updated 06:15 pm EDT, Tue September 28, 2010
Google integration steps backward, however
AutoDesSys, the 3D imaging company best known for its modelling software Form•Z, have updated their 3D design program Bonzai3D to v.2.2, adding support for Abvent's Artlantis and two new languages (French and Czech) along with 75 minor fixes and improvements -- but the software has also had to modify support for Google Sketchup's 3D Warehouse and Google Earth due to changes on Google's part, meaning users will have to adapt to new ways of using these components.
The ability to import images from either Google service is still present, but now requires a few extra steps to accomplish. A set of instructions on the new import procedures is summarized on Bonzai3D's version history page. The company describes itself as "disappointed" with the changes to the licensing and requirements of Sketchup and Google Earth.
Bonzai3D now includes floating licenses for networks, meaning the software can be installed freely across various machines with simultaneous use up to the number of licenses permitted. In addition to the new French and Czech support, the program is also available in German, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Japanese and English.
Among the minor tweaks touted by the company are improvements to Hidden Line, exporting DXF and DWG formats, and Section and Clipping plane improvements. The update is free to existing users.