AEC/Geo

CorelCAD 2015 adds parametrics, Windows Ribbon UI

CorelCAD 2015 adds parametrics, Windows Ribbon UI

Corel and Dassault Systèmes both use the Aras 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 [...]

TurboSite adds punch lists, satellite data markup to iPad field reporting app

TurboSite adds punch lists, satellite data markup to iPad field reporting app

Significant update also adds 2D PDF estimating, new positioning options, and more. TurboSite, the unique AEC field reporting software app for iPad and iPhone, turns 4.0 this week with a variety of new features, including punch lists, satellite and photo data markup, and PDF-based estimating. TurboSite, from long-time CAD vendor IMSI/Design, was first introduced in [...]

Graebert Ares Commander update includes new Android 2D CAD

Graebert Ares Commander update includes new Android 2D CAD

With more than 6 million active users, Graebert has become a considerable force in DWG-compatible drafting. Graebert GmbH today announced its 2015 product line-up, which extends the triple-OS Ares Commander desktop CAD platform to the Android mobile OS.  Graebert sells Ares Commander as a dwg-compatible alternative to AutoCAD on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Graebert [...]

BIMobject IPO funds AEC online 3D catalog

BIMobject IPO funds AEC online 3D catalog

The Swedish start-up is linking builders to the makers of furniture, fixtures, and building systems. Hexagon buys in. It might have happened off your radar, but at the end of December, BIMobject, a startup in Sweden, went public with a successful IPO that made around $7 million on the first day. Not huge by Wall [...]

Nemetschek acquires Bluebeam for PDF collaboration

Nemetschek acquires Bluebeam for PDF collaboration

Customers of both companies will benefit from the addition of Bluebeam PDF expertise and Nemetschek adherence to open standards.  German software vendor Nemetschek AG announces it will acquire Bluebeam Software, a leading developer of PDF-based collaboration tools for AEC. The purchase price is $100 million. Most of Nemetschek’s revenue is based in AEC, with its [...]

Bentley Systems acquires Siteops for site development optimization

Bentley Systems acquires Siteops for site development optimization

Cloud-based exploration of site alternatives in hours instead of months. Bentley Systems has acquired Blue Ridge Analytics, Inc., provider of Siteops site design optimization software at your service. Siteops uses cloud-based computing techniques to empower site development professionals to move beyond engineering to what Bentley calls “optioneering,” the exploration of engineering alternatives and their costs. [...]

By September 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Bentley takes project management to the cloud

Bentley takes project management to the cloud

New ProjectWise Essentials is pre-configured with industry best practices for AEC information management. Bentley Systems today released a version of its ProjectWise AEC information management software suite as a cloud-based solution. ProjectWise Essentials is a subset of the local server version, designed with smaller workgroups in mind. ProjectWise is currently the project management systems of [...]

By September 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
In Vectorworks 2015, what’s new is really new

In Vectorworks 2015, what’s new is really new

From a Mac rewrite for 64-bit computing to a variety of new 3D tools, this edition has a lot to offer. New customers are up 25% as interest in BIM grows. By Kathleen Maher It’s been a very long time since Autodesk’s basic CAD program, Auto-CAD, had an inside track. Though not a household word, Vectorworks [...]

By September 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Fast-growing Vectorworks releases 2015 suite

Fast-growing Vectorworks releases 2015 suite

New version contains more than 100 updates and many new features. Japan has become a hot market. BIM software vendor Nemetschek Vectorworks is introducing its 2015 update this month with a cheery business update: unit sales of its software rose more than 30% in the past year, fueled by a recovering construction industry and increased [...]

By September 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →