AEC Technology Updates, Fall 2012AECbytes Archived Article (September 27, 2012)

This article looks at the recent technology updates from AEC vendors including various new product developments from Newforma, the launch of Revit LT from Autodesk, the new Vectorworks 2013 product family that has just been released, the releases of the next versions of form•Z and Bluebeam Revu, the acquistion of SketchUp by Trimble, the acquisition of Deltek by Thoma Bravo, and the latest developments of the cloud-based collaboration solution, CadFaster|Collaborate. It also explores two brand-new solutions, Sefaira Concept in the area of sustainable design, and Rendra, which is a BIM model viewer for mobile devices.

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Lachmi Khemlani is the founder and editor of AECbytes. She has a Ph.D. in Architecture from UC Berkeley, specializing in intelligent building modeling, and consults and writes on AEC technology. She can be reached at

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