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Tidbits: Fusion update, progeCAD, Strata news

Mac CAD and 3D News: Tidbits today include news on progeCAD officially explaining how to run its IntelliCAD-based, AutoCAD compatible software on Mac computers. We also have more virtualization news in the form of an update to VWware’s Fusion and Strata Foto 3D CX news.


Strata updates Foto 3D CX

Strata Foto 3D CX has been updated to version 2.0. New in this version includes the ability to create 3D models without the need for a calibration mat. A new curve outline tool enables you to make masks without a clean backdrop. The program has a new 3D model generation engine offering users a more robust experience with greater accuracy. Increased geometry limits now reach up to 20,000 triangles.

Strata Foto 3D CX 2 for Mac and Windows can be purchased for $695.USD but is currently offered for $395.USD. To learn more visit Strata’s website.

VMWare Fusion 2.0.6 Beta 1 Update

While Autodesk may have officially partnered with the Parallels folks, VMWare, a virtualization leader, has updated VMWare Fusion Beta 1 to version 2.0.6. The update helps solve Snow Leopard issues like the mouse losing focus and solves other bug fixes. It also solves slow 3D graphics on Macs with Nvidia graphics cards running Snow Leopard. Update your version here.

progeCAD on Mac with Parallels

progeCAD is an IntelliCAD-based product and is considered the best distribution. The AutoCAD compatible product is now being touted as being able to be run on Mac using either Boot Camp or virtualization software like VMWare Fusion or Parallels. The company has an online video titled, “progeCAD, the AutoCAD alternative, runs on Mac.” To learn more go here.

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