- Architosh Staff (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 6 Aug 2002
MatLab 6.5 for Mac OS X, more Microstation for OS X, etc.
MatLab 6.5 for Mac OS X is finally here!
Architosh reader, Kevin Redington, pointed out that Matlab 6.5
for Mac OS X is finally out. VersionTracker has the download page
with reader reviews such as this one below:
thanks oh good lord. what an orgasmic moment ... let's see if
it also works.ÊÊ
It is great to hear such enthusiastic comments. As some readers
pointed out, the product is not quite fully native for OS X, as
part of the program requires XDarwin. But hey, that's what XDarwin
is for. To
go get it click here.
More Microstation for OS X Wanted
We have seen a steady increase in the interest in Microstation
for Mac OS X. Many of these folks are writing in becausewhile
they may or may not have an interest in Autocad for OS Xsome
are saying they wish we would expand the options:
I am suggesting is that we take a broader look at all the applications.
The AEC community is not just an Autocad world on the Windows
side. -- Ray
We actually completely agree here. Yes, the Mac is a large part
of the AEC world, but it needs to be much larger to be considered
an equal peer to Windows. Right now it is not.
is a significant user base on Microstation and other apps. I am
curious how many Mac users such as me would be interested in seeing
OS X ports of Microstation and other applications. Your statistics
could be valuable to the software industry as a whole, not just
the Autocad folk. -- Ray
We agree with Ray here and are seriously considering plans for
many more petitions and something new to the site: polls. We also
want to point out that those "other apps" are just as
important if not more so to us because without them we wouldn't
have a Mac platform in the CAD/3D/AEC fields in the first place.
If you have suggestions
about what apps we should be creating petitions around then please
send that info our way.
If you want to send your note of support for those Mac CAD vendors
who currently support the platform, send
your support as well.
Apple is a Tech Survivor - Says CNN Money
article a few days ago on CNN Money online praised Apple for
being a "tech survivor". What does that mean you ask?
Well, in a nutshell, it means firms that may be struggling now but
have a viable chance of weathering out the current storm long term
are survivors. Paul La Monica of CNN Money says:
as a whole may not be dead but the trick for long-term success
is finding companies that have weathered the downturn and are
in position to benefit most from an upturn. How does one go about
Well, in Apple's case, it means getting their balance sheet in
excellent order. Currently the company has over $4 billion in cash
and only $316 million in long term debt. And while Microsoft may
have $38 billion in cash, Apple cost a lot less money to run per
year than Microsoft does. So that $4 billion is a very healthy sum
of cash to have behind Apple.
spent about 7.5 percent of its revenue in the last quarter on
research and development, a higher percentage than Dell, Gateway,
The article also comments that Apple is the only real innovator
in the PC market and continues to spend more on R&D than Dell,
Gateway and Hewlett-Packard. That's a major statement as well because
two of those companies bring in a lot more revenue than Apple does.
The article doesn't mention a whole other list of items which make
Apple an excellent tech survivor. I'll go over just some of them
- Mac OS X - Being a UNIX is actually beneficial to Apple
because is aligns technologies largely driven by IBM's huge billion
dollar Linux push and by incumbent Unices like Solaris, IRIX and
AIX, in addition to the Linux movement.
- Open-Source Darwin - Apple's open-source play is also
an excellent long-term survival strategy because again it aligns
itself with major Linux and Unix technologies, those technologies
that all those in favor of a smaller Windows empire espouse.
- Apple Stores - These stores appear from our anecdotal
evidence to be doing exactly what they are suppose to do: bring
in consumers, many of which are Windows users. Having Apple sell
its own dog food was the smartest thing the company could have
ever done. For years they were getting a retail experience by
others that was actually hurting not helping them. Putting the
stores in malls was also a brilliant stroke because people are
- Apple Architecture - One of the things that many folks
don't talk about is the architecture or interiors of the Apple
stores. We think they communicate an environment that is cool,
modest but yet upscale and accomplished. Associating your equipment
with this type of environment actually helps send a subliminal
message that if you want to improve the way your home looks get
an Apple computer and monitor. People can visualize how Apple's
products contribute aesthetic value to their environments when
they are at the Apple Store, and they apply that to their home,
even if their home isn't nearly that modern. Having Apple's products
in Pottery Barn catalogs does a similar thing as well.
