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October, 2014 Lichtefeld train station, Berlin Alexander Platz funkturm, built by the former East German government Bicycles waiting at the Waidmannslust S-Bahn station, Berlin Hairdresser after hours in north Berlin Chillin' at my cousin's home, Berlin Aunts, uncles, and cousins... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at WorldCAD Access
Closing remarks "I bought a Revit course, and was surprised it was 215 courses. Then I bought a Revit MEP course, and it was another 139 courses. Visiting an architectural firm in the USA, training was the biggest hurdle. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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Slices and dices It's getting towards the end of the Bricsys International 2014 conference, and we are being treated to a early preview of the 3D CAD viewer that's being added to Chapoo. The 3D models we are seeing are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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Through orange juice "We have done no investment in mobile," states Bricsys ceo Erik de Keyser categorically. "We are following it; we think it is not yet necessary. We are investing in mobile [project] management through Chapoo, which runs on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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More to come With BricsCAD running on the Mac (and due to be released after the Windows version of V15), we are now seeing that the same 3D modeling for architectural also working on the Mac version. (We need not... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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From the inventor of Microstation TriForma This is the time a lot of us have been waiting for. What will Bricsys show us in the area of BIM. First off, a movie that shows now new AEC software constructs buildings... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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From LVD Taken during the morning break of the Bricsys International Conference The current speaker is from LVD, sorry didn't get his name. His company manufactures the machinery that makes stuff, like laser cutters and sheet metal benders. LVD uses... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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For Windows, Linux, and now Mac Bricsys ceo Erik de Keyser introducing day 2 of the Bricsys International Conference The new day is starting, and now its time to hear what's new in the next release of BricsCAD, V15. Hans... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
Shhh... Direct modeling will get lofting Array and mirror in parametrics Recognize assembly structures automatically Clash detection Large and lofted bends in sheet metal Different kinds of reliefs in sheet metal Associative dimensions and annotations on generated drawings Exploded views... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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What's new in V15, part i It's the afternoon, and now we are hearing about the new stuff from Bricsys -- the stuff that bloggers live for. CEO Erik de Keyser admits that the first release of sheet metal in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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The first cheer of BIC Wildemann We are now into a trio of third-party developers, who are pushing BricsCAD to its limits. First up is Wildeman, a German developer of land development software. They got the first cheer of this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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#BIC2014 Attendees at the Bricsys conference at the Hesperia Tower hotel in Barcelona In 2002, Bricsys pivoted and based BricsCAD on IntelliCAD. A decade later, after some issues, they left the ITC, and now program their CAD program independently –... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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Hello from Barcelona Okay, we’re ready to start covering the annual Bricsys International Conference here in warm Barcelona by the Mediterranean Sea. The theme of this conference is Choice, the choice being between BricsCAD and some other CAD package that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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Berlin leuchtet While in Berlin this weekend, the city was having its annual festival of lights, where buildings are lit up in colors, with LEDS, or with images from giant projectors. Energy problems? No problem! Here are soome of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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Coding LISP on a Samsung Graebert GmbH is not just porting an entire CAD system to Android. They're also throwing in two programming environments: LISP interpreted programming language and C++ Tx API. I'm sitting on a programming seminar on how... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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In St Petersburg, actually President of the Open Design Alliance Neil Peterson shows his organization's first stab at creating a cloud-based CAD program. He emphasized several times that it is not the ODA's role to develop a full CAD system.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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And 6,454,656 downloads, precisely Here we are at the second day of the Graebert Annual Meeting. This is a bit of an odd name, considering this the first time the CAD media is invited. Graebert has three developer locations, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
“We want to go much further.” -- cto Robert Graebert As a Christmas special, Graebert GmbH will bundle ARES Commander and ARES Touch with a free tablet: Galaxy Tab 10S, an 8.4" octa-core 1.9GHz tablet wtih 2560x1500 resolution screen and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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Break time during the Graebert conference Inside the secret theatre behind the Snuggery store in Charlottenburg, Berlin Left: Graebert's first CAD system running on Windows CE and a Compaq handheld computer in 2000 Right: A more recent version running on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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For desktop and mobile Ceo Wilfried Graebert is easing us into their new software, a 2D mechanical version of ARES. They don’t want to compete with Solidworks, and so the new product is easy-to-use 2D. (Indeed, the 3D door is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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by Norman Roith of ING Network Norman Roith is formerly with Genius, which was bought by Autodesk for its 2D mechanical software, now AutoCAD Mechanical. He asks the question, “Is 2D mechanical a dinosaur or a competitive advantage?” He shows... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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All 2D commands and 3D viewing Running full CAD on a mobile device is not new for Graebert GmhH. Company owner Wilfried Graebert in 2000 asked his son, “Can’t CAD run on Windows CE?” “Of course,” said his son, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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Shipping next month Robert Graebert is cto of Graebert (yes, one of the sons, in case you’re wondering), and he is now previewing the desktop version of ARES 2015, called Commander. Robert Graebert Migrate utility migrates settings from older versions... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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This being Berlin, maybe the headline should read “Love Blogging” Alright, so here we are tucked away in a small theater behind a room at the back of a craft store (The Snuggery). This is the Charlottenburg district of Berlin,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at WorldCAD Access
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Conferences for ARES and BricsCAD Starting tomorrow and going on for the next week, I'm at two CAD conferences in two countries: Grabert Annual Meeting is in Berlin, Germany on October 9 and 10. This is the first year the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at WorldCAD Access