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CorelCAD 2016 arrives

CorelCAD 2016 arrives

Corel has building on its CorelDraw franchise to create a line of professional products for designers. In the process the company has been able to appeal to a unique base of users.

By November 24, 2015 Read More →
uMake brings sketch-model paradigm to iPad

uMake brings sketch-model paradigm to iPad

Draw a few lines, then manipulate them in 3D space. A team that includes some of the original developers of what became AutoCAD 360 have created a new iPad app turns sketching into a 3D design experience. The company and the app are both called, uMake, now available in the Apple App Store. The market […]

By November 23, 2015 Read More →
KeyShot update streamlines material creation

KeyShot update streamlines material creation

The popular tool for commercial visualization features new tools for editing interiors and creating complex materials.   The new edition of KeyShot, a popular tool for product development and other commercial 3D visualization applications, features new tools for editing interior lighting, an improved workflow for material creation, and other new features. Beta user and designer […]

By November 16, 2015 Read More →
Construction, geospatial finding their way in virtualization

Construction, geospatial finding their way in virtualization

Data is needed everywhere, and virtualization is the new transport. A report from the recent Virtualize Conference. By Kathleen Maher Jon Peddie Research’s second annual Virtualize Conference featured an ambitious agenda, designed to reach a wider audience interested in the potential of virtualization technology. We probably went a little far, cramming in discussions of virtualized […]

By November 11, 2015 Read More →
ContextCapture: Bentley’s new take on digital reality

ContextCapture: Bentley’s new take on digital reality

Bentley Systems brings ContextCapture to its customers in a general release.

By November 5, 2015 Read More →
Bentley brings waste/stormwater design tools inside OpenRoads

Bentley brings waste/stormwater design tools inside OpenRoads

No more import/export to share water drainage data in a larger civil engineering model. One of the most important acquisitions by Bentley Systems in civil engineering was the 2004 acquisition of Haestad Methods and its advanced software for wastewater and stormwater. But until now using both the products from the acquisition (SewerGEMS, SewerCAD, StormCAD, and […]

By November 4, 2015 Read More →
German student wins Vectorworks design scholarship competition

German student wins Vectorworks design scholarship competition

A total of 15 scholarships were awarded to architecture, landscape and entertainment design students in eight countries. Architecture student Benno Schmitz’s concept design for a new museum that connects an old industrial site to the contemporary urban landscape of Bonn, Germany is the winning entry in this year’s Vectorworks Design Scholarship competition. Schmitz was given […]

By November 2, 2015 Read More →
Vectorworks acquires ESP Vision line for stage lighting visualization

Vectorworks acquires ESP Vision line for stage lighting visualization

Workflow between Vectorworks Spotlight and ESP Vision Pro will be tightly synchronized. Design software developer Vectorworks, Inc. is best known for its architectural design capabilities, but for years has gained a solid following in stage lighting design with Vectorworks Spotlight. The company has announced it is beefing up Spotlight by acquiring the ESP Vision product […]

Datakit plug-ins bring Rhino and DWG to Open Cascade

Datakit plug-ins bring Rhino and DWG to Open Cascade

The plug-ins are for developers; more than 100 vendors use Open Cascade technology. Datakit has released two new plug-ins that allow import of 3DM (Rhino) files and DXF/DWG (AutoCAD) files into all applications based on the open-source Open Cascade 3D CAD technology. Both plug-ins allow end users to transfer data from either Rhino or any […]

Vectorworks 2016 features real-time collaboration, point cloud support

Vectorworks 2016 features real-time collaboration, point cloud support

More than 100 updates in the latest version, available in AEC, landscaping and stage design editions.   The 2016 edition of  Vectorworks features new technology for real-time collaboration and support for point cloud data from 3D terrestrial scanners among the more than 100 updates and new features. The company says more than 70% of new […]

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