What’s New in Revit 2025

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Revit expert Dan Stine provides a detailed overview of the new features in the just-released Revit 2025, including several toposolid enhancements for working with terrain models, improvements to work more easily with multiple materials, improved Project Browser search, a new Insights tab on the Home screen, more transparency and control over local storage, enhanced operating schedules and updated gbXML support …

ALICE Core for Construction Optioneering

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This review explores ALICE Core, which allows construction companies to fine-tune their P6 construction schedules through analysis and optimization so that they can make the best use of the resources available to them to build the project in the fastest possible time and with the lowest cost. URL: https://www.aecbytes.com/review/2024/AliceCore.html

Sova3D Platform for City Information Modeling

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This article provides an overview of the Sova3D CIM (City Information Modeling) platform, which has not only been in commercial development in Finland for several years but is also being actively implemented in several Finnish cities to support their planning and management activities. It also looks in detail at Sova3D’s implementation in the city of Järvenpää as well as how …

Skema: Jumpstarting BIM

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Skema is a new web-based conceptual design tool for architects that aims to “fast forward” the traditional design process to get to the BIM model. It does this through a lot of automation, starting with creating the massing model of a proposed design on a selected site, analyzing it for sustainability, refining the mass with blocking and stacking for schematic …

Allplan 2024

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The new version of Allplan, one of the leading BIM applications used globally, has just been released. In addition to strengthening its comprehensive suite of tools for architecture, engineering, and infrastructure design, Allplan 2024 has also significantly expanded its capabilities for prefabrication as well as construction planning. In fact, it is the only BIM solution I am aware of that …

Newforma Konekt: Design Collaboration + Project Information Management

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Newforma Konekt is a brand-new solution that has emerged from the acquisition of BIM Track, the popular web-based application for BIM coordination, by Newforma, developer of the first project information management application for AEC, Newforma Project Center. It makes Konekt the first solution that combines the detailed design collaboration and issue management capabilities that are required at the design and …

Join: Collaborative Project Delivery Platform

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Join is a cloud-based platform that brings together contractors, owners, and design teams to facilitate decision-making throughout the lifecycle of an AEC project. While Join made its start as a preconstruction solution in 2019, its use by construction firms has expanded to both earlier on in the project lifecycle in the planning phase as well as later in the execution …

Augmenta: Automated Building Design Using Generative AI

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This review explores Augmenta, a new AEC technology solution being developed for automating building design in Revit that is using the breakthrough technology of generative AI. It is focused on the different engineering disciplines — electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and structural — for which it can automatically create detailed, code-compliant, and constructible designs that satisfy the specified criteria. Since it works …

Augmenta: Automated Building Design Using Generative AI

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This review explores Augmenta, a new AEC technology solution being developed for automating building design in Revit that is using the breakthrough technology of generative AI. It is focused on the different engineering disciplines — electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and structural — for which it can automatically create detailed, code-compliant, and constructible designs that satisfy the specified criteria. Since it works …