- Architosh Staff ([email protected])
- 18 Jan 2001 [updated: 5 Mar 2001]
Macworld SF 2001 - AEC Report
Architosh is bringing this multi-part AEC report to you in a new format. In the past we had organized show reports by product category and brought unique items to your attention that we felt added some value to the AEC audience. Our new approach focuses on problems and their solutions.
What's Your AEC Problem?
The following index lists the various problems that we found solutions for and some of the new items that address those problems. This is a multi-page and multi-document report so come back later for further segments:
- What AEC document tools were shown at the Macworld Expo?
- How do I print my AEC documents?
- How do I print my CAD/3D documents in large format?
- How do I work with my AEC documents in the field?
- How do I photo-document my AEC projects? New!
- What tools can I use for digital photo editing? New!
- How do I manage my digital media files? New!
- How do I showcase/promote/publish my AEC work? New!
What AEC document tools were shown at the Macworld Expo?
Traditionally Macworld venues bring in just a few of the AEC document creating tool vendors that actually exist for the Mac platform. Many vendors show their wares at vertically oriented venues only. Of all of the Macworld Expos San Francisco and Paris have the largest AEC pro tools exhibitors. Here are those vendors from this year's show.
Starting at the top, the French folks at Abvent were on hand showcasing their upcoming Art-lantis 4, an extremely powerful and ever more popular raytracing renderer. Art-lantis works as as a standalone rendering program or a plugin to CAD programs. Adittionally Abvent was there with ZOOM and Katabounga, the former being a very precise and flexible modeler (suitable for industrial designers and architects).
Of particular note this year was Alias/Wavefront's new presence. They were there showing the upcoming Maya for OS X and they were guest presenters at the keynote as well. Maya is an awesome tool! Will architects and other AEC pros use it? Probably not many, but some will. Maya is much more suitable for ID, film special effects and high-end visualization. We know that Boeing's tactical figher division has been a beta tester on G4's for some time now.
In the world of modeling and rendering, such stalwarts at FormZ, by autodessys Inc.; Cinema4D, by German Maxon Computers; and LightWave 6.5, from NewTek, were all on handand had large crowds. Each of these software vendors allows you the ability to produce stunning industry-leading rendering and animations of your AEC projects. Discreet, the makers of Combustion, a 3D visual effects and compositing software was also at the show.
For general purpose CAD document creation, VectorWorks, by Nemetschek, and MacDraft, by Microspot USA, are solid tools. Nemetschek was at Macworld to showcase their new VectorWorks LANDMARK and VectorWorks SPOTLIGHT products, tools that add modular enhancements to the basic VectorWorks CAD program.
For technical, scientific and engineering needs Ashlar's Vellum 3D and Vellum Solids 2000 were being shown. Vellum is a long-time Mac program with superior mechanical engineering and solids modeling abilities. Additionally, Mathsoft was showing MathCAD 2001, a new version to a venerable program.
Apple G5: Smokes Intel Competition
Apple, Autodesk and Mac OS X
ProSwitcher: Joe Esch: SketchUp, Cocoa and Mac OS X
Bill Gates' House Designed on Macintosh?
Architect: Mac-based architect Giorgio Borruso receives 2007 American Architecture Award - [28 Nov] Hot!
Mac 3D: Silo 2 for Mac and free Learning Version/File Converter - [14 Nov] Hot!
Mac 3D: Mac Users Invited to Adobe Acrobat 3D Contest - [22 Oct]
Mac 3D: HyperShot now shipping for Mac OS X - [17 Oct] Hot!
Will AppleTV Pay Off in Era of New Net Media: Prominent VC says AppleTV Experience Amazing - [27 Sep]
Architosh Creates New Forums Sign-Up Process - [24 Sep]
Mac 3D: Popular Vray Renderer Now Available for Mac OS X Platform via C4D - [17 Sep] Hot!
Feature Product Review: BeLight Live Interior 3D 1.2 - [13 Sep] Hot!
Analysis: Is Apple gearing up for aggressive Mac market share gains? New iMac and "product transition" pains next quarter point to possibility - [27 July]
Feature Product Review: Apple iPhone 1.0 - [27 July] Hot!
Exhaustive Photo Survey of the iPhone - [27 July]
Chatside - Architosh Talks to Jerry Sarfati of UGS PLM Software about UGS' NX 5 on Mac OS X Leopard - [27 July] Hot!
