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Bentley Systems Advances SYNCHRO 4D/5D BIM Solution

Bentley SYNCHRO software expansion adds advancements in 4D and 5D models and cost and performance management improvements.

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BISim releases Mantle ETM—Enterprise Terrain Management

BISim releases Mantle ETM – a customized terrain pipeline for mission rehearsal, visualization, and terrain analysis.

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ALLPLAN updates its BIM software

ALLPLAN  introduced its latest service release for its Allplan 2022 software on April 7, 2022

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Inspiring the Next Generation—Young People in Engineering

The world is experiencing a shortage of engineers and scientists across numerous STEM-based industries. One way to solve this problem and boost well-qualified young professionals is to look at how to boost STEM studies from a young age and increase the participation of girls and underrepresented groups.

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SCIA Engineer Version 21 Now Released

SCIA Engineer version 21 is announced and boasts powerful streamlining user-interface changes and new features for structural analysis.

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Bentley Brings Infrastructure Digital Twins to NVIDIA Omniverse

Infrastructure is coming to the world of NVIDIA Omniverse technology—Bentley Systems connects iTwins platform to NVIDIA’s real-time platform.

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Autodesk Completes Acquisition of Innovyze

Autodesk takes Innovyze into its family—adding critical digital twin tools for water infrastructure management and operations.

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Bentley Moves Closer to Public Stock Offering

Bentley moves closer to public stock offering by filing Form S-1 with the SEC. The offering may be waiting on infrastructure bill passage.

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Bentley System’s “Year in Infrastructure 2020 Conference” is going digital!

The virtual Year in Infrastructure 2020 Conference provides complimentary access to a wide range of content relevant to infrastructure professionals in every role and at every phase of the infrastructure lifecycle.

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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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AEC News: Nemetschek Brands’ Special Offerings During COVID-19

Nemetschek Group companies are helping their AEC customers around the globe with new and free solutions to cope with the current pandemic crisis.

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Smart Cities Tech—How ADRF Addresses the Always Connected Challenge

Both Smart Infrastructure and higher demands by people and their enterprises are placing a premium on always-on RF (cellular) based networks. ADRF’s technologies are solving these 21 st century challenges.

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Bentley Systems Wins Downstream Award for Digitization

Bentley Systems helps Dow Chemical Company implement AWP Best Practices Across the Organization.

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Viewpoint: Will Computer Programmes Replace Human Engineering Skill?

Will AI and machine learning replace human engineering skill anytime soon? What are the factors behind this question and are there good examples? John Hannen shares his viewpoint.

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National Engineering Firm Becomes Far More Agile with VDI via GPU Workstations

Most large AEC firms with multiple locations seek out agility for their operations. Southland Industries in the United States accomplished this recently with VDI via GPU workstations from Workspot.

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New Autodesk Civil 3D Gets Powered by new Dynamo Integration

Dynamo for Civil 3D helps Autodesk’s key infrastructure package enter the next era of civil design.

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Autodesk Announces Release of Revit 2020

Autodesk has released the new Revit 2020 for the AEC industry, offering architects, engineers, and designers new capabilities and substantial enhancements.

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INSIDER: A (.dwg) Renaissance—Neil Petersen of the ODA Explains Why

With 80 software engineers largely in Eastern Europe, the Open Design Alliance (ODA) is a software powerhouse in its own right, now aiming to maximize CAD industry interoperability across a range of new initiatives. Importantly though, (.dwg) is far from legacy—new initiatives aim to put it back on the main stage.

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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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Autodesk Improves BIM + GIS Workflows—New InfraWorks Update

Autodesk Connector for ArcGIS is first in-product capability from partnership between Esri and Autodesk. More features created or improved in InfraWorks update as well.

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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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Infographic—The Future of VR (virtual reality) by 2025

A web agency has put together a researched infographic on the future of VR. We dig into the details and the findings and unpack a few of them in our analysis.

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Autodesk Releases Revit 2019—Multidisciplinary BIM Application

Autodesk advances BIM with Revit 2019, adding substantial new features across three main categories of Design, Optimize, and Connect.

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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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SimScale Handles ASHRAE Standard 55 Thermal Comfort Assessment

SimScale offers HVAC engineers simulation and engineering analysis workflows via web-based software, including thermal analysis for ASHRAE Standard 55 conformity for occupant comfort.

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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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Viewpoint: BIM—How should building product manufacturers cope with rising needs?

Building contractors continue to embrace the BIM process change revolution in the AEC industry, but a key implementation issue remains inconsistent standards and deployment of digital BIM object files by building product manufacturers.

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Nemetschek Group Acquires RISA—Leading Structural Software Engineering Provider

The Nemetschek Group has added another AEC software player from the United States to its roster—acquiring US leading structural engineering software RISA.

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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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Viewpoint: BIM Coordination Meetings from MEP Perspective—Then vs Now

AEC professionals have long valued the idea of clash detection in software systems. But quality and fruitful MEP coordination team meetings take more than just values and ideas—they take structured practices that leverage leading industry tools.

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Nemetschek’s ALLPLAN Acquires BTG IT & Consulting—Bolsters BIM Infrastructure Leadership

Nemetschek’s ALLPLAN acquires BTG IT & Consulting GmbH as it positions Allplan Engineering for BIM-based Infrastructure market leadership.

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Autodesk Intros New Revit 2018—Strengthens Multidiscipline Design

Autodesk releases new Autodesk Revit 2018—adds tools to strengthen multidisciplinary design, detailing to fabrication and powerful new multi-story stair tool.

