs Get New Dimension from Software - @Last Software is donating its SketchUp software to school children in North Carolina in the hopes that the tool will spark an early interest in architectural design, Dale Neal, Asheville Citizen-Times, January 19, 2004

A Darwinian Shake-out in the Building Industry - the president and CEO of Graphisoft presents his vision of the changes in the building industry that will result from the emerging strong interest and adoption of building information modeling, Dominic Gallello, AECbytes, January 14, 2004


Bentley and Adobe Webcast Recording Now Available - register to listen to the December 4 webcast in which Bentley and Adobe outlined their initiative to optimize PDF for the AEC industry, Bentley.com, December 10, 2003

AIA Technology in Architectural Practice Conference - Part 2 - a report on some of the individual sessions held at the recent AIA conference, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, December 9, 2003

Potentials and Challenges: Building Information Modeling Under the Microscope - discusses the potential of BIM to fundamentally transform the AEC industry, Lachmi Khemlani, A-E-C Automation Newsletter, November 2003

Discourse on Digital - at a recent conference, architects gathered to discuss how CAD tools - including new 3D parametric modeling tools being developed by an AEC consortium - can improve design and design education, B.J. Novitski, ArchitectureWeek, November 19, 2003

The Lars Word: A Visit From Autodesk! - a MicroStation user and an Autodesk representative discuss their respective software as it relates to the AEC sector, Lars Hesselgren, bentleyuser.org, November 12, 2003

The Art and Science of Measurement - to help create cost-effective elevations of existing building facades, a UK firm used an AutoCAD-based tool called PhoToPlan, which provides true-to-scale rectification of digital images of plane objects, CADserver, November 10, 2003

Gehry, Dassault and IBM Too - Martyn Day talks with Gehry Technologies, founded by world renowned architect Frank Gehry, which is now a Dassault Systemes' CATIA reseller and also on a mission to improve the way CAD tools are developed and used by the building industry, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, September/October 2003

Metal Guru - tomorrow night, the Hollywood A-list pitches up to the only show in town: a stunning new Los Angeles concert hall designed by Frank Gehry, Jay Merrick, Independent.co.uk, October 24, 2003

Sound Architecture - When Frank Gehry, considered by many as the world's most famous architect, designed the Walt Disney Concert Hall, his software tools included CATIA, a program more at home with the aerospace and automotive industry, Ann Jarmusch, SignOnSanDiego.com, October 21, 2003

On the Level: In the Picture - with the advent of CAD, drawing skills have diminished to the point where some builders are not only unable to produce a drawing, they cannot read one either, Jeff Howell, Telegraph.co.uk, October 15, 2003

IT Skills: A Key to Career Success - simply knowing how to operate CAD, rendering, and modeling software isn't enough these days to give an architect a competitive edge, Alan Joch, Architectural Record, October 2003

Construction a Woman's World - the National Association of Women in Construction sponsors several annual competitions to provide high school students with hands-on experience in the construction business, Alisha Semchuck, Ventura County Star, October 2, 2003

Realtime Modeling - the market for realtime modeling for architecture is still in its infancy, but it’s just a matter of time before clients will expect to see realtime versions of their projects both for themselves and their customers, Halli Bjornsson, CGarchitect, September 23, 2003

Software Interoperability Makes Strides, but Hurdles Still Remain - examines the progress the AEC industry has made in file format standardization, Deborah Snoonian, Architectural Record, September 2003

Software Speeds Modeling - a new prototype design tool generates computer models of buildings in seconds, Ted Smalley Bowen, TRN, August 27, 2003

Busting the Bubble - CAD models may signal the decline of topographical models in Plexiglas that architects use to help visualize projects, The Examiner, Mark Silverman, Feb 21, 2003

Customized Blueprints on Homeowner's Budget - Tennessee firm uses CAD to bring down the cost of designing custom residences, Senee Seale Moon, The Leaf-Chronicle, August 5, 2003

Interview with Andy Hickes - Andy practices architectural illustrations in Manhattan, specializing in electronic renderings, CGarchitect, Aug 4, 2003

SmartGeometry - a report from a Bentley seminar on advanced architectural geometry creation, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, June/July2003

High-Tech Tools Help Preserve the Past - engineering analysis tools are helping to pinpoint structural damage for eventual repair at Frank Lloyd Wright's famous Fallingwater house in Pennsylvania, Alan Joch, Architectural Record, July 2003

