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First Look: Piranesi 4   1 Oct, 2004

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>>

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First Look: VisionREZ   1 Oct, 2004

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>>

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Take the Graphics Card Express   1 Oct, 2004

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>>

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First Look: Samsung SyncMaster 243T   1 Oct, 2004

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>>

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CAD Manager: Primer on Project Archives   1 Oct, 2004

Backup systems are simply a tool by which a system server can be restored to where it was prior to a catastrophic failure such as a disk crash or a natural disaster.More>>

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AEC From the Ground Up: Plant and Piping Software   1 Oct, 2004

A Large segment of the CAD industry is dedicated to plant piping software. Designers and engineers in any industry that moves or manufactures liquids use this genre of software. Piping systems are found in locations as diverse as oil platforms, atomic energy plants, and food and beverage...More>>

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Survey Finds Opportunities to Accelerate 3D CAD/BIM Adoption and Green Building Design   28 Sep, 2004

The transition to next-generation software is happening more rapidly than originally thought.More>>

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Cadalyst AEC Tech News: 2D to 3D #7 (September 23, 2004)   23 Sep, 2004

Gilchrist Ross and Crowe Architects Put ArchiCAD 9 Beta to the Ultimate TestMore>>

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Creating the ‘A-Ha!’ Moment for Clients   22 Sep, 2004

Architectural illustrator Gene Corbell uses ray-traced rendering in Autodesk VIZ to drive home design concepts.More>>

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Calculating BIM's Return on Investment   22 Sep, 2004

A simple formula calculates return on investment when you’re considering a new BIM system.More>>