Canadian Consulting Engineer

Computer Products (June 01, 2007)

June 1, 2007
By Canadian Consulting Engineer



DocuLex has released Archive Studio 4, the latest in its electronic document management software. It features secure Web 2.0-based instant document access from any location via the internet. It also incorporates Goby Capture and Office Capture, programs that provide simplified paper and electronic file capture and indexing from desktops, networks, scanners, digital copiers and faxes.


@Task is on-demand project management software for engineers. It allows them to define projects, automate processes and distribute real-time data through a secure online environment. Users pay US $39.95 per month. The software is browser, platform and database independent and can be fully customized.


In May, Autodesk passed its one million milestone for users of its 3D model based design tools, including AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk Revit and Autodesk Inventor software.


Adobe Systems has released Adobe Acrobat 3D Version 8. Version 8 allows conversion to 3D PDFs from over 40 formats, including those for Autodesk Inventor and SolidWorks.


Flovent V7 is Version 7 of Flomerics‘ computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software for simulating heating and cooling in buildings. Where earlier versions included a sequential optimization capability, Version 7’s Response Surface Optimization fits a 3D surface to the entire design space, allowing the engineer to visualize the complete interaction of the design parameters.

Common real-world applications include optimizing the placement of air handling equipment such as diffusers and louvers; optimizing cooling in data centers and IT rooms; and optimizing glazing or building fabric, etc.

Flovent V7 also includes the ability to import 2D DXF files and extrude them directly into 3D shapes.


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