ImageSome architects and developers are still not asking themselves the right questions when it comes to commissioning architectural visualisation. Martin Drake reports

ImageMarc Thomas attended Bentley Systems

ImageThe end of November saw the annual migration of CAD fans to Las Vegas for Autodesk’s huge University event.

ImageIn between the main stage presentations, classes and labs, the exhibition hall is always a highlight of Autodesk University.

ImageThe adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) systems in the UK has been fairly slow. Attendees to Autodesk's BIM conference this Autumn would have heard first hand that the government may be looking at hastening this.

ImageWithout the design and engineering community really asking for it, we appear to be on the cusp of a major change in the way we gain access and use computer aided design technology.

ImageDassault Syst

Image3D has long been an integral part of architecture, whether through building physical models, creating CAD designs or rendering images.

ImageVirtual Reality promised much and delivered little. As a result the

ImageOne of the highlights of Autodesk University is always the Exhibition Hall, where purveyors of add-ons for Autodesk products and complementary software and hardware showcase their goods.

ImageNigel Davies has 20 years

ImageAfter Bentley Systems

ImageDr Don McLean, founder and managing director of IES, has a passion for building analysis. He says, to enable sustainable designs, architects need to understand the physical impact of design decisions early in the process.

ImageJamie Gwilliam, Autodesk

ImageSalford University is one of the leading international research institutes for Built Environment technology. The press was recently invited to visit its impressive facilities and gain an insight into the types of projects and research its academics and students undertake.

If you are into advanced form design in architecture, then you know what Generative Components is all about. Smart Geometry is the industry

The architects and engineers responsible for preserving the icon that is the Sydney Opera House are relying on BIM to guide renovations and manage facilities

ImageBlair Gray, Technologist at Dyer Architects, shares his mixed experiences on the path to Building Information Modelling with Graphisoft

ImageThis month Lenovo unveiled its first ThinkStation line of workstations. The company partnered with long term customer, the AT&T Williams Formula One team, for the launch event. John Marchant reports.

ImageIn the first of his two articles this month, Rob Jamieson takes a closer look at the balance between value and service in the CAD software industry.