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The Fifth Element Has Arrived! The Fifth Element Has Arrived!
By Dan Peticila, Autodesk See what's new in Autodesk Structural Precast Extension for Revit 2020.1, including a precast double wall, the fifth type of element and more.
Getting Started with Project Refinery
By Emily Bisaga Dunne, Autodesk Project Refinery is Autodesk's generative design application. See the refinery demos for truss and panel optimizations and more.
Revit Public Roadmap- Where We're At and Where We're Going Revit Public Roadmap- Where We're At and Where We're Going
By Sasha Crotty, Autodesk Autodesk shares details on Revit 2020 and its latest features and what they have in the works, including the theme of modeling automation.
Leveraging Ideate Software Products for Lean Revit Models Leveraging Ideate Software Products for Lean Revit Models
Learn about Ideate's new Revit add-in, Ideate StyleManager, an application that enables users to maintain style standards.
5 Reasons to Use Cloud Models For Revit 5 Reasons to Use Cloud Models For Revit
By Sasha Crotty, Autodesk The big news is that with Cloud Models for Revit, individual users can now store and share projects created in Revit and Revit LT as cloud models easily.
Biggest Updates in Autodesk’s Industry Collections Biggest Updates in Autodesk’s Industry Collections
By Claire Collins, Autodesk Autodesk product managers highlight the biggest updates in the AEC, Product Design & Manufacturing, and Media & Entertainment Industry Collections.
You’ve Got to See What’s New In Revit 2020 You’ve Got to See What’s New In Revit 2020
By Harlan Brumm, Sasha Crotty, Ian Molloy, and Pawel Piechnik, Autodesk Multiple features new in Revit 2020 equip users to create the more accurate, detailed documentation that more closely represents design intent.
What's New In 3ds Max 2020 for Revit Users? What's New In 3ds Max 2020 for Revit Users?
By Sylvia Knauer, Autodesk New features in 3ds Max 2020 for Revit users that will allow for faster data import from Revit and better-organized and easier to manage scenes.
What's Trending in the AEC? What's Trending in the AEC?
By ConnectPress IMAGINIT Technologies' solutions consultant, and the man behind The BIMsider, Carl Storms, shares his thoughts on AEC trends for 2019 and beyond.
Revit 2019.2 and Cloud Models for Revit
With a subscription to BIM 360 Design, multiple project team members can co-author Revit cloud models using Worksharing. Learn more in this video.
Revit vs Advance Steel - Which One Do I Use? Revit vs Advance Steel - Which One Do I Use?
By IMAGINiT Technologies The quick answer is level of detail you need. IMAGINiT Technologies explains the differences and similarities to help you decide when to use each.
Remember to Disable the Disjoin in Revit Remember to Disable the Disjoin in Revit
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpED The Move tool offers an option called Disjoin. When it is used Revit deletes the original and creates a new element at the new location. Avoid this.
BOXX Vs. Dell for Best BIM Workstation
By BOXX Technologies Lanmar compares the BOXX APEXX S3 and the DELL PRECISION 7920 to see which one is best for Revit. See who wins in this must-see video!
How an Optimized Workstation Accelerates Your Design
By BOXX Technologies Watch this BOXX video to learn about the right processors, how many graphics cards, and how much RAM is recommended for running AEC software.
What's New in InfraWorks What's New in InfraWorks
By Sarah Cunningham, Product Line Manager, Autodesk InfraWorks now includes the Autodesk Connector for ArcGIS, in addition to updates for users with access to projects in multiple BIM 360 accounts.
How an Optimized Workstation Accelerates Your Design
By BOXX Technologies Watch this BOXX video to learn about the right processors, how many graphics cards, and how much RAM is recommended for running AEC software.
The Latest Releases of INFRAWORKS and CIVIL 3D Are Here! The Latest Releases of INFRAWORKS and CIVIL 3D Are Here!
By Autodesk These releases offer new features for closer collaboration, improved design, efficient drawing production, interoperability and data exchange.
What’s new in Revit 2019? What’s new in Revit 2019?
Make the most of your working space with tabbed views & multimonitor support and experience immersive design and do more of your modeling in 3D.
Is there Still a Place for Classroom-based Training? Is there Still a Place for Classroom-based Training?
By Paul Burden, ASCENT Center for Technical Knowledge ASCENT's Paul Burden thinks so. When you do consider eLearning offerings there are factors to consider when evaluating. Learn more.
Wrapping Your Head Around AR, VR and Mixed Reality-Literally
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress ConnectPress speaks with ESI, Elysium, Virtalis and Theorem Solutions about the company's solutions and use of AR and VR in product design and AEC.
2018- The Year of BIM 360 Connectivity 2018- The Year of BIM 360 Connectivity
By initial.aec initial.aec discusses practical steps for connected success in your BIM/VDC operation.
Autodesk Brings New Solution for Precast Concrete Autodesk Brings New Solution for Precast Concrete
By Dan Peticila, Autodesk The Autodesk Structural Precast Extension for Revit 2018 provides access to powerful tools for generation of precast concrete planar elements.
JPR Compares Dell Model to @Xi Mobile Workstation JPR Compares Dell Model to @Xi Mobile Workstation
By Robert Dow, Jon Peddie Research JPR compares @Xi Computer's @Xi PowerGo 15/7 mobile workstation to the Dell Precision 5510. What do they think? Find out here!
Get the Greatest Value from Drones and Photogrammetry Get the Greatest Value from Drones and Photogrammetry
By IMAGINiT Technologies While photogrammetry shouldn't be a replacement for 3D laser scanning, it provides considerable value at a lower price and is easier to deploy.
Renumber Hundreds of Elements in Revit Automatically Renumber Hundreds of Elements in Revit Automatically
By Ieva Januleviciute, AGACAD AGACAD's Sort Mark for Revit extension allows users to sort/renumber Revit elements in various ways and to add additional information.
See the New Features of Revit 2018.1 in Action
By Harlan Brumm, Autodesk The update includes a new Structural Precast Extension for Revit, and Content for Architects feature. Learn more in a webinar July 20th.
Zero-post Processing with Rize's APD Technology Zero-post Processing with Rize's APD Technology
By Rize This paper will define Rize's one-of-a-kind Augmented Polymer Deposition (APD), how it works and describe the advantages of the technology.
Rize One 3D Printer Speeds Part Turnaround 20% Rize One 3D Printer Speeds Part Turnaround 20%
By Rize A global consumer packaged goods manufacturer compared the part turnaround speed and costs of their Stratasys Fortus and Rize One 3D printers.
3D Printing: The Impact of Post-Processing 3D Printing: The Impact of Post-Processing
By Rize Industry expert, Todd Grimm, interviewed six global manufacturers to learn the impact of post-processing on time, cost, quality, and more.
The Factory of the Future is Your Office and Beyond The Factory of the Future is Your Office and Beyond
By Rize Rize's Julie Reece discusses market potential for 3D printers to enable new direct manufacturing applications beyond the additive manufacturing lab.
FormIt + Revit + Insight = Bye Bye SketchUp + Sefaira
By InitialAEC InitialAEC makes the case on why users should use Autodesk Revit, FormIt, and Insight for the schematic design phase instead of SketchUp and Sefaira.
Automate Wood Framing with AGACAD's CNC Exporter
By Ieva Januleviciute, AGACAD Architect & BIM Application Engineer Modelling timber frame houses in Autodesk Revit would be a tough challenge and modeling all the framing members one by one. Luckily you don't have to.
What's New in Autodesk Revit 2018? What's New in Autodesk Revit 2018?
By Harlan Brumm, Autodesk Features include the Steel Connections for Revit add-in and Multistory Stair object and enhancements for architects, structural engineers and MEP.
The Business Value of the IoT in Design, Maintenance & PLM The Business Value of the IoT in Design, Maintenance & PLM
Compiled by ConnectPress This report discloses ConnectPress survey results on the Internet of Things, along with examples of industry adoption and overcoming barriers.
The Current State of 3D Printing and Its Future Value The Current State of 3D Printing and Its Future Value
Compiled by ConnectPress This paper looks at how automotive, aerospace and AEC industries are utilizing 3D printing, along with ConnectPress member results from our survey.
Wondering How to Get Started with the IIoT? Wondering How to Get Started with the IIoT?
By Jordan Reynolds, Kalypso Jordan Reynolds of Kalypso says industrial business leaders should take a structured three-part approach to evaluating their IIoT investments.
What Will be the Buzz in 2017? IoT, Cloud & AR/VR Outlook What Will be the Buzz in 2017? IoT, Cloud & AR/VR Outlook
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor ConnectPress shares their thoughts on emerging tech trends and we also talked to industry experts to get their outlook including IMAGINiT and CIMdata.
ANSYS in ACTION: Pressure Drop Through a Valve ANSYS in ACTION: Pressure Drop Through a Valve
By ANSYS Watch this on-demand webinar to see how simulation from ANSYS can help make simulations for valve selection easy and straightforward in just 20 min.
ANSYS in ACTION: Evaluating Bolted Connections & Tightening ANSYS in ACTION: Evaluating Bolted Connections & Tightening
By ANSYS Simulating bolted connections enables you to accurately determine the structural performance before you invest time and money in physical prototypes.
Webinar: GE Digital and Dell Discuss Connected Products Webinar: GE Digital and Dell Discuss Connected Products
By Dell Watch this on-demand webinar to learn about using industrial embedded PCs to collect IoT data, and tools for connecting data sources to analytics.
Product Updates and Previews from Autodesk University Product Updates and Previews from Autodesk University
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor At AU Autodesk announced some exciting updates on Fusion 360, BIM 360 Docs, and gave a preview of a new cloud-based solution, Autodesk Quantum.
My First AU, Memorable Moments & Making the Most Out of It My First AU, Memorable Moments & Making the Most Out of It
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor This week Autodesk University is taking place at The Venetian in Vegas. ConnectPress looks back at some memorable AU's and what's in store.
Part Quality, Print Speed & Simplicity Matter in 3D Printing Part Quality, Print Speed & Simplicity Matter in 3D Printing
By 3D Systems Watch this webinar to learn why three buying criteria are critical considerations when evaluating a professional 3D printer for concept modeling and design.
Greenbuild 2016: Designing and Living Like You Give a Damn  Greenbuild 2016: Designing and Living Like You Give a Damn
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor It was an epic Greenbuild 2016 with this being USGBC co-founder Rick Fredrizzi's last as CEO. Here's a look at the innovations and inspiration.
3 Reasons CAD Won't Cut It for Transportation Anymore 3 Reasons CAD Won't Cut It for Transportation Anymore
By Drew Olsen, Autodesk Technologies are evolving that can improve your design workflows, such as BIM, reality capture, simulation and analysis.
Join the Discussion on the Present and Future of MDO Join the Discussion on the Present and Future of MDO
By ESTECO Bringing together simulation data, expertise and technology within the PLM system is key in Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO).
A Pragmatic Approach to IoT A Pragmatic Approach to IoT
By Dell Listen to this on-demand webinar as Dell highlights case studies, an architecture framework for IoT technology, and specific solution blueprints.
Trends in 3D Scan-to-Print and How to Choose Solutions Trends in 3D Scan-to-Print and How to Choose Solutions
By Mcor Technologies Mcor Technologies discusses the rapid shift in 3D scan-to-print applications, examples of industry-use and how to choose 3D scanners and 3D printers.
6 Ways to Increase Your Productivity in 5 Minutes a Day 6 Ways to Increase Your Productivity in 5 Minutes a Day
By Tony Glocker, SolidProfessor SolidProfessor's CEO, Tony Glockler, hashes out six tips on how to increase engineering productivity by following these guidelines.
Autodesk LIVE Gives Revit Users Instant Access to Vis Tools
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor With Autodesk's new visualization service, Autodesk LIVE for Revit users, the days of waiting for the visualization specialist are over.
Autodesk Industry Collections are Here!
By Anthony Rodriguez, KETIV KETIV looks at the value of the collections, including more cloud services, multi-user access and what else you can expect.
5 BIM Tools Updated for Revit 2017
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor See how companies like CGS plus, RTV Tools, AGACAD, Ideate, CTC and IMAGINiT have enhanced their solutions for Revit 2017.
Three Must-have Add-ons from AGACAD for Revit Three Must-have Add-ons from AGACAD for Revit
By Ieva Januleviciute, AGACAD Did we mention they are free? Check out these must haves from AGACAD including the Smart Select, Smart Browser Free and Cut Opening Free tools.
3D Printing Goes Boom-Literally 3D Printing Goes Boom-Literally
Compiled by ConnectPress This Spotlight highlights advances in additive manufacturing, including how LANL is 3D printing explosives, the latest materials and 3D printers.


A 3D Electronic-Printer 5000x More Conductive Than Others
By Sam Uliano, ConnectPress Editor The Voxel8 3D printer and Autodesk ProjectWire bring this creation of the Lewis Lab to the forefront of multimaterial 3D printers.
Benchmarking the @Xi MTower PCIe Workstation Benchmarking the @Xi MTower PCIe Workstation
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor We benchmarked @Xi's Mtower PCIe and tested out the differences between 3 NVIDIA graphics cards, including the M2000, M4000 and M5000.
See Who Caught Our Attention at RAPID 2016 See Who Caught Our Attention at RAPID 2016
By Sam Uliano, ConnectPress Editor RAPID 2016 in Orlando, Florida this past week brought out the best and brightest in additive and subtractive manufacturing.
Opening Thoughts on RAPID 2016 and PLM World 2016 Opening Thoughts on RAPID 2016 and PLM World 2016
By Dan Raker, ConnectPress President One of the key points mentioned at both conferences was additive processes will outweigh subtractive methods within the next decade.
Traditional vs. 3D Printed Model Construction Traditional vs. 3D Printed Model Construction
By Stratasys KMCA used Stratasys to build large-scale models of buildings in the CityCenterDC development project saving $12,000 and 4 weeks.
Why You've Not Heard of the World's Leading 3D Printing Co.? Why You've Not Heard of the World's Leading 3D Printing Co.?
By Dan Raker, ConnectPress Publisher XYZprinting leads worldwide shipments of 3D printers with an astonishing 31% of the global market, so why haven't you heard of them?
RAPID 2016 Preview -- Keynotes and More RAPID 2016 Preview -- Keynotes and More
By Sam Uliano, ConnectPress Editor ConnectPress subscribers can get 10% off Rapid 2016 admission when they register for RAPID 2016. Details within.
Selecting the Right Material for 3D Printing Selecting the Right Material for 3D Printing
By ProtoLabs The success of a 3D printing job depends on the materials used. This article by ProtoLabs covers how to select the one most suited to any job.
The Next Wave of 3D PDF Applications is Here The Next Wave of 3D PDF Applications is Here
By Ian Curington, Visual Technology Services Visual Technology Services looks at how the 3D PDF has evolved over 10 years to include dynamic annotations, part attributes and labels.
Revit 2017 Adds Text Editor, Depth Cueing and Color Fills Revit 2017 Adds Text Editor, Depth Cueing and Color Fills
By Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd Revit 2017 is now available and includes a new Text Editor, a top 10 request since Revit 1.0, along with Depth Cueing and Occlusion Culling.
Kubotek Launches New Graphics Kernel: KCM Kubotek Launches New Graphics Kernel: KCM
By Dan Raker, ConnectPress Publisher Paul Stallings has revealed a new graphics kernel, KCM, which could play a major role in changing the way engineering software is developed.
Autodesk Supports Interoperability at BIM World Paris Autodesk Supports Interoperability at BIM World Paris
By Autodesk Part of Autodesk's commitment to interoperability is the company's decades old relationship with buildingSMART to maintain the IFC standards.
On Demand Webinar on Custom Manufactured Parts in 24 Hours On Demand Webinar on Custom Manufactured Parts in 24 Hours
By Stratasys Learn how lighting-controller manufacturer Marlin Controls turns fully-manufactured deliverables in 24 hours using Stratasys 3D printing.
An Analysis of BIM's Role in Revit for Conceptual Users An Analysis of BIM's Role in Revit for Conceptual Users
By Simon Whelan, FenestraPro Simon Whelan suggests pairing up solutions like FenestraPro and FormIt with Revit to analyze early stage facade design and energy performance.
Curiosity at the Center of Robotic Architectural Fabrication Curiosity at the Center of Robotic Architectural Fabrication
By Zach Mortice Minimaforms and the Spyropoulos Design Lab propose that using robots to design architecture will help designers create in intimate and direct ways.
Life Quality, Salary, and More Indicate Best of STEM Life Quality, Salary, and More Indicate Best of STEM
Complied by ConnectPress New reports discuss the best STEM jobs based on life quality, salary and more, as well as the best places for STEM workers to live.
Cloud-based Rendering Boosts the Potential of Render Farms Cloud-based Rendering Boosts the Potential of Render Farms
By Sam Uliano, ConnectPress Editor Denise Valdovino of Rendercore talks about how cloud-based rendering is giving render farms the advantage in time, costs, and more.
Lessons Learned on Collaboration for Revit Lessons Learned on Collaboration for Revit
By Heather Alley, IMAGINiT Building Solutions If you ever need to retrieve a previous version of your model, do so by logging into your A360 Team site online, says IMAGINiT's Heather Alley.
A Range of Material Possibilities with PolyJet Technology A Range of Material Possibilities with PolyJet Technology
By Stratasys Stratasys' PolyJet Technology offers over 1000 different material combinations, with 22 base resins and a full spectrum of sharp, vibrant colors.
Going Beyond the IoT to Create New Experiences Going Beyond the IoT to Create New Experiences
By Laura Wilber This article provides examples of IoT, from improving air and water quality to automating cars like Tesla's Autosteer and Autopark features.
IoT Design Accessible Today with Autodesk SeeControl IoT Design Accessible Today with Autodesk SeeControl
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor See how Autodesk is enabling designers to change the way they operate, service and design products with their cloud-based IoT service, SeeControl.
Autodesk Explains Move to Subscription Model Autodesk Explains Move to Subscription Model
By Brian Hartz, ConnectPress Editor As of Jan. 31 Autodesk is no longer selling perpetual licenses of most software and suites. Autodesk's Lance Grow discusses the new changes.
Internet of Things is More Than Just a Buzzword Internet of Things is More Than Just a Buzzword
By Ashley Fantigrossi, iVEDix IoT technology is being used in the medical and building industries to predict early detection of catastrophic illness or a factory energy outage.
Orbital Computers' Desktop Gets Thumbs Up in Review Orbital Computers' Desktop Gets Thumbs Up in Review
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Find out how Orbital Computers' C2000 workstation benchmarked, using powerful CAD and rendering software, in this review by ConnectPress.
Skills Students Need to Enter Engineering Workforce Skills Students Need to Enter Engineering Workforce
By Brian Hartz, ConnectPress Editor SolidProfessor's Jason Wright says competency in trending technology, CAD certifications, and a mix of soft skills and technical know-how are key.
New from Lenovo: ThinkPad P40 Yoga, P50s & ThinkStation P310 New from Lenovo: ThinkPad P40 Yoga, P50s & ThinkStation P310
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Lenovo's Rob Herman explains what users can look forward to in new offerings including Digital Sketching Technology and Hot Swapping coming in Q1.
3D Printing From Mcor, 3D Systems and More at CES 2016 3D Printing From Mcor, 3D Systems and More at CES 2016
By Brian Hartz, ConnectPress Editor Mcor released it's first full-color desktop and EnvisionTEC showcased the new Micro Plus Hi-Res and Micro Plus Advantage 3D printers. More from...
Webinar Discusses 3D Scanning, Reality Capture Trends Webinar Discusses 3D Scanning, Reality Capture Trends
By ConnectPress Listen in as representatives from IMAGINiT, Bentley, and ConnectPress discuss emerging trends and applications in 3D scanning and reality capture technology.
Innovation on Display in Boston Hospital Project Innovation on Display in Boston Hospital Project
Summary by Brian Hartz, ConnectPress Editor See how Suffolk Construction uses Mechdyne's motion capture technology, drones and Atuodesk BIM 360 in construction of the Brigham and Women's Hospital.
3D Scanning w/ Geomagic Used in Dinosaur Research 3D Scanning w/ Geomagic Used in Dinosaur Research
By Ian Sayers, PEAK Solutions LLC. Specialists used Geomagic Capture to Wrap system by 3D Systems to scan and catalog a massive amount of fossils from Alaska's Liscomb Bonebed.
3D Systems Works Geomagic on Leno's Garage 3D Systems Works Geomagic on Leno's Garage
By 3D Systems Comedy legend and rare-car collector uses 3D Systems' Geomagic Design X to create auto parts that no longer exist or never existed.
UI Upgrade Highlights New Geomagic Design X Release UI Upgrade Highlights New Geomagic Design X Release
By Brian Hartz, ConnectPress Editor We recently caught up with 3D Systems, which showed off improvements like HD mesh construction and a new Windows- and CAD-standard user interface.
Many Choices When It Comes to 3D Scanning-Which is Best Many Choices When It Comes to 3D Scanning-Which is Best
By Creaform Creaform explores 3D scanning options like scan-to-CAD bridge software or using a stand alone reverse engineering software, along with 3D printing.
Integrate Photographs and Metadata With ContextCapture Integrate Photographs and Metadata With ContextCapture
By Bentley Systems ContextCapture creates 3D models using photos taken with any digital camera and ContextCapture Center expedites processing times for very large models.
Check Out IMAGINiT's Latest Scan to BIM Release Check Out IMAGINiT's Latest Scan to BIM Release
By IMAGINiT Technologies Get a first-hand look at IMAGINiT's latest Scan to BIM software with a free webinar taking place on Dec.15, and 21-day trial subscription.
AU 2015 Spotlights Future of Work, Human Augmentation AU 2015 Spotlights Future of Work, Human Augmentation
By Brian Hartz, ConnectPress Editor Autodesk executives Carl Bass and Jeff Kowalski, plus special guests, thrill AU 2015 attendees with vision of augmented future.