Comprehensive Building Modeling - building information modeling offers to make good on the longstanding promise that CAD and other computer tools can help give architects more time to do what they like to do best - design, Larry Rocha, ArchitectureWeek, June 25, 2003

Workflow - tips on enhancing and streamlining workflow in offices devoted to visualization or animation tasks, Ted Boardman, CG Architect, June 2003

The Building Information Modeling Debate - Do You Develop On What You Already Have Or Do You Start Over? - explores the major differences in the approaches of Bentley and Autodesk toward BIM, David Weisberg, MSM Online, May 6, 2003

A/E Firms Moving Towards Homogenous Information Systems - a recent study finds that 45% of architectural and engineering firms report uniform operating systems, uniform network protocols and standardized applications, ZweigWhite, CADdigest.com, May 1, 2003

Cadventure Introduces Cadconsultancy - Cadventure's Nigel Davies discusses his company's new service to help AEC firms make the best decisions about appropriate applications, implementation, installations and configurations and CAD standards design, MSM Online, May 1, 2003

Upgrade or Switch? - AEC firms trying to increase productivity often find it difficult to choose the best CAD package for their needs, Arleen Boyd and Kristine Fallon, ArchitectureWeek, April 30, 2003

Is PLM Applicable to AEC? - for Product Lifecycle Management to become the next big thing in the AEC industry as it's become in the manufacturing sector, some major changes will need to take place, Mike Evans, A-E-C Automation, April 2003

Does the Building Industry Really Need to Start Over? - Keith Bentley, co-CTO and founder, and Brad Workman, vice president of building vertical at Bentley, respond to Autodesk's proposal for the future of "building information modeling," Bentley.com, April 1, 2003 (pdf)

Virtual Photography - rendering specialist ART has changed its name to ART VPS and introduced products designed to make photorealistic visualizations within easy reach at any stage of the design process, Al Dean, CADserver, March 18, 2003

Learning Space - VectorWorks and Art*lantis are among the tools that interior design students at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design are using to help them think more spatially, Greg Corke, CADserver, March 18, 2003

Nondestructive Testing Probes Dome's Safety - millions of measurements taken using a laser surveying instrument were transformed into AutoCAD models and construction drawings to determine whether one of the world's largest unreinforced masonry domes was safe, Charles Linn, Architectural Record, March 2003

Who Will Pay for the Building Information Model? - explores the current barriers that prevent many in the AEC industry from adopting the 3D building model - and how to overcome those barriers, Mike Evans, A-E-C Automation, February 2003

Carbon Fiber Future - with high-rise safety at the fore since 9/11, will there be any takers for a proposed skyscraper supported by woven carbon fibers?, Christopher Hawthorne, Metropolis, February 14, 2003 

Why Don't We Do It in the Road Ahead?- Part 1, Infrastructure Realignment - a look at some of the key AEC/FM trends for 2003, Jerry Laiserin, TheLaiserinLetter, February 3, 2003

Design Software for the Home Front - a look at what applications some of today's residential designers rely on - from AutoCAD add-ons and Revit to ArchiCAD and SoftPlan, Alan Joch, Architectural Record, January 2003

Ah, the Joys of Estimating! - a look at some of the new estimating technology that is tightly integrated with CAD drawings, Matthew Phair, Building Design and Construction, January 2003 (may require free registration)

AEC (UK) CAD Standards Update - a progress report on the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (UK) CAD Standards Initiative, which was established a year ago, Nigel Davies, bentleyuser.org, January 29, 2003

Much Vexation About Representation - today's engineers and architects continue to juggle the three modes of representation: from paper to digital, from 2D drawings to 3D models and from geometry to building information, Jerry Laiserin, The LaiserinLetter, January 27, 2003

Houston Developers Introduce Pre-Planning Software at Show - Trelligence Affinity for Residential, a home-design application that enables designers to show clients house plans early on in the process, creates a database that can be exported to a format readable by most CAD programs, Robin Martin, Houston Business Journal, January 24, 2003

Graphisoft on BIM - Graphisoft VP Chris Barron enters the debate about whether Building Information Modeling (BIM) should replace the term "CAD" in the AEC design realm, The LaiserinLetter, January 20, 2003