- Innovation - Like Big Blue, Apple is a powerhouse of
creative geniuses who are personally driven to create and innovate.
One thing you can say about the future is that it's going to be
very different and someone is going to define that. People don't
question that Apple can do that for them...and they most likely
Besides a great balance sheet, Apple is a long term survivor because
they did the really hard work already. The rewrote the OS from the
ground up. They embraced open source and industry standards. They
also got rid of all of those terrible Apple retailers who were in
fact hurting the company with their shabby efforts.
G5: Smokes Intel Competition
Autodesk and Mac OS X
Joe Esch: SketchUp, Cocoa and Mac OS X
Gates' House Designed on Macintosh?
Expo San Francisco 2006
Industry Puts Positive Spin on Apple-Intel Partnerships and New Mactels -
and TurboCAD at Macworld - Updated Notes from the Show Floor - [17 Jan]
Plays Role in Swiss 'Inventioneering Architecture' Exhibit - [17 Jan]
Used in Golden Globe Award Nominated Film - [17 Jan]
Expo Photos 1 - [14 Jan]
Photos 2 - [14 Jan]
Photos 3 - [14 Jan]
Photos 4 - [14 Jan]
Photos 5 - [14 Jan]
News at Macworld Expo - [13 Jan]
Software Industry Highlights - [11 Jan]
The Highlights 4 - [11 Jan]
The Highlights 3 - [11 Jan]
The Highlights 2 - [10 Jan]
Keynote - The Highlights - [10 Jan]
Features & News
3d: MAXON announces CINEMA 4D for Intel-based Macs - [7 Feb]
3d: MAXON announces CINEMA 4D for Intel-based Macs - [30 Jan]
CAD: ArchiCAD meets structural design - [27 Jan]
CAD: Microspot Interiors v.3.6 now shipping - [27 Jan]
News: Adobe announces Acrobat 3D - [23 Jan] Hot!
talks to Architosh about Acrobat 3D and the Mac - [23 Jan] Hot!
3D: Methods of 3D Data Integration - [23 Jan]
to publish 'double-issue' ToshLetter in February - [19 Jan]
CAD: VectorWorks user wins Miami Monument International Design Competition - [19 Jan]
CAD: Free VectorWorks 12 Viewer Now Available - [4 Jan]
CAD/3d/AEC news - PandaWare, SIGGRAPH and Quad Mac Rendering Support - [4 Jan]
new logo revealed - good enough for Apple's new computers? - [3 Jan]
Intel Betting on Apple in Digital Home Convergence? - [30
Developers Ready for Intel - Possible New Macs at Macworld Expo - [30
Adds More Online Seminars for Architects - [29
CAD: First CAD Developer Announces Upcoming Support for Intel Macs with
Current Product Version - [21
GIS: OpenOSX announces "Grass WorkFlow Pro" - [20
Seminar: Working with Autocad DWG on the Mac - [20 Dec] Hot!
Macworld Prediction: Apple
to come out with new Pod Studio - [16
3d: RenderCore's RenMan Client for Mac OS X in development - [16
3d: New photorealistic scenary rendering software for Mac OS X - Terragen
2 Technology Preview -
3d: Dosch 3D Ships Set Sail - [14
Odessa updates ConceptDraw V for Mac OS X - [14
News: Web-based Project Management software for Mac OS X - Copper 2005 - [14
3d: What comes after NURBS? Modeling the Future - [13
Technical Drawing Program Readied for Upcoming Intel-based Macs -
[8 Dec] Hot!
