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Vectorworks Partners with Tathastu Techno, Total Solution

COLUMBIA, MD, Apr 23, 2021 – Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. is expanding its service in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region by onboarding two influential distributors in the design and production industry: Tathastu Techno Solution and Total Solution Marketing. Tathastu Techno Solution and Total Solution Marketing will expand and grow the Vectorworks business to better serve customers in the APAC market.

“We’re proud to add Tathastu Techno Solution and Total Solution Marketing to our growing roster of distributors in the APAC region to best serve our customers in the industry,” said Vectorworks global channel operations director Victoria Morris. “By expanding our presence in the APAC market and bringing in proven experience within the design industry, both distributors will improve our ability to give our customers the best possible support.”

Based in Mumbai, Tathastu Techno Solution joins Datalogics, an existing Vectorworks distributor, in the burgeoning Indian market. Tathastu Techno Solution, which currently distributes 3D, animation VFX and motion graphics software by sister company Maxon, will represent Vectorworks in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

“Vectorworks products fit perfectly with our vision to partner with world-renowned 2D/3D software companies,” said Chetan Jain, CEO of Tathastu Techno Solution. “India is a diverse and innovative market and partnering with Vectorworks will give us the opportunity to better serve our customers with the best software solutions. Customers are acquisitive to adapt to new products and technologies and we see great potential to introduce Vectorworks products to customers and assist them in changing their existing workflows and product pipelines. This partnership between Tathastu and Vectorworks will definitely scale new heights in business across India.”

As a distributor for MA Lighting — a platinum partner with Vectorworks, Total Solution Marketing joins existing distributors Softedge and Quick Solutions to represent Vectorworks in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The experience they bring to the media and entertainment industry will expand access to product support, training and customer success in the region, including offering Vectorworks training conducted by Linesmith founder and long-time Vectorworks user Gabriel Chan.

“We are privileged to be appointed a distributor for Vectorworks and look forward to our collaboration,” said Total Solution Marketing executive director Tevin Heng. “In the past few years, we have seen the continued partnership of Vectorworks and MA Lighting and other lighting manufacturers to enhance lighting design workflow processes in the entertainment lighting industry. We believe Vectorworks is the one-stop solution for entertainment show documentation and design. With the Vectorworks team support, we will offer local training and improve the quality of technical support to Vectorworks users.”

To learn more about becoming a Vectorworks distributor or to find a local distributor in your region visit vectorworks.net/international.

About Vectorworks, Inc.

Vectorworks, Inc. is an award-winning design and BIM software provider serving the architecture, landscape architecture and entertainment industries in 85 countries. Creating intuitive software since 1985, we’ve become the preeminent software built to manage the entire design process. Globally more than 685,000 users are creating, connecting and influencing the next generation of design with Vectorworks on Mac and Windows. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with offices in Newbury, England and Vancouver, Canada, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group.

For more information, visit vectorworks.net.

Siemens Digital Industries Partners with Siemens Energy

PLANO, TX, Apr 23, 2021 – Siemens Digital Industries Software announced the adoption of Simcenter software as the core simulation technology for the Generation Division of Siemens Energy AG in developing its next generation energy systems. Siemens Energy’s Generation Division has long partnered with Siemens Digital Industries Software for design and simulation and now, through expanded use of the Simcenter portfolio, the company has adopted a new approach to simulation that is reducing time to market and improved reliability.

Siemens Energy can use Simcenter STAR-CCM+ software to visualize metal temperatures in a turbine blade, predicted using conjugate heat transfer simulation.

“Siemens Digital Industries Software and the Generation Division of Siemens Energy share more than the name Siemens – we are both committed to pushing the boundaries of technology to more efficiently deliver the most reliable solutions to our customers,” said Jean-Claude Ercolanelli, senior vice president of simulation and test solutions, Siemens Digital Industries Software. “We thank Siemens Energy for selecting Simcenter, part of the Xcelerator portfolio, as their simulation platform as they develop the next generation of sustainable, reliable and affordable energy systems.”

The collaboration is fostering concurrent multiple-disciplinary optimization that encompasses feature-based geometry, reacting flow, conjugate heat transfer, and automated dataflow between analyses. This effort has resulted in increased product efficiency, longer life, and lowered emissions. The shift has enabled the Generation Division of Siemens Energy to manage the transition from historical methods and tools to new methods and applications, providing an integrated data flow across the design chain by breaking down discipline silos. It has also enabled a deeper, more engaged relationship between software developers and designers.

To bring concurrent engineering vision into focus, wide-ranging tools have been used that include Simcenter 3D software for parametric feature based geometric models and nonlinear structural analysis including consideration of material creep; HEEDS software for automated simulation workflows; Simcenter STAR-CCM+ software for combustion and thermal analysis; and the extendable NX software environment with connectors for integrated design tools.