Autodesk on BIM - Phil Bernstein, vice president of Autodesk's Building Industry Division, offers his view on using the term "building information modeling" in place of "CAD," The LaiserinLetter, January 13, 2003

Bentley Systems on BIM - Keith Bentley, co-CTO and founder, and Brad Workman, vice president of building vertical at Bentley, weigh in on the issue of using the term "building information modeling," The LaiserinLetter, January 13, 2003

Designs on Industrial Technology - today's architects are turning to advanced technologies such as virtual engineering, computational fluid analysis and high-tech visualization tools to improve performance, Larry R. Barrow, ArchitectureWeek, January 2003

AEC Business Continuity Services: An Idea Whose Time Has Come - Web-based AEC collaboration sites need to serve a wider community and provide more information and communication technology services, Paul Seletsky, The LaiserLetter, January 6, 2003

The Future of Architectural Design - a report from a Bentley-sponsored seminar, at which several architectural firms presented examples of their use of cutting-edge design, CADserver, January 2, 2003

The Small Practice Architect's Tale - an architect who uses Allplan FT from Nemetschek discusses how it's possible for smaller architectural firms to stay competitive and survive in today's difficult market place, CADserver, January 2, 2003


Teamwork2002 - Towards Collaboration - this year's annual Teamwork project - which aims to promote information-sharing and collaborative working through the single building model - featured 6 teams of young design professionals envisioning a multi-use urban renewal site, CADserver, December 20, 2002

Housing Benefits - a UK property services department recently switched from Autodesk AEC products to LT Architect from CADlogic to help boost productivity, Greg Corke, CADserver, December 18, 2002

Tool of the Trade - the architect's tool of the trade has changed from the T-square to the PC, Paul Li, Digital CAD, December 12, 2002

Comparing Pommes and Naranjas - for the building industry to move forward it needs to agree on a term to replace "CAD" - namely, "Building Information Modeling," Jerry Laiserin, The LaiserinLetter, December 16, 2002

Allplan's Extended Family - an overview of Nemetschek's integrated Allplan tools for the AEC market, ranging from architectural rendering and HVAC to project management, Greg Corke, CADserver, December 2002

Building with Clicks, Not Bricks - virtual architecture allows architects to break physical, technical and even professional boundaries - with none of the headaches of construction, Sam Lubell, Architectural Record, December 2002

Interview with Jonathan Kletzien of Advanced Media Design Inc. - a profile of how one architectural firm's digital studio stays on the cutting edge of architectural rendering,  CGarchitect, December 9, 2002

Firm Eases Access to 3-D Design - a two-year-old company named Vantage Point hopes to bring 3D design to the masses with their new CAD software called Perspective, R.J. King, The Detroit News, December 3, 2002

Interview with Richard Woolsgrove - architect in a large London firm discusses the state of  3D design visualization in the UK, Render.cz, November 11, 2002

Architectural Desktop - Injecting Information Between Architectural Studio and Architectural Desktop - streaming video tech tip shows how to inject mass elements from AAS into ADT and 2D drawing information from ADT into AAS, Avatech Solutions, November 20, 2002

Rendering à la Sechman - an architect/illustrator discusses the tools he uses - including AutoCAD and 3ds max - to create high-end digital renderings, Michael Sechman, ArchitectureWeek, November 2002

CAD Standards: Part IV of IV - explores the many benefits of  the design and prototyping of buildings in a virtual environment, Joe Croser, CADserver, November 2002

AEC (UK) CAD Standards - the goal of a single, unified CAD layering standard may soon be reached, CADserver, October 2002

Autodesk's AEC Strategy, Part V - Carl Bass, Autodesk's executive VP of the Design Solutions Division, concludes his discussion of his company's AEC product strategy, Martyn Day, upFront.eZine, November 19, 2002

Autodesk's AEC Strategy, Part IV - Carl Bass, Autodesk's executive VP of the Design Solutions Division, discusses the future of Architecture Desktop and his company's AEC product strategy, Martyn Day, upFront.eZine, November 13, 2002

Autodesk's AEC Strategy, Part III - Carl Bass, Autodesk's executive VP of the Design Solutions Division, discusses his company's AEC product strategy, Martyn Day, upFront.eZine, November 5, 2002

