Category Archives: AEC

Trimble Q2 Results, Conf Call on Aug 4, 2PM PT

SUNNYVALE, CA, July 22, 2021 – Trimble will hold a conference call on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 2PM PT to review its second 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 6077528.

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.

FARO Q2 Results, Conf Call on July 29, 8AM ET

FARO Technologies, Inc. has announced that after market close on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, it will release its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021. In conjunction with the release, Michael D. Burger, president and CEO, and Allen Muhich, chief financial officer, will host a conference call on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at 8:00AM ET.

Interested parties can access the conference call by dialing (877) 876-9174 (US) or +1 (785) 424-1669 (International) and using the passcode FARO. A live webcast will be available in the Investor Relations section of FARO’s website at: https://www.faro.com/about-faro/investor-relations/events

A replay of the webcast will be available in the Investor Relations section of the company’s web site approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and remain available for approximately 30 calendar days.

About FARO

For 40 years, FARO has provided industry-leading technology solutions that enable customers to measure their world, and then use that data to make smarter decisions faster. FARO continues to be a pioneer in bridging the digital and physical worlds through data-driven reliable accuracy, precision, and immediacy.

For more information, visit www.faro.com.

Goldbeck Partners with Trimble

BIELEFELD and RAUNHEIM, Germany, July 21, 2021 – Goldbeck, one of Europe’s leading construction and real estate companies, and Trimble, provider of the BIM software Tekla Structures and numerous other solutions for the construction industry, will work closely together from now on: In the future, Goldbeck will use Tekla Structures as a tool for the model-based design of precast concrete elements. With the signing of a joint framework agreement, the two companies are also launching a strategic partnership.Goldbeck designs, builds and operates commercial properties on the basis of system components that are constructed in-house and industrially pre-fabricated in its own plants. Along this value chain, the company has been successively digitizing its processes for more than ten years. For Goldbeck, the introduction of Tekla BIM software is another important step in the systematic implementation of the company-wide BIM strategy: Tekla Structures will be used specifically for the design of precast concrete elements.

“Our goal is to automate rule-based design tasks to a greater extent, for example by automatically deriving the necessary embeds and reinforcement, shop drawings and machine data from the 3D building models. After intensive testing of different industry solutions, we decided on Trimble’s Tekla software solutions,” says Mark Jäckel, director BIM department at Goldbeck. “Tekla Structures convinced us in particular by enabling us to optimally integrate the software into our company-specific processes by means of our own customizations.”

While the cooperation will initially focus primarily on use in precast concrete construction, the two companies are evaluating a continuous expansion of Tekla Structures at Goldbeck in other application areas of production-specific detailed design. The two companies are also launching a close strategic collaboration with the signing of a joint framework agreement.

“Goldbeck is one of the most innovative and forward-looking companies in the German and European construction industry. We are very pleased to start this new chapter in our cooperation and to jointly shape the digitalization of the construction industry,” says Jorma Zielinski, business area director at Trimble Solutions Germany. “Close cooperation with our customers is a top priority for us. The feedback and input we receive are extremely important for the further development of our software, as one of the leading BIM software solutions.”

About GOLDBECK

Goldbeck builds future-oriented commercial buildings across Europe. The company regards buildings as products, which it realises efficiently by serving as a one-stop shop: from design and construction to services during operation. In line with the aspiration “building excellence”, the family-owned company carries out real estate projects fast, reliably and cost-effectively, with a perfectly fitting functionality.

Goldbeck is a partner for medium-sized and large companies, investors, project developers and public-sector clients. The company’s range of services includes warehouses and factories, office and school buildings, multi-storey car parks and residential buildings. Refurbishment and expansion of existing buildings as well as building-related services complete the spectrum. In the financial year 2019/2020, Goldbeck completed more than 500 projects generating around €3.5bn in total revenues. The company currently employs over 8,000 personnel at more than 70 locations across Europe.

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.

eVolve MEP 5.0 Launched for Construction

ATLANTA, GA, July 20, 2021 – eVolve MEP announces the release of eVolve MEP 5.0, the latest version of its leading BIM platform for the construction industry, allowing MEP professionals to quickly and easily create and update construction information to accommodate design changes to prefab elements or on-site work.

eVolve MEP 5.0 gives users unprecedented ease to create designs or address changes by grouping modifications, ensuring that any updates are consistent and error-free. eVolve 5.0 also includes the release of a new prefab package for non-spooled elements, providing efficient commands to modify and unpack the elements when needed, regardless of whether or not they have spool drawings.

