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Autodesk to acquire The Wild—popular immersive technologies software firm

Autodesk to buy The Wild in latest acquisition—will power XR strategies for the CAD industry giant leveraging lead XR innovator.

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The Wild is Changing the Realities of Work—The Pandemic Just Helped

Some AEC pros didn’t see the value of VR workflows until the pandemic hit. Now VR workflows may contribute to how work changes for the good in the future of AEC.

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The Wild Acquires IrisVR Prospect—Unifies Top VR-AR Tools

The Wild has acquired the award-winning IrisVR Prospect VR solution for AEC and related industry professionals, merging into one company.

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VR News: The Wild Launches New ‘Tours’ Feature

The Wild Tours feature offers orchestrated control over multi-user VR/AR presentations with stakeholders, framing the pitch optimally.

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ToolTalk: Catching Up with The Wild—Noted VR Software for Design

The Wild is one of the coolest new AR/VR software packages with several industry-only unique features. We catch up with The Wild in this ToolTalk story and cover several of its latest features arriving earlier this year.

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The Wild Announces Speech to Text Annotation Tool for VR Design Reviews

Now The Wild boasts speech-to-text commenting tool for VR design reviews when you and your teammates or stakeholders are not aligned with time zones or busy schedules.

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The Wild 0.10 Allows Revit Users to Collaborate on Their Models in VR—Latest Beta Feature

The Wild now supports Revit Add-On, allowing popular BIM program direct path to innovative VR solution.

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‘The Wild’ Is Compelling New AR-VR Software Solution for Mac and Windows

The Wild is a new AR-VR software offering that powers remote multi-party collaborative design through the cloud using the top headsets like Oculus and Vive. The solution also uniquely supports Apple’s Mac computers in addition to Windows.

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AutoCAD Sledgehammer for Mac in the wild

Autodesk appears serious about releasing AutoCAD for Mac. The rumors have spilled over to screenshots. But we think its more than rumors and screen shots this time.

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Cheetah 3D 4.5 Released Into the Wild – Better Leopard support

Cheetah 3D 4.5 has been announced and is fully available via download starting today — includes improved Leopard compatibility

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WildTools 10.6 plugin for PowerCADD

Alfred Scott updates WildTools to version 10.6 for the MacOS only PowerCADD application once quite popular in AEC.

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The Glimpse Group — CEO Talks to Architosh About AR/VR

From the Quest to Varjo, NVIDIA to Apple, three technologies take us towards the Metaverse over a multi-decade technology cycle. We hear from The Glimpse Group’s CEO about what they are and where these technologies are going.

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Nemetschek’s FY21 Results Plus New Group CEO

Architosh reports on Nemetschek Group’s FY21 results plus its new CEO Yves Padrines and some analysis and commentary.

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The Evolving Immersive Experience (VR/AR/XR)

Virtual and Augmented Reality have long histories but likely equally long and dazzling futures.

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VR News: Prospect by IrisVR Adds New Immersive ‘Issue Tracking’

You can track an issue end-to-end in human-scale with the first update to IrisVR’s Prospect software improving AEC industry collaboration.

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Honoring Architect Phil Loheed — His Contributions to PowerCADD

WildTools developer Alfred P. Scott honors the passing of architect Phil Loheed, AIA, NCARB who was instrumental in WildTools’ 3D features.

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Pandemic Footing—Flansburgh’s Deft Response to Remote BIM Workflows

A well-tested and efficient set of digital technologies allowed a mid-sized Boston architecture firm to move seamlessly to a pandemic footing. This is the story of how Flansburg Architects remoted their Open BIM workflow to serve clients around the world.

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Varjo Unveils Reality Cloud—Groundbreaking Virtual Teleportation

Varjo intros Reality Cloud platform for capturing and sharing our reality for a true-to-life metaverse for creative industries.

