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New Autodesk Civil 3D Gets Powered by new Dynamo Integration

Dynamo for Civil 3D helps Autodesk’s key infrastructure package enter the next era of civil design.

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New Autodesk Revit 2017.1 Update Gets Dynamo Player & More

New multi-disciplinary enhancements to Revit come in version 2017.1 update—including new Dynamo Player which aims to increase usage of visual scripting tool inside Revit for users.

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Autodesk Releases Dynamo 1.1 Update for Computational Design

T-Splines technology gets added to Autodesk’s Dynamo computational design tool. More updates in 1.1 release…

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Autodesk gives Architosh exclusive peak at Dynamo Studio running on Mac

In the early hours of one of the mornings of Autodesk’s AEC Media Summit, held in Boston a week after AIA Atlanta, Architosh got an exclusive sit-down with the Autodesk Dynamo Studio lead to talk about this product’s direction and possible future…including a peak at something on the Mac!

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AIA: Autodesk launches Dynamo and FormIt 360 Pro in Atlanta

At AIA Atlanta last week Autodesk announced the all new Autodesk Dynamo Studio, a stand-alone application, plus FormIt 360 Pro for early-stage conceptual modeling with built-in real-time collaboration, whole building energy analysis and solar analysis.

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AIA: Autodesk introduces computational modeling tool Dynamo for its BIM workflow

In this AIA Show report we discuss in depth our knowledge of Autodesk’s new Dynamo technologies with Vasari

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Early Access(+): (emTech) section for INSIDER Xpresso—newsletter #16

Early Access (+) is the preview release of the Emerging Technologies section of the upcoming Xpresso newsletter. The (+) stands for our new format of providing “even more” carefully curated content from around the web on (emTech) and its impact in AEC and manufacturing industries. It’s a publication just for INSIDER Member annual subscribers.

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BIM News: Abvent Group Partners with BIM One, Author of BIM Track

Abvent partners with BIM One of North America to offer its BIM Track app to its EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) region customers.

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Autodesk Intros ‘Generative Design’ inside Revit 2021 Among Other Features

Autodesk adds computational design tools directly inside the new Revit 2021, along with the new capability to do slanted walls and much more.

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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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INSIDER: Expanding a BIM Workflow Near You—McNeel’s New Open Source Rhino.Inside SDK

BIM tools have failed global design leaders in many areas—especially advanced modeling. Now Rhino and GH are coming “inside” to help solve long extent pain points in the AEC industry.

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INSIDER: A Brief Tour of Select Grasshopper Add-Ons

We look at 35 Grasshopper plugins that add additional capabilities and superpowers to the number one AAD tool in the market used in AEC. Importantly, there are quite a few GH plugins working for the Mac version of Rhino + Grasshopper—a growing reality that is good for the market.

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AU19: Autodesk University Evolves with ‘Better Starts Here’

Our first featured post from Autodesk University 2019 touches on AU themes and a selection of keynote highlights and does a round-up of AU Expo Hall highlights from some of the vendors Architosh spent time with.

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Professor Randy Deutsch—Discussing the Future of Architects: Convergence and Superusers (Part 2)

Author, architect, and professor Randy Deutsch talks to Architosh about his last two hit books delving into the transformative forces shaping change in AEC and the nature and characteristics of some of the architects responding to those forces he calls Superusers.

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Early Access: (emTech) section for INSIDER Xpresso—#04

Early Access coverage of the Emergent Technologies (emTech) section for the upcoming INSIDER Xpresso #04. Non-subscribers can gain access to this information by signing up for our monthly Xpresso newsletter for free. Inside this issue, we cover Smart Cities, AI and Robots in Architecture, Construction Robotics, brand new AR/VR tools and new Computational Design offerings from Dassault.

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Autodesk Announces Release of Revit 2020

Autodesk has released the new Revit 2020 for the AEC industry, offering architects, engineers, and designers new capabilities and substantial enhancements.

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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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Architosh Publishes INSIDER Xpresso #01 — newsletter looks at AI and Machine Learning in Architecture

In Issue #1, learn what five experts think about if AI and Machine Learning pose an existential threat to architects, how they feel the future of education should work for architects; also, will AI and ML democratize good architecture for everybody? Can architecture have a DNA and Genome? And a whole lot more.

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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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Bespoke Computational Tools at Payette Drive Unforeseen Values to Firm and Client Alike

Grasshopper, Ladybug, Honeybee, HumanUI…these are just some of the buzz words among those doing computational design at Payette, a subset of the major Boston-based practice doing work around the world.

