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CADLock, Inc.. has launched new public NNTP discussion groups for use by customers and partners. The discussion groups provide an open forum for communication between CADLock staff and customers, as well as peer-to-peer discussions of CADLock software. The product support discussion group will be a primary source of technical and product support for the growing number of users of CADLock software.


Hagerman & Company, Inc., an authorized Autodesk reseller, has been named Autodesk's Channel Partner of the Year, for outstanding performance in Autodesk FY 2006. The awards were announced at Autodesk's One Team Conference, March 14-16 in Las Vegas. In addition to Channel Partner of the Year, the most prestigious award given to an Autodesk partner, Hagerman & Company received an award for the highest number of MCAD vertical seats sold in the Americas by any reseller.

Nemetschek North America congratulates the winners of the ESP Vision 2.0 Lighting Design Contest and awarded them complimentary copies of VectorWorks Spotlight 12 with RenderWorks.

Each entry was judged on these factors: complexity of cueing, cueing complimenting the song, use of truss moves, use of fixtures, and overall look. See press release for list of winners.

Pennsylvania General Services Secretary James P. Creedon received the 2006 Contribution to the Profession by a Government Official Award by AIA Pennsylvania, a Society of the American Institute of Architects, for his significant contributions and support of the architectural profession.

Autodesk, Inc. congratulates all nominees and winners of the 2006 Game Developers Choice Awards. A majority of the winners and nominees used Autodesk's 3D solutions to realize their award-winning game ideas, including Game Innovation winner Guitar Hero from Harmonix Music Systems/Red Octane. Winners were announced last week during the Game Developers Conference (GDC) at the San Jose Convention Center.

New Products

Visual Integrity has released pdf2cad v6.1, an upgrade to its popular program for converting Adobe PDF files into editable CAD drawings. The new version delivers better reporting, support for embedded images and more user-definable output options. In conjunction with the new software release, Visual Integrity is pleased to announce the appointment of as a premier on-line reseller in an effort to broaden availability for its popular conversion products.

Rasterex Software announced the release of version R8.0 of RxViewServer, their server-based solution for viewing of documents and drawings over the web.
RxViewServer allows users to view, print, measure, markup and collaborate on more than 250 different file formats over the web. Version R8.0 comes with a brand new Graphical User Interface

AVEVA Group plc announced that it is shipping its Laser Model Interface (LMI), a software solution that provides a direct link between AVEVA's VANTAGE(R) Plant Design Management System (PDMS) and four of the major 3D laser scanning systems being utilized to capture as-built data for retrofit and brownfield engineering projects.

VRCO and its affiliate Fakespace Systems, announced the availability of Conduit software for AliasStudio 13, formerly known as Alias StudioTools. As a member of the Autodesk Conductor Program, VRCO integrated Conduit as a plug-in to AliasStudio, thereby allowing designers to view and interact with native, three dimensional (3D) AliasStudio models in large-scale, interactive stereoscopic environments such as the Fakespace Power Wall, walk-in immersive rooms or high-resolution tiled displays driven by Windows PC clusters.

Right Hemisphere, the provider of Product Graphics Management (PGM) software, announced the next-generation release of its Deep Exploration client software. A powerful standalone or companion application to the company's Deep Server enterprise PGM software, Deep Exploration 4.0 is available immediately in two versions: Standard Edition and CAD Edition. Right Hemisphere also announced the availability of its two new software plug-ins for Deep Exploration CAD Edition and Adobe Acrobat 3D, called the Right Hemisphere PMI Module and the Right Hemisphere PDF Publishing Module. These plug-ins provide added functionality for 3D collaboration among suppliers and employees, and 3D PDF publishing.

Around the Web

IDC: China, India to see big gains in IT spending, by Candace Lombardi, March 23, 2006, CNET - Global IT spending growth is expected to slow slightly from 2005 due to a natural cycle shift, while China and India will see double-digit gains.

Upcoming Events

The 2006 Architectural Engineering Institute National Conference
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Functions Affecting Development Processes
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According to a recent Iowa State University Study, "Since documentation is a critical factor in managing risk, technology that improves a company's ability to create, distribute, archive and retrieve documents will necessarily lead to better risk management protocols."

Join Mark Federle, Chief Information Officer of The Weitz Company, and Scott Lombard, Vice President of Data Builder Inc.'s Sales and Marketing department, for this one-hour Webinar to learn:
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