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WildTools 10.6 plugin for PowerCADD
Alfred Scott updates WildTools to version 10.6 for the MacOS only PowerCADD application once quite popular in AEC.
AutoDesSys Inc. and Engineered Software Joining Forces on Next-Gen PowerCADD
PowerCADD gets a future with new partner AutoDesSys the developer of 3D software stalwart and innovator formZ.
Mac legend formZ has gained a new rendering engine—Academy Award-winning V-Ray
AutoDesSys gains Academy Award-winning rendering technology in new V-Ray for formZ. Now one of the world’s leading intuitive 3D modeling programs offers its users the very best in photo-realistic rendering output.
A Day Away from New Macs—One Reader’s View (And Design) of A New Pro Desktop
It’s got a handle, is sized for standard parts, it’s very expandable and best of all it features flexible CPU/GPU support and all the goodness that older pro Mac desktops posssed. We wish we could order such a Mac.
Does Mac 3D Program formZ Work with Sierra? You Bet—But!
Apple has released macOS 10.12 Sierra and its out and being enjoyed. Can you run it on your formZ machine? You can, but there are some caveats due to Gatekeeper changes on the OS.
Mac 3D News: formZ and Strata 3D—Special Fall Offers
Strata and formZ offering excellent discounts specials this fall.
iPad News: formZ Mobile Viewer announced for iPad and iPhone
Legendary Mac developer of formZ has announced its first mobile formZ branded app in the new formZ Mobile Viewer for Apple’s iOS platform.
Mac 3D News: formZ to Celebrate 25 Years of Innovation
Famed 3D stalwart and Mac developer, AutoDesSys, announces 25th anniversary of legendary formZ software. The Ohio-based company has a LAB unit in Los Angeles that is producing extensions and an upcoming parametric visual scripting environment, a la Rhino + Grasshopper.
Mac stalwart innovator interviewed on CAD Digest: Runs through history of formZ
formZ founder and Mac 3D software luminary Dr. Chris Yessios, discusses all things formZ and modeling including the future of his program in a very informative interview at CAD Digest. We summarize a few highlights and add our analysis to what we learned.
Tidbits: TurboCAD Mac, Dosch Design and CAD Garage News
Our Mac CAD and 3D news tidbits today focus on products for sale, new and discounted new products available for CAD and 3D professionals, including TurboCAD Mac Deluxe 8, modo, formZ, et cetera.
Architosh Looks Back at 2014 for Mac CAD and 3D
In this report we look back at the year’s biggest news for our coverage markets and make some predictions of what to watch in 2015.
Mac 3D News: formZ developer now has free version of legendary 3D Mac program
AutoDesSys has a new product line as of this month, now with three versions of formZ, including a free version, the legendary modeling developer can now focus on one product core to delver products to compete at both the high and low end of the market, delivering crucial 3D modeling technology to both Mac and Windows customers.
AIA: AutoDesSys and Autodesk demonstrate upcoming technologies
Reports from AIA National Chicago: Looking at upcoming technologies from two veteran software companies in AEC…
In-Depth: The New and Dynamic formZ 8
AutoDesSys, Inc., talks to Architosh about what’s coming up this summer in the new formZ 8—covering in detail such new features as its Subdivision Surface Modeling tools, new OpenGL Interactive Rendering improvements and much more…
Mac 3D News: AutoDesSys seeds beta of formZ 8 to users
formZ 8 beta is now out and open to all formZ 7 users. New update offers numerous improvements including big OpenGL improvements
Perspectives on the 2013 AIA BEST OF SHOW awards
In this special 2013 AIA Denver feature report we talk about perspectives on industry change in the information technology (IT) space and how it is offering transformational opportunities in architectural practice. Anthony Frausto-Robledo, AIA, LEED AP has also contributed to this article.
formZ 7 and bonzai 3d 3.0 will be shown at 2013 AIA National Convention
New formZ 7 and bonzai 3d 3.0 to be showcased at AIA Denver next week
Tidbits: formZ 7, LumenRT, Luxion and more news
Mac and iOS CAD/3D News: We have tidbits on Luxion, formZ webinars, LumenRT and more…
formZ 7 public beta version available
formZ 7.0 has been introduced, public beta 5 open to users to download
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
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
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
AutoDesSys announces OpenClip for bonzai 3D
AutoDesSys introduces OpenClip technology plugin for PowerCADD 8 users who work with formZ or bonzai 3D
AutoDesSys releases formZ 6.7
AutoDesSys has updated formZ to version 6.7 – new AutoCAD 2010 support and updated ACIS kernel by Spatial Corporation.
AutoDesSys ships bonzai 3D 2.0 and RenderZone Plugin
AutoDesSys has officially announced bonzai 3D version 2.0 — product now available.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
AIA: Architosh Coverage Highlights
Architosh’s show highlights on the San Francisco AIA National Convention.
AIA: formZ makers announce Bonzai 3D release
auto-des-sys, Inc. is preparing to take a bite out of Google’s SketchUp market share as it launches version 1.0 for its new Bonzai 3D.
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.
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.
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.
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
SIG: Bonzai 3D previewed at Siggraph 2008
formZ Developer Will Showcase New SketchUp Competitor at Annual 3D and Graphics Software Convention
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
AIA: formZ developers preview Bonzai 3d at AIA 2008
auto-des-sys, Inc., developers of the esteemed form.Z 3D program have announced BonZai 3D, new modeler to be shown at AIA 2008 Boston
Feedback: More help on Medical 3D on the Mac
In this Feedback story we address an Architosh reader’s request for medical 3D.
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.
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.