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Autodesk Extends Roadway Design and Simulation Via the Cloud

September 10, 2013 - in Corporate, Transportation

Autodesk extended their Infrastructure Suite this week with the new Autodesk Roadway Design for InfraWorks 360 Pro. This cloud-based offering adds to the model-based design workflows that Autodesk offers, placing highway and roadway rules-based engineering…

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service Chooses Cadcorp Software for Resource Planning

September 9, 2013 - in Corporate, Emergency

A resource planning and performance reporting tool from specialist British GIS software developer Cadcorp, is to play a central role in helping Hertfordshire…

The Evolution of Design – From 2D to 3D to 4D

June 16, 2013 - in Smart Cities

Like any current architectural project, the Egyptian pyramids required the designers and craftsmen to overcome significant technical challenges. The demands…

E-on Software Ships Vue 11.5

May 1, 2013 - in Corporate, Modeling, Projects

e-on software, maker of the leading solutions for Digital Nature, announced today the immediate availability of Vue 11.5 xStream and Infinite, the latest production-driven version of its professional solutions for the creation, animation and rendering of natural…

New Online Product Design and Engineering Simulation Environment Announced

March 26, 2013 - in Corporate, Modeling, Simulation

Airstone Labs is a San Francisco-based startup developing a groundbreaking new simulation product aimed at the product design and engineering markets. The company is inviting early customers to contact us, to influence product direction and reserve their spot…

Autodesk Harnesses Consumer Buzz to Increase Cool Quotient

December 3, 2012 - in Corporate, Event Coverage, Featured

Autodesk University 2012 took place in Las Vegas last week, with more than 8,000 Autodesk customers gathering from more than 80 countries. The event also included a live Internet broadcast to customers that were unable to attend. This year’s theme of “Learn.…

Cloud-Based Simulation for Sustainable Design

October 16, 2012 - in Simulation

The importance of simulation has long been well understood to designers, but largely out of reach because of the bottleneck to the computing power required. As a result, too often design simulation doesn’t happen, “it’s not part of the equation,” says…

Betaville Lets City Planners See Their Work In Action

October 11, 2012 - in Smart Cities

We recently had the opportunity to play the new version of SimCity, a city-building game series that has been popular for over 20 years. It's a fun approximation of urban planning, but despite its intricate detail, SimCity can't be used to make virtual approximations…

Game On – Why Your Tween is Poised to be the Next Geospatial Super User

October 9, 2012 - in Column

Much has been written about converging threads in the geospatial arena over the past several years (6 articles in Safe’s blog alone!), whether it’s BIM and GIS, 3D and 2D, 2.5D and 2D, or even geospatial and music videos!  But over the past couple of…

Singapore Develops a New Modeling Tool to Test Urban Planning Solutions

July 3, 2012 - in Modeling, Planning, Smart Cities

Urban planners in Singapore are developing a cutting-edge technology aimed at making it easier to transform existing old towns to eco-friendly ones. The simulation tool will help planners visualise and identify the best urban design solutions. The Housing…