Beyond Blueprints: Bringing Building Plans to Life - computer renderings and 3D models enable clients to visualize projects better, and also help AEC firms share information more efficiently, Paige Bowers, Atlanta Business Chronicle, November 1, 2002

In Tough Times, Maintain a Technical Edge - even in a slow economy, architectural firms are wise to keep investing in technology to boost productivity,  Alan Joch, Architectural Record, November 2002

Evolution of the Wall Tool Videos - TurboCAD streaming videos show how the program has evolved to reach its current functionality and offer tips on viewing both 2D and 3D representations of doors and windows within the same wall, CADCourse, October 30, 2002

Autodesk's AEC Strategy, Part II - Carl Bass, Autodesk's executive VP of the Design Solutions Division, discusses his company's view on the building industry and its processes, Martyn Day, upFront.eZine.com, October 29, 2002

Autodesk's AEC Strategy, Part I - Autodesk already had a decent AEC tool in Architectural Desktop when it recently bought Revit - so what's the company up to?, Martyn Day, upFront.eZine.com, October 22, 2002

Basics - Rendering the 3D Model - an overview of some of the tools available for architectural rendering, Evan H. Shu, ArchitectureWeek, October 23, 2002

Diving Deeper into Designs - the Immersive Environments Lab at Pennsylvania State University is helping architecture students grasp  virtual reality and 3D design techniques, Katsu Muramoto, George Otto and Loukas Kalisperis, ArchitectureWeek, October 23, 2002

LightWave 3D Tutorials - a collection of more than 50 tutorials on modeling, rendering and other tasks, from the application's developer NewTek, October 11, 2002

Driving the HVAC Industry - a recent survey reveals the influences that affect the buying decisions of purchasers of drives in the HVAC market, e4engineering.com, October 9, 2002

E-documents Require Due Diligence - explores the potential pitfalls for architects sharing information online and through email - including data loss and liability - and how to avoid these problems, Alan Joch, Architectural Record, October 2002

Clearing a Vertical Path to Safety - in the wake of 9/11, experts are debating evacuation standards for high-rise buildings, Matthew Phair, Building Design and Construction, September 2002 (free registration required)

Intelligent Architectural Modeling - the Single Building Model - in which a 3D digital database tracks all elements that make up a building - may yet succeed despite initial shortcomings, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, September 2002

When Architecture and the Natural World Combine, Both are Transformed - when it comes to designing, the ultimate collaborator is nature, Paul Goldberger, Metropolis Magazine, August/September 2002

Drafting Technology Spurs Youth Movement in Architecture Firms - CAD is attracting a new generation of designers, whose technology skills are highly prized, Lainie Mazzullo, Wichita Business Journal, September 20, 2002

Accurate 'As-Builts' Worth Their Weight in Gold - new technologies are providing building owners with accurate and accessible drawings and specs, Matthew Phair, Building Design and Construction, September 1, 2002

BOA In-Depth - Part 2 - explores the process of making cuts or slices through the building model which will become the basis of drawings in BOA, Architosh, September 15, 2002

Richard Meier After the Getty - one of America's foremost designers weighs in on current issues, including his thoughts on Ground Zero and virtual architecture, Architecture Record, September 2002

Designing for Sabotage - in the wake of 9/11, engineers are beginning to grasp how the prospect of terrorism fits into the scheme of designing for civilian and military projects, Emily M. Smith, Mechanical Engineering, September 2002

Structures with Attitude - in the near future, "smart" structures will contain sensors to detect any damage and actuators to fix the problem, Ralph Underhill, e4engineering.com, September 12, 2002

Virtual Weissenhofsiedlung - using CATIA software, IBM and the city of Stuttgart have built a virtual model of a German village, built in the 1920s and partially destroyed in World War II, that featured designs by some of the greatest architects of the 20th century, ArchitectureWeek, September 11, 2002

Security a Higher Priority for Architects - a survey found that  55 percent of AIA architects say their clients have made building security a higher priority since 9/11, John E. Czarnecki, archrecord.construction.com, September 10, 2002

Hybrid Digital/Manual Site Drawings - combining computer rendering with hand drawing spells success in the design visualization process, Jim Leggitt, ArchitectureWeek, August 28, 200

Inserting Doors and Windows - an Autodesk VIZ tutorial, Jan Brookes, jan.brookes.com. 

