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2011 is a year of transition for the CAD industry

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Randall Newton

Our Editor-in-Chief reviews the year in CAD and looks ahead to 2011. At least it wasn’t 2009. By Kathleen Maher ...

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Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman Planning Second Interoperability Summit

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Randall Newton

This second “Global Product Data Interoperability Summit” promises to be another excellent open and product-agnostic forum. The Boeing Company and ...

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CAD Moves to New Platforms, Expands Its Territory

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Randall Newton

We are moving into a new era of computing. But exactly how Cloud-based computing will affect CAD and related technologies ...

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Mental Images Teams with Penguin for Cloud Computing

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Kathleen Maher

If you haven't gotten around to building a server farm, you might want to look into Penguin's new POD (Penguin on Demand). As a hint of how customers might use POD, Nvidia's RealityServer 3D is now available on POD for remote rendering, visualization, and collaboration.

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Autodesk Announces AutoCAD for Mac and AutoCAD WS App for iPad and iPhone

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Randall Newton

The worst-kept secret in software is out; Autodesk returns to the Macintosh platform with a new version of AutoCAD, and ...

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Project Butterfly Gets an Update

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Kathleen Maher

Autodesk's Project Butterfly is flapping its wings. Project Butterfly is Autodesk's work on extending AutoCAD the cloud. The company is also working on Project Dragonfly, a 2D and 2.5D project for interior designers, and there is the much higher profile Project Twitch work that puts Inventor, Revit, and Maya in the Cloud for customers.

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Graebert Launches ARES Commander 2D/3D CAD for Apple Macintosh

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Randall Newton

The newest Mac CAD product offers AutoCAD-compatibility at an introductory price of $495. Today German software developer Graebert GmbH launches ...

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Dassault Systèmes teams with EskoArtwork to create management tools for packaging, label management

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Kathleen Maher

Dassault Systèmes continues to expand its fruitful PLM relationship with Proter & Gamble by announcing a partnership with EskoArtwork, the ...

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Dassault Systemes Joins the FreeCAD Fight

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Kathleen Maher

DraftSight is the latest free 2D DWG CAD product from an AutoCAD competitor. It comes as both a software product ...

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Strong Upgrade Sales Lift Autodesk First Quarter Revenue 11%

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Randall Newton

The recovery of AutoCAD sales is outpacing all other divisions. Cash flow from operations is up 411% compared to a ...