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Autodesk Announces Winners of 2020 AEC Excellence Awards

Autodesk AEC Excellence Awards winners for 2020 showcase diverse excellence across infrastructure, building design, and construction sectors.

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Autodesk’s Future AEC Apps Will Embrace The Mac—Multiplatforms

Learn more about Autodesk’s views on future AEC development working across platforms, including Mac.

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AEC Inflection Point — The Story of the Revit Revolt

Less a revolt and more a signal, the current groundswell of protest over Revit is actually a symptom of a larger looming change.

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What’s Beyond Revit — Anagnost on Autodesk AEC Futures

Autodesk’s CEO looks beyond the controversy and aims to foster confidence in its long-term vision for architects. 

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Nemetschek Integrated Design—A Paradigm Shift for AECO

Nemetschek challenges the status quo with new Integrated Design BIM workflows, streamlining workflows between architects and engineers.

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Apple’s Threat to Epic Will Hurt Mac Pros in AEC

Apple can hurt Epic but in the process, they will hurt the Mac pro-market by cutting off access to iOS and macOS developer tools for Unreal Engine apps.

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Bentley’s ProjectWise 365 Has Gone SaaS—Brings Broad Market and Platform Appeal to AECO Industry

The future of Bentley’s ProjectWise 365 looks bright—technical advances, standards adoption, and carry-over from traditional ProjectWise customers all suggest good things for Bentley.

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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.

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Now Open: AEC Excellence Awards 2020 Call for Entries

The Autodesk AEC Excellence Awards competition is an opportunity for the global architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) community to celebrate the people, projects, and innovations behind the world’s building and infrastructure. 

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AEC News: Nemetschek Brands’ Special Offerings During COVID-19

Nemetschek Group companies are helping their AEC customers around the globe with new and free solutions to cope with the current pandemic crisis.

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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.

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AAD software company TestFit Raises $2M for new breed of AEC software

TestFit secures $2M in seed funding round. The market for generative design software to explode, doubling to $275M by 2023.

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Vectorworks, Inc. Brings Ultimate GIS Workflow to AEC and Landscape Professionals

Integration of Vectorworks BIM capabilities with Esri’s ArcGIS Online services to benefit planners, developers and designers.

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Autodesk Announces 2019 AEC Excellence Award Winners

2019 AEC Excellence Award winners demonstrate pioneering innovation in project delivery in AEC domains.

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ODA DevCon ’19—Coming Full Circle in The AEC Industry

Pete Evans was in Milan to cover the ODA’s biggest ever developer conference and reports on the Open Design Alliance’s plans for software development kits that will transform the AEC industry through democratization of standards and open access to data.

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Here Are The Finalists for the Autodesk AEC Excellence Awards 2019

Autodesk announces finalists for 2019 AEC Excellence Awards.

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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.

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GRAPHISOFT and Epic Games Partner On Next-Gen Real-Time Rendering for AEC Customers

GRAPHISOFT and Epic announce co-marketing agreement to bring real-time, raytracing technology to ARCHICAD 23 users in the second half of 2019.

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AEC Magazine 2019 NXT BLD Conference Speakers Announced

An exciting speaker lineup for the 2019 NXT BLD Conference by AEC Magazine has been announced. The event focuses on emerging technologies in AEC—it looks into the near and far future.

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Autodesk Announces Judges Panel for AEC Excellence Awards 2019

Leading academics, thought-leaders, and expert practitioners are among the international list of judges for this year’s AEC Excellence Awards 2019.

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Real-Time or Your-Time—How Visual Vocal Can Change the AR/VR Landscape in AEC

NBBJ helped incubate Visual Vocal serving as its primary test case, now the AR/VR startup is leading the charge in AEC around new and more efficient collaboration and communications.  [This Early Access feature was first available in this month’s Xpresso newsletter. Sign-up!]

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HOOPS Exchange 2019 Supports Autodesk Revit for AEC Workflows

While deepening support for existing manufacturing and AR/VR workflows, the new HOOPS Exchange advances BIM.

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Pondering the Impact of AI (artificial intelligence) in AEC Industries—the Wide View

As AI and Machine Learning Penetrate the AEC industry with intensity in 2019, Architosh discusses the possible impacts of these technologies with five computational design experts already exploring their use in Architecture and Engineering sectors. This article first appeared in INSIDER Xpresso.

