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April 3, 2013

» Bentley releases OpenRoads Technology across InRoads, GEOPAK, MXROAD, and country-specific PowerCivil products   Bentley Systems Inc.

EXTON, PA. — Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced the immediate availability of the V8i (SELECTseries 3) releases of its InRoads, GEOPAK, and MXROAD products, and the forthcoming SELECTseries 3 releases of its country-specific PowerCivil products throughout 2013. All of the products now share the powerful and unifying capabilities of Bentley’s OpenRoads technology, advancing through information modeling for multi-disciplinary roadway teams “BIM” objectives such as better design decisions, increased construction awareness, and interoperability for asset management. 

» TerraGo, Wiser announce partnership to further development of enhanced location intelligence solutions   Wiser Company

ATLANTA and MURFREESBORO, TENN. — Wiser Company and TerraGo announced a strategic partnership that will allow for the coupling of TerraGo’s location intelligence and geospatial collaboration solutions and Wiser’s analysis and visualization platform in order to advance location intelligence and foster situational awareness across a broad range of industries, including defense and intelligence, oil and gas, public safety, and state and local governments. 

» S-FRAME Software releases S-VIEW visualization tool   S-FRAME Software

VANCOUVER, B.C. — S-FRAME Software Inc., developer of structural engineering software, introduced an S-FRAME visualization tool called S-VIEW. The product is included with S-FRAME Analysis R11, but it can also be utilized standalone from S-FRAME Analysis. S-VIEW is a new model and results viewer. 

March 29, 2013

» Trimble delivers Proliance 5.6 software for enhanced management and analysis of large construction programs    Trimble

SUNNYVALE, Calif. —Trimble introduced today Proliance 5.6 software for managing capital planning, building and renovation processes across large infrastructure programs. The new release features a range of productivity and usability advancements — including a dashboard interface for PC and iPad users—designed to boost efficiencies, improve mobile access and reduce design-build-operate (DBO) costs.

» Bentley announces immediate availability of powerful new Navigator Mobile app for the iPad leveraging next generation of i-models    Bentley

EXTON, Pa. – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced the immediate availability of the new Navigator Mobile app, providing unrivalled 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.

March 26, 2013

» Autodesk announces appointment of Tom Georgens to BOD   Autodesk

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Autodesk Inc., (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced the appointment of Tom Georgens, chief executive officer, president and director of NetApp, Inc., to its Board of Directors, effective March 21, 2013.

March 20, 2013

» Phoenix Project Manager 4.0 available   Phoenix Project Management Systems

SALT LAKE CITY — Phoenix Project Management Systems announced version 4.0 of Phoenix Project Manager, with improved system performance and new capabilities to build high quality projects and simplify integrations with other industry leading tools. 

» S-FRAME Software provides BIM-CAD link updates to S-FRAME Structural Office R11   S-FRAME Software

VANCOUVER, B.C. — S-FRAME Software Inc., developer of structural engineering software solutions introduced new BIM/CAD links within S-FRAME Structural Office R11. Two new bi-directional links between S-FRAME Structural Office R11 and BIM solutions Revit and Tekla will be released with R11. A new DXF import link will also be available within R11. 

» IT director joins McKim & Creed   McKim & Creed, Inc.

RALEIGH, N.C. — McKim & Creed, Inc., an engineering, geomatics and planning firm with offices throughout the U.S., announced that Jay Gulledge joined the company’s Raleigh, N.C., office as information technology director. 

March 15, 2013

» FEMA receives Esri’s Making a Difference Award   Esri

REDLANDS, CALIF. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) efforts to assist after the destruction of Superstorm Sandy — including its first-of-its-kind mapping platform, the GeoPlatform — were recognized by Esri at its annual Federal GIS Conference held in Washington, D.C., Feb. 25–27. The company honored FEMA with its prestigious Making a Difference Award, which recognizes organizations doing exemplary work using geospatial technology. The award was presented Wednesday, Feb. 27, at a special ceremony that included FEMA management and Esri president Jack Dangermond. 

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