Image ‘Live Connection’ will link graphical generative algorithmic design to Building Information Modelling

Image New technologies are empowering architectural firms to improve quality, capabilities and process

Image Technical products for detailed design & documentation are well developed, and yet conceptual design products remain in the shadows. But this is changing.

Image From laser scanners and drones to the cloud and ‘optioneering’ it has never been easier to capture exisiting site conditions and explore new designs

Image From laptop to desktop, virtual to cloud, Greg Corke gives a back to basics guide to choosing workstation hardware for 3D CAD

Image Martyn Day evaluates the latest projects and technologies involved in deploying robots and 3D printing in construction

Image Several hardware and software trends are converging to create incredible new design workflows

Image The combination of hardware-accelerated rendering, new methods of processing visualisations as 3D models, and the arrival of real-time rendering open the door to design realism in architectural workflow.

Image Architects are taking advantage of readily available 3D CAD data and 3D printing architectural models with impressive results

Image In the good old days, collaboration was a floppy disk with a DWG file on it. Things have come a long way since then and even though 3D models are larger and the formats less open, mobile technology and the cloud are bringing new ways to work

Image Formerly the preserve of specialists and engineers, software makers are bringing analysis tools to the conceptual phase of design as well as moving traditionally compute-intensive analysis to the cloud for faster results

Image How do you get from 2D to 3D, how should training be rolled out and what are the common issues encountered along the way? Paul Woddy answers these important questions and promises not to bore you with BIM

Image Our industry is changing at an ever increasing rate. Technology is playing a major role in this change, but the message has become muddied, confused to a point where a series of three-letter acronyms have become more important than the change they are intended to bring.

Image With high dynamic range photography (HDR) technology FARO takes 3D scanning to levels ‘captured by the human eye’

Image 3D CAD and design viz workstations can handle project peaks and troughs. Prices start at £89 per month

Image Free software will allow CAD users to access their HP Z Workstation remotely using a MacBook

Image Brand new machine packs a powerful entry-level workstation inside a 24-inch 4K display

Image Physically-based ‘photoreal' rendering technology adapted for Virtual Reality

Image Dell, Lenovo and HP unveil new and updated Xeon E5-2600 v4 workstations

Image Nvidia is getting serious about Virtual Reality (VR) for professionals, today launching its VR Ready programme to help ensure its partners have the right technologies to deliver the ‘best possible VR experience’