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News: AECO

Autodesk releases new InfraWorks and Autodesk Civil 3D 2019

Autodesk releases updates to its infrastructure design and engineering products—InfraWorks 360 and Civil 3D 2019.

BricsCAD Shape for macOS—SketchUp Competitor Arrives in Market

Belgium-based Bricsys, has released the new BricsCAD Shape for macOS (and Windows too!).

OrthoGraph 2.0 Arrives—Becomes Platform for BIM Model Management

OrthoGraph 2.0 goes beyond mobile app for building survey and BIM model creation—new solution is a full web platform for BIM model management with an integrated API for third-party extensions.

Bluebeam Unveils New Bluebeam Revu 2018—Redesigned for Maximum Efficiency
Autodesk Releases Revit 2019—Multidisciplinary BIM Application
Vectorworks, Inc. Announces Chinese Version of Vectorworks 2018 Software
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News: MCAD

Rival Gains Autodesk AutoCAD Veteran—Heidi Hewett Joins Bricsys

The DWG Clone Wars continue to get interesting. Bricsys of Belgium gains 26 year Autodesk veteran to help BricsCAD users accelerate product success and drive innovation.

Autodesk Intros AutoCAD 2019—New Industry Toolsets, Flexible Licensing and new Web Version

Autodesk simplifies AutoCAD 2019 into one license, many apps, experience, giving users much more freedom across tools and devices.

CorelCAD Mobile Now Available for Apple iOS Platform

Corel brings its mobile CAD offering, CorelCAD Mobile, to Apple iOS, extending its market reach to the more professionally robust mobile platform.

Onshape Takes MCAD to Era of Design Data Management 2.0
Materialise and PTC Partner on 3D Printing for Manufactures
Bricsys Ships All New BricsCAD V18.2—New Core Features Advance BIM and Sheet Metal Design
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News: CAID

McNeel Ships New Rhino 6—Grasshopper Now Built-In

The long-awaited Rhino 6 with integrated Grasshopper is now shipping worldwide. New flexible cloud licensing make using Rhino 6 wherever you are easy.

Luxion Announces KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS

Luxion advances KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS add-in software to accelerate product design and engineering workflows.

Altair IPO—Engineering Software Company Soars on Debut

While not ruling out using proceeds for acquisitions, Altair Engineering—parent company of solidThinking, Inc.—says successful IPO will allow it to pay off debt.

solidThinking Brings Generative Design to the Cloud
ToolTalk—The New solidThinking Inspire 2017.2
Unveiled—Autodesk Generative Design Brings Power of Machine Intelligence to Manufacturing
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News: Visualization

Mac 3D News: Shaderlight 2018 Rendering Plugin Now Available

Shaderlight Limited introduces new Shaderlight 2018—rendering plugin for SketchUp 2018.

AMD Intros new macOS versions of Radeon ProRender—Plugins for Maya and Blender

AMD releases significant new rendering technology for the Apple Mac platform—with final release of Radeon ProRender for macOS utilizing support for Apple’s Metal 2 technology and qualified hardware.

GTC: Chaos Group Unveils New GPU Rendering Architecture at GTC 2018

Advances in V-Ray to double the speed of GPU production rendering. Chaos Group makes big announcements at Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference.

Substance Painter User-Interface—Updated With Help From Users
Open Data Standard for Linking Luminaires, Consoles, CAD and Previsualization Software
Chaos Group Launches New V-Ray for Unreal—Now in Beta
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News: Animation & VFX

AMD Intros new macOS versions of Radeon ProRender—Plugins for Maya and Blender

AMD releases significant new rendering technology for the Apple Mac platform—with final release of Radeon ProRender for macOS utilizing support for Apple’s Metal 2 technology and qualified hardware.

Mac 3D News: Germany's Cheetah 3D Reachers Version 7.2

Cheetah3D now incorporates Apple’s AVFramework for superior time-media handling like the export of animations.

Autodesk Hosting 'Design Night: Imaginary Worlds' at The Autodesk Gallery

Come join Autodesk at The Autodesk Gallery for Design Night: Imaginary Worlds and learn about the sophisticated visual effects for hit TV show Stranger Things.

Territory Studio—Cinema 4D Powers Screen Visuals in 'Blade Runner 2049'
e-on Software Partners with Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood
The Mac-Only Cheetah3D Gets Biggest Update Ever in Version 7
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News: Apple

Apple CPU Moves for Macs—Will Offer Enhanced Security, Says Cybersecurity Expert

The present age offers increasing threats to data and individual privacy. If Apple moves away from Intel on its Macs, future Macs can offer a much more secure enclave for users.

GTC—A Quick Trip to Apple's Campus [Gallery Pics]

Visiting Apple’s new campus before NVIDIA GTC 2018 kicks off. Enjoy the small gallery of images.

Apple Leaving Intel on Macs by 2020—Impact on New Mac Pro

Apple’s leaked ARM Architecture for Mac plans seem exciting but chip transitions tend to hurt deeper more complex applications that are made of multiple software toolsets produced by developers supporting developers.

Where Does the Mac Fit in Autodesk's new One AutoCAD Strategy
VR-AR Plans Inching Closer?—Apple Engineers Host AR-VR Sessions at May Event
French-based RealCADD gets update—Now at version 4.8
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Industry Commentary and Analysis

GRAPHISOFT Dramatically Reshaping the Power of BIM—The New Grasshopper-ARCHICAD Live Connection 2.0

RGA stands for Rhino-Grasshopper-ARCHICAD and the new RGA  toolkit offers a dramatic advance with the new GS-AC Live Connection v2.

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.

Vectorworks, Inc. Brings Apple's ARKit to CAD/BIM Designers—Lastest Nomad App

Nomad’s ARKit update adds power to design services delivery for architects and related professionals on the Vectorworks platform. Now clients and designers alike can see full-scale 3D models in actual environments.

HighDesign 2017 Explained—Can a Mac-only App Really Break Into the Windows CAD World?
Key New Modeling Features for Architects—In New Vectorworks 2018
AU: Autodesk Announces AutoCAD 2018 for Mac and AutoCAD LT for Mac
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