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.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.