3d: Nemetschek N. A. releases free SketchUp plugin for VectorWorks - [6 Dec]
CAD: VectorWorks 12 Training CDs Now Available - [5 Dec]
CAD: ArchiCAD Seminar in Boston Area - [5
Global Architecture Resources Grow - [1 Dec] Hot!
3d: EVOQUE launches "solidThinking Live" - new web training
program - [28
Sales this Holiday Quarter and Special Friday Event - [23
3d: Adobe and Cinema 4D Breakfast Event in Sweden - [23
CAD: VectorWorks Users win AIA-NYC and AIA-NYS Design Awards - [22
and 3d roundup - SOM and SketchUp, Alex, and MaxonForm - [21
CAD: HighDesign 1.6 released - dozens of improvements - [17
from Intel in future Macs and the Art of Fast User Switching - [16
AEC News on the Web - ATI, ProjectWizards update and more... -
introduces world's fastest graphics card -
CAD - Graphisoft Honored with Wall Street Journal Award and more... -
Behind Apple's Rosetta Wins Wall Street Journal 2005 Technology Award -
3d: Alias Introduces 'Design MasterClasses' -
3d: Pixar debuts RenderMan for Maya -
patent shows company possibly preparing for OS War -
Ships First Issue of ToshLetter™ -
Gets 'Sketchy' with new SketchUp Integration -
CAD: Nemetschek NA ships VectorWorks 12 -
Fixes Missing Graphics Card on e Store -
CAD/3D news on the Web - Cheetah, Adobe-UGS, ArchiCAD and more... -
CAD: ArchiCAD 9 Seminar in Providence, Rhode Island -
3D: Pixar to announce Third Quarter 2005 Earnings, November 8th -
Power Mac G5 Quad Garners Industry Buzz -
[21 Oct] Hot!
Supercharges Rendering by 200 Plus Percent: a modo reaction -
Nvidia Workstation Option, When it Matters -
New Power Mac G5s - Initial Thoughts -
CAD: True Workstation Graphics Finally Arrive on the Macintosh -
CAD: Share Utility - How to share Ashlar-Vellum Files, both Old and New -
Lloyd Wright's Massaro House Presentation Available - Architect Talks up
Working on Macintosh
CAD: Ashlar-Vellum translates 'Graphite' into Japanese -
CAD: Nemetschek announces VectorWorks 12 Product Line - [13 Oct]
CAD: Graphisoft Scores Firm Win in California - [7 Oct]
SketchUp News: @Last
Software Previews New "Grizzly" at 3D Base Camp - [6 Oct] Hot!
CAD: TouchCAD 3.5 Becomes "Touchable" At Last - [5 Oct]
Impact: Autodesk to acquire Alias - what does it mean? - [5 Oct] Hot!
Exclusive Interview: Architosh
Talks to Graphisoft US VP Don R. Henrich II - [4 Oct] Hot!
Special Series: Apple-Intel
Transition to be Positive for CAD/CAID/AEC Developers and Their Users - [4
Show Reports Index - [4 Oct]
introduces ToshLetter™ a new industry newsletter focused on Mac
CAD/3D industries - [30
3D: e-frontier's new Shade 8 modeling and rendering program - [28
CAD: Ashlar-Vellum releases Graphite service pack 2 - [28
3D: Maxwell plugin for SketchUp on Mac - [27
3D: Alias ships MotionBuilder 7 PLE - [27
3d and CAD news - SketchUp, Maxwell, EIAS, Softimage - [27
User Wins Venice Biennale's International Design Competition -
Mac Firm Management Software Tool for Architects and Engineers - PSA Scorecard - [16 Sep]
CAD Discussion - PowerCADD, BOA for Mac OS X Roadmap, Piranesi and more...
