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Siemens Announces Techcellence Awards at Realize LIVE 2024

PLANO, TX, May 17, 2024 – At Realize LIVE 2024, Siemens Digital Industries Software announced today the winners of its inaugural Techcellence Awards. Developed to recognize companies that are striving for change through transformation and sustainability, as well as individuals who are leading through innovation and acting as a champion for digital technology and sharing their knowledge with the Siemens community. Winners are awarded VIP attendance passes for Realize LIVE 2025, which will take place in June 2025 in Detroit.

Siemens’ inaugural Techcellence Awards were presented at Realize LIVE Americas

“The Siemens’ Techcellence Awards celebrate our customers’ remarkable contributions to drive digital transformation and sustainability initiatives. They also spotlight individuals who champion the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio, pushing the boundaries of innovation within their organizations,” said Robert Jones, executive vice president, Global Sales and Customer Success, Siemens Digital Industries Software.

The Sustainability Impact award celebrates an organization that demonstrates exceptional commitment to sustainability by leveraging Siemens technologies to drive positive environmental and social impact. It recognizes leaders in decarbonization, energy efficiency, resource management, circularity, as well as those empowering communities and embracing data-driven sustainability insights.

Blendhub empowers food producers by optimizing global supply chains and accessing new markets, providing them with the necessary tools and resources to thrive. With its Food-as-a-Service model, it not only reduces environmental impact but also aims to revolutionize the food industry. Its portable micro factories, powered by digital twin technology, enable local production of food powders, ensuring freshness and reducing transportation costs. Furthermore, its commitment to traceability helps to guarantee transparency and high quality throughout their production process. Blendhub, the Sustainability award winner, show unwavering commitment to traceability which guarantees transparency and quality throughout their production process.

The Digital Transformation award recognizes the achievement of an organization that is fully integrating digital technologies on their path toward becoming a sustainable digital enterprise. Driving transformation in new and innovative ways for businesses to achieve their digital objectives, while also streamlining processes faster, easier, and at scale. We applaud this organization for their displayed ability to combine the real and digital worlds in order to collect, understand, and meaningfully use the generated data to drive digital initiatives.

EnerVenue, a pioneer in metal-hydrogen batteries for clean energy, has integrated Siemens solutions into their digital roadmap. By aligning its technology initiatives with long-term goals, it has achieved improvements in efficiency and cost savings. Using Siemens’ Teamcenter X, NX and Simcenter, EnerVenue has transformed its R&D processes and manufacturing floor.

Through a comprehensive digital twin approach, they have accelerated product introduction, enabled flexible manufacturing, and optimized performance. EnerVenue, the Digital transformation award winner, embrace innovative solutions exemplifying its dedication to pioneering advancements with a focus on boldness, simplicity and engagement.

The Community Champion award recognizes an individual who has gone above and beyond by sharing their expertise with Siemens technology. This award honors an individual who helps peers by sharing their knowledge by providing answers, speaking at events and creating publications while championing Siemens products and providing valuable feedback and insight to make the products better. The Siemens community champion exhibits exemplary community leadership through their substantial public contributions.

Steffen Bangsow has been awarded the Community Champion Award for his outstanding commitment to the Siemens community. In 2023, he provided nearly 1,000 responses in forums, earning him the prestigious Community Catalyst title. As the host of Tecnomatix Virtual Meetups, he engaged over 550 attendees and gained a following of 150+ community members. With his expertise as a simulation expert and author of a leading teaching book, Steffen has been an invaluable resource to over 200,000 users worldwide.

The Innovation Leader award honors Siemens’ customers who exemplify creativity and forward-thinking by driving transformative change within their industries. These trailblazers are generating groundbreaking ideas, products or processes that redefine what is possible. We recognize and celebrate these customers that leverage Siemens technologies and solutions to drive organizational progress.

In 2021, Brazilian glass manufacturer, Vivix Vidros Planos, set a 3-year industrial transformation roadmap to address its longstanding manual processes and a fragmented data landscape. As Industrial Transformation Manager at Vivix, Aristóteles Terceiro Neto has been instrumental in aligning a best-in-class ecosystem of technology providers – Siemens, AWS, SAP and Mendix – to change the way his organization delivers meaningful software solutions.

