Bentley's Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference

At its recent YII 208 conference, Bentley introduced “digital twins” to AEC, launched an open source library, rebranded its solutions, showcased its recent acquisitions such as LEGION and Synchro, and demonstrated its integrations with Microsoft, Siemens, and Atos.

BIM Handbook, Third Edition

This review explores how the new edition of the BIM Handbook, the definitive guide to BIM for both practitioners and students, captures all of the many developments in the world of BIM that have emerged since the publication of the first edition ten years ago.

Real-Time Revolution: AEC Trends

We see more uses than ever for real-time technology in AEC visualization, coming from all around us. The 2018 Architectural 3D Awards included two real-time categories, and Boeing recently hosted an in-house event to drive the use of virtual reality and other real-time solutions in training and simulation.

AEC Tech Updates, 2018

Annual technology round-up looks at the new releases of Vectorworks, IDEA, dRofus, IESVE, SDS/2, and Twinmotion, integrations such as IrisVR with Navisworks and Transoft with Vectorworks, and a host of new solutions in various fields including Overtur from Allegion, BSD Speclink Cloud, BIM & Scan AutoCorr,, and CYPE Software.

Modeling a Waffle Structure in Rhino and Grasshopper

Mark Loomis, Principal at MP Studio, shows how to use a Grasshopper script to model a waffle structure, using its algorithmic design capabilities to automate the process and allow parameters such as the spacing and the width of the ribs of the structure to be adjusted just by moving a number slider.

AECbytes Magazine Q3 2018

The recently published Q3 2018 issue of AECbytes magazine includes:
  • AEC Technology Updates, 2018
  • Firm Profile: Luis Vidal + architects
  • Modeling a Waffle Structure in Rhino and Grasshopper
  • Automated Code Compliance Updates, 2018
  • Firm Profile: Wright Engineers

... and more!

The digital version is FREE. To read the magazine online or to download a PDF or iPad version of the latest issue, use this link.

VendorHub News

  • ALLPLAN presents Allplan Bridge 2019 for Paramatric Bridge Design. >>
  • Cloud based issue tracking platform BIMcollab SDK released to speed up expansion. >>
  • Ideate Inc. Launches Bluebeam Sales, Support, and Training Website. >>
  • Online Course on ElumTools: Lully-integrated lighting calculation tool for Autodesk Revit. >>
  • Solibri Model Checker v9.9: Boosting quality through unbeatable interoperability and customization. >>
  • ARCHICAD user wins prestigious buildingSMART International Award. >>
  • Bentley Systems Announces Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards Winners. >>
  • Deltek Announces Completion of GovWin+Onvia Integration Into One Platform, Delivering the Most Complete Source of Public Sector Market Intelligence. >>
  • Tekla Global BIM Awards Winners announced. >>
  • Vectorworks Partners with AIAS For Annual Design Competition. >>
  • SCIA Engineer 18.1: enhancements in concrete, steel, composite design, IFC4... and much more. >>
  • Microsol Resources webinar on Oct 18: Take Your Punch Process Paperless with Bluebeam Revu. >>
  • Newforma webinar on Oct 30: The Secrets to Better Contract Management. >>
  • Artlantis 7 LIVE! webinar on Nov 7. >>
  • Overview of Licaso, ultra-fast climate-based annual daylight simulations for AGi32 an
  • Q&A With Lean Consultant Hal Macomber: Why I Use Touchplan. >>
  • Transoft Solutions and Vectorworks Partnership Offers Vehicle Swept Path Analysis Within Leading Design and BIM Platform. >>
  • IrisVR Brings VR to Construction Industry with First Ever Navisworks Integration to Support BIM. >>
  • IES Case Study: Capitol Tower, Houston Texas. >>
  • Avitru and UL Announce Technology Partnership to Simplify Access to Sustainability Data Within MasterSpec. >>
  • Case Study: Advanced Substation Design in a Managed Environment using Bentley technology by Elia. >>
  • 4MCAD: The Smart Alternative to AutoCAD. >>
  • ARCAT Specifications - The most up to date library with 1405 specifications. >>
  • BIM6x Template Kits for ARCHICAD updated. >>
  • Sefaira blog: Passive Design in 6 Steps -- A Guide for Beginners. >>
  • Keysoft Solutions Case Study: How Use of KeySCAPE LandCADD saved AEC Inc. time and ensured accuracy. >>

From the AECbytes Archives

  • Now that BIM has conquered the building industry and is here to stay, this article explores the application of the same "information modeling" concept to infrastructure.
  • While the "Internet of Things" can be used to make buildings with smarter controls and sensors once they are built, and inhabited, can it also be applied in the design and construction phases?
  • A broad overview of the IFC model without delving too deeply into its technicalities, intended to provide a better understanding of it to the AEC practitioner interested in interoperability.