February 6, 2013
» Newforma releases latest version of Newforma Project Analyzer
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Newforma, a project information management (PIM) software company, announced that a new version of its design project management software, Newforma Project Analyzer, has been validated by leading architecture and engineering firms and is now commercially available.
» National Land Survey of Finland combines open-source and commercial software to serve maps on demand
Bentley Systems Inc.
EXTON, PA. — Bentley Systems Incorporated announced that the National Land Survey of Finland has deployed Bentley Geo Web Publisher, together with a Smallworld GIS and open source software, to serve maps free of charge to the citizens of Finland. The National Land Survey has used Bentley Geo Web Publisher for years because of the software’s ability to handle a large volume of website visits, its ease of deployment and use, and its low cost of ownership, with no programming or development required.
» Red Seat Software announces S-FRAME software academic donation program
Red Seat Software
GRAPEVINE, TEXAS — Red Seat Software, a U.S. distributor of Structural Engineering Software Solutions from S-FRAME Software Inc., announced an Academic Software Donation program from S-FRAME Software. The purpose of the program is to provide universities and colleges that teach Structural/Civil Engineering classes, such as Steel and Concrete Design, with commercial grade software used in industry today at no charge. In addition, the software could be used toward work conducted at the institution for projects such as internally non-funded research or capstone projects.
» Tablets ignite company’s collaborative culture
MURFREESBORO, TENN. — When tablets first hit the market a few years ago, everyone greeted the technology as a great device for entertainment, checking social media and consuming information. Fast forward to today and tablets have evolved from purely entertainment devices to ones that can also help people be more productive at the office.
February 1, 2013
» Bentley announces availability of applications for leveraging point-cloud data
Bentley Systems Inc.
EXTON, PA. — Bentley Systems Incorporated announced the immediate availability of the Bentley Pointools V8i application and two new iWare apps: Bentley Pointools View for point-cloud data visualization and sharing and Bentley Pointools PODcreator for converting laser scans to the POD file format.
» Leica offers laser scanning online videos
Leica Geosystems announced that three new educational movies about laser scanning are now available on YouTube within the Leica Geosystems YouTube channel. They provide an easy-to-understand introduction to 3D laser scanning (also known as High-Definition Surveying or HDS).
January 28, 2013
» Panasonic and Bluebeam Software collaborate to develop tablet and software to the design and construction industry
Pasadena, CA. — During the opening keynote address at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Panasonic Corporation announced the development of a new "4K Tablet" with a 20-inch 4K IPS Alpha LCD and a high-precision pen. It is expected to significantly enhance the way Architects, Engineers and Construction (AEC) professionals view and interact with digital drawings.
» Hexagon acquires Listech
STOCKHOLM — Hexagon AB, a global provider of design, measurement and visualization solutions, acquired Listech, a software development company dedicated to increasing the efficiency, accuracy and productivity of professional surveyors and engineers. Founded in 1988, Listech offers software solutions that expedite data processing and streamline workflows in land management, construction and engineering projects.
January 23, 2013
» 24 organizations to receive GIS imagery grants
Esri and PCI Geomatics selected 24 organizations to develop and apply innovative methods for using GIS to analyze imagery for land-use management. Through the Esri Natural Resources Imagery Grant Program, Esri and PCI Geomatics provide each grant recipient with software and data valued at $100,000.
» GRAPHISOFT and BIMobject sign strategic partnership agreement
MUNICH – BIM technology providers GRAPHISOFT and BIMobject announced at BAU 2013 that they have signed a strategic partnership agreement, which aims to serve the ArchiCAD community with the broadest range of intelligent BIM components available on the web and in their native BIM environment.
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.