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JMC2 Achieves Extreme Engineering with Bentley CONNECT JMC2 Achieves Extreme Engineering with Bentley CONNECT
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor An interview with Year in Infrastructure award finalist JMC2 on how the company used MicroStation CONNECT Edition for a record-breaking stunt site.
Glass Canvas Expands VR & Rendering Capabilities with AMD
By AMD London firm, Glass Canvas maximizes its hardware capacity using AMD GPU and CPUs for its large architectural renderings and animations.
West Surrey Racing Accelerates Victory with AMD   West Surrey Racing Accelerates Victory with AMD
By AMD See how HP's Z workstations and AMD's professional graphics cards help keep the British winning team stay ahead of its competitors.
Tianjin Earns Bentley Award for Sanya Airport Project Tianjin Earns Bentley Award for Sanya Airport Project
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Be Inspired 2017 winner, Tianjin University of Technology and its collaborators, used MicroStation CONNECT Edition and other Bentley products.
Be Inspired Winner LACCD Sets BIM Standard Be Inspired Winner LACCD Sets BIM Standard
By Bentley Systems Using ProjectWise, participants from over 200 firms involved have secure access to the 3 million files required to complete their jobs effectively.
Make a Quick, Easy Transition to MicroStation CONNECT Make a Quick, Easy Transition to MicroStation CONNECT
By Bentley Systems Learn how Water Works Engineers made a seamless transition to the CONNECT Edition in this case study.
A Pragmatic Approach to IoT A Pragmatic Approach to IoT
By Dell Listen to this on-demand webinar as Dell highlights case studies, an architecture framework for IoT technology, and specific solution blueprints.
Successful Approach of BIM and IPD Used in Stockholm Bypass Successful Approach of BIM and IPD Used in Stockholm Bypass
By Bentley Systems Bentley enabled AECOM and AF team of 560+ people in 9 countries, to successfully deliver one of the largest infrastructure projects in Sweden.
Multidisciplinary Collaboration Made Easy with ESTECO Multidisciplinary Collaboration Made Easy with ESTECO
By ESTECO With the ESTECO Enterprise Suite Airworks was able to share and manage simulation data and engineering knowledge effectively allowing for a faster turnout.
The MakerBot Replicator 2 Helps Kisi Open Doors The MakerBot Replicator 2 Helps Kisi Open Doors
By MakerBot The MakerBot Replicator ensures that Kisi never has to compromise time or money on their prototypes.
LumenRT Spans Bridge Digitally First for Architecture Co. LumenRT Spans Bridge Digitally First for Architecture Co.
By Bentley Systems The US's second highest clearance bridge was created by the Alabama DOT with the visualization help of Bentley's reality modeling software, LumenRT.
CEEE Produced Green Heat Exchangers with Quickparts CEEE Produced Green Heat Exchangers with Quickparts
By 3D Systems Direct metal printing with 3D Systems' Quickparts service brings heat exchanger manufacturing down from months to weeks.
South Australia Water Saves AUD 3 Million with Bentley South Australia Water Saves AUD 3 Million with Bentley
By Bentley Systems The driest state on the driest continent on Earth needed a better way to distribute water, so they turned to Bentley Systems.
Traditional vs. 3D Printed Model Construction Traditional vs. 3D Printed Model Construction
By Stratasys KMCA used Stratasys to build large-scale models of buildings in the CityCenterDC development project saving $12,000 and 4 weeks.
Reality Modeling Aids Project Planning of Papal Visit
By Bentley Systems Bentley's ContextCapture and LumenRT greatly helped ESM Productions prepare Philadelphia for the visit of Pope Francis.
Single Database Aids Bentley Rail Programs Single Database Aids Bentley Rail Programs
By Bentley Systems Hatch Mott MacDonald created their own database for Bentley Systems' Promis.e to bring intelligence to rail signal designs.
eB Data Quality Manager Powers Southern Company eB Data Quality Manager Powers Southern Company
By Bentley Systems Atlanta-based electricity provider Southern Company operationalizes a data-centric design strategy with Bentley's eB Data Quality Manager.
Bentley's LEAP Bridge Saves Time in Analysis and Design Bentley's LEAP Bridge Saves Time in Analysis and Design
By Bentley Systems S.N. Bhobe and Associates saw up to 80% time savings using LEAP Bridge Enterprise to re-create the South Kasheli Bridge in India.
Generative Design Shapes Blackfriars Tower Concept Generative Design Shapes Blackfriars Tower Concept
By Patricia Pham, Bentley Systems SimpsonHaugh used GenerativeComponents and AECOsim to design the mixed-use building, One Blackfriars, in London, meeting sustainable goals.
Denmark's AG5 Acheives Greater Productivity with AECOsim Denmark's AG5 Acheives Greater Productivity with AECOsim
By Bentley Systems Sustainable design firm AG5 uses AECOsim Building Designer for all their BIM needs, increasing productivity and reducing re-work.
DGVault Meets Customer Demand with Colortrac DGVault Meets Customer Demand with Colortrac
By Colortrac Owning eight Colortrac scanners, DGVault, can accurately scan up to 56 inches on or off the job site for their customers.
Interstate Architects Boosts Productivity by 30% with Contex Interstate Architects Boosts Productivity by 30% with Contex
By Contex With a Contex large format scanner, the company digitized 25,000 documents, saving the company days of digging up blueprints, and freed up space.
Bentley Helps Dockwise Cut Topsides Float-over Time in Half Bentley Helps Dockwise Cut Topsides Float-over Time in Half
By Bentley Systems Dockwise uses Bentley's MOSES and SACS to develop innovative solutions for heavy transport and installation in the maritime infrastructure sector.
Paper-Based 3D Printing Invigorates Reprographics Firm Paper-Based 3D Printing Invigorates Reprographics Firm
By Mcor Technologies Discover how a traditional reprographics firm evolves and expands thanks to paper-based 3D printing.
Mcor IRIS Anchors Powerful Industrial 3D Printing Service Mcor IRIS Anchors Powerful Industrial 3D Printing Service
By Mcor Technologies Learn how Williams 3D provides manufacturers and industrial companies with realistic, durable and affordable 3D printed prototypes to improve product designs.
WaterCAD Helps Sabesp Identify Optimal Hydraulic Strategy WaterCAD Helps Sabesp Identify Optimal Hydraulic Strategy
By Perrine Parrod Using WaterCAD for pump redesign, they were able to reduce the time for the Jardim Sao Pedro storage tank to reach its volume from 7 days to 16 hours.
CCC Enhances ROI on Midfield Terminal Project CCC Enhances ROI on Midfield Terminal Project
By Bentley Systems Bentley's BIM software was used to design and construct a $3 billion, 7 million square-foot terminal building for the Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Levi\'s Stadium Saves Water with Xylem\'s B&G Products Levi\'s Stadium Saves Water with Xylem\'s B&G Products
By Xylem The new Levi\'s Stadium, home to the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers, is a model of sustainability, especially in its use of recycled water.
Thames Tunnel Project Leverages Bentley's Scalable Solutions Thames Tunnel Project Leverages Bentley's Scalable Solutions
By Bentley Systems The Thames Tideway tunnel is the biggest water project in the U.K. where CH2M HILL used Bentley solutions on London's Victorian-era sewer system.
< Innovative \'RhOME for denCity\' Prototype Wins Competition
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Autodesk software was used by a team of students at the University of Roma Tre, whose \'RhOME for denCity\' prototype won Solar Decathlon Europe 2014.
Hamon Thermal Uses STAAD.Pro for Air-cooling Island Design Hamon Thermal Uses STAAD.Pro for Air-cooling Island Design
By Bentley Systems Chinese firm Hamon Thermal used a single STAAD.Pro model to optimize the steel structure for the Xinjiang Jinhui Power Plant.
University Cuts Energy Use with TerraLUX LEDs University Cuts Energy Use with TerraLUX LEDs
By TerraLUX Dartmouth selected TERRALUX for the LED retrofit project of the Baker-Berry Library and cut energy use by 2/3.
Redesign of Debnicki Bridge in Cracow Wins Design Award Redesign of Debnicki Bridge in Cracow Wins Design Award
By Bentley Systems Winner of a 2014 Scott Lofgren Student Design Award, the redesign of the Debnicki Bridge in Cracow utilized Bentley Pointools and MicroStation.
Innovacion Sistemas y Proyectos Develops GIS w/ Bentley Map Innovacion Sistemas y Proyectos Develops GIS w/ Bentley Map
By Bentley Systems Bentley's software enabled Innovacion Sistemas y Proyectos to conduct excellent interdepartmental collaboration and project management.
Fitzpatrick Engineering Group Relies on Bentley BIM Software Fitzpatrick Engineering Group Relies on Bentley BIM Software
By Cathy Chatfield-Taylor, CC-T Unlimited Fitzpatrick Engineering Group relied on Bentley BIM software to help save material costs on $18 Million rehabilitation center.
Peter McCann Architectural Models Inc Trades in CNC Methods Peter McCann Architectural Models Inc Trades in CNC Methods
By Stratasys Inc. Prior to purchasing a Dimension 3D Printer, PMAMI steered clear of 3D printing because it was not yet capable of producing a product to their standards.
Historic Windmills Recreated Using 3D Printing Historic Windmills Recreated Using 3D Printing
By 3D Systems The AWP has partnered with WhiteClouds to create scale models of historic windmills using computer-aided design and 3D printing.
ProjectWise Extends Searchability of Philadelphia Documents ProjectWise Extends Searchability of Philadelphia Documents
By Cathy Chatfield-Taylor, CC-T Unlimited The city saves $30,000 whenever a ProjectWise CAD File is reused rather than recreating the data in Philadelphia Water Department project.
Building Studio Uses Bentley Software for Complex Projects Building Studio Uses Bentley Software for Complex Projects
By Gwyn Finnell, Bentley Systems Based in Sydney, Building Studio uses Bentley software to design and deliver complex buildings for corporate, institutional, and government clients.
Foster + Partners Competes for Gold at SSE Hydro in Glasgow Foster + Partners Competes for Gold at SSE Hydro in Glasgow
By Bentley Systems As World Cup fervor winds down, we're highlighting the SSE Hydro stadium in Glasgow, which was completed last September using Bentley's BIM software.
Mcor Technologies CEO Envisions a 3D Printer for Everyone Mcor Technologies CEO Envisions a 3D Printer for Everyone
By Mcor Technologies The founder and CEO of Mcor Technologies, Dr. Conor MacCormack offers his vision for 3D printing, particularly for the consumer market.
Dar Al-Omran Meets Tight Deadlines with Bentley Dar Al-Omran Meets Tight Deadlines with Bentley
By Bentley Systems Bentley's WaterCAD TRex Elevation tools reduced water distribution modeling time by 10 to 15 percent for the Zarqa Water network restructuring.
MCS Uses Mcor 3D Printing to Improve Architectural Models MCS Uses Mcor 3D Printing to Improve Architectural Models
By Mcor Technologies Bahrain-based Micro CADD Services uses Mcor's 3D printing paper-based technology to make its architectural models, saving money and improving quality.
gINT Supports Comprehensive GIM System for Abu Dhabi City gINT Supports Comprehensive GIM System for Abu Dhabi City
By Bentley Systems Abu Dhabi City relies on Bentley's gINT to support a comprehensive geotechnical information management system, increasing its productivity twofold.
Louisiana DOTD Relies on Bentley Products for New Bridge Louisiana DOTD Relies on Bentley Products for New Bridge
By Bentley Systems Heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina, the I-10 Twin Span Bridge is being rebuilt by the Louisiana DOTD with help from Bentley Systems' design tools.
Information Mobility Helps Deliver Award-winning Project Information Mobility Helps Deliver Award-winning Project
By Bentley Systems Integrated 3D Modeling using Bentley Software enables design and construction of Phase 1 of Sydney's Rail Expansion Program.
SPG Solar Implements Solar Tracking Systems with TurboSite SPG Solar Implements Solar Tracking Systems with TurboSite
By IMSI/Design Read this case study to see how SPG Solar used IMSI/Design\'s TurboSite to add documentation to CAD site drawings using a mobile device while onsite.
< Wausau Leads the Way in Helping Public Buildings Go Green
By Wausau Window and Wall Systems Generating as much energy as it uses, the Salt Lake City Public Safety Building is the nation\'s first net-zero energy public safety building.
Mortenson Construction Shrinks Wind Farm Footprint Mortenson Construction Shrinks Wind Farm Footprint
By Bentley Systems With the help of Bentley software Mortenson minimized disturbances of federal land in the design of a Spring Valley Wind Project.
Bentley's Software a Natural Choice for The Shard Project Bentley's Software a Natural Choice for The Shard Project
By Bentley Systems RAM Software enables design time and construction cost savings for WSP in The Shard project.
3D Printing Helps Solar Upstart Deliver Energy Everywhere 3D Printing Helps Solar Upstart Deliver Energy Everywhere
By Stratasys Peppermint Energy used the Fortus 3D Production System in the design of their portable, plug-and-play solar generator called the FORTY2.
Robin Partington & Partners Leverages Bentley Software Robin Partington & Partners Leverages Bentley Software
By Bentley Systems Using Bentley's GenerativeComponents, RPP designed a cladding system with the optimal number of glass panels and found other innovative solutions.
Sustainable Design Is No Longer for the Affluent Only Sustainable Design Is No Longer for the Affluent Only
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Created with public and private funding 5 projects embrace sustainable design to set a new standard for low and mixed-income community developments.
Solar Beer in Milwaukee Solar Beer in Milwaukee
By Caleffi Solar Milwaukee Brewing Company is Milwaukee\'s first brewer to utilize solar hot water to supplement their heavy process water demands.
Armando Rito Engenharia Improves Bridge Quality with Bentley Armando Rito Engenharia Improves Bridge Quality with Bentley
By Bentley Systems Armando Rito Engenharia used Bentley RM Bridge to design a cable-stayed bridge to replace the antiquated one-way bridge over Catumbela River.
ArcelorMittal Mines Saves Millions With Bentley ArcelorMittal Mines Saves Millions With Bentley
By Bentley Systems ArcelorMittal Mines installed AssetWise Ivara Performance Management software to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of their mining process.
Wood Evokes Timelessness and Durability in Community Center Wood Evokes Timelessness and Durability in Community Center
By Southern Cypress A look at the design and construction of the 1,909 square-foot Alabama Newbern Town Hall using locally sourced cypress timbers.
Napier City Council Chooses Bentley Platform to Reduce Costs Napier City Council Chooses Bentley Platform to Reduce Costs
By Bentley Systems Bentley's Enterprise Licensing Subscription enables Napier to save 75,000 New Zealand Dollars (NZD) a year on licensing, training and man hours.
3D Models Give Accurate Dredging Contracts Material Volumes 3D Models Give Accurate Dredging Contracts Material Volumes
By Bentley Systems To move the materials required in the Panama Canal expansion Jan De Nul created achievable cost estimates for each site using Bentley MXROAD and gINT.
Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering Uses Bentley SACS Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering Uses Bentley SACS
By Bentley Systems Read about Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering's 2012 Bentley Be Inspired winning project: Tokyo International Airport re-expansion.
Conergy Featured in First Solar Project in Saudi Arabia Conergy Featured in First Solar Project in Saudi Arabia
By Conergy Conergy played a key role in what was both the first and what was at the time largest solar project in Saudi Arabia.
City Turns Landfill into Clean Power Hub wtih Mage Solar City Turns Landfill into Clean Power Hub wtih Mage Solar
By Mage Solar Bristol, Tenn. has turned unusable landfill space into the home of over 819 photovoltaic panels and a new source of clean power.
Caleffi GeoCal Geothermal Manifold Reduces Labor Caleffi GeoCal Geothermal Manifold Reduces Labor
By Caleffi Solar A Wisconsin contractor explains how the Caleffi Geocal Geothermal manifold reduces the labor needed to install a solar thermal system.
Yixing China Lays Road Map for Sustainability Yixing China Lays Road Map for Sustainability
By WBCSD This report proposes a set of solutions to contribute to the city of Yixing's vision to become China's sustainable development demonstration city.
At NREL, Sustainability Goes Beyond Campus At NREL, Sustainability Goes Beyond Campus
By Heather Lammers, NREL The Energy Department\'s NREL relies on a team of sustainability experts to make sure the lab walks the talk.
Ecosmart Home Increases Efficiency with Pleotint Ecosmart Home Increases Efficiency with Pleotint
By Pleotint The Montana home incorporated Pleotint\'s Suntuitive glass interlayer to optimize energy consumption, comfort, and life-cycle costs.
HP Designjet T1500 Provides Firm with New Way of Working HP Designjet T1500 Provides Firm with New Way of Working
By HP Thanks to the HP Designjet T1500 ePrinter's easy operation, ergonomic design, and output stacking tray, Rojkind can increase office efficiency.
Pacific Gas Achieves 5.7 Million in Savings with Bentley Pacific Gas Achieves 5.7 Million in Savings with Bentley
By Bentley Systems Like so many utilities with aging infrastructure, Pacific Gas and Electric Company needed to modernize its substations and boost service reliability.
PIA Reudces Utility Bills With Solar Solution PIA Reudces Utility Bills With Solar Solution
By SolarWall Plattsburgh International Airport (PIA) has adopted SolarWall\'s 2-Stage solar air heating systems to keep rental costs competitive.
LAB Demonstrates Tower Constructability with GC LAB Demonstrates Tower Constructability with GC
By LAB Architecture Studio After validating the performance of the optimum tower forms the team constructed a building information model to aid the facade documentation process.
Radiant Floor Heating with Solar Thermal Radiant Floor Heating with Solar Thermal
By Caleffi Solar Midwest Renewable Energy Association deploys Caleffi\'s energy efficient solutions to heat their training building.
Brazilian Architect Aims for LEED in World Cup Stadium Brazilian Architect Aims for LEED in World Cup Stadium
By NVIDIA Castro Mello Architects and EcoArenas pursue LEED certification, credits computing power by NVIDIA Maximus workstations in design.
Design Firm Comments on Advantages of Using 3D Mice Design Firm Comments on Advantages of Using 3D Mice
Architecture and Vision rely on 3Dconnexion 3D mice to make their futuristic visions a reality, even with a laptop.
Max3D.org Takes it to the Max with 3Dconnexion Max3D.org Takes it to the Max with 3Dconnexion
Max3D.org uses 3Dconnexion’'s SpaceExplorer 3D mouse to speed up their design process for a wide variety of projects.
HOK Takes the Strain Out of CAD DesignSpacePilot to HOK Takes the Strain Out of CAD DesignSpacePilot to
By 3Dconnexion HOK has adopted 3Dconnexion's SpacePilot 3D mouse to ease the risk of repetitive strain injuries among its designers, while increasing productivity.
BIM Director Finds 3D Mouse Makes Workflow Easier BIM Director Finds 3D Mouse Makes Workflow Easier
By 3Dconnexion Perkowitz+Ruth Architects' Jay Zallan relies on 3Dconnexion 3D mice when working in Autodesk Revit.
Celebrity Custom Homes Builds Dream Homes Smarter Celebrity Custom Homes Builds Dream Homes Smarter
By 3Dconnexion Denver-based Celebrity Homes leverages the power of Autodesk Revit and SpacePilot PRO for architecture and construction designing.
Archway Helps Anil Verma Fully Implement ProjectWise Archway Helps Anil Verma Fully Implement ProjectWise
By Archway Systems Anil Verma saw a shorter sales cycle because of great teamwork and cooperation between Anil Verma, Bentley, Archway and the subconsultants in Hawaii.
Providence St. Mary Medical Center Gets Green Roof Providence St. Mary Medical Center Gets Green Roof
By Tremco and Xero Flor America Sustainable management of stormwater and an enhanced patient experience all contributed to the decision have a green roof installed.
Information Access Is Essential to Safety and Compliance Information Access Is Essential to Safety and Compliance
By Mark Biagi, Solution Executive, Power Generation, Bentley Systems This case study will examine strategies and Bentley tools for improving information management.
ThinkStation Provides Computing Capacity for Large Models
By Lenovo Architect Armando Solano uses ThinkStation workstations to design some of the largest commercial buildings being built in China today.
MCW Consultants Ltd. Used IESVE to Assess Energy Savings MCW Consultants Ltd. Used IESVE to Assess Energy Savings
By IES using the IES Virtual Environment (IESVE)the firm was able to determine annual energy savings of 45 percent.
The Business Case for Green Building The Business Case for Green Building
By the World Green Building Council This report synthesizes all credible evidence and investigates the business costs and benefits of green building in five vital categories.
First Bio-Isobutanol Plant Begins Operation First Bio-Isobutanol Plant Begins Operation
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Gevo has completed the world’s first bio-isobutanol plant and is gearing up to begin producing at the commercial scale.
The Opportunities that Crowdfunding Presents for Architects The Opportunities that Crowdfunding Presents for Architects
By the American Institute of Architects A report concludes that donation-based crowdfunding holds the most potential as a financing tool for beleaguered developers and architects.
Century Old Home Completes Landmark Solar Installation Century Old Home Completes Landmark Solar Installation
By MAGE SOLAR MAGE SOLAR and PV-integrator SunCatcher of Atlanta complete a groundbreaking installation on a 100 year old home in Dublin, GA.
Conergy Helps Bring Sustainable Tourism to Hotel Chain Conergy Helps Bring Sustainable Tourism to Hotel Chain
By Conergy The BluSerena Hotel Group has reduced its power consumption by 80 percent with the help of rooftop solar power installations from Conergy.
Port of Helsinki Maintains Operations with Bentley Products Port of Helsinki Maintains Operations with Bentley Products
By Bentley Systems The maintenance system provides access to 11,500 documents, maintenance schedules and histories for about 80 structures, buildings and systems.
Harvard Gains New Insight With Wide Format Scanners Harvard Gains New Insight With Wide Format Scanners
By Contex Americas, Inc. The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University recently scanned a 50-year collection of nearly 1,800 maps using the Contex HD 4230 wide format scanner.
Major Upgrade Proves Old Windows Waste Energy Major Upgrade Proves Old Windows Waste Energy
By BERKOWITZ, LLC According to energy simulation calculations, 400 Market Street is projected to save over 25% in annual energy costs by upgrading the windows.
MicroStation Helped L&T-S&L Reduce Engineering Time by 10% MicroStation Helped L&T-S&L Reduce Engineering Time by 10%
By Bentley Systems L&T-Sargent & Lundy overcame the challenge of site constraints and meeting environment requirements while delivering an error-free design.
Public Policy Decisions Make a Difference in U.S. Cities Public Policy Decisions Make a Difference in U.S. Cities
By the American Institute of Architects Leaders who commit to working with architects will make their communities more livable, stronger and economically viable, says report.
Brookfield Hydropower Offers Clean, Reliable Energy Brookfield Hydropower Offers Clean, Reliable Energy
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Brookfield Hydropower offers utilities a broad portfolio of clean, reliable energy they can sell to their customers.
AECOM Saves Client Big Money with ProjectWise AECOM Saves Client Big Money with ProjectWise
By Bentley Systems The firm saved the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) $850,000 in CAD administration and quality-control review costs.
Sequestration would have Devastating Impact on Industry Sequestration would have Devastating Impact on Industry
By the American Institute of Architects The AIA's study says reducing investments in federal building programs will not save money for taxpayers.
Clean Power\'s Solar Prediction and Economic Valuation Tools Clean Power\'s Solar Prediction and Economic Valuation Tools
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Understand the financial, energy and environmental impacts of renewable energy projects with the help of Clean Power Research.
Cooling Challenge Makes AC More in Sync with Local Climate  Cooling Challenge Makes AC More in Sync with Local Climate
Press Release Issued by the University of California, Davis A UC Davis challenge spurred Trane to build a rooftop air conditioner that is 40 percent more energy efficient than conventional units.
GEDI Uses Bentley Software for Global Collaboration GEDI Uses Bentley Software for Global Collaboration
By Bentley Systems Bentley software enabled GEDI to improve productivity by 10 percent and reduce the probability of clashes by 90 percent.
Creighton Manning Expedites Bypass Project with Bentley Creighton Manning Expedites Bypass Project with Bentley
By Bentley Systems Hear from CME on how they used Bentley’s InRoads software to expedite design and construction on a New York State bypass project.
SEI Engineering Meets Aggressive Schedule with Bentley SEI Engineering Meets Aggressive Schedule with Bentley
By Bentley Systems Learn how SEI Engineering used Bentley’s 3D modeling products and i-Models to save time and reduce costs in their plant design.
Cuneo Hall Harmonizes New Construction on Old Campus Cuneo Hall Harmonizes New Construction on Old Campus
By Solomon Cordwell Buenz Cuneo Hall at Loyola University is one of the most innovative and energy conscious buildings in the Midwest.
Office Space Receives Most LEED Points Ever Office Space Receives Most LEED Points Ever
Summary by Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor The Integral Group Oakland office recently earned the most LEED for Commercial Interiors points ever.
Vuuch Enterprise Social Software Helps Peerless Lighting Vuuch Enterprise Social Software Helps Peerless Lighting
By Vuuch This case study reveals how Peerless Lighting implemented Vuuch to improve the product development process, reduce team meeting time and more.
Ambient Energy Tests Building Efficiency Theories  Ambient Energy Tests Building Efficiency Theories
By IES IES software helped CSU effectively utilize skylights and natural ventilation to improve daylighting, cooling and energy efficiency.
Recycled Beer Bottles Used in Greenstone Recycled Beer Bottles Used in Greenstone
By Realm of Design Realm of Design recently used stone made from recycled glass in the construction of its new manufacturing facility.
House Uses Green Practices from Around the World House Uses Green Practices from Around the World
By VELUX America A prototype home combines expertise from sustainable building practices in the United States and from European Active House Alliance practices.
Restaurant Industry Catches Sustainability Fever Restaurant Industry Catches Sustainability Fever
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Sustainable restaurants carve their niche in an industry filled with excessive waste and resource use.
Sustainability Bridges Gap between Two Communities in COTE Sustainability Bridges Gap between Two Communities in COTE
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Not only did the Kensington High School project earn top green building honors, it is positively affecting the community.
Plantscaping Highlights Architectural Design with Greenery Plantscaping Highlights Architectural Design with Greenery
By Ambius Cancer center selects Ambius living walls for their design savvy, creativity and commitment to sustainable environmental practices.
The AIA Looks at Integrated Project Delivery The AIA Looks at Integrated Project Delivery
By the American Institute of Architects (AIA) By studying a range of projects, an AIA case study shows how IPD compares with traditional project delivery methods.
NYC’s Efforts in Sustainable Parks NYC’s Efforts in Sustainable Parks
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation is committed to more sustainable, high performance parks.
Secrets of Stonehenge Revealed through 3D Digital Modeling Secrets of Stonehenge Revealed through 3D Digital Modeling
By Geomagic Using laser scanning and Geomagic software, a survey has digitally captured and modeled all the visible faces of the standing and fallen stones.
Retrofit Earns LEED and NAHB Certification Retrofit Earns LEED and NAHB Certification
By Brett Little, Alliance for Environmental Sustainability This renovation project features reclaimed materials, locally produced products, and low emitting products.
ThinkStations Meet Firm’s Need for Raw Processing Power ThinkStations Meet Firm’s Need for Raw Processing Power
Architecture firm Foster + Partners turned to Lenovo to meet its computing needs.
The Right Place at the Right Time The Right Place at the Right Time
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Green home builder Ichijo USA makes an impressive debut into the U.S. market with a 10-unit display of green building technology at its finest.
Classic Style, Modern Sustainability Classic Style, Modern Sustainability
By Jason La Fleur, LEED AP The Alliance for Environmental Sustainability highlights only the second new-construction LEED Platinum home in the State of Illinois.
Lumber Company Saves Money with Biomass Boilers Lumber Company Saves Money with Biomass Boilers
By Adam Zoet, The Dovetail Partners Hedstrom Lumber has been able to drastically reduce its heating costs thanks to the implementation of four biomass boilers.
UNStudio Sustainable Design Up for Be Inspired Award UNStudio Sustainable Design Up for Be Inspired Award
By UNStudio A finalist for Innovation in Building, the office complex features an airfoil shape and many green elements.
The Dali Museum Incorporates Many Sustainable Features The Dali Museum Incorporates Many Sustainable Features
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor The unique ‘Glass Enigma’ is just one of the design features that help the building save energy and resources incorporated by design firm HOK.
ProjectWise Connects Organizations on Dallas Tollway Project ProjectWise Connects Organizations on Dallas Tollway Project
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor AECOM's State Highway 161 Phase 4 project is a Be Inspired finalist for its impressive use of ProjectWise to keep dispersed teams connected.
The Solar Decathlon New Jersey Team Takes a New Approach The Solar Decathlon New Jersey Team Takes a New Approach
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor The eNJoy house is made from concrete walls; it has solar panels on the roof and was designed with Revit.
GE Proves Cloud Computing is Sustainable GE Proves Cloud Computing is Sustainable
By GE Appliances & Lighting While GE’s new facility hums with computing power it enjoys energy savings of 34 percent compared to a typical, code-compliant building.
Prologis to Install PV Panels on Warehouses Across U.S. Prologis to Install PV Panels on Warehouses Across U.S.
By Heather Lammers, NREL Project Amp takes off as the DOE\'s largest rooftop solar program in U.S. history gets underway.
IES Selected for Tight Connectivity Between Sketchup & Revit IES Selected for Tight Connectivity Between Sketchup & Revit
Case Study by IES Ashley McGraw selected IES to assess and design a 4,000 square foot media center and library addition to the SyracuseCoE.
Integration of Performance Analysis for Sustainable Design Integration of Performance Analysis for Sustainable Design
Case Study by IES A fantastic example of best practice integration of performance analysis for sustainable building design.
Trelligence & IES Join Forces to Offer Affinity+VE Solution Trelligence & IES Join Forces to Offer Affinity+VE Solution
By Trelligence, Inc., and Integrated Environmental Solutions The Affinity+VE solution creates integration for sustainable analysis of the program data, conceptual space planning & design.
Advantages of Using Modern CPU Technology for Rendering Advantages of Using Modern CPU Technology for Rendering
By Intel Perspectives on using multi-core, multi-threaded Intel CPUs for speed, complexity, and quality for realistic visualization.
Community Undertakes a $31 Million Water Reclamation Project Community Undertakes a $31 Million Water Reclamation Project
By Angus W. Stocking, L.S. Ak-Chin Indian Community involvement provides valuable input on achieving high-quality water standards.
