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    RENDERING PLANS IN DATACAD

    The floor plan is arguably the single most useful method of architectural documentation. It gives an overview of the project and hints at how the project was conceived and organized. Yet some drafting conventions can be mysterious to nonprofessionals. So it is little wonder that a favorite presentation tool is the rendered plan.

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    MODELING GREEN ENVIRONMENTS

    Although computer-aided drafting software has indisputably changed the way architects and engineers draw, even more dramatic is the way high-end computer simulations have changed engineering design.

    One firm that has taken advantage of new software systems is Genesys, a British consultancy specializing in sustainable-building simulation. The firm uses many forms of computer modeling, which is essential for low-energy, environmentally sensitive architectural design.

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    ARCHIBUS/FM Users’ Group Receives Collaboration Award — ARCHIBUS Inc. press release, 2004.0126

    SMART Technologies Inc. Launches Interactive Pen Display — SMART Technologies Inc. press release, 2004.0122

    Sanborn Introduces CAD-Based Version of GIS Product — Sanborn Press Release at Businesswire, 2004.0121

    IMSI(R) to Acquire Aladdin Systems, Inc. — Press Release at PR Newswire, 2004.0121

    Coutts Design Inc. Announces ZiPCAD View and ZiPCAD PlanShop — Coutts Design Inc. press release, 2004.0121

    Trelligence Launches Affinity for Residential 3.0 — Trelligence, Inc. press release, 2004.0119

    Affinity Design Center Module for Desktop and Tablet PC — Trelligence, Inc. press release, 2004.0119

    Web-Based Cost Management System for AEC — U.S. COST press release, 2004.0115

    Informative Graphics Releases Net-It CAD for AutoCAD Files — Informative Graphics press release, 2004.0113

    Avatech Solutions Announce Online Assessment Testing — Avatech Solutions, Inc., 2004.0112

    @Last Software Announces SketchUp Plug-in for ArchiCAD — @Last Software press release, 2004.0108

    Rice University Class Bridges Architecture and Economics — Trelligence, Inc. press release, 2004.0107

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