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In-Brief: Vectorworks and solidThinking Upcoming Webinars

Next week both solidThinking, Inc. and Vectorworks, Inc, have some excellent webinar opportunities.

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Event News: Vectorworks Webinar on “Transitioning to Information Modeling Workflows”

This webinar helps participants understand how to transition from CAD workflows to information model workflows in the landscape design industries.

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Vectorworks, Inc’s Japanese Distributor A&A Wins “BCN Award 2017″

Awards notes Vectorworks as leading selling CAD/BIM software solution sold via electronics retailers in Japan.

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Ultra-fast Redshift Render Comes to Houdini

World’s fastest renderer—Redshift—is coming to Houdini and then next it will be Maxon’s Cinema 4D. Redshift supports other 3D packages already.

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OrthoGraph Announces Winner of Fire Investigation Webinar Contest

California architect Peter Samarin wins free laser hardware and year’s subscription to OrthoGraph 1 system as part of webinar series contests—learns how survey building app works in conjunction with Leica Disto D2 device.

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Vectorworks Adds Industry Experts To Its Team

The Vectorworks team is expanding and has added three new industry experts from the world of architecture, landscape architecture and entertainment design.

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Siemens and Bentley Systems Agree to Jointly Offer Planning and Design Solutions for Utilities Markets

Siemens and Bentley partner to address digitalization of energy utility markets worldwide.

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Khronos Places OpenGL and OpenGL ES Conformance Tests into Open Source

Developer community can contribute to test development and evolution; open source 3D API implementations can freely use tests to increase quality.

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Webinar: Fire Investigation with Advanced Technology from OrthoGraph

Fire investigation professionals can learn now to make accurate floor plans, measure as you go, get instant calculations on damaged surfaces, add annotations or labels to documents to everything you need on site—all in one app!

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Vectorworks, Inc. Expands Software Distribution in Mexico

New distributor Tecnología Dinámica de México to sell Vectorworks locally.

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Luxion Releases Keyshot 6.3—Advanced Rendering Tool

Luxion continues to expand support for the widest array of 3D product development software packages serving MCAD industries.

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Tidbits: Vectorworks People Props, Greyscalegorilla Sale and More…

CAD and 3D News: We have tidbit on people props by John Helm for Vectorworks versions 2014 – 2016 for sale; plus a tidbit on Greyscalegorilla’s many new offerings and holiday time sales; and finally news of the latest Dosch product on HDRI factory settings.

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GRAPHISOFT’s Native BIM Formats Are Now Accepted for Architectural Building Submission in Singapore

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore has recently launched the Code of Practice (CoP) for BIM e-submissions and voluntary submission of architectural plans in native BIM formats, which includes GRAPHISOFT’s .PLA file format.

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Best Holiday Discounts for Mac CAD & 3D Software

Software publishers push out good Black Friday and Cyber Monday Holiday Sales.

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Vectorworks Inc. Announces Bluebeam Revu Software Integration

Vectorworks adds enhanced collaboration between its product line and that of sister company Bluebeam. New space object export support enhances Revu workflows.

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AU 2016: Pluralsight Intros Learning Paths for Autodesk 3D Design, Engineering and Fabrication Software

Today at Autodesk University 2016, Pluralsight introduced Learning Paths for Fusion 360, AutoCAD, Maya, and 3ds Max.

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Tidbits: ArchiSnapper, DWG Sync for Revit, and AIA Innovator Award news

We have CAD and AEC news tidbits below. We learn of Autodesk’s new tool for DWG to Revit workflows, the AIA’s call to vote for innovation winners, and some interesting content over at ArchiSnapper’s blog.

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E-on Software Announces VUE 2016 Professional 3D Solutions

Bentley’s subsidiary E-on Software of France has recently announced the immediate availability of VUE 2016 and PlantFactory 2016—3D software solutions for creating natural digital environments.

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OrthoGraph Wraps Up Successful Trade Show at London Build

OrthoGraph I app system shown at London Build Expo–when coupled with laser distance meters app device combo impresses attendees at speeding up measuring workflows.

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AIA California Council Partners with GRAPHISOFT for BIM

The AIA in California has partnered with GRAPHISOFT to help increase Return-on-Investment for its members helping them with transitions to BIM workflows.

