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Boston-based Lagoa to launch cloud-based CAD modeler to challenge the likes of SolidWorks

Lagoa intends to enter MCAD market with new cloud-based SolidWorks challenger…

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Tidbits: GRAPHISOFT, Greyscalegorilla and SIGGRAPH news

Mac and iOS CAD / 3D News: We have tidbits on Cadimage winning the ArchiCAD Distributor of the Year award in Hungary, as well as news on Greyscalegorilla’s upcoming Signal product plus it’s time to register for SIGGRAPH 2014

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Mac 3D News: Maxon forms partnership with Side Effects – Developing Cinema 4D plugin for Houdini engine

CINEMA 4D users will have future access to the new Houdine Engine from Side Effects Software, enhancing the artistic process for users of Maxon’s software on both Mac and Windows platforms

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John Bacus of Trimble talks to Architosh about SketchUp, broadly and about version 2014

Over the years Architosh has had the distinct pleasure of unique discourse with the folks behind SketchUp. From our early beginnings together we often manage to get the story that nobody else gets. In this special feature we are going to combine some insights from general SketchUp talk over the past year with a recent discussion–with John Bacus–of the latest version’s new features.

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Brotens intros new Lighting CAD software Illuminando for Mac OS X

An Italian software developer has introduced a brand new program called Illuminando, noted as the world’s most advanced lighting calculation program — built uniquely on OS X

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Vectorworks Architect software wins 2014 Architizer A+ Award

Vectorworks Architect picks up popular vote in Architizer 2014 awards program

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Event: BSA ArchiCAD User Group Meeting – Levi + Wong Design Associates Discusses BIM Project

The Boston area’s upcoming ArchiCAD User Group meeting will feature Vincent Boutaud of Levi + Wong Design Associates who will discuss BIM, IFC structural models and the Cinema 4D rendering process

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Limitless Computing announces new SightSpace View plugin for SketchUp

SketchUp 3D Basecamp 2014 is launch time for third-party application developer Limitless Computing with its new SightSpace View plugin and mobile app

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Nemetschek Vectorworks & Synchro Software Ltd. Join Forces to Support Open BIM

Nemetschek Vectorworks Inc. partners with Synchro Software for tie-in to 4D BIM

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Focus: Visiting Nikken Sekkei and Discussing BIM and GRAPHISOFT

In this second feature on Graphisoft’s recent Japanese announcements, we delve into detailed notes on the press visit to the architectural office of Nikken Sekkei

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Mac CAD: Graebert announces new Plugins for DraftSight in Germany

Graebert announces new plugins from third-party developers for DraftSight

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Mac 3D: Russian based C3D Labs adds Mac OS X support for its geometry modeling kernel

Apple gains a new 3D geometry modeling kernel developer in Russia, an area approximate to numerous emerging foreign software development houses and innovative startups in Eastern Europe

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Graphisoft in Japan: Pictures and Notes from the BIMcloud Trip

We share some of our photos from our Journey to Japan for Graphisoft’s BIMcloud press event and include additional notes from the various presentations about BIMcloud and ArchiCAD

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Popular Sense 3D Scanner v1.1 now available for Mac Users

Want to capture your bride in 3D on her wedding day? New Sense offers consumers ability to quickly and easily create 3D printable data files from real life objects

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Nemetschek Vectorworks offers Academic Research Grants to support Global Design Projects

Vectorworks Academic Research Grants Will Fund Activities Related to Design Innovation, Community Impact & Civil or Social Concerns

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GRAPHISOFT extends new Licensing option for BIMx Docs with Clients

GRAPHISOFT updates BIMx Docs licensing options with sharing BIMx Docs with clients on its iPad app

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NAB: Autodesk releases Smoke 2015 and optimized for new Mac Pro

Autodesk adds powerful effects controls, integration with Apple’s Final Cut Pro X and hardware optimization for the new Mac Pro in the latest Smoke 2015

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3D Systems showed leading edge technology at 3D Printing Conference

At NYC’s recent 3D Printing Conference 3D Systems not only keynoted the conference but showed off upcoming and current leading edge solutions for 3D printers and their associated technology

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Tidbits: Artisan by Lightworks, Gehry Technologies and other news

Mac and iOS CAD/3D News: We have tidbits on Artisan by Lightworks, Gehry Technology news and ArchiFM. Read on!

