is offering a new product: the LightWorks AEC Pack, which provides a solution for application developers to integrate rendering and visualization technology into their AEC CAD applications.
The LightWorks AEC Pack is offered as a complete solution comprising the software developer kit (SDK), documentation and a full range of support services. And it offers LWA-enabled support so that application users can download add-on materials and other objects from the Lightworks Web site. It also provides a library of AEC-specific procedural shaders
has released version 2.5 version of MetaCard, which offers a development environment for a variety of computer platforms, including Mac OS X and Mac OS 7.x-9.x.
Among the new debugging features of version 2.5 is a new “Execution Contexts” dialog that shows the call stack that lead to the current error or breakpoint and allows users to select contexts for display or manipulation of the variables in that context. A new “Variable Watcher” dialog shows local and global variables, and supports setting conditional breakpoints on any of them, according to
MetaCard new “Message Watcher” dialog selectively shows messages sent to each object based on user actions. Also new to the 2.5 version are support for Unicode text entry and display, a fully scriptable drag and drop architecture, and support for many new features of the Mac OS X Aqua user interface.
A single-user, all platform license, which includes a year of free upgrades and unlimited tech support via e-mail, is US$995. High ed institutions get a 50 percent discount, and K-12 institutions can buy MetaCard through a special program that offers a 10-user license that comes bundled with “MetaTalk Programmer” for $250. MetaTalk Programmer is an on-line learning package for kids.
Servoy R2, a development and deployment environment, is now available from
Servoy. The rapid application development (RAD) software suite runs on Mac OS X and is targeted to people who need to create desktop applications, database front-ends, data entry, and reporting systems.
Based on Java, Servoy R2 combines the functionality of data entry and the reporting/installing JDBC or ODBC drivers on each client into one unified environment, according to Servoy. You can connect to any data source on any platform that supports a JDBC or ODBC connection. You can test drive Servoy R2 at the Servoy Web site.
Complex Plugin 1.3
Developer Bob Delaney has released
Complex Plugin 1.3
for REALBasic 5. The freeware plug-in allows you to construct REALbasic programs which, because of operator and function overloading, can handle complex numbers much like doubles and integers are handled.
Complex numbers are represented by two doubles, not by the multi-precision numbers used by Delaney’s MPCalc and Precision plug-ins. As a Carbon, PPC, and x86 plugin, Complex Plugin 1.3 can be used to build Mac OS X, Mac OS 0.x, or Windows applications.
Recursion Software Inc.
has released C++ ToolKit 3.0.1, which extends platform and compiler support to Mac OS X 10.2 (“Jaguar”). The C++ ToolKit version 3.0.1 is available in a free 30-day trial version.