ships ACIS v.6.0
Software Inc., a subsidary of Hewlett Packard Company, announces release
of Solid Designer 2000 with five new modules.
North America introduced in January the VectorWorks Industry Series
with the launch of its first product, VectorWorks ARCHITECT. SPOTLIGHT
and ARCHITECT will be joined shortly by VectorWorks LANDMARK, a landscape
and site design package.
Point, the leading supplier of AEC applications software, announced
the release of Eagle Point 2000
Ian - Parametric Technology Corp. announced that InPart Mechanical,
the world's largest 3D CAD library, now exceeds 1 million parts.
end of February, Autodesk will be selling AutoCAD 2000 over the Internet.
On-line price is $3,195 for AutoCAD 2000--that's 10%- 15% above the
estimated street price. Upgrades from Release 14 are $545, and upgrades
from Release 13 are $745. Price includes 60 days of direct support
from Autodesk. Sales available US and Canada only.
Feb - CoCreate Software Inc., a subsidary of Hewleet Packard announced
ME10 2000 the latest version of its popular 2D CAD software, ME10
Futures announced the release of IDRAW 2000 for Windows 95/98/NT,
a design, drafting and illustration for all 2D design and illustration
Feb. - Diehl Graphsoft announced that Nemetschek AG of Germany had
S.A., a leader in image processing technology, announced the availability
of its ImageModelerŽ photo-modeling software application for easy
and realistic 3D model creation. Designed specifically for computer
graphics professionals and animators, ImageModeler is the first high-end
``Image-Based Modeler'' that produces 3-D models from photo, video
or cinematic still images. Eliminate the complications of building
complex models from scratch, and let ImageModeler do the hard work.
By selecting points on as few as four still photographs of an object,
the revolutionary software application builds models that are amazingly
March - IntelliCAD 2000
15, 2000--SensAble Technologies today made the revolution in digital
modeling with the release of FreeForm(TM) Version 2. The FreeForm
system allows users to model on the computer using their sense of
touch, blending the intuitiveness and expressiveness of physical modeling
with the power and productivity of digital modeling.
Design announced on 14 March that there are more than 500,000 active
users of its flagship LightWorks renderer.
a global supplier of e-business collaboration solutions for the product
lifecycle, announced on March I-DEAS 8, a major software release to
enable e-design automation
Inc. announced the availability of its feature-based mechanical CAD
software, Alibre Design which allows users to employ the internet
as a collaborative platform for product design and development.
Systemes and announced the readiness of CATIA Solutions Version 5
Release 3(b) (V5R3) for Microsoft Windows 2000 operating platform.
paid around $2 million to acquire Drawbase Software, a facilities
management software and services provider.
Software Inc., a subsidiary of Hewlett Packard Co., announced on 12
April the release of OneSpace 5.0, a design-chain-integration solution
that provides global teams a virtual conference room to interact in
real time on mechanical designs.
also launched Point A, a new portal serving designers and engineers,
which can be found at http://pointA.autodesk.com. The goal of the
site is to provide designers, engineers, and architects with a centralized
online community and resource.
announced on 24 April two major updates to its PTC i-Series of flexible
engineering solutions: Pro/MECHANICA 2000i˛ and Pro/DESKTOP 2000i˛.
announced SDRC Imageware Version 10 (V10), a major software release
enabling customers to design, build, and fully inspect high-quality,
free-form shaped products in less time. Imageware is advanced 3D surface
modeling and verification technology solution that allows users to
realize and maintain the design intent from concept through manufacturing.
Solutions Inc. announces in may that its industry-leading kernel solid
modeling product, Parasolid, exceeded 500,000 active end-users
offers a set of Web-based tool to help encourage the AEC CAD community
to adopt its GDL (Geometric Description Language) as a file format.
The GDL Object Web plug-in, for ArchiCAD users, delivers GDL objects
via the Internet.
Datavision reports in June that more than 5,000 downloads of the latest
version of its Open CASCADE open source library of 3D modeling components.
June Bentley Systems, Incorporated, announced a new visualization
technology that provides photorealistic lighting solutions for large
models created by architects, interior designers and plant designers.
