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Belgium-based Bricsys Announces New BricsCAD V17.1.18-1 for Mac

The native DWG AutoCAD competitor says BricsCAD (Mac) V17 is a complete BricsCAD version and has the same features as BricsCAD (Linux), with lots of new features, improvements, and fixes.

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Trimble Announces New SketchUp 2017—New Graphics Pipeline 2.0

With this release, Trimble has turned its attention to accelerating and fine-tuning 3D graphics along with powerful updates to better modeling and drawings capability.

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SketchUp Is On The Web—But You Might Not Have Known

Trimble’s SketchUp has been quietly implemented in the modern web browser and users are invited into a free open beta to test it out for non-commercial usage.

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Inivis’s AC3D 3D 7.5 application: Adds new support for ‘Spherize’ plugin

AC3D 7.5 is the latest version of the popular Windows, Mac and Linux application and the new Spherize plugin and X-Plane plugin round out new capabilities.

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BricsCAD v16.2 released from Bricsys—new UI and 3D modeling updates

Bricsys adds four important new feature updates in point-dot release for BricsCAD V16 (in version 16.2)—adding improved UI, Quad cursor additions, Dynamic UCS and Clip Display status useful in BIM.

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Mac 3D News: formZ to Celebrate 25 Years of Innovation

Famed 3D stalwart and Mac developer, AutoDesSys, announces 25th anniversary of legendary formZ software. The Ohio-based company has a LAB unit in Los Angeles that is producing extensions and an upcoming parametric visual scripting environment, a la Rhino + Grasshopper.

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Stupendous news—McNeel releases beta Grasshopper for Mac

McNeel & Associates quietly releases early WIP of Grasshopper for Mac inside latest Rhino for Mac WIP (work in progress).

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Introducing BIMmotion for Twinmotion—Abvent launches Twinmotion 2016

Twinmotion 2016 is a visualization and 3D immersion software that allows architects and designers to instantly create digital models of their 3D projects, adding life-like effects in real-time.

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Multiplatform BricsCAD version 16 now available

BricsCAD V16 comes with enhanced architectural BIM design, 3D modeling and usability, and detailed 2D drafting–works on Windows, Mac and Linux.

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Tidbits: Revit 2016 update, SketchUp and Lumion news

Mac CAD and 3D News Tidbits: We have news items on Autodesk Revit’s latest update, SketchUp 3D Basecamp event dates for next year and the upcoming Lumion 6 is coming in just days….

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ASCON Releases of Renga Architecture 2.1

This latest update, which comes less than two months after the latest release of Renga Architecture, allows users to open projects and create new ones with an added feature of printing drafts. However, files cannot be saved.

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MAXON announces immediate Availability of Cinema 4D Release 17

Cinema 4D R17 delivers powerful new features to dramatically increase production pipeline performance and positively impact the creative experience including the new Take System that offers functions above and beyond those of any conventional render layer system.

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AutoDesSys 2015 form-Z Student Design Competition Results

This marks the 21st year that AutoDesSys has given prizes to recognize outstanding student digital design work. This year’s competition received a fantastic response with many excellent student project submissions.

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BricsCAD® is Now Available in the USA with Industry-Leading Mapping Software from TCI

A Complete Mapping Solution for under $1,000 per seat. BricsCad now supports industry-leading mapping software from TCI.

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Apple seeking CAD/3D pros—knowledge of Rhino and Alias preferred

BS or BA in Industrial Design or Transportation Design preferred. Computer Graphics, 3D Animation/Modeling, Fine Arts or Engineering will be also be considered.

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