Tag: AEC

BuildOnline + Citadon = CTSpace

UK collaboration vendor BuildOnline is to merge with US-based vendor Citadon (see news release). The new business will trade as CTSpace. The move was confirmed late yesterday after several weeks of UK industry rumours (see 14 November BuildOnline and Koral, for example), and a succession of BO management changes over the past year or so, culminating in the …

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Autodesk University – little collaboration buzz

Amid the stream of blog articles discussing Autodesk University 2006, there has been very little about construction collaboration technologies. I had hoped that this major US event, which attracted 7,500 people this year, might have been the platform for Autodesk to make some major announcement, perhaps regarding its Constructware product (following the acquisition earlier this …

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BuildOnline “has merged with a US player”

At PodTech, there is a podcast of former BuildOnline CEO Mark Suster (see previous post) talking about Koral and his “past life” at BO. However, Robert Scoble, the interviewer, corrects himself to say BO “is still your present life as you’re on the board of directors,” to which Suster responds: “that’s true” (interpretation: Suster is …

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EatYourCad Babbage Award goes to … Avanti

On the excellent EatYourCad blog (see December 2005 post) Nigel Davies has had an irreverant look back at  2006 and made some awards for ‘“things that should not be”, things that have drawn a wry smile or things that have been plain crazy’. And ‘The Cart Driving The Donkey Award’ goes to … Avanti. Nigel writes: …

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Bentley ProjectWise StartPoint extends SharePoint functionality

In May and October, I noted developments relating to Bentley’s entry-level collaboration system, ProjectWise StartPoint. The latest release from Bentley (see AECcafe.com), says that StartPoint will now connect to and extend new capabilities in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

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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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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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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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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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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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