Poor Mac users have always been neglected by traditional Windows-based CAD companies. Engineering consulting company, Cyon Research Corp., offers a white paper titled AutoCad, Architecture, and OS X: An Analysis of the AEC CAD Market as It Applies to Macintosh Users, discussing the AEC CAD market for Macintosh users, in regards to a survey covering the demand for AutoCAD on the Mac. The paper considers the need for AutoCAD by Mac users, the possibility of Autodesk meeting that need, and the alternatives available to the AEC design community. Prepared in association with Architosh, the paper is available at www.cadwire.net/whitepapers.
University of Southampton researchers have come up with a way to 3D print transparent optical fibers like those used in fiber-optic telecommunications cables, potentially boosting frequency and reducing loss.
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