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Tidbits: Autodesk, solidThinking and Vectorworks news

Mac CAD and 3D News: We have new items on Autodesk’s latest announcements concerning its 2010 BIM software portfolio, plus solidThinking news in India and Vectorworks 2009 training in New York City.

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Autodesk’s 2010 BIM Portfolio

Earlier in the week Autodesk made announcements concerning its unveiling of its new 2010 software portfolio for BIM. In a virtual press conference last Friday, the San Rafael-based company announced several new Revit series products including:

  • Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010
  • Autodesk Revit Structure 2010
  • Autodesk Revit MEP 2010
  • Autodesk Navisworks 2010
  • Autodesk Civil 3D 2010

Autodesk’s new 2010 series products for BIM feature an “aligned” user interface, giving the entire series of products a consistent look and feel. A focus on interoperability across not just the Autodesk portfolio but to other industry products was also important in this update. New support for green building extensible markup language (gbXML) format is included. Product availability starts on March 24, 2009. For more info go here.

Earlier this year we had several feature news reports on Autodesk and the Mac. Click here.

solidThinking CAID software reaches out to India

With India now possessing such important manufactured brands, such as the once British automaker Landrover, the country naturally needs more design tech. Enter Italian-US based solidThinking Inc.

solidThinking enters India via DesignTech Systems Ltd., based on Pune, India. solidThinking is a world renowned industrial design software and is being launched in India at CII NID Design Summit and Indian Design Festival 2009.

Mr. Vikas Khanvelkar, Managing Director, DesignTech Systems said, “solidThinking is the ultimate solution for all the design needs of the industrial designers. It facilitates free-style designing with excellent real-life rendering features thereby enhancing the creativity and boosting the designers to create a number of rich stylish design options.”

DesignTech Systems Ltd., will be the exclusive distributor of solidThinking in India. 

Vectorworks 2009 News

New York City-based V-Construct will be hosting several Vectorworks 2009 series classes in February. The classes are:

  • Vectorworks 2D Essentials Session 1 (Saturday) – Feb 21, 9-5pm
  • Vectorworks 2D Essentials Session 2 (Saturday) – Feb 28, 9-5pm

Classes are $395 each. The venue is Computer Tech Center, 352, 7th Ave. 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001. To learn more and register visit the V-construction website: http://www.v-construct.com/

Private onsite training is also available and starts at $1250 per day.

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