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Mac CAD/3D Tidbits: Vectorworks, IrisVR and BricsCAD News

We have CAD and 3D news tidbits in this post on Vectorworks Spotlight and Vision in South Africa, Bricsys 2018 Conference coming up on London and IrisVR’s latest coverage.


Vectorworks News: In-Brief

With the demands of the entertainment industry expanding globally, Vectorworks Inc. has announced that it has made DWR Distribution their official distributor for Vectorworks Spotlight, Braceworks, and Vision in South Africa.

“It’s an honor to be able to distribute a brand like Vectorworks, and we are very excited about the partnership,” said Duncan Riley, owner of DWR Distribution. “We believe that the close collaboration between MA Lighting and Vectorworks, to assist lighting designers on workflow, will be a game changer. On DWR’s side, we have a passionate team supporting the brand. We see Vectorworks as a 360-degree entertainment design solution for the country, providing professionals and students with a tool that will make their lives easier.”

DWR will continue offering training sessions presented by Francois van der Merwe, a 14 year veteran of Vectorworks. To learn more about DWR go here.

IrisVR News:

Earlier this month the IrisVR team was featured at the Oculus Connect event keynote. The event’s feature was announcing the new Oculus Quest headset. You can watch that here, learning about the Quest and seeing IrisVR in action.

Architosh isn’t commenting much about Oculus Quest today but the new headset is non-tethered, which will make it much more amazing for designers in MCAD and AEC industries. The device also makes a 3D map of its environment much like a point-cloud and then maps its location within this environment.

Back to IrisVR news, the award-winning company is touting how the @one Alliance used to create custom VR experiences in Unity and Unreal. Now they use Prospect to instantly go into VR, saving time and minimizing rework. This is a really great blog post because it is AEC-centric and designers and engineers need to understand how VR can change their daily workflows for problem-solving. You can read it here.

BricsCAD — New Version and Upcoming Conference

This week Bricsys announced the latest beta for its newest version of BricsCAD V19.1.03. Unfortunately, there is an NDA on the latest new features, described as a “major version” and fully “confidential.” All we can say is we look forward to when this release is fully out so we can talk about it.

01 – Bricsys 2018 Conference is coming up.

The Bricsys 2018 Conference will be held in London this year next week and Architosh will be there to catch all the news and insider information and report it right here on Architosh. There will be over 13 third-party companies exhibiting tools that work with BricsCAD at the conference inside its mini-exposition. We will touch on some of those soon in upcoming features on BricsCAD.

To learn more about BricsCAD visit here.

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