AEC/Geo

SketchUp 2015 opening screen honors architectural illustrator

SketchUp 2015 opening screen honors architectural illustrator

Highly sought after for his award-winning hand-drawn visualizations, Steve Oles is also an avid SketchUp user. The team behind Trimble SketchUp takes pride in creating a 3D CAD product that is out of the ordinary. From its free 3D Warehouse (operated by former owner Google) and its free version SketchUp Make (on millions of computers) […]

By December 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
ODA releases Teigha Cloud beta

ODA releases Teigha Cloud beta

Adding support for browser-based rendering and drawing editing is a major goal for the alliance. The Open Design Alliance (ODA) has released its first beta of a cloud framework for use by the developers of design software compatible with the .dwg format. The goal is to provide a framework for member companies to add browser-based […]

By December 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Graebert offers Android tablet and CAD free with desktop CAD purchase

Graebert offers Android tablet and CAD free with desktop CAD purchase

$799 gets you DWG-compatible CAD for Windows, Mac, or Linux; the late beta version of Ares Commander Touch; and a $399 Amazon gift card. To promote its new Android CAD program—an industry first—Graebert is selling a special holiday bundle that includes a desktop copy of Graebert Ares Commander 2015, the late beta of Ares Touch […]

By December 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Trimble looks for AEC efficiencies through collaboration

Trimble looks for AEC efficiencies through collaboration

New Trimble Connect offers a cloud-based platform for strategic collaboration in the construction and operation of buildings. By Kathleen Maher Back in 2012, when Trimble ac­quired SketchUp, the company said they were setting out to redefine the construction industry. There were probably some people who said, Trimble? At that time, the company was a giant […]

Bentley Systems and Trimble team up for construction modeling

Bentley Systems and Trimble team up for construction modeling

Pooling resources and sharing opportunities to advance construction BIM. Bentley Systems and Trimble have been forging links between their products for a few years. The companies have areas where they can effectively interoperate, and both companies are amenable to strategic partnerships with other companies. This year at Trimble’s user conference and Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure, […]

By November 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Bentley Systems and Siemens PLM extend partnership

Bentley Systems and Siemens PLM extend partnership

Exploring expanded working relationship in manufacturing process planning and design. By Kathleen Maher Bentley Systems and Siemens PLM have been working together to improve the ways they collaborate on factory design projects. The two have run into each other as Bentley’s products are used in factory design/build and Siemens is involved in supplying the factory’s […]

By November 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Bentley announces Connect Edition

Bentley announces Connect Edition

The focus on mega-projects and infrastructure leads to a new generation of products better able to serve comprehensive project delivery, from initial design to decommission. By Kathleen Maher Bentley Systems is one of the lead­ing companies in software for AEC and BIM, and they’ve created a strong mar­ket for themselves by concentrating on the infrastructure […]

By November 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Bentley MicroStation update is all about the connections

Bentley MicroStation update is all about the connections

The design platform favored by the enterprise-class design-build and infrastructure firms  will use the cloud without living on it. This week in London Bentley Systems is introducing the next generation of its technology for enterprise-scale design, construction, and operations. Dubbed “CONNECT Edition,” the multi-year rollout of new technology across the diverse Bentley line will begin […]

CorelCAD 2015 adds parametrics, Windows Ribbon UI

CorelCAD 2015 adds parametrics, Windows Ribbon UI

Corel and Dassault Systèmes both use the Ares CAD platform from Graebert Software as their foundational technology, enhancing it for their respective user bases. CorelCAD, one of two drafting products based on the Graebert Ares CAD platform, has released its 2015 update. Among the new features are dimensional constraints (parametrics), and a new user interface […]

AutoCAD Mac update brings feature set closer to Windows

AutoCAD Mac update brings feature set closer to Windows

Barely more than half of AutoCAD key features can now be found in the Mac version. Autodesk has updated AutoCAD for Mac and AutoCAD LT for Mac, bringing the Mac versions of the leading drafting software closer to its Windows counterpart. The new features in AutoCAD Mac 2015 means almost half of the features Autodesk […]