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July 16, 2013

» Savoy Computing releases AutoTrack 11   Savoy Computing

KENT, U.K. — AutoTrack 11 builds upon solid foundations as the latest major version of the world’s first swept path analysis software for modelling vehicle movements. Extending vehicle modeling and highway based design capabilities into the next generation; AutoTrack’s day to day role in worldwide project delivery has been consolidated by the inclusion of a new user centred feature-set of 2D and 3D technologies. 

July 10, 2013

» BrickControl cloud computing software service manages construction projects   BrickControl

MADRID, SPAIN — BrickControl is a web software service that uses cloud computing technology to allow users to manage construction projects in a simple way. It covers all phases of the project, including budgeting, planning, estimates, execution and control. It is aimed at companies of all sizes whose activities relate to the building sector (construction companies, architects, engineers, reformers and other related activities). 

» AeroMetric announces GeoApps family of geospatial cloud solutions   AeroMetric

SAN DIEGO — At the 2013 Esri User Conference, AeroMetric announced GeoApps, a new family of geospatial cloud solutions that operationalize geospatial data and services from their acquisition in any sensor through its deployment within the enterprise. GeoApps leverage AeroMetric’s capabilities in collection, processing, and Enterprise GIS as well as its end-markets expertise to transform traditional mapping deliverables into actionable decision-making and operational tools that are integrated in the client's work environment. 

» Leica Geosystems appoints mobile mapping manager   Leica Geosystems

NORCROSS, GA. — Leica Geosystems hired Bradley E. Adams, P.E., as Mobile Mapping Manager, NAFTA. In his new role, Adams will apply his business development and executive management expertise to lead the implementation and strategic growth of Leica Geosystems’ innovative mobile mapping solutions. 

» Global ‘Inspirations in Engineering’ Competition 2013 announces jury members   Nemetschek Scia

HERK-DE-STAD, BELGIUM — The Nemetschek Structural Group announced the names of the nine jurors who will gather to assess all contest submissions in the biennial “Inspirations in Engineering” contest. Contest entries will be judged on their originality, level of difficulty, prestige and the innovative use of software. Special consideration goes to projects illustrating the best practical application of Open BIM. 

» Trimble introduces new Spectra Precision RD20 wireless remote laser display for construction   Trimble

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Trimble introduced today the Spectra Precision RD20 wireless in-cab remote display, expanding its laser machine display portfolio for construction. The RD20 works with the new wireless LR laser receivers to provide grade information to help operators increase productivity and improve safety.

June 28, 2013

» Bentley Systems announces availability of Bentley Utilities Designer   Bentley Systems Inc.

EXTON, PA. — Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced the immediate availability of Bentley Utilities Designer, a comprehensive application for the streamlined design and management of electric, gas, water, and wastewater utility networks. The new software advances the building information modeling (BIM) objectives of faster/earlier design decisions and the creation of better-performing, intelligent utility infrastructure through the use of information modeling. 

» S-FRAME Software releases update of Structural Office R11   S-FRAME Software Inc.

VANCOUVER, B.C. — S-FRAME Software Inc. announced the point release of S-FRAME Structural Office R11. This point release, now available to new and existing customers, provides updates such as Composite Beam Design, Revit 2014 support, additional Tekla Bi-Directional support features, and updated S-CALC interface features to Revit and Tekla. 

June 26, 2013

» Thames Tideway Tunnel Project standardizes on Bentley’s ProjectWise   Bentley Systems Inc.

EXTON, PA. — Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that the Thames Tideway Tunnel team has standardized on Bentley’s ProjectWise to provide collaboration, work sharing, and engineering content management for Thames Water’s Thames Tideway Tunnel project. The project is designed to address the issue of combined sewage discharges from London’s Victorian-era sewer system that enter the tidal River Thames, and thereby enhance water quality and help sustain the river for future generations. CH2M HILL is serving as program manager for the $6.1 billion project. 

» Artec Group announces the integration of AICON 3D Systems' photogrammetry tool with Artec 3D scanners.   Artec

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Artec will integrate AICON's ScanReference photogrammetry solution with Artec Eva and Spider 3D scanners. This will allow users to attain higher accuracy in their results which then can be used in such industrial spheres as quality assurance, mass production and metrology.

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Thursday, December 12th, 2013


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