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Choose Your Own Adventure—Vectorworks’ New Omniverse Connector Expands Future for Users

NVIDIA Omniverse is making waves in most industrial CAD industries, from manufacturing to AEC/O. Now Vectorworks has a new Omniverse Connector, marking an inflection point for next-generation collaboration, visualization, and simulation capabilities for users.

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New Voices: With Disrupt Symposium Founder Sara Kolata

This industry is complex, demanding, risky, and economically under-performative. Parts of education also mislead it. Sara Kolata has lived it and works on bringing positive change.

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Jumping Out In Front—How BOXX Workstations with AMD Processors Transformed Frantom Designs’ Creative Workflows

Frantom Designs has moved to BOXX workstations with AMD chips, and it has transformed their design workflows dramatically.

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Autodesk says new cloud-based AEC tool Forma coming in May

Autodesk Forma is on its way, says the US CAD giant. Spacemaker-based Forma industry cloud for AEC marks an inflection point for the company.

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AutoCAD 2024—Dania El Hassan Talks About AI, M-chip Support, and Meeting Customers Where They Are

CAD technology is still ‘leading-edge’ at Autodesk—latest OS-based technologies, AI, machine learning, and new Apple Silicon make AutoCAD anything but old-fashioned.

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Industry Voices: ‘Attacking Technology as a Design Problem,’ with Evan Troxel, AIA

Architects take the friction out of the way their clients live and work, yet they still need to remove industry-specific friction from their own practices. The TRXL Podcast is aiming to help fix that.

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AutoCAD for Mac 2024—New Release Boast Native M-Chip Support

M-Series chip support is now available in AutoCAD for Mac 2024, including AutoCAD for Mac LT 2024—with dramatic speed up, plus new collaboration features.

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Welcome AutoCAD 2024—Update Boost Productivity, Adds Machine Learning Features

AutoCAD 2024 builds accelerated workflows by tapping the power of machine learning while meeting users’ unique workflow needs with more flexible and productive new and improved features.

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NVIDIA, ASML, TSMC and Synopsys—Set Up Next-Gen Chip Manufacturing

Semiconductor leaders embrace NVIDIA breakthrough in computational lithography as the industry drives toward limits of physics.

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NVIDIA Expands Omniverse Ecosystem and Core Technologies

NVIDIA Omniverse expands in multiple directions from the larger ecosystem of connectors to Omniverse Cloud and deepening Omniverse partnerships.

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Vectorworks News: Reduce CO2 Emissions on Projects

Carbon emissions from building amount to nearly 40% of all global CO2. Architects can learn how to reduce embodied carbon and operation carbon from two practitioners.

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Nemetschek Group Invests in World-First Carbon Hub App Preoptima

Preoptima is the latest startup to receive investment funds from Germany’s Nemetschek Group. Company has developed world-first carbon hub for AEC/O

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SketchUp now gains new Revit Importer

SketchUp unveils native interoperability with new Revit Importer for Studio, plus cool new modeling tools for SketchUp for Desktop

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Nemetschek Group Achieves Record 2022 Revenue—Preliminary Figures

The Nemetschek Group has achieved its revenue and profitability (EBITDA margin) targets for 2022, based on preliminary accounting across its companies.

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ARES Trinity — A Review of the Industry Leading DWG CAD Software

We have taken a deep dive into the native DWG CAD ecosystem from Germany, and Architosh finds much to admire in this industry leader.

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BOXX Upgrades APEXX W4 Workstation with New Intel Xeon W-3400 Processor

First-to-Market APEXX W4 boasts latest Intel Xeon W-3400 56-core Processor for demanding workflows in AEC, DCC, and manufacturing.

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ARES Kudo Delivers Multiple Benefits for University CAD Instruction

When a university computer lab was on lockdown during the pandemic, an instructor was forced to change technology so students could continue their CAD studies. What wasn’t expected was the discovery of how cloud-based CAD could transform the educational process leading to faster learning and streamlined teaching.

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BOXX Updates APEXX E3 workstation with 13th Gen Intel Core Processors

This latest Intel workstation from BOXX Technologies delivers Intel Core Gen-13 processors in the APEXX E3 entry-level model.

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Flexible Modern Workflows with AutoCAD Web and Mobile

Accelerating modern workflow processes today requires the agility and connectivity that only cloud-connected applications can deliver. AutoCAD on the web and on mobile is at the heart of these case studies, precisely showing such acceleration.

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Solibri Inside—Nemetschek Group Advances Quality Assurance in BIM

Innovative Solibri Inside technology solution brings seamless, integrated BIM model checking directly to native BIM authoring solutions Allplan, Archicad, and Vectorworks.

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Gurman says Apple Reality One Headset will have iOS-like Interface

Apple’s Reality One VR/AR headset may be a game changer for the immersive industry with a digital crown feature that is said to be a key feature.

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Stantec gains faster multitasking AEC workflows with AMD Radeon PRO GPUs.

