ProtoTech Releases Egnyte Plug-in for AutoCAD

PUNE, India, May 24, 2018 – ProtoTech Solutions releases a plug-in which integrates AutoCAD with Egnyte to give users a new way of maintaining version control and ownership without compromising experience. Egnyte AutoCAD plug-in allows users to save their AutoCAD files directly into Egnyte account, so user never have to worry about which file to send or share. And all files stored in Egnyte are protected by security and governance policies, so they’ll always be safe.

For the last three decades, AutoCAD has remained one of the most popular CAD software solutions in the market. But as document repositories continued to expand into the cloud, designers now face file sharing and version management challenges more than ever before. Egnyte platform allows organizations to connect, protect, and unlock value from all their content and deliver smart content collaboration and governance in the cloud or on-premises to thousands of businesses around the world.

Benefits of Egnyte AutoCAD Plug-in

  1. Store AutoCAD files on Egnyte server.
  2. Fetch files from Egnyte server and use in AutoCAD.
  3. Update the current downloaded file and save back to Egnyte.
  4. Convert file into pdf and upload on Egnyte server.

About ProtoTech

ProtoTech Solutions is a specialized software development services provider in the domain of CAD, CAM, CAE, PLM, PDM, 3D visualization and data interoperability. They help global leaders to build their software solutions (3D visualization apps on desktop, cloud, mobile, VR/AR; 3D scanning; 3D printing; CAD/BIM customizations/plug-ins/Integrations; PLM/PDM and host of such engineering applications)

For more information about Egnyte AutoCAD plug-in or for free download, please visit http://www.prototechsolutions.com/product/egnyte-plugin-autocad/.

Woolpert’s Rebecca Knolle Wins 2017 SAME Tudor Medal

Knolle is a former US Air Force civil engineer officer who has worked at Woolpert for just over six years. Knolle earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Southern California and her master’s degree in engineering management from the Air Force Institute of Technology. She is a Professional Engineer and Project Management Professional, and gained LEED AP certification in Building Design and Construction.

Knolle was nominated for this honor by her immediate supervisor, Woolpert Senior Vice President and Military Market Director David Ziegman, AICP. Ziegman said Knolle is a force multiplier, who executes complex programs on behalf of the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), Department of Defense Education Activity, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Air Force Reserve Command, European Deterrence Initiative and Defense Logistics Agency, to name a few.

“Rebecca manages a diverse portfolio of stateside and worldwide projects, providing the warfighter with the highest-quality designs and plans—on time and within budget,” Ziegman said. “Set apart by the extraordinary scale and breadth of her projects, Rebecca’s appetite for process improvement and technology adoption is evident in her advocacy of many of the technologies incubated by Woolpert’s research and development group.”

Ziegman cited technologies championed by Knolle at Woolpert that include cloud-based building information modeling (BIM), virtual reality technology, and cybersecurity practices and protocols. Woolpert Research and Development Facilitator Nadja Turek, PE, LEED AP BD+C, said Knolle never balks at introducing ideas and innovations to her culturally cautious clients.

“Rebecca is the kind of fearless leader who will accept the pain of implementing something new when she believes in the eventual benefit,” Turek said. “I recall approaching Rebecca about introducing the idea of resilient design to the command planner for AFSOC. It was not the trendy topic that it is now, but once I explained my rationale, Rebecca saw the benefit of resilient facilities and infrastructure to AFSOC’s tip-of-the-spear operators. Without hesitation, she supported me.”

Turek added that, true to her military roots, Knolle places “taking care of her people” above all else. She said Woolpert designers jockey to work on Knolle’s projects.

AFSOC Deputy Chief, Installations Division, Thomas E. Wahl said Knolle has a practical knowledge of AFSOC’s needs and workflows and this enables her to better facilitate projects to achieve optimum results.

“Rebecca is positively tenacious at holding her team and others accountable for action items and to the highest quality standards,” Wahl said. “She is responsive to our concerns, knows our weapons systems and requirements, and skillfully navigates otherwise costly and time-consuming obstacles to keep projects on track. I can’t say enough about her project management skills!”

Knolle said she is overwhelmed by the award and truly grateful to those who nominated her.

“I’m humbled by this recognition, knowing how many great professionals are out there doing tremendous things,” Knolle said. “I’m also very honored by those who took time from their busy schedules to document my achievements and put together an award-winning nomination package. For that, I am speechless.”

The 2017 SAME Tudor Medal will be among the honors announced at the Society Ball and Awards Gala at the SAME 2018 Joint Engineer Training Conference and Expo (JETC) in Kansas City, Mo., on Friday, May 25.

