LOS ANGELES AND YEHUD, ISRAEL — Psomas announced that it has formed a partnership with TaKaDu, a global leader in water network monitoring. Both companies are partnering to serve the Unites States market by offering TaKaDu’s Software-as-a-Service solution to monitor water distribution networks.
SAN FRANCISCO — VIZERRA announced the release of REVIZTO 1.2, interactive 3-D visualization and collaboration software for the AEC industry. For owners, architects, engineers and contractors who are dissatisfied with complex tools for project visualization, Revizto is a simple visual collaboration platform for building projects. Revizto uses 3-D gaming technology to make visual building information models accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
Vancouver, B.C. — Transoft Solutions announced AutoTURN Rail 3D as its latest addition to the AutoTURN family. Incorporating the AutoTURN engine, the software functionality allows users to move from 2D to a 3D environment, providing a clearer picture of the clearance envelopes and how they might interact with obstructions along any rail alignment.
VALLEY FORGE, PA. — Gannett Fleming representatives introduced TAROS, a suite of traction power system simulator software tools designed to meet the design and engineering requirements of railroad and rail transit projects, during the 2013 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Rail Conference in Philadelphia, Pa. Through TAROS, users can model both alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) traction power systems. The software provides users with the ability to create model databases, manage network configurations and train schedules, and generate analysis reports quickly.
FRAMINGHAM, MASS. — Rand Worldwide’s IMAGINiT Technologies division launched its Civil 3D Health Check service. This analysis performed by IMAGINiT experts is an in-depth investigation into an organization’s processes using Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D. The Health Check aims to provide companies with a proven path to collaborative workgroup productivity.
EXTON, PA. — Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced the winners of Bentley LEARNservices’ 2013 Scott Lofgren Student Design Awards, recently renamed in honor of the late Scott Lofgren, Bentley global director, who tirelessly advocated for academic programs that help young people learn technical skills in preparation for careers in engineering. Bentley also named Dr. Francelina Neto of California State Polytechnic University Pomona as Bentley Educator of the Year.
WEST KELOWNA, B.C. — MicroSurvey, the maker of MicroSurvey CAD and the MapScenes System, released three software versions optimized to make full use of datasets from the new Leica Nova MS50 MultiStation. MicroSurvey CAD Ultimate 2013, MicroSurvey CAD Studio 2013 and MapScenes PointCloud 2013 provide complete point cloud and Leica Nova MS50 support in an intuitive interface that, according to the company, allows users to quickly and easily integrate 3D point cloud data into their workflows.
PLEASANTON, CALIF. — Simpson Strong-Tie introduces its Anchor Designer professional designer software to comply with ACI 318, ETAG and CSA code requirements. The software features a fully interactive 3D graphical user interface with intuitive navigation and real-time design.
PALO ALTO, CALIF. — HP introduced two web-connected, large-format printers with a new ergonomic design for architecture, engineering, construction and design professionals. The new HP Designjet T920 and T1500 ePrinter series are designed to help busy workgroups complete work efficiently and meet deadlines by printing correctly from the start with true print previews and delivering fast, high-quality prints. Additionally, these devices help users on the go access, view and print projects from the cloud so they can collaborate easily with remote teams.
NORCROSS, GA. — Leica Pegasus:One allows service providers to use their existing terrestrial scanner in profiler mode for mobile mapping. Pegasus:One is vehicle independent and comes self-contained in two Pelican cases — simply fly in, map, and fly out.
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.