REDLANDS, CALIF. — Esri has released the ArcGIS API for the Apple iOS platform. It is available at no cost from the Esri Resource Center. ArcGIS API for iOS enables developers to build applications that use the powerful mapping, geocoding, geoprocessing, and editing capabilities that ArcGIS Server provides.
NORCROSS, GA. — Reed Construction Data (RCD) and Source2 have announced the formation of a new company, SMARTBIM LLC, which has acquired the BIM Solutions division of RCD with a plan to maximize its potential. The new company is led by Arol Wolford and backed by Source2, a private investment group led by James Wilson.
ARMONK, N.Y. — During the recently held Spitfire User Conference in Chicago, Spitfire Management LLC, announced the development of an Android 2.2 app for smartphones and other mobile devices to work with the Spitfire Project Management System.
PASADENA, CALIF./STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN — Bluebeam Software has announced it is expanding its European presence. Bluebeam has partnered with Bluebeam AB, a Swedish firm based in Stockholm that will support the growing number of European CAD users, manufacturing and AEC firms deploying Bluebeam’s PDF solutions for digital project workflows.
REDMOND, WASH. — Microsoft Corp. has announced that Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011, its enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution designed for midsize project-driven organizations, will be generally available in the second quarter of 2011 in English in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Puerto Rico.
NEW YORK — A little over a third (36 percent) of Western European construction professionals are now using Building Information Modeling (BIM), according to McGraw-Hill Construction's latest SmartMarket Report, The Business Value of BIM in Europe.
SAN RAFAEL, CALIF. — Autodesk Inc. has announced the availability of AutoCAD WS, a new Web application that uses cloud computing technology to enable AutoCAD software users to view, edit and share their AutoCAD designs and DWG files through Web browsers and mobile devices. The AutoCAD WS mobile application for iOS is also now available as an app in the App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
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.