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May 31, 2013

» InterCloud Systems launches cloud services platform   InterCloud Systems, Inc.

BOCA RATON, FLA. — InterCloud Systems, Inc., a global single-source provider of value-added services for both corporate enterprises and telecommunications service providers, announced the formal launch of its InterCloudVm cloud services platform. The InterCloudVm is an enterprise grade platform, designed to offer both medium and large customers customizable infrastructure and applications that meet their stringent security and performance level needs without the associated capital expenditures. 

» Hagerman & Company announces Autodesk 2014 Webcast Series   Hagerman & Company, Inc.

MT. ZION, ILL. — Hagerman & Company, Inc., one of the nation’s largest Autodesk value-added resellers, will host a variety of webcasts throughout June and July, to highlight the latest offerings in Autodesk 2014 software. The Discover What’s New webcast series will focus on the latest developments in software applications. 

» HCSS unveils Time Card for Smartphones   HCSS

SUGAR LAND, TEXAS — Construction software developer HCSS added a mobile phone time card to its selection of mobile apps available for smartphones and tablets. The mobile phone time card app allows foremen and superintendents in the field to enter time and see job production data on their smartphones. 

» Trimble’s Quantm alignment planning system selected for two Russian high-speed rail lines   Trimble

SUNNYVALE, CALIF. — The Russian High-Speed Rail Authority chose Trimble’s Quantm system to investigate alternatives for two high-speed rail lines. The Quantm technology will allow the Russian High-Speed Rail Authority to rapidly view a wide range of alternatives, considering the social, environmental, and design constraints and present preferred options to stakeholders for public consultation during 2013. 

» Transoft Solutions releases microsite in support of new rail analysis software   Transoft Solutions

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Transoft Solutions, developers of CAD transportation engineering software, launched a new microsite,, in support of its upcoming release of a new railway analysis software solution. Drawing from the AutoTURN engine, the software will assist rail designers and planners with dynamic and static vehicle envelope analysis and enables them to quickly plan and check routes, station platforms and crossings, accommodating for clearances. The software automates a process that planners have been doing manually for years, saving valuable time for other project demands. 

May 21, 2013

» Autodesk expands AutoCAD 360 with mobile and web apps   Autodesk

SAN RAFAEL, CALIF. — Autodesk, Inc. is expanding AutoCAD 360 (formerly AutoCAD WS), a line of easy-to-use web and mobile drafting and documentation applications that let users view, create, edit, and share drawings — anytime, anywhere. The company said that the success of AutoCAD WS to date with more than 12 million downloads worldwide and more than 2 million monthly active users revealed the pervasive market demand for sophisticated mobile design capabilities. The expansion of the AutoCAD 360 product line improves collaboration and delivers new and simplified ways to work with CAD on mobile devices and web browsers. 

» BIM Perspectives offers best practices for collaborative design   Microsol Resources

NEW YORK — In recent years, designers in the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) community have embraced a new methodology using building information models (BIM) as the basis for a collaborative design process to meet the challenges of today’s increasingly complex and demanding project requirements. BIM Perspectives, May 30, 2013, in New York City, is tailored to look into the multi-disciplinary project team and their best practices for using BIM as a basis for a collaborative design and construction process. Attendees will hear from leading practitioners from architectural, engineering, and construction perspectives. 

May 20, 2013

» Learn to bring real-time, streaming data into maps   Esri

REDLANDS, CALIF. — Esri's ArcGIS GeoEvent Processor for Server brings live data into a geographic information system (GIS) and issues alerts when specified conditions occur — all in real time. To learn how to use this new ArcGIS for Server extension, attend a free, live training seminar, "Real-Time GIS with ArcGIS GeoEvent Processor for Server," on May 23, 2013. 

May 15, 2013

» Bentley announces availability of WaterCAD and WaterGEMS V8i (SELECTseries 4)   Bentley Systems Inc.

EXTON, PA. — Bentley Systems, Incorporated, announced the immediate availability of its new WaterCAD and WaterGEMS V8i (SELECTseries 4) information modeling software releases for the analysis and design of water distribution systems. New operations-related capabilities help utilities optimize the efficiency of water distribution systems, minimizing operational costs. For example, utilities can now aggregate energy costs across pumping stations and factor in complex tariffs as well as non-model-related energy costs, such as energy used for HVAC and SCADA systems, to perform net present value analyses of their operating scenarios. This enables modelers to determine the most cost-efficient strategy. 

May 14, 2013

» SITEOPS releases Residential Parceling module   BLUERIDGE Analytics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — BLUERIDGE Analytics, provider of SITEOPS, optimization software for land development, announced the release of the Residential Parceling module. According to the company, the new Residential Parceling tool will empower engineers, architects, and land planners to optimize lot layouts in residential subdivisions in a fraction of the time it takes with CAD systems. 

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CE News Webcast Series:

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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.