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Hexagon on Bricsys 24/7: “Watch this space”

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Now part of the HexagonPPM portfolio, Bricsys 24/7 has continued to extend its CDE capabilities, with an enhanced BIM viewer and support for IFC. Could it provide the basis for a revamped HxGN SMART Build offering? Announcements are planned for mid-2019. Following on from yesterday’s lunchtime news that Sweden’s Hexagon had acquired Belgium-based construction software …

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Hexagon acquires Bricsys

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Swedish software giant Hexagon AB has acquired Belgium’s building design and collaboration software business Bricsys. BREAKING (London – 1pm BMT) – In London today, opening the 2018 conference of Ghent, Belgium building design and collaboration software developer Bricsys, CEO Erik De Keyser announced a milestone: Bricsys has been acquired by Sweden’s Hexagon AB (read Hexagon …

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Chapoo builds on Bricsys BIM expertise

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This week’s Bricsys Insights press event showed off some of the capabilities of the Chapoo AEC collaboration platform and underlined the growing importance of BIM. This week, I attended a Bricsys Insights event held at the headquarters of the Ghent, Belgium-based engineering software developer. Much of the event focused on the company’s BricsCAD and BricsCAD BIM applications, plus …

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Is BIM the answer?

As a collaboration commentator and occasional BIM speaker, I was one of several bloggers recently asked to comment on the UK’s BIM push for a Microsoft technology blog. As often happens, 90% of what I wrote ended up ‘on the cutting room floor’ (read the full post – including other people’s contributions – here). Just …

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Coming soon: SherLayer

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I have been followed on Twitter by SherLayer (pronounced ‘share layer’): a cloud-based solution that lets you collaborate and manage information across multiple projects. With no software to download, unlimited cloud storage, pay-as-you-go access and a simple icon driven interface, it means your team simply sign in and get sharing. The business’s video starts with …

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Trimble Connect offers cloud-based collaboration

The Common Data Environment market just got busier: acquisitive Trimble has wasted no time in launching its cloud-based collaboration platform, Trimble Connect. Some seven weeks after acquiring Gehry Tchnologies, including its GTeam platform, and promising to add it to a DBO software solutions platform (post), US construction technology giant Trimble has launched Trimble Connect, based on GTeam, providing a cloud-based …

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Nemetscheck nets Bluebeam for $100m

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Nemetschek, the Munich, Germany-based software group which includes Allplan, Vectorworks, Graphisoft, SCIA and Maxon, has announced that it is acquiring the US business Bluebeam Software, a provider of PDF-based collaboration solutions for architecture, engineering and construction professionals, for $100 million, creating a portfolio offering both BIM authoring and drawing-based workflow solutions. Richard Lee, CEO of Bluebeam …

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Webforum enters UK AEC market

Webforum’s characteristic clean Swedish design interfaces to rich functionality that may interest larger SMEs managing staff across multiple projects. At a COMIT (Construction Opportunities for Mobile IT) community day earlier this summer, I met Colin Payne of Sweden’s Webforum and we subsequently met up so that he could show me the company’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform. While it is not a construction-focused collaboration …

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AEC startup SpecifiedBy closes funding round

SpecifiedBy is another UK startup applying social media approaches to construction industry communications, and has closed its seed funding round. In January 2013 I wrote about an AEC social media startup, SpecifiedBy, ahead of its UK launch. It has just achieved another milestone in its development, closing a seed investment round of £125,000, led by …

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Learning BIM at the Bentley Crossrail Academy

The Bentley Crossrail Academy is developing and promoting BIM best practice in the £15.9 billion London project’s supply chain that will be shared by other UK mega-projects. Recently, Iain MisKimmin (senior industry consultant at Bentley Systems UK, manager of its City of London-based Information Management Academy, and also one of the leading lights of COMIT), …

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