eSync, eDrawings, TurboCAD, Runtime Revolution Get Tiger Support

Four applications on Monday added Mac OS X v10.4 "Tiger" support: e2Sync Tiger, which syncs Entourage Contacts, Events and Tasks with iCal, Address Book and all iSync-compatible devices, including more than 60 cell phones and Palm PDAs; eDrawings, which enables users to review and comment on 3D models via e-mail. Like every other update of the software, e2Sync Tiger is free for existing users; the full version is US$39; TurboCAD; and Runtime Revolution 2.6.

SolidWorks eDrawings is available as a free viewer for users who want to pass around files for others to comment on. It operates on such CAD applications as SolidWorks, AutoCAD, CATIA and others, in addition to reading native DWG and DXF files. eDrawings Professional, which sells for $995, adds more collaboration tools, including measure and markup creation, password protection, the ability to view configurations and more.

In addition to Tiger support, IMSIis new version of TurboCAD adds more than 250 design and drafting tools, including TurboCAD Explorer, which offers access to over 8,000 symbols and parts. A conversion tool is also included that automatically creates 2D wirefram and hidden line drawings from imported 3D components or assembly drawings. Pricing is $99.95 and Mac OS X v10.2 or higher is required. IMSI plans to release a second 2D/3D version of TurboCAD for Mac OS X later this year.

Runtime Revolutionis version 2.6 upgrade integrates with Tigeris Spotlight and Core Image technologies and supports Deep Masks. Developers can use Spotlight to search in Revolution stacks, turn to Core Image for transition effects and employ Deep Masks to create translucent windows and effects. Runtime comes in three configurations: Dreamcard ($99), Studio ($299) and Enterprise ($899).