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June 13, 2013

» New service helps organizations take advantage of BIM (with video)   IMAGINiT Technologies

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. 

June 12, 2013

» Bentley Systems announces winners of the 2013 Scott Lofgren Student Design Awards, names Bentley Educator of the Year   Bentley Systems Inc.

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. 

» MicroSurvey offers 2D and 3D data management for surveyors   MicroSurvey

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. 

» Anchor Designer software features interactive 3D interface   Simpson Strong-Tie

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. 

June 7, 2013

» HP introduces large-format, ergonomically designed eprinters   HP

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. 

» Leica Geosystems launches mobile mapping solution   Leica Geosystems

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. 

June 6, 2013

» Bentley issues 2013 Be Inspired Awards call for submissions   Bentley Systems Inc.

EXTON, PA. — Bentley Systems, Incorporated is accepting submissions for the 2013 Be Inspired Awards competition. The deadline for entries is July 19, 2013. The awards, which are selected by an independent jury of industry experts, recognize the extraordinary and innovative work of organizations that help sustain the world’s infrastructure by designing, engineering, constructing, delivering, and/or operating better-performing, safer, and more resilient roads, buildings, plants, utility networks, and more. Over 20 award categories cover every aspect of the built environment in this uniquely comprehensive, global competition. 

June 3, 2013

» University of Massachusetts Boston honors Esri president   esri

REDLANDS, Calif. – Jack Dangermond, founder and president of Esri, was presented with an honorary Doctor of Science degree at the University of Massachusetts, Boston’s commencement ceremonies on May 31, 2013.

A landscape architect by training, Dangermond is one of the world’s pioneers in the creation and practice of geographic information systems (GIS); technology used for managing, analyzing, and sharing location-based information for better decision making.

May 31, 2013

» Softree Optimal beta released   Softree Technical Systems Inc.

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Softree Technical Systems Inc. announced the first beta release of Softree Optimal, a new technology for determining the best alignment position. The Softree Optimal technology is independent of design software. However, the first version (beta) has been implemented in RoadEng, the company’s lightweight design software.  

» Ohio River’s East End Bridge to be built with Leica Geosystems technology   Leica Geosystems

NORCROSS, GA. — The Ohio River’s new East End Bridge, which will link Kentucky and Indiana segments of I-265 near Louisville, Ky., will be built using a Leica Geosystems TS15 Robotic Total Station for design and construction survey work, and a Leica HDS7000 laser scanner for tunnel profiling. The purchase decision was made by Bryan Nicholson, survey manager for the project. 

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Win More Work with Innovative Approaches to Project Proposals
Thursday, June 27th, 2013

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Thursday, August 8th, 2013


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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.

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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:

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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.