The improvements, along with the inclusion of additional “Quick Tools” to automate various design tasks, provide users with convenient, powerful tools to accurately track information. With more than 70 changes and updates in the electrical and mechanical areas, eVolve 5.0 introduces features to streamline the BIM process for users, including:

  • Hanger Improvements with automatic collision detection and the ability to instantly correct any collisions and alert the user to irreconcilable items.
  • Bend Optimization Tools to quickly and correctly align bends and couplings to ease prefab of conduits.
  • Better Sleeve Management with better rules and the ability to quickly convert sleeves to box outs.
  • New and Improved Content including hanger specs about Minerallac and data on manholes and handholes.
  • All-New Renumbering Workflows with improved rules and support for families and fabrication elements.

“The improvements incorporated into eVolve MEP 5.0 demonstrates eVolve’s commitment to addressing the constantly changing needs of our users, making their work easier, less repetitive and more efficient,” said Clay Smith, the chief executive officer of eVolve MEP. “We continually listen to our customers’ feedback and input to provide a superior platform with best-in-industry service.”

About eVolve MEP

eVolve MEP is at the forefront of efforts by industry leaders globally to adopt the best technology to increase revenue, improve productivity, strengthen their workforce, and enhance quality and safety. eVolve MEP is MEP construction software that is focused on aligning construction departments around accurate, actionable information that can be leveraged to install faster, meet demanding schedules and work as one unified team.

For a demonstration of the improvements and changes incorporated into eVolve MEP 5.0, please see the video available here.

Vectorworks Joins Open Geospatial Consortium

COLUMBIA, MD, July 20, 2021 – Vectorworks, Inc. announces its official membership in the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), a global resource for geospatial information and standards. As a technical member, Vectorworks will offer its experience and expertise in connecting BIM and GIS workflows to the OGC.

“Joining the OGC is a milestone that not only shows our commitment to standards for BIM and location data, but also demonstrates how we’re continually progressing to advocate for the needs and standards of the AEC and landscape industries,” said Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar. “Together with the 500-plus businesses and organizations this partnership brings, we look forward to discussions with innovative thought leaders on emerging tech trends, open geospatial standards and the future of BIM and GIS that will define solidified and streamlined principles for the industries.”

Through their member-driven consensus process, OGC serves as the leading authority on geospatial standards, ensuring that location information is findable, accessible, integrable and reusable. Vectorworks global architecture, landscape architecture and planning customer-base, along with the use of geospatial data across BIM and BIM for landscape workflows, are leading priorities for the company. As such, together with the OGC, Vectorworks will participate in discussions that ensure interoperability of geospatial data within design and BIM projects.

“I’m happy to welcome Vectorworks to our collective global , problem-solving community of geospatial experts and users that is the OGC,” said OGC CEO Dr. Nadine Alameh. “A key part of the mainstreaming of geospatial is the integration of information between the AEC and geospatial information environments in the architecture and landscape architecture industries. Vectorworks’ commitment to such an integration across BIM workflows based on international open standards and best practices cannot be timelier and more impactful to the Consortium and the community overall.”

Read about OGC’s mission and vision here and learn more about their newest member by visiting vectorworks.net.

About OGC

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is a collective problem-solving community of experts from more than 500 businesses, government agencies, research organizations, and universities driven to make geospatial (location) information and services FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. The global OGC Community engages in a mix of activities related to location-based technologies: developing consensus-based open standards and best-practice; collaborating on agile innovation initiatives; engaging in community meetings, events, and workshops; and more. OGC’s unique standards development process moves at the pace of innovation, with constant input from technology forecasting, practical prototyping, real-world testing, and community engagement. OGC bridges disparate sectors, domains, and technology trends, and encourages the cross-pollination of ideas between different communities of practice to improve decision-making at all levels. OGC is committed to creating an inclusive and sustainable future. Visit ogc.org for more info on their work.

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 the UK, Canada and Australia, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how they empower designers to create experiences that transform the world at vectorworks.net.

Vectorworks Opens Office in Sydney, Australia

COLUMBIA, MD, July 19, 2021 – To continue to grow and support its expanding user base, global design and BIM software provider, Vectorworks, Inc., is excited to announce the establishment of a new corporate office in Australia.Through the acquisition of OzCAD, the Australian distributor of Vectorworks software for over 20 years, Vectorworks further extends its offerings and services to customers across the globe with an Asia-Pacific-based hub. The Vectorworks Australia office will build on the dedicated technical support, strong sales infrastructure and exceptional customer service created by OzCAD over the past two decades to magnify its offerings to Australian designers and beyond. Former OzCAD manager, Annabel Carr, will oversee operations in the Vectorworks Australia office.

