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  • ACADIA (Association for Computer Aided Design In Architecture) - serves to promote communication, critical thinking regarding use of computers in architecture, planning, building science
  • ACM SIGGRAPH - dedicated to generating, sharing information on computer graphics, interactive techniques, also sponsors the annual SIGGRAPH conference
  • ADDA (American Design and Drafting Association) - exists to serve professional growth, advancement of those dedicated to CAD (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 Society - non-profit association with goal of fostering sense of community, encouraging open communication among those who make their living within CAD industry
  • CAADRIA - offers teaching, research in CAAD
  • eCAADe (Education in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe) - dedicated to promoting good practice, sharing information about use of computers in education of architects, other related professions
  • JT Open - community of users, software vendors and interested parties spanning product lifecycle management value chain, creators of JT Open Toolkit for sharing 3D data for purposes of visualization, collaboration, data-sharing
  • Knovel - online technical reference resources allows subscribers to access leading reference works, focused on engineering community
  • ISO Online
  • NCS - National CAD Standard
  • NSPE - US society for professional engineers
  • OneCAD - offers mechanical CAD, 2D drafting, FEA, CFD, reverse engineering
  • OpenGL.org - dedicated to promotion of 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, MI
  • SPEC - non-profit corporation that establishes, maintains, endorses set of relevant benchmarks applied to high-performance computers