February 28, 2005
A Vision of Mobile CAD
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Susan Smith - Managing Editor


by Susan Smith - Managing Editor
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Awards


ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named Vinton G. Cerf and Robert E. Kahn the winners of the 2004 A.M. Turing Award, considered the "Nobel Prize of Computing," for pioneering work on the design and implementation of the Internet's basic communications protocols. The Turing Award, first awarded in 1966, and named for British mathematician Alan M. Turing, carries a $100,000 prize, with financial support provided by Intel Corporation. Cerf and Kahn developed TCP/IP, a format and procedure for transmitting data that enables computers in diverse environments to communicate with each other. This computer networking protocol, widely used in information technology for a
variety of applications, allows networks to be joined into a network of networks now known as the Internet.



Wins


Meridian Systems, an enterprise solution provider for optimizing the plan, build and operate phases of real estate, construction and other infrastructure programs, and HNTB Corporation, announce that HNTB has selected Proliance, Meridian's infrastructure lifecycle management (ILM) solution, to deliver comprehensive services to the transportation and municipal markets for bridge, highway, aviation, rail and water infrastructure.



Around the Web


Is a PC landfill tax inevitable? By Declan McCullagh, February 21, 2005, CNET News.com--Rep. Mike Thompson, a California Democrat, delights in warning the public about what he calls the looming dangers of landfill-clogging electronic gadgetry.


Upcoming Events


Date:
March 1, 2005
Place: 71 East Wacker Drive

Hotel 71 Chicago

Gallery A (5th Flr), Chicago, IL 60601 USA
Come see the leading tools in the industry for your gaming pipeline. Alias MotionBuilder and Maya are two products that can work seamlessly together or completely independently within your current or next gen. pipeline. Streamline your workflow or have the flexibility to transfer assets between other 3D packages.
Alias is pleased to offer one stop shopping for your game environment. Stay for one session or hang out with us for the evening.
 
Date:
March 3, 2005
Place: 12450 Beatrice St., Ste. 203

House of Moves, Los Angeles, CA 90066 USA
Come see the leading tools in the industry for your gaming pipeline. Alias MotionBuilder and Maya are two products that can work seamlessly together or completely independently within your current or next gen. pipeline. Streamline your workflow or have the flexibility to transfer assets between other 3D packages.
Alias is pleased to offer one stop shopping for your game environment. Stay for one session or hang out with us for the evening.
 
Date:
March 9 - 11, 2005
Place: Renaissance Hotel

999 9 th Street, NW, Washington, DC USA
This annual conference brings together the leaders from government and industry together in an interactive, open forum to discuss and debate the important business and technical issues involving government adoption of smart cards. This year’s conference will offer a pre-conference educational workshop for an in-depth look at how the technology works and how it will be used by the federal government. Also, vendors and agencies will fill an exhibit hall with a showcase of much of the technology that will be used in current and future government and commercial rollouts. And once again, the conference will host the Federal Smart Card Users
Group regular open meeting that is held every other month and is free to anyone who wishes to attend and hear from the government leaders about how their agency’s programs are advancing. Lunch will be served in the open exhibit hall for those who wish to stay after the meeting concludes and the conference program resumes. This will make for a unique conference experience and one very different from other similar conference events.
 
Date:
March 10 - 16, 2005
Place: Hannover, Germany
CeBIT appeared with a significantly optimized show structure and a number of new high-class events in its supporting program.


CeBIT 2004 rounded off by an extensive program of congresses and presentations as well as numerous special events.
 
Date:
March 10, 2005
Place: 747 Howard Street

Moscone West Convention Center, ROOM 2016, San Francisco, CA 94013 USA
Come see the leading tools in the industry for your gaming pipeline. Alias MotionBuilder and Maya are two products that can work seamlessly together or completely independently within your current or next gen. pipeline. Streamline your workflow or have the flexibility to transfer assets between other 3D packages.
Alias is pleased to offer one stop shopping for your game environment. Stay for one session or hang out with us for the evening.
 
Date:
March 22 - 23, 2005
Place: 8800 "0" Street

Lincoln, NE 68520 USA
The Second Nebraska MicroStation/GEOPAK User Group Conference.
 


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Reviews:
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  • October 09, 2008
    Reviewed by 'Dmitry Shkipin'
    As a field measuring professional and a General Partner at Prime Edge As-Built Services (http://www.primeedge.com) use of CAD applications such as AutoCAD has been a given for many years. With the technology advances in handheld devices, PowerCAD and PocketCAD both came to light, a very good direction for ever-mobile construction industry. In my experience, this Laser and Mobile CAD technology is good combination for certain tasks, but not all by far. When completing asbuilt verification process different information needs to be verified such as wall lengths, reflected ceilings plan layouts, electrical outlet locations – from entire sets of construction drawings to simple floor plans. When existing CAD files are available for use, PowerCAD or PocketCAD combined with laser technology allows direct and, more importantly, instant understanding of the space and project in general. However, in my own experience, working with such small device to create drawings from scratch is simply an effective approach. After numerous attempts our company found it to be more effective in using a somewhat a “hybrid” combination of using a link between laser equipment and a handheld device while sketching. Data is collected into a database and later gets transferred into desktop CAD application. In a nutshell, technology is still new and definitely has a long future ahead of itself. Feel free to play with it; I think both PowerCAD and PocketCAD will give you a free trial. These two packages, by the way, are far more advanced then any others you may find at this time.
    Dmitry Shkipin, Associate AIA
    Prime Edge As-Built Services
    1684 Decoto Rd., Unit 157
    Union City CA, 94587
    (510) 499-4148 Tel.
    (510) 794-4178 Fax
    www.PrimeEdge.com
    www.AsbuiltEdge.com

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