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.
A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The device has many applications within the gaming, medical, and 3D-printing industries.
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational
fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within spaces. It can be used in buildings to find the best measures for comfortable temperature at low energy use.
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