TAG: BIM

Trimble to acquire Building Data company for BIM, construction

November 8, 2016By

Trimble has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Building Data based in Rocklin, California. Building Data’s managed content and software solutions enable mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) contractors and engineers to produce intelligent, constructible models by including manufacturing-specific content from a proprietary database of more than 6 million 3D data components. The combination of Building Data’s experience in... read more

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Sokkia announces compatibility with Autodesk layout application

September 15, 2016By

Sokkia’s new iX robotic total station series’ is compatible with the Autodesk BIM 360 Layout application. BIM 360 Layout is designed to provide vertical construction contractors the ability to connect the coordinated model to the field layout process — helping to increase job site productivity, while improving the accuracy of staked or installed building components. “We are committed to the... read more

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Topcon invests in virtual reality company for construction, infrastructure

January 12, 2016By

Topcon Positioning Group has acquired a significant share of holdings in Viasys VDC, a company that assists customers in virtual design and construction (VDC). Based in Espoo, Finland, Viasys VDC has developed a suite of tools and services to assist customers in building virtual models for infrastructure and site-work projects. Using building information modeling (BIM) technologies, its solutions create VDC models... read more

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Topcon DS-200i connects with Autodesk iPad layout app

December 22, 2015By

Topcon Positioning Group’s DS-200i direct-aiming motorized imaging station is now compatible with the new Autodesk BIM 360 Layout app for the Apple iPad. The DS-200i is the second total station solution that Autodesk and Topcon have collaborated on for contractors, following the Topcon LN-100 Layout Navigator. The DS-200i has an electronic distance measurement (EDM) range of up to 1,000 meters... read more

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Capturing Reality Forum Combines SPAR Europe, ELMF

June 11, 2015By

The Capturing Reality Forum has issued a call or papers. The event will incorporate the best of SPAR Europe and European LiDAR Mapping Forum (ELMF). Taking place at the Salzburg Congress, Austria, November 23-25, the Capturing Reality Forum will focus on the technologies of laser scanning, LiDAR, 3D data capture and modeling to provide an inspiring platform for professionals to... read more

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New ARCHIBUS Release Streamlined for GIS

January 6, 2015By

ARCHIBUS, Inc., has announced the latest release of its ARCHIBUS software suite. Designed to streamline work processes through enhanced mobile apps, GIS, and building information modeling (BIM), now real estate, facilities, and asset management professionals will find in ARCHIBUS an intuitive business intelligence platform that will help reduce their total cost of ownership by connecting real estate, facilities, and asset management information with... read more

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BIM, Son of CAD and GIS

August 12, 2008By

By Art Kalinski, GISP For those of you who haven’t been looking over the cubicle wall, there is a quiet revolution occurring in the CAD world that is affecting the GIS community. That revolution is BIM (building information modeling). BIM was developed in the mid-90s by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to bring building design into the 21st century,... read more

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