[ #CityEngine #Environment #Esri #Software ] Esri has announced its 3D urban environment creation software CityEngine 2017.0 is now ...
Esri has announced its 3D urban environment creation software CityEngine 2017.0 is now available with some new features include: Scenarios allow to create multiple design alternatives within a scene to analyze their comparative performance, Local Edit tool for procedural models, measure tools, revamped UI with improved support for high-DPI displays, enhanced support for several 3D import and export formats, etc.
New features in Esri CityEngine 2017.0
• Introducing scenario-based planning and customizable dashboards
CityEngine 2017.0 introduces the concept of scenarios. With scenarios, you can create multiple design alternatives within a scene. Compare and edit scenarios in side-by-side window views.
• Introducing the Local Edit tool for procedural models
You can now apply local edits to a procedural model, which was one of the remaining big challenges in procedural modeling. The Local Edit tool allows you to make changes to specific structural features in the procedural model, such as resizing windows, adding balconies, or changing usage types per floor, without affecting the entire procedural model.
• Introducing measure tools
Measure distances, heights, areas, and paths with a new set of intuitive interactive tools. The measure tools include “laser lines” that, for example, allow you to see the elevation of a building relative to all the other objects in the scene.
• Complete revamp of user interface
CityEngine 2017.0 presents a completely revamped graphical UI, resulting in a fresh, modern look and improved ease of use. Also, CityEngine 2017.0 improves support for high-DPI displays allowing for larger UI elements and fonts at high resolutions.
• Introducing CGA neighborhood queries
The shape grammar language CGA, now features context operations to query the neighborhood of a shape and make advanced occlusion queries.
• Improved import and export functionalities
CityEngine 2017.0 provides enhanced support for several 3D import and export formats.
You can find more news and additional details in the 2017.0 release notes. CityEngine Basic is priced at $500, CityEngine Advanced at $4000. A trial version is available for download.
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