June 29, 2009
Intergraph User Conference 2009 Report
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Intergraph introduced SmartPlant Enterprise Power Solution (KKS-Enabled), a preconfigured solution template for designers and operators of power generating plants to optimize the design and construction, safe and reliable operation, and life cycle management of the engineering design basis for handover and regulatory compliance.


SmartPlant Enterprise Power Solution builds on the proven and widely used SmartPlant Enterprise solutions suite with features tailored to the needs of the power industry, such as out-of-the-box configuration for KKS (Kraftwerk Kennzeichen System) plant classification convention and specification-driven integration between SmartPlant P&ID and SmartPlant Reference Data. Customers benefit from an accelerated implementation because of the preconfigured KKS asset naming convention and plant classification structure, ready-made application integration, as well as early and accurate materials estimation capabilities.


Intergraph
has introduced the newest solution of its SmartPlant Enterprise engineering software suite, SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling Edition, to automate the design and modeling of bulk materials handling systems for the mining, port, power, pulp and paper industries.

A next-generation, data-centric, rule-driven solution, SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling Edition automates the design of conveyor systems and transfer chutes to enable bulk materials industries to rapidly and easily create or expand facilities.


To celebrate the release of Vico Office,
Vico Software is pleased to debut a new online training platform. This interactive training space offers users the opportunity to work at their own pace right from their desk. Managers don't have to worry about travel expenses for the team or flying in a trainer and taking everyone off their projects... not to mention scheduling everyone.


Oce announced new Oce PRISMAscan Convert state-of-the-art document conversion software that simplifies the transformation of paper documents into digital format. New Oce PRISMAscan Convert software uses an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) engine to convert scanned documents into editable files compatible with electronic data distribution and archiving management applications.


1st Pricing, a Southern California-based eCommerce and Technology Company, announced that they have upgraded and enhanced the plug-in that links their patented revolutionary BIM technology to AutoCAD Architecture and various other CAD programs. This plug-in allows architects and other designers to utilize libraries that contain real-world, commercially available products.


The rapid evolution of modo took another leap as
Luxology LLC announced the immediate availability of its latest 3D content creation software, modo 401. With a focus on rendering and animation enhancements, modo 401 delivers a wealth of new features and innovative workflows, which enable users to easily model on top of existing geometry, see changes in their scene immediately from the radically improved Preview renderer and efficiently re-use assets throughout the content creation process. These new features benefit customers in a broad array of disciplines such as architectural visualization, product design, game development and advertising image production.


Cadac Organice, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner developing Organice, a SharePoint based engineering document management solution, announces the release of Organice 2007 R4 build 204.16. Build 204.16 is the last build for Organice 2007 prior to the release of the new Organice version later in 2009.


LEDAS Ltd.,
an independent provider of variational design tools known as Driving Dimensions plugins for different CAD platforms, announced version 1.1 of its Driving Dimensions plugin for Google SketchUp, a free 3D modeling software. With this plugin SketchUp users can parametrically edit their models in a very simple and intuitive way.


Events


Date: July 8 - 10, 2009
Place: Grappone Conference Center

Courtyard Marriott, Concord, NH USA

Hands-on professional development for instructors featuring CAD, Laser Technologies and Rapid Prototyping. Exclusively designed for Educators, TSI provides 24+ instructional hours of hands-on training, classroom materials and innovative curriculum designed to assist technology educators by increasing their knowledge of CAD, Laser Technologies and Rapid Prototyping. The 3-days of hands-on training are taught by certified professional instructors. Course offerings feature Envisioneer™ 3D Architectural, Interior & Landscape Design software, KeyCreator™ CAD/CAM software, Laser Technologies with GCC Lasers as well as Rapid Prototyping with Z Corp. 3D Printers. Educators who
participate also have the opportunity to earn graduate credits accredited through the University System of New Hampshire.
Date: July 14 - 16, 2009
Place: Walter Washington Convention Cente

801 Mt. Vernon Place, WA DC 20036 USA

An East coast Conference for Architects, Engineers, Construction Professionals, Planners, Designers, Consultants, and anyone in the building industry.
Date: July 17, 2009
Place: USA

Attend our complimentary event to learn how building information modeling can help you track costs throughout construction, steer clear of underbidding, and monitor scheduling.

July 17, 2009            Owings Mills, MD      9:00 AM-12:00 PM

July 17, 2009            Denver, CO            9:00 AM-12:00 PM

July 17, 2009            Detroit, MI              9:00 AM-12:00 PM

July 17, 2009            Indianapolis, IN      9:00 AM-12:00 PM

July 17, 2009            Tampa, FL              9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Date: July 24, 2009
Place: Grand Rapids

MI USA

Attend our complimentary event to learn how building information modeling can help you track costs throughout construction, steer clear of underbidding, and monitor scheduling.

July 24, 2009            Grand Rapids, MI    9:00 AM-12:00 PM


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