DraftSight by Dassault Systemes
Dassault Systemes of France has announced a new CAD product and online community resource called DraftSight. The company says DraftSight is a “professional-grade, easy-to-use 2D CAD product for users who want a better way to read, write and share DWG files.”
Dassault also says DraftSight will be available for multiple operating systems including Mac and Linux alongside multiple flavors of Windows. Currently a free open beta available for download the Mac version is slated for later on in the year. To learn more visit this Dassault webpage.
V-ray for Maya Update
In other news V-ray for Maya has been updated to version 1.50.SP1. New features include support for V-ray fur, support for Maya Hair, Reflection occlusion in V-ray Dirt texture, V-ray Light Dome texture and environment textures and the addition of V-ray Bump Mtl that allows the addition of bump to any other material. More information can be found on the Chaosgroup.com website.