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Lanmar Services turns old NASA buildings into geometry with 3D scanning

Lanmar Services turns old NASA buildings into geometry with 3D scanning

Thinkbox Sequoia now commercially available after lengthy beta cycle.   Austin, Texas-based Lanmar Services has found new work saving clients time and money by using laser scanning to record and translate 3D structural data from existing buildings into functional, precise 2D CAD or 3D building information models (BIM). They use Sequoia, point cloud meshing software […]

By February 1, 2016 Read More →
Nemetschek acquires BIM specialist Solibri for $38 million

Nemetschek acquires BIM specialist Solibri for $38 million

The Helsinki company spurned other suitors, preferring the “brands first” approach at Nemetschek. AEC software specialist Nemetschek has beat out other suitors to become the new owner of Solibri, a vendor of software for quality assurance and control in building information modeling (BIM). The Solibri Model Checker validates that BIM models are compliant in terms […]

By December 22, 2015 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 →
New report says Vectorworks top BIM software in UK

New report says Vectorworks top BIM software in UK

Government mandate is forcing AEC firms to re-evaluate what software they use. According to results from the fifth annual NBS National BIM Report 2015, Vectorworks Architect is the most popular building information modeling (BIM) architectural software in the United Kingdom. Twenty-nine percent of respondents said they use the solution for designing with a BIM workflow. In […]

Bentley Systems and Trimble team up for construction modeling

Bentley Systems and Trimble team up for construction modeling

Pooling resources and sharing opportunities to advance construction BIM. Bentley Systems and Trimble have been forging links between their products for a few years. The companies have areas where they can effectively interoperate, and both companies are amenable to strategic partnerships with other companies. This year at Trimble’s user conference and Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure, […]

By November 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
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 […]

By September 8, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
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 […]