Posts by Anthony Frausto-Robledo AIA, LEED AP
Trimble’s SketchUp product managing director shares with us some insight about where LayOut is headed. Straight at CAD and BIM…
Trimble’s SketchUp 2013 is now officially announced with more details about its features and plans and about its new Extension Warehouse
DEPTH SA’s Promenadd HD Player for iPad is a free app that brings your 3ds Max renders to life with 360 degree UX
UK-based Shaderlight will be hosting upcoming training sessions online for its popular Sketchup plugin
Chaos Group has provided a massive update to V-Ray for Sketchup, announces free Open Beta program
formZ software maker updates its SketchUp competitor tool, bonzai 3d to version 3.0 — adds 80 new features
e-on software advanced LumenRT Studio on version 4.1 release
Architosh reviews Bluebeam Software’s Revu for iPad, one of our selected apps in our “Ultimate iPad Guide: 12 Must-Have Apps for Architect.” Having spent many weeks with the application in real architectural practice contexts we find this first major version excellent. Read our review to understand why.
We have select news items on all things Vectorworks, including news on Nomad
Architosh reviews AMD Radeon based Sapphire HD 7950 Mac Edition graphics card for Apple Mac Pros. This latest board from Sapphire offers users AMD’s 28nm based Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture with up to 4.3 billion transistors and highly tuned for OpenCL. We put it through a whole series of benchmarks across both gaming and pro markets, plus real world tests.
In a play on Mies van der Rohe’s famous “God lives in the details.” Hungarian-based Graphisoft and BIM pioneer has announced a major upgrade to ArchiCAD focused on several industry-first innovations.
Finnish-based software company CadFaster, Inc, releases major update to MyCadbox with new features for their iPad app and more…
Universal’s new “Oblivion” film utilized 3D motion graphics developed by veteran animators using Maxon’s CINEMA 4D
Germany-based Nemetschek bim+ was at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York to showcase their innovative cloud-based BIM collaboration technology
In a stunning reversal of fortunes compared to just a few years ago, Autodesk is now reporting that 80 plus percent of college students in CAD-based majors, such as architecture, engineering and industrial design, prefer Mac.
In this special interview feature Micah Dickerson, product manager for AutoCAD for Mac, discusses with Architosh what’s going on with AutoCAD for Mac.
Build your studio in the cloud. Lagoa is a brand new cloud-based rendering and design collaboration platform with solutions for 3D and design professionals, enterprise customers and application developers.
Apple’s graphic for WWDC sure hints at something stereographic….hmm?
Apple’s 2013 WWDC is set for early June – new iOS 7 and OS X 10.9 are set for being shown
Architosh wraps up its final list in our ambitious series, Ultimate iPad Guide: Apps for Architects. This is an “elite group” of 12 apps every generalist architect should own.
The most significant update in years ships for the popular CAD line
Mac and iOS CAD/3D News: We have tidbits on Chaos Group at ILM, Luxion’s expansion in European markets with KeyShot and PipelineFX’s upcoming Qube 6.5 render farm software shown at NAB 2013
Bentley sponsors 10th Smartgeometry conference in London
Nemetschek Scia to preview Scia Steel Manager – First Centralized BIM solution for steel fabrication industry
Nemetschek Scia is hosting event in St. Louis focused on previewing new Steel Manager application for fabricators
This innovative new 3D software application can work by simply typing English text, dramatically changing the 3D process
Mac-based architects and AEC professionals finally get native OS X version of industry-standard specifications production tool
Leading iOS CAD app gains IFX 2×3 data exchange and more features…
This feature report lists BIM/CAD file formats and which apps associate themselves with each format or vice versa. This is a good shortcut guide to finding the apps you will need.
Apple’s new headquarters architect looks to be getting involved in Apple’s Stores, complimenting a rich design team that includes Eight, Inc.
