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

Autodesk Begins New Era for Future of Architecture

The AEC industry is on the cusp of necessary dramatic change due to maturing technical paradigms, economic realities, changing cultural perspectives, and pressing environmental and geo-political realities.

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Bluebeam Intros Bluebeam Cloud—Designed for Business of Building

Bluebeam Cloud is unveiled, offering a major milestone for one of the construction industry’s leading software companies and one transformed for the business of building.

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Vectorworks 2023 Now Released—Boast Time-Saving Tech for Designers

Vectorworks 2023 product line focuses on process automation, allowing more time for design in overall workflows.

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The New AutoCAD Web—Streamlined Collaboration for CAD Professionals

Autodesk continues to show that AutoCAD technology offers powerful benefits for multi-stakeholder collaboration across both AEC and manufacturing workflows.

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Graphisoft’s Near-Term Future—2022 Launch Event Details

Architosh dives into Graphisoft’s shared Future Road Map and Adaptive Hybrid Framework—including notes on BIM performance leadership, IFC technologies, Apple Silicon, and DDScad.

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Vectorworks Inc Teases Version 2023 Product Launch with Details

Vectorworks 2023 product line is teased out ahead of its formal release in the coming weeks. Big push on BIM updates coming.

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Slowing the Climate Crisis—Habit Studio Firm Profile

BIM with Vectorworks is behind a small architecture studio in Halifax—making a big impact one building at a time.

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NVIDIA Accelerates Industrial Metaverse—Partners Build Out USD

USD gets a boost from NVIDIA with new partners and industrial extension of the open format for next generation metaverse and AI.

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Bluebeam XCON 2022—Future Directions and Transformation at Scale

The future of Bluebeam software technologies for AECO is set to be at least partly explained in Road Map keynote talk—plus more at XCON 22.

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Enscape for Mac SketchUp Now Shipping

Enscape for Mac for SketchUp brings real-time interactive advanced visualization into designer’s workflows for faster design output.

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GRAPHISOFT BIMx, BIMcloud and DDScad—New Updates

We cover Graphisoft news regarding BIMx, BIMcloud SaaS, and DDScad coming from the company’s 2022 Launch Event.

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GRAPHISOFT announces Archicad 26

Graphisoft announces Archicad 26 at major launch event, along with vision and roadmap, plus BIMx, BIMcloud and DDscad updates.

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The Roberts Interview—Ahead of the Graphisoft 2022 Release Event

Graphisoft BIM technologies are expanding via a larger ecosystem of tools, integrations, and expansions. Huw Roberts explains the details.

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AIA22: Practice Management Software Tools at AIA

We focus on Project Management applications shown at AIA22 in Chicago and make note that FactorAE among this group was a 2022 Architosh BEST of SHOW honoree.

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AIA22: Architosh awards 8th ‘BEST of SHOW’ honors for software technologies at AIA National Chicago

Architosh announces 2022 AIA National BEST of SHOW honors for the most interesting and compelling software and digital technologies at AIA22.

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AIA22: Architosh at AIA National Chicago—Covering Tech Pavilion

Architosh kicks off its AIA22 (AIA National Conference and Expo) coverage of digital software and hardware technologies for architects.

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The Glimpse Group — CEO Talks to Architosh About AR/VR

From the Quest to Varjo, NVIDIA to Apple, three technologies take us towards the Metaverse over a multi-decade technology cycle. We hear from The Glimpse Group’s CEO about what they are and where these technologies are going.

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Lenovo Intros Powerful ThinkStation P360 Ultra

New ThinkStation P360 Ultra from Lenovo delivers industry-defining tiny SFF workstation performance with discreet graphics.

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Leading Companies, Standards Orgs Unite on Open Metaverse

Metaverse standards are coming to life with the new Metaverse Standards Forum driving industry-wide cooperation on metaverse interoperability.

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WildTools 10.6 plugin for PowerCADD

Alfred Scott updates WildTools to version 10.6 for the MacOS only PowerCADD application once quite popular in AEC.

