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AEC News: Prof. Georg Nemetschek Establishes New Innovation Foundation

Prof. Georg Nemetschek establishes the Nemetschek Innovation Foundation in Munich, Germany, with the aim of supporting science and research in the industry with a focus on global industry leadership in artificial intelligence (AI) in construction.

CGarchitect Launches AI Exposure Engine to Get Archviz Artists More Work

Through a proprietary mix of AI, gamification and 50 distinct metrics, artists and studios will now be able to track the most positive/inspiring members of the community through an evolving score.

Optim 1.2 Adds Real-Time, Interactive CV Collaboration to Unreal Engine

Unreal Users with the Optim Plug-in can now tour digital scenes in VR, meet with teams in real-time and communicate without leaving their homes or offices.

3D News: Take Your Renderings to the Next Level with AMD Radeon ProRender
Bentley Systems Adds Infrastructure Industry Experience to Digital Twin Consortium
CAD News: IMSI Design Releases New DesignCAD 2020—New SketchUp 2020 Support
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INSIDER Xpresso—Free Newsletter from Architosh

INSIDER Reports—In-Depth and On Focus

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Our Early Access Release of the (emTech) section for INSIDER Xpresso #03. Non-subscribers can gain access to this information by signing up for our monthly Xpresso newsletter for free. Inside this issue, we talk extensively about Smart Cities, sensors, AR, VR—and more!

Early Access: (emTech) section for INSIDER Xpresso—#07

Early Access coverage of the Emergent Technologies (emTech) section for the upcoming INSIDER Xpresso #07. Non-subscribers can gain access to this information by signing up for our monthly Xpresso newsletter for free. Inside this issue, we cover Global Construction, Robotics at ETH’s DFAB House, AI in Construction and AI in Architecture.

Early Access: (emTech) section for INSIDER Xpresso—#08

Early Access and enhanced coverage of the Emergent Technologies (emTech) section for the upcoming INSIDER Xpresso #08, Non-subscribers can gain access to this information by signing up for our monthly Xpresso newsletter for free. Inside this issue, we cover Xpresso reader demographics, a Harvard AI in Architecture thesis, and Bricsys’ AI ambitions.

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AEC News: Prof. Georg Nemetschek Establishes New Innovation Foundation

Prof. Georg Nemetschek establishes the Nemetschek Innovation Foundation in Munich, Germany, with the aim of supporting science and research in the industry with a focus on global industry leadership in artificial intelligence (AI) in construction.

CAD News: IMSI Design Releases New DesignCAD 2020—New SketchUp 2020 Support

New DesignCAD 2020 product line features new SketchUp 2020 and AutoCAD 2020 compatibility among several other important improvements.

CAD/BIM Development Moving Faster—The ODA Announces Monthly Releases

Open Design Alliance is a non-profit technology consortium of 1200 member companies, working together to develop solutions for complex engineering design problems.

BIM News: Abvent Group Partners with BIM One, Author of BIM Track
BOXX Intros 'BOXX Cloud Services' (BCS) Virtual Cloud Workstations
Autodesk Intros 'Generative Design' inside Revit 2021 Among Other Features
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Latest Architosh Features

Talking to 2019 Autodesk Innovator of the Year—Amr Raafat of Windover Construction

Trained as an architect, Amr talks to us about Windover Construction’s award-winning project and the innovations at his company using VDC technologies like Hololens and drones.

INSIDER: Introduction—A Focus on AAD (algorithms-aided design) in Architecture

The third edition of our annual INSIDER Report delivers another concentrated dose of feature articles on another key topic in the industry—AAD (algorithms-aided design) or otherwise known as “computational design.”

INSIDER: Hypar Looks to Unlock AEC Industry Expertise via Computational Design Ecosystem

The AEC market isn’t just hamstrung by data silos, AEC industry expertise itself is missing its true market potential, both economically and socially on a global scale.

INSIDER: Expanding a BIM Workflow Near You—McNeel's New Open Source Rhino.Inside SDK
INSIDER: Ladybug Tools Aim to Take Environmental Analysis to Wider Audience
INSIDER: A Brief Tour of Select Grasshopper Add-Ons
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Jonathan Reeves Highlights New Features in Vectorworks 2020

This new feature highlights architect Jonathan Reeves of the UK and his demonstration videos of the best new features in Vectorworks 2020.

BRICSYS 2019—Lift Creativity, Reduce, Complexity, Act as One

Bricsys continues to push on its leadership front in the area of Machine Learning and AI in BIM but the big news this year was on the new Rhino 3D + Grasshopper integration that benefits not just BIM workflows but MCAD workflows as well. Zaha Hadid Architects and HOK were global design innovators presenting at the conference as well.

SIG: Siggraph 2019—Highlights from the Computer Graphics Show (Part 2)

We continue with Part 2 of our Architosh coverage of SIGGRAPH 2019 in Los Angeles.

Perspectives on AIA '19—Technology and Architecture and Toward the Collective
SIG: Siggraph 2019—Highlights from the Computer Graphics Show (Part 1)
Profile: Design Excellence—The Work of Vectorworks Scholarship Winners
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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

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, algorithm-aided design (AAD), AR, VR, MR, 3D printing, 3D computer vision, robotics, and SmartCities technologies.

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