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NAB: MAXON and Vizrt announce new integration between CINEMA 4D and Viz Artist

Maxon’s CINEWARE allows a streamlined 3D design workflow via Native CINEMA 4D File Import into Viz Artist — Demos will be held at 2014 NAB

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Unity and Imagination Partnering to Bring Ray Tracing to Real Time Games

Game developers using Unity 5 in the near future will have access to interactive ray-tracing technology from Imagination for cinematic level CG in mobile games

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Why one of Apple’s most notable developers is winning big in Japan

GRAPHISOFT of Hungary is leading BIM in Japan due to a cultural match-up that is well reflected in partnership values

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Special Event from Japan: GRAPHISOFT announces new ‘BIMcloud’ for global architectural industry

Architosh is in Japan covering live GRAPHISOFT’S big announcement about its new “BIMcloud” technology and offering. The Hungarian software innovator has again introduced industry firsts to the AEC software market

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Special Event: Join Architosh 25-26 March in Japan for a Special Announcement

One of the AEC Industry’s Most Innovative and Leading BIM technology players will be making a special announcement to press in Japan’s largest city next week

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Nemetschek Scia to introduce new Open Design Technology at the 2014 Structures Congress

Structural and civil engineers can now centralize their design tasks into one integrated workflow

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Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., releases Service Pack 3 for its Vectorworks 2014 product line

Nemetschek Vectorworks releases Third Service Pack for new Vectorworks 2014

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Autodesk talks to Architosh about Octane Cloud Workstation: Autodesk Edition at Amazon

Architosh explores the OTOY Octane Cloud Workstation via Amazon EC2 Instances — a Technology Preview is showing developers and press how the future of the cloud may play out for CAD and 3D

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Event: Advanced GTeam Introduction – Gehry Technology shows BIM technology on desktop and iPad

Come see Gehry Technologies’ GTeam in a new free online webinar

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Khronos Releases OpenGL ES 3.1–Advances 3D graphics and integrated GPU computing on mobile devices

Apple’s market-leading iPhones and iPads just got a little bit better–in the near future. New OpenGL ES 3.1 has been released and iOS and other mobile operating systems will be able to tap its power in the new feature

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Learning: Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial Manual, Six Edition — Now Available

New Jonathan Pickup tutorial book on Vectorworks gets updated for latest 2014 version

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Architecture Business Plan Competition Announced by Charrette Venture Group

Architecture Business Plan Competition encourages creativity within the profession to flourish through “entrepreneurship” and creative ventures–new competition opens up dialog about the role of entrepreneurship in architecture profession

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Luxion’s KeyShot gets new Integration with solidThinking Evolve 2014

Luxion’s KeyShot is now integrated into solidThinking Evolve 2014 via LiveLinking technology–offering product designers best-in-class real-time rendering in tandem with a leading iterative surfaces and solids modeling CAID tool

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Norman Foster says huge buildings like Apple’s new headquarters…are good!

Founder and chairman of Foster + Partners, Norman Foster, argues in an interview published in Architectural Record, that huge buildings are actually good for us…and explains why

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Event: Collaborative BIM for NASA’s Deep Space Habitat Design

GTeam webinar will look at Cal Poly Pomona student and faculty led NASA Deep Space Habitat Design process using BIM technologies and GTeam by Gehry Technologies

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Smith Micro announces new Anime Studio 10 for Mac and Windows

New Anime Studio 10 offers users new bone constraints, new movement interpolation for adding realism and a whole lot more features…

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LightWave 3D Group intros new HDR Light Studio Live Connection Plugin

Lightmap Limited has released their latest HDR Light Studio 4 for LightWave 3D…offering support for the new VRP view

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solidThinking Evolve for Architectural Design Modeling – Part 1

In this special feature article we explore solidThinking Evolve and its use in advanced architectural surface modeling. In this part 1 feature we demonstrate the basics in working with complex curved surfaces and forms

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In-Brief: Trimble announces SketchUp 2014 for Mac and Windows

Trimble launches new SketchUp 2014…offers speed improvements in rendered views and many new features including a WebGL based preview engine for 3D Warehouse

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solidThinking, Inc., releases new solidThinking Evolve 2014 for Mac and Windows

solidThinking Evolve 2014 offers numerous new features and incremental improvements which address its current new and veteran customers’ biggest demands

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Nemetschek updates Vectorworks Cloud Services and Nomad to v2.6

Far more powerful processing in the cloud is the primary benefit in the new update to Vectoworks Cloud Services and Nomad v.2.6

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Events: solidThinking Inspire webinars demonstrate Mass Reduction in Product Design

New solidThinking Inspire webinars show product design engineers how to dramatically reduce mass and weight in their new products