Since adopting Mendix in 2023 Vivix, alongside expert partners TrueChange and Mekatronik, has delivered 25+ low-code applications that are digitizing production, logistics, and finance processes and enabling them to rapidly prototype and implement emerging technologies. A stand-out recent example is Virtual Engineer, a Mendix-built chatbot that integrates AI by way of AWS Bedrock and will help to reduce customer case handling by over 80%. As this year’s Innovation Award winner, Aristóteles exemplifies Vivix’s mission to “pioneer innovation every day with unwavering boldness, simplicity, and engagement.”

About Siemens Digital Industries

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 72,000 employees internationally.

For more information, visit website.

ServiceNow, Fujitsu Partner for Digital Transformation

LAS VEGAS, NV, May 17, 2024 – At ServiceNow’s annual customer and partner event, Knowledge 2024, ServiceNow, the AI platform for business transformation, and Fujitsu Limited, an industry leader in IT services and digital transformation solutions, announced a new strategic commitment to launch innovative cross‑industry solutions designed to maximize value for customers globally. The companies will launch a new Fujitsu‑ServiceNow Innovation Center to focus on digital transformation and customer success, and Fujitsu will expand its own use of the Now Platform on its way to provide even greater value to customers.

As organizations across industries evolve from decades of manual work, legacy systems, and limited resources that slow operations and impact services, ServiceNow and Fujitsu will use automation to help businesses streamline siloed enterprise systems, applications, and complex business processes. The companies will first target the manufacturing sector and bring to the market solutions to manage overall Engineering Chain Management (ECM) and Supply Chain Management (SCM) operations.

To accelerate innovation and development, the Fujitsu‑ServiceNow Innovation Center development hub will open in Kawasaki City, Japan, in the second half of 2024, where the two companies will focus on collaborating on new solutions for customers, implement marketing activities and drive mutual human resource development to achieve higher quality customer success. These efforts will initially focus on cloud‑based offerings that contribute to streamlining customer operations and realizing data‑driven management by combining ServiceNow’s complementary solutions with Fujitsu Uvance, a business model of Fujitsu that aims to grow businesses and solve societal issues.

“Enterprises worldwide need a digital business model that frees up resources to fuel innovation,” said Bill McDermott, ServiceNow chairman and CEO. “This presents a massive opportunity for our partnership with Fujitsu. ServiceNow’s innovative, AI‑first platform alongside Fujitsu’s deep industry expertise and global scale, will bring incredible value to our customers, turning their most complex operational challenges into opportunities for growth.”

“Fujitsu has been working with customers to improve a wide range of business and societal challenges using the powerful ServiceNow platform,” said Yoshinami Takahashi, vice president and COO for Uvance at Fujitsu Limited. “As we embark on this new strategic partnership with ServiceNow, we will deepen the integration of our respective technologies and practical knowledge, including in areas like generative AI, as part of our efforts to develop a digital society, one of Fujitsu’s materialities. The new cross‑industry offerings created through this partnership will provide even greater value to more customers and society.”

To further leverage ServiceNow as a powerful, integrated platform, Fujitsu and ServiceNow will combine Fujitsu’s world‑class advisory services called “Fujitsu Customer Advisory and Support Excellence” (CASE) with the power of ServiceNow Impact – a comprehensive value acceleration solution from ServiceNow, to provide enhanced customer support. The insights gained from Impact’s global deployments, tools, and knowledge can be seamlessly translated into customers’ ServiceNow platforms through CASE’s professional services and will be globally available later this year.

As a ServiceNow customer, Fujitsu plans to use tools like Now Assist AI to improve the efficiency and automation of business operations, and use the knowledge gained to significantly streamline the development of innovative new offerings. For example, Fujitsu expects that by using generative AI capabilities like Fujitsu Kozuchi and Now Assist, they’ll reduce incidents by approximately 30%.

In recognition of Fujitsu’s expansive, business transformation solutions and services, the company was named the 2024 RiseUp with ServiceNow Worldwide Partner of the Year in and was also recognized by ServiceNow with several partner awards for the APAC region in 2024.

