Jeff Yoders

For five years Jeff Yoders covered IT, CAD, and BIM as Senior Associate Editor of Building Design + Construction. He's a chair at-large of the Associated General Contractors of America's BIM Forum and speaks regularly to audiences about how to transition to digital workflows. Jeff has won four American Society of Business Publications Editors awards.
Posted on May 10, 2011 by Jeff Yoders
Finnish structural BIM software company, Tekla, Inc., has announced that Trimble Navigation, a construction software and hardware manufacturer based in Sunnyvale, Calif., has made an offer of purchase for roughly $485 million ($6 a share).In a statement, Tekla said shareholder Gerako Oy, who holds...
Posted on May 05, 2011 by Jeff Yoders
Autodesk’s popular drawing-sharing and mark-up mobile app, AutoCAD WS was released to the Android market on April 20th and has been downloaded more than 500,000 times since its release.The launch was something that the AutoCAD WS team had been preparing since releasing it as a mobile app for...
Posted on April 22, 2011 by Jeff Yoders
While it’s always nice to see what’s new in Revit 2012 (now with constructability tools!), some of the most valuable information editors and bloggers take from Autodesk’s annual media days in suburban Boston are the actual customer stories presented to the media.This year’s...
Posted on April 11, 2011 by Jeff Yoders
Autodesk invited reporters to its AEC headquarters in Walthan, Mass., this week to unveil its 2012 AEC product line and present its strategy for the next year. Construction, not designed, ruled the two-day event.“The (general) contractor is becoming the most vocal proponent of BIM around the...
Posted on April 05, 2011 by Jeff Yoders
Autodesk has added native 3D mouse support for the Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012, Autodesk Revit Structure 2012, and Autodesk MEP 2012 software applications. Previously users had to download and install plug-ins for their particular 3D mouse.  Carmel, Calif.-based 3D Mouse manufacturer...
Posted on March 25, 2011 by Jeff Yoders
Bluebeam released the newest version of its PDF mark-up/management software this week. Bluebeam PDF Revu 9 and its first premium edition, Revu eXtreme.Major changes for AEC users include the ability to batch-produce PDFs from DWG files thanks to a new AutoCAD plug-in and optical character...
Posted on March 22, 2011 by Jeff Yoders
Autodesk held a webcast Monday, March 21, 2011, to announce the 2012 editions of its subscription software products.The San Rafael, Calif.-based company announced new “suites” for its bundled software, several interoperability enhancements, and a new digital delivery method that allows...
Posted on March 16, 2011 by Jeff Yoders
Boston-based Energy Analysis company Retroficiency has raised $800,000 in a funding round led by Nasdaq-listed energy management firm World Energy Solutions. The web-based service’s efficiency identification and qualification (EIQ) system was launched last week, the same time as the...
Posted on March 07, 2011 by Jeff Yoders
Last week software manufacturer Bentley Systems launched its iWare Apps site. The site is Bentley’s one-stop location for free iWare Apps for enhanced interoperability and links to free training in their use and in-depth reference documentation. Third party developers can also submit their...
Posted on March 01, 2011 by Jeff Yoders
While the focus of the Winter BIM Forum in San Diego, Calif., was ostensibly how BIM design and integrated construction could deliver better building envelopes and enclosures, a consistent theme of BIM for risk management showed up in many of the presentations over the two sunny days.Pat O’...