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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 […]

Mainframe2 building cloud platform for workstation apps; shows stuff at AU 2013

Mainframe2 building cloud platform for workstation apps; shows stuff at AU 2013

Mainframe2 is gearing up for an early 2014 launch and plans to make workstation applications available on demand. To prove the point, the company ran a one-day trial of their system running Photoshop in a browser and people from 138 countries gave it a whirl. Here at GfxSpeak we’re raising the stakes with an in-browser […]

Virtually augmented Bentley

Virtually augmented Bentley

Bentley Systems shows off augmented reality apps from the lab.

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 […]

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 […]

Interview: researcher Hesselgren says customers will demand 1 million architectural design iterations per project

Interview: researcher Hesselgren says customers will demand 1 million architectural design iterations per project

Smart Geometry co-founder  says architecture has barely scratched the surface of what computers can do. It has been 10 years since a group of architects in London banded together to study and promote the idea of computational geometry, the use of algorithms, scripts, and data for parametric design, as opposed to strictly drawing and modeling […]

Smartgeometry heading home to London

Smartgeometry heading home to London

Colleagues from some of London’s top architectural firms gathered to discuss computational design technology; the rest is history still being written. Smartgeometry, the annual conclave of architects pushing the boundaries of design technology is coming home this month to London, the organization’s birthplace. Registration is now open for Smartgeometry 2013, April 19-20 at the Institute […]

Bentley recalibrates user conference around hands-on learning

Bentley recalibrates user conference around hands-on learning

Bentley is tightly focusing the conference on training. A second conference in October will address industry issues. Bentley Systems has made changes to its annual user conference, to align it more closely with its subscription learning products. The Bentley Learning Conference, May 13-16 in Philadelphia replaces the previous Be Together conference series. The conference is […]

By February 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Project Mercury making the cloud big enough for civil engineering

Project Mercury making the cloud big enough for civil engineering

Autodesk is stepping up its efforts against Bentley Systems, long recognized as the leader in infrastructure. New capabilities in Infrastructure Modeler seek to streamline the use of 3D, mobile, and cloud technologies in the workflow. Despite recent advances, civil engineering and other large scale infrastructure work has continued to rely on 2D for much of […]

By December 20, 2012 0 Comments Read More →