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

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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Autodesk Joins ODA to Fast Track Improvements to Interoperability

Autodesk joins ODA to bring stronger IFC and interoperability improvements to Revit and its AEC products, strengthening the AEC industry.

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Vectorworks 2021 BIM and Design Software Launched

Vectorworks launches new Vectorworks 2021 BIM and CAD product lineup with new focus on quality and performance and simplicity to empower designers.

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Maxon Receives $200,000 Epic MegaGrant by Epic Games

Maxon gains Epic MegaGrant to help fund ongoing improvements to the integration between Unreal Engine and Maxon’s award-winning 3D animation software, Cinema 4D.

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Member Access — (emTech) Section Plus for Xpresso #19

Member Access—(emTech) Section Plus is our new exclusive that builds off of what we shared in Xpresso #19. We offer deeper content and analysis from the topics of BIM, Revit Open Letter, BIM Interop, AI and Robotics in AEC, and more.

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Maxon Announces Cinema 4D Release 23

Cinema 4D R23 is Maxon’s flagship produce — offers enhancements to animation, character and UV workflows, and Magic Bullet Looks integration.

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Bentley Moves Closer to Public Stock Offering

Bentley moves closer to public stock offering by filing Form S-1 with the SEC. The offering may be waiting on infrastructure bill passage.

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Product Review: Trimble SketchUp Studio 2020

SketchUp Studio 2020 provides accessible energy and daylighting analysis tools and Architosh gets into the details in this review.

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Nemetschek Integrated Design—A Paradigm Shift for AECO

Nemetschek challenges the status quo with new Integrated Design BIM workflows, streamlining workflows between architects and engineers.

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Bluebeam Revu 20 Launched—Streamlines Remote Project Collaboration

Revu 20 empowers real-time collaboration across project partners working worldwide, while offering new data server for Australia market.

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Apple’s Threat to Epic Will Hurt Mac Pros in AEC

Apple can hurt Epic but in the process, they will hurt the Mac pro-market by cutting off access to iOS and macOS developer tools for Unreal Engine apps.

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Xpresso Exclusive Preview: An Unhappy Marriage—Autodesk Revit Users Unite Around Open Letter

The following is a preview of an exclusive feature that ran in the August issue of INSIDER Xpresso, Architosh’s free monthly newsletter.

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Xpresso Exclusive Preview: Vectorwork’s Pandemic Response and Flexible Licensing

The following is a preview of an exclusive article that ran in the July issue of INSIDER Xpresso, Architosh’s free monthly newsletter.

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Nemetschek Group — Stable Revenue Growth in Q2 2020

Nemetschek Group revenue proves stable, positive with high margins during the first half of the pandemic year—company diversities aiding German AEC giant.

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Autodesk Responds to Open Letter on Revit

Autodesk pens letter on Revit in response to British group—offers a detailed explanation of its development logic, promises a commitment to listening.

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British Designers Send Letter to Autodesk—Demand Revit Progress Fair Pricing

An Open Letter about Revit is aimed at Autodesk’s CEO by global British architecture firms asking for progress, fairer licensing, and true partnership.

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Generative Design in Revit Powers Speed for Stamhuis

Dynamo automation helps Stamhuis—a leading retailer in Europe—build customized, powerful, and efficient Revit workflows, improving BIM and project delivery.

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BIM is Central to Vectorworks’ Growth Strategy—Upcoming Technologies Revealed

Vectorworks is treating its BIM/CAD platform like an “OS” for design while building out features for ever-sharper market advantages in specific industry verticals.

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