Filtered by tag: CAD
AutoCAD 2016 improves visual accuracy
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
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, 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
E-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]
V-Ray for Rhino and SketchUp updated
Chaos Software updated V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino (Service Pack 2) and V-Ray for SketchUp. The latter now supports SketchUp 2015, supporting the new 64-bit versions of SketchUp 2015 on both Windows and Mac OS X systems. The Rhino update can be downloaded here, all V-Ray for SketchUp users can download the updated version of here. [source]
Trimble releases SketchUp 2015
Trimble released SketchUp 2015, the latest version of the world's most widely used 3D modeling software for architects, engineers, design and construction professionals, as well as members of the global maker community. This release marks Trimble's second update to the SketchUp software this year. New features make it easier and faster to create, access, share and collaborate on 2D drawings and 3D models. SketchUp 2015 offers 64-bit support for Windows or Mac OS, while IFC file import capabilities allows back-and-forth sharing of IFC files between SketchUp Pro and any other application. SketchUp Pro 2015 also supports 3D CAD and BIM services for mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) contractors through the new Trimble MEPdesigner for SketchUp platform, which enables contractors to quickly and easily migrate from a 2D to 3D work environment. Calibrated panoramic photos can be loaded directly into SketchUp 2015 from the Trimble V10 Imaging Rover, to quickly model as-built conditions. SketchUp 2015 is available now, the Pro edition is priced at $590 US. [source]
LumenRT 2015 ships
E-on software announced the immediate availability of LumenRT 2015 GeoDesign and Studio visualization products. LumenRT 2015 contains numerous new features and capabilities including enhanced realism with new DIVE technology, interactive scene authoring and editing, seasonal vegetation with changing colors, Graphisoft ArchiCAD Integration, BIM attributes and layers, real-time sculpting of Terrains, 3D skies with moving clouds and haze, object animation paths, huge new content library, and PlantFactory Integration. LumenRT Studio is packaged for architects and BIM professionals and is available at the introductory price of $795 US (SRP $995 US). LumenRT GeoDesign is the top-end of the LumenRT product line configured for urban and infrastructure design professionals and is offered at the introductory price of $1,495 US (SRP $1,995 US). LumenRT is compatible with all 3D applications and directly plugs into Graphisoft ArchiCAD, Bentley MicroStation, Autodesk Revit, E-on Software VUE, Esri CityEngine and Trimble SketchUp. Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Windows 8 (32 and 64-bit), as well as Mac OSX 10.7 to 10.9 (Mac Intel only, 32 and 64-bit). A free trial version will be available soon. [source]
AutoCAD for Mac 2015 now available
Autodesk announced the 2015 releases of AutoCAD for Mac and AutoCAD LT for Mac software, two of the leading computer-aided design tools for Mac users. The new software makes it easier than ever for businesses and students to create drawings and designs on the platform of their choice without sacrificing important functionality that is key to everyday design workflows. Users can also share their work with colleagues that are using Windows versions of the software for uninterrupted collaboration. Key new enhancements include Dynamic Blocks, the ability to save Layer States, Data Linking feature designed to link a table to data in a Microsoft Excel file, and Quick Select, allowing users to quickly select objects based on query criteria. [source]
OTOY Inc. announced the availability of OctaneRender 2.1, the latest version of its advanced real-time rendering software with several improvements and community-requested features. Previewed at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference and 2014 NAB Show, the new version includes: render pass output for lighting layers enabling greater fine-tuning of lighting settings following rendering; a new Undo system allowing for improved workflow during scene setup; a new sampling method used to efficiently reduce the noise for Direct Lighting and Path Tracing kernels together with a new "coherent mode" resulting in many scenes rendering 30 percent faster or more; scriptable node graph SDK for developers. Using LUA-based scripting, OctaneRender can have practical applications beyond graphics, such as incorporating physics engines like Pixelux's Digital Molecular Matter (DMM) or interactive engines like Epic's Unreal Engine. OctaneRender 2.1 can be downloaded now with updated plug-ins rolling out over the next few weeks. [source]
V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp Service Pack 2
Chaos Group released V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp Service Pack 2. This free update is available now for current V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp artists, and features more than 200 materials and lighting setups V-Ray Express, the ability to render individual frames or ranges of frames, improved support for using V-Ray Frame Buffer Channels and improved Batch Render tool, as well as new and improved product documentation. Check the full list of features in V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp SP2 and the growing list of tutorials. [source]
Media Composer First, a free version of Avid's NLE
Avid is introducing a completely free version of the legendary Media Composer software! The free version is called Media Composer First, and it is a fully capable, yet simple non-linear video editing software. Media Composer First is coming later in 2015, with a feature set yet to be announced. According to Avid: At this time we aren't releasing detailed information on the feature set, as Media Composer First is still in development [...]. However you can expect a limited feature set that makes [it] less intimidating to new users, but also less appealing to power users. You can expect fewer settings, menus, timeline tracks, monitor features, bin features, titling features, effects and other features than the full Media Composer. You can also expect that [it] won't work with Avid Interplay Production, Interplay MAM, or MediaCentral UX, and that shared projects won't be supported on ISIS storage systems. In addition, all projects will be stored in the cloud, and you'll get a limited number of projects and a limited amount of cloud storage space. [source]
Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 is here!
Autodesk released a 2016 version of its flagship 3ds Max software (read this announcement for information on new features).
The Foundry delivers NUKE Non-commercial!
Artists interested in exploring NUKE, NUKEX and NUKE STUDIO can now do so for free with NUKE Non-commercial, the much-anticipated offering from The Foundry.
Steinberg Cubase Elements 8 and Cubase Pro 8 trial versions
To get an overall impression of Cubase, its capabilities and line-up, Steinberg recommends visiting the Cubase product pages or to download one of the newly available trial versions: Cubase Pro 8 Trial and Cubase Elements 8 Trial.
Livestream Studio HD550, Studio Surface Go, Studio 3.0
This year at NAB 2015, Livestream introduced Studio HD550, a portable all-in-one live production switcher with 5 HDMI/SDI inputs and a custom bag; Studio Surface Go, a new portable control accessory for Livestream Studio offering essential switching, graphics, and transition controls in a compact body; and Livestream Studio 3.
Fusion 8 will be available on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
As revealed earlier this month, Fusion 8, Blackmagic Design's advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, will be released on Mac OS X and Linux.
DaVinci Resolve 12 with over 80 new features
Blackmagic Design announced DaVinci Resolve 12, a major upgrade with over 80 new features for professional editing and color grading.
...by clicking on the following icon: