Smart CAD Software Now uses AI, Predictive Behavior and Machine learnings to offer better UX

 

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In a recent blog post, Lio Lingier of Bricsys talks about the power of artificial intelligence (AI) in BricsCAD V17 in general and the BIM workflow in particular. It is very heartening to note desktop software vendors like Bricsys have started to anticipate the CAD user's next moves and offer predictive intelligence to make the most-probable right choices. This is nothing but AI, machine learning, smart defaults, most likely choices or plain common-sense, however you may want to call it.

Talking about artificial intelligence, when I graduated from college in 1989 and started working as an AutoCAD Technical support engineer, we did hear about the term, but then it was only a theoretical subject taught in universities and stuff that grey-haired scientists in American universities would pontificate about, publish papers with complex theories. We had no clue how it would really apply and be useful to the real world. Almost 30 years later, all of that is now beginning to make sense and show up in real life - now backed by well tested algorithms, rules and analytics.

One of the first companies to do massive research on this and deliver visible results to both B2C and B2B segments has been Google. We have all come to realize how quickly google search or google maps learn, adapt, re-learn and deliver meaningful results.

Taking a cue from mobile apps and user experience, intelligent behavior and AI-like techniques have started to appear in mainstream CAD software like BricsCAD, and I am aware that more is brewing that we will see in the near future.

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Why BIM? BIM is the technology platform on which an architect can walk through the complete life-cycle of modeling, from conceptual planning, to pre-sales animations and visualization,  to geometrically accurate 3D modeling and finally precise detailing. It is here the complete thought process of an architect-engineer-detailer is executed and offering smart choices, defaults and suggestions to intelligently build your model as you go along is what makes the difference.

For example, if I have chosen wood as my flooring material, it would help if my software knew what goes with wood as far as connections are concerned, and offer a most probable list of connectors or side panels, instead of giving me a standard list all the time. If I use a 300 mm x 5000 mm wooden panel, 20 mm screws and always connect or lay them in a certain way, it would be nice if my software knew it, and offers to do the rest of the process automatically.

8 out of 10 times, designers work in a standard and way once the workflow is identified. CAD Software should identify and run these snippets of CAD as automated tasks, much like Google already knows what you most probably are looking for next, in your map or in a search result.

It is exactly the same philosophy we have in CADPower software, to improve CAD productivity for BricsCAD and AutoCAD users - by automation of repetitive tasks. While CADPower currently only automates static tasks, today's generation of cloud and desktop software have the ability to dynamically automate, improve and learn as the user works longer and longer on the CAD.

Lio Lingier lists the following few examples in her blog:

 

classify building elementsAutomatically classify solids as building elements

 

 AI repairRepair your model

 

 

smart connectionsSmart Connections

 

AI alternatives in BricsCADSuggest alternatives

 

Intelligent "copy style" command BricsCADIntelligent “copy style” command

Photo credits : Bricsys blog

One of the most important ingredients for the success of software is that it must be easy to use. And I hope the stuff that we discussed in this article will make it easier for people to use software, especially new and first time users who can be guided through the workflow. One other software I may mention that makes it easier for its users to learn is Microsoft Visual Studio. Although the subject matter of Visual Studio is heavy, it does its best to shorten the learning curve by tooltip, tutorials, help snippets, syntax prompter and so on. We would like to see BricsCAD software head in a similar direction.

GeoTools-CADPower V18 is Shipping Now! (V 18.01 update)

 

 

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V18 starts with a big leap in geological and mining tools

Bengaluru, India, April 21, 2017: It is that time of the year when, many years back, we used to wait eagerly for the next numbered major release of AutoCAD software! We still do, not because AutoCAD has something new to offer in its release, but because it is also the time we up-shift GeoTools and CADPower software to the next numbered release of AutoCAD. The timing is relevant only to the extent that our AutoCAD subscription clients find it useful to upgrade to the new GeoTools-CADPower along with AutoCAD. For the rest, it is only a matter of upgrading GeoTools while still using an older AutoCAD.

V18 of GeoTools & CADPower continues to maintain compatibility with AutoCAD versions 2018, all the way down until 2007. And that is an incredible 11 versions of AutoCAD, and of course, 4 versions of BricsCAD as well.

We present V 18.0 release and 18.01 update of GeoTools & CADPower, and all that is new in this release so far.

Strengthening the Mining, Geology & Civil tools continues to dominate our priorities and focus in GeoTools development. This will remain one of our thrust areas in the V18 life-cycle as well.

Remember that the mining tools are evolving with each update of GeoTools. Rather than wait until the most complete version is ready, we will release usable chunks of the software with each minor update. With regular feedback and interaction from users, we fine-tune, bug-fix, enhance and improve the tools as we go along.

We start off V18 with a bunch of new tools that have been added to make mining data processing easier.

