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Posts by Anthony Frausto-Robledo AIA, LEED AP

Mac 3D News: Spatial Corporation ships ACIS R25 geometry modeling kernel

Spatial Corporation has updated its ACIS geometry modeling kernel (engine) — which has numerous enhanced features beneficial to leading CAD/BIM/CAM applications

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Limitless Computing’s SightSpace View wins Best New Product Award

Limitless Computing wins honors for its SightSpace View plugin for Trimble SketchUp….

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Event: Nemetschek Vectorworks Brings Experts Together to Discuss ‘The Business of Creativity’

Nemetschek Vectorworks hosts an upcoming event focused on The Business of Creativity with a panel of experts in the fields of design set to engage readers and their thoughts and ideas

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A Savannah Startup Springs from LEED Practice Leadership

As part of our Ultimate iPad Guide: Apps for Architects Version 2 series features, Architosh tells the story of three iOS developers writing apps for architects. In this feature we learn about the formation of Green Badger LLC and its self-named app that aims to simplify and streamline the demanding paperwork-based LEED verification and documentation process.

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Mac 3D News: Reel FX Hits 4.5 Million Render Jobs using PipelineFX’s Qube!

Leading Render Farm Management software for VFX current at work on New Guillermo Del Toro production, “The Book of Life” has pushed render production to 4.5 million renders

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Tidbits: Dosch Design, Lightwave Crossgrade offer and other news…

LightWave 3D News Lightwave 3D Group has recently announced how proudly they stand behind the support of indie artists and rogue studios and in that spirit have announced a super competitive Cross-Grade to Livewave offer. The promotion is for both 2D and 3D programs and requires that you attach a screen capture of your software […]

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Autodesk announces Autodesk Fusion 360 for Mac App Store – Says ‘Our Global Community Loves the Mac’

Autodesk notes that its users are increasingly using Apple’s Mac platform and that it was time for Autodesk Fusion 360 to get on the Mac App Store

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Mac users clamoring for SolidWorks may finally have an answer in OnShape

New OnShape MCAD and product design and engineering solutions aim to rival leading SolidWorks and get this—they are created by the original SolidWorks team!

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Breaking the Jobsian Quadrant: Should Apple Make an iMac Pro?

For many years the term “pro” at Apple has been applied to a distinct class or group of products, serving a distinct set of customers. But these days in the era of iDevices the the use of the term is becoming more vague. At the same time research evidence suggest that many so called “pros” are using the iMac as their professional desktop solution. This of course begs an obvious question next.

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Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. announces upcoming Vectorworks 2015 Product Line

At a press-only event Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., this week announced their upcoming Vectorworks 2015 product line, including the new Renderworks 2015 as well. Dramatic new features include a host of rendering and visualization capabilities due to advancements to its proprietary VGM code base, plus improvements to Spotlight, Landmark and Architect.

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Inside Apple’s Mysterious Structure? A house, store, gym…or a runway for Angela Ahrendts’ big debut moment?

Could Apple’s mystery structure contain a model runway for Apple’s big debut in the world of Fashion? This might be Angela Ahrendts big debut moment and a clarification of her role at Apple.

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Famed architect Frank Gehry’s much beloved Gehry Technologies (GT) has been acquired by Trimble

The most famous living architect, Frank Gehry, has stated that he believed his real legacy was how his Gehry Technologies company was helping to transform the practice of architecture on a global scale. Today, Autodesk’ largest competitor just announced it has acquired Gehry Technologies, a global AEC software and consulting services company involved in many of the largest construction projects in the world.

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Architosh launches Mac Workstation professional survey study for Pro Users

In our first hardware study to look at the professional markets that Apple has traditionally served, Architosh has launched a survey in order to comprehensively study the market for professional desktop/workstation hardware needs across a range of “pro” industries.

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3D Imaging Market Global Industry Analysis Report – Forecast 2014 – 2020

3D imaging market studied in new global report from Transparency Research

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solidThinking INSPIRE 2014 is officially released for Mac and Windows

solidThinking has announced that solidThinking Inspire 2014 is now available worldwide through dealers. The award-winning engineering 3D CAD tool is available on both Mac OS X and Windows

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Why would one of the leading PC Geeks move to Apple? Anand Lal Shimpi Departs AnandTech

What would Apple want to do with one of the world’s leading PC Geeks? Good question, right? Well, Anand Shimpi is heading to Apple by all accounts and has retired from his beloved publication AnandTech.com. Here are a couple of reasons why he may have done that.

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Maxon’s CINEMA 4D R16 now shipping, plus SIGGRAPH presentations now available at Cineversity.com

Maxon CINEMA 4D R16 is now shipping and SIGGRAPH 2014 presentations are now at Cineversity.com

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New Architectural Visualization Solution Coming from French-based Twinmotion

A new architectural visualization solution is on the horizon called Twinmotion, or least that is the company’s name which appears based in France

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Google enters the world of scalable Cloud Rendering with Zync acquisition

Google acquires ZYNC cloud rendering service star and aims to serve Hollywood with its Google Cloud Platform

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Autodesk launches two new products – Pixlr and Pixlr Pro for photo editing

Autodesk takes Swedish acquisition from 2008 and moves it to prime time as it enters the cloud-based photo editing world with new Pixlr membership levels and apps for devices and the desktop

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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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