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.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
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