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First Look: 3ds max   15 Dec, 2004

Article By : Ron LaFon

High-end 3D visualization and animation.More>>

3D Format Frenzy   15 Dec, 2004

Article By : Ron LaFon

Options for publishing 3D modelsMore>>

Premier Products   15 Dec, 2004

Article By : Sara Ferris

Cadalyst's Top Product Picks for 2004More>>

Autodesk Revit 7   1 Nov, 2004

Article By : H. Edward Goldberg, AIA

Less than one year after the last major release, Autodesk announced Revit 7, the latest update to its parametric building modeler. I reviewed a prerelease version of this program, as well as the Revit-based structural engineering and MEP engineering applications that are currently in beta release....More>>

Extreme Speed-Six Workstations Push the Limits   1 Nov, 2004

Article By : Ron LaFon

The systems submitted for this roundup are the most varied I've seen in one of our roundups for some time: AGP-based systems, PCI Express systems, single-processor workstations, and dual-processor systems. One vendor submitted a workstation for the first time-Alienware, a familiar name in the...More>>

First Look: Piranesi 4   1 Oct, 2004

Article By : Ron LaFon

Since its introduction, piranesi has become a must-have for the toolbox of those who produce architectural visualizations and renderings. Starting with a simple model, you use Piranesi to quickly fill in details to create an image that looks as if you drew by hand using traditional artistic...More>>

First Look: VisionREZ   1 Oct, 2004

Article By : H. Edward Goldberg, AIA

In my review of architectural desktop 2005, June 2004, I gave the program a 5-star, highly recommended rating as superb and productive architectural software. There is one caveat. Architectural Desktop as it comes out of the box is an all-purpose architectural product that you must configure for...More>>

Take the Graphics Card Express   1 Oct, 2004

Article By : Ron LaFon

It 's transition time! The introduction of PCI Express graphics cards and the systems that accommodate them has produced a wave of new technology, the breadth of which I've not seen for quite some time.More>>

First Look: Samsung SyncMaster 243T   1 Oct, 2004

Article By : Ron LaFon

Samsung recently introduced the SyncMaster 243T, a 24" LCD monitor ideal for applications such as CAD/CAM, desktop publishing, and content creation. In addition to the sizable screen area, the display offers dual analog and digital inputs and pivot technology that allows portrait and landscape...More>>

blank Alive and Kicking-Large CRT Monitors Offer Best Bang for Your Buck   15 Sep, 2004

Article By : Ron LaFon

Prices on large CRT monitors have dropped substantially since our last CRT review in September 2003. Not so many years ago I remember paying triple what these current CRTs cost. What you don't get for these lower prices are multiple connectivity options-there's usually no USB connectivity...More>>