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scape Landschaftsarchitekten—BIM Lessons for Landscape Architects

The scape Landschaftsarchitekten office in Germany is one landscape architecture firm that is excelling at its use of BIM technology in their practice. The lessons, from both failures and successes, are critical to the firm’s success overall.

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Bentley Systems Advances Digital Twins—Critical to Smart Infrastructure and Climate Change  

This feature—which was originally published in our free monthly newsletter (INSIDER Xpresso) several weeks ago—focuses in on what we learned from the Bentley 2019 Year In Infrastructure Conference, held in Singapore, this past October. The key innovations we want to talk about from that conference center around “digital twins,” but we also want to highlight some stunning facts about the size and growth of the global infrastructure market. Some of these are “head-spinning” and hard to fathom, but nonetheless absolutely true.

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YII2019: Bentley Joins as Multinational Member—Announces Support for IFC for Digital Twins

buildingSMART International’s IFC standard has gained a significant partner in Bentley Systems’ as it joins the consortium as a multinational member and announces new file format interoperability between its iModel standard for Digital Twins and the open industry IFC file format.

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YII2019: Bentley Announces Acquisitions, New Joint Venture and Deeper Commitment to Digital Twins

Bentley announces key strategic acquisitions in Citylab, new iTwin Cloud Services, new updates and entirely new applications in its Open-branded tools and a new joint-venture.

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Dr. Biplab Sarkar Talks to Architosh About Vectorworks 2020

In this feature, we learn from Dr. Biplab Sarkar about some of the thinking behind many of the new features in Vectorworks 2020, just recently released, and where parts of the application may be going in the future.

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BIM News: buildingSMART and ODA Announce Strategic Partnership

The Open Design Alliance and buildingSMART International form strategic partnership on interoperability standards for BIM technologies.

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ODA Toolkit Will Allow Generation of Revit Model Files from Any Application

Export Autodesk Revit files to JSON and OBJ with the new ODA BimRv SDK 2020.

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Open Design Alliance Releases new IFC Software Development Kit (SDK)

The Open Design Alliance announces its first IFC software development kit (SDK). The new toolkit aims to improve IFC implementations throughout the AEC industry.

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AIA: ARCHICAD users among first to benefit from IFC4 Reference View Export Certification

ARCHICAD 23 will gain IFC4 Reference View 1.2 Export certification when it ships later this year.

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IMSI Design Releases New TurboCAD 2019

The latest version of IMSI Design’s popular TurboCAD line is now available, offering full compatibility with AutoCAD 2019 and over three dozen new changes and improvements including 2D architectural and MCAD related changes including those for 3D printing.

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BIM News: Vectorworks First to Receive IFC4 Export Certification

Substantial geometry and data advancements in latest IFC version.

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The ODA (Open Design Alliance) Releases New ‘BimNv’ SDK for Navisworks Files

The ODA continues to advance AEC industry data interoperability with the release of BimNv, a new SDK for standalone access to Navisworks files.

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INSIDER: A (.dwg) Renaissance—Neil Petersen of the ODA Explains Why

With 80 software engineers largely in Eastern Europe, the Open Design Alliance (ODA) is a software powerhouse in its own right, now aiming to maximize CAD industry interoperability across a range of new initiatives. Importantly though, (.dwg) is far from legacy—new initiatives aim to put it back on the main stage.

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SCIA Announces SCIA Engineer 17.1—Update for Skyward Productivity

New SCIA 17.1 update reflects company’s ability to listen to the needs of its customers, as it delivers updates important to customers in Europe and the United States.

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Product In-Depth: A Focus on Workflow in ARCHICAD 21

ARCHICAD 21 has some truly astounding new tech inside but the Hungarian BIM leader says this release is all about the workflow.

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