What's New in Geo-engineering - AutoDesk, Bentley and Esri


Autodesk announced the launch of Revit, InfraWorks and Civil 3D 2020.

Revit 2020

With Revit 2020, users will be able to create more precise and detailed documentation that better represents the intention of the design, connects the data and allows collaboration and delivery of projects with greater fluidity. It will help to reduce the time dedicated to memory tasks and will contribute to producing a high quality work.

Civil 3D 2020

Civil 3D 2020 additionally offers improvements in performance and scalability, boosting BIM design and production efficiency, especially for large and complex projects. The latest version includes new features such as: Dynamo for Civil 3D, which will streamline repetitive tasks and help the user get more of their model.

InfraWorks 2020

With InfraWorks 2020, Autodesk continues its commitment to the integration of BIM and GIS. The partnership with Esri has allowed it to take advantage of large amounts of GIS data available publicly or stored internally, with a simplified approach that avoids many of the conversions that previously had to occur. This version adds the ability to save edited InfraWorks data to Esri data stores.

Esri acquires and announces the launch by ArcGIS Indoors

The 28 February 2019, Esri, the world leader in location intelligence, announced the acquisition of indoor GmbH, a leading global provider of indoor positioning system (IPS) technology.

The software will become part of ArcGIS Indoors of Esri, a new mapping product that allows interactive interior modeling of corporate facilities, stores, commercial locations, airports and more. Also, the acquisition will provide users of Esri's ArcGIS platform with integrated IPS location services to support interior mapping and analysis. The headquarters will also serve as a new Esri R & D center based in Vienna, Austria, focused on cutting-edge IPS capability.

“ is a leading provider of IPS software and services, working with organizations around the world such as international airports, major railway stations, and corporate headquarters, and I am pleased to welcome the company to the Esri family,” said Brian. Cross, director of professional services at Esri. "' technology, experience and leadership in the IPS field will be of great benefit to our customers who want to bring the power of GIS indoors."

"Becoming an integral part of Esri's product portfolio allows us to continue to provide our services at the highest professional level," said Bernd Gruber, co-founder of

“We have seen the IPS market explode in recent years,” said Rainer Wolfsberger, CEO of, “and our enterprise customers have shown great interest in deep integration with IPS technology, thus unlocking the benefits. of this solution at all levels of your organization.”

Bentley Systems invests in Digital Water Works for better wastewater infrastructure solutions

Bentley Systems has announced a strategic investment in Digital Water Works, a global and innovative solution of digital twins, for intelligent hydrosanitary infrastructures.

This partnership will help companies to expand their leadership, bringing better solutions of digital twins applied to infrastructure for companies or investors immersed in the world of wastewater globally.

Digital Water Works is known to help water and wastewater utilities implement a scalable, flexible and holistic digital geospatial infrastructure platform. According to the agreement, the company aims to implement its own integration applications around commercial software (COTS), such as Bentley Systems' OpenFlows and iTwin offerings. Bentley Systems will grant licenses directly to Digital Water Works customers. You will also have the right to appoint two directors who will be part of the Digital Water Works Council.

On the occasion, Paul F. Boulos, founder and CEO of Digital Water Works, said: “We are delighted and honored to receive this strategic investment from Bentley. The suite of infrastructure digital twin products will be rolled out in phases over the next five to ten months, and next month we will launch an early adopter program for water and wastewater utilities and engineering companies that want to help with plans. product design and then do a beta test of the software.”

Greg Bentley, CEO of Bentley Systems shared: “Bentley Systems' investment in Digital Water Works signifies our recognition that a specialist digital integration entity will play an indispensable role in helping infrastructure owners realize the full potential of water works. digital twins.

Given his path to digital advancement for the world's water infrastructure utilities, there could be no one more effective than Dr. Paul Boulos in leading his engineers and engineering firms, through Digital Water Works, to realize the limitless opportunities that digital twins now open up.”

Taken from Geo-engineering magazine -Junio ​​2019

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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