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  • ACADIA (Association for Computer Aided Design In Architecture) - serves to promote communication and critical thinking regarding the use of computers in architecture, planning and building science
  • ACM SIGGRAPH - dedicated to the generating and sharing information on computer graphics and interactive techniques, and also sponsors the annual SIGGRAPH conference
  • ADDA (American Design and Drafting Association) - exists to serve the professional growth and advancement of those dedicated to CAD (and manual drafting)
  • AIA - American Institute of Architects
  • ANSI Online
  • APMM - Association of Professional Model Makers
  • ASCE - civil engineers
  • ASME - mechanical engineers
  • buildingSMART alliance - technical, political, financial support for advanced digital technology in real property, concept, design, construction, operates within NIBS, based in NW Washington DC
  • CAD Compass - focuses on issues pertaining to the development, adoption and implementation of CAD standards
  • CAD Society - not-for-profit association with goal of fostering a sense of community and encouraging open communication among those who make their living within the CAD industry
  • eCAADe (Education in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe) - dedicated to promoting good practice and sharing information about the use of computers in the education of architects and other related professions
  • JT Open - community of users, software vendors and interested parties spanning the product lifecycle management value chain, creators of the JT Open Toolkit for sharing 3D data for the purposes of visualization, collaboration and data-sharing
  • Knovel - online technical reference resources allows subscribers to access leading reference works, focused on the engineering community
  • ISO Online
  • NSPE - US society for professional engineers
  • OpenGL.org - dedicated to the promotion of the OpenGL rendering
  • PACE (Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering) -  focused on CAD, CAM, CAE, PDM, funded by GM, Siemens PLM, EDS, Sun
  • SME - source of manufacturing knowledge, education, networking, headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan
  • SPEC - non-profit corporation that establishes, maintains and endorses set of relevant benchmarks applied to high-performance computers