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Posts by Anthony Frausto-Robledo AIA, LEED AP

ARES Kudo Cloud-Based CAD—Now Released and Growing

A full browser-based CAD system can operate in your browser to read, create, and annotate DWG drawings in the cloud.

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Graebert Announces ARES Commander 2018—Native DWG CAD On Every Platform

ARES Commander 2018 is unveiled in Berlin, Germany, today at Annual Meeting event.

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Nemetschek Group Acquires RISA—Leading Structural Software Engineering Provider

The Nemetschek Group has added another AEC software player from the United States to its roster—acquiring US leading structural engineering software RISA.

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MAXON Unveils Cineware for Illustrator—Adds Rendering Engine to Adobe App

New plugin allows artists to integrate 3D content directly in Adobe Illustrator CC—and empower them further with Cineware editing functionality.

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Graebert Releases SP3 for ARES Commander 2017—Supports DWG 2018 Format

Graebert updates ARES Commander 2017 to handle DWG 2018 file format—among other SP3 items—and makes news about ARES Kudo.

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The Mac-Only Cheetah3D Gets Biggest Update Ever in Version 7

Five years in the making, the new Cheetah3D 7.0 is officially out. New Mac-only 3D software tool boasts new unbiased renderer and many new features.

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Unity Collaborates with Autodesk—Strengthening Link with 3ds and Maya

Unity Technologies and Autodesk collaborate around FBX technology to streamline game development and asset creation using 3ds Max and Maya with Unity.

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CL3VER Stuns—Bold New Platform for 3D and Interactivity

CL3VER has announced an all-new cloud-based rendering and collaboration platform for AEC professionals and product designers. New plugins bring desktop-based power and offer one-button publishing to CL3VER distributed projects.

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Allegorithmic Releases Update to Substance Painter

Simple export to Project Felix enhances 3D material workflow for artists and graphic designers—plus five additional tools and updates now available.

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GRAPHISOFT Webinar—Design Immersion: Sketch To Virtual Reality

Earn free AIA CES units in this GRAPHISOFT webinar while learning about how Virtual Reality is fundamentally changing how architects are communicating with their clients.

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Digital Drawing Heaven?—First Reviews of reMarkable Tablet Seem Glorious

The new reMarkable tablet from Norway is making big waves now that it is shipping in volume. Is this the dream device architects and designers have been waiting for?

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A 3D City Within Weeks—Agency9 of Sweden Can Deliver

Getting a high-quality 3D city model within weeks is no easy feat. But with the power of software and high-resolution satellite imagery, it’s now possible and delivered within CityPlanner software.

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VDS: Day 2 Keynote and Gallery from Vectorworks Design Summit

Architosh shares Day 2 photos and info from the 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit which just took place in Baltimore earlier this month.

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Augmented Reality Rising—Unity Supports iOS 11 and Apple ARKit

Unity announces robust support for Apple’s ARKit and iOS 11—announces new IKEA Place as a stellar example of augmented reality example app.

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VDS: Day 1 Keynote—Highlights From The Talks

Architosh captures some key moments during the Day 1 Keynote at the 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit.

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Autodesk Forge Fund Invests in ManufactOn—AEC Industry Startup

Autodesk has participated in a Series A funding round for ManufactOn—Boston based startup aims to simplify supply-chain management for AEC industry with a cloud-based platform.

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Starts Tomorrow—Live Streaming Keynotes at Vectorworks Design Summit

If you can’t attend the 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit event happening this week in Baltimore, you can watch it live!

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Chaos Group Brings GPU+CPU Hybrid Rendering to V-Ray 3.6 for Maya

New technology from Chaos Group breaks hardware barriers, ensuring fast, consistent rendering with support for Autodesk Maya 2018.

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Key New Modeling Features for Architects—In New Vectorworks 2018

Vectorworks 2018 has several new major modeling enhancements. We run down the main points of each.

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Vectorworks 2018 Announced—Plus New Rigging Analysis Module

Vectorworks 2018 is announced with a focus on BIM usability, design productivity gains, and new analysis technologies.

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OrthoGraph 1.8 Is Announced—New Measure During Sketch Tool

OrthoGraph adds new Measure by Sketch feature in latest OrthoGraph I system—a complete mobile app workflow aimed at the AEC industry.

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Autodesk Announces New Free Components to “AEC Collection”

Autodesk adds three new BIM-centric offerings to AEC Collection software.

