ProjectExplorer for AutoCAD Civil 3D - 3AM Solutions Application
Want to extract the ‘I’ in BIM from your Civil engineering projects from AutoCAD Civil 3D?
This is something I have been wanting for some time and 3AM Solutions an Autodesk Developer (behind the development of Civil View aka Dynamite VSP) has done a great job to give not just custom based reporting but a software which can run alongside as you design.
This will be launched at AU next week at booth number 3 in the exhibition hall.
Be better informed about every design decision you make in AutoCAD Civil 3D with ProjectExplorer - an exciting new plug-in from 3AM Solutions.
Featuring a powerful, user-configurable report generator - as well as a unique, continually updated on-screen report view and a range of integrated design validation tools - ProjectExplorer really is the Ultimate Companion for AutoCAD Civil 3D.
Explore your AutoCAD Civil 3D model in ways you never dreamed possible. Enjoy an unprecedented level of insight into almost every facet of your design from a single panel.
Introduces a unique new concept to AutoCAD Civil 3D - live, dynamic, on-screen geometric reporting, facilitating a much deeper understanding of the civil model and the geometric relationships within.
Features a range of dedicated profile and section viewers which provide live graphical feedback from Alignment Profiles, Sample Lines, Assemblies and Pipe Networks.
Features fully dynamic station (chainage) sampling intervals for alignments and profiles. Key relationships with other alignments, profiles, surfaces, and feature lines may be continuously monitored.
Features a growing range of design validation and geometric filtering tools which effortlessly reveal areas of the model that may not comply with specified design goals.
Features a unique template-driven report generator which puts you in full control of the formatting and content of every report. User-configurable report headers and images may optionally be applied.
Use the Quick Report feature to output detailed reports from individual objects, or use Report Builder to establish report content from selection sets which are saved in the drawing for later re-use.
Supports the generation of reports in a wide range of popular file formats including text files, CSV files, HTML files, and DOCX files.
A few weeks ago, I attended the 2013 Net Impact Conference in San Jose, Calif., a three-day immersion into the conference theme of, “Change Starts Here.” As mentioned in the blog posted before the conference kicked off, we are strong believers in the power of collaboration and creativity to affect meaningful change. I’d like to commend Net Impact for bringing together people from around the world to discuss ideas on how to make a positive impact in their communities and beyond.
During the conference, I had the privilege of leading two roundtable discussions, the first with business leaders and sustainability experts. The group jumped into a lively discussion of key drivers for successful sustainability initiatives and the benefit of buy-in from the top during the planning phase. Though we covered a lot of ideas in that session, one key point of agreement was the need for sustainability leaders to be able to speak the same language as the leaders of the company. This creates a crucial link that allows sustainability and corporate responsibility departments to showcase why these initiatives are good for business.
The second roundtable consisted of mostly MBA students. As these are the next generation of business leaders, we focused on how workplace environments can influence the way employees feel about their company. I shared my own experiences with workplace environments and discussed why LEED certification is a priority for Adobe (currently 24 of our facilities are LEED certified with 17 certified at the LEED Platinum level). Just last week our sparkling new Lehi, Utah workplace achieved LEED Gold certification. We place a premium on green building because it enables us to operate with greater efficiency, thus reducing costs over time, and reduce our impact on the planet. Sustainability innovation also challenges us to rethink and reuse. I’m still inspired by our San Francisco office located on 601 Townsend. At the ripe old age of 103, it sits as the oldest LEED Platinum building in the U.S., running on about 50% of renewables.
As with any roundtable discussion, different points of view are shared. It was encouraging to see that everyone agrees that sustainability is good for business – it is innovative, it is forward-thinking and it works. I look forward to continuing these sustainability conversations here.
Have you seen the new Autodesk Community? Improved navigation, content findability, and a personalized experience are just a few of the recent changes. Take a look for yourself at http://autode.sk/community!
V-Ray 3.0 Destination Moscow
The biggest event for computer graphics professionals in Russia is taking place on November 30 and December 1, 2013. This year we are headlining CG Event with an exclusive presentation and roundtable discussion with Vladimir Koylazov, the creator of the V-Ray rendering engine, a special V-Ray for Maya master class, and a demonstration of the latest updates in V-Ray for Blender. Check out the program details here.
At Adobe, we’ve been innovating on digital documents for decades. Today, we deliver the most comprehensive eSigning portfolio, from digital signatures in Adobe Acrobat to Adobe EchoSign.
50 million agreements have been signed on the EchoSign platform, which is now accelerating at a rate of more than 3 million agreements per month.
Organizations using EchoSign include more than 100 banks as well as companies like Citrix, Foursquare, Groupon, KIA Motors, Marketo, Netapp, Ricoh, Time Warner Cable, TiVo, and more.
More than 1.8 million customers are using Adobe Acrobat digital signatures across the Federal government, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, financial services, and more.
30 million users are signing their personal documents with Adobe Reader, which is deployed across 800 million PCs and 300 million mobile devices worldwide.
