Trimble MEPdesigner for SketchUp

Image Shaun Bryant takes a look at SketchUp plug-in MEPdesigner (V1), and finds a low-cost, easy to learn option for 3D design that is already competing well with other MEP application offerings.

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MassMotion Flow

Image The design of mass transit and public building spaces presents architects with big challenges when dealing with high capacities and emergency egress. To help designers Oasys, has embodied years of simulation knowledge into its software

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Fujitsu Celsius C740 (preview)

Image With support for Haswell-based Xeons up to 18 cores and 256GB RAM Fujitsu is set to bring its 1U rack machine into the age of virtual workstations

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Unifi for Revit

Image Firms are often left to devise their own methodology for managing Revit BIM content. If left unchecked this can lead to versioning problems, data loss and confusion. A new solution to BIM content management harnesses the cloud.

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From point cloud to BIM

Image Survey software provider Kubit, recently acquired by Faro, goes back to basics with its analysis of the implications and ways of surveyed data capture

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In pursuit of cool

Image As the surveying industry develops, a greater number of ingenious applications of the technology are making waves

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Transitioning to Level 2 BIM

Image Sean Bryant gives practical advice on how a CAD manager in a medium-sized, multi-disciplinary practice can help smooth the path to collaborative Level 2 BIM

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Bentley opens door to reality modelling

Image Acute3D acquisition positions Bentley at the forefront of nascent market with technology that allows constant data capture, using smartphones and drones

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NEWS: FARO Technologies acquires kubit

Image Acquisition of German software developer to give FARO access to CAD-integrated point cloud technology including scan-to-BIM for Revit

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NEWS: BIMobject acquires BIM.com domain

Image Top-level domain name designed to help increase market penetration for BIM object developer

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NEWS: Registration open for Bentley LEARNing

Image Regional conferences provide focused learning on software for specific architectural, engineering, construction, and operations workflows

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NEWS: Graphisoft introduces flexible licensing for BIMx

Image BIM Project Sharing app for iOS and Android, now tailored for clients, architects and model sharing

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NEWS: Cidon Construction halves estimating costs

Image Tekla Structures helps reinforced concrete contractor be more selective on tenders by submitting high quality bids quickly and efficiently

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NEWS: BIMobject hooks up with Autodesk’s Cloud team

Image Autodesk Cloud Accelerator program will help BIM content developer make use of the Autodesk cloud service APIs

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NEWS: Research shows BIM uptake needs to increase

Image Durapipe says less than a quarter of building services contractors and consultants are selecting construction products with BIM information available

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NEWS: WS unveils Intel Xeon E5 2600 v3 render node

Image 1U machine can be powered by two Intel Xeon E5 2600 v3 series CPUs with ten, twelve or fourteen cores

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NEWS: NCTech automates HDR point cloud colourisation

Image ColourCloud software to ‘transform’ laser scans with fast point cloud colourisation overlay

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NEWS: Trimble CrewSight to track construction site workers

Image Automated, RFID-enabled site tracking system helps contractors improve visibility into the costs of labour on construction projects

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NEWS: 3Dconnexion launches CadMouse

Image Classic style 2D mouse includes a number of features designed specifically for users of CAD and BIM software.

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NEWS: CL3VER 3.0 to include real-time lightmap technology

Image New WebGL technology to ‘drastically reduce rendering times’ in interactive 3D presentation tool

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