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SketchUp Is On The Web—But You Might Not Have Known

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.

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Vectorworks, Inc. Partners with Modelo for AEC Presentation and Collaboration Plugin

Vectorworks taps into upstart AEC industry real-time web-based collaboration tool Modelo.






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AIA: Show Reports: AIA and CMD provide Insight for Architects

At AIA Atlanta the CMD Group launched Insight for Architects with the AIA, just for AIA members inside their online AIA accounts. The construction industry data and analytics web tool helps AIA member architects develop business, follow emerging and tracking trends, network and establish new relationships and gain new work.






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Boston area startup OnShape Re-invents CAD—In the Cloud and Platform Agnostic

A startup in Boston backed by MCAD veterans—OnShape—has finally unveiled its innovative fully cloud-based MCAD software, now a public beta, and the news of the unveiling has been rather well embraced, including a spread in the Boston Globe.






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The (AIA) releases 8 New Contract Documents – Updates AIA Documents Software and SaaS Products

The American Institute of Architects have added eight new documents to its industry-standard AEC contractor documents portfolio, including two focused in newer areas of project delivery models. All eight new documents are available through its Documents desktop software and new SaaS (software as a service) Documents-on-Demand Plus and Documents-on-Demand online service.






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FileMaker launches new FileMaker 13 Platform with new FileMaker WebDirect

FileMaker announces new FileMaker 13 Platform with new WebDirect technologies, making it incredibly easy to develop and deploy custom business solutions that link desktops, devices and the Web back to a central server






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Google’s secret project to revolutionize AEC software industry

Google X spin-off promises to revolutionize the building industry






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CadFaster updates MyCadbox with new features

Finnish-based software company CadFaster, Inc, releases major update to MyCadbox with new features for their iPad app and more…






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AIA’s new Web-based AIA Docs software delayed

Online version of AIA Documents software Alpha Trials Delayed






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New AIA Docs Web App: AIA talks to Architosh about its new plans

The American Institute of Architect discusses its upcoming AIA Contract Documents Web Based software with Architosh. The new software as a service (SaaS) model will bring new changes to the AIA and will put Mac users on an equal playing field for the first time with Windows-based colleagues






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In-Depth: Architosh talks to the makers of Rform

In our latest Product In-Depth feature, Paul Lopes, co-creator of Rform, the AEC industry’s newest cool Web-based application, talks to Architosh about how he and his architect brother have created a streamlined process for architects and general contractors to work more simply and swiftly during the construction administration phase of AEC projects.






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Autodesk releases Homestyler beta design app

Autodesk launches easy-to-use, free online home design software as a service (SaaS)






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Tidbits: Workamajig, Workgroups 2010 and more…

Mac CAD and 3D News: Tidbits today include news on project management tools for creative professionals such as ad agencies, web development, interior designers and other creatives, including prepress and corporate marketing. We also have news on a new product from Group Logic called ArchiveConnect.






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SIG: Khronos Details WebGL Initiative

At Siggraph the Khronos Group outlined its plans for WebGL — bringing synergy between OpenGL developers and Web developers to enable rich-interactive 3D on the Web without browser plugins.






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MacFive: Oct 26: Top News of the Week

MacFive™ for this week looks at the what we view as the top 5 most important stories breaking in the Macintosh or Apple news world. For October 26 we review Apple University, Apple’s new hard-hitting TV ads, Apple’s stellar financial results and $25 billion in cash, Apple and Proposition 8, and finally Linux is to Vista what American Idol is to Britney Spears.






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