Tag: AEC

Dec 01 2006

Microsoft Vista support for Autodesk DWF format

  Autodesk has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to integrate DWF technology with the Windows Vista operating system (released to business customers today – see BBC news story). Vista users will be able to view and manage DWFs without additional downloads of plug-ins or special viewing software. Viewers are a feature of all construction collaboration technologies, or …

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Nov 27 2006

BIM, BIMs or SBIM?

After last week’s Construction Computing Show (see previous post), I have finally got round to reading the show edition of Construction Computing magazine (November/December 2006), which incorporates CAD User. In the latter, there is an article (not yet on the CAD User website) from Mervyn Richards, which I think gives a good, if ultimately somewhat …

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Nov 24 2006

Construction Computing Show 2006

I have just spent two days at the Construction Computing Show at London’s Barbican Centre. BIW took a stand this year, taking advantage of an arrangement between the organisers and the IT Construction Forum whereby ITCF IT Partners could get space at a special rate. I also presented an ITCF seminar each day entitled The Extranet …

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Nov 24 2006

Autodesk Buzzsaw revenues up 79%

Cadalyst’s report on Autodesk’s latest financial statements includes the following paragraph about its Buzzsaw offering: “Revenues from Buzzsaw, a collaborative project management solution, increased 79% over Q3 2006. [Autodesk president and CEO Carl] Bass attributed that gain to the company’s focus on market segments where Buzzsaw has been successful, such as home builders, as well …

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Nov 20 2006

Cimmetry AutoVue for SharePoint 2003

Not everyone needs the full-blown collaborative capacity of a construction collaboration platform (aka ‘extranet’) to share and collaborate upon design drawings. Particularly when working within organisations, teams can share drawings using a simple Microsoft SharePoint solution, and Cimmetry has just released a version of its AutoVue viewer product for just such an environment. Read the …

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Nov 17 2006

Styles&Wood – an update

Further to my 8 November post on Styles&Wood, a Tesco insider has been in touch to correct and update my information. He writes: Although our initial implementation was the Union Square Workspace, we have bespoked the system significantly since then (using Styles and Wood developers)….so S&W are becoming more than just re-sellers. However, I was …

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Nov 14 2006

BuildOnline and Koral

BuildOnline CEO Mark Suster is running two companies. As well as running the UK-based construction collaboration vendor, Suster is also CEO of California-based Koral. This is an interesting development on two or three levels: first, Koral itself seems an interesting business with a strong Web2.0 content collaboration product; second, I wonder whether this will have an …

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Nov 09 2006

Changes at 4Projects

I notice that sales director Gerard Callaghan no longer features among the senior people at UK collaboration vendor 4Projects, while executive chairman Paul Callaghan has become non-executive chairman. (23 November update: Having met Gerard at this week’s Construction Computing Show, I am pleased to say that he is still 4Projects sales director – the disappearance …

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Nov 08 2006

Styles & Wood flotation

Ordinarily, the Stock Exchange flotation of a UK contracting business wouldn’t interest this blog, but the company in question is Styles&Wood (this week’s Contract Journal has a news story on the flotation and dealing in its shares began yesterday). The reason I note the move is that Styles&Wood has an operating division called StoreData, which: …

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Nov 08 2006

BIW’s growth continues – but what about the others?

The latest news release from UK construction collaboration vendor BIW Technologies says it has just completed its sixth straight year of growth. Turnover in 2006 (year ending 30 September) reached £4.6m – up from just over £4m in 2005. BIW has always been very open about its performance, regularly publishing news releases, but some of its UK competitors are more …

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