In this article, Janne Salin, a BIM/VDC Service Manager at YIT Construction in Finland, shows how to bring a BIM model into Unreal Engine, along with some examples of what you can do to make the model more interactive and “playable” in this immersive gaming application.
This article by Sanchayan Chatterjee provides a step-by-guide on how to import a RFA object into the multidisciplinary BIM application, OpenBuildings Designer, either by importing it directly or by adding it to its own catalog of manufacturing content.
The new addition to the IdeateApps collection of Revit plug-in tools, Ideate Annotate, helps to ensure the legibility of Revit tags, text, dimensions, and other annotative elements by finding blank and missing tags and detecting clashes between them.
This article captures the performance and mobility features in the newly released AutoCAD 2023.1 update and the main 2023 version, including AutoCAD Web, automatic macro recordings, recognition of hand-drawn markups, expanded Trace, and more.
This article explores the cutting-edge AEC technology applications developed by CORE Studio, a dedicated software development group at Thornton Tomasetti. The applications including Konstru, Swarm, Asterisk, Trace, and many more for design, analysis, collaboration and visualization.
Layer is a new AEC application that was launched close to six months ago to address what seems to be an obvious need in the industry—organizing and integrating the vast amount of disparate data that is typically collected on site during the retrofit or construction of a building project.
Fender Katsalidis describes the implementation of AEC technology on the “Merdeka 118” project, a 118-storey, mega-tall skyscraper under construction in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Upon completion, it will become the tallest building in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, and the second-tallest building in the world.
This article questions why we still don’t have a smart building design tool which does not require us to painstakingly model every detail in our buildings, but can automatically create much of it from a conceptual sketch using a rule-based expert system.