New command added: GEOL_BOREHOLEPLANNER (GeoTools -> Mining & Geological Tools -> Bore-hole sections planner [across lease area]):

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The GEOL_BOREHOLEPLANNER command is the first process command to use when you start mineral exploration and design. Once your base-map is available and mining lease area defined, you can use this command to create bore-hole section lines across the mining lease area (closed boundary) at user defined intervals along and across the area.

Bore-holes are then drawn as dynamic blocks (named BORE_HOLE_BLOCK) along the section line at each vertex point.

It has a visibility state that defines its quality pictorially. The following states can be set:

  • Default
  • Problematic Quality
  • Blue
  • Positive
  • Negative

Please note that these visibility states are defined as per the requirements of the dimensional stone industry and is not necessarily the most appropriate set of conditions for other mining industry. If you have your inputs and feedback about what you would like to see as other visibility states, please do get in touch with me with your inputs. We have room to cater to multiple industry segments.

In addition, the block has the following attributes:

  • X - Easting (X) coordinate of the bore-hole location
  • Y - Northing (Y) coordinate of the bore-hole location
  • Z - Elevation (Z) coordinate of the bore-hole location
  • NAME - Bore-hole ID or name
  • QUALITY - Quality of the bore-hole yield
  • DEPTH - Depth to which it has been drilled
  • DIP - The dip angle of the bore hole
  • STRIKE - The strike angle of the bore hole

This command will fill the lease area with bore-hole sections and create bore hole blocks along the sections. You can also optionally export the data to a CSV file which can be edited within the command itself.

The bore-hole sections, bore-holes and other data are represented in their own layers.

Enhanced command GEOL_RUNNINGPATTERNS: (Menu: GeoTools -> Mining & Geological Tools -> Create topo/geological running patterns):

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The GEOL_RUNNINGPATTERNS command has been improved. A new option added to the dimensional stone annotations (useful materials).

Normally, you need two faces of the rock to create the slope annotations between. In the case of useful material annotations, there is now an option to specify whether the working front is vertical. If this option is chosen, the pattern is drawn with only one side and a specified width of pattern.

New command added: GEOL_BOREHOLEBIGGER (GeoTools -> Mining & Geological Tools -> Make bore-hole size bigger):

Increases the size of the bore-hole 10% each time. The bore-holes are read automatically from the designated layer. With a command that is designed in this way, you do not need to remember the text height of the bore gole attributes. Simply make it bigger or smaller by 10% each time.

New command added: GEOL_BOREHOLESMALLER (GeoTools -> Mining & Geological Tools -> Make bore-hole size smaller):

Decreases the size of the bore-hole 10% each time. The bore-holes are read automatically from the designated layer. With a command that is designed in this way, you do not need to remember the text height of the bore gole attributes. Simply make it bigger or smaller by 10% each time.

New command added: GEOL_BOREHOLETEXTSMALLER (GeoTools -> Mining & Geological Tools -> Make bore-hole text smaller):

Decreases the size of the bore-hole text 10% each time. The bore-holes are read automatically from the designated layer.

New command added: GEOL_BOREHOLETEXTBIGGER (GeoTools -> Mining & Geological Tools -> Make bore-hole text bigger):

Increases the size of the bore-hole text 10% each time. The bore-holes are read automatically from the designated layer.

New command added: GEOL_BOREHOLEINSERT (GeoTools -> Mining & Geological Tools -> Insert bore-hole along a section):

The GEOL_BOREHOLEINSERT command allows you to pick a bore-hole section polyline and inserts a new bore-hole point along the section or near it. This command internally calls the CADPower CP_INSVX command and you can first insert a point (or more points) along the section. After the new polyline points are created, the bore-hole block is automatically inserted at the location with the default set of attributes.

New command added: GEOL_BOREHOLESECTIONRENAME (GeoTools -> Mining & Geological Tools -> Rename a bore-hole section):

The GEOL_BOREHOLESECTIONRENAME command renames a section and all bore-holes along the section.

New command added: GEOL_MAKE3DSECTIONS (GeoTools -> Mining & Geological Tools -> Create 3d bore-hole sections): The GEOL_MAKE3DSECTIONS command is used to drape the bore-hole section (assumed to be 2D) along the contours or DTM and create a 3d section out of it. Internally, the command uses the GT_DRAPEPOLY functionality to build the 3d profile across the section line. The elevations are extracted from the points where the section line crosses a contour or a DTM object (like 3dface or 3d polyline) and then interpolates the bore-hole elevation which lies between two known non-zero elevations from the neighborhood. In other words, this tool applies the GT_PL_INTER command as well, in addition to GT_DRAPEPOLY.

(At the time of this writing, this command is still partially in development, partially complete and is in beta)


New command added: GEOL_BOREHOLEEXPORT (GeoTools -> Mining & Geological Tools -> Bore-hole export to CSV): The GEOL_BOREHOLEEXPORT command allows you to select bore hole sections or bore-hole blocks and exports them into a CSV file with pre-determined

New command added: ID_GEOL_BOREHOLESECTIONDELETE (GeoTools -> Mining & Geological Tools -> Delete bore-hole sections): The GEOL_BOREHOLESECTIONDELETE command is used to delete bore-hole sections from the drawing. When you pick a section polyline and delete it, all the bore-holes associated with that section also are automatically deleted.


