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Posts by Anthony Frausto-Robledo, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Author at Architosh

BIM News: Graphisoft to Merge with Data Design System of Norway

The Nemetschek Group looks to integrative value as the design of MEP and architecture form synergies via Graphisoft platform technologies.

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Two Podcast Series Architosh Reader May Want to Listen To

These two podcast shows aren’t just from architects who created the popular Archispeak podcast show, they both focus on technology.

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INSIDER: Rising Stars — Five Tech Firms and their Impact and Innovations

Our fourth annual architosh INSIDER Reports—typically delivered in the first quarter but not this year—thematically focuses on a crop of rising star technology firms serving the AEC and CAD industries.

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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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INSIDER: Remote Work Has A New Partner in Varjo’s VR-3 and XR-3 Headsets

Varjo and its VR and XR headsets are already in a class by themselves—the pandemic drove their use up and now Reality Cloud comes next!

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INSIDER: The Fourth Revolution—How Spacemaker AI Optimizes Architecture Development

Spacemaker AI doesn’t threaten architects as we know them. It simply makes Architecture even more impactful.

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INSIDER: Shapr3D is Bold on Apple and CAD Dominance

Already prominent on Apple’s iOS platform, Shapr3D stands to benefit further as it expands on Apple’s exciting Apple Silicon Mac platform.

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Event News: Graphisoft Launches ‘Building Together’ Conference

Registration is open for Graphisoft Building Together Conference — Three Day Online Conference for the AEC Graphisoft community.

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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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Vectorworks, Inc. Announces New Office Location in Australia

Vectorworks Australia is the name of a new main office for the global design/BIM software maker, who acquires regional distributor OzCAD.

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‘Graphisoft Forward’ — New Global Licensing Standard Introduced

Graphisoft Forward is Archicad 25’s new Software Services Agreement (SSA) branding, upgrading license with new benefits for BIM users.

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GRAPHISOFT Announces Archicad 25 — Now Available

Archicad 25 is now available in select regions of the world. GRAPHISOFT Archicad 25 boasts numerous BIM workflow improvements.

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INSIDER: Beyond the CDE — Layer App and its Remarkable Fluid Power

Layer App emerges as a powerful AECOM and CAFM tool precisely because users have flexible and fluid control over building data linked to BIM.

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Chaos Releases V-Ray 5 for Cinema 4D, Update 1

Latest V-Ray 5 for Cinema 4D, Update 1 brings support for C4D’s Material Node Editor, plus material transparency updates, more…

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Varjo Unveils Reality Cloud—Groundbreaking Virtual Teleportation

Varjo intros Reality Cloud platform for capturing and sharing our reality for a true-to-life metaverse for creative industries.

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ODA Seeking Strategic Partners for Scan to BIM Technologies

ODA Scan-to-BIM group will aid the acceleration of point cloud data to BIM object conversion with wide applicability in AECOM.

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M1 25 Beta Group member Steve Holzer Wins Free M1 Mac mini!

Steve Holzer wins M1 Mac mini as part of M1 25 Beta Group for Architosh — he shares some of his enthusiasm for Architosh and the new machine.

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From Six to One — How Vectorworks is Focusing on Interiors Professionals

It turns out interiors professionals are flocking more and more to Vectorworks.

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M1 25 Beta Group – Winner of M1-based Mac mini announced this week

Architosh M1 25 Beta Group — winner of free M1 Mac mini to be selected and announced this week — all earned free INSIDER Membership.

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GRAPHISOFT sponsors InStudio Render/Sketch Competition

AIAS and Graphisoft North America sponsor InStudio Render/Sketch competition – providing students with platform for showcase their talents.

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Khronos Launches 3D Commerce Viewer Certificate Program

3D viewers are critical to success in the display of virtual products—new Khronos standard will boost consumer adoption and confidence.

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AMD Releases RDNA 2 Pro Graphics Technology—New Radeon Pros

New professional product line features AMD PRO Radeon W6800, the most powerful AMD RDNA workstation graphics ever.

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Apple WWDC 2021—A Few Predictions Before the Show

Apple Pro users may be very pleased today at Apple WWDC 2021. A rumored 16-in MacBook Pro may feature 64GB of integrated memory and much more!

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Autodesk’s Q1 2022 Fiscal Results — In Brief

Autodesk revenues for its first quarter of its fiscal 2022 increased 12 percent from year ago quarter, show solid future and fundamentals.

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SCIA Engineer Version 21 Now Released

SCIA Engineer version 21 is announced and boasts powerful streamlining user-interface changes and new features for structural analysis.

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The Wild is Changing the Realities of Work—The Pandemic Just Helped

Some AEC pros didn’t see the value of VR workflows until the pandemic hit. Now VR workflows may contribute to how work changes for the good in the future of AEC.

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Khronos Group Launches New Vulkan Website

Vulkan graphics API utilizations are growing in momentum and the Khronos Group has launched a dedicated website for general information.

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Nemetschek Group—Begins 2021 with Double-Digit Revenue Growth

Nemetschek Group Q1 2021 financials support a continued growth trajectory driven by the transition to subscription and SaaS licensing models.

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SketchUp Studio Gets V-Ray Integration

SketchUp Studio is newly focused on design and visualization—coming with V-Ray rendering integration along with native point cloud support.

