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Posts by Anthony Frausto-Robledo AIA, LEED AP

Nemetschek Vectorworks and Asite Partner to support improved BIM-based workflows

Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. and Asite of London have partnered on improving coordination of BIM-based workflows through Asite’s cloud-based platform

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Nemetschek AG Joins buildingSMART International’s Strategic Advisory Council for Better Interoperability

Nemetschek AG, parent company of 12 leading AECM software companies has joined the new buildingSMART Strategic Advisory Council

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Perspectives on the 2014 Architosh BEST of SHOW awards at AIA National

In this special 2014 AIA Chicago feature report perspectives on the evolving IT landscape and how it framed the selection of honorees for BEST of SHOW this year are discussed. We continue from the same framework established in Denver last year, where social, cloud, computation and the space of creativity and contemplation define the edges of innovation in software technologies powering change in the field of architecture

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AIA: Trimble’s new Concept Apps on Google’s Project Tango Look Compelling

We look discuss our meeting with Trimble at AIA where we got our first hand view of Project Tango development for the company. In this article we talk about the tech behind Project Tango and its relationship with Apple

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GRAPHISOFT signs MOU with Singapore Institute of Architects

GRAPHISOFT signs partnership agreement with Singapore Institute of Architects (SAI) expanding BIM ArchiCAD style into one of the leading Asian markets

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AIA: AutoDesSys and Autodesk demonstrate upcoming technologies

Reports from AIA National Chicago: Looking at upcoming technologies from two veteran software companies in AEC…

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AIA: Opening Comments, Thoughts & Photos on AIA National in Chicago

An early look at AIA National in Chicago and the ideas and trends that are coming into focus

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AIA: AIA National Convention 2014 Kicks Off In Chicago

The AIA National Convention and Exhibition kicks off from Chicago today…

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Nemetschek Vectorworks releases English version of SimTread 2 Pedestrian Simulation Software

SimTread 2 is now available in English and works as a plugin from within Vectorworks…

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Luxion announces KeyShot integration with NX at Siemens PLM Connection Conference 2014

Siemens PLM and Luxion have announced integration of KeyShot with NX at NX Conference…

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GRAPHISOFT releases ArchiCAD 18 and introduces BIMcloud

GRAPHISOFT begins its international roll-out of ArchiCAD 18 and BIMcloud, to global architectural BIM markets around the world…

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In-Depth: The New and Dynamic formZ 8

AutoDesSys, Inc., talks to Architosh about what’s coming up this summer in the new formZ 8—covering in detail such new features as its Subdivision Surface Modeling tools, new OpenGL Interactive Rendering improvements and much more…

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Training News: Sixth Edition of 3D Modeling in Vectorworks Manual Now Out

Author Jonathan Pickup has revised his popular book for use with the latest Vectorworks 2014 software

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HP Disrupts market with new Large Format PageWide technology

HP is rethinking its Large-Format DesignJet line with new technology and new additions…

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IMSI Design announces TurboViewer 3.5—Powerful 2/3D DWG and PDF Markup Viewer

IMSI Design has announced the latest version of its noted TurboViewer app, now at version 3.5, with the fastest 2d and 3d PDF and DWG file viewing on any mobile app and robust collaborative communications

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AIA: Nemetschek Vectorworks Sponsors Architectural Record Napkin Sketch at AIA National

One can enter the annual Architectural Record Cocktail Napkin Sketch Contest at the Nemetschek Vectorworks booth at the AIA National Convention in Chicago and win prizes plus learn learn about innovative BIM workflows

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SimLab Soft announces release of SimLab Composer 2015 for Mac and Windows

SimLab Soft introduces SimLab Composer 2015 for Mac and Windows – 3D visualization, automation and exporting software workbenches for Mac OS X and Windows

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Sensopia announces MagicPlan 4.0 for iOS

MagicPlan 4.0 is out—and for iOS first with Android to follow—and it contains numerous updates and improvements

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Chief Architect Now Available for Mac OS X—Five New CAD Products for DIY

Chief Architect Software has released Home Designer 2015 and now for both Windows and Mac OS X

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Luxion releases KeyShot 5—Fast and Streamlined 3D Rendering and Animation

