NEWS & PERSPECTIVES
Headlines -- December 8, 2011
» Bouygues Construction and Autodesk establish strategic relationship Autodesk
PARIS — Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, and Bouygues Construction, a subsidiary of Bouygues (CAC40: EN) announced a Virtual Construction Partnership Agreement. Through the agreement, the companies will combine talents and efforts to increase adoption of Autodesk software for Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the construction industry.
Headlines -- December 6, 2011
» IES Honored by Greenbang for building performance analysis software IES
Boston – Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES), a provider of integrated performance analysis software and consulting services for sustainable building design, today announced it has been highly commended in the Buildings category of the 2011 Greenbang Efficiency Awards. Honored for its building performance analysis software, IES enables the development of truly sustainable, low-energy buildings from the earliest stages of the architectural design process.
» 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.