Compact CAM Devices Coming to a Desktop Near You Compact CAM Devices Coming to a Desktop Near You
By Brian Hartz, ConnectPress Editor Computer-aided machining devices are getting smaller and smaller. Here are five to watch as the market for these machines continues to develop.
Autodesk University 2015 -- It's Here! Autodesk University 2015 -- It's Here!
By Brian Hartz, ConnectPress Editor Get a look at what's new, what's not to be missed this year, including the Innovation Forums, InfaWorks 360 Design Slam and much more.
A Primer on Rapid Desktop Prototyping Machines A Primer on Rapid Desktop Prototyping Machines
By Brian Hartz, ConnectPress Editor A new white paper explores the pluses and minuses, no pun intended, of additive vs. subtractive prototyping.
Buying a Large-format Printer- New Vs. Used? Buying a Large-format Printer- New Vs. Used?
By Canon Solutions America Buying a used large-format printer can save you money, but there are many other factors to consider, such as licenses, updates, service, and parts.
Insider Tips on Whether to Print In-House or Outsource Insider Tips on Whether to Print In-House or Outsource
By Canon Solutions America Printing large-format documents involves much more than just the cost of the printer itself. A new white paper will get you in the know.
New Wide-Format Printer Buyers Guide New Wide-Format Printer Buyers Guide
By Canon Solutions America This free guide filled with tips and advice will help you understand the many factors to consider when buying a wide-format printer.
Expanded Autodesk Seek Functions Come to Revit Expanded Autodesk Seek Functions Come to Revit
By Brian Hartz, ConnectPress Editor Webinar provides details on new Revit plugin that greatly expands Autodesk Seek search capabilities.
Webinar: Virtualization and Hardware Productivity Trends Webinar: Virtualization and Hardware Productivity Trends
By ConnectPress Check out this webinar on demand to hear our survey results, a discussion on workstations and virtualization trends, and lessons learned.
Hardware and Computer Graphics Market Update Hardware and Computer Graphics Market Update
Compiled by ConnectPress This industry spotlight includes coverage of virtualization and other trends, a workstation market update, 3Dconnexion CadMouse review and more.
JPR Talks About the Future of Virtualization Technology JPR Talks About the Future of Virtualization Technology
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Jon Peddie discusses the challenges and potential of virtualization technology, and why it's going to be a major part of how businesses operate.
New Workstations Slim Down, But Don't Skimp on Power New Workstations Slim Down, But Don't Skimp on Power
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Here's a look at some of the mobile and desktop options released this fall including BOXX's APEXX 1, Dell Precision mobile workstations and more.
Webinar and Roundtable on Analysis & Simulation Webinar and Roundtable on Analysis & Simulation
By ConnectPress The results are in for our A & S survey, and industry experts from ANSYS and ASSESS weigh in, plus user perspectives from Rolo Bikes and more.
Simulation Tools and Processes on the 3DEXPERIENCE Simulation Tools and Processes on the 3DEXPERIENCE
By DS SIMULIA The integration of simulation tools like 3D modeling, finite element, CFD & optimization are demonstrated in this webinar by DS SIMULIA.
BIM Trends and How Applied Software is Addressing BIM Trends and How Applied Software is Addressing
By Richard Burroughs, President, Applied Software Applied Software's Richard Burroughs, talks about BIM trends and how their products like Revit Prolog RFI are helping with project delivery.


Get Your Hands on Fabrication Tools at Your Local Fab Lab
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Fab Labs offer prototyping tools like 3D design software, 3D printers and laser cutters and are available to students and the public.
Quickly Create & Customize Infills for 3D Printing Quickly Create & Customize Infills for 3D Printing
By ANSYS SpaceClaim Customize infills for your models quickly and easily to ensure a successful and cost effective 3D print.
Easily Prep Models for 3D Printing with SpaceClaim Easily Prep Models for 3D Printing with SpaceClaim
By ANSYS SpaceClaim Watch this demo to see how to quickly thicken complex models for 3D Printing and speed up time to your 3D printed part.
C&S Eliminates Cross-Site CAD Collaboration Challenges C&S Eliminates Cross-Site CAD Collaboration Challenges
By Panzura Watch this webinar on how C&S connected 14 offices around the country working on Revit with Panzura’s real-time file locking technology.
3 Key Requirements for Making Revit Collaboration Successful 3 Key Requirements for Making Revit Collaboration Successful
By Panzura In this informative technical brief, you'll learn the best practices of over 100 AEC firms who use Revit and other BIM applications collaboratively.
What's New in Large Format Scanning What's New in Large Format Scanning
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Leaders like Contex, Colortrac and Paradigm Imaging Group inform us about the latest large format technology and share their outlook on the industry.
Thinkbox Manages Compute Resources with Deadline and More
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor We recently checked in with Thinkbox CEO Chris Bond to get the latest on Deadline 7.1, Deadline Cloud Wizard for Google Cloud Platform, and Sequoia.
Your Guide to Choosing a Wide Format Scanner Your Guide to Choosing a Wide Format Scanner
By Image Access If you're considering buying a wide format scanner, check out this white paper for information on speed, CIS and CCD scanners, warranties, and more.
Building Design Suite 2016 Offers Impressive Performance Building Design Suite 2016 Offers Impressive Performance
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Released last month, Autodesk's Building Design Suite 2016 offers enhanced performance and a variety of improvements to help users leverage BIM.
Using Ideate Explorer for In-Place Families in Revit Using Ideate Explorer for In-Place Families in Revit
By Richard W. Taylor, Technical Evangelist Ideate Software Use Ideate Explorer to seek out and audit in-place elements to make sure they are being used properly in your Revit project.
10+ 3D Printing Options from Leading Vendors (and Some New) 10+ 3D Printing Options from Leading Vendors (and Some New)
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor See what's new with the 10 3D printing companies we caught up with recently, including Mcor Technologies, Roland, Formlabs and Airwolf.
Software Vendors Get in on the 3D Printing Action Software Vendors Get in on the 3D Printing Action
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A look at software and 3D printing services to prepare CAD files for 3D printing, including Microsoft's Model Repair Service, TransMagic and netfabb.
From a Rookie to 3D Printing in Almost No Time From a Rookie to 3D Printing in Almost No Time
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor CP's own Rita Stange gets her hands dirty with a Formlabs Form 1+ 3D printer. Find out what she's learned about the SLA desktop 3D printer.
Materials, End-use and Markets Expand in 3D Printing
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor We recently talked to Wohlers Associates, Stratasys and EOS on advances in 3D printing like materials, end-use parts and more.
3D Printing Helps Architects Improve Customer Communication 3D Printing Helps Architects Improve Customer Communication
New York architect Piet Meijs explains how 3D printing is transforming the way architects design the structures we live, work and play in.
Utilizing 3D Printing for Rapid Prototyping and More Utilizing 3D Printing for Rapid Prototyping and More
By Stratasys More and more consumer products start off as 3D printed prototypes, and in this white paper Stratasys discusses the advantages of the technology.
How to Design Your Part for Direct Digital Manufacturing How to Design Your Part for Direct Digital Manufacturing
By Jim Comb, Stratasys Jim Comb of Stratasys covers the benefits of direct digital manufacturing (DDM) and helpful tips to get you started.
Stratasys Compares and Contrasts FDM and PolyJet 3D Printers Stratasys Compares and Contrasts FDM and PolyJet 3D Printers
By Stratasys Stratasys compares FDM and PolyJet additive manufacturing technologies in this white paper, highlighting the different benefits of each.
Autodesk Announces New 2016 Suites for Building and Civil Autodesk Announces New 2016 Suites for Building and Civil
By Autodesk Autodesk unveiled the 2016 releases of the Building Design Suite, Infrastructure Design Suite and Plant Design Suite.
3D Printing Can Help Bring Better Products to Market Faster 3D Printing Can Help Bring Better Products to Market Faster
By Stratasys Stratasys gives an overview of 3D printing and explains how it accelerates design, enables more effective design, and reduces product design costs.
In-House or Outsource? 6 Advantages of Owning a 3D Printer In-House or Outsource? 6 Advantages of Owning a 3D Printer
By Stratasys Stratasys makes the case for owning a 3D printer including lower costs, accelerated time to market and competitive advantage.
Bluebeam's Revu 2015 Features Customer-driven Improvements Bluebeam's Revu 2015 Features Customer-driven Improvements
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Released in February, Bluebeam's Revu 2015 has a variety of customer-driven improvements, including better markup, sketch, and scale tools, and more.
The Internet of Things Adoption Spreads Across Industries The Internet of Things Adoption Spreads Across Industries
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Rob Black of ThingWorx talks about adoption of the IoT in product design and other industries who are likely to embrace it like the building industry.
Autodesk Offers Solution to Repair or Replace Aging Bridges Autodesk Offers Solution to Repair or Replace Aging Bridges
By Mark Burgess, Autodesk Autodesk Structural Bridge Design can help engineers repair or replace the country's aging bridges, half of which will soon be over 50 years old.
AutoCASE Leverages Best of BIM and Cost Benefit Analysis AutoCASE Leverages Best of BIM and Cost Benefit Analysis
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HP Announces New 'Blended Reality' Ecosystem HP Announces New 'Blended Reality' Ecosystem
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor At a press event recently in New York City, HP unveiled its new 3D printer and 'Sprout,' its new 3D scanning computer.
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By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor The Green Ribbon Schools Program recognizes schools for completing projects that teach sustainability and explore health, STEM skills, and technology.
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By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor On the annual Green Apple Day of Service, volunteers spend a day transforming schools into productive learning environments where students can thrive.
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AIA Picks 11 Projects for the Educational Facility Awards AIA Picks 11 Projects for the Educational Facility Awards
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HP Unveils New Line of Z Workstations HP Unveils New Line of Z Workstations
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NREL Supercomputer Tackles Grid Challenges NREL Supercomputer Tackles Grid Challenges
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Report Offers Ways to Fix America's Failing Infrastructure Report Offers Ways to Fix America's Failing Infrastructure
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AIA Reports on Green Building Incentive Trends AIA Reports on Green Building Incentive Trends
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3 Cloud-based Collaboration Companies to Watch 3 Cloud-based Collaboration Companies to Watch
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How Paper-based 3D Printing Works How Paper-based 3D Printing Works
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3 Ways Aluminum Extrusions Can Contribute to LEED Points 3 Ways Aluminum Extrusions Can Contribute to LEED Points
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How 3D Printing Can Change Your Business How 3D Printing Can Change Your Business
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Search DSIRE to Find Green Building Incentives in Your State Search DSIRE to Find Green Building Incentives in Your State
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3 Mins of Your Time: Doodle in the Air with 3D Printing Pen
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Latest AWEA Report Shows Growth for Wind Industry Latest AWEA Report Shows Growth for Wind Industry
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Backyard Garden Tips and Products for a Sustainable Summer Backyard Garden Tips and Products for a Sustainable Summer
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Make this summer one of your most sustainable yet with these ideas for a backyard that's green in more than one way.
Four Key Components to Building an Effective Workstation Four Key Components to Building an Effective Workstation
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Mobile Workstations Transform the AEC & MCAD Industries Mobile Workstations Transform the AEC & MCAD Industries
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Celebrating the 44th Earth Day on April 22 Celebrating the 44th Earth Day on April 22
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ASLA Kicks Off National Landscape Architecture Month ASLA Kicks Off National Landscape Architecture Month
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NREL Rebrands Education Efforts NREL Rebrands Education Efforts
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By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Responding to the growing complexity of projects, Autodesk has made a variety of improvements to its software in the 2015 Building Design Suite.
IDAT Helps Revit Users Design with Precast Concrete IDAT Helps Revit Users Design with Precast Concrete
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OX Industries Leads in Sustainable Manufacturing OX Industries Leads in Sustainable Manufacturing
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Autodesk's Flow Design Gives Designers a Virtual Wind Tunnel Autodesk's Flow Design Gives Designers a Virtual Wind Tunnel
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Introduction to Multi-Discipline Collaboration in Revit 2014 Introduction to Multi-Discipline Collaboration in Revit 2014
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DIRTT Brings Customization to Prefab Interiors DIRTT Brings Customization to Prefab Interiors
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10 Visualization Products to Try 10 Visualization Products to Try
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On Demand: Webinar on EXALEAD OnePart On Demand: Webinar on EXALEAD OnePart
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Sustainability Software Broadens its Reach in the Cloud Sustainability Software Broadens its Reach in the Cloud
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor A variety of software developers and environmental organizations have recently released software products for the cloud that focus on sustainability.
Future City Competition Makes Students Think About Transit Future City Competition Makes Students Think About Transit
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Russia Takes First Steps Towards Embracing Sustainability Russia Takes First Steps Towards Embracing Sustainability
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Designers Make Smart Choices with Early Access to LCA Data Designers Make Smart Choices with Early Access to LCA Data
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First Utility-scale Geothermal Power Plant Opens in NM First Utility-scale Geothermal Power Plant Opens in NM
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Ushering in the era of geothermal power in New Mexico, the Dale Burgett Geothermal Power Plant has also generated economic development for the state.
A More Sustainable Superbowl at MetLife Stadium A More Sustainable Superbowl at MetLife Stadium
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor This year's Superbowl at MetLife Stadium highlights the increasing number of sustainably built and operated sports venues in the NFL.
See the Projects of the 2014 AIA Honor Awards Recipients See the Projects of the 2014 AIA Honor Awards Recipients
By the American Institute of Architects Selected from over 500 submissions, these 26 international recipients will be honored at the AIA 2014 National Convention in Chicago.
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Breakthroughs in 2013 and Predictions for 2014 and Beyond Breakthroughs in 2013 and Predictions for 2014 and Beyond
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Autodesk Helps Designers Work Faster with FBX Autodesk Helps Designers Work Faster with FBX
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Autodesk uses the FBX file format's ability to support a variety of 3D software packages to help designers move quickly between Autodesk applications.
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By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor We ask three industry players about predictions for how 2014 will shake out, and what they imagine 2020 will be like.
10 New Products from 3D Systems 10 New Products from 3D Systems
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HP Launches New HP Z1 G2 Workstation
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By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor The National Institute of Building Sciences' annual conference and expo will discuss building life-cycle performance and strategies to optimize it.
Tis the Season to Consider these LED Options Tis the Season to Consider these LED Options
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor With the holidays just around the corner, there's no time like the present to read about eco-friendly lighting options.
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Five Smart Grid Companies on Our Radar Five Smart Grid Companies on Our Radar
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor These five companies have picked up awards and one even garnered the attention and funding of Bill Gates.
SDA Wins Competition to Design a Portable Charging Pavilion SDA Wins Competition to Design a Portable Charging Pavilion
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Meeting the challenge of powering an electric car from anywhere, SDA has won Volvo's competition to design a portable charging pavilion for the V60.
Autodesk's New Building Performance Analysis Certificate Autodesk's New Building Performance Analysis Certificate
By Adam Menter, Autodesk It covers a range of topics including energy literacy, climate analysis, whole building energy analysis, solar studies, and daylighting.
Last Minute Green Gift Ideas Last Minute Green Gift Ideas
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Green Building's 2013 Focal Points Green Building's 2013 Focal Points
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Not only did these products, projects and systems impact 2013, but they are shaping where 2014 is headed.
Autodesk Launches Structural Bridge Design 2014 at AU Autodesk Launches Structural Bridge Design 2014 at AU
From the Autodesk In the Fold Blog The software was acquired by Autodesk from Bestech Systems in August and helps designers repair or replace aging bridges.
Autodesk Announces Updates to FormIt and Dynamo at AU Autodesk Announces Updates to FormIt and Dynamo at AU
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AU Keynote Kicks Off with Tricks, Hot Rods & Dancing Robots
By Dan Raker, ConnectPress President Tuesday's opening keynote at Autodesk University featured entertainers Penn and Teller, Aston Martin and Bot and Dolly robots.
What to Look Forward to at AU (Autodesk University) What to Look Forward to at AU (Autodesk University)
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor See what's new this year, including an Automotive Summit and what's back by popular demand at AU taking place in Vegas this week.
If This Furniture Could Talk If This Furniture Could Talk
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Custom, handmade furniture maker Mark Jupiter catches our eye with his reclaimed wood creations in this month's Innovator of the Month.
NREL Test Makes Moisture Barriers Better for Solar Cells NREL Test Makes Moisture Barriers Better for Solar Cells
By Bill Scanlon, NREL The NREL Electric Calcium Test measures corrosion from water using calcium to help with solar cell moisture barriers.
Five Battery Companies to Watch Five Battery Companies to Watch
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor We’ve rounded up five of the top companies innovating in the battery storage market including LightSail, Ambri, Halotechnics.
Sustainability Experts Exchange Ideas at Greenbuild 2013 Sustainability Experts Exchange Ideas at Greenbuild 2013
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor For 20 years, the Greenbuild Expo has publicized sustainable strategies in addition to facilitating a discussion forum on green building practices.

Autodesk Excellence 2nd Place Winner City of Nijmegen
By Autodesk City of Nijmegen used Autodesk Navisworks to integrate, analyze and coordinate the designs from more than ten different disciplines
Our Favorite HVAC Innovations Our Favorite HVAC Innovations
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Solar Industry Struggles with Expiring Tax Incentives Solar Industry Struggles with Expiring Tax Incentives
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Despite growth in the commercial sector and high attendance at Solar Power International expiring tax incentives take a toll on the solar industry.
New Energy Audit Tool Helps Businesses Save Money New Energy Audit Tool Helps Businesses Save Money
By Bill Scanlon, NREL The new simuwatt Energy Auditor software developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) helps business go green and save money.
Go Big with These Large Format Printers Go Big with These Large Format Printers
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A look at the latest large format printers from HP, Canon, Oce, Xerox and Epson.
Excellence in Infrastructure Competition Winners Announced Excellence in Infrastructure Competition Winners Announced
By Autodesk The Denver International Airport South Terminal Redevelopment Program has won the 2013 Autodesk Excellence in Infrastructure Competition.
Two Communities Explore Timber Based Biofuel Opportunities Two Communities Explore Timber Based Biofuel Opportunities
By Cheryl Miller, Dovetail Partners This case study looks at communities in Minnesota's Arrowhead region who adopted timber biofuels to heat homes, businesses, and government buildings.
Set Up Email Alerts for Your 3D Printing Jobs Set Up Email Alerts for Your 3D Printing Jobs
By Dave Tupper, CAPINC If you ever have to set a project to print over the weekend setting up an email alert will keep you in the loop if you can't monitor it in person.
< Smartphone Apps Enable Home Security and Energy Management
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor People Power's Presence App lets you monitor your home or business and their Monster Central App lets you manage energy all from your smartphone.
Tetra4D's Motto: Not All PDFs are Created Equal Tetra4D's Motto: Not All PDFs are Created Equal
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor As the only authorized provider of native 3D PDF solutions for Adobe, tetra4D offers Revit and Inventor users impressive 3D PDF functionality.
Several Factors Attribute to Geothermal Growth Several Factors Attribute to Geothermal Growth
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Climate change policies are one of the factors contributing to growth in many countries, according to the Geothermal Energy Association.
The Business of Sustainable Home Construction The Business of Sustainable Home Construction
By C.R. Herro, VP of Environmental Affairs, Meritage Homes In today's homebuilding market, business strategies that embrace sustainable construction can often mean the difference in a business enduring or not.
A Portable Revit Workstation A Portable Revit Workstation
A Product Review by Michael Anonuevo The laptop sent to me was a demo model used by Pixar in one of their trade shows.
Sustainable Roofing Options that Will Reduce Energy Use Sustainable Roofing Options that Will Reduce Energy Use
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor These green roofing products make a huge impact on a building’s overall sustainability.
Architects Lineup to Tour Net-Zero-Energy Facility Architects Lineup to Tour Net-Zero-Energy Facility
By Bill Scanlon, NREL Dozens of architects and engineers flocked to tour the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) net-zero-energy office building.
Six Data Management Solutions Worth Looking At Six Data Management Solutions Worth Looking At
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Overall, it seems cloud computing, and combining data management and collaboration tools are trends in the data management space.
Joule Assets: the Cheapest Form of Energy is the Negawatt Joule Assets: the Cheapest Form of Energy is the Negawatt
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Joule Assets helps their customers generate returns from energy demand response and increasing energy efficiency for building owners and managers.
BIM for Natural Disaster Preparedness and Recovery BIM for Natural Disaster Preparedness and Recovery
By Austin Stone, Solutions Specialist, Microdesk There is increasing interest in identifying ways to prevent natural disaster infrastructure devastation in the future. This is where BIM comes in.
Forget Steel and Concrete: Go for Wood Forget Steel and Concrete: Go for Wood
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Architect Michael Green makes the case for building skyscrapers out of wood to decrease carbon emissions.
Major Solar Funding Through Micro-Investments Major Solar Funding Through Micro-Investments
By Stephen Levy and Kenneth J. Lutz, Ph.D This article focuses on lowering the financial barrier for solar and making it easier for consumers and businesses to finance solar projects.
BuildingIQ Targets the Shortcomings of HVAC Systems BuildingIQ Targets the Shortcomings of HVAC Systems
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor BuildingIQ uses predictive technology to bring more factors and intelligence in energy management systems.
Take a Look at 3DA Systems Take a Look at 3DA Systems
By Nevin Thompson, Product Marketing Manager, 3DA Systems Learn about Mike Schell's journey to creating 3D PDF Converter, a plugin for Revit, and the awards he's won since.
Green Building Education Opportunities Abound Green Building Education Opportunities Abound
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Read about stand-outs in the education and training field who are making an impact and helping shape the next generation.
Two Engineering Organizations Shape Future Engineers Two Engineering Organizations Shape Future Engineers
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor The National Engineers Week Foundation and Engineers Without Borders make waves in education programs for future architects and engineers.
