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Posts by Anthony Frausto-Robledo AIA, LEED AP

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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IMSI Design releases TurboFloorPlan for Mac for the First Time

IMSI Design releases brand new TurboFloorPlan product for the Mac platform for the first time

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Mac stalwart developer GRAPHISOFT wins ‘Silver Stevie Award’ in 2014 International Business Awards for its BIMcloud

GRAPHISOFT snags International Business Award “stevie” for its BIMcloud cloud services and software solution

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SIG: OTOY unveils first commercial holographic video and display technology for 2015

The Star Trek future is fast upon us with OTOY’s latest innovations — company promises industry first in holographic video and holographic displays for early 2015

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SIG: OTOY expands OctaneRender integration with NUKE, Houdini, MotionBuilder, Unreal Engine 4 and more

OTOY announces expansive OctaneRender integration with NUKE, Houdini, MotionBuilder, Unreal Engine 4 and other tools…new support for holographic video production

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SIG: OTOY announces new X.IO App Streaming services to bring Windows CAD and 3D apps to Mac and other platforms

OTOY announces new X.IO App Streaming to bring anywhere access to Windows graphics intensive apps to any device via the Web

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SIG: V-Ray comes to The Foundry’s NUKE and MODO applications

Architosh has Mac 3D news from SIGGRAPH 2014, which starts today. Chaos Group have announced integration and support of V-Ray for MODO, NUKE and KATANA from The Foundry

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Maxon Unveils New CINEMA 4D Release 16 ahead of SIGGRAPH 2014

Germany’s Maxon has updated CINEMA 4D to version R16 — offering numerous advanced new features for digital 3D artists working across a range of design and film and TV industries

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Autodesk announces Next Evolution of SketchBook Pro in Version 7 for Mac and Windows

Autodesk raise the bar on their popular SketchBook Pro with this latest Version 7 release and new membership options

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HP T520 ePrinter and HP Z workstations power US Pavilion at Venice Biennale

HP technologies featured at U.S Pavilion at Venice Biennale in formed architectural studio

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Tidbits: ShaderLight for SketchUp, CAD Garage and Dosch News Items

Mac CAD and 3D News: We have news tidbits on Shaderlight for SketchUp at its latest version V3 with tons of new features; plus news on Dosh Design landscape elements for 3D packages; plus CAD Garage is now carrying modo and Maxwell Render

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SIG: Chaos Group News for SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver

Chaos Group to host Two “V-Ray Days” at SIGGRAPH 2014 in August

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SIG: In Brief: Maxon news at SIGGRAPH 2014

We have some details on Maxon’s participation at SIGGRAPH 2014 this year

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New CINEMA 4D Tutorials at Greyscalegorilla

CINEMA 4D enthusiast website and add-on developer Greyscalegorilla has a new sub-surface scattering (SSS) tutorial plus a link to their winners of the Five Second Winners contest

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OrthoGraph wins ‘Best in Biz’ Award for App of the Year

Reporting from Budapest, OrthoGraph Architect App has won the Gold Trophy in Best Biz Awards 2014 International

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iVisit 3D for Autodesk 360 Now Available

Abvent announces iVisit 3D for Autodesk 360. Now Revit users can export out to this growing format for 3D mobile and web deployment

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Mac CAD/3D News: Maxon, Graphisoft and Solibri announcements

Mac and iOS CAD and 3D News: We have exciting news from Solibr regarding COBie, plus news from Maxon on a new animation contest and news about Graphisoft’s BEST of SHOW honors

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AIA: Pictures and Notes from the Entire Week in Chicago: Part 2

Pictures and Notes from AIA National 2014 in Chicago — we show our photos, expand our notes from discussions with the leading AEC software companies in attendance at the show

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AIA: Pictures and Notes from the Entire Week in Chicago: Part 1

Pictures and Notes from AIA National 2014 in Chicago — we show our photos, expand our notes from our discussions with the leading AEC software companies in attendance at the show

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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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