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Event Report: Autodesk University 2006, Part 2

30 Nov, 2006 By: Sara Ferris

BIM is taking off worldwide and demand is increasing for Revit-trained professionals, the company reports; plus, other news from Las Vegas.


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Though the Autodesk Revit platform for building design is catching on with customers (Revit Building recently passed the 100,000-seat milestone, the company reports), 2D won't be disappearing any time soon. That's the word from Jim Lynch, vice-president of marketing for the Building Solutions division, who spoke with me at Autodesk University 2006, now under way in Las Vegas. Autodesk is in fact promoting a 2D-to-2D transition by encouraging AutoCAD users to move to Architectural Desktop, which it bills as a better AutoCAD for architects.  Read more >>p>

 

Vista Allows DWF Viewing Without Plug-ins, Downloads
Autodesk works with Microsoft to enable platform-neutral CAD file viewing on new operating system. Read more >>

Delcam Beefs Up U.S. Sales Team
CAD/CAM software developer cites FeatureCAM growth as reason for expansion. 
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ConVisia Seeks Construction Managers to Aid in Developing Collaboration Service
50 selected parties will receive free service in return.  Read more >>

 

Design Visualization: Anark Studio 4.0
Anark upgrades its flagship 3D content creation application.  Read more >>

MCAD: 3D QuickForm Professional for SolidWorks
3D QuickTools releases professional version of its production design package for metal forming.  Read more >>

CAE: SimOffice
MSC.Software introduces Windows Vista-compatible desktop simulation solution.  Read more >>

CAE: AceGen, AceFEM
Wolfram Research releases Mathematica add-ons for numerical prototyping, FEA.  Read more >>


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