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Vectorworks Inc., partners with Berlin-based 3YOURMIND 3D printing software company

Vectorworks gains its first dedicated 3D Vectorworks plugin for 3D printing via a partnership with 3YOURMIND, a Berlin-based software developer focused on the 3D printing software market.

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Autodesk updates Fusion 360 for Mac and Windows

Autodesk packs a punch in new January updates to Fusion 360. The new cloud-based, web-era application is truly platform independent and mobile and cloud oriented to support anywhere, any device access to project data, files and teams.

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Chief Architect has announced new version—Chief Architect X8

Top residential builder design software is now at version X8 and being shown at the International Builders’ show in Las Vegas. Chief Architect X8 runs on Mac and Windows.

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5 Reasons why 2015 was The Best Year for CAD on the Mac

2015 was a huge year for the Mac CAD market, a side product of multiple factors at play in the overall technology landscape.

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Germany’s Graebert Announces ARES Commander 2016—CAD System for Mac, Windows and Linux

Leading DWG-based CAD alternative software is now at version 2016 and is available for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux distros. And Graebert has much more planned for 2016 including an iOS version for iPad tablets.

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In Berlin—Klaus Vossen Explains Why CorelCAD May Be Right for Your Company

Many manufactures across an array of industries from automobiles to AEC need both CAD tools and technical drawing tools for product manuals. However, the tools they currently have may not offer the seamless integration and cost benefits that Corel Corporation believes it can deliver with CorelCAD.

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AutoCAD 2016 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2016 for Mac Now Available

The latest release includes key enhancements to create a more “Mac-native” environment for users, including a specialized Mac interface and Mac-specific features. Additionally, Mac AutoCAD users have even greater support in mixed-platform environments with a host of new features.

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Graebert Inaugurates New Indian Headquarters—Signals Growth in Cross-Platform and Cloud-based CAD in Region

New Headquarter reflects drive to become a major player within India’s CAD market across desktop, mobile and cloud.

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Browser CAD Wars—Autodesk responds by launching Project Leopard

Autodesk has revealed its stealthy Project Leopard, bringing Fusion 360 to users “a la” Onshape—a company that perhaps will offer the software giant its biggest mCAD competition in the near future. While this development foretells of an emerging war between two CAD rivals, it means much more for industry directions in general.

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Product Review: Vectorworks Architect 2016

In this product review we take a look at the big ticket items new in Vectorworks and Vectorworks Architect 2016. Introduced this fall but previewed at the Vectorworks Design Summit in Philadelphia last spring, this is arguably the largest update in the product’s history, with the introduction of not one but two major sub-program feature categories—in integrated energy modeling in Energos and in a rival technology to McNeel’s Grasshopper in Marionette.

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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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Pluralsight Fully Integrates Digital-Tutors Creative Courses Into New Learning Platform

Digital- Tutors retires its brand and folds into Pluralsight, while the Digital- Tutors name might be gone, everything else remains the same. Pluralsight’s redesigned site now includes new topical course categories for various technology sectors.

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Vectorworks, Inc. acquires ESP Vision to enhance Design and Visualization workflows

Vectorworks, Inc., has made a line-extension acquisition for Vectorworks Spotlight, swooping up ESP Vision and its Vision Pro lighting design and pre-visualization software for PC and Mac.

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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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Graebert announces Hybrid CAD + GIS solution created in partnership with Esri

ARES Map brings together the intelligence of Esri’s world-class GIS contents with Graebert’s powerful, full-featured DWG-based CAD platform.

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