Feature Product Review: FastTrack Schedule 9.2 - [17 July]
Feature Product Review: AMD-ATi
Radeon X1900 XT - [2 July]
News and Reports
Mac 3D: EVOQE updates solidThinking for Mac OS X Leopard - [30
Tidbits: Mac CAD/3D News: VectorWorks UG, VMWare Fusion, Maxwell Render and EarthDesk for Leopard News - [30 Nov]
Mac CAD: Microspot introduces DWG Viewer 1.6.6 Update - Now Mac Universal - [30
Mac 3D: Next Limit releases Maxwell Render 1.6 - [28 Nov]
Mac 3D: Luxology introduces "evaluation modo 301" version plus In Focus instruction video series - [26 Nov]
Mac 3D: Electric Rain to ship Swift 3D 5.0 for Mac in December - [26 Nov]
Tidbits: Mac CAD/3D News on the Web - Nemetschek, Revit, Artlantis, CCNtv and the Mac and more... - [19 Nov]
Mac CAD: IMSI/Design Announces TurboCAD Mac Pro 3 - [16 Nov] Hot!
Mac 3D: 3Dconnexion's SpaceNavigator Updated for Mac OS X Leopard - [16
Mac CAD: ICS and ArchiCAD News - [16
In-Brief: Yugma Viewer Now Available and Live Demos Monday - Friday - [14 Nov]
Mac CAD: VectorWorks Architect to be Exhibited at 2007 Build Boston - [7 Nov]
Feedback: ATI Radeon X1900 XT Review -
[7 Nov] Hot!
Mac CAD: Punch Introduces Shark and Shark FX - ACIS-based CAD Products for the Mac - [1 Nov] Hot!
Mac CAD: Cambridge-based CAD Garage Celebrates 10th Anniversary - [1 Nov]
Mac 3D: NewTek LightWave 9 Receives Nomination for 3D Software of the Year - [30 Oct]
Mac 3D: 3Dconnexion supports ArchiCAD 11 with suite of 3D mice - [30
Tidbits: Mac CAD/3D News on the Web: VectorWorks 2008, ArchiCAD 11, 3Dconnexion and Odessa News - [30
Mac 3D: Cheetah3D 4.3 Update Gets Leopard Ready - [25 Oct]
Mac CAD: Nemetschek NA Announces Leopard Compatibility Check - [25 Oct]
Tidbits: Mac CAD/3D News on the Web: Strata, formZ, Graphisoft BIM Experience Kit and more... - [25 Oct]
VMware reports superb first quarter since IPO and Integro offers VMware Fusion Bundles -
Mac 3D: Submit your best project for the 2008 formZ Calendar - [22 Oct]
Mac 3D: Mac Users Invited to Adobe Acrobat 3D Contest - [22 Oct] Hot!
Apple Remote Desktop Admin 3.2 Update Brings Leopard Compatibility - [19 Oct] Hot!
Mac CAD: Nemetschek North America announces release of update for VectorWorks 2008 - [11 Oct]
Mac 3D: modo licensee Pixar, the legendary animation studio, has licensed its proprietary Subdivision surface patents to Luxology - [10 Oct] Hot!
Mac 3D: Pylon Technical introduces new Plugin Collections for formZ - [9 Oct] Hot!
In-Brief: ACM SIGGRAPH Host Screening of 2007 Electronic Theater - [4 Oct]
VectorFest Event Demonstrates Numerous Features Beyond Those Highlighted on Website - [4 Oct]
Tidbits: RF4 Lightwave Plugin, 3Dconnexion and Solidworks and AEC FastTrack Schedule news... - [4 Oct]
Mac 3D: MAXON unleashes CINEMA 4D R10.5 - [2 Oct] Hot!
Tidbits: Vernor vs Autodesk, Rendercore and Vray 1.5, Fryrender beta and more.... - [28 Sep]
In-Brief: Turtle 4.1 Release Candidate available for download - [28
In-Brief: AECbytes article on Best of Both Worlds: Running Windows on a Mac - [28
Mac 3D: T-Splines 1.0 for Rhinoceros 3D Plugin Released - [26 Sep] Hot!
Graphisoft's 'BIM Experience Kit' provides free software and chance to win trip to beautiful Budapest - [20 Sep]
Mac 3D: Illuminate Labs announces Public Beta of Turtle 4.1 Renderer - [20
Digital Practice News: IBM Lotus Symphony, TimeCache, Daylite and more... - [19 Sep]
Mac 3D: RF4: Real Flow 4 selected for Academy Award Consideration - [17
Mac 3D: Popular Vray Renderer Now Available for Mac OS X Platform via C4D - [17 Sep] Hot!
Mac CAD: Nemetschek North America Launches New Corporate Website - [14 Sep]
Mac 3D: Luxology Boosts Modern 3D Software - Adds Sculpting and Animation to Award-winning modo - [13 Sep] Hot!
Mac CAD: Nemetschek VectorWorks 2008 Arrives Today - Launches VectorFest -
[13 Sep] Hot!
