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Tidbits: Vectorworks, Bentley and Nvidia news

Mac and iOS CAD/3D News: We have tidbits on Vectorworks, Bentley and NVIDIA at the CES event


Vectorworks in Brief

Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., has an upcoming training series starting this week and lasting to mid-late March. Half of the courses are virtual and the others are located in Columbia, Maryland and New York City. These training events have base pricing of 750.USD and tickets are limited. The schedule is here.

For those looking for Nemetschek’s video learning library on Vectorworks they can find that here. There is also a new Vectorworks Essentials tutorial book by Jonathan Pickup of Archoncad. This update brings the essential training manual up to speed on version 2013.

Bentley Wins Award

Back in December Bentley Systems, Inc., was named “Company of the Year” by the Construction Computing awards…and this was partly based on its runner-up status in three categories including “Mobile Product of the Year” for Bentley Navigator for iPad. The company was also runner-up for Construction Computing SuperBrand of 2012 and Structural Product of the Year for its STAAD.Pro software with STAAD Foundation Advanced.

David Chadwick, editor, CAD User and Construction Computing — UK, said, “The ‘Company of the Year Award’ recognizes an organization for outstanding achievement in software for designing, building, and/or operating infrastructure. This year’s winner, Bentley Systesms, was selected by our readership for its commitment to advancements in information mobility across the many disciplines that participate in sustaining infrastructure throughout its lifecycle.”

To learn more about Bentley’s software for AEC professionals, visit them online here.

Nvidia News In-Brief

At CES six leading international cloud-gaming companies plan to use the NVIDIA GRID™ Cloud Gaming Platform to deliver gaming services to global broadband companies, Nvidia announced this week. The NVIDIA GRID Platform enables smooth, seamless interactive experiences of a high-performance gaming PC anywhere, on any screen–including smart TVs, PCs, tablets and smartphones.

NVIDIA GRID is a server designed to concurrently serve up to 36 times more HD-quality game streams than first-generation cloud-gaming systems, while reducing lag. It is fully integrated with a high density of NVIDIA GPUs, specialized graphics-application streaming software and NVIDIA VGX Hypervisor technology, which allows multiple users to share a GPU.

Architosh Analysis

We are particularly intrigued about the NVIDIA GRID Platform and what that means for the future of gaming. Could this signal the end of gaming consoles? What does this mean for Apple and its foray into the living room? Will the future Apple TV have on-board console-level computing hardware or will it tap iCloud for massive and scaleable performance? These are some of the questions that immediately come to mind after learning of the NVIDIA GRID.

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