Cadac has opened a training centre in central London.Art Systems is now shipping the Wildcat II 3D graphics accelerator from 3Dlabs.This is, claims Art Systems, the world's fastest professional 3D accelerator with more than twice the performance of its predecessor, the Wildcat 4110, for the same cost. Version 3.8 of 3D modelling package form.Z is now available through Gomark. It has increased parametric functionality with smooth parametric objects now available alongside the traditional polygonal objects.
Graphics-board and networking vendor ELSA has launched a high-end professional graphics board, the ELSA GLoria DCC that has been optimised and certified for digital content creation applications such as 3D Studio Max. Causeway Technologies has bought Cornix, the developer of the visual brick database software, Brickfinder. Autodesk has come to an agreement with A2000 Distribution which will make it possible for resellers to sell the Autodesk OnSite View software along with the necessary hardware, including Compaq iPAQ Pocket PCs with special storage devices. This should make mobile working easier.
NavisWorks 2 has been launched with a new product, Presenter, as part of a major enhancement of its visualisation capability.
Wacom Europe has launched a multi-faceted driver for its Graphire2mouse and pen set.
English Partnerships and the Forestry Commission have launched a decision-making software package for use in establishing sustainable woodlands and green space on former colliery sites.