BAS symbol library
QA Graphics releases more than 45 new symbols for version 3.1 of its 3-D symbol library for BAS software.
QA Graphics releases version 3.1 of its 3-D symbol library for BAS software. This version allows users to maintain their existing software while using watermarked graphics that are secure and unique to their business. More than 45 new symbols are available, and several new categories have been added to offer graphics for fire, lighting, lab, and security systems. New symbols include heat pumps, sensors, roof elements for rooftop units, compressors, and boilers for popular HVAC equipment providers. The new library allows users to create more than 95% of all mechanical systems.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey