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ILEXSOFT’s co-founder says its expansion into the world of CAD on Windows, with its uniquely flavored Mac-only CAD, HighDesign, is more than just responding to its customers—it’s also about fitting into BIM workflows.
HighDesign 2017 not only boasts many excellent new features, the product adds a “consumer-level” priced LT version to the lineup and the company announces HighDesign is coming to Windows.
Software publisher Encore has released Evolution Software’s latest update in ViaCAD 10 for macOS and Windows platforms.
By providing native apps across all major operating systems—desktop or mobile—including the cloud via the modern browser, Onshape’s CAD partner, the Berlin-based Graebert, aims to give CAD users the world over the most flexible access to their DWG based data.
Mac CAD and 3D News: Today we have tidbit news items on Strata 3D, MCAD darling Onshape and Vectorworks energy modeling AIA learning session featuring Energos.
New webinar on Information Modeling workflows using Vectorworks Landmark for landscape design professionals.
Vectorworks, Inc., a global BIM software developer has announced a series of new credit worthy webinars.
Steve Jobs famously failed with his iconic NeXTcube computer. And then 10 years later, back at Apple, he failed again with ice-motif Power Mac G4 Cube. Both machines were inspiring and innovative on many levels, so it comes as no surprise—really—that Apple’s Jony Ive, who designed the latter machine also, wouldn’t take a shot one more time.
Matt Panzer, developer of CameraMatch plugin for Vectorworks, joins company in acquisition of this technology and programs.
New OS X only CAD system delivers new 64-bit performance and many new enhancements.
Vectorworks Inc., donates software, computers and training for the new Philadelphia Design Center.
Germany’s Graebert celebrates 4 years of success in India as it expands its customer footprint at a rapid rate and quadruples its programming and management staff at its Indian headquarters.
Vectorworks’ annual Design Summit conference kicks off later this spring in Chicago. Like last year the event will show attendees an exclusive preview of upcoming software technology for one of the world’s leading CAD and BIM developers. Early Bird discounts to the event are still in the offering.
Vectorworks has partnered with the world leading supplier of entertainment and event technology to develop new tools and content for Vectorworks Spotlight, the leading CAD technology for entertainment design.
Bricsys adds four important new feature updates in point-dot release for BricsCAD V16 (in version 16.2)—adding improved UI, Quad cursor additions, Dynamic UCS and Clip Display status useful in BIM.
Vectorworks gains its first dedicated 3D Vectorworks plugin for 3D printing via a partnership with 3YOURMIND, a Berlin-based software developer focused on the 3D printing software market.
Frame announces new more powerful option for cloud-based workstations. This new supercomputer option will please rendering folks.
Expert trainer Jonathan Pickup’s latest manuals updated for use with Vectorworks 2016 design software.
solidThinking has quietly introduced solidThinking Evolve 2016 for Mac and Windows, a global leading product design CAID system.
Autodesk packs a punch in new January updates to Fusion 360. The new cloud-based, web-era application is truly platform independent and mobile and cloud oriented to support anywhere, any device access to project data, files and teams.
TurboCAD version 9 line-up launches for the Mac platform this week. IMSI/Design has continued to take the Mac version of TurboCAD in the parts and mCAD product direction which is where it is strongest.
Top residential builder design software is now at version X8 and being shown at the International Builders’ show in Las Vegas. Chief Architect X8 runs on Mac and Windows.
While Vectorworks, Inc., was first to the Mac market with a visual, algorithmic modeling and programming application in the latest Vectorworks 2016 with Marionette technology, McNeel & Associates has quietly released its Grasshopper alpha for Mac. With a head-start on the popular competition, the company aims to draw big attention to Marionette for everyone.
Does Germany’s Graebert have what it takes to challenge mighty Autodesk’s market leading AutoCAD in global 2/3D CAD? In this in-depth product review, Architosh reviews the Mac version of ARES Commander 2016, introducing readers to the company’s history and product orientation philosophy in the process.
2015 was a huge year for the Mac CAD market, a side product of multiple factors at play in the overall technology landscape.
For years, desktop-installed CAD users have not had one central place to find and buy apps, they needed to search multiple application vendor websites to find compatible products. Twenty-four partner companies endorse the Onshape vision to take CAD apps a giant step closer to the Apple App Store®/Google Play™ experience.
Vectorworks, Inc. launches Spanish and Portuguese versions of its 2016 line of 2D/3D CAD/BIM Authoring Design Software
The new release is part of a worldwide rollout, the Spanish and Portuguese versions join additional language releases that took place over the past few months in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian and Norwegian.
Leading DWG-based CAD alternative software is now at version 2016 and is available for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux distros. And Graebert has much more planned for 2016 including an iOS version for iPad tablets.
Many manufactures across an array of industries from automobiles to AEC need both CAD tools and technical drawing tools for product manuals. However, the tools they currently have may not offer the seamless integration and cost benefits that Corel Corporation believes it can deliver with CorelCAD.
The latest release includes key enhancements to create a more “Mac-native” environment for users, including a specialized Mac interface and Mac-specific features. Additionally, Mac AutoCAD users have even greater support in mixed-platform environments with a host of new features.
Graebert Inaugurates New Indian Headquarters—Signals Growth in Cross-Platform and Cloud-based CAD in Region
New Headquarter reflects drive to become a major player within India’s CAD market across desktop, mobile and cloud.
