Posts by Anthony Frausto-Robledo AIA, LEED AP
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.
A great 3D industry training and learning event takes place in Hollywood next week, a few days ahead of SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles.
Blueprint 2025 is a bipartisan coalition of 100 industry CEOs and public sector representatives—aimed at promoting infrastructure investment in the United States.
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.
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.
Bluebeam Inc. set to shatter record attendance at its 6th Bluebeam eXtreme Conference to be held in Los Angeles this coming August.
New investors in Architizer Source include Bjarke Ingels (BIG) and Katerra. Online marketplace for AEC industry building materials gaining traction.
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.
An engaging infographic by Skilled discusses the massive growth expected in both VR and AR impacted industries.
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.
World’s most popular game engine radically increases productivity and collaboration between artists, designers, and developers with powerful new visual tools.
Groundbreaking VR technology set to shake-up the industry with 70 Mpix resolutions compared to current solutions from Oculus and others.
Architosh discusses the latest solidThinking Inspire version 2017.2—with its innovative motion simulation tools among other improvements.
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.
Allegorithmic integrates Substance Source directly into Substance Designer in latest point-dot release, increasing ease and use and workflow for 3D artists.
The technology formerly known as Project Dreamcatcher is now unveiled as Autodesk Generative Design.
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.
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.
ARCHICAD 21 begins to ship in International and German-language versions this week. Other language versions coming shortly.
The Nemetschek Group’s SCIA subsidiary has unveiled the new SCIA Engineer 17 for the structural engineering analysis and design software market.
The Vectorworks Design Summit is coming in September and noted architect Brad Cloepfil, founding principal of Allied Works Architecture, is headlining the design keynote.
Autodesk enthusiastically touts upcoming new iOS 11 based workflows for its mobile versions of AutoCAD and its popular SketchBook app.
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.”
irisVR has recently been featured on Bloomberg News TV and the latest release of Prospect (1.4) offers new Scale Model Mode plus more…
Viktor Varkonyi, CEO of GRAPHISOFT, gave a thought-provoking introductory presentation in Kyoto, Japan, this week at the company’s 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.
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.
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.
Software for crowd simulation from Japan that runs on the Vectorworks BIM/CAD platform has been updated—the new SimTread 2.5.
Society will win if architects start using their industry powers and Kushner’s new ArchitizerSource platform is just one pathway to getting there.
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.
Strata’s introduction of VR17 update for its flagship legendary application, Strata 3D, signals the deepest push into virtual reality workflows yet.
Vectorworks, Inc., finds a natural partner in the United Arab Emirates—First Star Computer is a major AEC industry consultancy and reseller.
Luxion’s popular rendering software KeyShot gains new cutting edge digital material appearance system support from X-rite.
Attendees may have been looking for deeper learning sessions, as new agenda pointedly shows changes to the conference formula.
With new patent-pending “Predictive Design” technologies, GRAPHISOFT delivers a bold new annual update to one of the market-leading BIM solutions for architects.
Drones are taking to the skies over construction sites and Hangar has a new solution that is dramatically simple to operate.
The Nemetschek Group presents a unified front at the 2017 AIA National Convention—for the first time.
France’s Abvent will be in attendance at AIA National 2017 in Orland—full war chest of tools in hand.
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.
Nemetschek’s ALLPLAN acquires BTG IT & Consulting GmbH as it positions Allplan Engineering for BIM-based Infrastructure market leadership.
Autodesk advances VR experiences for architects using Revit 2018—reducing the barriers to entry for experiencing high-end VR visualization.
150 new textile options for clothing, sportswear and home furnishings allow for complex customization with photorealistic results.
Autodesk releases new Autodesk Revit 2018—adds tools to strengthen multidisciplinary design, detailing to fabrication and powerful new multi-story stair tool.
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.
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.
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.
April 4 is now an important date in Apple’s Mac history. This is why and Mac Pros will love this news.
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.
Vectorworks, Inc., has announced the open registration of their upcoming 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit.
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.
Service Pack 3 for Vectorworks 2017 includes more than just bug fixes—performance improvements are capped by new IFC mapping features.
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.