May 04, 2009
Scan This: HP Printer Series Tailored for AEC and GIS Industries
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Weto AG and
Nemetschek Allplan present an integrated solution for design, production and machine control in timber construction. It covers practically all the tasks in designing and building timber constructions: from wooden beamwork, frame and solid wood construction to cost determination, transfer to prefabricated construction contractors and CNC machines. This enables architects and engineers to design and implement their ideas more productively and sustainably.
Autodesk announced that it is shipping AutoCAD P&ID 2010 software, the new release of its software application built specifically for creating, modifying, and managing piping and instrumentation diagrams. Built on the AutoCAD 2010 platform, AutoCAD P&ID is familiar and easier to use, allowing design and engineering teams to start working with minimal training. Common tasks are more streamlined and automated to help boost productivity, while designers have easier access to more accurate component and line information.
ArchVision announces the release of the RPC Plug-in for Autodesk 3ds Max 2010. ArchVision’s latest RPC Plug-in offers design visualization artists much sought after free RPC Content and tools. The RPC Content sampling enables artists to easily and quickly experience the benefits of RPC Content. Fast, easy-to-place and mass populate, the free RPC content includes samplings from RPC People, Trees, and Cars.
CmiC unveiled a tool that allows for the bi-directional updating of databases via XML standards. Called CMiC Real Time Integration (RTI), the tool flows data entered into the general contractor’s system to the Owner’s system by Internet and XML protocols, allowing for different systems to seamlessly communicate.
Graphisoft, the global leader in Virtual Building(TM) solutions, announced Graphisoft EcoDesigner(TM), a building energy evaluation tool for ArchiCAD 12.
Graphisoft EcoDesigner is an integrated, easy-to-use energy evaluation tool for architects. EcoDesigner enables architects to control the energy consumption of their buildings, and sets new standards in sustainable design, making ArchiCAD the leading software solution for contemporary architectural demands. With EcoDesigner, architects will have easy access to much needed energy information concerning their project in the early design phase, as opposed to relying on outside professionals to analyze the buildings when the design is well advanced and decisions are irreversible.
At the AIA Expo,
Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES), a provider of integrated performance analysis software for sustainable building design, announces major enhancements to its VE-Toolkits. The enhanced VE-Toolkits will be available in June 2009, but visitors to IES’ booth at AIA (#1241) can take a sneak preview of the product as well as regular demonstrations throughout the show. The VE-Toolkits enhancements include the addition of climate, building, and material metrics; feedback on availability of natural resources, water use and renewable/low carbon technologies, and new LEED credit capabilities.
Around the Web
Bartz lights fire under Yahoo engineers by Steven Shankland, April 21, 2009, CNET News.com--
Yahoo's 5 percent layoff is going to be different this time.
So new Chief Executive Carol Bartz promised Tuesday as she
announced first-quarter financial results and described the impression she's now begun trying to make on the Internet pioneer. Instead of an across-the-board cut, Yahoo's layoff of about 675 people is intended to enable new hiring and investments in the company's bigger Internet properties.
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