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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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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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INSIDER: Augmented Intelligence: Digital Blue Foam’s Alternative Approach to Generative Design in Architecture

Digital Blue Foam’s unique tools may make it an architect’s ideal generative design partner—augmented AI intelligence for all of us.

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New SketchUp 2021 Offers ‘Predesign Climate Studies’ Features

A look at SketchUp 2021 and its Live Components and climate design features.

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Generative Design in Revit Powers Speed for Stamhuis

Dynamo automation helps Stamhuis—a leading retailer in Europe—build customized, powerful, and efficient Revit workflows, improving BIM and project delivery.

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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: Introduction—A Focus on AAD (algorithms-aided design) in Architecture

The third edition of our annual INSIDER Report delivers another concentrated dose of feature articles on another key topic in the industry—AAD (algorithms-aided design) or otherwise known as “computational design.”

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INSIDER: How JPW is using Bentley’s OpenBuildings Designer GenerativeComponents to Push the Edge of Practice with Technology

A mid-sized architectural practice in Australia has designed what will be the largest building in the country once finished. In the process, the firm advanced the use of computational design with BIM using Bentley’s OpenBuildings Designer GenerativeComponents (OBD-GC).

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Bricsys Ships All New BricsCAD V18.2—New Core Features Advance BIM and Sheet Metal Design

BricsCAD advances to version 18.2 and adds dozens of new features—a powerful point dot upgrade from the emerging BIM software provide.

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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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New Courses at ThinkParametric—Next Generation Designer Skills

Algorithmic design online education site, ThinkParametric, has three new courses that teach powerful plugins for the ubiquitous Grasshopper for Rhino.

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Behind MIT’s New Advances in Computer-Aided Design for Manufacturing Summer Course

The world of manufacturing is changing and computer-aided design tools are growing in new directions. MIT’s new Professional Education course promises to give students a front-row seat and taste of the latest trends and technologies making these directions possible. 

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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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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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SIG: Lightwork Design intros Lightworks Artisan

At SIGGRAPH 2009 in New Orleans LightWork Design unveils a new product for software developers: Lightworks Artisan.

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solidThinking Connects with Design Community at IDSA

solidThinking is making a big presence across the United States this spring by sponsoring Regional Division conferences for the IDSA (Industrial Design Society of America). The company will be hosting a booth and demonstrating its world-class industrial design software – one of the only products in its class that runs natively on the Mac.

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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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3D News: Rhinoceros 7 for Mac and Windows—Now Shipping

Rhino 7 is now shipping worldwide and McNeel’s latest advanced 3D modeling and Grasshopper computational design platform offers the largest upgrade feature set in the history of the app.

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Member Access — (emTech) Section Plus for Xpresso #17

Member Access—(emTech) Section Plus is our new exclusive that builds off of what we shared in Xpresso #17. We offer deeper content on computational design, robotics, AI, and more.

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INSIDER: Ladybug Tools Aim to Take Environmental Analysis to Wider Audience

Architosh talks with ‘Ladybug Tools’ co-founders Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari and Chris Mackey, about their young software company’s near future with computational design tools technology that aims to be more democratized soon.

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New Book by McNeel—Essential Algorithms and Data Structures for Grasshopper

McNeel releases a new book on Essential Algorithms and Data Structures for Computational Design.

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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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Early Access: (emTech) Section for INSIDER Xpresso newsletter—#02

Our Early Access Release of the (emTech) section for INSIDER Xpresso #02. Non-subscribers can gain access to this information by signing up for our monthly Xpresso newsletter for free. Inside we talk Robotics in AEC, AI, ML, and computational design—and more!

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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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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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MultiPipe and new Apple Silicon Support in Rhino 7

Rhino 7 is now available for Apple Silicon Macs, plus adds a new powerful modeling command called MultiPipe.

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Upcoming Xpresso No. 30 — Autodesk’s Role on Notre-Dame Cathedral Reconstruction

Below we discuss our special feature in the upcoming INSIDER Xpresso newsletter—where we learn about Autodesk’s role in the Notre-Dame cathedral reconstruction efforts and its work on a BIM model and more.

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INSIDER: Introduction — Five Rising Stars

The fourth edition of our annual INSIDER Reports delivers a focus on five disparate innovators making large impacts in the AEC/CAD markets.

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Famed MIT Architect Neri Oxman Headlines ‘BACTalks’

Neri Oxman to headline BACTalks next week — A moderated discussion with Dr. Oxman and BAC President Dr. Mahesh Daas starts at 11:30 AM EDT.

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TestFit.io — Architecture Needs a Better User Experience

Could the field of architecture offer a different kind of experience for clients? TestFit.io’s founder, a trained architect himself believes so. TestFit.io technology is enabling architects to get paid for work they use to give away for free. And the good news is architecture can get better and architects can be more valued.

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Autodesk Revit 2022 Now Available—More Open Solution for BIM

Revit 2022 is now available and offers the BIM market and its users more interoperability with other software systems and many improvements across a range of areas for multiple AEC disciplines.

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Member Access — (emTech) Section Plus for Xpresso #22

Member Access—(emTech) Section Plus is our new exclusive that builds off of what we shared in Xpresso #22 on AI, robotics, emTech in AEC, CAD and manufacturing industries.

