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It's all systems go

A host of new launches will be on display at next week's AEC Systems Show at Olympia. Here's a taster of what to expect

The AEC Systems Show at Olympia on 1921 September should be an exciting event.

It is a godsend for the organisers that the UKis currently overflowing with new launches - those from AutoDesk and Bentley Systems are reviewed on pages 62 and 63. Newest of the new is a company called Revit Technology Corporation which describes itself as 'the creator of the first parametric building modeller for the AEC industry'. At the centre of its offering is a 'context-driven parametric change engine', an idea imported from another industry which, it claims, 'ensures complete consistency of all drawings and documentation in the project'.

But don't go to AEC imagining you are going to buy this technology. This is one set of software that is not for sale. Another part of the Revit revolution is that it is only available by Internet subscription. Advantages, claims the company, include the speed and frequency of updates, and that a practice can tune the number of users as jobs grow or shrink. Revit has lots of money behind it and is planning a major assault on the UK, having already garnered plaudits in the US.

Also at the show: iScraper showing its web-based project-management technology; Autodesk (of course); and LightWork Design previewing its NavisWorks1. 4 design-review solution.

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