AEC Tech News (#329)

6 Jun, 2013 By: Cadalyst Staff

HP Adds More Wide-Format Printer Offerings to Designjet Lineup

The new 36-inch T920 and T1500 incorporate customer-requested design elements, including front-loading media rolls and a collating output tray.

By Cyrena Respini-Irwin

During a webinar held yesterday, "Designed by Demand: Large-Format Printing Solutions for Design and Architecture, Engineering and Construction Professionals," HP unveiled two new web-connected printers. The HP Designjet T920 and T1500 ePrinters produce 36-inch-wide prints and measure 55.1" x 27.3" x 37.4". According to HP, the new models deliver the fastest speeds available on the market, producing an A1/D-size print in as little as 21 seconds.

The T920 and T1500 feature an integrated output stacking tray, which collates as many as 50 sheets of A4- to A0-size media. The prints are stored flat, in contrast to a traditional collection basket that allows prints to curl up as they drop in.

The top of each printer incorporates a flat surface for checking prints, and visual access to the print area enables users to monitor print progress. The media rolls are aligned automatically and are positioned at the front of the machine, allowing users to place the printers close to walls and load media from the front, even while seated.

A 4.3" full-color touchscreen enables users to manage job queues and view print previews. Like HP's existing Designjet ePrinters, the T920 and T1500 interface with the free ePrint & Share web service. Users can access and print documents using a mobile device or printer touchscreen, save copies to the cloud when printing, and e-mail projects to print.

The HP Designjet T920 (right) and T1500 (left) ePrinters feature output-collating stacking trays and 4.3" color touchscreens.
The HP Designjet T920 (right) and T1500 (left) ePrinters feature output-collating stacking trays and 4.3" color touchscreens.

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Cyrena Respini-Irwin is Cadalyst's senior editor.

Autodesk Adds Features — and Fees — to AutoCAD 360 Mobile App

New versions of the tool formerly known as AutoCAD WS are offered alongside the popular free version.

By Cadalyst Staff

Twelve million people have downloaded AutoCAD 360 — Autodesk's free mobile drawing and drafting app, formerly known as AutoCAD WS — and more than two million actively use it every month, the company reports. Last month, Autodesk announced it is taking what it calls "the official AutoCAD mobile app" to a new level with new versions that, for a fee, can extend your mobile use of the ubiquitous CAD solution.

AutoCAD 360 lets users store CAD drawings on the cloud for viewing, editing, and sharing from virtually any web-connected mobile or desk-bound device. It can simplify on-site redlining, as-built documentation, and design review and approval. Read more »


Mark Your Calendar: AEC Events

Bentley's OpenRoads Technology Seminar
June 12, 2013
Dallas, Texas
This free event will help users discover how OpenRoads technology can help them create innovative designs. Bentley's OpenRoads civil design technology is now embedded in InRoads and GEOPAK products. Read more »

Crystal Clear BIM
June 17–18, 2013
London, United Kingdom
This conference will focus on the practical aspects of implementing and engaging with building information modeling (BIM). Amtech Group will place BIM in a real-life context and provide guidance for companies whose leaders know they need to get involved but aren't sure how to move forward. Read more »

Introducing ArchiCAD 17
June 18, 2013
9 a.m. PT
This GRAPHISOFT webinar will introduce viewers to ArchiCAD's new features, including the increased level of detail in building information modeling (BIM). Read more »

For a complete list of CAD meetings, conferences, training sessions, and more, check out our calendar of events on Are you hosting an event that you would like to include in our calendar? Submit details at least two weeks in advance to


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