Enhanced command GT_ASN_PROP: The GT_ASN_PROP command has been bug-fixed and improved considerably. The earlier version was designed to only work with 3d polylines and would compulsorily search for elevation objects around every vertex of the polyline. We realized this was not practical and extended the inherit functionality to 2d polylines also. Further, the search can be performed around every vertex (suitable for 3d polylines) or near the ends (first and last point) of 2d polylines.

If you have 2d contour polylines (all with 0.0 elevations) and nearby text objects representing the contour elevation, it is now a breeze to assign contour elevations to such polylines.

** Misleading message removed: GeoTools & CADPower automatically run a startup lisp (if found) called CP_STARTUP.LSP / GT_STARTUP.LSP.

Due to a bug, there was a misleading error message each time that the file could not be found. This message has been removed.

** Wildcard search added in CP_VIDEOS, CP_BRICSYSTV and CP_MAINTENANCE commands in CADPower and GT_VIDEOS command in GeoTools:

While using these commands, it is now enough to simply type the string you want to search (in the filter window). It is not necessary to add an asterisk '*' character to denote a wildcard search. It is now automatic.

Intergraph GT STRUDL® Analsyis & Design, Now on BricsCAD

 

Intergraph® CADWorx® Plant 2017 R1 now runs on the AutoCAD® and BricsCAD® platforms

Intergraph® CADWorx® Plant 2017 R1 now runs on the AutoCAD® and BricsCAD® platforms

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Intergraph® Process, Power & Marine (PP&M), part of Hexagon and the world’s leading provider of enterprise engineering software to the process, power and marine industries, together with Bricsys®, worldwide provider of the BricsCAD® DWG platform, today announced the release of Intergraph CADWorx® Plant 2017 R1.

This new release includes the most complete DWG file-based range of tools for effective plant design and offers unparalleled flexibility and collaboration, including the option to run on the AutoCAD® or BricsCAD platform.

“Clients have requested other design platform options, and we are ready to deliver. Our valued customers now have the ability to run the latest release of CADWorx on their choice of BricsCAD or AutoCAD platforms.”

Rick Allen, president of Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions

By including the ability to choose the design platform, CADWorx continues to expand upon and provide powerful and adaptive tools that enable quick and easy creation of fully intelligent 3D plant models. CADWorx continues to provide users with all the familiar benefits, ensuring every plant designer and engineer has the tools they need to complete projects efficiently.

“CADWorx gives the same high degree of performance on both BricsCAD and AutoCAD platforms. Users will like the cost and the flexible licensing. BricsCAD Pro and BricsCAD Platinum are cost-effective and budget-friendly.”

Keith Denton, vice president of Business Development, Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions

 

In addition to CADWorx, GT STRUDL® CAD modeler also is available on BricsCAD, enabling users to easily create structural models for analysis and design purposes and to display the results using the same CAD interface.

Visit ppm.intergraph.com/products/3d-product-family/cadworx for more information about the CADWorx Suite.

BricsCAD is best known for its feature-rich combination of 2D drawing and 3D modeling and is available in three editions:

  • BricsCAD Classic offers cost-effective entry to CAD, focusing primarily on 2D
  • BricsCAD Pro adds 3D modeling, access to all programming tools and third-party applications
  • BricsCAD Platinum adds advanced features such as 3D constraints, assembly modeling and access to powerful BIM and sheet metal modules

“It was great to work together with the CADWorx team to port such a powerful suite of engineering software to our platform. We have built a real choice for CADWorx customers that offers everything they are used to without the need for additional training.”

Erik De Keyser, CEO of Bricsys

Hear from Mattias Stenberg, president of Intergraph Process, Power & Marine, as he announces the release of CADWorx Plant 2017 R1 for BricsCAD.


 

About Intergraph Process, Power & Marine

Soon to be rebranded simply as Hexagon PPM, the Intergraph Process, Power & Marine division of Hexagon is the leading global provider of engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities.

Process, Power & Marine is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B; hexagon.com), a leading global provider of information technology solutions that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial landscapes.

About Bricsys Inc.
Bricsys is a global provider of DWG engineering design software brought to market under the BricsCAD brand, powering 2D drafting, 3D modeling, sheet metal design, and BIM. BricsCAD offers all the familiar DWG 2D CAD features, yet it adds time-saving tools and 3D direct modeling.

BricsCAD offers more for less. With BricsCAD, users own a perpetual “right to use” the software. For students and academic institutions, the software is completely free. For additional information about Bricsys, visit www.bricsys.com.

