Category: Functionality

Openbuilt spreads its “wings of transformation”

OpenBuilt Architecture

OpenBuilt sees major IT players including IBM and Red Hat combining to develop a connectivity and automation platform for the built environment industry. OpenBuilt is positioned as “a connectivity and automation platform that enables businesses to work faster and more accurately with their existing software“. It has been launched by a group of businesses including …

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Bentley collaborates with Nvidia

Jacobs Waterworks Team

Bentley Systems is developing applications using Nvidia’s Omniverse platform for photorealistic, real-time visualisation and simulation of digital twins of massive-scale industrial and civil infrastructure projects. Visualisation and simulation are increasingly important in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector, but the costs and manpower needed to develop really sophisticated and powerful capabilities demand that AEC …

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thinkproject acquires UK-based Formworks

Formworks website

thinkproject completes its second major UK acquisition to grow its mobile construction field data capture capabilities. Munich, Germany-based construction collaboration SaaS technology provider thinkproject recently announced (6 April 2021) its acquisition (for an undisclosed amount) of the London-based software developer, Digital Field Solutions, creator of the mobile application Formworks. The deal comes nearly three years …

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Bentley acquires E7

Bentley Systems E7

Bentley Systems has acquired E7, a Brisbane, Australia-based specialist in construction delivery software for heavy civil projects – formerly known as Envision (post). Bentley says the acquisition (announced on 25 February 2021 – no terms disclosed) will add to its project delivery capabilities to helps civil contractors meet schedule and budget requirements of infrastructure investment …

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Unity acquires AEC AR tech vendor VisualLive

VisualLive use

Some consolidation in the AEC augmented reality sector as Autodesk collaborator Unity acquires US-based VisualLive. Unity, the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D content, has announced (9 March 2021) the acquisition (value and terms not disclosed) of VisualLive, an Arizona, US-based technology company enabling the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry to …

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Microsoft Mesh mixed reality opens Bentley collaboration

Microsoft Mesh launch

Mixed Reality, XR, is supported by Microsoft through its development of its Mesh platform, with wider adoption enabled via open standards, benefiting industry partners such as AEC tech provider Bentley Systems. Two days before a call with Bentley Systems’ Greg Demchak, I watched Microsoft‘s online launch of its new Microsoft Mesh mixed reality platform (on …

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3D Repo develops Unreal Engine-based 3D platform

D rendering and data delivery platform that allows AEC users to share and view massive and complex 3D engineering models online

London-based 3D Repo has been backed by the Unreal Engine developer Epic Games to create a data delivery platform that allows users to share massive 3D engineering models online. Gaming and enterprise technologies are converging to create new ways to deliver and visualise data. UK-based 3D Repo, for example, recently announced that US-based video game …

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Dalux updates free BIM viewer

Dalux BIM Viewer+

The free BIM viewer offered by Danish SaaS construction technology developer Dalux has been upgraded to allow commenting to support collaboration. Dalux, the Copenhagen, Denmark-based mobile and Software-as-a-Service construction technology provider, has upgraded the free desktop building information model (BIM) viewer tool that it first launched in 2016. Dalux CEO Torben Dalgaard (right, who co-founded …

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US-based SmartPM continues to grow

SmartPM

US-based schedule analytics business, SmartPM, continues to grow, “despite the challenges the pandemic has presented in the marketplace”. Some six years ago (January 2015 post), in a brief technology round-up, Extranet Evolution mentioned a US start-up, SmartPM Technologies. Today, the Atlanta, GA-based schedule analytics business says it is continuing to grow, “despite the challenges the …

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3D Repo launches 3D Send

Apartment via 3D Send

UK-based SaaS platform developer 3D Repo has launched a new model-sharing platform, 3D Send, speeding up secure sharing of BIM outputs. London-based built environment Software-as-a-Service platform developer 3D Repo has launched a new simple and secure platform, 3D Send, that enables users to share and view building information models without needing to download them first. …

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