PORTLAND, ORE. — XP Solutions announced the next advancement of industry standard stormwater, wastewater and flood modeling software programs, XPSWMM and XPSTORM with XP2D. Driven by user requests as well as industry demands, this latest iteration of one of the longest standing modeling programs includes important features that address pressing issues in our developing world.
AUSTIN, TEXAS — The data management tool highway officials and contractors use to optimize pavement construction has just been re-released as a faster tool with expanded capabilities. Veda 2.0 was developed by specialty pavement engineering firm The Transtec Group (Transtec), funded by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), and provides powerful data management and analysis for paving operations.
EXTON, PA. — Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced the immediate availability of Bentley Map Mobile, empowering users to view and act upon Bentley Map geospatial information through mobile devices. With the new Bentley App, infrastructure professionals can readily share geospatial data with non-GIS specialists in the field, including installation and maintenance teams, construction and engineering technicians, and inspectors. This enhanced information mobility provides these specialists with continuous, real-time access to up-to-date geospatial information about the landbase; utility, telecommunications, and transportation networks; and other spatially managed infrastructure that they support in the field. The first release of Bentley Map Mobile runs on Android-based devices.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF. — Corecon Technologies announced updates to Corecon V7, a web-based estimating and project management software suite for general contractors, builders, developers, engineering and professional service firms. The program provides modules for business development, estimating, bid management, contract administration, procurement, time tracking, document control, correspondence and scheduling.
VANCOUVER, B.C. — S-FRAME Software Inc., developer of structural engineering software solutions, announced a new online training curriculum that augments the current S-FRAME Software in-person training offerings. The content has been created based upon feedback from hundreds of clients around the world who are looking to further their modeling and simulation capabilities. The S-FRAME training curriculum is designed to be delivered in a short, yet focused online format, making it convenient for the practicing engineer to attend and eliminating the need to travel for extended periods.
RESTON, VA. — Have you ever dropped a stick into a river and wondered where it might go if it floated all the way downstream? Now you can trace its journey using Streamer, a new on-line service from the National Atlas of the United States. Streamer is an online map service that lets anyone trace downstream along America’s major rivers and streams simply by picking a point on a stream. Streamer will map the route the stream follows. Users can also trace upstream using Streamer.
NORCROSS, GA. — Following the overwhelming response to the introduction of the Leica Nova MS50 MultiStation at HxGN LIVE in Las Vegas on June 5, Leica Geosystems is launching Nova Live Tours in several locations around the U.S. and Canada. The events will give spatial data management professionals a firsthand look at the new solution that combines the most advanced total station technology with 3D laser scanning, imaging and GNSS positioning in a single instrument, along with the opportunity to learn how to maximize their use of 3D.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Common Ground Alliance (CGA), a stakeholder-run organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the people who dig near them, launched an online utility damage prevention technology information source called VAULT. The database, which can be accessed at www.cga-vault.com, can be used to identify technologies that help reduce damages to the more than 100 billion feet of underground facilities in the United States.
FRAMINGHAM, MASS. ― Rand Worldwide announced that its IMAGINiT Technologies division has released the new Import from Google Utility and Point Station and Offset Report Utility for IMAGINiT’s Utilities for Civil 3D. In addition to the new utilities, IMAGINiT has also enhanced the existing AutoOffset Utility to include compatibility with the 2014 version of Autodesk Civil 3D.
DUBUQUE, IOWA — Eagle Point Software Corporation, an Autodesk AEC Industry Partner, announced the addition of Autodesk 2014 resources to Pinnacle Series, which enables AEC organizations to immediately take advantage of the new features found in the latest Autodesk software and increase overall productivity. Pinnacle Series Workflows, Cheat Sheets, Videos and Live Training Classes are updated to include support for the 2014 Autodesk products.
Win More Work with Innovative Approaches to Project Proposals Thursday, June 27th, 2013
How can you make your project proposals stand out in order to win work without losing time and money?
In this presentation, you’ll learn about new ways to quickly create more realistic proposals of design alternatives that demonstrate a better understanding of project needs, more clearly explain project designs, and help you win work.
Get to 30% Design Faster Thursday, August 8th, 2013
Once you win an infrastructure project, how does your team provide owners, review agencies, clients and other stakeholders with a more solid understanding of your design intent?
This webcast presentation will present innovative approaches that show how you can easily combine 2D CAD, GIS, raster, and 3D models, enabling you to accelerate your infrastructure design process. It will also show how you can easily use rich visualizations to validate design decisions faster.
Get to “Yes” Faster with Agency and Community Stakeholders Thursday, September 12th, 2013
Review agencies need to understand and approve projects before they can be built, but the approval process is often slow and linear. Non-technical public stakeholders, such as surrounding residents and business owners, struggle understanding 2D plans and their confusion can lead to expensive roadblocks.
Learn how you can use compelling simulations and animated 3D visualizations to better communicate project alternatives and community impact in a format that is more interactive and easily understood by agencies and non-technical audiences alike.
The Autodesk BIM Specialist Certification for Roads and Highways: A Quick Spin Thursday, October 24th, 2013
Learn more about the Autodesk BIM Specialist Certification for Roads and Highways using the Autodesk® Infrastructure Design Suite 2014. We’ll give you information about:
• The authorized training guide
• The certification exam
• Learning objectives
• A BIM workflow for road and highway design
Using the training guide, you will learn how to employ a BIM process using the tools in the Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite in order to more fully realize the benefits of this intelligent, model-based approach: better understanding of the project, improved accuracy and efficiency, and more agility to respond quickly to changes at anytime, anywhere.
Practical Workflows for the Civil Engineer Thursday, December 12th, 2013
You are already creating rich 3D models, but how can you more fully leverage this model to enhance every phase of infrastructure project workflow?
This webcast will show you how to use your rich, 3D models to gain greater visibility into projects, develop deeper insights into constructability, and identify and resolve issues virtually before breaking ground.