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Product Review: Vectorworks Architect 2017

Does Vectorworks Architect 2017 match up to the tremendous volume of new innovations in last year’s upgrade? In this in-depth product review, architect John Helm takes a look at all the new features and improvements.

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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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Product Review: Graebert ARES Commander 2016 for Mac

Does Germany’s Graebert have what it takes to challenge mighty Autodesk’s market leading AutoCAD in global 2/3D CAD? In this in-depth product review, Architosh reviews the Mac version of ARES Commander 2016, introducing readers to the company’s history and product orientation philosophy in the process.

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OrthoGraph expands distribution with GRAPHISOFT Italy agreement

OrthoGraph Ltd., has come to an agreement with Graphisoft Italy, which became an official OrthoGraph distributor in Italy.

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BIMscript and LENA by BIMobject in Sweden

Turning mechanical CAD into intelligent BIM objects. BIMscript™ and LENA is a technology and a solution designed to streamline and accelerate the process of BIM content creation. This delivers both an open and freely available scripting language as well as a BIM object authoring solution.

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Announcing the 2015 TAP Innovation Award Recipients

2015 TAP Innovation Awards since 2005, has spearheaded an effort to highlight award winning case studies from the architectural profession and construction industry in the harnessing of Building Information Model (BIM) technology and processes to further design, construction and project excellence.

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OrthoGraph version 10 offers new features in mobile building surveys

Hungarian-based OrthoGraph, introduces version 10.0 of its namesake mobile app for creating building surveys on an iPad device. OrthoGraph is a time-efficient tool for generating CAD data in the field useful to the BIM process through its support for IFC export.

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ASCON’s new Renga Architecture may look promising but it disregards Apple’s Mac

Renga Architecture from Russia’s ASCON is now available but only for Microsoft’s Windows platforms.

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GRAPHISOFT Sweden IFC Guide International Version 2.0 Available on Apple iBook Store

GRAPHISOFT Sweden has an available IFC Guide International Edition Version 2 out as an Apple iBook. The BIM IFC guide is instructive and can be attained via the iTunes Store.

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Bricsys brings globally growing BricsCAD to Mac in new Native OS X version

Belgium headquartered international DWG CAD company Bricsys NV, has recently announced the first arrival of BricsCAD for Mac in its latest V15 release, offering native DWG file format 2D and 3D CAD and modeling functionality in MCAD and AEC workflows, including new BIM tools, sheet metal tools and cloud collaboration.

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Firm Profile: Levi + Wong Design Associates—Virtualizing Healthcare Architecture

We continue our Firm Profile series for the second time this month with a feature on the mixed practice design firm Levi + Wong Design Associates, a Boston area architecture, landscape architecture, planning and interior design firm serving national clients through a highly-developed 3D ‘virtual design’ process using GRAPHISOFT’s highly noted ArchiCAD and BIMx platforms.

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Nemetschek Vectorworks and Datacubist Oy Partner to Strengthen IFC Quality Exchange

Vectorworks Architect users gain BIM validation tool integration with new Datacubist Oy – Nemetschek Vectorworks partnership

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Product Review: Trimble SketchUp Pro 2014

In this product review Architosh looks at the new Trimble SketchUp Pro 2014, with a particular emphasis on its new BIM worthy features in open schema support and IFC 2×3 export options.

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John Bacus of Trimble talks to Architosh about SketchUp, broadly and about version 2014

Over the years Architosh has had the distinct pleasure of unique discourse with the folks behind SketchUp. From our early beginnings together we often manage to get the story that nobody else gets. In this special feature we are going to combine some insights from general SketchUp talk over the past year with a recent discussion–with John Bacus–of the latest version’s new features.

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Vectorworks 2014 Software achieves IFC Coordination View 2.0 Import Certification

Vectorworks Architect 2014 joins an elite group of BIM software that has achieved both Import and Export Certification for the latest IFC standards

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