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.
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.
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.
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, bim.aero, and CYPE Software.
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.
- 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!
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