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Posts by Anthony Frausto-Robledo AIA, LEED AP

Shaking Up Healthcare Architecture on Mac—How Architects Use Game-Like Technology In Practice

Architosh has published a firm profile story on the impressive work being done by multidiscipline design practice Levi + Wong Design Associates, a firm doing amazing things with a full BIM workflow using Apple’s Macs and iOS devices. Importantly, the firm has leveraged BIMx within their developed workflow to transform design processes for their many healthcare clients.

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Firm Profile: Levi + Wong Design Associates—Virtualizing Healthcare Architecture

We continue our Firm Profile series for the second time this month with a feature on the mixed practice design firm Levi + Wong Design Associates, a Boston area architecture, landscape architecture, planning and interior design firm serving national clients through a highly-developed 3D ‘virtual design’ process using GRAPHISOFT’s highly noted ArchiCAD and BIMx platforms.

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Autodesk Fusion 360 Ultimate gets first update

Autodesk provides first update for Fusion 360 Ultimate — new features include Animations and Explosions workflow

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What’s new in Luxion’s new KeyShot 5.1—Creo 3.0 and Cinema 4D and more…

Luxion’s latest KeyShot 5.1 adds new support for Cinema 4D and PTC Creo 3, and many new features…

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The (AIA) releases 8 New Contract Documents – Updates AIA Documents Software and SaaS Products

The American Institute of Architects have added eight new documents to its industry-standard AEC contractor documents portfolio, including two focused in newer areas of project delivery models. All eight new documents are available through its Documents desktop software and new SaaS (software as a service) Documents-on-Demand Plus and Documents-on-Demand online service.

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Altair launches HyperWorks Unlimited for AWS bringing CAE to the cloud

Like OTOY Altair uses re:Invent conference this week to announced cloud-based distribution of application services with HyperWorks Unlimited for Amazon Web Services

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Apple investment ‘Imagination Technologies’ ships new PowerVR Series7 GPUs

The British chip company behind the iPhone and iPad’s graphics technology—and much of the industry—has come out with its next-gen GPU technology and it looks strong. Could this company be the better target for Apple to acquire next rather than AMD?

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Mac 3D News: formZ developer now has free version of legendary 3D Mac program

AutoDesSys has a new product line as of this month, now with three versions of formZ, including a free version, the legendary modeling developer can now focus on one product core to delver products to compete at both the high and low end of the market, delivering crucial 3D modeling technology to both Mac and Windows customers.

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OTOY opens beta of X.IO App Streaming services to developers worldwide—Windows apps served to any OS

OTOY’s technology promises to liberate Windows applications from the constraints of the Windows OS platform and their devices—delivering key applications and games to users on any device worldwide. This marks a major opportunity for developers to reach more audience with existing code bases onto platforms like Apple’s Mac OS X and mobile platforms like iOS and Android.

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Nemetschek Vectorworks 2015 released in Localized Versions in Europe

Vectorworks 2015 product line now available for several localized European countries / languages.

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New ModelPort ArchiCAD plugin now available at AECObjects.com

New plugin constructs ArchiCAD Library parts from file formats such as Alias Wavefront OBJ and Autodesk FBX, previously unavailable to ArchiCAD users.

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Firm Profile: Nick Hardman—Hardmarque Re-Imagines Australia’s Future Manufacturing

We continue our Firm Profile series this November with a feature on solidThinking export Nick Hardman of HardMarque Future Factories, which specializes in a wide range of industrial design focused on the ‘additive manufacturing’ sector, serving diverse clients in the areas of industrial and product design.

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Mac 3D: Trimble announces new SketchUp 2015 for Mac and Windows

Trimble releases brand new SketchUp 2015—the second release of SketchUp this year!

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Architects invited to submit for 2015 AIA TAP Innovation Awards program

The American Institute of Architects is calling for entrants to its 2015 AIA TAP Innovation Awards program. Architects can submit across four major categories.