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Member Access — (emTech) Section Plus for Xpresso #24

Member Access (emTech) Section Plus for Xpresso #24 brings innovative news on M1 chip, Apple, VR, AR, headset, robotics, AI, architecture, and more…

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Member Access — (emTech) Section Plus for Xpresso #23

Member Access—(emTech) Section Plus is our exclusive that builds off of what we shared in Xpresso #23 on robotics, 3D printers, smart city news, computational design, remote collaboration tools in AEC and manufacturing industries.

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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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BIG BIM plus Open BIM with Vectorworks Architect

You likely associate Vectorworks—a CAD/BIM software with historically strong graphics capacity—with marquee designers like Daniel Libeskind and award-winning small firms. However, you might want to start updating your associations.

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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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McNeel Ships New Rhino 6—Grasshopper Now Built-In

The long-awaited Rhino 6 with integrated Grasshopper is now shipping worldwide. New flexible cloud licensing make using Rhino 6 wherever you are easy.

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Sean Flaherty talks to Architosh: On BIM and Vectorworks in Asia

Sean Flaherty, CEO of Nemetschek Vectorworks Inc., recently spoke with Architosh about everything from BIM, to China to if the “Holy Grail” of modeling in architecture was achievable in BIM. In this first of several parts feature interview, Flaherty talks to Architosh about BIM and Vectorworks in Japan and China.

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Apple Graphics on New Macs: Possibilities

Graphics project on new Macs apparently in the work for over a year

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Discover the new formZ 7

formZ 7 webinars coming up. Check out what is new in the legendary modeler…

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Autodesk intros 123D Make for Mac

Autodesk expands its 123D product line with new tools, including Mac-based “Make”

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Dassault Systèmes’ DraftSight Supersedes One Million Downloads

Since the launch of the no-cost 2D CAD product by Dassault Systemes, DraftSight, users have been drawn from all over the world and all fields, to utilize the possibilities of CAD

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MWSF: Macworld SF 2009 Preview for CAD/3D

Macworld Expo San Francisco – We take a look at this year’s participants serving the Mac CAD/3D and graphics professional market segments.

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Product Review: Twinmotion 2020

Architosh reviews Epic’s Twinmotion 2020, a leading real-time interactive photorealistic rendering application for AEC and design markets.

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Eye Candy for Architects—Chaos Group Releases New Reel

Chaos Group’s latest ArchViz Reel features mouth-wateringly beautiful architectural visuals caught in still and motion for some of the world’s most elite architects by the most talented visualization studios and agencies across the globe. Take a look.

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Gallery: 2018 Vectorworks Design Summit Photos—with Notes

We wade through some of the images taken at the Vectorworks Design Summit and share additional notes.

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Day 1 Highlights—Vectorworks Design Summit and Keynote

Architosh was in Arizona for the fourth annual Vectorworks Design Summit. This article talks about some Day 1 highlights from the keynote.

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Famed Architect Antoine Predock to Keynote Vectorworks Design Summit 2018

Famed critical regionalist architect, Antoine Predock, will headline the design keynote the 2018 Vectorworks Design Summit.

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2018 Vectorworks Design Summit—Registration Opens

Sunny Arizona will be the site of the annual Vectorworks Design Summit this year. The resort will offer attendees an inducement to make a little fall vacation out of it or bring their family along. While the venue type changes the focus is on a powerful educational experience for their users.

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2018 Vectorworks Design Summit Heads to Arizona in November

The Nemetschek Group subsidiary company takes a twist and heads to the desert of Arizona for its fourth annual Design Summit event.

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Augmented Reality Rising—Unity Supports iOS 11 and Apple ARKit

Unity announces robust support for Apple’s ARKit and iOS 11—announces new IKEA Place as a stellar example of augmented reality example app.

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Architizer Source Marketplace Gains New Investors—Including BIG, Katera et al

New investors in Architizer Source include Bjarke Ingels (BIG) and Katerra. Online marketplace for AEC industry building materials gaining traction.

