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Nemetschek Group invests in Robotics Start-Up KEWAZO

KEWAZO robotic solutions reduce accidents, save on labor shortages and enable automation and data analytics workflows into the modern construction site.

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Benefitting from Reality Capture Digital Twins using 360-degree Cameras 

Technologies like HoloBuilder and the RICOH THETA X camera are transforming construction job site monitoring and adding critical efficiencies to collaborative workflows during and before construction.

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Two new executive appointments at Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems announces two new executive appointments.

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STA of Boston Gains Efficiency with RICOH THETA X 360-Degree Cameras

360-degree photography via newly released RICOH THETA X is helping generate persistent eyes on the job site—something architects can greatly benefit from.

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Bentley Systems names Michael Campbell Chief Product Officer

Michael Campbell joins Bentley Systems as its new Chief Product Officer. He leads more than 1,500 colleagues in the company’s product advancement group.

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Nemetschek invests in UK start-up SymTerra

Nemetschek Group announces its investment in UK-based start-up SymTerra. This is a new communications platform for mobile devices aimed squarely at the construction industry.

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Product In-Depth: Ricoh THETA X for the AEC Industry

Ricoh’s THETA X is a state-of-the-art 360-degree spherical camera system offers AEC/O industry professionals time and cost-saving benefits.

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GKV — Diversification and Adaptability with Vectorworks

Modular construction is just another sector specialty for this New York City architecture firm that excels at delivering design services in large part due to its agile BIM platform.

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Japanese AEC Giant Selects Graebert ARES CAD Technologies — Learn Why

ARES CAD technologies eliminate waste in AEC/O workflows from design to construction for Japanese Big 5 firm Taisei Corporation.

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AGACAD Launches Panel Design Automation for Revit

AGACAD Sandwich Panels brings a powerful collection of features for automation, efficient modeling, design, and output to Autodesk Revit.

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Nemetschek Group—10 Brands at BIM World Munich 2021

10 BIM industry brands from the Nemetschek Group will be showcased at BIM World Munich this week in Germany.

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Nemetschek Group Sponsors Venture Lab Built Environment at Technical University of Munich

Nemetschek Group has invested in a new lab environment for the built environment at the Technical University of Munich to spur innovation in emerging technologies impacting the AEC industry.

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VR News: Prospect by IrisVR Adds New Immersive ‘Issue Tracking’

You can track an issue end-to-end in human-scale with the first update to IrisVR’s Prospect software improving AEC industry collaboration.

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AEC News: Bluebeam Announces ‘XCON Anywhere’ Conference

Bluebeam announces XCON Anywhere virtual conference focused on Bluebeam customers and innovation in AEC industry digital process workflows.

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Upcoming Xpresso No. 30 — Autodesk’s Role on Notre-Dame Cathedral Reconstruction

Below we discuss our special feature in the upcoming INSIDER Xpresso newsletter—where we learn about Autodesk’s role in the Notre-Dame cathedral reconstruction efforts and its work on a BIM model and more.

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Nemetschek Talks to Architosh About Reconstruct and AI in Construction

Artificial intelligence in the global construction market is booming as major contractors look to offset labor and industry talent shortages.

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Bluebeam and The B1M — New Construction Story of the Year Award

B1M and Bluebeam launch worldwide hunt for the most innovative construction stories for new first-of-its-kind AEC industry award.

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Nemetschek’s ALLPLAN and SDS2 Join Forces—Merge Structural Solutions

Allplan and SDS2 join forces allowing combined expertise in concrete and steel detailing to benefit customers globally.

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Procore Advances Construction Cost Management—Adds Financials Management Portfolio

Procore advances construction cost management with its Financials Management Portfolio digital tools for construction companies.

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How Construction Firms Can Recover the Sector in 2021

Remote construction work has been especially hard on the construction sector. This article explains why and what industry leaders are saying.

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Epson and Spinar America Partner on Epson Moverio AR Smart Glasses

Epson Moverio AR smart glasses with Spinar America’s ‘Remote Vision’ SaaS pair with Zoom for hands-free conferencing solutions in the field.

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Member Access — (emTech) Section Plus for Xpresso #23

Member Access—(emTech) Section Plus is our exclusive that builds off of what we shared in Xpresso #23 on robotics, 3D printers, smart city news, computational design, remote collaboration tools in AEC and manufacturing industries.

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Viewpoint: Saving the UK Construction Industry—the Signs of Recovery

The UK construction industry shows signs of recovery, but pandemic challenges abound, including managing on-site facilities.

