Author Archive: Randall Newton

Randall S. Newton is Managing Editor of GraphicSpeak. He has been writing about engineering and design technologies for more than 25 years.

rss feed

Author's Website →

CorelCAD 2015 adds parametrics, Windows Ribbon UI

CorelCAD 2015 adds parametrics, Windows Ribbon UI

Corel and Dassault Systèmes both use the Aras CAD platform from Graebert Software as their foundational technology, enhancing it for their respective user bases. CorelCAD, one of two drafting products based on the Graebert Ares CAD platform, has released its 2015 update. Among the new features are dimensional constraints (parametrics), and a new user interface [...]

AutoCAD Mac update brings feature set closer to Windows

AutoCAD Mac update brings feature set closer to Windows

Barely more than half of AutoCAD key features can now be found in the Mac version. Autodesk has updated AutoCAD for Mac and AutoCAD LT for Mac, bringing the Mac versions of the leading drafting software closer to its Windows counterpart. The new features in AutoCAD Mac 2015 means almost half of the features Autodesk [...]

Award-winning Substance Painter exits beta

Award-winning Substance Painter exits beta

The 1.0 release adds an updated user interface and new shaders. Substance Painter, the award-winning particle painter for game asset creation, exits beta today with new features to help users more accurately depict age, decay, and fractures. The flagship product from French startup Allegorithmic won “Best New Application” in this year’s CG Awards from 3D [...]

Kubotek adds part comparison to KeyCreator 2015   

Kubotek adds part comparison to KeyCreator 2015   

The first MCAD direct modeler to be acquired by a larger firm continues to be a popular tool in automotive design. Kubotek has added its CAD comparison technology to the 2015 release of KeyCreator. The KeyCreator Compare module was formerly distributed as a separate product.  The inclusion of CAD comparison technology makes KeyCreator the only [...]

Nvidia wants to give you $100,000

Nvidia wants to give you $100,000

If you have a small company with a big idea on how to use GPU technology, there might be a check waiting for you at the next Nvidia GPU Technology Conference. Nvidia wants to hand somebody a check for $100,000. Not just anybody, but the CEO of a small company with a big idea on [...]

TurboSite adds punch lists, satellite data markup to iPad field reporting app

TurboSite adds punch lists, satellite data markup to iPad field reporting app

Significant update also adds 2D PDF estimating, new positioning options, and more. TurboSite, the unique AEC field reporting software app for iPad and iPhone, turns 4.0 this week with a variety of new features, including punch lists, satellite and photo data markup, and PDF-based estimating. TurboSite, from long-time CAD vendor IMSI/Design, was first introduced in [...]

Graebert Ares Commander update includes new Android 2D CAD

Graebert Ares Commander update includes new Android 2D CAD

With more than 6 million active users, Graebert has become a considerable force in DWG-compatible drafting. Graebert GmbH today announced its 2015 product line-up, which extends the triple-OS Ares Commander desktop CAD platform to the Android mobile OS.  Graebert sells Ares Commander as a dwg-compatible alternative to AutoCAD on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Graebert [...]

Otoy holographic video recreates Batcave for immersive virtual reality

Otoy holographic video recreates Batcave for immersive virtual reality

Samsung Galaxy Gear VR and Oculus Rift users will be among those having a first shot at exploring Batman’s sanctuary from the 1990s animated series. Cloud graphics company Otoy is putting its new holographic video to work in a project to recreate the Batcave from the classic 1990s Batman: The Animated Series. Owners of Samsung [...]

Nemetschek acquires Bluebeam for PDF collaboration

Nemetschek acquires Bluebeam for PDF collaboration

Customers of both companies will benefit from the addition of Bluebeam PDF expertise and Nemetschek adherence to open standards.  German software vendor Nemetschek AG announces it will acquire Bluebeam Software, a leading developer of PDF-based collaboration tools for AEC. The purchase price is $100 million. Most of Nemetschek’s revenue is based in AEC, with its [...]

Bentley Systems acquires Siteops for site development optimization

Bentley Systems acquires Siteops for site development optimization

Cloud-based exploration of site alternatives in hours instead of months. Bentley Systems has acquired Blue Ridge Analytics, Inc., provider of Siteops site design optimization software at your service. Siteops uses cloud-based computing techniques to empower site development professionals to move beyond engineering to what Bentley calls “optioneering,” the exploration of engineering alternatives and their costs. [...]

By September 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →