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Vectorworks 2017 update adds broad set of new features

Vectorworks 2017 update adds broad set of new features

The complete line, now available in English, includes separate products for BIM/AEC, Landscape, and Entertainment design. Other languages to come. BIM software developer Vectorworks, Inc. has released the English-language versions of its 2017 product line, which includes Vectorworks Architect (AEC/BIM), Landmark (landscape design), Spotlight (entertainment design), Designer (all specialty tools) and Fundamentals (based 3D CAD). […]

By September 16, 2016 Read More →
Cloud-based Cl3ver supports unconnected presentations for AEC and manufacturing

Cloud-based Cl3ver supports unconnected presentations for AEC and manufacturing

A new app for Windows and Apple devices can store cloud-based presentations locally.    The current update of Cl3ver—a cloud-based platform for interactive web and mobile 3D presentations in AEC and manufacturing—includes the ability to run presentations without a live Internet connection and enhancements to visual quality. Architectural and engineering projects are often presented in […]

By January 11, 2016 Read More →
Vectorworks 2016 features real-time collaboration, point cloud support

Vectorworks 2016 features real-time collaboration, point cloud support

More than 100 updates in the latest version, available in AEC, landscaping and stage design editions.   The 2016 edition of  Vectorworks features new technology for real-time collaboration and support for point cloud data from 3D terrestrial scanners among the more than 100 updates and new features. The company says more than 70% of new […]

By September 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bentley reports $625 million revenue for 2014

Bentley reports $625 million revenue for 2014

The privately held AEC software firm offers annual insight into operations. Compared to 2013 Bentley has lost ground to Autodesk. Bentley Systems today reported selected information from its 2014 revenue and operations results. Total 2014 revenue of $625 million is up 7% from 2013 revenues. Net income was not disclosed. As a private company, Bentley […]

Trimble looks for AEC efficiencies through collaboration

Trimble looks for AEC efficiencies through collaboration

New Trimble Connect offers a cloud-based platform for strategic collaboration in the construction and operation of buildings. By Kathleen Maher Back in 2012, when Trimble ac­quired SketchUp, the company said they were setting out to redefine the construction industry. There were probably some people who said, Trimble? At that time, the company was a giant […]

Bentley announces Connect Edition

Bentley announces Connect Edition

The focus on mega-projects and infrastructure leads to a new generation of products better able to serve comprehensive project delivery, from initial design to decommission. By Kathleen Maher Bentley Systems is one of the lead­ing companies in software for AEC and BIM, and they’ve created a strong mar­ket for themselves by concentrating on the infrastructure […]

By November 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Bentley MicroStation update is all about the connections

Bentley MicroStation update is all about the connections

The design platform favored by the enterprise-class design-build and infrastructure firms  will use the cloud without living on it. This week in London Bentley Systems is introducing the next generation of its technology for enterprise-scale design, construction, and operations. Dubbed “CONNECT Edition,” the multi-year rollout of new technology across the diverse Bentley line will begin […]

TurboSite adds punch lists, satellite data markup to iPad field reporting app

TurboSite adds punch lists, satellite data markup to iPad field reporting app

Significant update also adds 2D PDF estimating, new positioning options, and more. TurboSite, the unique AEC field reporting software app for iPad and iPhone, turns 4.0 this week with a variety of new features, including punch lists, satellite and photo data markup, and PDF-based estimating. TurboSite, from long-time CAD vendor IMSI/Design, was first introduced in […]

BIMobject IPO funds AEC online 3D catalog

BIMobject IPO funds AEC online 3D catalog

The Swedish start-up is linking builders to the makers of furniture, fixtures, and building systems. Hexagon buys in. It might have happened off your radar, but at the end of December, BIMobject, a startup in Sweden, went public with a successful IPO that made around $7 million on the first day. Not huge by Wall […]

In Vectorworks 2015, what’s new is really new

In Vectorworks 2015, what’s new is really new

From a Mac rewrite for 64-bit computing to a variety of new 3D tools, this edition has a lot to offer. New customers are up 25% as interest in BIM grows. By Kathleen Maher It’s been a very long time since Autodesk’s basic CAD program, Auto-CAD, had an inside track. Though not a household word, Vectorworks […]

By September 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →