March 4, 2013
» Civil engineers and advanced file sharing
We hear quite a bit these days about the ways in which technology is altering our day-to-day lives. From business communities, to school environments, and even in social spheres, people simply operate differently now than they did even a few short years ago. Specifically, the shift tends to be toward increased digitization of the ways in which we conduct business and communicate.
February 27, 2013
» Pinnacle Series Personal Edition revolutionizes delivery of Autodesk training and support
DUBUQUE, Iowa – Eagle Point Software Corporation, an Autodesk AEC Industry Partner, announced the release of the Personal Edition of its Pinnacle Series. Pinnacle Series helps firms get productive with their use of Autodesk products by delivering multiple implementation, training and support resources in a single, concise interface. Through a combination of software and services, design professionals access onscreen Workflow, Cheat Sheet & Video content, and receive unlimited Live Training and Technical Support.
February 20, 2013
» Burns & McDonnell announces plans for enhanced fleet management
Chevin Fleet Solutions
FITCHBURG, MASS. — Following a competitive procurement process, engineering, architecture, construction and consulting firm Burns & McDonnell selected FleetWave from Chevin Fleet Solutions to improve the management of its nationally distributed fleet.
» Box partners with Gehry Technologies to improve collaboration around BIM 3D models
LOS ALTOS, CALIF. — Box announced a new technology partner and preferred Box OneCloud apps to better serve customers in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) services. The new integration with Gehry Technologies’ GTeam cloud-based BIM collaboration service, together with the company’s extensive mobile ecosystem, will make it easier for Box’s growing AEC customer base to securely access, manage and share critical information like blueprints, CAD files and contracts in the field.
» IMAGINiT Technologies explores business challenges at virtual event
FRAMINGHAM, MASS. ― Rand Worldwide’s IMAGINiT Technologies division has opened registration for its complimentary Problem Solved Virtual Event. During the day long virtual event, attendees will learn about the complex operational challenges that its clients in the civil, architectural, building and manufacturing industry faced in the last year. IMAGINiT experts will then highlight ways in which clients were able to mitigate these issues with solutions such as process improvement, systems integration or more efficient use of their design engineering tools.
» Bentley announces The Bentley LEARNing Conference
Bentley Systems Inc.
EXTON, PA. — Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that The Bentley LEARNing Conference (formerly Be Together: The Bentley User Conference), reprogrammed exclusively for Bentley LEARN subscribers, is being held in 2013 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, May 13-16. Registration is now open at www.Bentley.com/LEARN2013. The conference, which has been streamlined expressly for hands-on learning, is the first of a global network of Be Together learning events throughout the year offering users of Bentley software and services practical solutions, product training, and professional networking.
» Partnership introduces large, specialized HD touch screens to the blueprint review process
MESA, ARIZ. — CADzation Software, a company that provides industrial strength PDF and DWF software solutions to the global CAD marketplace, announced a joint-venture with BALD Technologies offering large size HD-resolution touch screens that include AcroPlot Matrix software at a price point that is affordable and competitive. Each LIQUID Display will ship with a license of AcroPlot Matrix software which provides viewing, commenting, and printing for PDF, DWF, PLT, and TIFF file types.
» Newforma delivers integrated project information management software for office, cloud, and mobile
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Newforma, a project information management (PIM) software company, released the tenth edition of its enterprise PIM software, Newforma Project Center; its web-based construction management and collaboration software, Newforma Project Cloud; and a new suite of integrated tools for tablets and smartphones, Newforma Mobile Apps. The combination allows project teams to manage and synchronize project information at the office, in the cloud, and on the go.
» Red Seat Software announces U.S. sales agreement with Tilt-Up Design Systems
Red Seat Software
GRAPEVINE, TEXAS — Red Seat Software, a U.S. distributor of structural engineering software solutions from S-FRAME Software Inc., announced a sales agreement with Tilt-Up Design Systems, LLC (TDS). The agreement provides Red Seat Software the opportunity to promote and sell the Tilt-Werks technology solution from TDS that has been used in the design of over 900 tilt-up buildings throughout the Eastern U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada.
» Hard Dollar and AboutTime partnership yields mobile, real-time project cost management
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. — Hard Dollar, developer of project cost management (PCM) software for capital projects, announced a partnership with AboutTime Technologies Mobile Data Collection Software. The collaboration enables users to access their project estimates and reports anywhere on mobile devices. This partnership closes the loop on end-to-end field-to-data management, making accurate, same-day earned value management (EVM) reporting possible.
CIO Challenges at Mid-sized & Large A / E Firms
Coming in May
Today’s CIOs and IT leadership face many challenges: from integrating disparate systems, to providing business intelligence tools to their employees, to supporting future growth and expansion of their firms. ZweigWhite and Systems Advisors Group will be hosting a webcast to discuss these topics and more with the CIO of an A/E firm to learn how his organization is addressing those challenges.