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News: AECO

03 - Apple's VR patents extend back even before the iPhone.

AIA: Looking at the VR (virtual reality) craze in Atlanta

In this AIA Atlanta Show Floor report we focus exclusively on all the Virtual Reality technology exhibited. VR was a huge theme in Atlanta and will be a continuing exciting field to follow.

Vectorworks Experiencing Rapid Growth in UK—Report Says Leading BIM Charge
AIA: Trimble releases new version of SketchUp Mobile Viewer
AIA: Autodesk launches Dynamo and FormIt 360 Pro in Atlanta
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McNeel prepping for first official release of Rhino 5 for Mac (finally!)

The Mac 3D world has gained a new friend in the upcoming official first release of Rhino 5 for Mac. Today users can embrace Release Candidate 1 (RC1) for free use for evaluation for 90 days. We have many more details and analysis below.

AIA: Show Floor Reports: Autodesk, Trimble and Nemetschek Group Companies

In this show floor report we’ll cover the news and items shown at AIA Atlanta by three of the Big Four AEC software companies and include our notes from our meetings with these companies. We had three separate meetings with Autodesk alone, a meeting each with Trimble and each of the Nemetschek Group companies Graphisoft and Nemetschek Vectorworks Inc.

Twinmotion to be distributed worldwide by Abvent

News: MCAD

COFES: Congress on Future of Engineering Software 2015 Begins

COFES 2015 kicks off today the three day congress on the future of engineering software is a big think-tank event for ISVs and key stakeholders in the CAD industries.

OnShape licenses new Graebert technology for Cloud-based MCAD

Hot new little CAD startup by SolidWorks vets, OnShape, has partnered with Germany’s well-regarded Graebert GmbH to license the former’s secret Cloud CAD technology.

News: CAID

01 - McNeel has announced the official release for Rhino for Mac, RC1. Say goodbye to the WIP days...!

McNeel prepping for first official release of Rhino 5 for Mac (finally!)

The Mac 3D world has gained a new friend in the upcoming official first release of Rhino 5 for Mac. Today users can embrace Release Candidate 1 (RC1) for free use for evaluation for 90 days. We have many more details and analysis below.

3D Hubs report shows most popular 3D Modeling software is SolidWorks
Autodesk CEO Carl Bass Talks Shop: Design Differently with Fusion 360
Luxion Releases KeyShot Enterprise Edition with Integration for Siemens NX
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solidThinking Evolve 2015 ships—offers ultimate Hybrid Modeling and rendering for industrial designers

Evolve 2015 is out and an upcoming webinar series will show you how to work with all the new features, including the new PolyNURBS toolset plus new rendering engine evoRender.

solidThinking Inc. introduces new solidThinking Evolve 2015

Altair’s solidThinking, Inc. is calling Evolve 2015 the ultimate hybrid modeling and rendering software and the program features brand new PolyNURBS tools, cutting edge rendering and lots more.

Our companies’ shared vision is to give users a choice, rather than dictate what they use.

News: Visualization

03 - Apple's VR patents extend back even before the iPhone.

AIA: Looking at the VR (virtual reality) craze in Atlanta

In this AIA Atlanta Show Floor report we focus exclusively on all the Virtual Reality technology exhibited. VR was a huge theme in Atlanta and will be a continuing exciting field to follow.

Looking at the new Vue 2015 Product Line for 3D Artists
Vectorworks Design Summit: What’s Coming in Vectorworks 2016
Mac 3D News: PixPlant 3 Released for both Mac and Windows
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Twinmotion to be distributed worldwide by Abvent

Abvent S.A., developer of Artlantis, has taken over the distribution and communication as well as support for Twinmotion. The announcement was timed yesterday to coincide with the launch of Twinmotion 2015, the latest version of this game-changing visualization software.

AIA Preview: CL3VER announces new entry pricing

CL3VER was at AIA last year unofficially (without booth that is…) but this year at Atlanta the company has its own booth and will be demoing inside the V-Ray booth as well. CL3VER is an engaging new way of interacting with 3D content for visualization of AEC and non-AEC 3D projects.

News: Animation & VFX

Hollywood film “Chappie” rendered with PipelineFX’s Qube!

Image Engine VFX house uses PipelineFX’s Qube! render farm software for the movie Chappie.

Allegorithmic goes ‘Rent-to-Own’ with Substance Live

Allegorithmic solves subscribe versus own software debate with solution that meets the user half-way and provides more flexibility for the financial bottom lines of artists and studios.

News: Game Design

01 - Digital-Tutors is offering a "Introduction to Unity 5" tutorial course. Until 7 May all videos in the series are free. (image: screenshot, Digital-Tutors.)

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.

Allegorithmic readies new Substance Designer 5 for Mac and Windows
Unity and Imagination Partnering to Bring Ray Tracing to Real Time Games
Cornucopia 3D Introduces a New Community Garden
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GDC 2015: Top Tech Announcements in the Gaming World

An Architosh round-up of some of the biggest news from the Game Developers Conference (2015) in San Francisco this past week.

Five Things Apple users might want to know about the new Vulkan Graphics API

We discuss five issues about Vulkan and its impact on Apple in both desktop and mobile markets, and this article is chock full of info not yet contained in our other Vulkan reports.

News: Apple

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.

Analysis: How Surface Pro 3 May Help Apple Mac Share Numbers

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 tablet is seeing strong growth, but the numbers are still small. In this analysis we look at how the Surface Pro 3, and units like it, can actually contribute to Mac vs PC share growth.

‘Out on the Net': Curated Technology and Design News by Architosh

Every week we highlight the stories—here below—that we think our readers will find interesting and extend our brand new News page further. Some stories are “on focus” with Architosh, and some stories are just interesting technology and design news. We hope you enjoy the curated listings.


Recently Microsoft released a new Visual Studio Code editor for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows, marking a big departure from the company’s past of only making its very good developer tools for Windows. Part of the reason the company is doing this is because developers writing modern apps for the cloud and mobile are using simple code editors purpose built for this type of work, rather than bigger IDE (integrated development environments). There is also progress happening around open sourcing the .NET Core (which will take that platform cross-platform).

Last week Apple CEO Tim Cook was in China, cutting deals and making friends in the largest boom economy in the largest populated country in the world. The Next Web says Apple is crushing Samsung. Cool! We don’t like copycats here at Architosh. And perhaps nobody should ignore the fact that today’s TV situation is crap, and will continue to be so if cable providers continue to serve us their over-controlling options. Apple may disrupt the TV world in less than four weeks, says Fortune magazine.

Also updated on Architosh today are some outbound Reviews we like…you can find them on our new Reviews page. As stated there, Architosh will be working on a lot more reviews, including those for iPad, throughout 2015.

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