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Graphisoft adds Google Cardboard support to BIMx architectural presentation app

Graphisoft adds Google Cardboard support to BIMx architectural presentation app

Virtual reality for viewing the virtual building model. BIM software developer Graphisoft, maker of ArchiCAD and BIMx for architects, has added support for the Google Cardboard virtual reality viewer as an update to BIMx. The new VR functionality will allow users of either Android or iOS smartphones to view building models in an immersive 3D […]

By November 25, 2016 Read More →
BricsCAD update puts BIM and MCAD in a familiar container

BricsCAD update puts BIM and MCAD in a familiar container

Bricsys is betting CAD users want to keep using .dwg data and drafting workflows while taking advantage of 3D advances.   In a CAD industry plot line ripped directly from the pages of The Mouse that Roared, Bricsys this week puts forth an update to its .dwg-based CAD program, offering a wireframe 2D/3D alternative for […]

By November 15, 2016 Read More →
Trimble debuts SketchUp Viewer for Microsoft HoloLens

Trimble debuts SketchUp Viewer for Microsoft HoloLens

Microsoft bills HoloLens as a “mixed reality” portal suitable for a new approach to design review. Trimble has announced a new SketchUp viewer for Microsoft HoloLens. Trimble describes it as a “mixed-reality solution” for design and construction review. The new viewer is the first extensible commercial HoloLens application to be listed in the Windows Store. […]

By November 8, 2016 Read More →
Bentley Systems takes infrastructure engineering to the cloud

Bentley Systems takes infrastructure engineering to the cloud

Partnerships with Microsoft and Topcon strengthen connected data environments. A variety of new products and technologies were also announced this week at Bentley’s Year In Infrastructure Conference in London. By Randall S. Newton Over the years Bentley Systems has become the go-to choice for the very largest largest infrastructure projects. Now ranked as #2 by revenue […]

By November 3, 2016 Read More →
Graebert finds a welcome home for 2D CAD in Japan

Graebert finds a welcome home for 2D CAD in Japan

2D remains popular in the world’s second largest CAD market. Only Graebert offers the same CAD technology on desktop, mobile, and cloud.  In only three years CAD software maker Graebert GmbH has moved from being the new kid on the block to a major player in Japan, the world’s second largest CAD market by total seats […]

By October 28, 2016 Read More →
New Pantone file format stores complex appearance data for 3D design

New Pantone file format stores complex appearance data for 3D design

Autodesk, Luxion, and Nvidia are supporting the new AxF format in selected products.   A name synonymous with professional use of color is launching a new appearance file format for use in design and visualization software. The AxF format from Pantone (a subsidiary of X-Rite) offers a standardized way to store and share critical material […]

By October 25, 2016 Read More →
Dassault Systemès tries again in AEC

Dassault Systemès tries again in AEC

Design for Fabrication is yet another attempt by the maker of Catia and SolidWorks to crack the risk-averse, penny-pinching construction software market. Dassault Systemès recently announced “Design for Fabrication,” for the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. It is the latest in its series of “3DEXPERIENCE” software suites aimed as providing a custom experience for […]

By October 24, 2016 Read More →
Trimble releases SketchUp cloud version beta

Trimble releases SketchUp cloud version beta

For now My.SketchUp is a small subset of the desktop product. Trimble has just released an open beta of a new browser-based, cloud-hosted version of its popular 3D modeler SketchUp. For now, my.sketchup.com is a thin subset of the desktop version. The cloud-based version was introduced at an event for users earlier this year but was […]

By October 20, 2016 Read More →
Autodesk Live for Revit gets VR

Autodesk Live for Revit gets VR

Autodesk Live gets VR button

Graebert Trinity solves tricky CAD licensing and usage issues

Graebert Trinity solves tricky CAD licensing and usage issues

The only CAD developer with compatible solutions for desktop, mobile, and cloud deployments offers simplified subscription management. The developer of the second-largest installed base of 2D CAD software has introduced a new licensing and subscription scheme that solves how customers can use its triad of desktop, mobile, and cloud platforms on one subscription license. Berlin-based […]

By October 13, 2016 Read More →