For more information on the ServiceNow – Fujitsu partnership, visit here.

About ServiceNow

ServiceNow is putting AI to work for people.  We move with the pace of innovation to help customers transform organizations across every industry while upholding a trustworthy, human centered approach to deploying our products and services at scale. Our AI platform for business transformation connects people, processes, data, and devices to increase productivity and maximize business outcomes.

For more information, visit www.servicenow.com.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu’s purpose is to make the world more sustainable by building trust in society through innovation. As the digital transformation partner of choice for customers in over 100 countries, our 124,000 employees work to resolve some of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Our range of services and solutions draw on five key technologies: Computing, Networks, AI, Data & Security, and Converging Technologies, which we bring together to deliver sustainability transformation. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 3.7 trillion yen (US$28 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2024 and remains the top digital services company in Japan by market share.

Find out more www.fujitsu.com.

Qubrid AI Introduces AI Model Studio

MCLEAN, VA, May 17, 2024 – Qubrid AI, a leading provider of enterprise AI solutions, announced an update to its AI Hub platform with the launch of AI Model Studio. This innovative addition empowers businesses to rapidly develop, tune, and deploy cutting-edge AI models with ease and efficiency.

AI Model Studio running on latest GPU Cloud infrastructure serves as a centralized hub for all stages of model development. It offers businesses a user-friendly interface to interact with a library of pre-trained, industry-leading open-source models, spanning domains such as natural language processing, computer vision, and more. This allows businesses to quickly identify the ideal model for their specific needs without requiring extensive coding expertise.

“We understand that businesses want to harness the power of AI quickly and efficiently,” said Ujjwal Rajbhandari, CTO of Qubrid AI. “The AI Model Studio democratizes AI development, allowing enterprises to leverage pre-trained models as a springboard for innovation. They can then fine-tune these models with their own data, ensuring optimal performance for their unique use cases.”

Beyond model selection, AI Model Studio simplifies the process of model tuning and optimization. Businesses can leverage intuitive tools and powerful compute resources within AI Hub to fine-tune pre-trained models with their proprietary data.

Deployment is equally streamlined, with AI Model Studio offering seamless integration with existing applications. Businesses can quickly deploy their optimized models with just a few clicks, significantly reducing time-to-market and accelerating the realization of tangible business value.

Key features of AI Model Studio:

  • Library of pre-trained open-source models: Explore and choose from a wide array of industry-leading models. Models include Gemma-2B, Yolo-V8, Falcon-7B, Stable Diffusion, and more.
  • Intuitive interface for model tuning and optimization: Fine-tune models using your own data for enhanced performance.
  • Powerful compute resources for efficient training: Leverage AI Hub’s compute platform to accelerate model development.
  • Seamless deployment and integration: Easily deploy models and integrate them into existing applications.

Users can login now for a free trial of the AI Model Studio using link below: https://platform.qubrid.com

About Qubrid AI

Qubrid AI is a leading enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) company that empowers AI developers and engineers to solve complex real-world problems through its advanced AI Hub. The company’s AI Hub provides a comprehensive platform that includes an AI Compute Cloud Platform, AI Model Studio, and AI Data Services designed specifically for Generative AI, Large Language Models (LLMs), and Deep Learning applications. Qubrid AI is committed to helping businesses leverage the transformative power of AI to gain a competitive advantage.

For more information, visit www.qubrid.com.

L-com Announces Arduino PLCs, Power Supplies

IRVINE, CA, May 17, 2024 – L-com, an Infinite Electronics brand and a supplier of wired and wireless connectivity products, has just introduced a new line of open-source Arduino PLCs and power supplies. These products serve essential functions in process control, transportation and traffic systems, food and beverage, and automation for industrial plants, agriculture, buildings and homes.

The Arduino programmable logic controllers (PLCs) can be programmed using free open-source Arduino software. Most PLCs from traditional automation companies require proprietary software licensing for programming. However, open-source programming is disrupting the industry by bringing low-cost solutions to automation controls. Always on the cutting edge, L-com recently began offering this line of Arduino-based PLCs.