CS Odessa announces new ConceptDraw Project 4 for mid-September release - [31 Aug]
Mac CAD: Punch now has full demo version of ViaCAD 2D/3D for Mac OS X -
Tidbits: Mac CAD/3D News - 3Dconnexion, Blender, AEC Software, RealViz and more... - [29 Aug]
Tidbits: Mac CAD/3D News - Microspot Interiors, Strata, Google SketchUp and more... - [28 Aug]
Mac CAD: Nemetschek NA releases Spanish-Language VectorWorksk 12.5.2 - [17 Aug]
Feature Product Review: BeLight
Live Interior 3D 1.2 - [13 Sep] Hot!
Mac CAD: VectorWorks users count down to VectorWorks 2008 - to be released this week - [10 Sep]
Mac CAD: Punch now has full demo version of ViaCAD 2D/3D for Mac OS X - [31 Aug]
2007 Show Reports
SIG: Allegorithmic unveils new procedural texture middlware, ProFX 2.6 - [17 Aug]
SIG: Luxology announces Luxology TV - 3D training is AppleTV ready - [13 Aug]
SIG: SIGGRAPH 2007 News Highlights - [7 Aug]
Mac 3D: Architosh covering SIGGRAPH 2007 - Focus on Mac 3D Technologies - [7 Aug]
Mac 3D: 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator now supports Mac versions of Adobe Acrobat Professional.... - [14 Aug] Hot!
CAD: Graphisoft ArchiCAD user takes BIM to Apple's iPhone - [14 Aug] Hot!
Mac 3D: Robert McNeel says Rhino/OS X users are welcome to help with development
builds - [2 Aug] Hot!
Mac 3D: e-frontier and e-on Software release Power Bundle for Creation and Animation of 3D Worlds - [25 July] Hot!
Analysis: Kerio MailServer delivers email to Apple iPhone - [24 July]
Mac 3D: Strata releases 3D Plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop CS3 - [24 July] Hot!
Feature Product Review: FastTrack Schedule 9.2 - [17 July]
Tidbits: Mac CAD/3D - RF4 v4.3 released, Nvidia CUDA 1.0, Lightouch Design Competition Winner, more... -
Mac 3D: Artlantis 1.2.6 welcomes Autodesk users - supporting more plugins - [12 July]
Mac 3D: SIGGRAPH 2007 Registration Information - [12
Mac CAD: Graphisoft will end PowerPC Mac Support in 2009 - Next Major Upgrade is Last PowerPC Supported Version - [12 July]
Tidbits: Mac CAD/3D News on the Web - Nemetschek, Luxology and SIGGRAPH News - [10 July]
Feature Product Review: AMD-ATi Radeon X1900 XT - [2 July]
Review Addendum: Cooling the X1900
XT - [2 July]
Feature Product Review: Punch Software's Home Design Studio 11 - [2 July]
Mac 3D: Pixar releases new RenderMan Studio and RenderMan for Maya 2.0 updates - [29 June]
Mac 3D: Autodesk Maya Personal Learning Edition (PLE) 8.5 Now Available - [29
iPhone News: CS Odessa releases new Aha! game for Apple's new iPhone - [29
Mac 3D: auto-des-sys now shipping form.Z 6.5 RenderZone Plus - [28 June] Hot!
Mac CAD: Punch Software now shipping inaugural release of ViaCAD 2D/3D for Mac OS X - [28
Digital Practice: Copper Project to work on iPhone - [27 June] Hot!
Mac 3D: Bryce 6.1 for creating spectacular virtual environements - [26 June]
Tidbits: Mac CAD/3D News - Nemetschek VectorWorks, McDwiff and more... - [26
In-Brief: Nemetschek NA updates VectorWorks to 12.5.2 - [22 June]
Analysis: Do Analysts and the Market get Apple's iPhone Software Strategy? - [22 June]
Tidbits: Mac CAD/3D News - Dosch News, Autodesk and iPhone, and SolidWorks CEO buys a Mac and Likes It - [20 June] Hot!
Mac 3D: Bunkspeed is now shipping HyperShot - [19 June] Hot!
Mac 3D: Cheetah3D updated to version 4.2 - [19 June] Hot!
Tidbits: Mac CAD/3D News - BeLight 3D update 1.1, Vellum and TurboCAD News - [15 June]
Mac 3D News: Luxology Taps Bonjour Technology for Network Rendering - [14
Tidbits: Mac CAD/3D News - MAXON and Spider-Man, IMSI Design Team and Rhino Training - [11 June]
Apple iPhone OS Based on OpenGL - Who Will Be First CAD Developer to Put Zoomable Apps On It? -
[6 June] Hot!
Analysis: Rhino on Mac OS X coming at a time of powerful change in Apple History - [6 June] Hot!