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Apple’s new M1 iMacs — Are They Fast For CAD/3D Users?

The M1 chip inside the new 24-inch iMacs makes these entry-level desktop machines economically worthy contenders for CAD and DCC pros.

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Worldwide CAD Market to Double by 2030

New CAD market research report says overall CAD market to double between 2019 and 2030 — details sectors, drivers, trends and opportunities.

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Maxon’s new Cinema 4D Release 24 (S24)—What’s New

Cinema 4D Release 24 (S24) offers numerous improvements designed to help streamline workflows for professional 3D artists.

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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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Queen’s Wharf in Australia Takes Shape with Nemetschek Group Software

Open BIM AEC workflows and Nemetschek Group software power Queen’s Wharf mega project in Brisbane, Australia.

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The M1 Mac mini vs iMac Pro 2017 vs Everyone (Part 1)

Apple Mac computers with the new M1 chip are remarkably fast. We heard this from Apple but we confirmed it with our testing. Take a look.

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The M1 Mac mini vs iMac Pro 2017 vs Everyone (Part 2)

Apple Mac computers with the new M1 chip are remarkably fast. We heard this from Apple but we confirmed it with our testing. Take a look.

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Join M1 25 Beta Group for Architosh

The M1 25 Beta Group for Architosh — help define and learn about Architosh’s future features and earn a chance to win a free M1 Mac mini!

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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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BIMcollab partners with BIM6x—Focus on US Market

BIM6x becomes latest BIMcollab partner, will focus on helping professionals in the United States utilize issue management solutions.

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Nemetschek Group Meets 2020 Financial Targets, More…

The Nemetschek Group has released its 2020 annual report. Details show a sturdy foundation for future growth; Bluebeam headed to cloud SaaS.

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GRAPHISOFT’s PARAM-O technology in now fully available cross-platform

PARAM-O is now available for both Mac and Windows users on Archicad 24, powering custom parametric component creation in BIM platform.

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Product Review: Vectorworks Architect 2021

Our Vectorworks Architect 2021 review looks into the many new features in this popular 2/3D CAD and BIM software application.

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Vectorworks Gains Twinmotion and Solibri support in SP3

Vectorworks 2021 SP3 delivers big changes, offering users connections to Twinmotion, Unreal Engine, plus Solibri Director Connection, more…

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BOXX Intros AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO Workstation

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO powers BOXX’s first 64-core workstation in the new APEXX Everest unit aimed at the top of the market.

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Shapr3D Intros new Drawings Feature and New Packaging

Shapr3D introduces Drawings feature and new Business plan, advances itself towards MCAD heavy weight territory with more to come.

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The Wild Acquires IrisVR Prospect—Unifies Top VR-AR Tools

The Wild has acquired the award-winning IrisVR Prospect VR solution for AEC and related industry professionals, merging into one company.

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Epson and Spinar America Partner on Epson Moverio AR Smart Glasses

Epson Moverio AR smart glasses with Spinar America’s ‘Remote Vision’ SaaS pair with Zoom for hands-free conferencing solutions in the field.

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Member Access — (emTech) Section Plus for Xpresso #24

Member Access (emTech) Section Plus for Xpresso #24 brings innovative news on M1 chip, Apple, VR, AR, headset, robotics, AI, architecture, and more…

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Ideate Software Celebrates 6th Anniversary of Ideate Sticky for Revit

Ideate Sticky for Autodesk Revit had its source origins inside Revit Corporation. Ideate Software celebrates sixth anniversary of plugin.

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Architosh publishes M1 Mac mini vs iMac Pro Shootout

M1 based Mac computers offer stunning performance compared to Intel based Mac and Windows computers. Our testing reveals details.

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Autodesk Build Now Available Worldwide

Autodesk Build, now available worldwide, empowers construction teams with new field and project management solutions.

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Tech Soft 3D Intros 2021 HOOPS SDKs — Apple M1 Chip Support

Tech Soft 3D announces new HOOPS 2021 product line with better technologies for BIM models, large assembly models, streaming technology, plus beta support for Apple Silicon transition.

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AE Firm Software BQE CORE Cloud Releases Major Upgrade

57 New features power BQE CORE platform behind ArchiOffice and EngineerOffice among dedicated software technology for professional service firms.

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3D News: Theia BigRoom VR Garners Epic MegaGrant

Theia Interactive’s BigRoom VR technology wins Epic MegaGrant—advances body of Unreal Engine tools for VR collaboration in design fields.

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2021 Tech Trends—CAD/3D Industry Executives Share Thoughts

2021 Tech Trends explores impacts and accelerations of both CAD/3D and larger ICT trends, with key input from CAD and 3D industry executives.

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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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Khronos Group and LunarG—Vulkan SDK Ported to Apple Platforms

Vulkan on Apple macOS is moving closer as Khronos and LunarG port Vulkan SDK to macOS platform to accelerate Vulkan Portability Initiative.

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Theia Interactive Taps 3D Veteran Nimrod Friedmann

Theia Interactive has hired veteran 3D content produce Nimrod Friedmann. He will help expand product line globally.

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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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BIMcollab now integrated into ELITECAD for issue coordination

Issue management in BIM workflows is hard, now BIMcollab has partnered with German ELITECAD for improved collaboration for AEC BIM market.

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