Programmable logic controllers interface with a variety of input devices, such as sensors and switches, to gather information about the state of the system. To control the physical processes, they also connect to output devices such as motors, valves and relays. The Arduino PLCs feature options of 19, 21, 38, 42 or 58 analog and digital inputs and outputs (I/O). They accept I/O or sensors and power as inputs and deliver outputs to actuators and human machine interfaces (HMIs) based on computer programs (modified C++ language).

The Arduino PLCs feature easy network connection via three communication protocols: Ethernet, the standard protocol for LANs; multi-point RS-485, which excels at communication over long distances and in electrically noisy environments; and point-to-point RS-232, a standard for use over shorter distances.

In addition, L-com offers three new power supplies that convert power from AC to DC to run PLCs and other devices for use in industrial automation. The three options consist of a 30-watt power supply with a 12 VDC output, 120 watts with 24 VDC, or 220 watts with 24 VDC. They have universal power inputs of 100 to 240 VAC for the 30-watt and 120-watt models, and 200 to 240 VAC for the 240-watt model.

The power supplies have overvoltage and overcurrent protection and an LED indicator. For ease of installation, each model can be mounted on a standard DIN rail.

“L-com’s new Arduino PLCs and power supplies are cost-effective, as you can program them with open-source software,” said product line manager Tim Houghton. “They’re also user-friendly, can accommodate future expansion with up to 58 ins and outs, and are versatile enough for many uses, from plant automation to traffic systems.”

L-com’s new open-source Arduino PLCs and power supplies are in stock now and available for immediate shipment.

About L-com

L-com, a leading manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, offers a wide range of solutions and unrivaled customer service for the electronics and data communications industries. The company’s product portfolio includes cable assemblies, connectors, adapters, antennas, enclosures, surge protectors and more. Headquartered in North Andover, Mass., L-com is ISO 9001:2015-certified and many of its products are UL recognized. L-com is an Infinite Electronics brand.

About Infinite Electronics

Infinite Electronics operates a global portfolio of leading in-stock connectivity solution brands. The brands help propel the world’s innovators forward by working urgently to provide products, solutions and real-time support for their customers. Backed by Warburg Pincus, Infinite’s brands serve customers across a wide range of industries with a broad inventory selection, same-day shipping and 24/7 customer service.

Learn more at infiniteelectronics.com.

Linux Foundation Announces High Performance Software Foundation

HAMBURG, Germany, May 17, 2024 – Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, is excited to announce the launch of the High Performance Software Foundation (HPSF). Through a series of technical projects, HPSF aims to build, promote, and advance a portable core software stack for high performance computing (HPC) by increasing adoption, lowering barriers to contribution, and supporting development efforts.

As use of HPC becomes ubiquitous in scientific computing and digital engineering, and AI use cases multiply, more and more data centers deploy GPUs and other compute accelerators. HPSF will provide a neutral space for pivotal projects in the high performance computing ecosystem, enabling industry, academia, and government entities to collaborate on the scientific software stack.

HPSF benefits from strong support across the HPC landscape, including Premier Members Amazon Web Services (AWS), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL); General Members AMD, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Intel, Kitware, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), NVIDIA, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); and Associate Members University of Maryland, University of Oregon, and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC). HPSF will set up a technical advisory committee (TAC) to manage working groups tackling a variety of HPC topics. Drawing from member organizations and community participants, the TAC will follow a governance model based on the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

The HPSF is launching with the following initial open source technical projects:

  • Spack: the HPC package manager.
  • Kokkos: a performance-portable programming model for writing modern C++ applications in a hardware-agnostic way.
  • Viskores (formerly VTK-m):  a toolkit of scientific visualization algorithms for accelerator architectures.
  • HPCToolkit: performance measurement and analysis tools for computers ranging from desktop systems to GPU-accelerated supercomputers.
  • Apptainer: Formerly known as Singularity, Apptainer is a Linux Foundation project providing a high performance, full featured HPC and computing optimized container subsystem.
  • E4S: a curated, hardened distribution of scientific software packages.

