December 22, 2008
Top Ten AEC Technology Trends Review for 2008
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Building Information Modeling (BIM): Transforming Design and Construction to Achieve Greater Industry Productivity is a 45-page printed report (available as hard copy or PDF) that examines the results of research conducted by McGraw-Hill Construction Analytics regarding perceptions among BIM users about BIM adoption, implementation, value and impact within their firms. The study sheds light on the role of BIM in reshaping the way project teams work together in today's industry.
Autodesk, Inc. has announced the addition of two new structural analysis software offerings to expand its range of building information modeling (BIM) solutions. Aimed at structural engineers, and based on technology acquired by Autodesk from Robobat, Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis 2009 software and Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2009 software are tightly integrated with Revit Structure 2009 software for BIM. The new software enables structural engineers working with Revit Structure to more seamlessly analyze complex structures.
Carlson Business Suite (CBS) is a complete business management software solution that will enable its users to act with authority and confidence to win new business, keep the business they have, and to grow their profits, therefore increasing their prosperity. With input from experts in the surveying and engineering fields, CBS was built and customized for the way that surveying and engineering companies work, to provide exactly the reporting that they need. Featuring Project Dashboards, Smart Charts, Real-Time Visual Reporting, Predictive Business Intelligence, and much more, CBS is visual, simple to implement, and even easier to use.
Bluebeam Software and
QBS Distribution, a distributor of software technology in the UK and Ireland, have teamed together to distribute Bluebeam’s market-leading PDF software through QBS’s 600 Value-Added Resellers (VARs) and their top 100 corporate account resellers.
Luxology LLC announced that two new sets of videos focused on architectural subjects have been added to the company's growing training library. Using modo 302, Luxology's artist-friendly 3D content creation software, the "Architectural Modeling" video training album demonstrates how to create an architectural model from a given set of dimensions, and the "Architectural Interior: Lighting and Rendering" video album provides techniques for creating compelling day and night shots of a contemporary interior living space. To expedite the learning experience, Luxology provides pre-built models and images with each tutorial.
Ameri-CAD, Inc., An ITW Company, has released an affordable residential BIM solution called, VisionREZ Designer. VisionREZ Designer is an OEM customization of the Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture platform and includes AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture, and VisionREZ Plug In and will be available under $1,995.00 (USD).
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 ultra-high-end professional graphics card was introduced. With advances in GPU architecture, added graphics memory and 30-bit color, the Quadro FX 4800 gives professionals the right toolset to dramatically push the boundaries of realism, performance and quality.
RedEye, a business unit of Stratasys, announced at Autodesk University (AU) 2008 in Las Vegas last week – that AutoCAD users can now order digitally manufactured prototypes and production parts quickly and easily through a new on-demand 3D printing capability.
Elmo Solutions, provider of extraction and processing of CAD and engineering metadata, announces the official launch of Agni Enterprise Search Portal 2009 for Microsoft SharePoint. This Knowledge Management solution for Microsoft SharePoint is a unique and affordable enterprise search solution designed to meet the distinct needs of CAD and Engineering users and senior managers.
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