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Interview—Patrick May Talks About His Journey with ARCHICAD and GDL Scripting

Creating bespoke solutions as part of yours or your firm’s toolkit goes part and parcel these days with staying competitive in the world of architecture. But these skills—scripting and even programming—are very left brain for the traditionally right-brained world of creatives.

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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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Vectorworks, Inc. Helps Recognize JOM Architects as 2016 Foundation Award First-Place Winner

JOM Architekten is the Foundation Award 2016 winner.

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Inivis’s AC3D 3D 7.5 application: Adds new support for ‘Spherize’ plugin

AC3D 7.5 is the latest version of the popular Windows, Mac and Linux application and the new Spherize plugin and X-Plane plugin round out new capabilities.

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Chief Architect has announced new version—Chief Architect X8

Top residential builder design software is now at version X8 and being shown at the International Builders’ show in Las Vegas. Chief Architect X8 runs on Mac and Windows.

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Axalta Artists Signature Series launches using Luxion Interactive Rendering Platform

Luxion’s interactive visual platform provides immersive experience for attendees to experience the exclusive Cromax “Danny D” Mild-to-Wild Combinations from Axalta Coating Systems and custom pinstriper and painter Danny Gálvez.

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AIA: AIA National Convention 2014 Kicks Off In Chicago

The AIA National Convention and Exhibition kicks off from Chicago today…

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For Film Lovers-2014 Oscar Nominated Shorts

Catch up on all the Nominates on iTunes/Amazon Instant Video, Pay Per View/VOD & select theaters

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Firm Profile: Archiform 3D — Challenging China with Integral Design

We continue our Firm Profile series with Archiform 3D founder and president, Steve Bell. Archiform 3D is a leading global provider of advanced architectural visualization and design services operating globally. The company does amazing work and they do it all with a spartan pipeline consisting of ArchiCAD and CINEMA 4D. This is a big interview but chalk full of interesting business craft and insightful details–the kind of information Architosh is known for pulling out in stories like this. So sit back, grab a cup of your favorite beverage and enjoy the story.

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Viewpoint: How BIM is Crushing the Art from Architecture and How to Stop It

Architosh is thrilled to share with its readers its latest Viewpoint contribution by architects Louis Smith and Lisa Stacholy, expressing a clear vision about the importance of “Inspiration” in the age of BIM. This well constructed essay leads the reader with its most powerful reasons ahead of its main conclusion and then subtly counter punches the reader’s own response with a few deftly crafted versions of more modest projects that put to use the very theories the authors espouse.

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Tidbits: Luxion, Maxon and IKinema news

Mac CAD and 3D News: We have tidbits on news that came out this month on updates on KeyShot plugins, Cineversity’s new look and IKinema’s new WebAnimate

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Interview: AMD Mac Graphics Division Talks Apple and Graphics Progress

In this fourth article in our 2011 State of Apple in CAD/3D industries, special series, we speak to Chris Bentley, team leader of the AMD/ATI Mac graphics division, about the state of hardware graphics in Apple products, including, and especially the Mac.

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AutoDesSys announces OpenClip for bonzai 3D

AutoDesSys introduces OpenClip technology plugin for PowerCADD 8 users who work with formZ or bonzai 3D

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MacFive: Mar 15: Top News of the Week

MacFive™ — Top News Stories of the Week: For Mar 15 we see exploding applications for the iPhone and iPod touch (now at 25,000), continued Enterprise Mac Adoption, an upcoming iPhone 3.0 OS update event, speculation about a new Apple touch-based netbook device and more…

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Parallels 4 – Offers More for Mac CAD/3D Users

Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac Opens Up More Windows and Linux CAD and 3D Applications to Mac Users

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MacFive: Nov 2: Top News of the Week

MacFive™ — Top News Stories of the Week: For November 2 we look at Microsoft’s Windows 7, Apple Indicators that spook Redmond, 64-bit kernel in Snow Leopard, MobileMe gets fixed right and IBM’s Mark Papermaster headline.

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