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SketchUp 2016 with Trimble Connect integration
[permalink] 20.11.2015

Trimble SketchUp 2016 video 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
[permalink] 11.11.2015

WTools 3D LWCAD 5 LightWave video 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
[permalink] 16.09.2015

LumenRT SketchUp videoE-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]

LumenRT 2015.5
[permalink] 14.07.2015

LumenRT SketchUp videoE-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]

Deadline 7.1 released
[permalink] 11.05.2015

Thinkbox Software Deadline 7.1 screenshot Thinkbox Software announced the release of Deadline 7.1, the latest version of the company's scalable high-volume compute/render management solution. In addition to built-in cloud support and integration with the latest 3D animation tools, Deadline 7.1 now also supports leading architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) applications such as Autodesk AutoCAD, VRED, and VREDCluster; CSI's CSiBridge, ETABS, SAFE, and SAP2000; EnergyPlus; and Bentley MicroStation. Deadline 7.1 builds on recently introduced built-in VMX (Virtual Machine Extension) support to allow both VFX and AEC users to leverage public and private cloud resources for on-demand compute. It also includes updated Slave metrics and statistics, enhancements to balanced/weighted job scheduling, expanded font synchronization, and more. Also new in Deadline 7.1 is an updated version of Draft, a lightweight compositing and video processing plug-in designed to automate typical post-render tasks such as creating and processing QuickTimes, thumbnails, and other deliverables. New 7.1 license is required to run this version. [source]

Esri CityEngine 2015 provides advanced 3D urban environments
[permalink] 08.05.2015

Esri CityEngine 2015 layers screenshot

The new release of Esri CityEngine 2015 allows GIS professionals, architects, planners, and urban designers to create 3D city models faster and share them easily via ArcGIS Online. These new features open the use of 3D models for every day, real-world simulation, emergency response, urban planning, and entertainment scenarios. Advancements from user requests -- including a modern editor for managing layers, real-time shadows based on daytime and location, faster data export, and improved publishing workflows -- have been implemented. CityEngine 2015 is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. A free 30-day trial with full export capabilities is also available . [source]
AutoCAD 2016 improves visual accuracy
[permalink] 25.03.2015

Autodesk AutoCAD 2016 screenshot AutoCAD 2016 is Autodesk's latest release of one of the world's leading computer-aided design applications. Version 2016 includes scores of new features that accelerate the 2D and 3D design, documentation and collaboration process while enriching the on-screen experience of creating almost any shape imaginable. In addition, users can confidently share their work with others using TrustedDWG technology, the original and accurate way to store and exchange design data. Improvements to the drawing canvas in AutoCAD 2016 dramatically improve the visual accuracy seen on screen. Enhanced readability and detail means smooth curves and arcs replace jagged line segments. AutoCAD now takes full advantage of the latest graphics hardware to deliver a richer, yet faster, visual experience. AutoCAD 2016 products are available immediately, and availability varies by country. Additionally, several purchase options are available. Users can choose a perpetual license with or without Maintenance Subscription, or a Desktop Subscription with pay-as-you-go monthly, quarterly, and annual options. [source]

E-on introduces LumenRT Architect and LumenRT VIZ
[permalink] 13.03.2015

LumenRT SketchUp video E-on software announced the addition of two new products to their LumenRT product family -- LumenRT Architect and LumenRT VIZ. LumenRT Architect allows users to quickly transform SketchUp and ArchiCAD designs into nature-filled images, videos and interactive worlds. Priced at $495 US ($395 US promotional introductory price), LumenRT Architect offers an affordable solution to bring design stories to life in a fully animated 3D environment with wind-swept plants, rolling clouds, rippling water, deep shadows and beautiful light. LumenRT VIZ is a free, fully functional version of LumenRT Architect that is available for non-commercial usage. It adds a small LumenRT logo to all output and is integrated with SketchUp only. LumenRT VIZ allows SketchUp users to effortlessly create high-fidelity visualizations of their designs. [source]

Onshape beta
[permalink] 11.03.2015

OnShape beta Onshape, the upcoming full-cloud 3D CAD system that runs in a web browser and on any mobile device, is currently in beta. Onshape uses cloud-native documents, not files, and it changes the way you collaborate. You can instantly share documents and simultaneously work with your peers. Onshape also streamlines data management with built-in version control. Onshape will offer Free, Professional, and Enterprise subscription plans, with Free subscription that does not timeout, is not watermarked, nor does it lack any functionality. When using the Free subscription, users will be restricted in the number of private documents they can access at any given time. The application offers a wealth of onshape assemblies, drawing tools and compatibility with industry standard 2D formats (DWG, DXF and PDF), the ability to import native SolidWorks, CATIA, CREO, Inventor, JT and AutoCAD files as well as neutral formats such as Parasolid, IGES, SAT, and STEP, features a full modeling history system, and provides tools to resize fillets, offset faces, and delete or replace surfaces. Request an invite to the beta here. [source]

LumenRT 2015 trial versions
[permalink] 19.12.2014

E on Software LumenRT 2015 videoE-on software's LumenRT Studio 2015 provides a complete solution for creating professional quality images, videos, and immersive media directly from CAD/BIM solutions including Autodesk Revit, Bentley MicroStation, Graphisoft ArchiCAD, and Trimble Sketchup. The trial versions of LumenRT Studio and GeoDesign 2015 are fully functional non-commercial versions, with watermarked output. Once installed, the trials will work for 30 days. The LumenRT trials also include a small selection of the actual content that ships with the full products. [source]

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Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 12.1 available for download

Blackmagic Davinci Resolve 12 screensotBlackmagic Design announced the immediate availability of DaVinci Resolve 12.1 which adds dozens of new features such as remote rendering, 10-bit viewers, and new editing and color correction tools. The update gives editors the ability to select clips when using the blade tool, extend freeze frames, use faders on generators and titles, perform negative timecode offsets, filter clips more efficiently, media manage groups of selected timeline clips, sort bins and footage more easily, create better filters for smart bins, and much more. Customers also get improved subclip support with Final Cut Pro 7 XMLs and improved audio rendering of audio transitions. For colorists, DaVinci Resolve 12.1 update adds the ability to color correct nested timelines and to decompose compound nodes along with new manual keyframe options for Power Windows, support for 3D stereo decision lists version 0.25, filtering of keyframed clips, the option to copy flags and markers when performing ColorTrace and more. The DaVinci Resolve 12.1 update is available now for both DaVinci Resolve 12 and DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio customers, and can be downloaded from the Blackmagic Design website. [source]

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. [more]
Try The Foundry's Colorway for free
The Foundry has announced the evolution of its Colorway application to address the needs of today's design industry. [more]
Softube launches Fix Flanger and Doubler in collaboration with Paul Wolff
From the mind of legendary audio equipment designer Paul Wolff comes the new Fix Flanger and Doubler. [more]
Steinberg's UR and CI audio interfaces compatible with Mac OS X 10.11
Steinberg updated the TOOLS v2.1.3 for CI2/CI2+, UR242, UR44, UR28M and UR824 audio interfaces. [more]
New features in Convergent Design's Odyssey firmware v2015.11
The Convergent Design engineering team brings more powerful features and functionality to the Odyssey family of professional monitors/recorders. [more]
Panasonic announces firmware upgrade for AG-DVX200
Panasonic has released a firmware upgrade for its AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor, 4/3" handheld camcorder. [more]

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