The Mid-Term Release is Early this year: BricsCAD V 17.2 Ships barely 3 weeks after the yearly AutoCAD 2018 release

 

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BricsCAD V 17.2 Ships barely 3 weeks after the yearly AutoCAD 2018 release

It has been a week of new releases. After CADPower & GeoTools V18 released last week, and an un-inspiring AutoCAD 2018 release before that, it is now time for us to announce another great release - the mid-year, mid-term life-cycle release of BricsCAD V17.2

Looking at the new release, it is quite evident that much of the thrust is now on building the differentiator features like BIM, Sheet Metal and Direct Modeling.

Time consuming tasks like object selection and intuitive editing are becoming the key to productive design.

As users upgrade their skills and move up the value chain, it becomes more and more a compelling priority that we use efficient tools that build intelligent models and not dumb drawings.

So, what does this mean for you? If you are a BricsCAD Classic user, make the move to Pro. If you use Pro, give Platinum a spin. And if you are the building industry and want to do BIM, try the BIM supplement.

This is perhaps your best chance today. With BIM shooting up the chart as one with the potential to challenge the established players, there is certainly more to look forward to. With Sheet Metal, BricsCAD has made a mark with the manufacturing industry as well.

I have not yet personally tried the new features of V 17.2. I will publish my findings on my blog as soon as I get my time-space to check it out.

In this newsletter, I compose and share the V 17.2 features, collected from various blogs and release notes.

  ** BricsACD V 17.2 : 5 things you need to know about the latest update

  • A drastic Display Performance Boost

    The display performance of BricsCAD V17.2 is spectacular. We’ve improved REGEN speed for users who use raster images within their 3D models. Overall, entity selection is enhanced with 5x faster display highlight rendering. You can ZOOM faster, especially when you’re working in perspective views.

  • Customizable Quad tabs meet your individual needs

    You can easily add commands to a Quad tab by drag-and-drop, or via a right-click context menu. Creating your own tabs and buttons is easy. Also, V17.2 gives you the option to create an optimized Quad for each Workspace that you use.

  • A smoother publishing process

    The Print to PDF driver is improved with the ability to manage custom paper sizes. In V17.2 you can use the Publish dialog’s stored registry settings to control your PDF output, and have the ability to manage these settings separately from those of the ExportPDF command.

  • BIM Patches simplify detail view creation

    BricsCAD’s BIM Patches let you add additional detail to specific sections of your model, and display that detail in generated 2D drawings. BIM Patches are fully associative. Changes to the model that cause the detail view to change will cause BricsCAD to graphically inform you of the change.

  • It’s free of charge to V17 license owners!

    BricsCAD V17.2 is a free update to our current V17 customers. You can download the English version for Windows today. We’ll be releasing additional languages and platforms in the weeks to come. The download provides a free 30-day trial of all functionality.

 ** Some more external links about V 17.2:

Don Strimbu, BricsCAD reports about this new release: http://blog.bricsys.com/news/bricscad-v17-2/

** And here is an analysis of Autodesk vs Bricsys Support and Mid-Term release policies, by Steve Johnson from CAD Nauseum

    http://www.blog.cadnauseam.com/2017/04/04/bricsys-shows-autodesk-how-to-do-mid-term-updates/

PR: Pacific India chooses Cloud based Collaboration software, Ayoga for their enterprise

 

 

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Bengaluru, India, March 22nd, 2017: DesignSense, a technology startup today announced the adaption of their innovative, cloud based collaboration and project management software Ayoga by Pacific Development Corporation Limited, New Delhi. The product brings disparate technologies like CAD, Web, Mobile, ChatBots and IoT together in one platform for various stake holders to plan and manage their projects effectively.

Mr. Nainar Ramaswamy, Managing Director of DesignSense said, “Our mission is to make our customers successful by reducing cost and complexity of engineering. Ayoga platform is a big step towards our mission and it leverages penetration of smart phones in a big way for the engineering and construction industry. We connect Engineering, Project Management and Location data intelligently, tie it to the processes adapted by our customers to provide information in the platform of choice of our users.  We are very excited to have Pacific as our esteemed customer”

The product enables customers to set up projects/users quickly in a simple web interface. Once set up the single sign-on enables authorized users to access project data seamlessly in the platform of their choice, be it the CAD Software, Web browser or mobile device or IoT device. The project planning can happen in the cloud, while individual members get notified through push notifications on their mobile devices through a chat-bot, of the issues and tasks related to the project real time, cutting down the time taken for decisions, reducing work in progress, thereby saving cost and complexity.

Mr. Jagdev Sharma, IT Head – Corporate, who evaluated Ayoga and other products said, “We have chosen Ayoga for our projects. We chose Ayoga for collaboration between our team members primarily because of the product’s simplicity and integration of various technologies including IoT.  Their Checklist feature connects well with our QC processes and that being available on the mobile devices made it easier to adapt. We are looking forward to working with Ayoga team to integrate Ayoga as an enterprise collaboration tool, connecting project management and ERP system we have which is a challenge we have now”.

The product is available on flexible subscription pricing model. For more information about the product visit http://www.ayoga.in.

