Tag Archive: PDF

Apr 23 2016

Combinder targets close-out documentation

Combinder is solely focused on close-out PDF documentation, providing an alternative to SaaS collaboration vendors offering O&M compilation tools as part of a wider system. The compilation of operation and maintenance information for handover to the owner/operator of a built asset used to involve retrospective collation of large volumes of documentation, with much of the …

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Oct 06 2014

Newforma acquires SmartUse

Newforma expands its mobile construction plan review capabilities by acquiring SmartUse’s touch-friendly mobile platform. US-based construction project information management software vendor, Newforma, today announced it has acquired SmartUse, a Montreal developer of a touch-friendly mobile platform for construction project collaboration (the value of the deal remains confidential). In the news release, Newforma CEO Ian Howell says: …

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Oct 05 2014

Nemetscheck nets Bluebeam for $100m

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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Feb 14 2014

BIMx Docs – some overlaps with BIM+

In her latest AEC Bytes product review, Lachmi Khemlani reviews Graphisoft’s recently launched BIMx Docs app for iOS devices, comparing it to the earlier free BIMx app. Graphisoft is a Hungary-based international subsidiary of Nemetschek, and is best known for its ArchiCAD design software. Having yesterday looked at the parent company’s BIM+ offering, which includes …

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Jul 24 2013

TeamBinder builds well-integrated SaaS solution

QA Software’s SaaS platform TeamBinder is attractive to Australian and SE Asian construction customers for its intuitive interface and easy integration with common Microsoft tools. Melbourne, Australia-based QA Software has been promoting collaboration software since the mid-1990s, building on a track record of providing local area network, LAN-based, drawing and correspondence management and materials management …

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Nov 12 2012

Adobe Acrobat XI – from a construction collaboration viewpoint

I have had a love-hate relationship with the portable document format (PDF) over the years. For a long time, while appreciating its growing ubiquity for many office-based purposes, I still found it less then perfect when we were talking about sharing and, more importantly, collaborating upon documents in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector. …

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Mar 02 2012

HP expands ePrint & Share capabilities … a bit

HP has expanded the printing options available to users of its ePrint & Share service. I wrote about its launch 18 months ago, and its June 2011 strategy update, and, in between, I also wrote about Autodesk’s AutoCAD WS tablet/smartphone app. So it was interesting to see that the latest HP announcement includes an extension …

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Dec 02 2011

ActionHero business process management

Over the past few years, online document collaboration has become an increasingly normal part of the functionality supporting delivery of most significant construction projects. And almost as soon as people could share drawings and documents, they began creating simple processes to manage communications about these items: transmittals, change orders, requests for information, etc. Over time, …

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Mar 23 2011

SnagR: mobile but not SaaS

Ignore the marketing hype about SnagR being “the first its kind innovative Web and PDA-based site inspection and defect management system” (both BIW and BuildOnline – now part of Sword CTSpace – had PDA-based defects management systems in 2006), but SnagR is a user-friendly digitised system designed to speed up the process of capturing, reporting …

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Feb 28 2011

Another NEC3 SaaS application: CMToolkit

Online management of NEC contract processes features prominently on the agenda of next month’s document and knowledge management conference in London (which I am chairing – post), with SaaS vendors 4Projects and Sypro both listed as talking about contract administration. The event is timely too, insofar as it comes just weeks after NEC publisher Thomas …

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