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Alibre Announces Permanent Price Cut to $97    2 Feb, 2010

Following a promotion that attracted 10,000 new users last fall, Alibre Design Standard 3D CAD software is now available permanently for one-tenth its original price and includes the company’s CAD file translation suite to boot. More>>

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Bentley’s ISM Aims to Build Better Structural Engineering Projects    27 Jan, 2010

Integrated Structural Modeling workflows supported by new, free software tools will maximize interoperability of structural information among different specialized applications, CAD and BIM platforms, and design review environments, the company reports. More>>

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When it Comes to LEED, Platinum is the New Green   19 Nov, 2009

Graphisoft's ArchiCAD 3D BIM helped architect Carol Richard to design her dream home in a way that took her neighbors and the environment into account, and earned approval from the U.S. Green Building Council.More>>

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SolidWorks 2010: Yes, There’s Some Wow   12 Nov, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 includes more than 200 improvements, including the innovative SustainabilityXpress feature that lets users obtain suggested alternative materials and environmental-impact information for 3D product designs.More>>

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Straighten Out Multi-CAD Mayhem   11 Nov, 2009

More and more companies are running a confusing variety of 2D and 3D CAD applications, creating usage, training, and file portability challenges.More>>

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Dedicated Computing Power Improves Rendering Efficiency   5 Nov, 2009

Photo-realistic renderings and animations help AEC firms communicate project details to stakeholders, but creating those renderings is a demanding process. When its makeshift, crash-prone solution bogged down projects, American Structurepoint turned to Avatech for help.More>>

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MapleSim 2    22 Oct, 2009

First Look Review: The real power of MapleSim, a 3D modeling program powered by the Maple technical computing engine, lies in its ability to let users specify myriad simulation conditions for physical models by setting parameter values for individual modeling components.More>>

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SWUGN Technical Summits (Solid Thinking SolidWorks Tutorial)   16 Oct, 2009

The one-day SolidWorks User Group Network events bring users together for learning, networking, and lunch. More>>

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Generative Design Is Changing the Face of Architecture   15 Oct, 2009

New technology allows humans to harness computational powers for practical ends and to generate building design options that couldn't otherwise exist. How did it develop, and where will it lead us?More>>

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Autodesk Discontinues Stand-Alone ImageModeler Sales   7 Oct, 2009

Beginning in November, ImageModeler 2009 software and ImageModeler 2009 upgrades can only be purchased in combination with other Autodesk software.More>>