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INDEX 01: All Mac CAD/CAM Apps—Alphabetical Listing

This is our complete (WIP) listing of all Mac CAD/CAM apps, simply organized in alphabetical order. This is our master list truncated lists are organized below for faster access to specific apps for different industries or CAD platforms.

Ultimate List of CDE (Common Data Environment) Apps for Architects

The Mac platform isn’t a minority player in an AEC industry moving to the cloud with the most important new digital platform to affect industry change—the new CDE (common data environment).  This article introduces the reader to 18 different solutions and profiles 5 leaders against key CDE definition criteria.

INDEX 02: CAD: AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction)

The Mac platform has always been popular in architecture circles in particular but increasingly within the overall AEC industry. This list of AEC CAD apps is just one component of what we will eventually have for AEC app list coverage.

INDEX 03: ARCHICAD Workflows and Add-Ons
INDEX 02: CAD: MCAD (Mechanical Computer-Aided Design)
INDEX 03: Vectorworks Workflows and Add-Ons

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INDEX 02: 3D Apps: Animation, Special Effects (VFX) and Compositing

Due to its close relationship with film and broadcast TV industries, the animation, special effects, and compositing tools available for the Mac platform are quite extensive. Apple’s platform has full access to nearly all the largest tool families from the world’s leading software developers in these segments.

INDEX 02: 3D Apps: AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction)

The Mac platform has always been popular in architecture and it has featured some of the most innovative 3D applications ever developed, period. This list of 3D apps useful and commonly used in AEC is mostly focused on architects but all AEC pros may want to touch some of these. This list complements our other AEC app list coverage.

INDEX 01: All Mac 3D Apps—Alphabetical Listing

This is our complete (WIP) listing of all Mac 3D apps, simply organized by alphabetical order. This is our master list and truncated lists are organized by industry categories.

INDEX 02: 3D Apps: CAID (Computer-aided Industrial Design)

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INSIDER: Marcus O'Brien of Autodesk—A Conversation About AutoCAD for Mac and Other Platforms

Autodesk says the platforms aren’t important anymore but getting users AutoCAD data in front of them anywhere, anytime, on any device is where the CAD giant intends to command its historic lead over rivals.

INSIDER: A (.dwg) Renaissance—Neil Petersen of the ODA Explains Why

With 80 software engineers largely in Eastern Europe, the Open Design Alliance (ODA) is a software powerhouse in its own right, now aiming to maximize CAD industry interoperability across a range of new initiatives. Importantly though, (.dwg) is far from legacy—new initiatives aim to put it back on the main stage.

INSIDER: How CorelCAD Continues to Grow—Unique Differentiation and Global Sales Channel

While Corel steadily leverages its world-class CorelDRAW brand across its global enterprise customers, CorelCAD has found new adherents within the AEC industries, particularly with engineers.

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Industry Analysis and Commentary

Chaos Group Doubling Down on Rendering Solutions for Maxon Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D users will gain two new renderers from Chaos Group—adding V-Ray and Corona Renderer.

Autodesk Releases Revit 2019—Multidisciplinary BIM Application

Autodesk advances BIM with Revit 2019, adding substantial new features across three main categories of Design, Optimize, and Connect.

3D News: Adobe Acquires 3D Software Company Allegorithmic

Adobe acquires France-based Allegorithmic and its CEO will lead new 3D initiatives at Adobe at large as the San Jose software giant looks to add the third dimension to its legendary 2D graphics history.

French Mac Developer Releases New 'bim.aero' for the AEC Industry
The Mac-Only Cheetah3D Gets Biggest Update Ever in Version 7
SimScale Integrates Parasolid and HOOPS Exchange for more Powerful 3D CAD Handling
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