3ds Max Interactive – 3D to VR

Earlier this month Autodesk created an offshoot of their Stingray product aimed towards designers. The new 3ds Max Interactive, bundled with 3ds Max aims...

Builders & Contractors – Where’s your Digital Field Office?

The job site is slowly transforming into a digital workspace. Starting many years ago with remote access to email on smartphones, now there's tablets,...

360 degree cameras and photospheres in construction?

The 360 degree camera consumer market continues to progress at a steady pace. Favoured by action enthusiasts and sports, to social media live streaming,...

Synthetic Sensors makes today’s smart devices feel dumb

In my quest to add smarts to my home, I'm quickly learning that it's harder than it looks. When you finally do find the...

Drones are good!

Happy international drone day! The day which celebrates all the good things which drones are doing now, and will do in the future. And regardless of...

Autodesk BIM 360 Ops

Autodesk's Building Ops has long been considered the stepchild product in their BIM 360 portfolio. While part of the family it never really quite...

Autodesk BIM 360 Docs receives file ‘links’

Autodesk released the April update to BIM 360 Docs, which is their approach to cloud based document management for the AEC industry. And while...

InsiteVR adds VR Analytics for better architectural virtual design

Virtual reality has barely begun to leave its mark on the architectural and design industry. Often it's used as a tool for immersive engagement,...

Smart Home Part 3 – Data storage and analysis

Let's talk about data. How it's captured, stored, and analysed. My Home Assistant hub is now starting to gather very basic data. Although, I can be...

Removing previous version Autodesk software using the Uninstall Tool

It's a new Autodesk year for product launches, which means it's time for that annual upgrade cycle of installing new versions. And that usually means...

Smart Home Part 2 – The Home Assistant hub

In Part 1 I outlined thoughts on assembling my ideal smart home and its operation. And at the heart of any smart home is...

Autodesk Dasher 360 Update

The other day Autodesk provided a somewhat significant update to Dasher 360. Built on top of Autodesk Forge, the research project aims to connect...

3DR new Site Scan updates for drone data capture – January...

As a former user of Site Scan on Android, when switching to the iOS app there was a noticeable feature absent. The ability to...

Comparing reality capture technologies

Reality capture technology allows us to understand the world around us in ways which the human eye cannot. From photos to infrared vision, accurate...

Smart Home Part 1 – The outline

Over the past year I've been watching the advancements in smart home technology. A concept of science fiction, the ability to bring the house alive...

Latest Chrome for Android beta brings support for WebVR

Today Google announced that their latest Chrome for Android build enables access to the WebVR API through their Origin Trials program. Up until now a...

Autodesk BIM 360 Docs – Getting Started

These days a good construction document management strategy is necessary. Whether you are in the office or out in the field, it helps expedite the...

AirMap’s grand plan for mapping drones

The use of drones for aerial based tasks is becoming commonplace. From surveys, to scanning of structures, or as simple as taking photos for inspections....

DAQRI aims to transform the worksite

As a professional in the AEC industry, conferences and similar events provide the ability to hear about upcoming technologies, explore existing ones, and get an overall feel for...

What’s next for Autodesk BIM 360 Docs

It's been just under a year since the initial release of BIM 360 Docs. During that time it has had a pretty easy life...

Meet the new HP Z2 Mini workstation

Yesterday at Autodesk University, HP released a new offering in their Z range of workstations, the Z2 Mini. But with a small form factor...