Posts by Anthony Frausto-Robledo AIA, LEED AP
Luxion releases new KeyShot 8 for Mac and Windows professionals—leading real-time ray-tracing renderer includes major new features and improvements.
This is our complete (WIP) listing of all Mac 3D apps, simply organized by alphabetical order. This is our master list and truncated lists are organized by industry categories.
Architosh continues on with one of its biggest special projects in years that hails back to the site’s origins—the creation of the world’s biggest list of 3D software applications written for the Mac (Macintosh) platform.
The Mac platform has always been popular in architecture and it has featured some of the most innovative 3D applications ever developed, period. This list of 3D apps useful and commonly used in AEC is mostly focused on architects but all AEC pros may want to touch some of these. This list complements our other AEC app list coverage.
The Mac has surged in the CAID (computer-aided industrial design) market with many of the newer MCAD and product design tools being written natively for the macOS along with Windows. Additionally, general and powerful modelers have poured over to the platform as Apple has grown.
Due to its close relationship with film and broadcast TV industries, the animation, special effects, and compositing tools available for the Mac platform are quite extensive. Apple’s platform has full access to nearly all the largest tool families from the world’s leading software developers in these segments.
SaaS tool SimScale, the world’s first web-based CAE software is now at version 2.0—powerful new performance features and improved UI/UX.
This exciting webinar news came to us late but we want to make sure readers are very aware of this exciting learning opportunity to hear Alex Hughes of KURV talk about his unique and powerful design to BIM workflow.
The 3D community has a new CPU, GPU and CUDA benchmark suite to play with. Time to test your machine on the Blender Benchmark.
Vectorworks launches new Canadian Corporate offices—acquired country resellers in the process.
Mac-based construction pros have something to be happy about this month. The ever-popular Bluebeam software has a brand new version of Revu for Mac, now at version 2.0.
Graebert achieves AWS Industrial Software Competency accreditation marking its status as an industrial cloud-based software provider helping companies innovate at the highest level of innovation.
Vulkan becomes world’s first graphics application programming interface (API) to support a formal memory model for optimization progressive performance in parallel processing on GPUs.
Another free year of Unreal Studio will aid over one hundred thousands visualization professionals learning to use the powerful game engine for immersive 3D rendered visualization.
The AutoCAD web app is a Fast Company finalist for user experience (UX) at its Innovation by Design Awards program.
While analog to digital methods for building survey work seemed immediate and valuable in the age of CAD, in the era of BIM they fail to deliver the high-value facilities managers demand in the age of cloud-based CAFM (computer-aided facilities management).
Epson delivers brand new SureColor Series Printers for the AEC market professional—low to mid volume CAD printing with superb color features.
Vectorworks Inc. announces its Vectorworks 2019 product line—advances its CAD and BIM software solutions for AEC and Entertainment industries.
GRAPHISOFT appoints new Vice President, Americas to support its further growth. Company taps former Bentley marketing executive.
Epic Games has rolled out its new Unreal Engine Online Learning Platform. And it’s free to all to dive into and learn from.
GRAPHISOFT signs Memorandum of Understanding with a global giant in urban design and infrastructure development and management.
In one of the biggest releases in its history, the next-generation Cinema 4D R20 delivers powerful new volume-based modeling, easier import of CAD files, and transformative motion graphics toolsets.
Allegorithmic Explores Alien Worlds and Futuristic Cities with its Second ‘Signature Series’ Release
Allegorithmic’s Signature Series aims to feature the talented work of Substance users and this second series release showcases the talents of Chris Hodgson of Naughty Dog.
Ambitions continue to further accelerate joint business for Bentley Systems and Siemens.
Hybrid rendering fundamentally changes computer graphics by fusing Real-Time Ray Tracing with AI, Simulation, and Rasterization.
The Bulgarian software developer gives the world its first look at ‘Project Lavina’ — a new rendering technology rendering up to 90 frames per second on twin Quadro RTX cards.
Apple has announced they are deprecating OpenGL in macOS, the open industry supported cross-platform graphics API that has largely enabled the massive proliferation of professional CAD and 3D apps to reach across platforms like Windows and arrive on macOS.
Architosh’s editor-in-chief visits Apple Park and spends plenty of time examining the Visitor Center pavilion building—which embodies many of the marvelous building qualities and ingenuities of the main campus just in a smaller size.
The upgraded VR development platform for researchers and innovators includes new support for Windows MR headsets and easier 3D art workflows.
New features in Maxon’s popular 3D professional tool for modeling, rendering, and animation include importation of manufacturing CAD data assets.
Top line performance boosts using Intel’s Coffee Lake processors with up to 6 cores, plus iPad Pro and iMac Pro features aim this generation more firmly at Mac Professsionals.
