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Tidbits: Vectorworks in China, Dashwood & Lightworks news

Mac CAD and 3D News: We have tidbits on Vectorworks in China, Dashwood 3D and Lightworks news


First Chinese Language Version of Vectorworks

Nemetschek Vectorworks has had a flurry of news this past two weeks and now the company has announced it is shipping its first native Chinese-language version of their entire product line for the mainland Chinese market. Previously, Nemetschek had an English-language version available in Hong Kong. The new Simplified Chinese language Vectorworks product line-up will be useful to international users who are doing work in China abroad as well. There will be a series of Vectorworks Chinese Launch events starting on 16 April 2012. We will publish more news on the matter soon. For more info now, visit them online.

Dashwood Expands Stereo3D CAT Products

The award-winning Stereo3D CAT 3D calibration and analysis software from Dashwood Cinema Solutions has been updated to version 1.1, with new features and both reduced price and free versions.

“We are very excited to bring elements of this professional tool to the masses at absolutely no charge,” said Tim Dashwood, founder of Dashwood Cinema Solutions. “The full version of Stereo3D CAT has been used on major Hollywood and IMAX 3D projects with amazing results and now a free subset of those same features are available to anyone with a Mac, a compatible capture device and an HDMI1.4a 3D camera. Customers will experience a dramatic improvement in the quality of their 3D work, and I think it will also become a valuable training tool for budding stereographers.”

The free version of Stereo3D CAT includes the same parallax line guides, left/right solo, anaglyph, split displays, QuickTime playback and Stereo3D Visualizer of the full version; however, it limits resolutions to HD and screen sizes to 3DTV or mobile devices. There is much more news on this so read more on Dashwood’s website here.

Lightworks Design News

Lightworks, the world’s leading supplier of rendering solutions for developers has announced a new partnership with Design Simulation Technologies, a developer of educational software for the design and analysis of complex mechanical assemblies.

SimWise 4D is an analysis tool for design and engineering professionals which combines rigid body dynamics simulation and FEA (finite element analysis) into a single, integrated environment. Simulation Technologies has licensed the Lightworks Author product and integrated it with its recent software releases. For more information about SimWise visit:

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