Parisian Media Merge - the story of how a Parisian architecture school incorporated computers for 3D rendering into its curriculum, Jacques Pocho, ArchitectureWeek, August 7, 2002

Perspective on Virtual Reality - a look at how architects are increasingly using virtual reality to evaluate proposed environments, Bob Giddings and Margaret Horne, Architecture Week, August 7, 2002

UIA, Part 2-Autodesk in Wonderland - Jerry Laiserin attends the 2002 International Union of Architects gathering in Berlin and muses on Autodesk's European "technology vision," The LAISERINLetter, August 2002

UIA, Part 3-Graphisoft: 20/20 Vision - Graphisoft unveils ArchiCAD 8.0 and celebrates its 20th anniversary, Jerry Laiserin, The LAISERINLetter, August 2002

UIA, Part 4-Nemetschek: Another Chip in the Wall - Nemetschek AG demonstrates two new products, InterWall and InteracTable, group markup tools to integrate digital workflow into the physical working environment, The LAISERINLetter, August 2002

Practicing the Art and Science of Innovation in AEC - six steps to help AEC firms empower employees and unite the corporate culture,  Paul Doherty, MSM Online, August 1, 2002

A/E/C SYSTEMS 2002 Takes on the Big Picture - a report on the latest trends and products at this year's conference, Susan Smith, AECVision, August 2002

PlantSuccess in Anaheim - a report from PlantSuccess’ Regional Conference 2002, which focused on "Asset Protection and Productivity," Susan Smith, AECVision, August 2002

Taking the Pain Out of Upgrades - why many architectural firms take a wait-and-see approach to CAD software upgrades, Alan Joch, Architectural Record, August 2002

Survey Shows that More Contractors are Adding IT Staff, Equipment to Stay Competitive - among general contractors, Autodesk, Primavera and Constructware are the leading players, Rob McManamy, Building Design and Construction, July 11, 2002

BOA In-Depth - Part 1 - examines modeling of walls, openings and the insertion of frames into openings in BOA, Architosh, July 16, 2002

Stronger, Smarter Buildings in Less Time - architects are using advanced technology to model their designs in ever-greater detail, Business Week, July 16, 2002

A Vision for Parametric Design - Bentley's Custom Objects - still in development - uses parametrics to make organic shapes, Kevin Rotheroe, Architecture Week, July 10, 2002

Focus On Your Core Competencies - outsourcing IT support is becoming a cost-effective strategy for AEC firms, David Weisberg, July 09, 2002 From Urban Terrain Models to Visible Cities - a semiautomated system called 3D City can construct complete and extended urban models, weaving data from various sources, William Ribarsky, Tony Wasilewski, and Nickolas Faust, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, July/August, 2002

E-Business For Architects - an Autodesk product manager explains why portals aren't the best solution in architectural environments, Demir Barlas, Line56, June 19, 2002

Interview with Benjamin Black of Visarc Inc. - Visarc creates computer simulations of architectural environments prior to construction, CGarchitecht.com, June 17, 2002

PowerCADD, Macs, FormZ and VectorWorks, Dominate Tools Used for Record House Award Winners - architects primarily used software stalwarts from the Macintosh platform to sweep Architectural Record awards, architosh, June 14, 2002

Architecture Retrospective - architectural highlights during the 25 years, including Shanghai's design for world's tallest building and a model of the city of Philadelphia, Jenny Donelan, CGW, June 2002

Photorealism vs. Non-Photorealism - visualization has become vital to the architect, but where do photorealistic and non-photorealistic techniques fit into the design process?, CADserver, May 16, 2002

QuadriSpace Presentation Suite - those who need a tool to create professional looking interactive presentations but don't have time to learn multimedia ought to look at this package, Jeff Mottle, Cadalog, May 2002

ArchVision Automobiles Volume 1 - ArchVision has has taken RPC content to the next level, this products adds automobiles to your architectural rendering - and the wheels even turn, Jeff Mottle, CGarchitect.com, May 6, 2002

A Closer Look At VRAY - a rendering engine that seems to do everything that everyone is trying to do, while at the same time doing it faster, cleaner, and at a very reasonable price, Christopher Nichols, CGarchitect.com, May 6, 2002

PowerCADD, Macs, FormZ and VectorWorks Dominate Tools Used for Record House Award Winners - architosh, May 3, 2002

