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.

Ideate Annotate and Other IdeateApps Updates for Revit 2023

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.

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.

Quick Tips for Creating Realistic Visualizations in Enscape

This article by Melos Azemi provides five professional trips for taking the high-fidelity real-time renderings that Enscape creates to push things further and make the renderings the next best thing to reality.

More Tips/Tricks

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

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 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.