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A Vectorworks takeaway         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 05-2015      Views: 14190   
Description: All the best parties end with a goody bag and the 2015 Vectorworks Design Summit was no different, sending attendees home with a bundle of exciting developments to look forward to

Ahead in the Cloud

Type: Review       Published: 07-2014      Views: 10286   
Description: GRAPHISOFT's BIMcloud gets a head start in BIM collaboration via the cloud thanks to its tried and tested BIM Server utility. David Chadwick reports.

A Vectorworks Goody Bag!

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 05-2015      Views: 8326   
Description: All the best parties end with a goody bag, and the Vectorworks Design Summit was no different, sending attendees home with a packet of good things to look forward to.


Type: Review       Published: 11-2017      Views: 8118   
Description: Introduced at the 2017 Year in Infrastructure Conference in October, Bentley's iModelHub has been conceived to leverage change rather than fight it and represents an evolution in the way model information is shared between project team members, writes David Chadwick

BIM? It's Adoddle

Type: Review       Published: 05-2014      Views: 6785   
Description: Facilitating the way people talk together - that's the focus of Asite's Adoddle, a Corporate Collaboration solution whose name belies the scope of the application, says David Chadwick.

Predicting the future of design         

Type: Review       Published: 05-2015      Views: 6517   
Description: Due for release in June, ArchiCAD 19 is taking a giant leap forward in BIM performance through its use of Predictive Background Processing.

The BIM Viewpoint

Type: Review       Published: 07-2014      Views: 6227   
Description: 4Projects by Viewpoint has been accumulating information about the current penetration of BIM within the AEC industry, and asks whether the UK is achieving its target to become world leaders in BIM

The 5th dimension of 3D modelling         

Type: Review       Published: 05-2015      Views: 6187   
Description: Asta Development brings Bidcon BIM to the UK, adding cost estimation to its popular Asta Powerproject project management application.

BIM on the Road

Type: Review       Published: 09-2013      Views: 5879   
Description: Autodesk's InfraWorks 360 Pro brings the same BIM benefits to infrastructure design as it does to the construction industry

Objectively good

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 05-2013      Views: 5698   
Description: Graphisoft's now channels BIM Objects from

Getting the most from the Cloud

Type: Comment       Published: 11-2013      Views: 5457   
Description: As more and more of the software applications that we use are being placed in the Cloud, the time is right to look at its benefits, and whether such a working environment would be suitable for a construction company with employees and collaborating companies spread out around the World. Si Hanks of Ai Solutions expands the idea further

Shout Digital Builds Construction App

Type: News       Published: 07-2013      Views: 4606   
Description: Newcastle-based Shout Digital has created an app that allows construction teams to access and amend their project information on the go from their mobile phones and tablet devices

Building relationships

Type: Comment       Published: 11-2013      Views: 4584   
Description: Technology is key to building closer relationships and driving customer retention according to Mark Thompson, CEO of m-hance

Hebridean Energy Technology

Type: Review       Published: 01-2014      Views: 4327   
Description: GreenspaceLive, based in Stornoway, develops software that helps architects and engineers simulate future energy use of buildings

Top Priority         

Type: Review       Published: 01-2015      Views: 4042   
Description: Priority1 from MCS becomes part of the Information Management Solutions line-up at Viewpoint, as the company evaluates mobile computing issues and opportunities.

Constructive use of the mobile cloud

Type: News       Published: 09-2013      Views: 3968   
Description: Engineering solutions provider, Costain and mobile cloud platform experts Appear have announced the deployment of innovative workforce applications for the construction industry, as part of the MobiCloud project

Enter the G-Cloud

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 01-2014      Views: 3875   
Description: The supply of IT services to public bodies has taken some knocks in recent years, but the recent G-Cloud Framework, which has just selected 4Projects as one of its suppliers, looks set to anchor future public procurement in a comprehensive and secure selection, purchasing and operating environment

The sky’s the limit!

Type: Review       Published: 01-2015      Views: 3793   
Description: Vectorworks Cloud Services keeps drawings synchronised on and off-site.

Sign of the times

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 05-2014      Views: 3788   
Description: Signing off construction documents adds unnecessary time and opportunities for fraud in the construction industry, says Ronan Lavelle, the UK Country Manager for ARX

Stacks of appeal

Type: Review       Published: 07-2013      Views: 3540   
Description: HP introduces two new Designjet ePrinters, the Designjet T920 and T1500, with ergonomic features that will be welcomely received by users

Greater point cloud integration for CAD software adds up with Arithmetica         

Type: News       Published: 05-2015      Views: 3523   
Description: Arithmetica has significantly enhanced its Pointfuse automated point cloud processing software with simplified integration for CAD software

Bluebeam Software partners with Design Software Solutions

Type: News       Published: 04-2015      Views: 3444   
Description: Bluebeam Software has announced its partnership with Design Software Solutions, a leading UK design software reseller. Bluebeam’s flagship solution, Bluebeam Revu, allows users to electronically create, annotate and edit project documents in online sessions.