About Woolpert

Woolpert is the fastest growing architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm in the country, delivering value to clients in all 50 states and around the world by strategically blending engineering excellence with leading-edge technology and geospatial applications. With a dynamic research and development department, Woolpert works with inventive business partners such as Google and Esri; operates a fleet of planes, sensors and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS); and continually pushes industry boundaries by working with advanced water technologies, asset management, building information modeling (BIM) and sustainable design. The firm, which is among the ENR’s Top 100 Design Firms, supports its mission to help its clients progress and become more progressive. For over 100 years and with 25 offices across the US, Woolpert serves federal, state and local governments; private and public companies and universities; energy and transportation departments; and the US Armed Forces.

For more information, visit woolpert.com.

Schneider Electric Releases Tricon CX v11.3

Schneider Electric has released Tricon CX version 11.3, the latest version of its EcoStruxure Triconex safety instrumented system.

Tricon CX version 11.3 is compliant with the IEC 62443 standard and is certified by TÜV Rheinland for use in safety applications up to Safety Integrity Level 3. It is also ISASecure EDSA Level-1 certified, a cybersecurity certification for control systems, safety systems and system components. As a dual-certified process safety instrumented system, Tricon CX version 11.3 is designed to meet stringent requirements for safety, cybersecurity, risk reduction and continuous operation in the oil and gas, refining, petrochemicals, power and other high-hazard industries.

Schneider Electric (PRNewsfoto/Schneider Electric)

Leveraging the safety, availability and security features of EcoStruxure Triconex safety systems, the latest Tricon CX version 11.3 controller enables availability and performance for safety-critical applications, including emergency shutdown, fire and gas, burner management, high integrity pressure protection and critical control.

Integrating the design of Tricon CX, which reduces the original Tricon form factor by 50 percent, Tricon CX version 11.3 is designed for high-hazard and extreme environments where footprint is at a premium. Additionally, the system is scalable so it can meet customer needs as they change and grow. It is capable of handling more than 750,000 physical I/O points.

Tricon CX version 11.3 is also compatible with multiple EcoStruxure Triconex safety systems applications, including:

  • Safety Validator, which automatically tests, validates and documents EcoStruxure Triconex safety system application logic.
  • SIF Manager,  which tracks and validates Safety Instrumented Function performance over the lifecycle of a plant.
  • Safety View, a TÜV-certified software application that enhances insight into high-priority alarms for operators
  • System Auditor, an essential tool for documenting EcoStruxure Triconex safety systems and managing alarms.
  • Tricon, Trident and Tri-GP high-availability, high-integrity edge controllers.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric works for the digital transformation of energy management and automation in homes, buildings, data Centers, infrastructure and industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider works in power management – medium voltage, low voltage and secure power, and in automation systems. They provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.

For more information, visit Schneider Electric website.

Vero Releases Javelin 2018 R2

Vero Software has released 2018 R2 release of Javelin ERP/MRP production control system. This release contains items of new and enhanced functionality with main updates in Javelin’s core business control competencies.

In addition to existing warnings and error messages about non-compliance within operations, the latest release includes a Part Status, which allows the user to create their own warnings. Javelin account manager Andy Mills explains that they can be specific to clients. He said that examples would be where a part is pending, or a review is coming up. The operator can add a pre-warning, which flashes up on screens such as sales orders, purchase orders and works orders.

A major reworking of stock check separates recording the physical and financial changes into two phases, meaning errors are verified and corrected quicker and easier.

A price book button has been added to the part enquiry so that the price can be amended quickly and easily. And changes have been made to the bulk contract functionality, enabling updates to be made to active data while the system is live. Also, parameters and variables…which previously appeared in the order they were put into the system…now have a sequence number, so the operator can specify the order.

A general enhancement throughout Javelin 2018 R2 puts icons on to many key screens, defined by item type, product group, responsibility code, or part status.

The advanced scheduler was originally introduced three years ago, running in time sequence down to ten millionths of a second, with the results appearing on the planning board. The latest version includes a valuable Undo button for the last action. And, following client feedback, the Horizon now defaults to the end of the current calendar year instead of ten years, as in previous editions.

Contract costing runs are now managed from the command line, so they can be scheduled to run overnight.

A number of enhancements to CRM include an autogenerated 15-character reference on the front page, and booking dates as an optional field which defaults to due date, but can also change to range or location. The Add Prospect is now auto populated when the first item is added to the opportunity…and the delivery date/time display has switched to just the date, for easier reporting.

Works order and purchase order reporting on MRP has been made easier, along with the ability for MAP data to be expanded. And responsibility code and planner ranges have been added to the suggested WO reports, with responsibility code and buyer ranges to the WO report.