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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.

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Hexagon Now Has End-to-End AEC Solutions Platform with Acquisition of Bricsys

Bricsys is now a subsidiary of a massive and growing critical company in the Industry 4.0 revolution. In this news analysis article, we discuss Hexagon’s focus and technologies as they can possibly relate to this new focus on AEC BIM.

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Breaking: HEXAGON Just Became World’s Largest AEC BIM & CAD Company

Hexagon AB already skirts the edges of AEC with its total stations, laser systems, and GPS systems technologies but now owns Bricsys’s formidable DWG-native CAD and BIM platforms, making Hexagon a new major player in the world of AEC software.

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INDEX 02: 3D Apps: AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction)

The Mac platform has always been popular in architecture and it has featured some of the most innovative 3D applications ever developed, period. This list of 3D apps useful and commonly used in AEC is mostly focused on architects but all AEC pros may want to touch some of these. This list complements our other AEC app list coverage.

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Epson Continues Expansion of SureColor T-Series Printers—Ideal for AEC Industry

Japan’s Seiko Epson Corporation and its Epson Group continue to introduce highly capable, multi-platform, and device compatible color printers for the design and engineering markets.

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Autodesk Finalists for AEC Excellence Awards 2018—Announced

Autodesk announces finalists for the AEC Excellence Awards 2018.

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Epson Now Shipping SureColor T3170 and T5170 Printers for AEC Market

Epson delivers brand new SureColor Series Printers for the AEC market professional—low to mid volume CAD printing with superb color features.

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Autodesk Announces World-Renowned Judges for AEC Excellence Awards 2018

World-renowned judges will select practitioners exemplifying the future of making things for the built environment.

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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.

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Trimble to Acquire Viewpoint—Leading CDE (Common Data Environment) in AEC

A leading global CDE tool for the AEC industry has been acquired by Trimble, complementing its existing AEC tools portfolio and Trimble Connect.

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Nemetschek Group Y17 Financial Results—Superb Growth and Targeting US AEC Market

The Nemetschek Group of Germany, a holding company of 15 leading software brands in AEC and Media & Entertainment, has posted record revenues for their 2017 financial year. The firm is targeting the US AEC market for top-line growth in coming years.

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French Mac Developer Releases New ‘bim.aero’ for the AEC Industry

New BIM software from France aims to simplify the building design process by allowing architects and designers to use whatever modeling software they want up-front and then segue gracefully into IFC2x3 BIM compliant models which can then be pushed to the main BIM tools.

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2002 AEC CAD IT Study Indicates Macintosh Advantages for IT Management Costs for AEC Firms Worldwide

2002 AEC CAD IT Study Indicates Macintosh Advantages for IT Management Costs for AEC Firms Worldwide CAMBRIDGE,  MASS. — June 4, 2003 — Architosh.com, a leading CAD portal specializing in IT information resources, end-user support, editorial products, and industry analysis for Macintosh-based CAD/3D and AEC users worldwide, has announced key summary findings of its 2002 […]

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INDEX 02: CAD: AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction)

The Mac platform has always been popular in architecture circles in particular but increasingly within the overall AEC industry. This list of AEC CAD apps is just one component of what we will eventually have for AEC app list coverage.

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AU: Autodesk Previews Next-Gen BIM 360 Platform for AEC Industry

New Connect and Construct Exchange partner program tames construction app chaos.


 

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HP Announces new HP DesignJet T830 for AEC Pros

HP DesignJet T830 large-format plotter expands possibilities for agile AEC project teams for print/scan/copy onsite or in the office.

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Autodesk Launches Services Marketplace for AEC Industry

Do you need help with CAD, BIM or project collaboration services with Autodesk technologies? Autodesk now has you covered.

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IMMERSIFY being launched by Supple LLC—New VR Collaboration System for AEC Pros

IMMERSIFY is a powerful Virtual Reality-based collaboration platform, transporting 3D models from Revit and Rhino to VR.

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Autodesk Forge Fund Invests in ManufactOn—AEC Industry Startup

Autodesk has participated in a Series A funding round for ManufactOn—Boston based startup aims to simplify supply-chain management for AEC industry with a cloud-based platform.

