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Gravity Sketch Moves Conceptual Design into the Virtual Realm Article
Gravity Sketch Moves Conceptual Design into the Virtual Realm   30 Sep, 2018

With a focus on ease of use and an intuitive method of 3D content creation — a virtual reality interface — Gravity Sketch hopes to persuade designers to drop 2D sketching from their workflows.More>>

Bentley Systems Takes BIM below Ground with Geotechnical Additions Article
Bentley Systems Takes BIM below Ground with Geotechnical Additions   19 May, 2018

The acquisitions of Plaxis, a geotechnical software provider, and SoilVision, a soil engineering software firm, are expected to help Bentley users address subsurface engineering factors in infrastructure projects.More>>

BricsCAD Shape Offers Free DWG-Based Architectural Concept Modeling Article
BricsCAD Shape Offers Free DWG-Based Architectural Concept Modeling   19 Apr, 2018

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

Mars Colony Competition Takes Crowdsourced Design to a New Frontier Article
Mars Colony Competition Takes Crowdsourced Design to a New Frontier    31 Aug, 2017

HP and NVIDIA call on architects and engineers to envision a home for humankind on the Red Planet. More>>

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Autodesk Announces Its First Commercial Generative Design Product   30 Jun, 2017

Scheduled for launch in Netfabb 2018, Autodesk Generative Design seeks to help product designers by boosting the “computer-aided” part of CAD. More>>

GTC 2017, Part 2: Revolutionary Uses of GPUs Hold Promise for CAD Users Article
GTC 2017, Part 2: Revolutionary Uses of GPUs Hold Promise for CAD Users   1 Jun, 2017

At the GPU Technology Conference (GTC), NVIDIA demonstrates possibilities for AI-boosted ray tracing, 3D printing, and generative design — all powered by GPUs.More>>

Polyga Aims for Affordable Reverse Engineering with SOLIDWORKS Add-In Article
Polyga Aims for Affordable Reverse Engineering with SOLIDWORKS Add-In   19 Jan, 2017

The newly released XTract3D toolbar helps SOLIDWORKS users create parametric CAD models from 3D scan data — for less than $3,000 a seat.More>>

Mesh Data Import in Fusion 360 Video
Sponsored: Mesh Data Import in Fusion 360   14 Nov, 2016

A new “mesh” workspace enables Fusion users to edit STLs and OBJs.More>>

Microsoft Expands Touchscreen Horizons with Surface Studio Workstation Article
Microsoft Expands Touchscreen Horizons with Surface Studio   5 Nov, 2016

For professionals who like to get hands-on with their designs, this 28” all-in-one computer provides lots of space for sketching, modeling, and more.More>>

Sponsored: Freeform Design in Fusion 360 Video
Sponsored: Freeform Design in Fusion 360    24 Oct, 2016

This Autodesk video shows how easy it is to sculpt your designs by simply pressing and pulling vertices, edges, and faces until the design comes to shape.More>>


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