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Nemetschek Vectorworks and Datacubist Oy Partner to Strengthen IFC Quality Exchange

Vectorworks Architect users gain BIM validation tool integration with new Datacubist Oy – Nemetschek Vectorworks partnership

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Architosh intros Ultimate iPad Guide: Apps for Architects 2.0 (Wave 1)

Architosh has completed the first wave (Wave 1) of one of its most ambitious special article projects with the 2.0 update to the Ultimate iPad Guide: Apps for Architects. We kick off Wave 1 with the culmination of a special three article interview series on iOS developers in this market segment and a brief description of our updates inside the Ultimate iPad Guide: Apps for Architects 2.0

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Startup on the Danube Aims to Simplify Building Survey Process

As part of our Ultimate iPad Guide: Apps for Architects Version 2 series features, Architosh tells the story of three iOS developers writing apps for architects. In this feature we write of our OrthoGraph interview in Budapest, Hungary back in the summer of 2014. Laszlo Toth, co-founder of OrthoGraph Architect 3D, works directly across from the Graphisoft headquarters in beautiful Graphisoft Park and shared with me the company’s beginnings, goals and current thinking.

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London Duo Inspires to Make CAD Authoring on Mobile Work

As part of our Ultimate iPad Guide: Apps for Architects Version 2 series features, Architosh tells the story of three iOS developers writing apps for architects. In this feature we learn from an architect and engineer duo in London at the helm of Orange Juice Studios, the developers of the soon to be released CADO mobile CAD authoring app that cleverly solves the multitouch issue of one-finger CAD authoring.

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GRAPHISOFT showcasing BIM energy benefits of using ArchiCAD 18 at 2014 Greenbuild International Conference this week

GRAPHISOFT is at Greenbuild this week showcasing its energy evaluation and analysis software as integrated into its leading BIM package ArchiCAD 18

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Major New TurboSite v4 from IMSI/Design Out for CAD professionals

Mobile CAD professionals have a new version of IMSI/Design’s new TurboSite v4

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Corel releases new CorelCAD 2015 for Mac and Windows—unparalleled native DWG file support

Corel Corporation releases new CorelCAD 2015 for Mac OS X and Windows this week, offering full DWG-file compatibility with Autodesk AutoCAD

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Architosh’s Conference Call Notes—What’s Important Among Cook’s Statements

Here are the key conference call notes that we gravitated to during yesterday’s call, beyond the stunning Mac market share and units news that we broke with yesterday

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Apple’s Macs surprise hit in quarterly results—market share now highest since 1995!

Apple’s Mac the surprise hit during this past quarterly earnings—record setting sales and revenue for the Mac line as the platform approaches quarterly revenue nearly equaling that of Apple’s entire annual earnings a bit more than a decade ago

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Event: BIMcloud Live Online Seminar by GRAPHISOFT

Graphisoft hosts a live BIMcloud event globally later this month featuring integrated team messaging for mobile devices like iPhone and iPad running BIMx Docs

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Is the new Retina iMac the “iMac Pro” the market seems to be screaming for?

Apple’s new Retina iMac is a killer machine aimed squarely at a segment of the Pro market who badly need the 5k monitors that will transform their creativity and productivity in their work. This is a considerable segment of their users, but the internals of this machine happen to match up with what is being touted as the “fastest single-threaded workstation” in the world aimed at a whole lot of Apple’s other customers, just not on the right side of the OS divide.

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Why this German company spells good things for Apple in US construction

In this article we discuss why Bluebeam’s Revu software may be a type of “bridge” between not just two major sides of the design-build delivery continuum, but between the Windows-centric US construction industry and the bi-lingual Mac-Windows-centric world of a European and Asian market share leader in Nemetschek AG

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Nemetschek AG Exec’s Talk Details of Bluebeam Acquisition with Architosh

Nemetschek AG’s Executive Board members in charge of the group’s overall strategic direction, CEO Sean Flaherty of Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., and CEO Viktor Varkonyi of Graphisoft, Inc. discuss the thinking and outlook behind the recent acquisition of US-based Bluebeam Software Inc.

