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Posts by Anthony Frausto-Robledo AIA, LEED AP

Bluebeam Revu now out for Apple’s Mac Platform—Big win for Mac in AEC

Years in the making, Nemetschek Group subsidiary, Bluebeam Inc., has released a Mac native version of its building industry leading application Revu. A full fledged member of the Bluebeam family, the Mac version can fully participate in Bluebeam Studio workflows in the building industry.

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German Nemetschek Group appoints Sean Flaherty Chief Strategy Officer

The now former CEO of Vectorworks, Inc., Sean Flaherty, has been appointed to the role of Chief Strategy Officer on the Nemetschek Group supervisory board, a position where he will drive group-wide future strategy for the resurgent AEC software company.

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Dr. Biplab Sarkar named CEO of Vectorworks, Inc.

Vectorworks, Inc., announces new CEO in Dr. Biplab Sarkar, while Sean Flaherty takes up key full time position as Chief Strategy Officer for the entire Nemetschek Group.

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Eva Franch i Gilabert named Vectorworks Design Summit Keynote Speaker

Vectorworks Inc. announces design keynote speaker for upcoming Design Summit, this year held in Chicago. New York architect Eva Franch i Gilabert will deliver a talk titled “Alternatives” on 27 April 2016.

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Matterport enhances Immersive Spaces with First Generation Mattertag Content

Matterport users are now able to annotate points in 3D space for real estate, travel and hospitality, media and AEC markets.

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Nemetschek Group posts impressive financial results

The Nemetschek Group continues record earnings and revenue results as company shares forecasts for fiscal 2016 with estimated EBITDA of nearly $100 million USD.

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Graphisoft partners with UK based 3D Point Cloud scanning company

Graphisoft UK partners with Murphy Surveys on Point Cloud Scanning for the UK and Irish AEC markets.

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Tidbits: PTC, Vectorworks, Trimble CAD and AEC news

CAD News: PTC sponsors leading tech startup event in Massachusetts aimed at finding great new tech in areas related to its MCAD base, including AR and IoT; plus Vectorworks and Asite headline next Build Earth Live, a project involving a Hyperloop; and finally we have news on Trimble Connect’s latest updates.

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Featured Video: Vectorworks Design Summit—2016 Chicago

In this featured video, Architosh showcases the highlight aspects of the upcoming 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit taking place in Chicago, one of the architectural capitals of the world. Take a peak below…only takes a minute!

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Maxon showcasing Cinema 4D at 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas

Maxon will be showcasing Cinema 4D R17 at the NAB 2016 Show in Las Vegas next month.

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‘High Performance': The Ultimate BIM Feature

In this special feature, Architosh takes a look at the nature of ‘performance’ both in the architecture firm and its value in the BIM transformation from 2D CAD to BIM workflows. What is the firm performance trade-off due to BIM? How have architects argued against performance? And how do we discuss and evaluate performance within software and BIM in today’s workflow? This feature illuminates this topic using one BIM developer’s software development work as a case study.

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Possible OS X Futures—Two Things We Learned This Week

A future where Apple controls its microarchitecture for iOS completely and where it doesn’t for OS X raises questions. Additionally, Apple’s iCloud ambitions speak to interesting answers in hosted app solutions that can address the “pro” market.

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Post Event: Apple’s Top 5 Far Reaching Announcements from Yesterday

Architosh looks at the top 5 most far reaching announcements from yesterday’s Apple Event. Only one of them concerns an Apple product and none of them concern the Mac.

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Mr. Pro, Meet Mr. Pro—Why the new iPad Pro and BIMx Pro are a Killer Duo

Graphisoft’s deservingly noteworthy BIMx Pro gets prime time today in Apple’s event introducing the new 9.7 inch iPad Pro.

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GDC Recap: Autodesk expanded VR support and streamlined 3D character creation

Autodesk continues to serve the Game Developers market with key technology updates to its tool chains.

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Webinar: Introducing solidThinking Inspire 2016

Free webinar introduces product and industrial designers to the latest solidThinking Inspire 2016 for optimized and streamlined design.

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Apple TV shaping up to be big focus on March 21, but Mac Pro update, where art thou?

Could Apple shock us with something to say about the new Mac Pro that has failed to delight in the market? It never hurts to imagine and dream, right?

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solidThinking Inc., announces solidThinking Inspire 2016

Additive manufacturing accelerated with introduction of PolyNURBS; cost-saving benefits for broad range of production processes.

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ILEXSOFT of Italy releases HighDesign 2016 for Mac—Full Featured 2D CAD

New OS X only CAD system delivers new 64-bit performance and many new enhancements.

