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Posts by Anthony Frausto-Robledo AIA, LEED AP

solidThinking Brings Generative Design to the Cloud

solidThinking Inc. wasn’t really dropping support for macOS in their latest Inspire release, they were merely gearing up for solidThinking Inspire Unlimited their full-featured cloud-based generative design platform.

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Allegorithmic’s Substance Days Returns to Hollywood This July

A great 3D industry training and learning event takes place in Hollywood next week, a few days ahead of SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles.






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Autodesk Behind Bipartisan Industry Coalition to Promote Investment in US Infrastructure

Blueprint 2025 is a bipartisan coalition of 100 industry CEOs and public sector representatives—aimed at promoting infrastructure investment in the United States.






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E-on Software Announces Pre-Release of Carbon Scatter and CloudFactory Ozone 2017 Plugins

Bentley’s subsidiary E-on Software is releasing Carbon Scatter and CloudFactory Ozone plugins one last time in 2017 as they consolidate their product lines and focus on VUE and PlantFactory.






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Boston-based Formlabs Gains Ex-Autodesk CEO Carl Bass as Director

Formlabs of Boston is a globally leading 3D printer manufacturer targeting designers and engineering professionals working with 3D digital content. The company has now gained ex-Autodesk CEO Carl Bass for its board.






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2017 Bluebeam eXtreme Conference—Will Be Biggest On Record

Bluebeam Inc. set to shatter record attendance at its 6th Bluebeam eXtreme Conference to be held in Los Angeles this coming August.






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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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Autodesk Makes Investment in Boston-based Smartvid.io—Machine Learning Tech Startup in Construction Industry

Autodesk makes a strategic investment in Boston-based Smartvid.io—a machine learning based startup that makes intelligent use of industrial photography and videos in the construction industry.






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New Report—How VR and AR Will Impact Business in 8 Ways

An engaging infographic by Skilled discusses the massive growth expected in both VR and AR impacted industries.






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GRAPHISOFT North America Partners with Black Spectacles Online Learning Resource

Black Spectacles is well known for its architecture industry online learning courses. Now GRAPHISOFT has partnered with them to provide new ARCHICAD training for the North American market.






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New Unity 2017.1 Game Engine—Now Available

World’s most popular game engine radically increases productivity and collaboration between artists, designers, and developers with powerful new visual tools.






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First Human Eye-Resolution VR Solution—Unveiled From Stealth Startup Varjo

Groundbreaking VR technology set to shake-up the industry with 70 Mpix resolutions compared to current solutions from Oculus and others.






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ToolTalk—The New solidThinking Inspire 2017.2

Architosh discusses the latest solidThinking Inspire version 2017.2—with its innovative motion simulation tools among other improvements.






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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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Allegorithmic Integrates In-App Access Directly Into Substance Painter 2017.1

Allegorithmic integrates Substance Source directly into Substance Designer in latest point-dot release, increasing ease and use and workflow for 3D artists.






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Chaos Group Introduces GPU+CPU Hybrid Rendering in V-Ray 3.6 for 3ds Max

Major update includes improved compositing output and support for 3ds Max 2018.






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Unveiled—Autodesk Generative Design Brings Power of Machine Intelligence to Manufacturing

The technology formerly known as Project Dreamcatcher is now unveiled as Autodesk Generative Design.






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Twinmotion 2018 Comes to Mac—Abvent Post Video and Webinar Explains

Finally, Apple’s Mac platform gets a leading-edge app in the hot new domain of “interactive-rendering” in the AEC market. The new Twinmotion 2018—with its all new Unreal Game Engine integration—supports macOS natively.






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3Dconnexion and Vectorworks—The Next Power Couple?

Gaining full 3Dconnexion 3D mice support to Vectorworks 2017 gives its users a lot more power in the area of 3D model creation, editing and navigation.






