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ZWSOFT announced that the next version of ZWCAD will include a different ribbon interface and SmartMouse, which is the mouse gestures developed by ZWSOFT. These are just two of the many fundamentally new features in ZWCAD, which will provide users with a much more fluid user experience.

ZWSOFT announced that Lightworks Artisan for ZW3D 2012 was launched for 3D rendering. Artisan implements photorealistic rendering and enhances the creation of high quality images during the design process. With seamless work between ZW3D
CAD CAM and Lightworks Artisan, users will be more productive in their 3D design.

3DSMART, a data-centric plant design software has been updated and the latest service pack is available for download. Some of the features of the updated version are:
  • Improved Copy Project command to simplify the replication of existing projects
  • Ability to select multiple lines for batch isometric generation
  • Improved AutoRoute functionality
  • Enhanced design capabilities
  • General bug fixes

  • With this new update, software continues to provide cost-effective performance and functionality for plant design.

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    Date: March 15 - July 11, 2012
    Place: USA

    This workshop will provide you with skills and tools to manage an effective business development program. Discover how to lead ALL of your employees to focus on client satisfaction and generate profitable business for your firm.
    Date: March 27 - November 23, 2012
    Place: Level 8 & 9

    1 Macquarie Place, Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia

    To meet these educational needs the SBRC, with support from the NSW Government, is offering professional development short courses for professional engineers and other interested participants.  Each short course is designed to be delivered over two days, with a significant component dedicated to hands-on, interactive, or discussion based activities.  Each short course is offered on a stand-alone basis, while also remaining complimentary to the overall programme.
    Date: April 29 - May 3, 2012
    Place: Sheraton Charlotte Hotel

    3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208 USA

    The International CAD Consortium (ICC) is a non-profit organization comprised of leaders working in the field of public safety to implement technological solutions for emergency response organizations (police force, fire department, 911, etc.). ICC members come from municipalities, emergency services or a regional corporation and they are namely responsible for providing emergency call dispatching systems, communication infrastructures, geomatics solutions and for managing communication centers as well as all other activities directly related to the routing of emergency workers to emergency response sites.
    Date: May 1, 2012
    Place: USA

    Southern Company created a complete data-centric design strategy to ensure consistent and accurate asset information transmission from design through operations and maintenance. In this webinar, Tedd Weitzman, engineering analyst for Southern Company, presents the strategy and implementation process Southern Company followed to specify business unit information requirements to support the commissioning of capital assets. The company needed a solution to consolidate correlated but disparate design data into a single repository. eB Data Quality Manager was configured to enable Southern Company to ensure design data is consistent with design procedures, standards, and guidelines
    across engineering disciplines and outsourcing partners.

     
    Date: May 1, 2012
    Place: Cincinnati, OH USA

    CIMdata’s Simulation & Analysis Council and the NAFEMS Simulation Data Management Working Group

    will join together to produce a unique two-day program that will explore emerging best practices on

    addressing the critical issues facing members of the simulation and analysis community.

    The events will take place in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 1 and 2, 2012.

    For more information on these events
     
    Date: May 2 - 3, 2012
    Place: NY USA

    BuildingsNY provides small/mid-sized building owners and managers with the products & services they require to make decisions, make deals, issue RFPs and ultimately save money. Building Owners/Managers will have the opportunity to source products & services they need for all phases of their buildings' lifecycle.
    Date: May 3, 2012
    Place: Hafele Showroom

    25 East 26th Street, New York, NY USA

    Explore all the new 2013 detailed features for Autodesk Navisworks Manage. Autodesk® Navisworks® project review software products help architecture, engineering, and construction professionals gain control over project outcomes. Integrate, share, and review models and multiformat data with all your project stakeholders. A comprehensive set of integration, analysis, and communication tools helps teams better coordinate disciplines, resolve conflicts, and plan projects before construction or renovation begins. Navisworks supports Building Information Modeling (BIM) for building and infrastructure, as well as 3D model-based design for process and power plants.

    Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Date: May 8, 2012
    Place: USA

     
    The Bentley Civil Infrastructure Webcast Series:

    Replacing The Katrina-Damaged I-10 Twin-Span Bridges
    Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

    Time: 1:00 PM CDT/11:00 AM PDT

    Duration: 60 minutes (including Q&A)
     

     
    Date: May 8, 2012
    Place: USA

    xplore the new features of Autodesk® Revit® MEP 2013. Autodesk® Revit® software provides mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineers with the tools to design even the most complex building systems. Revit supports Building Information Modeling (BIM), helping you drive accurate design, analysis, and documentation of more efficient building systems from concept through to construction. Use information-rich models to support building systems design throughout the building lifecycle.

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Date: May 9, 2012
    Place: USA

    Discover how Bentley’s comprehensive point cloud software solution advances point cloud processing and management for infrastructure workflows. You will see how ProjectWise streams and manages point clouds on-demand effectively, distributing only the data users need in Bentley Descartes, MicroStation, and Pointools, for point cloud visualization, editing, and improving point cloud data quality.
    Date: May 14 - 16, 2012
    Place: Multiversum Schwechat

    Austria

    CORP EXPO is brought to you in co-operation with REAL CORP 2012. There will be exhibitors from urban technologies, environmental technologies, energy
    technologies, transportation technologies, mobility technologies/solutions, quality of life, ambient assistant living (AAL), urban and spatial planning and many more presenting their businesses.
    Date: May 14 - 16, 2012
    Place: Multiversum Schwechat

    Vienna, Austria

     
    "There is nothing permanent except change." (Heraclitus)
    Cities worldwide are facing rapid social, economic, environmental, technological and cultural changes such as: rapid urbanisation, aging of society, security issues, housing emergency, new solutions on mobility, integration of immigrants, food and water shortage, etc.

     
    Date: May 15 - 17, 2012
    Place: Pennsylvania Convention Center

    Philadelphia, PA USA

     
    May 15 to 17, 2012 |,Pennsylvania Convention Center , PA, USA

    Get the Most out of Your Bentley Software by "Working Smarter , Together."

    Be Together: The Bentley User Conference is the annual user conference that you don’t want to miss. Three days of hands-on workshops, hundreds of learning sessions, networking events, and the dynamic and interactive LIVE Zone exhibit and demonstration area, providing you with the latest in software, hardware, and services used in the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. By "Working Smarter , Together," architecture, construction, geospatial, and engineering professionals are empowered to design and build more intelligent
    infrastructure. You’ll have a great opportunity to share ideas with your peers, increase the value you bring to your organization, and advance your career.

     
    Date: May 15 - 17, 2012
    Place: Pennsylvania Convention Center

    Philadelphia, PA USA

     

    New in 2012 will be an optional add-on package that will include special extended workshops on Monday, May 14 and Friday, May 18—more details coming soon!

    Your Bentley Team received great feedback and suggestions from the 2011
    Be Together attendees and we're already putting those ideas to work in planning the 2012 conference.

     
    Date: May 17 - 19, 2012
    Place: Washington, DC USA

    This convention happens as we emerge from the worst recession since the Great Depression; it is a time of great change. Today our capabilities and challenges are progressing so quickly that most cannot keep pace. As we confront a new order, we’ve never had better tools at our disposal, or a more pressing need to use them wisely. This year’s convention will convene a community of thought leaders to share their most provocative questions and most promising ideas, and we will begin to work together on new approaches to our profession’s toughest challenges.
    Attendees will leave Washington, D.C. confident in new techniques that will elevate their practice and their local chapters.


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