Wow, a couple of days away from the net and look what happens:
The Autodesk + Bentley deal was a bit of a surprise and is big news for those collaborating with dwg/dgn, However, I haven’t seen a .dgn file in years so it won’t change my life.
This one was not expected at all. It seems BMW & Fiat are looking to collaborate on powertrain, maybe medium small car technology (Alfa Mito/Punto/Mini sized) and, perhaps, dealer sharing to launch Alfa in the USA. Now that’s a surprise! Maybe it will stop my brilliant, BMW expert who tolerates Fiats, mechanic from asking: “When are you buying a BMW?”
Autodesk and Bentley to Advance AEC Software Interoperability - Autodesk Press Releases
At a joint press conference, Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) and Bentley Systems, Incorporated, two of the leading providers of design and infrastructure software, today announced an agreement to expand interoperability between their portfolios of architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) software. Autodesk and Bentley will exchange software libraries, including Autodesk RealDWG, to improve the ability to read and write the companies' respective DWG and DGN formats in mixed environments with greater fidelity. In addition, the two companies will facilitate work process interoperability between their AEC applications through supporting the reciprocal use of available Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)…
Fiat and BMW officially confirm agreement
It’s official: the agreement between Fiat Automobiles and BMW AG. The two sides have said “the possibilities of reaching a common use of components and systems on Alfa Romeo and Mini vehicles is being examined to create economies of scale and cost reduction”.