NVIDIA Helps Make Virtual Space Expedition Possible NVIDIA Helps Make Virtual Space Expedition Possible
BY NVIDIA NVIDIA technology is making a simulation of a manned flight to Mars possible for the Institute of the Medical and Biological Problems of RAS.
Hamptons Home Takes Carbon Neutrality One Step Further Hamptons Home Takes Carbon Neutrality One Step Further
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor If a house is carbon neutral and embodied carbon neutral does it matter how big the house is? One house puts this to the test.
Arab Tradition Meets Urban Metropolis Arab Tradition Meets Urban Metropolis
By Cathy Chatfield-Taylor A $10 billion development in Saudi Arabia inspired by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Sau articulates vision for sustainable city center.
Wind and Seismic Loads Examined for Zoo Project Wind and Seismic Loads Examined for Zoo Project
By Cathy Chatfield-Taylor Structural engineers ensure zoo exhibit design can withstand unusual load criteria with Bentley RAM Elements.
Practical Design Responses to Acoustics in Healthcare Practical Design Responses to Acoustics in Healthcare
By CISCA Read a white paper that serves as an introduction to the acoustical issues commonly confronted on healthcare projects.
Aptitude of Generative Design Displayed in Stadium Aptitude of Generative Design Displayed in Stadium
By Angus W. Stocking, L.S. The on-schedule and on-budget completion of Aviva Stadium will eventually be seen as a watershed moment in the history of computer-assisted building design.
Wind Turbines Turn Students on to Alternative Energy Wind Turbines Turn Students on to Alternative Energy
By Bill Scanlon, NREL Students learn about wind power while also finding a way to improve their school\'s energy efficiency thanks to the Wind for Schools project.
Collaboration of All Parties was Key in Wimbledon Refurb Collaboration of All Parties was Key in Wimbledon Refurb
By Cathy Chatfield-Taylor New Wimbledon design is success with Bentley Structural and TriForma.
GenerativeComponents Used to Meet Sustainability Criteria GenerativeComponents Used to Meet Sustainability Criteria
By Angus W. Stocking, L.S. The model allowed Feilden Clegg Bradley’s architects to apply environmental analysis techniques on the Worcester Library and History Centre project.
DesignGroup: Thinking like Engineers DesignGroup: Thinking like Engineers
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Architecture firm uses sustainable analysis tools as they were intended: from the very beginning during the schematic design process.
Massive Public Investment in Vital Infrastructure Pays Off Massive Public Investment in Vital Infrastructure Pays Off
By Angus W. Stocking, L.S. Consistent CADD standards improve information flow on huge Antelope Valley project.
KASL Consulting Engineers Tackles Stormwater Challenges KASL Consulting Engineers Tackles Stormwater Challenges
By Angus W. Stocking, L.S. Model-based fire station design balances aesthetic, environmental, and functional constraints.
Lockheed Martin Break Record for Use of Solar Lighting Lockheed Martin Break Record for Use of Solar Lighting
By Carmanah Carmanah discusses how Lockheed Martin decided to forgo repairing their decades old lighting system and instead implement solar lighting.
Bentley ProSteel Assists PDC in Design of Mining Firm Hub Bentley ProSteel Assists PDC in Design of Mining Firm Hub
By Angus Stocking Mining project interfaces various models across multiple facilities and disciplines.
AEC Project Managers Discover Increased Control AEC Project Managers Discover Increased Control
By Newforma This case study profiles three users in the Kansas City office of Populous after 3 months of using Newforma Project Center to manage project information.
Juan Pablo II Park Leads with Solar Lighting Technology Juan Pablo II Park Leads with Solar Lighting Technology
By Carmanah The municipality of Las Condes takes advantage of solar lighting to help its citizen can enjoy their parks into the evening hours in this case study.
NREL Tests Out Samsung\'s 185,000-pound Wind Turbine NREL Tests Out Samsung\'s 185,000-pound Wind Turbine
By NREL A feature on NREL’s dynamometer that help engineers predict that long-term effects of exposure to wind.
What 200 Million euros Will Buy in a Renovation What 200 Million euros Will Buy in a Renovation
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor 200 million euros later, Deutsche Bank’s Green Towers will stand tall as an inspiration for green skyscraper renovations.
Klima SolarHaus is a Display of Energy Efficient Living Klima SolarHaus is a Display of Energy Efficient Living
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Passive house apartment building in Berlin demonstrates Germany’s push for energy efficiency.
174 Member Design Team Stays Connected with ProjectWise 174 Member Design Team Stays Connected with ProjectWise
A Case Study by Bentley Systems Learn why architectural and engineering firm HDR chose ProjectWise for enterprise-level content management and collaboration.
Case Study on Building Using Solar Electric & Solar Thermal Case Study on Building Using Solar Electric & Solar Thermal
A Case Study by Sustainable Energy Partners SEP was hired to manage the process of adding solar Photovoltaics (PV) and solar thermal to Mission Plaza building.
Laser Models Enable Success on a Specialty Chemical Project Laser Models Enable Success on a Specialty Chemical Project
Submitted by Quantapoint Global Engineering and Construction company Aker Solutions selected Quantapoint to create a Digitized Facility™ using laser scanning.
Prison Uses Laser Scanning for Detailed 3D Information Prison Uses Laser Scanning for Detailed 3D Information
Submitted by GKS Global Services / Laser Design, Inc. A case study on how Moundsville Penitentiary staff used laser scanning technology to create the 3D architectural structure of the compound.
A Case Study on Building Energy Simulation from Day One A Case Study on Building Energy Simulation from Day One
Submitted by IES Many buildings have energy efficiency aspects in the concept designs, but seldom are the concepts fully analyzed at the initial design stages.
One Firm's Need for a Robust Workstation Solution One Firm's Need for a Robust Workstation Solution
Case Study by Lenovo See how Foster + Partners is achieving a much higher level of standard with a partnership with Lenovo.
Green Building Designed with Civil Engineering in Mind Green Building Designed with Civil Engineering in Mind
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor The new Revit-designed civil engineering building at the UMD campus will provide inspiration and serve as an example of innovation to students.
Perkins+Will Set the Bar High with COTE Award Project Perkins+Will Set the Bar High with COTE Award Project
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Learn about the sustainable design techniques implemented in the Platinum LEED Certified and COTE award winning headquarters of Great River Energy.
An Investigation of Energy Performance Assessment An Investigation of Energy Performance Assessment
Submitted by Integrated Environmental Solutions This study tries to make clear how building energy performance is assessed and awarded with energy credits under LEED, BREEAM and Green Star schemes.
School Recognized for Sustainable Project School Recognized for Sustainable Project
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A profile of the Chartwell School, a COTE winning entry that combines sustainable design techniques with innovative educational strategies.
AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects
By AIA A glimpse at this year’s American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2009 Committee on the Environment (COTE) award winners.
California Green Living California Green Living
By John Myers, Connect Press Editor Three profiles of standout green building projects from the state of California.
RGP Relied on Bentley Products for Wyevale Garden Centre RGP Relied on Bentley Products for Wyevale Garden Centre
By Bentley Systems Wyevale Garden Centres is bringing its storefronts into the 21st century with a new sustainable building design concept.
Transmission Line Resolves Green Energy Problem  Transmission Line Resolves Green Energy Problem
By Staci Matlock ConnectPress Staff Writer Increased line capacity, new lines needed to meet growing energy demand.
Transforming the Building Industry Transforming the Building Industry
By John Myers, Connect Press Editor USGBC founder starts with renovating his own home to gain record-setting LEED certification points.
Firms Collaborate to Synchronize Project Firms Collaborate to Synchronize Project
By Bentley Systems The need for speed and efficiency led the building design team to decide early on to use building information modeling (BIM).
Modernizing History Modernizing History
By Bentley Systems Learn how Fortis, one of the five largest financial institutions in Europe, benefited by incorporating (BIM) into their master plan.
Latista Software and Clark Construction Latista Software and Clark Construction
By Latista Software Clark Construction completes Washington Nationals' baseball stadium in 23 months by using LATISTA Field software on Motion LE1700 tablet PCs.
ProjectWise Enables Organization-Wide Access ProjectWise Enables Organization-Wide Access
By Bentley Systems By combining the right tools with the right attitude, Bamberg Garrison implemented major improvements in CAD management with minimal investments.
Optimizing Water in Desert Design: Cesar Chavez Library Optimizing Water in Desert Design: Cesar Chavez Library
Staci Matlock, ConnectPress Staff Writer Cesar Chavez Library won a 2008 AIA COTE award for its innovative water conservation by employing environmentally responsive architecture.
Arup Wins Gold in Olympic Swimming Design Center Arup Wins Gold in Olympic Swimming Design Center
By Bentley Systems Find out how Arup secures the design contract for the National Swimming Centre for the Beijing 2008 Olympics using Bentley Systems’ software.
Customer Testimonial on Vue Infinite Customer Testimonial on Vue Infinite
Mark Rich on behalf of Vue Software Mark Rich describes how he used Vue Infinite software alongside AutoCAD, LightWave and Google Earth and how Vue's EcoSystem tool has been invaluable.
Project: Sala Delle Udienze Paolo VI (Sala Nervi), Vatican Project: Sala Delle Udienze Paolo VI (Sala Nervi), Vatican
by Maxwell Render A look at how Provisum Studio used Maxwell Render, a rendering engine for simulating light, in the auditorium for the Vatican Conferences project.
Customer Testimonial on Vue Infinite Customer Testimonial on Vue Infinite
Mark Rich on behalf of Vue Software Mark Rich describes how he used Vue Infinite software alongside AutoCAD, LightWave and Google Earth and how Vue's EcoSystem tool has been invaluable.
Firms Collaborate to Synchronize Project Firms Collaborate to Synchronize Project
By Bentley Systems The need for speed and efficiency led the building design team to decide early on to use building information modeling (BIM).
McCownGordon Construction LLC: Customer Success Story McCownGordon Construction LLC: Customer Success Story
By Autodesk McCownGordon Construction standardizes on the Revit building information modeling platform for improved collaboration.
Glowing With Green Success: Yale's Sculpture Building Glowing With Green Success: Yale's Sculpture Building
By Staci Matlock, ConnectPress Staff Writer AIA COTE 2008 Top Ten Green Projects winner--the Yale University Sculpture Building and Gallery--is designed to maximize sunlight for natural lighting.
Case Study: Sutong Bridge Case Study: Sutong Bridge
By Bentley Systems Discover how 4D design and analysis of the Sutong Bridge delivered optimal solutions.
BIM Speeds Design of New Green Biomedical Facility BIM Speeds Design of New Green Biomedical Facility
By Bentley Systems In this case study M/E Engineering incorporates building information modeling to design the LEED project, University of Rochester’s Georgen Hall.
Twice the Advantage Twice the Advantage
By Building Systems Design Find out how Pickering Incorporated improved productivity with Bentley Partner BSD’s SpecLink solution.
What’s in Store for the Plant Industry? What’s in Store for the Plant Industry?
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Staff Writer For those of us who couldn’t make it to this year’s Daratech conference Bentley Plant Global Marketing Director Anne-Marie Walters filled me in on some of the highlights.
3D Printing Metal Parts 3D Printing Metal Parts
By MIT MIT's cutting-edge technology assist ExtrudeHone.
FDM Used in Custom Design FDM Used in Custom Design
By Materialise Read how this process created a sleek sports car.
Accelerating Architectural Model Development Accelerating Architectural Model Development
By Z Corporation Learn how MIT utilized a Z Corporation 3D printer to construct architectural models and offer a new course on digital fabrication in this case study.
Dimension 3D Printer Builds Mountains in Switzerland Dimension 3D Printer Builds Mountains in Switzerland
By Dimension 3D Printing Find out how a Dimension 3D printer is used by the Swiss Alpine Museum in the "Building Mountains" exhibit.
Airbus Evaluates Friction Stir Welding Airbus Evaluates Friction Stir Welding
Submitted by Dr. Paul Colegrove of Cranfield University, UK Dr. Paul Colegrove of Cranfield University, UK, reports on the benefits of FSW and the modeling conducted by Airbus using COMSOL Multiphysics.
Making Gold: CDC Lab Attains LEED Status Making Gold: CDC Lab Attains LEED Status
Compiled from information provided by Perkins+Will The CDC Prevention Division of Laboratory Sciences, Building 110 is the first high-performance federal government laboratory to achieve Gold LEED.
University Brings PDEs to Life in Undergraduate Education University Brings PDEs to Life in Undergraduate Education
Submitted by K. K. Bhatia, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ An undergraduate heat transfer course uses COMSOL Multiphysics to help students design the cooling for a motorcycle engine block.
Growing To Save: ASLA's Green Roof Growing To Save: ASLA's Green Roof
Compiled from information provided by the American Society of Landscape Architects ASLA's green roof has retained thousands of gallons of stormwater and reduced building energy costs by hundreds of dollars a month.
CADconform Case Study CADconform Case Study
Submitted by Altiva Software Find out how Altiva Software’s CADconform solution is a critical component in the overall approach for mining company BHP Billiton Iron Ore (BHP BIO).
ZwCAD Announces New Technical Support Online Forum
By ZwCAD ZwCAD, Inc., announced the debut of its interactive online discussion forum and Live Support options.
Radan Case Study: Body Builder Gains Strength from Radan Radan Case Study: Body Builder Gains Strength from Radan
Reprinted Courtesy of Radan Learn how the company, Walter Alexander uses Radan products to design double decker vehicles.
Green Winners: William J. Clinton Presidential Center Green Winners: William J. Clinton Presidential Center
Compiled from information provided by the American Institute of Architects The Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Ark., features effective reclamation of a contaminated brownfield and eco-friendly design.
Bentley Case Study: Celebrating Revitalization Bentley Case Study: Celebrating Revitalization
Reprinted Courtesy of Bentley Systems Learn how the Al-Futtaim Group used ProjectWise to meet project objectives.
Green Winners: Stillwell Avenue Terminal Train Shed Green Winners: Stillwell Avenue Terminal Train Shed
Compiled from information provided by the American Institute of Architects Coney Island's Stillwell Avenue Terminal features highly visible use of photovoltaics in a public transportation project.
Bentley Case Study: A Marriage of Science and Nature Bentley Case Study: A Marriage of Science and Nature
Reprinted Courtesy of Bentley Systems Find out how project challenges were minimized by the use of Bentley’s building information modeling (BIM) solutions.
Green Winners: Gerding Theater at the Armory Green Winners: Gerding Theater at the Armory
Compiled from information provided by the American Institute of Architects The Gerding Theater in Portland, Ore., has a LEED-NC Platinum rating and demonstrates how historic preservation can be combined with sustainability.
Green Winners: Provincetown Art Association and Museum Green Winners: Provincetown Art Association and Museum
Compiled from information provided by the American Institute of Architects When renovating, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) sought to shape an architectural identity for the institution.
Data Translation Special Report Data Translation Special Report
By Goodrich Corporation and Translation Technologies, Inc. TTI Rescues Goodrich from Expensive Translation
Translation/Migration Special Report Translation/Migration Special Report
By ITI TranscenData Learn How CADfix Solves Dana Corporation's Interoperability Issues
Green Winners: Z6 House Green Winners: Z6 House
Compiled from information provided by the American Institute of Architects The LEED Platinum Z6 House is a prefab loaded with green features including a PV roof array, passive solar heating and water conservation design elements.
Glass and Steel Become One Glass and Steel Become One
Submitted by Bentley Systems Find out how Arup was able to meet the company's project objective with Bentley Systems software in this case study.
Green Winners: Willingboro Master Plan/Public Library Green Winners: Willingboro Master Plan/Public Library
Compiled from information provided by the American Institute of Architects A former Woolworth's store, the Willingboro Public Library conserves 100% of the structural steel frame and concrete foundations of the original building.
Giving the Opera a New Voice Giving the Opera a New Voice
Submitted by Protomold Protomold and Figaro Systems give patrons of the opera a new understanding of an age-old art form.
Green Winners: Heifer International Green Winners: Heifer International
Compiled from information provided by the American Institute of Architects Heifer International's new headquarters serves a dual purpose--it maximizes energy and water while educating visitors about sustainable design.
Green Winners: Whitney Water Purification Plant Green Winners: Whitney Water Purification Plant
Compiled from information provided by the American Institute of Architects The Whitney Water Purification Facility in New Haven, Conn., fuses the architecture of the water purification plant with the landscape to form a public park.
Green Winners: Wayne L. Morse United States Courthouse Green Winners: Wayne L. Morse United States Courthouse
Compiled from information provided by the American Institute of Architects Security and sustainability concerns determined the Wayne L. Morse United States Courthouse's design and construction, which yielded LEED-NC Gold.
Green Winners: Global Ecology Research Center Green Winners: Global Ecology Research Center
Compiled from information provided by the American Institute of Architects The new Global Ecology Research Center at Stanford University boasts a 72 percent reduction in carbon emissions associated with building operation.
Green Winners: Sidwell Friends Middle School Green Winners: Sidwell Friends Middle School
Compiled from information provided by the American Institute of Architects Sidwell Friends Middle School jumps ahead of the class with a renovation/addition that turns the school into a model of environmental responsibility.
Green Winners: Government Canyon Visitor Center Green Winners: Government Canyon Visitor Center
Compiled from information provided by the American Institute of Architects Government Canyon Visitor Center in Helotes, Texas, became a 2007 Top Ten Green Project winner thanks to its effective design of spaces.
Green Winners: Artists for Humanity's EpiCenter Green Winners: Artists for Humanity's EpiCenter
Compiled from information provided by the American Institute of Architects The four-story EpiCenter—Artists For Humanity's (AFH) urban headquarters—is the first Platinum LEED building in Boston.
Green Winners: Hawaii Gateway Energy Center Green Winners: Hawaii Gateway Energy Center
Compiled from information provided by the American Institute of Architects An AIA COTE Top Ten Green Project, the Hawaii Gateway Energy Center shows how passive design strategies can achieve superb building performance.
Storing Up Solar: Western Wine Services' PV Installation Storing Up Solar: Western Wine Services' PV Installation
Compiled from information provided by SPG Solar Western Wine Services' 827 kW photovoltaic system is the largest commercial solar installation of its kind in California's Napa Valley.
Reverse Engineering Returns Reverse Engineering Returns
By Peter Dickin Peter Dickin explains why reverse engineering is making a comeback in this case study.
Boeing Adopts RapidTag Boeing Adopts RapidTag
Submitted by Cortona3D Boeing takes advantage of the RapidTag toolbox in this case study.
White Paper Right Hemisphere
Back to School: Perkins+Will To Design LEED High School Back to School: Perkins+Will To Design LEED High School
Compiled from information provided by Perkins+Will Perkins+Will is designing Arabia Mountain High School--the first LEED Silver public high school in Georgia.
Small Shop Achieves Success with Online PlanRoom Small Shop Achieves Success with Online PlanRoom
Submitted by IDEAL Scanners & Systems, Inc. This Online PlanRoom met all the criteria this reprographics shop needed for increased print submissions.
New Approaches to Collaboration New Approaches to Collaboration
Submitted by Adobe Eliminate some common problems when sharing designs with clients. Find out what product this manufacturing company uses.
Green Retro: Adobe's Headquarters Garners Platinum Green Retro: Adobe's Headquarters Garners Platinum
Compiled from information provided by Adobe Systems Inc. Adobe recently became the world’s first commercial enterprise to achieve a total of three Platinum certifications under the USGBC's LEED-EB program.
Nailing Down Design Concerns Nailing Down Design Concerns
by Marilyn Pitts ConnectPress interviews Daniel Glenn, the design director of Stardust Center's sustainable design demonstration home built in Guadalupe, Ariz.
Nuts and Bolts: Components of the Guadalupe Home Nuts and Bolts: Components of the Guadalupe Home
Compiled from information provided by ASU Stardust Center It’s the individual “green” components of the Guadalupe Home that add up to produce its substantial energy savings.
Affordable Green: ASU Stardust Center’s Guadalupe Home Affordable Green: ASU Stardust Center’s Guadalupe Home
Compiled from Information Provided by ASU Stardust Center The ASU Stardust Center’s Guadalupe Home serves as a family home, an active research facility and a prototype for sustainable development.
BIM With a View BIM With a View
Submitted by Bentley See how Marriott International uses BIM to solve difficult design challenges.
Drinking up Sunlight: Grgich Hills' PV Installation Drinking up Sunlight: Grgich Hills' PV Installation
Compiled from information provided by SPG Solar For Grgich Hills Cellar, going solar was the perfect complement to the Napa Valley winery’s environmental philosophy.
The Truth About OpenGL The Truth About OpenGL
By Courtney Goeltzenleuchter Seperate the fact from the fiction about Open GL in this white paper.
Greening a New Century: The Phipps Conservatory Greening a New Century: The Phipps Conservatory
Compiled from information provided by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Phipps' Tropical Forest is part of a $36.6 million expansion project that includes the silver LEED-certified Welcome Center.
Historic Eco-Renovation: FCNL Headquarters Historic Eco-Renovation: FCNL Headquarters
Compiled from information provided by the Friends Committee on National Legislation The Friends Committee on National Legislation's recently renovated headquarters reflect its commitment to the environment.
Renewables' Impact on the U.S. Energy Future Renewables' Impact on the U.S. Energy Future
Compiled from information provided by Rand Corporation By 2025, renewable resources could produce 25 percent of the electricity and motor vehicle fuels used in the U.S. at little or no additional cost, says a new Rand report.
Predicting Sustainable Design: Autodesk's Green Index Predicting Sustainable Design: Autodesk's Green Index
Compiled from information provided by Autodesk Inc. Architects predict a dramatic increase in the use of sustainable building design practices over the next five years, says a new Autodesk report.
Going for Zero: BASF's Energy-Efficient Award Winner Going for Zero: BASF's Energy-Efficient Award Winner
Compiled from information provided by BASF Corporation Next week, BASF will receive the New Jersey 2006 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award for its Near-Zero Energy Home in Paterson, N.J.
Solar Design Texas Style: U of Texas at Austin's Winner Solar Design Texas Style: U of Texas at Austin's Winner
Compiled from information provided by UTsolarD The University of Texas at Austin recently was named the winner of BP Solar’s design competition for the 2007 Solar Decathlon.
Lattice Technology Announces XVL Reducer
Lattice Technology, Inc., developers of the ultra-compressed XVL 3D format and industry leading 3D Publishing applications, announced XVL Reducer.
Student Competition to Encourage Careers in CAD Design Student Competition to Encourage Careers in CAD Design
By Rita Stange ConnectPress Staff Reporter “The world needs more architects and engineers to address our growing infrastructure needs."
LMS Introduces Full Meshing Capabilities in LMS Virtual.Lab
LMS, the engineering innovation company, introduced Rev 6 of LMS Virtual.Lab Structures, its integrated solution for structural modeling and analysis.
FusionDox IDM 2007 Delivers Document and Data Management
IEXP Software announces the release of its FusionDox IDM 2007 platform. Designed to specifically address the underserved small and mid-markets, FusionDox IDM is a unified document and data management enterprise application built entirely on Macromedia MX.
NVIDIA Unveils Cudat - the GPU Computing Revolution Begins
NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in graphics processors, unveiled NVIDIA CUDA technology, a fundamentally new architecture for computing on NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs), and the industry's first C-compiler development environment for the GPU.
Brisbane Water Selects Bentley’s WaterGEMS V8 XM Edition
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that Brisbane Water, one of the largest water utilities in Australia, has selected WaterGEMS V8 XM Edition, Bentley’s water distribution modeling solution, to manage the municipality’s complex water network. The network serves a population of approximately one million.
DiMora Motorcar Uses Right Hemisphere Software
Before the world’s first hand-built, $2 million, 16-cylinder production vehicle has ever been built, customers and window shoppers alike will be able to view the car in its true form in an interactive 3D PDF on the DiMora Motorcar Web site.
Browser Update Cause Disruptions Browser Update Cause Disruptions
By John Myers, ConnectPress Staff Writer The recent update of Internet Explorer 7 has caused problems for some CAD users. Find out how the change might affect you in this story!
Q1-111406: Plotter Drivers in MicroStation (1 answer)
Which of the MicroStation plotter driver for ISO formats (A0,A1...) drawings is applicable for Canon B-JW 3000?
Q1-111306: Annotation Lock in MicroStation V8
What is the correct way to properly set up text and dimensioning in order to utilize the new annotation lock feature in MicroStation V8?
Platinum to the Core: The McKinney Green Building Platinum to the Core: The McKinney Green Building
Compiled from information provided by HDR The McKinney Green Building is the first privately owned and developed building in the U.S. to get a LEED Core & Shell Platinum Pre-Certification rating.
NextComputing Announces 17" Monitors with NextDimension
NextComputing announced the availability of the thinnest, lightest weight, 17" HD flat-panel monitors on its NextDimension mobile workstation, another industry first for the company.
Robert Aish is the Recipient of the 2006 ACADIA Award
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that Bentley Building’s director of research, Robert Aish, Ph.D., was presented the 2006 Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) Society Award at the association’s recent conference.
Adobe Announces Availability of Acrobat 8 Software
Adobe Systems Incorporated announced the immediate availability of Adobe® Acrobat® 8 software amid an enthusiastic early reception from knowledge workers worldwide who for months have tested and provided feedback to help the company fine tune the product line.
Mastercam X2 Delivers New Toolpaths and Increased Power
Mastercam, the world’s most widely-used CAD/CAM software, takes a leap forward with the release of Mastercam X2. Building on the powerful Mastercam X platform, Mastercam X2 has been designed to increase machining flexibility and provide users with more programming options than ever before.
Gibbs and Associates Open Sales Office in Seattle
Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM®, software for programming CNC machine tools, announced the opening of an office in Seattle, Washington.
Change AccuDraw Display Change AccuDraw Display
By Bob Mecham of the Envision Group Here's a handy tip for changing your display in AccuDraw.
Build Templates in Adobe 3D the Easy Way Build Templates in Adobe 3D the Easy Way
Submitted by Lars Olson Here's a handy tip to help you build a custom template in Adobe 3D, save yourself time and aggravation and check it out!
Cyon Research Hosts COFES India Summit
Cyon Research Corporation, the organizers of the annual Congress on the Future of Engineering Software (COFES), announced a once-in-a-lifetime industry event, the COFES India Summit, to be held at the Hyatt Regency in New Delhi, November 17-18, 2006.
BE Magazine Looks at Putting Best Practices into Action
The latest issue of BE Magazine , published by Bentley Systems, Incorporated, begins with an in-depth look at how organizations can put best practices into action to improve customer satisfaction, enhance performance, cut costs, and overcome communications barriers. In the article, Leah Garris, senior associate editor of Buildings Magazine, guides readers through the process of establishing a method for defining and tracking department best practices and relaying them to other relevant departments within the enterprise.
LMS Test.Lab Supports Audi
LMS, the engineering innovation company, announced that Audi successfully deployed LMS Test.Lab for NVH testing and engineering to meet increasingly tight deadlines in new car development programs.
CAD Customer Achieves 400-500 CAD Downloads Per Month
Catalog Data Solutions (CDS), a leading provider of online product selection tools for industrial suppliers and distributors, announced that Techno Inc is averaging 400-500 CAD downloads per month.
ParkCAD and AeroTURN Now Compatible with MicroStation XM
The parking facility design software, ParkCAD 2.1 and airside planning design tool, AeroTURN 1.0 from Transoft Solutions, creators of CAD based software solutions for the transportation design sector, has been released to make it compatible with the latest AutoCAD 2007 and MicroStation V8 XM platforms.
Like Father Like Son Like Father Like Son
By Rita Stange ConnectPress Staff Writer Find out how this administrator stays close to his passion for architecture.
Five Star Rewards Five Star Rewards
By Rita Stange ConectPress Staff Writer Become more valuable to your company by taking classes at this institute.
Penton, PARTsolutions Launch Machine Design CAD Library
Penton Media's Design Engineering group, anchored by Machine Design magazine, announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with PARTsolutions®, LLC, a leading provider of publishing solutions for 2D/3D digital parts catalogs, to launch the Machine Design CAD Library, a powerful, new resource for design engineers.
2006 Education and Training Roundup 2006 Education and Training Roundup
Use the links here to read our extensive package of stories for professionals already in the CAD industry and individuals considering a career in the field.
Want to Know if You Have What it Takes to be an Engineer? Want to Know if You Have What it Takes to be an Engineer?
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Staff Writer Engineering is one of the most challenging professions in the world. Find out what you need to know to get a job as a professional engineer!
Find Out What Engineers Really Do! Find Out What Engineers Really Do!
by Vicki Salemi - - Reprinted with permission of Classes USA Get the inside scoop on what goes on behind in the scenes for the everyday-engineer.
How Training Can Benefit Your Company How Training Can Benefit Your Company
By Rob Yule of Javelin Technologies Inc. A senior engineer provides tips on what training has worked for him based on his 22 years of CAD experience.
Protect Your Company from Software Piracy Protect Your Company from Software Piracy
Rita Stange ConnectPress Staff Writer Software piracy becomes big news when a California man was sentenced to seven years for peddling up to $20 million worth of bootleg CAD software.
Catalog Data Solutions Announces 50% Growth
Catalog Data Solutions (CDS), a leading provider of online product selection tools for industrial suppliers and distributors, announced that its third quarter (Q3) sales in 2006 increased by more than 50% over the third quarter last year.
Bentley Releases speedikon V8
Bentley has released Version 8 of the speedikon/Architectural and speedikon/Industrial product lines.
Bentley Announces 2007 BE Conference Dates and Locations
Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced that BE Conference 2007 will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California, April 29-May 3.
Municipio de Tampico Wins 2006 BE Award
Municipio de Tampico, in Tamaulipas, Mexico, has won a 2006 BE Award for its Integrated System of Cadastre Administration project. The award category was “Geospatial: Mapping and Cadastre.”
Océ Win Better Buys for Business Editor's Choice Award
Océ, a global leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, announces that its new Océ VarioPrint® 2090 Titanium, Océ VarioPrint 2100 Titanium and Océ VarioPrint 2010 Titanium printers have received the coveted 2007 Editor's Choice Award from Better Buys for Business.
Lattice Technology's XVL Put to the Test at TARDEC
Lattice Technology, developers of the XVL ultra-compressed 3D data format, announced the deployment of its technology throughout TARDEC, the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center.
