Thursday, November 22, 2012

Autodesk and M-SIX have partnered! Revit and VEO

Something to get excited about

Veo will get online; and Autodesk is buying in: Wonder if Phil had to go to Canossa.

After six years of Research and Development, M-SIX's VEO™ Platform will launch January 31, 2013.

M-SIX recently closed a Series A investment round led by Autodesk®, a global leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. This investment has provided M-SIX with the resources needed to scale up our team and operations prior to launch.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Hilti BIM/CAD Library Objects now available in Revit Format

Maybe not what you need every day but check it out
Hilti now provides a possibility of directly inserting Hilti BIM objects into Revit software. All the objects in the Hilti BIM/CAD library are now available in Revit compatible format and this makes the import of BIM objects in to Revit software efficient and easy.

BIM research will benefit energy and mining industries

A new international research centre aimed at improving the productivity of energy, minerals, infrastructure and construction projects was recently launched at Curtin University.

Woodside Energy supported Curtin in hosting the delegation by organising a field trip to the remote Pluto LNG plant 1,800 km north of Perth for the visiting delegation, Curtin representatives, and the general consul of China in Perth.

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Fight for the BIM Cloudscape is heating up


Autodesk® BIM 360 services

There is not a week we don't her from Autodesk's BIM 360 services


  • Autodesk views its new cloud based service, BIM 360, as heralding the next generation of Building Information Modelling
  • Autodesk Acquires Qontext Social Collaboration Platform
  • Autodesk Agrees to Acquire Horizontal Systems
  • Autodesk acquires Vela systems
  • BIM 360 Glue On The Go

    BIM in the Cloud

    Autodesk Agrees to Acquire Horizontal Systems

    Autodesk views its new cloud based service, BIM 360, as heralding the next generation of Building Information Modelling

    BIM 360 | Civil Collaboration Arrives in the Cloud


    Trimble continues its quest to be a mayor player for BIM in construction.

    It has acquired in recent times  Accubid Systems, PlanCal, QuickPen, SketchUp, Tekla, and Meridian Systems. But two of its more recent acquisitions, WinEst and Vico Software, are concentrated on the 5D aspect of BIM. It goes to show just how far and reaching BIM has moved into the construction operation.


    RIB Group

    And now we see a move from technology providers on an international level? For example, RIB Software,, Stuttgart, Germany, which recently acquired MC2,

    With over 15,000 customers, the RIB Group is one of the leading providers of technical ERP software solutions for the construction industry.

    RIB has become a market leader in Germany. The world’s largest construction companies, the public sector, architectural offices and engineering companies as well as key accounts in the process industries all around the globe use RIB’s software systems to optimise their engineering and construction processes.

    RIB has its own sales and service offices in EMEA, North America and APAC

    RIB acquires a leading Cloud software provider in Australia

    Model-Based Engineering and Construction Processes Efficiently Implemented in Real Estate Projects