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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 →
Autodesk opens second BUILD center in Boston

Autodesk opens second BUILD center in Boston

New Maker space offers tools and space for construction innovation. Autodesk has been reaching out to the Maker market with a variety of products and services in recent years. One of their more high-profile endeavors was the opening of the BUILD Space in downtown San Francisco, a combination workshop, studio, and practical R&D center. Now […]

By October 7, 2016 Read More →
Survey: CAD software upgrades worth the investment

Survey: CAD software upgrades worth the investment

Upgraders see 16% productivity gain within 2 months. A recent international survey of design and engineering specialists shows the average user experiences a productivity increase within 2 months of upgrading their primary CAD software. The finding comes from part of a larger survey, the Worldwide CAD Trends 2016 Survey conducted by Business Advantage Group. These […]

By September 30, 2016 Read More →
Chaos Group gives Phoenix FD fluid dynamics solver a GPU boost

Chaos Group gives Phoenix FD fluid dynamics solver a GPU boost

Chaos has more going on than rendering. It’s latest version of Phoenix FD is a GPU accelerated fluid dynamics tool that plugs into the leading 3D modeling and animation tools.

By September 29, 2016 Read More →