NEWS & PERSPECTIVES
Headlines -- December 6, 2011
» BSD Keynote management tool improves Revit functionality BSD
ATLANTA – Building Systems Design, Inc. (BSD) today announced availability of the latest version of its groundbreaking BIM interoperability tool, BSD LinkMan-E®. Designed to work with all recent releases of Autodesk's Revit® software, LinkMan connects a Revit project with its corresponding specifications in BSD SpecLink-E®, displaying any discrepancies and allowing the user to activate missing specification text based on data from Revit. The newest LinkMan incorporates a keynote tab that allows users to manage and assign keynotes for a Revit project in a much more efficient and effective manner than is possible through the use of Revit alone.
Headlines -- December 1, 2011
» Microdesk predicts further proliferation of cloud computing, BIM, mobile and collaboration practices Microdesk
NEW YORK – As 2012 approaches, Microdesk, a leading provider of business and technology consulting services to help firms successfully plan, design, build and operate land and buildings, has announced its list of Architecture, Engineering, Construction & Operations (AECO) industry predictions and a resolution for the upcoming year at Autodesk University.
» GRAPHISOFT signs MOU with North China Municipal Engineering Design & Research Institute GRAPHISOFT
BUDAPEST – Leading worldwide BIM software vendor GRAPHISOFT SE and North China Municipal Engineering Design & Research Institute (NCME) recently signed a Strategic Memorandum of Understanding in Beijing.
Headlines -- November 30, 2011
» Autodesk acquires Horizontal Systems for multidiscipline BIM model collaboration Autodesk
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – Autodesk announced today that it has entered an agreement to acquire Horizontal Systems, a provider of cloud-based Building Information Modeling (BIM) collaboration solutions for the AEC industries. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in Autodesk's fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 (which ends on Jan. 31, 2012). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The deal was announced at the AutoCAD manufacturer and producer's annual Autodesk University user conference in Las Vegas.
Headlines -- November 28, 2011
» New 3D visualization feature in SITEOPS via export to Google SketchUp Blueridge Analytics
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Today, BLUERIDGE Analytics® unveiled a new 3D visualization tool for SITEOPS®, via export to Google SketchUp, providing more aesthetic attributes in site design for civil engineers, architects and landscape architects. This new feature enhances the conceptual capabilities of SITEOPS, revolutionary site-optimization software.
Headlines -- November 16, 2011
» Textura Corporation expands collaborative platform with acquisition of Submittal Exchange Textura
DEERFIELD, Ill. – Textura® Corporation, the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the commercial construction industry, announced today that it has acquired Submittal Exchange®, a provider of Integrated Project Collaboration (IPC) Software for exchanging, reviewing and archiving construction submittals, RFIs and other construction communications. Submittal Exchange's online system and advanced communication tools will extend Textura's existing product suite further upstream, offering new capabilities to a broader range of construction project owners, architects and designers, as well as new services to general contractors and subcontractors.