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Why BIM needs the cloud for true online collaboration

Why BIM needs the cloud for true online collaboration
BIM is an exciting development for the entire construction industry - from architects to CAD designers to contractors, it should make the industry more efficient and more productive. And by using the cloud to work on, edit and share design models, BIM can really achieve its potential.

CAD in the cloud: when is it right for you?

CAD in the cloud: when is it right for you?

Trusty desktop-based CAD software has been the staple of designers for decades. In the last few years however, there’s been growing interest in the potential of delivering CAD via the cloud – with plenty of claims and counterclaims about its strengths and weaknesses.

Despite all the hype, the cloud isn’t a silver bullet to all business problems – it’s just one new way of using your CAD software. For some designers, the cloud will be ideal, for others, not so much.

So, when is the cloud right for you, and how should you decide?