About DesignSense Software Technologies Pvt Ltd

DesignSense is a technology start-up incorporated in 2013, to develop software products for engineering community. Headquartered in Bangalore, the company has a suite of Productivity improvement products for AEC industry called CADPower and GeoTools. With Ayoga the company makes foray in the Collaboration and project management space. In a short span of operation, the products have won many reference customers worldwide and are being used widely.

To know more about DesignSense Software technologies, visit www.thedesignsense.com or call +91-80-2677-1311 or email info@thedesignsense.com.

About Pacific Development Corporation Limited

Driven by the zeal to make a mark in the commercial sector of the country, Pacific India a privately owned and operated group of companies is conducting endeavors and operations with a remarkable degree of dynamism since past 3 decades.  The group is steadily emerging as the notable realty and infrastructure developer providing distinctive and specialized services in Real Estate, Hospitality and Education sector. With more than  50 multi-crore projects in all its domains like retail, residential, education & hospitality the matchless domain expertise of  the conglomerate has been proven time and again. The group’s different successful projects are produced by the great minds and expertise of the people associated with it.

To know more about Pacific India, visit http://www.pacificindia.in/ or call at +91-120-4044000  or email at  bsrawat@pacificindia.in

 

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Apranje Estates Limited chooses Cloud based Collaboration software, Ayoga for their enterprise

Bangalore, India, October 12th, 2016: DesignSense, a technology start up today announced the adaption of their innovative, cloud based collaboration and project management software Ayoga by Apranje Estates Limited, Bangalore.The product brings disparate technologies like CAD, Web, Mobile and IoT together in one platform for various stake holders to plan and manage their projects effectively.

Mr.Nainar Ramaswamy, Manging Director of DesignSense said, “Our mission is to make our customers successful by reducing cost and complexity of engineering. We do that by bringing disparate technologies like CAD, Web, Mobile and IoT together. Ayoga platform is a big step towards our mission and it leverages penetration of smart phones in a big way for the engineering and construction industry. We connect Engineering, Project Management and Location data intelligently to provide information in the platform of choice of our users. We are very excited about the product and the value it brings to our customers.”

The product enables customers to set up users and projects quickly in a simple web interface. Once set up the single sign on enables project members to access project data seamlessly in the platform of their choice, be it the CAD Software, Web browser or mobile device or IoT device. Ayoga has a Document Management System also built in, for stake holders to manage revisions of documents, be it drawings, or office documents, either from the CAD software itself or from windows explorer. The project planning can happen in the cloud, while individual members get notified through push notifications on their mobile devices of the issues and tasks related to the project real time, cutting down the time taken for decisions, reducing work in progress, thereby saving cost and complexity.

Mr. Saurabh Kumar, Director of  Apranje Group,  Chief of IT Initiatives, who evaluated Ayoga and other products said, “We have chosen Ayoga for our villa and apartment projects. We chose Ayoga for collaboration between our team members primarily because of the product’s simplicity and integration of various technologies including IoT. The field staff access project data in their mobile devices and information exchange is real time. Very soon we will expand the product to our customers as well, enabling us to provide best home buying and building experience to our customers”.

The product is available on flexible subscription pricing model. For more information about the product visit http://www.ayoga.in.

 

About DesignSense Software Technologies Pvt Ltd

DesignSense is a technology startup incorporated in 2013, to develop software products for engineering community. Headquartered in Bangalore, the company has a suite of Productivity improvement products for AEC industry called CADPower and GeoTools. With Ayoga the company makes foray in the Collaboration and project management space. In a short span of operation, the products have won many reference customers worldwide and are being used widely.

 To know more about DesignSense Software technologies, visit www.thedesignsense.com or call +91 80 2677 1311 or email info@thedesignsense.com.

About Apranje Group

Apranje Estates Ltd. is a company offering uniquely-created ‘one-of-their-kind’ homes and plots for discerning customers in select locations. The company is an initiative of Apranje Jewellers one of the most respected brands in premium jewellery, diamonds, and precious gems and a name committed to the fine art of jewellery making since 1961. Apranje Estates brings a unique passion to creating lasting abodes. All their projects are cherished for excellent choice of location, innovative design, and fine craftsmanship. Since inception, they have taken a boutique approach to real estate – all their projects whether plots or residential projects are exclusive, are in highly-prized locations, and have design and execution as strong differentiators, a reflection of their illustrious lineage in creating timeless jewelry.

To know more about Apranje Estates Limited, visit http://www.ApranjeEstates.com/ or call at +91 7676 363636 or email at info@apranje.com

GeoTools-CADPower V 17.05 Update (Part Number / Names for BOQ workflow)

(reproduced from blog)

 

CADPower V 17.05 Update

New family of commands added in the BOQ section

The 3 new commands, CP_PARTASSIGN, CP_PARTLABEL and CP_PARTCOUNT are used to tag selected objects with part names (or numbers or any piece of string you want to attach). You can then label, count, tabulate and present the data in a easily understandable format and create take-offs.

