We kick off Autumn with an important edition of AEC Magazine, where we ask whether USD, the open data specification from Pixar, could solve interoperability in AEC. It’s available to view now, free, along with all our back issues.

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What’s inside the September  / October edition?

USD and the AEC industry
Could Pixar’s USD and the newly formed Alliance for OpenUSD deliver a widely accepted standard for interoperability?

AMD Threadripper Pro 7000 WX-Series
96-cores meets super-high frequencies in this impressive new workstation CPU.

Graphisoft Building Together 2023
Graphisoft Archicad 27 features a broad range of crowd-pleasing BIM enhancements, bulked-up MEP and some intriguing new AI capabilities.

HP SitePrint – the robot that prints 1:1 plans
We caught up with HP to find out what makes this neat little three-wheeler tick.

Fresh thinking for construction
Prototyping using student resources and working in 3D across project phases are helping construction teams discover innovative ways to build.

Rayon: BIM lite
BIM may be fixated on modelling, but not every project or every drawing really needs to be derived from a 3D model.

Arcol: a sneak peek
As several start-ups plan their BIM 2.0 beta programmes, Arcol is looking to get ahead by opening up access to its cloud-based modeller for one-week trials.

Springtime in Paris
For the visualisation team at WeWork, a technology rethink has allowed creativity to take flight in the City of Lights.

Nemetschek’s take on the digital twin
Building a digital twin requires many different disparate software and hardware data inputs. Nemetschek is adopting an open data approach.

A chance to amplify design wisdom
Richard Harpham on how technology can redefine architectural innovation.

HP DesignJet T850/950
Security, workflows, and sustainability with HP’s new 36-inch DesignJet printers

Bentley YII 2023
Digital twins, AI, infrastructure intelligence and subsurface capabilities were among the key themes discussed at Bentley Systems’ annual conference.

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