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Autodesk buys technology assets for civil engineering BIM

Autodesk buys technology assets for civil engineering BIM

Sam is a suite for bridge design; AutoTrack does vehicle swept path analysis. Autodesk continues to expand its reach in civil engineering, with the announcement today of two technology acquisitions to beef up its portfolio of software for infrastructure building information modeling. Both acquisitions come from the UK. From Bestech Systems Limited, Autodesk has acquired [...]

Project Mercury making the cloud big enough for civil engineering

Project Mercury making the cloud big enough for civil engineering

Autodesk is stepping up its efforts against Bentley Systems, long recognized as the leader in infrastructure. New capabilities in Infrastructure Modeler seek to streamline the use of 3D, mobile, and cloud technologies in the workflow. Despite recent advances, civil engineering and other large scale infrastructure work has continued to rely on 2D for much of [...]

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New bridge analysis tool models multiple earthquake variables

New bridge analysis tool models multiple earthquake variables

BridgePBEE is new software from engineering researchers at the University of California, Berkeley that can model the interaction of soil, foundation, and structure in an earthquake. Computer-based analysis of earthquake structural damage is a complex task. A new free software tool from engineering researchers at the University of California, Berkeley lets civil engineers conduct studies [...]

Redefining production in the age of Digital Reality

Redefining production in the age of Digital Reality

Software is transforming every stage of the manufacturing process. Small companies with niche technologies are being gobbled up. By Kathleen Maher May Day is over and the workers of the world are still pretty much wearing their chains. Ironically, the children of workers over in China are driving Ferraris and sporting Prada handbags. And, if [...]

Brazilian water utility reduces loss 57% using Bentley software

Brazilian water utility reduces loss 57% using Bentley software

Better monitoring of a 272 kilometer section also saved $170,000 per month in energy costs. A water utility serving the São Paulo, Brazil region has decreased water loss by 57% through its 272 kilometer distribution system by using WaterCAD from Bentley Systems. Sabesp (known in Portuguese as Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São [...]

Modding the Xbox Kinect to gather 3D streaming data

Modding the Xbox Kinect to gather 3D streaming data

In less than a year after its release, a flood of researchers and tinkerers are finding ways to re-purpose the Kinect that have nothing to do with games. Two UCSD researchers are adapting the inexpensive and popular motion sensor to gather archaeological data. The November 2010 launch of the Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360 immediately [...]

Bentley Power Geopak wins Michigan DOT benchmark

Bentley Power Geopak wins Michigan DOT benchmark

The Bentley suite will replace CaiCE; AutoCAD Civil 3D was the other software in the competitive assessment. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has chosen Bentley’s Power Geopak all-in-one civil engineering design software to replace Caice as its standard statewide survey software. MDOT made this decision after Bentley’s successful benchmark in mid-April 2011 against Autodesk’s [...]

Simulia Abaqus update adds topology optimization, GPU support

Simulia Abaqus update adds topology optimization, GPU support

The latest release of Dassault Systemes’ finite element analysis suite also offers new electromagnetic analysis capabilites among its 100+ enhancements. The new release of Simulia Abaqus, the unified finite element analysis (FEA) suite from Dassault Systemes, offers a new module for topology optimization, a new electromagnetics analysis solution, and support for graphics processing units (GPU) [...]

US Air Force civil engineering to buy $26 million in Autodesk software

US Air Force civil engineering to buy $26 million in Autodesk software

The five-year deal was the work of reseller DLT Solution. Autodesk today announced the United States Air Force Office of the Civil Engineer has signed a blanket purchase agreement with DLT Solutions for access to Autodesk software products, services, and training. DLT Solutions is Autodesk’s master U.S. government reseller. The contract value is for $26 [...]

Bentley celebrates its customers; provides revenue picture

Bentley celebrates its customers; provides revenue picture

Revenues are back to pre-recession levels, and the company thinks it may be gaining market share against Autodesk. Bentley System announced new products, new acquisitions, and new strategies at BE Inspired, a company conference in Amsterdam that brought together some of the company’s top customers with press and analysts in an impressive demonstration of talent [...]