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April 8, 2011

» Newforma releases Project Center Eighth Edition   Newforma

Manchester, N.H. — Newforma, a software company addressing the project information management (PIM) needs of architecture, engineering and construction firms, released the eighth edition of its Newforma Project Center software. According to the company, the enhanced solution delivers greater transparency, improved accountability, and reduced risk for AEC project teams.


» U.S. Air Force Office of the Civil Engineer awarded $26 million blanket purchase agreement for Autodesk   Autodesk

SAN RAFAEL, CALIF. — The U.S. Air Force (USAF), Office of the Civil Engineer, signed a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) with DLT Solutions for access to the Autodesk complete portfolio of software products and Autodesk-related services and training. The contract value under the BPA against which future task orders are expected to be issued is $26 million over a five-year period and includes access to the following Autodesk products: AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk Navisworks, Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, and AutoCAD LT, among others.


» Bentley launches new lineup of Bentley Map 3D Desktop GIS software for infrastructure   Bentley Systems Inc.

EXTON, PA. — Bentley Systems Inc. released Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries 2), which the company claimed is the only desktop GIS software for infrastructure that is intrinsically 3D, serving as a fully featured, universal GIS platform supporting the creation, persistence, maintenance, analysis, and sharing of 2D and 3D geospatial information.


April 1, 2011

» BIM moves beyond clash detection   Constructech

What’s the next big thing with building information modeling (BIM)? According to Constructech magazine, clash detection is yesterday’s news and taking BIM to the jobsite is no longer a far-off dream. It is reality.


March 29, 2011

» TRB sponsors 6th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium   TRB

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is sponsoring the 2011 International Visualization in Transportation Symposium on Aug. 20-23, 2011, in Chicago.


March 25, 2011

» IMAGINiT Technologies unveils Scan to BIM 2012   Rand Worldwide

FRAMINGHAM, MASS. — Rand Worldwide has announced that its IMAGINiT Technologies division has launched the new Scan to BIM 2012 (http://imaginit.com/scantobim) software for the Autodesk Revit 2012 platform.


March 24, 2011

» 3Dconnexion announces mouse support for Autodesk Revit 2012 software    3Dconnexion

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.


March 22, 2011

» Autodesk 2012 AEC software portfolio to expand value of BIM   Autodesk

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.


March 18, 2011

» ArchiCAD-designed fountains grace European Capital of Culture    Graphisoft

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.


March 16, 2011

» Novacem uses Autodesk design software to produce zero-carbon cement    Autodesk

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.



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Thursday, August 8th, 2013

 

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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.

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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:

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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?

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