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Architecture Firm Accelerates BIM Process—Using Their Hands

It may sound counter intuitive that the power of hand drawing can possibly speed up a modern architectural BIM workflow. But to the delight of ESG Architecture and Design, it actually is.

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BSD Aims to Bring Specs to BIM—With New Leaders And Capital Injection

Visionary thought leaders join the company and secure capital to advance products to pioneer the convergence of specification and BIM technologies. But the cloud, and hence mobile, will need to play a future role in success.

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Multiple Drawing Views—Upcoming Vectorworks 2018 Gets Them And More

Watch this sneak-peak view of the upcoming Vectorworks 2018’s new support for Multiple Drawing Views and learn about a few other things too.

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Featured Video: Vectorworks Architect 2017

In this featured video, Architosh showcases the key features in Vectorworks 2017 so that readers and users of this software can get excited about what comes next! Vectorworks 2018 is just around the corner.

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A Unified Graphics Future—How The Khronos Group Intends To Get Us There (Part 2)

Neil Trevett, President of The Khronos Group, talks to Architosh in this two-part series about OpenGL and the future of graphics standards.

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A Hot Economy—Autodesk and Industry Group Says Construction Force Shortages Abound

In the US construction market, there are deep shortages of qualified personnel to hire. Without policy changes made soon to boost construction worker education and training, technology automation may come to the rescue ultimately eliminating human jobs down the road.

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Chaos Group Acquires Render Legion and Corona Renderer

Chaos Group acquires fast-moving Corona Renderer company out of Prague.

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The ODA (Open Design Alliance) Releases Teigha BIM 4.3.1

Third-party developers can now export both 2D and 3D geometry to native Revit 2018 files with the latest Teigha BIM SDK from the ODA—expanding interoperability and capacity for CAD and BIM developers.

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A Unified Graphics Future—How The Khronos Group Intends To Get Us There (Part 1)

Neil Trevett, President of The Khronos Group, talks to Architosh in this two-part series about OpenGL and the future of graphics standards.

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Getting Real with 3D Materials—How Allegorithmic’s Technology is Leading

Allegorithmic had a key presence at SIGGRAPH 2017 this year at Los Angeles. The French software company is the worldwide leader in material (texture) creation for the gaming industry. But the company has a wider audience of users in mind.

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Why Gensler Architects Have Embraced Allegorithmic’s Substance Software

Scott DeWoody of Gensler explains the firm’s adoption and use of Allegorithmic’s Substance software product line and how they work with it for all their digital material’s creation across their pipeline.

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Creative App Learning Site ‘Pluralsight’—To Host Michelle Obama

The former First Lady will be speaking in a moderated conversation at Pluralsight LIVE in September.

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Dodge Data & Analytics’ Sweets Reaches 100k Product Listing Milestone

100,000 products milestone reached in digital online and app-based Sweets product data for the AEC industry.

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Vectorworks News: Mac CAD Leader Forms New Office in United Kingdom

Vectorworks says the UK region is expanding their users and acquires Design Software Solutions Limited to form new Vectorworks UK office.

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Architizer Asks—Which is Best Laptop for Architects: Mac or PC?

Should young architects go with a PC laptop or a Mac laptop? This is the question Architizer asks in their thoughtful comparison article.

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e-on Software’s Release 3 of VUE 2016 and PlantFactory Now Available

E-on Software’s latest Release 3 for VUE 2016 and PlantFactory 2016 now available.

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Vectorworks Design Summit Adds 7 New Speakers

Vectorworks announces 7 new speakers—industry leaders and Vectorworks innovative users who have valuable lessons to share with other design professionals.

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GRAPHISOFT Wins ‘Gold Stevie Award’ for ARCHICAD 21 Marketing Campaign in 2017

Patent-pending Predictive Design technology is the star of BIM maker’s award-winning marketing campaign for 2017.

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SIG: New V-Ray Benchmark—See How Fast Your GPU and CPU Setups Really Are

Chaos Group announces new benchmarking app to test GPU and CPU strength—new benchmark will join tools like Maxon’s Cinebench.

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SIG: Dassault Systemes’ Spatial Corp Releases Updated Modeling Kernel

Spatial Corporation updates its modeling engine technology and SDKs to version 2018.1 — adding more capabilities for analysis and additive manufacturing, among other items.

