Autodesk University 2017

A look at the technology updates most relevant to AEC that Autodesk shared at its recent user conference, including the launch of a new Exchange with third-party integrations to accelerate the adoption of its Forge-enabled BIM 360 ecosystem, a new Dropbox app for AutoCAD, and planned integration with Esri’s GIS technology.

Bentley's 2017 Year in Infrastructure 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.

AEC Technology Updates, 2017

This annual AEC technology round-up looks at new releases of existing products such as Allplan, Twinmotion, 4M IDEA, BIM Assure, Aconex, and Autocase, as well as new solutions including Unicorn Render for rendering and BIMsmith for finding BIM content.


This article captures the highlights of GRAPHISOFT's recent KCC event comprising updates from the company, the global launch of ARCHICAD 21, an overview of several third party solutions working with GRAPHISOFT products, and a glimpse at some examples of the use of these products by customers worldwide.

Newsletters from the AECbytes Archives

  • Autodesk University 2014
  • News and updates from Autodesk University 2014, including A360 Collaboration for Revit and the Ember 3D printer, and presentations including the evolution of technology implementation at HOK and the use of AEC technology on Disney's Enchanted Storybook Castle in Shanghai.
  • AEC Technology Updates, Fall 2014
  • Updates including Vectorworks Architect 2015, Newforma Project Center Eleventh Edition, form•Z 8, Vico Office R5, Dassault Systèmes “Façade Design for Fabrication” tool, and more.
  • Bentley's Year in Infrastructure 2013 Conference
  • Details on Bentley's CONNECT generation of software and a guest keynote on the new High Speed Rail project proposed for London on which the use of BIM is being seen as the “lifeblood” of the project.
  • Graphisoft's New White Paper on BIM
  • A summary of Graphisoft's white paper “Get There Faster with ArchiCAD,”, and an analysis of it in the context of the current BIM adoption in the AEC industry.