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AU20: Autodesk expands Autodesk Construction Cloud—New ‘Build’ and ‘Quantify’ offerings

Autodesk Construction Cloud advances significantly this year with unified apps like Autodesk Build and Autodesk Quantify and the new Autodesk BIM Collaborate and PlanGrid Build Mobile app.

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Member Access — (emTech) Section Plus for Xpresso #21

Member Access—(emTech) Section Plus is our new exclusive that builds off of what we shared in Xpresso #21. We offer deeper content and analysis from the topics of Gensler’s new proprietary tools, Hilti Robot, Digital Fabrication in Architecture, BIM and Bentley, and more…

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NXT BLD 2020 — Goes Virtual and Interactive in October

Speakers from The Bartlett, Epic, Royal BAM, AA, Proving Ground — and more complete lineup for NXT BLD 2020 conference — provide glimpse of future

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Free Health Checks Gives Contractors a New Reason to Measure Their “Digital Health”

Autodesk Constructions Solutions launched a free 15-minute online assessment, allowing contractors and subs from the field to the back office to get a sense of how they are performing internally and against industry competitors as measured by seven key performance indicators (KPI).

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AEC News: Prof. Georg Nemetschek Establishes New Innovation Foundation

Prof. Georg Nemetschek establishes the Nemetschek Innovation Foundation in Munich, Germany, with the aim of supporting science and research in the industry with a focus on global industry leadership in artificial intelligence (AI) in construction.

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Talking to 2019 Autodesk Innovator of the Year—Amr Raafat of Windover Construction

Trained as an architect, Amr talks to us about Windover Construction’s award-winning project and the innovations at his company using VDC technologies like Hololens and drones.

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Autodesk Ushers in New Era of Connected Construction with Autodesk Construction Cloud

Autodesk has deepened its AEC cloud solutions to advance integrated design and construction through the new Autodesk Construction Cloud—tying together BIM 360, PlanGrid, BuildingConnected and Assemble.

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Early Access: (emTech) section for INSIDER Xpresso—#07

Early Access coverage of the Emergent Technologies (emTech) section for the upcoming INSIDER Xpresso #07. Non-subscribers can gain access to this information by signing up for our monthly Xpresso newsletter for free. Inside this issue, we cover Global Construction, Robotics at ETH’s DFAB House, AI in Construction and AI in Architecture.

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Autodesk Announces Judges Panel for AEC Excellence Awards 2019

Leading academics, thought-leaders, and expert practitioners are among the international list of judges for this year’s AEC Excellence Awards 2019.

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Autodesk BIM 360 Now Includes Construction Cost Management

Autodesk intros powerful construction cost management module built into its BIM 360 platform.

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Bentley Goes Big with Microsoft Hololens 2—New Mixed Reality App for Infrastructure Projects

Bentley’s SYNCHRO XR brings the benefits of mixed reality (MR) to users in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.

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ConTech News: New PlanGrid Connect—Works to Integrate Cloud Apps

PlanGrid Connect offers users time-saving SaaS integrations enabling companies in AEC to build highly specific inter-app integrations that send data back and forth between design and build teams using entirely different workflows. It is a system that reflects the theme of convergence happening in AEC.

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Autodesk Completes ‘BuildingConnected’ Acquisition

Autodesk closes acquisition of BuildingConnected in All Cash Deal.

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Welcome to the Kanban Board—Agile Project Management for Architects with Merlin Project

The Kanban board system offers AEC pros a lot of value. Merlin Project is built for AEC industries and more and provides Kanban in its latest release.

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Autodesk to Acquire BuildingConnected for $275 Million

The two companies will be looking to create a Digital Marketplace for the Global Construction Industry.

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Breaking: HEXAGON Just Became World’s Largest AEC BIM & CAD Company

Hexagon AB already skirts the edges of AEC with its total stations, laser systems, and GPS systems technologies but now owns Bricsys’s formidable DWG-native CAD and BIM platforms, making Hexagon a new major player in the world of AEC software.

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AIA2018: Bentley Announces Acquisition of Synchro Software

Introducing time dimension to synchronization of BIM processes with work packaging, immersive visualization, and constructioneering, by way of Connected Data Environment (CDE).

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NXT BLD (Next Build) London Conference—Live Feeds Available for Sign-Up

Those not in London next week can still catch the action at NXT BLD (Next Build) 2018 via three separate streams which they can sign up for.

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Trimble to Acquire Viewpoint—Leading CDE (Common Data Environment) in AEC

A leading global CDE tool for the AEC industry has been acquired by Trimble, complementing its existing AEC tools portfolio and Trimble Connect.

