Building design software integrated
Bentley Systems and Trelligence have integrated their AECOsim Building Designer and Affinity program, respectively.
Bentley Systems and Trelligence announced integration between their respective software products to provide end-to-end building lifecycle support. The integration between Trelligence’s Affinity and Bentley’s AECOsim Building Designer makes the program and early design models created in Affinity available to the users of AECOsim Building Designer. Members of the project team can move an Affinity program into AECOsim Building Designer where it can be used to guide design development. Alternatively, designers can develop the building schematic design model in Affinity and then move it to AECOsim Building Designer for detailed design. The combination of AECOsim Building Designer and Affinity provides a robust set of tools that yield improvements in quality and reductions in cost throughout the building lifecycle.
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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.