June 25, 2012
Integration is the Name of the Game For Trelligence and Bentley Systems
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Autodesk, Inc. announced the company’s 2013 comprehensive offering of software, cloud services and curriculum for secondary, postsecondary and vocational educational institutions. The 2013 offering includes access to the latest design and creation software suites and curricula, including specific suites for education, which help instructors teach design concepts as well as established industry processes such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), Digital Entertainment Creation, Digital Prototyping, and Sustainable Design. In addition, the new suites connect educational institutions to the power of cloud computing with access to Autodesk 360, a platform that enables
teachers and students to access their designs anytime, anywhere, by providing the ability to store, edit and share their designs and access the virtually infinite computing power of the cloud.

Announcements

Autodesk, Inc. reaffirmed its business outlook for the second quarter and full year fiscal 2013, initially provided on May 17, 2012.

Autodesk reaffirmed its business outlook in conjunction with today's Meeting with Autodesk Management investor event.

“With just over a month left in the second quarter, we are confident in our business outlook,” said
Carl Bass, Autodesk president and CEO. “At our investor event today we will discuss our market opportunities and the reasons for our confidence in our target long-term business model.”

At today’s event, Bass will join Mark Hawkins, Autodesk executive vice president and CFO, Andrew Anagnost, senior vice president, Industry Strategy & Marketing, and Steve Blum, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Services to discuss the company’s strategy for growth with the investment community.

Second Quarter Fiscal 2013

2Q FY13 Guidance Metrics

 

 

 

 

2Q FY13 (ending July 31, 2012)

Revenue (in millions)





$580 to $600

EPS - GAAP





$0.29 to $0.34

EPS - Non-GAAP





$0.46 to $0.51

An improving economy and industry-wide restructuring are combining to restore the health of the architecture and engineering (A&E) industry in the Greater Boston area, according to initial findings of the
2012 Architectural Study from DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP (DGC), a CPA and business consulting firm specializing in the architecture and engineering (A&E) industry.

The annual survey benchmarks financial performance based on input from over 30 prominent architecture firms in the Greater Boston marketplace. It contains some of the most comprehensive financial data available for New England firms.

Profits for the average firm increased from an average of $9.27 per direct hour to $11.40 per direct hour, a healthy 23% increase. Profit percentages in 2011 averaged 11% compared with 8.7% in 2010 and just .4% in 2009. While firms overall fared better in 2011, improvements were not across the board. Hourly firm profits ranged from a loss of approximately $8 an hour to a profit of $40 an hour. Further illustration of the wide disparity in firm recovery is that the utilization rate (percentage of time worked on billable projects) varied from 48.9% to 74.6%, while the billing multiplier ranged from 2.33 to 3.85. Such broad ranges indicate that some firms are fully recovered and growing,
while others continue to struggle.

Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that it is accepting submissions for the 2012 Be Inspired Awards global competition. The deadline for entries is August 3, 2012. The Be Inspired Awards is held in conjunction with the Be Inspired: Thought Leadership in Infrastructure event in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, held November 13-14, 2012. Providing a unique forum for senior-level executives to learn about the innovations driving the development and operations of the world’s top infrastructure projects, this invitation-only event:
  • engages industry thought leaders in interactive discussions on topics of utmost importance to the business of sustaining infrastructure, while allowing them to interact with the global media and press;
  • features thought leadership presentations by the Be Inspired Awards finalists as well as executive roundtables focusing on business, technology, and best practice issues crucial to the entire community of infrastructure professionals;
  • culminates with the Be Inspired Awards ceremony recognizing outstanding achievement and innovation in infrastructure design, construction, and operations.

  • All Be Inspired Awards submissions selected as nominees for consideration as finalists are published in The Year in Infrastructure, the premier annual showcase of infrastructure achievement. This publication is distributed globally to more than 150,000 key media, government, and industry influencers. A digital version of The Year in Infrastructure can be accessed on Bentley’s
    website. Finalists and winners are also featured on the Be Inspired Project Portfolios

    For more information about the 2012 Be Inspired Awards competition or to submit an entry, visit

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the

    Building Information Modeling Implementation and Market Trends in the Global Construction Industry in 2012: Survey Brief' is a new report by World Market Intelligence that analyzes how companies in the construction industry perceive Business Information Modeling (BIM). It analyzes BIM in the global construction industry including assessment of BIM, key drivers of BIM, chief barriers to BIM, markets for growth of BIM and implementation of BIM in the global construction industry.

    New Products

    ZWCAD Design officially announced that the new APIs on ZWCAD+ are now code level compatible with other mainstream CAD software. This enables developers to port their applications to ZWCAD+ much faster and with less effort.

    ZWCAD Design officially announced the availability of ZWCAD+ Beta. ZWCAD+ is the next milestone of the well-known ZWCAD software, and is defined by its ability to read and write .dwg files accurately, take on tougher tasks easily, and port applications efficiently. And with the new Ribbon Interface, users can now easily create precise CAD designs fluidly and smoothly without compromising.

    TriTech Software Systems proudly introduces CAD+9-1-1, a revolutionary solution designed to address the future challenges of Next Generation PSAPs, at the
    National Emergency Number Association (NENA) Conference in Long Beach, California. Building upon TriTech’s proven CAD technology and the acquisition of 911-Inc., CAD+9-1-1 is the convergence of 9-1-1 call processing with CAD’s inherent ability to take action through the real-time exchange of incoming and historical information – all in one solution.

