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

Vectorworks 2022—Powerful New Core Technology and Modern Chip Support

Vectorworks 2022 looks to dazzle its users with powerful new core technologies beneficial to a full array of AEC, Landscape, and Entertainment Industry professionals. And it is the first BIM to support a modern ARM-based desktop computing architecture.

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The ARM Wars: Vectorworks 2022 is the First BIM on ARM—the M1 Interview

Leadership at Vectorworks recently told a UK-based publication that their software on Apple’s ARM-based M1 chip platform is 40 – 200 percent faster than on rival Intel-based platforms (Mac or Windows).

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Thoughts on Apple’s M1 Pro, Max and MacBook Pros

The Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max completely address the M1 chip’s solid but not great multicore performance, giving pros a huge reason to upgrade.

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Apple’s new M1 Pro is “Chop” version of M1 Max Die (?)

Mark Gurman’s Jade C-Chop and Jade C-Die codenames bear out in new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips for Apple. But the strategy seems odd if true but could work out well if the chopped section works up against the wafer perimeter.

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AMD’s RDNA 2 Architecture—Behind the Radeon Pro W6600’s Stellar Performance

AMD hardware-accelerated raytracing is core to AMD RDNA 2 architecture, boosting both offline and adding real-time rendering to the mix.

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Apple Will Introduce M1X Chiplet Technology On Monday

Apple looks set to enter the ‘chiplet’ era for its Apple Silicon — solving the cores and memory scaling challenges using advanced packing technology like TSMC’s new integrated SoC system and 3D Fabric technology.

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AU21: Autodesk Plans Cloud-Based Production Ecosystem for Media & Entertainment

Autodesk Forge is the future for Autodesk’s Media & Entertainment industry products where the pandemic hyper-accelerated cloud workflows.

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Enscape Announces Future Mac Version, Plus TestFit Integration

The big news coming out of ENVISION 21 — there will be an Enscape for Mac version coming in the first half of next year, plus more great news!

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Product Review: AMD Radeon Pro W6600 GPU for Workstations

Architosh gives the new AMD Radeon Pro W6600 a good spin and both benchmarks and real-app tests show clear leadership in its workstation GPU class.

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Autodesk’s Latest Investment — iOFFICE + SpaceIQ

Autodesk has made a key investment that promises to further close the feedback loop in AEC — from design to construction to operations and maintenance.

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Trimble Announces Beta Launch of SketchUp for iPad

Trimble brings full creation, editing, and collaboration with new SketchUp for iPad — now in limited beta.

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Vectorworks 2022 Product Line for BIM and CAD Launches

Vectorworks’ latest BIM and CAD platform is first BIM solution for Apple Silicon, plus offers rich new features across entire product range.

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The Evolving Immersive Experience (VR/AR/XR)

Virtual and Augmented Reality have long histories but likely equally long and dazzling futures.

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Enscape Update Adds Real-Time Rendering and VR Inside Archicad

Enscape brings real-time rendering and virtual reality for Archicad 25 — delivering a rich material material and stunning imagery.

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Two Years In — Autodesk’s Assistance to Notre-Dame in Paris

BIM technologies are giving the most famous cathedral in the French capital a fighting chance to return to visitors in time for the 2024 Olympic Games.

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MultiPipe and new Apple Silicon Support in Rhino 7

Rhino 7 is now available for Apple Silicon Macs, plus adds a new powerful modeling command called MultiPipe.

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Pandemic Footing—Flansburgh’s Deft Response to Remote BIM Workflows

A well-tested and efficient set of digital technologies allowed a mid-sized Boston architecture firm to move seamlessly to a pandemic footing. This is the story of how Flansburg Architects remoted their Open BIM workflow to serve clients around the world.

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BOXX Announces new APEXX Matterhorn workstation

This newest BOXX workstation features Intel’s new Xeon Scalable Processors — the 10nm “Ice Lake” – based Xeon W-3300 series CPUs

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AMD Radeon PRO W6600 Workstation GPU Now Available

AMD’s new mid-range workstation GPU offers hardware-accelerated ray tracing and big new performance for AEC and MCAD industry pros.

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Nemetschek Talks to Architosh About Reconstruct and AI in Construction

Artificial intelligence in the global construction market is booming as major contractors look to offset labor and industry talent shortages.

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AMD Brings Radeon PRO W6000 Series GPUs to Mac Pro

AMD brings its next-gen RDNA2 Architecture Radeon Pro GPUs to the Mac platform for the Apple Mac Pro workstation market.

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BIM News: Graphisoft to Merge with Data Design System of Norway

The Nemetschek Group looks to integrative value as the design of MEP and architecture form synergies via Graphisoft platform technologies.

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Two Podcast Series Architosh Reader May Want to Listen To

These two podcast shows aren’t just from architects who created the popular Archispeak podcast show, they both focus on technology.

