Feb 4, 2021

View model designs instantly with 3D Send

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models
collaboration
Dominic Ellis
2 min
Designed by SaaS platform provider 3D Repo, 3D Send allows architects, engineers and construction professionals to instantly share a 3D model
Designed by SaaS platform provider 3D Repo, 3D Send allows architects, engineers and construction professionals to instantly share a 3D model...

A new simple and secure platform, 3D Send, has been created to share and view 3D models without needing to download them first.

Developed by SaaS platform provider, 3D Repo, it allows architects, engineers, construction professionals, hobbyists, or anyone else to instantly share a 3D model. Models can be previewed in the web browser or downloaded to use with your favourite tools with no requirement for sign-in or registration.

Dr Jozef Dobos, CEO at 3D Repo, said: "Sharing 3D models can be a slow process and with everyone using different software and file types it can be a laborious task. 3D Send streamlines this process including offering a preview option, democratising model data so you can share models with absolutely anyone you need to."

Rob Jackson, associate director at Bond Bryan Digital, said all its processes and tools use open standards for information exchange, particularly Industry Foundation Classes and BIM Collaboration Format.

“3D Send offers us an incredibly quick and simple method for sharing models with clients, contractors, consultants and other stakeholders," he said. "It allows them to view models using these open standards in a web browser without having to download and install any software.”

3D Send users can share unlimited numbers of models, up to 500MB at a time. Files are stored safely and securely until they have been downloaded for up to 14 days using 3D Repo security. 3D Repo has independent verification via BSI to achieve the highest standards of information security, privacy, and management processes and controls.

"Now more than ever we are relying on quick technological solutions to keep projects on time," said Dobos. "3D Send avoids delay by sourcing the right viewer and encouraging collaboration between the project team."

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Jul 29, 2021

BT and Microsoft unveil strategic partnership

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Microsoft
construction
Technology
Dominic Ellis
3 min
BT and Microsoft launch strategic partnership to accelerate innovation across enterprise voice, cyber security and industry-focused services

BT and Microsoft have launched a strategic partnership to accelerate innovation across enterprise voice, cyber security and industry-focused services in sectors from digital manufacturing to health.

BT has already been named one of the first development partners for Microsoft Operator Connect and Operator Connect Conferencing. The renewed agreement will allow BT to build on this relationship and offer its own branded global managed voice services directly through Microsoft Teams, with an approach that further enhances customer experience and creates new opportunities for growth. 

The strategic partnership will build on BT’s existing portfolio of cyber security services built on Microsoft technology. It will see the companies push forward with the design and launch of a new generation of managed security services to enable and protect the modern collaborative workplace. BT will work closely with Microsoft to develop distinct security propositions to defend customers’ operations across the cloud as well as its own IT estate.

Sustainability and collaboration on digital skills are integral to the partnership. BT and Microsoft will work together on further enhancing sustainability credentials within their supply chains and join forces on promoting digital skills in the communities.

“BT and Microsoft are at the forefront of innovation in global digital platforms and connectivity that will take technology and communication beyond limits,” said Bas Burger, CEO of Global at BT and executive sponsor of BT’s partnership with Microsoft. “This partnership will ensure all of Microsoft’s solutions work ‘Best on BT’ and support both companies’ commitments to improving digital skills in the community.”

Omar Abbosh, corporate vice president of industry solutions at Microsoft, said: “BT can use Microsoft’s cutting-edge tools to develop new communications services that meet the needs and demands of today’s customers. By aligning our visions for communication, connectivity, security and digital technology, Microsoft and BT will support real growth for businesses across the world.”

Microsoft's vision is to transform construction and built environment businesses with design innovation, a supply chain you can control, and a connected, safer, more productive workforce.

Microsoft recently unveiled strong results for the quarter ending June 30:

  • Revenue totalled $46.2 billion, up 21%
  • Operating income was $19.1 billion, up 42%
  • Net income was $16.5 billion, up 47%
  • Diluted earnings per share was $2.17, up 49%

For the year, revenues totalled $168.1 billion (up 18%), operating income hit $69.9 billion (up 32%), net income was $61.3 billion GAAP and $60.7 billion non-GAAP, and increased 38% and 37%, respectively.

“We are innovating across the technology stack to help organizations drive new levels of tech intensity across their business,” said Satya Nadella, chairman and chief executive officer of Microsoft. “Our results show that when we execute well and meet customers’ needs in differentiated ways in large and growing markets, we generate growth, as we’ve seen in our commercial cloud – and in new franchises we’ve built, including gaming, security, and LinkedIn, all of which surpassed $10 billion in annual revenue over the past three years.”

In a trading update last month, BT reported profit after tax £2m, down £446m, due to a "one-off tax charge in the quarter to reflect the remeasurement of deferred tax balances following the enactment of the new UK corporation tax rate of 25% from April 2023".

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