“Advancing our existing presence in Australia by opening a new office will allow us to better serve our growing customer base in the Asia-Pacific and beyond,” said Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar. “The OzCAD team has not only provided significant contributions to the development of this market over the past 20 years, but also delivered top-quality support and service to Vectorworks customers. I look forward to our continued success and expansion in Australia with this experienced and passionate team.”

In addition to its headquarters in the United States and offices in Newbury, England and Vancouver, Canada, Vectorworks has a network of over 35 distributors around the world. Its software solutions are available in 11 languages, providing powerful tools to help designers capture ideas, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and carry out their creative visions.

“We are thrilled to join the Vectorworks, Inc. team. Having worked closely with our US colleagues for many years, we are honored to unite in delivering world-class software to Australian designers,” said Julian Carr, former owner of OzCAD, now serving as director of Australian Technical Operations. “In choosing to invest in Australia, Vectorworks, Inc. communicates a clear message about the strength of the Australian market, where Vectorworks serves a diverse spectrum of design industries. Empowered by the resources of the Vectorworks headquarters, we will continue to serve and grow our Australian customer base with local expertise, support and customizations.”

The Vectorworks Australia office is located in Sydney, New South Wales. More information about Vectorworks can be found at vectorworks.net.

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 the UK, Canada and Australia, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how they empower designers to create experiences that transform the world at vectorworks.net.

Enscape Selects NVIDIA DLSS for AEC

KARLSRUHE, Germany and NEW YORK, NY, July 19, 2021 – Enscape, a leading provider of 3D real-time visualization and virtual reality technology for architects and designers, announced it will leverage NVIDIA DLSS Deep Learning Super Sampling technology to help AEC firms get access to the latest real-time rendering technology. Integrating NVIDIA’s AI technology into Enscape’s cutting-edge rendering software means users can get better quality and performance with lower system requirements to create a more realistic experience during walkthroughs and exports for clients.“Architects and designers globally are looking for ways to quickly and easily visualize their designs and bring them closer to reality. Enscape is partnering with innovative organizations to address this challenge,” said Christian Lang, CEO at Enscape. “We’re proud to be working with NVIDIA to provide our architecture and design customers around the world access to high-quality real-time rendering and visualization technology.”

Users will get access to the NVIDIA DLSS technology in Enscape 3.1 – the next version scheduled to be released on July 21. The deep learning-based upscaling technique renders internally at a lower resolution but outputs a clean and sharp high-resolution image for high-quality videos and high-performance virtual reality walkthroughs. With NVIDIA DLSS enabled, video rendering time decreases, quality increases, and visual distortions are removed. Users can enjoy improved real-time performance of walkthroughs and higher frame rates with much lower GPU requirements. This latest technology is available to users with an NVIDIA RTX graphics card.“NVIDIA DLSS is a great example of artificial intelligence delivering practical benefits to improve industry workflows,” said Andrew Rink, head of AEC industry marketing strategy at NVIDIA. “AEC customers using NVIDIA RTX GPUs will be delighted at the innovative way Enscape has integrated our technology to enhance their powerful rendering software.”

With Enscape and NVIDIA DLSS, users can also take advantage of the latest generation of high-res VR headsets and enjoy high-performance virtual reality experiences.Enscape’s real-time 3D rendering and virtual reality solution brings visual exploration directly into numerous modeling tools, including Autodesk Revit, SketchUp, Rhinoceros, ArchiCAD, and Vectorworks, providing an integrated visualization and design workflow.

With Enscape 3.1, users can enjoy many other new features and improvements that will make it even easier for architects and designers worldwide to visualize as they design directly from their modeling software.

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To see what Enscape already has to offer, users can get a free 14-day trial here.

About Enscape

Enscape develops high-quality 3D real-time rendering and visualization software and provides continuous innovation in accessible design technology. Architects and designers worldwide use Enscape software to unleash their creativity and make the built environment tangible before it exists. Enscape gives designers the power to create realistic renderings based on their existing planning data and automatically produce videos, panoramic images, and VR simulations.

Enscape software is used by renowned architecture firms in over 150 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters is in Karlsruhe (Germany) and has an office in New York (USA). To learn more, visit online at enscape3d.com.