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

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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Takenaka partners with KUBUS’s BIMcollab on BIM issue management

Japanese AECO professionals to benefit from Takenaka and BIMcollab partnership, enhancing the Japanese BIM collaboration market.

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A Journey to BIM—Dialing in Softness with Sun Path Precision

A Florida architecture firm, strongly oriented towards energy-performant design, has journeyed to BIM with Vectorworks Architect and isn’t looking back.

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Member Access — (emTech) Section Plus for Xpresso #22

Member Access—(emTech) Section Plus is our new exclusive that builds off of what we shared in Xpresso #22 on AI, robotics, emTech in AEC, CAD and manufacturing industries.

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Apple’s future Mac Pro with Apple Silicon to sport 32-cores

Apple plans for next round of Apple Silicon (Mac chips) revealed in several Bloomberg reports today—up to 32-core Mac chip in Mac Pro.

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SimpleMachines, Inc. debuts Mozart AI Chip—Disrupts AI Chip Landscape

SimpleMachines and its new AI chip offer exciting option in the inference market, with radical new compiler approach and TensorFlow support.

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The ODA Releases Support for Apple Silicon Macs

The ODA ships SDKs for Apple Silicon Macs — offering CAD and 3D developers on the Mac platform smooth transition to next-gen Macs support.

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Monograph introduces ‘Resource’ — streamlines project planning for AEC firms

Monograph is a cloud-based platform that streamlines project planning now with its new Resource features aimed at AE firms.

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Graebert News: First CAD for ARM Macs plus ARES 2022 News

Graebert ARES Commander 2022 and ARES Trinity CAD technologies are unveiled at Graebert Annual Meeting in Berlin—including first ARM Mac CAD solution offered to the market.

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Bentley’s Now Public—YII20 Highlights and Re-Attacking the Architecture Market

This in-depth feature looks into Bentley’s new positions in the global infrastructure market, including a deeper look at the Architecture sector.

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Chaos Group—Real-Time Rendering Comes to V-Ray 5 for SketchUp

V-Ray 5 for SketchUp, with its light-weight game engine V-Ray Vision, offers creatives real-time photorealistic rendering inside SketchUp.

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Details on Autodesk’s Spacemaker Acquisition

Spacemaker is the big acquisition announced by Autodesk at AU 2020 this week. We discuss further details about Spacemaker and Autodesk’s intentions with it.

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AU20: Autodesk—announces new AEC Cloud tools for design industry

Autodesk introduces the latest updates and features to its cloud offerings aimed at the design side of the AEC industry, discussed and shown at AU 2020

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AU20: Autodesk Acquires Norway’s Spacemaker

Autodesk acquiring Spacemaker will provide the CAD industry giant with a new leading-edge tool for early-stage building and urban design, helping developers optimize parcel and urban developments in expanding cities.

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Product Review: Autodesk AutoCAD for Mac 2021

Autodesk’s AutoCAD 2021 this year gained big speed gains and a fully deployed AutoCAD Core Engine treatment for its iOS app version. In this review, we take a look at the Mac version for 2021 and go through its new features.

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Member Access — (emTech) Section Plus for Xpresso #21

Member Access—(emTech) Section Plus is our new exclusive that builds off of what we shared in Xpresso #21. We offer deeper content and analysis from the topics of Gensler’s new proprietary tools, Hilti Robot, Digital Fabrication in Architecture, BIM and Bentley, and more…

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Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Macs with M1 Chip

Apple delivers M1 processor as first Apple Silicon for a new generation of ground-breaking, next-generation computers.

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Apple Event: One more thing — Apple Silicon Macs Will Showcase Power

Apple Silicon Macs may be the talk of the computer industry very soon. Next week Apple’s new “One last thing” event seems destined to mark a key inflection point in the industry.

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Lenovo Now Reseller of Varjo VR/MR Headsets

Lenovo and Varjo team up deepening their collaborations — with Lenovo becoming a Varjo reseller and offering more workstations with VR/MR support clarified.

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From Mountain Top to Watering Hole — The Design Work of Rosan Bosch Studio

A world-leader in how design can affect behavior, especially in learning situations, shares details about their process, methods, and tools of the trade.

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NVIDIA announces Omniverse Open Beta — global real-time collaboration

Nvidia Omniverse opens up to everyone in Open Beta program after a yearlong Early Access success with partners like Foster + Partners.

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Autodesk’s Future AEC Apps Will Embrace The Mac—Multiplatforms

Learn more about Autodesk’s views on future AEC development working across platforms, including Mac.

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NXT BLD 2020 — Goes Virtual and Interactive in October

Speakers from The Bartlett, Epic, Royal BAM, AA, Proving Ground — and more complete lineup for NXT BLD 2020 conference — provide glimpse of future

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Synergy and Alignment — The APIs Democratizing Role

APIs can open more than just Revit—generating productivity gains by delivering a customizable flexible production system for AEC—and synergizing with larger ICT innovations.

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AEC Inflection Point — The Story of the Revit Revolt

Less a revolt and more a signal, the current groundswell of protest over Revit is actually a symptom of a larger looming change.

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The Pre-Revolt Factors — Why the Open Letter

The signs that a one-size-fits-all type of platform would never work for the AEC industry goes back decades.

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What’s Beyond Revit — Anagnost on Autodesk AEC Futures

Autodesk’s CEO looks beyond the controversy and aims to foster confidence in its long-term vision for architects. 

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The Sensible Pathway to Open BIM — One German Firm’s Story

ARP ArchitektenPartnerschaft with Vectorworks has benefitted from a scalable pathway to BIM, from little BIM to Big BIM with Open BIM.

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