November 13, 2006
Trimble Acquires Meridian for their Construction Site Strategy
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Autodesk, Inc. announced design firms such as GMJ Design, Paul Steelman Design and Neoscape are using Autodesk 3ds Max software to create 3D architectural visualizations that help them win competitive bids, generate project stakeholder support and complete large portions of project design in the proposal stages. Autodesk's architectural software portfolio includes AutoCAD, Autodesk Architectural Desktop, Autodesk Revit Building, Autodesk VIZ and the 3ds Max animation, modeling and rendering product.
In early September 2001, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Compaq announced plans to merge. At the time, IDC predicted the two companies would be better off together in a logical response to the forces of hardware commoditization and industry consolidation that were already underway. In the five years since the announcement, the two companies have successfully completed a massive integration effort and moved the combined company forward to new revenue and profit levels.
A new study from IDC looks at how HP and Compaq met the challenges of integration and the progress the company has made since the merger was formalized in May 2002. Meridian Systems announced registration for its 2007 User Conference. Taking place in beautiful San Diego, California, April 24-26, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla, the conference is expected to draw more than 350 Meridian customers, business partners, and staff in forums for information exchange and professional networking.
Registration is now open for interested customers
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that Bentley Building's director of research, Robert Aish, Ph.D., was presented the 2006 Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) Society Award at the association's recent conference. The award recognizes extraordinary contributions and service to the ACADIA community.
Among Dr. Aish's most notable contributions are research and development that resulted in GenerativeComponents. This important innovation gives designers and engineers new ways to efficiently and quickly explore alternative design options without recreating the design model for each scenario.
Informative Graphics Corporation (IGC), a leader in content visualization, secure publishing and collaboration technology, announces the release of Brava!(R) Desktop 1.3, the company's Windows desktop executable for multi-format view, annotation, redaction, secure publishing and printing. Brava Desktop is part of the Brava visualization and annotation/markup product line, which includes Brava Enterprise, Brava Desktop, Brava Reader and Brava SDK (Software Developer's Kit).
Informative Graphics Corporation (IGC) announced the release of its latest Free DWG Viewer, version 5.4. Free DWG Viewer is based on IGC's Brava!(R) Desktop technology, and features open, view and measure support for AutoCAD DWG, DWF, DXF and IGC's secure CSF format.
CADopia, a provider of professional CAD software, has added the ability for engineers to access and download millions of manufacturer specific CAD drawings from ThomasNet.com and directly insert them into their own design using its industry standard software.
CADopia version 6 SP3 Standard Edition with direct insert support now features parts from more than 150 leading manufacturers affiliated with ThomasNet.com, seamlessly providing users with the largest library of CAD drawings available.
Seemage, Inc. announced a competitive trade-up offer for users of ITEDO Software’s IsoDraw®, IsoView® and IsoCompose®. With this special offer, ITEDO users now have more reason than ever to fully leverage 3D CAD data to create rich deliverables more easily than ever before.
Cimmetry Systems Corporation, an Agile Software company, announced the immediate availability of AutoVue v 19.1 Client-Server, Web Edition for Microsoft(TM) SharePoint 2003. The combination of AutoVue and SharePoint provides a quick, low-cost way to implement a web-based project collaboration platform.
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Wearing Their Hearts on Their Hard Hats, by Robin Pogrebin, November 6, 2006, The New York Times (registration required) - 13 architects in training at Parsons the New School for Design volunteered for six weeks of such rugged work in hurricane-ravaged
The October 30 issue of McGraw-Hill Construction's Engineering News-Record (ENR) features an interview with senior staff from Bechtel Corp. that captures first-hand Bechtel's views about the challenges of infrastructure repair around the country. ENR editors were the first to be debriefed by Bechtel, as the firm ended its self-imposed silence after closing out its operations there and turning over maintenance duties to the Iraqis.
Date: October 13 - November 19, 2006
Place: Antwerp, Belgium
we see them, what do they conjure up? Objects that lie around, shadows, noise, reflections of light, markings, etc. In short, a lot of what is visible but is often not seen determines Tuerlinckx' work and her thoughts on architecture. This is far from being her first exhibition. She has previously exhibited at documenta XI in Kassel (2002) and has had solo exhibitions at the Renaissance Society in Chicago (2003), the Badischer Kunstverein (2004) and The Drawing Center in New York (2006). 'After Architecture After' is her first major project in Belgium since 1999 exhibition at the SMAK in Ghent.
Date: October 25 - 29, 2006
Place: Bologna Fairground, Piazza Costituzione, Via Aldo Moro e Via Michelino, Bologna, Italy
Date: October 26 - 27, 2006
Place: Las Vegas, NV USA
Join us to learn about the latest in COMSOL products and applications of COMSOL Multiphysics while networking and getting hands-on training. Take this opportunity to gain the skills you will need to jump-start your modeling projects and save valuable time
Date: October 26 - 27, 2006
Place: San Diego, CA USA
millions of dollars through new cost-saving options and mistakes avoided for biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical research buildings, nanotechnology facilities, advanced teaching platforms, and more.
Date: October 26 - 29, 2006
Place: Olympia National Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
The UK’s leading exhibition and conference for the Mac community. With its doors open to both creative professionals and the public the show is the annual celebration of everything Mac and iPod.
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