NREL Internships Offer Mentorship for Clean Energy Careers NREL Internships Offer Mentorship for Clean Energy Careers
By David Glickson, NREL Students interested in renewable energy work with researchers at NREL to help investigate solutions to energy challenges.
Green Building Grows Rapidly in Retail and Hospitality Areas Green Building Grows Rapidly in Retail and Hospitality Areas
By McGraw Hill Construction Strong green growth offers new opportunities for firms offering sustainable products and services in the retail, restaurant and hotel sectors.
Get Familiar with Autodesk ReCap's Key Features Get Familiar with Autodesk ReCap's Key Features
By Matt Miyamoto, Ideate AEC Application Specialist Take a look at some of the key features available once projects are launched in Autodesk ReCap.
Best Practices to Achieve Your Solar Financing Goals Best Practices to Achieve Your Solar Financing Goals
By Skip Spaulding and Mathew Swain, Solar Today Here are 10 helpful tips designed to help producers of solar energy products achieve their financial and scheduling goals.
Improve Documentation and Design Visualization Improve Documentation and Design Visualization
By Bill Johnson, Ideate Senior MEP Application Specialist Learn about a new feature in Revit MEP 2014: the ability to assign temporary view template overrides to the "assigned" View Template per view.
Sustainability Goals that Make an Impact Sustainability Goals that Make an Impact
By CH2M HILL Explore the link between goal-setting, environmental/financial performance, and stakeholder recognition, to hit tangible sustainability goals.
Technology and Tools in Green Building Technology and Tools in Green Building
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Read about our technology picks that are helping progress and transform the green building industry.
Balancing Ethics in Prison Design Balancing Ethics in Prison Design
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor How do architects balance human rights in prison design, in which solitary confinement is a requirement from the building owner?
Possible Bad Consequences of Cool Roofs in Cold Climates Possible Bad Consequences of Cool Roofs in Cold Climates
Compiled by Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Newer studies challenge the hypothesis on which standards and codes have been based for cool roofs. Perhaps they're not as great as they seem.
Neutral File Formats: Is IGES Officially Dead? Neutral File Formats: Is IGES Officially Dead?
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor David Opsahl from the 3D PDF Consortium provides an update on 3D PDFs, JT, IGES and STEP.
< NREL Adds Megawatt Scale Wind Turbines
By David Glickson, NREL The addition of modern megawatt-scale wind turbines has been critical in the development of The National Wind Technology Center.
The EPA Recognizes the Most Efficient Products The EPA Recognizes the Most Efficient Products
By the EPA ENERGY STAR's Most Efficient 2013 list recognized heating and cooling products that can save homeowners between 20 to 50 percent on energy costs.
Locus Energy Announces Its Solar Forecasting Service Locus Energy Announces Its Solar Forecasting Service
Press Release Issued by Locus Energy The forecasting service provides a short-term forecast tool capable of predicting solar irradiance and power across an entire install base.
< The Eco Whisper- Pretty and Quiet as a Whisper
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor June’s Innovator of the Month is Renewable Energy Systems Australia for the design of their wind turbine, the Eco Whisper.
Reality Before Invention -- 3D Printing in Architecture Reality Before Invention -- 3D Printing in Architecture
By Jordan Brandt, technology futurist, Autodesk Manufacturing Rather than a single additive machine constructing from the ground up, the future of 3D printing will be a cooperation among many robotic agents.
Flooring Options Offer Sustainability and Trendiness
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Carpets are back, tiles and wood get larger, and vinyl becomes green and luxurious.
Get the Scoop on Autodesk's Announcements at AIA Convention Get the Scoop on Autodesk's Announcements at AIA Convention
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Read about the updates to FormIt and Dynamo Autodesk plans to announce at the AIA Convention.
10 Factors to Help You Select a 3D Printer 10 Factors to Help You Select a 3D Printer
By Joe Hiemenz, Stratasys, Inc. When planning to purchase an additive manufacturing system, buyers will find capabilities and a price range wider than products from most any industry.
Middle Schoolers Become Passionate Solar Car Racers Middle Schoolers Become Passionate Solar Car Racers
By Bill Scanlon, NREL The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is helping to create a new generation of solar engineers by sponsoring the 23rd annual electric car competition.
Autodesk Provides BIM Certification for Civil Engineers Autodesk Provides BIM Certification for Civil Engineers
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Autodesk recognized the need for BIM certification for civil engineers. Find out what the certification entails and how to achieve it.
Putting Architecture Back into the Hands of the People Putting Architecture Back into the Hands of the People
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Alastair Parvin, co-creator of WikiHouse, turns our ideas of architecture on its head in this TED Talk.
Questions on Autodesk ReCap? Get Them Answered Here. Questions on Autodesk ReCap? Get Them Answered Here.
By Matt Miyamoto, Ideate AEC Application Specialist Get a look at Autodesk's new point cloud processing application Autodesk ReCap and how it can help you in Part 1 of this review by Ideate.
Collaboration Gets a Helping Hand from Cloud Computing Collaboration Gets a Helping Hand from Cloud Computing
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Arguably more important than the collaboration products themselves, is how cloud computing is changing the way people collaborate.
NREL Helps Saudi Arabia Adopt Solar and Wind Energy NREL Helps Saudi Arabia Adopt Solar and Wind Energy
By Bill Scanlon, NREL The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is working with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to expand their wind and solar energy capabilities.
Third Party Offerings Provide Revit 2014 Capability and More Third Party Offerings Provide Revit 2014 Capability and More
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Along with being compatible with Revit 2014, read about five third party products' new functionalities.
Update on China's Highest Structure- the Shanghai Tower Update on China's Highest Structure- the Shanghai Tower
By It's Alive in the Lab Blog With its twisting and tapering shape, the Shanghai Tower is a shining example of performance design.
AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Winners AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Winners
By AIA Projects showcase excellence in sustainable design principles and reduced energy consumption.
@Xi Tests Out Various Graphics Cards @Xi Tests Out Various Graphics Cards
By @Xi Computer Corp. In this video card review, you can decide whether you are under spending or over spending when selecting a video card for your workstation.
Is Cloud Computing Encroaching on the Workstation Market? Is Cloud Computing Encroaching on the Workstation Market?
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Find out if workstations are still relevant with cloud computing growing, and if the best idea for the two to survive is a symbiotic relationship.
Financing and New Technologies Drive Geothermal Financing and New Technologies Drive Geothermal
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor In a conference call hosted by the Geothermal Energy Association, experts discussed how technologies and financial challenges affect their industry.
Upgrade to Thermal Energy Storage Pays Off Upgrade to Thermal Energy Storage Pays Off
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Mark MacCracken, CEO of CALMAC, discusses how his thermal energy storage system and chillers saved his client money through energy efficiency savings.
HDR Uses Trelligence Affinity with Revit on Medical Project HDR Uses Trelligence Affinity with Revit on Medical Project
By Trelligence HDR saved 47 hours of work and over $4,000 in costs on the Sentara Leigh project as a result of using Affinity to push the program data into Revit.
Crowdfunding Helps Lucid Energy Bring Hydro Power to Market Crowdfunding Helps Lucid Energy Bring Hydro Power to Market
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor With the help of crowdfunding providers, OurCrowd, Lucid Energy is generating clean hydro power with turbines for water pipes.
Dual Axis Trackers Save Farmer Money Dual Axis Trackers Save Farmer Money
By MAGE SOLAR Maryland farmer avoids rising energy costs with AllSun Trackers's solar mounting system and MAGE Solar's technology.
How to make Your Workstation go from Sluggish to Superior How to make Your Workstation go from Sluggish to Superior
By Sean Young, HP HP's Sean Young suggests HP Workstations with NVIDIA Maximus to keep your computer from freezing up when performing a complex process.
Learn What the Autodesk ReCap Product Line Consists Of Learn What the Autodesk ReCap Product Line Consists Of
By Autodesk's In the Fold Blog A key addition to the 2014 Suites is Autodesk ReCap, desktop and cloud software and services to create 3D data from captured photos and laser scans.
Revit 2014, What's New? What's Been Improved? Revit 2014, What's New? What's Been Improved?
By David Light, Autodesk Revit Blog David Light reviews the architectural and general platform enhancements of the latest release of Revit.
Autodesk Announces What to Look Forward to in 2014 Portfolio Autodesk Announces What to Look Forward to in 2014 Portfolio
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Press and customers learned that Autodesk continues the upwards trajectory of suites and cloud computing, offering more options than ever.
NREL Webinar on Solar Security Now Available NREL Webinar on Solar Security Now Available
By NREL The Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) and SolarTech present a webinar on solar financing and securitization.
BIM: the Catalyst that has Allowed Progress BIM: the Catalyst that has Allowed Progress
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Deke Smith talks on how the buildingSMART Alliance is becoming a more cohesive unit with the world wide stage and progressing BIM all the while.
Maximize Software Potential with Hardware Maximize Software Potential with Hardware
By Bill Martin-Otto, CAD/CAM Evangelist, Lenovo The right hardware configuration can boost efficiency and performance.
Warsaw, Polands's Embellishment on What Was Warsaw, Polands's Embellishment on What Was
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Listen to a podcast on why Warsaw's historical district was rebuilt in a different way than it was originally designed.
The Major Changes in Materials Workflow in Revit 2012, 2013 The Major Changes in Materials Workflow in Revit 2012, 2013
By Michael Anonuevo This tip covers the changes you should know regarding the Materials Workflow in the Revit 2012 and 2013 versions.
Crowdfunding Shines in Gloomy Financing Market Crowdfunding Shines in Gloomy Financing Market
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor While financing can be tough for AEC projects, there’s hope in the potential for crowdfunding.
Wind Turbine Market  Could Face Rocky Year Wind Turbine Market Could Face Rocky Year
By Jennifer Santos, GlobalData's Senior Energy Consultant. This report looks at some of the hurdles that will have to be overcome by wind turbine makers in 2013.
Solar Electric vs. Solar Thermal Implementations Solar Electric vs. Solar Thermal Implementations
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Solar electric systems see growth due to cheaper modules, while thermal systems struggle to compete with natural gas.
How Do I Get My Boss To Buy A 3D Printer? How Do I Get My Boss To Buy A 3D Printer?
By CAPINC Here are some tips to help make the case on why a 3D printer can be an important and productive asset for product development.
Identifing Provisions Targeting Wood Re-use and Recycling Identifing Provisions Targeting Wood Re-use and Recycling
By Dovetail Partners, Inc. A guide to how wood recycling and reuse are addressed in green building programs throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Javitz Center Chooses Green Roof Renovation Javitz Center Chooses Green Roof Renovation
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor After the renovations to the Javitz Center, the owner will see a 26 percent reduction in energy consumption.
Innovator of the Month Goes to Universe Architecture Innovator of the Month Goes to Universe Architecture
Compiled by Rita Stange ConnectPress Managing Editor Universe Architecture Founder Janjaap Ruijssenaars caught our attention with his 3D printed house project and floating bed.
BIM and IPD Then, Now and Beyond BIM and IPD Then, Now and Beyond
By Tom Lazear, Chairman, Archway Systems Archway takes on questions surrounding BIM and IPD like: what pivotal event has taken place that caused the rapid upsurge in these processes?
Nation Could Double Energy Productivity Nation Could Double Energy Productivity
By Bill Scanlon, National Renewable Energy Lab Researchers have long understood that using energy more efficiently can be just as beneficial as finding new ways to produce energy.
BGC Increases Operations Efficiency with EnerNOC BGC Increases Operations Efficiency with EnerNOC
By EnerNOC Australian construction leader nets over $400,000 annually from energy reductions with the help of the EnerNoc energy management solution.
Universe Architecture to Construct First 3D Printed House Universe Architecture to Construct First 3D Printed House
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor 3D printing is taken to another level as Universe Architecture collaborates to 3D print and construct the Landscape House.
Solar and Geothermal Standards and Codes Solar and Geothermal Standards and Codes
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A look at standards and codes for the renewable energy industry by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and others.
Scottsdale Mandates International Green Construction Code Scottsdale Mandates International Green Construction Code
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor The city of Scottsdale, Ariz. protects its future by requiring buildings in the downtown zoning district be built to IgCC or LEED standard.
Design-for-Environment Methodologies for Reducing Costs Design-for-Environment Methodologies for Reducing Costs
By Technology Forecasters This webinar focuses on Design-for-Environment (DfE) methodologies for reducing costs, stress, design time and more.
An Interview with Gartner on Cloud Computing in the AEC An Interview with Gartner on Cloud Computing in the AEC
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Read about the trends, software and even risks associated with cloud computing.
Insight from Amar Hanspal on 2013 Trends Insight from Amar Hanspal on 2013 Trends
By Amar Hanspal, senior vice president of information modeling and platform products group (IPG), Autodesk, Hanspal believes five trends will drive critical change in how construction firms compete for business and deliver completed projects.
What We Can Learn from Europe's Smart Grid Protection What We Can Learn from Europe's Smart Grid Protection
By ENISA In contrast to the US' strict regulatory path of cyber security in smart grids, the European approach allows a certain degree of freedom.
Autodesk University Sets Stage for 2013 Autodesk University Sets Stage for 2013
A look at what's new with some AU exhibitors and the trends they see affecting the future of design.
Five Benefits of Cloud Computing for CAD Five Benefits of Cloud Computing for CAD
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Mike Payne, Kenesto CEO, discusses five major benefits of cloud-based CAD software including improved security and accessibility.
A Study on the Progress in PV Price Reductions A Study on the Progress in PV Price Reductions
By the U.S. Department of Energy A high-level overview of historical, recent, and projected near-term PV pricing trends in the United States.
Trends in Home Design Include Affordability and Simplicity Trends in Home Design Include Affordability and Simplicity
By the American Institute of Architects As the housing market continues to recover, households’ needs are turning towards more urban and accessible types of development, says AIA survey.
A Snapshot in Time Merges with Timelessness at Fallingwater A Snapshot in Time Merges with Timelessness at Fallingwater
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Editor Lauren Browne takes her first trip to Fallingwater, and discovers how modern the home still is 75 years later.
Offshore Wind Faces Financial Challenges in Great Britain Offshore Wind Faces Financial Challenges in Great Britain
By GlobalData Great Britain's off shore wind energy industry is losing potential revenue to Germany developers. Find out why in this report.
Will Granite Countertops be Dethroned in 2013? Will Granite Countertops be Dethroned in 2013?
By Neil Kelly Neil Kellys team shared their top 10 design trend picks for 2013, which are based on working with material suppliers and vendors.
What to Expect in 2013: AECO Industry Predictions What to Expect in 2013: AECO Industry Predictions
By Microdesk Microdesk predicts that technology will play a key role in helping AECO firms strengthen American infrastructure.
Autodesk Introduces Fusion 360 and More Cloud Apps at AU Autodesk Introduces Fusion 360 and More Cloud Apps at AU
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Autodesk University Keynote focuses on new cloud apps, connectivity and accessibility of tools beyond the professional designer.
Grid Connected PV Provides Financial Benefits Grid Connected PV Provides Financial Benefits
By Richard Perez, Benjamin L. Norris and Thomas E. Hoff This report discusses how organizations have benefited financially and otherwise from grid connected photovoltaic (PV) implementations.
Media Get Heads Up of Autodesk University Announcements Media Get Heads Up of Autodesk University Announcements
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Autodesk continues focus on cloud-based solutions releasing new FormIt iPad app and Project Mercury at Autodesk University.
McGraw-Hill Sees Tremendous Growth in Green Education Market McGraw-Hill Sees Tremendous Growth in Green Education Market
By McGraw-Hill Construction Green schools is the largest sector for green by value; this study confirms that the penetration of green into the education sector is deep.
HP Hones in on AEC First-time Large Format Printer Buyers HP Hones in on AEC First-time Large Format Printer Buyers
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor HP takes into consideration the economic stressors and the move to the cloud with new AEC large format printing options.
Seeing Hydrogen Fuel in a New Light Seeing Hydrogen Fuel in a New Light
By Bill Scanlon, NREL After over a decade of work, a project designed to create clean, hydrogen based fuel using solar cells is yielding impressive results.
IES Exhibits at Greenbuild and Displays New Product IES Exhibits at Greenbuild and Displays New Product
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor IES founder and CEO discusses what you can see from IES at Greenbuild and how the company has continued to grow in a down construction industry.
AIA Takes a Stand on Energy Efficiency AIA Takes a Stand on Energy Efficiency
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor With the AIAs comprehensive energy modeling guide, architects now have the steps they need to take to implement energy modeling into their designs.
Unearthed Paints Shares its Transparency Vision Unearthed Paints Shares its Transparency Vision
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor With paints, plasters and wood finishes, Unearthed Paints provides its customers with sustainable, truly eco-friendly and natural products.
The Latest in Large Format Printers & Scanners The Latest in Large Format Printers & Scanners
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Here are some of the offerings from hardware giants Contex, HP, Epson and Oc.
Five Forward Thinking Geothermal Companies Five Forward Thinking Geothermal Companies
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A look at how Nevada Geothermal Power, Foro Energy,Ram Power, AltaRock and Alterra Power are setting the pace for the geothermal market.
Choosing an Energy Management Solution Choosing an Energy Management Solution
By Mark Davidson, Sustainability Officer, JouleX The best solution has to be a flexible, quick-to-implement, and easy-to-use platform that provides not only visibility and monitoring, but...
Zola Windows Capitalizes on Energy Efficiency Zola Windows Capitalizes on Energy Efficiency
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor When Zola Windows founder wasnt pleased with the window selection in the U.S. he partnered with European suppliers to design his own.
Green Building Enthusiasts Come Together in Flagstaff Green Building Enthusiasts Come Together in Flagstaff
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor The annual Northern Branch of the Arizona Chapter of the USGBC mixer centered around green facilities and operations management themes.
15 Minutes with MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis 15 Minutes with MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Featured on the cover of WIRED magazine recently, MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis tells us about the new 3D printers, store in NYC and how it all began.
Autodesks Affordable Cloud-based Simulation Autodesks Affordable Cloud-based Simulation
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor For small-to-medium sized and large businesses alike, Autodesk Simulation 360 makes simulation attainable and easy to implement. Try it for free.
NREL Updates Wind Technology to Maximize Performance NREL Updates Wind Technology to Maximize Performance
By David Glickson, NREL Their goal is to maximize turbine performance and minimize structural loads, which will ultimately result in lower-cost wind energy.
Five Innovative Companies Recognized by ARPA-E Five Innovative Companies Recognized by ARPA-E
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Advanced Research Projects AgencyEnergy chooses clean energy companies that have the potential to transform the industry.
USGBC-LA Executive Director Says Change is Possible Today USGBC-LA Executive Director Says Change is Possible Today
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor How does someone outside of the building industry lead the USGBC-LA chapter? With his positive attitude and drive, Dr. Jorge Partida shows us how.
Is the Net Zero Energy Solution Finally Here for Buildings? Is the Net Zero Energy Solution Finally Here for Buildings?
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Pythagoras Solars window and skylight solar products allow buildings, the number one carbon emitter, to drastically be more energy efficient.
RAND Worldwide Specializes In CAD Agnostic Training RAND Worldwide Specializes In CAD Agnostic Training
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor RAND Worldwide offers training for manufacturers and architecture professionals on products like CATIA, Pro/ENGINEER and Revit.
Eight Landscape Projects Certified by SITES Eight Landscape Projects Certified by SITES
By Sustainable Sites Initiative The Sustainable Sites Initiative was created in 2005 to fill a critical need for guidelines and recognition of sustainable landscapes.
Initiatives and Programs Help Green Building Go Mainstream Initiatives and Programs Help Green Building Go Mainstream
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Seattle, Flagstaff and the Lower 9th Ward solidify their stance on sustainable design with strong initiatives and programs that educate the community.
Sharpen Your Skills and Gain Competitive Advantage Sharpen Your Skills and Gain Competitive Advantage
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Up your knowledge with green certifications such as the LEED Green Associate and PV Installer certification.
Advanced Solutions Says Invest in Your Career with Education Advanced Solutions Says Invest in Your Career with Education
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Dont skip the training -- instead, be one step ahead of the ever changing world of design and technology.
Learn How to Use BIM to Drive Customer Growth Learn How to Use BIM to Drive Customer Growth
By KETIV Autodesk Manufacturing Academy This online class from the KETIV Autodesk Manufacturing Academy (AMA) features Autodesk Inventor AEC Exchange and Autodesk SEEK.
Innovative Approaches to Municipal Stormwater Management Innovative Approaches to Municipal Stormwater Management
By Dovetail Partners Read this report on utilizing green infrastructure as a cost-effective means to reduce stormwater runoff and improve water quality.
Microgrids: So Much More than Backup Energy Microgrids: So Much More than Backup Energy
By Heather Lammers, NREL NREL is working to test microgrid systems by providing the experts as well as the infrastructure to support microgrid testing.
GTeam Helps Project Teams Visualize the Evolution of Files GTeam Helps Project Teams Visualize the Evolution of Files
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor GTeam conquers collaboration with its ability to support many different technologies from Rhino to Revit, SketchUp to MicroStation.
The Ins and Outs of Attaining the Green Power Credit The Ins and Outs of Attaining the Green Power Credit
By 3Degrees Using on-site and off-site renewable energy to mitigate the impact of greenhouse gas emissions associated with a LEED projects energy use.
From One Recession to Another, CORE Values Quality From One Recession to Another, CORE Values Quality
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Green design doesnt define design firm CORE it just provides the base layer to every project.
Learn About Vuuch Collaboration On-demand Learn About Vuuch Collaboration On-demand
By Vuuch Join Chris Williams, CEO and Paul Cunningham, VP of Sales and Marketing for an introduction to the Vuuch Collaborative Product Development Network.
Outstanding Design in Education & Cultural Facilities Outstanding Design in Education & Cultural Facilities
By the American Institute of Architects The American Institute of Architects (AIA) honors 15 educational and cultural facilities at the 2012 CAE Educational Facility Design Awards.
