Posts by Anthony Frausto-Robledo AIA, LEED AP
Autodesk has partnered with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), making Revit more integrated with EnergyPlus—the industry’s leading building energy systems simulation engine and OpenStudio SDK.
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.
Apple has a new warhorse to go battle in the 3D market with, but SIGGRAPH discontent for the machine was squarely aimed at the lack of NVIDIA GPUs. Despite this, new job posts at Apple clearly indicate renewed commitment and interest in the media & entertainment software market for which the new Mac Pro should make an ideal entrant.
Maxon introduces next big release as part of ‘3D for the Whole World’ initiative as well as subscription pricing options.
The Vectorworks Design Scholarship offers lucrative prizes but its student winners show us just how talented and deserving their creative work really is.
KeyShot 9 to support NVIDIA RTX accelerated GPU ray tracing and AI-accelerated denoising through the integration of NVIDIA OptiX ray-tracing engine.
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.
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.
New 2-day conference in Budapest, Hungary—#graphisoftLEARN Master Classes will offer BIM professionals exceptional learning opportunity.
C3D Labs adds innovative Mesh to B-Rep editor and converter to its API Toolkit.
Export Autodesk Revit files to JSON and OBJ with the new ODA BimRv SDK 2020.
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.
The 2020 release of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT for Mac features both new features and improvements to popular features based on user feedback.
The Open Design Alliance announces its first IFC software development kit (SDK). The new toolkit aims to improve IFC implementations throughout the AEC industry.
Clear themes loomed large at AIA 19 in Las Vegas. We discuss two of them in the context of technologies and change in the field of architecture.
The Hungarian BIM maker lays out a compelling case that integration is vital to the future of AEC—offers sneak peek at how they intend to set themselves apart.
Technology linking schematic diagrams of interconnections in one design package on display at InfoComm booth 7672.
Unity Reflect will save customers time and money by giving AEC professionals the ability to export BIM data natively from Autodesk Revit and expanding collaborative real-time 3D experiences on any device.
GRAPHISOFT and Epic announce co-marketing agreement to bring real-time, raytracing technology to ARCHICAD 23 users in the second half of 2019.
Apple’s new modular Mac Pro with accompanying Pro display has arrived and they are both far more in line with what real pros are seeking. They are both for the upper range professional customers—you won’t be buying a new Mac Pro just to play games!
The future of car development is here: Volvo Cars and Varjo, the Finnish maker of high-end augmented reality headsets, have created a world-first mixed reality approach to evaluating prototypes, designs, and active safety technologies.
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.
XR-1 Delivers Photo-realistic visual fidelity in full field view, resulting in true Mixed Reality indistinguishable from the real world. Volvo Cars also invest in Varjo after groundbreaking first application.
OpenSite Designer uniquely integrates modeling, optimization, and automated deliverables to accelerate digital twin advancements for civil site designers.
A new web-based 3D CAD system from Spain emerges as CIVIGNER and is being shown this week at a Barcelona conference as its big debut. We have the story.
Epic acquires Twinmotion and adds it to its Unreal Engine suite of technologies for professional markets.
Autodesk intros powerful construction cost management module built into its BIM 360 platform.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a powerfully immersive experience in today’s leading VR toolsets, but Varjo’s VR-1 adds incredibly useful “human-eye” resolution thanks to its Bionic Display technology.
Our Early Access Release of the (emTech) section for INSIDER Xpresso #03. Non-subscribers can gain access to this information by signing up for our monthly Xpresso newsletter for free. Inside this issue, we talk extensively about Smart Cities, sensors, AR, VR—and more!
Nemetschek’s daughter company, GRAPHISOFT, has gained a new seasoned executive leader from Bentley. In this feature, we gain insights into how Huw Roberts will use his vast experience as the BIM innovator’s new global leader as well as how this development came to be.
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.
Magicplan 8 enters the next stage of its evolution with new AR + AI — taking room scanning software into the third dimension.
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.
Dynamo for Civil 3D helps Autodesk’s key infrastructure package enter the next era of civil design.
Bentley Systems Announces Drummond Community High School Team as Winners in First ‘Future Infrastructure Challenge: DEC Hyperloop’
A panel of distinguished judges selects the winning team at competitive event challenging students to conceptualize a design for Hyperloop transport system and stations.
Autodesk has released the new Revit 2020 for the AEC industry, offering architects, engineers, and designers new capabilities and substantial enhancements.
In Maxon gaining Redshift, the Germany subsidiary of the Nemetschek Group also gains another important M&E (media & entertainment) asset by which the whole of the group can theoretically benefit.
NBBJ helped incubate Visual Vocal serving as its primary test case, now the AR/VR startup is leading the charge in AEC around new and more efficient collaboration and communications. [This Early Access feature was first available in this month’s Xpresso newsletter. Sign-up!]
The former Bentley executive Huw Roberts will lead the company’s next strategic growth phase as the next GRAPHISOFT CEO.
The Nemetschek Group has announced its new Executive Board—company reconfigures roles around a divisional structure that lends strategic clarity to the holding company’s many AEC software brands.
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.
Autodesk releases new AutoCAD 2020—industry leading CAD software gains Microsoft and Box cloud integrations and numerous other features across its main desktop versions (macOS and Windows versions come with subscription) plus web version of AutoCAD and more.
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!
The European BIM Summit takes places in April 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. GRAPHISOFT and its distributor in Spain (SIMBIM Solutions) will be supporting the event.
New R&D unlocks unprecedented rendering speeds in V-Ray with NVIDIA’s new ray tracking hardware.
The latest service pack for Vectorworks 2019 adds new Lumion Live-Sync rendering and much other powerful visualization features.
Khronos Group Announces OpenXR 0.90 Provision Spec for High-Performance Access to AR and VR Platforms
The group behind OpenGL and WebGL offers new industry standard spec for AR, VR and MX platforms simplifying software development to reach a larger array of hardware devices.
New WebAssembly core rendering leads to a drastic reduction in library size and performance with faster downloads and startup times.
The Wild now supports Revit Add-On, allowing popular BIM program direct path to innovative VR solution.
Designers can now use V-Ray from within Grasshopper—bringing stunning visualizations to abstract curves and repeating patterns.
While deepening support for existing manufacturing and AR/VR workflows, the new HOOPS Exchange advances BIM.
Bentley scoops up BIM Enabler/Consultant of the Year Award at BIM Live 2019.
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.
Chaos Cloud offers one-button and unlimited rendering power for 3D artists and designers with no hidden fees.
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.
Bluebeam has exclusively talked to Architosh about its plans to drop native macOS support for its super popular Revu application. We have the details on the why and for what purpose. The good news is: they are doing it for all the right reasons.
Bentley’s SYNCHRO XR brings the benefits of mixed reality (MR) to users in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.
Animation News: How Cinesite and Substance Recreated a Legendary Medieval City for Liongate’s ‘Robin Hood’
Allegorithmic’s Substance Designer and Painter software were used extensively to create the town of Nottingham for Liongate’s ‘Robin Hood’ film, offering industry and consumers alike stunning visual continuity and portrayal of realism.
Siemens’ Digital Innovation Platform and NX software advance the design and engineering process by tapping into AI and Machine Learning within the context of their new Adaptive User Interface technology.
Nemetschek Group Introduces ‘Spacewell’—Brand Encompasses Building Operations and Management Segment
The Nemetschek Group of Germany has announced a new brand that encompasses their building operations and management segment of companies and solutions. Spacewell forms the basis for leadership and future growth this growing segment.