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Our two-part review of iPad applications for A/E/C users continues here with Autodesk's Design Review app, Abvent's iVisit 3D, and Architactile's Inception. Part One gives an overview of AEC-targeted apps for iPad, along with a discussion of Graphisoft's BIM Explorer (BIMx) app.—Editor

In October 2011, Autodesk formally unveiled its cloud strategy after numerous references to the infinite computing power of the cloud at events such as Autodesk University and the Revit Technology Conference.

You can now connect to designs in the Autodesk cloud with the iPad.  (Published 2012.0125)


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I am not the kind of person easily enamored by gadgets, the kind who simply must have the latest technological device that is introduced, even by a company such as Apple.

Prior to getting my iPad, I didn't even have an iPod or an iPhone, and I still don't. I didn't go out and buy an iPad the moment it was introduced — I waited till version 2 had been released earlier in 2011. ...   (Published 2012.0118)


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New Building Material to Improve Concrete Infrastructure — AZo Building, 2012.0120

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Software Speeds Up Construction — Boston Globe, 2012.0108

Nanoscale Wires Defy Quantum Predictions — Nature, 2012.0105

MFM Building Products Offers New Brochure — Construction Magazine Network, 2012.0103

Destruction in the Name of Creation: A Research Project Explores Techniques from the Past — Architect's Newspaper (Blog), 2011.1230

Flying Robots That Build Things Open Doors to Automated Architecture — Techi, 2011.1229

Students Pin Hopes on a Concrete Breakthrough with Algae — TODAYonline, 2011.1228

Noveda Technologies Partners with USGBC to Develop New Application for LEED Automation — Sacramento Bee, 2011.1228

20 Green Building Innovations of 2011 — Jetson Green, 2011.1227

Slick System Turns a Projected Image into an Interactive Surface for Design Review and Annotation Capture. — Cadalyst, 2011.1220

Industry: Light Bulb War a Dim Idea — Politico, 2011.1218

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Design Tools Around the Web

Occupy Wall Street Goes Virtual, Targeting Apple through Petitions — Triple Pundit, 2012.0203

Is Sustainability Software Smart for Product Design? — SolidSmack, 2012.0202

BUILT: Wicked Problems in Construction — AUGI, 2012.0202

3D-Printed Stilettos, Lemon Squeezers, and Chairs on View in London — TreeHugger, 2012.0202

Autodesk Previews Interactive Terrain Shaping for AutoCAD Civil 3D — It's Alive In The Labs, 2012.0201

Whose Fingers Are on the Victoria's Secret Model's Shoulder? — NPR, 2012.0201

IES Project Manager Luc Delestrade Named to CaGBC's Experienced Modellers List — Integrated Environmental Solutions, 2012.0131

Autodesk ForceEffect Version 2.0 Now Available — BIM & Beam, 2012.0131

Quakes and U.S. Reactors: An Analytic Tool — New York Times (Blog), 2012.0131

Autodesk Turns 30 — Auto Desk (Blog), 2012.0130

BIM – Explained in Less Than 3:30 — Graphisoft BIM Engine Blog, 2012.0127

What Is a 3D Printer, Anyway? — Yahoo! News, 2012.0127

Does PLM Belong in the Cloud? — Cadalyst, 2012.0126

HOK's 2nd Annual BIM Awards — AECbytes, 2012.0126

The Minimalist's Guide to CAD Software Upgrade Decisions — Cadalyst, 2012.0125

Dust Off Those Standards — Cadalyst, 2012.0125

iPad Apps for AEC: Part 2 — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.0125

Cameras May Open Up the Board Room to Hackers — New York Times, 2012.0122

Autodesk Named One of Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" — AECCafe, 2012.0119

Autodesk Labs' Latest Preview Inspires Map 3D Users — Cadalyst, 2012.0119

My Personal Take on the iPad — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.0118

Learning CAD: The Good Old Days — Cadalyst, 2012.0118

A Wireless Road Around Data Traffic Jams — New York Times, 2012.0114

IBM Researchers Make 12-Atom Magnetic Memory Bit — BBC, 2012.0113

Autodesk Buys Horizontal Systems for Cloud Program — Wall Street Journal, 2011.1130

The Role of GIS in the Smart Grid — Cadalyst, 2011.1116

Bentley Seeks to Extend Point Cloud Data through Infrastructure Lifecycle — Cadalyst, 2011.1116

ArchiCAD 15: Part 2 — ArchitectureWeek, 2011.1116

Autodesk Offers Free iPad App to Solve Free Body Diagrams — TenLinks, 2011.1115

Autodesk Reports 15 Percent Third Quarter Revenue Growth — Autodesk Press Release, 2011.1115

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