I wanted to write and say thank you for your website. My favorite part of your site is the reviews. You provide informative, concise, non-biased reviews of a variety of design software. You have been consistent with this ever since I've discovered your website about 6 years ago.
Within the past year I have started teaching AutoCAD & Revit classes on a part time basis at a local technical college. I share and refer to your site as a excellent source to find out all about BIM beyond the vendor information. I want you to know that you are part of inspiring young people entering into the AEC field!
David Steer, CAD Administrator, Engineering Design Systems Dept., NANA WorleyParsons, LLC
I am a regular reader on AECbytes and you have created an amazing, relatively unbiased information portal that is relevant to the current trends in the AEC industry in North America and beyond.
Keep up the good work.
Al Douglas, A.D. Douglas Associates, Business Consultants, Kanata, ON Canada
Thank you and keep on the good work. I find your information very helpful and truthful. Most BIM information that is out there is from someone who is trying to sell something our push an agenda.
Chris Wilkins PE, LEED AP, Director of Engineering, Hallam ICS
Thank you for helping to change our industry! It is sorely needed and Integrated Design will help. And thank you for helping to clarify the role of IFC’s with BIM technologies’. Love your articles by the way….
Wayne La France, AIA NCARB LEED AP, Partner, Lake Architectural
I very much enjoyed browsing AECbytes
this afternoon. It's an excellent site,
well-designed with meaningful content.
Thought I would pass this along. Thanks
for your efforts.
Roger Anderson, CEO, Network Digicality
I read your newsletters as soon as they
are released, and always really enjoy
it. I was at AU this year, but somehow
managed to capture items I missed seeing
(probably because I was at so many Revit
sessions!) so I wanted to thank you for
I think over the years your newsletter
has grown into a fantastic source of knowledge
on BIM, and really is helping to sustain
momentum on this movement. I look to it
as one of the best sources of objective
and in-depth information on the variety
of BIM solutions that are available on
the market. I learn so much, and frequently
refer my colleagues to your articles on
IFC's, BIM add-ons, major industry events.
Thanks for all your efforts.
John Tobin, Architect,
LEED tm AP, Einhorn Yaffee Prescott, Architecture
& Engineering, P.C.
I have been meaning to write for some
time to thank you for your wonderful newsletter.
I made the change to BIM over the last
three years and have had great success
using Autodesk Revit. Your most recent
2006 National Convention and Expo)
was very informative as we are looking
to upgrade to Revit 9 this week and l
will read your upcoming review with great
Best wishes to you,
Adam M. Paul, DDes, MRAIC,
I worked with Lachmi Khemlani for almost
three years during my editorship of CADENCE
magazine. I first approached her to ask
her to author our biweekly AEC newsletters.
She quickly showed the edit staff and
me that she could cover the AEC industry
comprehensively and in a timely manner.
Such was her obvious expertise, that we
soon asked Lachmi to write product reviews
of AEC-related software and feature-length
industry overviews. Her knowledge of the
industry is impeccable and her writing
style is intelligent and imminently readable.
Lachmi quickly became an A-list author
for CADENCE, and now that she is striking
out on her own with AECbytes, I am sure
she will continue her high quality, valuable
work on behalf of the entire AEC computer-aided
Arnie Williams, former Editor in Chief of CADENCE
I have been in awe of your writing for Cadence. In my opinion,
you are one of the most intelligent contemporary
thinkers on directions in architecture
and cad. I would love you to be on the
panel. (This was a invitation to participate
in a panel discussion on 'Future Strategies
for CAD Software Implementation' organized
by the eBig-CAD SIG in Oakland, CA on
Nov 8, 2003.)
Dale Kopp, eBig CAD SIG Chair
While doing a search in Google for architectural software I came
across your article published for Cadence Web (Architectural
CAD: A Look Across the Spectrum, Jan 2002 cover story). The
article described many programs available to architects and their
various functions within the field. As a student of architecture
and a very savvy computer user (I've been a computer professional
for the past 18 years and am in the process of a career change)
the article was a gold mine of information. The article has already
steered me into looking at other programs besides the one I'm
currently learning (Archicad) and it will allow me to venture
into other areas of software use that I didn't realize were available.
Many thanks for taking the time to research the article and for
providing links to the various vendors as well. The information
in your article is probably the best resource for an architect
student (and a practicing architect as well.)
First, let me say how much I appreciate your newsletters. By
far you are the best source of information
for charting our course technologically.
Our firm is a small (15 employee) structural
engineering consultant to primarily AEC
(and occasionally facility management
- manufacturing) clientele. I've been
a firm believer in having my ear to the
ground ever since I graduated from the
drafting board back in 1989. Our industry
has certainly changed, and is in constant
change. I highly value your studies on
what our future holds in this sector.
Thanks again for the great work - nobody is covering this niche
market like you are!
Ronald A. Powell
message was sent to Cadalyst and copied to me after the Cadence
acquisition was announced.)
Hallo! I'm a young italian architect. I teach and research at the
Genoa Architecture University.
I've been a Cadence reader for many years and I've never appreciated
anything as much as I appreciate the AEC Tech Newsletter written
by Lachmi Khemlani: it is an inestimable resource for the AEC community,
a meeting point of professionalism and culture thanks to Lachmi's
ability to look at the AEC world as a whole and to describe its
ongoing transformations in detail. I hope the Advanstar acquisition
will consider Lachmi's AEC Tech Newsletter as a valuable resource
that must keep going.
Thanks for your great job!
arch. Andrea Vian