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ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Publishes First International BIM Standards

With global populations and the construction industry booming the new ISO 19650 International BIM standard will help aid AEC industry efficiency gains through standardizations.

WebGL 2.0—Why It's the Path to Stable Open Standards-based 3D Web Graphics

As WebGL 2.0 has emerged into a powerful technology built on the back of a very successful WebGL 1.0 now fully utilized across numerous professional CAD and 3D apps on the Web. This feature discusses this history and why WebGL 2.0 is such a crucial standard.

Chaos Group Releases V-Ray Next for SketchUp

Chaos Group continues to deliver its most powerful rendering technologies to the world’s most popular 3D modeler, with V-Ray Next for Sketchup.

3D News: Unity to Kick Off GDC with March 18 Keynote
ConTech News: New PlanGrid Connect—Works to Integrate Cloud Apps
BIM News: Autodesk Puts Out Revit 2019.2—New Cloud Connections
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INSIDER Xpresso Launches March 3

Artists using Artlantis will have the option to export their works to Twinmotion document on both Mac and Windows OS.

Industry Commentary and Analysis

WebGL 2.0—Why It's the Path to Stable Open Standards-based 3D Web Graphics

As WebGL 2.0 has emerged into a powerful technology built on the back of a very successful WebGL 1.0 now fully utilized across numerous professional CAD and 3D apps on the Web. This feature discusses this history and why WebGL 2.0 is such a crucial standard.

3D News: Adobe Acquires 3D Software Company Allegorithmic

Adobe acquires France-based Allegorithmic and its CEO will lead new 3D initiatives at Adobe at large as the San Jose software giant looks to add the third dimension to its legendary 2D graphics history.

The ODA (Open Design Alliance) Releases New 'BimNv' SDK for Navisworks Files

The ODA continues to advance AEC industry data interoperability with the release of BimNv, a new SDK for standalone access to Navisworks files.

CAD-CAM Execs Make 2019 Technology Trend Predictions
Welcome to the Kanban Board—Agile Project Management for Architects with Merlin Project
'The Wild' Is Compelling New AR-VR Software Solution for Mac and Windows
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Latest Architosh Features

A Dutch Company in Boston—Ultimaker's 3D Printers are Transforming Design and Engineering

As the most important global location for CAD-CAM technology companies in the world, Boston was the perfect place for Dutch 3D printer company Ultimaker to set up shop. In this feature, we talk to John Kawola, President of Ultimaker North America, about 3D printing and how it is transforming design and engineering industries.

The New Hypar Platform—Soon Offering the AEC Industry Scalable Computation

Autodesk veterans set out to capture AEC firm expertise and address the limitations of today’s visual scripting (or algorithmic-aided design) tools.

Back Stage at the Design Summit—Vectorworks CEO Opens Up

At the 2018 Vectorworks Design Summit last month, Architosh sat down with the executive team led by CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, to talk about the keynote items and what lies ahead.

INSIDER: A (.dwg) Renaissance—Neil Petersen of the ODA Explains Why
INSIDER: Bricsys 2018: CAD + Machine Learning Equals Intelligent Collaboration
INSIDER: Marcus O'Brien of Autodesk—A Conversation About AutoCAD for Mac and Other Platforms
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What You May Have Missed

Product In-Depth: Graebert's ARES Kudo—Premier Onshape Partner Application

Architosh takes a look at Graebert’s ARES Kudo for Onshape, a third-party “partner app” that builds on the two company’s previous DWG integrations but offers much more through Graebert’s Trinity of CAD multi-environment offerings.

CannonDesign—Powering Their Design Pipeline with NVIDIA GPU Technology

Continuing our coverage from the 2018 NVIDIA GTC Conference, Akiko Ashley profiles how CannonDesign—one of the architectural presenters at the GTC—utilizes NVIDIA GPU Technology across a range of virtualized desktop infrastructure and workstations powering everything from Revit to Unreal.

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.

Why Shapr3D Changes the iPad Pro Story From Toy to Tool
GTC: Architecture and the Future of Technology—KPF, HKS, P+W, Gensler and Others
The Artistry of Landscape Designer Eric Arneson—Using Autodesk SketchBook
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Before we entered the CAD market we learned that 15-20 percent of all CorelDRAW users were concerned about CAD.

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

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