Cadalyst Author

Randall S. Newton


Randall S. Newton is an independent engineering software industry analyst and journalist. He is a contributing analyst for Jon Peddie Research.


The Wide World of DWG-Compatible CAD Software Article
The Wide World of DWG-Compatible CAD Software   16 Mar, 2016
By: Randall S. Newton

Cadalyst Labs Report: When it comes to 2D drafting, the market has moved far beyond copycats and knockoffs. Today, it offers a variety of mature, thoughtfully designed applications at budget-conscious prices.

Who Needs a Mobile Workstation? Article
Who Needs a Mobile Workstation?   1 Mar, 2016
By: Randall S. Newton

With today’s portable powerhouses, everyone can take their CAD show on the road. But just because you can make that investment, doesn’t necessarily mean you should.

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Autodesk Expands Photorealistic Rendering Options   10 Dec, 2015
By: Randall S. Newton

After several years of acquisition and development, two ray-tracing engines reach the market — one in standalone format, and the other as part of existing Autodesk software products.

Velocity Micro ProMagix HD80 Article
Velocity Micro ProMagix HD80   15 Oct, 2015
By: Randall S. Newton

First Look Review: Top-notch parts support solid performance of this CAD workstation.

HP–Memjet Patent Suit Puts Spotlight on Wide-Format Printing Technology Article
HP–Memjet Patent Suit Puts Spotlight on Wide-Format Printing Technology   5 Oct, 2015
By: Randall S. Newton

With these two hardware developers grappling over technology patents, what are the ramifications for the marketplace?

First Look Review: Orbital Computers C1000 Article
Orbital Computers C1000   25 Sep, 2015
By: Randall S. Newton

First Look Review: Quiet workstation provides good power without overclocking.

Autodesk Screencast Simplifies Recording, Sharing Training Videos Article
Autodesk Screencast Simplifies Recording, Sharing Training Videos    23 Jul, 2015
By: Randall S. Newton

For selected Autodesk software titles, the free utility records commentary and onscreen activity as well as the tools and settings in use.

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The Sly CAD User’s Guide to Professional Development    1 Jul, 2015
By: Randall S. Newton

How can you get the training you need if you don't have management's support? Try these tips to get started on your own.

Modo 901 Expands the 3D Content Creation Universe Article
Modo 901 Expands the 3D Content Creation Universe   1 Jun, 2015
By: Randall S. Newton

The Foundry updates its 3D content creation software with enhancements to rendering, texturing, and other functionality.

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Mobile Workstations Have the Right Stuff for Continued Growth   1 May, 2015
By: Randall S. Newton

CAD professionals have more computing choices than ever before, but the mobile workstation market is on the upswing despite the proliferation of other options.

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