In this product review we take a look at the big ticket items new in Vectorworks and Vectorworks Architect 2016. Introduced this fall but previewed at the Vectorworks Design Summit in Philadelphia last spring, this is arguably the largest update in the product’s history, with the introduction of not one but two major sub-program feature categories—in integrated energy modeling in Energos and in a rival technology to McNeel’s Grasshopper in Marionette.
BricsCAD V16 comes with enhanced architectural BIM design, 3D modeling and usability, and detailed 2D drafting–works on Windows, Mac and Linux.
Vectorworks, Inc., has made a line-extension acquisition for Vectorworks Spotlight, swooping up ESP Vision and its Vision Pro lighting design and pre-visualization software for PC and Mac.
Architosh is pleased to present our feature special report on Graebert’s Annual Meeting in Berlin held two weeks ago. The German CAD company specializes in serving the global CAD community via its highly valued ARES native DWG-file based 2/3D CAD technology, a complete solution which OEMs can license, modify and rebrand as their own. The company has a growing array of top-tier partners—both industry stalwarts and emerging starlets—like Onshape.
The latest version of ARES Commander 2016 has been introduced by Graebert of Berlin, Germany. Architosh is there at the Graebert Annual Event in Berlin and will have more information to follow as new and other announcements follow.
In this featured video, Architosh showcases the latest Vectorworks 2016 product highlights, including its industry-first Marionette technology, the first such algorithmic visual scripting environment included in a leading BIM application, plus nearly a dozen top key new features and nearly 100 improvements. Vectorworks 2016 looks to be one of the top software updates the AECO industry over the next year.
The design and manufacturing industries are worth $12 trillion annually, representing a massive and growing industrial segment which Apple has a big possible role to take place in. It used to be Apple had the hardware but lacked the software. Today, that software ‘issue’ is melting away faster than a snow cone in Tempe, Arizona. For once, the Mac CAD eco-system is looking truly ‘rich’
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.
Autodesk this week announced a big fall update to its Fusion 360 mechanical and product design software platform for Mac and Windows systems.
In this interview Vectorworks Inc. CEO Sean Flaherty discusses his software company’s latest developments—including a new “brand name”, an exciting annual conference in the US and the latest Vectorworks release’s signature feature
Sign up for a virtual or in-person Core Concepts training and then boost your knowledge by taking one of Vectorworks intermediate courses.
Cloud-based, Onshape, the platform agnostic MCAD company, is thrilled to announce this latest update has the ability to create professional 2D drawings, which, according to Onshape has been by far the most requested feature.
Global CAD software developer IMSI/Design has announced a new plugin toolset for TurboCAD Mac product line.
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.
Autodesk just rolled out their July product update for Fusion 360 that demonstrates how rapidly Autodesk is innovating in the cloud-based CAD space. The notable improvement is in their team collaboration and they also added a new “Make” pane in the toolbar, providing access to new fabrication tools, including a new integration with Protolabs’ quoting service.
GRAPHISOFT, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) architectural software developer, has announced that GRAPHISOFT Brazil, a subsidiary in South America, has inked a deal with Fernandes Arquitetos Associados (FAA), one of Brazil’s major architecture firms and the only Brazilian firm responsible for designing two 2014 World Cup arenas.
In this special interview Architosh speaks to Bob Mayer, President, IMSI/Design, about the venerable product TurboCAD—about its technologies, platforms, and the future.
Autodesk recently updated Fusion 360 with many new features, introduced at Solid 2015 Confab.
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.
solidThinking Inspire 2015 enables design engineers, product designers, and architects to create and investigate structurally efficient concepts quickly and easily, leading to reductions in cost, development time, material consumption, and product weight.
Spatial’s Constraint Design Solver technology is coming to ARES Commander 2015 for Mac in next service pack (SP2), says the German CAD innovator Graebert GmbH
This SP1 is in fact the second service pack from Graebert, following the release of SP0 about 6 months ago. This year, a significant amount of effort has been poured into the improvement of SP1 with improved performance for big files. Graebert ARES continues to grow and evolve and this service pack is a perfect example of that.
In this featured video, the presenter outlines the important benefits and unique features of Autodesk’s Fusion 360 product in the area of collaboration.
Longtime Mac CAD stalwart developer, Nemetschek Vectorworks, has told Architosh they are optimistic about Apple’s new low-level graphics API—Metal.
Focused on the speed and simplicity of creating 3D visuals, KeyShot 6 introduces new capabilities and advanced features that allow designers, engineers, marketing specialists and 3D artists to expand the possibilities of the visuals the are able to create using their 3D data.
Students in varied design disciplines can enter the Vectorworks Design Scholarship with a chance to win up to $10,000 USD. The academic competition is open to both student groups and individual students.
Dr. Biplab Sarkar, CTO of Nemetschek Vectorworks, had the most anticipated keynote at the Vectorworks Design Summit this week in Philadelphia, as the company for the first time gave users a peek into the future of Vectorworks, even beyond the next shipping version.
Some thoughts on the Vectorworks Design Summit going on this week in downtown Philadelphia, as more than 300 users from around the world join with global Vectorworks experts, trainers, resellers and visionary designers to learn, share and explore the future of Vectorworks and design fields.