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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 →
Nemetschek adds on to BIM portfolio with dRofus of Norway

Nemetschek adds on to BIM portfolio with dRofus of Norway

Nemetschek’s acquisition of dRofus enables cloud-based data management and furthers the already close relationship between the companies. As a data management and BIM collaboration tool, dRofus supports products from Nemetschek including Graphisoft, Vectorworks, and Solibri and also supports leading BIM tools such as Revit and ArchiCAD. It enables integrated communication and bidirectional synchronization between dRofus […]

By December 23, 2016 Read More →
ImmersaCAD brings virtual reality to architecture without the puke factor

ImmersaCAD brings virtual reality to architecture without the puke factor

Avoiding virtual reality motion sickness was a key criteria for the development team. A startup with years of experience in telepresence technology has introduced a new visualization tool for architecture that promises an immersive virtual reality experience without the motion sickness. ImmersaCAD made its public debut in November at Autodesk University. The technology combines the […]

By December 21, 2016 Read More →
Optimizing gold mining with 3D PDF

Optimizing gold mining with 3D PDF

INFA now creates electronic reports smaller than CAD files yet containing a wider variety of content types. INFA is an engineering, construction, and manufacturing company which provides custom, on-site mineral processing. One of its largest clients is a gold and silver mine in the Santa Cruz region of Argentina. The engineering team recently upgraded its […]

By December 16, 2016 Read More →
It was a busy autumn for Chaos Group

It was a busy autumn for Chaos Group

A €2 million VR partnership and a new rendering engine for Revit confirms leadership status in AEC visualization. The last couple of months have been busy ones for Chaos Group, the visualization specialist whose software is used by designers as well as ad agencies and visual effects experts. The company forged a major strategic alliance […]

By December 6, 2016 Read More →
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 →