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Bluebeam Unveils New Bluebeam Revu 2018—Redesigned for Maximum Efficiency

Bluebeam’s flagship PDF-based market and collaboration solution strikes a new balance between utility and usability.

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Event News: See the new Bluebeam Revu 2018

Bluebeam will launch Revu 2018 with a special webcast this coming April—a not-to-be-missed event for AEC pros utilizing the most popular software tool for document collaboration and markup.

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Facebook’s VC Backs new Doxel—AI and Computer Vision to Disrupt Construction Industry

Andreessen Horowitz leads investment in Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence disruptor, Doxel, of Palo Alto.

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Construction Software: PlanGrid introduces new ‘PlanGrid Submittals’

PlanGrid has added a much-wanted element to their popular construction SaaS software solution for professionals in the building construction industry. Now the architect, engineers, and contractors have a complete submittals workflow contained entirely within PlanGrid with the new PlanGrid Submittals.

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INSIDER: GRAPHISOFT’s BIM World—From the banks of the Danube to Tokyo

The Hungarian BIM software maker had a tremendous year, with noteworthy new technologies and even more noteworthy news of developments that lie ahead.

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INSIDER: Big Construction and ARCHICAD—Willard Williams Talks Shop

Architect Willard Williams isn’t your typical ARCHICAD expert. He works on the construction company side of the equation now, but his insight about BIM and about how VR/AR and ARCHICAD can add value to the market is worth taking notes on.

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Architosh Exclusive—Nemetschek Group Unveils Its CDE Strategy with Bluebeam Technology at its Core

Moving AEC companies into BIM solutions isn’t the big problem anymore for the Nemetschek Group, rather it’s moving its customers into common data environments where project stakeholders can extract maximum value inherent in the exchange of information.

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AU: Boston-based BIM in Construction Leader Assemble Systems Gain Autodesk Forge Funding

Boston based BIM in Construction Leader chosen by AEC powerhouse Autodesk for Forge Fund investment.


 

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New “Shape” by Bricsys Takes Aim at Trimble SketchUp

Bricsys of Belgium, the developer of popular BricsCAD, has announced Shape, a new DWG-native 3D conceptual “SketchUp-like” design software tool. It is slated for 2018 release.

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Vectorworks, Inc. Wins BUILD Magazine’s Visionaries in Technology Award

An inaugural program recognizes global design and BIM software developer for its innovations.

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New Autodesk Investment – Project Frog Links Architectural Design to Fabrication

The Autodesk and Project Frog collaboration will create a common data environment (CDE) to streamline design and engineering processes and optimize the architectural design for manufacturing.

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Engineering Software News—SCIA User Contest Winners Announced

SCIA announces winners of its 2017 user contests for structural and civil engineers.

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Autodesk Forge Fund Invests in ManufactOn—AEC Industry Startup

Autodesk has participated in a Series A funding round for ManufactOn—Boston based startup aims to simplify supply-chain management for AEC industry with a cloud-based platform.

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A Hot Economy—Autodesk and Industry Group Says Construction Force Shortages Abound

In the US construction market, there are deep shortages of qualified personnel to hire. Without policy changes made soon to boost construction worker education and training, technology automation may come to the rescue ultimately eliminating human jobs down the road.

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Viewpoint: With BIM, EPC Firms Cannot Charge More—But They Can Charge Differently

Construction project owners are raising the bar of expectations, BIM consulting and modeling fees for an EPC firm isn’t the concern—it is how smartly they can generate revenue off of BIM.

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Autodesk Behind Bipartisan Industry Coalition to Promote Investment in US Infrastructure

Blueprint 2025 is a bipartisan coalition of 100 industry CEOs and public sector representatives—aimed at promoting infrastructure investment in the United States.

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2017 Bluebeam eXtreme Conference—Will Be Biggest On Record

Bluebeam Inc. set to shatter record attendance at its 6th Bluebeam eXtreme Conference to be held in Los Angeles this coming August.

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Hangar Targets Construction Industry with Drone Robotics Software Stack

Drones are taking to the skies over construction sites and Hangar has a new solution that is dramatically simple to operate.

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INSIDER Xpresso keeps CAD industry professionals up-to-date on next-gen emerging technologies (emTech) that will revolutionize the worlds of AEC and manufacturing and design. As an Xpresso reader, you will hear from some of the most important voices inventing and using the very latest tech in areas such as AI, machine learning, algorithm-aided design (AAD), AR, VR, MR, 3D printing, 3D computer vision, robotics, and SmartCities technologies.

Each issue arrives in your inbox on the first Sunday of the month. Issue #1 arrived on March 3, 2019. Full archives and easy navigation for your pleasure. Enjoy! 

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