The clones come into their own. ZWSoft introduces drafting tool for Android.
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 [...]
The ODA introduces Teigha 3.9 with multi-threading for .dwg file loading and rendering, updated ACIS support, and the production release of Teigha for Java.
Latest update of an alternative design ecosystem to AutoCAD has more than 20 new and improved features. Bricsys has updated its .DWG-compatible engineering design software BricsCAD with improved performance, updated compatibility, cloud-based project collaboration, and a variety of smaller feature improvements. BricsCAD is available for both Windows and Linux. The Windows version receives native 64-bit [...]
Dassault’s development partner in 2D CAD offers another way to help companies wean themselves off AutoCAD. It will be an uphill climb. The co-creator of DraftSight 2D drafting software from Dassault Systèmes is offering a new service to help companies fully transition away from AutoCAD to the free 2D drafting alternative. Graebert announced the new [...]
We called version 1.0 of this innovative AEC iPad app a bargain at $495. Apps like this one reveal the true utility of the iPad. TurboSite, a field and site survey iPad app from IMSI/Design, is now at version 1.1 with the addition of several new features including HTML reporting and AutoShapes, a gesture-based precision [...]
Support for AutoCAD 2013 DWG files is also included in the update. The Open Design Alliance (ODA) has updated its development platform for creating DWG compatible applications and import/export utilities. The new release adds support for Java as a development environment, among other changes, and supports changes to the DWG format in AutoCAD 2013. ODA [...]
CorelCAD is also updated today and DraftSight will be shortly; both use Graebert’s Ares technology. A consistent market remains for 2D CAD. Graebert today announced the release of Ares Commander Edition 2013, its DWG-compatible 2D CAD software. The CAD engine in Ares Commander is also used by other vendors; CorelCAD is also releasing an update [...]
New tools for mechanical design and product data management are coming. More than 700 third-party developers now build on the BricsCAD foundation. Despite what the makers of 3D CAD modeling software like to say, the .DWG data format popularized by Autodesk still rules every design discipline. Every MCAD vendor offers some sort of 2D toolset [...]
The company best known for TurboCAD is carving out a niche in mobile. Today IMSI/Design announces TurboReview for iPad, the latest in its growing line of AEC mobile viewing products and the first to offer review and mark-up of 3D PDF files. Notable among product features are two orientation features: first, text added to the [...]