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Tidbits: IMSI, Boot Camp and Workamajig news

Mac CAD and 3D News: We have some tidbit news on IMSI/Design’s new iRent arrangement leading to a SaaS option for the company; we also have news of Workamajig’s update and a link to a good summary article on Apple’s recent Boot Camp update to support Windows 7


TurboCAD Gets New Rental Options

Boston-based iRent LLC, the PC based software as a service (SaaS) provider, announced this week they have established a new partnership with IMSI/Design, the makers of the well-regarded TurboCAD product line. The new agreement allows iRent to rent out TurboCAD Pro on a monthly subscription basis. This new option for CAD end users can serve multiple markets particularly well during these tough economic times when businesses, particularly SMB’s need to watch cash flow circumstances carefully.

“SaaS is exploding in popularity, and 2D/3D CAD applications like TurboCAD, especially when they are enabled to be run locally on a PC, are perfectly suited to SaaS,” stated Bob Mayer, Chief Operating Officer of IMSI/Design. “We think using this sales model, our TurboCAD Pro product will especially appeal to both AEC and Mechanical engineering professionals.”

Workamajig Project Management Software Gets Key Updates

Workamajig, Web-based software and project management groupware for design and creative firms has been updated to support additional key functionality. New functionality has been moved to Adobe’s Flex and there are enhancements for Apple’s Safari 4.0.4, all rolled into the latest version

Workamajig has also released additional enhancements for its Global Search capabilities, including new user-interface features. The company plans to kick off another Workology 2.0 Conference in April, 11-14, 2010, at the Hotel del Coronado resort in San Diego, California. Workamajig is a global leader in project management software for ad agencies and other creative disciplines. It works on both Windows and Mac platforms. For more information visit them here:

Apple Updates Boot Camp for Windows 7 – Will Aid PC CAD/3D on Mac

iTWire has a good article on Apple updating Boot Camp for Windows 7. Apple originally planned on this update for end of year 2009. Some Mac users are using Boot Camp to run such PC only CAD programs as SolidThinking, Rhino (though there is a Mac version of this…) and many others like the officially supported Windows-only versions of Autodesk software like AutoCAD.

Now with this critical update those Boot Camp users who would like to take advantage of Windows 7’s capabilities can tap those on their Mac hardware. To read the full article go here.

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