Mastercam X Art Brings Efficiency and Speed
CNC Software announces the release of Mastercam X Art CAD/CAM software. Built from the ground up, Mastercam X Art delivers artistic relief design and cutting and includes new features like an improved Art Manager, wrapping capabilities, new toolpaths, and much more.
Fakespace Introduces Stereoscopic Visualization System
Fakespace Systems Inc., a division of Mechdyne Corporation, announced that its popular ROVRT (Rapidly Operational Virtual Reality) visualization system is now available with the patent-pending BeaconT DMSX+ projection technology, adding new flexibility and adaptability to this proven, portable visualization system.
CIMdata Releases its 2006 PLM Market Analysis Report
Consulting and research firm CIMdata announces the availability of its annual Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Market Analysis Report. The 2006 report provides the most complete analysis of the 2005 PLM market available, with special emphasis on the collaborative Product Definition management (cPDm) segment of that market.
LMS Extends the LMS Test.Xpress Noise and Vibration Analyzer
LMS, the engineering innovation company, introduced local language versions of LMS Test.Xpress, its noise and vibration analyzer and data recording solution. The complete user interface of the LMS Test.Xpress software is now available in 7 languages.
Océ Color Customer Wins Prestigious First Place Award
Océ, a global leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, announces that Océ CPS color customer, One to One Gulfcoast, was honored with a first place award in the 2006 Gold Awards for Fundraising Excellence, sponsored by Fundraising Success magazine.
Cardinal Solutions and Right Hemisphere Partner
Cardinal Solutions, a leading U.S. system integrator, and Right Hemisphere®, the leading provider of Product Graphics Management (PGM) software, announced a new partnership to jointly implement and support state-of-the-art enterprise PGM and 3D PDF publishing solutions in the U.S.
Helpful Guide Available Helpful Guide Available
By Karl F. Moffatt - ConnectPress Staff Writer Architectural CAD software users now have a powerful ally in the fight to convince skeptics in the construction industry to adopt 3D modeling.
Greening the NYC Skyline: The Hearst Tower Greening the NYC Skyline: The Hearst Tower
Compiled from information provided by Hearst Corporation Hearst Tower is the first occupied office building in New York City to achieve a Gold rating under the USGBC's LEED program.
In the Final Analysis In the Final Analysis
By John Myers, ConnectPress Staff Writer Here it is our 2006 Overview of Analysis and Simulation. See what’s happening in the exciting realms of business, technology and education!
What is Analysis Anyhow? What is Analysis Anyhow?
By Jack Thornton of Mindfeed Marcomm Veteran CAD industry journalist Jack Thornton breaks down Analysis for those lacking the PHD!
Analysis Helps Automotive Supplier Meet Challenges Analysis Helps Automotive Supplier Meet Challenges
Submitted by Moldflow See how one provider faced its day-to-day problems head on in this case study!
Oil Co. Uses FEA to Predict Device Operation Oil Co. Uses FEA to Predict Device Operation
Submitted by Parker Group “The beauty of FEA is that it not only tells you where a failure may occur but also gives you an indication of how to revise your design.”
Company Uses Flow Modeling to Develop Computational Model Company Uses Flow Modeling to Develop Computational Model
Submitted by Fluent, Inc. The computational program enabled this company to offer its customers a less expensive solution.
Simulation Software Eliminates Model Duplication & More! Simulation Software Eliminates Model Duplication & More!
Submitted by MSC Software Corporation New SimDesigner software from MSC provides a powerful set of tools to address today's engineering needs.
GiveMePower Achieves Microsoft Certified Partner Status
GiveMePower Corporation announced it has achieved the status of Microsoft Certified Partner.
Bentley Sponsors Scholarship Competition
Students from middle school through university level will compete for scholarships and software for their schools.
Bentley Releases Building Mechanical Systems V8 XM Edition
The release of Bentley Building Mechanical Systems V8 XM Edition makes available a more powerful, easier-to-use Building Information Modeling solution
Bentley Releases Building Electrical Systems V8 XM Edition
Bentley has just released Bentley Building Electrical Systems V8 XM Edition.
Bentley Introduces Structural V8 XM Edition
The new V8 XM Edition of Bentley Structural provides more opportunities for project teams to increase accuracy and improve efficiency
Mastercam X Art Brings Efficiency and Speed
CNC Software announces the release of Mastercam X Art CAD/CAM software. Built from the ground up, Mastercam X Art delivers artistic relief design and cutting and includes new features like an improved Art Manager, wrapping capabilities, new toolpaths, and much more.
Head of the Class: Blythewood H.S. Gets High Scores Head of the Class: Blythewood H.S. Gets High Scores
Compiled from information provided by Perkins+Will Blythewood High School, in Blythewood, S.C., recently was named one of the top three schools in the country for its design.
Engine on a Chip Promises to Best the Battery Engine on a Chip Promises to Best the Battery
By Nancy Stauffer, MIT Laboratory for Energy and the Environment Reprinted with permission MIT researchers put a tiny gas-turbine engine inside a silicon chip the size of a quarter resulting in a device that could run 10 times longer than a battery with the same weight.
ERA Chooses DV TDM for Critical Drawing Management
The Ranger mine, operated by Australian company, Energy Resources of Australia Ltd, will this month implement major enhancements to its drawing management software to give site personnel, throughout its operations, immediate 24/7 access to essential engineering documentation.
Axiom's Latest GEOPAK Training Library Provides E-Learning
Axiom announces the release of the GEOPAK PowerCivil library, the newest addition of the GEOPAK series of Axiom's e-learning solutions.
Arup Wins 2006 BE Award
Arup, a leading global design and business consulting firm, has won a 2006 BE Award for its Façade for Westfield Parramatta Transport Interchange project. The award category was "Building: BIM for Building Engineering."
NVIDIA Quadror Plex Visual Computing System Now Shipping
NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, announced the NVIDIA Quadro Plex 1000.
Mastercam Provides New Multimedia Videos on Web
CNC Software has added new videos to their new Multimedia section on the Mastercam.com Web site.
CIMMETRY RELEASES AUTOVUE 19.1 FOR SOLARIS
Cimmetry Reinforces its Commitment to the Solaris Platform
The Next Acrobat 3D The Next Acrobat 3D
By John Myers, ConnectPress Staff Writer. Get ready to check out all the latest info on one of the hottest tools for CAD users.
WD Bearings Expands International Marketing
PARTsolutions® LLC, a leading provider of enterprise, digital parts management solutions for the standard part process, announced that WD Bearings, a major bearing manufacturer in China, has adopted a digital product catalog from PARTsolutions.
New York Department of Transportation Wins 2006 BE Award
The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), which serves a state and local highway system that annually handles more than 100 billion vehicle miles, has won a 2006 BE Award for its project Traveling to Pinehaven – An Examination Into Effective Transportation Solutions. The award category was "Civil: Visualization."
Cimmetry Releases SP2 for AutoVue 19.1
Cimmetry Systems Corporation, an Agile Software company, announced the immediate availability of 2D and 3D native document visualization for MicroStation V8 XM, OneSpace Designer Drafting (ME10) Version 14.xx, and SolidWorks 2007.
ANSYS Software Offers 64-Bit Support
ANSYS, Inc., a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, announced that the upcoming releases of its multiphysics simulation software - ANSYS(R) 11.0 and FLUENT(R) 6.3 - will include support for Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003.
Altair Launches Education Technology - Partner Program
Altair Engineering a global leader in product design consulting, engineering software and high-performance computing launches its Education Technology – Partner Program across India for enhancing its commitment to CAE education.
Elan's Tiny Test Lab Puts Change in Your Pocket
A high-performance Test & Measurement Lab in your pocket? Innovators Elan Digital have produced just that -- a set of pen-style instruments that plug into the PC's USB port including software for Windows98, 2K and XP.
FIC Annual Meeting and BIM Workshop Sessions
AEC-ST Federal has announced the addition of the Facility information Council (FIC) Annual Meeting a component of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) to its conference line up, December 5-7, 2006, in Washington, D.C.
Here's Another MicroStation Tip! Here's Another MicroStation Tip!
By Bob Mecham Bob Mecham shows users how to edit dimension text with ease in this handy tip!
Océ Business Services Named ‘Employer of the Year’
Océ a global leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, announced that Océ Business Services, a unit of Océ, has been named ‘Employer of the Year’ by Vocational Foundation, Inc. (VFI).
Catalog Data Solutions Configurator Implemented by Emerson
Catalog Data Solutions (CDS), a leading provider of online product selection tools for industrial suppliers and distributors, announced that Emerson Power Transmission has selected the CDS Configurator with patent-pending visual constraint feedback for online configuring of the Browning® CbN 3000 gearmotors and reducers product line for 3D CAD model delivery.
Lattice Technology Releases New XVL Studio U3D Option
Lattice Technology, Inc., developers of the ultra-compressed XVL 3D format and industry leading 3D Publishing applications announced the availability of the XVL Studio Option for U3D. The new XVL Studio Option generates a U3D file and is available with the new XVL Studio version 6.1.
Wi-Fi TV Retains Latitude and Consolidated Streaming Inc.
Wi-Fi TV, Inc. announced that it has retained Latitude, a California company headed by Thomas Hagstrom, and Consolidated Streaming Inc., a Florida company headed by Keith Friedman, to implement its new Internet TV initiative.
Southern Company Joins Bentley Enterprise
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that Southern Company, one of the largest generators of electricity in the United States, has joined Bentley’s Enterprise License Subscription (ELS) program.
Bentley Releases RAM Structural System Version 11.0
Bentley’s RAM International Solutions Center has just released version 11.0 of RAM Structural System – Bentley’s modeling, analysis, and design software for engineers involved in the design of building structures of all types.
Q1-091906: Auto Scaling of Element Features (2 answers)
How can I auto scale features in my design file (linestyles, cells, text and pattern area) so that they can change from one plotting scale to the other?
Q1-091806: Menus Tutorial for MicroStation 95 V5
I need a menu call up for our maps for in house only.
Sunny Side of High-Tech: Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus Sunny Side of High-Tech: Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus
Compiled from information provided by PowerLight Corporation Microsoft’s Silicon Valley Campus in Mountain View, Calif., went solar earlier this year when it had a 480 kW PowerLight PowerGuard roof system installed.
Competition to Produce Future Engineers Competition to Produce Future Engineers
By Rita Stange ConnectPress Staff Writer Students explore the potential of fuel cells to power efficient, pollution-free cities of tomorrow.
Learn To Modify Dimensions Here Learn To Modify Dimensions Here
By Robert Mecham I hope these following tools for editing dimensions will stop you from dropping your dimensions.
GibbsCAM Advanced 3-Axis Capabilities Previewed at IMTS 2006
Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM software for programming CNC machine tools, announced that a suite of 3-axis enhancements for GibbsCAM will be previewed at IMTS 2006.
Océ Business Services to Help Law Firms
Océ, a global leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, shared solution recommendations to address three key document and records management challenges faced by law firms: reducing and controlling document costs, records security, and digitizing and automating files.
QuadriSpace Supports Google SketchUp File for 3D Publishing
QuadriSpace Corporation, a leading provider of 3D Publishing software for manufacturing, architecture and digital content; announced that it’s latest product release supports Google SketchUp SKP files.
Lattice Technology Releases New XVL System Toolkit
Lattice Technology, Inc., announced the immediate availability of the XVL System Toolkit. The software toolkit enables batch processes to be applied to XVL 3D data.
User Groups Introduce Users to New Version of VERICUT
In coordination with the release of VERICUT 6.0, CGTech has hosted 36 VERICUT User’s Exchange (VUE) events worldwide in 2006. Thus far, more than 1,100 people have attended a VUE in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, China, Taiwan, India and soon: Japan.
CPDA Announces Speaker Line-up for PLM Road Map 2006
Collaborative Product Development Associates (CPDA), a leading provider of critical analyses for PLM decisions, announces details of the speaker line-up for its PLM Road Map 2006TM conference, which will be held on September 27 & 28 at The Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, Michigan.
GiveMePower Hires Cliff Carr
GiveMePower Corporation a leading innovator of next-generation computer-aided design and digital-blueprint management software for “anytime and anywhere” use on any Windows computing platform, announced that Clifford Carr has joined the company as Vice President of North American Sales.
Finding Platinum in Boise: The Banner Bank Building Finding Platinum in Boise: The Banner Bank Building
Compiled from information provided by HDR Designed by Omaha-based HDR, the Banner Bank Building in Boise, Idaho, recently received a LEED Platinum rating.
Origami and Engineering Working Together to Save Lives Origami and Engineering Working Together to Save Lives
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Staff Writer Next time an automotive airbag saves a life they can thank in part physicist, engineer and origami artist, Robert J. Lang.
HDR Wins 2006 BE Award
HDR, an architectural, engineering, and consulting firm ranked No. 17 among ENR’s 2006 Top 500 Design Firms, has won a 2006 BE Award for its implementation of ProjectWise. The award category was "Civil: Managed Environment."
Bentley Ships WaterGEMS V8 XM Edition
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced the commercial release of WaterGEMS V8 XM Edition, the only water distribution modeling solution to unify modeling across MicroStation, ArcGIS, AutoCAD, and stand-alone platforms.
DSM Soft Joins Bentley’s Enterprise License Subscription
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that DSM Soft Private Limited, a leading provider of engineering and geospatial data services headquartered in India, has joined Bentley’s Enterprise License Subscription (ELS) program.
Heuliez Realizes Fast-Turnaround Testing with LMS Test.Lab
LMS International announced that LMS Test.Lab has been selected by the French tier-one automotive supplier Heuliez as the standard platform for its new in-house noise and vibration testing facility.
Océ Color Scanner Wins iF Award 2006
Océ has again won an iF design award, this time for its latest color scanner used in its TDS450 and TCS500 wide format black & white and color systems.
Catalog Data Solutions CAD Customer Exceeds 84,000 Downloads
Catalog Data Solutions (CDS), a leading provider of online product selection tools for industrial suppliers and distributors, announced that Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI) is averaging more than 7,000 CAD downloads per month and has achieved over 84,000 in the last year.
Get the Whole Story Behind the Q&A Here Get the Whole Story Behind the Q&A Here
By ConnectPress staff The Q&A is one of the most popular features in the MicroStation Community. Find out how the daily feature makes it way to your desktop here!
NVIDIA Professional Graphics Boost High-End Visual Computing
NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, announced an array of NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics are now available in the high-performance 64-bit Sun UltraT 40 workstations.
Sinterstation® Pro SLS® System Delivers Outstanding Accuracy
3D Systems Corporation, a leading provider of rapid 3-D Printing, Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions, announced that AdvaTech, the rapid manufacturing division of Butler Tool & Design, Goodland, IN, reported major success in meeting the strict tolerance requirements on manufactured sintered parts using 3D Systems’ Sinterstation® Pro SLS® System.
New Océ PRISMA Software Maximizes Functionality
Océ, a global leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, announces new releases of Océ PRISMATM workflow software – Océ TrueProof® 2.10 and Océ PRISMAproductionTM 3.10 – to support expanded Océ Job Appropriate ColorTM solutions.
Productivity+ Demonstrated in Gibbs and Associates Booth
Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM software for programming CNC machine tools, will demonstrate their Productivity+ product at IMTS 2006 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois on September 6th – 13th, 2006.
Bentley’s STAAD.Pro 2006 Features New Tools
Bentley has just announced the newest release of STAAD.Pro, one of the world’s most widely used structural analysis and design products.
NBBJ Wins 2006 BE Award
NBBJ, a leading global architecture and design firm, has won a 2006 BE Award for its Providence Park Hospital in Novi, Mich. The award category was "Building: BIM for Architecture."
Tessenderlo Group Wins 2006 BE Award
Tessenderlo Group, a leading international chemicals group, has won a 2006 BE Award for its project to integrate AutoPLANT with its engineering document management (eDM) system for engineering and maintenance purposes.
At the Car Wash: Interview with GJ President Joe Gamliel At the Car Wash: Interview with GJ President Joe Gamliel
By Marilyn Pitts Joe Gamliel, president of GJ Solar, talks about his company's recent installation of a 100 KW solar system at a Van Nuys, Calif., car wash.
New Nvidia NVSG Scene Graph Software Drives Next-Generation
NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, released the latest version of its NVIDIA Scene Graph Software Development Kit (NVSG SDK), allowing developers to optimize applications and exploit the latest professional graphics processing hardware.
Contex Announces NEW Family of 36
Contex, the leader in wide-format imaging technologies, announced at their Annual Distributors Conference three NEW scanners with up to 36" image scanning capability—the COUGAR G600, CHAMELEON G600 and the HAWK-EYE G36 family of Color Scanners.
New CAD Search Engine Born - 3DCADSearch Beta Launched
CAD Search Engine, 3DCADSearch www.3DCADSearch.com, the Web's first CAD & Graphics targeted Search Engine developed by eDocHelp Publications, announces that it has launched the first beta version of the new site for general public use!
Catalog Data Solutions Technology Applied to Cheesecakes
Catalog Data Solutions (CDS), a leading provider of online product selection tools for industrial suppliers and distributors, announced successful application of its manufacturing industry catalog and ecommerce technology in a consumer application for Charlies Cheesecake Works.
Fakespace Provides Advanced Collaboration Environment
Fakespace Systems Inc., a world leader in advanced visualization systems development, has delivered a large-scale collaboration environment to the University of Salford (near Manchester, UK).
Bentley Executives Highlight New Era of Infrastructure
In the latest issue of BE Magazine, published by Bentley Systems, Incorporated, Bentley executives tell readers how to prepare for the new era of infrastructure design and management.
Building Integrated Facades in New York’s Battery Park Building Integrated Facades in New York’s Battery Park
Reprinted courtesy of SunPower A large number of outstanding BIPV facades have been recently installed in Battery Park City, New York.
Q1-081406: Export MicroStation V8 (3 answers)
Microstation file to be exported to AutoCAD file exactly the way it is shown in View 1.
Engineered for Success Engineered for Success
By Vickie Malis Schneider Electric’s North American Operating Division gets the paperwork out of the way to maximize productivity and efficiency.
Dosch Design Debuts Foreground Plants and Trees
Dosch Design has released Dosch Viz-Images: Foreground Plants & Trees, which features clip-maps of foreground plants and trees.
Axiom on Exec Panel for Design/Construction Conference
Axiom will be part of an executive panel during the American Society for Quality Annual Conference in Tucson, Ariz., on August 29, 2006.
LG Electronics Employs Riverbed's Steelhead Appliances
LG Electronics has selected and deployed Riverbed’s WDS Steelhead appliances at several dozen sites in countries around the world.
Altiva Software Launches Customer Service Web Portal
Altiva Software has announced the launch of its new Customer Service Web portal, which is accessed directly from the Support page of its Web site.
NEW Contex G600 42
Contex, the leader in wide-format imaging technologies, announced at their Annual Distributors Conference the largest product launch in the history of Contex with the newest introduction to its comprehensive family of scanners—the G600 42" family of Color and Monochrome Scanners.
New Handheld Z Corp. 3D Scanner
Z Corporation, maker of the world’s fastest and only multicolor 3D printers, unveiled the first handheld, self-positioning 3D scanner on the market that can digitize 3D surfaces in real time.
IBM Acquires Webify
IBM announced it acquired Webify Solutions, an Austin, Texas-based, privately held provider of industry-specific software and services for building service oriented architectures (SOA).
FreeDesign to Support Google SketchUp Format
FreeDesign, Inc., the creator of breakthrough 3D surfacing technology, announced that it will be demonstrating FreeDimension's support of Google SketchUp file formats as a 3D import at the SIGGRAPH event.
Webcast: First Look at the New Aberdeen Group......
Join Michael Lynch, CEO, Right Hemisphere and Jim Brown, Vice President and Service Director, Aberdeen Group as they present the best in class practices in 3D Publishing of product communications.
Testing Efficiency: Clarum's Zero Energy Demo Project Testing Efficiency: Clarum's Zero Energy Demo Project
Compiled from information provided by Clarum Homes Clarum Homes launched in April a year-long data collection phase of its Clarum Homes’ Borrego Springs Zero Energy Demonstration Project.
Q1-081006: HP DesignJet 800ps 42 Plotter (1 answer)
Does anyone have a .plt file for a HP DesignJet 800ps 42 Plotter?
Contex Debuts MAGNUM G600 Color Scanner
The 54-inch-wide MAGNUM G600 Scanner features enhanced scan speed, 12 inches per second (ips) in monochrome and a superior color speed of 3/ips.
Z Corp. Announces ZScanner 700
Z Corporation has unveiled the first handheld, self-positioning 3D scanner on the market that can digitize 3D surfaces in real time.
Dosch Releases Dosch 3D: Fun Crafts
Dosch 3D: Fun Crafts includes 'fun' cars, motorcycles, bicycles, scooter, Segway, stretch-limousine, surfboards, JetSki and snowmobile.
Dosch Announces Dosch 3D: Buildings V2
Dosch Design's Dosch 3D: Buildings V2 software contains 70 very detailed 3D-models from a diverse building-type range.
Axiom to Demo MicroStation E-learning Courses at IHEEP
Axiom will be on the iHEEP exhibit floor demonstrating the latest GEOPAK training courses for LearningBay.
Bentley Conferences Attract More Than 3,000 Attendees
The combined attendance of BE Conference 2006 and BE Conference Europe represented more than 1,100 organizations and more than 60 countries.
ASCE Strengthens Stance Against Corruption and Bribery
ASCE recently adopted an amendment to its 92-year-old code of ethics that further expanded its zero tolerance policy for bribery and corruption.
Avail WAFS Helps Engineer an AutoCAD Network Avail WAFS Helps Engineer an AutoCAD Network
Submitted by Availl Multi-office civil engineering firm improves WAN file access performance and sidesteps limitations of WAN optimization.
Got questions about Product Lifecycle Management? Got questions about Product Lifecycle Management?
Reprinted witrh permission from John Stark Associates. Check out the top-ten list of PLM pitfalls and avoid making the same mistakes in your company.
MicroStation User Conference Occurs in Kansas Aug. 16-17
The Mid-Continent MicroStation Community is holding its summer conference August 16-17 at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kan.
MISUMI’s CAD Configurator Reduces Cost and  time for FAS MISUMI’s CAD Configurator Reduces Cost and time for FAS
FARRIS Automated Systems uses Misumi USA to increase efficiency.
Downloadable CAD Models Spur More Efficient Assembly Design Downloadable CAD Models Spur More Efficient Assembly Design
Gopal Shenoy There was a time when design engineers had to thumb through thick catalogs to select components or OEM subassemblies for use in their assembly designs.
Catalog Data Solutions Boosts Online Sales
Catalog Data Solutions announced that J.W. Winco, Inc. has adopted its CAD model download solutions and as a result increased sales lead generation by 15-25%.
What's New in the World of Digital Parts Catalogs for 2006 What's New in the World of Digital Parts Catalogs for 2006
By John Myers, ConnectPress Staff Check out all latest information on what's happening in the world of Digital Parts Catalogs.
Bentley Announces RAM Advanse Version 8.0
Bentley’s RAM International Solutions Center has just released RAM Advanse Version 8.0, a finite element analysis and design software system.
ASCE Names its 2006 Honorary Members
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently named 11 exemplary civil engineers as honorary members of the society.
BSA Announces Over $2 Million in Settlements Nationwide
The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has announced a combined total of over $2 million in settlements with 19 companies nationwide.
Trimble Reports 2nd Quarter 2006 Revenue Growth of 20%
Trimble's revenue for the second quarter of 2006 was $245.3 million, up 20 percent from revenue of $204.2 million in the second quarter of 2005.
IDEAL Wins Contex Distributor of the Year for 10th Year
IDEAL has announced that it has once again been awarded the Contex Distributor of the year award from Contex Scanning Technology.
Spicer Debuts Imagenation 8
Spicer Imagenation lets users efficiently scan, review, mark up and print hundreds of office document, CAD drawing and model formats.
Q1-072706: Importing in V8 (2 Answers)
Is there a way to import this info such that MicroStation will construct the element itself?
Bentley Inaugurates Bentley LEARN
Bentley LEARN provides unlimited OnDemand eLearning for a fixed annual fee and includes lectures, hands-on courses and feature clips from Bentley Institute.
Bentley Offers ESeminar on Advancing GIS for Infrastructure
Being held August 9, the live eSeminar will detail Bentley’s geospatial vision and strategy to advance GIS for infrastructure.
Daratech Names Bentley No. 2 in GIS/Geospatial Software
Bentley Systems has been named the world’s No. 2 provider of GIS/geospatial software in a just-released Daratech research study.
VPD Conference Looks at Product and Market Direction VPD Conference Looks at Product and Market Direction
By Marilyn Pitts and Amber Dunning, ConnectPress Staff The wave of the future is simulation software, MCS.Software CEO William Weyand told attendees at last week’s 2006 VPD Conference.
From the Exhibit Hall at the 2006 MSC VPD Conference From the Exhibit Hall at the 2006 MSC VPD Conference
By: Amber Dunning, ConnectPress Staff. MSC.Software hosted the 2006 Virtual Product Development conference in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Trimble Tracks Galileo Test Satellite Signal
Trimble has successfully acquired and tracked the L1 BOC (1,1) Galileo GIOVE-A test satellite signal.
ArchVision Debuts 2.5D Moving People Middle Eastern
This library features females attired in modest clothing, with and without hijab headscarf. Males are featured in modest Western-styled clothing.
Axiom Releases GEOPAK Survey Library
Axiom has released the GEOPAK Survey library, the newest addition of the GEOPAK series of Axiom's e-learning solutions.
PLM Market to Reach $13.3 Billion by 2010, Report Says
The PLM market was $6.9 billion in 2005 and is forecasted to be over $13.3 billion in 2010, according a new ARC Advisory Group report.
Green Winners: Renovation of the Motherhouse Green Winners: Renovation of the Motherhouse
Compiled from information provided by the American Institute of Architects The Renovation of the Motherhouse in Monroe, Mich., involved renovation and development of an existing site and grounds, with the goal of sustainability.
ArchVision Releases New 3D Casual People Collection
ArchVision has announced the immediate availability of a new RPC (Rich Photorealistic Content) library, Casual People Volume 10.
Singapore School Renews BE Careers Network Contract
The new three-year agreement grants Singapore Polytechnic an unlimited academic campuswide license.
The 3D Viewer Wars Ain't Over For These Guys. The 3D Viewer Wars Ain't Over For These Guys.
By John Myers, ConnectPress Staff. A PR spokespersons' declaration that Adobe effectively ended the 3D viewers war with its entry into the marketplace has provoked strong response from competitors.
Now CAD,CAM and CAE Can All WorkTogether! Now CAD,CAM and CAE Can All WorkTogether!
Submitted by VCollab VCollab software delivers high-performance visualization of multidisciplinary product engineering data using a single lightweight viewing technology.
BSA Issues First Rewards for Software Piracy Leads
The Business Software Alliance (BSA has announced its first three Rewards Program payments.
Ontario's Ministry of Transportation Picks Bentley InRoads
The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) has selected Bentley InRoads as its new transportation design software.
Océ Imagistics Introduces a New Series of MFPs
Océ Imagistics Inc. has introduced the Océ Imagistics im5530/im6030 and the im7230/im8530 series of MFPs.
IDEAL Now Offers 3D CAD Services
IDEAL.com has announced that it has begun offering 3D CAD services. As the US distributor for the IDEAL has added 3D CAD services as a complement to the DESIGNmate 3D printer for the AEC, GIS and Reprographics markets.
Green Winners: UT School of Nursing & Student Center Green Winners: UT School of Nursing & Student Center
Compiled from information provided by the American Institute of Architects The School of Nursing building is expected to use 41 percent less energy than a conventional, minimally code-compliant building.
NAFEMS Invites Papers for its 2007 Congress Event
NAFEMS has issued a Call for Papers for its 2007 World Congress to be held in Vancouver, Canada, May 22-25, 2007.
Publicity and How to Get It. Publicity and How to Get It.
Press releases. They're a big part of our business. Shouldn't the message evolve with the media?
Q1-071306: Element selection in Microstation V8 (4 Answers)
I would like to find a key-in or series of key-ins that could be added to a button that would select everything on a particular level.
Bentley, Google SketchUp Expand Design Tools
Bentley users can now readily import SketchUp’s 3D designs into MicroStation and Bentley Architecture.
GIS/Geospatial Market Grew 17% in 2005 to Top $3.3 B
Worldwide GIS/Geospatial revenue is forecast to reach $3.6 billion in 2006, up from $2.82 billion in 2004, according to a new Daratech report.
Mill Creek Systems Debuts RAS/Edit Version 2.5.0
Mill Creek Systems has announced the availability of RAS/Edit Version 2.5.0 with support for MicroStation XM.
Workstation Configurations Adopt NVIDIA Quadro FX
NVIDIA Corporation announces NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics solutions offering customers next-generation architecture, NVIDIA High-Precision Dynamic Range (HPDR) technology and refined vertex and pixel programmability for advanced graphics.
Océ Announces Results for the Second Quarter
Océ has reported that its total revenues in the second quarter of 2006 increased by 22.4 percent to Euro 783.6 million.
Green Winners: Philadelphia Forensic Science Center Green Winners: Philadelphia Forensic Science Center
Compiled from information provided by the American Institute of Architects The new Forensic Science Center in Philadelphia is a state-of-the-art forensics laboratory facility and a demonstration project for sustainable design.
Leica Ships ScanStation and Cyclone 5.5 Software
Leica Geosystems has announced that the new Leica ScanStation laser scanner and Cyclone 5.5 software have started to ship.
Perth Builds Infrastructure Network with Trimble Technology
Trimble has supplied GNSS reference stations and VRS software to establish a GNSS infrastructure network in Western Australia.
Trimble Debuts Spectra Precision Mechanical Total Station
Trimble has introduced its new Spectra Precision TS515 Mechanical Total Station, a portable layout and measurement tool.
FileFixer Certified for MicroStation V8 XM Edition
Axiom has announced the release of FileFixer version 8.7b for MicroStation V8 XM Edition.
BIM Executive Summit Proceedings Available Online
Bentley Systems has announced that the entire set of presentations from the recent BIM Executive Summit in London is now available at its Web site.
Bentley’s WaterGEMS V8 XM Edition Wins AWWA Award
Bentley's WaterGEMS V8 XM Edition won the People’s Choice Award for “Most Useful New Product” at the American Water Works Association 2006 Conference.
Q1-070606: Import/Export Drawings in MicroStation (1 Answer)
Is it possible to convert/export the SolidWorks drawings so they are readable with Microstation?