HPSF aims to make life easier for high performance software developers through a number of focused initiatives, including:

  • Continuous integration resources tailored for HPC projects
  • Continuously built, turnkey software stacks
  • Architecture support
  • Performance regression testing and benchmarking
  • Collaborations with other LF projects, such as OpenSSF, UEC, UXL Foundation, and CNCF

The HPSF welcomes organizations from across the HPC ecosystem to get involved and help drive innovation in open source HPC solutions. To learn more about the HPSF, including how to get involved, contribute, and become a member, please visit hpsf.io.

About the Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, hardware, standards, and data. Linux Foundation projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure, including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, ONAP, OpenChain, OpenSSF, PyTorch, RISC-V, SPDX, and more. The Linux Foundation focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users, and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration.

For more information, please visit linuxfoundation.org.

JETCAM Orders Controller 4 Released

JETCAM International s.a.r.l. has announced the release of JOC 4, an update to its automation front end to its nesting software, JETCAM Expert.

JOC4 premium automation nest export

Enhanced nest data reporting functionality

JOC 4 has a completely rewritten nest batch information export dialog, allowing users to easily extract any information on nests, material, stock and orders, for import into other data systems such as ERP. Users can select multiple nests, choose the data type and fields to export, with a CSV file immediately available.

Wider Expert nesting software support

JOC 4 now also supports JETCAM Expert Lite and Expert 1, widening the range of nesting systems that can take advantage of its ordering and nest viewing capabilities.

Material translation files

Useful for users exporting data from CAD/bending software with different material information, the new material translations functionality allows mapping of external material names to JETCAM material types – this is especially useful for customers cutting the same material with different gasses. This ensures that customers can correctly map material information as parts are imported, and also ensures that the correct material data is displayed in subsequent exported data.

CAD Nest Splitter upgraded

The CAD Splitter, used for splitting DXF nests down into individual DXF files, has been updated to allow a processor to be run after splitting. This can be useful for users wishing to extract additional information from text found within each DXF, such as material, thickness, rotations allowed, etc., which can then be used during the CAD import process as normal.

Hundreds of other changes throughout the software

Many other areas of the software have benefited from incremental updates. JOC now supports soft licensing, with one-click updating of maintenance expiry online. Other changes include additional configuration options for JETCAM’s Ultra Performance Nesting option, enhanced data exchange with other systems during CAD import, an upgraded ‘Copy/Mirror’ function of complete assemblies, improvements in Progressive Nesting, updates on the Orders search function, and new RCP (Remote Control Processing) overrides and functions.

Free trial for existing nesting users

Existing JETCAM Expert nesting customers can take advantage of a free 60-day trial offer, allowing them to test JOC 4’s automation without risk. A dedicated online video tutorial course in the JETCAM University ensures that users can be up and running within a few hours. Existing customers should contact their JETCAM reseller for further information on the 60-day trial. Terms and conditions apply.

JOC 4 is available for immediate download free of charge for all existing customers with a current maintenance contract.

About JETCAM International s.a.r.l.

JETCAM International has been developing and distributing its JETCAM Expert range of CADCAM software since 1986, serving the sheet metal and aerospace/automotive composite cutting industries. In use in 83 countries worldwide, JETCAM software supports virtually every CNC punching, laser, plasma, routing, waterjet and flatbed cutting machine available today, and provides automation and Industry 4.0 IIoT connectivity. The software has received various accolades and awards due to its high level of automation and fast return on investment.

For more information, visit www.jetcam.com.

Trimble Infinity Awards Winners Announced

WESTMINSTER, CO, May 17, 2024 – Trimble announced the winners of its inaugural Trimble Infinity Awards, which recognize organizations for their remarkable accomplishments in achieving capital program and infrastructure management success.

The Infinity Awards were announced in a special ceremony at the Trimble Innovate 2024 User Conference in Cleveland, OH. At Innovate, nearly 1,400 Trimble customers, business partners and other industry leaders gathered for three days to explore strategies and solutions for asset lifecycle management — a holistic approach to efficiently managing property and infrastructure assets from their inception to their long-term operation and maintenance.

“We congratulate all the Infinity Award winners on achieving impressive levels of digital innovation and real results that will benefit their communities for generations to come,” said Cyndee Hoagland, senior vice president of Trimble’s Owner and Public Sector. “These honorees demonstrate that, regardless of your organizational size, budget or focus, you can deliver efficiently, affordably and sustainably by connecting data, teams and processes across all phases of the asset lifecycle.”

