AIA Conference on Architecture 2019

An overview of the technology applications for architecture that were exhibited at the 2019 AIA conference, including ARCHICAD 23, Twinmotion, OpenBuildings Designer, Vectorworks 2019, IESVE 2019, PlanIT Impact, TonicDM, Newforma Project Center, Deltek PIM, Layer, Overtur, Solibri, Unity Reflect, VIM AEC, and IrisVR Prospect.

GRAPHISOFT 2019 Key Client Conference

This article captures an overview of the 2019 KCC event, including details of the upcoming ARCHICAD 23, updates on BIMx and BIMcloud, the expansion of APIs and integrations, and the new partnership with Epic Games on Twinmotion.

Editing Plan Symbols for Imported ARCHICAD Objects

This tutorial by Thomas M. Simmons of ARCHVISTA, Inc. and LearnVirtual, shows how an imported 2D plan symbol can be edited in ARCHICAD's Library Part Editor or cleaned up with a third party tool called ModelPort.

Firm Profile: Newtecnic

Newtecnic, a multidisciplinary building engineering with multiple locations and projects around the world, shares its perspective on AEC technology in this Firm Profile.

TonicDM: Project Information Management for AEC

This review explores TonicDM, a new cloud-based project information management (PIM) solution that is focused on making PIM smarter, more efficient, and easier to use. Its PIM functionality is distilled into three main areas: email management, file transfers, and contract administration, which includes creating and recording submittals and RFIs.

Nikken Sekkei: An AEC Technology Case Study from Japan

This article, which was originally published in the Q3 2014 issue of AECbytes Magazine, looks at the AEC technologies implemented at Nikken Sekkei, a 2,400 person firm providing architecture, engineering, planning, and construction management services around the globe.

VendorHub News

  • Ideate Software to Discuss Data, Revit Warnings, and Revit Parameters, and Showcase its Time-Saving Solutions at BILT NA 2019. >>
  • Webinar on Aug 7: The BIM for Precast - Tekla in 45 minutes. >>
  • New version of BIMcollab integrates with BIM360. >>
  • Lighting in ElumTools vs. Lighting in Revit. >>
  • Allford Hall Monaghan Morris selects Newforma Project Center as its Project Information Management Solution. >>
  • Industry workshop organised by SCIA and hosted by The Institution of Structural Engineers. >>
  • Vectorworks, Inc. Named a Finalist in 2019 Architizer A+Awards. >>
  • Microsol Resources webinar on Sep 10: Project Planning Guide for Owners and Project Teams. >>
  • The first GRAPHISOFT Basecamp. >>
  • Video demo of STR Vision CPM - Construction Project Management. >>
  • Allplan Architecture in practice: High-rise Giessen Tower, Dübendorf (ZH), Switzerland. >>
  • 4MCAD: The Smart Alternative to AutoCAD. >>
  • Deltek's 10th Annual Government Contracting Clarity Industry Study Results Highlight Challenges and Opportunities for Contractors. >>
  • BIM6x: ARCHICAD By The Beach - October 19 - 27, 2019. Registration now open. >>
  • Transoft Solutions: Going the extra mile. >>
  • 14-day Free Trial of IrisVR Prospect Plus. >>
  • Solibri: The efficiency of finding issues early. >>
  • iVN - The new integrated energy network design & analysis tool from IES. >>
  • Abvent releases Revit 2020 export plug-in for Artlantis. >>
  • ARCHVISTA: Editing and Viewing Imported 3D Objects for ARCHICAD Now a Reality with ModelPort 2.0. >>
  • 3D Repo Adds Smart Groups, Native Revit File Support With Latest Release. >>
  • CIBSE Design Summer Year and Test Reference Year Weather Data Now Available in Trimble's Sefaira Building Analysis Software. >>

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.