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SIG: New Twinmotion 2018 Powered by Unreal Engine—Now Ships

Abvent group is at SIGGRAPH this week and have announced the release of Twinmotion 2018 in seven languages for immediate release and upcoming webinars to learn more.

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SIG: Luxion Releases KeyShot 7—Intros Real-Time VR Support

Luxion intros the new KeyShot 7 in Los Angeles this week at SIGGRAPH 2017. There are five major top new features including Studios.

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SIG: New Massive Prime Version 9 Intros ‘Universal Plugin’—For All Major 3D Software

Massive meets demands from users with new Universal Plugin for all major 3D software in new Massive Prime v9. The company is demoing the new tech at SIGGRAPH.

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SIG: The Khronos Group Releases Major Update to Graphics API—OpenGL 4.6 with SPIR-V Support

SPIR-V support added to OpenGL in version 4.6—update to industry standard graphics API specification will liberate shader-language development for content creators and 3D developers, among other updates.

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SIG: MAXON unveils Cinema 4D Release 19—Powerful 3D Graphics Suite for Mac and Windows

On the of the 2017 SIGGRAPH show in Los Angeles, Germany’s Maxon Computer has announced the latest version of their flagship professional 3D software package—Cinema 4D R19.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Now Enables Streaming of Graphically Intensive Design and Engineering Applications

Amazon has launched new AppStream 2.0 streaming services for supporting GPU-powered virtual workstations for customers through web browsers on various modern devices and operating systems—eliminating the need for high-end PC workstations with intensive GPU and CPU hardware resources. This is an ideal solution for access to Windows-only engineering and design solutions from Mac environments.

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Yulio Launches First ‘Audio Hotspot’ Technology to VR Market

Architects, interior designers, and retailers can provide their clients and customers rich VR immersive environments with audio hot spots with Yulio VR.

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SIG: SIGGRAPH 2017 Shaping Up to be Big Show—Preview Talk

Why are VR and AR companies taking root in the LA area? What is the state of the union in portability with graphics APIs so that the most apps can be written to the most platforms? These are some of the core questions Architosh is asking as it heads into the exciting week ahead with SIGGRAPH 2017.

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Boston User Group and CAD Reseller News—ArchiCAD and Twinmotion

Boston’s local CAD industry has a good ARCHICAD 21 focused User Group Meeting in July while July is also the summer of savings month by Cambridge’s CADGarage.

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solidThinking Brings Generative Design to the Cloud

solidThinking Inc. wasn’t really dropping support for macOS in their latest Inspire release, they were merely gearing up for solidThinking Inspire Unlimited their full-featured cloud-based generative design platform.

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Allegorithmic’s Substance Days Returns to Hollywood This July

A great 3D industry training and learning event takes place in Hollywood next week, a few days ahead of SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles.

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Autodesk Behind Bipartisan Industry Coalition to Promote Investment in US Infrastructure

Blueprint 2025 is a bipartisan coalition of 100 industry CEOs and public sector representatives—aimed at promoting infrastructure investment in the United States.

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E-on Software Announces Pre-Release of Carbon Scatter and CloudFactory Ozone 2017 Plugins

Bentley’s subsidiary E-on Software is releasing Carbon Scatter and CloudFactory Ozone plugins one last time in 2017 as they consolidate their product lines and focus on VUE and PlantFactory.

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Boston-based Formlabs Gains Ex-Autodesk CEO Carl Bass as Director

Formlabs of Boston is a globally leading 3D printer manufacturer targeting designers and engineering professionals working with 3D digital content. The company has now gained ex-Autodesk CEO Carl Bass for its board.

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2017 Bluebeam eXtreme Conference—Will Be Biggest On Record

Bluebeam Inc. set to shatter record attendance at its 6th Bluebeam eXtreme Conference to be held in Los Angeles this coming August.

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Architizer Source Marketplace Gains New Investors—Including BIG, Katera et al

New investors in Architizer Source include Bjarke Ingels (BIG) and Katerra. Online marketplace for AEC industry building materials gaining traction.

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Autodesk Makes Investment in Boston-based Smartvid.io—Machine Learning Tech Startup in Construction Industry

Autodesk makes a strategic investment in Boston-based Smartvid.io—a machine learning based startup that makes intelligent use of industrial photography and videos in the construction industry.

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New Report—How VR and AR Will Impact Business in 8 Ways

An engaging infographic by Skilled discusses the massive growth expected in both VR and AR impacted industries.

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