More PDF Tips for Manufacturers More PDF Tips for Manufacturers
By Lars Olson Creating Interactive 3D PDFs to Communicate Assembly and Disassembly Procedures More Precisely
Get the Latest on 3D Viewers in Our 2006 Roundup. Get the Latest on 3D Viewers in Our 2006 Roundup.
By John Myers There's big things shaking in the 3D viewer market as CAD design goes mainstream.
Green Winners: Westcave Preserve Environmental Center Green Winners: Westcave Preserve Environmental Center
Compiled from information provided by the American Institute of Architects The Warren Skaaren Environmental Learning Center functions as a visitor center and classroom space for public and school programs.
Robert Bosch Joins JT Open Program
Robert Bosch GmbH, the world’s largest automotive supplier, has become a corporate member of the JT Open Program.
FARO Debuts Industry-Specific Software Solutions for LS
FARO Technologies has released a set of specialized software packages that enhance the capability of its Laser Scanner LS product line.
Firms Pick Riverbed to Improve Performance Over WANs
Contech Stormwater Solutions (CSS) and G&T Conveyor (G&T) have selected and deployed Riverbed's Steelhead appliances.
Two ASCE Members Named Top Inventors in Contest
ASCE members Dr. Henry Liu and W. Denney Pate, P.E., were recently named semi-finalists of the Modern Marvels Invent Now Challenge.
Axiom Releases GEOPAK Advanced Road Library
GEOPAK Advanced Road library is a training library that trains roadway designers to design more complex roadways.
Fakespace Puts the Reality in Virtual Fakespace Puts the Reality in Virtual
By Karl F. Moffatt High-tech visualization systems offer amazing insight and greater understanding for project engineers.
Océ Provides Five Strategies for Mail System Efficiency
Océ has announced five strategies organizations can adopt to increase the efficiency of complex mail systems.
CADzation Releases AcroPlot Repro
CADzation's AcroPlot Repro is a powerful new tool for enhanced printing of PDF and DWF files on large-format engineering plotters and copiers.
U of Wisconsin-Madison Wins Concrete Canoe Race
The University of Wisconsin-Madison captured its fourth straight Concrete Canoe title in the ASCE's Annual National Concrete Canoe Competition.
Former Owner of Software Piracy Website Pleads Guilty
Danny Ferrer, former owner of BuysUSA, plead guilty to 1 count of Copyright Infringement and 1 count of Conspiracy to Commit Copyright Infringement.
ASCE Announces Dulles Metrorail Panel Members
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has announced the roster for its Dulles Metrorail Tunnel Review Panel.
Axiom's Releases New SpellCheckerPlus Version
The latest release has the added ability to process MicroStation design files in batch and comes with multiple dictionaries.
Document Process Management Document Process Management
Provided by Océ Business Services Read about some options on how to manage electronic documents, as well as clean up your paper trail with Document Process Management.
Canon Gets #1 Ranking in Brandweek Customer Survey
Canon U.S.A. has been named No. 1 in brand loyalty in Brandweek's 2006 Customer Loyalty Survey in the "Office Copier" industry category.
Q1-061506: Move From Point To Point and Rotate (1 ans)
Does anybody, have a Macro in V8 for - "Select all, move from point to point and rotate about point"?
Matrox Expands Support for Graphics EXpansion Modules
The original DualHead2Go now supports the wide range of graphics hardware already supported with TripleHead2Go.
Change Direction of Linestyles Change Direction of Linestyles
By Bob Mecham Bob Mecham gives two options to change the direction of the linestyle.
Z Corp. Recognized for 'Lean Manufacturing'
Z Corporation has been named the 2006 Bronze Medal recipient of the Northeast Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing.
Bentley Releases ProjectWise V8 XM Edition
Bentley has released the newest version of ProjectWise.
Bentley Acquires GEF-RIS AG
Bentley has acquired GEF-RIS AG, a Germany-based company that provides GIS solutions used in the design/management of multi-utility infrastructure.
Bentley Acquires CADscript and MAPscript
Bentley has acquired the map publishing and finishing products, including CADscript and MAPscript, from Corporate Montage.
OfficeMax to Install Canon ImagePROGRAF W6400 Printers
Canon has announced that OfficeMax has agreed to install Canon's large-format imagePROGRAF W6400 pigment ink printers in 500 OfficeMax locations.
Cyon Research Announces COFES 2007
Cyon Research has announced that COFES 2007 will take place at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Scottsdale, Ariz., April 12-15, 2007.
ANSYS Named on Fastest Growing Tech Companies List
ANSYS, Inc. has been named in Business 2.0's Fastest Growing Technology Companies list for the fifth consecutive year.
Green Winners: World Birding Center in Mission, Texas Green Winners: World Birding Center in Mission, Texas
Compiled from information provided by the American Institute of Architects Designed by San Antonio, Texas-based Lake/Flato Architects, the World Birding Center’s design approach to do more with less.
Gerber Debuts Two Wide-Format Inkjet Plotters
Gerber Technology has introduced the Infinity 45 and Infinity 85 wide-format inkjet plotters.
Dosch Releases Plants - Bird's Eye View
Viz-Images: Bird's Eye - Plants is an effective way for adding 600 plants in bird's eye view, according to Dosch Designs.
NVIDIA Debuts Fast GPU for Business Notebooks
The new NVIDIA Quadro NVS 300M graphics processing unit (GPU) is now available in Toshiba Tecra A7 business notebooks.
Latest BE Magazine Focuses on Structural Engineering
The latest issue of BE Magazine provides in-depth coverage on a bold new approach to structural engineering.
Leica Adds PinPoint EDM to Total Stations
Extended-range PinPoint electronic distance measuring (EDM) technology is now available in Leica's TPS400, TPS700 and TPS800 total stations.
Cimmetry Systems Announces AutoVue Version 19.1
Release 19.1 adds support for popular 3D formats prevalent in many industries including Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC).
Axiom Delivers Technical Presentations at FLUG
Two Axiom representatives were presenters at the recent 2006 Florida Local Users Group (FLUG) Conference.
Technology and Future Trends in CAD Data Translation Technology and Future Trends in CAD Data Translation
By Todd Reade This is the fifth of a series of stories in our Cool 3rd Party Tools Roundup. See how Data Translation can help communications with many CAD systems.
Green Winners: Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Green Winners: Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
Compiled from information provided by the American Institute of Architects The new 56,000-square-foot elementary school in Kirkland, Wash., was designed to connect students directly with the environment in which they live.
Q1-060106: Fence File Command (8 Answers)
How do you Fence File drawings so that it removes all references so we can archive copys of drawings that we issue?
Bentley Releases MicroStation V8 XM, Enhances SELECT Bentley Releases MicroStation V8 XM, Enhances SELECT
Compiled by ConnectPress Staff Last week's BE Conference included the release of the commercial version of MicroStation V8 XM and a preview of the enhanced SELECT subscription program.
Altiva Software Exhibits at Sold-out Bentley BE Conference
Altiva discussed and demonstrated the value of CADconform, its software product that promotes and enforces 100 percent conformance to CAD standards.
Adobe and Ricoh Transform Paper to Digital Processes
Adobe and Ricoh have announced an agreement to develop and co-market document scanning, security and print solutions based on Adobe PDF.
Transoft Announces New Office in Australia
Transoft Solutions has announced the opening of its first Australian office.
Océ Debuts Two Space-Saving MFPs with Big Features
Océ introduced the Océ Imagistics im2330 and the im2830 MFPs, fully integrated with advanced networking features such as wireless connectivity.
Océ Wins 2006 On Demand Best of Show Award
Océ has been recognized at this year’s On Demand Conference & Expo with the Best of Show award in the Printing Equipment category.
Trimble’s User Conference To Take Place in Las Vegas
Trimble has announced that it will hold its International User Conference November 6-8, 2006, at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.
Green Winners: Ballard Library Neighborhood Center Green Winners: Ballard Library Neighborhood Center
Compiled from information provided by the American Institute of Architects Due in part to the green roof and planters at the building perimeter, hardscape covers only 20 percent of the lot; 80 percent is vegetated.
Bentley Announces 2006 BE Awards of Excellence Winners Bentley Announces 2006 BE Awards of Excellence Winners
John Reagor The 2006 BE Awards winners are announced; and MicroStation Connections member and first-time attendee Drew Davis shares his impressions.
Q1-052306: XP Driver for MicroStation 5.0 (1 answer)
Where can I get the proper driver to install MicroStation V5.0 onto my new XP Media Center?
Quadro FX 3500 Graphics Standard in Dell Precision 380
NVIDIA Quadro FX 3500 professional graphics has been selected as the standard high-end solution in the Dell Precision 380 workstation.
Trimble Equips Polish Agency with GPS Technology
Trimble has supplied 271 GeoXT rugged GPS handheld receivers to Poland's Plant Health and Seed Inspection Services (PHSIS).
Storage Pros Name Riverbed the Leading In-Use Vendor
155 Fortune 1000 Storage Pros in TheInfoPro Storage Wave 7 Study have named Riverbed the leading in-use vendor for wide area file services technology.
ATI Debuts Radeon Xpress 1100 Series of Chipsets
ATI Technologies has introduced the new Radeon Xpress 1100 series of chipsets, supporting AMD's Turion 64 X2 mobile technology.
Transoft Debuts AeroTURN Pro Airside Design Software
AeroTURN Pro simplifies the process for designing and evaluating apron clearances and passenger boarding bridge layouts.
BE 2006 Conference Day 1 BE 2006 Conference Day 1
By John Reagor Thousands attend BE 2006 Conference for MicroStation users in Charlotte, NC.
Bentley Announces ProjectWise StartPoint
Bentley has unveiled ProjectWise StartPoint, an entry-level collaboration tool, based on Microsoft Office SharePoint technologies.
ArchVision Releases Security & Information People Vol. 1
ArchVision has released Security & Information People Volume 1, featuring 16 3D RPC people dressed appropriately for security or control posts.
Transoft Releases AutoTURN 5.1 for Road Design
The new AutoTURN 5.1 version from Transoft Solutions includes a selection of new and productivity enhancing improvements.
Leica ScanStation Introduced with Four 'Core' Total Station
Leica Geosystems has announced the introduction of Leica ScanStation, the first 3D laser scanner with four “core” total station features.
Leica Cyclone 5.5 Supports ScanStation Workflows
The new version lets users take advantage of traverse, back-sight and resection capabilities of the new Leica ScanStation laser scanner.
Océ Holds Leadership in Continuous Feed Market Share
Océ has announced that it continues as the U.S. market share leader in continuous feed printers, according to recently released InfoTrends data.
Green Winners: Solar Umbrella House Green Winners: Solar Umbrella House
Compiled from information provided by the American Institute of Architects Inspired by Paul Rudolph's Umbrella House of 1953, the Solar Umbrella has photovoltaic panels that provide the house with 95% of its electricity.
Change Pattern Properties Tool Change Pattern Properties Tool
By Bob Mecham Bob Mecham tells how to use the Change Pattern Properties tool to easily make changes to the existing pattern without recreating it.
Axiom Is Bronze Sponsor of 2006 BE Conference
Axiom, a leading developer of time-saving MicroStation solutions, has announced that it is a Bronze Sponsor of the 2006 BE Conference.
IIT Kanpur Selects Bentley’s BE Careers Network Program
The program will support IIT Kanpur’s efforts to provide its students with the software skills they need to succeed in the field of infrastructure.
The Banks Group Distinguished With 2005 BE Award
The Banks Group is uniquely addressing both the energy demands and community interests of Northumberland, England.
VECO Honored With 2005 BE Award
VECO used 3D modeling and laser scanning technology to save hundreds of thousands of dollars on a gas platform equipment retrofit in Alaska.
Lord Coe To Be Speaker at BE Conference Europe
Lord Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London Organizing Committee for the 2012 Olympics, will be a keynote speaker at BE Conference Europe.
BE Conference Europe Offers Geospatial R&T Seminar
Bentley has announced the Geospatial Research and Technology Seminar, being held June 11, 2006, at BE Conference Europe in Prague, Czech Republic.
Océ Debuts New Color and Monochrome Printing Solutions
Océ recently unveiled its newest color and monochrome printing solutions, cut-sheet systems and innovative workflow technology.
IDEAL/Contex Debuts ‘Green’ Scanners
These new ‘green’ scanners are certified ‘Energy Star Compliant’ by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency.
Free Sheet Metal Software Tools from Ty Harness Free Sheet Metal Software Tools from Ty Harness
By Richard Williams Check out this sheet metal worker's free software and other treats at his Web site.
Green Winners: Alberici Corporate Headquarters Green Winners: Alberici Corporate Headquarters
Compiled from information provided by the American Institute of Architects Designed by Mackey Mitchell Associates, the headquarters acheived Platinum LEED certification and also earned 60 points, the highest total ever.
Canon Debuts Its First Wide-Format Scanning Solution
The system includes a Colortrac SmartLF Scanner, a Dell Dimension 5150 HT workstation and a Canon imagePROGRAF W8400D 44-inch wide-format printer.
BSA Welcomes Publishing of ISO SAM Standard
ISO/IEC 19770-1 allows companies to prove that they are implementing SAM to a standard commensurate with corporate governance requirements.
BSA Targets Texas in Fight Against Piracy
The BSA will offer Texas residents cash rewards of up to $200,000 for qualifying software piracy reports starting May 1, 2006, through June 30, 2006.
Saluda Dam Receives ASCE's 2006 OCEA Award
South Carolina's Saluda Dam Remediation Project has been honored with the ASCE 2006 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) award.
Corporate Montage Looks at Engineering CAD Standards
Corporate Montage has announced its decision to dedicate development on solutions focusing on engineering CAD standards.
Registration Opens for BE Conference Europe 2006
Registration is now open for BE Conference Europe 2006, being held June 11-15 at the Hilton Prague, Czech Republic.
Q1-051106: Font Shortcuts (3 answers)
Are there any font shortcuts that I can type into my text box, such as "!=", to get "+/-" to show up on my plans?
Reverse Engineering Direct into CAD with CMM & HighRES Reverse Engineering Direct into CAD with CMM & HighRES
By Mark Roberts Find out some new and innovative ideas in Reverse Engineering as part of our Laser Scanning Roundup.
Watching the Detectives Watching the Detectives
By Brett Duesing, Strategic Reach "When accident evidence gets blurry, PhotoModeler finds the clues." Enjoy this fun and informative tidbit, part of our Laser Scanning & Manipulation of Point Cloud Data Roundup.
ATI Debuts FireGL Workstation Graphics Accelerators Line
ATI's Avivo technology powers a new family of high performance FireGL products for DCC, CAD and visualization customers.
PNY Debuts New High-end Graphics Boards
PNY Technologies has announced a new family of high-end graphic boards designed to handle massive datasets.
Green Winners: Regional Animal Campus in Las Vegas Green Winners: Regional Animal Campus in Las Vegas
Compiled from information provided by the American Institute of Architects The award-winning Regional Animal Campus uses energy-efficiency strategies that allow it to use 81 percent less energy than baseline models.
Trimble Acquires Assets of BitWyse Solutions
The purchase of BitWyse's assets is expected to extend Trimble's product portfolio of 3D laser scanning solutions.
BSA Doubles Reward for Reporting Software Piracy in U.K.
The BSA is offering a reward of up to £20,000, twice the existing limit of £10,000, to anyone who reports illegal software usage with U.K. businesses.
Z Corporation Deepens Commitment to Asia Pacific Market
Z Corp. has opened new regional offices on Hong Kong Island and in Yokohama, Japan.
Bentley Learning Achievers Get in Free at NASCAR Race
On May 20, Bentley five-star learning achievers will be able to see the top drivers from NASCAR’s Nextel Cup Series race for a $1 million prize.
Georgia DOT Marks Success of Bentley's ARPS
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has successfully deployed Bentley’s Advanced Routing and Permitting System (ARPS).
Shanghai Baosteel Selects Bentley’s DigitalPlant
Shanghai Baosteel Engineering and Technology Company has chosen Bentley Systems’ DigitalPlant as its principal 3D plant design software.
Q1-050406: Intergrating Batch Plots of ISO's (1 ans)
How do you Integrate a Batch Plot Command into PDS 7.2?
Elysium Inc. Joins JT Open Program
Elysium Inc. has become a Vendor Member in the JT Open Program, and is announcing support for the 3D JT data format.
6 NVIDIA Quadro FX Graphics Processing Units Released
NVIDIA Corporation continues to improve workstation graphics performance with six new NVIDIA Quadro FX solutions for high-end, mid-range and entry-level professionals.
FISHER/UNITECH Showcases Dimension 1200 3D Printers
FISHER/UNITECH is offering a series of open house events throughout May that will showcase the new Dimension 1200 3D printers.
Hot Links to Cool Govt  CAD Software, Pubs, Manuals Hot Links to Cool Govt CAD Software, Pubs, Manuals
By Duncan Mellor A civil engineer shares with his fellow MicroStation readers free CAD-related software and other information on federal Web sites.
2006 Structures Congress Will Cover Public Safety
Engineers and industry professionals will gather at the Adam's Mark Hotel in St. Louis, May 18-20, for the 2006 Structures Congress.
FLUG Announces 2006 Spring FLUG Conference
The Florida Local Users' Group will hold its 2006 Spring Conference in Cape Canaveral, Fla., at the Radisson Resort at the Port, May 31-June 2, 2006.
Registration Opens for BE Conference 2006
Registration is now open for BE Conference 2006, to be held at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., May 21-25.
ArchVision Releases Discovery Viewer for SketchUp
The Discovery Viewer provides users with the ability to publish and view native 3d SketchUp models (.skp) in Microsoft Office products.
Axiom Announces New GEOPAK Site Training Library
GEOPAK Site Library covers the design and analysis of land development and site design projects such as commercial, residential and industrial sites.
Axiom Releases New GEOPAK Drainage Training Library
Axiom's GEOPAK Drainage Library covers the accurate design or modification of storm drainage systems required for site development.
Q1-042706: Sectional Perspectives in MicroStation V8(2 ans)
How do you create Sectional Perspectives from a 3D Model in MicroStation V8?
Still No Magic Bullet Still No Magic Bullet
By John Reagor Our Data Translation Roundup features this State-of-the-Technology Report, among others, plus our Translation Vendor Guide. Get your copy today!
CAD Data Translation Tips: 7 Alternatives to using IGES CAD Data Translation Tips: 7 Alternatives to using IGES
By Todd Reade Get 'em while they're hot! Expert Todd Reade offers 7 Tips (and more) for overcoming the challenges of data translation. Practical, Hands-on How-Tos!
Contex Announces Compatibility with JPEG 2000
Contex Scanning Technology has announced compatibility with the newest version of the JPEG format, JPEG 2000.
Bentley Offers Municipal License Subscription Program
Bentley's MLS program offers municipalities all the software they need for the mapping and engineering of all their infrastructure for a fixed annual fee.
ArchVision Releases RPC Civil Starter Pack
ArchVision's new RPC Civil Starter Pack contains a wide variety of people, trees, cars and streetscape objects.
Axiom FileFixer for V8 v8.7a Recovers MicroStation Files
The newest version of FileFixer for V8 now offers Search and Repair capabilities to handle the most frequently occurring new forms of file corruption.
Cool 3rd Party Tools Roundup Interview #3: GibbsCAM Cool 3rd Party Tools Roundup Interview #3: GibbsCAM
By John Reagor This Cool 3rd Party Tool may be just what you're looking for if you are having issues with CAM. Don't miss out on this exciting plug-in.
Dimension Debuts New Large Format 3D Printers
Dimension, a business unit of Stratasys, has introduced the Dimension 1200 Series, featuring large-format 3D printers priced under $30,000.
Sun Fire X64 Servers, Workstations Use AMD Processors
Sun Fire x64 servers and Sun Ultra Workstations are now powered by AMD Opteron Model 156, 256 and 856 processors.
CAD Society Names Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
The CAD Society has named Dr. Russell F. Henke the winner of the 2006 CAD Society Lifetime Achievement Award.
Océ Introduces Five New VarioPrint Multifunction Systems
Océ has introduced the Océ VarioPrint 1055/1065/1075 and the Océ VarioPrint 2062/2075 versatile multifunction systems.
Celebrating Solar: V. Sattui Winery Dedicates System Celebrating Solar: V. Sattui Winery Dedicates System
Compiled with material provided by Akeena Solar V. Sattui's new 34 kW solar energy system includes 198 Kyocera 170 modules and 1 Xantrex PV-30208 inverter--all installed by Akeena Solar.
Trois-Rivières Selects Bentley Water Resources Software
The city also chose WaterGEMS and SewerGEMS because of their ability to efficiently evaluate potential rehabilitation and expansion scenarios.
Realworld Imagery Debuts Foreground Plants
Realworld Imagery has announced the release of Foreground Plants: Zones 8-12 Foliage.
ATI's Fire GL V7350 and V7300 Obtain HP Certification
As the industry's first one gigabyte graphics accelerator, the FireGL V7350 is ideally suited for CAD, DCC, imaging and visualization users.
Oce Debuts TCS500 Color CAD Printer
Oce has unveiled the Oce TCS500 large-format integrated print/copy/scan system for color CAD and GIS users.
Greg Bentley Announces New China Initiatives
Greg Bentley, CEO of Bentley Systems, announced last week two initiatives in support of China’s massive investment in its infrastructure.
Leica Releases Leica CloudWorx 1.0 for PDMS
Leica CloudWorx 1.0 for PDMS enables users to use rich, as-built point cloud data directly in their native desktop design and visualization platform.
NEC Debuts MultiSync 90-Series LCD Monitors
NEC Display Solutions of America has introduced its new series of professional LCD monitors--the NEC MultiSync 90-series.
Bentley Supports ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition
Bentley is one of the supporters of the 2006 ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition (June 15-17) being hosted by Oklahoma State University.
Optimizing MCAD with Sun Workstations Optimizing MCAD with Sun Workstations
By Anand Datey As part of the revisited 2005 Hardware Roundup, Sponsor Sun Microsystems introduces the newest additions to their powerful Workstation line-up.
CIMdata Reports PLM Market Growth Exceeds Forecasts CIMdata Reports PLM Market Growth Exceeds Forecasts
Reprinted with Permission of CIMdata, Inc Heavy investments in software and services better than expected for all sectors during 2005, according to CIMdata, Inc. Overall PLM grew 8.7%. Read more about it!
NVIDIA Debuts New NVIDIA Quadro FX Graphics Solutions
This new line of NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics solutions has been selected for Dell's Precision M90 and M65 mobile workstations.
Q1-040606: Raster-to-Vector V.8.5
What raster-to-vector conversion software do you recommend?
BSA Report Covers Software/IT's Impact on China's Growth
The Business Software Alliance (BSA) recently held its first annual meeting outside the United States in Beijing, China.
IMSI Releases TurboCAD Professional v.12
IMSI has announced that the newest version of its flagship product line, TurboCAD Professional v.12, is now available for purchase.
Rasterex Releases RxViewServer Version R8
RxViewServer allows users to view, print, measure, markup and collaborate on more than 250 different file formats over the Web.
Bentley Gives Students Free MicroStation PowerDraft
The ACE Mentor Program has announced a partnership with Bentley Systems, Incorporated that gives high school students easy access to free CAD software.
COFES 2006 Draws Record Registration
Cyon Research, the host of COFES, has announced that its premier event, COFES 2006, has seen unprecedented rates of registration.
Axiom's GEOPAK Helps MicroStation Deliver Axiom's GEOPAK Helps MicroStation Deliver
The following is a paid advertorial provided by Axiom International GEOPAK Road Library is the latest and best in training for MicroStation users.
PLM Market Continues to Grow, Predicts Daratech Summit
Daratech Inc. has reported that the company’s recent Summit Conference highlighted the significant opportunities facing the maturing PLM market.
PARTsolutions Debuts ASME B18 Digital Fastener Library
PARTsolutions LLC recently demonstrated the new ASME B18 Digital Fastener Library at the National Design Engineering Show in Chicago.
Right Hemisphere Debuts Deep Exploration 4.0
Right Hemisphere has announced the next-generation release of its Deep Exploration 4.0 software in CAD and Standard versions.
Roland Celebrates 25 Years
According to 2005 worldwide market share studies, Roland enjoys a commanding lead in sales among manufacturers of wide format inkjet printers.
Dell to Aquire Alienware
Dell announced it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire PC maker Alienware, known for its case design and high-performance gaming systems.
ASCE Applauds Infrastructure Improvement Bill
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has applauded the introduction of the National Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2006.
Intergraph Debuts New Version of ImageStation
Intergraph's new ImageStation release includes an enhanced user interface, improved computation performance in triangulation and automatic DTM.
BOXX Launches GoBOXX 1400 Mobile Workstation
BOXX Technologies' new version of its mobile high-performance workstation, GoBOXX 1400, is now powered by AMD's Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core processors.
ATI Debuts 1 Gigabyte Workstation Graphics Accelerator
ATI has announced the industry’s first 1 GB workstation graphics accelerator, the FireGL V7350, and also a 512 MB configuration, the FireGL V7300.
Proposed Legislation Could Prevent Dam Failures
ASCE strongly supports the introduction of the National Dam Safety Act of 2006 by Rep. Randy Kuhl (R-N.Y.) and Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah).
New South Wales Department of Commerce Wins BE Award
The New South Wales Department of Commerce has won a BE Award for its concept master plan for the Dee Why Town Center.
Move Around Using Function Keys Move Around Using Function Keys
Provided by Axiom Did you know that you can move the active view of your design either up, down, left or right by using function keys?
Actify Debuts Digital Design Communication White Paper
Actify Inc. has released a white paper that focuses on the value and benefits of Actify's Digital Design Communication technology.
BSA Presents Award to Rep. Sherwood Boehlert
The Business Software Alliance (BSA) recently honored House Science Committee Chairman Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY) with its Cyber Champion Award.
Bentley Acquires Logos
Bentley Systems has acquired Logos BV, an international provider of the isometric software tools PlantSpace Isometrics.
Perfect MicroStation Standards are the Norm with CADconform Perfect MicroStation Standards are the Norm with CADconform
By ConnectPress Staff Altiva CEO Philip Hurlston tells us all about their coolest tool, CADconform, in our 2nd Cool Tools Roundup interview.
Colin Powell To Give Keynote Address at Intergraph 2006
General Colin Powell, USA (Ret.), will serve as the featured keynote speaker for Intergraph 2006 to be held June 12-15, 2006, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
BSA Survey Shows Tech Innovation Essential To Business
The survey shows that businesses in North America and Europe rely heavily on technology innovation as a critical component of their survival.
OKI Debuts Sub-$1,000 Professional Color Printer
OKI Printing Solutions has introduced the C5800Ldn, a sub-$1,000 professional digital color printer that delivers the fastest speeds in its class.
New from CIMdata: Leveraging Product Development Knowledge
CIMdata, a consulting and research firm, has announced the availability of a new white paper titled "Leveraging Product Development Knowledge."
Eurocom Notebook Features Intel Core Duo, ATI Radeon
Eurocom has launched its first notebook built upon the new Intel Core Duo processor and ATI Mobility Radeon X1800XT VGA with 256 MB of DDR3 VRAM.
Design Visionaries To Resell 3DConnexion’s SpacePilot
Design Visionaries and 3Dconnexion have reached an agreement for Design Visionaries to resell 3Dconnexion’s SpacePilot.
Alienware Offers AMD Opteron on MJ-12 Workstation
Alienware is now offering the new Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor Model 185 on the MJ-12 7500a desktop workstation.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Meets With Bentley’s CEO
Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley and other business leaders recenly met with U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez at Bentley’s headquarters.
W. Gene Corley To Receive ASCE OPAL Award for Design
W. Gene Corley, senior vice president of Construction Technology Laboratories, will receive the 2006 ASCE OPAL Award for Design.
James Mitchell To Receive ASCE OPAL Award
James Mitchell, a distinguished professor emeritus from Virginia Tech, was recently selected to receive the 2006 ASCE OPAL Award for Education.
Evolve Releases AEC CAD Managers (UK) Survey Results
Evolve Consultancy has released its report on the CAD manager's role in the U.K. architectural engineering and construction industry.
Mathsoft Sells 5,000th Managed Installation of Mathcad
Mathsoft Engineering & Education, Inc., a leader in calculation management, has sold its 5,000th managed installation of Mathcad.
Survey Shows Girls' Negative Impressions of Engineering
According to the SWE survey, 75 percent of girls surveyed do not plan on pursuing a career in science, math or technology.
Bentley Connects MicroStation to Google Earth Service
MicroStation users can view and navigate 2D/3D models of infrastructure projects in the context of the Google Earth environment.
ArchVision Debuts Casual People Volume 9 [Winter]
ArchVision has released Casual People Volume 9 [Winter], a collection of 3D RPCs.
Colombia’s EEPPM Standardizes on Bentley WaterGEMS
EEPPM, Colombia’s largest multi-utility company, has selected Bentley as its sole software provider for water distribution modeling solutions.
Multi-line Joints Multi-line Joints
Provided by Axiom The Multi-line Joints tools dialog box provides you with easy ways to make cross joints, tee joints and corner joints from multi-lines.
Clark Enterprises CEO To Receive ASCE OPAL Award
James Clark, chairman/CEO of Clark Enterprises, has been selected to receive the 2006 ASCE Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Award for Construction.
Fluor President Boeckmann Garners ASCE OPAL Award
Alan Boeckmann, president and CEO of Fluor, has been selected to receive the 2006 ASCE Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Award for Management.
Arroyo Presents Keynote at Nebraska Users Conference
Mike Arroyo, Axiom's senior product manager, presented the keynote speech at this week's 2006 Nebraska Users Group Spring Conference.
Intergraph Announces New Version of G/Technology
Intergraph's new version of G/Technology provides significant usability enhancements for mobile users and flexible licensing for Web users.
Boeing Announces SoftPlotter Version 4.1
Boeing has released version 4.1 of its SoftPlotter digital map production software.
Matrox Graphics Introduces TripleHead2Go
Matrox Graphics Inc. has announced TripleHead2Go, an external upgrade that adds support for using three monitors at a time.
Ravenel Bridge Garners National Achievement Award
Charleston, S.C.'s Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, the longest cable-stayed bridge in North America, has been named for the 2006 OCEA award.
Engineering Firm Settles with Business Software Alliance
Alvine & Associates, an engineering firm in Omaha, Neb., paid BSA $105,000 after a self-audit revealed that it had unlicensed copies of software programs.
