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February 6, 2013

» Red Seat Software announces S-FRAME software academic donation program   Red Seat Software

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS — Red Seat Software, a U.S. distributor of Structural Engineering Software Solutions from S-FRAME Software Inc., announced an Academic Software Donation program from S-FRAME Software. The purpose of the program is to provide universities and colleges that teach Structural/Civil Engineering classes, such as Steel and Concrete Design, with commercial grade software used in industry today at no charge. In addition, the software could be used toward work conducted at the institution for projects such as internally non-funded research or capstone projects. 

» Tablets ignite company’s collaborative culture   Wiser Company

MURFREESBORO, TENN. — When tablets first hit the market a few years ago, everyone greeted the technology as a great device for entertainment, checking social media and consuming information. Fast forward to today and tablets have evolved from purely entertainment devices to ones that can also help people be more productive at the office. 

February 1, 2013

» Bentley announces availability of applications for leveraging point-cloud data   Bentley Systems Inc.

EXTON, PA. — Bentley Systems Incorporated announced the immediate availability of the Bentley Pointools V8i application and two new iWare apps: Bentley Pointools View for point-cloud data visualization and sharing and Bentley Pointools PODcreator for converting laser scans to the POD file format. 

» Leica offers laser scanning online videos   Leica Geosystems

Leica Geosystems announced that three new educational movies about laser scanning are now available on YouTube within the Leica Geosystems YouTube channel. They provide an easy-to-understand introduction to 3D laser scanning (also known as High-Definition Surveying or HDS). 

January 28, 2013

» Panasonic and Bluebeam Software collaborate to develop tablet and software to the design and construction industry   Panasonic

Pasadena, CA. — During the opening keynote address at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Panasonic Corporation announced the development of a new "4K Tablet" with a 20-inch 4K IPS Alpha LCD and a high-precision pen. It is expected to significantly enhance the way Architects, Engineers and Construction (AEC) professionals view and interact with digital drawings. 

» Hexagon acquires Listech   Hexagon AB

STOCKHOLM — Hexagon AB, a global provider of design, measurement and visualization solutions, acquired Listech, a software development company dedicated to increasing the efficiency, accuracy and productivity of professional surveyors and engineers. Founded in 1988, Listech offers software solutions that expedite data processing and streamline workflows in land management, construction and engineering projects. 

January 23, 2013

» 24 organizations to receive GIS imagery grants   Esri

Esri and PCI Geomatics selected 24 organizations to develop and apply innovative methods for using GIS to analyze imagery for land-use management. Through the Esri Natural Resources Imagery Grant Program, Esri and PCI Geomatics provide each grant recipient with software and data valued at $100,000. 

» GRAPHISOFT and BIMobject sign strategic partnership agreement    GRAPHISOFT

MUNICH – BIM technology providers GRAPHISOFT and BIMobject announced at BAU 2013 that they have signed a strategic partnership agreement, which aims to serve the ArchiCAD community with the broadest range of intelligent BIM components available on the web and in their native BIM environment.

» Holcim introduces updated version of weatherAPP with global availability   Holcim

WALTHAM, Mass. – Holcim (US) Inc. announced that an enhanced version of its weatherAPP is now available globally. The application, which was launched at last year's World of Concrete trade show, is designed to help construction professionals determine the quality of conditions for placing concrete. This global version of the App has updated features including a function that converts temperature scales and measurement systems while monitoring temperatures worldwide.

» Axium CEO and president Alan and Cathy Mills retire    Axium

PORTLAND, Ore. – Axium, a developer of project management and accounting software for engineering and architecture firms, announced today that CEO and President Alan and Cathy Mills retired. Axium ownership transitioned to Chris Heim and Dan Mayleben from 2ndWave Software, Axium’s current leadership team, existing shareholders and General Catalyst Partners.

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