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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]