March 12, 2007
Lindemann Bentzon Bojack and Avatech Team Up on Whole House Design Application
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Former Vice President Al Gore will be the keynote speaker at the
Sustainable Operations Summit, June 3-5, 2007 in Albuquerque, N.M. The executive summit, produced by CraigMichaels, Inc., is an invitation-only event that will bring together leaders from the nation’s largest corporations, cities and states, universities, school districts and healthcare organizations to promote initiatives that benefit both the environment and the bottom line.
Docupoint announced a Master Reseller Program for their flagship product, Discovery 2007, an integrated search application for AutoCAD drawings. Discovery combines the functionality of a full text search engine, web server and automatic DWF generator into a single, easy-to-use, server application. Discovery integrates core Autodesk technologies including RealDWG for DWG file reading, the DWF Toolkit for DWF file generation and the DWF Viewer and Autodesk Design Review applications for viewing, printing and collaboration.
Patagonia, the outdoor apparel manufacturer, announced that the company's Reno Service Center, was recently honored with the GOLD level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). With this esteemed certification, Patagonia's distribution center becomes only the second distribution center in the U.S. to hold such a title. Patagonia's Service Center is the first building in the state of Nevada to achieve a Gold LEED certification. Across the U.S., only 171 buildings hold the impressive gold LEED certification -- making the recognition even more notable.
IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) announced the release of its latest version of its cooperatively developed CAD engine, IntelliCAD 6.3. The IntelliCAD engine reads and writes the DWG data format — a binary file storage format for storing both graphics and textual annotations — used commonly by architects, engineers, designers, and virtually all CAD-related software applications.
McGraw-Hill Construction, part of The McGraw-Hill Companies announced the availability of three- dimensional models of building products for architects and engineers in the Google 3D Warehouse. This initiative will deliver professional 3D content in a way that is fast and easy to use.
Shaker Computer and Management Services, Inc. announces that its clients who use Hard Dollar software to develop budgets or estimates can now import them into SHAKER's COINS (R) Construction Industry Software to set up phases, cost codes, billing items, cost budgets, revenue contracts, and other critical job information.
Avolve Software, developers of ProjectDox® communication and collaboration software, has announced that the new version of ProjectDox fully supports the NavisWorks® NWD file format and the JetStream Freedom viewer from NavisWorks®, the leading solution provider for integrated construction 3D design review.
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