BSA Recommends Countries for Special 301 Provision
The BSA joined others to identify 68 countries lagging in their obligations to provide adequate intellectual property protection and enforcement.
Twin City Signal Pays BSA $103,500 for Unlicensed Copies
Twin City Signal, a engineering company in Hudson, Minn., paid BSA $103,500 after an audit revealed that it had unlicensed copies of software.
Cool 3rd Party Tools Roundup: Axiom's Productivity Toolkit Cool 3rd Party Tools Roundup: Axiom's Productivity Toolkit
An Interview with Ivan Pena of Axiom We kick off our 2006 Cool 3rd Party Tools Roundup with an interview with the King of Add-Ons, Axiom and their MicroStation Productivity Toolkit.
Minnesota School Wins 2006 Future City Competition
Chippewa Middle School in Shoreview, Minn., has won the 2006 National Engineers Week Future City Competition.
Saluda Dam to Receive OCEA Award
The $275-million Saluda Dam Remediation Project in Columbia, S.C., has a finalist for the 2006 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award.
Neutrinos Project Garners National Achievement Award
The world's first high-energy, long-baseline neutrino experiment, the Neutrinos, has been named for the 2006 OCEA Award.
Greenville, S.C.'s Liberty Bridge Garners OCEA Award
The Liberty Bridge has been named one of five finalists for the 2006 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award presented by ASCE.
BSA Releases Survey of IT Decision Makers
Companies are more concerned about information security, with 78 percent increasing their number of IT security projects, the BSA survey reveals.
ASCE Wants Comment on New Wind Tunnel Testing
ASCE will conduct a public comment period from February 27 to April 13, 2006, on its newly developed Wind Tunnel Testing Standard.
Tech Soft America Becomes JT Open Member
In addition to becoming a JT Open member, TSA will integrate its HOOPS 3D Application Framework software with the JT data format.
Rasterex Announces Version R7.3 Maintenance Release
Rasterex Software has announced the release of version R7.3, a maintenance release of its family of viewing products for Windows.
 2005 Hardware/Graphics Cards Roundup Update: An Overview 2005 Hardware/Graphics Cards Roundup Update: An Overview
By John Reagor The debut of 3 powerful new Workstations prompted this Update to our Annual Hardware/Graphics Roundup. Our new Workstation Vendor Guide is handy, too.
Q1-022706: Burning Animation To CD (2 answers)
I'm having trouble burning my walkthrough and animation to a CD.
UGS to Publish JT Format, Receives Industry Support
UGS' decision to publish the JT data format has received support from the manufacturing community and several PLM suppliers and industry analysts.
Indiana Department of Transportation Wins BE Award
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has won a BE Award for its CAD training program.
Bridge Apollo Nominated for 2006 OCEA Award
The Bridge Apollo has been named one of five finalists for the 2006 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award, presented by ASCE.
ASCE Report Looks at New Orleans Levee Performance
Assessing performance of New Orleans levees during Hurrican Katrina, the report identifies four key areas that require urgent attention.
Axiom Releases GEOPAK Intermediate Road Library
Axiom's new GEOPAK Intermediate Road Library is the complete training library that trains roadway designers on the road design process.
Congratulations to Members Who Won Our Membership Contest Congratulations to Members Who Won Our Membership Contest
By Alexandra Pratt 81 Members won prizes in our Membership Renewal Contest - everything from electronic 20 Questions to the VSk8 to SolidProfessor Advanced Concepts.
Linux Kids' Desktop Computer Useful for Entire Family Linux Kids' Desktop Computer Useful for Entire Family
Provided By Jonathan Slaff & Associates The Linux Loft Family Box opens the door for kids to discover the joys of open-source software, and provides a powerful computer. Check it out!
ACSE Summit to Address Rebuilding U.S. Infrastructure
The United States' infrastructure crisis is widespread and well documented, with a price tag of $1.6 trillion over five years, the ASCE says.
WSDOT Selects Bentley InRoads Software
The Washington State Department of Transportation has selected Bentley as its primary provider of software for engineering and surveying practices.
Eurocom Debuts 19-Inch Supernotebook
Eurocom's fully upgradeable mobile workstation supernotebook features a 19-inch display, 64-bit AMD Turion64 and NVIDIA Dual-VGA technology.
Winning Results: UCSF Lab Built to LEED Winning Results: UCSF Lab Built to LEED
By Lisa Cisneros; reprinted courtesy of UCSF Daily UC San Francisco recently celebrated its first LEED certification for a laboratory renovation.
A+ Integrated Solutions Acquired by Bentley
A+ Integrated Solutions has announced that it has been acquired by Bentley Systems, Incorporated.
BE Magazine Covers Changes at the USACE
The new issue of BE Magazine provides in-depth coverage of important changes taking place at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
Fujitsu Siemens Selects NVIDIA NForce, Quadro
Fujitsu Siemens has selected the NVIDIA nForce Professional 2200 and 2050 MCPs and NVIDIA Quadro for the Celsius V830 workstation.
HP Appoints Former Home Depot CIO as TSG Leader
HP has named Ron Griffin to lead global application development and support for the company's Technology Solutions Group (TSG).
Alan Cooper Named Keynote Speaker for COFES 2006
Cyon Research Corporation has announced that the keynote speaker for COFES 2006 will be software visionary Alan Cooper.
ATI Debuts Mobility FireGL V5200
ATI has introduced its next generation mobile workstation technology with the Mobility FireGL V5200, available in the Lenovo ThinkPad T60p.
Best of the Best: Part II Best of the Best: Part II
By Richard Williams Richard Williams is back with his insightful look into free and "almost free" software and utilities for engineers. Be sure to check this out.
Q1-021406: Printer Problem
I'm having problems printing renderings on an HP Business Inkjet 2800.
Paloma Winery Banks on Solar Energy Harvest Paloma Winery Banks on Solar Energy Harvest
Compiled by Marilyn Pitts with material from Akeena Solar Paloma Winery, winner of the Wine Spectator’s Wine of the Year award, has completed the installation of an 18-Kw solar system from Akeena Solar.
Oce Unveils TDC320 Print/Copy/Scan System
Oce has unveiled the Oce TDS320 large format print, copy and scan system.
Wildcat Realizm Technology To Power Sun Workstation
3Dlabs' Wildcat Realizm graphics technology has been chosen to provide the foundation for the Sun XVR-2500 graphics accelerator.
Dosch Design Debuts DOSCH Textures: Fabric
Dosch Design's DOSCH Textures: Fabrics contains 80 high resolution, seamless tileable textures of woven fabrics, cloth, etc.
ArchVision Debuts Street Clutter Vol. 1
Street Clutter Volume 1 contains 30 3D+ RPCs designed for use in civil engineering and urban planning projects.
Leica Releases Cyclone 5.4 for Laser Scanning
Cyclone 5.4 introduces more than a dozen new features for increased field and office productivity of High-Definition Surveys.
ModernTech to Host Riverbed Technology Webinar
ModernTech, a Riverbed Technology Network Partner, is hosting a technology webinar on Friday, February 17, from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. EST.
Bentley Acquires Cook-Hurlbert
Bentley Systems has acquired the assets of Cook-Hurlbert, a leading provider of engineering design software for electric and gas distribution networks.
What's the Difference Between PDM and PLM? What's the Difference Between PDM and PLM?
By Michael Craffey Our 2006 PDM Roundup features Michael Craffey on choosing and implementing PDM vs. PLM, in addition to our Downloadable Software Reference Guide.
Q1-020607: Reverse Direction (15 answers)
Is it possible to reverse the direction of the line without redrawing the line?
Sun Microsystems Debuts New Workstations
Sun Microsystems has announced its new world-record setting Sun Ultra Workstations, including the fastest x64 workstation in the industry.
Availl Software Accelerates Shared CAD File Performance
Availl has shipped a new version of its WAFS software that accelerates remote sharing of CAD and other files across wide area networks.
BSA Asks Supreme Court for Balance in Patent Cases
The BSA supported eBay’s position that injunctions should not be issued automatically in all patent infringement cases.
EWEP To Release Book About Women Engineers
"Changing Our World" is a colorful, 256-page celebration of the contributions of women engineers to every aspect of modern life.
WorleyParsons Joins Bentley ELS Program
WorleyParsons, a provider of professional services to the energy, resource and complex process industries, has joined Bentley’s ELS program.
Bentley Appoints Rob Whitesell as VP, Bentley Plant
Bentley Systems, Incorporated has appointed Rob Whitesell as vice president, Bentley Plant.
Moving beyond the Limitations of Spreadsheets Moving beyond the Limitations of Spreadsheets
By Sandy Joung Read how the simultaneous design and documentation of calculations promote engineering excellence with Mathsoft's breakthrough software.
Q1-020106: Demo Copy (2 ans)
Where can I get a demo copy of MicroStation?
Fast Two-Letter Key-Ins Fast Two-Letter Key-Ins
Provided by Axiom Although a graphical interface is great for many things, sometimes it's faster to use two-letter MicroStation key-ins to adjust settings.
Toyo Engineering Joins Bentley ELS Program
Toyo Engineering Corporation, based in Chiba, Japan, has joined Bentley’s Enterprise License Subscription (ELS) program.
Bentley Showcases Offerings for the Distributed Enterprise
Bentley Systems is showcasing at daratechPLANT its unique offerings for engineering, procurement and construction contractors (EPCs) and owner-operators.
Bentley Signs Global Reseller Agreement With SAP
Under the agreement, SAP will resell mySAP PLM Integration for Bentley, integrated with the mySAP PLM solution, directly to its customers.
Bechtel, Bentley Announce Global Licensing Agreement
Bentley Systems and Bechtel Corporation announced earlier this week a global licensing agreement that furthers their long-standing partnership.
San Francisco Organizations Settle with BSA
Two San Francisco-area organizations paid BSA a combined total of $145,894 to settle claims that they had unlicensed copies of software programs.
Axiom Debuts Global File Changer for V8 v8.1a
Axiom, a leading developer of time-saving MicroStation software solutions, has announced the release of Global File Changer for V8 version 8.1a.
ASCE Calls for Public Comment on Seismic Standard
SEI/ASCE will conduct a public comment period on the newly developed professional standard Seismic Rehabilitation for Existing Buildings.
Q1-011906: Spell Checker (1 answer)
Where can I find an improved dictionary, more like the Word spell checker, for spell checker in MicroStation?
Burt's Bees Settles with Business Software Alliance
Burt’s Bees, a Durham, N.C.-based creator of natural personal care products, has paid BSA $110,000.
VersaCAD 2006 for Windows Ships
This version includes improvements in five areas: project management, increased content, improved graphics, productivity and updated interoperability.
Bentley Hosts Briefing on Integrated Engineering
In a recent press briefing, Bentley introduced its newest initiative, integrated engineering.
Transoft Conducts Program Improvement Survey
Transoft is conducting its Continuous Improvement Program survey, which allows participants to be entered for a chance to win $1,000.
Leica Geosystems Debuts Leica Virtual Explorer
Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging has announced the release of Leica Virtual Explorer V3.0.
Bentley Launches New Web Site for South Asia
Bentley Systems has announced the launch of its new Web site for the South Asia region.
ArchVision Releases 1st Responder, Military RPC Series
ArchVision, Inc. has announced the availability of five new 1st Responder and Military RPC collections.
2005 MicroStation Salary Survey 2005 MicroStation Salary Survey
Compiled By ConnectPress Editorial Staff Did you participate in our 2005 Salary Survey? Perhaps you fit the profile of our Prototypical Community Member. Read on to find out!
Q1-011806: Writing Script For Batch Process (2 answers)
Does anyone know how to write a command to turn off the level symbology and turn on the line weights in all views?
Contex Unveils New Family of 3D Printers
Contex, a manufacturing leader in wide format document technologies, has unveiled its first line of 3D printers.
BIM - Measures of Success BIM - Measures of Success
By Nigel Davies, Principal, Evolve CAD/AEC consultant Nigel Davies discusses how to prove that BIM is as effective as traditional methods.
ModernTech to Represent Steelhead Appliance Products
The addition of Riverbed’s Steelhead appliances will complement ModernTech’s engineering software, services and training offerings.
Evolve Announces UK AEC CAD Manager's Survey
Evolve Consultancy has announced the publication of its UK Architectural, Engineering & Construction CAD Manager's Survey 2006.
Bentley Launches New Web Site for South Asia
Bentley Systems has announced the launch of its new Web site for the South Asia region.
Lanier Debuts LW411 Copier/Scanner/Printer
Lanier Worldwide has launched the Lanier LW411, a multifunctional product designed to produce cost-effective reproductions of wide format documents.
CADDetails.com Symbols Available for CADopia Users
CADopia has signed an agreement with CADDetails.com to make CADDetails.com symbols available to CADopia users via the Internet.
LG.Philips LCD Demos Suite of TFT-LCDs at CES 2006
LG.Philips LCD is showcasing its cutting-edge suite of TFT-LCDs for HDTVs, desktop monitors, notebook PCs and digital information displays.
Canon Offers Two Color-Enabled ImageRUNNER Devices
Canon U.S.A., Inc. has introduced the color-enabled imageRUNNER C6870U and imageRUNNER C5870U.
Cybernet Introduces 'Space Saving PC' Technology
The newest innovation from Cybernet, the ZPC-9000, is an entire PC embedded inside a normal 104 keyboard.
Photarc UK to Distribute EOS Systems' PhotoModeler
Photarc Surveys, a U.K.-based architectural measurement firm, has become an official reseller of PhotoModeler to the U.K. and Ireland.
Breaking Down Walls With a New Type of Communication Breaking Down Walls With a New Type of Communication
Provided By Lattice3D See how utilizing new technology in the engineering department of L-3 Communications helped overcome typical problems in communication.
Timed 5-Minute Test for Engineers, Architects, and Designers Timed 5-Minute Test for Engineers, Architects, and Designers
By Richard Williams Sharpen your pencil and set your time-piece! This timed test challenges your knowledge and mastery of detail. Test yourself, then your coworkers.
Axiom Releases DgnCompare for MicroStation V8
Axiom's DgnCompare for V8 permits users to graphically see the differences between any two MicroStation design files.
Q1-010305: Launching Other Programs (2 answers)
Is there an equivalent key-in that does work?
Bentley Institute Offers Event for Five-Star Achievers
Bentley Institute's five-star learning achievers are invited to Lowe's Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Nextel All-Star Challenge on May 20, 2006.
Pre-Registration Offer for BE Conference 2006 Ends Dec. 31
Bentley'a early registration $100 discount for pre-registration for BE Conference 2006 ends December 31, 2005.
Schwennsen Becomes 82nd AIA President
Katherine Lee Schwennsen was inaugurated as the 82nd president of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) during ceremonies held earlier this month.
ArchVision Lowers Price of 3.5D RPC Walking People
ArchVision recently permanently lowered the price of its 3.5D RPC Walking People collections from $599 per collection to $399 per collection.
Axiom Releases GEOPAK Beginning Road Library
Axiom has released its GEOPAK library of computer-based courses--GEOPAK Beginning Road.
ArchVision to Release First Responder RPC Collections
In January 2006, ArchVision will be releasing a series of new "First Responder" RPC (Rich Photorealistic Content) collections.
The Renter in the Cubicle: The Renter in the Cubicle:
By Joanne G. Sujansky, Ph.D., CSP If your employees are just going through the motions, your company will never live up to its potential. Here's some help.
Eurocom Releases D900K F-BOMB
Eurocom has released the EUROCOM D900K F-Bomb notebook with Dual Core AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor.
BSA Applauds Senate Report Favoring Cybercrime Treaty
CSIA and BSA have commended the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for its recommending ratification of the cybercrime treaty.
BSA Study Shows Economic Gain from Reducing Software
A new survey shows that cutting the global piracy rate of 35 percent by 10 percentage points over four years could generate $400B in economic growth.
ASCE Supports Introduction of Clean Water Trust Act
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently backed the introduction of the Clean Water Trust Act of 2005.
Creating with BIM: A Look at PLH Arkitekter's Winning Design Creating with BIM: A Look at PLH Arkitekter's Winning Design
Compiled by Marilyn Pitts with material from Bentley Systems PLH arkitekter's BE Award-winning design of the SBA Group office building in Vilnius, Lithuania, utilized Bentley BIM Solutions.
WHKS and Axiom To Create Web-based Resource for Iowa DOT
The Iowa DOT has awarded the project to develop a new Web-based resource (Project Automation Resource) to a project team made up of WHKS & Co. and Axiom.
System Aims To Improve Security of U.S. Buildings
The Building Security Council (BSC) is dedicated to enhancing public safety by promoting building security.
WhisperStation Line Now Includes Wildcat Realizm 500
Microway has announced that its WhisperStation line of ultra-quiet workstations has been certified by 3Dlabs to include Wildcat Realizm 500.
A Macro to Extract Text Inside any DGN File A Macro to Extract Text Inside any DGN File
By Carmelo Arquiza Carmelo Arquiza sent in a macro tip to share with fellow MicroStation Connections readers.
Los Angeles Organizations Pay BSA More than $500,000
Five Los Angeles-area organizations paid BSA a combined total of $555,403.17 to settle claims that they had unlicensed copies of software programs.
WidowPC Debuts Sting 917X2 AMD Dual-Core Notebook
Featuring the Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor by AMD, the system is fully customizable and upgradeable.
Bentley Acquires RAM International
Bentley has acquired RAM International, a leading provider of structural engineering software for building structures made from all major materials.
ProSoft Debuts InRoads Fundamentals Manual
ProSoft has announced the availability of a new InRoads fundamentals reference manual.
Dosch Design Debuts Dosch 3D: Ships
Dosch 3D: Ships contains 14 very detailed and fully textured 3D-models of well-known ship types.
Dosch Releases Five New Viz-Image, road signs, trees
Dosch Design has released five new image collections in the Dosch Viz-Images product line.
Powering Pearl Harbor:  Federal PV Array in Hawaii Powering Pearl Harbor: Federal PV Array in Hawaii
Compiled by Marilyn Pitts with material from PowerLight Corp. The 309kW PowerLight PowerGuard solar electric rooftop system is located atop Ford Island's Building 54 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Ukraine Man Extradited to U.S. for Software Piracy
The BSA recently commended the efforts of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for its efforts to crack down on software piracy.
Pakistan's AKPBSP Receives $1 Million Alcon Prize
AKPBSP received the $1 million Alcan Prize for its efforts to improve Pakistan's urban infrastructure, including water and sanitation facilities.
ACSE Seeks Nominations for 2006 Charles Pankow Award
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is seeking nominations for the 2006 Charles Pankow Award for Innovation.
Océ Debuts New TDS450 Large Format Print System
Optional color scanning capability streamlines digital communication and archiving of technical documents.
New Look for MicroStation Manager New Look for MicroStation Manager
By Bob Mecham Bob Mecham shares a new look for MicroStation Manager.
Houston Businesses Settle with BSA
Two Houston organizations paid BSA a combined total of $240,000 to settle claims that they had unlicensed copies of software programs.
3DCADTips.com Adds Freeware
The redesigned site also has a new Freeware directory stocked with over 2,000 titles and a new Q&A Board.
Contex Debuts New 3D Printer Line
Contex, a global manufacturer of wide-format document technologies, has unveiled its first line of 3D printers.
Running a VBA Routine at Startup Running a VBA Routine at Startup
By Nigel Davies Nigel Davies provides a follow-up tip in response to a Bob Mecham tip.
Japan Conservation Engineers Wins 2005 BE Award
Japan Conservation Engineers Co., Ltd. has won a 2005 BE Award for its Examples of Construction of Landslide GIS project in Japan.
LITRAX Debuts New Laser Mouse Line
LITRAX GmbH has introduced a full line of wired and wireless laser mice.
ASCE Announces Appointees to Hurricane Review Panel
ASCE has named the members of an external review panel that will evaluate the hurricane protection system in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.
NavisWorks Announces Presenter Competition
NavisWorks Ltd. has announced a competition for users of its visualization solution NavisWorks Presenter.
Bluebeam Software Launches Bluebeam Revu for PDF
Bluebeam Software has launched Bluebeam Revu, a PDF viewing and markup application designed for AEC firms.
Cadig Debuts AutoTable 3.3 for MicroStation
Cadig has released AutoTable 3.3 for MicroStation, which imports Excel spreadsheets into MicroStation and keeps it updated.
SBIC Announces Super Thursday Plenary Panel
SBIC is offering a plenary panel presentation that will kick off its Super Thursday (December 15) at the Washington, DC Convention Center.
Pittsburgh Organizations Settle with BSA
Two Pittsburgh-area organizations have paid BSA a combined total of $211,869.90 to settle claims that they had unlicensed copies of software programs.
ASCE New Orleans Committee Advises Levee Program
Earlier this month, technical assessment teams from ASCE and UC Berkeley released their preliminary data report on the New Orleans levee systems.
AIA Releases Home Design Trends Survey Results
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey for third quarter 2005 focused on neighborhood and community design strategies.
Archway Debuts VersaCAD 2006 for Windows
VersaCAD 2006 for Windows focuses on drawing project management, increased content, improved graphics and updated interoperability.
Bentley Systems Completes Acquisition of NetGuru
Bentley Systems has completed its acquisition of the Research Engineers International (REI) business from netGuru.
Engineers Design Liquids Berth at Australian Port Engineers Design Liquids Berth at Australian Port
Contributed By ALGOR, INC. Engineers Use ALGOR to Design and Troubleshoot a Liquids Berth at one of the largest ports in Australia.
SBIC Announces School Buildings Workshop
SBIC’s High-Performance School Buildings Workshop will be held December 16, 2005, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in Washington, D.C.
SBIC Offers Energy-10 Workshop at Ecobuild FEDERAL
SBIC’s Designing Low-Energy Buildings with Energy-10 workshop will be held December 16, 2005, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in Washington, D.C.
U of Colorado Designs Winning Modular Solar Home U of Colorado Designs Winning Modular Solar Home
By Marilyn Pitts Two-time Solar Decathlon winner University of Colorado used innovative materials and solar systems to create a modular home for the future.
Leica Geosystems Announces Acquisition of FieldDesigner
Leica Geosystems has announced the acquisition of the assets and intellectual property of FieldDesigner Inc. of Montreal, Canada.
Alienware Expands Notebook Line
Alienware has expanded its notebook line by introducing two new mobile systems featuring Intel Centrino mobile technology.
BSA Offers Reward for Reporting Software Piracy
BSA is offering rewards of up to $50,000 for software piracy reports received via its hotline or online reporting form by December 15, 2005.
BSA’s Cyber Safety Web Site Educates Visitors
The Business Software Alliance has launched a new Web site to help consumers and businesses protect themselves against online fraud and other risks.
IDC Releases ATI-Sponsored Whitepaper
The whitepaper finds that high-performance graphics processing will be common for standard workplace applications within three to five years.
ArchVision Debuts Build Your Own Library Options
ArchVision RPCs previously available individually can now be purchased through two custom library options.
BE Careers Network Sponsors Student Competitions
BE Careers Network sponsors and supports competitions to encourage growth of students’ education and interest in the AEC industry.
Best of the Best: Free Software You Can Actually Use Best of the Best: Free Software You Can Actually Use
By Richard Williams Richard Williams takes you on a tour of Websites that offer free (and almost free) useful software utilities. See screen shots and links to these generous sites.
Modify a Vertex Modify a Vertex
By Bob Mecham Bob Mecham tells how to modify a vertex.
Solved Online Provides Forum for Adobe, PDF Discussion
Solved online allows manufacturing and AEC professionals to share tips, tricks, ideas and advice about using Acrobat and PDF.
NBIS to Launch Database of UFGS-Compliant Products
At FEDCon 2005, the NIBS will launch ProductGuide, an online database of building products that comply with UFGS requirements.
AIA Releases Contract for Architects in Hurricane Region
The AIA Contract Document, B191-2005, is free for architects performing emergency services in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Alabama.
Bentley Releases Bentley Building Electrical Systems
Bentley has released Bentley Building Electrical Systems, which provides electrical system design and engineering, documentation and management.
Matrox Graphics Debuts DualHead2Go
Matrox Graphics Inc. has introduces DualHead2Go, the world's first multidisplay upgrade of its type.
ETC Names Bentley as Technology Company of the Year
Bentley Systems, Inc. was named Technology Company of the Year during the Eastern Technology Council’s (ETC’s) 13th Annual Enterprise Awards.
FormFonts 3D Service Offers 3D Model Database
FormFonts 3D is a subscription Web service that provides unlimited online access to a low-polygon 3D model database.
Ricoh Debuts 480W Wide-Format Multifunction Printer
Ricoh Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, has introduced the Ricoh 480W, a versatile wide-format multifunction product.
Axiom Announces Title Block Manager 3.1
Title Block Manager V3.1 has the ability to modify any title block field value (including tags) by pressing and right-clicking on the field value.
ATI Radeon X1800 XT Breaks 1 GHz Speed
An independent team of Finns has made world history by over-clocking a graphics processor to engine clock levels above 1 GHz.
BIM – Output BIM – Output
By Nigel Davies Nigel Davies discusses how Building Information Modeling (BIM) can help deliver needed output.
Axiom Conducts Sessions at Nov. 3-4 FLUG Conference
Axiom will be conducting training efficiency and FileFixer sessions at this week's (November 3-4) Florida Local Users Group (FLUG) Fall Conference.
NVIDIA Offers Quadro FX 4500 as Power Mac G5 Option
The NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 graphics processing unit (GPU) is now available as an option in the new Apple Power Mac G5.
IDEAL/Contex Launches DESIGNmate 3D Printer
The IDEAL/Contex DESIGNmate 3D color printer allows users to create fast, accurate output from 3D CAD data in an office environment.
Leica Geosystems Debuts Leica Nivel200
Leica Geosystems's Leica Nivel200 is a powerful monitoring sensor that has been developed especially for large-scale structures.
VRcontext Releases Walkinside 4.0 for 3D Virtual Models
VRcontext has expanded Walkinside, its software for real-time visualization of complex 3D virtual models.
ASCE Presents Findings of Tsunami Investigation
The 280-page preliminary report reflects the findings of an eight-month investigation and covers the damage inflicted by the tsunami on lifelines.
Leica Geosystems Announces SmartStation Contest
Leica Geosystems has a major sales promotion and contest to build awareness for the new features of the System 1200 SmartStation.
Dr. William F. Marcuson III Named ASCE President-Elect
Dr. William F. Marcuson III, Ph.D., P.E., Hon.M.ASCE, was recently named president-elect of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
3Dconnexion Offers SpaceTraveler 3D for $199
3Dconnexion has unveiled its new entry product, making available its SpaceTraveler 3D motion controller at $199.
ASCE Urges Support of Dam Rehabilitation & Repair Act
ASCE is supporting the Dam Rehabilitation and Repair Act of 2005, which would create a federal funding program to repair unsafe public dams.
Editing Cells Quickly Editing Cells Quickly
By Bob Mecham Bob Mecham offers a tip to help you become more efficient with Cell Library management.
Mathsoft, StructureWorks Offer Precast Concrete Solution
Mathsoft and StructureWorks, have integrated their products to streamline design of buildings and other structures employing precast concrete.
Registration Opens for Bentley UK Community Conference
Online registration is now open for the Bentley Community (UK and Ireland) 2005 Autumn Conference, being held November 2-3, 2005.
Z Corp. Debuts ZPrinter 310 Plus
The ZPrinter 310 Plus provides 300x450 dpi resolution--50 percent finer than the ZPrinter 310 System, which the ZPrinter 310 Plus will replace.
Tom Clay Named CEO of Z Corporation
Previously president of Z Corp., Clay will take charge of the company’s strategic direction, operations and financial management.
A Look at The CAD Society A Look at The CAD Society
By Thomas J. Lazear CAD Society Chair Tom Lazear discusses The CAD Society and explains why membership in the society is important for the CAD industry’s future.
Ecobuild Federal Exhibitors Get Free Access to Keynotes
The exhibitor badge provides free access to the keynotes, the "Doing Business Internationally" sessions and a special manufacturers program.
FEDcon to be Held December 14 in Washington, D.C.
FEDcon, sponsored by the National Institute of Building Sciences, is being held on December 14 in Washington, D.C.
BSA Applauds Commerce Dept’s Efforts to Combat Piracy
The BSA recently applauded U.S. Commerce Secretary Gutierrez’s creation of a new intellectual property enforcement team to fight piracy.
ArchVision Releases Hi Res Trees (Fall) Via VisMasters
ArchVision has announced the availability of 2D RPC (Rich Photorealistic Content) Hi Res Trees (Fall) exclusively through VisMasters (VM) Stores.
Axiom's Arroyo Delivers Keynote at IDDEA Conference
Arroyo, who titled the keynote the "The XM Conspiracy," discussed the benefits of MicroStation V* XM Edition.
Z Corp. Ships ZEdit Software
Z Corporation is now shipping ZEdit software, a new tool to maximize the impact of color in rapid prototyping.
Bentley’s Castrejon Joins U.S. CAFTA Trade Delegation
Alfredo Castrejon, Bentley vice president, Latin America, is part of a trade mission this week to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
Bentley Announces BE Conference Europe 2006
Bentley Systems has announced BE Conference Europe 2006, being held June 11-15 at the Hilton Prague, Czech Republic.
South Carolina DOT Wins 2005 BE Award
The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has won a 2005 BE Award for its North Myrtle Beach Connector project.
BSA Applauds Commerce Dept.'s Efforts to Combat Theft
The BSA recently applauded the creation of a new intellectual property enforcement team to fight piracy in regions of high concern.
AMD Sponsors Solar Decathlon Team
AMD has announced its sponsorship of the University of Texas at Austin Solar Decathlon Team (UT SolarD).
New Orleans Team Presents Assessment of Levees
Last week, the New Orleans levee assessment team presented information on the performance of the levees during Hurricane Katrina.
Archway Debuts VersaCAD 2005 for Mac Tiger
Archway Systems has announced the release of VersaCAD 2005 for Mac Tiger.
Archway to Release VersaCAD 2005 for Windows in Nov.
Archway Systems' soon-to-be-released VersaCAD 2005 for Windows promises increased productivity for users.
SBIC Announces 2005 Awards Program
SBIC is now soliciting submissions for the 2005 Awards Program.
Tech Soft America Offers Custom Development Services
Tech Soft America now offers custom development services to assist with, or perform outright, the development of applications using TSA components.
