Tag: Autodesk

Oct 02 2014

NoteVault extends daily reporting reach

NoteVault system integration

NoteVault is a California-based developer of mobile daily reporting technologies for the US construction industry, growing its market partly through a solution integration strategy. One of the first major acquisitions in the SaaS construction collaboration sector was Autodesk’s $46m purchase of Constructware in February 2006 (post). Competitors’ fears that the powerful workflow features of Constructware would …

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Aug 26 2014

4Projects adds Revit plugin

Viewpoint Revit plugin

Watching the SaaS construction collaboration vendors adding building information modelling (BIM) capabilities to their platforms, it’s clear some have been moving more quickly than others. As regular readers may recall, Asite was one of the first to champion what it called collaborative BIM (cBIM) and, recognising the high market penetration of Autodesk’s Revit BIM authoring software, it added …

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Jul 22 2014

Help Brok with some BIM quotes …

I have a BuildingSMART contact, Brok Howard (he’s @Brokhoward on Twitter), at HOK in the USA, who was looking for some designers’ views on how the UK AEC sector is moving from paper to full digital model delivery. He asked me about views expressed by speakers at recent conferences (for example, I attended ThinkBIM in …

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Jun 26 2014

Valuing the UK SaaS construction collaboration market

I was recently asked what proportion of the UK market used a construction collaboration system from a particular vendor, and this led on to a conversation about the overall value of the UK market for SaaS collaboration. It depends… Calculating this is fraught with difficulties: First, some of the smaller vendors do not publish full …

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Jan 21 2014

2014: year of AEC mobile?

As we increasingly access data and application on the move, AEC SaaS vendors will need to embrace the mobile cloud more in 2014. This morning I read a .Rising US news item predicting desktop traffic would be overtaken by mobile and tablet by July 2014, underlining, yet again, the growing importance of mobile and tablet traffic …

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Nov 11 2013

Could Google disrupt the construction IT market?

Vannevar Website

With a hint of Google Genie out of the bottle, could the search giant overtake the established AEC IT giants? Last month, I retweeted and bookmarked an Israeli news article suggesting Google technology could halve construction costs (a story also subsequently picked up by UK magazine Construction Manager – Is Google planning a BIM-busting app for construction?). The …

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Nov 07 2013

Nemetschek bim+ creates potential common data environment

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Nemetschek’s bim+ cloud-based service ticks many of the boxes required for a common data environment Munich, Germany-based software developer Nemetschek has launched bim+, an open, web-based BIM platform for architects, engineers, constructors and owners of real estate: bim+ allows building models to be directly imported into the bim+ cloud where they can be accessed and edited …

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Nov 06 2013

Autodesk launches BIMaaS

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Autodesk enables web browser access to its main design tools on a pay-as-you-go basis OK, Autodesk don’t call it BIMaaS, but its announcement that its main design tools including Autodesk Revit are now accessible via a web browser amounts to the same: “For the first time ever, customers can access full-fledged 3D design … work in a browser …

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Nov 06 2013

Global SaaS and delivering a good user experience

instart logic

Could AEC SaaS collaboration vendors deliver zero-wait web experiences to their end customers on any device and over any type of network? Last week at Bentley Systems‘ Year in Infrastructure conference in London (see previous posts), I listened to a couple of case studies about the use of its collaboration suite ProjectWise – for example, …

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Jul 11 2013

Asite appoints VP sales

Asite logo 2012

Earlier this week, I noted McLaren Software‘s appointment of a Senior Vice-President Sales in America. Today, London-based competitor, Asite, another Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) construction collaboration technology provider, has announced the appointment of a Vice-President Sales – North America. Former Autodesk and Intergraph executive  Alex Severino will be responsible for “accelerating the growth of Asite services in …

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