Tag: AEC/Geo

Enovia leads Dassault Systèmes to strong first quarter

Enovia leads Dassault Systèmes to strong first quarter

Revenue was up 10% in constant currencies. Weakness of the Euro prevented an even stronger quarter. Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: DSY.PA) reported a robust first quarter of 2012, with new license revenue up by 17% year-over-year in constant currencies. The weakness of the Euro (which slid from $1.45 to $1.31 during the quarter) put a […]

AEC CAD pioneers launch SmartBIM Access Suite

AEC CAD pioneers launch SmartBIM Access Suite

The suite provides a web-based way to organize, store, manage, and display Revit data. A team including two AEC technology pioneers has launched SmartBIM Access Suite, a browser-based search, evaluation, and download tool for reusable BIM objects.  The company, also called SmartBIM, calls its Access Suite a repository for the management, storage, and use of […]

Autodesk acquires Horizontal Systems for cloud BIM technology

Autodesk acquires Horizontal Systems for cloud BIM technology

Horizontal Glue is web technology to allow use of BIM data from competing products. We believe existing users have nothing to fear. Autodesk has agreed to acquire Horizontal Systems, a provider of cloud-based building information modeling (BIM) collaboration solutions. The deal is expected to close before the end of Autodesk’s fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, […]

By November 30, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Autodesk revenue up 15% in third quarter

Autodesk revenue up 15% in third quarter

R&D spending is up as a percentage of sales, as Autodesk prepares to launch a new PLM product at the end of the month. Autodesk spent $90 million on 10 acquisitions during the quarter. Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) has reported a strong third quarter, with revenue up 15% compared to the year-earlier quarter, to $549 million. […]

By November 16, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Bentley to celebrate champions of infrastructure

Bentley to celebrate champions of infrastructure

A gala awards ceremony next week in Amsterdam will salute the recent achievements of some of the world’s largest AEC and infrastructure firms. A few special awards have already been announced. Executives from many of the world’s largest architecture, engineering, construction, utility, and physical network firms will gather in Amsterdam November 8-9 to share best […]

Autodesk buys MEP software vendor to expand BIM suites

Autodesk buys MEP software vendor to expand BIM suites

MAP Software Ltd. supports fabrication and construction of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing building systems. Autodesk is beefing up its AEC product portfolio with the acquisition of UK-based Micro Application Packages Limited (MAP Software), a provider of CAD, CAM and estimating software that supports fabrication and construction for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) industry. Terms […]

Autodesk buys into Frank Gehry’s Catia-powered think tank

Autodesk buys into Frank Gehry’s Catia-powered think tank

The “strategic relationship” with Gehry Technologies provides Autodesk with world-class consulting and GT with money and training to expand the business. Autodesk and Gehry Technologies (GT) today announced a new strategic relationship. In exchange for access to GT’s consulting prowess, Autodesk is buying an equity stake in the firm founded by legendary architect Frank Gehry. […]

Nemetschek leadership at loggerheads; CEO to step down

Nemetschek leadership at loggerheads; CEO to step down

Ernst Homolka will serve long enough for the board to find a replacement. In a surprise announcement today, Nemetschek CEO Ernst Homolka says he will not accept a renewal of his contract, which expires December 31, 2012. In a brief message to the Supervisory Board (similar to a Board of Directors in a US corporation) […]

Graphisoft BIMx model viewer for iPad/iPhone connects with Facebook

Graphisoft BIMx model viewer for iPad/iPhone connects with Facebook

With game-style navigation and social networking as a useful function, Graphisoft has released the industry’s first next-generation CAD/BIM viewer.  Graphisoft announced today the extension of its BIMx model viewing platform to Apple iOS devices. Users of BIMx for iPad or iPhone need not have a license of Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD BIM software to view models. The […]

By September 20, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Autodesk releases Revit IFC Exporter as open source

Autodesk releases Revit IFC Exporter as open source

Revit users who rely on IFCs now have more flexibility in coding objects and models. Autodesk today released its Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) exporter for Revit as open source code. Going forward the code will be managed by a five-person committee, one of whom will be an Autodesk employee. IFC is an AEC industry standard […]

By September 13, 2011 2 Comments Read More →