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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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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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SCIA Engineer 17 Released—Productivity Boost for Structural Engineers

The Nemetschek Group’s SCIA subsidiary has unveiled the new SCIA Engineer 17 for the structural engineering analysis and design software market.






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Vectorworks Design Summit—Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture Headlines Keynotes

The Vectorworks Design Summit is coming in September and noted architect Brad Cloepfil, founding principal of Allied Works Architecture, is headlining the design keynote.






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OrthoGraph Updates OrthoGraph I to Version 1.7—New Features

OrthoGraph I is now at version 1.7—offers new support for STABILA LDMs plus other new features.






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WWDC 2017: Autodesk Ready to Rock New Apple iOS 11 Workflow Features

Autodesk enthusiastically touts upcoming new iOS 11 based workflows for its mobile versions of AutoCAD and its popular SketchBook app.






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Breaking the Jobsian Quadrant: Why Apple Finally Made the iMac Pro

There were great reasons long ago for Jobs’ four-quadrant product matrix, but Apple’s users today demand a continuous and overlapping spectrum of compute options that span device thinking categories from “appliance” to “configurable tool.”






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Prospect 1.4 by irisVR Now Launched—New Scale Model Mode and More

irisVR has recently been featured on Bloomberg News TV and the latest release of Prospect (1.4) offers new Scale Model Mode plus more…






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KCC 2017: Varkonyi Outlines GRAPHISOFT Future—Offers Glimpse of Nemetschek Group Strategy

Viktor Varkonyi, CEO of GRAPHISOFT, gave a thought-provoking introductory presentation in Kyoto, Japan, this week at the company’s Key Client Conference.






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KCC 2017: Global Architects Convene in Kyoto for GRAPHISOFT Key Client Conference

Architosh is in Japan in Kyoto for the GRAPHISOFT 2017 Key Client Conference (KCC 2017) this week. We have a lot of reports coming up, plus a photo galleries from the event and trips around Kyoto.






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Autodesk Updates AutoCAD for Mac—Touch Bar Support

Autodesk joins the club becoming second major CAD developer with Touch Bar support in latest point dot release of Autodesk AutoCAD 2017 for Mac product line. Other UX and customization improvements round out this mid-release free update which users will surely appreciate.






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Unity’s 2017 Vision VR/AR Summit—In Pictures

A video gallery of the 2017 VR/AR Vision Summit hosted by Unity in Los Angeles a few weeks ago.






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Autodesk’s SketchBook 4.0 for iOS—Massive Update Taps Apple’s Powerful A-Series Processors

Autodesk taps Apple’s powerful mobile devices with new SketchBook 4.0—boasting new rendering engine, massive canvas and much more for visual artists across industries.






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SimTread Crowd Flow Simulation Software—Now At Version 2.5

Software for crowd simulation from Japan that runs on the Vectorworks BIM/CAD platform has been updated—the new SimTread 2.5.






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Marc Kushner Wants to Turn The Architect-to-Manufacturer Relationship On Its Head

Society will win if architects start using their industry powers and Kushner’s new ArchitizerSource platform is just one pathway to getting there.






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ARCHICAD 21 First CAD or BIM App with Apple Touch Bar Support

ARCHICAD’s incorporation of Apple’s Touch Bar support for its latest MacBook Pro will likely spur on a catch-up race with other major and minor CAD developers. We explain why.






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Strata Intros VR17 Release—For Flagship Strata Design 3D CX Application

Strata’s introduction of VR17 update for its flagship legendary application, Strata 3D, signals the deepest push into virtual reality workflows yet.






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Vectorworks Adds New Software Distributor in United Arab Emirates

Vectorworks, Inc., finds a natural partner in the United Arab Emirates—First Star Computer is a major AEC industry consultancy and reseller.






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KeyShot Rendering and Animation Software Supports X-Rite’s Appearance Exchange Format

Luxion’s popular rendering software KeyShot gains new cutting edge digital material appearance system support from X-rite.






