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.

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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 →
Training entrepreneurs for the Internet of Things

Training entrepreneurs for the Internet of Things

A new partnership between PTC and the University of Utah will help equip a novel student think tank. The new $45 million Lassonde Studio at the University of Utah will become a state-of-the-art collegiate think tank when it opens Fall 2016. One part student residence, one part research center and one part maker garage space, […]

By September 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Eight terabytes of storage in a mobile workstation

Eight terabytes of storage in a mobile workstation

The Eurocom Panther 5 puts the capabilities of a data center server in a portable form factor. Boutique computer manufacturer Eurocom has released a monster mobile workstation, designed to put the capabilities of a data center server into a portable computer. The key is its support for up to four 2TB RAID drives. Eurocom expects […]

By September 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Bentley takes project management to the cloud

Bentley takes project management to the cloud

New ProjectWise Essentials is pre-configured with industry best practices for AEC information management. Bentley Systems today released a version of its ProjectWise AEC information management software suite as a cloud-based solution. ProjectWise Essentials is a subset of the local server version, designed with smaller workgroups in mind. ProjectWise is currently the project management systems of […]

By September 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Southpaw extends Tactic digital asset management suite

Southpaw extends Tactic digital asset management suite

Five new products help media and entertainment content creators.   Every industry is coping with an explosion in digital assets as it becomes both more important and easier to create and save content. The media and entertainment industry is no different. Digital asset management software provider Southpaw Technology today releases five new applications that extend […]

By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
AMD targets the mother of all niche markets

AMD targets the mother of all niche markets

Commercial PC sales are staging a comeback in 2014; AMD wants to make sure they get in on the action. By Randall S. Newton Until the rise of smartphones and tablets, the commercial PC business drove the computer industry. Innovations such as solid-state storage and CPUs that are more powerful were introduced into PCs for […]

By September 23, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Solid Angle releases Arnold for Houdini

Solid Angle releases Arnold for Houdini

The popular cross-platform ray-tracing engine can now work with the Houdini 3D animation engine. Setups can be shared with the Maya and Softimage editions of Arnold. Users of the cross-platform renderer Arnold now have a new choice of animation engines. New Arnold for Houdini from Solid Angle brings the powerful non-biased photorealistic rendering solution used […]

By September 22, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Goodbye lost wax casting for gold jewelry

Goodbye lost wax casting for gold jewelry

A partnership between 3D printer manufacturer EOS and precious metals provider Cooksongold results in a new printer. Sculptor and jewelry designer Johannes von Stumm came up with his latest design for a set of puzzle rings, he knew he needed to create them directly using 3D printing rather than use traditional lost wax casting. “I create […]

By September 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →