The Hall of Fame & The Unknown Names: CAD/BIM and the Internet

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Bert and Ivan Sutherland spent decades earning their rightful place on the Who’s Who list of IT greats.

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Bert Sutherland helped create the personal computer, microprocessor, the Java language and contributed to the foundation of the internet.

What Can We Do for You?

Born in Hastings, Nebraska in 1936, William Robert (Bert) was joined just two years later, by brother Ivan Edward, born in 1938.

After completing high school, Bert received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and his master's degree and Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Younger brother Ivan followed suit with his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, his master’s degree from Caltech, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT.

As a designer, were it not for Ivan, you might still be using pen and ink.

One Man Can Make a Difference (But Two is Twice as Nice)

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Ivan Sutherland, the father of modern computer graphics.

The Art of Efficiency

Both Bert’s and Ivan’s contributions in their respective fields resulted in greater technological efficiency, from which we all benefit. At Axiom, we believe that in an ideal situation, you should be free to get on with what you do best: design. This is often best achieved by the simple use of a productivity tool, specifically designed to overcome the quirks of your platform, to increase the efficiency of your CAD or BIM software. We can’t change your platform, but we can change how much time you spend on it.

Imagine not being able to access the world at the click of your mouse when it comes to research.

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Ivan Sutherland demonstrates Sketchpad.