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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 →
Earth Volumetric Studio visualizes time dimension in 3D PDF’s

Earth Volumetric Studio visualizes time dimension in 3D PDF’s

Including naturally transitional data or engineering changes will aid any geospatial or earth-engineering inquiry. C Tech Development Corporation (CTECH) has introduced a new 3DPDF-based application for adding the effects of time and motion to any earth-based engineering study. Earth Volumetric Studio (EVS) provides tools for advanced volumetric gridding, geostatistical analysis, geologic layer separation, and 4D […]

By January 23, 2017 Read More →
Autodesk extends BIM 360 Docs to Android

Autodesk extends BIM 360 Docs to Android

20 years later, BIM is still the new frontier for most construction firms. Autodesk has extended its building information management (BIM) document management solution BIM 360 Docs to the Android mobile environment. The move comes a year after the product was initially released for desktops and the iOS (Apple) mobile environment. BIM 360 Docs is […]

By January 9, 2017 Read More →
Drone maker DJI buys majority stake in iconic Hasselblad

Drone maker DJI buys majority stake in iconic Hasselblad

Another sign from DJI on how it wants to own the drones-for-enterprise market. Tech and business publications are reporting today that drone maker DJI has acquired a majority interest in Hasselblad, the high-end and iconic Swedish camera company. Cost of the acquisition was not disclosed. Hasselblad and DJI (based in Shenzhen, China) are both privately […]

By January 6, 2017 Read More →
ODA releases independent SDK for Revit compatibility

ODA releases independent SDK for Revit compatibility

Small developers now have access to the largest BIM user community without going through Autodesk. Open Design Alliance (ODA) today offers general availability of Teigha BIM, the first stand-alone software development kit (SDK) for working with Autodesk Revit files. Teigha is the software development library created by ODA, a membership organization that includes most CAD […]

By January 3, 2017 Read More →