The new addition to the IdeateApps collection of Revit plug-in tools, Ideate Annotate, helps to ensure the legibility of Revit tags, text, dimensions, and other annotative elements by finding blank and missing tags and detecting clashes between them.
HoloBuilder uses 360° photos to track construction progress guided by a mobile app on the jobsite. It also provides a cloud platform for hosting, organizing, and sharing the captured images, and integrates with several leading AEC applications.
This review takes a detailed look at the features and enhancements in the new release of Archicad including easier attribute management, navigator research, improved visualization and graphic overrides, deeper integration with structural analysis tools, parametric object creation, and more.
This article describes the recent updates to Allplan Bridge that enable it to easily model precast girder bridges, a special type of bridge whose geometry is only indirectly governed by the axis. With just one bridge model, an entire BIM-supported bridge design process can be carried out with this solution.
This article explores the cutting-edge AEC technology applications developed by CORE Studio, a dedicated software development group at Thornton Tomasetti. The applications including Konstru, Swarm, Asterisk, Trace, and many more for design, analysis, collaboration and visualization.
Layer is a new AEC application that was launched close to six months ago to address what seems to be an obvious need in the industry—organizing and integrating the vast amount of disparate data that is typically collected on site during the retrofit or construction of a building project.
Fender Katsalidis describes the implementation of AEC technology on the “Merdeka 118” project, a 118-storey, mega-tall skyscraper under construction in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Upon completion, it will become the tallest building in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, and the second-tallest building in the world.
This article questions why we still don’t have a smart building design tool which does not require us to painstakingly model every detail in our buildings, but can automatically create much of it from a conceptual sketch using a rule-based expert system.