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AEC CADCON Hosts Civil 3D Impact Forums

December 21st, 2005 No comments

AEC CADCON Hosts Civil 3D Impact Forums

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Schott Launch Interactive CAD/CAM Initiative (Schott Systeme GmbH)

December 21st, 2005 No comments

Schott Systeme Launch Interactive CAD/CAM Initiative

From: Schott Systeme GmbH
Type: Press Release

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VectorWorks 12 to Support Macintosh Computers (Nemetschek NA)

December 21st, 2005 No comments

VectorWorks 12 to Support Apple’s Intel Macintosh Computers

From: Nemetschek NA
Type: Press Release

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ProgeCAD 2006 – Using scripts

December 21st, 2005 No comments

The ProgeCAD Script Recorder captures and saves many of your actions so you can play them back. After you enable the Script Recorder, all commands and options that you type in the command bar are recorded until you type a command to stop recording. When you run the script, the program carries out the recorded commands in succession.




Originally posted by ProgeSOFT from Learning IntelliCAD

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Echo, Echo: IMSI Repeats Itself

December 20th, 2005 No comments

IMSI, the makers of TurboCAD, ship out a press release repeating their pledge to change the name of the company. It must be a slow week in the marketing department.

International Microcomputer Software agrees to acquire Virtual Set Top Box Technology and plans name change to Broadcaster. Transaction will transform IMSI into an Internet media company. Broadband delivered video represents a fundamental paradigm change.

The name change and change in direction were previously announced four months ago.

With the emphasis on the sexy world of Internet broadcasting, where does that leave TurboCAD? I think IMSI/Broadcaster would like to spin it off, but I don’t know of any CAD company wanting to buy the sourcecode, although the customer mailing list could be useful.

I suspect there is a UGS-like play in the works, where the head of the CAD division gets one or more private investors to buy out the division from IMSI, and set it up as a private company.

Earlier, I called Internet broadcasting “sexy.” By that I mean appealing but not substantive. I like listening to Internet radio (compliments of Shoutcast) but I don’t have much patience for Internet video. But then, being a sample size of 1, I may not be particularly representative. After all, I also have little patience for tv.

Originally posted by ralph grabowski from WorldCAD Access

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PTC Launches CADDS 5i R14 (PTC)

December 20th, 2005 No comments

PTC Announces the Availability of CADDS 5i R14

From: PTC
Type: Press Release

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ProgeCAD 2006 – Using mouse shortcuts

December 20th, 2005 No comments

You can use your mouse, often combined with the keyboard, to start commands and perform other actions.

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Originally posted by ProgeSOFT from Learning IntelliCAD

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ICEM & DS Snuggle Closer

December 19th, 2005 No comments

ICEM is a British firm that specializes in software for designing the exterior and interiors of automobiles. Their software works with CATIA from Dassault Systemes of France, and is used by Ford, DaimlerChrysler, Volkswagen Audi, Porsche, BMW, Peugeot Citroën, Renault, and Nissan. (Missing from the list: GM, Honda, Toyota, etc.)

Last week, ICEM announced a five-year plan to give automobile manufacturers a heads-up on what to expect — and perhaps keep the new Alias-Autodesk sales force at bay. Planned features include:

– More integration between CATIA V5 and ICEM software.
– New surface modelling, surface validation, and design visualisation software with Class A surface design and engineering for design development and surface engineering.
– ICEM Surf surface modeler, surface quality analysis, and design visualisation software will be enhanced.
– Added emphasis on consulting and customer services.

ICEM has an image gallery of automative, railway, and consumer product designs here.

Originally posted by ralph grabowski from WorldCAD Access

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Infolytica Intros Trajectory Evaluator Assistant 2.1 (Infolytica)

December 19th, 2005 No comments

Unlimited Number of Particles in Trajectory Evaluator Assistant 2.1

From: Infolytica
Type: Press Release

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InfoWorks v7.0 Now Available (Wallingford Software)

December 19th, 2005 No comments

Wallingford Software Releases Version 7.0 of InfoWorks

From: Wallingford Software
Type: Press Release

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ProgeSOFT.US Announces Corporate Pricing for ProgeCAD & ProgeCAD DWG Viewer

December 19th, 2005 No comments

Portland, OR – December 14, 2005 – ProgeSOFT.US announced corporate pricing today for ProgeCAD 2006 Professional, and the ProgeCAD DWG Viewer.

PR9.NET December 14, 2005 – In order to service their larger corporate clients, ProgeSOFT.US is delivering site license pricing for large corporations and users of CAD software products. "Large companies can replace higher priced CAD systems with industry standard compatible products, for a fraction of the cost. Companies are able to install the application within their organization, either across an entire site, or across an entire country" said Damiano Croci, Managing Director, ProgeSOFT sas.

