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The annual AIA conference — the main event for architects in the US — was held in San Francisco last week and I was able to attend it in person after a gap of several years. This was a conference I used to typically attend every year before the pandemic, as it featured all the key AEC technology vendors and provided an excellent venue to quickly get up to speed on the state of the art of the industry. The previous AIA conference I was able to attend in person was in 2019, and while the attendance at last week’s event was far below pre-pandemic levels, it was great to get a chance to see different products and meet their developers in person once again. Hopefully, events like this can soon return to full force and give people a chance to imbibe and be inspired by the collective energy and vitality of like-minded professionals.
This article provides an overview of some of the technology products I was able to see at the AIA 2023 conference, including new tools like Skema, Snaptrude, Autodesk Forma, and CodeComply.AI, as well as feature enhancements to established tools like SketchUp, Enscape, and Archicad.