Ecolibrium Solar Earns Praise on Innovative Designs Ecolibrium Solar Earns Praise on Innovative Designs
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Ecolibrium Solar was called one of the most innovative companies at Solar Power International. Find out why in this Q & A.
nora systems' Revit Materials Library nora systems' Revit Materials Library
By nora systems A profile on nora systems and their Revit Architecture materials library, which makes it possible to incorporate nora flooring into 3D designs.
NVIDIA Launches Maximus 2 Technology at Siggraph NVIDIA Launches Maximus 2 Technology at Siggraph
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor NVIDIA has launched Maximus 2, a solution designed to give users the ability to handle high-end design and simulation on their workstations.
$3.6 Million Solar Project Completed at Alcatraz $3.6 Million Solar Project Completed at Alcatraz
By Bill Scanlon, NREL The Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco is now powered by 1300 solar panels.
Even in a Down Economy, Retrofits Soar Even in a Down Economy, Retrofits Soar
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor These projects show how in a down economy, green retrofits are holding strong.
@Xi Workstation Comes Highly Recommended @Xi Workstation Comes Highly Recommended
The newly released Xi MTower PCIe workstation from @Xi Computer gets rated as an exceptional value.
Las Vegas Sands Pioneers Green Operations Las Vegas Sands Pioneers Green Operations
Major Las Vegas developer celebrates their sustainable achievements with Environmental Report and event.
Government Incentives for Clean Tech Start-ups Government Incentives for Clean Tech Start-ups
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor By offering a wide range of incentives the federal government is looking to create a burgeoning new clean energy economy.
Hines Shows Significant Sustainability Efforts & Achievement Hines Shows Significant Sustainability Efforts & Achievement
By Hines Hines organized a sustainability report highlighting business areas in investment, sustainable development, and property management and engineering.
Clean Energy Leadership for 35 Years Clean Energy Leadership for 35 Years
By Bill Scanlon, NREL From its start on July 5, 1977, to today, NREL has pushed the boundaries of what's possible, leading the way to a clean energy future.
BIM is Helping to Expand the Panama Canal BIM is Helping to Expand the Panama Canal
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor One of the twentieth century's greatest engineering achievements is getting a makeover thanks to Autodesk BIM technology.
A Q & A With Steve Blanken A Q & A With Steve Blanken
By Contex Americas Inc. Steve Blanken, Contex General Manager shares his vision for wide format scanning and the new opportunities he foresees.
Five Notable Cleantech Companies Five Notable Cleantech Companies
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Five companies who are leading in the areas of wind power, solar power, energy storage, biofuels and geothermal power.
The Benefits Outweigh the Costs in 3D Printing The Benefits Outweigh the Costs in 3D Printing
By Objet Why should you consider using 3D printing technology as part of your product development process? Find out here.
Elevate Your Rapid Prototyping Capabilities with PolyJet Elevate Your Rapid Prototyping Capabilities with PolyJet
By Objet Objet's advanced PolyJet technology enables more industries to embrace the technology and expand applications within each industry.
Is it more Beneficial to Own a Desktop 3D Printer? Is it more Beneficial to Own a Desktop 3D Printer?
By Objet Find out why youll never say our prototyping volume does not justify an expensive in‐house 3D printer again.
Do You Know the 10 Advantages of Dual Material Jetting? Do You Know the 10 Advantages of Dual Material Jetting?
By Objet Objet spells out the 10 benefits of their unique dual-material jetting.
Objet Presents Helpful Tips in 3D Printing Objet Presents Helpful Tips in 3D Printing
By Objet Understand why 3D printing is so vital, the technologies behind Objet, and 3D printing tips to assist you in your workflow, with this webcast.
Use 14 Different Material Properties with Objet 360 Connex Use 14 Different Material Properties with Objet 360 Connex
By Objet Over 60 materials including rubber, transparent, and ABS-like plastics can be used in the printer, giving customers a wide range of choices.
Green Building Products and Projects that Exemplify Them Green Building Products and Projects that Exemplify Them
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Increase the sustainability of a building just by making smart, educated choices in green products.
Autodesk Merges the Cloud, BIM and Mobile Technologies Autodesk Merges the Cloud, BIM and Mobile Technologies
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Integrating the cloud into your workflow just got easier with Autodesks release of BIM 360, a cloud-based platform of BIM services.
BOXX Technologies Offers Custom Workstations BOXX Technologies Offers Custom Workstations
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor BOXX Technologies specializes in offering its clients workstations that have been customized for their specific needs and applications.
Vuuch Social Technology Enhances Communication Vuuch Social Technology Enhances Communication
By Vuuch See how Vuuch social technology helps product development teams communicate better.
3ds Max Design 2013 Adds Multiple Improvements 3ds Max Design 2013 Adds Multiple Improvements
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor The highlight of the improvements to 3ds Max Design 2013 is increased interoperability.
Cities Show the Power of 3D in Sustainable Planning Cities Show the Power of 3D in Sustainable Planning
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor By using 2D data, GIS software, and CAD software, cities and communities are using 3D planning to their advantage.
Webinar On-demand: Using Search Engines Beyond Just Search Webinar On-demand: Using Search Engines Beyond Just Search
By Alcove9 Discover how finding, reusing, and sharing your data will help your organization improve efficiency and eliminate wasted inventory.
Fuel Cell Technology Could Power Tomorrow's Neighborhoods Fuel Cell Technology Could Power Tomorrow's Neighborhoods
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has announced a new highly efficient fuel cell technology that offers a low emission power source.
Autodesk Announces New Fabrication Software Line Autodesk Announces New Fabrication Software Line
By Autodesk The new software line marks the latest step in Autodesks portfolio of solutions aimed at MEP contractors and engineers.
Speed Rendering via Virtual Workstation Clustering Speed Rendering via Virtual Workstation Clustering
Summary by Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Learn how design firms can gain more computing horsepower by assembling their workstations into a virtual cluster.
Where 3D Printing is Headed Where 3D Printing is Headed
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor 3D printing continues to grow in every sector of the product design fields. Where will it be by the end of the decade?
Homes of the Future, Today Homes of the Future, Today
By Heather Lammers, NREL Thanks to the work of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, homes that once existed in science fiction will be available soon.
New Developments in 3D Printers New Developments in 3D Printers
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor 3D Printing vendors continue to release new and better printers, a new market emerges for the non-professional designer and more.
AIA Awards Top Ten House Designs  AIA Awards Top Ten House Designs
By the AIA The AIA Housing Awards recognizes the best in housing design and promotes the importance of good housing as a necessity of life.
New Workflows in Ideate BIMLink 2013 New Workflows in Ideate BIMLink 2013
By Ideate Ideate has come up with Ideate BIMLink 2013, an application to help Autodesk Revit users control BIM data.
AIA Launches Education Portal AIA Launches Education Portal
By the American Institute of Architects The portal offers contractors, builders, and architects Contract Documents-related education programs and materials.
Eco Wave Power Tests Wave Energy Generation System Eco Wave Power Tests Wave Energy Generation System
By Eco Wave Power Eco Wave Power has successfully installed a medium-scale wave energy generation system in the Black Sea.
Collaboration Themes Focus on Flexibility and Mobile Devices Collaboration Themes Focus on Flexibility and Mobile Devices
Summary by Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Collaboration and interoperability will continue to plague teams, but these tools, schema and open file formats will make things a little easier.
NREL Director Becomes Adviser to President Obama NREL Director Becomes Adviser to President Obama
By NREL National Renewable Energy Laboratory Director Dan Arvizu has been named the Chairman of the National Science Board.
Homeowners Across California Adopt Solar Homeowners Across California Adopt Solar
Solar is becoming a popular solution for many homeowners in California. The My Generation series of videos profiles these people.
Solar Market Grows Along with New Payment Options Solar Market Grows Along with New Payment Options
Home owners that once thought solar power was too expensive are giving the technology another look thanks to new financing options.
Stadium Becomes LEED Certified Even with Retractable Roof Stadium Becomes LEED Certified Even with Retractable Roof
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Achieving LEED certification for a baseball stadium isnt easy, but Miller Park stadium is setting the bar in areas like energy and water efficiency.
Fenway Park Model Created with a 3D Printer Fenway Park Model Created with a 3D Printer
Summary by Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor To celebrate the centennial of Fenway Park, Objet has created a 3D printed replica of the stadium.
AIA 2030 Commitment Sees Progress AIA 2030 Commitment Sees Progress
By the AIA A survey by the AIA shows growth in the number of firms following the 2030 Commitment.
Wind Power Companies Continue to Steadfast in Market Wind Power Companies Continue to Steadfast in Market
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor An overview of wind manufacturers progress including Vestas, Southwest Windpower, Gamesa, Viryd Technologies and Suzlon.
Reverse Engineering: Light-years Beyond What it Used to Be Reverse Engineering: Light-years Beyond What it Used to Be
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Reverse engineering/as-built modeling from scan data is a growing field with many applications.
Dovetail Partners' Report Looks at New IGCC Dovetail Partners' Report Looks at New IGCC
By Dovetail Partners The report focuses on the impacts the code will have on the selection of building materials for commercial construction projects.
3D PDF: Rethinking Visual Communication 3D PDF: Rethinking Visual Communication
By 3D PDF Consortium The advent of dynamic 3D data supported within PDF files has changed the way the engineering world thinks about visual communication.
Gain Knowledge, Inspiration and Connections at AIA 2012  Gain Knowledge, Inspiration and Connections at AIA 2012
Compiled by Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor The upcoming AIA convention will be highlighted by a ceremony honoring architects involved in rebuilding after 9/11.
ASLA Survey Shows Outdoor Living Trends ASLA Survey Shows Outdoor Living Trends
By the ASLA The survey asked residential landscape architecture professionals about the estimated popularity of various design elements for 2012.
NREL Works to Copy Mother Nature by Creating Drop-in Fuels NREL Works to Copy Mother Nature by Creating Drop-in Fuels
By Heather Lammers, NREL The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is working to solve the challenge of creating in drop-in biofuel additives.
Sustainable Flooring Fares Well through Recession Sustainable Flooring Fares Well through Recession
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor The green flooring industry continues to innovate and introduce new, exciting products for customers.
Sustainability Bridges Gap between Two Communities in COTE Sustainability Bridges Gap between Two Communities in COTE
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Not only did the Kensington High School project earn top green building honors, it is positively affecting the community.
Revit 2013 Combines, Architecture, MEP and Structure Revit 2013 Combines, Architecture, MEP and Structure
By Joy Stark, Industry Marketing Manager, Autodesk April 2012 marked the 10th anniversary of Autodesks acquisition of Revit Technology Corporation. See what's new in Revit 2013!
3D PDF and Data Exchange Standards - An Introduction 3D PDF and Data Exchange Standards - An Introduction
By 3D PDF Consortium The 3D PDF Consortium looks at the differences between 3D PDFs and other file types.
AltBuild Speaker to Focus on Sustainable Landscapes AltBuild Speaker to Focus on Sustainable Landscapes
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Richard Hayden designs and promotes sustainable landscapes. Hear about his upcoming presentation and thoughts on green landscape design.
AIA Selects Top Ten COTE  Green Projects  AIA Selects Top Ten COTE Green Projects
By American Institute of Architects The Committee on the Environment program celebrates projects that show an integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology.
WREF Highlights for Architects WREF Highlights for Architects
By World Renewable Energy Forum Sponsors Ed Mazria, founder of Architecture 2030 and Bruce Oreck, creator of the NextWest House, will speak at the 2012 World Renewable Energy Forum (WREF).
Document Centric Collaboration with PDF Generator 3D (3DPDF) Document Centric Collaboration with PDF Generator 3D (3DPDF)
By PROSTEP This webinar highlights selected use cases for Document Centric Collaboration using intelligent documents.
Workstation Cluster Benefits Workstation Cluster Benefits
By HP and Intel Corporation Learn how Parker Aerospace gained more computing horsepower out of its engineers HP workstations by assembling its workstations into a virtual cluster.
A Single Version of Revit Highlights the 2013 Suite A Single Version of Revit Highlights the 2013 Suite
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Joy Stark from Autodesk discusses new features in the 2013 Building Design Suite.
Hydro Power a  'Clear' Choice for Renewable Energy  Hydro Power a 'Clear' Choice for Renewable Energy
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor The hydro power industry provides clean electricity and hopes to double in size in the coming years, says the National Hydropower Association.
Autodesk's 2013 Releases Address Industry Challenges Autodesk's 2013 Releases Address Industry Challenges
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Sessions at Autodesk's virtual product launch talk about enhancements like the user experience and interoperability.
PPG Glass and Coatings: a Smart Investment PPG Glass and Coatings: a Smart Investment
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor PPGs expertise in the glass and coatings industry is shown in their energy efficient leading products like Solarban R100 glass.
SmartGeometry 2012: Attack! of Materials Intensity SmartGeometry 2012: Attack! of Materials Intensity
By Dan Raker, ConnectPress President SmartGeometry 2012 featured the themes of delivering on energy performance and how materials dictate design.
Technology Improvements will be Critical for Wind Power Technology Improvements will be Critical for Wind Power
By David Glickson, NREL The future of wind energy grows bigger and stronger thanks to the work at the National Wind Technology Center.
DesignScript Generative Design Tool Coming in September DesignScript Generative Design Tool Coming in September
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor ConnectPress talks with CAD visionary Robert Aish about his generative design tool, DesignScript.
The Shifting Role of Geospatial Data The Shifting Role of Geospatial Data
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Read about the benefits of incorporating more geospatial data into your designs and how Autodesk is facilitating this change.
Diverse Topics to be Covered at AltBuild Diverse Topics to be Covered at AltBuild
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor The upcoming 9th annual AltBuild Expo features many industry professionals who will give presentations on a variety of green building topics.
The Importance of Energy Efficient HVAC in all Construction The Importance of Energy Efficient HVAC in all Construction
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor With the price of energy on the rise, one if the biggest ways you can save energy is through energy efficient HVAC technology.
Do You have the Best Team for Your LEED Certification Goals? Do You have the Best Team for Your LEED Certification Goals?
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor A LEED certified attorney says having the right members on your LEED project team can make or break a project.
Save Energy with Analysis and Simulation Save Energy with Analysis and Simulation
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Energy analysis and simulation tool like the ones from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory help make building more efficient.
The Benefits Outweigh the Costs when Greening Hospitals The Benefits Outweigh the Costs when Greening Hospitals
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor With studies proving the overwhelming benefits of sustainable healthcare facilities, its easy to see why this niche of green building is increasing.
Landscape Architecture Goes Green Landscape Architecture Goes Green
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor From parks to green roofs, landscape architects are helping make the world a greener place.
Collaborate Securely with Clarity for Revit Collaborate Securely with Clarity for Revit
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor IMAGINiT Technologies extends the capabilities of the Revit Server with their new Clarity for Revit.
The Right Hardware Configuration for AutoCAD The Right Hardware Configuration for AutoCAD
By Bill Martin-Otto, CAD/CAM Evangelist, Lenovo Increase your AutoCAD productivity by tweaking your workstation components.
Dassaults Tools are Not Just for Manufacturing Dassaults Tools are Not Just for Manufacturing
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor A look at how Dassault Systemes tools are used in the design and construction of buildings.
Autodesk Ramps up Energy Analysis Autodesk Ramps up Energy Analysis
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor More integrated workflows between analysis tools and BIM applications are facilitating the rise of energy analysis.
A Portal to Digital Product Models A Portal to Digital Product Models
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Swedish company BIMobjects provides a portal for BIM users to download free product models like windows, cladding and stone.
Autodesk PLM 360 Now Available  Autodesk PLM 360 Now Available
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor The new Autodesk PLM 360 moves the process of Product Lifecycle Management to the cloud.
Save Precious Resources: Water and Money Save Precious Resources: Water and Money
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Five products and systems to drastically reduce water usage in your client's projects for commercial and residential buildings.
NREL Tests Concentrating Solar Power Technology NREL Tests Concentrating Solar Power Technology
By Bill Scanlon, NREL Plants in Spain, Nevada, Arizona and California show that CSP can effectively capture and store solar energy.
Revit Server Sees Uptake in Demand Revit Server Sees Uptake in Demand
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Data management systems are more important than ever with the increase in data from 3D modeling and BIM adoption.
Design of Health Care Facilities Using CFD Design of Health Care Facilities Using CFD
By Mentor Graphics This web seminar discusses the advantages of applying Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in system design.
3DBOXX 3970 XTREME Praised for its Incredible Performance 3DBOXX 3970 XTREME Praised for its Incredible Performance
By David Cohn, Desktop Engineering A review explaining how Boxx's 3DBOXX 3970 XTREME combines Intel Core i7-2600K CPU and 20GB Intel SSD to offer incredible performance.
No More Revit Family Selection Headaches No More Revit Family Selection Headaches
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor CTCs BIMlist is the newest Revit Express tool, and it streamlines organizing, locating and inserting Revit families into your projects.
Growth and Stumps in Solar Power in 2011 Growth and Stumps in Solar Power in 2011
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Revenues of five solar power companies reflect the ups and downs of the economy over the last few years. See how they did in 2011.
BIM Innovation in Retrofits BIM Innovation in Retrofits
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor BIM can help the renovation of existing buildings be more sustainable, said Autodesks Sara Hodges.
Green Structures Voted Autodesk Inventor of the Year Green Structures Voted Autodesk Inventor of the Year
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Autodesk's December Inventor of the Month Green Structures developed an energy saving ventilation system for building retrofits.
NREL Recognized for Sustainablility Efforts NREL Recognized for Sustainablility Efforts
By Heather Lammers, NREL NREL details the many award-winning ways it has put sustainability solutions into practice in its own day-to-day operations.
Add Analysis Capabilities to Plant Designs with Revit Add Analysis Capabilities to Plant Designs with Revit
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Revit Structure provides plant users with the tools for effective 3D analysis, allowing structural engineers to create more coordinated models.
PDF Converter for Revit Now in Beta Testing PDF Converter for Revit Now in Beta Testing
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor The new labs editions of Tetras 3D PDF Converter for Revit allows review and markup of Revit models in a PDF. Become part of the beta testing.
Yudelson Associates' Report on Whats in Store for 2012 Yudelson Associates' Report on Whats in Store for 2012
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Yudelsons report on trends cites a focus on green retrofits, a greater awareness of water conservation; more net zero energy building and more.
Taxes and Enhanced Technology to Drive Trends in 2012 Taxes and Enhanced Technology to Drive Trends in 2012
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor The push for tax credits and improvements to existing technologies is setting the stage for 2012s advancements in renewable energy.
Back to the Future: Predictions for 2012 Back to the Future: Predictions for 2012
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Industry professionals look to the future of the AEC industry and share what they see as trends for 2012 and beyond.
Infrastructure Experts Share Their Thoughts Infrastructure Experts Share Their Thoughts
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor IMAGINiT infrastructure solutions team members talk about Autodesk, trends in the civil industry and more.
Video Games and CAD Make Powerful Allies Video Games and CAD Make Powerful Allies
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Video games may offer CAD users a window into future CAD technology.
Save Energy with Rapid Energy Modeling Save Energy with Rapid Energy Modeling
By Autodesk Rapid energy modeling is a process that helps analyze and estimate building energy consumption using BIM.
Save Time by Building Only One Model with Fastrak Plug-in Save Time by Building Only One Model with Fastrak Plug-in
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor CSCs new Revit Integrator makes your steel structure design workflow more seamless.
Break Yourself from the Tyranny of 2D Break Yourself from the Tyranny of 2D
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Three speakers at an Autodesk Innovation forum show how modeling can improve the world.
The Best Workstation for Your Needs The Best Workstation for Your Needs
By Wes Shimanek, Workstation Product Manager, Intel Corporation How to choose the processor, memory, graphics, and storage technologies that can best benefit your workflows.
Top 2011 Alternative Energy Companies Top 2011 Alternative Energy Companies
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor As we say goodbye to 2011, ConnectPress picks some of the alternative energy companies progressing in the industry.
Our Drool-worthy Sustainable Products Wish List Our Drool-worthy Sustainable Products Wish List
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor With the holidays in full swing, we chose our favorite sustainable building products.
2011: a Big Year for Innovations 2011: a Big Year for Innovations
By Arup A list of the nine most impressive innovations in the engineering industry this past year compiled by engineering consulting firm Arup.
Benefits of a Living Roof Benefits of a Living Roof
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor These companies provide living green roof systems for homes and commercial buildings.
New JPR Report Predicts Growth New JPR Report Predicts Growth
By Kathleen Maher The 2012 CAD report from Jon Peddie Research sees some hangover from the recession but also predicts an era of strong growth.
Autodesk VP, Building Product Line Talks BIM and More  Autodesk VP, Building Product Line Talks BIM and More
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor ConnectPress sits down with Jim Lynch, vice president, Building Product Line Group, Autodesk AEC Solutions to talk about BIM the cloud and more.
Renewable Energy Worth Investing In Renewable Energy Worth Investing In
By News&Experts, a Division of EMSI After resent bankruptcies like Solyndra, author of Zeroscape, says there are still companies and government research worth investing in.
AU 2011 Exhibit Hall Highlights AU 2011 Exhibit Hall Highlights
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Software and hardware that extend and enhance Autodesk products were showcased at at AU. Z Infinite debuts zSpace 3D visualization technology.
ENERGY STAR Incentives for Contractors & Manufacturers ENERGY STAR Incentives for Contractors & Manufacturers
By EPA ENERGY STAR Learn about incentives available to offset the costs of ENERGY STAR qualified water heaters and other helpful water heater tips.
Autodesk University General Session Keynote Autodesk University General Session Keynote
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor In the General Session Keynote Jeff Kowalski talks about what he called waves of technology disruption and Carl Bass comments on PLM.