Post-Hurricane Rebuilding to Take Five Years, AIA Says
The report examines the timeline for rebuilding efforts and the economic and construction indicators for Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
Bentley Announces "Rendering With MicroStation" Book
Bentley has announced the availability of “Rendering With MicroStation” written by Jerry Flynn, a leading MicroStation visualization expert.
Morphosis’ Award-Winning Morse Courthouse Design Morphosis’ Award-Winning Morse Courthouse Design
Compiled by Marilyn Pitts with material from Bentley Systems Morphosis used Bentley's BIM MicroStation software to create its award-winning design of the Morse Courthouse in Eugene, Ore.
Z Corp. User Group Meeting To Feature New Products
Z Corp. has announced that the Z Corporation User Group Meeting 2005 (UGM 2005), October 16-19, will feature important new products.
ASCE Commends Indiana Governor’s Transportation Plan
ASCE has announced its support of Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels' proposal to enact a 10-year, $10.6 billion transportation plan for his state.
Bentley Releases Letter from Rosendahl and Associates
Last week, Bentley Systems released an open letter from Rosendahl and Associates, Inc. written to the civil land development community.
Cimmetry Systems Releases AutoVue Version 19
Cimmetry Systems Corporation has announced the immediate availability of AutoVue version 19.
GTI Releases Version 5.0 of GTViewer
Graphic Technologies, Inc. (GTI) has released Version 5.0 of its flagship viewer and application platform GTViewer.
AIA Pushes For Long-term Hurricane Area Redevelopment
AIA proposes model communities, Good Samaritan Law, school construction, historic preservation and brownfield cleanup for hurricane area.
Dell Workstations Include Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processors
Dell PowerEdge 1850, 2800, 2850 and 1855 blade servers and Dell Precision 470 and 670 workstations now have dual-core, Intel Xeon processors.
Why Choose a Workstation? Why Choose a Workstation?
By Darrel Ward When it comes time to consider purchasing a workstation, these professionals need to consider what attributes a workstation should have...
Proper Graphics Card Essential When Considering Workstation Proper Graphics Card Essential When Considering Workstation
By Carrie Maynard The past year has marked the most significant update to the PC architecture of the past decade. Graphics cards are no exception.
Creating Better Designs Requires High Performance Creating Better Designs Requires High Performance
Contributed by Sun Microsystems Product development is getting more attention these days as businesses recognize the strategic importance of their product offerings and the value of meeting specific customer needs before the competition can react.
ATI Debuts Radeon 9600 Pro PC and Mac Edition
ATI Technologies Inc. has introduced the Radeon 9600 Pro PC and Mac Edition, the first graphics card to support both platforms.
SUMMIT EVOLUTION Compatible with MicroStation
DAT/EM Systems' SUMMIT EVOLUTION Digital Stereoplotter is compatible with CAD software packages including MicroStation and AutoCAD.
Leica Geosystems Supports Hurricane Relief Efforts
Leica Geosystems is actively supporting government agencies and disaster relief organizations responding to the effects of Hurricane Katrina.
Total E&P Garners 2005 BE Award
Total E&P Nederland B.V., a leading oil exploration and product company, has won a 2005 BE Award for its Geospatial Index to E&P Documents project.
Auto Load a Macro Auto Load a Macro
By Bob Mecham Bob Mecham discusses how to handle macros such as popcalc customized variables that do not stay loaded if you exit MicroStation.
Canon Introduces 310 Laser Multifunction Fax
Canon U.S.A. has announced the new LASER CLASS 310 digital multifunction device (MFP).
Malcolm Walter Focuses on NIST Dollars in BE Magazine
The new issue of "BE Magazine," published by Bentley Systems, Incorporated, brings readers highlights of the BE Conference 2005 experience.
Axiom Debuts Microsoft Office Importer for MicroStation
The new version allows Microsoft Office Importer to import fractions from Microsoft Word and Excel as stacked fractions into MicroStation.
Sunshine in the Subway: Brooklyn’s Stillwell Avenue Station Sunshine in the Subway: Brooklyn’s Stillwell Avenue Station
By Steve Cohen New York's Stillwell Avenue Station features a 75,000-square-foot solar roof and is the largest installation of its kind in the world.
A Look at BIM Training A Look at BIM Training
By Nigel Davies Nigel Davies discusses how to best approach BIM training to yield more optimum results.
FLUG Announces 2005 Fall FLUG Conference
The 2005 Fall FLUG Conference will be held November 3-4, 2005, at The Embassy Suites Hotel Tampa USF/Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla.
Bentley Offers Free CAD Software in Nine Languages
BE Careers Network's offer of free MicroStation PowerDraft CAD software to all students and instructors includes versions in nine languages.
Mathsoft Releases Mathcad 13
Mathsoft has released Mathcad 13 calculation software that provides expanded support for the Mathsoft Calculation Management Suite.
Cornell Professor Named Honorary Member of ASCE
Fred H. Kulhawy, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Cornell University, was recently named an Honorary Member of ASCE.
David T. Biggs Named Honorary Member of ASCE
David T. Biggs, principal engineer with Ryan-Biggs Associates, Troy, N.Y., was recently named an Honorary Member of ASCE.
Maeda Corp. Garners 2005 BE Award
Maeda, a Japanese building and civil engineering contractor, has won a 2005 BE Award for its seven-story research laboratory project in Kita-ku, Tokyo.
AIA Releases Home Design Trends Survey Results
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced the results of the Home Design Trends Survey for the second quarter of 2005.
Richard O. Anderson Named Honorary Member of ASCE
Richard O. Anderson, principal engineer with SOMAT Engineering, Inc., Taylor, Mich., was recently named an Honorary Member of ASCE.
Innovative Building for Innovative Company
By Erin Emlock Genzyme Center, an office building that combines innovative design and cutting-edge technology, has received LEED Platinum certification.
What Makes Genzyme Center a Green Building? What Makes Genzyme Center a Green Building?
By Erin Emlock Genzyme Center has earned the highest possible rating--platinum--under the LEED 2.0 standard.
Q1-091505: Arrow and Leader Line (3 answers)
Which settings control the association between the arrow and the leader line?
ASCE Announces Disaster Response Programs
In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, ASCE has developed a response plan.
NMSU Professor Named Honorary Member of ASCE
John W. Hernandez, professor emeritus with New Mexico State University (NMSU), was recently named an Honorary Member of ASCE.
Cecil Lue-Hing Named Honorary ASCE Member
Cecil Lue-Hing, president of Cecil Lue-Hing & Associates, Inc., of Burr Ridge, Ill., was recently named an Honorary Member of ASCE.
ASCE Calls for Formation of New Orleans Advisory Panel
ASCE has called for the creation of a construction advisory panel for New Orleans to serve as the primary advisor on the rebuilding of the city.
Bentley Aids AEC Firms Displaced by Hurricane Katrina
Bentley Systems is providing design software to AEC firms that have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina or are contributing to rebuilding efforts.
Océ Debuts TDS100 Large Format Copier
Océ has introduced the new Océ TDS100 large format copier for easy, high-quality copying from all types of originals.
3Dconnexion Announces SpacePilot Upgrade Program
Customers who upgrade their SpaceBall, SpaceMouse, SpaceMouse Plus, SpaceTraveler or CadMan product to the SpacePilot are eligible for a $150 rebate.
Bentley Exec Elected to ECC Association Executive Board
Anne-Marie Walters, director of marketing, Bentley Plant, has been elected to the ECC Association’s executive board.
Realizing the Potential of Color in 3D Printing Realizing the Potential of Color in 3D Printing
By Marc R. Tremblay, Ph.D. Marc R. Tremblay of Z Corporation discusses his take on benefits of printing full color parts in this follow-up to our Rapid Prototyping/3D Printer Roundup last week.
Designers are Opening Doors to the Virtual Home Designers are Opening Doors to the Virtual Home
By Mark Nusca British-based RED+GRAY specializes in bringing home designs to life as 3D renderings, enabling to more effectively market and sell houses.
Ohio State Professor Named Honorary Member of ASCE
Hojjat Adeli, the Abba G. Lichtenstein professor of civil engineering at The Ohio State University, was recently named an Honorary Member of ASCE.
BSA Israel Gets Record Number of Piracy Reports
BSA Israel has reported a record number of reports on companies and enterprises suspected of using unlicensed software.
West Point Professor Named Honorary Member of ASCE
Col. Stephen J. Ressler, deputy department head of civil and mechanical engineering for West Point, was recently named an Honorary Member of ASCE.
Bentley Announces Release of June 2005 Annual Report
Bentley's June 2005 Annual Report reviews Bentley’s business developments for the prior fiscal year and includes financial highlights.
Pre-registration Opens for BE Conference 2006
BE Conference 2006 will be held May 21-25, 2006, in Charlotte, N.C.
CADTool Releases Office2CAD 8.5 for AutoCAD, Excel
Office2CAD 8.5 for AutoCAD and Excel imports Excel spreadsheet and Word text into AutoCAD and MicroStation and keeps them updated.
Title Block Manager for MicroStation Supports Microsoft
The new Title Block Manager release allows users to create both Excel spreadsheets and Access databases from their title block data.
The 2005 Rapid Prototyping/3D Printer Roundup: Introduction The 2005 Rapid Prototyping/3D Printer Roundup: Introduction
By Peggy Herrington Learn the latest in this year's Rapid Prototyping / 3D Printer Roundup. This introductory overview contains links to all the parts of our 2005 Roundup including articles and our definitive Product Reference Guide.
Strong Industry Growth - Rapid Prototyping on the Incline Strong Industry Growth - Rapid Prototyping on the Incline
By Terry Wohlers All data shows that the Rapid Prototyping industry is once again on a steep, upward trajectory according to Terry Wohlers, consultant and analyst.
Rapid Prototyping Technology Morphs to Comprehensive Design Rapid Prototyping Technology Morphs to Comprehensive Design
Submitted by Elizabeth Goode, 3D Systems, Inc. Rapid Prototyping technology is morphing into comprehensive design and manufacturing solutions according to this industry expert.
Q1-090705: Move and Rotate (3 answers)
Does anybody know a method to move and rotate an element with the same command?
Registration Open for Bentley 2005 InRoads Conference
The Bentley 2005 InRoads User Training Conference will be held October 3-5 at the Westin Westminster in Westminster, Colo.
Bentley Gives Away AutoPLANT Software with Purchase
Bentley's limited time offer gives buyers of select AutoPLANT products their choice of a free second product from the AutoPLANT line.
Seven BE Award Nominees Select Bentley AutoPLANT
Participants in a new series of eSeminars running through September 20 will learn about the AutoPLANT features used in 2005 BE Award nominees' projects.
Bentley to Acquire STAAD Product Lines From netGuru
Bentley has agreed to acquire netGuru’s Research Engineers International (REI) business, which includes the STAAD.Pro product line.
Mathcad Integrates with National Instruments LabVIEW
Engineers will be able to use Mathsoft’s Mathcad calculation software to trigger data capture and measurement in National Instruments LabVIEW.
Transoft Releases AutoTURN Aircraft 5 for Airports
Transoft's new AutoTURN Aircraft, a simulation tool for evaluating aircraft movements at airport facilities, is compatible with MicroStation v8.5.
AIA Report Shows Salary Increases at Architectural Firms
Average salaries at architecture firms have increased more than 10 percent between 2002 and 2005, the AIA report says.
ProjEN Wins BE Award for Glass Condenser Replacement
PROjEN has won a 2005 BE Award for its Glass Condenser Replacement project for GlaxoSmithKline in the United Kingdom.
Why Do We Need Project Portfolio Management (PPM)? Why Do We Need Project Portfolio Management (PPM)?
By Harvey A. Levine Do traditional measures of project success miss the true business objectives? Author and consultant Harvey Levine shares his many years of experience in the project management or PPM industry.
ModernTech Becomes VAR Regional Gold Sponsor
ModernTech and ConnectPress are pleased to announce ModernTech’s VAR Regional Gold sponsorship of the MicroStation Connections Community.
Wheelabrator Uses Axiom Software To Save Attachments
Two time-saving MicroStation utilities from Axiom--RefManager and Title Block Manager--salvage 16,000 reference file attachments.
Matrox Debuts Millennium G550 LP PCIe Graphics Card
Matrox Graphics has announced Millennium G550 LP PCIe, the world's first PCI Express x1 graphics card.
What to Look for in Digital Parts Catalogs, Part 2 What to Look for in Digital Parts Catalogs, Part 2
By Doug Korneffel Discussed in this conclusion to PARTsolutions' article for the Roundup are several additional features and options that modern systems are providing.
ASCE Seeks Nominations for 2006 OPAL, OCEA Awards
ASCE is seeking nominations for its 2006 Outstanding Projects and Leaders Awards and 2006 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award.
Leica Has 5-Year Warranty for New Laser Tracker System
Leica Geosystems has announced the expansion of its existing line-up of service contracts with the introduction of the five-year warranty program.
Program Assists Water Utilities in Improving Security
The training program provides professionals involved in drinking water, wastewater and storm water utilities with detailed practical assistance.
VOF Grontmij - De Weger Wins 2005 BE Award
VOF Grontmij - De Weger has won a 2005 BE Award for its Betuweroute rail track in the Netherlands.
ICT of India Wins 2005 BE Award
ICT won a 2005 BE Award is for its Feasibility Study and Detailed Engineering for the Four-Laning of National Highway 1A project in India.
City of Toronto Wins 2005 BE Award
The city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has won a 2005 BE Award for its Toronto Water Integrated Network Skeletonization project.
ITI and Calmar Research Partner
ITI and Calmar Research have partnered to enable users of the Aero-Grid Paneling System (AGPS) to identify and repair geometric problem areas.
Z Corp. Announces Student Design Contest Winners Z Corp. Announces Student Design Contest Winners
Provided by Z Corp. The winning entry, which beat out entries from high schools and four-year colleges and universities, was a fully functional, mechanical clock housing.
NVIDIA Announces Quadro FX 4500 and FX 3450 GPUs
The NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 graphics processing unit offers 50 percent more horsepower than the previous generation high-end product.
McDonough to Keynote Ecobuild and AEC-ST Federal
World-renowned architect, William McDonough, FAIA, will present a keynote address at SBIC's Ecobuild Federal and AEC-ST Federal.
Ecobuild and AEC-ST Federal Conference Announced
SBIC's Ecobuild and AEC-ST Federal Conference will be held December 13-16, 2005, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
ArchVision Releases 3D+ RPC Parking Lot Cars Volume 3
3D+ RPC Parking Lot Cars Volume 3 provides 16 late model vehicles designed for populating large surface parking areas in 3D renderings.
IDEAL Announces PUMA HS 36 Color Scanner
The full-color PUMA scanner features iJET scanning technology, has a built-in Linux processor and contains an “easy-to-use” menu system.
What to Look for in Digital Parts Catalogs What to Look for in Digital Parts Catalogs
By Doug Korneffel Looking for a digital parts catalog solution to use as a designer or a way to offer components to customers? PARTsolutions offers some ideas.
The 2005 Digital Parts Catalogs Roundup: An Introduction The 2005 Digital Parts Catalogs Roundup: An Introduction
By Peggy Herrington Digital Parts Catalogs are in! Designers, engineers, purchasing agents, manufacturers, and distributors will find angles of interest in this Roundup.
CAD Issues Challenge Parts Vendors CAD Issues Challenge Parts Vendors
By Gabriel Guigue What’s a parts vendor to do? Go native or neutral, DWG/DXF, 3D modeling, online or on paper? Trace Parts tells all about digital parts catalogs.
Axiom Debuts FileFixer 7.8k for MicroStation v7
Version 7.8k includes FileFixer's design file corruption repair features with several interface improvements and increased processing speed.
AEC CADCON Debuts LandscapeDesign V1
LandscapeDesign, a productivity toolset for MicroStation v8.1 or higher, allows users to create rendered plan drawings that appear hand colored.
ArchVision Launches VisMasters
VisMasters provides online forums, a gallery featuring the very best in design visualization, complimentary content and the VM Store.
ArchVision and Bionatics Enter Development Agreement
ArchVision will market and sell natFX, EASYnat and RPC Tree & Plant products exclusively for the design visualization market.
Students Make Use of Bentley's PowerDraft Download
Thus far this year more than 30,000 students have taken advantage of Bentley's free MicroStation PowerDraft CAD software download.
Océ TCS400 Supported by Bentley's InterPlot Driver Pack
The Océ TCS400 integrated large format color print, copy and scan system is now supported by the InterPlot Driver Pack from Bentley Systems.
Lattice3D's XVL Deployed by Seidenader GmbH
Using Lattice3D's XVL ultra-compression and application technology, Seidenader assembled its 3,000-part electronic catalog in six days.
Total Wins 2005 BE Award
Total, a publicly traded oil and gas company, has won a 2005 BE Award for its Cartography Intranet Global Services project.
Axiom Expands MicroStation Utility Suite with SpecMonitor
Axiom has announced that its MicroStation Productivity Toolkit has been further expanded by the addition of SpecMonitor.
Bentley, DEG Support AE Schools in the Philippines
The goal is to improve the instruction of Filipino students studying AE, enhancing their employment opportunities upon graduation, according to Bentley.
Bentley’s Dr. Robert Aish Named Top Ten Innovator
Bentley Building’s director of research, Dr. Robert Aish, has been named one of the top ten innovators by “Building Design," a U.K. weekly newspaper.
Contex Scanning Technology and Z Corp. to Merge
The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2005.
Hatch Joins Bentley ELS Program
Hatch has joined Bentley’s Enterprise License Subscription (ELS) program and signed a global professional services agreement with the company.
Lenovo Debuts ThinkVision L171p Monitor
Lenovo has expanded its line of ThinkVision monitors with the introduction of the ThinkVision L171p, a 17-inch Liquid Crystal Display monitor.
NVIDIA Releases Quadro FX 4500 GPU
NVIDIA Corp. has announced the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 GPU, a solution offering 50% more horsepower than the previous generation high-end product.
ZweigWhite Says Architects, Engineers Are Charging More
Architecture, engineering and environmental consulting firms are charging more for employees' time than ever before, the ZweigWhite report says.
Meta Data and CAD Data Exchange Meta Data and CAD Data Exchange
By John Wedrychowski Why all the buzz lately about meta data? What's its significance in data translation? Theorem Solutions' John Wedrychowski spells it out for us.
Customizing Values in Pop-up Calculator Customizing Values in Pop-up Calculator
By Robert Mecham Bob Mecham discusses an added feature of Pop-up Calculator that allows the user to create a shortcut of commonly used values to a list.
D. Wayne Klotz to Receive ASCE 2005 Award
D. Wayne Klotz, president of Klotz Associates, will be awarded the 2005 Edmund Friedman Professional Recognition Award by ASCE.
Gregory DiLoreto to Receive ASCE 2005 Award
Gregory E. DiLoreto will be awarded the 2005 Government Civil Engineer of the Year Award by ASCE.
ArchVision Releases New 3D Australian Trees Collection
This library includes eight trees designed specifically to accommodate the needs of visualizations produced for the Australian market.
GEOMATE Releases GrafiCalc 2006
With GrafiCalc 2006, users can freely associate geometry, dimensions, empirical values and calculations within one flexible intent model.
Intergraph's G/Technology Selected by Progress Energy
Progress Energy has picked Intergraph’s G/Technology to upgrade and merge disparate AM/FM/GIS systems within two electric utilities.
Leica Geosystems Expands North American Headquarters
Leica Geosystems will occupy a 100,000-square-foot facility at Technology Park in Norcross, Ga.
ASCE to Present Workshop on Professional Conduct
The 2005 Civil Engineering Conference will include a workshop focusing on the implementation of ASCE's Global Principles for Professional Conduct.
Q1-072505: Learning MicroStation (6 answers)
What is the best way to learn MicroStation?
CH2M Hill Wins 2005 BE Award
CH2M Hill has won a 2005 BE Award for its Marquette Interchange Design Automation project in Milwaukee, Wis.
Ecobuild Federal/AEC-ST Federal To Be Held Dec.13-16
Ecobuild Federal & AEC-ST Federal will be held December 13-16, 2005, at the Washington DC Convention Center.
Ralph Peterson To Receive ASCE 2005 Award
Ralph Peterson, CEO of CH2M Hill Companies, will be awarded the 2005 John I. Parcel–Leif J. Sverdrup Civil Engineering Management Award by ASCE.
Nancy Manley To Receive ASCE 2005 Award
Nancy J. Manley will be awarded the 2005 Government Civil Engineer of the Year Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
ArchVision Releases New 3D+ Indoor Plants Volume 1
The volume contains a broad variety of popular plants ranging from calla lilies to spider plants.
Leica Geosystems Acquires Terramatics
Leica Geosystems has announced the acquisition of Terramatics Inc., Canada (Terramatics), a company active in the inertial positioning industry.
TSA Launches HOOPS Branded Viewer Program
The HOOPS Branded Viewer Program enables companies to quickly deliver a sophisticated 3D Viewer with no application development.
TAP Announces BIM Awards Winners
The Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Knowledge Community has selected six projects as winners of the Building Information Model Awards.
Pop-up Calculator and the Use of Complex Expressions Pop-up Calculator and the Use of Complex Expressions
By Robert Mecham Bob Mecham takes the pop-up calculator discussed in last week's digest one step further to show some of the uses of “=” function.
ASCE Remarks on NIST WTC Report Recommendations
The World Trade Center towers would likely not have collapsed, if the spray-on fireproofing had not been dislodged by the impact of the aircraft.
ASCE Report Details Guidelines to Reduce Corruption
The report advocates that the world's engineering societies adopt a common set of principles and guidelines for professional conduct.
Axiom Debuts Microsoft Office Importer Version 3.8
Microsoft Office Importer can match the settings from a Microsoft Office Importer-pasted spreadsheet and apply the symbology data to new pastes.
Trimble Debuts New Features for RealWorks Software
Trimble RealWorks Survey software version 5.0 provides the user with an enhanced set of tools for processing 3D point clouds and 2D images.
Jordan, Jones & Goulding Wins 2005 BE Award
Jordan, Jones & Goulding has won a 2005 BE Award for its F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center project in Georgia.
3DCADTips.com Adds 1,500 Resources to Site
More than 850 free online tutorials, 200 tips and 450 books were added to 3DCADTips.com's nearly 7,000 CAD resources.
Q1-070705: MDL Command (2 answers)
In MS "J" we use a 3rd party MDL command, PLTPNT, for plotting survey data/points to a 2d/3d file.
GiveMePower Launches PowerCAD Classic 6
PowerCAD Classic 6, a new professional-grade, AutoCAD-compatible 2D design and 3D viewing system, is available for a suggested price of $299.
MicroStation V8 XM Edition Now in Beta Release
Bentley Systems has announced that the XM Edition of MicroStation V8 is now available as a beta release to all Bentley SELECT subscribers.
AccuDraw with Pop-up Calculator AccuDraw with Pop-up Calculator
By Robert Mecham You can keep your handheld calculator turned off when you need to perform math functions in MicroStation.
Scan2CAD Supports Colortrac SmartLF Wide Format
The Colortrac SmartLF is the first large format scanner to be supported by Scan2CAD, a raster-to-vector converter.
Utah DOT Receives 2005 BE Award
The Utah Department of Transportation has won a 2005 BE Award for its Electronic Plan Room project.
Sharp Introduces New Desktop LCD Monitors
Sharp Systems of America has announced the release of three of its newest 17- and 19-inch LCD desktop displays.
BE Conference Boasts Record-Setting Attendance of 2,000
The BE Conference 2005, which ran May 8-12, drew more than 2,000 attendees from 644 organizations and 43 countries.
KeySpan Communications Wins 2005 BE Award
KeySpan Communications recently won a 2005 BE Award in the “Geospatial: Communications” category.
NavisWorks Releases NavisWorks JetStream V4.1
NavisWorks Ltd., developer of interactive viewing technology, has released the latest NavisWorks JetStream version 4.1.
MD Engineering Becomes VAR for VRcontext
The agreement enables MD Engineering to represent VRcontext’s flagship products Walkinside and ProcessLife.
Land Development West Conference Set for November
The inaugural Land Development West Conference & Expo, will be held November 2-4, 2005, at the Caleo Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.
BE Award Winners Arup, Morphosis Get AIA BIM Awards
BE Award winners Arup and Morphosis were also two of the three firms honored at the AIA Technology in Architectural Practice BIM Awards presentation.
Bentley Opens Civil Headquarters in Sunrise, Florida
Bentley Systems, Inc. celebrated last week the grand opening of its new Bentley Civil headquarters in Sunrise, Fla.
A Higher-Level View of Enterprise Data Assets A Higher-Level View of Enterprise Data Assets
By Michael Lynch, CEO, Right Hemisphere Right Hemisphere CEO Michael Lynch explains how an enterprise 3D data strategy can address your engineering visualization and data-sharing challenges.
Product Visualization Across the Extended Enterprise Product Visualization Across the Extended Enterprise
Excerpted with permission from a white paper by John MacKrell and Ed Miller of CIMdata, Inc. How can 3D viewing technologies benefit your operation? What are the requirements for an effective viewing and collaboration solution?
The 2005 3D Viewers Roundup: An Introduction The 2005 3D Viewers Roundup: An Introduction
Compiled by the Editorial Team at ConnectPress, Ltd. Looking to maximize the value of your product design information? 3D Viewing technologies can help. Here's an update on the latest innovations.
Ecobuild America & AEC-ST Exhibits Debut in Orlando, FL Ecobuild America & AEC-ST Exhibits Debut in Orlando, FL
By Peggy Herrington, ConnectPress, Ltd., Managing Editor Florida is green, but America will be greener if exhibitors at the inaugural Ecobuild America & AEC-ST shows in Orlando have anything to say about it.
13 BE Award Winners Use Axiom Products
Thirteen of the winners honored with the BE Award of Excellence last month use Axiom products.
Archway Systems, Inc. Becomes Gold VAR Sponsor
Archway Systems, Inc. and ConnectPress are proud to announce Archway's appointment as a Gold Level VAR (Value Added Reseller).
Corporate Montage Releases CADscript V11
Corporate Montage Pty Ltd. has announced the release of CADscript Version 11, extending the product’s presentation and publishing tools.
IDEAL Signs Agreement to Distribute Seiko LP-1010 Printer
IDEAL has begun distribution of the Seiko LP-1010 large format printer.
Students to Compete in National Concrete Canoe Contest
Civil engineering students will compete June 25-27 in the 18th annual ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition in Clemson, S.C.
DAT/EM Systems Releases SUMMIT EVOLUTION V 3.5
DAT/EM Systems’ SUMMIT EVOLUTION, Version 3.5 provides upgrades and enhancements.
Want to Achieve BIM? Organize Your Information! Want to Achieve BIM? Organize Your Information!
By Nigel Davies, MIED, RCADMan Nigel Davies offers five practical, easy ways to organize your projects. Try them, and you'll be using BIM before you know it.
Paradigm Imaging Group Debuts the Express Imaging Station
The EIS system is available in three basic configurations--the EIS Ultima, EIS Flex and EIS Solo--each with a choice of scanner models.
Wildcat Realizm 800 Chosen by Fujitsu Siemens
3Dlabs' Wildcat Realizm 800 professional graphics accelerator has been selected by Fujitsu Siemens Computers for its CELSIUS R630 workstations.
3Dlabs' Wildcat Realizm 800 Certified for HP Workstations
3Dlabs' Wildcat Realizm 800 professional graphics accelerator has been selected for the HP Tested & Certified graphics program.
Planar Debuts New PX LCD Monitors
Planar Systems has unveiled the latest in its PX line--new 17-, 19-, 21- and 23-inch high-end flat panel LCD monitors.
ArchVision Releases Four New RPC Furniture Libraries
ArchVision has announced the immediate availability of four new RPC (Rich Photorealistic Content) furniture libraries.
Axiom Debuts GEOPAK Series of E-learning Courses
Axiom has released the first-ever GEOPAK series of e-learning courses for LearningCenter and the Personal Trainer line of CD-ROMs.
Q1-061405: Scalable Arrows (6 answers)
By Is there anyway to make the arrows placed with the "place note" command scalable?
Assigning View Control to Your Function Keys Assigning View Control to Your Function Keys
By Alex Argüelles, Survey Tech, Florida Department of Transportation Learn how to increase your productivity by assigning View Control commands to Function Keys.
Get out of Clicking and clicking and clicking and... Get out of Clicking and clicking and clicking and...
By Robert Mecham Oh No! Not Again! Escape from Clicking to Eternity!
BSA Reports Latest Software Licensing Issue Resolved
3e Technologies in Rockville, Md., paid BSA $100,000 to settle claims that it had unlicensed copies of software programs on its computers.
Radeon Xpress 200 Supports AMD Dual-Core Processors
ATI Radeon Xpress 200 offers full support for AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors.
IGC Debuts ModelPress Desktop as Open Beta Release
Informative Graphics Corporation has announced Modelpress Desktop is in open beta release.
High-Tech CEOs Encourage Passage of CAFTA
Leading high-tech CEOs called yesterday for the expansion of barrier-free trade and the immediate passage of CAFTA, and released a new trade study.
BOXX Ships 7400 Series Workstations
BOXX Technologies is now shipping its 7400 Series of high-performance workstations featuring Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors.
Rasterex Debuts R7.1 of RxView and RxHighlight
Rasterex Software has announced the release of version R7.1 of RxView and RxHighlight for viewing, printing, mark-up and other advanced functions.
Matrox Graphics Releases Low-Profile Millennium P650
Matrox Graphics' Millennium P650 LP PCIe 64 graphics card is the first low-profile Millennium P-Series product for PCI Express.
Bentley Announces BE Careers Network
Bentley Systems has announced BE Careers Network, an upgrade to its former Bentley Education Network (BEN).
About the Beauty, Economy, and Innovation of Structural Art About the Beauty, Economy, and Innovation of Structural Art
Excerpted by permission from NEH Humanities, March/April 2005 Scholar David Billington talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the History and Art of Engineering.
Daratech Partners with China's E-Works
Daratech and China's e-Works Manufacturing Information Technology are partnering to expand their market research on global PLM market trends.
RCG Productions and ConnectPress Launch New Community Sites
The alliance positions ConnectPress as a long-term Star Partner of the AEC-ST and Ecobuild America conferences and exhibitions.
Mydea Launches Spectrum Z510 HD Color 3D Printer
Mydea Technologies has launched the Spectrum Z510 3D Printing System, a high-definition color 3D printer released to the rapid prototyping market.
