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.
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 […]
Siemens is reaching out: PLM group showed off Catchbook, a tablet based drawing and drafting tool for a wide range of applications from professional to consumer.
New drafting tool for tablets bridges conceptualization and drafting and opens up new lines of communication for professionals. The arrival of touch and tablets is changing many worlds, but the CAD industry is certainly one of the largest markets seeing fundamental shifts as a result of new platforms and interfaces. We tripped over the Concepts […]
The design platform favored by the enterprise-class design-build and infrastructure firms will use the cloud without living on it. This week in London Bentley Systems is introducing the next generation of its technology for enterprise-scale design, construction, and operations. Dubbed “CONNECT Edition,” the multi-year rollout of new technology across the diverse Bentley line will begin […]
Barely more than half of AutoCAD key features can now be found in the Mac version. Autodesk has updated AutoCAD for Mac and AutoCAD LT for Mac, bringing the Mac versions of the leading drafting software closer to its Windows counterpart. The new features in AutoCAD Mac 2015 means almost half of the features Autodesk […]
The free app makes it possible to view geo-located video and photos directly within AutoCAD. Today IMSI/Design releases a free AutoCAD plug-in to its popular TurboSite mobile app for field and site survey. The plug-in allows AutoCAD users to add and view geo-located video, photos, mark-ups, and text notes taken in the field on an […]
Rivals Bentley and Trimble are already offering similar products. Construction-based BIM is slowly becoming a reality. Autodesk today launches new software for creating building models from point cloud data, based on an acquisition of technology from a Colorado company. Autodesk Point Layout gives the company more to work with on the construction side of Building […]
The Belgian alternative to AutoCAD continues to push the .dwg envelope. Bricsys has released a beta version of a new building information modeling (BIM) module for its BricsCAD design software. The add-on module works with both the Pro and Platinum edition of BricsCAD V13.2 in 32-bit mode. The release of the BIM module is in […]
Suites are now 33% of total revenue. Regional performance was hit and miss. A late sales surge lifted Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) to record fourth-quarter revenue to close its fiscal year 2013. For the full year Autodesk revenue has roughly returned to where it was in 2008, although net income is still lagging from 2008. Revenue […]