2020 a landmark year for Graphisoft Direct and to the point: new features in Archicad 25 Graphisoft, a company of German AECO software group Nemetschek, has unveiled Archicad 25 and has also announced that its upcoming Building Together 2021 conference will again be virtual. It will be held September 14-16; it will be free and registration is open. In a short press … [Read more...] about Graphisoft unveils Archicad 25; builds on integrated design
Showcase design Graphisoft has chosen Duke Ellington School of Arts redesign by cox graae+spack and Lance Bailey & Associates to showcase the power of Archicad 25. Graphisoft CEO Huw Roberts notes that the choice of this building is fitting for the new world we’re encountering after 2020. It is an addition and modernization of the school’s original building, a National … [Read more...] about Graphisoft chooses Duke Ellington School of the Arts as its showcases building for Archicad 25
Between 2D and 3D, there is MBD, which enables access to design information. It’s been a while since we wrote about Kubotek, makers of KeyCreator and utilities for manufacturing. It’s a venerable company with long experience in 2D and 3D. These days, the company has built its expertise around 3D design, data exchange, and model-based design (MBE). The company has … [Read more...] about Kubotek offers CAD viewer for MBD
Blackbird’s cloud-based video editing and distribution tools are designed to enable fast turnaround from capture to broadcast. The company is announcing a multi-year deal with Univision, the leading Spanish-language media and content company in the United States for large-scale video production. Univision selected Blackbird to enable efficient video production across its … [Read more...] about Blackbird signs up Univision
Taking a different approach to 3D content creation. Adobe has been stockpiling 3D software technology and tricks for a long time—forever almost if you count the 3D capabilities that are gradually but continuously integrated into the company’s bread and butter products—like Photoshop and Illustrator. In recent years, the pace of the stockpiling picked up with the … [Read more...] about Adobe unveils new 3D content creation tools
Brand new company launched to serve, protect, and expand the Sketchbook fam. The technology in Sketchbook began life as a part of the high-end industrial design toolset developed by Alias, which was founded in 1983. Alias is the font of some of the most widely used digital content creation software in use today including Maya and Alias Studio, both of which are now part of … [Read more...] about Sketchbook Inc. arrives!
Follows the trend for big gulp deals in the CAD industry. In a short, direct little bit of a press release, Autodesk announced that it had made a non-binding proposal to acquire all the outstanding share common stock of Altium, Limited (ASX: ALU) for AUD $38.30 to be implemented by way of a scheme of arrangement. In an equally short, pleasant press release Altium … [Read more...] about Autodesk makes bid for Altium PCB Design company
WetaM arrives as a SaaS platform for special effects. Cloud-based production platforms for digital content are slowly making their way in use because it’s an obviously good idea. It’s happening slowly because it’s an obviously tricky thing to do since it requires an openness and willingness to collaborate that’s just a step too far for some vendors. It will happen as the drive … [Read more...] about Autodesk and Weta Digital take to the cloud together
Blender has been right on the verge of its V3 release and guess what happened. It released 2.93, which has been pretty much according to plan. As the company says Blender 2.93 LTS marks the end of a series “twenty years in the making.” It’s a big release but the developers say it’s solid. Therefore, the Blender 2.93 release is an LTS, long-term support, release in accordance … [Read more...] about What’s Blender been doing these days?
Nextflow offers meshless smooth-particle hydrodynamics (SPH) technology. Nextflow Software, headquartered in Nantes, France, was founded in 2015 as a spinout from HydrOcean when that organization was acquired by Bureau Veritas (BV) to form their Marine & Offshore Solutions Group. The technology was originally developed at the Ecole Centrale Nantes (ECN) and the Bureau … [Read more...] about Siemens acquires Nextflow Software to build-out CFD in Simcenter portfolio