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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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Shift To Cloud Forcing Autodesk Layoffs, But Cloud Is Good

Autodesk announces big layoffs on the horizon but the company says it has nothing to do with macro or company based economics. Instead, the downsizing is in response to its move to the cloud.

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Parallels New Remote Application Server v15 Serves Up Windows Apps to Any Platform

Parallels delivers on bringing more options for companies to serve up Windows-based apps and Windows desktops to any type of computer and device around the world. This new solution may be considered for those trying to access Windows-based CAD solutions.

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Trimble Connect gets updates for SketchUp 2016 and more

Trimble has updated its Trimble Connect AEC cloud-based collaboration platform with new modern user interface touches and new format support.

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Mac CAD News: Visionary Silicon Valley firm joins Onshape Team

Legendary Silicon Valley innovator and venture capitalist firm comes on board cloud-based MCAD disruptor Onshape with $80 million financing round. Onshape utterly destroys the old platform hegemony pressures in the CAD world, opening up innovative design work across multiple OSs and mobile devices as well.

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Innovative cloud-based MCAD app ‘Onshape’ will be compatible with Apple iPad Pro

Onshape, being the only professional 3D CAD system running on iPads and iPhones, will be the perfect match for the new business focused iPad Pro 12.9 inch screen with increased compute and graphics power when it is released in November.

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Nikola Bozinovic talks to Architosh about Frame: What it can mean for Apple’s Mac Customers

A new cloud platform called Frame is emerging this year as the most powerful option to create, access and manage a virtual Windows workstation or virtual desktop in the cloud—from just about any modern web browser on any device. Recently Architosh spoke with Nikola Bozinovic, CEO of Frame, to discuss his company’s offering and the larger trend afoot in the IT industry and what impact it may have on Apple’s Mac customers.

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Frame’s new cloud based ‘Frame Platform’ may shake-up the Mac app market

Frame’s technology has been employed at major Mac developer Adobe for quite some time, while major CAD companies like Siemens and Nemetschek have ongoing trials or studies behind the scenes.

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Frame raises $10M to build the next generation of personal computing in the cloud

Frame started with the software vendors, like Adobe, but the company today has announced a $10 M funding round and release date for its Frame Personal and Frame Business end-user model launch in early July. The public beta will allow users to test out Frame’s technology for the first time without using the invite process which has been open for months.

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Tool Talk: Looking at ArchiSnapper—A Field Report App for iOS and Android

ArchiSnapper​ is a powerful tool for architects which takes away the time and effort required for producing field reports and completing site surveys.

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OnShape licenses new Graebert technology for Cloud-based MCAD

Hot new little CAD startup by SolidWorks vets, OnShape, has partnered with Germany’s well-regarded Graebert GmbH to license the former’s secret Cloud CAD technology.

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Autodesk “detects a tremor in the Force”—Emerging OnShape means one certainty: Apple Mac users win

OnShape’s big press coverage this week has required the response of market leading CAD company Autodesk to rightfully respond. But in doing so, has the response merely signaled the significance this company poses in the market? In the end it probably doesn’t matter much. And the loser in this story isn’t going to be likely either of these companies. One thing is for sure, we know exactly why Apple wins.

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Trimble Ships ProjectSight Mobile Construction Management

Trimble announced Trimble ProjectSight, a cloud-based solution for construction field management that simplifies the creation, access and sharing of project information between the field and the office.

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In-Focus: PlanGrid for Apple iOS and Android and Desktop has new RFI Lifecycle Solution

PlanGrid’s new RFI module tackles the time-wasting RFI process from within the context of a drawing collaboration and centralized storage app, offering advantages not seen in other solutions.

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OTOY opens beta of X.IO App Streaming services to developers worldwide—Windows apps served to any OS

OTOY’s technology promises to liberate Windows applications from the constraints of the Windows OS platform and their devices—delivering key applications and games to users on any device worldwide. This marks a major opportunity for developers to reach more audience with existing code bases onto platforms like Apple’s Mac OS X and mobile platforms like iOS and Android.

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