Tag: AEC

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 [...]

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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 [...]