ProgeCAD 2006 Professional, the latest IntelliCAD software from ProgeSOFT, includes a library manager for discipline specific symbols, ACIS solid modeling, raster image support, rendering, and a unique set of tools that only ProgeSOFT offers. ProgeCAD software supports the DWG design file format, from version 2.6 through 2006, plus support for AutoCAD® menus, scripts, blocks, and AutoLISP®.

ProgeCAD DWG Viewer is the ProgeSOFT’s high-performance review, measure, and plotting tool for digital design data. This easy-to-learn and easy-to-use viewer transforms the paper-based design review process into an efficient electronic one that quickly gets the information to everyone who needs it — including those without access to the originating software such as AutoCAD® or IntelliCAD®.

ProgeSOFT offers two models of corporate pricing, location licensing and country licensing. Location licensing allows you to install and use the ProgeSOFT products on any PC at one location. Country licensing allows a corporation to distribute copies of the ProgeSOFT products to all corporate locations within one country.

ProgeSOFT also offers ProgeARC 2006, architectural design software based on the ArchT design engine, and ProgeMEC 2006, for mechanical design tasks.

To inquire about ProgeSOFT corporate pricing, locate a USA Authorized ProgeSOFT Reseller. A current list of USA resellers can be found at http://www.progesoft.us

Originally posted by ProgeSOFT from ProgeSOFT

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Raster Connect for ArcGIS Unveiled (Business Wire)

December 16th, 2005 No comments

SANZ Announces EarthWhere Raster Connect for ArcGIS

From: Business Wire
Type: Press Release

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AS Mechanical Announced (AutoSolids)

December 15th, 2005 No comments

AS Mechanical Announced

From: AutoSolids
Type: Press Release

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FLUENT 6.3 Beta Release (Fluent)

December 15th, 2005 No comments

FLUENT 6.3 Beta Release Shows CFD Performance Enhancements with the New Intel C++ Compiler 9.0 for Linux

From: Fluent
Type: Press Release

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New GeoNetwork opensource Now Available (GISUser.com)

December 15th, 2005 No comments

GeoNetwork opensource Spatial Data Catalog 2.0.0 Server and Desktop Versions Released

From: GISUser.com
Type: Press Release

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ProgeSOFT.US Offers Corporate Pricing (ProgeSOFT)

December 15th, 2005 No comments

ProgeSOFT.US Announces Corporate Pricing for ProgeCAD & ProgeCAD DWG Viewer

From: ProgeSOFT
Type: Press Release

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What! 64 Bits Just 7% Faster?

December 14th, 2005 No comments

Shyamal Roy of GEOMATE Company has years of experience working with advanced 64-bit IBM mainframe computers, and currently writes analysis software for MCAD. He provided WorldCAD Access with his opinion of the benefits of 64-bit computing to CAD:

When developing CAD software solutions, we need to deal with four fundamental objectives: usability, speed, depth, and domain of the solution. Let’s look at the 64-bit computing possibilities in this
context.

Usability has noting to do with size of computing, whether 1 bit or 64 bits. Usability does not change significantly if computing speed changes. Faster computing may bring more haptic senses into play some day, if the vendors so desire.

Speed in CAD software consists of three distinct elements: graphical performance, data handling, and computation performance. Graphical performance is more affected by the display-list software design and GPU performance, rather than the performance of CPU (whether 32 bits or 64 bits). Data handling will improve with 64-bit performance. Computational performance will improve when software is modified to take advantage of 64 bits, a non-trivial task.

Depth of solution has been stagnant in most CAD applications for several years and is function of business goals of developers, rather than CPU path size (32 bit or 64 bits).

Domain of solution of CAD applications should increase, because 64-bit computing will introduce much better data handling capabilities.

I had a casual conversation with a fellow software developer in Silicon Valley, currently working on the 64-bit processor development. He commented that the throughput increase with 64-bit computing, without major architectural changes in applications, are expected to be less than 7% overall.

CAD users may be better off not holding their breath on 64-bit computing for at least 5-7 years.

Originally posted by ralph grabowski from WorldCAD Access

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PTC Intros Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher 9.0 (PTC)

December 14th, 2005 No comments

PTC Releases Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher 9.0

From: PTC
Type: Press Release

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UGS Intros Femap Express (UGS)

December 14th, 2005 No comments

UGS’ Solid Edge V18 Offers New Analysis Wizard for Design Engineers

From: UGS
Type: Press Release

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Geographic Map File Translator v3.0 Available (Blue Marble Geographics)

December 13th, 2005 No comments

Blue Marble’s Free Beta Version of the Geographic Map File Translator 3.0 Now Available

From: Blue Marble Geographics
Type: Press Release

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