Many new features including NURBS based raytracing complete a new update in Luxion KeyShot 5—available immediately

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Famed architect Daniel Libeskind touts beauty of the ‘App World’ in Apple WWDC video

Architect Daniel Libeskind speaks about the beauty of the “app world” while using Paper by 53 in Apple’s WWDC introductory feature video in San Francisco this week. Apple yesterday introduced iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite

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solidThinking News: Latest Service Release now available for download, and more…

We have news from the folks at solidThinking, including webinars coming up, their latest service release update and some user case studies

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Japanese construction giant to adopt Graphisoft BIMx for access to BIM Projects

One of Japan and the world’s largest construction companies will be implementing a very large scale deployment of BIMx Docs across the company’s owned tablet computers—BIMx Docs runs exclusively on iOS devices with Android support coming later in 2014

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IMSI Design to ship TurboCAD Mac version 8 — Features 64-bit and Native Cocoa

IMSI updates TurboCAD for Mac to version 8 and this now means native 64-bit support and migration away from Apple’s old Carbon API’s

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Famed architect Peter Bohlin talks about Steve Jobs and the Architecture of Apple

Architect Peter Bohlin of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson talks about working with Steve Jobs on the architecture of the Apple Stores today on Bloomberg TV

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Imagination Technologies ships new Visualizer for SketchUp for Mac and Windows

SketchUp community gains new revolutionary app called Visualizer for SketchUp from Apple graphics investment Imagination Technologies

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Why OTOY will change our 3D world: A conversation with Jules Urbach

In this first of what we hope will be a long history of interviews, Architosh talks to Jules Urbach of OTOY about his company’s transformational technologies—the likes of which are not just affecting the development path options for industry giants like Autodesk, but also now catching the eye of every major Hollywood movie studio.

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Trimble Delivers New Trimble Field Link Software with new Bentley i-model Integration

Trimble updates Field Link software and announces collaboration with Bentley on i-model technology integration

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solidThinking Inspire 2014 Web Event Scheduled for June

solidThinking Inspire 2014 is new and the company has several webinars coming up to showcase its latest new features

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Autodesk post latest financial quarterly results: Up 4 Percent with $28 million in profit

Autodesk reports stronger than expected first fiscal 2015 quarter—shows signs global markets are strengthening

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Luxion’s KeyShot chosen as new Rendering Solution for Siemens’ Solid Edge CAD software

Luxion’s KeyShot comes to Siemens Solid Edge ST7 as new rendering technology

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Next Limit updates Maxwell Render plugins for ArchiCAD, C4D, Rhino and others

Next Limit updates plugins for popular CAD and 3D apps for use with its updated version 3.0.1 Maxwell Render rendering engine…

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BQE Software releases ArchiOffice 2014 for Architectural Practices Worldwide

In one of the most dedicated software products in the market for architects, BQE has announced ArchiOffice 2014 to help practices gain more control and mastery of their office and project financials and project management.

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GRAPHISOFT introduces new ArchiCAD 18 for Architecture Industry

Budapest-based Graphisoft has introduced the latest version of its flagship BIM software product, ArchiCAD 18. The tool offers new Integrated Revision Management workflow and integration of CINEMA 4D rendering engine.

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New tech: Archetris is new cloud-based Architectural Programming software tool

This new architectural and schematic design software tool–Archetris–offers its users a scaled cloud-based approach to simple and efficient programming phase work…

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CINEMA 4D NAB 2014 Presentations Now Archived and Available

See all the Maxon NAB 2014 booth presentations now archived and also see what you can get at Cineversity…

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In-Depth: Architosh looks at GRAPHISOFT EcoDesigner STAR

GRAPHISOFT EcoDesigner STAR brings advanced building energy modeling (BEM), simulation and analysis to the early stages of the BIM workflow with the intent to improve and alter building designs. The software supports ASHRAE Standard 90.1 for LEED and more…

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Abvent announces new Artlantis plugin for popular Rhino 5 3D software

French-based Abvent releases new Artlantis 5 plugin for Rhino 5, enabling Rhino users on Windows to work in tandem with the popular dedicated rendering application on both Mac and Windows…

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Autodesk updates 123D Design app for Apple iOS Devices

Autodesk updates its 123D Design application for Apple iOS devices…

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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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