SOURCE: Newforma, Inc.

Newforma, Inc.

May 24, 2011 09:00 ET

Latest Edition of Newforma PIM Solution Now Commercially Available

Leading AEC Firms Complete Testing of New Capabilities Supporting Revit Workflows, Mobile Access and Contract and Document Change Management in Live Production Environments

MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwire - May 24, 2011) - Newforma®, a project information management (PIM) software company connectingarchitecture, engineering and construction firms worldwide, today announced that the latest edition of the Newforma PIM solution is commercially available to new and existing A, E and C customers worldwide. The solution includes Newforma® Project Center Eighth Edition and its new add-on products, Newforma® Mobile, Newforma® Contract Management, and Newforma® Add-in for Autodesk® Revit®. The software streamlines AEC project delivery workflows that customers use every day, freeing them from overbearing administrative burdens and helping A, E and C firms work together more effectively.

Seven leading AEC firms participated in Newforma's Limited Customer Release program, which validates products by using them to manage active project data in live production environments.

One such customer, Mark Willey, P.E., director of information technology at Pond & Company, a full-service architecture and engineering consulting firm providing architecture, engineering, planning, construction and construction management services to customers worldwide, sees tremendous potential for the expanded Newforma PIM solution:

"Newforma Project Center Eighth Edition, together with the new add-on products Newforma Mobile and Newforma Add-in for Revit, shows tremendous potential for helping our firm optimize our project delivery work processes while maximizing our investments in BIM and mobile technologies. In particular, the new folder sharing capabilities in Newforma Info Exchange will streamline the way we distribute and coordinate BIM and CAD design information with our external consultants, as well as communicate design submittals and other information with contractors and clients. Internal users as well as external consultants will appreciate the simplicity of drag-and-drop for sharing and synchronizing folders across the project team. And, as director of IT, I like the fact that synchronization can be scheduled to occur overnight and on weekends to minimize the impact on our network bandwidth."

Newforma add-on products further expand capabilities

Newforma Mobile further expands the solution's remote access capabilities to include smartphones, including iPhone®, BlackBerry® and Android® mobile devices. Newforma Contract Management adds comprehensive contract and document change management. Newforma® Add-in for Autodesk® Revit® supports model-based design workflows with Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk Revit Structure and Autodesk Revit MEP.

Frankfurt-Short-Bruza Associates, P.C., a full-service, nationally recognized architecture and engineering firm based in Oklahoma City, Okla., also participated in Newforma's LCR program. FSB's director of information systems, Mike Potts, EI, CxT, described his firm's experience with a number of functions and products:

"The new features in Newforma Project Center, combined with the new add-on modules, have inspired our firm to re-evaluate our workflows and processes, both internal and external. Newforma Contract Management will allow us to automate, link, and track actions and documentation that were formerly managed in unintelligent spreadsheets and word documents. The Newforma Add-in for Revit in conjunction with the Document Control activity center in Newforma Project Center will replace our current drawing lists, documents, and document issuing methods with a more streamlined process for managing revisions of record documents.

Additionally, the Newforma Add-in for Revit opens a new realm of opportunity for making information in the models visible, accessible, and associable to Newforma users, particularly contract administration staff, project managers and project principals that have little to no experience with BIM or Revit.

And finally, Newforma Mobile is an invaluable tool that allows our users remote access to their project emails and information on their smartphones, whether or not they have company-issued devices, which will help keep decision making processes moving forward. The Newforma Mobile format displays well on mobile devices, and its interface is intuitive and easy to navigate."

In addition to the new products above, Newforma Project Center Eighth Edition includes new activity centers for managing document control, meeting minutes and project images.

Newforma Chief Executive Officer Ian Howell said one goal with Eighth Edition was to deepen the connection between A, E and C members of the project team:

"This latest edition of the Newforma PIM solution expands role-based access to key project information and further streamlines the project delivery work processes that our customers use every day so that team members can focus on the work they go to work to do -- design, engineer and build. We are pleased to provide significant enhancements to many existing features, add a lot of brand-new functionality and offer three new add-on products to our customers. Our solution is designed to meet the evolving needs of all architects, engineers and construction firms to enhance their use of building information modeling, provide mobile access to project information and support integrated project delivery."

About Newforma

Newforma is a project information management (PIM) software company connecting architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) organizations worldwide. The Newforma PIM solution, anchored by the industry-proven Newforma Project Center software, helps AEC firms organize and share project information, drive accountability, raise transparency and streamline project delivery processes, including those surrounding building information modeling (BIM), integrated project delivery (IPD), contract management and more. Newforma Project Center is currently being used by industry-leading AEC firms to manage information on more than 445,000 projects. For more information about Newforma, visit www.newforma.com, read the Newforma Blog, join the Newforma Network at LinkedIn, follow Newforma on Twitter, visit our user community at www.newformant.com, or phone +1 603-625-6212.

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