Tag: collaboration

Design review tools

The past week has seen some blogging about design review tools from two of the AEC CAD heavyweights: Bentley and Autodesk. Bentley has announced (29 January) the release of ProjectWise Navigator – “the first visual collaboration client for design review and analysis plus work packaging that fully supports iterative workflows and reuse of all content throughout …

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Asite Workspace arrives

A new logo on the home page of Asite‘s website alerts us to the belated launch (or, given that Asite has previously marketed a similar product, should that read ‘relaunch’?) of Asite Workspace – announced in October 2006 as being available from December. The web-based collaboration product is positioned as an easy-to-use “cost-effective solution for small projects”. The basic …

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Online collaboration via Vyew

I blogged last year about JotSpot’s wiki product (acquired by Google). Another tool in the similar area is Vyew, a web conferencing solution (mentioned by Lars Plougmann). I like the idea of being able to share documents, spreadsheets, PowerPoints, etc online with mark-up, whiteboarding, and text-chat all enabled via a standard browser. And best of all, it’s currently …

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ProjectDox rejects SaaS approach

I wrote briefly about US-based Informative Graphics‘ ProjectDox in July 2006. Today, thanks to Randall Newton’s AECnews.com (Informative Graphics Spins Off ProjectDox), I learn that IGC has created a subsidiary, Avolve Software, to manage ProjectDox opportunities, leaving the parent company to focus on its file visualisation products (eg: its Brava! viewer, etc). Looking at the website, …

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BT Workspace

Almost unnoticed, UK telecoms provider BT has recently launched a web-based service, BT Workspace, aimed at helping people in small to medium-sized enterprises share information and collaborate with each other. It talks about getting rid of email clutter, and managing and controlling projects via extranet functionality, with intranet functionality also available for internal company dicussions …

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The email argument revisited

I keep returning to this topic (see previous post, for example). This time, my post has been prompted by three things: a Union Square press release, a conversation with Sarcophagus’s Jeremy Sainter, and a blog posting by Lars Plougmann linking to the thoughts of a Harvard professor. Taking these in reverse order, Lars writes about …

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CTSpace raises $5.3m

According to its latest press release, CTSpace has raised $5.3m (about £2.7m) funding in a financing round led by previous investors Insight Venture Partners and GRP Partners. The funding will apparently be used by this “leading independent collaboration on-demand company”* to “extend its leadership position” by expanding “key areas of its business including sales, marketing and international operations” …

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Changes at 4Projects

I notice that sales director Gerard Callaghan no longer features among the senior people at UK collaboration vendor 4Projects, while executive chairman Paul Callaghan has become non-executive chairman. (23 November update: Having met Gerard at this week’s Construction Computing Show, I am pleased to say that he is still 4Projects sales director – the disappearance …

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Adobe ignores extranets?

An Adobe survey of 657 US-based AEC professionals undertaken by Harris Interactive (reported by AEC.Cadalyst.com) has found that, despite the advent of electronic means of exchanging project information, paper still remains the most popular form in which to review CAD information. Indeed, paper is even more popular in 2006 than it was when a similar survey was …

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BIM – Asite targets US

Earlier this month, UK-based collaboration vendor Asite announced that it planned to release a collaborative BIM product (see 10 October post). It has just issued a further press release saying it will be announcing (again) the “forthcoming release of Asite Collaborative BIM at the Building SMART Week Conference” in Washington DC next week. BuildingSMART is the recent preferred …

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