But there’s still a great deal of work to do. According to our research, less than 10 percent of all contracts in North America are signed electronically. This means important documents are being printed and signed the old fashioned way, which slows business down, creates risk and can be error prone. Whether it’s a sales contract being sent from Salesforce.com, or a new employee onboarding document that’s part of a Taleo workflow, we don’t think companies should be printing, faxing, or “over-nighting” these critical documents. That’s where eSignatures can have a huge impact.
To help our customers and partners plan their eSignature implementation initiatives, we are revealing our top-level roadmap for friction-free business with a new digital document platform. In the next 30 days, we’ll deliver two key updates: EchoSign for Salesforce v14, as well as a major new EchoSign winter release. We’ll provide more detail here in the next few weeks, so stay tuned. More broadly, we are delighted to share how we will innovate over the next 6 to 12 months across three key areas: advancing security, ease of use, and expanding our cloud capabilities.
SECURITY & IDENTITY
Digital Signature Support. In June 2012, EchoSign became the first solution provider to digitally sign and cryptographically seal documents signed through the EchoSign service. The digital seal provides persistent evidence of the authenticity of the signed document, and provides visual tamper evidence when viewed in Acrobat or Reader. We’re seeing increased adoption of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) smartcards or tokens across government, healthcare, pharmaceutical, finance, and more – smartcards that can be used for digitally signing documents. So I’m delighted to announce that Adobe will introduce first class support for digital signatures in the EchoSign service, leveraging Acrobat and Reader. This means that Adobe EchoSign will be the only cloud-based service platform that delivers both digital signatures and electronic signatures, meeting global regulatory compliance and high-security requirements where digital signatures are needed.
Digital Rights Management. Documents transacted through the EchoSign platform frequently contain sensitive and confidential information – be it Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Personal Health Information (PHI), pricing and deal terms, or salary information. The information contained in these documents must be secured throughout its lifespan to ensure that it does not get into the wrong hands. So today we are taking the document security offered by the EchoSign platform to a new frontier: we are announcing digital rights protection for all your PDF documents that are signed using EchoSign. With this new protection, your organization will be able to control access to your critical business documents after the documents have been signed, no matter where they are stored. We are able to deliver this capability thanks to the wide-spread adoption of Adobe Reader, which is used on more than 800 million devices worldwide. This new capability will let companies control and audit access to PDF documents already sent or downloaded, enable advanced watermarking, digitally “shred” expired documents, and more.
EchoSign is the industry leader on ease of use. For example, EchoSign is 30 percent more efficient than the leading competitor. EchoSign has a net promoter score of 57, whereas the next-best leading competitor has a score of 53. (Source: Independent research across more than 290 active eSignature users, commission by Adobe, Sept. 2013). And, Adobe EchoSign is the No. 1 rated eSignature solution by community users on the Salesforce.com AppExchange:
We are taking this to the next level with a deep bet on mobile and HTML5 experiences. Starting with the 6.7 release next month, we’re introducing a next-generation signing experience that is even easier to use. The UI will also feature new send and forms-authoring tools that support drag‐and-drop file upload, field templates, workflow templates, and redesigned document management and administrative pages. We’re also making forms more adaptable. With EchoSign, you’ll be able to create reusable form templates that include field definitions, locations and field properties that can be applied to any document. And, you’ll be able to make form field templates to place EchoSign signature fields on the document, as well as ensure the correct number of signers is applied to the document.
We’re also pushing the boundaries on mobile support. EchoSign is the only signature service to offer a widely deployed offline-signing solution for iOS. Based on customer feedback, we will be extending this unique capability to the Android platform as well as the PC and Mac OS environments through Adobe Reader. So if you’re just signing a school permission slip or getting a multi-million dollar deal signed from your mobile device, EchoSign will continue to be the easiest solution out there.
NEXT-GENERATION CLOUD PLATFORM
Adobe EchoSign is deployed across multiple datacenters with full support for Disaster Recovery, PCI and HIPAA compliance, all housed in SSAE 16 Type 2 certified datacenters. We provide a uniquely global solution, supporting signers in more than 180 countries around the world. Today, we are announcing plans to deliver local datacenter support in both Europe and Australia in 2014, as well as our intention to enter Adobe EchoSign into the U.S. government’s FedRAMP certification program. Respectively, these are critical for organizations that require data sovereignty as well as the highest levels of cloud certification. The majority of our customers are integrating EchoSign with existing business applications: Apttus, Box, eOriginal, Evernote, Salesforce.com, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Office 365, NetSuite, Oracle, SAP, Xactly and more. We will be providing a deeper level of innovation across these integrations, and introducing powerful new REST API support as part of the 6.7 release for developers worldwide.
This is how eSigning should be – intuitive, ubiquitous, adaptable and secure, making business friction-free so you can close deals faster and more confidently. It should come from a vendor you trust. And it should work with your existing systems. We are excited to be investing in the future, and setting the standard for what an electronic signature platform should deliver.
Join us at DreamForce 2013, on Wednesday, November 20 at 9 a.m. to hear how our customers are currently using EchoSign to improve their business agility during our customer panel with Groupon, Electronic Arts, Conway and United Healthcare, or stop by our booth on the floor, booth N1407, Moscone Center North.