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SmarterBetterCities Expands 3D Cloud Sharing with New Support for SketchUp and Google Earth

March 2, 2016 - in Modeling, Products

San Francisco, Calif., March 1, 2016—SmarterBetterCities today launched the latest release of CloudCities, the industry-leading online platform for hosting, sharing and visualizing smart 3D city models. The latest release fully supports Google Earth and…

Carbon Trust Creates 3D Wind Maps for Offshore Wind Farms

The Carbon Trust today announces the start of the world’s largest trial of scanning Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology which is taking place…

Creating Real-time Navigable 3D Infrastructure Models

February 15, 2016 - in Design/Engineering, Feature, Featured, Modeling

Designing successful infrastructure projects is one thing. Communicating and demonstrating those designs to clients and other stakeholders before construction…

Arithmetica Challenges Point Cloud Thinking with Pointfuse V2

February 15, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Modeling

Shepperton Studios, London, Feb. 15, 2016—Arithmetica will be previewing Pointfuse V2 at the International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) held in Denver, 22-24 February, ahead of the official launch in April at SPAR 3D. Pointfuse V2 represents a major change…

Rethinking Rail Signal Design

February 12, 2016 - in Feature, Featured, Rail

Global consulting engineering firm Hatch Mott MacDonald had used a conventional CAD-based system to design rail signal systems when serving its public and private clients around the world. However, this approach had serious limitations in an industry where…

Demos Planned for Twinmotion Real-time Visualization Technology

February 9, 2016 - in Modeling, Products

PARIS, Feb. 9, 2016—Abvent will host two, live Twinmotion 2016 demos on February 17.  Award-winning Twinmotion is a real-time visualization technology changing the way designers and engineers interact with their models. Developed for the Windows OS by…

Managing the Model: Why Do A/E Firms Hate BIM?

January 31, 2016 - in Column

It’s possible that “hate” in this column’s title is too strong a sentiment—perhaps “have indifference toward BIM” is more appropriate. I spend a lot of time talking to owners and department managers at A/E firms, and a common chorus I repeatedly…

Converting Point Data Into Geometry Quickly and Efficiently

January 25, 2016 - in Corporate, Modeling, Surveying/Mapping

Austin, Texas-based Lanmar Services creates clarity from chaos, literally connecting the dots for clients, using laser scanners to record and translate 3D structural data from existing buildings into functional, precise 2D CAD or 3D building information models…

Gesture Recognition Comes to Virtual Reality Platforms

January 4, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Sensors

Inuitive, a developer of advanced 3D computer vision and image processors, and gestigon, the global market leader for hand and finger tracking gesture control middleware, have announced a collaboration to bring gesture recognition to embedded virtual reality…

Virtalis Unveils Visionary Render Software

December 23, 2015 - in Modeling, Products

Virtalis, one of the world’s leading Virtual Reality (VR) companies, is previewing Version 1.2 of its Visionary Render software. Technical Director, Andrew Connell, said: “I am exceptionally proud of what the Virtalis R&D Team have managed to pack…