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Autodesk, Trimble to cooperate on interoperability

Autodesk, Trimble to cooperate on interoperability

Products yet to be named will be updated to support direct import/export. The top CAD company in AEC design, Autodesk, and the biggest player in construction-specific software, Trimble, have agreed to cooperate on interoperability issues. While both already support a variety of open standards in architecture, engineering, and construction, the new cooperation will optimize data […]

By June 17, 2016 Read More →
ArchiCAD student design competition brings out young talent

ArchiCAD student design competition brings out young talent

Broward College graduate has used ArchiCAD since high school. The winner in this year’s Graphisoft North America student design competition is a student who had the advantage of being an ArchiCAD user since high school. Alessandro Pupillo takes home $1,500 and the notice of professionals who attended this year’s American Institute of Architects convention.   […]

By June 16, 2016 Read More →
Siemens PLM Catchbook for tablets impresses

Siemens PLM Catchbook for tablets impresses

A context-sensitive interface makes for a sparse screen and a pleasant workflow. Siemens has been showing its Catchbook drawing tool for over a year now. We saw it most recently at the Siemens PLM World Conference. It’s been a big hit in demonstrations. It’s designed as a sketching tool that integrates with Siemens Solid Edge […]

By May 30, 2016 Read More →
HP adds chromatic red ink to new DesignJet Z-series printers

HP adds chromatic red ink to new DesignJet Z-series printers

GIS pros are a target of the new vibrant red, designed for durable media such as maps. HP has added new models to its line of professional inkjet printers with new 24-inch and 44-inch models with six-ink printing and the option of a new chromatic red ink. HP says the six-ink printing system in the […]

By May 26, 2016 Read More →
ODA brings cloud-based rendering to CAD developers

ODA brings cloud-based rendering to CAD developers

Teigha Cloud offers an independent cloud platform to build web-based applications. The Open Design Alliance (ODA) has introduced a production release of Teigha Cloud, its framework for visualizing engineering data on the Web. This new platform offers CAD developers a new platform for developing Web-based CAD-related applications. Teigha Cloud allows engineering drawings to be rendered […]

By May 18, 2016 Read More →
60 days to build a CAD product for free

60 days to build a CAD product for free

The Open Design Alliance is offering a free trial of its Teigha development platform. If you have ever thought about writing your own CAD software, now it the time. The Open Design Alliance (ODA) is making available a free trial version of Teigha, its development platform for engineering applications. Teigha is the evolution of the […]

By May 13, 2016 Read More →
Vectorworks Design Showcase 2016

Vectorworks Design Showcase 2016

Vectorworks has new management and big plans. At their annual Vectorworks Design Showcase user conference, the organization offered a look at their latest accomplishments and talked about plans for the future under the leadership of new CTO Biplab Sarkar.

Redway3D rendering toolkit borrows preprocess features for improving real-time photorealism.

Redway3D rendering toolkit borrows preprocess features for improving real-time photorealism.

The update also support Oculus Rift, supports night sky rendering, and more.  Photorealistic rendering software vendor Redway3D has released an update to its Redsdk rendering toolkit which provides key improvements in several areas by bringing preprocessed photo-realistic rendering effects into the real-time visualization stream. The update also improves a variety of other features. Redsdk is […]

By April 13, 2016 Read More →
AutoCAD 2017 supports PDF geometry, increased BIM connectivity

AutoCAD 2017 supports PDF geometry, increased BIM connectivity

The 32nd release of the world’s leading drafting software does not have a file format change. Autodesk has released the 2017 version of AutoCAD, its market-leading drafting software. The 32nd major release of the product includes new compatibility with PDF data, a new desktop app, increased mobile connectivity, and a variety of drafting improvements. The […]

By March 22, 2016 Read More →
Cyborg3D merges surface modeling with NURBS solids

Cyborg3D merges surface modeling with NURBS solids

IntegrityWare takes its popular plug-in tech and build a stand-alone 3D platform for translation, design, and 3D printing. The boutique maker of 3D modeling technology known for combining the rigor of CAD geometry with the beauty of surface modeling has released a new software platform for 3D modeling. IntegrityWare’s Cyborg3D is both a platform and […]

By March 18, 2016 Read More →