The Glue in the Works

Type: Case Study       Published: 03-2013      Views: 3307   
Description: Rather than gumming things up, Autodesk's BIM 360 Glue is an important element of Broadway Malyan's new global Cloud-based BIM Strategy


Type: Review       Published: 09-2014      Views: 3279   
Description: Compliance, with its ever increasing levels of H&S and other regulations, is simplified with YellowJacket, an effective tool for increasing safety levels on site

Arithmetica harnesses online power of Sketchfab for Pointfuse 3D models

Type: News       Published: 07-2015      Views: 3182   
Description: Arithmetica is making 3D model project collaboration easier by taking advantage of Sketchfab, the online platform for sharing 3D files.

Virtual Construction         

Type: BIM Guide       Published: 09-2013      Views: 3156   
Description: BIMobject places all the components you require for a construction project under one roof

I wandered lonely as a Cloud         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 11-2015      Views: 3156   
Description: With apologies to Wordsworth and thanks to the use of Nomad as a mobile tool for Vectorworks Cloud Services, Vectorworks Service Select (VSS) customers can enhance their design processes by handling complex processes and collaborating with project partners in the Cloud.

Two new additions for 4Projects

Type: News       Published: 05-2010      Views: 3052   
Description: North East based Construction Software Company 4Projects is continuing its expansion plans by adding another two members of staff to its rapidly growing workforce, taking the total recruited to 8 a 13% increase since the turn of the year

It's PIMs O'clock

Type: Review       Published: 05-2013      Views: 3021   
Description: Newforma simplifies Project Information Management, says David Chadwick - but what does that add to everybody else's Project Management solution?

Heads in the Clouds?

Type: Feature       Published: 02-2010      Views: 2816   
Description: From Avatar and 3D printing to swarm bots and Cloud Computing, David Chadwick found plenty of food for thought at SolidWorks World 2010

Snagging issues

Type: Review       Published: 01-2013      Views: 2707   
Description: Snagging comes of age with the growing preponderance of mobile computing devices - and the need to respond rapidly to construction site problems

Chain Library         

Type: BIM Guide       Published: 09-2013      Views: 2649   
Description: NBS provides for BIM throughout the supply chain with its National Library of components and new features for the free Revit Plug-in

Where, what, how?

Type: Review       Published: 03-2013      Views: 2488   
Description: Analysing a project's sustainability credentials needs to be conducted early, fast and repeatedly to get the best and most cost effective results, says David Chadwick

BIMcloud update extends workflow

Type: News       Published: 11-2014      Views: 2466   
Description: Graphisoft has released an update to its recently released BIMcloud solution, offering integrated team messaging for mobile devices such as the iPhone/iPad

Design And Create With Cloud Flexibility

Type: News       Published: 03-2013      Views: 2341   
Description: Autodesk's new 2014 Design and Creation Suites include new reality capture software and services that more easily incorporate both laser scans and digital photographs of the physical world into the 3D design and engineering process

Collaboration Is The Key For Unit4

Type: News       Published: 03-2013      Views: 2242   
Description: UNIT4 has released Business Collaborator (BC) 6.1, the latest iteration of its web-based project collaboration software solution

Online BIM library opens for business         

Type: News       Published: 01-2016      Views: 2195   
Description: Progman has launched a free browsing library available at

Cloud service closes performance gap

Type: News       Published: 11-2014      Views: 2056   
Description: IES has launched its new Cloud service, ERGON, to enables users of its Virtual Environment (VE) technology to import, manage and interrogate real building profiles or schedules and use them in VE simulations

Revit in the Cloud         

Type: Technology focus       Published: 03-2016      Views: 1924   
Description: Autodesk has expanded the availability of its cloud-based collaboration service for Revit, following its launch in the US

Game on!         

