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Posts by Anthony Frausto-Robledo AIA, LEED AP

CorelCAD 2018 Arrives for Mac and Windows—iOS Version Coming Soon

CorelCAD 2018 powers professional technical design with advanced CAD capabilities at an affordable price, offering native DWG file format CAD on Mac OS X, Windows and soon Apple iOS.


 

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BIM6x Announces Revit Families and Revit Geometry Exchange Add-on for ARCHICAD

ARCHICAD users will get direct import and export of Revit families and files via new plugin from BIM6x.

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BricsCAD BIM 18—In Gent A New Power Is Rising in the BIM World

Bricsys of Belgium delivers many robust upgrades to its BricsCAD platforms and its BIM solutions has gain machine learning technology.

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Vectorworks Cloud Wins Cloud Based Technology of the Year

Vectorworks’s cloud technology has garnered a Hammers Award by Construction Computing Magazine at its annual AEC technology award gala in the UK.

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First Architects Using reMarkable Tablet—Digital Paper Revolution?

Will the reMarkable digital-paper based tablet catch on with architects who love to sketch?


 

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e-on Software Partners with Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood

Bentley’s e-on Software establishes a new partnership with the MIT of Visual Effects—Gnomon School in Hollywood.

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New V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp Offers Faster GPU Rendering and More…

New V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp brings hybrid rendering technology and streamlined UI to the latest rendering plugin for the Mac from the Chaos Group.

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Mac CAD/3D News: ‘Black Friday’ Sales Offer Steep Discounts on Mac and iOS Software

There are numerous excellent sales on Mac and Windows CAD and 3D software due to Black Friday in the United States, marking an excellent time to save some money.

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AU: Autodesk Announces AutoCAD 2018 for Mac and AutoCAD LT for Mac

Autodesk announces new 2018 versions of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT for Mac.

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AU: Autodesk Previews Next-Gen BIM 360 Platform for AEC Industry

New Connect and Construct Exchange partner program tames construction app chaos.


 

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AU: Boston-based BIM in Construction Leader Assemble Systems Gain Autodesk Forge Funding

Boston based BIM in Construction Leader chosen by AEC powerhouse Autodesk for Forge Fund investment.


 

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Autodesk BUILD Space in Boston Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Autodesk celebrates one year of “future of making things” in its innovative Autodesk BUILD Space in Boston.

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HP Announces new HP DesignJet T830 for AEC Pros

HP DesignJet T830 large-format plotter expands possibilities for agile AEC project teams for print/scan/copy onsite or in the office.

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New “Shape” by Bricsys Takes Aim at Trimble SketchUp

Bricsys of Belgium, the developer of popular BricsCAD, has announced Shape, a new DWG-native 3D conceptual “SketchUp-like” design software tool. It is slated for 2018 release.

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Altair IPO—Engineering Software Company Soars on Debut

While not ruling out using proceeds for acquisitions, Altair Engineering—parent company of solidThinking, Inc.—says successful IPO will allow it to pay off debt.

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Product Review: BenQ 27-in PD2710QC Display Monitor for CAD & Animation

Architosh reviews the BenQ PD2710QC Design Series display, a 2K monitor purpose-built for technical-creative workflows in CAD/CAM, Animation and related industries.

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Product In-Depth: A Focus on Workflow in ARCHICAD 21

ARCHICAD 21 has some truly astounding new tech inside but the Hungarian BIM leader says this release is all about the workflow.

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Flying Through DEVELOP 3D LIVE 2017 Boston—The Event

A quick peek at what was going on in Boston this week—DEVELOP 3D LIVE Boston at Boston University.

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Autodesk Launches Services Marketplace for AEC Industry

Do you need help with CAD, BIM or project collaboration services with Autodesk technologies? Autodesk now has you covered.

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Vectorworks, Inc. Talks—Five Key Items in Version 2018 That May Surprise You

In this special feature Architosh talks to Vectorworks’ Execs about the technologies and histories behind Vectorworks 2018’s biggest new features.


 

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ToolTalk: An Introduction to AutoQ3D for Mac—Fast and Easy CAD

As part of our TalkTalk series, in this post we walk the reader through a CAD tool on the Mac that is relatively new and worthy of attention—AutoQ3D for Mac.

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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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