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Interview with Limitless Computing Inc. President, Dr. Errin T. Weller

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The “Cloud” and Augmented Reality (AR) are quickly becoming standard terms in the tech world. AR is essentially the superimposition of graphics, audio and other sensory enhancements onto the real world, thus “enhancing” our reality, using advanced smartphones or innovations like Google’s Project Glass. Cloud Computing is a revolution similar level to jumping from basic 2D & 3D to full blown Building Information Modeling, fundamentally changing how buildings are designed, visualized and developed.

In this quick interview with the President of Limitless Computing Inc, Dr Errin T. Weller, we explore how these two concepts are affecting the AEC community and the future possibilities of this great technology.


So, Limitless Computing has had some pretty amazing achievements in the past few years, from cloud computing services for Sketchup and Revit to Augmented Reality apps for iOS and Android devices. I wrote about SightSpace 3D in an ArchiMAG article last year as part of the most innovative AEC apps on iPad and Android devices, because I was fascinated with augmented reality technology and what it can offer the future of the industry. How long has the company been involved in developing for architects, engineers and other designers?

Thank you. We have been working in AEC since 2009 when we first saw a need for faster rendering using the cloud. Our friends at Hilliard Architects in San Francisco were nice enough to be our guinea pigs for cloud rendering. They gave us valuable feedback and information on how architects work and what their needs are. Our Augmented Reality technology was the result of realizing that the ideal tool for architects would be to visualize their designs in the real world. Continue Reading... >>
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How to use Apple's Magic Mouse with CAD!


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Back in October 2009, Apple surprised us with a new introduction to the mac peripherals, the Magic Mouse the world’s first multi-touch mouse. In the past Apple hasn’t been very successful with its mice, but many are starting to come around now that the company has seemed to have nailed it.

The drawback has been for us CAD users that there’s one tiny thing missing..... the essential middle scroll wheel...! Without it to pan + zoom, and orbit around a model, it just takes ages to model anything really - thus rendering the device quite useuless for 3D design.

Well despair no longer, there is a way.....

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ACM001 - Sketchup 101

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In the first of the series we explore Google Sketchup. Most possibly the most intuitive three-dimensional design program, it offers unparalleled user friendliness, simple design tools and techniques. This allows the user to quickly draw up conceptual designs, while also having the ability to add extensive detail to the 3D model.

Users can simply draw lines to create a traditional 2D CAD drawing, or take it a step further and quickly create 3D objects. Along with its seamless integration with Google Earth, it is a very powerful piece of software which practically anyone can learn and master.

Following an overview of the program’s capabilities and main user interface we continue with some basic and essential techniques to get you started.

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