Image Greg Corke reports from Autodesk University where construction took centre stage as Autodesk re-invents itself as the end-to-end AEC company.

Image With HP ZCentral, HP brings its RGS technology into its Z family and introduces new broking software for managing pools of workstations

Image New solution includes mixed reality hardhat and a new version of Trimble Connect, which handles larger models much better

Image We explore some of the emerging AEC focused software tools that are harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Image Virtual Reality and training hub designed to support collaborative BIM workflows

Image Integration of Vectorworks BIM capabilities with Esri’s ArcGIS Online services said to benefit planners, developers and designers

Image New 2.5 displacement tool is said to render 3x faster with half the memory for scenes using intense displacement

Image Ideate Explorer aids in model management and allows CBT to quickly identify where issues may be

Image New integrated construction management offering features a wide range of acquired and in-house developed web services

Image New collaborative immersive projection space boasts a smaller footprint and allows for faster set-up and de-rig

Image Plex.Earth Timeviews service gives AEC firms ‘unlimited instant access’ to premium satellite data

Image New release of the real-time rendering tool gets more realistic trees and plants and the ability to paint them into a scene

Image SiteVision can blend 3D civils or BIM models with real-world environments

Image NBS Chorus specification platform tightly integrated with solutions from Autodesk, Viewpoint and Newforma

Image The new VR-2 and VR-2 Pro support SteamVR and OpenVR, and the VR-2 Pro offers integrated Ultraleap hand tracking for enhanced interactivity

Image Organisers want to hear about emerging ideas and the creative application of new tech, plus the individuals making an impact

Image The technology to design and fabricate high-quality engineered buildings is entering a disruptive phase. How will large AEC firms cope? 

Image Portability doesn’t have to come at the expense of performance as Greg Corke discovers in this impressive 14” CAD-focused mobile workstation from HP

Image BIM offers many benefits, not least its ability to check a design’s overall quality, to identify spatial, functional and data errors. Xinaps has a new customisable, cloud- based checker

Image Company’s cloud-based image processing software will create 3D experiences derived from standard smartphone cameras