After much anticipation, Autodesk has finally launched its new Structural Design tool, Revit Structure, into the UK market. But what is the target market, why has it been introduced at Version 3 and what happened to 1 & 2? CADline’s Paul Woddy explains.
Bentley Systems recently held a major user event in the Czech Republic to launch the long awaited MicroStation V8 XM, unveil ProjectWise StartPoint for entry-level collaboration and announce major enhancements to its Select program.
Over the last few years it’s all gone a bit quiet on the marketing front at Bentley Systems. Martyn Day caught up with Tony Flynn, Bentley’s VP of marketing, to find out exactly what the multidisciplinary AEC and infrastructure CAD company has been up to.
Oc? recently unveiled a new range of high-productivity wide format print, copy and scan systems. AEC Magazine’s Consulting Editor, John Marchant reports from the launch event, held at Oc?’s headquarters in Venlo, The Netherlands.
Pete Baxter, Northern European sales director, Autodesk Building Solutions Division, looks at the ways 3D CAD images can be used beyond the design department and how they can significantly enhance customer service.
Once a year Autodesk holds an event for its customer to come and learn about the tools they use every day, to hear about future plans and see forthcoming technology in action, including the new 3D tools scheduled for the next release of AutoCAD.
AEC hasn't covered Bentley Systems' civil engineering products for a while, so Martyn Day caught up with Gregg Herrin, Global Marketing Director, Civil, to discuss the company's 'somewhat overcrowded' civils product portfolio.
There are a growing number of 3D tools that link to project planning applications to help streamline the construction process. AEC Magazine asked three proponents of these new generation tools for their views on the technology.
A recent survey shows that UK engineers and architects are lagging behind their European peers when it comes to practising lean construction management. Nemetschek is trying to change this by working with CSSP, a developer of cost management software.
In the last issue of AEC magazine we gave our first impressions of AutoCAD 2004, this month we get the perspective of CAD consultant, Nigel Davies, focussing on the new DWF format and the implications of the new DWG.
CADline’s Paul Woody looks at the process of purchasing discipline specific software, and how a dedicated deployment / implementation scheme can be much more effective than a software sale with a training initiative.