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FileMaker offers new free guide—Performance Guide for FileMaker Pro now available

FileMaker offers free guide to designing high-performance FileMaker solutions for iOS, desktops and the web Guide includes step-by-step examples and quick tips; free bonus webinar on Oct. 28

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Mac 3D News: Inivis releases new AC3D 7.3 for Mac, Linux and Windows

Inivis updates their AC3D 3D modeling application for Mac, Linux and Windows adding several interesting features requested by users

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We’ve Got Company—New Apple for Architects website launched!

New blog focused on Apple for Architects has been launched by architect and Architosh reader Neal Pann

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Dr. Biplab Sarkar Talks to Architosh About Nemetschek Vectorworks 2015

Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Chief Technology Officer of Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. discusses the latest release of Vectorworks 2015 and the technical achievements and technology behind this important update.

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Autodesk announces AutoCAD for Mac 2015 and AutoCAD LT for Mac 2015

Autodesk announces AutoCAD for Mac 2015 and AutoCAD LT for Mac 2015—offering major new features and updates that make this version of AutoCAD on OS X a must-upgrade for users and the best version yet for AutoCAD users on Windows to make the switch to Mac computers

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Graebert Announces Wave of Dassault DraftSight Plugins for Cross-Platform CAD Tool and Developer World Tour

Graebert releases 20 plugins for DraftSight and announces world tour for developers for Dassault DraftSight

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Graebert announces DWG-based ARES Mechanical – New CAD Product

ARES Mechanical by Graebert has been announced for beta in 2015 and aims to sit at the desk of SolidWorks users.

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Maxon intros Cineware 2.0 and CINEMA 4D Lite R16 included in Adobe After Effects CC

Maxon has announced the new Cineware 2.0 and CINEMA 4D Lite R16 now included in the latest version of Adobe After Effects CC

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Graebert Unveils World’s First DWG-based Full CAD Solution for Android

Graebert of Germany also announces ARES Touch 2015—world’s first true full featured DWG CAD platform for mobile tablet on Android

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Graebert of Germany announces ARES Commander 2015 2/3D CAD for Mac, Windows and Linux

Graebert of Germany announces new ARES Commander 2015 2D/3D DWG Native CAD System for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux—Brings DWG File Optionality to Global CAD Market

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AEC News: Nemetschek AG acquires US-based Bluebeam Software Inc.

German software giant Nemetschek AG has announced its acquisition of US-based construction software darling Bluebeam Software of Pasadena, California

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Mac 3D News: Spatial Corporation ships ACIS R25 geometry modeling kernel

Spatial Corporation has updated its ACIS geometry modeling kernel (engine) — which has numerous enhanced features beneficial to leading CAD/BIM/CAM applications

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Limitless Computing’s SightSpace View wins Best New Product Award

Limitless Computing wins honors for its SightSpace View plugin for Trimble SketchUp….

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Event: Nemetschek Vectorworks Brings Experts Together to Discuss ‘The Business of Creativity’

Nemetschek Vectorworks hosts an upcoming event focused on The Business of Creativity with a panel of experts in the fields of design set to engage readers and their thoughts and ideas

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A Savannah Startup Springs from LEED Practice Leadership

As part of our Ultimate iPad Guide: Apps for Architects Version 2 series features, Architosh tells the story of three iOS developers writing apps for architects. In this feature we learn about the formation of Green Badger LLC and its self-named app that aims to simplify and streamline the demanding paperwork-based LEED verification and documentation process.

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Mac 3D News: Reel FX Hits 4.5 Million Render Jobs using PipelineFX’s Qube!

Leading Render Farm Management software for VFX current at work on New Guillermo Del Toro production, “The Book of Life” has pushed render production to 4.5 million renders

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Tidbits: Dosch Design, Lightwave Crossgrade offer and other news…

LightWave 3D News Lightwave 3D Group has recently announced how proudly they stand behind the support of indie artists and rogue studios and in that spirit have announced a super competitive Cross-Grade to Livewave offer. The promotion is for both 2D and 3D programs and requires that you attach a screen capture of your software […]

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Autodesk announces Autodesk Fusion 360 for Mac App Store – Says ‘Our Global Community Loves the Mac’

Autodesk notes that its users are increasingly using Apple’s Mac platform and that it was time for Autodesk Fusion 360 to get on the Mac App Store

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Mac users clamoring for SolidWorks may finally have an answer in OnShape

New OnShape MCAD and product design and engineering solutions aim to rival leading SolidWorks and get this—they are created by the original SolidWorks team!