Dazzle Clients with 3D Renderings Rather Than Sketches Dazzle Clients with 3D Renderings Rather Than Sketches
By Mark Nusca Leading edge 3D technology is becoming the crucial element in architectural design and urban transformation. Demanding clients, elected officials and developers don’t want to take a ‘wait and see’ approach on how a project is going to evolve, yet they are amazed when we visually walk them through their new building before it is built.
Ecobuild America & AEC-ST Conference June 20-23, 2005
Ecobuild America explores the breadth of green building techniques with particular emphasis on the lifecycle of our built environment.
McLaren Software Expands into Australian Market
McLaren Software has announced its expansion into the Australian market with The BPA Group.
Bentley Acquires Optram
Bentley Systems has acquired Optram, Inc., a Massachusetts-based leading supplier of software for railway track maintenance.
Bentley Showcases BE Award Projects at SPAR 2005
Each of the BE Award-winning projects benefited from the integration of design software and laser scanning technology.
Axiom Releases RefManager 5.0a for MicroStation v7
This version of RefManager for V7 incorporates enhancements made during Axiom's implementation of RefManager for V8 plus V7-specific enhancements.
BSA Releases Study on Software Piracy Trends
Thirty-five percent of the software installed on PCs worldwide was pirated in 2004; losses due to piracy rose from $29 billion to $33 billion.
British Racing Team uses FireGL to Design Championship Cars British Racing Team uses FireGL to Design Championship Cars
By Mark Nusca Don't have time to do a mock-up of your project? The race against the clock begins at the workstation, where engineers face a critical need for 3D imaging that’s fast and reliable--even when designing and testing race cars.
ProSoft Announces Three New Titles
ProSoft has announced the availability of three new titles to the MicroStation Training Guides series.
Bentley Partners with Ram International
Bentley Systems has formed a partnership with RAM International to distribute RAM’s solutions for structural engineers and designers.
McLaren Releases Enterprise Engineer 2.5.1 SP1
McLaren Software has announced the availability of its Enterprise Engineer 2.5.1 Service Pack 1 upgrade for the EMC Documentum platform.
Bentley Introduces Bentley Institute Star Program
Bentley Systems has introduced the Bentley Institute Star Program, which recognizes and tracks the learning achievements of Bentley users.
BOXX Announces Dual Core Processor 64-bit Workstations
BOXX 7400 workstations support Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64, giving BOXX customers the ability to run 32- and 64-bit applications simultaneously.
Dell Workstations and Servers Integrate Windows X64
Dell will factory-install Windows XP Professional x64 and Windows Server 2003 x64 across Dell Precision workstation and PowerEdge server lines.
Wohlers Report 2005 Looks at Industry Growth
The Wohlers Report 2005 is a 256-page worldwide progress report on the rapid prototyping, tooling and manufacturing state of the industry.
How to Create Your Own Personal Workspace How to Create Your Own Personal Workspace
By Mike Arroyo, Axiom Product Manager Do you share a workstation with other MicroStation users? Here's how to make your own personal space to keep your workspace settings intact.
Q1-051605: Where is the rest of the Bentley education text ?
By Unfortunately, only half of the Creating and Manipulating 3D Models with MicroStation V8 book is on the disc.
Day Four of BE 2005: A Time for Sharing Day Four of BE 2005: A Time for Sharing
By Lynda Rutledge Day four saw attendees sharing their successes, frustrations, and ideas for improvements in Best Practice sessions and Community Exchange Meetings.
Axiom Has Joined as a Gold Community Sponsor
Axiom is the largest corporation in the world dedicated to providing general-purpose, third-party software utilities to MicroStation users.
Images of BE Conference 2005, Part 2 Images of BE Conference 2005, Part 2
By Lynda Rutledge More opportunity for you to pretend you're at the MicroStation user conference! Put some faces to names.
Ricoh Announces Enhancements to DocumentMall
Ricoh has introduced enhancements to DocumentMall, a Web-based solution that enables corporations to store, manage and share files through the Internet.
Bentley Announces BE Awards Winners
Thirty-three projects in the professional portion received BE Awards at this week's BE Conference in Baltimore.
Bentley Expands 3E Government Seminar Series
Bentley's 3E-Government seminar series is expanding to locations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Australia.
Royal Haskoning Joins Bentley's ETS Program
Royal Haskoning, a leading civil engineering consultancy firm based in the Netherlands, has joined Bentley’s ETS program.
Mathsoft Debuts Integration of Mathcad and MicroStation
The integration will enable engineers to harness results of complex calculations computed in Mathcad to drive 3D designs parametrically in MicroStation.
Q1-051105: Asking Inga? (2 answer)
By When the link directs me to Ask Inga website, the file linktext is no longer there.
BE Conference 2005: Monday’s Keynotes, Part 2 BE Conference 2005: Monday’s Keynotes, Part 2
By Lynda Rutledge Buddy Cleveland, Senior VP of Bentley Software, illustrated the “Work as One” philosophy behind software development at Bentley and the company’s approach to solutions development.
BE Conference 2005, Day Three: Getting Down to the Learning BE Conference 2005, Day Three: Getting Down to the Learning
By Lynda Rutledge Along with Vertical Keynotes, day three of BE included options for test-driving XM, Bentley's new edition of MicroStation V8.
ArchVision Releases New 3D Seated People Library
Seated People Volume 2 includes 30 people clothed in traditional casual attire ranging from jeans and khakis to dress slacks.
Bentley Announces Bentley Building Electrical Systems
Developed in partnership with elcoSystems UK, the new software will address the building industry's electrical system design and management needs.
Bentley Acquires Moss Italia
Bentley has acquired Moss Italia Srl, a leading civil engineering solution provider and Bentley channel partner with offices in Milan and Rome.
MTGS Selects Bentley's ARPS
Manitoba Transportation and Government Services has selected Bentley's ARPS to enhance the delivery of the Permit Services program.
PATH Joins Bentley's ELS Program
Honduras land administration program PATH has joined Bentley’s Enterprise License Subscription (ELS) program.
Images of BE Conference 2005:  Pretend You're There! Images of BE Conference 2005: Pretend You're There!
By Lynda Rutledge Lynda Rutledge captured the feel of the BE Conference so you can pretend you're hanging out in Baltimore.
BE Conference 2005 Gets Underway BE Conference 2005 Gets Underway
By Lynda Rutledge BE begins with sessions, seminars, and a Welcome Reception on Sunday. Monday's keynotes set the stage for three more jam-packed days of learning.
Safe Releases FME Data Server for GeoMedia WebMap
FME Data Server for GeoMedia WebMap takes advantage of Intergraph's GeoGraphic Data Objects (GDO) interoperability technology.
Vidar Debuts Nova MP 36 Monochrome Scanner
Vidar Systems Corp. recently announced the newest introduction to its comprehensive line of scanners--the Nova MP 36 Monochrome Scanner.
Tech Soft America and Simmetrix Announce Partnership
TSA and Simmetrix have announced a partnership whereby TSA’s HOOPS/3dAF will be integrated with Simmetrix technologies.
Grontmij - De Weger Receives 2005 BE Award Nomination
Dutch building consortium Grontmij - De Weger has been nominated for a 2005 BE Award for its Betuweroute rail track in Holland.
Swiss Itten+Brechbühl Nominated for 2005 BE Award
Swiss Itten+Brechbühl AG has been nominated for a 2005 BE Award for its work on the Airside Center and railway terminal in Zurich Airport.
Brazilian ENGEVIX Engenharia Nominated for BE Award
ENGEVIX Engenharia has been nominated for a 2005 BE Award for its Barra Grande hydropower plant project in Brazil.
The AEC-ST Co-located Event Assembles Industry in Orlando
The AEC-Science & Technology Conference June 20 - 23 will offer hundreds of educational, networking and profit-making opportunities.
Direct Dimensions Breaks New Digital Imaging Ground Direct Dimensions Breaks New Digital Imaging Ground
By Lynda Rutledge Using an array of scanning and digitizing systems, this 3D imaging service provider is taking digital imaging in fascinating new directions - including modeling historic treasures in case of terrorist attacks or natural disasters.
CAD Vendors Certify 3Dlabs Wildcat Realizm 800
3Dlabs’ Wildcat Realizm 800 graphics accelerator has been certified by leading Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) including Bentley.
Bentley Offers Seminar for AutoCAD Users
The seminar,“You Deserve Better – Life Beyond AutoCAD,” will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center, May 10, 2005, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bentley Expands “You Deserve Better” Program
Bentley is expanding to the civil engineering industry its “You Deserve Better” upgrade program and Web site for AutoCAD users.
Bentley Debuts Survey, Program for PDS Users
Bentley Systems, Inc. has announced a survey and information program to help users of Intergraph’s Plant Design System (PDS).
ATI Radeon Xpress 200 to Power HP Dx5150
Radeon Xpress 200 will be the chipset platform technology for the HP dx5150, HP's latest AMD Athlon 64 processor-based commercial desktop PC.
Matrox Releases Windows 64-Bit Display Drivers
The Matrox 64-bit SE drivers support both AMD64 processors and 64-bit Intel Xeon processors.
3DLabs Debuts OpenGL 2.0 Support for Wildcat Realizm
3Dlabs has released a driver that supports OpenGL 2.0 for Wildcat Realizm professional graphics accelerators.
Survey Looks at Online Job Postings
IT jobs represent nearly 20 percent of the online job posting market; engineering/architecture positions constitute 17 percent.
Bentley Announces Geospatial Seminar
Bentley Systems will host a day-long Geospatial Research and Technology Seminar at the Baltimore Convention Center on May 8, 2005.
Sheppard Robson Nominated for 2005 BE Award
Sheppard Robson has been nominated for a 2005 BE Award for its Ford Centre of Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence project in Dagenham, U.K.
South Australian Water Nominated for 2005 BE Award
The South Australian Water Corp. has been nominated for a 2005 BE Award for its Copper Coast Water Supply Master Plan.
BOXX Debuts Dual-Core AMD64 Support in 7000 Series
BOXX Technologies now supports dual-core AMD64 technology in its 7000 Series of high-performance workstations and render nodes.
Dell Debuts Precision 380 Workstation
Dell's Precision 380 workstation will be among the first to include the enhanced performance enabled by Intel's new dual-core processor technology.
Tech Soft America Debuts Latest HOOPS Products
TSA has released the latest HOOPS 3D Application Framework, HOOPS Stream Toolkit and HOOPS Net Server component technologies.
BE Conference 2005:  A Time for Learning … and Unlearning BE Conference 2005: A Time for Learning … and Unlearning
By Lynda Rutledge Here are some highlights of this year’s SuperBowl of user shows, which will include the debut of the new edition of MicroStation, code-named Mozart.
MicroStation User Group Announces MicroStation Wish List
A UK-based MicroStation Special Interest Group is taking suggestions for an International MicroStation Wish List to be presented at BE 2005.
BIM – The Choice of Software BIM – The Choice of Software
By Nigel Davies, Principal, Evolve CAD/AEC consultant and MicroStation expert Nigel Davies continues his series on Building Information Modeling with a discussion of factors to consider when selecting BIM software.
Right Hemisphere Releases SDRC I-DEAS Module
Right Hemisphere has released its SDRC I-DEAS Module, which converts I-DEAS 3D CAD files for use in downstream publishing applications.
ART VPS Debuts HDRI CD Library for 3D Rendering
The CD contains 18 high-resolution, full spherical location shots with 26 exposures.
Mill Creek Releases Detail Manager PLUS
Mill Creek Systems' Detail Manager PLUS for MicroStation V8 provides an easy, convenient and controlled way to reuse standard CAD details.
ProSoft Debuts New MicroStation V8 Power User Manual
ProSoft's new edition of its MicroStation V8 Power User manual has been updated with six new chapters.
David Evans Associates Joins Bentley ELS Program
David Evans and Associates has joined Bentley’s Enterprise License Subscription (ELS) program.
Roland Adds 3M Premium Inkjet Media to Offering
Roland DGA Corp. has announced that it has added a new line of 3M premium inkjet media to its media offering.
Synergis Announces First Annual Technology Expo
Synergis has announced its first annual Technology Expo being held June 9, 2005, at the Fort Washington Expo Center in Fort Washington, Penn.
AutoCAD Training Facility Opens in Anaheim, California
Computers Etc Software Training Center and Cybertech Training Centers have opened a new training facility in Southern California.
Nigel Davies to Present Three Sessions at BE Conference 2005
Standards management, new technology adoption, and the MicroStation Wish List are topics of Nigel Davies' presentations at the BE Conference 2005.
ConnectPress Announces COFES Contest Winner ConnectPress Announces COFES Contest Winner
ConnectPress is proud to announce that Nigel Davies won our COFES essay contest. However, Runner-up Kim Spinsby will attend the conference.
COFES Contest Winner - 2010: A Construction Odyssey COFES Contest Winner - 2010: A Construction Odyssey
By Nigel Davies, MIED, RCADMan Our COFES Contest Winner discusses innovation and technology in the context of construction, but his insights on collaboration and successful change management apply to any field.
3D Systems Announces InVision LD 3D Printer
3D Systems unveiled at its recent User's Group Conference in Tucson, Ariz., its plan to launch the InVision LD 3-D Printer.
ArchVision Releases 3D Seated People Volume 2
ArchVision's Seated People Volume 2 includes 30 people clothed in traditional casual attire ranging from jeans and khakis to dress slacks.
Report Looks at Mid-Sized Companies Interest in Linux
Twenty-seven percent of mid-sized companies have Linux installed and almost half of the respondents have no interest in Linux, the report says.
BOXX Announces Ultimate “Swag Bag” Promotion
Everyone who orders a BOXX workstation online April 12-22 will receive a personalized Swag Bag from BOXX partners filled with "tools and technology."
ALGOR v17 Features New AISC Code Checking
ALGOR V17 features all-new American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) code checking and tree support for surface and body loads.
COFES2005 Anticipates Record Attendance/Sponsorship
Cyon Research Corp. has announced that COFES2005 registration will open to record attendance and sponsorships.
Q1-041305: Icon in Toolbox (1 answer)
By How do I bring in an image for an icon in a toolbox?
Axiom is Sponsor at Charity Golf Tournament
Axiom will be a Gold Sponsor at the upcoming PBS&J charity golf tournament in Tampa, Fla., to benefit the Children's Cancer Center.
Q1-041205: Precision Level 95 (1 answer)
By How do I set the precision level in MicroStation-95?
AutoCAD ESC Key for MicroStation AutoCAD ESC Key for MicroStation
By Robert Mecham AutoCAD converts, are you still reaching for the ESC key to clear the active command? Here's how to assign that ESC key function in MicroStation!
Winners Announced for Battle of the Maps 2004
Corporate Montage's Battle of the Maps 2004 drew high-caliber entries from world-wide users of CADscript for MicroStation.
SYCODE Launches Dr. Drawing CAD Services
SYCODE's new Dr. Drawing CAD services include file format conversion, drawing repair, custom programming and consulting.
Giprotyumenneftegaz Nominated for Two 2005 BE Awards
Giprotyumenneftegaz, a Russian design and scientific research institute, has been nominated for two 2005 BE Awards.
3M and Roland Form Strategic Alliance
The partnership will more closely align printer technology and the print media to provide customers with higher performance printing solutions.
SAIC Uses VRcontext's Walkinside for Information Sharing
Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) is now utilizing VRcontext's Walkinside in its Public Safety Integration Center (PSIC).
Bentley to Debut DigitalPlant at Netherlands PELC 2005
Bentley will debut its DigitalPlant solution at the Plant Engineering Life Cycle Conference (PELC) 2005, April 11, in The Hague, Netherlands.
Informative Graphics Updates Brava Reader
Brava Reader v2.2 views and prints PDF and TIFF files as well as IGC's own content sealed format and features a fast, easy-to-use unified interface.
California Resident Sentenced for Software Piracy
Daniel Gary Woolsey was recently sentenced in a Santa Rosa, Calif., court to nine months in jail for selling pirated copies of Autodesk's AutoCAD.
AEC Standards Committee Releases New Documents
The AEC (UK) CAD Standards Committee, responsible for the AEC (UK) Layer Standard, has announced the release of two new documents.
ResPower Supports ArchVision RPC Plug-in for LightWave
ResPower Inc. now supports ArchVision's RPC plug-in for Newtek's LightWave [8] on the ResPower Super/Farm.
Eagle Point Releases Support for BricsCad
Eagle Point has released support for BricsCad as a replacement for the Eagle Point Graphics Engine.
ArchVision Releases New 3D Casual People Collection
ArchVision's new RPC library, Casual People Volume 8, includes 16 people clothed in casual attire ranging from jeans and khakis to dress slacks.
Weinberger Named Keynote Speaker for COFES 2005
Dr. David Weinberger, author, industry commentator and Harvard Fellow, will be the main keynote speaker for COFES 2005.
Z Corp. Ships Spectrum Z510 3D Printing Systems
Z Corp. recently commenced customer shipments of its new Spectrum Z510 3D Printing System, the first high-definition color 3D printer to hit the market.
Invention is Not Innovation: Sir Harold Evans at COE 2005 Invention is Not Innovation: Sir Harold Evans at COE 2005
By Alexandra Pratt ConnectPress was onsite to catch the well-known author, editor, and historian's speech on innovators and innovation at the 2005 COE Conference and Technifair.
2 More Opportunities to Win a Sponsored Invite to COFES!
Want to attend COFES? Send us an essay! If you're a winner, you can attend the most exclusive engineering conference, full of movers and shakers in the industry.
AccuDraw Focus AccuDraw Focus
By Robert Mecham If you have ever worked with AccuDraw you know keeping the focus in the AccuDraw dialog can be a problem - here's a fix.
Default Tool Preference Default Tool Preference
By Robert Mecham Regular contributor Robert Mecham explains how to put the Power in Power Selector.
BIM – Before It’s Manageable? BIM – Before It’s Manageable?
By Nigel Davies, Principal, Evolve CAD/AEC consultant and MicroStation expert Nigel Davies defines Building Information Modelling and steps for successful implementation.
ASCE's CERF Announces Finalists for Pankow Award
The ASCE's Civil Engineering Research Foundation (CERF) has announced the three finalists for its 2005 Charles Pankow award.
Six Dutch Organizations Join Bentley's ETS Programs
Bentley Systems has announced that four Dutch municipalities and two Dutch civil engineering firms, have joined Bentley’s ETS program.
IMSI Releases TurboCAD Professional, Version 11
The new version includes ACIS 14 Solid Modeling Engine, D-Cubed's Constraint Engine, Region Extrude and LightWorks 7.4 Photorealistic rendering engine.
Dimension 3D Announces Price Reduction for Dimension SST
The Dimension 3D Printing Group, a business unit of Stratasys, Inc., recently announced that its Dimension SST 3D printer will now sell for $29,900.
Wildcat Realizm 800 Selected for IBM IntelliStation
3Dlabs has announced that the Wildcat Realizm 800 graphics accelerator has been selected by IBM for its IntelliStation M Pro and Z Pro product lines.
Implementation of Intellectual Property Rights in R&D Implementation of Intellectual Property Rights in R&D
By Abhinav Rai How can R&D managers assess to what extent a particular CAD package will prevent loss of intellectual property to competitors? In this week's column, Abhinav Rai discusses how to communicate the business value of an effective R&D program to senior management.
Third Party Applications Roundup, Pt. 4: Transoft Solutions Third Party Applications Roundup, Pt. 4: Transoft Solutions
Compiled by ConnectPress editorial staff We wrap up our 3rd Party Applications Roundup with Transoft Solutions Inc., developer of innovative CAD-based software for the transportation community.
Dosch Design Releases Dosch 3D: Job Poses
Dosch 3D: Job Poses contains 216 detailed and completely textured 3D models of typical job poses from 15 different uniformed professions.
DesignPresentation Gets ISO 9001:2000 Certification
DesignPresentation was awarded ISO 9001:2000 certification from KPMG, a quality registrar.
Three PSEG Companies Choose Bentley ProjectWise
Three PSEG companies have adopted ProjectWise products to create a managed environment for more than 225,000 documents and landbase records.
Bentley Announces 3E-Government Seminars
Bentley Systems has announced a series of seminars that will detail 3E-Government, the company’s initiative and related software.
Bentley Launches 'Work As One' Seminars
The half-day “Work as One” seminars include technology presentations, guest speakers, demonstrations and peer-to-peer discussions.
3Dlabs Wildcat Realizm 800 PCI Scores Highest on Viewperf
The Wildcat Realizm 800 graphics accelerator beat competitors on six SPECViewperf 8.0.1 benchmark viewsets (compared to other PCI Express solutions).
Extend a line? Extend a line?
By Robert Mecham It may not be apparent, but using the Extend tool you can also shorten a line by typing in a negative value.
Dell Releases 24-Inch Wide-Screen Monitor
Dell has released for sale in the Americas and Europe its UltraSharp 2405FPW 24-inch wide-screen monitor.
Axiom Releases New Title Block Manager Version
Axiom has released a new version of Title Block Manager, the utility that automatically ensures the consistency of MicroStation title blocks.
The SUMMIT 2005: PLM Spending Increases Despite Confusion The SUMMIT 2005: PLM Spending Increases Despite Confusion
By Lynda Rutledge Daratech, Inc. reports that its SUMMIT showed manufacturers embracing PLM while remaining confused about its definition and skeptical of its promises.
Adobe and HP Team Expand
First will be an offering for customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa that bundles Acrobat 7.0 Professional software with HP Designjet printers.
CAD Society Meets This Week at NDES in Chicago
At this week’s CAD Society meeting, members will vote on new board members and bylaws and final nominations will be made for the Industry Awards.
Third Party Apps Roundup: Cool Tools from Cimmetry & Axiom Third Party Apps Roundup: Cool Tools from Cimmetry & Axiom
Compiled by ConnectPress editorial staff Our 3rd Party Applications Roundup picks up again with visualization and collaboration tools from Cimmetry and a suite of productivity-boosting utilities by Axiom.
Axiom to Hold MicroStation 3D Basics Workshop at Users Conf.
Axiom to Hold Workshop at Nebraska Users Conference Axiom will hold a tips and tricks workshop on basic MicroStation 3D functions at the upcoming Nebraska User Group Spring Conference in Lincoln, Neb.
Q1-030805: Using HP 2500 CP Plotter (1 answer)
By How can I plot using HP 2500 CP plotter?
CAD Data Used for Animated Demo of Test Rig for Airbus CAD Data Used for Animated Demo of Test Rig for Airbus
By Mike Rockwood, Right Hemisphere, with inputs from co-developer Susan Blackman With assistance and software from Right Hemisphere, FTI delivers an animated fly-through of a test rig for the Airbus A380 based on CAD Models.
Axiom Teams Up With Retrieve
Axiom and software developer Retrieve, Inc., recently announced an agreement for Axiom to market and distribute Retrieve's information-sharing software.
ProSoft Releases MicroStation Manual for V8 2004
ProSoft has announced the availability of a new version of its "MicroStation CAD Manager" manual, updated for MicroStation V8 2004 Edition.
Bentley Assists Firms in Fulfilling GSA BIM Requirements
Bentley has announced that it is providing assistance to firms seeking to do business with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).
BSA Reports Piracy Settlements with California Companies
Nine California companies paid BSA a combined total of $826,270.81 to settle claims that they had unlicensed copies of software programs.
NVIDIA nForce To Be Integrated in HP xw9300 Workstation
The HP xw9300 workstation features NVIDIA nForce Professional 2200 and 2050 MCPs and introduces NVIDIA scalable link interface (SLI) technology.
Leading CAD Vendors Certify Wildcat Realizm 100 and 200
Software vendors, including Bentley, Autodesk, PTC, Solid Edge and SolidWorks, have certified the Wildcat Realizm 100 and 200 graphics accelerators.
More Cool 3rd Party Apps: ArchVision's Visualization Tools More Cool 3rd Party Apps: ArchVision's Visualization Tools
Compiled by Lynda Rutledge We continue our Roundup with a look at ArchVision's Rich Photorealistic Content (RPC) image libraries and newly released RPC creation tool.
The Quiet Crisis in Engineering Talent The Quiet Crisis in Engineering Talent
By Rachel Dalton-Taggart Does the U.S.'s diminishing number of engineers and technically skilled workers represent opportunity or an imminent crisis?
IBM Releases New 19-Inch LCD ThinkVision Monitor
IBM has introduced its newest ThinkVision desktop monitor, the 19-inch Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) ThinkVision L190.
Siemens Joins JT Open Program
Siemens AG has become the latest corporate member of JT Open.
Axiom Offers MicroStation V7, V8 Training Courses on CD
Axiom has released the standalone versions of the full V7 and V8 Essentials training libraries, along with the full V8 User Update course.
2 More Opportunities to Win a Sponsored Invite to COFES!
Want to attend COFES? Send us an essay! If you're a winner, you can attend the most exclusive engineering conference, full of movers and shakers in the industry.
Autoweb Joins JT Open Initiative
Autoweb Communications, a global leader in business-to-business data exchange for the automotive industry, has joined the JT Open initiative.
ArchVision Debuts 2D RPC Tree Library
ArchVision has announced the availability of 2D RPC (Rich Photorealistic Content) Hi Res Trees (Tropical) Volume 2.
Q1-021805: Ltd-use home/ commercial licenses (5 answers)
A co-worker told me that there may be limited-use home licenses available for an individual whose employer owns MicroStation for commercial use.
3rd Party Apps Roundup: Master Planner & ProjectNet STE 3rd Party Apps Roundup: Master Planner & ProjectNet STE
Compiled by Lynda Rutledge In this first installment of our MicroStation Third Party Applications Roundup, we spotlight two noteworthy tools that might make your work a little easier.
Colorado Department of Transportation Selects Bentley
Colorado has adopted MicroStation and its applications, replacing AutoCAD and three roadway design tools as its set of software solutions.
Oracle’s Lopez Leads Lineup at BE Meeting Prague 2005
Dr. Xavier Lopez will deliver a keynote address on the latest developments in Oracle 10g and their impact on the future of geospatial technology.
Applied Systems Associates Celebrates 35 Years
Applied System Associates, a Bentley value-added reseller of MicroStation, celebrates the 35th anniversary of its incorporation this month.
NVIDIA Debuts Quadro FX Go1400 Portable Workstations
NVIDIA Corp. has announced the latest version of its industry-leading mobile workstation GPUs.
CIMdata Review Paper Praises Cimmetry's AutoVue
CIMdata, a consulting and research firm, recently released a new product review paper "Product Visualization Across the Extended Enterprise."
Agile Announces Acquisition of Cimmetry Systems
Agile Software Corp. has acquired Cimmetry Systems, Inc., of Montreal, Canada for approximately $41.5 million in cash.
FEA Software Goes to School in Central America FEA Software Goes to School in Central America
Contributed by staff at ALGOR, Inc. Educators in El Salvador employ FEA software to modernize the way they teach engineering students and promote local technological growth.
Right Hemisphere Technology included in Acrobat, Reader 7.0
Right Hemisphere’s Deep View™ technology was included in Acrobat 7.0 software to allow users to view 3D content.
Daratech Seeks Questions for Conference Debate
The debate on PLM issues at daratechSUMMIT2005 will feature Bernard Charles (Dassault Systèmes), Frank Perna (MSC.Software) and Tony Affuso (UGS).
Colfax Introduces CX880 Workstation
The Colfax Workstation CX880 debuts NVIDIA nForce Professional media and communications processors (MCPs) for AMD Opteron processor-based platform.
Bentley Licenses Alias ISOGEN for Piping Isometrics
Bentley has licensed Alias’ ISOGEN software for automated piping isometrics and will include it in Bentley Piping.
Matrox Debuts X16 PCI Express Graphics Card
Matrox has announced the Matrox QID LP PCIe, the industry's first x16 PCI Express graphics card for up to four displays at a time.
Z Corp. Introduces First High-Definition, Color 3D Printer
Z Corporation has introduced the Spectrum Z510 3D Printing System, the first high-definition color 3D printer on the market.
ATI Debuts FireGL V5000
ATI has announced and commenced shipping the FireGL V5000 workstation graphics accelerator.
Dell Announces Two New Mobile Workstations
Dell has added two mobile systems to its workstation line--the high-performance Dell Precision M70 and Precision M20.
Q1-020405: Have you tried a digitizer tablet? (4 Answers)
In Q&A discussions of input devices in the ConnectPress CAD Communities, only a couple of you have mentioned using a pen and tablet...
Bentley Announces 2004 Record Year for AutoPLANT
Bentley Systems has announced that 2004 was a record year for AutoPLANT, including software sales, services sales and recurring revenue.
Korea District Heating Engineering Selects Bentley
Korea District Heating Engineering Company (KDHEC) has selected Bentley PlantSpace and ProjectWise for 3D design and project management.
VRcontext Launches ProcessLife
VRcontext has launched a new application line called ProcessLife, which is built on top of Walkinside.
Matrox Graphics Debuts New Parhelia Graphics Card
Matrox Graphics' new Parhelia DL256 PCI graphics card supports high-resolution, dual-link monitors under Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
Adesso CyberTablets First in Series on Digitizer Tablets Adesso CyberTablets First in Series on Digitizer Tablets
Compiled by Lynda Rutledge Ready to trade in your mouse for a pen and tablet? We begin this series on innovations in digitizer tablet technology with new line of affordable, high-resolution pen tablets by Adesso Inc.
New Research Looks at Key 2005 US Manufacturing Issues New Research Looks at Key 2005 US Manufacturing Issues
Contributed by RuleStream RuleStream says three issues will be 2005 priorities: the shrinking engineering labor force, faster product lifecycles, and “to-order” manufacturing.
Q1-012805: Pro/E to Microstation Conversions (Comment)
How well does Microstation convert Pro/E files? The end result will be an AutoCAD file.
Bentley Adds 3D PDF Generation to MicroStation Bentley Adds 3D PDF Generation to MicroStation
Compiled by Lynda Rutledge With 3D PDF generation added to the next update of MicroStation V8, users will be able to include animated 3D models in Adobe PDFs.
The 2005 PDM Roundup The 2005 PDM Roundup
By ConnectPress Staff What are the key functions of a good data management system? What PDM software is available for MicroStation users?
Tyan Uses NVIDIA Graphics for Workstations
Tyan has partnered with NVIDIA in the development and release of two new workstation and server platforms.
GCS Scandinavia Launches Conisio 6
GCS Scandinavia has launched Version 6 of Conisio software, entirely integrated within Windows Explorer.
