16, 2000 SANTA ANA, Calif.Digital Media Online (http://www.digitalmedianet.com/
), the world's leading developer of B2B vertical online communities
for the digital media market, has announced the winners of the DigitalCAD
Community Choice Awards.
The DigitalCAD Community Choice Awards are determined by AEC professionals
who voted for their favorite products and services showcased in the
A/E/C SYSTEMS Fall 2000 exhibit hall. DigitalCAD Community Choice Award
winners are based entirely on input from show attendees, experienced
users who are familiar with the products or services or were introduced
to them for the first time. The voting ballot used a fill-in option
to allow attendees to write in up to three favorite products or services.
The highest six vote counts determined the winners.
The Community Choice winners for Best Products or Services were Bentley
Systems' Viecon.com, Primavera's Prime Contract, and IronSpire's Jobsite.
The winners for Best New Products or Services were @last Software's
Sketchup, Constructw@re's project management service, and Timberline's
Gold Service Management software. All winners will receive a DigitalCAD
Community Choice Award logo to use for promotional purposes and product
information will be featured on www.digitalcad.com
Additional information on each of the winning products is listed below.
Viecon.com from Bentley provides a real-time, interactive environment
for comprehensive, project life cycle management of all the tasks and
documents associated with a project. In use, you can create and manage
projects with a comprehensive suite of scheduling, tracking, meeting,
and calendar-based software. Meetings may be physical (in a single site),
teleconference, or on-line, interactive, where the host's screen is
visible to all participants.
IronSpire JobSite is a project-specific extranet used to communicate
and capture all project-related documents, activities and decisions.
Users can post RFI's, view change orders and redline drawings. Team
members are instantly notified of any changes by email or wireless phone.
All activities are archived for future reference. With its real-time
decision support environment, JobSite will allow a project team to tighten
communication, control documents and create an audit trail.
PrimeContract, a business unit of Primavera Systems Inc., is
the global e-commerce marketplace for the AEC industry. PrimeContract
provides owners of construction projects and construction companies
with a competitive advantage by harnessing the power of the Internet
to electronically automate the entire sourcing, bidding and procurement
processes for commercial construction projects around the world.
SketchUp from @Last Software has been driven by the growing need
among design professionals for a more intuitive and accessible 3D modeling
program. The core of SketchUp is an interface in which the user simply
draws the edges of the desired model in 3D space and the software automatically
"fills" the shapes to create 3D geometry.
Constructw@re is a project management solution designed for the
internet. Designed mainly for general contractors, architects and owners,
Constructw@re enables companies to manage all projects throughout the
entire life-cycle, from pre-bid to completion, saving time, reducing
risk and maximizing profitability.
Timberline's Gold Service Management helps you meet the unique
demands of running a construction service operation, and offers a comprehensive
application designed to provide you with quick, ready access to vital
service information. Service Management streamlines dispatching, simplifies
billing and enhances the ability of your dispatchers to communicate
more effectively with both customers and technicians.
Digital Media Online, http://www.digitalmedianet.com,
is the world's leading developer of B2B vertical online communities
in the digital media marketplace. With more than 43 vertical online
channels, DigitalMediaNet.com serves distinct market segments including
streaming media, digital video, animation, special effects, desktop
publishing, imaging and design, digital audio, CAD, workstations, game
development, film, broadcast, and post production. DigitalMediaNet.com
community resources include breaking technology and product news, techniques,
white papers, research, interactive product guides, classifieds, job
and resume listings, and extensive examples of digital art, animations,