What’s New in Revit 2024

Revit expert Dan Stine provides a detailed overview of the new features in the just-released Revit 2024, including generate energy model by view, linking collaboration models, new imperial templates and sample model, revamped site tools, a new Textures view style, and many more.

Bringing BIM to Life with Unreal Engine

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.

Importing RFA content into OpenBuildings Designer

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.

Latest Updates in AutoCAD 2023

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.

More Tips/Tricks

Ideate Annotate and Other IdeateApps Updates for Revit 2023

What’s New in Revit 2023

Using ModelPort to Manage Manufacturer Objects in Archicad

What's New in Revit 2022

Revittools: Data Management and Exchange Tool for Autodesk Revit

What's New in Revit 2021

Data Management with Navistools for Navisworks

Energy Modeling with FineGREEN: A Case Study

The Many Marvels of Marionette and How to Make the Most of It

Quick Tips for Creating Realistic Visualizations in Enscape

Virtual Reality for Fun and Profit: Archicad to Twinmotion

Revit 2022, with Civil 3D and Infraworks, for Civil and Site Design

Working with Adaptive Components in Rhino and Grasshopper

Navistools Clash Manager

Modeling a Waffle Structure in Rhino and Grasshopper

Managing Polygons and Object File Size in ARCHICAD

ARCHICAD’s Stair Tool

Selected Earlier Articles

Thornton Tomasetti

CORE Studio: AEC Technology Development at Thornton Tomasetti

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 software

Layer: Capturing and Organizing Building Data

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.

Merdeka 118

Merdeka 118: Project Profile

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.

Social Distance Modelling

Social Distance Modelling for COVID

This article describes the research that was conducted by a team at the Technical University of Denmark to study the impact of COVID-19 on the passenger flow in the Copenhagen Metro, using passenger flow data and station floorplan drawings as well as Bentley Legion software for simulation of pedestrian flow.