Getting Started with PowerDirector

By Ahmed Mahmoud

PowerDirector is a nonlinear video editing software developed by CyberLink, though it’s not used by professionals, it’s widely used for home video editing as it allows its user to edit and produce videos through its intuitive interface Learning PowerDirector would be helpful for those who shoot a lot of home videos and want to edit…

Getting Started with AutoCAD Plant 3D

By Ahmed Mahmoud

AutoCAD Plant 3D is a software developed by Autodesk based on AutoCAD and it’s widely used by process designers in many industries like; oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, power generation and many others to create plant designs then generate isometrics, orthographic, detect collision using Navisworks, generating bill of materials and other project documentation. Learning AutoCAD…

Getting Started with ETABS

By Ahmed Mahmoud

ETABS is a multi-story building design and analysis software currently developed by CSI, Inc. The main difference between ETABS and Sap2000 is its ability to handle 3D models in a fast, easy and effective manner. Learning ETABS is a very important for civil engineers and civil engineering students as it’s a widely used analysis and…

Getting Started with DraftSight

By Ahmed Mahmoud

DraftSight is a 2D free (the professional and enterprise versions are paid) drafting software developed by Dassault Systemes (The same company developing SolidWorks), the aim of developing DraftSight is to create a software that’s capable of creating, editing and viewing DWG files easily and quickly. Learning DraftSight might be useful for draftsmen working in the…

Getting Started with Lightworks

By Ahmed Mahmoud

Lightworks in a non-linear video editing software currently developed by EditShare, there’s a free version of the software that has all of the editing capabilities of the Pro version except the fact that it has very limit exporting options. The software is available for all major operating systems; Windows Mac OS and Linux. Learning Lightworks…

Getting Started with Artlantis

By Ahmed Mahmoud

Artlantis is a standalone rendering engine (materials, texturing, lighting, shadowing and animation) designed from the ground up to meet the needs of architects, urban planners, landscapers, interior designers and exhibitors. Artlantis comes in two packages; Artlantis Render and Artlantis Studio, apart from the fact that Artlantis Studio supports Animation and VR rendering (yes, virtual reality…

Getting Started with CSI Safe

By Ahmed Mahmoud

CSI Safe is a floor and foundation slab modelling, design and analysis software currently developed by CSI, Inc. The main difference between CSI Safe, Sap2000 and ETABS is the ability of CSI Safe to handle slabs in a fast, easily and effective manner. Learning CSI Safe is very important for civil engineers and civil engineering…

Getting Started with Pixar RenderMan

By Ahmed Mahmoud

Pixar RenderMan is the core rendering technology used by Pixar in their movies, the technology is available for free for non commercial use as of March 2015. RenderMan is an extremely powerful technology for rendering, it’s available as a Maya and Katana add-on, it’s also available as a stand alone application. The technology was used…