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BIMobject launches new BIMsupply—A Cloud-Based Supply Solution for AEC Industry

BIMobject launches all new BIMsupply, a cloud-based supply solution for Building Product Manufacturers that links the tender-quote-order process to the BIM model.

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Maxon Announces CINEMA 4D R18 ‘North American Road Show’

Maxon’s latest CINEMA 4D Release 18 has loads of new features and the company is taking the new kit out on a 14 city North American Road Show. Creatives can learn tips and tricks as well as learn about the software if they are not using today in their workflows.

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Does Mac 3D Program formZ Work with Sierra? You Bet—But!

Apple has released macOS 10.12 Sierra and its out and being enjoyed. Can you run it on your formZ machine? You can, but there are some caveats due to Gatekeeper changes on the OS.

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Mac 3D News: formZ and Strata 3D—Special Fall Offers

Strata and formZ offering excellent discounts specials this fall.

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Mac 3D News: Andersson Technologies updates SynthEyes 1608

Leading camera tracking match-moving software used in film and broadcast industries gets many updates including animated scene illumination and more in latest 1608 updates.

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IMAGINiT Technologies Partners with Canadian Centre for Product Validation

A collaborative partnership helping product manufacturers innovate, validate and commercialize their products.

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Dubai Future Foundation and Asite to Host International Competition on the Future Transportation Sector

A Hyperloop in the Middle East—Design project aims to reduce time between Dubai and Fujairah by less than 10 minutes

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Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac Out—Still Runs Revit Just As Good

The latest version of Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac offers designers and architects access to the few remaining big CAD and design applications not yet available on OS X, while offering far more in multi-VMs support for legacy, Linux, Xbox and more…

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Webinar: Visualizing Success with Rendering Software

Vectorworks is holding a webinar 16 August 2016 on rendering for success.

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SIG: Autodesk upgrades VR and 3D animation tools at SIGGRAPH 2016

Autodesk announces updates to VR and gaming toolsets for game developers and more…in Maya and Stingray.

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Mac CAD/3D Tidbits: Strata 3D, Onshape and Vectorworks news…

Mac CAD and 3D News: Today we have tidbit news items on Strata 3D, MCAD darling Onshape and Vectorworks energy modeling AIA learning session featuring Energos.

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Vectorworks, Inc. Helps Recognize JOM Architects as 2016 Foundation Award First-Place Winner

JOM Architekten is the Foundation Award 2016 winner.

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GRAPHISOFT announces that ArchiCAD 20 Global Rollout Has Begun

Graphisoft now shipping ArchiCAD 20 globally in the first 6 of 28 global regional versions.

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Vectorworks, Inc. announces CEU based webinar series

Vectorworks, Inc., a global BIM software developer has announced a series of new credit worthy webinars.

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Allegorithmic Integrates Substance Engine into Houdini 15

Free update brings leading 3D material creator to professional VFX artists; fast exportation to the Unity Game Engine.

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Build Earth Live and Vectorworks Announce Dubai Future Foundation and Sponsorship of Hyperloop BIM Competition

Build Earth Live dates have changed to September 26 – 28, 2016. Winning teams in the Build Earth Live Hyperloop BIM Competition for Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority will be offered an opportunity to win work with the government on the future project delivery process.

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MAXON Turns 30 Tomorrow—Get 30 Percent Off Cinema 4D

Maxon of Germany turns 30 years old tomorrow and is celebrating by offering a big discount for 24 hours only on their products like Cinema 4D.

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Vectorworks Inc. Acquires Technology Behind PanzerCAD Plugin Tool

Matt Panzer, developer of CameraMatch plugin for Vectorworks, joins company in acquisition of this technology and programs.

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Announcing Build Earth Live Hyperloop Competition

Global design software maker, Vectorworks Inc., has announced their sponsorship of Build Earth Live, the upcoming 48-hour global design competition.

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Event: Vectorworks, Inc.’s Art in Architecture Education Series Scheduled for April and May Dates

Earn 1 AIA LU per episode while learning about the modernist and post-modern eras. Two new webinars continue in Architecture Education Series scheduled for 5 April and 10 May.

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GRAPHISOFT sponsors inaugural ArchiCAD Student Design Competition

Undergraduate and graduate architecture students are invited to enter an exciting competition co-aligned with the AIA National Convention in Philadelphia in May 2016.

