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News: AECO

Autodesk Announces AutoCAD 2021—Includes Free Extended Access to Cloud Tools

New AutoCAD 2021 boasts excellent new features that will streamline the work of AutoCAD users on desktop, web, and mobile, integrating with Google Drive and AutoCAD Web App, plus lots more.

Vectorworks 2020 SP3 Out—Gains Real-Time Enscape Rendering and More

Vectorworks Spotlight quality fixes, BIM enhancements and Enscape and NBS Chorus partnerships are but a few of the new benefits to Vectorworks 2020 users.

ODA Publishes Open Cloud to Azure Marketplace

With this latest release, Open Cloud applications can now be quickly and conveniently deployed on Microsoft Azure.

BIM news: BIMcollab ZOOM 3.2 and BCF Managers Gain New Features
Nemetschek's Viktor Várkonyi named "Executive of the Year" in Hungary
HOOPS Communicator 2020 Now Available for Mac
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I can't wait to see their Mac support up to the Windows level.

News: MCAD

Khronos and Smithsonian Collaborate to Share 3D Models and 2D Images

With a new collaborative agreement, the Smithsonian will use glTF 3D asset standard technology to share 2.8 million 2D images and 3D models into the public realm.

CAD News: Tech Soft 3D Obtains Significant Investment from Battery Ventures

Funding will fuel growth for Tech Soft 3D, the strategic technology partner for engineering software development companies worldwide.

Ultimaker announces Construct3D Conference heading to Rice University

Academic 3D printing conference connects hundreds of educators, students, and experts to accelerate the adoption and exploration of digital fabrication and education.

Luxion Releases KeyShot 9.1 and KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS
Corel has announced the new CoreCAD 2020 for Mac and Windows
ASCON Group Releases KOMPAS-3D V18
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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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We believe that being open with our technology and sharing it with our peers in the industry is how we can best continue to drive innovation,” -- Ed Catmull

News: Visualization

Glue Launches Next-Gen Real-Time VR Collaboration Platform

Major new release from Nordic VR software company brings virtual meeting and collaboration capabilities to a market currently addressing social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Epic Games Announces Release of Twinmotion 2020

New CG lighting, vegetation, material options enable greater flexibility and realism in new Twinmotion 2020 with Unreal Engine technology.

Enscape Introduces Version 2.7 of its Real-Time Rendering Software

New BIM-driven workflows and enhanced performance make Enscape the perfect complement to the building process.

Luxion Releases KeyShot 9.1 and KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS
Unity 2019.3 Tech Stream Now Available—260 New Improvements
Event News: RTC 2020—Inaugural RealTime Conference to Launch in April
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News: Animation & VFX

Maxon Introduces 'Moves by Maxon' AR App for Apple iOS Devices like iPhones

New AR app facilitates facial and body motion capture for Cinema 4D utilizing the Apple AR-Toolkit.

Blur and AMD Gen-3 Ryzen Threadripper Save Day on "Terminator: Dark Fate"

The mind-blowing processing power of AMD’s 3rd Generation Ryzen Threadripper helps Blur create insane effects on ‘Terminator Dark Fate’

The Nemetschek Group Strengthens Market Position in Media & Entertainment

Nemetschek Group strengthens its market position in the growing Media & Entertainment software division.

Autodesk Packs Artist-Driven Features into Maya 2020 Release
Project Lavina—Chaos Group's the Future of Real-Time Ray Tracing
Autodesk Unleashes New Autodesk 3ds Max 2020
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News: Apple

ANIMAIONIC MAXIMUS Mac Graphics Project Launched

New London startup introduces ANIMAIONIC MAXIMUS hardware solution for turning Macs into more powerful workstation class machines.

Recaping the Latest News—Apple's New Mac Pro, Metal 2 and NVIDIA

Apple and NVIDIA are not coming back together anytime soon. So Mac pros need to forget about RTX and CUDA and look forward to a future of Mac Pro apps optimized around Metal 2 and its successors powered by AMD high-end GPUs inside of highly customized and optimized workstation hardware from Apple in new Mac Pros. The good news is: the key developers appear all in.

Khronos Group Releases new NNEF Converters, Extensions and Model Zoo

This month Khronos Group Releases New Open Standards for Neural Networks.

New Job Post—Portends Apple is Serious About 3D Industries with Mac Pro
Autodesk Announces AutoCAD 2020 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2020 for Mac
The New Mac Pro Has Arrived—with Pro Display XDR
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Industry Commentary and Analysis

Kilograph Turns Unrealized Michael Graves Designs into VR Watercolor Experiences

Kilograph melds Architecture’s past and future, letting users add VR paint to unbuilt resort.

WebGL 2.0—Why It's the Path to Stable Open Standards-based 3D Web Graphics

As WebGL 2.0 has emerged into a powerful technology built on the back of a very successful WebGL 1.0 now fully utilized across numerous professional CAD and 3D apps on the Web. This feature discusses this history and why WebGL 2.0 is such a crucial standard.

CAD-CAM Execs Make 2019 Technology Trend Predictions

Two CAD industry executives from Autodesk and TechSoft 3D discuss leading technology trends for 2019. We look at five tech trends from Machine Learning to Industrialized Construction.

Epson Now Shipping SureColor T3170 and T5170 Printers for AEC Market
AU2018: Autodesk's Forge—Accomplishments and Future
Graebert Announces ARES for Enterprise—Modern DWG CAD for Large Organizations
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