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Bluebeam Ships New Bluebeam Revu 2017 for AEC Industries

Bluebeam Revu 2017 is now available and offers AEC industry professionals accelerated workflows and better collaboration across the entire lifecycle of projects.

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Bluebeam’s Founding CEO Exits Company—CTO and Founding Member Don Jacob Named Interim CEO

Nemetschek’s Bluebeam Inc. gets a new interim CEO in internal CTO leader Don Jacob as company co-founder Richard Lee steps down.

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OrthoGraph Announces Winner of Fire Investigation Webinar Contest

California architect Peter Samarin wins free laser hardware and year’s subscription to OrthoGraph 1 system as part of webinar series contests—learns how survey building app works in conjunction with Leica Disto D2 device.

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Software Training—How Pluralsight Is Taking Aim at AEC and Manufacturing

Sophisticated new technologies at Pluralsight aim to boost software training engagement and accelerate companies’ abilities to skill-up. But the best part is that Pluralsight is bringing this tech to AEC and MCAD professionals.

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Siemens and Bentley Systems Agree to Jointly Offer Planning and Design Solutions for Utilities Markets

Siemens and Bentley partner to address digitalization of energy utility markets worldwide.

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Market Research Report Says CAE Market to Reach $5.8 Billion USD by 2021

Computer-aided engineering market (finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics) for aerospace, automotive, defense industry, industrial machinery, and other applications will grow at CAGR of just over 11% between now and 2021.

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Featured Video: The New OrthoGraph I System

In this featured video Architosh showcases all the capabilities and uses of the all new OrthoGraph I mobile cloud-based app for Apple iOS and Google Android mobile devices, used in conjunction with laser distance meters like the Leica DISTO D2. Learn how to streamline field dimensioning and take data straight into BIM and CAD applications.

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BIM for Smart Layouts and Smart HVAC Products Enhance Energy Efficiency

While a Trump presidency in the United States potentially threatens the shared goals of the Paris Climate Conference agreements, architects and MEP engineers today have increasingly sophisticated tools and techniques to continue to save building energy consumption—like Smart BIM layouts and Smart HVAC products.

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CAMX 2016 Reflects Growth and Bright Future of Composites in Advanced Materials Industry

New attendance record, conference features and robust programming were highlights of this year’s growing CAMX expo and conference focused on the advanced materials industry.

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Altair releases HyperWorks v14 for Windows and Mac

Altair releases new HyperWorks 14 for Windows and Mac—Complete CAE Suite

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AU2015 RECAP—Blurred Lines, Crossed Boundaries in the Era of Connection

Senior Associate Editor Pete Evans, AIA, recaps Autodesk University 2015 in all its many facets, and details many of the larger themes that were pervasive at the show this year. Chief among them were this blurring of lines disciplines, fields, tool chains and the boundaries between design, manufacture and product use. What we saw at AU 2015 was the emergence of a CAD company transforming into a company that will service industries far and wide across the full spectrum from initial concept to end-user and configuration and optimization based on performance and use data. It is a brave new world and Autodesk is at its leading edge.

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AppTalk: New ArcSite for iOS aims to reboot mobile CAD

New ArcSite is a brand new iOS mobile CAD app for the Apple iPad. It is the first such mobile CAD tool, on any mobile platform, to feature ‘real-time’ shape recognition while you draw, quickly turning non-straight lines into straight ones, wobbly squares into perfect squares and so forth.

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Apple seeking CAD/3D pros—knowledge of Rhino and Alias preferred

BS or BA in Industrial Design or Transportation Design preferred. Computer Graphics, 3D Animation/Modeling, Fine Arts or Engineering will be also be considered.

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Autodesk unveils Project Wire–3D printed electronics for the masses

The Maker Movement aims to extend its reach as Voxel8 unveils its new 3D electronics printer along Autodesk Project Wire. The program runs on Autodesk’s Spark Platform.

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Architosh launches Mac Workstation professional survey study for Pro Users

In our first hardware study to look at the professional markets that Apple has traditionally served, Architosh has launched a survey in order to comprehensively study the market for professional desktop/workstation hardware needs across a range of “pro” industries.

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solidThinking INSPIRE 2014 is officially released for Mac and Windows

solidThinking has announced that solidThinking Inspire 2014 is now available worldwide through dealers. The award-winning engineering 3D CAD tool is available on both Mac OS X and Windows

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Product Review: Bluebeam Revu for iPad

Architosh reviews Bluebeam Software’s Revu for iPad, one of our selected apps in our “Ultimate iPad Guide: 12 Must-Have Apps for Architect.” Having spent many weeks with the application in real architectural practice contexts we find this first major version excellent. Read our review to understand why.

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Tidbits: Nemetschek, Scia and DraftSight news

Mac CAD/3D News: We have tidbits on Nemetschek AG, Scia on the winning team in Qatar event and DraftSight V1R3 for Mac…

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How the Industry Will Streamline BIM?- NBIMS-US takes more steps

Following an 86-day open ballot submission period, the National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance has closed the submission period to develop Version 2 of its building information modeling (BIM) standard, the National BIM Standard-United StatesTM (NBIMS-US).

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PointWise’s Gridgen for Mac – Hybrid Meshing Made Faster

Pointwise introduces latest version of Gridgen for Mac, Windows, Linux and Unix platforms – possible to install on Intel Macs, runs as X11 app under PowerPC-G5 workstations or better.

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