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    Bell Travers Willson, a London-based architecture and design studio, has launched a method that harnesses digital design technology and low-volume custom production methods to build a sustainable alternative to traditional housing.

    Through FACIT, the house-manufacturing company they founded, the architects produce the "Digital House" using a detailed 3D computer model. This information is transferred to a computer numerically controlled (CNC) router, which rapidly cuts components from sheets of plywood in a controlled factory setting.

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    SUSTAINABILITY CAD STRATEGIES

    At the GreenBuild Conference in late 2006, Phil Bernstein, Autodesk vice president of Building Industry Strategy and Relations, announced that the software company would begin working with the U.S. Green Building Council to help architects and engineers more readily adapt their digital design processes to incorporate sustainability issues.

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    Irelands's First Virtual Town: Westport in 3D — AMT3D press release, 2007.0419

    Lattice3D Reporter Links to Microsoft Excel — Lattice Technology press release, 2007.0418

    Tekla Launches New Main Version of Tekla Structures Software — Tekla press release, 2007.0418

    LightWorks 7.7 Released — LightWorks Press Release, 2007.0418

    LightWork Design: Higher Performance Photorealistic Rendering — LightWork Design press release, 2007.0417

    Informative Graphics Releases MYRIAD 8 CAD Viewer — AEC Newsroom, 2007.0417

    CAD Goes Web 2.0 — World CAD Access (blog), 2007.0417

    Archway Systems, Inc. Announces Steel Stud Detail Software — AECCafe.com, 2007.0416

    CADwire.Net Announces Winner of 2006 Tech Innovator Award — CADwire.net, 2007.0413

    ArchiCAD Passes IFC 2x3 Certification — Graphisoft press release, 2007.0412

    Robobat Releases Extensions for Revit Structure — Robobat press release, 2007.0412

    News and Enhancements in Mapsuite+ 5.0 — Chaos systems AB press release, 2007.0410

    Autodesk Delays Filing Annual Report — Yahoo Finance, 2007.0410

    Autodesk Provides Customers Anytime-Access to Review Designs — Autodesk press release, 2007.0410

    Not Just Pretty Pictures, Please — Building Design, 2007.0405

    AutoDesSys Releases Form.Z RenderZone Plus, V. 6.5, Beta — AEC Newsroom, 2007.0404

    Bentley Publishes 'The Year in Infrastructure' Project Yearbook — Digital CAD, 2007.0402

    Web Site Offers Architectural Design Aid — News-Leader, 2007.0401

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