Pythagoras GIS+CAD

ADW Software (Belgium) has released Pythagoras GIS+CAD. This product has been designed for local authorities, cadastral services, utility companies, urban planning and for scientific research. Its application is to analyse and visualise spatial information, without being limited to geographical objects only. With Pythagoras GIS+CAD users can (1) create and update geographical information, (2) consult and update spatial information, (3) analyse spatial information and (4) report and map the analysis. The software allows user defined line styles, symbols and hatchings; multiple thematic maps can be combined to ease up a visual analysis and multiple search engines combine expressions based on database... (read more)
2006-04-05 12:00:00

MicroSurvey CAD 2015 Announced

MicroSurvey has announced the release of MicroSurvey CAD 2015, a major update to its flagship desktop survey and design program for land surveyors and civil engineers. The latest release is powered by the all new IntelliCAD 8 engine and is the first ever 64-bit version of MicroSurvey CAD. According to Brian Sloman, development manager at MicroSurvey the 64-bit architecture allows MicroSurvey CAD 2015 to access and use more system resources, and in a more efficient manner, unlocking the incredible potential of a modern workstation. With the 64-bit version of MicroSurvey CAD 2015, users will experience faster and smoother drafting and... (read more)
2014-12-18 08:45:09

Pythagoras CAD+GIS

ADW Software (Belgium) has launched Pythagoras CAD+GIS, a new version of their CAD software Pythagoras. New features and possibilities are included in the basic module and the digital terrain module. The Road Design module has been redesigned and a new GIS module is added to the CAD features. The new GIS module is completely integrated in the CAD environment, which allows user to complete the whole process: (1) creating and updating geographical information, (2) consulting and updating of spatial information, (3) analysing of spatial information and (4) reporting and mapping of the analysis. The Road Design module has been extended... (read more)
2006-07-20 12:00:00

MicroSurvey CAD 2013

Canada-based MicroSurvey has released MicroSurvey CAD 2013, which is based on the redesigned IntelliCAD 7.2 engine. This IntelliCAD engine 7.2 has many new features and improvements, such as MrSID (.sid) file support, new entity snap modes, a dockable properties pane, faster display graphics, DGN import and non-rectangular viewports. According to Brian Sloman, product manager for desktop products at MicroSurvey, features included in the IntelliCAD 7.2 engine have been added to MicroSurvey CAD 2013: improvements to the engine, several added surveying-related features, support for Google Maps and Google Earth, additional AutoMap and labelling options, a new Leica DBX importer, and other... (read more)
2012-08-17 12:00:00

Minicad 5.1 Surveying CAD Software

MiniCAD 5.1 is available for download from the Mapsoft website. The new version has been improved compared to the earlier edition. MiniCAD 5.1 is capable ofFull unit internationalisation of product for use around the worldGeo-reference images such as aerial photos and digital survey plansFreehand sketch over these images to capture irregular features such as river banks or regular features such as buildingsTrim / Extend lines and arcsCreate multiple surface models (TINs) in a jobProduce cut / fill volume reports between the surface modelsAreas are calculated by simply clicking inside the lotPolylines can be created for lots and road centrelinesPolylines can... (read more)
2010-02-09 09:44:16

From Real World to CAD

kubit
The company kubit develops software for surveying and as-built documentation, most of which works in conjunction with Autodesk software as third-party plug-ins. With its global headquarters located in Dresden, Germany, and US headquarters in Houston, Texas, the kubit team strives to provide software solutions which create an efficient, precise process for extracting design deliverables from real-world measurements. Figure 1, Team photo taken in front of the headquarters in Dresden, Germany. Improving As-built Workflows kubit was co-founded in 1999 in Dresden by Dr Oliver Bringmann and Matthias Koksch, who were friends from university. Oliver had just finished his dissertation in computer... (read more)
2014-07-25 10:19:58 Matthias Koksch, managing director, kubit, Germany

Infotech CAD Viewer SpinFire Professional

More and more companies in the manufacturing industry are searching for solutions that enable them to visualise CAD files in all areas of the organisation, without requiring an expensive CAD system. At the AMB show in Stuttgart, Infotech Enterprises (Germany) will present a solution to cope with these communication requirements: SpinFire Professional. With this visualisation tool, 3D models and 2D drawings can be converted into the lightweight .3D format and then used for visualisation, measuring, mark-ups and collaboration. Interactive 2D and 3D CAD files can be embedded directly into Microsoft Office documents such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.   With... (read more)
2008-08-05 09:22:48

MicroSurvey Point Cloud CAD 2010

The Point Cloud CAD 2010 is Microsurvey's latest product that allows the individual to work with Point Cloud and LIDAR data with ease. MicroSurvey has spent the last year working with Leica Geosystems on creating a product called Leica ForensicMAP and in doing so saw a need for the Civil Engineering and Land Surveying sectors and created the Point Cloud CAD 2010.  Microsurvey's system allows with the powerful Point Cloud Engine to work with hundreds of millions of points with ease and the ability to create line work very quickly, surface models and contours directly from the Point Cloud.Point Cloud... (read more)
2009-12-16 08:41:35

CAD/GIS Integration Ideal Closer

Autodesk has announced that Dotted Eyes has become an official Autodesk partner. As a Value Added Reseller (VAR), the company will initially concentrate on selling AutoCAD Map 3D, the leading engineering platform for creating and managing spatial data.     Dotted Eyes is leading the way in developing a Unified Spatial Environment (USE), in which the Autodesk spatial data management tools play a pivotal part in the integration of CAD and GIS data. The company's vision is to merge CAD, GIS and map data into a USE which will offer users more efficient data sharing and better protection of data... (read more)
2009-02-02 03:53:00

Time Saved by CAD Conversion

Safe Software has enabled the City of Santa Rosa (US) to implement an integrated water and sewer asset management system by eliminating complex and time-consuming CAD and GIS data integration processes. Conversion tasks that typically took hours are now completed in minutes, while also helping the department to improve data quality in the process.     The City of Santa Rosa's Utility Department maintains their infrastructure information in three systems: CAD, GIS and a Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS). To gain better visibility into their water and sewer data assets and to make this data more readily available to other... (read more)
2011-04-04 12:00:00 ka
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