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INSIDER: Rising Stars — Five Tech Firms and their Impact and Innovations

Our fourth annual architosh INSIDER Reports—typically delivered in the first quarter but not this year—thematically focuses on a crop of rising star technology firms serving the AEC and CAD industries.

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INSIDER: Introduction — Five Rising Stars

The fourth edition of our annual INSIDER Reports delivers a focus on five disparate innovators making large impacts in the AEC/CAD markets.

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INSIDER: Remote Work Has A New Partner in Varjo’s VR-3 and XR-3 Headsets

Varjo and its VR and XR headsets are already in a class by themselves—the pandemic drove their use up and now Reality Cloud comes next!

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INSIDER: The Fourth Revolution—How Spacemaker AI Optimizes Architecture Development

Spacemaker AI doesn’t threaten architects as we know them. It simply makes Architecture even more impactful.

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INSIDER: Shapr3D is Bold on Apple and CAD Dominance

Already prominent on Apple’s iOS platform, Shapr3D stands to benefit further as it expands on Apple’s exciting Apple Silicon Mac platform.

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Event News: Graphisoft Launches ‘Building Together’ Conference

Registration is open for Graphisoft Building Together Conference — Three Day Online Conference for the AEC Graphisoft community.

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INSIDER: Augmented Intelligence: Digital Blue Foam’s Alternative Approach to Generative Design in Architecture

Digital Blue Foam’s unique tools may make it an architect’s ideal generative design partner—augmented AI intelligence for all of us.

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Vectorworks, Inc. Announces New Office Location in Australia

Vectorworks Australia is the name of a new main office for the global design/BIM software maker, who acquires regional distributor OzCAD.

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‘Graphisoft Forward’ — New Global Licensing Standard Introduced

Graphisoft Forward is Archicad 25’s new Software Services Agreement (SSA) branding, upgrading license with new benefits for BIM users.

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GRAPHISOFT Announces Archicad 25 — Now Available

Archicad 25 is now available in select regions of the world. GRAPHISOFT Archicad 25 boasts numerous BIM workflow improvements.

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INSIDER: Beyond the CDE — Layer App and its Remarkable Fluid Power

Layer App emerges as a powerful AECOM and CAFM tool precisely because users have flexible and fluid control over building data linked to BIM.

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Chaos Releases V-Ray 5 for Cinema 4D, Update 1

Latest V-Ray 5 for Cinema 4D, Update 1 brings support for C4D’s Material Node Editor, plus material transparency updates, more…

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Varjo Unveils Reality Cloud—Groundbreaking Virtual Teleportation

Varjo intros Reality Cloud platform for capturing and sharing our reality for a true-to-life metaverse for creative industries.

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ODA Seeking Strategic Partners for Scan to BIM Technologies

ODA Scan-to-BIM group will aid the acceleration of point cloud data to BIM object conversion with wide applicability in AECOM.

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M1 25 Beta Group member Steve Holzer Wins Free M1 Mac mini!

Steve Holzer wins M1 Mac mini as part of M1 25 Beta Group for Architosh — he shares some of his enthusiasm for Architosh and the new machine.

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From Six to One — How Vectorworks is Focusing on Interiors Professionals

It turns out interiors professionals are flocking more and more to Vectorworks.

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M1 25 Beta Group – Winner of M1-based Mac mini announced this week

Architosh M1 25 Beta Group — winner of free M1 Mac mini to be selected and announced this week — all earned free INSIDER Membership.

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GRAPHISOFT sponsors InStudio Render/Sketch Competition

AIAS and Graphisoft North America sponsor InStudio Render/Sketch competition – providing students with platform for showcase their talents.

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Khronos Launches 3D Commerce Viewer Certificate Program

3D viewers are critical to success in the display of virtual products—new Khronos standard will boost consumer adoption and confidence.

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AMD Releases RDNA 2 Pro Graphics Technology—New Radeon Pros

New professional product line features AMD PRO Radeon W6800, the most powerful AMD RDNA workstation graphics ever.

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Apple WWDC 2021—A Few Predictions Before the Show

Apple Pro users may be very pleased today at Apple WWDC 2021. A rumored 16-in MacBook Pro may feature 64GB of integrated memory and much more!

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Autodesk’s Q1 2022 Fiscal Results — In Brief

Autodesk revenues for its first quarter of its fiscal 2022 increased 12 percent from year ago quarter, show solid future and fundamentals.

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SCIA Engineer Version 21 Now Released

SCIA Engineer version 21 is announced and boasts powerful streamlining user-interface changes and new features for structural analysis.

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The Wild is Changing the Realities of Work—The Pandemic Just Helped

Some AEC pros didn’t see the value of VR workflows until the pandemic hit. Now VR workflows may contribute to how work changes for the good in the future of AEC.

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Khronos Group Launches New Vulkan Website

Vulkan graphics API utilizations are growing in momentum and the Khronos Group has launched a dedicated website for general information.

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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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