NEWS & PERSPECTIVES
Headlines -- July 30, 2012
» Trimble extends its BIM-to-Field capabilities for building contractors with SketchUp file integration Trimble
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Trimble introduced the first integration of SketchUp file import capabilities into the Trimble Field Link layout software. By supporting model data from Tekla, Autodesk, and now SketchUp, Trimble extends its capabilities in bringing constructible Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions from the office to the field. Recently acquired by Trimble from Google, SketchUp Pro is used by architects; general, steel and concrete contractors; and mechanical, engineering and plumbing (MEP) contractors to easily create 3D models for visualization of residential and commercial building construction projects.
» GRAPHISOFT announces BIMx for Android devices GRAPHISOFT
BUDAPEST – GRAPHISOFT announced its latest innovation specifically targeted toward Android device users. GRAPHISOFT BIMx, the ultimate communication and presentation tool for BIM projects, is now available as a 3D viewer app for a range of Android devices, in addition to the iPad/iPhone. The Facebook-integrated BIMx community and the new Model Transfer site help spread this innovative technology among architects, clients and all other stakeholders.
Headlines -- July 25, 2012
» The Nemetschek Engineering Group releases Scia Engineer 2012 Nemetschek Engineering Group
BRUSSELS, Belgium – The Nemetschek Engineering Group is pleased to announce the availability of Scia Engineer 2012. Scia Engineer 2012 provides significant improvements for structural and civil engineers who are to migrate to, or improve their 3D workflows.
Headlines -- July 24, 2012
» Major 5.0 software release for BSD SpecLink-E BSD
ATLANTA – Building Systems Design, Inc. (BSD) today announced a major software release of its flagship BSD SpecLink-E product for automated production of construction specifications. The new version of the product includes major software modifications but no data updates. The biggest change is quite significant – all data edits in a project are saved immediately to the projects database on the server instead of being saved initially to a temporary file in the client software for batch uploading at a later time. This approach results in much faster operation of many functions (such as section check-in and closing), greater stability in the software, and significantly enhanced data management and control.
Headlines -- July 17, 2012
» Autodesk and PKPM software developer look to accelerate BIM adoption in China Autodesk
BEIJING – China Academy of Building Research Technology Co. Ltd. (CABR Technology), a leading software provider in China’s architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.
Headlines -- July 10, 2012
» Applied Software delivers insights on BIM lifecycle management at RTC North America 2012 Applied Software
ATLANTA – Applied Software, a leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) services provider as well as a provider of Autodesk 2D and 3D CAD/BIM products and services, participated in key presentations at the Revit Technology Conference (RTC) North America 2012, held in Stone Mountain, Georgia, the last week of June. Attended by more than 450 architects, engineers and MEP professionals, the three-day event delivered insights and best practices related to Revit/BIM, including the latest innovations.
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Making history with bridges
May 25, 2011
Using enterprise-wide project management software, the Utah Department of Transportation was able to complete the United States' largest bridge reconstruction project within budget, while reducing overall construction time from three years to two years.