FREMONT, CALIF. — 3Dconnexion has announced that Autodesk has added native 3D mouse support in Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012, Autodesk Revit Structure 2012, and Autodesk MEP 2012 software applications, bringing the full range of 3D mouse design benefits to Revit users.
SAN RAFAEL, CALIF. — Autodesk Inc. has announced its 2012 software portfolio for the AEC industry. The updated portfolio supports the building information modeling (BIM) process by offering comprehensive software solutions to help architects, engineers, planners, contractors, facility managers and owners in the building and infrastructure industries meet today’s business challenges.
BUDAPEST — The City of Pilsen’s coat-of-arms served as the inspiration for three monumental fountains constructed on Republic Square. The figures of the camel, the greyhound, and the angel were the initial concepts. Constructed in 2010 following a two-stage competition, the fountains have come to represent Pilsen’s future role as a 2015 European Capital of Culture.
SAN RAFAEL, CALIF. — Autodesk Inc. has announced that Novacem, the carbon-negative cement company based in London, is using its AutoCAD Plant 3D software to optimize its plant design and production process, enabling it to develop a new magnesium silicate-based cement that will offer carbon-negative production.
EXTON, PA. — Bentley Systems Inc. has announced that registration is now open for the SmartGeometry 2011 Conference. The conference will focus on computational and parametric design tools, technologies, and methodologies that allow and encourage new forms of architectural and structural expression.
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN — Hexagon AB has announced it will host its inaugural international conference, Hexagon 2011, June 6-9, at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Fla. The conference will bring together the latest technologies and user communities from Intergraph, as well as Hexagon’s Metrology, Geosystems and Technology divisions.
FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. — Architecture enhances people’s lives, and the emerging recognition of this effect is earning the profession newfound respect, said Clark Manus, the new president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), in the March 7 issue of The Zweig Letter (TZL).
FRAMINGHAM, MASS. — Rand Worldwide has announced that experts from its IMAGINiT Technologies division will be speaking on the benefits of building information modeling (BIM) at key global Canadian conferences.
EXTON, PA. — Bentley Systems Inc. announced the launch of its iWare Apps site at www.bentley.com/iware. The new site provides fast and easy access to Bentley’s no-cost iWare Apps for enhanced interoperability, along with links to free training in their use and in-depth reference documentation. It also provides iWare Links to additional no-cost apps developed by other organizations that also facilitate interoperability.
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.