Handheld floor mapper for AEC professionals

Faro has launched a firmware update to its ScanPlan solution to better address the workflow needs of AEC professionals. This handheld scanner was introduced to the market as a lightweight, 2D handheld mapper capture and visualise 2D floor plans. Now, with new features such as the Scan Assist, Scan Localizer and PanoCam functionalities, AEC professionals […]

Integration improves construction verification workflow

Topcon has develop a workflow that connects to the GTL-1000 integrated compact scanner with its Magnet Collage data processing and ClearEdge3D Verity automated construction verification software. The seamless integration creates a complete package that provides users with a live, as-built model of projects, allowing users to identify and rectify any discrepancies. The new system takes […]

Drone platform adds on-site roof measurements and damage detection

​Loveland Innovations added enhancements to its inspection platform, Imging, including drone-based on-site measurements, AI and deep learning-powered damage detection for commercial roofs, and other powerful updates. A real-time measurement process built into the app, allows field adjusters and roofing estimators to view and share dynamic measurements on an Apple iOS tablet while they are still […]

Applied intelligence studio planned for SA mining

Accenture plans to launch a new Applied Intelligence Studio for Mining in Johannesburg. The studio will apply the latest in data science and artificial intelligence technologies with new data sources for real-time co-creation of digital solutions that can help mining companies solve some of their most difficult analytical problems. The studio will bring together leading […]

Open pit surveying solution adds automated tools

Datamine Software’s new survey solution which exclusively caters to the needs of open pit mine surveyors is usable with all commodities, and which streamline the process of everyday survey tasks. Built on the Studio platform, Studio Survey includes key features such as automated reporting tools that not only eliminates a lot of manual work, but […]

Scanner combines detailed data points with hi-res imagery

GeoSlam has launched its latest product for the property sector by offering property professionals the ability to capture floorplans and hi-res photography simultaneously. The Zeb Pano, a handheld SLAM (simultaneous, localisation and mapping) scanner and panoramic camera, has been developed for the property sector. SLAM technology is widely known for its use in the automotive […]

Empowering junior miners with tech solutions

Lesika La Batho has signed partnership and software distribution rights agreements with Maptek and VersaDev Software Solutions in January 2019. The agreements incorporate training and skill development for the local Lesika team on leading technologies as well as software distribution rights to supply junior and emerging mines their technology at cost. To date Lesika, as […]

South African software developer turns 30

This year Model Maker Systems is celebrating its 30th year in business. The company was founded in August 1989 by Carel Viljoen and Ben van den Heever, who worked independently on similar software solutions since 1984 without knowing about one another’s work. Late in 1985 they started working together to provide a bureau service to […]

Modelling decentralised energy grid with GIS digital twin

Bentley Systems has announced the availability of OpenUtilities DER Planning and Design Assessment Solutions, the latest of its electric utility software offerings that provide decision support and cost-based models and simulations for distributed energy resources (DER) integration. In partnership with Siemens’ Digital Grid business unit, OpenUtilities Solutions for DER enables electric utilities, electricity suppliers, and […]

Portal guides organisations through BIM adoption

The BIM Academy Africa has launched its Navigator BIM (NavBIM) portal which provides a guide to help architectural or engineering organisations jump start their building information modelling (BIM) adoption journey. The required categories are developed into help disciplines, guiding organisations towards business excellence practices in BIM. The organisation’s BIM adoption plan should be endorsed by […]