New command CP_PARTASSIGN (CADPower -> BOM/BOQ Tools -> Parts Management -> Assign part names): The CP_PARTASSIGN command assigns a part name to selected objects. This is a simple data assignment tool that attaches a string (we call it Part Name) to one or more objects. When you have a drawing with multiple objects tagged with part names, it is used to create part labels, count them and present in a simple table of part names versus number of times it occurs. This forms the basis of a simple quantity table.

New command CP_PARTUNASSIGN (CADPower -> BOM/BOQ Tools -> Parts Management -> Un-Assign part names): The CP_PARTUNASSIGN command removes part names attached to objects by the CP_PARTASSIGN command.

New command CP_PARTLABEL (CADPower -> BOM/BOQ Tools -> Parts Management -> Label part names): The CP_PARTLABEL command creates a text label that represent the part name attached to selected objects. It is created at the centroidal location of the object with a user-defined text height.

New command CP_PARTCOUNT (CADPower -> BOM/BOQ Tools -> Parts Management -> Count part names): The CP_PARTCOUNT command summarizes the occurences of part names attached to selected objects and writes them down in a simple 2-column table. The same is exported to a CSV file to further action in Excel.

GeoTools V 17.05 Update

New command added: GT_DEFODATT (GeoTools -> AutoCAD Map Tools -> Object Data -> Define Block (with attributes) from object table data: The GT_DEFODATT command is the opposite of GT_DEFATTOD. It takes an object data table and creates attributes out of the field names. You can create a block using those attributes alone or add some graphical objects also.

 

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CADPower & GeoTools Updated for BricsCAD V16

 

We are pleased to announce that CADPower and GeoTools V 16.10 released today are now compatible with BricsCAD V16.

If you are a user from India and want to download GeoTools and CADPower for BricsCAD, click on the link below:

http://www.thedesignsense.com/downloads.php

 

DesignSense launches Cloud based Collaboration software, Ayoga

 

               

       

 

DesignSense launches Cloud based Collaboration software, Ayoga

 

Bangalore, India, October 22nd, 2015: DesignSense, a technology start up today announced the launch of their innovative, cloud based collaboration and project management software Ayoga

Mr.Nainar Ramaswamy, Manging Director of DesignSense said, “Our mission is to make our customers successful by reducing cost and complexity of engineering. We do that by bringing disparate technologies like CAD, Web and Mobile together. Ayoga Platform is a big step towards our mission and it leverages penetration smart phones in a big way for the engineering and construction industry. We connect Engineering and Project Management data intelligently to provide information in the platform of choice of our users. We are very excited about the product and the value it brings to our customers.”

The product enables customers to set up users and projects quickly in a simple web interface. Once set up the single sign on enables project members to access project data seamlessly in the platform of their choice, be it the CAD Software, Web browser or mobile device. Ayoga has a Document Management System also built in, for stake holders to manage revisions of documents, be it drawings, or office documents, either from the CAD software itself or from windows explorer. The project planning can happen in the cloud, while individual members get notified through push notifications on their mobile devices of the issues and tasks related to the project real time, cutting down the time taken for decisions, reducing work in progress, thereby saving cost and complexity.

Mr. Narendra Kumar, MD of Praneeth Group, who is a customer of Ayoga said, “We have deployed Ayoga for our new projects. We use Ayoga RFI extensively for collaboration between our team members.The field staff access project data in their mobile devices and information exchange is real time. It has prevented significant amount of communication gaps, and cost of rework because of it. For me personally, I respond to RFIs at my convenience and phone calls and meetings are a lot more effective. Very soon we will expand the product to our customers as well, enabling us to provide best home buying and building experience to our customers”.

The product is available on flexible subscription pricing model. For more information about the product visit www.thedesignsense.com/ayoga.

About DesignSense Software Technologies Pvt Ltd

DesignSense is a technology startup incorporated in 2013, to develop software products for engineering community. Headquartered in Bangalore, the company has a suite of Productivity improvement products for AEC industry called CADPower and GeoTools. With Ayoga the company makes foray in the Collaboration and project management space. In a short span of operation, the products have won many reference customers worldwide and are being used widely.

To know more about DesignSense Software technologies, visit www.thedesignsense.com or call +91 80 26080600 or email info@thedesignsense.com.

About Praneeth Group

Praneeth Group is decade old prestigious real estate firm, specializing in Villas. They are fondly known as “Villa Makers of Hyderabad”. In the years of operation, they have built and handed over more than 2000 villas. They are pioneers in adapting new technologies, having deployed innovative ways to engage customers. With a strong CRM Team,social media presence and mobile apps, they build villas of their customer’s choice. More details about Praneeth Group can be had at http://praneeth.com/

 

PR: DesignSense Appoints TSC Bahrain as GeoTools-CADPower reseller

Bengaluru & Al-Manama, Bahrain

                                                                                                    

Press Release: September 28th, 2015: Bangalore-India & Bahrain-Middle East

DesignSense Software Technologies today officially announces Technical Sources Center, Bahrain as its reseller in Bahrain for its GeoTools & CADPower products.

