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.
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.
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.
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.
FRAMINGHAM, MASS. — Rand Worldwide announced that its IMAGINiT Technologies division has released key new features for IMAGINiT Clarity, IMAGINiT Clarity LT, and IMAGINiT Clarity Workshare. IMAGINiT Clarity and Clarity LT extend the Autodesk Revit Server platform by improving team collaboration and time savings through security, management and monitoring tools, task automation and project dashboard reporting.
LAS VEGAS — Microdesk, a provider of business and technology consulting services to help firms successfully plan, design, build, and operate land and buildings, unveiled its annual list of architecture, engineering, construction, and operations (AECO) industry predictions for 2014 at Autodesk University. The top three predictions highlight advancements and perception shifts around technology, public engagement, and building processes that will culminate to bolster U.S. infrastructure.
DENVER — CH2M HILL announced the latest release of ISIS, version 3.7. This is the latest update to the river and floodplain modelling, and real-time flood forecasting suite of software. It provides users with a multitude of new tools, features, and improvements, many of which have been in response to user requests from across the world.
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN — Hexagon announced a number of changes within its Technology Division and new appointments to group management in line with its multi-industry focus and continued effort to leverage its entire portfolio, existing platforms, and global footprint.
LAS VEGAS — Autodesk, Inc. unveiled several new technologies for Building Information Modeling (BIM) at its annual user conference, Autodesk University. With these announcements and other recent innovations, Autodesk said it continues to extend BIM value across the full lifecycle of the built environment for Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) professionals in the building and infrastructure industries.
NORCROSS, GA. — Leica Geosystems Inc. announced new BIM Field Trip solutions to help contractors extend the value of building information modeling (BIM) into the field and connect field information back to the model in the office. Tailored to fit any stage of BIM adoption in concrete layout, MEP layout, quality assurance, renovation/retrofit, and operations/maintenance as-builting applications, the BIM Field Trip by Leica Geosystems includes customized packages of hardware and software to move from 2D to 3D workflows to achieve common BIM goals such as reduced rework, increased predictability and higher profitability.
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.