Bentley Sponsors Two DaratechPLANT2005 Events
Bentley Systems sponsored two special events at this week’s daratechPLANT2005 in Houston, Texas.
Bentley Acquires AutoCAD-Based Applications from IFS
Bentley Systems has acquired AutoCAD-based applications for process, electrical, piping and instrumentation design from IFS.
Nebraska User Group Conference Is Now Two Days
The Nebraska User Group Spring 2005 Conference now includes a second day this year featuring hands-on workshops.
JT2Go 3D Available as Free Download
UGS has announced the immediate availability of the JT2Go solution.
HP Launches New HP Designjet 4000 Printer
HP has launched the new HP Designjet 4000 Printer series, extending the HP Designjet portfolio of office and technical printers.
Q1-012105: Electrical Schematics (Answered)
Has anyone used software for creating electrical schematics that will allow auto generation of BOM's and cable scheduling?
Stratasys Receives First $1 Million Order
The rapid prototyping system maker's order is its largest from an end-user in company history.
Federal Court Sentences Software Pirate to 18 Months
A Virginia federal court has sentenced Kishan Singh, 33 of Lanham, Md., to 18 months' jail for distributing pirated software over the Internet.
Building Security Symposium Announced for March
The two-day symposium will address basic principles in building security as well as state-of-the-art mitigation needs and techniques.
Infrastructure Topic at ASCE Town Hall Meeting in Orlando
ASCE and the American Public Works Association are presenting a town hall meeting in Orlando, Fla., on January 24, 2005, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Bentley Releases Three Products for Broadband Network
Bentley Systems, Inc. has announced its worldwide release of Bentley Fiber, Bentley Coax and Bentley Inside Plant.
CADCIM Offers Free Teaching Resources for Textbooks
CADCIM has announced the release of free teaching resources that supplement all the CAD/CAM text books authored by Professor Sham Tickoo.
Axiom to Market Retrieve Knowledge Management System
Axiom and Retrieve have announced an agreement for Axiom to market and distribute the Retrieve knowledge management system.
TTF Announces New COO and Additional Appointments
TTF has announced three new appointments--a COO, a president of business development and a director of presales activities.
LinkTek Debuts New LinkFixerPlus Version
LinkTek has announced the release of a new version of its LinkFixerPlus link maintenance and repair program, designed specifically for AutoCAD users.
Bentley Provides MicroStation PowerDraft Free to Educators
Bentley Systems has announced that students and educators can now download MicroStation PowerDraft 2D/3D CAD software at no cost.
Axiom Debuts Two Versions of Microsoft Office Importer
Both versions (3.6 for V7 and 8.3 for V8) boast the new ability to update text and border symbology for imported spreadsheets and word processing data.
DotSoft Debuts GridWorks 1.0 for MicroStation
DotSoft has debuted GridWorks 1.0 for MicroStation and AutoCAD.
Matrox and Xi Graphics Announce Sun Solaris X86 Drivers
Matrox Graphics and Xi Graphics have released Sun Solaris x86 display drivers for Matrox Parhelia, Millennium P-Series and QID graphics cards.
Millard Lumber Fires Up File Sharing with WAN Optimization Millard Lumber Fires Up File Sharing with WAN Optimization
Compiled by Lynda Rutledge with material from Riverbed Technology and Text 100 Public Relations This provider of construction products, materials, and services was having problems sending large files between its remote offices across two states - until it deployed Riverbed's Steelhead WAN optimization solution.
Happy New Year - and Thanks! Happy New Year - and Thanks!
By Lynda Rutledge and Alexandra Pratt The holidays are over, and we're settling back to our normal routines in the first work week of the new year...
VRcontext Debuts Walkinside 3.5
VRcontext has announced the release of Walkinside 3.5, a new version of the MicroStation visualization solution.
Bentley Announces Pre-Registration for 2005 BE Conference
Pre-registration is open for the 2005 BE Conference, to be held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md., May 8-12,2005.
Oce Debuts Oce CS6060 Large-Format Inkjet Printer
Océ's CS6060 low-solvent, high-performance large-format inkjet printer will be available for order in the United States and Canada beginning this month.
Strategic Reach Adds Alias to Client Base
Strategic Reach, a CAM/CAE, AEC and PLM industry PR and marketing agency, has added Alias to its digital design and high-tech client base.
ASCE Committee to Develop Electrical Installation Standard
The standard will cover performance requirements resulting from additional equipment loadings.
ETS Resource Center Offers MicroStation V8 Interactive Class
Bentley’s ETS Resource Center now offers a new self-paced class--MicroStation V8 User Update – Interactive Edition.
Sequencing the Active File Sequencing the Active File
By Lorys Lea Here is a neat little trick I found from one of the great guys at Bentley to work around a bug in ustation...
A Rapid Prototyping Industry Briefing A Rapid Prototyping Industry Briefing
By Terry Wohlers Terry Wohlers shares his views and commentary related to the latest developments in RP and looks ahead to 2005.
Bentley Presents YBE 2004 Design for All Award
Bentley sponsored the Bentley YBE 2004 Design for All Award and presented the award to joint winners Archicentre and John McInerney.
GITA Seeks Users to Fill Out Survey
GITA is seeking input from water utilities, local government, electric, gas and pipeline organizations.
MicroStation GeoGraphics Maintenance Release Available
Bentley's MicroStation GeoGraphics 2004 Edition 08.05.01.09 (English) maintenance release is now available on SELECTservices Online.
CAD/CAM Services Announces New Services
CAD/CAM Services offers a dedicated Web site that provides special pricing and conditions for raster-to-vector conversion to the reprographics industry.
BE Award Nominee Foster and Partners Wins Stirling Prize
Foster and Partners has won the Stirling Prize for 2004 for its design of the Swiss Re Headquarters at 30 St Mary Axe, London.
EngineerSupply.com Launches New Web Site Categories
EngineerSupply.com has announced the launch of new supply and product categories and newly formed supply lines.
What’s Next for 3D in Manufacturing? What’s Next for 3D in Manufacturing?
By Jeff Drust and Rachael Dalton-Taggart Learn how 3D CAD data is making its way from the CAD world through manufacturing and on downstream, via 3D publishing.
Shift a Custom LineStyle Shift a Custom LineStyle
By Robert Mecham If you use custom linestyles that incorporate symbols or text, you may have been frustrated with the placement of the symbol or text...
Infrastructure Security Guidelines Issued to Water Utilities
Three new interim voluntary security guidance documents provide drinking water, wastewater and stormwater utilities with practical assistance.
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Scheduled for February
The fifth annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day is scheduled for February 24, 2005.
COFES Early Registration Savings Ends December 31
Early registration for COFES ends on December 31, 2004, and represents a $200 savings.
Bethlehem, Penn., Uses Haestad Methods’ SCADAConnect
Bethlehem, Penn., is managing its water distribution network with SCADAConnect from Bentley's Haestad Methods product line.
CADwire.net Accepting Tech Innovator Award Nominations
Nominations must be received by February 25, 2005, to be eligible for the COFES2005 award ceremony.
Bentley Announces Geospatial Summit in Prague
BE Meeting Prague 2005, a special geospatial summit, will be held February 28 to March 2, 2005 at Prague’s Diplomat Hotel.
Adobe Acquires OKYZ
Adobe Systems Inc. has acquired OKYZ S.A., makers of 3D collaboration software.
Thinkteam Debuts PLM Integration with Pro/E and AutoCAD
Thinkteam for Pro/ENGINEER and AutoCAD introduces a single access point for all product data, including drawing archives.
QuadriSpace Announces Document3D Service Pack 1
QuadriSpace has announced Document3D Service Pack 1, which extends the software’s ability to support printed documents as well as interactive documents.
Dosch Design Debuts New Dosch Textiles
Dosch Designs' Dosch Textures: US-Architecture includes material textures used in construction and exterior and interior styling of residential homes.
Right-Click Level Display Right-Click Level Display
By Robert Mecham There is a useful pop-up menu in V7 and V8 in the Level dialogs that will allow you to quickly turn off or on all levels...
A CAD Engineer’s Holiday Wish List A CAD Engineer’s Holiday Wish List
Compiled by ConnectPress Staff ‘Tis the Season, and you know what that means: New Stuff!
Report: CAD/CAM/CAE Defense Applications Report: CAD/CAM/CAE Defense Applications
By ConnectPress Staff A look at how CAD/CAM/CAE software is being put to use in defense efforts worldwide - including Iraqi reconstruction projects.
NAFEMS Launches North American Discussion Group
NAFEMS has announced the launch of an e-mail-based discussion group for the North American analysis community.
Bentley Debuts Upgrade Program for AutoCAD Users
Bentley Systems launched earlier this week its "You Deserve Better" upgrade program and Web site for AutoCAD users.
Transoft Debuts AutoTURN 5 for MicroStation
Transoft Solutions has released the latest version of AutoTURN--software for analyzing vehicle turn maneuvers and swept paths.
New World Graphics Releases QuickPick Figures
New World Graphics has debuted the QuickPick Figures program, a CAD Interface application that contains articulated 3D models of human figures and clothes.
Bentley Releases Results of Survey of AutoCAD Users
Bentley Systems has released the initial results of its open, ongoing survey of AutoCAD users facing forced retirement of their software by Autodesk.
Cyco Software Releases Multimedia CD-ROM
The Cyco Software Multimedia CD-ROM provides a comprehensive overview of Cyco's EDM/PLM software products.
Bentley Software Used to Improve Baghdad's Water System Bentley Software Used to Improve Baghdad's Water System
Compiled by Lynda Rutledge with material from Bentley Systems and Parsons. Bentley Systems’ WaterGEMS hydraulic modeling software is helping improve the water quality for millions of Baghdad residents.
Q1-120704: MicroStation product for drawing diagrams (4ans)
Is there any software package in the Microstation series for drawing computer network diagrams?
iQvolution’s Laser Scanning Technology & its Impact on AECL iQvolution’s Laser Scanning Technology & its Impact on AECL
By Alexandra Pratt Laser scanning is revolutionizing the way a nuclear company keeps track of its infrastructure.
NEiNastran Supports 64-Bit Computing
NEiNastran V8.3 has now been ported to the Intel Itanium 2 and the AMD Opteron 64-bit CPUs running the RedHat Linux operating system.
Spicer Becomes JT Open Member
Spicer Corp., a leading provider of universal viewing solutions for ECM, PLM and reprographics applications, is now a member of JT Open.
ArchVision Debuts Free ArchVision Content Manager
The ACM is the first in a line of management tools being developed by ArchVision.
Océ LightJet 430 Wins 2004 DPI Product of the Year
Océ's LightJet 430 photo laser printer won the 2004 DPI Association’s Product of the Year Award in the Output Device, Photo Print category.
Rasterex Debuts RxAutoImage R7
Rasterex Software has released its software for raster editing and raster-to-vector-conversion for AutoCAD 2004/AutoCAD LT 2004.
Bentley’s Offers Civil Engineering Seminar
Bentley’s Civil Engineering Managed Environment seminar covers creating a managed environment for civil engineering and transportation.
BE Award Winner McCormick Taylor Named Great Place to Work
For the fifth consecutive year, the Great Place to Work Institute has named McCormick Taylor one of the best places to work in Pennsylvania.
The Stretch Command The Stretch Command
By Robert Mecham Here is a simple workflow for modifying elements using the stretch command in combination with the scale tool.
From the Editor - Happy Thanksgiving! From the Editor - Happy Thanksgiving!
By Alexandra Pratt Happy Thanksgiving from the ConnectPress Communities! A look at how far we've come in the past six months.
Pennsylvania DEP Uses Haested Methods' CulverMaster
Pennsylvania DEP is using CulvertMaster to evaluate the performance of existing culverts and to assist with the design of complicated culvert systems.
RS&H Joins Bentley Enterprise License Subscription Program
RS&H, an architectural, engineering, planning and environmental services firm based in Jacksonville, Fla., has joined Bentley's ELS program.
Bentley's Winter PowerHours Offer Quick Training
Bentley's winter session PowerHours are free and open to everyone via a combination of WebEx and conference calling.
Bentley Asks AutoCAD Users for Input for Upgrade Program
A two-minute survey at Bentley's Web site is for all AutoCAD users facing Autodesk’s forced retirement of their AutoCAD 2000i and AutoCAD LT 2000i products.
Samsung Releases 1000:1 Contrast Ratio Monitor
Samsung's SyncMaster 711t LCD monitor. The SyncMaster 711t features a 1000:1 contrast ratio--one of the highest of any 17-inch LCDs.
Dataram Offers 8GB Upgrade For HP C8000
Dataram has announced a first-to-market 8GB upgrade for Hewlett-Packard’s c8000 workstation, doubling the maximum memory capacity of the system to 32GB.
Sharp Debuts 23-Inch IT-TV
Sharp's Wide Aspect IT-23M1U is a digital HDTV-compatible LCD monitor that enables users to enjoy high-quality PC and TV images.
Cadconsultancy Releases Results of UK CAD Manager Survey Cadconsultancy Releases Results of UK CAD Manager Survey
By Lynda Rutledge Cadconsultancy has released the results of a recent survey on the role of CAD Managers working in the UK's AEC industries.
How to Send to Back Manually How to Send to Back Manually
By Lorys Lea Get your elements in order with this tip Lorys Lea, our man from down under.
Okino Offers PolyTrans Integrated into Quest3D
Okino Computer Graphics and Act-3D have partnered to integrate Okino's PolyTrans 3D conversion technology directly into Act-3D's Quest3D.
UGS Launches JT2Go
The new offerings include JT2Go viewing technology and JT plug-ins for Microsoft Office to provide rich collaboration using standard desktop applications.
Bentley to Acquire IFS’ CAD Applications
IFS has announced that Bentley Systems will acquire IFS’ CAD applications for process, electrical, piping and instrumentation design.
Bentley and Ricoh Announce Printer Driver Agreement
Bentley's wide-format output device printer drivers now support the Ricoh Aficio 470W and the Ricoh Aficio 240W.
Cyon Issues Paper on Adobe Solution for AEC
Cyon Research's new white paper identifies a workable and comprehensive solution to the digital data workflow problem in the AEC industry using PDF.
Bentley To Offer Seminars for AutoCAD 2000i Users
Bentley Systems has announced that it will preview in upcoming seminars its upgrade program for AutoCAD 2000i and AutoCAD LT 2000i users.
AutoCAD LT 2005 Available as Estore Download Buy
Estore now allows purchasers in the U.S. the ability to download AutoCAD LT 2005 after purchase.
Theorem Reduces Prices on Online Service
Savings of up to 70 percent on the cost of converting CAD geometry, assembly structure and attribute data are now available from Theorem.
Axiom Debuts Full V7/V8 Essentials Training Libraries
With 20 new e-learning courses, LearningCenter allows users to train on basic and advanced MicroStation topics right from their desks.
Q1-111504: Gears, screws, nuts and bolts (Answered)
I would like to know if is there any software for Microstation that work out gears or any screws, nuts and bolts. Thanks.
2004 Education and Training Roundup 2004 Education and Training Roundup
By ConnectPress Staff This week's Two-Part Roundup focuses on training resources for MicroStation users and includes information on Bentley's new ETS Resource Center.
CAD Systems Unlimited Debuts Slick! View v1.0
Slick! View v1.0 supports viewing and printing of AutoCAD drawings and dxf files from Release 12 thru AutoCAD 2005.
ASVIC Releases Mech-Q v3.10.001 for AutoCAD 2005
ASVIC Engineering & Software has released Mech-Q - v3.10.001 (AutoCAD R14-2005, AutoCAD LT2004-5 and IntelliCAD 2001/4).
ProSoft Offers Two MicroStation V8 2004 Workbooks
The Architectural and Multiple Discipline Exercise workbooks each contain 18 discipline-focused, real-workflow exercises
DotSoft Debuts Two MicroStation V8 Ports
A new member of the Bentley Developer Network, DotSoft has produced its first two MicroStation V8 ports.
Mexican Water Utility Selects Bentley's WaterGEMS
SIAPA has selected WaterGEMS, from Bentley's Haestad Methods product line, to manage its water distribution system.
Autodesk Offers Upgrade/Crossgrade for AutoCAD 2000i
Autodesk has announced it will retire all AutoCAD 2000i based products on January 15, 2005.
3dlabs Wildcat Realizm Certified For HP xw600 and xw8000
Wildcat Realizm 100 and 200, have been selected for the HP Tested & Certified Graphics Program.
Bluebeam Pushbutton Plus to Support DWF Format
Autodesk is working with Bluebeam Software to provide additional file sharing options to designers and engineers that use AutoCAD software.
Q1-111004: Plotting raster images
We have had problems plotting raster images when plotting with Interplot. I get a black band between the two referenced images.
When This User Group Talks, Bentley Listens When This User Group Talks, Bentley Listens
By Lynda Rutledge The story of how a group of MicroStation users earned the attention and dedication of Bentley Systems, Inc. is a lesson in the power of a motivated and cohesive user group.
Autodesk Design Solutions Fair '04 in San Diego
The half-day seminar and local networking event will be held at the San Diego Natural History Museum on November 18, 2004.
Axiom Launches New Web Site
The launch is Axiom's first step toward making its Web site the hub of its customer service.
ArchVision Debuts NPR People, Trees, Plants
ArchVision, Inc. has announced the release of NPR (Non Photorealistic Rendering) People Volume 1 (32 pieces) and NPR Trees & Plants Volume 1 (32 pieces).
Japan's Landmark Technology Joins JT Open Initiative
Landmark Technology Corporation joins an expanding list of global manufacturers already participating in JT Open.
SYCODE Releases Terrain for AutoCAD
SYCODE has launched Terrain for AutoCAD, a terrain mesh modeling plug-in for AutoCAD.
1ST Pricing Debuts AutoCAD BIM Pricing Tool
1ST Pricing has released a downloadable plug-in for AutoCAD that will create a detailed BIM including real-time, comparative pricing.
Bentley’s WaterGEMS Software Selected for Baghdad
WaterGEMS from Bentley’s Haestad Methods product line has been selected for use in major potable water system developments in Baghdad, Iraq.
MITCalc Releases Mechanical Calculation Modules
MITCalc has released the new modules for its Mechanical Calculations Package.
Where/How to Find Customers for Your CAD Consultancy Where/How to Find Customers for Your CAD Consultancy
By Bruce Pilgrim Finding customers for your CAD consultancy isn't like shooting fish in a barrel. There are some basic things you can do, but it takes a lot of work.
AEC Design Practice Survey Finds Increased Use of 3D, BIM AEC Design Practice Survey Finds Increased Use of 3D, BIM
By Lynda Rutledge A survey of CAD software and green building design practices in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry reveals interesting results.
Controlling the Origin of a Copy/Paste Controlling the Origin of a Copy/Paste
By Robert Mecham Creating the origin when copying design elements will help you paste the elements in the next drawing.
GlobalSpec Survey Looks at Supplier Web Site Use
Survey respondees rate up-to-date content, technical specifications and searchable product catalogs as the top three online features they seek.
AAWRE Debuts Specialty Certification Program
AAWRE, a subsidiary of ASCE, has announced the introduction of a Specialty Certification program for water resources engineers.
Axiom Offers Workshop at November FLUG Meeting
Axiom will hold a two-hour tips and tricks workshop at the upcoming Florida Local User’s Group (FLUG) meeting in Tampa, Florida, November 3-5, 2004.
BE Award Winner Arup Lands Olympic Center Project
International Consultant Arup has won the design competition to build the Tianjin Olympic Aquatic Center.
ArchVision Debuts Shrubs & Grasses Collection
ArchVision's of 3D RPC (Rich Photorealistic Content) Shrubs and Ornamental Grasses Volume 2 includes 30 highly detailed 3D shrubs and grasses.
Oce Announces Oce TDS300 Digital Copy &Plot System
Oce has announced the availability of the Oce TDS300--a new large format black and white digital copy and plot system.
Software Piracy: Why You Should Care Software Piracy: Why You Should Care
By Lynda Rutledge Here's how you can recognize software piracy and avoid problems associated with illegal software use.
Bringing Elements to the Front Bringing Elements to the Front
By Robert Mecham For plotting or display, you may need to bring an element to the front...
Can Engineers Cook? Just Ask Michael Chu Can Engineers Cook? Just Ask Michael Chu
By Bruce Pilgrim A new and hugely popular website provides an engineer's perspective on food, cooking, and related subjects.
Theorem Solutions Launches New Web Site
Theorem Solutions' new website provides simpler product selection, as well as faster access to its customer help desk via an online support application.
Civil Engineers Address Globalization at Conference
ASCE is holding its 2004 Civil Engineering Conference and Exposition this week (October 20-23) at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md.
Elysium and Nexroot Launch CADportal
Elysium and Nexroot have launched CADportal enterprise job management software for checking, healing and translating 3D CAD data.
Cadconsultancy Debuts LayerBuilder for MicroStation
Cadconsultancy has launched LayerBuilder to provide a solution for creating and maintaining cross-platform, multi-disciplinary CAD Standards.
ACCIngenieria Picks Bentley for Water Applications
ACCIngenieria has picked Bentley’s Haestad WaterGEMS hydraulic modeling software for application in water distribution projects in Colombia.
BSA Releases New Software Piracy Study
In conjunction with the results of the survey, BSA also announced more than $2.2 million in settlements with 25 companies nationwide.
Sun Microsystems and NVIDIA Form Graphics Alliance
Sun Microsystems and NVIDIA Corp. have joined forces to deliver NVIDIA Quadro on Java workstations running Solaris, Windows or Linux.
Tweaking a Text Preference Tweaking a Text Preference
By Robert Mecham Here's a nifty trick for maximizing text readability.
Graphics Accelerator Roundup Graphics Accelerator Roundup
By Alexandra Pratt The second part of our Hardware Roundup is a matrix of graphics cards, with major specifications and pricing.
John Stark Associates Releases New PLM Book
John Stark Associates has announced the publication of "Product Lifecycle Management: Paradigm for 21st century Product Realisation."
Z Corporation Holds 6th Annual User Group Meeting
Z Corp. users of its 3D printing technology recently shared ideas on innovative 3D printing applications with rapid prototyping experts.
VRcontext Debuts Walkinside 3.5 for CAD Virtual Reality
VRcontext's Walkingside 3.5 for CAD virtual reality is scheduled for release October 15.
Bentley Releases Geo Web Publisher 2004 Edition
Bentley Systems has released Bentley Geo Web Publisher 2004 Edition, an Internet server.
Bentley Opens 2004 GEOPAK Conference Registration
The Bentley 2004 GEOPAK User Training Conference will be held December 13-15, 2004 at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
ALGOR Releases V16
ALGOR V16 features all-new Superdraw 3-D sketching and modeling functionality and 2- and 3-D structured meshing tools within FEMPRO.
Geometric's eDrawings Supports Major CAD Platforms
Geometric extends eDrawings software to support all major CAD platforms, with applications for CATIA V5, Unigraphics 17,18 & NX and Inventor.
IRISCO Releases Latest Elmo BoM 2005 Software
While the original Elmo solution allows easy exporting of CAD metadata from Autodesk Inventor, the new version has DWG and DXF support as well.
India’s Future in Engineering Design India’s Future in Engineering Design
By Abhinav Rai Columnist Abhinav Rai gives us perspective on the Indian side of the outsourcing equation and a survey of the overall engineering climate there.
Hardware Roundup Hardware Roundup
By Alexandra Pratt Looking for a new workstation? Well, our Hardware Roundup will give you an idea of what is out there for what price.
AutoVue 18 Client-Server Available for Sun Solaris
Cimmetry Systems has announced that the Client-Server Edition of AutoVue 18 is now available for versions 8 and 9 of Sun Solaris servers.
Bentley Launches Digital Edition of BE Magazine
Bentley Systems has launched its digital edition of "BE Magazine," a quarterly publication dedicated to Bentley users and their work.
ProSoft Debuts MicroStation V8 Civil Exercise Workbook
ProSoft has announced the availability of "MicroStation V8 2004 Fundamentals – Civil Exercise Workbook."
Bentley Announces Updated MicroStation V8 2004
Bentley has announced that MicroStation V8 2004 Edition (v08.05.01.25) Commercial Release is available from Bentley's SELECTservices Online.
NavisWorks Releases NavisWorks3 Version 3.6
NavisWorks3 version 3.6 is compatible with Architectural Desktop 2005 and VIZ 2005 and is Inventor 9 certified.
ColumbiaSoft Releases Document Locator v3.0 with PDF
ColumbiaSoft Corp. has commenced shipping Document Locator 3.0, the next major release of its integrated document management software.
Q1-100104: Version 8 for MSMtools (Answered)
I'm looking to see if anyone knows if there is a Version 8 for MSMtools that was listed on Microstation Digest in August of 1998.
Using Text Symbols Using Text Symbols
By Robert Mecham Have 'em at your fingertips with this handy user preference setting.
The Translation/Migration Roundup The Translation/Migration Roundup
By ConnectPress Staff and Contributors What CAD data translation/migration options are currently available, and which is best for your project? This Roundup should help provide some guidance.
Bentley's Bowman Keynote Speaker at IDDEA Conference
Dean Bowman, director of development for Bentley Civil, Bentley Systems, will be the keynote speaker at next week’s IDDEA Conference in Ames, Iowa.
ASCE Announced Governance Restructuring
In order to keep up with the diversifying population of ASCE, ASCE members have voted to adopt broad changes in its governance structure.
ASCE to Honor Four Civil Engineers at Conference
ASCE will bestow awards on four distinguished civil engineers during the 2004 Civil Engineering Conference and Exposition in Baltimore, October 22.
BE Meetings Scheduled for October and November
Bentley has several BE Meetings scheduled for October and November.
Axiom to Present at IDDEA Conference in Ames, Iowa
Axiom will present at the IDDEA conference, which will take place at the Scheman Center at Iowa State University, October 6-8, 2004.
Bentley is Silver Sponsor of Zweig Letter Conference
Bentley will be a silver sponsor at the fifth annual Zweig Letter conference at The Seaport Hotel in Boston, October 28-29, 2004.
GeoPraxis Reports 3D and BIM Software Use Accelerating
According to a survey of 585 architects and engineers conducted by GeoPraxis, the use of next generation 3D-CAD and BIM software is increasing.
Where is Analysis Going?  Thoughts on the Future Where is Analysis Going? Thoughts on the Future
By Bob Williams, Product Manager, ALGOR Bob Williams gives us his view of the future of FEA.
Unverferth Manufacturing Shortens Design Cycle With ALGOR Unverferth Manufacturing Shortens Design Cycle With ALGOR
By ALGOR Staff Unverferth discovers that FEA speeds product development and robustness of their new Ripper Stripper subsoiler.
The Analysis Roundup The Analysis Roundup
By ConnectPress Staff and Contributors Need to know more about the hot field of Analysis? Learn your FEAs, solvers, and elements - and figure out how to buy the right software!
Delmar Systems Employs FEA to Test Offshore Mooring Units Delmar Systems Employs FEA to Test Offshore Mooring Units
By John Mannisto "Installing these units is equivalent to towing an eight story building into the Gulf ... and burying it two miles down in the sea floor."
Dimension 3D Launches Student Design Contest
Twelve individual and team winners will be selected in February 2005 for "Extreme Redesign: The 3D Printing Challenge," a design and 3D printing contest for high school and secondary students.
Open CAD Announces Free AutoCAD Instruction
OpenCAD's Complete-Support Training Site features more than 900 step-by-step tutorials covering AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, 3DS MAX and Autodesk VIZ.
Logitech Unveils Laser Mouse
Logitech has debuted the world´s first mouse to use laser illumination and tracking, according to the company.
MWH and KYPIPE Release Textbook
MWH Soft and KYPIPE have announced the upcoming release of the textbook "Pressure Wave Analysis of Transient Flow in Pipe Networks."
3Dlabs Wildcat Realizm Scores Highest Marks
3Dlabs Inc. has announced that the new Wildcat Realizm 100 graphics accelerators scored highest on seven of the eight SPECviewperf 8.0.1 benchmarks.
TraceParts Acquires Web2CAD European Assets
By merging both the TraceParts and the PowerParts European contents, the acquisition will produce the most extensive CAD parts library in the world.
Future of RP Conference to be Held at EuroMold 2004
DEMAT GmbH and Wohlers Associates have announced their sixth annual international conference--Future of RP for Conceptual Design and Series Production.
Creating WBlocks in MicroStation as AutoCAD Creating WBlocks in MicroStation as AutoCAD
By Ryan Berger Got a MicroStation element or cell you need to turn into an AutoCAD WBlock? Ryan Berger tells us how.
Profile: Ron Hollis, President and CEO, Quickparts, Inc. Profile: Ron Hollis, President and CEO, Quickparts, Inc.
By Lynda Rutledge Quickparts, Inc. President, CEO, and Co-Founder Ron Hollis discusses the business and management strategies behind his company's phenomenal growth.
Strategic Reach Announces Preliminary Survey Results
Strategic Reach has announced preliminary survey results regarding the Indian and Chinese markets, and is opening the survey to a wider audience.
HP Debuts Designjet 110Plus Printers for Technical Design
The HP Designjet 110plus supports a range of media sizes and is an ideal introduction to large-format printing for A/E/C and other CAD professionals.
Axiom Updates SpecChecker for MicroStation V8
Axiom has released a new V8 version of its popular quality assurance tool, SpecChecker for V8, and has also debuted RuleManager for V8.
ArchVision's RPC 3 Content Supported in MicroStation V8
Bentley Select subscribers can download visualization enhancements from Bentley.com to use the full range of RPC Content.
DotSoft Offers Word2CAD 1.0 for AutoCAD
Word2CAD overcomes the limits and problems associated with OLE placement of Word documents in AutoCAD drawings.
Bentley Opens Registration for BE Conference 2005
Pre-registration is open for BE Conference 2005, to be held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland, May 8-12, 2005.
CoCreate Software Releases OneSpace.net 2005
CoCreate Software's OneSpace.net 2005 is an online project data management and team collaboration solution.
Immersive Design Nominated for Manufacturer of the Year
The Manufacturer of the Year awards, sponsored by "Start Magazine," will be presented this week at the Manufacturing and Economic Recovery Conference.
Introduction: The Rapid Prototyping/3D Printing Roundup Introduction: The Rapid Prototyping/3D Printing Roundup
By ConnectPress Staff In this year’s Rapid Prototyping /3D Printing Roundup, ConnectPress takes a look at the ins and outs of a multi-faceted industry.