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Nemetschek Scia joints the American Institute of Steel Construction and Supports Integration Initiatives

Nemetschek Scia joins AISC in the United States to further advance BIM within the steel building industry

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The new Mac Pro – A Buyer’s Guide Through the Best Test Results

This guide-oriented feature article explores the details surrounding the new Mac Pro and its performance benchmarking found throughout the web, with summary reference to particular industries and their common applications

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Nemetschek bim+ ‘Open BIM’ oriented platform goes live with starter editions for teams

Nemetschek bim+ has officially launched and with a very capable online and iPad based collaboration suite of BIM tools

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Firm Profile: Archiform 3D — Challenging China with Integral Design

We continue our Firm Profile series with Archiform 3D founder and president, Steve Bell. Archiform 3D is a leading global provider of advanced architectural visualization and design services operating globally. The company does amazing work and they do it all with a spartan pipeline consisting of ArchiCAD and CINEMA 4D. This is a big interview but chalk full of interesting business craft and insightful details–the kind of information Architosh is known for pulling out in stories like this. So sit back, grab a cup of your favorite beverage and enjoy the story.

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Chaos Group’s V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max is now out and available

The Chaos Group has the new V-Ray 3.0 rendering toolkit for Autodesk 3DS Max out and it has tons of new and excellent features

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Event: ArchiCAD user group in Boston featuring BIMx Docs

Come see GRAPHISOFT’S new BIMx Docs showcased within a BIM workflow at the next BSA ArchiCAD user group meeting in Boston this February

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Tidbits: CadFaster, e-on software and more…

Mac and iOS News: We have tidbits on FileMaker’s recent 1 million achievement, CadFaster iPad and Vue news

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New Vectorworks Scenic and Lighting Design Tutorial by Kevin Lee Allen now updated for version 2014

Vectorworks Tutorial Series Books are popular ways of gaining mastery of subject matter – now Kevin Lee Allen’s Scenic and Lighting Book is updated for Vectorworks Spotlight 2014

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Online Seminar – Creating High-Impact Renderings with ArchiCAD and Artlantis 5

The leading BIM software tool is teaming with Abvent’s Artlantis in a Live Seminar to showcase rendering

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MeshFusion for The Foundry’s modo now available from Cadsoft Solutions

MeshFusion plugin for the Foundry’s modo 701 offers powerful and time saving boolean operations to subdivision surface (SDS0 objects

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Product Review: GRAPHISOFT BIMx Docs for iPad and iPhone

In this product review Architosh looks at GRAPHISOFT’S latest mobile app, the iOS-based BIMx Docs. BIMx was the first iteration of a BIM model viewing app with game-like walk-thru mode navigation, “gravity” based sensitivity–so that the walking experience felt as real as possible (no walking through walls like in the movie “Ghost”)–and door recognition. Now BIMx Docs extends on that solid base adding 2D documents and marrying the two types of viewing and navigation experiences.

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IMSI Design updates TurboSite to version 2.5

TurboSite Pro and TurboSite Plus now at version 2.5 — IMSI adds markup of 2D PDF files and more…

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Industry reports says AEC firms lack use of Project Management, Knowledge Management and ERP software

Do architects and other AEC professionals lack knowledge about the value proposition behind the use of Project Management, Knowledge Management and ERP software? Or are they simply not interested enough? An HP and CASE sponsored study shows it depends greatly on the size of the AEC firm in question.

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Tamsin Slatter releases new updated Tutorial on Vectorworks Landmark

New Vectorworks Landmark Tutorial by Tamsin Slatter Now Available

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LightWave 3D Group congrats Shuhei Morita for “Possessions” 2014 Academy Award Nomination

LightWave 3D based animated film “Possessions” nominated for 2014 Academy Award

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The US’s AIA releases new Mac friendly ACD5 web software for architecture industry

AIA delivers all new AIA Contracts Documents software solution as SaaS (software as a service) with new Web-based ACD5 for Mac and Windows platforms

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GRAPHISOFT releases new EcoDesigner STAR

GRAPHISOFT launches EcoDesigner STAR for standards compliant energy performance analysis for architects

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Punch ViaCAD 9 series available through Cadsoft Solutions

cadsoft solutions is now shipping the new ViaCAD Version 9 product line from Punch Software

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GRAPHISOFT reaches Final of Prestigious European Business Awards, Named 100 Ruban d’Honneur Recipient

GRAPHISOFT enters the final round of the European Business Awards as one of 100 finalists

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