In-Brief: Adobe releases Acrobat 3D version 8 - [30 May]
Mac 3D: Synthe FX releases Zoorender Benchmark Widget for Mac OS X Tiger - [30
In-Brief: Basecamp and Copper Project Improve Online Project Management for Creative Firms - [24 May]
Tidbits: Mac 3D/CAD News - REALVIZ's Stitcher Mac Universal, Maxwell Render 1.5 and Newtek News - [24 May]
Mac 3D: MAXON's Power Integration Tour Highlights Mac, Adobe and CINEMA 4D -
[23 May] Hot!
Mac 3D: Upcoming Luxology training in Boston: An evening with Andy Brown, modo master - [22 May] Hot!
In-Brief: 3Dconnexion News - Google Earth and AC3D Support on Mac OS X - [16 May] Hot!
Mac 3D: Luxology modo 301 for Mac OS X - milestone update to award-winning 3D application -
Tidbits: Mac CAD/3D News - VectorWorks, SolidWorks and Maxwell Render - [16 May]
Apple's old chip supplier IBM ready to ship 5 Ghz Power6 processors in new servers - [8 May]
Tidbits: Mac CAD/3D News - Nemetschek, IBM Goes 3D, REALVIZ and more - [8 May]
CAD: Graphisoft announces ArchiCAD 11 - [4 May]
In-Brief: formZ 6.5 introduced at AIA, ICS No. 1 Eastern US ArchiCAD Dealer - [3 May]
Mac CAD: Microspot releases MacDraft Professional and MacDraft Personal Edition v.5.6 - [30 Apr]
Mac 3D: Microspot releases new Interiors 4.0 - [30 Apr]
Mac 3D: Newtek announces LightWave 3D 9.2 update - [30 Apr]
Mac CAD: Nemetschek NA announces upcoming IFC 2x3 Plug-ins and GSA-Compliant Space Object - [24 Apr]
Mac 3D: Illuminate Labs announces Turtle 4 Release Candidate available for download - [24
Mac 3D: MAXON introduces New CINEMA 4D R10 Architectural Edition - [22 Apr] Hot!
Mac 3D: Let There Be LightWorks 7.7 - [22
Mac 3D: Zoic Studios selects modo for "Drive" effects - [22
NewTek Launches A LightWave Rendition for Adobe Photoshop - [22
Mac 3D: New Product by Dosch Design: Trees & Conifers v3 for Maxwell Render - [22
COFES: Bunkspeed shows off HyperShot on Octal-Core Mac Pro - Astonishing Speed in HDRI Real Time Renderer - [19 Apr] Hot!
COFES: Apple shows off 8-processor Mac Pro to Engineering Software Community -
Mac 3D: Updated version of Maxwell Render plug-in for SketchUp 6 -
[19 Apr] Hot!
Mac 3D: Update to Cheetah3D 4.1 -
Mac 3D: BeLight Software releases Live Interior 3D for Mac OS X - [4 Apr]
3D News: T-Splines for Rhino announced -
Mac 3D: Abvent Releases Industrial and Architectural Details CD-ROM for Artlantis - [3 Apr]
Mac CAD: Interstudio ships new Domus.CAD 14 and DigiCAD 3D 8.5 for Mac OS X - [3 Apr]
Mac 3D: SpaceNavigator Manipulates 3D Models in New Adobe Photoshop CS3 (YouTube) - [30 Mar] Hot!
Mac 3D: 3Dconnexion Announces New Software Developer Kit (SDK) for Mac OS X - [30
Mac CAD: Ashlar-Vellum releases new Graphite v.8 - [30
Expo San Francisco 2006
MWSF: CAD Industry Puts Positive Spin on Apple-Intel Partnerships and New Mactels - [17 Jan] Hot!
MWSF: VersaCAD and TurboCAD at Macworld - Updated Notes from the Show Floor - [17 Jan]
MWSF: VectorWorks Plays Role in Swiss 'Inventioneering Architecture' Exhibit - [17 Jan]
MWSF: SketchUp Used in Golden Globe Award Nominated Film - [17 Jan]
MWSF: Architosh's Expo Photos 1 - [14 Jan]
MWSF: Architosh's Expo Photos 2 - [14 Jan]
MWSF: Architosh's Expo Photos 3 - [14 Jan]
MWSF: Architosh's Expo Photos 4 - [14 Jan]
MWSF: Architosh's Expo Photos 5 - [14 Jan]
MWSF: SketchUp News at Macworld Expo - [13 Jan]
MWSF: AEC Software Industry Highlights - [11 Jan]
MWSF: Jobs' Keynote - The Highlights 4 - [11 Jan]
MWSF: Jobs' Keynote - The Highlights 3 - [11 Jan]
MWSF: Jobs' Keynote - The Highlights 2 - [10 Jan]
MWSF: Jobs' Keynote - The Highlights - [10 Jan]
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