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Envisioneer updates BIM for residential design

Envisioneer updates BIM for residential design

Intelligent modeling is no longer just for large construction projects. The new release of Envisioneer from Cadsoft improves the ability to use building information modeling (BIM) in residential and light commercial design. Unlike other products aimed at the residential and light commercial market, Envisioneer is purpose-built as a BIM solution. Key features in Version 11, […]

Physically based animation to headline Siggraph Real Time Live 2015

Physically based animation to headline Siggraph Real Time Live 2015

Real time graphics is quickly catching up to offline CG. A new technology called physically based animation is one of the show-stoppers at this year’s Real Time Live! showcase at Siggraph 2015 in Los Angeles. The annual event specifically celebrates the latest achievements in real-time graphics “at the intersection of genius technical skills and creative […]

Aveva and Schneider Electric agree to a reverse merger

Aveva and Schneider Electric agree to a reverse merger

Aveva can loosen its belt and get comfortable as it becomes larger than Bentley Systems as a result of this complex deal. Plant design and engineering software company Aveva has struck a reverse merger deal with Schneider Electric. Cambridge, UK-based Aveva (LON: AVV) will receive Schneider’s software unit for approximately $857.7 million (£550 million). In […]

Major Lytro Desktop update improves image editing

Major Lytro Desktop update improves image editing

Light field photos offer so much more data, making them tricky to work with under older paradigms. Lytro has introduced a major update to the desktop software that ships with its revolutionary light field camera, to make it easier to edit and process the depth and dimensionality available in Lytro’s “living pictures.” Lytro Desktop 4.3 is […]

Teigha update adds graphics caching

Teigha update adds graphics caching

The latest update to the Open Design Alliance development platform also adds performance improvement to their new cloud technology. The Open Design Alliance (ODA) has released an update to Teigha, its software development platform for engineering applications that introduces support for graphics cache files. Graphics caching is used to optimize regeneration speed for complex drawings. […]

Interactive graphics breakthroughs highlight Siggraph 2015 Emerging Technologies

Interactive graphics breakthroughs highlight Siggraph 2015 Emerging Technologies

The theme of “Work and Play,Technology that Improves Daily Lives” pushes the boundaries from what graphics do today to what they can do soon. The latest research into interactive graphics applications will take the center stage at this year’s Emerging Technologies program at Siggraph 2015. The projects in the 2015 program fall under the theme […]

Bentley Systems takes first steps to IPO … again

Bentley Systems takes first steps to IPO … again

Timing is everything and Bentley Systems finds itself well positioned to take the step from private, family run company to public.

Speed increases ripple through Enlighten dot-update

Speed increases ripple through Enlighten dot-update

Tweaks throughout the production process make this real-time global illumination engine run faster. A dot-update to global real-time illumination engine Enlighten features changes that extend scalability, reduce solver time, and improve lighting placement flexibility in game development. New features in Geomerics Enlighten 3.02 include: High level build system (HLBS): A code refresh to the build […]

The 3MF format pulls ahead with important new members

The 3MF format pulls ahead with important new members

The 3MF consortium has reached an important milestone with the participation of key members including 3D Systems, Stratasys, Siemens PLM, SLM Solutions, and Materialise. Meanwhile, Microsoft has figured out a new way to do standards with the Joint Development Foundation.

Adding cloud to the Windows render farm

Adding cloud to the Windows render farm

Thinkbox Deadline adds one-click access to Microsoft Azure New templates from Thinkbox Software allow its render-and-compute management software Deadline to support one-click access to Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform. Starting today, Deadline is now available in the Azure Marketplace, a download site for acquiring Azure-compatible software and utilities. Because Deadline controls compute resources on both […]