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Abvent launches Render[in] 3 plugin for SketchUp

The developer of famed Artlantis Studio and Render have now launched a public beta of Render[in] for SketchUp. The rendering software plugin works entirely within SketchUp.

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AU2015 RECAP—Blurred Lines, Crossed Boundaries in the Era of Connection

Senior Associate Editor Pete Evans, AIA, recaps Autodesk University 2015 in all its many facets, and details many of the larger themes that were pervasive at the show this year. Chief among them were this blurring of lines disciplines, fields, tool chains and the boundaries between design, manufacture and product use. What we saw at AU 2015 was the emergence of a CAD company transforming into a company that will service industries far and wide across the full spectrum from initial concept to end-user and configuration and optimization based on performance and use data. It is a brave new world and Autodesk is at its leading edge.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Viewpoint: How Apple’s iPad Pro and devices like it will change Architecture

In this Viewpoint feature Architosh editor-in-chief discusses the future of tablets in architectural practice, what technologies are doing behind the scenes to drive adoption and workflow transformation and just as importantly, offers a forward-looking perspective regarding the fusion of the power of analog tools that have not been usurped by the desktop but may be imitated in devices like the Apple iPad Pro with Pencil.

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Hungary’s A4 Studio wins World Architecture Community Award using ARCHICAD

Hungary’s A4 Studio has won the World Architecture Community’s Award for its design of the Casablanca Market in Morocco.

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Featurette: Eric Lloyd Wright — Tradition to Digital

In this news featurette, associated editor Akiko Ashley talks to Lucas Goettsche about his work with Eric Lloyd Wright, grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright (FLW) and, in particular, the use of ArchiCAD on some key Lloyd Wright projects and notably on a unique “skate-able” house called the PAS project Skate House.

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ASCON Releases of Renga Architecture 2.1

This latest update, which comes less than two months after the latest release of Renga Architecture, allows users to open projects and create new ones with an added feature of printing drafts. However, files cannot be saved.

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Benno Schmitz Wins Richard Diehl Award as part of 2015 Vectorworks Design Scholarship Program

Vectorworks, Inc. bestows an additional 15 scholarships to architecture, landscape and entertainment design students to help them reach their educational and professional goals.

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2016 Vectorworks Design Summit to be held in Chicago

Professionals and students across the AEC landscape are invited to join a global community of visionaries with keynote presentations by Vectorworks executives and industry leaders at the 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit in Chicago on April 25-27, 2016 to give an inside look into Vectorworks software’s future development cycle and networking opportunities.

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Scripting the Future—Vectorworks CEO Talks Marionette, Design Summit and Future Direction

In this interview Vectorworks Inc. CEO Sean Flaherty discusses his software company’s latest developments—including a new “brand name”, an exciting annual conference in the US and the latest Vectorworks release’s signature feature

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Interest in GRAPHISOFT Russia student design competition runs high

Graphisoft Russia recently organized a successful architectural student competition in collaboration with Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU) and CPS Ltd.

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ARCHICAD contest inspires students to design Thailand’s most popular businesses

GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD contest inspires students to design a coffee shop of their own style, which is Thailand’s most popular businesses. The winner of the contest was awarded a MacBook Air for his outstanding coffee shop design.

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Nemetschek Vectorworks and BIMobject® sign cooperation agreement

The agreement binds the two companies BIM technology support for each other to accommodate and support the AEC industry. In addition BIMobject and Nemetschek Vectorworks will collaboratively assist manufacturers with developing BIM objects for Vectorworks software users worldwide.

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