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3D PDF Consortium adds academic membership

3D PDF Consortium adds academic membership

Purdue University seeks to help its students as well as the technical graphics industry. The 3D PDF Consortium has launched an academic membership category, with Purdue University the first university to join.  The team initiating the drive for consortium membership was led by Nathan W. Hartman, Ed.D., Professor and Associate Head of Computer Graphics Technology […]

By September 26, 2016 Read More →
Autodesk to launch new stock repurchase plan; why?

Autodesk to launch new stock repurchase plan; why?

The answer may be about next year’s earnings per share. Autodesk has announced a new program to repurchase up to 30 million shares of its common stock. This new repurchase program is in addition to the approximately 1.5 million shares that remain to be repurchased from previously announced share repurchase programs. As a public company, […]

By September 22, 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 →
Maxon and Nvidia sign technical collaboration deal

Maxon and Nvidia sign technical collaboration deal

The agreement facilitates scalable, intuitive, physically based rendering for 3D artists and designers. 3D modeling and rendering software specialist Maxon and graphics hardware leader Nvidia have begun a multi-year technical collaboration that gives Maxon access to Nvidia rendering technology, including its Quasi-Monte Carlo (QMC) sampling patent family, Iray ray tracing technology, and Material Definition Language. […]

By September 19, 2016 Read More →
CADfix adds new features for advanced MCAD feature editing

CADfix adds new features for advanced MCAD feature editing

Facet control, better STL conversion, and tighter mesh control are also included in this update. CADfix version 11, just released by International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI), brings current many of the MCAD import and export formats used by CADfix, as well as adds new editing features. CADfix is a multi-purpose tool for CAD data translation. It […]

By September 15, 2016 Read More →
Demand for desktop CAD hardware expected to decline

Demand for desktop CAD hardware expected to decline

Use of mobile and virtual workstation use of CAD tools will increase, according to new research survey. A recent survey of engineering and other CAD-using firms reveals spending will go down for desktop PCs and up for mobile products and virtual workstations for CAD use. The data comes as part of the Worldwide CAD Trends […]

By September 11, 2016 Read More →
Survey finds BIM use tops 38% across AEC disciplines

Survey finds BIM use tops 38% across AEC disciplines

A majority of potential users have not yet migrated to building information modeling. The most recent CAD market survey from Business Advantage Group finds that use of building information modeling (BIM) technology is starting to grow after several years with little market growth. Currently, across all professional disciplines 35% of relevant companies are using BIM […]

By September 1, 2016 Read More →
Hexagon acquires Multivista for cloud construction documentation

Hexagon acquires Multivista for cloud construction documentation

Construction progress and site monitoring as a service increases visibility into projects. Hexagon AB continues its aggressive acquisition pace in AEC products and services with the recent purchase of Multivista, a provider of cloud-based construction documentation services. Purchase price was not disclosed; Hexagon says the acquisition will have no significant impact on earnings. Last year […]

By August 31, 2016 Read More →
SPECviewperf update adds 3ds Max viewset

SPECviewperf update adds 3ds Max viewset

The popular benchmark measures 3D graphics performance of systems running OpenGL and DirectX. The new update to the SPECviewperf benchmark features a new Autodesk 3ds Max viewset, Microsoft Windows 10 support, along with GUI and reporting improvements. SPECviewperf software measures the 3D graphics performance of systems running under the OpenGL and Direct X application programming […]

By August 29, 2016 Read More →
AMD increases graphics chip market share in second quarter

AMD increases graphics chip market share in second quarter

The total market was in seasonal decline, down 4% from last quarter. Computer graphics chip maker AMD increased market share 0.4% during the second quarter of 2016, according to a new market report from Jon Peddie Research. AMD, the smallest of the three remaining computer graphics processing unit (GPU) vendors, continues to take market share […]

By August 26, 2016 Read More →