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AIA 2016: Information Technologies at this Year’s Convention – Part 1

We begin our AIA Expo show floor reports series with the largest companies showing their software wares to architects at this year’s 2016 AIA Convention.

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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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Vectorworks Design Summit 2016—What Was Cool This Year

Architosh kicks off the first of a series of articles on what was shown and discussed at this year’s Vectorworks Design Summit.

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New SCIA Engineer 16 announced—delivers 350+ updates structural engineering app

Scia has announced the new SCIA Engineer 16, IFC certified Open BIM structural modeling, analysis, design, code checking and reporting software for structural engineering workflows in AEC.

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Thornton Tomasetti Launches Software Development Firm

In an industry first, global AEC engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti has spun out its R&D groups, including CORE studio, to form a privately-held software engineering firm advancing leading edge solutions for both the main company and the industry at large.

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GRAPHISOFT announces new ArchiCAD 20—Fresh Look at BIM

ARCHICAD 20 reinforces the letter “I” in BIM with a number of important functional improvements while adding a brand new, flat-design graphical user interface, making it the most graphically modern BIM application on the market.

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Design Summit: Vectorworks CEO Dr. Sarkar Reveals Technology Road Map

More than 600 key customers from 23 countries around the globe today got to see the future of Vectorworks at the CEO keynote at the Vectorworks Design Summit in Chicago.

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Phil Bernstein on the Changing Role of the 21st Century Architect—The Interview (Part 2)

In this interview Architosh learns more than just what Phil Bernstein thinks about educating 21st century architects in the context of advancing AEC digitization. He shares his vast knowledge of “practice” in the 20th century and how things have evolved to the point we face today. In this two-part series we cover the gamut from roles to society’s expectations of professionals, from contracts to architecture schools, from the importance of coding to where Revit’s brain may go.

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Illustrious Jury Awards Graphisoft BIMx Pro Architizer A+ Award

One of Apple’s most illustrious software developers has won yet again, another key industry award, sweeping the “Best of Best” Award for the 2016 Architizer A+ Awards in the Technology category.

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Graphisoft partners with UK based 3D Point Cloud scanning company

Graphisoft UK partners with Murphy Surveys on Point Cloud Scanning for the UK and Irish AEC markets.

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‘High Performance': The Ultimate BIM Feature

In this special feature, Architosh takes a look at the nature of ‘performance’ both in the architecture firm and its value in the BIM transformation from 2D CAD to BIM workflows. What is the firm performance trade-off due to BIM? How have architects argued against performance? And how do we discuss and evaluate performance within software and BIM in today’s workflow? This feature illuminates this topic using one BIM developer’s software development work as a case study.

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Jeffrey Ouellette of Vectorworks, Inc., named buildingSMART International’s Implementation Support Group Chair

The buildingSMART International chairmanship offers platform for advocation of open data buildings standards in the whole AEC industry via initiatives like OpenBIM and IFC.

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2016 Vectorworks Design Summit Details Revealed: Speakers, CEU’s and Exhibitors

Vectorworks’ annual Design Summit conference kicks off later this spring in Chicago. Like last year the event will show attendees an exclusive preview of upcoming software technology for one of the world’s leading CAD and BIM developers. Early Bird discounts to the event are still in the offering.

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BricsCAD v16.2 released from Bricsys—new UI and 3D modeling updates

Bricsys adds four important new feature updates in point-dot release for BricsCAD V16 (in version 16.2)—adding improved UI, Quad cursor additions, Dynamic UCS and Clip Display status useful in BIM.

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COBie inventor says ARCHICAD is 100 Percent COBie-compliant

Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD BIM software has achieved 100 percent COBie Design Stage compliance, says Bill East, COBie inventor.

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