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Building Regulations, Part LPart L of the latest Building Regulations, which came into force in April 2006, is designed to cut carbon emissions by at least 20 per cent in dwellings and 27 per cent in other buildings, compared to the previous 2002 regulations. AEC Magazine discusses the implications for the building industry with CADline

Making light workThere are a whole host of approaches to lighting indoor spaces, which all have relative strengths and weaknesses. In the first part of a four-part comparison of these interior lighting methods, Darren Brooker walks us through lighting in conjunction with radiosity rendering.

Interview: Huw Roberts, BentleyAEC Magazine

The DWG conundrumAt Autodesk

Design mattersAutodesk sponsored the American Pavilion at this year

InterviewMartyn Day caught up with Joe Croser, Bentley

CADlineFor those that have purchased AutoCAD Revit Building Series, the temptation is to continue to use AutoCAD for fabrication detailing, but CADline

BIM for structural designMore than simply a collection of tools for representing designs and engineering parameters, BIM is a practical technology shift that directly benefits engineers

ImageWhile MicroStation was almost totally re-architected in the V8 release, with Bentley adding considerable new functionality and a powerful new file format, the graphics engine had yet to be replaced and the inte rface was

RevitAfter much anticipation, Autodesk has finally launched its new Structural Design tool, Revit Structure, into the UK market. But what is the target market, why has it been introduced at Version 3 and what happened to 1 & 2? CADline’s Paul Woddy explains.

BentleyBentley Systems recently held a major user event in the Czech Republic to launch the long awaited MicroStation V8 XM, unveil ProjectWise StartPoint for entry-level collaboration and announce major enhancements to its Select program.


Tony FlynnOver the last few years it’s all gone a bit quiet on the marketing front at Bentley Systems. Martyn Day caught up with Tony Flynn, Bentley’s VP of marketing, to find out exactly what the multidisciplinary AEC and infrastructure CAD company has been up to.

Transformable structuresChuck Hoberman is an unusual mix of inventor, artist and mechanical engineer. He has become internationally renowned for his innovative folding structures, art installations, medical tools and toys.

OceOc? recently unveiled a new range of high-productivity wide format print, copy and scan systems. AEC Magazine’s Consulting Editor, John Marchant reports from the launch event, held at Oc?’s headquarters in Venlo, The Netherlands.

Brunton Boobyer housePete Baxter, Northern European sales director, Autodesk Building Solutions Division, looks at the ways 3D CAD images can be used beyond the design department and how they can significantly enhance customer service.

Autodesk Civil 3D 2006Once a year Autodesk holds an event for its customer to come and learn about the tools they use every day, to hear about future plans and see forthcoming technology in action, including the new 3D tools scheduled for the next release of AutoCAD.

BentleyAEC hasn't covered Bentley Systems' civil engineering products for a while, so Martyn Day caught up with Gregg Herrin, Global Marketing Director, Civil, to discuss the company's 'somewhat overcrowded' civils product portfolio.