Bentley's Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference

This article captures the highlights of Bentley's recent 2017 Year in Infrastructure (YII) conference, including technology updates, its upcoming iModel 2.0 platform, and some of the award-winning infrastructure projects from all over the world implemented using Bentley's solutions.

Leading PIM Company Energized for New Era

One of the AECO industries leading software companies, Newforma, recently went through a change in leadership. We sat down with the CEO, Brock Philp, to talk about the changes, the corporate culture, and the future of software development.

Allplan 2018

This review looks at the updates in the recent 2018 release of the leading BIM application, Allplan, including its brand new user interface, modeling and visualization enhancements, and integration with the open cloud-based collaboration platform, Bimplus.

AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition

This review takes an indepth look at AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT edition, including the brand new user interface, display rules, built-in computational and reality modeling, and greater connectivity with other Bentley applications.

Flood Forecasting Technology

In the wake of the devastating hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, this article explores the technology behind flood forecasting, which can help to predict areas of flooding before a hurricane actually hits, leading to better preparation and improved evacuation. It also looks at how AEC technology can help.

AECbytes Magazine Q3 2017

The recently published Q3 2017 issue of AECbytes magazine includes:
  • Flood Forecasting Technology
  • People Profile: William C. Manion
  • Cityzenith Smart World for City Information Modeling
  • Firm Profile: KAI Design & Build

... and more!

The digital version is FREE. To read the magazine online or to download a PDF or iPad version of the latest issue, use this link.

VendorHub News

  • ARCAT BIM Content: Library of free BIM objects, families, and system files. >>
  • Tekla Open API competition. >>
  • Case Study: Advanced Substation Design in a Managed Environment using Bentley technology by Elia. >>
  • SketchUp to ARCHICAD: Watch the Webinar Recording. >>
  • Bentley Systems Announces Winners of 2017 Be Inspired Awards. >>
  • Lighting Power Density in Revit using ElumTools. >>
  • IDEA Architecture: 3D BIM Architectural Software in DWG. >>
  • Aspect Group Chooses Aconex Platform to Power Complex Building Project in Dubai. >>
  • Vectorworks Continues to BUILD Up Visionary Recognition. >>
  • AviPLAN from Transoft: The leading software package for airport airside planning, design and operations. >>
  • Free MEPcontent Product Line Placer (PLiP) for Piping in Revit. >>
  • Next generation of BCF Managers from BIMcollab available for download. >>
  • Fast Fresh Communication. Introducing Solibri Model Checker v9.8. Your fast track to workflow quality. >>
  • Newforma webinar teaches AEC firms how to improve efficiency by 30-40% while mitigating your company's risk. >>
  • Touchplan: Convert CPM to Lean. >>
  • Deltek Announces its Newest Solution, Deltek for Professional Services. >>
  • Sefaira: Four Schematic Design Studies Every Architect Should Do. >>
  • Interdisciplinary Teamwork at a New Level: ALLPLAN Presents its New BIM Solution Allplan 2018 for Architects and Engineers. >>
  • Microsol Resources on-demand webinar: Explore centralized platform for AEC collaboration using Autodesk BIM 360. >>
  • Twinmotion 2018 – The Real-Time VR Software for Architects and Designers. >>
  • Cityzenith Wins DreamIt UrbanTech Competition. >>
  • Announcing the winners of the SCIA User Contest 2017. >>
  • Managing Risk, Costs and Compliance in Landscape Design: Keysoft Article. >>
  • Ideate Launches Online AutoCAD Beyond the Basics Course. >>
  • IES Virtual Environment only software to provide solution for new Scottish Regulation Section 63. >>

From the AECbytes Archives

  • Now that BIM has conquered the building industry and is here to stay, this article explores the application of the same "information modeling" concept to infrastructure.
  • While the "Internet of Things" can be used to make buildings with smarter controls and sensors once they are built, and inhabited, can it also be applied in the design and construction phases?
  • A broad overview of the IFC model without delving too deeply into its technicalities, intended to provide a better understanding of it to the AEC practitioner interested in interoperability.