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Artlantis gains network rendering

Artlantis gains network rendering

Improvements to the Twinmotion feature aid rendering of environmental elements. An update to 3D architectural rendering software Artlantis from Abvent Software introduces a new Render Manager and updates to its Twinmotion tool for modeling flow effects and other environmental features in a rendering. The new Render Manager in Artlantis 6.5 allows rendering jobs to be […]

By March 20, 2017 Read More →
High-end CAD features have migrated to low-price CAD

High-end CAD features have migrated to low-price CAD

TurboCAD and BricsCAD are rewriting the notion that it takes a $5,000 CAD program to do specialized tasks.   By Ralph Grabowski Can we still call CAD “low-end” when it does sheet metal design and direct editing of 3D solids? Programs in the past have been considered low-end CAD when they cost a few hundred […]

By March 14, 2017 Read More →
Improov extends virtual reality CAD collaboration

Improov extends virtual reality CAD collaboration

Viewing 3D CAD models in VR can reduce prototyping and testing costs as well as encourage team review participation. MiddleVR recently updated its virtual reality (VR) collaboration software with the release of Improov 3.2. The offering allows for the online collaboration and review of 3D CAD models, with the promise of reducing prototyping and testing […]

By March 9, 2017 Read More →
DotProduct unveils Handheld 3D imaging anywhere, anytime, anyplace

DotProduct unveils Handheld 3D imaging anywhere, anytime, anyplace

The new DPI-8X works with an Android tablet to offer a more portable option for project scanning. DotProduct recently released its new DPI-8X handheld 3D scanner, a device aiming to put portable, durable, and easy-to-use 3D imaging tools directly into your hands, literally. The DPI-8X works in tandem with an Android tablet and DotProduct’s proprietary […]

By March 2, 2017 Read More →
EnvisioneerVR extends immersive home design views

EnvisioneerVR extends immersive home design views

New Google Cardboard app complements existing Oculus and Vive displays. Home design software developer Cadsoft has added a virtual reality viewer app for Google Cardboard to its product line, extending its recent move into immersive viewing for home design plans. The new Android app complements existing capabilities to view Envisioneer home plans on Oculus Rift […]

By February 23, 2017 Read More →
Tech Soft 3D optimizes HOOPS line of development platforms for Native and Web

Tech Soft 3D optimizes HOOPS line of development platforms for Native and Web

The toolmaker for 3D technical applications is riding the wave of WebGL and simultaneous app development.   3D technology development vendor Tech Soft 3D has updated its suite of development platforms to be equally valuable for desktop, cloud/browser, and mobile app software development.    HOOPS Native Platform 2017, HOOPS Web Platform 2017 and HOOPS Platform […]

By February 20, 2017 Read More →
V-Ray for 3ds Max update renders up to seven times faster

V-Ray for 3ds Max update renders up to seven times faster

A new algorithm for dealing with complex lighting improves render time. Chaos Group has released a major update to V-Ray for Autodesk 3ds Max, its popular rendering solution. The company says version 3.5 is up to 7 times faster at rendering, depending on the scene. Chaos Group says its new Adaptive Lights algorithm “drastically speeds […]

By February 13, 2017 Read More →
ProtoTech WebGL Revit Exporter adds Virtual Reality option

ProtoTech WebGL Revit Exporter adds Virtual Reality option

VR imagery is designed for smartphone-style VR display. CAD enhancement specialist ProtoTech has updated its WebGL exporter for Autodesk Revit with the ability to create virtual reality scenes from Revit model data. When a user of the exporter selects the “VR” option, the model view is split so it can be loaded into a browser […]

By February 9, 2017 Read More →
Siemens, Bentley Systems to co-develop new utility planning and design software

Siemens, Bentley Systems to co-develop new utility planning and design software

Smart grid technology is first on the agenda. Software is reprogramming the industrial world. Siemens and Bentley Systems are taking the next step in their recently announced strategic alliance (see, “Siemens takes ownership state in Bentley via strategic alliance”) by jointly develop new products for the “accelerated digitization of planning, design, and operations for power […]

By January 31, 2017 Read More →
Cesium Consortium offers open source virtual globe technology

Cesium Consortium offers open source virtual globe technology

Bentley Systems is the first company to sign up for the consortium. Many companies don’t consider Google Earth a suitable tool for professional geoengineering applications.   Analytical Graphics Inc. and Bentley Systems are announcing the creation of the Cesium Consortium, to provide for both open source and commercial applications of Cesium, an open source, browser-based virtual globe. […]

By January 24, 2017 Read More →