It is now possible to add 9,999 lines to the PO.

The supplier default ancillary charge can now be defined against a supplier, automatically added to all new purchase orders. And crystal templates will now generate reject notes.

Sales order copy now allows a new due date or promise date to apply to all lines at once. The addition of an optional reference date on each SO line gives users the ability to add specific items, especially for reporting purposes. Andy Mills says it is a free date field which does not take part in any calculations.

The SO Enquiry screen is larger in Javelin 2018 R2, showing more information at once, including line comments.

On Work In Progress, the Split Works Order has been streamlined providing the most efficient way of splitting a WO. And WO deletion includes several new range options, along with options to delete unstarted or complete orders.

Non-productive booking, such as lunch breaks, is now defined within shift patterns, so supervisors can see them across the shift, instead of needing to access each operative’s record. These breaks can automatically take the break duration from the work orders that the employee has been booked onto.

Finally, a number of system changes include additional security measures giving management more control over access to the Javelin database for Crystal Reports…and employee absence data is further restricted, which will assist with GDPR compliance.

An enhancement to the PowerUser Licence Reservation function means an Administrator or Manager may now have reserved a number of licenses, so they can always be able to access the system.

Concluding, Andy Mills says the overall ethos behind the changes in Javelin 2018 R2 is to improve efficiency and reduce time taken to perform tasks. “It shows our continuing commitment to refine the software so users can optimize their business operations and see a live snapshot at all times.

About Vero Software

Headquartered in England, Vero Software designs, develops, and supplies CAD/CAM/CAE software enhancing the efficiency of design and manufacturing processes, providing its customers with exceptional value through high productivity gains and significantly reducing time to market. The company’s world-renowned brands include Alphacam, Cabinet Vision, Edgecam, Machining STRATEGIST, PEPS, Radan, SMIRT, SURFCAM, WorkNC and VISI, along with the production control MRP system Javelin. Despite the diversity of application, these solutions have one thing in common: they all address the rising challenges of achieving manufacturing efficiencies and bring huge value to the operations in which they are deployed.

Vero has direct offices in the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Japan, USA, Brazil, Netherlands, China, South Korea, Spain and India supplying products to more than 45 countries through its wholly owned subsidiaries and reseller network.

Vero is part of Hexagon, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications. Hexagon’s solutions integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge and customer workflows into intelligent information ecosystems that deliver actionable information. They are used in a broad range of vital industries.

Hexagon has approximately 18,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.1bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com.

Rescale, EDRMedeso Partner for ScaleX Enterprise Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 24, 2018 – Rescale, the HPC in the cloud company, announced EDRMedeso will be joining Rescale’s strategic partner ecosystem, allowing simulation engineers to quickly access virtually unlimited compute on Rescale’s ScaleX Enterprise platform. EDRMedeso is a world-class leading channel partner with over 30 years of experience providing industry-leading simulation software from ANSYS across European markets. The partnership brings EDRMedeso the ability to provide an end to end, turnkey solution for their existing and new European market segments.

“Computer power is often a bottleneck when our customers deploy our Digital Labs. With the scalable and easily accessible solutions from Rescale we are confident that we can help our customers be even more innovative while they at the same time deliver their products faster to the market,” said Niklas Lindwall, CEO, EDRMedeso. “We are always looking for best in class partners and with Rescale we certainly have found a new one.”

Traditionally, ANSYS’ simulation tools ran on-premise, but with the latest advancements in specialty infrastructure such as CPUs, GPUs and FPGAs over the last several years, clients are looking to cloud hosting providers to offer access to scalable computing for a fraction of the cost. Rescale’s HPC cloud platform automates the deployment of engineering applications through cloud, bare metal, and on-premise computing. Users can now instantly expand compute resources to thousands of cores and choose hardware configurations pre-optimized to all ANSYS simulation solutions. This partnership will continue the EDRMedeso vision of Perfect Engineering, delivering local support, training, consulting services and HPC expertise.

“We are thrilled about our partnership with EDRMedeso,” said Tyler Smith, head of Partnerships, Rescale. “We believe that EDRMedeso has been a pioneer in providing cutting edge thought leadership in their market. EDRMedeso shares our vision of transitioning simulation workloads to cloud HPC. Our partnership provides EDRMedeso a turn-key full stack solution to offer their clients a more cost-effective alternative to on-premise compute.”

For more information, visit eu.rescale.com/edr/signup.

