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development of cloud-based reality capture software and solu- tions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Allpoint Systems offers software and data processing solutions for collecting and processing LiDAR data to the roadway and building markets. Autodesk said the acquired technology and team will bring significant data registration, automation and robotics technology and expertise to help expand Autodesk’s portfolio of reality capture software. The Allpoint Systems technology complements existing Autodesk capabilities, including recently acquired technology from Alice Labs and RealViz. Vero UK Ltd. (Cheltenham, UK) closed its second acquisi- tion in a month, announcing on Feb. 8 that it completed the purchase of the SurfCAM assets of Surfware Inc. (Camarillo, CA). Vero also announced on Jan. 7 that it acquired Sescoi International (Macon, France), developer of the WorkNC prod- uct suite that includes two- to five-axis NC machining soft- ware. No financial terms for either transaction were disclosed.


Founded in 1988 by Alan Diehl and his son Larry, Surf- ware will be renamed TrueMill Inc., according to Vero, and the company will continue to develop and license the patented TrueMill technology. Sescoi, founded in 1987, develops and distributes the WorkNC CAD/CAM software for NC machining, the WorkXPlore 3D collaborative viewer, and the WorkPLAN Solutions for ERP and job management.


Awards The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Educational


Foundation (Dearborn, MI) has named Westfield Vocational Technical High School (WVTHS; Westfield, MA) one of nine exemplary schools that are collaborating, networking and cre- ating partnerships with local manufacturers and community colleges. SME will provide $35,000 in funding to support post- secondary scholarships, equipment upgrades and continuing education for instructors at WVTHS through its Partnership


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