Cadalyst Author

Randall S. Newton


Randall S. Newton is a Cadalyst contributing editor. He is managing director of Consilia Vektor, a boutique consulting firm specializing in engineering and distributed ledger technologies for industry.


Digital Construction Methods Are Rewriting Business Models Article
Digital Construction Methods Are Rewriting Business Models   20 Sep, 2018
By: Randall S. Newton

As digital processes — from building information modeling (BIM) to 3D printing — replace traditional ways of working, the design and construction of the built world are being fundamentally changed.

3D Printing Begins Proving Its Potential for Construction Article
3D Printing Begins Proving Its Potential for Construction   6 Sep, 2018
By: Randall S. Newton

New fabrication capabilities are showing concrete results, and expanding design possibilities for construction.

BricsCAD Shape Offers Free DWG-Based Architectural Concept Modeling Article
BricsCAD Shape Offers Free DWG-Based Architectural Concept Modeling   19 Apr, 2018
By: Randall S. Newton

New AEC-centric tool from Bricsys enables users to move their conceptual models into CAD applications to create full BIM models without rework.

New Technologies, Lower Prices Are Reshaping Metal 3D Printing Market Article
New Technologies, Lower Prices Are Reshaping Metal 3D Printing Market   18 Jan, 2018
By: Randall S. Newton

Software and hardware products on display at formnext conference illustrate the forces making metal a faster, cheaper option.

New Workstations Tackle Explosion of Design Data Challenges Article
New Workstations Tackle Explosion of Design Data Challenges   14 Dec, 2017
By: Randall S. Newton

The flow of technical data from reality to the model, and the increasingly diverse applications of technical graphics, are placing increased demands on workstation performance.

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.

Article
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?

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