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Enscape Announces Free Open Beta for Mac for SketchUp 2021

Enscape for Mac is finally here. The company has announced a free open beta for Enscape for Mac for SketchUp 2021.

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Apple Unveils new M2 Chip in New Macs

Apple’s M2 chip has arrived. It will be deployed in Apple’s most popular Mac models and scale up through the product line over time.

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Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 — AI, Upskilling Users and Performance

For AutoCAD, the US industry leader is tapping into the powers of artificial intelligence to benefit users, plus emerging core tech updates.

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Trimble Launches SketchUp for iPad

SketchUp for iPad is the latest SketchUp application from Trimble complementing Sketchup for Web and the desktop versions.

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving—Vectorworks Talks Apple Silicon

From more GPU rendering cores to the advantages of integrated memory that only feature in System on a Chip (SoC) design, Vectorworks leaders talk acceleration and future benefits.

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Product In-Depth: Ricoh THETA X for the AEC Industry

Ricoh’s THETA X is a state-of-the-art 360-degree spherical camera system offers AEC/O industry professionals time and cost-saving benefits.

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Varjo Launches Reality Cloud VR/XR Software Platform

Varjo Reality Cloud has arrived. The industrial-grade VR/XR headset leader has delivered its ground-breaking meteverse-ready technology to the world.

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Enscape 3.3’s New Features—Much Enhanced Workflows for ArchViz

Enscape 3.3 delivers ten major areas of improvement boasting support of the latest SketchUp 2022 among other key enhancements.

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Fireside Chat: Bricsys CEO Rahul Kejriwal Talks About BricsCAD to Architosh

Rahul Kejriwal says his company wants to be as customer-obsessed and as loved as McNeel & Associates. He lays out the how and why with examples and shares Bricsys’s philosophy and mission with Architosh.

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Nemetschek’s FY21 Results Plus New Group CEO

Architosh reports on Nemetschek Group’s FY21 results plus its new CEO Yves Padrines and some analysis and commentary.

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GKV — Diversification and Adaptability with Vectorworks

Modular construction is just another sector specialty for this New York City architecture firm that excels at delivering design services in large part due to its agile BIM platform.

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Autodesk to acquire The Wild—popular immersive technologies software firm

Autodesk to buy The Wild in latest acquisition—will power XR strategies for the CAD industry giant leveraging lead XR innovator.

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Is ARES the neXt AutoCAD?

ARES Trinity of CAD platform provides intelligent and automated DWG CAD solutions to multiple industries, including AEC and manufacturing. And it does so by providing favorable economics over rivals so companies can redeploy capital towards remote work and emerging technologies

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Tech Soft 3D Advances CAD Technologies — New Accelerations

Apple Silicon support, deeper AEC technologies, and new analysis and simulation acquisitions are just some of the developments propelling Tech Soft 3D’s software kits that power leading AEC and MCAD industry solutions.

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Xpresso No. 36 — How-To: Selecting the Optimal CPU for your Workstation

How do you currently select your next workstation’s main chip—the CPU? Chances are you are not calculating this process. But you can!

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Japanese AEC Giant Selects Graebert ARES CAD Technologies — Learn Why

ARES CAD technologies eliminate waste in AEC/O workflows from design to construction for Japanese Big 5 firm Taisei Corporation.

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ToolTalk: Spaces 1.3 is a conceptual design tool for iPad for architects

Spaces is a new iOS app directed at the conceptual design phases of architecture, purpose-built for Apple’s powerful iPads and Apple Pencil.

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Product Review: AMD Radeon Pro W6400 GPU for Workstations

AMD’s new Radeon Pro W6400 brings strong economic value and performance to the entry-level and SFF workstation market, plus real-time raytracing!

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Germany’s Merlin Project 8 Goes Apple App Store Only

Merlin Project 8 by ProjectWizards of Germany is the top project management software on Apple’s platforms — now on Apple App Store.

