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January 25, 2012

» Tekla releases BIMSight 1.4   Tekla BIMSight

New features in version 1.4 of Tekla's BIMSight software include support for multi-touch hand gestures as well as stylus use. Depending on your working environment, you choose which interface you want: desktop or tablet. This new release enhances the use of Tekla BIMsight with windows-based tablet PCS in the design coordination process.

January 20, 2012

» Bluebeam chosen by MMM Group   Bluebeam Software

Bluebeam PDF Revu has been selected by MMM Group Limited - an industry-leading Canadian program management, planning, engineering and geomatics firm - as its enterprise-wide PDF solution to replace Adobe Acrobat. The company will deploy Revu CAD, Revu Standard and Revu eXtreme to meet the needs of nearly 2,000 users.

January 19, 2012

» Trimble Sitech Technology Dealer Established in the Netherlands for Heavy Civil Construction   Trimble

Trimble announced today that a Sitech technology dealer has been established in the Netherlands. Sitech Nederland joins the network of Sitech dealerships—the first fully dedicated global distribution network offering the most comprehensive portfolio of construction technology systems available to the heavy and highway contractor.

January 17, 2012

» SiteOps releases certified providers list   Blueridge Analytics

Blueridge Analytics – provider of SiteOps site-optimization software – recently announced its 2012 lineup of Certified Providers. SiteOps allows civil engineers, architects, landscape architects and planners to provide essential services such as site design optimization, comparison of site design options upfront, and shortened collaboration time in the conceptual phase of a project. The certified providers include firms such as Stantec, Stewart Engineering and AES Consulting Engineers.

» Graphisoft releases new edition of ArchiCAD Start Edition   Graphisoft

Graphisoft has announced the release of ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2012, the latest release of its entry-level Building Information Modeling (BIM) solution. The new ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2012 is based on the robust BIM technology of ArchiCAD 15, but with a feature set and price tailored to the needs of small architectural practices, home builders, and building contractors.

January 11, 2012

» Autodesk and Pitney Bowes Software Enter Strategic Alliance Agreement   Autodesk

Autodesk teams up with Pitney Bowes for development of solutions to help infrastructure owners and AEC organizations make more informed decisions and drive greater efficiencies across the plan, design, build, manage lifecycle of infrastructure.

January 3, 2012

» Autodesk releases Kindle Fire version of AutoCAD WS   Jeff Yoders

Autodesk has released a new version of its AutoCAD WS mobile app for the Amazon Kindle Fire. The Kindle Fire runs Google's Android OS, which the fire runs a heavily customized version of, but a separate app had to made for it to run on the Kindle Fire tablet PC and sold in the app store.

December 22, 2011

» Autodesk acquires free-form modeler T-Splines   Jeff Yoders

San Rafael, Calif.-based Autodesk, Inc., has acquired  technology-related assets from T-Splines Inc., a privately-held surface modeling software company, based in Provo, Utah. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“The technology acquisition will strengthen our Digital Prototyping portfolio with more flexible free-form modeling and will help achieve even closer integration between industrial design and engineering workflows,” said Buzz Kross, senior vice president, Manufacturing Industry at Autodesk in a statement. “T-Splines technology will benefit designers and engineers that require watertight surfaces for downstream analysis and manufacturing.”

» Newforma creates android and iPad app for punch lists   Jeff Yoders

Manchester, NH-based Newforma recently released a new application for tablet devices to help construction professionals document and complete punch lists faster. Newforma Punch List is an extension of the company's project information management (PIM) solution that is today used by more than 50,000 AEC professionals.

December 15, 2011

» Tekla annouces 2011 BIM awards   Tekla

Winners for the three categories in the Tekla Global BIM Awards Competition 2011 were chosen this week by a jury of experts. The winner of the BIM Project category was Skanska Finland’s head office, Manskun Rasti in Helsinki, Finland. The steel award went to the Peace Bridge project in Derry, Northern Ireland, and the concrete award to the Urban Superway in Adelaide, Australia. Special recognition was given to the Holmenkollen Ski Jump in Oslo, Norway.

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