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    Events
    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: June 26, 2012
    Place: USA
     Event:      Bentley's  Powerful  New  Integrated  Design  and  Analysis  Tools  for  your  Complex  Structures  
    
    Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012
    Time: 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
    Location: Adobe Connect Pro
    Description: Take a look at the new features in RAM Structural System, RAM Concept, RAM Elements, and RAM Connection. Discover more integration than ever before using ISM v3.0. New analysis options and powerful new modeling options will increase your productivity.
    REGISTER HERE:
    Date: June 27 - 28, 2012
    Place: Moscone Center

    San Francisco, CA USA

    VOLUME BUILDERS ARE VOLUME BUYERS. AND VOLUME BUILDERS ARE AT PCBC® 


    No other event gathers the leading builders of single family and multifamily housing like PCBC. And no other event provides you more direct, productive engagement with these buyers—targeted opportunities to meet, collaborate and close deals with major builders.
    Date: June 27, 2012
    Place: USA
     Event:  As-Built  Records  at  Your  Fingertips
    
    Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2012
    Time: 11.00 am EDT; 8.00 am PDT
    Description: ProjectWise is an engineering information management software product that lets utilities improve the accuracy, reuse, and auditing of design and construction documents.
    REGISTER HERE:
    Date: June 27, 2012
    Place: USA

    ProjectWise is an engineering information management software product that lets utilities improve the accuracy, reuse, and auditing of design and construction documents.


    Time:11.00 am EDT to 8.00 am PDT



     
    Date: July 10, 2012
    Place: USA


    Presented by Francis Sebastian, LEED, AP, Microsol Resources, AEC BIM Specialist and Introduction by David Conly, AEC Account Executive

    Good news for Subscription customers: With Subscription you are eligible to use powerful Autodesk 360 cloud services along with 25 GB cloud storage. Autodesk 360, the cloud computing platform from Autodesk, helps you dramatically improve the way you design, visualize, optimize, and share your work.

    When: 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Date: July 11, 2012
    Place: Renaissance Phoenix Downtown

    Phoenix, AZ, AZ USA

     

    Wednesday, July 11, 2012,   8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.


    Bentley is excited to partner with
    SidePlate Systems, Inc. to deliver a series of technical seminars for engineers across the United States. Along with relevant information for practicing engineers, these complimentary, 4-hour events will also include a presentation from The American Institute of Steel Construction on the state of the construction industry.
    Date: July 11 - 13, 2012
    Place: Hyatt Regency San Francisco

    San Francisco, CA USA

    Build Business, the SMPS National Conference, brings together today’s leading A/E/C professionals, decision-makers responsible for bringing in business and building the firm’s bottom line. This intensive 
    3-day conference is packed with approximately 30 powerful learning sessions, dynamic 
    keynote speakers , and an array of 
    networking opportunities  where you will make and renew priceless business contacts.
    Date: July 12, 2012
    Place: Hyatt Place Salt Lake City

    Salt Lake City, UT USA

    Thursday, July 12, 2012 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.


    Bentley is excited to partner with
    SidePlate Systems, Inc. to deliver a series of technical seminars for engineers across the United States. Along with relevant information for practicing engineers, these complimentary, 4-hour events will also include a presentation from The American Institute of Steel Construction on the state of the construction industry.
    Date: July 18, 2012
    Place: USA

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

    Location: Adobe Connect Pro

    Description: Discover the jacket model generation capabilities and how your organization will benefit from it, including: offshore jacket and deck generation, automatic load generation including gravity, pressure and skid mounted equipment loads and code check parameters.

    Date: July 18, 2012
    Place: San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

    San Antonio, TX USA

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.


    Bentley is excited to partner with
    SidePlate Systems, Inc. to deliver a series of technical seminars for engineers across the United States. Along with relevant information for practicing engineers, these complimentary, 4-hour events will also include a presentation from The American Institute of Steel Construction on the state of the construction industry.
    Date: July 19, 2012
    Place: Houston Marriott at the Texas Medical Center

    houston, TX USA

    Thursday, July 19, 2012 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.


    Bentley is excited to partner with
    SidePlate Systems, Inc. to deliver a series of technical seminars for engineers across the United States. Along with relevant information for practicing engineers, these complimentary, 4-hour events will also include a presentation from The American Institute of Steel Construction on the state of the construction industry.
    Date: July 20, 2012
    Place: USA
                          Free online  webminar  -  register  to  participate.


    When: 11:00am - 12:00pm, Tuesday July 10, 2012
    Where: This is a free online seminar but you need to register to participate.
    Credit: Attend and Earn 1.0 AIA LUs. To qualify you must be present for the entire webinar.
    Presented by Francis Sebastian, LEED, AP, Microsol Resources, AEC BIM Specialist and Introduction by David Conly, AEC Account Executive
    Good news for Subscription customers: With Subscription you are eligible to use powerful Autodesk 360 cloud services along with 25 GB cloud storage. Autodesk 360, the cloud computing platform from Autodesk, helps you dramatically improve the way you design, visualize, optimize, and share your work.


    In our webcast, you will learn:
    - how to securely access, mark up and edit your designs anytime, anywhere.
    - how to improve collaboration with your team and extend design processes to stakeholders who don’t have the design software.
    - how to use the virtually unlimited cloud computing power of Autodesk 360 for tasks like rendering or design optimization without tying up your desktop PC


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