- [16 Sep]
World Gains New Engineering CAD Tool with IMSI TurboCAD 3D Mac -
3d: T-Splines 1.0 plugin for Alias Maya now available -
CAD/3D: SketchUp at Apple Expo, formZ News and MacroEnter Fall CAD Specials - [13 Sep]
CAD News: IntelliCAD
6.1 announced, IMSI TurboCAD 3D for Mac OS X listed on Academic Software
Store - [9 Sep]
3D: Cheetah 3D 2.4 now available - [8 Sep]
Press Release: Architosh
to launch new industry newsletter with focus on Macintosh CAD/3D professionals
and software developers - [2 Sep]
CAD/3D News on the Web - VectorWorks, Entourage Arts, CADtools, and more... - [2 Sep]
CAD: Hot Door Adds CAD Power to Familiar Adobe Illustrator Application - [2
3D: Entourage Arts Announces New Landscape Collections, Tap Power of SketchUp
5 - [2 Sep]
CAD: French Developers Push BOA Towards OS X Version, US Website Closes - [29
CAD: ArchiCAD Presentation (Live Webcast) on Frank Lloyd Wright 'Massaro'
House - Modeled and Documented on the Macintosh - [26
CAD Topics - Wind Modeling in 3D, Chinese Characters in VectorWorks and TurboCAD - [26
CAD: Boston AIA VectorWorks User Meeting to Feature Nemetschek Tech Session - [19
CAD/3d: VersaCAD/SketchUp Bundle Available from Archway Systems - [19
Design Alliance Philosophy Promotes Proper Ownership of CAD Datat to Users,
Companies - [19
CAD: TurboCAD Targets UK Market via new Mac OS X Product - [16
CAD: Apple Stores Targeting CAD Customers with more products - [16
CAD Weekly Wrapup: Nemetschek VectorWorks Training and More... -
[12 Aug] Hot!
MidWeek Update: Mac
CAD and 3D News: Apple VAR Focuses on CAD Store, ArchiCAD Nabs Award -
3d: SketchUp News - 3D Base Camp - [10
gets specific in satisfying customer's needs in ArchiCAD 9 Special Edition
3D: LightWork Design releases more accuracy in its range of GE Advanced
Materials, Plastics -
Clears its Deck for Huge Upgrade -
by Luminetik Animation Studios to premier at SIGGRAPH -
[25 July] Hot!
pictures of documents themselves in lieu of icons, who would have thunk
it possible with
Windows Vista? - [25
Wars: New Windows Vista name announced, users cry Longhorn already five
years behind - [25
CAD: Apple grows market share, various indices show Apple gaining back
biz customers in AEC -
[20 July] Hot!
CAD/3d news on the Web - SketchUp 5, Vue 5 Infinite, Ashlar-Vellum and
CAD: Nemetschek updates VectorWorks to v11.5.1 -
Apple Earnings: FindProfit.com
Examines Implications of Apple's Earnings Report -
is Finally Elaborated Into SketchUp 5, New Training Tour Announced -
[14 July] Hot!
3d: Ashlar Delays Release of the V7 Builds, Company Builds Much Anticipation -
3d: NewTek and E-On Unleash their priced Duo: Vue 5 Infinite & LightWave
[14 July] Hot!
released version 7.9 Creative Manager Pro Expands Borders -
In Brief: Wentworth
Institute of Technology gets "Vectorized" on the Macintosh -
In Brief: Pixar
to announce Second Quarter Earnings, August 4th, during SIGGRAPH week -
dual-core Power Macs timed for Apple's Return to SIGGRAPH -
announces new dual-core G5 -
CAD/3d news on the web: VectorWorks prize, Maxwell, ArchiCAD and more -
CAD: Graphisoft adds 'industry-first' integrated organic modeling to Virtual
Building technology -
CAD: VectorWorks Design Competition Grand Prize Winner Announced -
3d: Maxwell is new photo-realistic rendering program for Mac OS X users - [7 July] Hot!
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