The overall Infinity Award winner for 2024 is the City of Raleigh, North Carolina, which saves millions of dollars annually using industry best practices and Trimble digital solutions for designing, building, operating and maintaining its infrastructure.

The other winners span three categories of Infinity Awards — Excellence, Growth and Trailblazer — reflecting their diverse strengths in using digital technologies for capital improvement and infrastructure management. The complete list of award winners is below.

Trimble Infinity Award Winners 2024

Overall Winner for Asset Lifecycle Management
City of Raleigh, North Carolina

Other Infinity Award Categories

Excellence – Enterprise-wide Problem Solving
City of Round Rock, Texas
Georgia State Financing & Investment Commission
Las Vegas Valley Water District, Nevada
Massachusetts Division of Capital Management and Maintenance
Oklahoma Department of Transportation
Prince William County Service Authority, Virginia
University of California San Diego
University of Southern California

Growth – Significant Digital Transformation
City of Lorain, Ohio
City of Savannah, Georgia
DeKalb County, Georgia
Gainesville Regional Utility, Florida
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Trailblazer – Innovation Through Integration
Greer Commission of Public Works, South Carolina
Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, Ohio
Polk County, Florida
St. Johns County, Florida

Only Trimble customer organizations are eligible to be nominated for Infinity Awards. Nominations are accepted from customers themselves as well as from Trimble business partners and staff.

To identify the 2024 winners, nominations were evaluated by a selection committee of seven Trimble senior managers and executives using a numeric scoring system based on criteria aligned with industry best practices for capital program and infrastructure asset management. To ensure accuracy and objectivity, the committee members participated in multiple rounds of blind scoring, without knowing how other committee members scored the same nominees. Any Trimble staff member with a direct working relationship with a nominated organization was excluded from the selection process.

“All the honorees have worked hard to win their well-deserved awards,” said Hoagland. “It’s clear they are inspiring other organizations to make the journey of digital transformation that will help them serve their communities even better through improved project outcomes and well-maintained infrastructure.”

About Trimble

Trimble is transforming the ways people move, build and live. Core technologies in positioning, modeling and data analytics connect the digital and physical worlds to improve our customers’ productivity, quality, safety, transparency and sustainability.

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

Buildots Announces Delay Forecast

LONDON, UK, May 17, 2024 – AI construction technology leader Buildots has announced the launch of its new Delay Forecast feature, an AI-powered tool that predicts delay risks and alerts construction teams about pace issues so that they can proactively mitigate potential delays before they escalate. The feature also includes granular, activity-level insights into the root causes of delays, enabling project managers to continually improve performance and strategy.

The new Delay Forecast tool from Buildots helps construction projects stay on track by identifying activities at risk of delay and enabling project teams to mitigate those risks. (PRNewsfoto/Buildots)

Intuitively integrated into Buildots’ main dashboard, Delay Forecast flags activities that are at risk of falling behind schedule, quantifies those risks by providing projections of forecasted delays, as well as recommendations for pace corrections to mitigate and prevent delays. When users get delay alerts, they can input new pace assumptions and see how these changes might affect the timeline, allowing them to optimize and fine-tune strategies and determine the best path forward. The dashboard also enables project teams to track risk trends week by week, allowing them to see the real-life impact of their decisions.

The feature was developed after research performed by Buildots found that 62% of construction site activities consistently run slower than planned, and that 25% of activities run at half their planned pace. The findings also indicated that many times – even when critical activities performed poorly week after week – these issues go unnoticed until they have already significantly impacted project timelines.

“At Buildots we believe that accurate progress data, performance indicators, and data-driven insights are critical to solving issues that plague almost all construction projects, such as delays and inefficiency,” said Aviv Leibovici, Buildots co-founder and CPO. “Those core beliefs inspire all that we do, from developing the Performance Driven Construction Management (PDCM) method, to designing new tools like Delay Forecast.”

