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JUL 23
2014

AISC BIMsteel Workshops Coming to a City Near You

This summer and fall, AISC is offering free BIMsteel Workshops in cities across the U.S. as a part of the organization’s BIMsteel Interoperability Initiatives for the Structural Steel Industry.

As the construction industry changes, collaborative delivery methods like Integrated Project Delivery, Design-Build, and Design-Assist become more common, and the need for data and knowledge exchange is growing. Automation and efficiency are at our fingertips in the structural steel industry, as we embrace technological advances of software, machinery, and robotics. 

These BIMsteel Workshops and other BIMsteel initiatives “aim to help the industry take advantage of these opportunities by developing new processes and improved methods of data transfer and sharing such that we achieve the potential this new era promises,” according to AISC’s website.

AISC’s website has all the details about the BIMsteel Workshops — including dates, an agenda, and registration information.

JUN 25
2014

Voortman introduces optimized hole quality with Xtensive Hole Performance

Design Data partner Voortman is well know for being a leader in the steel fabrication and plate processing industries because its unique technologies and innovations.

One of these technologies is Voortman’s True Hole technology with Hypertherm® HyPerformance series and Contour Cut with Kjellberg® HiFocus series, which will virtually eliminate taper on any inner contour or hole. 

Voortman has just announced that they have further optimized this technology to combine with the motion capabilities of Voortman machines to cut perfect holes. 

The True Hole range of Hypertherm is also extended, decreasing the amount of consumable changes caused by range limitations and also enabling users to cut high quality holes through thicker plates with the same energy use.

Head over to Voortman’s website to learn more and see the extended true hole range’s affect on different plate thicknesses.

JUN 18
2014

Bluebeam teams up with Citrix to speed up productivity

Design Data development partner Bluebeam Software, Inc., recently announced a partnership with Citrix to provide full integration between Citrix ShareFile® and Bluebeam Revu® for iPad. This integration will enable mobile professionals to more easily access, manage, and share projects. Additionally, it will enable a streamlined communication process among designers, builders, owners, and others, ultimately increasing productivity and decreasing costs.

As stated in Bluebeam's press release, Patrick Keller, Director of Product Management, said, “By integrating ShareFile with Revu iPad, we’re able to help many of our customers seamlessly access and manage project information on the go, whether they are new or seasoned users of either platform.”

ShareFile is a popular cloud storage service within the AEC industry, in which Bluebeam is the leading developer of PDF-based markup, measurement and collaboration solutions. To learn more about this partnership, visit the Bluebeam Press Room