May 30, 2011
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The company is announcing partnerships with: Norconsult, Motion Computing, SMARt

Deltek, Inc. announced the release of Deltek Costpoint Analytics, a new dashboard and analytics solution that aggregates data from multiple sources and delivers real-time, centralized access to critical data through a single view to better track project performance, manage budgets and understand company performance. This solution, powered by the QlikView Business Discovery platform, gives Deltek users access to critical metrics to track project performance and manage budgets, helping government contractors gauge the health of their business and make smarter decisions.

Deltek, Inc. announced Deltek PM Compass, an important new addition to its Enterprise Project Management (EPM) portfolio. Deltek PM Compass is the industry’s first project management platform designed and built specifically for Program Managers and project leaders. PM Compass is the “command center” where Program Managers go to monitor and manage complex, inter-connected projects – all in one place. By giving Program Managers one aggregated view into complex programs and delivers all the tools to manage programs from one central location, PM Compass empowers government contractors to reduce surprises and ensure that major programs are completed on
time and on budget.

Bluebeam Software announced the immediate availability of Studio Server. This server-based solution enables firms to leverage the intuitive, real-time collaboration features of the cloud-based Bluebeam Studio and participate in secure, PDF-based collaboration sessions in their own, locally hosted environment.

Corel  announced the expansion of its award-winning graphics and technical illustration portfolio with the introduction of CorelCAD, a powerful and affordable CAD solution that delivers native DWG (industry standard CAD file format) support, and the ability to seamlessly navigate between 2D and 3D environments. Optimized for the Mac and Windows platforms, CorelCAD enables engineers, designers and architects to quickly and easily customize their work environments and work with even greater speed and efficiency. Competitively priced, CorelCAD offers small-to-medium-sized businesses and larger enterprises an affordable option for site-wide deployments, making it an ideal
solution for day-to-day design projects that require a high level of precision and detail.

Autodesk, Inc. announced Autodesk 123D software — a free* Windows-based 3D modeling application for makers combined with content and services — is now available in a public beta release for download by makers.

Bricsys announced the release of Bricscad version 11.3, an intermediate upgrade with big features that provide users with increased drafting efficiency. In addition, Bricscad announced a new features poll on Facebook, where customers can now request and vote for new features.

This update adds support for text fields and tables, the subject of many user requests. Users can now create and edit text fields and tables in drawings created by Bricscad and other DWG-based CAD systems.

The new SolProf command projects selected 3D solids onto 2D planes. This is a key element towards the interaction between 3D models and 2D drawings.

The PEdit command can now convert splines to polylines.

For application developers, the final release of the new .NET application programming interface and sample files are found in the folder named “Bricsys API.”

Informative Graphics Corporation (IGC) today announced the launch of two new solutions: Redact-It Enterprise and Net-It Enterprise for Microsoft SharePoint 2010. These additions to the IGC product portfolio demonstrate IGC's commitment to helping companies get the most out of their SharePoint investment.

RevUp Render, an innovator of cloud computing technology for the architectural, entertainment and graphics design communities, announced  RevUpVCS 3.0 Virtual Cloud System (VCS) with RevUp RealityServer, the first commercially available product for the building industry using the NVIDIA RealityServer and mental images iRay GPU-based supercomputing render platform. RevUpVCS 3.0, a high-performance computing (HPC) workstation residing within the cloud powered by RevUp RealityServer® offers architects, designers and engineers access to supercomputing-level performance from virtually any remote location.

Formtek, Inc., a provider of technical data and document management solutions to industrial clients for over two decades, announced  significant enhancements to its Engineering Data Management (EDM) solution for Alfresco. The Formtek EDM solution now includes a new Formtek EDM Connector for AutoCAD.

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Date: June 22 - 24, 2011
Place: Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA USA

PCBC is revolutionized the concept of tradeshows by breaking down the walls between learning, exploring, practicing and doing. Newly designed features helped transform exhibitors from sellers to educators making interaction with key decision makers more meaningful.
Date: June 23 - 24, 2011
Place: Atlanta, GA USA

Seats are available in our upcoming Success Estimator class. Sign-up now because seating is limited!

The course is two days in length. The registration fee for class is
$995.00 per person with special pricing for multiple participants.

Date: June 27 - 30, 2011
Place: The Grand Hotel

Taipei, Taiwan, China

Welcome to CAD'11, the 2011 International CAD Conference and Exhibition, to be held in the spectacular city of Taipei. The conference has key-note presentations, parallel paper sessions, product demonstrations, and several forms of exhibits.

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