The new feature has been beta-tested on a number of global construction sites and has been shown to facilitate a 50% reduction in delay times when used together with the PDCM method. One of those sites is a large-scale Danish government complex, currently being built by leading Scandinavian contractor NCC Denmark. According to project manager Niels Frank Jensen, “Using Delay Forecast, not only can we now identify risks very early, but also inform our trades of the exact pace required to meet the schedule. Trades can adjust manpower resources accordingly by viewing quantities of work. We’re finally able to back our instincts and prioritize activities based on actual performance and what’s really at risk.”

Delay Forecast is now available immediately to all current Buildots users and new customers.

About Buildots

Buildots is a global construction technology leader bringing the power of AI and computer vision to automate on-site progress tracking. The platform provides construction teams with accurate data and previously unavailable predictive performance metrics, empowering them to make data-driven decisions. Buildots’ platform improves project visibility and efficiency, leading to reduced delays, enhanced error detection, and successful delivery of projects. Buildots is helping increase efficiencies of large-scale construction projects across North America, the UK and EMEA.

For more information, visit Buildots website.

Stratasys Q1 Results, Conf Call on May 29, 5PM ET

MINNEAPOLIS, MN & REHOVOT, Israel, May 16, 2024 – Stratasys Ltd. will release financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024, after market close on Wednesday, May 29, 2024. The Company plans to hold the conference call to discuss its first quarter 2024 financial results on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at 5PM ET.

The investor conference call will be available via live webcast on the Stratasys website at investors.stratasys.com; or directly at the following Web address: https://event.choruscall.com/mediaframe/webcast.html?webcastid=H13Rjkjs

To participate by telephone, the US toll-free number is 877-407-0619 and the international dial-in is +1-412-902-1012. Investors are advised to dial into the call at least ten minutes prior to the call to register. The webcast will be available for 6 months at investors.stratasys.com, or by accessing the above-provided Web address.

About Stratasys

Stratasys is leading the global shift to additive manufacturing with innovative 3D printing solutions for industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer products and healthcare. Through smart and connected 3D printers, polymer materials, a software ecosystem, and parts on demand, Stratasys solutions deliver competitive advantages at every stage in the product value chain. The world’s leading organizations turn to Stratasys to transform product design, bring agility to manufacturing and supply chains, and improve patient care.

To learn more about Stratasys, visit www.stratasys.com.

Ashlar-Vellum Releases Cobalt Share App in Apple Mac App Store

AUSTIN, TX, May 16, 2024 – Ashlar-Vellum, the leading developer of 2D CAD and 3D modeling software, announces the release of the Cobalt Share Application in the Apple Mac App Store. This transformative collaboration tool is available for free, empowering creatives and professionals to work together seamlessly, sharing design files and moving easily between Mac and Windows platforms.

Unlike other viewers, Cobalt Share not only allows users to view and collaborate on designs, but also exports in over 40 formats, including DWG, DXF, STEP, IGES, PDF, and many more. This makes it a powerful tool for working with diverse teams and spheres of design.

“We are thrilled to bring the Cobalt Share App to the Apple Mac App Store, making it more broadly accessible to Apple users worldwide,” said Robert Bou, president of Ashlar-Vellum. “Our goal is to facilitate seamless collaboration and inspire creativity. We believe the Cobalt Share App will have a profound impact on the way people work together, cross-team, cross-software, cross-platform.”

The Cobalt Share App

  • Empowers real-time collaboration and sharing
  • Provides an intuitive interface for easy adoption
  • Enables cross-platform compatibility
  • Supports macOS High Sierra(10.13) or higher
  • Exports in over 40 formats, including DWG, DXF, STEP, IGES, PDF
  • Downloads for free from the Apple Mac App Store

Download the Cobalt Share Application now, free on the Apple Mac App Store, and experience the power of seamless collaboration and flexible idea exchange.

About Ashlar-Vellum

Founded in 1988, Ashlar-Vellum is the leading provider of precision CAD and 3D modeling software that automates and simplifies the design process for drafting, design, and engineering professionals on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. Ashlar-Vellum’s unique Organic Workflow featuring their renowned Vellum user interface and powerful toolsets have earned the loyalty of innovators around the world. Ashlar-Vellum operates from its headquarters in Austin, TX with their development team and administrative support in Ukraine and around the world.

To learn more, visit www.ashlar.com.