"Our goal is to make our clients successful by reducing its the cost and complexity of engineering" said Mr. Nainar Ramaswamy, Managing Director of DesignSense Software explaining about the purpose of this software.

CADPower is a general purpose CAD productivity tool that runs on the BricsCAD and AutoCAD platforms. It offers over 250+ tools for productivity and process, ranging from advanced Polyline management, Annotations, Bill of Quantities and Estimation, Reporting, Querying and extracting commonly required information from standard .dwg data.

GeoTools offer CAD tools for the geo-data user, ranging from coordinate annotations, drawing of map grids, coordinate conversion, Civil tools, Google Earth interaction and so on.

“Both products have one single goal in mind – to eliminate difficult, repetitive & boring tasks by automating & packaging them into defined workflows that the software plays out for you” said Rakesh Rao, Chief Architect of the products.

“GeoTools & CADPower are light-weight, easy to use productivity solutions that offers a compelling value proposition to the vast AutoCAD user community in Bahrain and other parts of the Persian Gulf. We see significant interest and opportunity in the Oil & Gas, AEC and other geo-spatial domains where immense productivity gains can be obtained” said Ali Mansoor, Executive Manager at Technical Sources Center. “With a proven history of 16 years in the CAD market, these are established products and we are happy to introduce the same in the Gulf markets.”

DesignSense Software Technologies:

DesignSense Software Technologies Private Limited is a global software product company engaged in developing solutions to simplifying design and engineering processes.

Its area of interest and domains include cloud-driven AEC adaptation, Tool Design, mobile & desktop apps for the design community. We connect engineering and non-engineering data in the cloud and deliver it to the stake-holders.

# 282/C, 10th Main
5th Block, Jayanagar
Bengaluru – 560041, India
Phone: +91-80-2608 0600

Web: www.thedesignsense.com

Technical Source Center:

Technical Sources Center LLC specializes in providing Engineering Software & Services, IT Solutions & Training. Technical Sources Center is a reseller for Autodesk, Solidworks & Bentley products in Bahrain.

Technical Sources Center W.L.L.
Business Bay Tower, Al-Fateh District, 6th Floor
P: (+973) 17002611, E: info@tscgulf.com

Sunday - Thursday (08:00 - 17:00) GMT+3

DesignSense Announces Micro-Verticals Teams for Focussed Industry Solutions

 

DesignSense Software Technologies has been an all-India distributor for BricsCAD since 2014. Right from the beginning, our vision has been to provide solutions (and not ready-made products) to the .dwg community. We chose BricsCAD as the CAD platform and started rolling out all our industry solutions on top of it.

As a CAD design platform, BricsCAD is excellent and does not suffer from the limitations of any other software, whether .dwg or others. However, offering a platform alone does not sell. Recognizing this long back, we invested in various productivity add-ons like CADPower, GeoTools, FormPower, BarMan. MfgPower, Mining & Geological module running on top of BricsCAD in the last 8+ years.

Today, we are proud to announce that our efforts at delivering industry-specific tools has paid off handsomely in terms of revenue as well as customer relationships and engagement. We have been able to change the way how .dwg CAD users work. We have been able to show large corporations how to do routine CAD design tasks more intuitively and in a smart manner. We have equipped  small and medium enterprises with solutions that enabled them to compete with the larger players and complete their projects without having to spend big bucks.

With our micro-verticals strategy, we complemented the positives of BricsCAD (like compatibility, price, stability and more) with our own productivity tools for each industry.

Today, DesignSense has a formal Micro-Verticals team in place consisting of 5 CAD developers who churn out CAD tools for the industry, addressing the daily challenges of CAD users. Lending support to our core micro-vertical team are our sales & support teams who front-end the customers on a daily basis and are the first to know what users miss in their CAD software, what users want and how urgent or universal is the need. Working together with our development team, we roll out solutions which are shown as part of standard BricsCAD demos and webinars.

Today, the .dwg CAD user-base is perhaps the most varied in terms of domain usage. Right from 2D shop-floor drawings to 3D product design, survey data capture  to presentation maps & GIS, conceptual architectural models to good-for-construction drawings, .dwg is everywhere.

.dwg is today the de facto standard for design data, much like Excel or Word documents is for Office documents. Most of the existing industry add-ons are either too expensive to implement or run on proprietary platforms. Many others run on one single platform - AutoCAD, which makes it difficult for everyone to use.

Our Micro-Verticals software are written using multi-lingual code. We use .NET, BRX (aka. ARX for some), Visual Lisp with ActiveX, ObjectDBX, to name a few, making use of the best possible mix and match depending on the requirements. Many of our add-on solutions run on BricsCAD Classic also. Our entire design & coding happens on the BricsCAD platform. Thanks to the 100% API compatibility between BricsCAD and AutoCAD, every single micro-vertical product from DesignSense is automatically compatible with the AutoCAD platform as well.

