Reading between the lines, it is clear somebody in Brussels thinks it is time to take a close look at Autodesk's near-monopoly on 2D design with AutoCAD. European market intelligence agency MLex is reporting today that European Commission regulators are looking into the competitive market for “specialist design software” and that Autodesk is “aware that the commission is … [Read more...] about Is the European Commission investigating Autodesk?
The company that invented contemporary mechanical CAD looks to re-invent itself with a suite of apps that solve “the lingering, unaddressed problems of CAD.” By Randall S. Newton Managing Editor A common complaint about mechanical CAD products is that they force users into the computer equivalent of “when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” PTC says … [Read more...] about Good-bye Pro/Engineer: PTC launches the Creo era
The worst-kept secret in software is out; Autodesk returns to the Macintosh platform with a new version of AutoCAD, and extends its expertise in 2D even further with a new app for Apple's iPod/iPhone environment. Autodesk today confirms it is nearly ready to ship AutoCAD for Mac software. The new version of AutoCAD will run native on Mac OS X. Autodesk also announces a … [Read more...] about Autodesk Announces AutoCAD for Mac and AutoCAD WS App for iPad and iPhone
DraftSight is the latest free 2D DWG CAD product from an AutoCAD competitor. It comes as both a software product and an online community. The worst-kept secret in years is that the technology comes from Graebert. Dassault Systemes has introduced DraftSight, a 2D CAD program and online collaborative site, which will enable users to deal with legacy data in Autodesk's DWG … [Read more...] about Dassault Systemes Joins the FreeCAD Fight