January 11, 2012
» Autodesk and Pitney Bowes Software Enter Strategic Alliance Agreement
Autodesk teams up with Pitney Bowes for development of solutions to help infrastructure owners and AEC organizations make more informed decisions and drive greater efficiencies across the plan, design, build, manage lifecycle of infrastructure.
January 3, 2012
» Autodesk releases Kindle Fire version of AutoCAD WS
Autodesk has released a new version of its AutoCAD WS mobile app for the Amazon Kindle Fire. The Kindle Fire runs Google's Android OS, which the fire runs a heavily customized version of, but a separate app had to made for it to run on the Kindle Fire tablet PC and sold in the Amazon.com app store.
December 22, 2011
» Autodesk acquires free-form modeler T-Splines
San Rafael, Calif.-based Autodesk, Inc., has acquired technology-related assets from T-Splines Inc., a privately-held surface modeling software company, based in Provo, Utah. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“The technology acquisition will strengthen our Digital Prototyping portfolio with more flexible free-form modeling and will help achieve even closer integration between industrial design and engineering workflows,” said Buzz Kross, senior vice president, Manufacturing Industry at Autodesk in a statement. “T-Splines technology will benefit designers and engineers that require watertight surfaces for downstream analysis and manufacturing.”
» Newforma creates android and iPad app for punch lists
Manchester, NH-based Newforma recently released a new application for tablet devices to help construction professionals document and complete punch lists faster. Newforma Punch List is an extension of the company's project information management (PIM) solution that is today used by more than 50,000 AEC professionals.
December 15, 2011
» Tekla annouces 2011 BIM awards
Winners for the three categories in the Tekla Global BIM Awards Competition 2011 were chosen this week by a jury of experts. The winner of the BIM Project category was Skanska Finland’s head office, Manskun Rasti in Helsinki, Finland. The steel award went to the Peace Bridge project in Derry, Northern Ireland, and the concrete award to the Urban Superway in Adelaide, Australia. Special recognition was given to the Holmenkollen Ski Jump in Oslo, Norway.
» ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android OS released
Today, Esri released the ArcGIS Runtime Software Development Kit (SDK) for the Android platform. Available at no cost from the Esri Resource Center, ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android enables organizations to build and deploy powerful geospatial solutions that extend GIS to a wider audience via Android Market
December 12, 2011
» XP Software changes name to XP Solutions
XP Software, a creator of water collection system modeling software, announced today the evolution of its global brand to XP Solutions. XP Solution’s package, XPSWMM, and its sister product, XPSTORM, are packages for modeling the generation of runoff and the transport of flows and pollutants, throughout drainage systems ranging from pipe drainage systems up to large river systems.
» Corecon releases TeamLink Portal
Corecon Technologies new collaboration tool connects employees and gives project owners and other outside team members secure, real-time access to project information increasing communication,construction quality and reducing changes in the field and shortening schedules.
December 9, 2011
» GreenWizard starts offering design scenarios for LEED certification
GreenWizard – a cloud-based product management and information-sharing website that simplifies building material selection, collaboration, and building modeling to optimize green building and LEED credits – recently announced that it is now offering architects the ability to run assessments for design credits, in addition to traditional product-specific LEED credits.
December 7, 2011
» NIBS releases AEC data needs report
National Institute of Building Sciences
The National Institute of Building Sciences' High-Performance Building Data Collection Initiative released a report recently addressing the data needs of the building industry now that the Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) is no longer scheduled for release by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
CIO Challenges at Mid-sized & Large A / E Firms
Coming in May
Today’s CIOs and IT leadership face many challenges: from integrating disparate systems, to providing business intelligence tools to their employees, to supporting future growth and expansion of their firms. ZweigWhite and Systems Advisors Group will be hosting a webcast to discuss these topics and more with the CIO of an A/E firm to learn how his organization is addressing those challenges.