Image Latest release of structural analysis and design software includes 350+ updates with a major focus on usability

Image Optional Intel Extreme Edition 6950X CPU makes machine powerful enough for CAD and ray trace rendering

Image New direct communication uses i-models to support bi-directional design through construction workflows

Image Physically-based renderers from Nvidia and AMD both thrive on graphics card horsepower instead of CPUs

Image App offers ‘seamless workflow integration’ of building product data for architects, designers and engineers

Image New Broadwell-E-based Intel Core i7 processor Extreme Edition ticks boxes for both CAD and rendering

Image Accurate, up-to-date Ordnance Survey geographic data now delivered inside 3D Autodesk InfraWorks 360 model

Image KeySCAPE LandCADD presented as a unified tool for automating workflow processes from concept to construction

Image 48-hour collaborative BIM competition, part of annual Build Earth Live series, begins September

Image VisiRevit 2017 enables Revit users to coordinate, collaborate, and verify that the BIM model and spec manuals are in sync

Image New ‘Skylake’ Intel Xeon E3-1585 v5 CPU delivers up to 26% more 3D performance than previous generation ‘Broadwell’ chip

Image High-precision, wide-area motion tracking delivered to businesses using Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Daydream VR and other VR Headsets

Image HP Moonshot with Intel Iris Pro Graphics said to deliver local workstation performance from the data centre for CAD users

Image HP’s new ultra-portable laptop boasts a no-compromise quad core CPU but, for 3D CAD, the display needs to be carefully matched to the GPU

Image After years focusing exclusively on the volume 15-inch market, Lenovo returns with a well-built 17-inch mobile workstation for more demanding 3D users

Image A closer look at the role of engineering software in the design of two winning projects from the 2015 Institution of Structural Engineers Structural Awards

Image With updated versions of AEC tools now available, and more features coming in the Autumn for subscription customers, we take a look at what’s new from Autodesk.

Image From iPads with Autodesk BIM 360 to laser scanning and advanced fabrication BAM Group is embracing advanced technology.

Image In the race to improve the energy performance of buildings, here’s how Sefaira coached a team with limited experience in energy modelling and HVAC design at ASHRAE’s 2015 Lowdown Showdown competition.

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

Image Real time 3D visual collaboration tool consolidates applications and adds issue tracking for 2D PDFs

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 Human Condition Safety Labs VR platform helps workers learn correct ways to perform dangerous tasks

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

Image Three-day course designed to educate senior and middle management in fundamentals of Level 2 BIM

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

Image Surveying firm harnesses ArchiCAD’s built-in point cloud technology to produce detailed models

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 PDF editing, annotation and collaboration tool makes it debut on Mac OS X

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