AEC/Geo

V-Ray for Rhino gets big overhaul

V-Ray for Rhino gets big overhaul

HDR Light Studio leads the list of features that extend the rendering workflow inside Rhino. Chaos Group has released V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino, an update it describes as “a major overhaul.” Additions to materials, lighting options, and a new HDR Light Studio extend the ability of Rhino users to create photo-realistic or non-realistic creative images [...]

By December 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Construction deals for Thanksgiving

Construction deals for Thanksgiving

Autodesk has acquired assets from France’s Graitec and Trimble has added the UK’s CSC to beef up its Tekla line. Both companies offer products for analysis and design of steel and concrete buildings. Coincidence? We think not.  Trimble Navigation has acquired CSC Ltd. headquartered in Leeds, in the UK. CSC has been held by Equity [...]

CorelCAD 2014 arrives

CorelCAD 2014 arrives

Corel introduces latest version of CorelCAD

By November 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Ares Commander 2014 continues trend of 2D CAD empowerment

Ares Commander 2014 continues trend of 2D CAD empowerment

We can now say all that talk of 3D “killing” 2D was just nonsense; Graebert and its competitors keep improving 2D CAD. Graebert GmbH today releases its 2014 edition of Ares Commander, a 2D/3D CAD product based on the DWG standard established by Autodesk. Unlike its rivals, Ares is shipping today in Windows, Linux, and [...]

By November 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Aveva stays with Windows for its mobile strategy

Aveva stays with Windows for its mobile strategy

New E3D Insight is for Windows 8 only and uses Microsoft Azure cloud technology. Aveva has launched its first mobile app, the fruit of a year-long collaboration with Microsoft to develop a 3D mobile viewing platform for plant design. Aveva E3D (the “E” is for “Everything”) is only available on Windows mobile devices. The app [...]

Virtually augmented Bentley

Virtually augmented Bentley

Bentley Systems shows off augmented reality apps from the lab.

Bentley wraps long arms around SaaS for enterprise AEC

Bentley wraps long arms around SaaS for enterprise AEC

New initiatives in cloud and mobile are the tip of the iceberg for the technically aggressive company. London proves to be a fitting setting for a discussion of infrastructure design and operations. In a wide-ranging briefing for more than 150 members of the press gathered in London, Bentley Systems presented itself on Monday as a [...]

Autodesk first out the gate supporting new iPads

Autodesk first out the gate supporting new iPads

AutoCAD 360 is optimized for iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display. Autodesk has logged another publicity coup in its relationship with Apple, announcing it has the first professional apps optimized to run on the new iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display. Autodesk AutoCAD 360 is optimized for both the new iPad [...]

Bricsys surprises with Mac version

Bricsys surprises with Mac version

No shipping date has been set. Sales of Linux BricsCAD have been disappointing.  CAD vendor Bricsys reveals it is working on a Mac version of  its flagship 2D/3D CAD program BricsCAD. An early prototype was shown at its annual developers  conference this week. Company representatives stressed the product is in the early stages of development, and will [...]

Using rendering technology to revolutionize yacht design

Using rendering technology to revolutionize yacht design

Architect Greg Lynn is pioneering a new language of form, taking advantage of real-time ray tracing hardware and software from Imagination Technologies to see light and shadow at the earliest design stages.   The recent America’s Cup yacht racing championship in San Francisco (see “More than a boat race”) brought attention to how the application [...]