3Dconnexion Introduces the SpaceMouse Pro 3Dconnexion Introduces the SpaceMouse Pro
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor The SpaceMouse Pro is the latest in 3Dconnexions line-up of 3D mice and features the ability to add functionality using an onscreen interface.
Autodesk Executives Discuss Opportunities in CAD Autodesk Executives Discuss Opportunities in CAD
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Views on the cloud in CAD and more were shared at media briefings at Autodesk University.
Biofuel Companies Topping the Charts Biofuel Companies Topping the Charts
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor ConnectPress takes a look at leading companies in the biofuels industry.
CadFaster's Revit plug-in Now Updated for Revit 2012 CadFaster's Revit plug-in Now Updated for Revit 2012
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor New updates include support for many visibility filters and a navigation improvement to make it more Revit-like to increase the tools ease of use.
NREL's 24th Industry Growth Forum NREL's 24th Industry Growth Forum
By Heather Lammers, NREL NREL created the Industry Growth Forum as a way to give clean energy start-ups a chance to pitch their ideas to potential investors.
Award-winning Firm Stays on Top Award-winning Firm Stays on Top
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Allen Associates takes a comprehensive approach, incorporates a minimum set of green building standards on all projects.
Versatile New Products from Contex Versatile New Products from Contex
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Beta testers share feedback on large format scanner manufacturer Contexs new products in a recent press briefing from Contex.
IES Positions Itself as Hub for Sustainability IES Positions Itself as Hub for Sustainability
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Integrated Environmental Solutions vision of the future is to be a hub of sustainable design advancements.
The Sustainable Aspects of Log Homes The Sustainable Aspects of Log Homes
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor This historic construction style has many sustainable advantages like greater energy efficiency, fewer materials wasted and using renewable trees.
BIM Myths Debunked BIM Myths Debunked
By Peter Marchese, Microdesk. Here are some of the main reasons for making the BIM investment and tried and true advice on why firms should not fall into the anti-BIM trap.
Gehry Technologies Aims to Move AEC Industry Forward Gehry Technologies Aims to Move AEC Industry Forward
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor A new advisory board and a partnership with Autodesk will help Gehry with the mission of advancing technology in the AEC industry.
Team Maryland Takes Top Honors in Solar Decathlon Team Maryland Takes Top Honors in Solar Decathlon
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor The house performed well in all ten competition categories of the Solar Decathlon to come out on top in the final standings.
Revit Users: Work Natively in Trimble Point Creator Revit Users: Work Natively in Trimble Point Creator
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Trimble grants a user request with a plug-in for Revit contractors will be able to work natively in Trimble Point Creator to create field points.
National Labs Work to Extend Battery Life National Labs Work to Extend Battery Life
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor ORNL and LBNL are working to find ways to create longer lasting batteries, including technology that would drastically reduce charging times.
Mobile Devices Make Finding Alternative Fuel Stations a Snap Mobile Devices Make Finding Alternative Fuel Stations a Snap
By Heather Lammers, NREL NREL has created a solution to make finding the nearest alternative fuel station as easy as keeping your mobile device on hand.
SCHOTT Solar Manufactures and Practices Sustainably SCHOTT Solar Manufactures and Practices Sustainably
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor The Albuquerque, NM plant has HOV parking and low emissions parking and even has bikes for their employees to travel between buildings.
Autodesk and Bentley Weigh in on Civil Engineering Autodesk and Bentley Weigh in on Civil Engineering
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor We examine how model-based design is affecting the civil space, how sustainability is on everyones mind, and what the future of the field entails.
Clean Energy in Sight for Australian Power Company Clean Energy in Sight for Australian Power Company
By GE Energy Financial Services GE, along with utility company Verve Energy and First Solar, are building a 10-megawatt AC facility to provide green power to a water plant.
The Dali Museum Incorporates Many Sustainable Features The Dali Museum Incorporates Many Sustainable Features
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor The unique Glass Enigma is just one of the design features that help the building save energy and resources incorporated by design firm HOK.
When Will Green Become the Norm Instead of the Exception? When Will Green Become the Norm Instead of the Exception?
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Organizations are striving to promote greener buildings in order to save resources through these green initiatives.
Initiatives Pave the Way for Renewable Energy Initiatives Pave the Way for Renewable Energy
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Google, Appalachian State University and the state and federal government are making initiatives for renewable energy a priority.
InVision Helps Produce Vehicle Animations in Road Designs InVision Helps Produce Vehicle Animations in Road Designs
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor InVision creates accurate presentation videos to pin down possible clashes and share the results with clients.
Three Examples of NRELs Strong Business Ties Three Examples of NRELs Strong Business Ties
By Heather Lammers, NREL NREL presents its relationship with OPXBIO, PrimeStar Solar and Verdant Power as examples of its strong ties to the business community.
Online Tools Let Users Work Almost Anywhere Online Tools Let Users Work Almost Anywhere
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Autodesk Cloud is now available for Autodesk subscribers.
A Look at the Events Scheduled for Green Build 2011 A Look at the Events Scheduled for Green Build 2011
By ConnectPress editor, Brock Haroldson The Toronto convention will be held October 4-7 and will feature many well known speakers.
The Solar Decathlon New Jersey Team Takes a New Approach The Solar Decathlon New Jersey Team Takes a New Approach
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor The eNJoy house is made from concrete walls; it has solar panels on the roof and was designed with Revit.
Utility Rates Across the U.S. Available at OpenEI.org. Utility Rates Across the U.S. Available at OpenEI.org.
By Bill Scanlon, NREL The free site blends elements of social media and Wiki-based technology with robust and previously unavailable information on energy sources and prices.
Software Combo Makes Plant Design Easier Software Combo Makes Plant Design Easier
By Brock Haroldson, Connect Press Editor Autodesk described the various suite features of the recently announced Autodesk Plant Suite 2012 in a webcast for the media.
SolarSinter 3D Printer Powered by the Sun and Desert Sand SolarSinter 3D Printer Powered by the Sun and Desert Sand
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Markus Kayser has created a 3D printer that is powered by sunlight and uses desert sand to create simple items.
Universities Teach Sustainability through Hands-on Learning Universities Teach Sustainability through Hands-on Learning
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Schools across the country use programs from community gardens to building weatherization to promote sustainable living.
eBIM Synthesizes Laser Scanning and BIM eBIM Synthesizes Laser Scanning and BIM
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor As BIM and laser scanning converge, Digital Surveys releases eBIM, a service to remove the difficulties of laser scanning and convert data to BIM.
Five Workstation Performance Drivers Five Workstation Performance Drivers
By Wes Shimanek, Workstation product Manager, Intel Corporation What are the factors that make up a good CAD workstation?
Government Holds Future of Geothermal Power in Hand Government Holds Future of Geothermal Power in Hand
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Geothermal power has been on the rise for the last five years, but the boom times may be over if government support dissipates.
Affordability is Big Request in Large Format Printing Affordability is Big Request in Large Format Printing
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor The industry is shifting toward more internet based solutions as customers move away from outsourcing and look for affordability.
Clean Energy Isn't Just Important for the U.S. Clean Energy Isn't Just Important for the U.S.
By Bill Scanlon, NREL Providing clean, renewable energy to the 1.4 billion people who are living without electricity is the No. 1 priority of the United Nations.
How Are You Using Social Media in Your Projects? How Are You Using Social Media in Your Projects?
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Social medias leap into the AEC space is transforming the way project teams and software companies communicate.
Autodesk Delivers AutoCAD 2012 for Mac Autodesk Delivers AutoCAD 2012 for Mac
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Autodesk shares preview with the media on the new AutoCAD 2012 line for Mac, including AutoCAD WS for Mac and AutoCAD LT for Mac.
Autodesk Increases BIM for Utilities and Civil Engineering Autodesk Increases BIM for Utilities and Civil Engineering
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Autodesk hosted a webcast to talk about their new BIM for Infrastructure products Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler 2012 and AutoCAD Utility Design 2012.
Green and Prefab: A Perfect Match Green and Prefab: A Perfect Match
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Why you should give prefab and modular homes a second chance and how theyre greener than ever.
Trimbles RealWorks - An Integrator of Laser Scanned Data Trimbles RealWorks - An Integrator of Laser Scanned Data
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Trimbles newest version of RealWorks supports a standard file to work with 3D scanning data; hopefully CAD packages will elect to support the file.
Smart Grid Hot Commodity for Many Countries Smart Grid Hot Commodity for Many Countries
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A look at how a number of nations are confronting the challenges and learning about the benefits of implementing smart grid technology.
Wall-mounted Solar Air Heater Saves Facility $5,000 Wall-mounted Solar Air Heater Saves Facility $5,000
By Enerconcept Technologies Bombardier took initial steps toward more green technology by using a solar energy retrofit to preheat outdoor air at its Mirabel, Quebec building.
Bentley Offers Four Main Analysis and Simulation Tools Bentley Offers Four Main Analysis and Simulation Tools
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Analysis and simulation continues to be a priority in building design. Learn about the latest from Bentley Systems, including AECoSIM in this article.
Free Analysis and Simulation Options through Autodesk Labs Free Analysis and Simulation Options through Autodesk Labs
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Autodesk Labs gets users to think outside the box by offering creative analysis and simulation tools for the AEC market.
Learn Revit 2012 with Eagle Points Pinnacle Series Learn Revit 2012 with Eagle Points Pinnacle Series
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Along with many other things, Pinnacle Series can help with the seamless workflow transition from 2D/3D CAD to a modern BIM approach.
National Lab Focused on Solving Many Energy Challenges National Lab Focused on Solving Many Energy Challenges
By Bill Scanlon, NREL New NREL publication takes on many of the world's energy challenges, including work on solar, wind and biofuel technologies.
Distillery Blends Form, Function and Sustainability Distillery Blends Form, Function and Sustainability
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor The largest distillery in Scotland is not only a landmark facility but is designed, engineered and constructed more seamlessly with Autodesk software.
Dress Up Your Designs for Ultimate Visualization Dress Up Your Designs for Ultimate Visualization
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Get your point across clearly with the help of these rendering and visualization solutions.
Vice President Expects Big Things from Clean Energy Industry Vice President Expects Big Things from Clean Energy Industry
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The Best of Both Worlds: Historic and Energy Efficient The Best of Both Worlds: Historic and Energy Efficient
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Historical buildings play a large role in the U.S.s investment towards greening our existing building stock.
New Report Details Gust of Wind Power Growth New Report Details Gust of Wind Power Growth
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The Wind Industry Storms Anaheim for WINDPOWER 2011 The Wind Industry Storms Anaheim for WINDPOWER 2011
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ADS' Green Solutions in Water Management Infrastructure ADS' Green Solutions in Water Management Infrastructure
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New Facility Aims to Change Materials Development New Facility Aims to Change Materials Development
By Los Alamos Laboratories A look at the MaRIE facility, where Los Alamos Laboratories create the kind of next-generation materials needed for better renewable energy.
Hydro Power Gushes Forward Hydro Power Gushes Forward
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor New research by the DOE and highlights from the 2011 National Hydropower Association Conference signify progress in the hydro energy market.
3D Mice arent just for Specialized 3D Applications 3D Mice arent just for Specialized 3D Applications
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor In addition to extending support into Revit 2012, 3Dconnexion released 3DxWare10 for 3D mice use in all of your applications.
Defining and Delivering Clean Technology Defining and Delivering Clean Technology
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Viewing CAD from a New Angle Viewing CAD from a New Angle
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor NVIDIAs 3D Vision stereoscopic 3D technology offers CAD professionals a way to visualize their designs in depth, offering greater context.
HP Workstations are Light on Weight and on Budgets HP Workstations are Light on Weight and on Budgets
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A look at some of the upcoming workstations that MCAD and AEC users can look forward to.
Five Easy Tips to Green Your Home Five Easy Tips to Green Your Home
By Brandon Green, Founder and President of Brandon Green Companies DC Bring out your spring green checklist and make sure your home is ready for the next season.
Autodesk Coins New Term, Excites with Future Technology Autodesk Coins New Term, Excites with Future Technology
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor The AEC media event showed off the new suites, focused on the potential of BIM and introduced new BIM solutions for all aspects of infrastructure.
Engineered Plastic Cooling Towers Prove their Value Engineered Plastic Cooling Towers Prove their Value
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Revit Excel Link Conquers Spreadsheet Manipulation Hurdles Revit Excel Link Conquers Spreadsheet Manipulation Hurdles
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor The recently released Revit Excel Link not only eases working with data in Revit and Excel but has a price point advantage over competitors.
NREL Opens Up Biorefinery Facility  to Partners NREL Opens Up Biorefinery Facility to Partners
By Heather Lammers, NREL A new NREL project is designed to help biofuel development companies develop and expand their technology.
Tame the Energy Beast with DOE Software Tools Tame the Energy Beast with DOE Software Tools
By Heather Lammers, NREL NREL is working to add tools to EnergyPlus via its OpenStudio Application Suite to improve functionality and make EnergyPlus easier to use.
Where Does BIM Go from Here? Where Does BIM Go from Here?
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor BIM's future looks promising, plus the software tools that are leading the way to BIM's growth and evolution.
New Design Suites Help Users Get the Most Out of BIM New Design Suites Help Users Get the Most Out of BIM
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Autodesk offers design suites to cost-effectively give their customers everything they need for their designs in one package.
Dell Wants You to Know Before You Buy Dell Wants You to Know Before You Buy
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Catalog Data Solutions Ventures into AEC Space Catalog Data Solutions Ventures into AEC Space
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor The demand from CDS industrial supplier customers for Revit downloads lead to new partnership with CADworks.
DraftSight Delivers DWG for Free DraftSight Delivers DWG for Free
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Green Schools: Doing More with Less Energy Green Schools: Doing More with Less Energy
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Greening schools might be just what districts need to pull them out of the red and start saving both money and energy.
Projects Explore Nuclear Power Development Projects Explore Nuclear Power Development
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NREL RSF's Energy Efficiency will Increase by 17 Percent NREL RSF's Energy Efficiency will Increase by 17 Percent
By Heather Lammers, NREL Phase two of NREL's RSF building will have smaller windows to help the thermal performance and improve the thermal breaks in the windows.
Ideate Gives Customers Much to be Excited About Ideate Gives Customers Much to be Excited About
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2011 Holds Promise for Landscape Architects 2011 Holds Promise for Landscape Architects
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Business Practices to Accelerate Growth in Solar Market Business Practices to Accelerate Growth in Solar Market
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A look at what trends will surface in the solar power industry in 2011.
Why a Digital Workbench is Essential to Stay Competitive Why a Digital Workbench is Essential to Stay Competitive
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CTC Offers Free Revit Family Tools CTC Offers Free Revit Family Tools
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AutoCAD 2011 and HP Z Workstation Productivity Study AutoCAD 2011 and HP Z Workstation Productivity Study
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NREL Team Focuses on Problems in Solar Cells NREL Team Focuses on Problems in Solar Cells
By Bill Scanlon, NREL The multi-disciplinary team is trying to control semiconductors' band gaps to make solar cells less expensive and more efficient.
Siteworks Fills Niche of Initial Design Site Visualization Siteworks Fills Niche of Initial Design Site Visualization
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor From the transformation of LANDCADD for AutoCAD to Siteworks for Revit, landscape architects and site planners now have a time-saving design tool.
Grow Your Own Parts Additively with Multi-Material Polyjet Grow Your Own Parts Additively with Multi-Material Polyjet
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Simplify Alternative Energy Implementation Strategies Simplify Alternative Energy Implementation Strategies
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An Examination of the Convergence of Todays Biggest Trends An Examination of the Convergence of Todays Biggest Trends
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CFdesign Focuses on Humanistic Elements for Latest Release CFdesign Focuses on Humanistic Elements for Latest Release
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Computational fluid dynamics just got more advanced with CFdesigns latest thermal comfort and smoke visibility functions.
Taking the Pain Out of Planning Solar Projects Taking the Pain Out of Planning Solar Projects
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Consultants for ICF International explain how developers can avoid common mistakes in proposing and developing solar projects.
Green Collar Jobs Provide Hope in this Economy Green Collar Jobs Provide Hope in this Economy
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor A look at the manufacturing and AEC green jobs sector that is being developed and how it will help combat unemployment.
Green Jobs Market Continues to Look Positive Green Jobs Market Continues to Look Positive
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Get Familiar with e-SPECS v6.0, Coming Soon! Get Familiar with e-SPECS v6.0, Coming Soon!
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Light Up Your Holidays with These Solar Products Light Up Your Holidays with These Solar Products
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Compliment Your Sustainability with these Green Products Compliment Your Sustainability with these Green Products
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Achieving Zero-net Energy Buildings with Microgrids Achieving Zero-net Energy Buildings with Microgrids
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All Good Things Must Come to an End: AU 2010 All Good Things Must Come to an End: AU 2010
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor AU 2010 closes out with themes centered around cloud computing, BIM and sustainable design.
Autodesk Customers Headline Autodesk University Keynote Autodesk Customers Headline Autodesk University Keynote
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Autodesk lets customers who are making serious impacts in major world-wide issues have center stage for the majority of the opening keynote.
Will Alternative Energy Remain Viable in the Future? Will Alternative Energy Remain Viable in the Future?
By Boston Consulting Group In this report the Boston Consulting Group discuss how many sources of alternative energy will play out in the future.
MasterFormat Update Includes More Sustainable Guidelines MasterFormat Update Includes More Sustainable Guidelines
By Robert Weygant, CSI President The 2010 update to MasterFormat represents the first changes to be released under the new annual revision cycle featuring user input.
Two Perspectives on Achieving Sustainable Design with gbXML Two Perspectives on Achieving Sustainable Design with gbXML
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NREL Gives Cleantech Startups a Shot at the Big Time NREL Gives Cleantech Startups a Shot at the Big Time
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor This years 23rd Industry Growth Forum included 38 competitors, 3 of which took home cash awards and commercial support from NREL.
NREL Makes Strides into Algae-based Fuels NREL Makes Strides into Algae-based Fuels
By Heather Lammers, NREL Readers learn about the progress made by NREL into the area of algae based biofuels.
DesignGroup: Thinking like Engineers DesignGroup: Thinking like Engineers
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Architecture firm uses sustainable analysis tools as they were intended: from the very beginning during the schematic design process.
Dont Miss Out on These Greenbuild Events Dont Miss Out on These Greenbuild Events
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Project Bluestreak Now Features Super Powered IM System Project Bluestreak Now Features Super Powered IM System
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Stay even more connected with Autodesks Bluestreak Desktop and Autodesk Revit Activity Stream App.
Report Zooms in on Realties of Biofuel Incentives Report Zooms in on Realties of Biofuel Incentives
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor The Dovetail Partners have announced an upcoming report detailing the potential problems and possible solutions for existing biofuel policies.
Tamra Muir Encourages Other Women to Embrace the Channel Tamra Muir Encourages Other Women to Embrace the Channel
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Wind Power is Growing from a Breeze to Hurricane Wind Power is Growing from a Breeze to Hurricane
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A discussion of how wind power has progressed over the last few years and the ways it could help the United Statesenergy and economic problems.
Has the Recession Changed BIM? Has the Recession Changed BIM?
By John Tocci, Gilbane Building Company In this COFES audio presentation John Tocci explains how BIM technology is adapting to the current economic climate.
Ensure Your Drawings and Specifications Remain in Sync Ensure Your Drawings and Specifications Remain in Sync
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The Center for Green Schools Shows Big Potential The Center for Green Schools Shows Big Potential
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor The Center for Green Schools initiative hopes to achieve its goal of ensuring every youth in this generation can attend a green school.
These Large Format Printers Streamline the Workflow These Large Format Printers Streamline the Workflow
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Canon, HP, Xerox and Oc offer new large format printing solutions to assist AEC and MCAD industries.
Hotel Minimizes Water Usage with TOTO Eco UltraMax Toilet Hotel Minimizes Water Usage with TOTO Eco UltraMax Toilet
By TOTO, Inc. Grand Hyatt Atlanta's conservation efforts lead to 3,253,000 gallons of water saved per year.
How to Achieve Low-Cost Solar PV Implementations How to Achieve Low-Cost Solar PV Implementations
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor In this feature the authors of a new report focusing on PV system cost reductions discuss possible solutions.
Evaluating 3D Printers by Cost and Features Evaluating 3D Printers by Cost and Features
By Todd Grimm, T.A. Grimm and Associates T.A. Grimm and Associates break down many of the industry's leading 3D printers by cost and features.
Industry Retires Old School Reference of Rapid Prototyping Industry Retires Old School Reference of Rapid Prototyping
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Analysts Terry Wohlers and Todd Grimm talk about changes in the rapid prototyping industry despite slow growth and how that could be about to change.
Imagining a Wholly Integrated Workflow Imagining a Wholly Integrated Workflow
By Brenda Discher, Autodesk In this COFES 2010 presentation listeners learn about Autodesks vision for a truly connected workflow.
How to Improve BIM How to Improve BIM
By Deke Smith, Cyon Research Deke Smith explains what is missing from BIM and how the industry can fill those gaps.
Sustainability Companies Get a Chance to Pitch their Wares Sustainability Companies Get a Chance to Pitch their Wares
By Joe Verrengia, NREL NREL is hosting an upcoming forum giving makers of sustainability products a chance to pitch their products to a panel of investors.
Autodesk Brings BIM Expertise to the Green Sigma Coalition Autodesk Brings BIM Expertise to the Green Sigma Coalition
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Autodesk gave the Revit Community the exclusive on their recent joining of IBMs Green Sigma Coalition.
Lightbulbs Developed Burn 35X Longer than Conventional Bulbs
Press Release Issued by Autodesk Beneficiary of Autodesk Clean Tech Partner develops Pearl-30 bulbs generating 90 percent less heat than conventional bulbs.
Generating Power from Thin Air Generating Power from Thin Air
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Get a Sneak Peak at Revit Updates Get a Sneak Peak at Revit Updates
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Autodesk is releasing 2 major updates to Revit: energy analysis for early-on sustainable design and server improvements for worldwide collaboration.