Architosh presents its annual “perspectives” on BEST of SHOW honorees at AIA in NYC. This year we place our views on AEC technologies under the larger perspective of famed economist and technology historian, Carlota Perez—introducing her landmark Techno-Economic Paradigms (TEPs) theory model that explains how technology revolutions and financial capital conspire towards total paradigm shifts approximately every 60 years.
Part 2 of our show reports from the 2018 AIA National Convention and Expo in NYC. In this report, we introduce three new companies brand new to the AIA show—each offering innovative new technologies useful for practice. From 3D printing of models to powerful and simple rendering to a super little Bluetooth color reading device that saves color data to the cloud.
Part 1 of our show reports from the 2018 AIA National Convention and Expo in NYC. In this first part, we focus on the big four BIM authoring tool providers for architects and what they were showing to visitors to their booths.
Our first notes from this year’s AIA National in New York City.
Introducing time dimension to synchronization of BIM processes with work packaging, immersive visualization, and constructioneering, by way of Connected Data Environment (CDE).
Helsinki and San Francisco-based Umbra™ have partnered with the City of Helsinki, Finland, to bring a massive, real-time streaming 3D model of the entire city online and viewable on web browsers and mobile devices like the Apple iPad. Multi-Billion Polygonal Models Powerfully Optimized Based on aerial photographs of Helsinki taken in 2015, the city generated […]
Architosh takes a look at Graebert’s ARES Kudo for Onshape, a third-party “partner app” that builds on the two company’s previous DWG integrations but offers much more through Graebert’s Trinity of CAD multi-environment offerings.
Autodesk will demonstrate the power of cloud-connected design through its BIM 360 platform as it advances BIM 360 Design at AIA 2018 next week.
Against the backdrop of a booming economy, the United States has seen an increase in the number of architects in the country and its territories. And architects are growing in the largest economy in the world, at a faster rate than the general US population.
Famed critical regionalist architect, Antoine Predock, will headline the design keynote the 2018 Vectorworks Design Summit.
The Nemetschek Group has quietly taken the number two position for global AEC software dominance. If past trending continues it could rival Autodesk revenues in AEC in half a decade. We spoke to its chief strategy officer, Sean Flaherty, to get the complete picture.
A web agency has put together a researched infographic on the future of VR. We dig into the details and the findings and unpack a few of them in our analysis.
Arup’s software house has released a new MassMotion Viewer with their recent update to MassMotion and Flow—their pedestrian analysis and simulation software packages for the AEC industry.
Onshape adds powerful and industry-first features to Onshape Enterprise. Enterprise integrations and real-time, unprecedented visibility top of the agenda in this offering.
Gaming hardware specialist Razer has a new eGPU for the Mac audience in the new Core X.
AutoDesSys gains Academy Award-winning rendering technology in new V-Ray for formZ. Now one of the world’s leading intuitive 3D modeling programs offers its users the very best in photo-realistic rendering output.
SimScale is an industry leader in cloud-native engineering simulation technology, based in Germany but now possibly growing in the Boston region with a key new executive added to the team.
Sunny Arizona will be the site of the annual Vectorworks Design Summit this year. The resort will offer attendees an inducement to make a little fall vacation out of it or bring their family along. While the venue type changes the focus is on a powerful educational experience for their users.
Bentley expands and consolidates into new office in Paris, including bringing in-house its e-on software subsidiary employees where they can collaborate better with Bentley infrastructure software engineers.
A newly revamped Curtain Wall tool provides powerful capabilities for facade design masters using either traditional or algorithmic-based design methodology. In addition, GRAPHISOFT intros new patent-pending Machine Learning algorithms to speed up BIM.
Abvent releases new Artlantis 7 with a new integrated third app called Twinlinker, designed to share your renderings with your clients and stakeholders faster and everywhere on any device.
A leading global CDE tool for the AEC industry has been acquired by Trimble, complementing its existing AEC tools portfolio and Trimble Connect.
Autodesk updates the macOS version of AutoCAD to version 2018.1.
Belgium-based Bricsys, has released the new BricsCAD Shape for macOS (and Windows too!).
OrthoGraph 2.0 goes beyond mobile app for building survey and BIM model creation—new solution is a full web platform for BIM model management with an integrated API for third-party extensions.
Fall in love with drawing again…is the tagline at Autodesk’s SketchBook app home page. In disciplines that used to be all hand-drawn, this feature on SketchBook user Eric Arneson shows why there is no need to be reminscient about it. You can draw beautifully by hand today—just digitally.
Autodesk advances BIM with Revit 2019, adding substantial new features across three main categories of Design, Optimize, and Connect.
The present age offers increasing threats to data and individual privacy. If Apple moves away from Intel on its Macs, future Macs can offer a much more secure enclave for users.
Apple’s leaked ARM Architecture for Mac plans seem exciting but chip transitions tend to hurt deeper more complex applications that are made of multiple software toolsets produced by developers supporting developers.