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Bentley extends use of hypermodels in asset performance management

Bentley extends use of hypermodels in asset performance management

Design documentation becomes the virtual edition of the physical plant for on-going operations. A new release of Bentley Systems’ AssetWise APM (asset performance management) extends the use of its pioneering hypermodels technology into asset operations and maintenance. Hypermodeling is Bentley technology for merging 2D drawings, 3D models, and related project data into one spatial viewing […]

Aveva stays with Windows for its mobile strategy

Aveva stays with Windows for its mobile strategy

New E3D Insight is for Windows 8 only and uses Microsoft Azure cloud technology. Aveva has launched its first mobile app, the fruit of a year-long collaboration with Microsoft to develop a 3D mobile viewing platform for plant design. Aveva E3D (the “E” is for “Everything”) is only available on Windows mobile devices. The app […]

Bentley acquires MOSES offshore structural engineering suite

Bentley acquires MOSES offshore structural engineering suite

The acquired software will be added to the Bentley SACS line of offshore engineering and naval architecture software. Bentley Systems has acquired the MOSES software business from Ultramarine, Inc.  MOSES is a leading analysis and simulation software solution for complex projects involving the transportation and installation of offshore structures, including the launch of jackets and […]

Using game technology to teach plant operations safety

Using game technology to teach plant operations safety

New Aveva software places 3D plant models in interactive game environment. Aveva has released new software that uses gaming technology as a tool for immersive training and simulation within the complex 3D plant models designed using Aveva technology. The oil & gas, power, and process plant industries already make extensive use of 3D models. The […]

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Siemens and Bentley extend collaboration

Siemens and Bentley extend collaboration

Siemens was first a Bentley customer, but the relationship has grown to include joint working relationships in creating interoperable software for factory construction and process plant engineering and operations. By Kathleen Maher Although it has not been generally known, Siemens and Bentley are long-time collaborators. The two companies have multiple agreements in which they deploy […]

DuPont to standardize on Bentley OpenPlant P&ID

DuPont to standardize on Bentley OpenPlant P&ID

Intelligent P&ID is perhaps the most competitive aspect of the already competitive Plant design business. DuPont says it applied a rigorous Sigma Six evaluation. Chemical processing giant DuPont has decided to standardize on the intelligent piping and instrumentation design (P&ID) from Bentley Systems. Going forward DuPont will use Bentley OpenPlant PowerPID to support initial projects […]

Big data meets big infrastructure as Bentley acquires Ivara

Big data meets big infrastructure as Bentley acquires Ivara

The deal will beef up Bentley’s existing asset performance management portfolio. Ivara technology is used extensively in asset-intensive organizations including mining and process/power plant operation. Bentley Systems today announced that it has acquired Ivara Corporation, a provider of asset performance management (APM) software solutions for organizations in asset-intensive industries, including mining and metals, power generation […]

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Aveva teases customers with new plant design product vision

Aveva teases customers with new plant design product vision

Details are slim but the track record suggests a bold initiative that will blend engineering data with point clouds, with an SaaS component. Plant design specialist Aveva has released a statement announcing a new software initiative. “The Future of Plant Design” is short on details but long on bravado. Given the company’s track record, there […]

BuiltWorks 3.1 increases SolidWorks utility for plant design

BuiltWorks 3.1 increases SolidWorks utility for plant design

New interoperability with plant design systems from Aveva, Bentley, and Intergraph. Only five months after a major update, SolidACE has released an update to BuiltWorks that provides links to the major plant design software platforms. As one of the leading AEC add-ons to SolidWorks, it provides a way for structural engineers and designers working in […]

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 […]