NREL Center Features 600 High-performance Window Units NREL Center Features 600 High-performance Window Units
By Wausau Window and Wall Systems Wausau and J.R. Butler, Haselden Construction, RNLs Denver area architects and NRELs design team devised innovative window approach to new facility.
COFES 2010 Features Q & A on Autodesk Products COFES 2010 Features Q & A on Autodesk Products
By Teresa Anania, Autodesk Industry Management Director Autodesk was on hand at this year's Congress On the Future of Engineering Software conference to answer questions about their CAD software. Listen in!
Digital Prototyping Helps Facilitate Energy Management Digital Prototyping Helps Facilitate Energy Management
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor West Hills Construction uses Autodesk Inventor to design and optimize energy management systems for large facilities looking to offset utility costs.
Autodesk Execs Discuss Future of the Industry and BIM Autodesk Execs Discuss Future of the Industry and BIM
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Read about Jay Bhatts perspective on the change occurring in the AEC industry that extends beyond housing starts and architectural job loss.
Hone Your Green Building and Alternative Energy Skills Hone Your Green Building and Alternative Energy Skills
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Use these training and certification sources as guides on where to look to outshine your competition.
CAD Gorilla Training Receives Thumbs Up CAD Gorilla Training Receives Thumbs Up
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Research Project Promises Big Reductions in Heating Bills Research Project Promises Big Reductions in Heating Bills
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Study Shows there Will be Sharp Increase in BIM Adoption Study Shows there Will be Sharp Increase in BIM Adoption
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Z Corp. Introduces New 3D Printers Starting at $14,900 Z Corp. Introduces New 3D Printers Starting at $14,900
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Further Your Career with these Training Options Further Your Career with these Training Options
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Nearly 30 Years of Renewable Energy Training with the SEI Nearly 30 Years of Renewable Energy Training with the SEI
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor John Weis discusses the past, present and future of renewable energy education and the Solar Energy Institute.
Labs Offerings Play Music to Designers' Ears Labs Offerings Play Music to Designers' Ears
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Autodesk brings three Technology Previews to the AEC table: Solar Radiation Technology Preview, Project Photofly and Project Neon.
Additive Manufacturing Official Term for New Decade Additive Manufacturing Official Term for New Decade
By Terry Wohlers, Wohlers Associates Terry Wohlers talks about how additive manufacturing has been declared the official term when referring to rapid prototyping.
Autodesks Perspective on the Economy and Sustainable Design Autodesks Perspective on the Economy and Sustainable Design
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Energy Storage Makes Quantum Leap Energy Storage Makes Quantum Leap
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Research has expanded from lead-acid batteries to new technologies, including flow, flywheel and lithium-ion battery studies.
Today's Options for Tackling Collaboration Barriers Today's Options for Tackling Collaboration Barriers
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Are you up-to-date on the latest happenings in the interoperability and collaboration field?
How to Spark Development in the Solar Market How to Spark Development in the Solar Market
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Three industry analysts weigh in on how the U.S. government can drive development in the solar marketplace forward.
Give Your Project a Boost with Visualization Enhancements Give Your Project a Boost with Visualization Enhancements
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor MasterGraphics gives insight into visualization and how Revit users can tap into beneficial advanced visualization tactics.
LEED Certification Now Includes Neighborhood Development LEED Certification Now Includes Neighborhood Development
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor A green building is good, but a green community is better.
NREL Experiments with Clean Energy Systems on South Pole NREL Experiments with Clean Energy Systems on South Pole
By Joe Verrengia, NREL NREL researchers are experimenting with adding wind and photovoltaic solar energy systems at the Amundsen-Scott Research Station at the South Pole.
gbXML, BIM and Green Building: An InteroperabilityTrifecta gbXML, BIM and Green Building: An InteroperabilityTrifecta
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Schema like gbXML are not only making interoperability less of a headache but supporting the green building design industry too.
Vindby Breezes through Regulations with Digital Prototypes Vindby Breezes through Regulations with Digital Prototypes
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Wind energy company Vindby, discusses how it was able to address difficult government regulations with digital prototyping.
Affinity 6.0 Features More Design & Team Project Management Affinity 6.0 Features More Design & Team Project Management
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Trelligences Affinity 6.0 provides users with extended functionality to assist in programming, schematic design and analysis earlier on in the design process.
Empire State Building Goes Green with Windows Empire State Building Goes Green with Windows
Empire State Building to go green with energy use reductions of 38 percent.
Are Renewable Energy Companies Living up to their Name? Are Renewable Energy Companies Living up to their Name?
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor James Cartledge discusses how a poorly enforced renewable energy program can lead to abuse.
Update Available for Solar Radiation Technology Preview Update Available for Solar Radiation Technology Preview
If you downloaded the Solar Radiation Technology Preview recently, you might consider replacing it with the updated version.
Space-based Solar Collectors Could Replace Fossil Fuels Space-based Solar Collectors Could Replace Fossil Fuels
An article from ZDnet discusses the possibility of using solar collectors to beam energy from space.
Small Town Improves Fossil Fuel and Water Usage Small Town Improves Fossil Fuel and Water Usage
The town of Nipton, California has implemented a large CSP to help solve their energy needs and reduce water usage.
Finding Ways to Bring Solar Power to Home Owners Finding Ways to Bring Solar Power to Home Owners
Home owners are finding new ways to finance their solar implementations thanks to companies like SolarCity.
New AIA Tool Tracks Energy Reduction in Firms New AIA Tool Tracks Energy Reduction in Firms
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor The carbon neutrality goal could be futile without an implantation plan or a tool to measure the building industrys progress; the AIA is fixing this.
Is DEVap A/C the Future of Energy Efficient Cooling? Is DEVap A/C the Future of Energy Efficient Cooling?
By Bill Scanlon, NREL NREL has invented a new air conditioning process with the potential of using 50 percent to 90 percent less energy than today's top-of-the-line units.
Contestant Wins Million Dollar Prize for Solar Invention Contestant Wins Million Dollar Prize for Solar Invention
Michael Graetzel has won the Millennium Technologies Prize for his dye-sensitized solar cells.
The Aesthetics of Solar Technology The Aesthetics of Solar Technology
A discussion on how builders can improve the visual appeal of their solar installations.
Make Life Easier with Automated BIM Spec Software Make Life Easier with Automated BIM Spec Software
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Because time is money, create project manuals quicker and easier with e-SPECS.
A Look Back at the Vital Wind Statistics for 2009 A Look Back at the Vital Wind Statistics for 2009
By AWEA AWEA breaks down the developments in the wind industry that took place in 2009.
Dispatches from AIA 2010 Dispatches from AIA 2010
By Michelle Farrell, IES Integrated Environmental Solutions' Michelle Farrell provides feedback on this year's American Institute of Architects Convention Exhibit hall.
Green Building Manager on how to Future-Proof Your Portfolio Green Building Manager on how to Future-Proof Your Portfolio
Compiled by ConnectPress Editor, Lauren Browne Find out why Nils Noak, Green Building Manager for the Deutsche Banks newly renovated Twin Towers, sees green building as a money maker.
Solar Cells could be at Risk for Local Wildlife Solar Cells could be at Risk for Local Wildlife
A recently published article discusses the danger solar cells could be to local water insects.
Kevin Fitzgerald Helps Those Seeking Careers in Architecture Kevin Fitzgerald Helps Those Seeking Careers in Architecture
Compiled by ConnectPress Editor, Lauren Browne Find out how Kevin Fitzgeralds role at AIA couldnt be more relative in this economy where work is precious.
Expanding Hydrogen Power Beyond the Automobile Expanding Hydrogen Power Beyond the Automobile
By Bill Scanlon, NREL In this story find out how NREL is expanding hydrogen power to include forklifts and enhance security solutions.
Workstations: Do They Still Hold their Niche? Workstations: Do They Still Hold their Niche?
Compiled By ConnectPress Regardless of the economy, workstations continue to hold their niche in making it easier for users to have a smooth CAD experience.
Power up your CAD Processes with the Latest Workstations Power up your CAD Processes with the Latest Workstations
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Here are some of the workstation, processor and graphics cards options to help you maximize your workflow.
AIA Annual Convention Revolves around Design for New Decade AIA Annual Convention Revolves around Design for New Decade
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Attendees will soon head to the AIA National Convention, where both environmental and social aspects of design for the next decade will be evaluated.
Ensuring the Next Generation of Women Engineers Ensuring the Next Generation of Women Engineers
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Karen Panetta discusses her role as Chair for the IEEE Women in Engineering Committee to keep women involved in engineering.
CAD Society Promotes Growth in Engineering Fields CAD Society Promotes Growth in Engineering Fields
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor CAD Society President Rachael Dalton-Taggart talks about her role and what goals the organization is focusing on in 2010.
Maintaining a Model Climate with CFD Maintaining a Model Climate with CFD
By Mentor Graphics Learn how a UK store chain used CFD to meet the greatest challenges presented to engineers designing heating, ventilation and refrigeration.
Harlan Brumm Spotlighted in this Week's Profile Harlan Brumm Spotlighted in this Week's Profile
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Revit connoisseur Harlan Brumm gives an inside look at his career, future goals and how hes achieved so much in so little time.
AIA's Top Ten COTE Projects to be Honored AIA's Top Ten COTE Projects to be Honored
By AIA These COTE Top Ten Green Projects will be honored at the upcoming AIA 2010 National Convention and Design Exposition in Miami.
SOLAR 2010 Heats up Phoenix SOLAR 2010 Heats up Phoenix
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A look at what attendees can expect to see at SOLAR 2010 this week.
The LEED Forest Certification Debate: Where Do You Stand? The LEED Forest Certification Debate: Where Do You Stand?
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Changes to the LEED Certification for Materials and Resource credits specific to wood are fast approaching, and its not too late to weigh in.
Battery Market Drives Green Investors Battery Market Drives Green Investors
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Eight Ways to Store Wind Power Eight Ways to Store Wind Power
Take a look at the many possible ways to store wind energy.
How Renewable Energy Could Aid in National Security How Renewable Energy Could Aid in National Security
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Representatives from the defense industry discuss how renewable energy is rapidly becoming a major security need for the United States.
ADN Companies Release Products for Revit 2011 ADN Companies Release Products for Revit 2011
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor With Revit getting a 2011 makeover, companies in Autodesks Developer Network keep pace by making sure their products work with the new release.
Details on NREL's Quest to Net Zero in new RSF Building Details on NREL's Quest to Net Zero in new RSF Building
By Bill Scanlon, NREL Challenges in erecting the largest net-zero-energy office building in the world.
Data Management Update: Today's Challenges and Trends Data Management Update: Today's Challenges and Trends
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New Buzzsaw Sync Feature Now Available New Buzzsaw Sync Feature Now Available
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SharePoint for Engineering Document Management SharePoint for Engineering Document Management
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Results from Project Management & Profitability Survey Results from Project Management & Profitability Survey
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Read About a New Challenge in Document Management Read About a New Challenge in Document Management
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Founder Reflects in 40 Years of Earth Day Founder Reflects in 40 Years of Earth Day
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Germany Green Building Tour Part 2 Germany Green Building Tour Part 2
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Hydro-Quebec Makes the Move to 3D Design Hydro-Quebec Makes the Move to 3D Design
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Germany Green Building Tour Part 1 Germany Green Building Tour Part 1
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The Process and Design of the Office of the Future The Process and Design of the Office of the Future
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor NRELs soon-to-be-completed research facility sets a bench mark for net zero building design.
Bond Program Provides Incentives for Alternative Energy Bond Program Provides Incentives for Alternative Energy
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The Best is Yet to Come: Upcoming Green Building Tour The Best is Yet to Come: Upcoming Green Building Tour
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Get ready to hear about how Germanys green buildings, the policies associated, and sustainable design priorities are a good example to follow.
CFD Used in Design of Pharmaceutical Warehouse CFD Used in Design of Pharmaceutical Warehouse
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2010 Will See More Alternative Energy 2010 Will See More Alternative Energy
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El Paso's Liveable City Sustainability Plan El Paso's Liveable City Sustainability Plan
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor El Paso has laid the framework for its sustainability plan, which will make it an example of sustainability if implemented.
Sandia Labs Opens New Doors with Micro Solar Cells Sandia Labs Opens New Doors with Micro Solar Cells
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Newly developed solar cells open up broad applications for builders and makers of consumer products.
2011 Inventor, Revit, AutoCAD and 3ds Max Released 2011 Inventor, Revit, AutoCAD and 3ds Max Released
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Autodesk focuses on the user experience, better visualization and easier transition between products in new 2011 software releases.
Autodesk Takes the Mystery Out of BIM Autodesk Takes the Mystery Out of BIM
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Autodesk releases a BIM Deployment Plan for all AEC stakeholders.
2010 Alternative Energy Industry Spotlight 2010 Alternative Energy Industry Spotlight
Compiled by ConnectPress Alternative energy in building design is a must in the goal for a clean energy future.
Alternative Energy in the AEC Space Alternative Energy in the AEC Space
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Learn about how the building industry and alternative energy play a large role in a clean energy future.
Who Will be Hot in 2010? Who Will be Hot in 2010?
Find out who the alternative energy companies to watch for in 2010 are, according to industry experts.
A Hard Road for Tide and Wave Power A Hard Road for Tide and Wave Power
Find out what the potential and the challenges are for deriving power from tides and waves.
Advances in Alternative Energy Industry Spotlight Advances in Alternative Energy Industry Spotlight
Compiled by ConnectPress This report features a collection of articles detailing the trends and challenges of the alternative energy industry.
Predictions for 2010 Green Building Trends Predictions for 2010 Green Building Trends
By Sean Penrith, Executive Director of Earth Advantage Institute Sean Penrith of Earth Advantage Institute identifies his top 10 green building trends for 2010.
Solar Industry Predictions Solar Industry Predictions
A brief overview of solar technology and the possibilities of where the industry could be headed.
Will a Successful Future Only Exist with BIM & IPD? Will a Successful Future Only Exist with BIM & IPD?
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor In a recent webcast, three AEC industry experts advocate for BIM and IPD and how they create an environment for positive change.
A Look Back at NREL Achievements in 2009 A Look Back at NREL Achievements in 2009
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Read what NREL did in 2009 to help advance alternative energy and energy efficiency.
Draft One of IGCC to be Released Soon Draft One of IGCC to be Released Soon
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Sustainable and green design will no longer be a choice, but mandatory under the International Green Construction Code releasing soon.
USGBC Top 10 List of Green Building Bills USGBC Top 10 List of Green Building Bills
By USGBC Read about the two top 10 lists of House and Senate legislation that advances green building, as named by the USGBC.
Plans for First New Nuclear Power Plants on U.S. Soil Plans for First New Nuclear Power Plants on U.S. Soil
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor The DOE has announced loan guarantees for the first new nuclear reactors in the United States, the first in the last 30 years.
Considerations for Implementing a Document Management System Considerations for Implementing a Document Management System
By Synergis Software A practical guide to understanding document management system requirements.
2010 Laser Scanning & Reverse Engineering Industry Spotlight 2010 Laser Scanning & Reverse Engineering Industry Spotlight
Compiled by ConnectPress Trends, how far the industry has come, and the future of laser scanning are featured in this Industry Spotlight.
The Latest in Savvy Laser Scanning Tools The Latest in Savvy Laser Scanning Tools
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A rundown of recent developments in the field of reverse engineering.
27 Years of Unusual & Wacky Laser Scanning Projects 27 Years of Unusual & Wacky Laser Scanning Projects
By Limited Design Inc. & GKS Global Services Steve DeRemer and Larry Carlberg of GKS share some of their favorite, unusual scanning projects in the last 27 years.
The Status of Laser Scanning The Status of Laser Scanning
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor An overview of the laser scanning industry and where it could be headed.
Energy Company Sees the Brightside of Solar Power Energy Company Sees the Brightside of Solar Power
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Puget Sound Energy has seen significant growth in the adoption of solar power, despite the recent economic problems.
Greensburg, Kansas Lives Up to it Name Greensburg, Kansas Lives Up to it Name
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor When tragedy struck and left a town with nothing but rubble, city leaders and residents rebuilt it to be a model of a sustainable, green town.
What TLCD Uses the I in BIM For What TLCD Uses the I in BIM For
By Ideate As TLCD looks to its future, the many uses the I in BIM provides are an indicator that the information aspect will continue to grow in importance.
Are Electrochromic Windows the Future? Are Electrochromic Windows the Future?
By Joe Verrengia, NREL NREL researchers are trying to do the high-tech equivalent of putting sunglasses on buildings with a new generation of insulated "dynamic windows."
Holographic Models Are No Longer Futuristic Holographic Models Are No Longer Futuristic
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor With pricing for hologram models on par with physical models, it leaves us thinking will physical models become obsolete?
The Best Things in Life Really Are Free  Bentleys New ISM The Best Things in Life Really Are Free Bentleys New ISM
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Read first-hand how Bentleys ISM workflow methodology can positively affect workflow and interoperability challenges.
DOE and FERC Set Out to Analyze Energy Grid DOE and FERC Set Out to Analyze Energy Grid
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor The project is the first of its kind to test the entire national grid.
2010 Analysis and Simulation Industry Spotlight 2010 Analysis and Simulation Industry Spotlight
By ConnectPress ConnectPresss presents an update on the latest developments in analysis and simulation in this collection of articles.
CFD Allows for More Comprehensive, Energy Efficient Design CFD Allows for More Comprehensive, Energy Efficient Design
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor By using CFdesign, architects can make positive design changes early on in their Revit and MicroStation models.
Autodesk Initiates the Retrofitting Conversation Autodesk Initiates the Retrofitting Conversation
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Autodesks game, RetroFits, mixes education and fun with the hopes of spreading the word about greening existing buildings.
How TLCD Pioneered Adoption of BIM Pt. 2 How TLCD Pioneered Adoption of BIM Pt. 2
By Ideate, Inc. TLCD finds that the visualization, scheduling, analysis and phasing capabilities of Revit are behind many of the firms recent successes.
New Entry-level Professional Workstation New Entry-level Professional Workstation
By Intel Corporation This new workstation, based on Intel Core i5 processors and the Intel 3450 chipset, delivers a workstation experience at near desktop prices.
Greening the Streets Greening the Streets
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Two green building industry architects give insight into how to make green building mainstream.
Validate Inventor Models in Revit with AEC Exchange Feature Validate Inventor Models in Revit with AEC Exchange Feature
By Forrest Judd, Hagerman & Company, Inc. The AEC Exchange environment and the ADSK file format are great steps toward the interoperability goal between Revit and Inventor.
A New Way to Manufacture Solar Cells A New Way to Manufacture Solar Cells
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor XsunX is working on ways to manufacture more efficient solar cells. Find out more about the possibilities and the challenges of their endeavor.
Autodesk Integrates BIM, IPD and Sustainable Design Autodesk Integrates BIM, IPD and Sustainable Design
By Charles Rechtsteiner, Regional Facilities Manager, Autodesk, Inc. Autodesk employed innovative design and construction methods, including IPD, digital design-to-fabrication and BIM at their AEC headquarters.
Read What it Takes to Create the Worlds Greenest Building Read What it Takes to Create the Worlds Greenest Building
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor The worlds greenest building boasts energy saving features like thermal storage, solar power, displacement ventilation, and thats just the beginning.
2009 Biofuels Industry Spotlight 2009 Biofuels Industry Spotlight
By ConnectPress ConnectPress presents a collection of articles breaking down the most recent developments and challenges in the biofuels industry.
Autodesk Partner IES Chosen to Extend BIM Expertise Autodesk Partner IES Chosen to Extend BIM Expertise
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor With the uptake of BIM, there is also proving to be a need to link energy analysis to the model IES is showing others how to do just that in Revit.
The Downside of the Green Building Products Boom The Downside of the Green Building Products Boom
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Green building may be the way of the future, but learn about the backlash of greenwashing and how its causing confusion in the industry.
An Old Concept in a New Building An Old Concept in a New Building
By Heather Lammers, NREL A NREL building is designed with energy saving features like precast exterior panels to help maintain the temperature of the building's interior.
Making Cheaper, Environmentally Conscious Solar Components Making Cheaper, Environmentally Conscious Solar Components
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor BioSolar releases the BioBackSheet-C, a replacement component for solar cells made entirely from sustainable materials.
Autodesk University Finale & Event Summary Autodesk University Finale & Event Summary
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor For those of you who missed Autodesk University this year here is a rundown of the event, including presenters, exhibitors and announcements.
AU Broadcasts What if Scenarios in Industry Keynotes AU Broadcasts What if Scenarios in Industry Keynotes
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Find out what's new and in store for Autodesk's manufacturing and architecture, engineering and construction divisions.
Updates from Autodesk University Updates from Autodesk University
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Find out about latest trends shaping the CAD industry and Autodesk's plans for future development.
Analysis Solutions Further Support Sustainability Analysis Solutions Further Support Sustainability
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Learn about the latest enhancements in analysis and simulation solutions such as Autodesk Green Building Studio, Bentley Hevacomp and IES products.
Energy Northwest Joins the 21st Century Energy Northwest Joins the 21st Century
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor The Packwood hydroelectric project has received a grant to modernize its operation and improve energy generation. Get the whole story in this feature.
Learn About the National CAD Standard Version 4.0 Learn About the National CAD Standard Version 4.0
By Melcher Mack Adopting NCS Version 4.0 helps organizations lower costs by reducing errors and change orders and improving communication among team members.
Check Out the Exhibitors at this Years Greenbuild Check Out the Exhibitors at this Years Greenbuild
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor This years Greenbuild conference had a variety of exhibitors read up on our favorites.
A Recap of the Keynote at Greenbuild 2009 A Recap of the Keynote at Greenbuild 2009
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor At this years opening plenary session, Al Gore gave an inspiration speech on leading the charge to bringing green building to Main Street.
