Latest Industry News
New SCIA 17.1 update reflects company’s ability to listen to the needs of its customers, as it delivers updates important to customers in Europe and the United States.
Award-winning IrisVR Announces Multi-User Beta for Prospect VR
New York-based, IrisVR, a leading virtual reality provider for the building design industry, has recently announced the launch of new Multi-user Beta to their popular product, “Prospect”.
GRAPHISOFT Announces 'ARCHICAD-To-Bluebeam Revu' Connectivity
GRAPHISOFT establishes its first key link between its leading BIM software solution for architects and designers and Bluebeam Revu, the market-leading collaboration software used by big construction firms in the United States and abroad.
Sponsored Video Content
What You May Have Missed
Not at all a Revit killer, Project Quantum is actually an all new platform for AEC transformation.
Looking at The Future of Vectorworks—CEO Dr. Sarkar Shares Insights
The future of major technologies and tools isn’t always clear. However, one can gain some key perspectives from the answers to critical questions by tech leadership. In this interview, Architosh asks Vectorworks’ CEO Dr. Sarkar questions that probe the future of Vectorworks.
Interview—Patrick May Talks About His Journey with ARCHICAD and GDL Scripting
Creating bespoke solutions as part of yours or your firm’s toolkit goes part and parcel these days with staying competitive in the world of architecture. But these skills—scripting and even programming—are very left brain for the traditionally right-brained world of creatives.
Industry Commentary and Analysis
ARCHICAD users will get direct import and export of Revit families and files via new plugin from BIM6x.
GRAPHISOFT 2017 KCC Reports
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.
Editor Selections -- For You
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.
In this featured video, Architosh showcases the key features in Vectorworks 2017 so that readers and users of this software can get excited about what comes next! Vectorworks 2018 is just around the corner.
Latest Architosh Features
Moving AEC companies into BIM solutions isn’t the big problem anymore for the Nemetschek Group, rather it’s moving its customers into common data environments where project stakeholders can extract maximum value inherent in the exchange of information.
INDEX 04: 5 Best Native Mac CAD Apps
The best Mac CAD applications offer more than just a great CAD solution. On the macOS platform they need to reach for their “mac-ness” and translate Apple’s ethos and user-interface design standards into a coherent CAD experience.
INDEX 02: CAD: MCAD (Mechanical Computer-Aided Design)
The MCAD market has traditionally ignored Apple, but things started changing in the late aughts. By 2010 – 2012 major new players like Siemens’ NX (Unigraphics) came to the platform. The strength of the MCAD platform for the macOS platform has grown a lot since, and there are now over 25 native macOS CAD apps meant to tackle MCAD industries.