Today Autodesk announced that it acquired the Qontext Social Collaboration Platform, which it plans to use to expand the social capabilities of its platform of cloud-based services, Autodesk 360. Through the acquisition of this technology, Autodesk plans to enable additional social functionality within traditional IT/design environments to help design professionals complete projects smarter and faster.
Nemetschek Vectorworks will host a series of BIM Camps this November to help architects and designers learn the skills they need to adopt Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows using the IFC file format. Sessions offer attendees the opportunity to earn four continuing education units, and are scheduled for New York City and San Francisco.
Bluebeam Software, a developer of PDF-based collaboration solutions for the design and construction industries, recently announced that it is partnering with construction companies for a series of educational webinars focused on how architecture, engineering, and construction professionals can better utilize the cloud to enhance project communication and collaborate with colleagues in real time. The webinar series will focus on real world examples of how project teams are leveraging Bluebeam Studio, the integrated collaboration solution in Bluebeam Revu for free online file storage and real-time collaboration.
Nemetschek Vectorworks, a provider of CAD and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software solutions, and Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES), a provider of integrated performance analysis software and consulting services for sustainable building design and operation, today announced the formation of a partnership that will allow for the collaboration of Vectorworks Architect and IES Virtual Environment software (IESVE).
HP today introduced the printer industry’s first web-connected, entry-level printers for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals, making in-house, large-format printing accessible to more users.
Delivering large-format printing through the cloud from virtually anywhere, the HP Designjet T120 and T520 ePrinter series are designed for AEC professionals in medium to small firms. The compact, 24-inch HP Designjet T120 ePrinter series is for students and freelancers, while the 24- and 36-inch HP Designjet T520 ePrinter series is designed for small AEC teams in need of fast, professional, large-format printing.
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Mani Golparvar-Fard, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, has developed an augmented reality modeling system that automatically analyzes physical progress on large-scale construction projects. The system allows a contractor to determine whether a project is on, ahead, or behind schedule, leading to cost savings and reduction in project delivery time.
Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., a provider of CAD and Building Information Modeling software solutions, has released the 2013 version of its Vectorworks line of design software, including: Vectorworks Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals and Renderworks. The 2013 versions include many interoperability enhancements including Direct support for gbXML.
Bentley Systems today announced that it has acquired Ontario, Canada-based Ivara, a provider of asset performance management (APM) software solutions for organizations in asset-intensive industries, including mining and metals, power generation and utilities, oil and gas, and petrochemical. The Ivara EXP solution – a core system mission critical to operations and maintenance, combined with a proven implementation methodology and the Aladon Network’s reliability practitioners – helps owner-operators to obtain the best performance, reliability, and safety from their assets. APM software supplements and leverages value in transaction-oriented enterprise asset management systems such as IBM Maximo and SAP EAM by helping to build and implement asset-specific reliability strategies. Ivara is an IBM Member-Level Partner with Certified Ready for Tivoli integration as well as an SAP Software Solution Partner with SAP Certified - Powered by NetWeaver integration.
As Vela Systems was acquired by Autodesk in June, the field BIM managment solution is now joining the Autodesk product family with a new name, Autodesk BIM 360 Field. Field is short for “Field Management.” A Vela press release said its personnel are "still committed to the revolution in how mobility and cloud computing are changing the way construction work is done and managed."
Leica Geosystems has recently upgraded and expanded the coverage of its Leica SmartNet RTK Network in California, making real-time GNSS correction available to 82% of the state’s population. The largest GPS/GLONASS reference station network in the world, Leica SmartNet gives GNSS users access to differential correction for any measurement application without the use of a base station.
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.