How Biomass Becomes Biofuel How Biomass Becomes Biofuel
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Hear what an NREL representative thinks about biofuels and their future.
Greenbuild 2009 Kicks off in Just One Day Greenbuild 2009 Kicks off in Just One Day
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor A preview of this years most exciting events at Greenbuild 2009.
Do Green Roofs Benefits Outweigh the Costs? Do Green Roofs Benefits Outweigh the Costs?
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Green roofs are catching on in many cities and new construction, but will it ever be considered mainstream?
Conference Addresses Challenges in Greening Displays Conference Addresses Challenges in Greening Displays
By Chris Chinnock, Insight Media Insight Media's Green Display Expo receives positive feedback on greening up displays and making changes to the industry.
Green Building Designed with Civil Engineering in Mind Green Building Designed with Civil Engineering in Mind
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor The new Revit-designed civil engineering building at the UMD campus will provide inspiration and serve as an example of innovation to students.
Europe's Plan for Wide-Scale Wind Power by 2030 Europe's Plan for Wide-Scale Wind Power by 2030
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A breakdown of the challenges and possible solutions for Europe Unions goal of implanting wide-scale wind power by 2030.
Find Out the Core to Sustainable, Energy-Efficient Building Find Out the Core to Sustainable, Energy-Efficient Building
By Dr. Don McLean, Founder and Managing Director, IES Ltd. Founder of IES sheds light on how good design is sustainable design.
2009 High Performance Computing Industry Spotlight 2009 High Performance Computing Industry Spotlight
By ConnectPress Check out this insightful collection of articles on HPC, including an exclusive look at the industry by Jon Peddie Research.
A New Option for CAD: Blade Workstations A New Option for CAD: Blade Workstations
By HP Will this hardware trend make its way into the work environment, eliminating the CAD workstation?
Virtualized Workstations Lead the Way Virtualized Workstations Lead the Way
By Intel Corporation Learn how a digital workbench solution equipped with an entire suite of tools can help you play more what ifs locally and faster than ever before.
Three High Performance Computing Options from Lenovo Three High Performance Computing Options from Lenovo
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Lenovos S-20 and D-20 workstations, and the ThinkPad w700 mobile workstation provide CAD users with powerful, high performance computing.
Virtualization Solutions from HP and Intel Virtualization Solutions from HP and Intel
By HP Learn about the benefits of virtualization technology and how to leverage it in PLM applications, plus how HP and Intel can help.
HPC Simulations-Easier and Faster than Before HPC Simulations-Easier and Faster than Before
By Intel Corporation Once reserved for glass rooms, supercomputers can now be found in your deskside workstation. HPC solutions are now more accessible than ever before.
Whats in Store for High Performance Computing? Whats in Store for High Performance Computing?
By Kathleen Maher and Jon Peddie, Jon Peddie Research Kathleen Maher and Jon Peddie of JPR Research discuss the history of high performance computing and and what the future of HPC holds for CAD users.
EPA Honors Green Building Challenge Winners  EPA Honors Green Building Challenge Winners
By EPA The EPA Lifecycle Building Challenge awards recognized student and professional green building designs and projects.
Dont Miss the 2009 Solar Decathlon Dont Miss the 2009 Solar Decathlon
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor This year, 20 teams compete for the championship title in the Solar Decathlon to display the most innovative and effective solar homes.
Are Biofuels Viable? Are Biofuels Viable?
By John Myers, Connect Press Editor Tad Patzek, professor of geoengineering at U.C. Berkley explains why biofuels might do more harm than good.
Challenges of Safe Design 3: CAD Software Considerations Challenges of Safe Design 3: CAD Software Considerations
By Wayne C. Christensen, CSP, PE CAD systems provide great analysis capability and a capacity to animate, prepare physical models and test prior to production.
Countdown Begins to First Ever Green Display Expo Countdown Begins to First Ever Green Display Expo
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Get a glimpse of the upcoming Green Display Expo taking place at the LEnfant Plaza Hotel, Washington, D.C., October 27, 2009.
Growing the Green Jobs Market Growing the Green Jobs Market
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Representatives from government agencies, private industry and academia discuss how organizations can help expand the green jobs market.
Perkins+Will Set the Bar High with COTE Award Project Perkins+Will Set the Bar High with COTE Award Project
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Learn about the sustainable design techniques implemented in the Platinum LEED Certified and COTE award winning headquarters of Great River Energy.
PLM As an Enterprise Technology PLM As an Enterprise Technology
A Webinar by Andreas Lindenthal of Metafore The webinar focuses on price points for PDM and PLM and offers three approaches for moving from PDM to PLM, plus includes a Q & A session.
Live Simulcast of CPDA PLM Road Map Keynote Live Simulcast of CPDA PLM Road Map Keynote
By CPDA Mentor Graphics CEO Dr. Walter Rhines discusses how the MCAD and AEC arenas can learn from 40 years of ECAD development.
Greening Today's Products Greening Today's Products
By Aberdeen Group Aberdeen's research suggests that Green doesn't have to be a burden, but often requires taking a different view of innovation.
Ecobuild America Brings in New Conference Ecobuild America Brings in New Conference
By Ecobuild America A new conference co-located at the event, The National High Performance Building Conference, will also be taking place Dec. 7-10 in Washington, DC.
ThinkStation  As Green As It Gets ThinkStation As Green As It Gets
By Lenovo As part of Lenovos commitment to environmental sustainability all of the new ThinkStations are made from up to 50 percent recycled plastics.
Sustainable Design: Transitioning from Trend to Norm Sustainable Design: Transitioning from Trend to Norm
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor With sustainable design gaining ground, its not yet the norm, but its definitely more than a trend.
2009 Sustainable Design Industry Spotlight 2009 Sustainable Design Industry Spotlight
By ConnectPress Just in! Check out this insightful selection of articles on sustainable design.
Rapid Manufacturing: A Future for the Building Industry? Rapid Manufacturing: A Future for the Building Industry?
By James Gardiner, PhD This research draws on data gained through interviews and factory visits with leaders in automated fabrication in the construction industries.
Examples of Turning Buildings Green with Solar Power Examples of Turning Buildings Green with Solar Power
By Heather Lammers, NREL Learn about NRELs Energy Execs program and several green building projects.
Have You Upgraded to Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010 Yet? Have You Upgraded to Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010 Yet?
By Kelcey Lemon, Autodesk Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010 offers advances in conceptual design and data interoperability and has a new user interface.
The Path to Leaner, Greener Operations The Path to Leaner, Greener Operations
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Andrew Winston, author of the upcoming book "Green Recovery," shares his tips for making day-to-day operations more efficient.
Solar Panels Power Outdoor E-ink Touch Display  Solar Panels Power Outdoor E-ink Touch Display
By Steve Sechrist, Insight Media Massachusetts Institute of Technology is developing a new interactive digital-sign kiosk called EyeStop.
The Business Benefits of Sustainability The Business Benefits of Sustainability
By Terry D. Bennett, PLS, LLS, LPF, LEED AP In the final of a 3-part series: explore the business benefits of incorporating more sustainable design practices.
The SD300: 3D Printing for Less than $10,000 The SD300: 3D Printing for Less than $10,000
By John Myers, ConnectPress editor A profile of Solidos SD300, the latest in a continuing trend of smaller 3D printers that cost under $10,000.
Installing Cool Roofs Reduces Global Warming Effects Installing Cool Roofs Reduces Global Warming Effects
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Secretary Chu jump started thoughts on the benefits of cool roofs, and theres no doubting that cool roofs can help wane the effects of global warming.
2009 Rapid Prototyping/3D Printing Industry Spotlight 2009 Rapid Prototyping/3D Printing Industry Spotlight
By ConnectPress Just in! This informative report features a series of articles on the latest in the rapid prototyping industry.
Sustainable Analysis Tools for Every Level Sustainable Analysis Tools for Every Level
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor With updates and new software announced, IES has many tools to aid designers in the increasing need to quantify the sustainability of their models.
NY Architecture Firm Shaves Months Off Model-Building Time NY Architecture Firm Shaves Months Off Model-Building Time
By Objet Geometries Ltd. After in depth research on eight different systems, Rietveld Architects selected the Eden350 from Objet Geometries.
The uPrint Opens New Doors for CAD Users The uPrint Opens New Doors for CAD Users
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Dimension 3D Printings latest 3D Printer makes 3D printing more accessible by bringing it to the desktop.
3D Prototypes in a Flash 3D Prototypes in a Flash
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor 3D Systems launches its new V-Flash desktop modeler priced under $10,000.
Faster Prototypes Fosters Big Changes in Industry Faster Prototypes Fosters Big Changes in Industry
By John Myers, Connect Press Editor The rapid prototyping industry is undergoing a period of dramatic change; find out more in this feature on the state of the industry.
Firm Designs Project Sustainably from Day One Firm Designs Project Sustainably from Day One
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor With a clear goal of designing green from the beginning, Ross Barney Architects achieved LEED platinum certification and a COTE top ten award.
Smarter, Safer Hydropower Smarter, Safer Hydropower
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor The Low Impact Hydropower Institute provides a solution for hydropower organizations looking to ensure their projects are environmentally sound.
Award-Winning Reflector to Cut Solar Cost Award-Winning Reflector to Cut Solar Cost
By Bill Scanlon, NREL A small solar company has teamed with NREL to develop solar collectors that will be 30 percent less expensive than today's best sources of solar power.
Eco-Friendly Materials for Your Bed & Bath Remodel Eco-Friendly Materials for Your Bed & Bath Remodel
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor There are many options to choose from when it comes to a green makeover.
Whats New at Sandia Labs? Whats New at Sandia Labs?
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor An inside look at the various sustainable energy projects taking place at Sandia National Labs.
Filtering Inventor Information for Architects' Needs Filtering Inventor Information for Architects' Needs
By KETIV Technologies With the Autodesk Inventor AEC Exchange tool, vital information can be transferred from the manufacturer to the architect. Learn how in this feature.
Developing and Implementing a Safe Design Philosophy Developing and Implementing a Safe Design Philosophy
By Wayne C. Christensen, CSP, PE This article discusses approaches design engineers may utilize in acquiring knowledge and skills to focus on mitigating risks.
Making the Case for Sustainable Business Practices Making the Case for Sustainable Business Practices
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Pam Gordon and her company, Technology Forecasters, have spent the last eight years making the case for better, greener business decisions.
Sustainable Design for Structural Engineers Sustainable Design for Structural Engineers
By Sarah Hodges, Autodesk There are many ways in which a structural engineer can influence a buildings sustainability, find out how in this column.
Sustainability is not Just for Buildings Sustainability is not Just for Buildings
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Building and transportation go hand in hand when working towards the goal of sustainability.
Is There Hope for a Construction Recovery? Is There Hope for a Construction Recovery?
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor There are still plenty of ups and downs to look forward to in the construction industry.
Can Biofuels Replace Fossil Fuels? Can Biofuels Replace Fossil Fuels?
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Biofuels are rapidly emerging as a potential replacement for conventional fossil fuels, find out where they might be heading in this feature.
BIM and Sustainable Approaches BIM and Sustainable Approaches
By Terry D. Bennett, PLS, LLS, LPF, LEED AP In the 2nd of a 3-part series: details about how adoption of BIM enables sustainable outcomes in several key aspects of civil engineering design.
Vehicles Run Off Gasolineor Do They? Vehicles Run Off Gasolineor Do They?
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Vehicle manufacturers are making a sure-fire shift in the fundamentals of car design with eco-friendly automobiles becoming a standard.
Are You Up to Code? Are You Up to Code?
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor With sustainable design on the rise, compliance codes could get stricter too.
Choosing the Best Prototyping Process Choosing the Best Prototyping Process
By Proto Labs, Inc. USA. As prototyping processes continue to evolve, product designers must determine what process or technology is best for their application.
Reclaiming Recycled Natural Gas Pipe for Green Building Reclaiming Recycled Natural Gas Pipe for Green Building
By Heather Lammers, NREL NREL's quest to create the most energy efficient and "green" office building using recycled natural gas pipes.
Biofuels Studies to Benefit from Better Lab Test Biofuels Studies to Benefit from Better Lab Test
By NREL This report from NREL details a breakthrough in the development of photosynthetic processes for creating biofuels.
Meeting Requirements for Safety Meeting Requirements for Safety
By Wayne C. Christensen, CSP, PE This first article concerns the challenge related to professional ethics codes and the responsibility for safe designs by engineers and architects.
Whole Building Analysis and Sustainable Design: A Good Pair Whole Building Analysis and Sustainable Design: A Good Pair
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Whole building analysis naturally plays a big role in sustainable design, and the two combined support the trend of building green.
Building a Path to Americas Clean Energy Future Building a Path to Americas Clean Energy Future
By the American Wind Energy Association and the Solar Energy Industries Association Read about the barriers that hinder investment in transmission infrastructure and potential policy solutions to overcome those barriers.
Sustainability and Civil Engineering Sustainability and Civil Engineering
By Terry D. Bennett, PLS, LLS, LPF, LEED AP In the 1st of a 3-part series: processes and technologies to improve how we design, build, operate, and maintain our constructed physical environment.
2009 Collaboration & Interoperability Spotlight 2009 Collaboration & Interoperability Spotlight
Compiled by ConnectPress ConnectPress takes an in depth look at advances in collaboration and interoperability in this collection of articles.
Advances in Collaboration Software Advances in Collaboration Software
By Claudia Stahley, ConnectPress Editor Collaboration and interoperability tools are gaining in strength and usefulness, check out what we have learned.
As the Software Evolves so Does Interoperability As the Software Evolves so Does Interoperability
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Collaboration and interoperability continue to be a challenge in the AEC industry, but there are continuous improvements.
Now May Be the Best Time to Buy a Fuel-Efficient Car Now May Be the Best Time to Buy a Fuel-Efficient Car
By Seth Masia, SOLAR TODAY For efficient transport, you can now choose hybrid, biodiesel or electric.
Top Ten Utility Solar Integration Rankings Top Ten Utility Solar Integration Rankings
By Solar Electric Power Association The report highlights utilities in the United States who are leading integration of solar electricity into the grid.
Green Renovation at Autodesks One Market Green Renovation at Autodesks One Market
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Autodesk uses Revit to renovate its One Market building, and incorporates sustainable design, earning the building a LEED Platinum certification.
What Makes a Product Green? What Makes a Product Green?
By John Myers, Connect Press Editor A breakdown of how sustainable materials are defined by three prominent environmental organizations.
BIM is the Name of the Game BIM is the Name of the Game
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor By mandating BIM from the beginning, HNTB Federal designed two large projects efficiently and on time, and incorporated sustainable design.
U.S. Geothermal Inc. Turns Up the Heat U.S. Geothermal Inc. Turns Up the Heat
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Although geothermal energy is not as popular as other alternative energy resources, Geothermal Inc. demonstrates its importance.
Labyrinth to Store Energy in Basement for Later Use Labyrinth to Store Energy in Basement for Later Use
By George Douglas, NREL The NREL is working on an innovative building project that will trap heat in an underground labyrinth beneath the structure.
Two Scientists Candidly Discuss Electrical Energy Storage Two Scientists Candidly Discuss Electrical Energy Storage
By Jay Schecker, 1663 Magazine Albert Migliori and David Thorn discuss the need for energy storage and how Los Alamos can help meet it, in an interview with 1663 Magazine.
DOE Revisits Energy Efficiency Standards DOE Revisits Energy Efficiency Standards
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor After nearly a two-year long fight, state and local groups have convinced the DOE to revisit its energy efficiency standards for furnaces and boilers.
Sustainability and BIM as One Sustainability and BIM as One
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor BIM and sustainable design can have a symbiotic relationshipif you let them.
Schott Solar Lights up Albuquerque Schott Solar Lights up Albuquerque
By John Myers, Connect Press Editor Schott Solar has completed a groundbreaking new solar plant in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
May Industry Spotlight: Hardware May Industry Spotlight: Hardware
By ConnectPress This month's special feature focuses on the latest advancements in the hardware industry, including workstations, graphics cards and more.
New Graphics Cards Accompany Intel Nehalem Release New Graphics Cards Accompany Intel Nehalem Release
By Alex Herrera, Jon Peddie Research Workstation Graphics Analyst Alex Herrera discusses how new workstations and graphics cards releases were triggered by Intel Nehalem-EP release.
New Hardware Products Pack Power New Hardware Products Pack Power
By John Myers, Connect Press Editor A rundown of the latest hardware products including workstations, graphics cards and more.
A New Era for Hardware Vendors A New Era for Hardware Vendors
By John Myers, Connect Press Editor Industry experts Alex Herrera and Brad Holtz weigh in on how the events of the last year will affect the hardware industry.
The Latest in Large Format Scanners The Latest in Large Format Scanners
By Claudia Stahley, ConnectPress Editor A look at some of the latest offerings in large-format scanners to help consumers weigh their decisions.
Design Faster with Lenovos New Workstations Design Faster with Lenovos New Workstations
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Improvements to technology allow for faster, more powerful systems for CAD users in Lenovos ThinkStation S20 and D20 Workstations.
Large-Format Printing Update Large-Format Printing Update
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Get the scoop on large format printing trends and some of the top selling products.
Good News: Hewlett-Packard Zero Percent Financing Good News: Hewlett-Packard Zero Percent Financing
By Staci Matlock and Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Writers Nothing perks up a customers ears like an offer like zero percent financing, now available for a limited time from HP.
Make Sense of the Terms that Define the AEC Industry Make Sense of the Terms that Define the AEC Industry
By Tracy Fisher, Hagerman & Company, Inc. Get the definitions to important AEC terms and learn how they help create a more coordinated and consistent project.
Gearbox Study Aims to Grease Wind Power's Future Gearbox Study Aims to Grease Wind Power's Future
By Joseph B. Verrengia, NREL NREL engineers expand research partnership with operators, utilities and turbine manufacturers to determine why turbine components wear too soon.
Wise Design Choices with SageGlass Wise Design Choices with SageGlass
By John Myers, Connect Press Editor SageGlass provides an office building with a revolutionary solution to their need for available light while simultaneously minimizing solar gain.
3D Printing Helps Extend Leadership 3D Printing Helps Extend Leadership
A Case Study by Z Corporation See how Ramboll makes the words, blueprints and pictures behind the designs vivid, memorable and compelling in the minds of prospective clients.
Design Guide for Energy Efficient Schools Design Guide for Energy Efficient Schools
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor In a DOE webcast, listeners learned about a guide to help reduce schools energy usage by 30 percent when renovating or building new schools.
Handle Larger Projects While Satisfying Creative Impulses Handle Larger Projects While Satisfying Creative Impulses
A Case Study by Autodesk New Zealands ArcHaus used Autodesk Revit Architecture and 3ds Max to create larger, more sustainable building projects.
Reducing Your Waste and Carbon Footprint Reducing Your Waste and Carbon Footprint
By John Myers, Connect Press Editor Autodesks Jason Pratt explains how architectural firms can reduce their carbon footprint and waste production in day-to-day business practices.
Get Out and Join the Earth Day Festivities Get Out and Join the Earth Day Festivities
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Join a celebration in your city for Earth Day 2009.
Are Community Shared Digital Models the Way of the Future? Are Community Shared Digital Models the Way of the Future?
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Autodesks Digital Cities Initiative exhibits the power of digital city models and collaboration with three cities already on board.
Intel Leads the Push for Green Intel Leads the Push for Green
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Intel displays through its products and leadership that being green is integral in their company.
The CAD Society  Reshaping the Organization The CAD Society Reshaping the Organization
By Rachael Dalton-Taggart, Acting CAD Society President Rachael Dalton-Taggart, acting president of The CAD Society, talks about reshaping the organization for a new generation.
The Revitalization of Urban Infrastructure The Revitalization of Urban Infrastructure
Terry Bennett LEED AP explains how old infrastructure projects can be retrofitted using the latest building design technology.
Make More Efficient and Reliable Wind Turbines Make More Efficient and Reliable Wind Turbines
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor In a recent webcast, viewers learned about the importance of simulation and analysis for wind turbine manufacturers.
Incorporating Analysis Tools into Sustainable Design Incorporating Analysis Tools into Sustainable Design
A Case Study by IES This case study describes how KlingStubbins uses IES design tools to conquer the challenge of sustainable design.
SHW Breaks Ground on Brookhaven College Project SHW Breaks Ground on Brookhaven College Project
By John Myers, Connect Press Editor Project Architect Eric Miller discusses some of the sustainable design techniques implemented in a new building for Brookhaven College.
Group Discounts for Community Solar Installations Group Discounts for Community Solar Installations
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor One Block Off the Grid works to make purchasing solar for your home affordable.
Z Corporation Weighs in on 3D Printing Trends in the AEC Z Corporation Weighs in on 3D Printing Trends in the AEC
By John Myers, Connect Press Editor More about progress in the AEC industry from Z Corps Olimpio DeMarco.
Advanced Modeling in Wind Turbines Advanced Modeling in Wind Turbines
By SAMTECH In this whitepaper, read about the simulation tools capable of modeling accurate integral wind turbine behavior.
Autodesk Walks the Walk Autodesk Walks the Walk
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Autodesk demonstrates the capability of its software in their newly built AEC headquarters.
Revit Architecture 2010 New Features Preview Guide Revit Architecture 2010 New Features Preview Guide
By Daniel Hughes, IMAGINiT Technologies Revit Architecture's 2010 release has many exciting improvements that are detailed in this white paper.
Bentley Takes Green Design to the Next Level Bentley Takes Green Design to the Next Level
By John Myers, Connect Press Editor Find out about the launch of Bentley Systems line of software products to enhance sustainable design.
A Hot Future Ahead for Geothermal Energy A Hot Future Ahead for Geothermal Energy
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor With the DOEs Funding Opportunity Announcements, geothermal energy is a target for development.
