Allowing staff to use their own laptops, tablets and smartphones for work needs careful management
Before upgrading your design software, know exactly what you want to achieve
Can a practice combine the security of using its own mail server with the perks of a cloud-based service?
Make sure you won’t lose critical data or internet connectivity in the event of an IT disaster
Impersonators pose as UK architects to engage lawyers’ services in the US
Cadfaster offers real-time conversations around 3D digital models — even on low-spec PCs or iPads
Say goodbye to awkward design archives
Discover how to update-proof your practice
Increasingly architects are considering setting up a business on their own for the first time.
In an ideal situation major software upgrades would coincide with your workstation replacement cycle and you would always reap the benefits of new software hand in hand with new hardware.
The building information model (bim) strategy of using a virtual 3D model to coordinate the design process and generate 2D drawings and schedules has obvious attractions
New cloud-based solutions can help architects keep track of their communications with current and future clients
Google’s foray into the PC market is a laptop — but not as we know it
Cloud software is making it easier for architects to be more flexible
Next generation of mobiles will help practices keep up to speed
Photorealistic rendering of computer models is increasingly an essential part of an architect’s presentation armoury.
The pros and cons of wireless networking
Electronic publishing is gaining popularity, and may provide opportunities to present your work in a more accessible manner
Autodesk has consolidated its grip on the cad software market with the release of three software applications for the Apple Mac platform.
Given the diversity of size, budgets and cad requirements of the many professionals, trades and manufacturers involved in the construction industry, it is inevitable that the preferred software used for computer-aided design will vary.