June 20, 2011
» Firms investing in design technology
The Zweig Letter
FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. — Firms in the architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting arena appear to be investing in design process-enabling technologies that will help them face the competition and take their offerings to the next level. According to a recent online survey held by ZweigWhite’s weekly management publication The Zweig Letter, 37.5 percent of respondents said their firms are primarily investing or have primarily invested recently in technologies such as 3D design software.
June 15, 2011
» Software revolutionizes how AEC firms implement Autodesk technology
Eagle Point Software Corp.
DUBUQUE, IOWA — Eagle Point Software Corporation announced the next generation of its Pinnacle Series solution. This revolutionary technology presents multiple implementation, training, and support resources in a single, concise user interface. By replacing the disparate systems that organizations currently use to teach, implement, and support Autodesk technologies, people can efficiently use software the way it was intended and effectively get their work done.
June 14, 2011
» AEC Technology Strategies sessions highlight the benefits of PIM
MANCHESTER, N.H. — The benefits of project information management (PIM) recently were highlighted in two presentations at the AEC Technology Strategies 2011 Conference, held June 9-10 in La Jolla, Calif.The benefits of project information management (PIM) recently were highlighted in two presentations at the AEC Technology Strategies 2011 Conference, held June 9-10 in La Jolla, Calif.
June 10, 2011
» SITEOPS adds Topo Import module
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – BLUERIDGE Analytics added a Topo Import module to its web-based software, SITEOPS, that it says allows users to jumpstart the conceptual phase of site design, revolutionizing the speed and ease with which civil engineers, architects, and land developers are able to acquire integral and accurate data. As an add-on module, Topo Import is fully integrated with SITEOPS, conceptual site planning software that allows users to create and analyze multiple layouts, grading plans, and preliminary budgets to save time and money in the land development process.
June 9, 2011
» Motion Computing ships ultra-light and rugged tablet PC
AUSTIN, TEXAS — Motion Computing began shipping its first small form factor, rugged tablet PC. The Motion CL900 features a 10.1-inch display that enables both touch and stylus input, Intel Atom Processor Z670 Series and Windows 7. According to the company, the CL900 allows users to communicate continuously as well as analyze, report, and act on data findings, all while in the field.
June 3, 2011
» Autodesk ships Infrastructure Design Suite 2012
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — As of June 2, 2011, Autodesk began shipping its Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite 2012, joining Autodesk Building Design Suite 2012 as the company’s second new suite for the architecture, engineering, and construction industries. The Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite 2012 combines tools needed to plan, design, build, and manage infrastructure, offered as a single purchase. The suite extends familiar AutoCAD workflows by adding the power of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for infrastructure including model-based design, analysis, visualization, and simulation.
June 2, 2011
» A/E/P and environmental firms invest in remote access tools and online storage
FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. — The future lies in an increasingly flexible work environment, the digitization of files and the ability to work from a variety of locations. The results of ZweigWhite’s 2011 Information Technology Survey show the amount of firms allowing remote access, as well as the amount of shared online disk storage per employee, have both reached a 10-year high this year.
May 27, 2011
» Bentley Systems and Tekla advance interoperability of BIM workflows
Bentley Systems Inc.
EXTON, PA. – Bentley Systems Inc. and Tekla Corporation announced a joint collaboration to further advance the interoperability of software within building information modeling (BIM) workflows. The two companies are improving interoperability between the Tekla Structures BIM software and Bentley’s Integrated Structural Modeling (ISM) methodology.
May 24, 2011
» Turner Construction utilizes SketchUp Pro
Turner Construction Company
NEW YORK — Turner Construction Company announces the deployment of SketchUp Pro, Google's 3D model authoring tool and platform. Turner is using SketchUp Pro as a part of its standard "digital toolbox" to provide building information modeling (BIM)-related services on projects around the world.
» Latest edition of Newforma PIM solution now commercially available
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Newforma announced that the latest edition of the Newforma PIM solution is commercially available to new and existing AEC customers worldwide. The solution includes Newforma Project Center Eighth Edition and its new add-on products, Newforma Mobile, Newforma Contract Management, and Newforma Add-in for Autodesk Revit.
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.