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Flying Through DEVELOP 3D LIVE 2017 Boston—The Event

A quick peek at what was going on in Boston this week—DEVELOP 3D LIVE Boston at Boston University.

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Vectorworks, Inc. Talks—Five Key Items in Version 2018 That May Surprise You

In this special feature Architosh talks to Vectorworks’ Execs about the technologies and histories behind Vectorworks 2018’s biggest new features.

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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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McNeel’s Rhino Gains Flux for Rhino App—Flux Connector Support and More

Flux for Rhino App is Announced—New AEC Collaboration Moves Data and Models.

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Viewpoint: BIM Coordination Meetings from MEP Perspective—Then vs Now

AEC professionals have long valued the idea of clash detection in software systems. But quality and fruitful MEP coordination team meetings take more than just values and ideas—they take structured practices that leverage leading industry tools.

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Autodesk Intros New Revit 2018—Strengthens Multidiscipline Design

Autodesk releases new Autodesk Revit 2018—adds tools to strengthen multidisciplinary design, detailing to fabrication and powerful new multi-story stair tool.

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Technology to Master in Architecture in 2017—Architect Magazine’s Take

Architect magazine has an interesting story and take on what technologies architects should master in 2017—spoken by some of the industry and leading firm’s digital directors and thought-leaders.

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BlackSpectacles Software Survey May Do More Harm Than Good

Billed as the software you need to know to get a job in 2017, Black Spectacles’ Annual Software Requirements Study has Revit, AutoCAD, and SketchUp as the three must know applications in demand at top architecture firms. But is this list good for the industry at large?

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CAD/3D News Tidbits: Autodesk, ThinkParametric, solidThinking news

We have news tidbits from Autodesk, ThinkParametric online learning school and the upcoming solidThinking CONVERGE conference.

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Curators of Spatial Computation—What Autodesk Project Fractal Says About Future Architects

In this special feature, Architosh discusses Autodesk’s Project Fractal presentation at AIA Philadelphia, placing it within the context of the growing AEC industry interest and development in computational design software. Algorithmic design tools are far from a passing fad; this article discusses why and how some of the work of the Generative Design Group at Autodesk is pushing the envelope in interesting directions.

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Perspectives on BEST of SHOW 2016: From Edge of Market to Maturing BIM, Framing a New Lens

Architosh presents its annual “perspectives” on BEST of SHOW honorees at AIA this year via a conversation. This year we focus on some new terms, a framing of tech against the Gartner Hype Curve and against the backdrop of Neri Oxman’s standing ovation earning keynote talk.

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AIA 2016: Information Technologies at this Year’s Convention – Part 1

We begin our AIA Expo show floor reports series with the largest companies showing their software wares to architects at this year’s 2016 AIA Convention.

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Phil Bernstein on the Changing Role of the 21st Century Architect—The Interview (Part 2)

In this interview Architosh learns more than just what Phil Bernstein thinks about educating 21st century architects in the context of advancing AEC digitization. He shares his vast knowledge of “practice” in the 20th century and how things have evolved to the point we face today. In this two-part series we cover the gamut from roles to society’s expectations of professionals, from contracts to architecture schools, from the importance of coding to where Revit’s brain may go.

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5 Reasons why 2015 was The Best Year for CAD on the Mac

2015 was a huge year for the Mac CAD market, a side product of multiple factors at play in the overall technology landscape.

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AU2015 RECAP—Blurred Lines, Crossed Boundaries in the Era of Connection

Senior Associate Editor Pete Evans, AIA, recaps Autodesk University 2015 in all its many facets, and details many of the larger themes that were pervasive at the show this year. Chief among them were this blurring of lines disciplines, fields, tool chains and the boundaries between design, manufacture and product use. What we saw at AU 2015 was the emergence of a CAD company transforming into a company that will service industries far and wide across the full spectrum from initial concept to end-user and configuration and optimization based on performance and use data. It is a brave new world and Autodesk is at its leading edge.

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Autodesk and Frame just put Revit on the Mac, Officially

As hinted at back when Architosh first spoke to Frame’s founder, Autodesk has officially backed certified versions of Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD for the Frame Cloud

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Tidbits: SketchUp, V-ray and Autodesk University News

Mac and iOS CAD and 3D News: We have brief news items on SketchUp 2016 and V-Ray 2.0 support (a free update), plus news on Autodesk University 2015 running this week.