"Particle tracing" is a new, easy-to-use technology which requires
relatively little memory and provides stunningly realistic lighting
Inc. announced Release 6.2 of the ACIS 3D Toolkit and Husks, featuring
performance enhancements and added functionality.
Will be the latest release of ACIS under Spatial name because the
product will be aquired by Dassault Systems in a surprising deal which
took the CAD world by surprise.
Desktop Release 5 incorporates AutoCADŽ 2000i software, with its more
than 400 new or enhanced features and 24-percent gain in productivity
over the previous release. The Power Pack adds 1.2 million predawn
standard 2D and 3D parts, holes, features, and structural steel profiles,
complete AutoCAD Mechanical 2000 functionality, and intelligent part
placement and engineering calculations.
Deneba Internet Graphics Server 2 (DIGS) is released and updated to
take advantage of key new features and technologies available in Canvas
14 July 2000 the new version of CATIA version 5 release 4, become
available for Windows and Unix.
4 began shipping also on the Mac platform
new version of Parasolid (Version 12.0) incorporates improved Direct
Modeling technology, which provides the function to enable CAD users
to perform feature level edits to a model that has not been defined
using a history based feature approach.
date, July 2000, TurboCAD has shipped more than one million units.
Release 3. Most of the enhancements center around assemblies, as evidenced
by the addition of motion constraints as well as predefined section
has just announced a new version of CADDS 5i, called Release 11. According
to the company, this new release offers increased integration with
PTC solutions, such as Pro/ENGINEER, by using what the company calls
the Associative Topology Bus (ATB).
9, 2D and 3D architectural package, the new version offers support
for AutoCAD 2000 DXF and DWG files, can export in WMF and Adobe Acrobat
Solutions Inc. announced on 20th September Solid Edge Version 9, the
latest release of the company's award-winning mechanical design software.
has released a new version of True Space, its 3D modeling and animation
2000+, the latest version of its CoCreate's 2-D CAD software, introduces
new capabilities, such as a 2-D to 3-D accelerator kit, design management
with Microsoft Windows-compatible user interface, a Windows user interface
customization toolkit, and the ME10 macro suite, a free library of
Architect 7.0 ($895) is a Windows-based architectural design program
designed for builders, designers, and developers to create full working
drawings and accurate 3D models.
Solutions Inc. (NYSE: UGS) announced in October Unigraphics Version
17, the latest release of its industry leading, high-end CAD/CAM/CAE
software. With this release, UGS becomes the industry's first major
vendor to ship a world-class MCAD software product containing a deeply
imbedded knowledge based engineering (KBE) language. KDA consists
of capturing and recycling knowledge that exists in many forms at
every stage of the product life cycle, then re-using that knowledge
to dramatically enhance the design, engineering and manufacturing
Systemes announced that it plans to integrate Microsoft's Visual BASIC
for Applications into its products, including SolidWorks, CATIA, SmarTeam,
ENOVIA, and DELMIA..
and Dassault Systemes launched Version 5 Release 5 of CATIA, to be
available for Windows and UNIX on November 17, 2000.
released Inventor Release 4, on first week of December. Inventor costs
$4,995, and upgrade pricing will be available. Release 4 contains
more than 150 new features and enhancements, with particular attention
paid to support for enterprise-wide collaboration.
19, a new version of its flagship product line available for Windows
95/98/00 and NT 4.x. CADKEY 19 assembles new customer-driven features
for hybrid modeling and blending, 2D drawing and detailing, data translation,
display and graphics. The software also includes six new CDE (CADKEY
Architectural Desktop passed the 100,000 mark worldwide.
Solutions Inc. announced on 21 December the release and immediate
availability of Parasolid Version 12.1, its industry-leading kernel
solid modeling product.
UGS was the vendor with the most rapidly growing computer aided manufacturing
(CAM) software revenue in 2000.
CATIA seats were licensed in 2000
SolidWorks licensed 22,053 seats for the full year.
has been the world's leading specialist supplier of NC machining software
and services during 2000.
Second position is Hitachi Zosen followed by Cimatron.