Tag: AEC

Cloud storage expert Panzura finds gold in AEC

Cloud storage expert Panzura finds gold in AEC

Global file system addresses construction collaboration pain point. Autodesk CEO joins advisory board. Venture-funded startup Panzura has in recent months found a ready market among architecture and construction firms for its cloud-based global file management technology, and has decided to pivot its business to focus on AEC. “We have traction in AEC because we uniquely [...]

Bentley wraps long arms around SaaS for enterprise AEC

Bentley wraps long arms around SaaS for enterprise AEC

New initiatives in cloud and mobile are the tip of the iceberg for the technically aggressive company. London proves to be a fitting setting for a discussion of infrastructure design and operations. In a wide-ranging briefing for more than 150 members of the press gathered in London, Bentley Systems presented itself on Monday as a [...]

Bentley announces 65 finalists for Year in Infrastructure awards

Bentley announces 65 finalists for Year in Infrastructure awards

The Be Inspired Awards will go to winners in 22 categories, selected from many of the world’s largest and most complicated infrastructure projects. A panel of industry experts, engineers, and designers has selected finalists for honors to be announced later this month at the annual Bentley Year in Infrastructure conference.  The Be Inspired Awards honor [...]

Vectorworks continues to promote Open BIM in new release

Vectorworks continues to promote Open BIM in new release

New features in the 2014 edition include faster 3D viewing and several commands to speed up tedious aspects of architectural design. The Vectorworks division of global CAD vendor Nemetschek remains a small player in AEC, yet is profitable, growing, and innovative.  For years part of its success came from being available—and equally equipped—in both Windows [...]

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Autodesk launches Point Layout for construction site modeling

Autodesk launches Point Layout for construction site modeling

Rivals Bentley and Trimble are already offering similar products. Construction-based BIM is slowly becoming a reality. Autodesk today launches new software for creating building models from point cloud data, based on an acquisition of technology from a Colorado company. Autodesk Point Layout gives the company more to work with on the construction side of Building [...]

Bentley releases new mobile apps for GIS and construction

Bentley releases new mobile apps for GIS and construction

Both support Bentley’s i-Models for broad interoperability of construction and GIS data. Bentley has released two new mobile apps to extend the reach of project data for field work. Field Supervisor provides access to construction project data stored in Bentley’s ProjectWise and other repositories; Bentley Map Mobile provides non-GIS professionals with the ability to view [...]

IMSI/Design to port TurboSite to Google Glass

IMSI/Design to port TurboSite to Google Glass

Development plan announced at AIA Conference.  Retail CAD vendor IMSI/Design, which lately has been leading the move to mobile devices for AEC, today made public their plans to port its TurboSite software for site evaluation and field reporting to Google Glass. TurboSite currently runs on iPad and is used to document walk-throughs and create punch [...]

Does the CAD world need another geometry kernel?

Does the CAD world need another geometry kernel?

New geometry kernels come from Russia to challenge traditional modelers and enable upstarts. By Kathleen Maher As COFES Russia kicked off in St. Petersburg last week, Russian CAD provider Ascon showcased its home-grown C3D geometry kernel, which was introduced as licensable technology in May 2012. Ascon develops and sells Kompas 3D, a 3D CAD product [...]

Bentley revenue up 5% in 2012

Bentley revenue up 5% in 2012

Middle East revenue was up 25%. The AEC firm spent $200 million on acquisitions. Privately held Bentley Systems today released selected figured from its 2012 operations. Overall corporate revenue was up 5% from 2011 results, for a total of $550 million in revenue.  Measured using constant currencies, Bentley revenue grew 8% in 2012. The Middle [...]

Autodesk acquires Allpoint for 3D LIDAR expertise

Autodesk acquires Allpoint for 3D LIDAR expertise

The founder and key researchers will join Autodesk’s Reality Capture team. The technology they bring has its roots in computer vision and robotics research. Autodesk today acquired technology and key employees from Allpoint Systems LLC, a Pittsburgh developer of software for collecting and processing 3D LIDAR (broad-field laser-based) point cloud data. Terms were not disclosed. [...]