The Case for a Digital Master Builder - software models Gaudi's complex forms, Deborah Snoonian Architectural Record, May 2002

Special Report: Architecture & 3D Resources at Apple.com - Architosh, May 30, 2002 

Nature Calls - 4 tools to portraying natural phenomena such as foliage, landscapes, and waterscapes: Bryce, Vue d'Espirit, Nat FX, Digital Nature Tools, Joel Prager, c3, April 2002

Exploring a Virtual Future - one architectural firm sculpts design by hand and scans the result using CATIA, Pete Evans, AIA, Architecture Week, April 22, 2002

Lean On Me - solutions to prevent the collapse of the Leaning Tower of Pisa may use CAD, Cadserver, April 17, 2002

Visualizing Architecture - in just 18 months, Andrea Starkey has revolutionized the way she creates architectural visualizations, Elizabeth Bollinger, Architecture Week, April 10, 2002

The Lessons of The Towering Inferno - a New York firefighter makes a case against lightweight skyscraper design, Lieutenant Gregory Gargiso, in the Cause of Architecture, April 1, 2002

What is an Event and What is its Duration? - assessing the cultural and architectural aftermath of September 11th, Peter Wheelwright, in the Cause of Architecture, April 1, 2002

Autodesk Buys Revit - Frequently Asked Questions - by Autodesk, April 3, 2002

The Convergence of CAD Standards - Jerry Laiserin, FAIA, Architectural record, April 2002

Evaluating Lightscape's Accuracy for Predicting Daylighting Illuminance Compared to an Actual Space - masters degree thesis by Mohamed Adel Samy Shalaby, University of Florida, 2002 (pdf 2MB)

Photorealism vs Non-photorealism - four  key industry figures questioned about the best places to use both types of rendering, Cadserver, March 28, 2002

Interview with Nick Hower of Kitchen Sink Studios - the growth to a full service architectural rendering firm, CGarchitect.com, April1, 2002

Objects to See Vies to Become Standard Object Technology for CAD - Evan H. Shu, FAIA,Architectural Record, March 2002

Only 5% of Design Firm Principals Got Pay Cut Despite Economic Downturn - ZweigWhite, March 21, 2002

Interview with Nils Norgren of Neoscape - CG Architect talks to Nils about Neoscape, which provides 3D modeling, rendering, and animation for real estate and architecture, March 25, 2002

Only 5% of Design Firm Principals Got Pay Cut Despite Economic Downturn - results of study of AEC industry, ZweigWhite, March 21, 2002

Interview: Graphisoft US Vice President, Chris Barron - ArchiCAD targets AutoCAD users, dismisses Revit, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, architosh.com, March 15, 2002

The Revit Revolution - hard to find any major criticisms of Revit's 4.0 release, Adrian Williamson, c3, March, 2002

February 2002

Autodesk to Acquire Revit - the focus will be on making the Autodesk's current products interoperable with Revit, rather than integrated, Judy Schriener, construction.com, Feb 26, 2002

Viz 4, Autodesk's Architectural Design Program Balances Myriad Features - unmatched balance of modeling, physically accurate lighting and rendering, advanced animation, and integration with mainstream CAD workflow, Jerry Laiserin, CGW, Feb 2002

Design Collaboration Gets Real-Time Boost - Autodesk's Architectural Studio allows designers to create or modify architectural designs in real time collaborative sessions over the Internet rather than simply marking up CAD designs, Steve Konicki, Feb. 12, 2002

CAD Loosens Up; Architects Get Sketchy - Autodesk, best known for its complex drafting software, hopes to capture the creative side of architecture with a new program for making sketches and models, Dave Becker, CNETNews.com, Feb 12, 2002

Animating Watercolor - architecture firm adds watercolor look to 3D CAD model, Alison Sailors, Architecture Week, Feb 6, 2002

Getting Onto the Digital Fast Track - architects are learning to hitch their creaky design and project delivery wagons to the high-speed engines of digital technology to race onto the fast track, Jerry Laiserin, Architectural Record, Feb 2002

A New World Trade Center: Design Proposals - exhibit features design proposals from more than 50 architects, Architectural Record, Jan 22, 2002

New York New Visions - coalition of 20 architecture, planning, and design organizations makes recommendations on the issues surrounding the rebuilding of Lower Manhattan, Jan 2002

