3D CAD standards

Need a quick run-down on the potential ‘standards war’ between different 3D CAD standards in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) space? Look no further than AECnews.com and Randall Newton’s comprehensive overview: "3D CAD Publishing is the New Vendor Battleground".

It will be important from the perspective of construction collaboration technology or ‘extranet’ vendors as their viewing technologies (whether in-house or third-party) will need 3D capabilities in order to display the models to users. It is not a straight fight between Adobe and Autodesk either – other firms are promoting their own drawing formats, with offerings from Dassault/Lattice, SolidWorks and UGS, plus Google and Navisworks.

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