SALEM, ORE. — For every $1 invested in the Oregon Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) nine information technology systems on the Oregon Transportation Investment Act III State Bridge Delivery Program, $2.10 was returned in benefits — making the agency’s return on investment, in terms of costs avoided, more than double.
EXTON, PA. — Bentley Systems Inc. released its NCS Workspace for Civil, which enables designers to incorporate the United States National CAD Standard (NCS) in Bentley’s InRoads and GEOPAK 3D civil engineering design software. The workspace allows users to establish integrated standards to accommodate corporate, discipline, project, client, and user needs and preferences. According to Bentley, this capability eases standards compliance, streamlines data exchange, and lowers costs throughout the civil project lifecycle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.