Some of the micro-vertical products we offer:

CADPower
GeoTools
MfgPower
FormPower
BarMan
Mining & Geological module

Today, DesignSense welcomes the new hires - Kevin Prasanna, Kumari Pritam, Om Narayan Singh, Prashansha Agrawal & Vishaka Gupta, who have come from different parts of India to work for DesignSense Micro-Verticals.


The DesignSense MicroVerticals Team First Day Reports to Work @ XtremeSportsBar

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DSTools Named ‘Solution Partner’ by SOLIDWORKS

BANGALORE, India, Feb 6, 2015

DesignSense, a technology start up today announced that their innovative press tool design product DSTools has achieved “Solution Partner” status from SOLIDWORKS Corp. Fully integrated with SOLIDWORKS™ in a single window, DSTools lets the tool designers to generate a fool proof die set design, and Manufacturing Bill of Materials in few design inputs by the Tool designer. The product DSTools has embedded the knowledge base of an experienced tool designer, and tight integration with SOLIDWORKS™ thereby making it easy for designers to focus on component specific design.

Die-set creation using simplified user inputs – now everyone can do die-set design, not just experts (picture from DesignSense website)

Mr.Nainar Ramaswamy, managing director of DesignSense said, “Our mission is to make our customers successful by reducing cost and complexity of engineering. DSTools achieves that for tool designers. This recognition by SOLIDWORKS Corp augments well for our solutions, reaching out to a large customer base of SOLIDWORKS™.”

Used along with SOLIDWORKS™, DSTools generates die sets based on basic parameters of a strip layout, material and production rate, using proprietary algorithms, DSTools generates the entire SOLIDWORKS™ Die Set assembly, which is fool proof, interference free adhering the design standards of tool designers. It also generates production drawings and Bill of Material for giving accurate response to RFQs.

About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp

Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. company, develops and markets software for design, analysis, and product data management. It is the leading supplier of 3D CAD technology, giving teams intuitive, high-performing software that helps them design better products. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit the company’s Web site (www.solidworks.com) or call 1-800-693-9000 FREE (outside of North America,call +1-978-371-5000 FREE).

About DesignSense Software Technologies Pvt Ltd

DesignSense is a technology startup incorporated in 2013, to develop software products for engineering community. Headquartered in Bangalore, the company has a suite of Productivity improvement products for AEC industry called CADPower and GeoTools. With DSTools the company makes foray in the metal stamping industry. In a short span of operation, the products have won many reference customers worldwide and are being used widely.

To know more about DesignSense Software technologies, visit www.thedesignsense.com or call +91 80 26080600 or email info@thedesignsense.com.

DesignSense Signs Up CADREBEL.COM as its GeoTools-CADPower distributor in the US

 

August 26th, 2015: Bangalore-India & San Clementa, CA-USA

DesignSense Software Technologies today officially announces CADREBEL.com as its United States distributor for its CAD products – GeoTools & CADPower.

"Our goal is to make our clients successful by reducing the cost and complexity of engineering" said Mr. Nainar Ramaswamy, Managing Director of DesignSense Software explaining about the purpose of this software.

CADPower is a general purpose CAD productivity tool that runs on the BricsCAD and AutoCAD platforms. It offers over 250+ tools for productivity and process, ranging from advanced Polyline management, Annotations, Bill of Quantities and Estimation, Reporting, Querying and extracting commonly required information from standard .dwg data.

GeoTools offer CAD tools for the geo-data user, ranging from coordinate annotations, drawing of map grids, coordinate conversion, Civil tools, Google Earth interaction and so on.

“Both products have one single goal in mind – to eliminate difficult, repetitive & boring tasks by automating & packaging them into defined workflows that the software plays out for you” said Rakesh Rao, Chief Architect of the products.

“GeoTools & CADPower offer light-weight, easy to use solutions that complement BricsCAD nicely and extends its power significantly” said Serge Jonnert of CADREBEL. “With a proven history of 16 years in the CAD market, these are established products already and now available on BricsCAD”.

DesignSense Software Technologies:

DesignSense Software Technologies Private Limited is a global software product company engaged in developing solutions for simplifying the entire life-cycle of design and engineering processes.

Its area of interest and domains include AEC & GIS-CAD productivity solutions, Tool Design, mobile/desktop & cloud-driven apps for the design community.

# 282/C, 10th Main, 5th Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru – 560041, India

CADREBEL - TENSEI LLC:

CADREBEL provides affordable desktop, mobile, and cloud based technologies for innovation and design management in AEC, construction, civil, road, landscape, sheet metal, and mechanical design, as well solutions to meet regulatory requirements in medical devices, pharma, aerospace, energy, oil and gas.

Tensei LLC – CADREBEL is the official US distributor for Bricsys products for Southern California, Southern Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and Hawaii.

tensei LLC, 15 Calle Almeja, San Clemente, CA 92673, USA


Contact:

Rakesh Rao 
Executive Director
DesignSense Software Technologies Private Limited, Bangalore-INDIA 
Cell:  +91-9243438300 
Blog:  Smarter .dwg CAD