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Sarov Engineering Center Named Altair Channel Partner

TROY, MI, Sep 17, 2021 – Altair, the global leader converging simulation, HPC, and AI, announced that Sarov Engineering Center (SEC) has become an Altair channel partner and will handle the sales and support of Altair’s simulation portfolio in Russia. The collaboration will also include making Altair’s academic program more available to students by engaging further with leading local professors and researchers through SEC.

Based in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, SEC is a scientific and engineering enterprise working with digital technologies for engineering analysis. Founded in the late 1980s, SEC has extensive know-how in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and structural analysis technologies – including finite-element analysis (FEA) and fluid structure interaction (FSI) – and provides its domestic and foreign customers in various industries with integrated high-precision engineering solutions.

Prospective customers will benefit from SEC’s full range of services, including the integration, delivery, training, and technical support for computer-aided engineering (CAE) software systems.

“We are pleased to welcome Sarov Engineering Center to our channel partner community in Eastern Europe,” said Kimon Afsaridis, vice president of indirect sales and managing director of Eastern Europe at Altair. “This strategic alliance provides a comprehensive coverage of the Russian market, while contributing to the continued growth of both companies within the fast-growing simulation market. SEC’s expertise and market know-how will boost our business in Russia and gives us a strong competitive advantage.”

SEC applies the latest computer modeling technologies to solve complex engineering problems through its cooperation with various Russian universities – including Moscow State University, Samara State Aerospace University, Nizhny Novgorod State University, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, and others – to improve scientific research and the quality of training for students for numerical methods to solve heat and mass transfer problems. As a highly accredited institution working in the field of modern computer technologies, SEC will help Altair to reach new potential engineers at the start of their studies and careers.

“Through this partnership, Sarov Engineering Center intends to reinforce itself as an expert in design and product development technologies,” said Yuri Mokhov, Deputy director, Sarov Engineering Center. “In addition to enabling us to expand our range of applications and capabilities, working with Altair is a great opportunity to support the growth of science and education locally. By combining efforts in this direction, we can promote high-tech products across the entire process, from research and development to production and commissioning, while solving today’s engineering challenges at the highest level.”

Altair’s channel partner community is actively expanding to cover all industries and regions. For more information, please visit

About Altair

Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI). Altair enables organizations across broad industry segments to compete more effectively in a connected world while creating a more sustainable future.

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Trimble Launches SketchUp for iPad Beta

SUNNYVALE, CA, Sep 17, 2021 – Trimble announced the beta launch of SketchUp for iPad, a new product that enables interior designers, architects, engineers and construction professionals to create, edit and collaborate on SketchUp models from anywhere, at any time.

Trimble Announces Beta Launch of SketchUp for iPad

SketchUp for iPad (Beta) is an accessible bridge for architects and designers looking to move from paper and pencil to creating 3D models using an iPad, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, mouse and keyboard, or multitouch gestures. The app leverages 5G connectivity and offers a robust, native integration with the Trimble Connect collaboration platform, a cloud-based solution that enables file updates in real-time. This allows project stakeholders to collaborate effectively and users to move seamlessly between SketchUp for iPad, Web and Desktop.

“With the features we’ve developed specifically for Apple Pencil, we’re able to digitally emulate the paper and pencil sketching paradigm and provide a unique and compelling 3D modeling experience on iPad devices,” said Christopher Cronin, vice president and general manager at Trimble SketchUp. “The ability to create new designs and conceptual ideas whenever inspiration strikes and review and update SketchUp models on the go, whether on the jobsite, in a coffee shop or while meeting with clients, is something our professional users are requesting. We’re excited to deliver a solution that fits how SketchUp users want to work today and into the future.”

SketchUp for iPad introduces a variety of innovative capabilities to SketchUp’s portfolio of solutions. Autoshape, Markup Mode, AR model viewing and dozens of user interface and workflow enhancements are designed to fully leverage the unique capabilities of iPad devices and their respective supported accessories.

Early access to SketchUp for iPad is open to a limited number of users and granted on a first-come, first-serve basis. To sign up, visit Those who are selected to participate will be notified via email and provided with detailed instructions on how to access the SketchUp for iPad beta.

About Trimble Construction

Trimble is developing technology, software, and services that drive the digital transformation of construction with solutions that span the entire architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. Empowering teams across the construction lifecycle, Trimble’s innovative approach improves coordination and collaboration between stakeholders, teams, phases, and processes. Trimble’s Connected Construction strategy gives users control of their operations with best-in-class solutions and a common data environment. By automating work and transforming workflows, Trimble is enabling construction professionals to improve productivity, quality, transparency, safety, sustainability, and deliver each project with confidence.

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About Trimble

Trimble is an industrial technology company transforming the way the world works by delivering solutions that enable our customers to thrive. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics connect the digital and physical worlds to improve productivity, quality, safety, transparency and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble is transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation.

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