Thursday, January 13, 2011

Article on - well worth reading and knowing this information (developments in BIM, Bluebeam also mentioned)

I just wanted to let my blog-readers know about an outstanding article on the web-site of

You can locate that article at this Internet address:

The article (that I've provided you an Internet address for) was authored by Dr. Lachmi Khemiani. I've read several of her other articles, in the past, and she is an outstanding author and provides terrific information, generally in great detail.

She recently visited "Autodesk" University 2010, and, subsequently, she authored an extensive, well detailed article covering her observations. For those of you who want to keep up on developments related to "BIM", this article is a "must read." The article also mentions Bluebeam's products.

I cannot publish the "full" article, but I have, below, posted a couple of the paragraphs that appeared in Dr. Lachmi's article, simply to wet your interest enough to go to AEC bytes to read the full article.

You can access the full article at this Internet address:

About the Author

Lachmi Khemlani is founder and editor of AECbytes. She has a Ph.D. in Architecture from UC Berkeley, specializing in intelligent building modeling, and consults and writes on AEC technology. She can be reached at


AECbytes "Building the Future" Article (December 14, 2010)

AEC Exhibitor Highlights from Autodesk University 2010

This is an excerpt from the first section of her article:

"Last week, we took an extended look at the highlights of the general session of Autodesk University 2010, held in Las Vegas earlier this month, and the host of new solutions that Autodesk is developing for the AEC industry. This article provides an overview of several AEC-related applications that were on display at the Exhibit Hall at Autodesk University, where close to 120 exhibitors were showing hardware and software solutions that work with Autodesk products. There were a large number of Revit add-on applications as well as additional tools extending the BIM capabilities of Autodesk applications in different ways, and several additional software and hardware solutions, both from regular exhibitors as well as new ones. While I was not able to visit all the booths, I did my best to see as many AEC-related products as possible."

The other "section headings" of her article where these:

* Revit Add-ons

* Additional Tools Extending the Capabilities of BIM

* Other Software and Hardware Solutions

This is an excerpt from the "other software and hardware" section of her report (and this section mentions Blubeam's products):

"There were several additional AEC-related software solutions on display at the Exhibit Hall at Autodesk University. Bluebeam, best known for its PDF Revu application for PDF creation, editing, and markup, continues to add to its product family. Following the launch of Bluebeam Studio, which enables digital collaboration on PDF drawings and documents in real-time, at the AIA National Convention this year (see the article, New Technology Solutions Exhibited at AIA 2010 Expo), Bluebeam has introduced two new advanced solutions: Bluebeam Q, an enterprise server-based solution for companies that want to centrally control and automate PDF publishing and processing; and bFX, which extends the power of Bluebeam’s PDF markup tools to files stored in remote locations such as online project management systems, plan rooms, and websites. These solutions were being demonstrated at Autodesk University to show how project teams can take electronic publishing and paperless workflows to the next level."

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