“Through increased use of robust design methodologies for innovative trusted product designs, improved simulation workflows for product R&D effectiveness and use of advanced physics-based simulation for early critical design decisions, Simcenter is enabling the Generation division of Siemens Energy to deliver more reliable products to our customers, more quickly,” said Paul Garbett, director of engineering, Large Gas Turbine Modules, Siemens Energy, Generation Division.

Siemens Digital Industries Software is driving transformation to enable a digital enterprise where engineering, manufacturing and electronics design meet tomorrow. The Xcelerator portfolio helps companies of all sizes create and leverage digital twins that provide organizations with new insights, opportunities and levels of automation to drive innovation.

For more information on Siemens Digital Industries Software products and services, visit www.sw.siemens.com.

About Siemens Digital Industries (DI)

Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely collaborating with partners and customers, DI drives the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific needs of each industry, DI’s unique portfolio supports customers to achieve greater productivity and flexibility. DI is constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate cutting-edge future technologies. Siemens Digital Industries has its global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and has around 76,000 employees internationally.

About Siemens AG

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. Active around the world, the company focuses on intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems and on automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Siemens brings together the digital and physical worlds to benefit customers and society. Through Mobility, a leading supplier of intelligent mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is helping to shape the world market for passenger and freight services. Via its majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital health services. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power that has been listed on the stock exchange since September 28, 2020. In fiscal 2020, which ended on September 30, 2020, the Siemens Group generated revenue of €57.1 billion and net income of €4.2 billion. As of September 30, 2020, the company had around 293,000 employees worldwide.

Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.

Trimble SketchUp Studio Integrates with Chaos V-Ray

SUNNYVALE, CA, Apr 23, 2021 – Trimble announced the integration of V-Ray, a leading rendering application for architectural visualization from Chaos, into SketchUp Studio. SketchUp software is the world’s most widely used 3D modeling software and a popular design platform for architects, engineers and construction (AEC) professionals. The integration enables users to generate high-quality renderings directly within Trimble’s SketchUp Studio.

V-Ray integration to provide high-quality rendering in Trimble’s SketchUp Studio

“Design visualization is a critical element in conveying a compelling visual story, showcasing the merits of a proposal and in making better design decisions,” said Hugh McEvoy, director, Strategy and Business Development at Trimble. “The ability to generate both high-definition, photorealistic visualizations and real-time renderings within SketchUp Studio allows AEC professionals to make great design decisions and communicate those decisions to project stakeholders.”

The rendering process helps to remove ambiguity around design, material and aesthetic intent, bridging communication gaps between project stakeholders. With V-Ray’s robust rendering options, Trimble SketchUp Studio users can add global illumination, artificial lighting, realistic materials and textures, atmospheric effects and more to 3D models. Styles can be rendered for each stage of a project, such as conceptual renders for internal buy-in, fast renders for comparing design options or photorealistic renders for the final design.

As part of the V-Ray integration, SketchUp Studio users will now have access to V-Ray’s Web-based 3D content library called Chaos Cosmos. This library includes a variety of render-ready content that users can download into their SketchUp design. This curated library is accessible directly from the V-Ray toolbar in SketchUp and allows searching, downloading and editing the 3D content.

“V-Ray is a natural complement to Trimble’s SketchUp capabilities to make design easier, smoother and more enjoyable for AEC professionals,” said Peter Mitev, CEO of Chaos. “We’re excited to give the SketchUp community the power to create photorealistic renders for everything from quick design models to detailed 3D scenes, without leaving their favorite design tool.”

Availability

Trimble’s SketchUp Studio subscriptions are available now. SketchUp Studio is a Windows-only solution and includes a suite of tools for AEC professionals, including Trimble Connect collaboration platform for open sharing of building data, Scan Essentials for creating models from point clouds, and V-Ray for rendering.

For more information, visit www.sketchup.com/products/v-ray.

About Chaos 

Chaos is a worldwide leader in computer graphics technology, helping artists and designers create photorealistic imagery and animation for architecture, design, and visual effects. Chaos’ award-winning physically-based rendering and simulation software is used daily by top design studios, architectural firms, advertising agencies, and visual effects companies around the globe. Today, the company’s research and development in ray-traced rendering, cloud computing and real-time ray tracing is shaping the future of creative storytelling and digital design. Founded in 1997, Chaos is privately owned with offices in Sofia, Los Angeles, Prague, Seoul, and Tokyo.

For more information, visit chaosgroup.com.

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.

For more information, visit construction.trimble.com.

About Trimble

Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation.

For more information about Trimble, visit www.trimble.com.

Trimble Results, Conf Call on May 5, 2PM PT

SUNNYVALE, CA, Apr 23, 2021 – Trimble will hold a conference call on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 2PM PT to review its first quarter 2021 results. The call will be broadcast live on the Web at http://investor.trimble.com. Investors without internet access may dial into the call at 800-528-9198 (US) or 702-928-6633 (international). The passcode is 1719909.

About Trimble

Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation.

For more information about Trimble, visit www.trimble.com.