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Autodesk Inventor 2017
Autodesk unveiled Inventor 2017, new version of its advanced 3D modeling solution for manufacturing industry professionals. The latest version delivers new professional-grade design, interoperability and communication tools aimed at supporting customers ever-expanding needs, including enhanced sketching, part modeling, assembly management, surfacing and sheet metal capabilities; additional Shape Generator capabilities such as symmetry and member size controls; expanded AnyCAD tools that allow users to easily integrate non-native mechanical design data into Inventor models without translation; enhanced animation capabilities to show assembly sequences and 3D PDF publishing to document designs; and more. [source]
LWCAD 5.1 for LightWave 3D
LWCAD, a suite of modeling plug-ins for LightWave 3D based on standard CAD tools and an advanced osnap engine, has been updated. New version 5.1 adds an interactive mode for Rectangle, Circle, Arc and derived tools; new spiral mode in Arc Tool and Radial Clone; new behavior of Angle and Rotate Snap tools; and more. [source]
V-Ray for Revit public beta 2
A major update to the V-Ray for Revit public beta is now available from Chaos Group. The second beta includes multiple refinements and new features including distributed rendering lets you render images faster with the power of multiple computers; better RT GPU support for your CUDA-enabled device with support for OpenCL coming soon; and overall better performance across the board with numerous memory optimizations and bug fixes. V-Ray for Revit was designed to fit seamlessly into your workflow, supporting main Revit features while implementing the latest core V-Ray rendering technology. [source]
Autodesk announces restructuring plan, 10% staff reduction
Autodesk announced a restructuring plan that "will accelerate the move to the cloud and its transition to a subscription-based business model." Through the restructuring, Autodesk seeks to reduce expenses, streamline the organization, and reallocate resources. Autodesk plans to reduce staffing levels in the near-term by approximately 10%, or approximately 925 positions, and to consolidate certain leased facilities. [source]
V-Ray for Revit public beta
Chaos Software announced the release of the V-Ray for Revit public beta. V-Ray for Revit introduces new tools for high-end lighting, materials and environments, without the steep learning curve traditionally associated with high-end rendering. It is seamlessly integrated -- V-Ray's core technology is now accessible at every stage of design development. For more information go to www.v-ray.com/revit. [source]
SketchUp 2016 support in V-Ray 2.0
V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp has been updated and is now fully compatible with SketchUp 2016. Along with improvements to animation and batch rendering, this update also includes support for Skatter and ArchVision RPCs. This free download is available to all V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp users. [source]
SketchUp 2016 with Trimble Connect integration
Trimble released SketchUp 2016, the latest version of the widely-used 3D modeling software for architects, engineers, design and construction professionals as well as members of the global maker community. Along with multiple enhancements for driving efficiency and simplifying workflow, this release brings SketchUp users the power of Trimble Connect, a cloud-based collaboration platform allowing teams to access, analyze, manage and share project data from the cloud anywhere, at any time (more). SketchUp 2016 is available now and supports a variety of operating systems including Mac OS X El Capitan and Microsoft Windows 10. Every free SketchUp 2016 license starts with a 30-day trial of SketchUp Pro features. The 2016 Pro licenses are $695 US. [source]
LWCAD 5.0 for LightWave released
WTools3D released a version 5 of its CAD modeling plug-in LWCAD for NewTek's LightWave. The fifth incarnation of this popular tool adds a Smart Mesh functionality with new unified geometry system based on polygons and NURBS surfaces. It allows to create geometry with shared edges between polygons and NURBS surfaces defined by new curves, and create standard NURBS surfaces with 2, 3, or 4 edges. The new version also contains a built-in selection system, fully integrated into Smart Edit tools, multilingual support, and an automatic installer. Full version is $329 US, upgrades from LWCAD 4.x is $149 US or $250 US, in case you are upgrading from the older LWCAD 3.x. [source]
Bentley Systems acquires E-on Software
E-on software is joining Bentley Systems, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. E-on software will continue to exist as one of its subsidiaries, and all products (VUE, PlantFactory, LumenRT, CloudFactory, Carbon Scatter and Cornucopia3D) will continue to be developed. [source]
E-on software's 3D immersive communication platform for architecture and GeoDesign, LumenRT, has been updated. Version 2015.5 is now available for immediate download for all LumenRT 2015 customers and contains a number of new features including up to 20x faster operation, PlantFactory 2015 compatibility, new integration plug-ins for Esri CityEngine 2015 and Autodesk Revit 2016, new set of plant species, new numerical position, orientation and scale inputs, and much more. E-on software also announced that the LumenRT Studio and GeoDesign trial versions will be updated to the 2015.5 release during summer 2015. Finally, to go with this release, the company announced its current CGAwards promotion was extended for another week. Until July 19, 2015, artists can save up to 50% on their purchase. The special offer applies to all e-on software tiles, including Vue, PlantFactory, LumenRT, Carbon Scatter and CloudFactory. [source]
Propellerhead reveals Reason 9
Propellerhead Software announced Reason 9, the latest version of its favorite music production software. Reason 9 introduces three Player devices that instantly transform any MIDI input into compelling music. Note Echo creates rhythmic, pitched MIDI delays for melodies, drum rolls, and more. Scales & Chords turns simple melodies into beautiful harmonies and chords so you can stay focused on the music making. Transpose notes to a selected scale and automatically generate chords for your song, no music theory required. Dual Arpeggio transforms chords into intricate and inspiring rhythms. From classic up-and-down to polyphonic and polyrhythmic, Dual Arpeggio breathes new life into any instrument in your Reason rack. Reason's new Pitch Edit mode helps users produce flawless vocals. Fix out-of-tune notes, remove vibrato, change your timing, create new melodies from your recording, change the dynamics, and more. Audio to MIDI lets you convert your vocals to MIDI notes for endless sound manipulation possibilities. Reason 9 will be available for purchase worldwide on June 21, 2016 at the 405 EUR / 449 USD, 120 EUR / 129 USD (Reason Essentials 9). and 129 EUR / 129 USD (Reason 9 Upgrade). [source]
The Foundry releases a free version of MARI
The Foundry has announced the launch of MARI Non-commercial.
Cubase Pro 8.5 trial available
Steinberg releases a free Cubase Pro 8.5 trial version which is fully functional for 30 days.
BeatEdit for Premiere Pro
Mamoworld released BeatEdit for Premiere Pro, a plug-in for automatic detection of beats in music and representing them as markers in the Premiere Pro timeline.
Boris FX ships BCC 10.0.2 update for Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 12.5
Boris FX and Imagineer Systems, developers of award-winning visual effects tools and post-production software, announced advanced support for the DaVinci Resolve 12.
MODO 10.1 update coming soon
MODO 10.1, the second installment of the MODO 10 Series, is coming soon and will introduce powerful, flexible and robust new procedural modeling system that works side by side with MODO's direct modeling toolset.
April update of Adobe Experience Design CC
Adobe released the first update of Adobe Experience Design CC, its visual design and prototyping application.
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