Reseller faCADe has teamed up with the Architectural Press to convert Metric Handbook Data to VectorWorks format with a browsable database. This database is called CAD.Library and launches on 30 May. Visit www.facade-it.co.uk.
Bentley Systems has unveiled VIECON, an Internet strategy designed to improve the effectiveness of organisations that engineer, construct and operate permanent assets, such as buildings, plants, roadway systems, and utility networks.
The VIECON initiative integrates communications, collaboration and commerce. Firms will soon be able to register projects for VIECON by going to www.viecon.com.
Euro-Build Group has launched www.jackhamma.com, a web portal for the construction community which provides access online to project management services, contract tendering, product ordering and buyer and seller-driven auctions.
Arc en Ciel has introduced Tracer, its raster to vector conversion system, for scanning manual drawings into computer form.More information from www.arcenciel.co,uk.
And, SoftSoft net has introduced WinTopo Pro, a raster to vector image converter. It costs £100, and a free trial download is available at www.softsoft.net.
Toner supplier U Refill has put photographs on its website at www.refilltoner.com showing how to open and refill the 'sealed' toner cartridges used in common laser printers and copiers.
US-based Eagle Point Software has released its AutoCAD 2000 What's New Computer based Training, with over 40 lessons. For a free demo or to view it online go to www.eaglepoint.com/Free Mitshubishi Electric has introduced two new flat monitors - the 17 inch Diamond Pro 720 and the 19 inch Diamond Pro 920. Details at www.mitsubishi-monitors.co.uk Graphtec has introduced the JC9000 series of colour inkjet plotters for CAD professionals, with resolutions up to 720dpi. Details on www.graphtecgb.com