Tag Archive: Buzzsaw

Aug 28 2015

Exit Buzzsaw, enter “Alexandria”?

“A complete, connected solution for construction project teams” is being promised by Autodesk’s “Project Alexandria“. The exact nature of this solution is still under wraps, but you can sign up to get notifications once Autodesk starts spreading the word “soon”. We are told: Project Alexandria is being built to connect your construction project teams, with capabilities …

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Dec 05 2014

Autodesk raises its BIM cloud game

It’s Autodesk University time in Las Vegas this week, and Autodesk has taken the opportunity to unveil some new cloud-based collaboration services (read more on the Autodesk In The Fold blog). The collaboration back story Well-known, of course, for its design authoring tools, Autodesk started to complement these with its own SaaS construction collaboration solutions over a …

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Nov 06 2013

Global SaaS and delivering a good user experience

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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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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Feb 26 2013

BricsCAD announces Chapoo integration

Relaunched in November 2012, the Ghent, Belgium cloud-based project information and collaboration platform Chapoo (formerly Vondle) will now be available to users of BricsCAD CAD software through an upcoming product release. Users will be able to open a .dwg file from a project on the Chapoo service, and to download and upload .dwg files from and to Chapoo …

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Feb 19 2013

16 reasons why nobody yet dominates the construction SaaS collaboration sector

Despite widespread adoption of SaaS-based construction collaboration platforms and wider acceptance of SaaS, no company has achieved real dominance across any major regional, national or vertical AEC market. Why? [Warning: this is a longer-than-usual post!] By revenues and (notwithstanding recent restructuring) by manpower, Aconex is the biggest player in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based construction collaboration …

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Mar 16 2012

Open BIM, 4BIM … and potential ‘BIM-wash’

A London conference on building information modelling (BIM) on Wednesday, organised jointly by Constructing Excellence and the Construction Products Association, featured two announcements. Open BIM First, we heard that BuildingSMART International, various Nemetschek companies, Tekla, Solibri, and other major construction software vendors (but, perhaps critically, not Autodesk or Bentley [yet], nor any construction collaboration technology …

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Sep 14 2011

Construction Computing Awards 2011

Awards season is approaching and once again it’s now time to vote online in the Construction Computing Awards 2011 (the Hammers). Most of the usual suspects are up for awards in the categories relating to collaboration, along with one or two new faces. ‘Document and Content Management Product of the Year‘ is being contested by …

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Jun 07 2011

HP ePrint and Share – as you were….

I travelled to Hewlett Packard‘s UK HQ in Bracknell, Berkshire today for an update on its strategy concerning the architecture, engineering and construction sector. My previous interactions with the company included the 2010 launch of its ePrint & Share service supporting large format printers (see post) and I was hoping to hear about some significant …

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May 05 2011

Buzzsaw Mobile launched

You wait for ages and then two come along at once…. Like London buses, two mobile collaboration applications for iPhone have been launched this week. In the same week that SaaS construction collaboration vendor Aconex launched its Aconex Mobile (post), rival provider Autodesk has announced the release of its Autodesk Buzzsaw Mobile app designed for …

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