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Autodesk Announces New Free Components to “AEC Collection”

Autodesk adds three new BIM-centric offerings to AEC Collection software.

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GRAPHISOFT Officially Ships ARCHICAD 21—Latest BIM Software For AEC Industry

ARCHICAD 21 begins to ship in International and German-language versions this week. Other language versions coming shortly.

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International Panel of Judges Announced for 2017 AEC Excellence Awards Program

Autodesk announces 2017 AEC Excellence Awards program—calls for submissions across four BIM categories.

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Autodesk Explains Project Quantum—And Why It Matters in AEC

Not at all a Revit killer, Project Quantum is actually an all new platform for AEC transformation.

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Bluebeam Ships New Bluebeam Revu 2017 for AEC Industries

Bluebeam Revu 2017 is now available and offers AEC industry professionals accelerated workflows and better collaboration across the entire lifecycle of projects.

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Product Review: OrthoGraph I—Building Survey System for AEC Pros

Should AEC pros still use pen and paper and measuring tape to survey existing buildings in the field? Or should they go “digital” and streamline this tedious and time-consuming process. In this review, Architosh goes deep and provides a complete evaluation of the OrthoGraph I building survey app system—cloud driven and integrated with laser distance meters.

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Software Training—How Pluralsight Is Taking Aim at AEC and Manufacturing

Sophisticated new technologies at Pluralsight aim to boost software training engagement and accelerate companies’ abilities to skill-up. But the best part is that Pluralsight is bringing this tech to AEC and MCAD professionals.

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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.

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Microsoft Hololens and Trimble SketchUp Viewer Bring Mixed Reality (MR) to AEC Industries

Trimble and Microsoft offer thematic change in AEC industries with new “mixed reality” technology—new SketchUp Viewer for Microsoft Hololens is now available after stealing the show at AIA National 2016.

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Lasers and iPads—How OrthoGraph Solves AEC Problems

We take a deep-dive into what OrthoGraph I offers the AEC industry for solving building measurement workflow challenges common to just about all building professionals. Paired with a laser distance meter (LDM) OrthoGraph I not only rapidly increases the time it takes to measure, it reduces errors and dovetails into today’s IFC-based BIM tools.

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BIMobject launches new BIMsupply—A Cloud-Based Supply Solution for AEC Industry

BIMobject launches all new BIMsupply, a cloud-based supply solution for Building Product Manufacturers that links the tender-quote-order process to the BIM model.

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Autodesk Finalists for 2016 AEC Excellence Awards Competition—Announced!

Autodesk announces finalists for 2016 AEC Excellence Awards Competition.

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Vectorworks, Inc. Partners with Modelo for AEC Presentation and Collaboration Plugin

Vectorworks taps into upstart AEC industry real-time web-based collaboration tool Modelo.

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Bluebeam Revu now out for Apple’s Mac Platform—Big win for Mac in AEC

Years in the making, Nemetschek Group subsidiary, Bluebeam Inc., has released a Mac native version of its building industry leading application Revu. A full fledged member of the Bluebeam family, the Mac version can fully participate in Bluebeam Studio workflows in the building industry.

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Tidbits: PTC, Vectorworks, Trimble CAD and AEC news

CAD News: PTC sponsors leading tech startup event in Massachusetts aimed at finding great new tech in areas related to its MCAD base, including AR and IoT; plus Vectorworks and Asite headline next Build Earth Live, a project involving a Hyperloop; and finally we have news on Trimble Connect’s latest updates.

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CL3VER unveils pro VR Authoring solution for AEC at Autodesk University 2015

CL3VER 3.3 will be presented in Las Vegas at Autodesk University 2015. At the event, CL3VER and partners ArchVision, Chaos Group and irisVR will also showcase a streamlined architectural visualization pipeline in a dedicated section of the show floor.

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Apple’s Enterprise Strategy: Japan’s largest AEC companies going ‘all iPad’

Coming out of news from last week’s Graebert Annual Event in Berlin, a major CAD company in Germany with massive global reach via its partners, Architosh learned that Japan’s largest AEC firms—true enterprise behemoths—are standardizing around Apple iOS, particularly for its tablets in AEC applications…applications that include CAD such as ARES Touch. As a result, Graebert has announced support of iOS.

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