Tekla Structural Designer

This review takes a detailed look at the capabilities of Tekla Structural Designer, a dedicated analysis and design application, to see how it can complement the use of a structural BIM application such as Tekla Structures or Revit Structure.

Best Practice in BIM

Iain Miskimmin, author of the Plain Language BIM book, draws from his extensive experience leading the Crossrail Bentley Information Management Academy and the BIM Advancement Academy program to cull through the complexities of BIM and provide a concise methodology for delivering digital assets of AEC projects.

BIM and Blockchain

In this article, Jim Forester, a long-time AEC technology veteran and enthusiast, attempts to shed some light on the underlying concepts of Bitcoin technology, Blockchain, and how it is immediately applicable to many aspects of built environment projects as well as the BIM technologies used to realize them.

BIM to VR with Revit Live 2.0

Autodesk Revit Live is a cloud service that creates immersive visualization experiences based on models generated in Revit software. Autodesk has just released Revit Live 2.0 which further improves its speed, performance, and visualization capabilities.

Energy Modeling with FineGREEN: A Case Study

In this article, Vasilios Giotis, Director of Blue Green Engineering (BGe), an Australian company with long and extensive experience in Building Energy Design, demonstrates the use of 4M FineGREEN simulation software for the energy modeling of a specific case study.

AECbytes Magazine Q4 2017

The recently published Q4 2017 issue of AECbytes magazine includes:
  • Allplan 2018
  • Customer Presentations from Graphisoft KCC 2017
  • People Profile: N. Nawari, Ph.D., University of Florida
  • AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition

... 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

  • Stabiplan Electrical Schematics App for Revit - great tool for Electrical BIM specialists. >>
  • New Release – UL SPOT app for Revit. >>
  • Allplan 2018 quantity take of accuracy certified for twelfth year by TÜV SÜD. >>
  • 2018 Vectorworks Design Summit to be Held November 4-6 in Phoenix >>
  • Ideate ViewCreator: New View Management Application for Autodesk Revit Users. >>
  • BIM6x Announces Revit Families & Revit Geometry Exchange Add-on for ARCHICAD. >>
  • Make your architectural visualizations stand out by using the four video modes in Twinmotion 2018. >>
  • Sefaira Integrates with the AIA 2030 DDx. >>
  • Microsol Resources online webinar on Feb 27: Optimize Energy Efficient Design of Building Façades. >>
  • Bentley Systems Expands Concrete Building Design and Documentation Offerings through Acquisition of S-Cube Futuretech. >>
  • Significant performance improvement in BIMcollab ZOOM update. >>
  • Keysoft Solutions Case Study: How Use of KeySCAPE LandCADD saved AEC Inc. time and ensured accuracy. >>
  • Case Study: Advanced Substation Design in a Managed Environment using Bentley technology by Elia. >>
  • Just Released! Isolines and Spatial Maps for ElumTools -- integrated lighting add-in for Revit. >>
  • Case Study: Use of IESVE at the London School of Economics. >>
  • IDEA Architecture: 3D BIM Architectural Software in DWG. >>
  • GRAPHISOFT announces Grasshopper-ARCHICAD Live Connection V2.0. >>
  • Tekla on-demand webinar -- Concrete construction & BIM: How Schuster Concrete wins projects and places rebar and concrete with sdigital tools. >>
  • Newforma Blog: Project Risk And The Leaning Tower Of San Francisco. >>
  • Transoft Solutions releases AutoTURN 10.2. >>
  • Using Vectorworks and Solibri to gain control of BIM. >>
  • ARCAT Specifications - The most up to date library with 1405 specifications. >>
  • Oracle Agrees to Buy Aconex. >>
  • Touchplan: Convert CPM to Lean. >>
  • Cityzenith Previews Smart World Pro 2018 at the "Building Cities of the Future" UrbanTech Summit in Tampa. >>
  • Deltek Completes Its Acquisition of Onvia. >>

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.