• Adobe Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif., has launched a Photoshop CS3 Extended plug-in for the Google 3D Warehouse. The free plug-in enables users to query and download free 3D content from the Google 3D Warehouse, Google's online repository for 3D models and content, directly within Photoshop CS3 Extended. 3D Content then can be placed, manipulated, and used in composites with the new 3D tools in Photoshop CS3 Extended. To download the free plug-in, visit: http://labs.adobe.com
• Autodesk Inc., San Rafael, Calif., has signed an agreement to acquire NavisWorks, a privately held company based in Sheffield, England, that provides software for 3D coordination, collaboration, and sequencing in design and construction. The deal, which is reported to be about $25 million (USD), is subject to a working capital adjustment. www.autodesk.com.