Posts by Anthony Frausto-Robledo AIA, LEED AP
Cinema 4D users will gain two new renderers from Chaos Group—adding V-Ray and Corona Renderer.
Abvent’s flagship rendering software gets all-new unified application plus more features to help artists create more realistic photo-realistic imagery.
Autodesk and Dropbox’s new AutoCAD Integration offers users of both products to instantly launch DWG files inside of Dropbox. The integration launches AutoCAD web app inside a new browser tab.
Architosh goes in deep on the Autodesk and Unity partnership. Learn about our chat at AU 2018 with Unity executive, David Rhodes, as he reveals the deeper picture behind the news.
We talk details about the Autodesk + Unity Partnership. Gain some insight from the embedded videos we took at AU 2018.
Autodesk’s Anagnost didn’t mince words about the future with automation. It’s going to be a positive sum game and the software maker wants itself and its customers at its epicenter.
Autodesk announces its intention to acquire PlanGrid, giving the design software giant instant street cred in the booming Construction Tech software market. BIM 360, Revit and PlanGrid integrations and a deepening ecosystem for CDE systems will catapult Autodesk within the construction software sector.
GRAPHISOFT’s ARCHICAD 22 has won ‘BIM Product of the Year’ in the thirteenth annual Construction Computing Magazine Awards—marking eight straight years ARCHICAD has beaten all other top-tier BIM solutions for this honor.
In this news and analysis report, we discuss Autodesk’s Forge Platform—where it has been in 2018 and what’s new and some examples from Autodesk University 2018.
Autodesk continues to advance its next-generation BIM 360 platform—a CDE (common data environment) for every stakeholder in the AEC industry. The latest news features a new costing module and more news about third-party integrations.
A new product offering is aimed at organizations with 100 users or more and combines Graebert’s ARES Trinity of CAD software for Desktop, Mobile and Cloud with new enterprise deployment features.
Architosh was in Arizona for the fourth annual Vectorworks Design Summit. This article talks about some Day 1 highlights from the keynote.
Next-Gen rendering technology now available for Maya artists from the Chaos Group’s award-winning V-Ray.
Every CAD or BIM user wants to know how their software provider is keeping tabs on what’s coming around the corner while also not losing focus on present-day concerns.
Bricsys is now a subsidiary of a massive and growing critical company in the Industry 4.0 revolution. In this news analysis article, we discuss Hexagon’s focus and technologies as they can possibly relate to this new focus on AEC BIM.
Italy-based Minnucci Associati has won a buildingSMART International Award for their work on Naples Central Station. The awards honors excellence in use of bSI and Open BIM standards and tools.
Hexagon AB already skirts the edges of AEC with its total stations, laser systems, and GPS systems technologies but now owns Bricsys’s formidable DWG-native CAD and BIM platforms, making Hexagon a new major player in the world of AEC software.
Architosh talks to Dr. Biplab Sarkar about some of the nuances and rationales behind the latest big features in Vectorworks 2019.
The much anticipated and even more desired modular Mac Pro may be shown in a sneak peek mode at an event that is likely about the next iPad Pro and new Apple Pencil—all aimed at the creative Apple user.
OpenCities Planner takes advantage of city-scale reality models to span GIS and BIM
The new executive team members bring a deep 3D media and entertainment industry background and experience to this Nemetschek Group software company. The goal is a more global and agile company to drive worldwide market growth for the acclaimed 3d software package.
Luxion releases new KeyShot 8 for Mac and Windows professionals—leading real-time ray-tracing renderer includes major new features and improvements.
This is our complete (WIP) listing of all Mac 3D apps, simply organized by alphabetical order. This is our master list and truncated lists are organized by industry categories.
Architosh continues on with one of its biggest special projects in years that hails back to the site’s origins—the creation of the world’s biggest list of 3D software applications written for the Mac (Macintosh) platform.
The Mac platform has always been popular in architecture and it has featured some of the most innovative 3D applications ever developed, period. This list of 3D apps useful and commonly used in AEC is mostly focused on architects but all AEC pros may want to touch some of these. This list complements our other AEC app list coverage.
The Mac has surged in the CAID (computer-aided industrial design) market with many of the newer MCAD and product design tools being written natively for the macOS along with Windows. Additionally, general and powerful modelers have poured over to the platform as Apple has grown.
Due to its close relationship with film and broadcast TV industries, the animation, special effects, and compositing tools available for the Mac platform are quite extensive. Apple’s platform has full access to nearly all the largest tool families from the world’s leading software developers in these segments.
SaaS tool SimScale, the world’s first web-based CAE software is now at version 2.0—powerful new performance features and improved UI/UX.
This exciting webinar news came to us late but we want to make sure readers are very aware of this exciting learning opportunity to hear Alex Hughes of KURV talk about his unique and powerful design to BIM workflow.
The 3D community has a new CPU, GPU and CUDA benchmark suite to play with. Time to test your machine on the Blender Benchmark.
