Thursday, October 27, 2011

Esri CityEngine released

Back in July at Esri User Conference in San Diego big news was acquisition of Procedural and it’s product CityEngine. Yesterday at European User Conference in Madrid new version od CityEngine is announced and released. New version is called Esri CityEngine and it shows first steps of integration and support for esri data types.
In addition old link to now redirects to new home for CityEngine under esri corporate site fitting nicely in rest of the web site. There are small changes in order of features like GIS/CAD data support is listed as first feature.


When I get an opportunity to spend more time with CE I’ll describe new features in details. Some of key features include:
  • Import of File GDB and shapefile
  • Import of KML/KMZ
  • Import of TIFFs for heightmaps
  • Projections (including New Zealand Transverse Mercator)
  • Changed/updates help system available on-line
As before free trial is available and CE is available for Windows (both 32 and 64bit), Linux and Mac. It is a small download (as you may expect) and I think it is worth trying it out.


Until next time have fun creating whole new cities!

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