Archives for cloud computing
solidThinking Inc. wasn’t really dropping support for macOS in their latest Inspire release, they were merely gearing up for solidThinking Inspire Unlimited their full-featured cloud-based generative design platform.
Pasadena-based Bluebeam, Inc., a thriving AEC software developer—and a subsidiary of German AEC software holdings giant Nemetschek SE—has established a Boston office. New job posts there signal new development directions.
AEC industry cloud-based software upstart, CloudCities, advances its offering with new IFC BIM model integration features, private scenes and attribute editor.
Trimble’s SketchUp has been quietly implemented in the modern web browser and users are invited into a free open beta to test it out for non-commercial usage.
Autodesk announces big layoffs on the horizon but the company says it has nothing to do with macro or company based economics. Instead, the downsizing is in response to its move to the cloud.
Parallels delivers on bringing more options for companies to serve up Windows-based apps and Windows desktops to any type of computer and device around the world. This new solution may be considered for those trying to access Windows-based CAD solutions.
Trimble has updated its Trimble Connect AEC cloud-based collaboration platform with new modern user interface touches and new format support.
Legendary Silicon Valley innovator and venture capitalist firm comes on board cloud-based MCAD disruptor Onshape with $80 million financing round. Onshape utterly destroys the old platform hegemony pressures in the CAD world, opening up innovative design work across multiple OSs and mobile devices as well.
Onshape, being the only professional 3D CAD system running on iPads and iPhones, will be the perfect match for the new business focused iPad Pro 12.9 inch screen with increased compute and graphics power when it is released in November.
A new cloud platform called Frame is emerging this year as the most powerful option to create, access and manage a virtual Windows workstation or virtual desktop in the cloud—from just about any modern web browser on any device. Recently Architosh spoke with Nikola Bozinovic, CEO of Frame, to discuss his company’s offering and the larger trend afoot in the IT industry and what impact it may have on Apple’s Mac customers.
Frame’s technology has been employed at major Mac developer Adobe for quite some time, while major CAD companies like Siemens and Nemetschek have ongoing trials or studies behind the scenes.
Frame started with the software vendors, like Adobe, but the company today has announced a $10 M funding round and release date for its Frame Personal and Frame Business end-user model launch in early July. The public beta will allow users to test out Frame’s technology for the first time without using the invite process which has been open for months.
ArchiSnapper is a powerful tool for architects which takes away the time and effort required for producing field reports and completing site surveys.
Hot new little CAD startup by SolidWorks vets, OnShape, has partnered with Germany’s well-regarded Graebert GmbH to license the former’s secret Cloud CAD technology.
OnShape’s big press coverage this week has required the response of market leading CAD company Autodesk to rightfully respond. But in doing so, has the response merely signaled the significance this company poses in the market? In the end it probably doesn’t matter much. And the loser in this story isn’t going to be likely either of these companies. One thing is for sure, we know exactly why Apple wins.