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HOOPS 2022 Toolkits Enhance Manufacturing and BIM Workflows

Tech Soft 3D advanced HOOPS technology new SDKs for MCAD and AEC industry software developers and their innovative apps.

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AGACAD Launches Panel Design Automation for Revit

AGACAD Sandwich Panels brings a powerful collection of features for automation, efficient modeling, design, and output to Autodesk Revit.

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Procore’s Latest Innovations—Platform Updates and Global Expansion

A look back at Procore — recent and upcoming innovations and announcements from its Groundbreak event in the fall.

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Khronos Vulkan 1.3 Spec Out—Successful Graphics API Roadmap

Vulkan 1.3 spec is now available with immediate driver support from GPU makers, plus public Vulkan Road Map and Profiles.

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Chip Technology, Geopolitics, and the CAD Industry

The global semiconductor industry is going through landmark tidal shifts that will impact all software. We review the scene and its implications on the platforms and devices and possible impacts on the CAD industry.

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Vectorworks Partner Network Boast Innovative, Popular Expansions

Users gain much from a Vectorworks Partner—the Partner Network offers a growing array of app and content integrations, from many of the hottest new names in AEC.

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AMD Delivers Timely Radeon Pro Innovations to GPU Lineup

New AMD Radeon Pro W6400 leads lineup of three new innovative pro-class GPUs for business and creatives professional needs.

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Digital Blue Foam Launches for Soaring AI-AEC Market

DBF is an AI-infused generative design platform that replaces legacy technologies to deliver faster, sustainable building design workflows.

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BIM and ARES—Further Notes on AERTWORKS US Deal

BIM is becoming more central to Graebert’s ARES Commander. The latest technologies are aimed at the realities of drawings production.

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Chaos and Enscape Merge—Backed by Venture Capital Groups

The joining of Chaos and Enscape will form a visualization powerhouse spanning multiple industries from AEC, VFX, to product verticals.

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AERTWORKS Becomes US Reseller for ARES CAD Software

ARES CAD technology to be further accelerated in United States market due to new reseller partnership between Graebert and AERTWORKS.

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Clarity for Revit Workflows Brings New Space Planning to Automation Software Suite

Have you ever wanted a robot to stay at the firm all night and grind out all the tedious Revit model coordination work? If so, it’s time you meet IMAGINiT Clarity

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CES: NVIDIA Unveils Free Version of Omniverse for Creators

NVIDIA expands NVIDIA Omniverse technologies and ecosystem as announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

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In-depth with Trimble SketchUp’s PreDesign Technologies

PreDesign is a web app included with Trimble’s SketchUp Pro and Architosh takes a detailed look at its benefits to architects.

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Product Review: NVIDIA RTX A2000 GPU for Workstations

NVIDIA RTX A2000 GPU delivers solid performance per dollar metrics — Architosh gives it a detailed spin across 3D CAD apps and benchmarks.

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Monograph Grabs New Head of Engineering, Closes Series-B Round

Monograph gains new Head of Engineering in Ernie Miller, plus rapid expansion and new Series-B funding round.

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Maxon Announces Plans to Acquire Pixologic

ZBrush from Pixologic looks to join the growing Maxon family of 3D tools for artists in film, broadcast, games and animation.

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Architosh’s 34th Xpresso Newsletter Published

Architosh INSIDER Xpresso newsletter has just released its 34th issue focused this month on BIM and 2022 predictions.

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Marquee Firms and Innovators—Altair’s AEC Market Technology Offerings

Bringing high-fidelity engineering technology to early-phase design workflows can help mankind win the climate-crisis struggle. Dr. Frattari tells Architosh how the engineering software company is advancing its mandates in the world of AEC.

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CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2021—Powerful Technical Illustration Connected to Industrial CAD

CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2021 powers workflow for industrial 3D MCAD assets and technical illustration across automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, et al.

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Autodesk and Closing the AECOM Feedback Loop—Why It Matters

With industry customers spanning from architects to owners and with different levels of digital maturity, Autodesk’s investments in digital twins and post-construction technology are aimed at closing the feedback loop in AECOM.

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