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Latest editions of Vectorworks Essentials and Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manuals Now Available

Expert trainer Jonathan Pickup’s latest manuals updated for use with Vectorworks 2016 design software.

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Live Webinar: Introducing Twinmotion for ARCHICAD

Join host Graphisoft and Abvent on a special live webinar demonstrating Twinmotion and ArchiCAD for advanced yet simple visualizations for AEC.

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Viewpoint: International Climate Change—Is it a Turning Point for World Architecture?

Will the AEC industry respond with the zest and positivity required to capitalize on a landmark agreement for climate change? What does the AIA (American Institute of Architects) say about the landmark agreement in the Paris Climate Conference?

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Using the Future of Architecture to Save Its Past

Philip D. Allsopp has a counter-intuitive passion for saving architecture’s past by using the most state-of-the-art technologies available. And as part of this endeavor he is a leader in the emerging HBIM field—using BIM technology to address the heritage building industry.

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Autodesk takes A360 Collaboration for Revit international—global launch

Autodesk announces global rollout of A360 Collaboration for Revit.

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Review: Evaluating the case in Jonathan Reeves’ new book “Innovative Vectorworks BIM”

Why do so many architects think BIM (building information modeling) is just valuable for big architecture firms? In a new book this AEC myth gets a big reality check.

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Open BIM Proponent Solibri Gets Acquired by Nemetschek Group

The Germany-based Nemetschek Group has acquired Helsinki-based Solibri, the market-leader in quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) in Building Information Modeling (BIM), the digital work method in the construction industry.

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Former Autodesk and Siemens Executive Takes CEO Reigns at Nemetschek Scia

SCIA, a global leader in structural design software and member of the Nemetschek Group, has appointed Mrs. Hilde Sevens to their board of directors as chief executive officer, effective 1 December 2015.

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John Bacus of Trimble says AR is Bigger than VR…and Discusses Importance of “Trimble Connect”

Chances are good that you aren’t aware that Trimble Navigation is as big as Autodesk. Or that the $2.5 billion a year company is starting to envision itself a bit like IBM for the AEC industry—a perfect partner to everyone—specializing in tying “tool chains” together in both software and hardware. In this feature interview we gain a glimpse of some of Trimble’s industry perspectives…on SketchUp, Connect and that new craze about VR.

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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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BIM in Hong Kong—Global VDC and Graphisoft enter into Strategic Partnership

The strategic goal of the partnership is to bring their combined holistic full life cycle building management experience to the industry. Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD will be at the heart of the BIM partnership.

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AU 2015: Autodesk declares ‘New World Order’ in Construction Document Management

Project Alexandria Technology Preview to become new commercial offering in early 2016 as Autodesk BIM 360 Docs—Features Apps just for Apple’s iOS Platform

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ARCHICAD is ‘BIM Product of the Year’ in the UK Fifth Year in a Row

ARCHICAD 19 has won the prestigious “BIM Product of the Year” award at the tenth annual Construction Computing Magazine Awards in the United Kingdom. This is the fifth year in a row that ARCHICAD has been honored with the top BIM product award. In addition, GRAPHISOFT took home the award for “Company of the Year”.

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Tidbits: SketchUp, V-ray and Autodesk University News

Mac and iOS CAD and 3D News: We have brief news items on SketchUp 2016 and V-Ray 2.0 support (a free update), plus news on Autodesk University 2015 running this week.

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OrthoGraph Building Survey System for Android Coming

OrthoGraph Survey System, which already runs on Apple’s popular iOS platform, will now support Android starting in early November.

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