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C3d Labs Unveils B-Shaper for AEC and BIM Developers

C3D Labs adds innovative Mesh to B-Rep editor and converter to its API Toolkit.

ODA Toolkit Will Allow Generation of Revit Model Files from Any Application

Export Autodesk Revit files to JSON and OBJ with the new ODA BimRv SDK 2020.

Varjo Now Has Vast Reseller Network—Expands VR-1 Device

The program launches with 14 resellers, bringing in-person demos and local support to more than 34 countries across Europe and North America.

ToolTalk: Catching Up with The Wild—Noted VR Software for Design
Autodesk Announces AutoCAD 2020 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2020 for Mac
Open Design Alliance Releases new IFC Software Development Kit (SDK)
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INSIDER Xpresso Launched March 3, 2019

Needing extra rendering power quickly isn’t new, and it isn’t going away,” said Richard Lewis, CEO of PipelineFX.

Industry Commentary and Analysis

ODA Toolkit Will Allow Generation of Revit Model Files from Any Application

Export Autodesk Revit files to JSON and OBJ with the new ODA BimRv SDK 2020.

Autodesk Announces AutoCAD 2020 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2020 for Mac

The 2020 release of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT for Mac features both new features and improvements to popular features based on user feedback.

Open Design Alliance Releases new IFC Software Development Kit (SDK)

The Open Design Alliance announces its first IFC software development kit (SDK). The new toolkit aims to improve IFC implementations throughout the AEC industry.

AIA: Unity Brings Unity Reflect to Real-Time BIM
Volvo Cars and Varjo Announce World's First Mixed Reality Application for Car Development
Bentley Systems' OpenSite Designer Now Available
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Latest Architosh Features

Master Builder 2.0—GRAPHISOFT Shapes Its Future Around Integration

The Hungarian BIM maker lays out a compelling case that integration is vital to the future of AEC—offers sneak peek at how they intend to set themselves apart.

Early Access: (emTech) section for INSIDER Xpresso—#04

Early Access coverage of the Emergent Technologies (emTech) section for the upcoming INSIDER Xpresso #04. Non-subscribers can gain access to this information by signing up for our monthly Xpresso newsletter for free. Inside this issue, we cover Smart Cities, AI and Robots in Architecture, Construction Robotics, brand new AR/VR tools and new Computational Design offerings from Dassault.

CIVIGNER is New Web-based Engineering Application for Civil and Geo

A new web-based 3D CAD system from Spain emerges as CIVIGNER and is being shown this week at a Barcelona conference as its big debut. We have the story.

Finland's Varjo is a Game-Changer—VR-1 with Bionic Display Can Transform Industries
Early Access: (emTech) Section for INSIDER Xpresso newsletter—#03
A Conversation with GRAPHISOFT's New CEO—Huw Roberts
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What You May Have Missed

INDEX 02: 3D Apps: CAID (Computer-aided Industrial Design)

The Mac has surged in the CAID (computer-aided industrial design) market with many of the newer MCAD and product design tools being written natively for the macOS along with Windows. Additionally, general and powerful modelers have poured over to the platform as Apple has grown.

SIG'18: Siggraph 2018 -- Vancouver Highlights From Computer Graphics Show

Akiko Ashley covers the recent SIGGRAPH computer graphics show from Vancouver, noting the highlight announcements in 3D software and VR/AR/MR technologies along with key hardware from Nvidia.

Autodesk + Unity—Dave Rhodes of Unity Talks About New Partnership

Architosh goes in deep on the Autodesk and Unity partnership. Learn about our chat at AU 2018 with Unity executive, David Rhodes, as he reveals the deeper picture behind the news.

The New Hypar Platform—Soon Offering the AEC Industry Scalable Computation
INDEX 01: All Mac 3D Apps—Alphabetical Listing
Fireside Chat—The Details Behind Vectorworks 2019
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We believe Apple is going after enterprise and content creation apps with the iPad Pro and Onshape is well positioned to take full advantage of this development.

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

Featured Video

Featured Video: Vectorworks Architect 2017

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.

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

In this featured video, Architosh showcases all the new great features in the new Vectorworks 2017 product range, including some BIM interoperability capabilities including native Revit import.

Featured Video: Vectorworks Design Summit—2016 Chicago
Featured Video: Vectorworks 2016—An Introduction
Featured Video: Autodesk Fusion 360—Collaboration

INSIDER Xpresso keeps CAD industry professionals up-to-date on next-gen emerging technologies (emTech) that will revolutionize the worlds of AEC and manufacturing and design. As an Xpresso reader, you will hear from some of the most important voices inventing and using the very latest tech in areas such as AI, machine learning, algorithmic-aided design (AAD), AR, VR, MR, 3D printing, 3D computer vision, robotics, and SmartCities technologies.

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