Topics: AEC3, ArchiWIZARD, Asite, BIM, BIM Journal, Build Qatar Live, buildingSMART International, BuildingSMART MENA & India, CadFaster, DDS-CAD, IES, IFC, Open BIM, Renderworks, Scia Engineer, SimTread, third party partner, Vectorworks Architect
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).