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2015 Autodesk Excellence in Infrastructure Global Winners Announced

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) and CGarchitect, a leading online magazine and end-user community for visualization and design professionals, announced this year’s winners of the 2015 Autodesk Excellence in Infrastructure Competition to spotlight some of the world’s best applications of Building Information Modeling [BIM] for civil infrastructure projects.

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The Philly Interview: Dr. Sarkar talks about Vectorwork’s Advanced Research Group and More…

In this special interview, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, chief technology officer, Nemetschek Vectorworks, talks to Architosh about the Vectorworks 2016 details unveiled at the Design Summit in Philadelphia.

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AIA: Perspectives on BEST of SHOW 2015—IT Trends in Architectural Practice

In this special feature report on AIA Atlanta, we talk about the evolving shape of industry change due to advances in information technology, with a particular emphasis on the latest trends taking shape, including the game-ification of architecture, virtual reality hardware and radical user-interface design change that will come with it…plus the continuing role of mobile, cloud and analytics driving design process transformation. Anthony Frausto, AIA, LEED AP, also contributed to this article.

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Architosh awards 4th ‘BEST of SHOW’ honors for software and technology vendors at AIA Atlanta

Architosh announces its 2015 AIA National BEST of SHOW honors for the national convention and expo in Atlanta, Georgia. The awards highlight and draw attention to software and hardware technologies of note exhibited on the show floor.

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McNeel prepping for first official release of Rhino 5 for Mac (finally!)

The Mac 3D world has gained a new friend in the upcoming official first release of Rhino 5 for Mac. Today users can embrace Release Candidate 1 (RC1) for free use for evaluation for 90 days. We have many more details and analysis below.

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AIA: Show Floor Reports: Autodesk, Trimble and Nemetschek Group Companies

In this show floor report we’ll cover the news and items shown at AIA Atlanta by three of the Big Four AEC software companies and include our notes from our meetings with these companies. We had three separate meetings with Autodesk alone, a meeting each with Trimble and each of the Nemetschek Group companies Graphisoft and Nemetschek Vectorworks Inc.

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AIA: Notes on Day 1 in Atlanta, Georgia

Some quick notes from Day 1 at AIA Atlanta where the day began with some superb keynotes, especially the primary one by President Bill Clinton.

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Vectorworks Design Summit: What’s Coming in Vectorworks 2016

Dr. Biplab Sarkar, CTO of Nemetschek Vectorworks, had the most anticipated keynote at the Vectorworks Design Summit this week in Philadelphia, as the company for the first time gave users a peek into the future of Vectorworks, even beyond the next shipping version.

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Mac stalwart innovator interviewed on CAD Digest: Runs through history of formZ

formZ founder and Mac 3D software luminary Dr. Chris Yessios, discusses all things formZ and modeling including the future of his program in a very informative interview at CAD Digest. We summarize a few highlights and add our analysis to what we learned.

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In-Brief: Rhynamo is now Open Source

New open source project Rhynamo is now available to download

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BEST of SHOW winners

Architosh has awarded BEST of SHOW honors for the past six out of seven years to the most noteworthy software and hardware technology companies attending and exhibiting at the annual American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention and Exhibition, held in late spring or early summer each year in the United States. In some cases, […]

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Perspectives on the 2014 Architosh BEST of SHOW awards at AIA National

In this special 2014 AIA Chicago feature report perspectives on the evolving IT landscape and how it framed the selection of honorees for BEST of SHOW this year are discussed. We continue from the same framework established in Denver last year, where social, cloud, computation and the space of creativity and contemplation define the edges of innovation in software technologies powering change in the field of architecture

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AIA: Architosh awards AIA National ‘BEST of SHOW’ honors to software and technology vendors

Architosh honors technology companies in 2014 BEST of SHOW awards for AIA National Chicago, focusing on emerging trends in software technology in architectural practice

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In-Depth: The New and Dynamic formZ 8

AutoDesSys, Inc., talks to Architosh about what’s coming up this summer in the new formZ 8—covering in detail such new features as its Subdivision Surface Modeling tools, new OpenGL Interactive Rendering improvements and much more…

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AU: Autodesk updates FormIt and introduces world’s first BIM energy analysis on iPad

Autodesk delivers industry first in BIM energy analysis tool on iPad inside of Autodesk FormIt

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Nemetschek Vectorworks will soon unveil major updated Vectorworks 2014 with dramatic new under the hood technologies

Vectorworks 2014 product line shown to press, while the company plans for official announcement soon. New Vectorworks 2014 product line offers numerous innovative new features and technologies

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AIA: Pictures from the Show Floor and Around the Convention – Part 3

Notes and pictures from AIA Denver in and around the convention hall

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