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GRAPHISOFT Hosts Live Online Webinar: Energizing Heritage Conservation with ARCHICAD Point Clouds and BIM

The live, online webinar on December 8, 2015 is about a revolutionary use of ARCHICAD to support an important preservation project.

AutoCAD 2016 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2016 for Mac Now Available

The latest release includes key enhancements to create a more “Mac-native” environment for users, including a specialized Mac interface and Mac-specific features. Additionally, Mac AutoCAD users have even greater support in mixed-platform environments with a host of new features.

KUBUS notes that BIMcollab BCF Manager for Navisworks helps architects visualize issues in BIM modeling tools like Autodesk Revit and Graphisoft ArchiCAD...

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AutoCAD 2016 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2016 for Mac Now Available

The latest release includes key enhancements to create a more “Mac-native” environment for users, including a specialized Mac interface and Mac-specific features. Additionally, Mac AutoCAD users have even greater support in mixed-platform environments with a host of new features.

Axalta Artists Signature Series launches using Luxion Interactive Rendering Platform
Multiplatform BricsCAD version 16 now available
Onshape raises $80 Million in funding led by Andreessen Horowitz
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Graebert Inaugurates New Indian Headquarters—Signals Growth in Cross-Platform and Cloud-based CAD in Region

New Headquarter reflects drive to become a major player within India’s CAD market across desktop, mobile and cloud.

Browser CAD Wars—Autodesk responds by launching Project Leopard

Autodesk has revealed its stealthy Project Leopard, bringing Fusion 360 to users “a la” Onshape—a company that perhaps will offer the software giant its biggest mCAD competition in the near future. While this development foretells of an emerging war between two CAD rivals, it means much more for industry directions in general.

News: CAID

Event News: solidThinking 20 Minute Tips for Evolve

Quick reminder for solidThinking 20 Minute Tips for Evolve have started today and will continue to run throughout September 2015.

Wrap-Up: NVIDIA Launched DesignWorks VR at SIGGRAPH 2015

NVIDIA unveiled DesignWorks VR at SIGGRAPH 2015, and caused a stir for PC gaming at the computer graphics conference. VR has the ability to push the limits to create fully immersive and interactive experiences and digitally sculpt models even before creating physical prototypes, giving Ford Motor Company the opportunity to be the first to use VR to create vehicles.

Since we announced our plans to bring Fusion 8 to Mac OS X, we’ve had a massive response from the creative community.

News: Visualization

01 - The new HTC and Valve co-produced VR headset. The new device gives Oculus Rift serious competition.

Apple’s Virtual Reality story portends poorly for Mac OS X Pros—at least in the short term

While Apple may in fact have exciting virtual reality (VR) plans of its own, the Oculus Rift termination of OS X is going to sting Apple’s Mac professional customers at a time when in some industries, like AEC, the growth of the Mac is booming. Sadly, it affects developers who are creating key and exciting tools that cut across both platforms…and they are creating these tools on Mac hardware.

Lumion 6.0 is now available and shipping
Cinema 4D maker MAXON joins the open industry standard Khronos Group
Tidbits: Revit 2016 update, SketchUp and Lumion news
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Luxion releases KeyShot 6

KeyShot 6 takes 3D models from concept shot to high quality visual even easier than ever before.

ButterflyNetRender 6.5: Revised and Updated!

ButterflyNetRender 6.5 has been updated with new features, including updated platforms. A committed development team keeps ButterflyNetRender current with technology changes by adding new features to meet the needs of the computer graphics industry.

News: Animation & VFX

Lumion 6.0 is now available and shipping

Lumion a visualization software for architects has been taken to a new level in Lumion 6 with improved features for materials, reflections, shadows and lighting. The results are now more compelling and realistic than ever.

Boris FX Releases Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Avid

BCC 10 draws upon the strength of past releases to deliver the most comprehensive plug-in package for Avid editors. New features include integrated mocha technology for planar motion tracking and masking, BCC Beauty Studio, a skin smoothing and retouching plug-in and BCC Title Studio, Boris FX’s next generation 3D titling and motion graphics tool.

News: Game Design

MetalGL Now Supports OS X for Low-latency OpenGL ES Rendering Using Metal

The Brenwill Workshop Ltd. has added support for OS X to their MetalGL product, unleashing the power of Metal’s low-latency rendering to let OpenGL ES games and applications perform up to 3x the number of draw calls, and benefit from the advanced tools available for the Metal development ecosystem, all without changing the way the game or app use OpenGL ES.

Golf legend Jack Nicklaus’ design firm taps Perfect Parallel’s software tech, available for Mac, Windows and Linux

For the very first time ever…golf gaming on PC is going to take a big leap with course design tools that work across both Mac, Windows and Linux inside the Perfect Golf game by Perfect Parallel. But there is so much more to this story than this…including the incorporation of these tools in the professional course design world at Nicklaus Design

News: Apple

01 - Anoto is a global leader in digital writing, making mobile data capture for handwriting. All rights reserved.

Sweden’s Anoto buys digital pen maker Livescribe for $15 million

Livescribe will be fully integrated with the Swedish technology company that develops and licenses digital pens. The Livescribe brand and existing infrastructure will be maintained with a goal of invigorating both companies through the development and sale of new products.

OrthoGraph’s battle in front of the world’s leading investors
Procreate 3 now available with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil support
MetalGL Now Supports OS X for Low-latency OpenGL ES Rendering Using Metal
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Architosh launches new tablets in Architecture research survey

In our first tablets in Architectural practice research survey, we aim to study how tablet computers may impact the architectural process with a particular emphasis on design and pre-design phases. Of particular note, the new iPad Pro with Pencil ushers in the potential for revolutionary change.

Introduction of iSwift 2.0 – Objective-C to Swift converter for OS X

The introduction of iSwift 2.0 is an important update of its automated Objective-C to Swift conversion too, developed exclusively for Mac OS X. iSwift offers automatic as-you-type conversion of you Objective-C sources to Apple’s Swift language along with a full-featured Objective-C editor. iSwift can be the best way to convert and translate existing Objective-C files to Swift on the fly.

‘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.

This week Taylor Swift won a victory over Apple Music, solving the issue of lack of payment to the industry for the free 3 month trial for the upcoming Apple Music. And in this article we get to see just how tremendously large the “connected auto” industry is. That’s why Apple and Google want at the automobile industry.

The big news last week was Apple’s new ritzy renovation the former United States Trust and Mortgage  Company bank building, a beautifully 1920’s Beaux Arts building with a super order of Corinthian stone pilasters on its all stone facade. You can see great picture(s) here at Apple’s official new store page  for it and here. An Upper Eastside location is bound to cause a ruffle with high net-worth individuals who like things the way they always all. Readers may enjoying watching this new CNN Money news video on it. (see below).

In other but slightly older facilities news, Apple is reported to have parted ways with general contractors DRP and Skanska, responsible for the new Apple Campus 2 (“Spaceship”) project. There are many reports on this (listed below too). Skanska is a Swedish company with worldwide operations (not Swiss as it has erroneously been reported in the media). Getting fired from Apple isn’t the only public failure the Swedish company has faced. Earlier in the year Skanska USA was charged with racial harassment and ordered to pay nearly $100.000.USD in a lawsuit.


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