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Maxon to showcase new Cinema 4D plugin for VR at Game Developers Confab

Exhibitor highlights: New Virtual Reality (VR) plugin for Cinema 4D to be shown at Game Developers Conference…and more integrations with leading game engines.

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IMSI/Design intros new TurboCAD Mac PowerPack

Global CAD software developer IMSI/Design has announced a new plugin toolset for TurboCAD Mac product line.

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Autodesk intros Stingray Engine for new level of visualization in AEC industries

Building designers will now be able to make their models BIM-informed visualizations with complete real-time interactivity directly from Revit to 3ds Max workflows.

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CS Odessa has released its first iPad App—Diagram Viewer

Serving as an excellent adjunct product to ConceptDraw PRO, Diagram Viewer gives users an extra degree of flexibility when working and viewing business graphics and diagramming images. Diagram Viewer for iPad makes for a great viewing tool of content graphic for people who work with either ConceptDraw PRO v10 or Visio 2013 formats.

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Fisher Unitech to offer Makerbot 3D printer portfolio line

Fisher Unitech will now be offering the popular Makerbot 3D printer line to their customers, expanding offerings and widening their customer profile.

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LightWave 3D Group offers special cross-grade offer for LightWave 2015

LightWave Group is offering a competitive cross-grade offer for LightWave 2015. Users of a wide-range of 2D/3D software can take advantage of this promotion.

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BricsCAD® is Now Available in the USA with Industry-Leading Mapping Software from TCI

A Complete Mapping Solution for under $1,000 per seat. BricsCad now supports industry-leading mapping software from TCI.

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Autodesk updates Fusion 360 at Solid 2015 Conference in SF

Autodesk recently updated Fusion 360 with many new features, introduced at Solid 2015 Confab.

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OrthoGraph 10.2 is available!

OrthoGraph Survey System, the professional building surveying application became available in 3 different versions in the AppStore. The apps have been created to fit the different needs of potential users, allowing everyone to find their own appropriate solution.

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SmithMicro Software launches Anime Studio 11 series apps

SmithMicro Software introduces all new Anime Studio Pro 11 with powerful new professional animation features for anime action. Improved Adobe Photoshop integration, frame-by-frame animation options and layer referencing are key big new features.

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Architosh awards 4th ‘BEST of SHOW’ honors for software and technology vendors at AIA Atlanta

Architosh announces its 2015 AIA National BEST of SHOW honors for the national convention and expo in Atlanta, Georgia. The awards highlight and draw attention to software and hardware technologies of note exhibited on the show floor.

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AIA: Advanced View of Technology Companies at AIA Atlanta

In this report we take a preview look at the list of software and technology companies in attendance at AIA Atlanta.

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Architosh to attend AIA National Atlanta—Award ‘BEST of SHOW’ honors for fourth year

Architosh will cover the 2015 AIA National Convention and Exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia, next week. President Bill Clinton will be the show’s keynote speaker.

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Learning: Digital Tutors has new ‘Introduction to Unity 5′ tutorial series

Unity 5 is a leading game development engine, and it also a tool that DCC (digital content creation) professionals rely on more and more often. Whether you are just starting out in game design or are interested in what games engines offer DCC pros, you can jump on into this tutorial at Unity 5.

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Looking at the new Vue 2015 Product Line for 3D Artists

e-on software has its full 2015 product line of Digital Nature scenery creation and editing tools now available and shipping.

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KUBUS releases BIMcollab BCF Manager for Navisworks

KUBUS releases BIMcollab BCF Manager or Navisworks, bringing BCF 2.0 round-trip workflows between Autodesk Navisworks and leading BIM authoring platforms ArchiCAD and Revit.

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Nemetschek Vectorworks release training to help designers achieve BIM workflows

Expert trainer Jonathan Pickup has updated his guidebooks for Vectorworks 2015. Now in their 7th editions his latest updates bring content up-to-date with version 2015 and focus on building BIM workflows.

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FileMaker reaches 1.5 million downloads of FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone

FileMaker Inc. announces they have surpassed 1.5 million downloads of FileMaker Go for iOS (iPad and iPhone) on the Apple iTunes App Store.

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Strata announces Strata Design 3D CX 8 for Mac

Strata releases new upgrade to 3D modeling and animation software for Mac—now 64 bit and a whole lot more.

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