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Tidbits: T-Splines, ArchiCAD and more news

Mac CAD and 3D News: In today’s tidbits we cover training events for T-Splines and ArchiCAD plus news on Snow Leopard versus Windows 7 in overall system performance and 3D performance.


T-Splines News

T-Splines has released T-Splines 2.1 for Rhino, which is now on sale for 599.USD. The company is also offering training in the US and in the UK. The next training event takes place on Nov 10, 2009, in Seattle, WA, followed by a training on Nov 17, 2009 in London. You can learn more about T-Splines training here. 

The company has recently added some impressive images to its T-Splines gallery that readers may want to check out. For more info on T-Splines for Rhino and Maya go here:

Graphisoft ArchiCAD News – Events

Graphisoft has a full fall schedule of events planned for its new ArchiCAD 13 with Delta Server technology. There are “test drive” events planned for October through December, 2009 and “road show” events planned as well. 

Test drive events coming up include Seattle, Los Angeles, and Oakland, while road show events will hit Charlotte, Columbia, San Francisco, Charleston, Savannah, Washington DC, Boston, New Haven, Sacramento and Richmond. A complete schedule of events and dates can be found here.

Graphisoft will also be at Build Boston 2009 November 18-20, 2009 as well as other conventions later this year. 

C/Net Tests Indicate Snow Leopard Faster than Windows 7

C/Net has tested both Snow Leopard and Windows 7 in overall system performance and found that Apple’s latest big cat operating system is about 38.5 percent faster in multitasking with media apps and also more responsive as a whole. 

Battery life is also much longer in Snow Leopard than Windows 7 and can last up to 111 minutes in a stress tests compared to just 77 minutes for Windows 7. Mac OS X Snow Leopard lags only in historically weaker 3D graphics support. This last test result will surely be disappointing to Architosh readers on the Mac. 

C/Net tests indicate that without software drivers optimized for 3D tasks at the level that exist for Windows Snow Leopard is noticeably slower in both gaming 3D and professional 3D applications in tests such as Cinebench R10. We would concur with the 3D gaming results of C/Net but would challenge the results on professional 3D applications. Cinebench alone is not an indication of overall pro 3D app performance on the Mac.

To learn more go here.

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