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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 →
Fast-growing Vectorworks releases 2015 suite

Fast-growing Vectorworks releases 2015 suite

New version contains more than 100 updates and many new features. Japan has become a hot market. BIM software vendor Nemetschek Vectorworks is introducing its 2015 update this month with a cheery business update: unit sales of its software rose more than 30% in the past year, fueled by a recovering construction industry and increased [...]

By September 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Trimble acquires Gehry Technologies

Trimble acquires Gehry Technologies

Dassault Systèmes and Autodesk invested in the advanced 3D construction documentation technology, but Trimble is better positioned to move it forward. Today Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced it is acquiring Gehry Technologies (GT), the 3D construction management software and services firm founded by notable architect Frank Gehry in 2002. Autodesk and Dassault Systèmes combined over the [...]

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Bentley Systems reports revenue, income, and plans

Bentley Systems reports revenue, income, and plans

Bentley Systems reports an 8% increase in revenue to $593 million in 2013; increases family and employee ownership to 98%.  Bentley Systems, a private company, announced its 2013 annual results in a call to press and analysts on April 16. The company has made a practice of annual reporting even though it is private and [...]

Graphisoft Unveils BIMcloud in Tokyo

Graphisoft Unveils BIMcloud in Tokyo

An architectural software leader in Asia but not in North America, Budapest-based Graphisoft assembles the press to introduce its technology to a wider audience. By Ralph Grabowski Graphisoft is a small CAD company from a small country, Hungary. This is a curse and a blessing. The curse is that the company does not get as [...]

Construction deals for Thanksgiving

Construction deals for Thanksgiving

Autodesk has acquired assets from France’s Graitec and Trimble has added the UK’s CSC to beef up its Tekla line. Both companies offer products for analysis and design of steel and concrete buildings. Coincidence? We think not.  Trimble Navigation has acquired CSC Ltd. headquartered in Leeds, in the UK. CSC has been held by Equity [...]

Autodesk acquires Graitec structural detailing technology

Autodesk acquires Graitec structural detailing technology

Graitec will continue with other products, and will be a dealer for the two product lines Autodesk acquires. Autodesk is acquiring some of the technology—and related employees—of French structural engineering firm Graitec. Moving to Autodesk will be the Advance Steel and Advance Concrete product lines. The new technology will enhance Autodesk’s existing building information modeling [...]

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 [...]

By September 24, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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 [...]

Autodesk buys technology assets for civil engineering BIM

Autodesk buys technology assets for civil engineering BIM

Sam is a suite for bridge design; AutoTrack does vehicle swept path analysis. Autodesk continues to expand its reach in civil engineering, with the announcement today of two technology acquisitions to beef up its portfolio of software for infrastructure building information modeling. Both acquisitions come from the UK. From Bestech Systems Limited, Autodesk has acquired [...]