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December 30, 2013

» Nemetschek Scia congratulates Sou Fujimoto and AECOM on Top 10 honor   Nemetschek Scia

COLUMBIA, MD. — Nemetschek Scia, a developer of structural engineering software that supports the BIM process, congratulates Japanese Architect Sou Fujimoto and Los Angeles-based AECOM for having the 2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion recognized as one of the Top Temporary Structures of 2013 by 

» Passive House Institute launches 3D design tool   Passive House Institute

DARMSTADT/INNSBRUCK — The new designPH, a 3D model interface developed by the Passive House Institute, allows for graphic input of energy-related design data. Details relating to the thermal building envelope and shading are entered automatically and can be optimized if necessary. The treated floor area can be gradually refined in order to simplify the design process. The results can be exported into the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP 8) with just a few clicks. 

» Network Rail combines survey and engineering data to create hybrid 3D model   Bentley Systems Inc.

LONDON — Charged with designing overhead line equipment for 1,000 kilometers of single-track railway between London and Cardiff, Wales, Network Rail used Bentley Descartes to merge point clouds, scalable digital terrain models, and raster files with the consultants’ design models to create a hybrid 3D model of the entire project. 

» New option for deployment of Cityworks Server PLL   Azteca Systems

SANDY, UTAH — While the Cityworks Server AMS Local Government Templates (LGT) model has already been available, Azteca Systems announced the addition of Cityworks Server PLL templates to Cityworks LGT. As a new option for deploying Server PLL, LGT provides a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to deploy GIS-centric permitting, licensing, and land management. 

December 18, 2013

» Mead & Hunt chooses Panzura for rapid expansion with minimal IT costs   Panzura

CAMPBELL, CALIF. — Panzura announced that Mead & Hunt, an engineering and architectural firm based in Madison, Wis., deployed the Panzura Global Cloud Storage System to centralize storage and deliver rapid expansion as the company opens new offices. 

December 17, 2013

» TurboSite Plus and TurboSite Pro with subscriptions introduced   IMSI/Design

NOVATO, CALIF. — IMSI/Design, a pioneer in mobile solutions for AEC, introduced TurboSite Pro v2 and TurboSite Plus v2, extending the TurboSite family of products and adding a subscription payment option to the line-up. 

» Chapoo releases app for iPad   Chapoo

GHENT, BELGIUM — Chapoo, provider of a cloud-based project information and collaboration platform, announced the immediate availability of the Chapoo App for the iPad platform. The Chapoo App provides project teams with on-the-road access to all project communications, actions, documents, and data. With Chapoo they can view and annotate documents including CAD drawings, upload pictures and share them with project collaborators. 

» Dexter + Chaney launches cloud-based equipment management software   Dexter + Chaney

SEATTLE — Construction software provider Dexter + Chaney released a complete equipment management solution for contractors that includes features for preventive maintenance, equipment tracking, and even a mobile app. This new equipment management software works seamlessly with the company's Spectrum Construction Software, which works completely in the cloud, requiring no software download or specific hardware devices. 

» ANSYS releases new version of flagship products   ANSYS

PITTSBURGH — ANSYS announced the availability of its engineering simulation solution, ANSYS 15.0. ANSYS 15.0 delivers major advancements across the entire portfolio, including structures, fluids and electromagnetics. In addition, this enhanced version enables complete multiphysics workflows for leading simulation practices. 

» NVIDIA GRID vGPU technology available worldwide   NVIDIA

SANTA CLARA, CALIF. — Businesses worldwide can now offer their designers and engineers — including those working remotely — cost-effective, secure, graphics-intensive applications using NVIDIA GRID vGPU (virtual GPU) technology. It launched with the general availability of Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 and Citrix XenServer 6.2. NVIDIA GRID vGPU technology lets employees use essentially any computing device, including their own notebooks and portable devices, to access all their office productivity and design applications virtually — just as they would at their desks — from anywhere at any time.

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Thursday, December 12th, 2013


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