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New report says Vectorworks top BIM software in UK

New report says Vectorworks top BIM software in UK

Government mandate is forcing AEC firms to re-evaluate what software they use. According to results from the fifth annual NBS National BIM Report 2015, Vectorworks Architect is the most popular building information modeling (BIM) architectural software in the United Kingdom. Twenty-nine percent of respondents said they use the solution for designing with a BIM workflow. In […]

Graphisoft opens door for importing Rhino models

Graphisoft opens door for importing Rhino models

The link allows two ways to bring Rhino models into ArchiCAD. A leading Japanese architecture firm helped build and test the technology. Architectural software developer Graphisoft has teamed with the popular industrial design tool Rhino to create new connection technology between the two products. The connection enables ArchiCAD users on both the Mac and Windows […]

New TurboPDF from IMSI/Design makes PDF-based workflow more affordable

New TurboPDF from IMSI/Design makes PDF-based workflow more affordable

$99 for professional PDF creation, editing, and management. For years CAD vendor IMSI/Design has supported PDF as an output from its various design products. Now it has taken its knowledge of PDF one step further and written a new program for creating PDF documents and integrating them into a business workflow. New TurboPDF is useful […]

Trimble extends Bentley relationship into HVAC fabrication

Trimble extends Bentley relationship into HVAC fabrication

Vulcan HVAC sheet metal software now works with Bentley i-model technology for easier data sharing. Trimble is extending its ongoing technical relationship with Bentley Systems by creating an integrated workflow between its Vulcan sheet metal cutting software for HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning) and Bentley’s AECOsim Building Designer software. The move expands the companies’ ongoing […]

Latest Bentley acquisition offers construction management in the cloud

Latest Bentley acquisition offers construction management in the cloud

The myriad details of construction are organized into dashboards charts that update in real time. Bentley’s most recent acquisition is a cloud-based approach to construction management. EADOC, based in Oakland, California, provides software to systematically track construction project documentation including design clarifications, inspectors’ daily reports, special inspections, memos, action items, deficiency items, and schedules. The […]

ODA updates Teigha for Android

ODA updates Teigha for Android

A variety of software products are coming to market on Android using Teigha code. Open Design Alliance (ODA) today releases support for the Android 5 mobile operating system in the latest release of Teigha, the ODA’s software development platform for engineering applications. Built against the latest Android NDK 10, the new release is designed for […]

TurboSite update adds editable PDF forms

TurboSite update adds editable PDF forms

Now construction and maintenance site inspection can be drawings-based or forms-based on an iPad. IMSI/Design has added editable PDF forms to TurboSite, its iOS application for mobile field reporting. The addition extends TurboSite from being only a drawings-based approach to site evaluation by making it possible to use pre-existing forms. TurboSite allows uploading of multi-page […]

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 […]