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AutoDesSys updates bonzai 3d to version 3.0

formZ software maker updates its SketchUp competitor tool, bonzai 3d to version 3.0 — adds 80 new features

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Exclusive Interview: The Re-emergence of Electric Image Animation System

In this special interview Tomas Egger–the owner and leader of the renowned Electric Image Animation System and well-regarded VFX supervisor and film director–speaks to Architosh about the re-emergence of EIAS, it’s latest version 9 features, its influential past and its promising future with EIAS 3D.

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Product Review: AutoCAD for Mac 2013

In this feature article Architosh takes a look at Autodesk AutoCAD for Mac 2013, with a general review of the application and a particular discussion of its user-interface

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Spatial Corp and Open Design Alliance announce partnership

Spatial forms partnership with Open Design Alliance

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Event: Introduction to bonzai 3D by AutoDesSys

bonzai 3D Intro Webinar available with Q&A Session after…

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AIA: Pre AIA Convention News-Architosh Coverage

Architosh to be covering AIA National Convention

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Tidbits: Bonzai 3D webinar, Vectorworks news and more…

Mac CAD/3D News: We have tidbits on Vectorworks news items, bonzai 3D webinar training and Autodesk’s decision to stop support of Microsoft Vista

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AutoDesSys looking for software engineers

Famed formZ software developer looking for software programmers

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Tidbits: Renditioner Pro, bonzai 3D, modo news

Mac CAD and 3D News: We have tidbits on IMSI’s Renditioner Pro, plus webinars and tutorials on modo and bonsai and RenderZone

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Top CAD/3D CEO’s Talk About Apple in the Industry

In our third article in our 2011 State of Apple in CAD/3D industries series, we deal with many of the bigger issues by speaking to several of the industry’s leading CAD/3D software CEOs and company presidents.

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The iPad: How the CAD/3D industry is being changed

In our second article in our 2011 State of Apple in CAD/3D industries, we talk to five key CEOs in these industries and one expert on what the impact of the Apple iPad is having, as it helps reshape CAD and 3D.

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Events: Mac AutoCAD, Rform and Bonzai news

Event news: We have news of several interesting items starting today. Autodesk will be hosting another Facebook-based webcast on AutoCAD for Mac; Rform will be at two events in Canada; and AutoDesSys will be hosting RenderZone and bonzai webinars starting today

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Training News: bonzai 3D and Vectorworks

There are training events for Bonzai 3D and Vectorworks coming up…

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Maxwell Render plugin for Bonzai 3d released

AutoDesSys’s excellent bonzai 3D modeler gets Maxwell Render plugin for photographic realism in imagery

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Tidbits: Nvidia, Dosch and COFES News

Mac CAD and 3D News: We have tidbits on Nvidia and the Oscars, a new Dosch product on freight ships and COFES news

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Tidbits: Vectorworks, modo, Lightworks news

Mac CAD and 3D News: We have tidbits on Resolve Vectorworks training, modo training and news and Lightworks’ latest rendering image winner.

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Event: Bonzai 3D Webinars

AutoDesSys offers webinars on Bonzai 3D and RenderZone

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Training: Bonzai and Vectorworks

Training: Bonzai and Vectorworks training events coming up this Fall and Winter.

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Tidbits: Maher on Mac CAD, Scia and more news

Mac CAD and 3D News: Maher talks about Mac CAD going Pro and we have news on Scia and T-Splines.

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AutoDesSys announces Bonzai 3D 2.2

AutoDesSys updates Bonzai 3D to version 2.2 – New features and some new changes to Google Integration

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Vectorworks 2011 – A Preview in Boston

Nemetschek Vectorworks Inc. introduces Vectorworks 2011 this week with several landmark development milestones.

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Tidbits: AutoDesSys, Nvidia, T-Splines News

Mac CAD and 3D News: We have tidbits on AutoDesSys at AIA National with Bonzai 3D and formZ items to show, new OpenClip; Nvidia CUDA and PhysX news with Softimage; plus T-Splines news

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AutoDesSys announces OpenClip for bonzai 3D

AutoDesSys introduces OpenClip technology plugin for PowerCADD 8 users who work with formZ or bonzai 3D

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AutoDesSys bonzai 3D Webinar announced

formZ maker AutoDesSys to host key webinar on bonzai 3D.

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Tidbits: FileMaker, Khronos Group and CAD Society News

Mac CAD and 3D News: FileMaker has introduced a whole new lineup of its award-winning database software highly used in creative firms; Khronos has introduced a COLLADA adoption package; and lastly the CAD Society is accepting nominations for its annual awards.

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AutoDesSys ships bonzai 3D 2.0 and RenderZone Plugin

AutoDesSys has officially announced bonzai 3D version 2.0 — product now available.

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AutoDesSys releases Bonzai 3D 2.0

formZ maker updates Bonzai 3D to version 2.0 — Must grab free update for existing users.

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auto-des-sys announces bonzai 3D 2 beta 2

auto-des-sys, Inc. announces new bonzai 3D 2 beta 2 release for licensed users to test and respond to — new release offers plenty of great new features

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AutoDesSys announces beta testing for Bonzai 3d 2.0

formZ’s little sister application Bonzai 3d is now stepping up to a 2.0 release soon and the company is looking for beta testers. Moreover, there is a new RenderZone plugin to bring in some high-end rendering capabilities to this SketchUp competitor

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Siggraph 2009 Architosh Coverage

Architosh’s full Siggraph 2009 New Orleans Coverage is outlined in this feature report. As the Siggraph activities continue this week we will continue to cover news and special reports.

