HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF. — Corecon V7, a web-based estimating and project management software suite, was selected as a 2014 Awesome Application. This honor is presented by The Sleeter Group, a consulting group dedicated to researching the marketplace and finding the best accounting technology solutions to help small businesses work smarter, faster and more efficiently.
SAN FRANCISCO — Autodesk, Inc. customers will now be able to access Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Maya, and Autodesk 3ds Max design tools via a web browser. For the first time ever, customers can access full-fledged 3D design, engineering and entertainment work in a browser without sacrificing performance, power or functionality, according to the company.
TORRANCE, CALIF. — Altus Positioning Systems announced the availability of the new Juniper Archer 2 field computer packaged with Altus’ APS-3 GNSS RTK receiver. The Archer 2 is a handheld computer with IP68 certification and MIL-STD-810G compliance, and operates between -30 to +60 degrees C. It features a 1.0 GHz processor, 512MB RAM and 8GB flash storage.
SAN RAFAEL, CALIF. — Autodesk introduced Vehicle Tracking 2014 for vehicle swept path analysis. According to the company, it’s a perfect companion for civil engineers and designers using Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture, Autodesk AutoCAD Plant 3D, Autodesk AutoCAD Map 3D, and Autodesk AutoCAD Utility Design.
LONDON — Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that Bentley CONNECT Services, to be successively extended to all of Bentley’s software subscribers to complete the reach of project and asset information mobility, will be fully provisioned through the Windows Azure cloud from Microsoft Corp. Windows Azure will unify Bentley’s own software and support enterprise, making it accessible to add value directly in the “live” context of users’ work, through Bentley CONNECT SELECTservices for software administration and technical support and Bentley CONNECT LEARNservices. In addition, it will underlie an incremental business model — enabling Bentley to complete its reach in “software as services” — through Bentley CONNECT MANAGEservices.
DALLAS — Deltek, a global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors, announced the winners of its annual Project Excellence Awards program at Deltek’s Insight 2013 user conference held in Dallas. Deltek’s Project Excellence Awards recognize outstanding Deltek customer and partner achievements in improving business processes and performance, driving compliance, increasing profitability and winning new business.
SAN RAFAEL, CALIF. — Autodesk announced that Autodesk AutoCAD 2014 for Mac and Autodesk AutoCAD LT 2014 for Mac are available immediately. Support for Retina display on the new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro, synchronization with Autodesk 360 and other enhancements make AutoCAD 2014 for Mac the most powerful 2D and 3D CAD application for Mac, the company said.
LONDON and NEW YORK — Sefaira announced Sefaira for SketchUp, a SketchUp plugin that provides architects with real-time energy analysis without leaving their native design environment. Sefaira for SketchUp’s interface shows at a glance how a design is performing, and helps designers connect the dots between building design and energy use while guiding them toward the best measures for enhanced performance. It requires no expertise in energy modelling, and performance-enhancing decisions about form, orientation and façade design can be made in seconds.
FRAMINGHAM, MASS. — Rand Worldwide’s courseware division, ASCENT– Center for Technical Knowledge, is introducing a new webcast series designed to provide an interactive experience to help Autodesk software users and instructors make the most of their Autodesk Official Training Guides.
GLENDALE HEIGHTS, ILL. – ITW Commercial Construction, North America introduced a new anchor calculation software that it said allows architects and engineers to design concrete anchoring connections quickly in accordance with ACI 318 Appendix D. The new Truspec anchor calculation software is free for download at www.itw-redhead.com.
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.