Bentley AECOsim Building Designer V8iAECbytes Archived Article (September 20, 2012)

This review explores the capabilities of Bentley’s new integrated multi-disciplinary BIM application, AECOsim Building Designer, which combines all of Bentley’s diverse BIM applications for different disciplines in one single product. It looks at the additional improvements made to its BIM capabilities including consistent tool dialogs, a new utility for clash detection, and hypermodeling which links all the drawings created from a model and the sheets on which they are placed. It also looks at how a new project is set up in the application, given its preferred distributed file approach.

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Lachmi Khemlani is the founder and editor of AECbytes. She has a Ph.D. in Architecture from UC Berkeley, specializing in intelligent building modeling, and consults and writes on AEC technology. She can be reached at

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