Tag: Autodesk

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 It depends… Calculating this is fraught with difficulties: First, some of the smaller vendors do not publish full …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?

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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

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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

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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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Jun 10 2013

Remembering Kalexo. Now Flashback

Launched in 2009, Kalexo looked to change collaboration approaches, and was acquired by Autodesk. Now founder Hannes Marais has a new project… Four or five years ago, I discovered a technology start-up called Kalexo which was looking at ways to advance task management, file-sharing, online meetings and video chat online in construction (see BIM: All …

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Apr 09 2013

BricsCAD, BIM and Chapoo

The story of BricsCAD and online AEC collaboration is long and complex (BricsCAD… Bricsnet … Bricsys … Vondle – 2007 post … Chapoo – 2012 post), and appears is about to enter a new chapter subtitled “BIM”. Ralph Grabowski‘s CAD business upFront.e-zine reviews the history of BricsCAD’s architectural design software and reports: Last week…, the …

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