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Susan Smith - Managing Editor


by Susan Smith - Managing Editor
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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.


Events

 
Date:
May 4 - 6, 2009
Place: The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

Nashville, TN USA

Meridian System’s customer gathering will take place May 4-6, 2009 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
Date:
May 6, 2009
Place: USA

This “nuts and bolts” seminar teaches the concepts and tools of effective project management for architects, engineers, principals, project managers, and others involved in the business processes of A/E firms. Participants will learn how project managers can help to market projects, control design costs, and effectively manage the project team.


Duration: 3-part training; 2 hours per session on 3 consecutive Wednesdays - 10am-12pm; May 6th, May 13th, May 20th

Cost: $795
Date:
May 12 - 15, 2009
Place: Orlando, FL USA

Deltek Insight provides you with everything you need to be successful in today's changing environment. Insight 2009 offers Deltek customers and partners nearly 3 full days of educational sessions and full access to Deltek product experts, industry experts and your peers. In addition to learning all about Deltek’s products and best practices for managing a project-focused business, Deltek is offering a special event for AEC firms on navigating the Stimulus Plan & Beyond. Our event is the only nationwide conference that gives attendees a complete perspective on the new spending environment to offer you actionable steps you can take
immediately to win new business in this brave new world of government spending.
Date:
May 13 - 14, 2009
Place: The Gaylord Palms Resort

Orlando, FL USA

Deltek Insight provides you with everything you need to be successful in today's changing environment. Insight 2009 offers Deltek customers and partners nearly 3 full days of educational sessions and full access to Deltek product experts, industry experts and your peers.In addition to learning all about Deltek’s products and best practices for managing a project-focused business, Deltek is offering a special event for AEC firms on navigating the Stimulus Plan & Beyond. Our event is the only nationwide conference that gives attendees a complete perspective on the new spending environment to offer you actionable steps you can take
immediately to win new business in this brave new world of government spending.
Date:
May 14, 2009
Place: USA

Please join us for a complimentary CPDA webinar and find out how you can speed the simulation process while boosting quality. In this webinar, Chris Rupiper of John Deere's SouthEast Engineering Center will discuss Deere's experiences in using a CAE data manager to address persistent problems in the CAE simulation process.


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