Type: Review       Published: 07-2016      Views: 1593   
Description: Autodesk has combined building design technology with their renowned game engine software - but it needed the services of the Cloud to do it

3D Repo BIM app is an asset to Crossrail         

Type: News       Published: 01-2017      Views: 1545   
Description: 3D Repo has started development on a unique mobile platform for Crossrail designed to manage maintainable assets

$2.25 million investment for HoloBuilder         

Type: News       Published: 03-2017      Views: 1378   
Description: HoloBuilder, the German-American startup providing leading cloud and mobile software for virtual reality capturing of construction sites, has just received an investment of $2.25 million in its first year

Innovating in the Cloud         

Type: Industry Focus       Published: 11-2016      Views: 1362   
Description: Bentley Systems and Topcon join forces to advance cloud services for 'constructioneering'

Building better security         

Type: Technology focus       Published: 01-2017      Views: 1338   
Description: David Chadwick discusses the issue of security in the cloud and the construction industry in general with Steve Cooper of Aconex

Transforming temporary works design         

Type: News       Published: 05-2017      Views: 1184   
Description: Swanton Consulting has transformed the design of temporary works - such as façade and basement retention - using a software innovation that creates instant 3D models from laser scanner data

Lendlease gets ahead in the cloud         

Type: Case Study       Published: 11-2016      Views: 1124   
Description: Meeting Health & Safety requirements prompted Lendlease to deploy Human Recognition Systems' cloud-based MSite biometric site access system

Viewpoint Enterprise Cloud launched         

Type: News       Published: 05-2017      Views: 1108   
Description: Viewpoint has launched the next evolution of its hosted services with Viewpoint Enterprise Cloud (VEC)

Fingers on the button         

Type: Software Focus       Published: 05-2016      Views: 1106   
Description: One Click LCA from Bionova vastly improves the speed of building environmental assessment.

Snaps to 3D         

Type: Review       Published: 03-2018      Views: 1046   
Description: Vectorworks has introduced Photos to 3D Model, a photogrammetry application that can transform a series of digital photographs into a geometrically correct 3D model

Visualising the future         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 03-2017      Views: 973   
Description: 3D Repo bring their cloud expertise to a UK government-funded smart infrastructure project

Digital transformation with Arithmetica         

Type: News       Published: 03-2017      Views: 938   
Description: Arithmetica, the UK innovator in rapid laser scanning data processing, has appointed point3D as a reseller for Pointfuse

What's on the cards this year?

Type: Analysis       Published: 03-2017      Views: 907   
Description: A little later than usual - due to unforeseen circumstances! - we ask leading industry names to look ahead to what 2017 might bring: what flavour of Cloud will we prefer, is file sync and share on its way out, and even the future of the data centre itself are all under discussion

Forging Ahead         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 11-2017      Views: 895   
Description: Autodesk used their latest Autodesk University event to outline the road ahead for its developer platform Forge, which will help transform the industry over the next decade

The sky's the limit         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 09-2017      Views: 803   
Description: Sam Carigliano, CEO of Australian structural engineering software specialist SkyCiv, explains why structural engineers should take to the cloud

Construction monitoring         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 03-2018      Views: 757   
Description: Reality modeling combines ContextCapture imagery and point-clouds from Pointools, and could prove an ideal tool for construction monitoring

EasyPark unveils Smart City Index 2017         

Type: News       Published: 11-2017      Views: 755   
Description: Smart parking app, EasyPark, have released the 2017 Smart City Index, revealing Copenhagen, Denmark as the smartest city, followed by Singapore, and Swedish city Stockholm

3D Repo focuses on health and safety

Type: News       Published: 11-2018      Views: 636   
Description: 3D Repo has released the latest version of its cloud based digital construction platform complete with an online platform for the tracking of health and safety issues, SafetiBase, and support for Bentley CAD files

Cloud services collaboration

Type: News       Published: 03-2018      Views: 494   
Description: Vectorworks and Bluebeam have announced a new integration between Vectorworks Cloud Services and Bluebeam Studio that supports a modern, online review and approval process for digital construction drawings and 3D models

Viewpoint team released in UK         

Type: News       Published: 05-2018      Views: 469   
Description: Viewpoint has announced the availability of Viewpoint Team in the UK

Parisian Walkways         

Type: Case Study       Published: 03-2018      Views: 347   
Description: Autodesk and the City of Paris get together to launch a competition to redefine the environs of the Eiffel Tower

ISG laser scanning boosts BIM delivery

Type:       Published: 05-2019      Views: 321   
Description: Global construction services company ISG is using the latest 3D modelling technology to boost its BIM capabilities

Anytime, anywhere cloud collaboration

Type: News       Published: 11-2019      Views: 216   
Description: Autodesk has expanded Autodesk BIM 360 Design, their fastest-growing cloud solution, to include Autodesk Civil 3D

Building the Construction Cloud         

Type: Software Focus       Published: 03-2020      Views: 146   
Description: Autodesk Construction Cloud brings integrated construction management for entire project teams several steps forward, towards a totally unified software solution

Creating a space for Laser scanning

Type: News       Published: 03-2020      Views: 132   
Description: Pointfuse has launched a new toolkit specifically designed to make it easier to adopt laser scanning within space management, planning and utilisation workflows

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