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SIG: AutoDesSys introduces 3D modeling contest

At Siggraph 2009 in New Orleans formZ and bonzai 3D maker AutoDesSys, Inc., has partnered with Shapeways to create a modeling contest. Winners can scoop up free software and free 3D printing.

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SIG: bonzai 3D version 1.1 released

bonzai 3D gets updated to version 1.1 – will be exhibited at SIGGRAPH this week along side famed formZ advanced modeling and rendering software. The new SketchUp competitor, bonzai 3D, offers new tools in this minor update which is free to registered users.

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Product Review: Cinema 4D R11 Architectural Edition

In this product review Architosh looks at Maxon’s Cinema 4D AE 11 (Architectural Edition) aimed at working in tandem with sister applications ArchiCAD and Vectorworks Architect, along with PC-only ALLPLAN, some of the world’s leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) CAD applications. In very in-depth review delves not just into the benefits and features of C4D AE 11 but discusses how it works in general, including details of integration with two leading architectural BIM apps for Mac-based architects.

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Bonzai 3D is now released and available for download

auto-des-sys, Inc., announces immediate availability for Bonzai 3D, with easy to get download trial software.

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Tidbits: e-on Software, Luxology and Lightworks news

Mac CAD and 3D News: We have news in brief on e-on software’s latest Vue 7.5 professional product line; LightWork Design’s first rendering competition winner; and an exciting road show in England for Luxology’s modo 401.

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AIA: Talking to Chris Yessios about Bonzai 3D

Chris Yessios spoke with me at AIA about the new Bonzai 3D and why it offers users differences and advantages to SketchUp, while still be compatible with Google’s popular modeler.

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AIA: Show Floor Galleries and Notes 2

The AIA National Convention and Exhibition was held this year in San Francisco at the Moscone Convention Center. Famous for hosting Macworld each January and the site of Steve Jobs’ famous keynotes, the AIA show easily filled all three halls at Moscone, something Macworld has never done in recent times.

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In the Wake of AIA San Francisco

The AIA’s National Convention was held this year in San Francisco. The event had boat-loads of news and key announcements. We summarize some items here, pointing the path we will take with our indepth coverage of the event.

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AIA: Architosh Coverage Highlights

Architosh’s show highlights on the San Francisco AIA National Convention.

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Tidbits: Bonzai 3D, Apple and Bentley news

Mac CAD and 3D News: We have some brief news items on Bonzai 3D, the new tool from auto-des-sys, the makers of formZ, plus a blurb on Apple beating all top-brand workstation makers to Intel’s Nehalem Xeon chips, and news of Bentley’s cancelled user conference.

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Tidbits: Strata, Intel Core i7, Pylon news

Mac CAD and 3D News: We have some brief news items on Strata, Away3D, Intel’s new i7 processors and Pylon Technical, the makers of formZ add-on software.

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AutoDesSys, Inc. releases Bonzai 3D public beta

FormZ creator, AutoDesSys, has released a free public beta of their long-awaited SketchUp competitor in easy-to-use, explicit modeling – complete with NURBS curves and surfaces and Smart 3D drawing.

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LightWorks RenderComp: And the winner is…

LightWork Design announced the winner of the latest LightWorks Image 4th Quarter Image Competition.

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form.Z Joint Study Student Awards Announced

auto-des-sys, Inc. announces winners of the 16th Annual Joint Study Student Awards Competition at ACADIA Conference

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LightWork Design announces 3rd Quarter Image Competition Results

LightWork Design Announces the Winner of the 3rd Quarter Image Competition. And the winner is… Kheang Chrun

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Architosh Talks to Dr. Biplab Sarkar About Parasolid

In this interview, which took place in Baltimore this past Friday, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, CTO, Nemetschek North America, sits down with Architosh editor, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, to discuss the biggest news about VectorWorks 2009: Parasolid

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SIG: Bonzai 3D previewed at Siggraph 2008

formZ Developer Will Showcase New SketchUp Competitor at Annual 3D and Graphics Software Convention

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3Dconnexion announces full support of 3D Mice for VectorWorks 2008 Series Products

3Dconnexion’s complete line of 3D mice are now supported across the entire Nemetschek North America VectorWorks 2008 Product Series

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AIA: Talking BonZai 3D with Chris Yessios, creator of form.Z

Industry innovator Chris Yessios talks about its new BonZai 3D program and how it will challenge SketchUp and become an on-ramp to one of the industry’s mightiest modelers — form.Z

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Experimental 3D acceleration with Virtualization from Parallels and VMware

An Atomic article goes indepth to test out Parallels’ and VMware’s experimental support for hardware-accelerated 3D graphics in Windows XP virtual machines on your Mac

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Feedback: More help on Medical 3D on the Mac

In this Feedback story we address an Architosh reader’s request for medical 3D.

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Feedback: Science Q: Mac medical scientist needs your 3D help!

An Architosh reader writes in describing a request for a medical research project wherein a Mac 3D application would be needed to perform retinal reconstruction using 2D scanned images, converted to vector data and then placed into a 3D space.

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