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Breaking the Jobsian Quadrant: Should Apple Make an iMac Pro?

For many years the term “pro” at Apple has been applied to a distinct class or group of products, serving a distinct set of customers. But these days in the era of iDevices the the use of the term is becoming more vague. At the same time research evidence suggest that many so called “pros” are using the iMac as their professional desktop solution. This of course begs an obvious question next.

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Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. announces upcoming Vectorworks 2015 Product Line

At a press-only event Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., this week announced their upcoming Vectorworks 2015 product line, including the new Renderworks 2015 as well. Dramatic new features include a host of rendering and visualization capabilities due to advancements to its proprietary VGM code base, plus improvements to Spotlight, Landmark and Architect.

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Inside Apple’s Mysterious Structure? A house, store, gym…or a runway for Angela Ahrendts’ big debut moment?

Could Apple’s mystery structure contain a model runway for Apple’s big debut in the world of Fashion? This might be Angela Ahrendts big debut moment and a clarification of her role at Apple.

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Famed architect Frank Gehry’s much beloved Gehry Technologies (GT) has been acquired by Trimble

The most famous living architect, Frank Gehry, has stated that he believed his real legacy was how his Gehry Technologies company was helping to transform the practice of architecture on a global scale. Today, Autodesk’ largest competitor just announced it has acquired Gehry Technologies, a global AEC software and consulting services company involved in many of the largest construction projects in the world.

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Architosh launches Mac Workstation professional survey study for Pro Users

In our first hardware study to look at the professional markets that Apple has traditionally served, Architosh has launched a survey in order to comprehensively study the market for professional desktop/workstation hardware needs across a range of “pro” industries.

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3D Imaging Market Global Industry Analysis Report – Forecast 2014 – 2020

3D imaging market studied in new global report from Transparency Research

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solidThinking INSPIRE 2014 is officially released for Mac and Windows

solidThinking has announced that solidThinking Inspire 2014 is now available worldwide through dealers. The award-winning engineering 3D CAD tool is available on both Mac OS X and Windows

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Why would one of the leading PC Geeks move to Apple? Anand Lal Shimpi Departs AnandTech

What would Apple want to do with one of the world’s leading PC Geeks? Good question, right? Well, Anand Shimpi is heading to Apple by all accounts and has retired from his beloved publication AnandTech.com. Here are a couple of reasons why he may have done that.

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Maxon’s CINEMA 4D R16 now shipping, plus SIGGRAPH presentations now available at Cineversity.com

Maxon CINEMA 4D R16 is now shipping and SIGGRAPH 2014 presentations are now at Cineversity.com

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New Architectural Visualization Solution Coming from French-based Twinmotion

A new architectural visualization solution is on the horizon called Twinmotion, or least that is the company’s name which appears based in France

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Google enters the world of scalable Cloud Rendering with Zync acquisition

Google acquires ZYNC cloud rendering service star and aims to serve Hollywood with its Google Cloud Platform

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Autodesk launches two new products – Pixlr and Pixlr Pro for photo editing

Autodesk takes Swedish acquisition from 2008 and moves it to prime time as it enters the cloud-based photo editing world with new Pixlr membership levels and apps for devices and the desktop

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Mac 3D News: Renowned Maxwell Render software now free to Students and Faculty

Renowned photorealistic rendering software Maxwell Render is now free for all students and faculty, including network rendering and render farm technologies for education institutions

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Product Review: Trimble SketchUp Pro 2014

In this product review Architosh looks at the new Trimble SketchUp Pro 2014, with a particular emphasis on its new BIM worthy features in open schema support and IFC 2×3 export options.

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