NEWS & PERSPECTIVES
Headlines -- September 25, 2012
» Virginia Tech develops augmented reality modeling system that analyzes construction progress
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Mani Golparvar-Fard, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, has developed an augmented reality modeling system that automatically analyzes physical progress on large-scale construction projects. The system allows a contractor to determine whether a project is on, ahead, or behind schedule, leading to cost savings and reduction in project delivery time.
» Vectorworks 2013 released with interoperability enhancements Nemetschek Engineering Group
COLUMBIA, M.D. – Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., a provider of CAD and Building Information Modeling software solutions, has released the 2013 version of its Vectorworks line of design software, including: Vectorworks Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals and Renderworks.
Headlines -- September 12, 2012
» Autodesk announces Autodesk Revit LT Autodesk
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – Autodesk, Inc., a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, today announced Autodesk Revit LT software, a new addition to its award winning family of Revit software products. Designed for architects, designers and building industry professionals using 2D workflows who are looking to transition to the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process, Autodesk Revit LT software delivers a focused 3D application to help users create higher-quality and more accurate designs and documentation.
» Bluebeam International Rally Conference pushes PDF and RPMs to the eXtreme Bluebeam
PASADENA, Calif. – Top design and construction professionals came together last week for a high-octane learning experience in digital project collaboration at the second annual Bluebeam International Rally Conference (IRC). The event was held at the incredible Salish Lodge & Spa outside Seattle on Friday, Sep. 7 and Saturday, Sep. 8.
Headlines -- August 28, 2012
» Trimble acquires TMW Systems for $335 million Trimble
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – AEC hardware and software provider Trimble Navigation Ltd.acquired trucking software firm TMW Systems for $335 million in cash, the companies said Monday.
» Fall BIM Forum focuses on Facilities Management BIM Forum
TACOMA, Wash. – According to IFMA, 25% of a building’s lifecycle budget is dedicated to the design and construction of the building.