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Cyrena Respini-Irwin


Cyrena Respini-Irwin is Cadalyst's editor in chief.


Umbra Levels Up to Take on 3D Optimization for AEC Article
Umbra Levels Up to Take On 3D Optimization for AEC   30 Jun, 2018
By: Cyrena Respini-Irwin

After mastering occlusion culling for video game engines, the company is expanding into CAD territory with a platform that serves AEC professionals’ needs.

Onshape Extends Cloud-Based CAD to the Enterprise, Part 2 Article
Onshape Extends Cloud-Based CAD to the Enterprise, Part 2   7 Jun, 2018
By: Cyrena Respini-Irwin

Onshape argues that product data management (PDM) solutions are obsolete, and rebuts competitors’ criticisms of its own efficacy in addressing CAD users’ needs.

Onshape Extends Cloud-Based CAD to the Enterprise, Part 1 Article
Onshape Extends Cloud-Based CAD to the Enterprise, Part 1   31 May, 2018
By: Cyrena Respini-Irwin

Joining the Standard and Professional tiers of the MCAD software, a new Enterprise offering is intended to address the market’s most dispersed, analysis-hungry, and security-conscious customers — which are not necessarily the largest.

Bentley Systems Takes BIM below Ground with Geotechnical Additions Article
Bentley Systems Takes BIM below Ground with Geotechnical Additions   19 May, 2018
By: Cyrena Respini-Irwin

Bentley Systems

CIMdata Survey Says Industrial Users Struggle to Fully Implement PLM Article
CIMdata Survey Says Industrial Users Struggle to Fully Implement PLM   24 Mar, 2018
By: Cyrena Respini-Irwin

CIMdata Survey Says Industrial Users Struggle to Fully Implement PLM

SOLIDWORKS World 2018: In an Era of Mature Design Software, Article
SOLIDWORKS World 2018: In an Era of Mature Design Software, 'Harder Problems' Beckon   17 Feb, 2018
By: Cyrena Respini-Irwin

Once CAD is finely honed for its original purpose, what’s left for a developer to tackle? At the annual SOLIDWORKS user event, Dassault Systèmes shows where its focus lies now.

With Nomad, AEC-Focused Augmented Reality Makes the Journey to Consumer-Level Devices Article
With Nomad, AEC-Focused Augmented Reality Makes the Journey to Consumer-Level Devices   31 Jan, 2018
By: Cyrena Respini-Irwin

The addition of AR capabilities to the Vectorworks Cloud Services app highlights the ways that in-context architectural visualization is rapidly becoming more accessible — no exotic hardware required.

Aras Takes On the Pain of PLM Article
Aras Takes On the Pain of PLM   27 Jan, 2018
By: Cyrena Respini-Irwin

Aras Takes On the Pain of PLM

Siemens Builds Out Industrial Digitalization Support Network Article
Siemens Builds Out Industrial Digitalization Support Network   30 Dec, 2017
By: Cyrena Respini-Irwin

Circles and Lines Tutorial: Learn about the hidden gems in the newest AutoCAD release.

ONU’s Conversion Platform Speeds Models from CAD to Virtual Reality Article
ONU’s Conversion Platform Speeds Models from CAD to Virtual Reality   23 Dec, 2017
By: Cyrena Respini-Irwin

The newly launched ONU 3DLite converts CAD files to FBX files for use in virtual and augmented reality experiences — much faster than manual methods.

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