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News: MCAD

Unveiled—Autodesk Generative Design Brings Power of Machine Intelligence to Manufacturing

The technology formerly known as Project Dreamcatcher is now unveiled as Autodesk Generative Design.

TurboCAD 2017 for Windows Offers Big Advances in Latest Release

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.

Autodesk Celebrating 35 Under 35 Young Designers—Part of AutoCAD Turning 35 Years-Old

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.

Hexagon's Intergraph CADWorx Plant 2017 R1 Now Runs on BricsCAD and AutoCAD platforms
BricsCAD V17 dot 2.03-1 Released for Windows
Vectorworks Announces New Braceworks 3D Finite Element Analysis Add-On
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News: CAID

Unveiled—Autodesk Generative Design Brings Power of Machine Intelligence to Manufacturing

The technology formerly known as Project Dreamcatcher is now unveiled as Autodesk Generative Design.

V-Ray 3 Arrives for McNeel's Rhino Modeler—Adds V-Ray Swarm and More

The new easy to use V-Ray 3.0 has arrived on the Rhino 3D modeler application, giving powerful photorealistic rendering workflows to users of one of the most popular modeler apps.

Event News—Kangaroo Physics Workshop by Daniel Piker

Come learn Kangaroo the simulation plugin for Rhino in lovely Barcelona, Spain, this May.

In-Brief: Vectorworks and solidThinking Upcoming Webinars
MCAD News: Onshape Takes Lead On 'In-Context' Design
New Motion and Visualization Features Headline 2017 Release of solidThinking Inspire and Evolve
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Before we entered the CAD market we learned that 15-20 percent of all CorelDRAW users were concerned about CAD.

News: Visualization

Twinmotion 2018 Comes to Mac—Abvent Post Video and Webinar Explains

Finally, Apple’s Mac platform gets a leading-edge app in the hot new domain of “interactive-rendering” in the AEC market. The new Twinmotion 2018—with its all new Unreal Game Engine integration—supports macOS natively.

Prospect 1.4 by irisVR Now Launched—New Scale Model Mode and More

irisVR has recently been featured on Bloomberg News TV and the latest release of Prospect (1.4) offers new Scale Model Mode plus more…

Unity's 2017 Vision VR/AR Summit—In Pictures

A video gallery of the 2017 VR/AR Vision Summit hosted by Unity in Los Angeles a few weeks ago.

Axalta Unveils Color Configurator Powered by Luxion's KeyShot Renderer
Strata Intros VR17 Release—For Flagship Strata Design 3D CX Application
KeyShot Rendering and Animation Software Supports X-Rite's Appearance Exchange Format
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News: Animation & VFX

Fluid Dynamics for Maya—Chaos Group Releases New Phoenix FD 3 Plugin

Smoke, fire, liquids and oceans simulations are all new possible directly inside Autodesk Maya. Chaos Group brings popular plugin Phoenix FD 3 to the top 3D package in the M&E industry.

SideFX's New Houdini 16—What's Hot In This 3D Software Package

SideFX’s Houdini 16 has massive new updates in features and capabilities. Architosh takes a look at some of the bigger ones in procedural oceans technology and its all new shader builder module.

Chaos Group's V-Ray Rendering Technology Wins 2017 Academy Award

Chaos Group founder Vladimir Koylazov, aka “Vlado”, will receive an Academy Award Plaque at the 2017 Academy Awards, recognizing V-Ray’s role in bringing realistic CGI to the big screen.

Khronos Places OpenGL and OpenGL ES Conformance Tests into Open Source
Next Limit Announces 10th Version of Acclaimed RealFlow Animation Software
Maxon Announces CINEMA 4D R18 'North American Road Show'
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News: Apple

Boston's Chapter First to Launch Mobile App—AIA Guide to Boston Architecture

Boston is the first US city where the local AIA Chapter has produced a mobile app for their local architecture guide. This built this app for Apple’s iPhone.

WWDC 2017: Autodesk Ready to Rock New Apple iOS 11 Workflow Features

Autodesk enthusiastically touts upcoming new iOS 11 based workflows for its mobile versions of AutoCAD and its popular SketchBook app.

Breaking the Jobsian Quadrant: Why Apple Finally Made the iMac Pro

There were great reasons long ago for Jobs’ four-quadrant product matrix, but Apple’s users today demand a continuous and overlapping spectrum of compute options that span device thinking categories from “appliance” to “configurable tool.”

Autodesk's SketchBook 4.0 for iOS—Massive Update Taps Apple's Powerful A-Series Processors
ARCHICAD 21 First CAD or BIM App with Apple Touch Bar Support
Tidbits: FileMaker DevCon 2017 and Apple Campus News
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Industry Commentary and Analysis

Prospect 1.4 by irisVR Now Launched—New Scale Model Mode and More

irisVR has recently been featured on Bloomberg News TV and the latest release of Prospect (1.4) offers new Scale Model Mode plus more…

Will Apple Forego Intel?—Why AMD's New RYZEN Chips Look Smart for Future Macs

Apple’s Mac design philosophy change hasn’t been lost on the company’s pro users. AMD’s new RYZEN 7 CPUs look to promise more computing muscle per watt than Intel and offer a nicer philosophical fit for Apple. The 1700, in particular, is ideal for a future Mac Pro.

Silicon Valley's Reaction to Trump Presidency Looks Within

Is Silicon Valley creating technologies that bring us together, or push as apart?

ARM says "Brain Cells" in Chips Will Surpass Neurons in Humans by 2018
Autodesk Releases Revit Live 1.8—Now Available to Revit LT 2018 Users
Split Decisions—Why Apple's New "Pro" Commitments Will Find A Challenging Fit For Architects
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