Tag: Bentley Systems

Aug 26 2008

AEC’s Software-plus-Services player to deliver BIMaaS?

I have talked before about Microsoft‘s much-discussed Software-plus-Services strategy before (here, for example), and it strikes me that there is an interesting corporate parallel in Microsoft’s approach to the rise of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) in the attitude of Autodesk, albeit on a different scale. Like Microsoft, Autodesk has made its name by selling conventional, locally-hosted CAD …

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Jul 25 2008

History of CAD touches on extranets

David Weisberg has published online a comprehensive history of CAD, which is available free at http://www.cadhistory.net. I had a quick skim through a couple of chapters to see what, if anything, he’d written about construction collaboration technologies – and he hasn’t ignored them. Chapter 6 (Autodesk and AutoCAD, PDF), for example, has a page or …

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Jul 09 2008

Bentley and Autodesk target interoperability

A couple of months ago, a PR slip suggested a joint Bentley/Autodesk announcement was imminent. Well, it was announced late yesterday that the two AEC software giants have agreed to expand interoperability between their solutions portfolios: “Autodesk and Bentley will exchange software libraries, including Autodesk RealDWG, to improve the ability to read and write the …

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Jun 25 2008

BuildingSMART conference, part 2

1450pm BST: The afternoon sessions of the BuildingSMART conference kick off with break-out sessions, and I opted for one on creating a market for sustainable buildings – not well-attended but some interesting discussion – with perspectives from Norway and Iceland. Defining sustainable buildings is difficult due to the many different types of buildings – standards …

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Jun 04 2008

Greener Than Thou

CAD Insider Roopinder Tara attended last week’s Bentley bonanza in Baltimore (see my post) and, in a post Greener than Thou, has been wondering about how green a CAD company can be when, after all, its design software will be used to create edifices consuming large amounts of natural resources. Bentley’s Joe Croser told him …

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Jun 02 2008

Adobe starts community drive too

Last week we saw Bentley Systems establish an online BE community (see post); this week, it’s the turn of Adobe to expand its collaboration activities still further. Webware‘s Elsa Wenzel – see Adobe Acrobat takes big online leap – says “Adobe unveiled an online community Monday with a word processor; file storage and sharing; and …

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