NEWS & PERSPECTIVES
Headlines -- February 13, 2013
» Textura acquires PlanSwift Textura
CHICAGO – Textura Corporation, the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry, announced that it has acquired PlanSwift, the nation's fastest-growing digital takeoff and estimating solution for the construction industry. PlanSwift's cutting-edge tools will complement Textura's existing solutions, offering new capabilities to specialty contractors and estimators:
» CADzation, BALD Technologies partnership introduces large, specialized HD touch screens to the blueprint review process CADzation Software
MESA, Ariz. – CADzation Software, a company that provides industrial strength PDF and DWF software solutions to the global CAD marketplace, announced a joint-venture with BALD Technologies offering large size HD resolution touch screens that include AcroPlot Matrix software at a price point that is affordable and competitive.
» GRAPHISOFT launches EcoDesigner STAR public beta GRAPHISOFT
BUDAPEST – GRAPHISOFT, a leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) architectural software developer, has announced the launch of EcoDesigner STAR Public Beta, the first software that places standard-compliant energy analysis in the heart of the architects’ familiar BIM work environment. EcoDesigner STAR enables architects to design the most energy-efficient buildings, without having to rely on input from engineers or specialist consultants.
Headlines -- January 30, 2013
» Holcim (US) launches masonry app at WOC Holcim
WALTHAM, Mass. – Holcim (US) (www.holcim.us), one of the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components, will introduce its Rainbow Masonry Designer App at this year's World of Concrete (WOC) tradeshow. The iPad application will allow architects to collaborate in real time with building owners and/or construction companies to visually select brick facades that reflect a project's vision.
» Hexagon acquires Listech Hexagon HB
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.
» GRAPHISOFT and BIMobject sign strategic partnership agreement GRAPHISOFT
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.