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Architosh awards 4th ‘BEST of SHOW’ honors for software and technology vendors at AIA Atlanta

Architosh announces its 2015 AIA National BEST of SHOW honors for the national convention and expo in Atlanta, Georgia. The awards highlight and draw attention to software and hardware technologies of note exhibited on the show floor.

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Menlo Park based Frame aims to bring entire CAD industry to Cloud—Hence Mac and More!

The entire CAD industry is on the brink of a radical evolution and Frame, formerly MainFrame2, is at the leading edge of helping to usher in the new era.

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Graebert expands cooperation with Dassault Systemes SolidWorks on Plugin for DraftSight Distribution

Germany’s Graebert continues marketing and technical collaboration with Dassault Systemes’ Solidworks on DraftSight development and plugins as it continues to grow as the 2nd largest CAD user base in the world.

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Russia’s new Renga Architecture takes aim at US & Germany dominated Architectural CAD/BIM market

Russia’s new Renga Architecture is a new 3D BIM like CAD tool for the AEC industry and soon to be officially released to the market. ASCON is the software house behind this new tool.

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Mac stalwart innovator interviewed on CAD Digest: Runs through history of formZ

formZ founder and Mac 3D software luminary Dr. Chris Yessios, discusses all things formZ and modeling including the future of his program in a very informative interview at CAD Digest. We summarize a few highlights and add our analysis to what we learned.

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Boston area startup OnShape Re-invents CAD—In the Cloud and Platform Agnostic

A startup in Boston backed by MCAD veterans—OnShape—has finally unveiled its innovative fully cloud-based MCAD software, now a public beta, and the news of the unveiling has been rather well embraced, including a spread in the Boston Globe.

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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.

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Concepts by TopHatch updates Sketching and CAD on iPad

Concepts continues to evolve nicely with an evolving suite of tools that bridge the divide between CAD and sketching. Concepts runs on your Apple iPad and works with the latest digital pen tools.

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Nemetschek Vectorworks announces new Essentials Tutorial Guide by Jonathan Pickup

Jonathan Pickup and Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., release all new Essentials Tutorial Guide for Vectorworks

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Chief Architect Software announces Chief Architect X7

Chief Architect X7 is the latest version, out in beta for now, and soon to be released in the Q1, 2015 for the architectural and builder markets. The Mac and Windows CAD/BIM software also has a companion iOS app.

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Viewpoint: Have AEC Professionals Really Embraced Technology?

Architosh is again pleased to share another viewpoint article by BIM consultant Bhushan Avsatthi, who offers his perspective on all things technical in the AEC industry and ask the question: have AEC pros really embraced technology? The rhetorical question serves to form a 35,000 feet view into the present and emerging technology of AEC.

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Editorial: ARM-based Macs are a bad idea for Apple’s growing Mac professional base

In this article the merits and liabilities of Apple migrating its Macs to ARM architectures are discussed, with references to current and past articles highlighting the many issues.

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Product Review: Nemetschek Vectorworks Architect 2015

In this product review we take a detailed stroll through the big main VGM, BIM and 2D features in the latest version of Vectorworks Architect 2015. Introduced this past fall, Vectorworks 2015 advances on the 3D front while still providing refinements and interesting additions to those who enjoy its many 2D features.

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Architosh intros Ultimate iPad Guide: Apps for Architects 2.0 (Wave 1)

Architosh has completed the first wave (Wave 1) of one of its most ambitious special article projects with the 2.0 update to the Ultimate iPad Guide: Apps for Architects. We kick off Wave 1 with the culmination of a special three article interview series on iOS developers in this market segment and a brief description of our updates inside the Ultimate iPad Guide: Apps for Architects 2.0

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Major New TurboSite v4 from IMSI/Design Out for CAD professionals

Mobile CAD professionals have a new version of IMSI/Design’s new TurboSite v4

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