About EDRMedeso

EDRMedeso is the leading supplier of software for technical simulation and related services in Northern Europe. With its Digital Lab strategy EDRMedeso supplies more than 800 customers in the Nordics, Baltics, and UK with ANSYS software for fluid dynamics (CFD), mechanical/thermal/dynamic analysis (FEA), and electromagnetic calculations including electronic and system simulations. EDRMedeso also represents world leading products such as building information modeling (BIM) from Trimble Tekla, as well as products from CSI (SAP2000, ETABS, SAFE and CSIBridge) and Sigma GmbH (ROHR2).

About Rescale

Rescale is the HPC in the cloud company. Trusted by the Global Fortune 500, Rescale empowers the world’s top executives, IT leaders, engineers, and scientists to securely manage product innovation and perform groundbreaking research and development faster at a lower cost. The Rescale platform transforms traditional fixed IT into flexible hybrid, private, and public cloud resources with enterprise-level administration and security. Rescale instantly enables over 250 ported and tuned applications to run on the largest and most powerful high-performance computing infrastructure network in the world.

For more information on Rescale, visit www.rescale.com.

Viewpoint Team Launched in UK

LONDON, UK, May 24, 2018 – Viewpoint, the established global leader in ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), project management and mobile solutions for the construction industry, today announced the availability of Viewpoint Team in the United Kingdom. Already a popular collaborative project management solution among North American clients, Viewpoint Team is a cloud-based platform enabling contractors to manage and collaborate on critical project processes with their extended teams of subcontractors, suppliers, architects and owners.

Viewpoint Team is a cloud-based construction platform enabling contractors to manage and collaborate on critical project processes with their extended teams of subcontractors, suppliers, architects and owners.

The launch takes place during the Viewpoint UK Customer Summit, a two-day conference held from May 23-24, 2018 at RIBA in London. The educational summit will focus on the deeper benefits of Viewpoint Team as well as Viewpoint for Projects and Viewpoint Field View, all of which further integrate contractor’s office, team and field operations – including solutions for BIM, document management and field productivity.

“Viewpoint Team is a powerful but easy-to-use toolset for planning, coordinating and achieving the tight project controls, data flows and governance that project managers have been asking for,” said Viewpoint EMEA vice president Steve Spark. “We’re helping companies focus on actually managing their projects and making critical decisions in real time rather than trying to navigate a sea of paperwork, coordinating multiple communication tools and struggling to make sense of stale project data.”

“You only need to look at the huge increase in BIM adoption over the past eight years and our Government’s legally binding commitment to BIM Level 2 to see the direction of travel: contactors must digitize project management or fail,” continued Spark. “Almost two-thirds of construction projects (59 percent) are not built on time and almost one-third of projects come in over budget (32 percent). However, many contractors operate on such wafer-thin margins that they need only suffer from a handful of problem projects to start experiencing financial difficulty. As BIM adoption becomes the norm, contractors who do not adopt digital construction will die a slow death.”

To combat this, Viewpoint Team provides a simple yet powerful project control and collaboration solution which integrates the features and functionality currently offered by Viewpoint’s strong portfolio of products, including Viewpoint for Projects – the ultimate in document, drawing and model control – and Viewpoint Field View – a highly flexible and configurable mobile-first application to manage jobsite processes such as quality and safety.

Viewpoint Team’s dashboards help managers and users prioritize their work while the portal enables quick navigation to Viewpoint for Projects and Viewpoint Field View. By bringing everyone involved in a construction project together through a comprehensive, easy-to-use and collaborative platform, Viewpoint Team keeps entire project teams up-to-date and accountable at every step of the process. It creates a permanent audit trail of “who did what and when” on key tasks such as RFIs, site instructions, technical queries, daily diaries and action items.

Smart project control and governance tools are built into Viewpoint Team for process transparency across the project ecosystem. Because Viewpoint Team is designed to be clear and simple to use, sub-contractors and individual project participants can use the system quickly and accurately – without extensive training – from any browser, or mobile application accessed via phone or tablet.

“By connecting our clients’ office, team and field operations with software solutions that give real-time answers that enable real-time decisions and true project transparency, we’re doing what no other construction management software company can do right now,” said Viewpoint chief product officer Matt Harris. “We are helping contractors modernise their operations by streamlining processes to realise untapped profit potential, and we’re excited to share that vision at our UK Customer Summit.”

About Viewpoint

Viewpoint is the leading global provider of integrated software solutions for the construction industry. They are trusted by nearly 8,000 customers to connect their office, team and field operations, improving project profitability, enhancing productivity, and effectively collaborating across the broad construction ecosystem. Their innovations transform construction by aligning financial and HR systems, project management tools, and mobile field solutions to minimise risk and increase efficiency. With clients in 28 countries, they serve more than 46 percent of the ENR 400, and more than a third of the ENR 600.

For more information, please visit viewpoint.com.