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Altair releases HyperWorks v14 for Windows and Mac

Altair releases new HyperWorks 14 for Windows and Mac—Complete CAE Suite

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Playing Nice is Best—Autodesk and Siemens Sign Agreement on CAD Interoperability

Manufacturing CAD Giants Autodesk and Siemens Agree on Interoperability Pack—Companies to Share Toolkits.

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The Foundry launches MODO 10 Series—Next Generation 3D Platform

The Foundry talks up MODO 10 Series for professional 3D modeling, animation, rendering, game development—future releases focused on gaming and interactive design, including VR.

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Jeffrey Ouellette of Vectorworks, Inc., named buildingSMART International’s Implementation Support Group Chair

The buildingSMART International chairmanship offers platform for advocation of open data buildings standards in the whole AEC industry via initiatives like OpenBIM and IFC.

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Chaos Group Speeds Up V-Ray for Maya with version 3.3

Chaos Group delivers with big update to V-Ray for Maya with version 3.3—adding up to 50 percent rendering performance improvement.

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Win Free Trip to Design Summit in Chicago—Vectorworks Announces New Prize

Win a free trip to the Vectorworks Design Summit in Chicago. Entrants have a chance until March 9th.

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Vectorworks, Inc. Donates Software, Computers and Training to Philadelphia Design Center

Vectorworks Inc., donates software, computers and training for the new Philadelphia Design Center.

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Graebert releases new ARES Kudo YouTube Video—First Peaks

Want to see a Sneak Peak at ARES Kudo? Graebert releases a YouTube video showing the new cloud-based DWG CAD solution in preview form.

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CAD News: Germany’s Graebert Celebrates 4 Years and Double-Digit Growth in India

Germany’s Graebert celebrates 4 years of success in India as it expands its customer footprint at a rapid rate and quadruples its programming and management staff at its Indian headquarters.

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2016 Vectorworks Design Summit Details Revealed: Speakers, CEU’s and Exhibitors

Vectorworks’ annual Design Summit conference kicks off later this spring in Chicago. Like last year the event will show attendees an exclusive preview of upcoming software technology for one of the world’s leading CAD and BIM developers. Early Bird discounts to the event are still in the offering.

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irisVR CEO and Co-Founder Talks About Pro VR Industry—Oculus versus Vive and More

In this executive interview, we talk to irisVR software company Co-Founder and CEO, Shane Scranton—about B2B virtual reality, the market, the hardware VR devices, Apple and much more.

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Gaming News: Valve Brings SteamVR to Unity Platform

Valve brings SteamVR to Unity Platform and Offers New VR PC Test App.

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Vectorworks and PRG Partner for Content for Vectorworks Spotlight

Vectorworks has partnered with the world leading supplier of entertainment and event technology to develop new tools and content for Vectorworks Spotlight, the leading CAD technology for entertainment design.

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BricsCAD v16.2 released from Bricsys—new UI and 3D modeling updates

Bricsys adds four important new feature updates in point-dot release for BricsCAD V16 (in version 16.2)—adding improved UI, Quad cursor additions, Dynamic UCS and Clip Display status useful in BIM.

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Tech Soft 3D release HOOPS Visualize 2016—new 64-bit support for Apple iOS and more

Graphics toolkit boasts new 64-bit support for iOS and Android, advancements in performance and tight integrations with Parasolid modeling kernel and Autodesk’s RealDWG.

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The Khronos Group releases Vulkan 1.0 API Specification

The Khronos Group has now released the Vulkan API for graphics and compute on GPUs, a bonafide positive development for the IT world, providing software developers numerous benefits and options.

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COBie inventor says ARCHICAD is 100 Percent COBie-compliant

Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD BIM software has achieved 100 percent COBie Design Stage compliance, says Bill East, COBie inventor.

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Mac 3D News: formZ to Celebrate 25 Years of Innovation

Famed 3D stalwart and Mac developer, AutoDesSys, announces 25th anniversary of legendary formZ software. The Ohio-based company has a LAB unit in Los Angeles that is producing extensions and an upcoming parametric visual scripting environment, a la Rhino + Grasshopper.

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BIM News: MagiCloud—Europe’s largest online BIM library launches

Progman launches new MagicCloud online BIM library with over 1 million products in Revit MEP and Autodesk formats.

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AIA News: AIA nominates 9 Boston Society of Architects members to College of Fellows

AIA nominates nine Boston Society of Architect members to the College of Fellows.

