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Autodesk Behind Bipartisan Industry Coalition to Promote Investment in US Infrastructure

Blueprint 2025 is a bipartisan coalition of 100 industry CEOs and public sector representatives—aimed at promoting infrastructure investment in the United States.

E-on Software Announces Pre-Release of Carbon Scatter and CloudFactory Ozone 2017 Plugins

Bentley’s subsidiary E-on Software is releasing Carbon Scatter and CloudFactory Ozone plugins one last time in 2017 as they consolidate their product lines and focus on VUE and PlantFactory.

Boston-based Formlabs Gains Ex-Autodesk CEO Carl Bass as Director

Formlabs of Boston is a globally leading 3D printer manufacturer targeting designers and engineering professionals working with 3D digital content. The company has now gained ex-Autodesk CEO Carl Bass for its board.

2017 Bluebeam eXtreme Conference—Will Be Biggest On Record
Architizer Source Marketplace Gains New Investors—Including BIG, Katera et al
Abvent Announces Twinmotion 2018 Global Release Date—31 July
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GRAPHISOFT 2017 KCC Reports

KCC 2017: The Exhibitors in Kyoto—Innovation From Asia

We continue our Kyoto coverage of GRAPHISOFT’s Key Client Conference by looking at the many Asian software solutions being developed on the ARCHICAD platform or in support via IFC and Open BIM principles. We also look at something kind of special from HP.

KCC 2017: Varkonyi Outlines GRAPHISOFT Future—Offers Glimpse of Nemetschek Group Strategy

Viktor Varkonyi, CEO of GRAPHISOFT, gave a thought-provoking introductory presentation in Kyoto, Japan, this week at the company’s Key Client Conference.

KCC 2017: Global Architects Convene in Kyoto for GRAPHISOFT Key Client Conference

Architosh is in Japan in Kyoto for the GRAPHISOFT 2017 Key Client Conference (KCC 2017) this week. We have a lot of reports coming up, plus a photo galleries from the event and trips around Kyoto.

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Viewpoint: BIM Coordination Meetings from MEP Perspective—Then vs Now

AEC professionals have long valued the idea of clash detection in software systems. But quality and fruitful MEP coordination team meetings take more than just values and ideas—they take structured practices that leverage leading industry tools.

Marc Kushner Wants to Turn The Architect-to-Manufacturer Relationship On Its Head

Society will win if architects start using their industry powers and Kushner’s new ArchitizerSource platform is just one pathway to getting there.

The Future of VR/AR—The Growing Demand for Creators of Places

What is the state-of-the-art in Virtual and Augmented Reality? Akiko Ashley of Architosh attended last week’s pivotal 2017 Vision VR/AR Summit in Los Angeles, organized by Unity Technologies, to learn exactly that question, posed through breakout sessions, panels, and highly informative displays and presentations by the world’s VR/AR leaders.

Autodesk Explains Project Quantum—And Why It Matters in AEC
Behind MIT's New Advances in Computer-Aided Design for Manufacturing Summer Course
Viewpoint: Drone Revolution is Dominating Construction Projects Across Every Stage
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Editor Selections -- For You

Firm Profile: BOGDAN & VAN BROECK—The Ecology of Densification

Continuing on a trend of expanding the scope of discourse beyond the “digital” in design practice, Architosh is pleased to present this feature interview of Belgium professor engineer-architect Leo Van Broeck and his award-winning ecological, research-oriented design practice. The design keynote speaker at the recent Vectorworks Design Summit, Leo spoke to Architosh recently about his firm, co-founder, work and their philosophical positions in the field of architecture and urban design.

Former Apple Executive Richard Kerris Says AR Future Big, Talks About 'Glyph'

Many Architosh readers may remember Richard Kerris from his days at Apple as Senior Director of Developer Technologies (his role from 2001 – 2007) where he led worldwide developer relations and technical marketing across audio, video, photography and other pro apps. Presenting in eight Steve Jobs keynotes, Kerris was one of the few Apple executives permitted to talk to the press about Apple products. In this second Architosh interview (his first was well over a decade ago) Kerris discusses his career at places like Apple, HP, and Pixar and provides an informed market perspective on virtual and augmented reality (AR/VR), the changing nature of the creative “pro” in digital fields and of course the new Avegant Glyph.

Five Emerging Trends and Their Potential Impact on the Future of the AEC Industry

To kick off the new year, Architosh looks at five emerging technology trends happening broadly across society and what their influence and impacts may be on the AEC industry and the professionals that drive it—including architects, builders, engineers and environmental stakeholders like the citizens of cities.

Phil Bernstein on the Changing Role of the 21st Century Architect—The Interview (Part 2)
How BIG's influence can reframe the role of BIM in Architecture
'Trimble Connected'—Bacus Discusses SketchUp 2015 and Growing Trimble Roles

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Featured Video: The New OrthoGraph I System

In this featured video Architosh showcases all the capabilities and uses of the all new OrthoGraph I mobile cloud-based app for Apple iOS and Google Android mobile devices, used in conjunction with laser distance meters like the Leica DISTO D2. Learn how to streamline field dimensioning and take data straight into BIM and CAD applications.

Featured Video: The All New Vectorworks 2017
Featured Video: Vectorworks Design Summit—2016 Chicago
Featured Video: Vectorworks 2016—An Introduction
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What You May Have Missed

Dr. Sarkar Reveals Details Behind Development of New Vectorworks 2017 Software

Some of the biggest feature updates in Vectorworks 2017 are discussed in detail, and we learn how the company is thinking more “multi-generational” while still being intensely customer-driven to better position itself as a leading BIM competitor.

BIM for Smart Layouts and Smart HVAC Products Enhance Energy Efficiency

While a Trump presidency in the United States potentially threatens the shared goals of the Paris Climate Conference agreements, architects and MEP engineers today have increasingly sophisticated tools and techniques to continue to save building energy consumption—like Smart BIM layouts and Smart HVAC products.

Arguably Ahead on Technology—GRAPHISOFT Aims For The Future of Practice

By partnering with the most dominant algorithmic design software company and creating a meta-data infrastructure with a flexible graphical super-system—to help visibly put that data to work—the Hungarian BIM software maker is positioning itself for the future.

Graebert Annual Meeting 2016—Introducing 'Trinity' of CAD
Five Emerging Trends and Their Potential Impact on the Future of the AEC Industry
SIGGRAPH 2016: Computer Graphics Show Round-Up
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