Vectorworks launches new Canadian Corporate offices—acquired country resellers in the process.
Mac-based construction pros have something to be happy about this month. The ever-popular Bluebeam software has a brand new version of Revu for Mac, now at version 2.0.
Graebert achieves AWS Industrial Software Competency accreditation marking its status as an industrial cloud-based software provider helping companies innovate at the highest level of innovation.
Vulkan becomes world’s first graphics application programming interface (API) to support a formal memory model for optimization progressive performance in parallel processing on GPUs.
Another free year of Unreal Studio will aid over one hundred thousands visualization professionals learning to use the powerful game engine for immersive 3D rendered visualization.
The AutoCAD web app is a Fast Company finalist for user experience (UX) at its Innovation by Design Awards program.
While analog to digital methods for building survey work seemed immediate and valuable in the age of CAD, in the era of BIM they fail to deliver the high-value facilities managers demand in the age of cloud-based CAFM (computer-aided facilities management).
Epson delivers brand new SureColor Series Printers for the AEC market professional—low to mid volume CAD printing with superb color features.
Vectorworks Inc. announces its Vectorworks 2019 product line—advances its CAD and BIM software solutions for AEC and Entertainment industries.
GRAPHISOFT appoints new Vice President, Americas to support its further growth. Company taps former Bentley marketing executive.
Epic Games has rolled out its new Unreal Engine Online Learning Platform. And it’s free to all to dive into and learn from.
GRAPHISOFT signs Memorandum of Understanding with a global giant in urban design and infrastructure development and management.
In one of the biggest releases in its history, the next-generation Cinema 4D R20 delivers powerful new volume-based modeling, easier import of CAD files, and transformative motion graphics toolsets.
Allegorithmic Explores Alien Worlds and Futuristic Cities with its Second ‘Signature Series’ Release
Allegorithmic’s Signature Series aims to feature the talented work of Substance users and this second series release showcases the talents of Chris Hodgson of Naughty Dog.
Ambitions continue to further accelerate joint business for Bentley Systems and Siemens.
Hybrid rendering fundamentally changes computer graphics by fusing Real-Time Ray Tracing with AI, Simulation, and Rasterization.
The Bulgarian software developer gives the world its first look at ‘Project Lavina’ — a new rendering technology rendering up to 90 frames per second on twin Quadro RTX cards.
Apple has announced they are deprecating OpenGL in macOS, the open industry supported cross-platform graphics API that has largely enabled the massive proliferation of professional CAD and 3D apps to reach across platforms like Windows and arrive on macOS.
Architosh’s editor-in-chief visits Apple Park and spends plenty of time examining the Visitor Center pavilion building—which embodies many of the marvelous building qualities and ingenuities of the main campus just in a smaller size.
The upgraded VR development platform for researchers and innovators includes new support for Windows MR headsets and easier 3D art workflows.
New features in Maxon’s popular 3D professional tool for modeling, rendering, and animation include importation of manufacturing CAD data assets.
Top line performance boosts using Intel’s Coffee Lake processors with up to 6 cores, plus iPad Pro and iMac Pro features aim this generation more firmly at Mac Professsionals.
Architosh presents its annual “perspectives” on BEST of SHOW honorees at AIA in NYC. This year we place our views on AEC technologies under the larger perspective of famed economist and technology historian, Carlota Perez—introducing her landmark Techno-Economic Paradigms (TEPs) theory model that explains how technology revolutions and financial capital conspire towards total paradigm shifts approximately every 60 years.
Part 2 of our show reports from the 2018 AIA National Convention and Expo in NYC. In this report, we introduce three new companies brand new to the AIA show—each offering innovative new technologies useful for practice. From 3D printing of models to powerful and simple rendering to a super little Bluetooth color reading device that saves color data to the cloud.
Part 1 of our show reports from the 2018 AIA National Convention and Expo in NYC. In this first part, we focus on the big four BIM authoring tool providers for architects and what they were showing to visitors to their booths.
Our first notes from this year’s AIA National in New York City.
Introducing time dimension to synchronization of BIM processes with work packaging, immersive visualization, and constructioneering, by way of Connected Data Environment (CDE).
Helsinki and San Francisco-based Umbra™ have partnered with the City of Helsinki, Finland, to bring a massive, real-time streaming 3D model of the entire city online and viewable on web browsers and mobile devices like the Apple iPad. Multi-Billion Polygonal Models Powerfully Optimized Based on aerial photographs of Helsinki taken in 2015, the city generated […]
Architosh takes a look at Graebert’s ARES Kudo for Onshape, a third-party “partner app” that builds on the two company’s previous DWG integrations but offers much more through Graebert’s Trinity of CAD multi-environment offerings.
Autodesk will demonstrate the power of cloud-connected design through its BIM 360 platform as it advances BIM 360 Design at AIA 2018 next week.