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SIG'18: NVIDIA Reinvents Computer Graphics with Turing Architecture

Hybrid rendering fundamentally changes computer graphics by fusing Real-Time Ray Tracing with AI, Simulation, and Rasterization.

SIG'18: Chaos Group Debuts New Real-Time Ray Tracing Tech at SIGGRAPH

The Bulgarian software developer gives the world its first look at ‘Project Lavina’ — a new rendering technology rendering up to 90 frames per second on twin Quadro RTX cards.

SIG'18: Chaos Group Launches V-Ray Cloud at SIGGRAPH 2018

V-Ray just got a whole lot better—now introducing V-Ray Cloud for accelerated rendering from all V-Ray product lines.

Khronos Group Releases Final NNEF 1.0 Standard For Deployment of Trained Neural Networks
Apple Moving Away From OpenGL—What Is The Answer for Developers Now?
Visiting Apple Park—The Visitor Center Pavilion
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Before we entered the CAD market we learned that 15-20 percent of all CorelDRAW users were concerned about CAD.

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Apple Moving Away From OpenGL—What Is The Answer for Developers Now?

Apple has announced they are deprecating OpenGL in macOS, the open industry supported cross-platform graphics API that has largely enabled the massive proliferation of professional CAD and 3D apps to reach across platforms like Windows and arrive on macOS.

Maxon Releases New CINEMA 4D Release 20

New features in Maxon’s popular 3D professional tool for modeling, rendering, and animation include importation of manufacturing CAD data assets.

Apple Updates MacBook Pro—Intros 6-Core 8th Gen Intel Processors

Top line performance boosts using Intel’s Coffee Lake processors with up to 6 cores, plus iPad Pro and iMac Pro features aim this generation more firmly at Mac Professsionals.

AIA2018: Autodesk to Introduce BIM 360 Design at AIA 2018
Number of Architects in United States Rising—Says NCARB Data
Famed Architect Antoine Predock to Keynote Vectorworks Design Summit 2018
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Perspectives on BEST of SHOW 2018: Perez's Model of Technological Revolutions—BIM, CDEs and VR

Architosh presents its annual “perspectives” on BEST of SHOW honorees at AIA in NYC. This year we place our views on AEC technologies under the larger perspective of famed economist and technology historian, Carlota Perez—introducing her landmark Techno-Economic Paradigms (TEPs) theory model that explains how technology revolutions and financial capital conspire towards total paradigm shifts approximately every 60 years.

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.

A Miniature German Mittelstand—How the Nemetschek Group is Crushing It In the AEC Software Industry

The Nemetschek Group has quietly taken the number two position for global AEC software dominance. If past trending continues it could rival Autodesk revenues in AEC in half a decade. We spoke to its chief strategy officer, Sean Flaherty, to get the complete picture.

GTC: Architecture and the Future of Technology—KPF, HKS, P+W, Gensler and Others
CannonDesign—Powering Their Design Pipeline with NVIDIA GPU Technology
The Artistry of Landscape Designer Eric Arneson—Using Autodesk SketchBook
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A Primer on CDEs (Common Data Environments) for Architects

In this article, we provide a primer on the Common Data Environment (CDE) application standards for data in the AEC industry as it relates to pain points in the industry and where new CDE application solutions can take us.

The Ethical Conundrum of Bitcoin for Sustainable Architects

Can architects ethically embrace the cryptocurrency phenomenon knowing just how much energy it consumes?

INSIDER: GRAPHISOFT's BIM World—From the banks of the Danube to Tokyo

The Hungarian BIM software maker had a tremendous year, with noteworthy new technologies and even more noteworthy news of developments that lie ahead.

Ultimate List of CAD Applications for the Apple Mac Platform
INDEX 02: CAD: MCAD (Mechanical Computer-Aided Design)
INDEX 01: All Mac CAD/CAM Apps—Alphabetical Listing
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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

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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.

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