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The Build London Live 2012 Open BIM event was an example of true collaboration, as 11 teams from around the world utilized cloud-based technology and a variety of software platforms to create their entries. The 48-hour virtual design competition was held May 21-23.
Designers in France can now produce accurate energy analysis calculations thanks to a new plug-in for Vectorworks software. Developed by French distributor CESYAM and designed to help users comply with a new thermal regulation, RT-2012, the free plug-in exports Vectorworks-created BIM models to ArchiWIZARD, which is a powerful software suite that lets designers evaluate the impact of their architectural choices on the energy performance of buildings (e.g., heat balance, lighting, solar energy production).