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Khronos launches VR standards initiative

Khronos launches VR standards initiative

Rapid growth of virtual reality is causing platform fragmentation; Khronos is in a unique position to create a common set of VR APIs.   The Khronos Group has announced an open call to vendors to participate in a new initiative to define a cross-vendor, royalty-free, open standard for access to modern virtual reality (VR) devices. […]

By December 7, 2016 Read More →
WorldViz previews virtual reality design review platform

WorldViz previews virtual reality design review platform

Codenamed Skofield, the cloud-based application is targeting aerospace, automotive, and architecture. Virtual reality (VR) applications developer WorldViz has introduced a new VR-based communications platform for such complex visual tasks as collaborative interactive design review. Codenamed “Skofield,” the platform was presented in public for the first time this week at Autodesk University in Las Vegas. “Accurately […]

By November 17, 2016 Read More →
Trimble debuts SketchUp Viewer for Microsoft HoloLens

Trimble debuts SketchUp Viewer for Microsoft HoloLens

Microsoft bills HoloLens as a “mixed reality” portal suitable for a new approach to design review. Trimble has announced a new SketchUp viewer for Microsoft HoloLens. Trimble describes it as a “mixed-reality solution” for design and construction review. The new viewer is the first extensible commercial HoloLens application to be listed in the Windows Store. […]

By November 8, 2016 Read More →
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 →
Autodesk Live for Revit gets VR

Autodesk Live for Revit gets VR

Autodesk Live gets VR button

Autodesk rolls out first major release of Netfabb since acquisition

Autodesk rolls out first major release of Netfabb since acquisition

The 3D printing software toolkit includes new features for prepping models, print build optimization, and material optimization. Autodesk has just rolled out the first major release of Netfabb, the software toolkit for additive manufacturing (3D printing) professionals. Autodesk acquired Netfabb in 2015 as part of its aggressive move into the 3D printing market. The software […]

By October 11, 2016 Read More →
Boris FX acquires GenArts for Sapphire video effects

Boris FX acquires GenArts for Sapphire video effects

Boris Yamnitsky is building a VFX plug-in conglomerate using close partnerships and strategic acquisitions. Two leaders in plug-in technology for visual effects software have come together with the news that Boris FX has acquired GenArts. Founded in 1995, Boris FX is best known for Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) and Mocha Pro, used by more than […]

By September 20, 2016 Read More →
GE buys European 3D printing companies

GE buys European 3D printing companies

Design and Manufactured become inextricably linked as a new round of consolidation combine manufacturing and design companies. We’ve been talking about the disaggregation of markets with the blithe assumption no one would really know what the hell we’re talking about so we’d have a little bit of leeway to figure it out. But GE’s acquisition […]

By September 17, 2016 Read More →
Intel focuses on IoT for Day 1 of IDF

Intel focuses on IoT for Day 1 of IDF

Intel is making major shifts in its focus. Careful not to rattle investors or confuse developers and attendees, the opening keynote from Intel CEO Brian Krzanich offered few surprises, but rather served as a statement of position.

By August 23, 2016 Read More →
Taking the HP Omen virtual reality backpack for a test walk

Taking the HP Omen virtual reality backpack for a test walk

Jon Peddie is “genuinely delighted” by the possibilities this wearable PC offers. By Jon Peddie When HP announced the Omen X VR backpack computer in May, I said, “Wow! — I bet they’ll sell hundreds of them.” I may have to eat those words, and it would delight me if I do. The problem with […]

By August 22, 2016 Read More →