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The ODA (Open Design Alliance) Releases New ‘BimNv’ SDK for Navisworks Files

The ODA continues to advance AEC industry data interoperability with the release of BimNv, a new SDK for standalone access to Navisworks files.

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KUBUS releases BIMcollab BCF Manager for Navisworks

KUBUS releases BIMcollab BCF Manager or Navisworks, bringing BCF 2.0 round-trip workflows between Autodesk Navisworks and leading BIM authoring platforms ArchiCAD and Revit.

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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.

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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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Open Design Alliance Releases ‘Drawings 2020u2’ with Full ReCap Support

Drawings 2020u2 contains a number of additional features including enhancements to .dgn threading support and improvements to the ODA geometry sub-system, as well as fixes for several hundred member-reported issues.

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Autodesk Ushers in New Era of Connected Construction with Autodesk Construction Cloud

Autodesk has deepened its AEC cloud solutions to advance integrated design and construction through the new Autodesk Construction Cloud—tying together BIM 360, PlanGrid, BuildingConnected and Assemble.

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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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Autodesk Integrates PlanGrid with BuildingConnected—Streamlines Preconstruction and Field Teams

Building on the momentum of product consolidation, new Autodesk integration instantly pushes critical preconstruction data from BuildingConnected to PlanGrid, saving time and reducing mistakes.

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National Engineering Firm Becomes Far More Agile with VDI via GPU Workstations

Most large AEC firms with multiple locations seek out agility for their operations. Southland Industries in the United States accomplished this recently with VDI via GPU workstations from Workspot.

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Open Design Alliance (ODA) to showcase BIM solutions in Milan

ODA DevCon 19 will be highlighting support for open and proprietary BIM formats.

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INSIDER: Bricsys 2018: CAD + Machine Learning Equals Intelligent Collaboration

Bricsys has possibly taken the leadership front in the area of merging Machine Learning (ML) within a CAD tool—it has demonstrated truly powerful and ground-breaking new intelligence in a (.dwg) native-based CAD and BIM tool, with specialized verticals coming by way of a powerful third-party API system.

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AU2018: Autodesk’s Progress with BIM 360—What’s Next?

Autodesk continues to advance its next-generation BIM 360 platform—a CDE (common data environment) for every stakeholder in the AEC industry. The latest news features a new costing module and more news about third-party integrations.

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GTC: Architecture and the Future of Technology—KPF, HKS, P+W, Gensler and Others

The third installment feature from this year’s NVIDIA GTC covers a lot of terrain as it summarizes key panel discussions from leading global architecture firms.

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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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INSIDER: Big Construction and ARCHICAD—Willard Williams Talks Shop

Architect Willard Williams isn’t your typical ARCHICAD expert. He works on the construction company side of the equation now, but his insight about BIM and about how VR/AR and ARCHICAD can add value to the market is worth taking notes on.

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KCC 2017: The Exhibitors in Kyoto—Innovation From Asia

We continue our Kyoto coverage of GRAPHISOFT’s Key Client Conference by looking at the many Asian software solutions being developed on the ARCHICAD platform or in support via IFC and Open BIM principles. We also look at something kind of special from HP.

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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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CloudCities Aims To Be the Bridge Between Related Industries—Model Viewing with Data In Mind

A growing urgency to support 3D model mashups in AEC and GIS fields is bringing a Swiss software company to the foreground to solve those issues.

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ArchiCAD Users Get ‘Best in Class’ Integration with Solibri—New Integration

Now it is possible to utilize Solibri Model Checker (SMC) in a faster, near real-time way with the popular BIM application ArchiCAD.

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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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Nemetschek Forms US Strategic Base—Learn What Comes Next

The Germany, Munich-based, Nemetschek Group is flourishing, driving the strongest growth in the AECO software industry after a string of brilliant software acquisitions. But all of this success has largely been driven without the benefit of a full-time, directed strategy group. Now the AECO software multinational—the smallest of the Big 4 global AECO software companies —is setting up a global strategy group in Washington, DC.

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In-Brief: Autodesk Exchange Apps reaches 1 million downloads

Autodesk reaches 1 million apps download in its Exchange Apps community app platform.