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A Fall-Time Vectorworks Design Summit—Depth Is The Difference in 2017

Attendees may have been looking for deeper learning sessions, as new agenda pointedly shows changes to the conference formula.






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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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GRAPHISOFT introduces ARCHICAD 21—With New Patent-Pending Technology

With new patent-pending “Predictive Design” technologies, GRAPHISOFT delivers a bold new annual update to one of the market-leading BIM solutions for architects.






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Hangar Targets Construction Industry with Drone Robotics Software Stack

Drones are taking to the skies over construction sites and Hangar has a new solution that is dramatically simple to operate.






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AIA 2017: Vectorworks Inc. Touting Importance of Immersive Tech in Architecture

Vectorworks, Inc., will tout the importance of Immersive Technologies at AIA this week.






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AIA 2017: Germany’s Nemetschek Group Brands Big at AIA Conference in Orlando

The Nemetschek Group presents a unified front at the 2017 AIA National Convention—for the first time.






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Pre AIA News—Abvent to Showcase Complete 3D Visualization Portfolio

France’s Abvent will be in attendance at AIA National 2017 in Orland—full war chest of tools in hand.






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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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Nemetschek’s ALLPLAN Acquires BTG IT & Consulting—Bolsters BIM Infrastructure Leadership

Nemetschek’s ALLPLAN acquires BTG IT & Consulting GmbH as it positions Allplan Engineering for BIM-based Infrastructure market leadership.






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Autodesk Releases Revit Live 1.8—Now Available to Revit LT 2018 Users

Autodesk advances VR experiences for architects using Revit 2018—reducing the barriers to entry for experiencing high-end VR visualization.






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Substance Source Reaches 1,000 Materials with New Photorealistic Textile Collection

150 new textile options for clothing, sportswear and home furnishings allow for complex customization with photorealistic results.






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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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Split Decisions—Why Apple’s New “Pro” Commitments Will Find A Challenging Fit For Architects

Apple has a chance to crush it in the Architecture market, but only if they provide the right features in both the new iMac aimed at pros and the next Mac Pro super machine.






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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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V-Ray 3 Arrives for McNeel’s Rhino Modeler—Adds V-Ray Swarm and More

The new easy to use V-Ray 3.0 has arrived on the Rhino 3D modeler application, giving powerful photorealistic rendering workflows to users of one of the most popular modeler apps.






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Apple Does the Unexpected—Announces New Modular Mac Pro Design Underway

April 4 is now an important date in Apple’s Mac history. This is why and Mac Pros will love this news.






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2017 BIMCON: Day 2 Recap: More Learning and Marc Kushner Keynote

Architosh’s Day 2 summary from the 2017 BIMCON event in Vegas. In this post, we discuss more learning sessions and recap Marc Kushner’s closing keynote talk.






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Event News—Kangaroo Physics Workshop by Daniel Piker

Come learn Kangaroo the simulation plugin for Rhino in lovely Barcelona, Spain, this May.






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Registration Opens for 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit

Vectorworks, Inc., has announced the open registration of their upcoming 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit.






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2017 BIMCON—Day 1 Recap: Bjarke Ingels Group Keynote, Sessions Talk and More

Architosh attended GRAPHISOFT’s 2017 biennial BIMCOM event this year in Vegas. Here is our Day 1 summary with tons of details, tidbits, and tool talk for the ARCHICAD and even non-ARCHICAD AEC professional.






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Vectorworks 2017 Service Pack 3 Intros New IFC Mapping and More…

Service Pack 3 for Vectorworks 2017 includes more than just bug fixes—performance improvements are capped by new IFC mapping features.






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2017 BIMCON: Five Disruptive Thoughts Shared at GRAPHISOFT’S User Conference

The architecture industry has largely escaped dramatic disruption despite a huge influx of new technologies in the building industry. But the expectation is mounting for it to happen.






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