Posts by Anthony Frausto-Robledo AIA, LEED AP
We recap NVIDIA’s announcements and focus on the Quadro K6000
Architosh reviews IMSI / Design’s latest TurboCAD Mac Pro now at version 7. The venerable TurboCAD product line is a key rival in the overall CAD market to noted heavy-weight Autodesk and is particularly strong on the Windows side. But since 2006 the company returned to the Mac platform to address an expanding overall CAD market. This latest version is powered by the same underlying technology in SolidWorks and contains photographic realistic rendering options. In this review we take a look at what is new.
Nemetschek touts that 4/6 buildings shortlisted for RIBA Stirling Prize were designed by Vectorworks firms
Vectorworks touted as dominant used technology behind RIBA Stirling Prize Finalists
GRAPHISOFT adds IFC based Revit Connection Add-on to ArchiCAD
We have some quick news from the SIGGRAPH 2013 show floor which is on Day 2 of 3 this week in Anaheim, California. We have much more SIGGRAPH news come
Maxon Computer delivers new CINEMA 4D R15 at SIGGRAPH 2013
Lightworks is showcasing its latest Iray+ technology along with other tech at SIGGRAPH this year
Khronos Group advanced OpenGL specification to version 4.4 — adds Bindless Texture Extension for up to 10x improvement in performance
“Can’t innovate anymore, my ass.” CAD industry insiders and veterans respond to Apple’s new Mac Pro coming later this year and share their thoughts on the new machine
Sean Flaherty, CEO of Nemetschek Vectorworks Inc., recently spoke with Architosh about everything from BIM, to China to if the “Holy Grail” of modeling in architecture was achievable in BIM. In this first of several parts feature interview, Flaherty talks to Architosh about BIM and Vectorworks in Japan and China.
Lightworks set to make major product announcement and partnership announcement at SIGGRAPH next week
During the AIA time-frame solidThinking Inc. announced now one but two major product updates. We have details here and some analysis at the bottom.
At AIA National in Denver Altair Corporation discussed at length its company’s presence and intentions in AEC with Architosh, including details about its collaborative work with large global AEC firms
Apple awarded patent for virtual CAD tools for multi-touch OS
ArchiCAD 17 awarded nod in TenLinks Best of Show at AIA 2013
mARCH is new modo 701 add-on software for architectural modeling
In this AIA Show report we discuss in depth our knowledge of Autodesk’s new Dynamo technologies with Vasari
Autodesk announced FormIt 4.0 at AIA Denver this year. Prior to the show Architosh got a private look at what the company was up to and where it is going.
Notes and pictures from AIA Denver in and around the convention hall
Award-winning IMSI/Design TurboSite v1.3 now shipping from the iTunes Store
Maxon’s CINEMA 4D elevates creative process for visionary artist Clifford Ross’ unprecedented “The Austin Wall”
Clifford Ross Studios creates monumental stained glass artwork for new US Courthouse using Maxon’s acclaimed CINEMA 4D software
Pixologic adds several new brush modeling tools to its acclaimed 3D sculpting system
In this first of a small interview series, Don Jacob, Vice President of Engineering, Bluebeam Software, talks to Architosh about their flagship solution, Revu, and how Bluebeam’s solutions tackles the AEC Industry’s document and collaboration challenges.
Notes and pictures from AIA Denver in and around the conventional hall
In this feature Product In-Depth GRAPHISOFT reviews all the key details of the latest version of ArchiCAD 17 with Architosh
Notes and pictures from AIA Denver in and around the convention hall
We give an over-view of our upcoming 2013 AIA National reports on the coolest software and technologies we saw and learned about in Denver.
AIA TAP BIM Awards Winners at AIA Denver 2013
GRAPHISOFT events for AIA Denver are lined up, read on to learn more
GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD gains BIMobjects App for its leading BIM solution
Design engineers generate dramatically lighter concepts with minimal stress using solidThinking Inspire 9.5
Nemetschek updates Vectorworks 2013 with Service Pack 4
New formZ 7 and bonzai 3d 3.0 to be showcased at AIA Denver next week
Will Apple be tempted to shift to AMD if a new GHz race emerges between the two main chip producers?
We review many of the issues that remain on pro users minds as they contemplate the new Mac Pro
Apple has introduced brand new Mac Pros at WWDC just as expected and discussed here at Architosh and elsewhere on the Net
Graphics project on new Macs apparently in the work for over a year
Macworld editors talk shop and suggest that Apple could re-invent Mac Pro for WWDC
Graphisoft to host global live event featuring prestigious Moscow building and the new ArchiCAD 17 BIM software
Architosh reviews CadFaster Collaborate for iPad, the very well noted cloud-based mobile BIM solution for iOS iPad that brings unique features to multiple BIM authoring based users
Trimble’s SketchUp product managing director shares with us some insight about where LayOut is headed. Straight at CAD and BIM…
Trimble’s SketchUp 2013 is now officially announced with more details about its features and plans and about its new Extension Warehouse
DEPTH SA’s Promenadd HD Player for iPad is a free app that brings your 3ds Max renders to life with 360 degree UX
UK-based Shaderlight will be hosting upcoming training sessions online for its popular Sketchup plugin
Chaos Group has provided a massive update to V-Ray for Sketchup, announces free Open Beta program
formZ software maker updates its SketchUp competitor tool, bonzai 3d to version 3.0 — adds 80 new features
e-on software advanced LumenRT Studio on version 4.1 release
Architosh reviews Bluebeam Software’s Revu for iPad, one of our selected apps in our “Ultimate iPad Guide: 12 Must-Have Apps for Architect.” Having spent many weeks with the application in real architectural practice contexts we find this first major version excellent. Read our review to understand why.
We have select news items on all things Vectorworks, including news on Nomad
Architosh reviews AMD Radeon based Sapphire HD 7950 Mac Edition graphics card for Apple Mac Pros. This latest board from Sapphire offers users AMD’s 28nm based Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture with up to 4.3 billion transistors and highly tuned for OpenCL. We put it through a whole series of benchmarks across both gaming and pro markets, plus real world tests.
In a play on Mies van der Rohe’s famous “God lives in the details.” Hungarian-based Graphisoft and BIM pioneer has announced a major upgrade to ArchiCAD focused on several industry-first innovations.
Finnish-based software company CadFaster, Inc, releases major update to MyCadbox with new features for their iPad app and more…
Universal’s new “Oblivion” film utilized 3D motion graphics developed by veteran animators using Maxon’s CINEMA 4D
Germany-based Nemetschek bim+ was at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York to showcase their innovative cloud-based BIM collaboration technology
In a stunning reversal of fortunes compared to just a few years ago, Autodesk is now reporting that 80 plus percent of college students in CAD-based majors, such as architecture, engineering and industrial design, prefer Mac.
In this special interview feature Micah Dickerson, product manager for AutoCAD for Mac, discusses with Architosh what’s going on with AutoCAD for Mac.
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Apple’s graphic for WWDC sure hints at something stereographic….hmm?
Apple’s 2013 WWDC is set for early June – new iOS 7 and OS X 10.9 are set for being shown