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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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Autodesk and Leica: Transforming the Building Construction Industry

This partnership will provide BIM-to-field layout and reality capture solutions, enabling Autodesk users to leverage data from Leica sensors directly within Autodesk authoring tools.

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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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Nemetschek Vectorworks introduces new BCF Importer and other BIM Interoperability Enhancements

Nemetschek Vectorworks Service Pack 3 adds two big new BIM interoperability standards plus key improvements to the rest of the software.

Filed Under: News, Architecture, Mac CAD. Read more...

Firm Profile: Levi + Wong Design Associates—Virtualizing Healthcare Architecture

We continue our Firm Profile series for the second time this month with a feature on the mixed practice design firm Levi + Wong Design Associates, a Boston area architecture, landscape architecture, planning and interior design firm serving national clients through a highly-developed 3D ‘virtual design’ process using GRAPHISOFT’s highly noted ArchiCAD and BIMx platforms.

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Bluebeam Talks: Why They Do AEC Collaboration Better

In this first of a small interview series, Don Jacob, Vice President of Engineering, Bluebeam Software, talks to Architosh about their flagship solution, Revu, and how Bluebeam’s solutions tackles the AEC Industry’s document and collaboration challenges.

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Tidbits: Tetra4D, Dosch, BIM Camps in Japan and other news

Mac and iOS CAD/3D News: We have tidbits on Vectorworks’ BIM Camps in Japan, new 3D PDF plugins for Autodesk products, new Dosch 3D model products and a great trees product from Laubwerks in Germany for CINEMA 4D

Filed Under: News, Architecture, Mac 3D, Mac CAD, Visualization. Read more...

Ultimate iPad Guide: Project Management Apps for Architects

Project management is an essential feature skill of what architects provide to society. Below you will find apps that will run on iPad that tie into various project management applications, some task focused others extensive online collaborative and project management (OCPM) systems.

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Bluebeam releases Revu 11

This week Pasadena, California-based Bluebeam Software has announced the release of Bluebeam Revu 11

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Ultimate iPad Guide: BIM Apps for Architects

BIM is a tough category to capture in a list so you may find some of these apps in other categories as well. The apps listed below are all highly valuable to the BIM process.

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Ultimate iPad Guide: Mobile CAD Viewers and Collaboration for Architects

Our listing of CAD Viewers and Collaboration for Architects on iPad is quite extensive because this is one of the best categories with a high degree of competition.

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Gehry Technologies talks to Architosh about GTeam

In this feature article we learn from Gehry Technologies (GT) what their new GTeam online BIM platform is all about, including its background, development details and future

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Autodesk adds iOS-based solutions to AEC portfolio with Vela buy

Autodesk grabs Vela Systems and expands its mobile and cloud offerings for AEC

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Autodesk takes BIM to Cloud at AU

Autodesk unveils new Autodesk 360 Solutions for BIM

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Autodesk Buzzsaw comes to Apple iPad and iPhone

Buzzsaw is one of Autodesk’s latest applications to move up on the iOS food chain and respond to market demand for iPad use. iPhone and iPad users can collaborate with peers and access critical project information using their smartphone or tablet

Filed Under: News, Architecture, iPad. Read more...

Nvidia-based Cloud Rendering for Architects

RevUp Render with RealityServer offers architects access to powerful Nvidia-based GPU’s rendering setups for remote cloud-based BIM and rendering tasks

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Tidbits: Autodesk, solidThinking and Vectorworks news

Mac CAD and 3D News: We have new items on Autodesk’s latest announcements concerning its 2010 BIM software portfolio, plus solidThinking news in India and Vectorworks 2009 training in New York City.

Filed Under: News, Architecture, CAID, Construction. Read more...

LightWorks Hits the big 2-0!

LightWorks has its 20th Anniversary, which is a milestone for any company in the tech industry and a big one for this company in particular as its rendering engine technology is at the heart of software solutions powering over 2 million users worldwide.

Filed Under: News, Animation & VFX, Visualization. Read more...

General Contractor achieves “award-winning” results with ArchiCAD

General Contractor, Atlanta-based, Holder Construction, showed architects and partners how to build faster and avoid costly change orders and field conflicts by developing a complete BIM model including structural and mechanical systems

Filed Under: News, Architecture, Construction, Engineering, Mac 3D. Read more...

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