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.

General Software

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. 

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. 

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

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