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OrthoGraph I is an award-winning mobile app that is purpose built for AEC pros who must measure existing buildings and translate that data to CAD and BIM.
The flagship TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2D/3D CAD solution from IMSI-Design offers new connections to the company’s popular iOS and Android apps, plus dozens of new features.
Axalta Customer Experience Center gains new technology for color powered by Luxion’s rendering technology, famously found in the award-winning KeyShot app.
Abvent news includes a pair of free webinars and a dot point release to Artlantis that squashes some bugs.
With VR and AR getting even bigger, expect these types of events to raise even more awareness, urgency, and excitement!
Allegorithmic launches design contest for 3D artists—creates new 3D character but only takes that creation half way. Company looking for contests to compete to bring “MAT” to life with lots of personality.
We have some tidbit news items on Apple Park progress and the upcoming FileMaker DevCon 2017 this summer.
Always a popular hit at NAB, Maxon will be in attendance and has announced its show line-up speakers.
Vectorworks 2017 is now in China. Local language release is rolled out with upcoming events schedule.
To celebrate AutoCAD’s upcoming 35th birthday in December of 2017, Autodesk is noting the work of talented young design and technical professionals under 35 years-old.
Bricsys announces new Intergraph CADWorx Process, Plant & Marine (PP&M) design suite support on BricsCAD platform giving choice to users.
Ongoing demos of temporary structure analysis add-on planned at Booth E60, Hall 3.0 during Frankfurt, Germany conference. Vectorworks Spotlight gets new FEA add-on software.
This webinar helps participants understand how to transition from CAD workflows to information model workflows in the landscape design industries.
Awards notes Vectorworks as leading selling CAD/BIM software solution sold via electronics retailers in Japan.
World’s fastest renderer—Redshift—is coming to Houdini and then next it will be Maxon’s Cinema 4D. Redshift supports other 3D packages already.
California architect Peter Samarin wins free laser hardware and year’s subscription to OrthoGraph 1 system as part of webinar series contests—learns how survey building app works in conjunction with Leica Disto D2 device.
The Vectorworks team is expanding and has added three new industry experts from the world of architecture, landscape architecture and entertainment design.
Siemens and Bentley Systems Agree to Jointly Offer Planning and Design Solutions for Utilities MarketsRead more...
Developer community can contribute to test development and evolution; open source 3D API implementations can freely use tests to increase quality.
Fire investigation professionals can learn now to make accurate floor plans, measure as you go, get instant calculations on damaged surfaces, add annotations or labels to documents to everything you need on site—all in one app!
Luxion continues to expand support for the widest array of 3D product development software packages serving MCAD industries.
CAD and 3D News: We have tidbit on people props by John Helm for Vectorworks versions 2014 – 2016 for sale; plus a tidbit on Greyscalegorilla’s many new offerings and holiday time sales; and finally news of the latest Dosch product on HDRI factory settings.
The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore has recently launched the Code of Practice (CoP) for BIM e-submissions and voluntary submission of architectural plans in native BIM formats, which includes GRAPHISOFT’s .PLA file format.
Vectorworks adds enhanced collaboration between its product line and that of sister company Bluebeam. New space object export support enhances Revu workflows.
AU 2016: Pluralsight Intros Learning Paths for Autodesk 3D Design, Engineering and Fabrication Software
Today at Autodesk University 2016, Pluralsight introduced Learning Paths for Fusion 360, AutoCAD, Maya, and 3ds Max.
We have CAD and AEC news tidbits below. We learn of Autodesk’s new tool for DWG to Revit workflows, the AIA’s call to vote for innovation winners, and some interesting content over at ArchiSnapper’s blog.
Bentley’s subsidiary E-on Software of France has recently announced the immediate availability of VUE 2016 and PlantFactory 2016—3D software solutions for creating natural digital environments.
OrthoGraph I app system shown at London Build Expo–when coupled with laser distance meters app device combo impresses attendees at speeding up measuring workflows.
The AIA in California has partnered with GRAPHISOFT to help increase Return-on-Investment for its members helping them with transitions to BIM workflows.
BIMobject launches all new BIMsupply, a cloud-based supply solution for Building Product Manufacturers that links the tender-quote-order process to the BIM model.
Maxon’s latest CINEMA 4D Release 18 has loads of new features and the company is taking the new kit out on a 14 city North American Road Show. Creatives can learn tips and tricks as well as learn about the software if they are not using today in their workflows.
Apple has released macOS 10.12 Sierra and its out and being enjoyed. Can you run it on your formZ machine? You can, but there are some caveats due to Gatekeeper changes on the OS.
Leading camera tracking match-moving software used in film and broadcast industries gets many updates including animated scene illumination and more in latest 1608 updates.
A collaborative partnership helping product manufacturers innovate, validate and commercialize their products.
Dubai Future Foundation and Asite to Host International Competition on the Future Transportation Sector
A Hyperloop in the Middle East—Design project aims to reduce time between Dubai and Fujairah by less than 10 minutes
The latest version of Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac offers designers and architects access to the few remaining big CAD and design applications not yet available on OS X, while offering far more in multi-VMs support for legacy, Linux, Xbox and more…
Autodesk announces updates to VR and gaming toolsets for game developers and more…in Maya and Stingray.
Mac CAD and 3D News: Today we have tidbit news items on Strata 3D, MCAD darling Onshape and Vectorworks energy modeling AIA learning session featuring Energos.
Vectorworks, Inc., a global BIM software developer has announced a series of new credit worthy webinars.
Free update brings leading 3D material creator to professional VFX artists; fast exportation to the Unity Game Engine.
Build Earth Live and Vectorworks Announce Dubai Future Foundation and Sponsorship of Hyperloop BIM Competition
Build Earth Live dates have changed to September 26 – 28, 2016. Winning teams in the Build Earth Live Hyperloop BIM Competition for Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority will be offered an opportunity to win work with the government on the future project delivery process.
Maxon of Germany turns 30 years old tomorrow and is celebrating by offering a big discount for 24 hours only on their products like Cinema 4D.
Matt Panzer, developer of CameraMatch plugin for Vectorworks, joins company in acquisition of this technology and programs.
Global design software maker, Vectorworks Inc., has announced their sponsorship of Build Earth Live, the upcoming 48-hour global design competition.
Earn 1 AIA LU per episode while learning about the modernist and post-modern eras. Two new webinars continue in Architecture Education Series scheduled for 5 April and 10 May.
Undergraduate and graduate architecture students are invited to enter an exciting competition co-aligned with the AIA National Convention in Philadelphia in May 2016.
Exhibitor highlights: New Virtual Reality (VR) plugin for Cinema 4D to be shown at Game Developers Conference…and more integrations with leading game engines.
Global CAD software developer IMSI/Design has announced a new plugin toolset for TurboCAD Mac product line.
Building designers will now be able to make their models BIM-informed visualizations with complete real-time interactivity directly from Revit to 3ds Max workflows.
Serving as an excellent adjunct product to ConceptDraw PRO, Diagram Viewer gives users an extra degree of flexibility when working and viewing business graphics and diagramming images. Diagram Viewer for iPad makes for a great viewing tool of content graphic for people who work with either ConceptDraw PRO v10 or Visio 2013 formats.
Fisher Unitech will now be offering the popular Makerbot 3D printer line to their customers, expanding offerings and widening their customer profile.
LightWave Group is offering a competitive cross-grade offer for LightWave 2015. Users of a wide-range of 2D/3D software can take advantage of this promotion.