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McNeel Ships First, Talks Later (AECnews.com)

April 19th, 2007 No comments

Oh By The Way, We Started Shipping Rhino 4.0 Two Months Ago

From: AECnews.com
Type: News Report


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on Apr 19, 2007, :25AM

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CADDIT.net Brings progeCAD Product Line to Australia

April 16th, 2007 No comments

CADDIT Pty Ltd Australia today announced their introduction of the progeCAD product line to Australia. As a result, Australian architects, engineers, designers and other CAD professionals have access to a local VAR for this high value CAD solution. The agreement between progeSOFT SAS and CADDIT Pty Ltd opens the way for potentially faster support and greater visibility of the progeCAD product in Australia. "We are happy to carry the progeCAD product line here. Our customers should know that there exist functional alternatives to the expensive CAD systems that they currently have to buy", said Ben Decker, the director for CADDIT Pty Ltd.

progeCAD has enjoyed a lot of success internationally, offering file compatibility and comparable interface and feature-set with AutoCAD®, the dominant 2D architectural drafting product used in Australia. Reviews for progeCAD overseas have been most favorable. Located in Sydney, Australia’s largest city, CADDIT Pty Ltd is well located to support the potential market there. "It’s a great place to advertise and get the word out", said Ben.

progeCAD offers exciting features at remarkably low cost when compared to any competing products. It is one of the few mature IntelliCAD based products to offer ACIS solid modeling and a full suite of express tools and raster manipulation functions. Coupled with a solid DWG  DXF reader-writer, this is a robust alternative to the many Australian AutoCAD users. So, believe it or not, the CADDIT.net introductory price for progeCAD Professional will be a modest AU$585.

CADDIT Pty Ltd plans to demonstrate the product at several key industry conventions and interest groups over the next 12 months. They also plan to expand their design contracting operations and make more daily use of progeCAD in house. Ben called their strategy "a staged, organic approach" for which growth "will certify our faith in the value of our products". Ben himself had worked on "a number of CAD systems" over the years, including AutoCAD® and CATIA®, and in a number of countries and industries. His company "will work to challenge the other local vendors to new levels of competency and customer satisfaction". 

CADDIT Pty Ltd is legally based in Sydney, Australia and provides a wide range of design solutions, ranging from consulting to design contracting, software development and sales. They can be contacted via their online website at www.caddit.net.

ProgeSOFT SAS Como, Italy has been specializing in CAD for the last 18 years and is a member of the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium executive committee. They can be contacted via their online website at www.progesoft.com.

© CADDIT Pty Ltd Australia. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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on Apr 13, 2007, :26AM

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progeCAD 2007 Professional by Mark Goldstein

April 10th, 2007 No comments

Reviewed by: Mark Goldstein, April 2007
Published by: progeSOFT
Requires: Microsoft Windows 98 through Windows Vista, Intel Pentium III or faster, PC with 512MB RAM, 300MB available hard disk space
MSRP: US$245.00

progeCAD is a computer aided 2D & 3D design program. It’s based on the IntelliCAD engine which just happens to be one of AutoCAD’s most powerful challengers. Because AutoCAD is the most widely used professional CAD software on the market today, anything that competes in AutoCAD’s sandbox has to be able to not only vie for attention in a difficult and entrenched environment, but also provide some incentives to move off the industry standard. ProgeSOFT is a serious company with a serious CAD product and offers extensive technical product support, so we decided to give progeCAD a heavy duty test. We reviewed progeCAD over a two month period in a busy architectural and industrial design studio. The results may surprise you.

Read more:  www.kickstartnews.com


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on Apr 6, 2007, :50AM

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No 64 bit for AutoCAD Architecture 2008?

April 6th, 2007 No comments

Thinking about that new 64 bit OS/Machine for AutoCAD Architecture? Before you go shopping check out this comment from Jason (copied from this post, also posted to an ACA Discussion Group thread):

“My firm has been using ADT 2007 (and the previous releases) on Windows XP x64 in a production environment for nearly 2 years. The only caveat was to make sure that the 64 bit version of the .net 2.0 package was installed and that the “support file search path” pointed to ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2007…’ due to the way that XP x64 segregates the 32-bit native programs from the 64-bit native ones. Autodesk has never supported the install of ADT on 64-bit OS’s. But they allowed the programs to install.

In ACA2008, they have programmed the .msi installer to abort on the detection of a 64-bit OS. Chris Yanchar’s response is that they are not supporting ACA2008, hence the installation limitation. My contention is that Autodesk should include this functionality in the current release (ACA2008) as they did in previous releases.”
Aca64bitwarning

I’m not running 64 bit, or even Vista, yet so hadn’t encountered this limitation. Strangely the ACA System requirements published on the website only state XP/Vista and there is no mention of 32/64 bit at all, even in the linked FAQ PDF.

Autodesk – AutoCAD Architecture – Features & Specifications
Recommended System Requirements

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon™ processor, 3 GHz or greater
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP (SP2 or later) or Vista™ operating system
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 3.1 GB free disk space
  • 1280×1024 monitor and display adapter capable of 32-bit color
    128 MB or greater, OpenGL®-capable workstation-class graphics card
  • MS Mouse—compliant pointing device
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 (SP1 or later)
  • The preceding requirements are recommended for effective use of AutoCAD Architecture.

I assume it also applies to AutoCAD MEP? If AutoCAD Architecture/MEP will not install on a 64 bit OS it should be clearly stated.


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Solidworks Competes With Mr Tara

April 3rd, 2007 No comments

Solidworks Corporation, an enormous division of the world’s second-largest CAD corporation, is setting up to compete against small, independent CAD newsman, Roopinder Tara of Tenlinks.com. Last month, Mr Tara set up innovate3d.com, where he humbly offers to convert your 2D drawings into 3D models for a flat rate of US$49 each.

Now the highly-profitable software behemoth is launching Gasabo 3D Design in Rwanda, mimicking Mr Tara’s India-based efforts: using low-cost overseas labor to laboriously convert smudgy 2D drawings into gleaming 3D models for pale North Americans too lazy to draw them in 3D in the first place.

SolidWorks hasn’t set pricing, and the effort doesn’t launch until later this year. Can we expect to see boxing-style Mr Tara vs SolidWorks advertising posters?


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by ralph grabowski


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on Apr 2, 2007, :29PM

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“What’s Inside? AutoCAD 2008”
Updated

April 2nd, 2007 No comments

The second edition of “What’s Inside? AutoCAD 2008” ebook is now available, one week after the software became available.

(The first edition was based on a beta of the software; the second edition adds eight pages of new and missing information, and corrects some errors.)

Introducing the first edition, I claimed it contained 2x more information than was available from Autodesk — based on an informal survey. But now I have the hard number: this ebook gives 34% more info.

Autodesk “New Features Guide”
– lists 128 new and changed commands and system variables
– 74 smaller-size pages
– full color images
– printed on paper but no index
– free with purchase of AutoCAD 2008 (US$3,995 or less)

upFront.eZine Publishing “What’s Inside? AutoCAD 2008”

– lists 172 new and changed commands and system variables
– 118 full-size pages
– full color images, plus comparisons with AutoCAD 2007
– fully searchable PDF file
– US$16.50

The ebook is available for purchase through PayPal or by cheque. Details at its dedicated Web page.


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on Mar 31, 2007, :15AM

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