NAB – LightWave 11.5 is showcasing new Adobe After Effects interchange technology at the broadcaster’s show in Vegas
Nemetschek Vectorworks sponsors Architectural Record 2013 Napkin Sketch Contest
PCalc 3.8 for Mac OS X is not just some new calculator app. It’s been with the Mac for 20 years and has an interesting history. Even Steve Jobs tried it out!
The client-side value-add apps list is a tough category to generate. There are actually hundreds of possible items which one can make a case that are more client-sided than architect-sided and provide value-adds to building owners. The whole list for apps that control building systems is arguably a client-side story as well.
ArchiCAD powers winning designs by Portuguese architects
Nemetschek bim+ is the future of the Internet-based building industry, company has open platform in beta and is now open for sign-up
Mac and iOS CAD/3D News – We have tidbits from Vectorworks about a local Chinese language version now shipping, tibits on updates, Imagination Technology news and news of Bentley’s Navigator Mobile for iPad
Industry-standards Khronos Group announces new standards and development of WebGL format for advancing 3D on the web
Chief Architect coming to Mac OS X and preparing for future ARM platforms…
This is suppose to be the fun category and we do indeed feel there are some fun and interesting apps included in this latest installment of our guide series. Find out what our Gem is below.
When it comes to the second larger industry in the world–the building and construction industry–the facts about mobile platforms tell quite a different story about Samsung (Android) vs Apple’s iOS
Apps for the Control of Building Systems is mostly about building and home automation control system applications that can run on your iPad or iPhone. Architects should be aware of the many options that exist that their engineers could specify make their clients aware and smarter about energy conservation, observation and control from a facilities perspective
Utility and Tools Apps for Architects is a broad but useful category, filled with many possibilities. But what are some of the really cool apps to consider? And what should architects not try to live without? Take a look, we think you’ll see some cool stuff.
IMSI updates TurboSite to version 1.2 adds in video chat and more
Our listing guide continues with Sustainable Design Apps for Architects on iPap. This is a tough category with a mix of so-so apps and a few really good ones. Yet, it is ripe for better tools.
Graphisoft has announced some important milestones for its support of the Open BIM Movement and IFC (Industry Foundation Classes)
Our listing guide for Site Survey, Analysis and Visualization apps on iPad highlight a range of interesting and solid apps in this category.
Annotation of drawings is a primary function of architects. Whether it involves markup up progress drawings for junior staff or reviewing shop drawings submitted by the general contractor, architects needs tools that today provide them a digital version of the trusted fat red marker.
Project management is an essential feature skill of what architects provide to society. Below you will find apps that will run on iPad that tie into various project management applications, some task focused others extensive online collaborative and project management (OCPM) systems.
Our listing guide for Note Taking and Ideas apps on iPad for architects includes a dozen top ranked apps that are sometimes well known, sometimes not!
Cadalog–the makers of rendering plugin SU Podium–have announced viso3D for iPad and SketchUp. New tool helps you put your SketchUp models on the iPad for user viewing and interaction.
Mac and iOS CAD/3D News: We have tidbits on upcoming events for Vectorworks, Shaderlight and some deal opportunities over at our friends at ICS
This week Pasadena, California-based Bluebeam Software has announced the release of Bluebeam Revu 11
Architosh embarks on one of its most ambitious special article series ever with this first installment of Ultimate iPad Guide: Apps for Architects. We kick-off a multi-article series entailing in-depth guides, special lists, feature interviews and related product review.
Our listing guide of Modeling & Rendering apps for iPad includes gems we think you may have missed or not yet heard about
Our listing guide of Mobile CAD Authoring apps for iPad includes a fairly short list of tools, an index of the difficulty of programming successfully in this category.
Our listing guide of Conceptual Drawing apps for iPad includes some gems we think you may have missed or not yet heard about.
BIM is a tough category to capture in a list so you may find some of these apps in other categories as well. The apps listed below are all highly valuable to the BIM process.
Our listing of CAD Viewers and Collaboration for Architects on iPad is quite extensive because this is one of the best categories with a high degree of competition.