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.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.