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Bentley’s Now Public—YII20 Highlights and Re-Attacking the Architecture Market

This in-depth feature looks into Bentley’s new positions in the global infrastructure market, including a deeper look at the Architecture sector.

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Member Access — (emTech) Section Plus for Xpresso #21

Member Access—(emTech) Section Plus is our new exclusive that builds off of what we shared in Xpresso #21. We offer deeper content and analysis from the topics of Gensler’s new proprietary tools, Hilti Robot, Digital Fabrication in Architecture, BIM and Bentley, and more…

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The Pre-Revolt Factors — Why the Open Letter

The signs that a one-size-fits-all type of platform would never work for the AEC industry goes back decades.

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Member Access — (emTech) Section Plus for Xpresso #19

Member Access—(emTech) Section Plus is our new exclusive that builds off of what we shared in Xpresso #19. We offer deeper content and analysis from the topics of BIM, Revit Open Letter, BIM Interop, AI and Robotics in AEC, and more.

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‘Force Multipliers’—Architosh’s Editor on latest TRXL Podcast

TRXL is the new podcast on how technology is changing the field of architecture. In this episode, Architosh’s editor is special guest.

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Autodesk Issues Call for AU Proposals

Autodesk is calling on proposals for AU 2020, to be held virtually this year.

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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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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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A New Openness—How Vectorworks is Adapting to the World of Integrations

A software application famous for its all-inclusive capabilities is learning how to gain new powers for its users by connecting to others.

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INSIDER Xpresso #12—Subscribers First to Read In-Depth Report on McNeel’s “Rhino.Inside”

Our latest INSIDER Xpresso #12 newsletter features a key upcoming INSIDER Report on McNeel’s pivotal SDK technology ‘Rhino.Inside.’ Subscribers to the newsletter have gained early access to learn all about how Rhino and Grasshopper technology may find its way into every major CAD and BIM tool in the AEC market at some point in 2020.

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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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Fireside Chat: Talking about emTech (Emerging Technologies) with Vectorworks

What the Advanced Technology Group at Vectorworks is working on can excite the senses—especially for Vectorworks users!

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Third Annual Architosh ‘INSIDER Report’ Due Early February

The next issue of architosh INSIDER Reports will come in February and will pack a punch on Algorithms-aided Design (AAD) content for AEC users.

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INSIDER Xpresso #11 — Interview Shares Details on Vectorworks’ Emerging Technologies Research Group

Vectorworks executives help us peer into the future of Vectorworks technologies—focusing on AAD (algorithm-aided design), AI and machine learning, AR and VR and much more

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scape Landschaftsarchitekten—BIM Lessons for Landscape Architects

The scape Landschaftsarchitekten office in Germany is one landscape architecture firm that is excelling at its use of BIM technology in their practice. The lessons, from both failures and successes, are critical to the firm’s success overall.

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AU19: Autodesk University 2019—Gallery 1 and Introduction

Architosh kicks off our first of several Gallery articles from Autodesk University 2019 with a whole lot more to come soon!

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Early Access: (emTech) section for INSIDER Xpresso—#08

Early Access and enhanced coverage of the Emergent Technologies (emTech) section for the upcoming INSIDER Xpresso #08, Non-subscribers can gain access to this information by signing up for our monthly Xpresso newsletter for free. Inside this issue, we cover Xpresso reader demographics, a Harvard AI in Architecture thesis, and Bricsys’ AI ambitions.

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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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Professor Randy Deutsch—Discussing the Future of Architects: Convergence and Superusers (Part 1)

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—#07

Early Access coverage of the Emergent Technologies (emTech) section for the upcoming INSIDER Xpresso #07. Non-subscribers can gain access to this information by signing up for our monthly Xpresso newsletter for free. Inside this issue, we cover Global Construction, Robotics at ETH’s DFAB House, AI in Construction and AI in Architecture.

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Early Access: (emTech) section for INSIDER Expresso—#06

Early Access coverage of the Emergent Technologies (emTech) section for the upcoming INSIDER Xpresso #06. Non-subscribers can gain access to this information by signing up for our monthly Xpresso newsletter for free. Inside this issue, we cover new Parametric tools in Architecture, Robots in Architecture and Construction and new Neuroscience insights to help you balance your career path.

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GRAPHISOFT’s ARCHICAD 23 and BIMx win AIA ‘Best of Show’ Awards

GRAPHISOFT wins two top honors for ‘BEST of SHOW’ at AIA, Las Vegas, Nevada.

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AIA 2019: Architosh awards 7th ‘BEST of SHOW’ honors for software and technology vendors at AIA National in Las Vegas

Architosh highlights BEST of SHOW honors to the most exciting and innovative software and digital technologies shown earlier this month at the 2019 AIA National Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas.

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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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Toward a Billion Euro Company—Patrik Heider Discusses Nemetschek’s New Formulation

It looks like 2019 will be a pivotal year for the Nemetschek Group as it begins its march toward becoming a one billion euro a year company.

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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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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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INSIDER Xpresso keeps CAD industry professionals up-to-date on next-gen emerging technologies (emTech) that will revolutionize the worlds of AEC and manufacturing and design. As an Xpresso reader, you will hear from some of the most important voices inventing and using the very latest tech in areas such as AI, machine learning, algorithm-aided design (AAD), AR, VR, MR, 3D printing, 3D computer vision, robotics, and SmartCities technologies.

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