AEC/Geo

Concepts reboots drafting for iPad

Concepts reboots drafting for iPad

New drafting tool for tablets bridges conceptualization and drafting and opens up new lines of communication for professionals.  The arrival of touch and tablets is changing many worlds, but the CAD industry is certainly one of the largest markets seeing fundamental shifts as a result of new platforms and interfaces. We tripped over the Concepts […]

By February 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bentley acquires Acute3D to extend Reality Modeling portfolio

Bentley acquires Acute3D to extend Reality Modeling portfolio

Existing conditions taken with any camera become part of a high fidelity virtual model. Drones are becoming popular for gathering current physical conditions.  Bentley Systems has acquired Acute3D, maker of software for aligning photographs of existing conditions with 3D models to create what Bentley calls reality modeling. The data can come from any photo device […]

By February 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
MyCadbox extends alternative model sharing platform

MyCadbox extends alternative model sharing platform

When other companies are moving to all-browser or mobile apps as a primary platform, CADfaster goes retro with a desktop application as the centerpiece. CadFaster came to market in 2010 as the first third-party developer of CAD viewing tools for iPad. The startup took advantage of the strong architectural research infrastructure in its home base […]

Vectorworks to offer student passes to industry conferences

Vectorworks to offer student passes to industry conferences

The contest will award conference admission and hotel room at three design conferences. Nemetschek Vectorworks is awarding conference passes and hotel stays to students and emerging professionals who enter its Conference Pass Giveaway program. The company says there will be several opportunities to win throughout the year, starting by selecting three winners to attend 2015 […]

Bentley buys C3global for predictive modeling

Bentley buys C3global for predictive modeling

Another move to harness operational Big Data for asset performance management.   Bentley Systems has acquired UK-based C3global, provider of built asset management technology. Bentley will add C3global’s Amulet technology to its AssetWise portfolio, giving it the ability to perform predictive asset performance modeling. The acquisition is consistent with Bentley’s recent moves to enhance its […]

Aveva acquires 8over8 makers of ProCon software

Aveva acquires 8over8 makers of ProCon software

P&P company Aveva acquires 8over8 project control software developer for £26.9

Aveva acquires 8over8 for capital discipline

Aveva acquires 8over8 for capital discipline

Adding increased project control to the operations dashboard for oil and gas project development. Power and process plant design and operations software specialist Aveva opens the new year by adding risk management to its operations oversight portfolio. The Cambridge, UK firm is buying 8over8 Ltd, the developer of ProCon, a risk management platform that connects […]

ZWCAD Touch becomes CAD Pockets and comes in two flavors

ZWCAD Touch becomes CAD Pockets and comes in two flavors

ZWCAD revamps tablet app for CAD and reaches out for broader market. New version can read, edit, and create files. ZWCAD is a CAD product from China’s ZWSoft designed to challenge AutoCAD. Obviously, the company in­tends to win against Autodesk on its home turf in China, but the company also has larger ambitions. Its newest […]

By December 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 →