Clean Edges Predictions for 2009 Clean Edges Predictions for 2009
Newly released Clean Energy Trends 2009 predicts slower, but positive growth for biofuels, solar photovolatics and wind energy.
Gathering Together for Better Design Gathering Together for Better Design
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A preview of the upcoming Design and Sustainability symposium at COFES 2009.
3D Printing Progresses in the AEC Community 3D Printing Progresses in the AEC Community
By John Myers, Connect Press Editor Despite interoperability challenges and pricing 3D printing continues to expand in the AEC industry.
European Wind Energy Conference Blows Into France European Wind Energy Conference Blows Into France
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor With 390 exhibitors and thousands expected in attendance, there will be plenty to see at this years EWEC.
Better Building with BIM Better Building with BIM
By John Myers, Connect Press Editor Autodesk Technical Representative John Boehms discusses how users can implement BIM to improve their green building projects.
Ready or Not, Here They Come Ready or Not, Here They Come
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor With many of the main auto manufacturers debuting all types of electric vehicles, a sustainable future is in sight.
Sustainable Products for Sustainable Projects Sustainable Products for Sustainable Projects
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Find ways to improve the sustainability of your building project by using environmentally friendly materials.
iTunes for Your Revit Models iTunes for Your Revit Models
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor 64-bit users of Autodesk Revit now can use Ideate Explorer.
Bringing Green to the Hotel Industry Bringing Green to the Hotel Industry
By John Myers, Connect Press Editor Three experts in the field of green hotel design discuss the challenges of their field.
Energy Innovation Needs Federal Funding Energy Innovation Needs Federal Funding
By Staci Matlock, ConnectPress Writer Brookings Institution releases report calling for collaborative research centers to drive energy technology development and marketing.
Interactive Architectural Visualization Interactive Architectural Visualization
By Esperient Corporation This paper describes how Esperient Creator and interactive 3D visualization fit into current visualization practices enabling design innovation.
Transwestern Takes Sustainable Design Nationwide Transwestern Takes Sustainable Design Nationwide
By John Myers, Connect Press Editor A commercial real estate development firm implements green building on a national scale.
Biofuels in Flight Biofuels in Flight
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor With the help of Boeings Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group, flying on a commercial flight powered by biofuel may happen sooner than later.
Effectively Implement BIM with SmartBIM Effectively Implement BIM with SmartBIM
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor SmartBIM v3.2 provides enhancements to features that help streamline the architectural design process.
ASES Report Predicts Green Collar Job Market Boom ASES Report Predicts Green Collar Job Market Boom
By Staci Matlock, ConnectPress Writer Renewable energy and energy efficiency work predicted to grow dramatically regardless of what happens with current economic crisis.
Advanced Solutions Offers Customers Power Sessions Advanced Solutions Offers Customers Power Sessions
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Advance Solutions Power Sessions assist Inventor, Revit and AutoCAD Civil 3D users in tackling complex issues.
The Workstation Experience The Workstation Experience
By Wes Shimanek, Intel Corporation The workstation experience sounds great so they cost a great deal more than the desktop, right? Not really.
Sneak Peek at Autodesk's 2010 AEC Industry Products Sneak Peek at Autodesk's 2010 AEC Industry Products
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor In a recent webcast, Autodesk featured its AEC industry 2010 product lineup.
True Green Textiles  True Green Textiles
By John Myers, Connect Press Editor Find out how green textiles can improve green projects.
ThinkSolar, SCHOTT and Lithographix Team Up ThinkSolar, SCHOTT and Lithographix Team Up
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor With the installation of a new commercial solar array, 30 percent of Lithographixs electricity needs are covered.
The Preferred Industry Partner Program Helps Autodesk Users The Preferred Industry Partner Program Helps Autodesk Users
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor With the launch of the Preferred Industry Partner Program, companies like Trelligence offer users more leverage in Autodesks software.
The SkyTrough: Commercializing Power From the Sun The SkyTrough: Commercializing Power From the Sun
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor SkyFuels SkyTrough improves upon previous versions of parabolic troughs.
Incentives for Going Green Incentives for Going Green
By John Myers, Connect Press Editor Find out what benefits United States Green Building Council (USGBC) member organizations receive.
Biomimicry: Inspiring Designers Through Natures Examples Biomimicry: Inspiring Designers Through Natures Examples
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor The newly launched AskNature.org database inspires designers to solve design issues through natures eyes.
The NAIAS Displays Commitment to Green Design The NAIAS Displays Commitment to Green Design
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor This years new eco-friendly cars at the NAIAS appeal to a wider audience with sleeker and sportier offerings.
Autodesk Offers Revit Users More BIM Tools Autodesk Offers Revit Users More BIM Tools
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor With the acquisition of BIMWorld, Revit users can now access BIMWorld content from within Autodesk Seek.
CERL Advances Green Design of U.S. Army CERL Advances Green Design of U.S. Army
By John Myers, Connect Press Editor The latest green design developments at the Fort Bragg military installation.
BIM and Sustainable Design for Civil Engineers BIM and Sustainable Design for Civil Engineers
By Adam Strafaci, Autodesk Adam Stafaci of Autodesk discusses how civil engineers can also incorporate sustainable design practices.
Utility-Scale Wind Farms Raise Community Concerns Utility-Scale Wind Farms Raise Community Concerns
By Staci Matlock ConnectPress Staff Writer Challenges ahead for a booming industry run gamut from credit crunch to public backlash over siting.
IES Makes Designing Green Easy IES Makes Designing Green Easy
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Integrated Environmental Solutions offers sustainable design tools for all types of architects and designers.
Finding Energy in My Back Yard Finding Energy in My Back Yard
By Staci Matlock ConnectPress Staff Writer Online estimator helps predict solar, wind energy capacity.
Recycled Steel Shines Green Recycled Steel Shines Green
By Staci Matlock, ConnectPress Staff Writer Steel is an excellent green building material because of its recycled content and it also yields reduced emissions.
DOE Offers Helpful Tools for the Sustainable Energy World DOE Offers Helpful Tools for the Sustainable Energy World
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Thanks to the Department of Energy, there are alternative energy tools at our fingertips.
Pecha Kucha Nights: A Poetry Slam of Sorts For Designers Pecha Kucha Nights: A Poetry Slam of Sorts For Designers
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor In 6 minutes, 40 seconds, designers from across the globe participate in the fast-paced design format Pecha Kucha.
USGBC Will Make Changes in LEED Certification in 2009 USGBC Will Make Changes in LEED Certification in 2009
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor The de facto standard in green building takes steps towards updating its LEED standard.
Commercializing Wave Energy: Is It a Possibility? Commercializing Wave Energy: Is It a Possibility?
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor The future of alternative energy could lie in the hands of wave energy.
HP Releases Updated Version of the Designjet 500 HP Releases Updated Version of the Designjet 500
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor HP offers a more intelligent large-format printer that is still affordable.
State Policies for Mandating Green in the Public Sector State Policies for Mandating Green in the Public Sector
By John Myers, Connect Press Editor TAP helps local and state officials with the challenges of green design projects for public properties.
Avatech Supports Revit Users With Software Utilities Avatech Supports Revit Users With Software Utilities
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Avatech Solutions free Revit Utilities eliminates time-consuming manual data entry by automating processes.
Obama Will Tackle Energy Crisis With a New Team Obama Will Tackle Energy Crisis With a New Team
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor With the President-elects new energy team picked comes the promise of change.
Changes to ENERGY STAR Program Proposed Changes to ENERGY STAR Program Proposed
By John Myers, Connect Press Editor The AAMA seeks upcoming changes to their certification requirements for the DOE and EPA ENERGY STAR program.
Autodesk Releases New White Papers on Daylight Simulation Autodesk Releases New White Papers on Daylight Simulation
By Autodesk Learn how to take models that were created in Revit and import into 3ds Max Design to create daylight simulations in these new white papers.
American Clays Enjarre Mixture Wins LEED Points American Clays Enjarre Mixture Wins LEED Points
By John Myers, Connect Press Editor Enjarre features cost effectiveness, recyclability and non-waste for green design.
An Alternative To Diesel An Alternative To Diesel
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Diesel may be the standard fuel for heavy-duty trucks now, but liquefied natural gas (LNG) may take over soon.
Avatech Solutions Offers BIMreview Avatech Solutions Offers BIMreview
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Avatech Solutions new BIMreview helps AEC professionals streamline BIM process.
2008 Large Format Printing Roundup 2008 Large Format Printing Roundup
By ConnectPress The new machines have upped the ante, offering more color choices, better energy efficiency and wider print capacity.
Nature Speaks at AskNature.org Nature Speaks at AskNature.org
By John Myers, Connect Press Editor The Biomimicry Guild has announced the creation of a new website, AskNature.org.
Oerlikon Solar Releases New Thin Film Technology Oerlikon Solar Releases New Thin Film Technology
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Oerlikon Solar improves their thin film technology with this latest release.
Greening up Printers Greening up Printers
By Staci Matlock ConnectPress Staff Writer Modular parts, Energy Star ratings mark efforts of some large-format printer company offerings.
Heightened Color Choices Mark Wide Format Printer Changes Heightened Color Choices Mark Wide Format Printer Changes
By Staci Matlock ConnectPress Staff Writer New technology for handling data files, complex renderings helped by reduced costs.
Large-format Printer Revolution Large-format Printer Revolution
By Staci Matlock ConnectPress Staff Writer New inks, better efficiency, wider capacity boost offerings of large-format printers to AEC industry.
Oc Whitepaper: Why Green Business is Good Business Oc Whitepaper: Why Green Business is Good Business
By Oc Businesses everywhere are seeking out products and processes that enable them to minimize environmental impact and support a sustainable future.
HP Deliveries Large Format Printers for AEC Professionals HP Deliveries Large Format Printers for AEC Professionals
By John Myers, Connect Press Editor Here is a rundown on HPs lineup of large format printers targeted primarily for AEC professionals.
Exhibitors Overview at Autodesk University, 2008 Exhibitors Overview at Autodesk University, 2008
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor There was no shortage of new and exciting things to see in Autodesk Universitys Exhibit Hall.
Jay Bhatt Talks Candidly About AEC Topics Jay Bhatt Talks Candidly About AEC Topics
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor A group of media representatives has a Q & A session with Jay Bhatt.
Helping Designers Move From the What If to the What Else Helping Designers Move From the What If to the What Else
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor This years General Session Keynote at Autodesk University discussed ways to make innovative designs.
How the Economy Is Affecting the Solar Industry How the Economy Is Affecting the Solar Industry
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Recent falling prices in polysilicon and economy woes send solar panel makers looking for alternative solutions.
Are You Ready for Autodesk University 2008? Are You Ready for Autodesk University 2008?
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Check out whats in store for this years Autodesk University in Las Vegas.
Reducing the Energy Load with Analysis Reducing the Energy Load with Analysis
By John Myers, Connect Press Editor Simulation analysis allows users to determine what percentage of power and water a building is using.
Solar Power Gains Momentum Solar Power Gains Momentum
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Slowly but surely, the world will rely more on solar.
Glimpse of 2008 AIA Compensation Report Glimpse of 2008 AIA Compensation Report
By The American Institute of Architects The AIA recently published its 2008 AIA Compensation Survey results. Learn more inside.
Greenbuild 2008 Day 2: Exhibitor Spotlight Greenbuild 2008 Day 2: Exhibitor Spotlight
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Greenbuild 2008 featured more than 700 exhibitors.
Day 1 Greenbuild 2008: The Green Revolution Begins Day 1 Greenbuild 2008: The Green Revolution Begins
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor ConnectPress updates readers on the opening day of Greenbuild 2008, taking place in Boston, MA.
The Role of BIM in Green Design The Role of BIM in Green Design
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor BIM helps coordinate information for use in building analysis and much more.
ConnectPress Heads to Boston for Greenbuild 2008 ConnectPress Heads to Boston for Greenbuild 2008
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Stay tuned for updates from the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Boston November 19-21.
A Sports Car for the Environmentalist A Sports Car for the Environmentalist
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Hybrid Technologies sells their electric Super Car, a vehicle that if charged by solar or wind power, eliminates all emissions.
The Autodesk Gallery: Showcasing the Creative Process The Autodesk Gallery: Showcasing the Creative Process
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor The Autodesk Gallery features some of the most creative and innovative design processes in todays design world.
Autodesk Releases 64-Bit Version of Revit Autodesk Releases 64-Bit Version of Revit
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Receive more memory capability for easier management of large BIM models with the 64-bit version of Revit.
Wind Energy Blows Strong Around the World Wind Energy Blows Strong Around the World
By Staci Matlock International know-how, proven technology and financial support boost wind energy capacity.
2008 Wind Energy Roundup 2008 Wind Energy Roundup
By ConnectPress First-ever special report on Wind Energy highlighting this years features presented throughout the year, including wind reports, wind turbine projects and more.
Making the Case for Parallel Models Making the Case for Parallel Models
By Viktor Bullain, Director of Customer Implementations, Vico Software Vico Softwares Director of Customer Implementations identifies seven different BIM use cases and how BIM can benefit projects.
Concentrated Power: Report Looks at Solar Thermal Market Concentrated Power: Report Looks at Solar Thermal Market
By Staci Matlock, ConnectPress Staff Writer The solar power industry remains one of the most underexploited in the world, according to a new report by Floyd Associates.
Vinyl's Green Side: Vinyl Siding Institute Report Vinyl's Green Side: Vinyl Siding Institute Report
Marilyn Pitts, ConnectPress Editor The Vinyl Siding Institute's white paper, A Dozen Things You Might Not Know That Make Vinyl Siding Green, looks at 12 ways that vinyl siding is a sustainable exterior cladding option.
Interoperability Orchestrates BIM Interoperability Orchestrates BIM
By Mark Sawyer, CEO, Vico Software Find out why interoperability is key in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and how Vico Software addresses this.
Future Look: Solar Power 2008 Highlights Future Look: Solar Power 2008 Highlights
Marilyn Pitts, ConnectPress Editor Solar Power 2008 attracted more than 23,000 attendees, featured speeches from California Gov. Schwarzenegger and former Gen. Wesley Clark, and included an expo hall with the latest solar products and services.
National Standard Key to BIM Future National Standard Key to BIM Future
By Staci Matlock, ConnectPress Staff Writer Committee works to create open standard for sharing facility life-cycle data and benefiting anyone involved with projects at various stages.
Energy Boost: Revitalizing Tax Credits Energy Boost: Revitalizing Tax Credits
By Marilyn Pitts, ConnectPress Editor The energy extension act is a boost for the renewable energy industryit extends and enhances numerous tax credits related to energy efficient and renewable energy.
2008 Building Information Modeling Roundup 2008 Building Information Modeling Roundup
By ConnectPress ConnectPress presents a collection of articles on building information modeling (BIM) in this special report.
Bentley BIM Tools Go Beyond Buildings Bentley BIM Tools Go Beyond Buildings
By Staci Matlock, ConnectPress Staff Writer Engineering giant CH2M Hill and partners use MicroStation to save salmon.
The Wide World of BIM The Wide World of BIM
By Staci Matlock, ConnectPress Staff Writer With BIM, AECO teams can view and change digital models early in the process.
Purpose Built for BIM Purpose Built for BIM
By Staci Matlock, ConnectPress Staff Writer Learn about the latest picks in Building Information Modeling tools that integrate with the Autodesk Revit suite of products.
Collegiate Winds: Turbines go to College Collegiate Winds: Turbines go to College
By Staci Matlock, ConnectPress Staff Writer Almost 40 college campuses around the U.S. currently have wind turbines; Wisconsins Northland College was among the first.
BIMStorm Planned At EcoBuild Fall in D.C. BIMStorm Planned At EcoBuild Fall in D.C.
By Staci Matlock ConnectPress Staff Writer ONUMA, Inc. uses interactive BIMStorm to teach building professionals the collaborative advantages of BIM in real time.
Rolling Solar: City Tour Pulls into Santa Fe, NM Rolling Solar: City Tour Pulls into Santa Fe, NM
By Staci Matlock, ConnectPress Staff Writer A cloudy day tests the power promise of solar during a 50-city tour across the West; ConnectPress writer Staci Matlock is there to check it out.
Solar Trends: IRECs 2007 Market Report Solar Trends: IRECs 2007 Market Report
By Marilyn Pitts, ConnectPress Editor U.S. Solar Market Trends 2007, a new report from the IREC, reveals that more than 80,000 solar installations were completed in 2007.
Growing with BIM: Burt Hills Decade-Plus Learning Curve Growing with BIM: Burt Hills Decade-Plus Learning Curve
By Staci Matlock, ConnectPress Staff Writer Burt Hills Director of Research Mark Dietrick talks about the international A/E firms decade-long fine-tuning of BIM to fit the companys specific needs.
Planning for Green Efficiency: IES VE Software Planning for Green Efficiency: IES VE Software
By Staci Matlock, ConnectPress Staff Writer IES' VE (Virtual Environment) software packages address a variety of sustainable building challenges.
Crediting Wind Growth: AWEA Report Looks at Wind Industry Crediting Wind Growth: AWEA Report Looks at Wind Industry
Marilyn Pitts, ConnectPress Editor The U.S. is the world leader in wind energy generation but delays in extending the federal tax credit are impacting the 2009 project pipeline.
AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite 2009.1 AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite 2009.1
By Autodesk AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite turns maximum flexibility to competitive advantage.
Flomerics EFD Lab v. 9 Features New Parallel Solver Flomerics EFD Lab v. 9 Features New Parallel Solver
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor User input guides new product release of EFD Lab with focus on performance and usability.
BIM Adoption   Catalyzed by Industry Trends BIM Adoption Catalyzed by Industry Trends
Erin Hoffer and Brad Horst discuss key trends driving BIM adoption, the role of Revit Architecture and even offer a few tips on transitioning to BIM.
A  Small but Mighty Wind: AWEA's Small Wind Industry Report A Small but Mighty Wind: AWEA's Small Wind Industry Report
By Marilyn Pitts, ConnectPress Editor The U.S. small wind turbine market grew 14% and deployed 9.7 MW of new power generating capacity in 2007, according to an AWEA wind industry report.
Autodesk and Bentley Pen New Interoperability Agreement Autodesk and Bentley Pen New Interoperability Agreement
By Staci Matlock, ConnectPress writer Joint agreement aims to put a dent in AEC software interoperability challenge.
2008 Green Building Standards and Certification Roundup 2008 Green Building Standards and Certification Roundup
Compiled by ConnectPress Staff This special report looks at how leaders in the industry are developing and fulfilling certification and standard requirements.
Knowing Your Stuff Knowing Your Stuff
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Learn about some of the certification programs for green building and solar professionals.
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By Staci Matlock ConnectPress Staff Writer Porchscapes, a Low Impact Development and a pilot LEED-ND project, is a 10-acre housing development design for Habitat for Humanity in Arkansas.
Turning Green: Santa Fe, NM Reenergizes Building Codes Turning Green: Santa Fe, NM Reenergizes Building Codes
By Staci Matlock, Connect Press Staff Writer Santa Fe, N.M., is evaluating how it can make its existing building codes more green.
Going For Green Not LEED: Garthwaite Center Going For Green Not LEED: Garthwaite Center
By Staci Matlock, ConnectPress Staff Writer Garthwaite Center for Science and Art achieved LEED Platinum eligibility by following LEED guidelines, but opted for more green features, not LEED certification.
The Economics of LEED-EB: A White Paper Looks at the Costs The Economics of LEED-EB: A White Paper Looks at the Costs
Leonardo Academys white paper reveals that there are many low-cost and no-cost sustainability actions for existing buildings.
Greener Counties: AIA Report Looks at Sustainability Leaders Greener Counties: AIA Report Looks at Sustainability Leaders
By Marilyn Pitts The AIA's Local Leaders in Sustainability: Green Counties looks at what counties are doing to encourage and development green building programs.
Encouraging Green Incentives: AIAs Sustainability Report Encouraging Green Incentives: AIAs Sustainability Report
by Marilyn Pitts The AIAs report on state and local government incentives to boost green building looks at barriers and highlights successful implementation.
Top Green States Regulate LEED Standards Top Green States Regulate LEED Standards
By Staci Matlock, ConnectPress writer New projects must meet the EPA Energy Star Cool Roof program along with meeting basic LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards.
LEED Certification  Whats It All About? LEED Certification Whats It All About?
By Staci Matlock, ConnectPress writer Greater energy and water efficiency plus other green qualities characterize buildings designed and built according to LEED standards.
Green Acronym Soup: Certification and Standards Green Acronym Soup: Certification and Standards
By Marilyn Pitts From LEED to Green Globes to ISO, ASHRAE and NABCEP, ConnectPress looks at green building standards and certification acronyms and green titles.
Surviving the Green Building Certification Maze Surviving the Green Building Certification Maze
By Staci Matlock, ConnectPress Staff Writer This review looks at the major green building certification systems, their costs and how they stack up to each other.
New Acquisitions Boost Building Performance Analysis New Acquisitions Boost Building Performance Analysis
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Hear what Autodesk representatives Jay Bhatt and John Kennedy had to say about the new Autodesk acquisitions of Ecotect and Green Building Studio.
AIA Report Looks at Green County Sustainability Leaders AIA Report Looks at Green County Sustainability Leaders
By Marilyn Pitts AIA's "Local Leaders in Sustainability: Green Counties" documents the spread of green building programs and explores best practices.
HPs DreamColor Display not just for the Animation Industry HPs DreamColor Display not just for the Animation Industry
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Color-accurate monitor is affordable and boasts more than 1 billion colors in a 30-bit, LED- backlit display.
Solar Forecast Still Sunny Side Up Solar Forecast Still Sunny Side Up
By Staci Matlock, ConnectPress Staff Writer Despite a depressed housing market and economic downturn, the solar energy market is still showing substantial growth.
Surviving the Green Building Certification Maze Surviving the Green Building Certification Maze
By Staci Matlock, ConnectPress Staff Writer This review looks at the major green buil