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3D Event: Abvent to host Live Twinmotion Online Demos

Abvent to host dual-timed, free online Twinmotion demos in February.

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AIA News: Actor Kevin Spacey to Keynote AIA National Convention 2016

Kevin Spacey has been announced as the keynote speaker at the upcoming AIA National Convention.

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Shift To Cloud Forcing Autodesk Layoffs, But Cloud Is Good

Autodesk announces big layoffs on the horizon but the company says it has nothing to do with macro or company based economics. Instead, the downsizing is in response to its move to the cloud.

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Vectorworks Inc., partners with Berlin-based 3YOURMIND 3D printing software company

Vectorworks gains its first dedicated 3D Vectorworks plugin for 3D printing via a partnership with 3YOURMIND, a Berlin-based software developer focused on the 3D printing software market.

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Trimble Acquires Sefaira—Building Performance Design Software Maker

Trimble acquires London and New York based Sefaira, new buy adds leading building performance software tools to Trimble’s growing war-chest.

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Parallels New Remote Application Server v15 Serves Up Windows Apps to Any Platform

Parallels delivers on bringing more options for companies to serve up Windows-based apps and Windows desktops to any type of computer and device around the world. This new solution may be considered for those trying to access Windows-based CAD solutions.

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Abvent launches Render[in] 3 plugin for SketchUp

The developer of famed Artlantis Studio and Render have now launched a public beta of Render[in] for SketchUp. The rendering software plugin works entirely within SketchUp.

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Event: solidThinking to host CONVERGE 2016 Conference

Exploring the intersection of design and technology, the solidThinking company, a subsidiary of Altair, will host its first confab focused on more than its users but broader themes involved in the convergence in design and technology.

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Frame Unveils Powerful New Supercomputer in the Cloud

Frame announces new more powerful option for cloud-based workstations. This new supercomputer option will please rendering folks.

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Latest editions of Vectorworks Essentials and Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manuals Now Available

Expert trainer Jonathan Pickup’s latest manuals updated for use with Vectorworks 2016 design software.

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Maxon announces update to Cineware for Adobe After Effects CC

Maxon announces new Cineware 3.0 for Adobe After Effects CC, latest update features greater performance, time slider sync and a lot more.

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solidThinking intros new Evolve 2016 for Mac and Windows

solidThinking has quietly introduced solidThinking Evolve 2016 for Mac and Windows, a global leading product design CAID system.

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Autodesk updates Fusion 360 for Mac and Windows

Autodesk packs a punch in new January updates to Fusion 360. The new cloud-based, web-era application is truly platform independent and mobile and cloud oriented to support anywhere, any device access to project data, files and teams.

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Mac CAD News: IMSI Design releases new TurboCAD Mac V9

TurboCAD version 9 line-up launches for the Mac platform this week. IMSI/Design has continued to take the Mac version of TurboCAD in the parts and mCAD product direction which is where it is strongest.

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Live Webinar: Introducing Twinmotion for ARCHICAD

Join host Graphisoft and Abvent on a special live webinar demonstrating Twinmotion and ArchiCAD for advanced yet simple visualizations for AEC.

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Mac 3D News: PipelineFX releases Qube! 6.8—Adds ArtistView UI

The global leading 3D render farm software technology, PipelineFX’s Qube! gets updated to version 6.8 and intros new powerful and beneficial features for 3D artists in the world’s leading visualization studios. The software runs on Mac and Windows as well as Apple iOS.

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Mac 3D News: Strata’s Winter Release Offers 800% Render Speed Up

Strata’s latest release of Strata Design 3D CX 8.1 features more than attractive winter pricing, the market stalwart in 3D software features Intel’s latest kit for high speed raytracing plus beneficial new pro modeling features for product and industrial designers.

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Chief Architect has announced new version—Chief Architect X8

Top residential builder design software is now at version X8 and being shown at the International Builders’ show in Las Vegas. Chief Architect X8 runs on Mac and Windows.

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Webinar News: MAXON hosts Fluids Simulation with Cinema 4D and RealFlow

Maxon is hosting a free webinar on fluid simulation work inside of Cinema 4D with RealFlow.

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Trimble Connect gets updates for SketchUp 2016 and more

Trimble has updated its Trimble Connect AEC cloud-based collaboration platform with new modern user interface touches and new format support.

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Using the Future of Architecture to Save Its Past

Philip D. Allsopp has a counter-intuitive passion for saving architecture’s past by using the most state-of-the-art technologies available. And as part of this endeavor he is a leader in the emerging HBIM field—using BIM technology to address the heritage building industry.

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