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April 17, 2013

» Autodesk unveils Building Design Suite 2014   Autodesk

SAN RAFAEL, CALIF. — Autodesk announced Autodesk Building Design Suite 2014, a comprehensive software portfolio that combines Building Information Modeling (BIM) and CAD tools to help building and construction professionals design, simulate, visualize, and build better buildings. Available in three versions — Standard, Premium, and Ultimate — Autodesk Building Design Suite allows architects, engineers, and contractors to benefit from the Autodesk portfolio of intelligent model-based design software and expanded cloud services. 

» Bentley’s new Navigator Mobile app for the iPad leverages next-generation i-models   Bentley Systems Inc.

EXTON, PA. — Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced the immediate availability of the new Navigator Mobile app, providing review of 3D models on the iPad, and the next generation of Bentley’s i-models, which serve as containers for open infrastructure information exchange. Navigator Mobile enables construction workers in the field, architects and engineers on the move, and other project stakeholders to navigate — online or offline — 3D architecture, engineering, and construction models intuitively and fully using i-models, as well as to browse a broad range of project documents in various formats. 

» Nemetschek Scia previews centralized BIM solution for steel fabrication   Nemetschek Scia

ST. LOUIS, MO. — Nemetschek Scia will preview Scia Steel Manager — claimed to be the first centralized Building Information Modeling (BIM) solution for the steel fabrication industry — beginning through Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel. This exclusive event is open to fabricators who are using SDS/2 and/or Tekla for steel detailing. 

» IES Consulting undertake the next generation of LEED measurement and verification   IES Consulting

BOULDER, COLO. — Architectural Energy Corporation (AEC) worked with IES Consulting, using its new VE-Scan technology, to carry out a measurement and verification (M&V) plan of energy and water conservation measures for Casey Middle School. The cutting-edge technology developed by IES Research & Development division means that real data from a building management system (BMS), can be used to calibrate IES’ software models. 

April 16, 2013

» Trimble introduces new Spectra Precision Laser Tool for interior construction   Trimble

MUNICH – Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today the new Spectra Precision LT20 Crossline Laser Tool. The LT20 is an easy-to-use, automatic self-leveling laser tool that projects ultra-bright horizontal and vertical lines. The highly versatile laser tool can replace a level, square, plumb bob, chalk and optical instrument for increased accuracy and faster completion on the interior construction jobsite.

April 8, 2013

» Siemens and Bentley extend collaboration to the process industry   Bentley

NUREMBERG, Germany – The Siemens Industry Automation Division and Bentley Systems announced at the Hannover Messe that they are stepping up their strategic collaboration, focusing on the process industry sector in fields such as chemicals, energy, pharmaceuticals, and oil and gas. Both companies are targeting increased interoperability between the Comos engineering software solution from Siemens and Bentley’s OpenPlant 2D/3D system for plant design and construction.

April 5, 2013

» A Winning Combination: ArchiCAD, ArchDaily and Portuguese architecture   GRAPHISOFT

BUDAPEST – GRAPHISOFT, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) architectural software developer, is pleased to announce that several ArchiCAD-designed buildings by Portuguese architects have finished with high marks in the annual ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards.

April 4, 2013

» Applied Software wins 2013 Autodesk Platinum Club Award   Applied Software

ATLANTA – Applied Software, an Autodesk Platinum Partner based in Atlanta, Ga., and provider of AutoCAD and BIM professional services, workflow solutions, support and training, today announced it received the 2013 Autodesk Platinum Club award for new product revenue growth year over year. In 2012, the company won the Platinum Club award for marketing and in 2011, for reseller of the year. This year’s win marks the seventh year that Applied Software has achieved the Autodesk Platinum Club honor.

April 3, 2013

» CSC to release Tedds 2013    CSC

This month leading structural software developer, CSC, will release Tedds 2013, a ground breaking new version of its structural calculation software. Up to twice as fast as its predecessor and compatible with Microsoft Word 2013, Tedds 2013 includes a new and fully integrated 2D frame analysis application and many new and enhanced calculations to Australian codes.

» Autodesk unveils 2014 Civil Infrastructure Design software   Autodesk

 SAN RAFAEL, CALIF. — Autodesk announced its 2014 portfolio of software and cloud services for civil infrastructure planning, design, construction and management that will help accelerate the industry’s adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for infrastructure. The BIM process enables the creation and use of an intelligent model to facilitate coordination, communication, analysis and simulation, project management and collaboration during the infrastructure design and construction process, and is increasingly becoming a standard workflow in the industry. Autodesk’s new 2014 portfolio of software and cloud services for civil for infrastructure is highlighted by new Autodesk InfraWorks software and Autodesk ReCap software. 

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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?

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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?

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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:

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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.