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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 […]

Intergraph releases SmartPlant P&ID ISO 15926 Export Utility

Intergraph releases SmartPlant P&ID ISO 15926 Export Utility

ISO 15926 is the foundation of a semantic web for process and power plant design and operations. Its support by CAD vendors in the plant space has become ubiquitous. With the release of its SmartPlant P&ID ISO 15926 Export Utility Intergraph is extending its support for the nearly ubiquitous ISO 15926 standard for data exchange in […]

EdgeWise Plant 3.0 runs up to 12x faster with multicore processing

EdgeWise Plant 3.0 runs up to 12x faster with multicore processing

Other new features include enhanced pipe extraction, QA tools to verify accuracy, and real-time finishing tools. ClearEdge3D this week released EdgeWise Plant 3.0 with six major new features to optimize and accelerate 3D modeling workflows. The software automates the extraction of complex CAD pipe geometry from 3D laser scanned data, reducing time to create accurate […]

Autodesk’s AEC division regroups

Autodesk’s AEC division regroups

The surprise move put the AEC division under an unscripted spotlight at last week’s Autodesk University. It is a good time for a shake-up in the division; Bentley is gaining ground. In a move seen as positive by many inside and outside Autodesk, Jay Bhatt made the surprise announcement that he’s leaving Autodesk to become […]

ClearEdge3D wins National Science Foundation grant

ClearEdge3D wins National Science Foundation grant

The maker of wicked fast 3D scan technology for feature extraction will work on eliminating blind spots and extending the technology’s use from single buildings or plants to whole facilities and city blocks. ClearEdge3D has won a research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to further develop its technology in the rapidly evolving field […]