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Tidbits: NX on Mac and Cheetah news

Mac CAD and 3D News: In tidbits this morning we have news on NX for Mac and an updated and more powerful 64-bit Cheetah!

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NX PLM on Mac

FEN of Australia has a news blurb on Siemens’ NX PLM software running on Mac. This isn’t really big news the way FEN states it as Architosh has covered the Siemens PLM story on Mac for quite some time in much detail. In any case, there is a nice little graphic showing it running on a Mac Pro. The latest version NX 6 for Mac OS X has been out since last summer. NX 7 is the very latest release. We have put in a call to ascertain the latest Mac-related news from Siemens PLM.

Cheetah true 64-bit App

Martin Wengenmayer has announced that Cheetah 3D 5.3 is now a true 64-bit application and there are also new video tutorials. “Cheetah 3D 5.3 was released today,” read their announcement. On Intel Macs Cheetah 3D 5.3 runs as a true 64-bit application utilizing all the memory installed on your Mac.

This is indeed an important milestone for the application as the additional capacity to support 64-bit Macs adds tremendous capability. To deal with complex scenes the Cheetah 3D raytracing core has been accelerated considerably, and AltiVec/SSE optimized.

Also new in version 5.3: a newly rewritten Render Manager with thumbnail preview of older render jobs. And lastly there are new video tutorials produced by Andrew Heyworth. To learn more visit the Cheetah 3D site.

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