ImageAnyone who writes off green design as niche should think again, in a few short years, the entire construction community will be orientated around sustainability.

ImageThere is a widespread industry move to adopt Building Information Modelling and intelligent 3D design. But, if the advantages are so clear, why stop with just the one building? Why not model the whole city?

ImageJamie Gwilliam, Autodesk

ImageChris Hobbs, AEC application manager at CADline Ltd, discusses the evolution of 3D visualisation and why considering the ‘bigger picture’ is now central to good design.

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ImageIn a generous move in these troubled times, Bentley Systems has unveiled an initiative to give unemployed AEC professionals access to the latest versions of MicroStation with online training, for free. Martyn Day asks what it is all about.

ImageRichard Mitchell from Excitech takes a look at Autodesk

ImageA more targeted approach to benchmarking CAD skills for recruitment can give HR managers support in assessing the technical competence of candidates at interview stage, says Rory Vance, Managing Director, CADsmart.

ImageWith the imminent release of Autodesk

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ImageAt the tail end of last year HP held its annual Quad Fest event to launch its new workstation family. Greg Corke caught up with HP

ImageIt would appear as though Autodesk has pulled off a major acquisition from AEC competitor, Bentley Systems. Dr. Robert Aish, Bentley

ImageHow can structural engineers ensure Building Information Modelling (BIM) data remains reliable? Simon Jones, Autodesk Northern Europe, explains.

Inventor in the AEC world?Earlier this year, directors of the AEC specialist, CADline, acquired the manufacturing solutions reseller Midas Technology. We asked Paul Watson of Midas if this move reflects a general trend for architects and suppliers to work together more closely and how using Autodesk Inventor can help

ImageMany software firms claim to have invented BIM. When development work on a 2D/3D intelligent modelling system started in 1982, you might have the best claim to the title. By Martyn Day.

ImageThis week Nemetschek unveiled its new generation AEC product, Allplan BIM 2008, which uses the Building Information Modelling (BIM) industry term favoured by Autodesk and Bentley. Greg Corke reports.

Bentley Architectural Research SeminarAs part of its yearly BE event, Bentley holds a full day of seminars demonstrating how computer aided design and manufacturing technology is being used by the more adventurous practices and students.

Twice is once too often!When CAD replaced the drawing board it replicated a manual process. BIM is all about information capture and when an object changes, so does all the associated the data. Never again do you need to type the same note twice says Paul Woddy of CADline.

Making light work: part 4In the final part of Darren Brooker


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