The Case for 3D in Architecture - 5 key vendors (Autodesk, Bentley, Graphisoft, Nemetschek and Revit state their cases for 3D, Martyn Day, CAD Server, Jan 15, 2002

AEC Presentation Suite - create a presentation of your drawings without having to learn multimedia software, Jeff Mottle, CG Architects, Jan 2002

From Atelier to E-telier: Virtual Design Studios - advances in CAD and visualization, combined with technologies to communicate images, data, and live action, now enable virtual dimensions of the studio experience, Jerry Laiserin, FAIA, Architectural Record, Jan 2002

More Time Designing - architectural software developers have done an okay job of understanding what architects do but still need to understand architects think, Michael Tardif, Associate AIA, Architecture Week, Jan 2, 2002


Flansburgh Associates - the largest all-Macintosh architectural firm uses Form-Z for 3D renderings, architosh, Dec 2001

High Tech for Old Houses - architects are using high-tech tools, such as laser measurement with point clouds and photogrammetry in the preservation of historic houses, Jerry Laiserin, FAIA, Old House Journal, Dec 18, 2001

New York Considers - a status report on the site of the World Trade Center, Tess Taylor, Architecture Week, Nov 14, 2001

Architects Seek Security Guidance - 90% of architects on webcast say security needs should be assessed early, Tom Sawyer, enr.com, Nov 7, 2001

Interview with Yoav Etiel - former Bricsnet VP is featured in an exclusive interview with TenLinks.com

Competing Plans Hope to Shape a Trade Center Memorial - New York Times, Oct 25, 2001 (may require registration)

The World Trade Center: 1973-2001 - beautiful pictorial on the towers through the years (10 slides), including a picture of a tightrope walk from one tower to the other, newyorkmetro.com, Sep 2001

Site plan of the WTC - greatbuildings.com

The Collapse of the World Trade Center Towers - Frequently Asked Questions - including "Can engineers design buildings that are terrorist resistant?," assembled by the American Association of Civil Engineers

Designers Look Beyond Debris - a near-capacity crowd of 700 designers and architects fill the Great Hall at Cooper Union with hopes and dreams, Julie V. Iovine, New York Times, Sep 27, 2001

Architects, Planners and Residents Wonder How to Fill the Hole in the City  - Kirk Johnson, Charles V. Bagli, New York Times, Sep 26, 2001

ASCE Establishes Teams to Study NY and DC Disasters - Sep 13, 2001

Architects Don't Foresee Skyscraper's Demise - architects remain attached to the very idea of tall buildings, Thurston Hatcher, CNN, Sep 26, 2001

Building Plans - an homage to the World Trade Center and what it meant to architecture and New York during its existence, Paul Goldberger, The New Yorker, Sep 24, 2001

Terror in the Sky - an eye-witness account by Robert Ivy, FAIA, Editor in Chief of Architecture Record, Sep 12, 2001

High-rise Anxiety - the Trade Center attack is unlikely to stop the design and building of more skyscrapers -- although maybe with bunkers, Dan Levy, SF Gate, Sep 14, 2001

Trade Center Architect Discusses Buildings - Aaron Swirsky, part of the architectural team led by World Trade Center chief architect Minoru Yamasaki, talks about the way the buildings were designed, CNN, Sep 12, 2001

AISC Task Force to Investigate World Trade Center Collapse - press release from AISC, Sep 12, 2001

The World Trade Center - fact sheet from skyscraper.com

Minoru Yamasaki, world-class architect - the life of the chief architect of the World Trade Center, Vivian M. Baulch, The Detroit News

The World Trade Center - fact sheet from greatbuildings.com

The Pentagon - fact sheet from greatbuildings.com

AIA Media Sources - press contacts offered by American Institute of Architects

The World Trade Center - fact sheet from skyscraper.com

Minoru Yamasaki, world-class architect - the life of the chief architect of the World Trade Center, Vivian M. Baulch, The Detroit News

It's All About the Parametrics - ArchiCAD is a comprehensive architects tool with great parametric design, Nigel Hunt, C3, Aug 2001

MicroStation Mechanics - Menu Bars - make your own menus or add to existing one in MicroStation, Chuck Kirasic, DigitalCAD, July 2001

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