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Autodesk Announces Its CEO, Carl Bass, Is Stepping Down

Board undergoes CEO search while, board members will resign while Autodesk’s own Amar Hanspal will hold reigns in the interim.

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Open Design Alliance Releases Teigha 4.2.4—Support for Autodesk ReCap Files

ODA updates Teigha SDK technologies to version 4.2.2.

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Graebert Officially Ships ARES Commander 2017—DWG CAD for Mac, Windows and Linux

A big week for DWG CAD systems on the Mac, Graebert follows Autodesk and announces ARES Commander 2017 is now available, serving native DWG CAD to Mac, Windows, Linux and iOS and Android devices.

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More Relevant Than Ever—Autodesk Totally Committed to AutoCAD and The Mac

Autodesk has just released its most Mac-centric version of AutoCAD ever. And the company continues deep investment in its most famous product.

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HighDesign 2017 Explained—Can a Mac-only App Really Break Into the Windows CAD World?

ILEXSOFT’s co-founder says its expansion into the world of CAD on Windows, with its uniquely flavored Mac-only CAD, HighDesign, is more than just responding to its customers—it’s also about fitting into BIM workflows. 

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In German EU Countries—Nemetschek Jumps Ahead of Autodesk Says Poll

A leading German-based AEC magazine focused on competitions for tenders has published software usage data for AEC professionals, largely architects, which shows Nemetschek Group companies dominating US giant Autodesk.

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‘High Performance': The Ultimate BIM Feature

In this special feature, Architosh takes a look at the nature of ‘performance’ both in the architecture firm and its value in the BIM transformation from 2D CAD to BIM workflows. What is the firm performance trade-off due to BIM? How have architects argued against performance? And how do we discuss and evaluate performance within software and BIM in today’s workflow? This feature illuminates this topic using one BIM developer’s software development work as a case study.

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ILEXSOFT of Italy releases HighDesign 2016 for Mac—Full Featured 2D CAD

New OS X only CAD system delivers new 64-bit performance and many new enhancements.

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Market report says CAD market in Japan to grow 5.7 percent from 2015 – 2019

A new market report shows that Japan’s CAD industry continues to grow at modest mid single digit percentages over the next four years.

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Graebert of Germany Says Japan CAD Market In flux—ARES Gains Ground

Graebert of Germany continues to make strides in CAD market share in Asia. Japan is one of its key markets where OEM product JDraf is a popular DWG native CAD solution competing for market share gains against AutoCAD, which in recent financial filings has indicated troubles in that market.

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Graebert of Germany announces ARES Commander 2015 2/3D CAD for Mac, Windows and Linux

Graebert of Germany announces new ARES Commander 2015 2D/3D DWG Native CAD System for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux—Brings DWG File Optionality to Global CAD Market

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Dassault Systemes DraftSight 2D CAD Now Available

Dassault Systemes releases DraftSight for Windows – First General Release

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A Case for 2D CAD in a 3D BIM World

Architosh continues its new Viewpoints series with esteemed guest contributor Tom Lazear, CEO of Archway Systems and the co-creator of the venerable VersaCAD product line. Mr. Lazear, who has double masters in engineering and an MBA from the prestigious Sloan School of Business Management argues that there is a case for 2D CAD in a 3D BIM world and encourages readers to recognize that as the market makes this big transition to BIM certain users still fair better with 2D. Mr. Lazear offers an outline of how to approach that appraisal.

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Archway ships VersaCAD 2008 for Windows

Archway Systems, Inc., announces shipping version of VersaCAD 2008 for Windows. New version is one of the first CAD systems to switch file formats to an XML-based system to promote openness and user-centric control of data.

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