Rendering workflows have always pushed computer hardware to the limit and still do. And they can altogether tie up a computer during render time. Stantec has gotten beyond this limit thanks to AMD Radeon PRO GPUs.

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First Principles and Vectorworks BIM Shine at UK-based Studio Partington

A less ideological approach to utilizing BIM marries well with this UK architecture practice’s organic path to expertise in sustainable design leadership in architecture, policy, and research.

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BIM News: Vectorworks Intros New Cloud and Mobile Features Built on Apple Technology

New features in Vectorworks Cloud Services and Nomad mobile app leverage new advanced Apple technologies for reality capture, more…

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Apple Intros new M2 Pro and M2 Max MacBook Pro

Apple delivers brand new MacBook Pros with new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. Both make compelling mobile workstations.

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Benefitting from Reality Capture Digital Twins using 360-degree Cameras 

Technologies like HoloBuilder and the RICOH THETA X camera are transforming construction job site monitoring and adding critical efficiencies to collaborative workflows during and before construction.

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A&E Optimism—Where it Comes From and How to Maintain It

The Biden Infrastructure Bill is bolstering confidence for architects and engineers. However, an AEC industry financial software giant says firms are facing staff challenges and will need to utilize technologies and new processes to cope with growing demand in the years ahead. Megan Miller, CPSM, Director of Product Marketing at Deltek, explains what is happening.

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Snaptrude V1.0 Released—Cloud Era Platform for Architecture

Snaptrude reaches key V1.0 release. The new collaborative design and BIM application—aimed at architecture—offers cloud-era technologies, works through a web browser, and is always up-to-date.

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Apple’s Leading-Edge Plus PC Hardware Ecosystem Deployed on Vectorworks Cloud Services

Vectorworks Cloud Services has more capabilities than many people realize, including industry-unique technologies that let Mac users benefit from Windows hardware and Windows users benefit from Apple’s avant-garde software. And that’s just the cherry on the proverbial ice cream sundae!

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Autodesk Cloud-based Platforms and AI/ML Aim to Help Solve the Biggest Problems We Face

A connected world post-Covid suggests new possibilities for how the AEC industry will solve big problems—like climate change, remoteness and collaboration, and how to learn and benefit from convergence in multiple sectors.

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Twinmotion Now Available to All Revit Subscribers

Revit users now benefit from the power of immersive, real-time rendering from Epic Games’ Twinmotion software.

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Product Review: Enscape for Mac SketchUp

Enscape for Mac SketchUp came out this year. We put the rendering plugin software through its paces on an Apple Silicon-based Mac and are very pleased with the results.

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BOXX Technologies Announces APEXX S4 Workstation

The new BOXX Technologies APEXX S4 ships with Intel’s latest high-performance processors and deliver outstanding performance at overclocked speeds with liquid cooling and rack-mount support option.

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Bentley Systems Advances SYNCHRO 4D/5D BIM Solution

Bentley SYNCHRO software expansion adds advancements in 4D and 5D models and cost and performance management improvements.

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Tect—A Promising Platform Can Provide Key Gains for Architects and Manufacturers Alike

Tect can Uber-ize the building industry’s three-sided market dynamics between architects and their contractors (demand-side) and the building manufacturers (supply-side), resulting in streamlined economics for everyone.

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Vectorworks Wins at 2022 Hammers—Architectural Design Product of the Year

Vectorworks, Inc. Wins Architectural Design Product of the Year at 2022 Hammers.

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YII: Bentley Systems Advances iTwin Platform—New Cloud Products

iTwin to empower Bentley Infrastructure Cloud and advanced engineering applications for the infrastructure industry.

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Nemetschek Group announces Louise Öfverström as new CFO

The Nemetschek Group today announced that the Supervisory Board has appointed Louise Öfverström as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

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Chaos Leads Global 3D Visualization—Focused on Unifying Visualization Workflows

Following their mergers and acquisitions, Chaos leads the global AEC industry for visualization—aims to unify workflows.

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Next Xpresso Newsletter Coming Nov 15

Xpresso returns this month after a one-month gap due to unforeseen circumstances—free newsletter is read by executives in over 75 percent of the AEC/O industries’ top software companies.

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Autodesk Spacemaker Launches New Rapid Operational Energy Analysis

Energy design in architecture progresses with new rapid operational energy analysis tools in Autodesk Spacemaker.

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STA of Boston Gains Efficiency with RICOH THETA X 360-Degree Cameras

360-degree photography via newly released RICOH THETA X is helping generate persistent eyes on the job site—something architects can greatly benefit from.

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The Revit Open Letter Through the Lens of QWERTY-Nomics

Economist Milton Friedman said, “the most important single fact about a free market is that no exchange takes place unless both parties benefit.” The truth of that fact is up for serious debate amongst AE firms who have signed the recent Nordic Revit Open Letter.

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AU22: Autodesk’s Key Construction Industry New Items

Autodesk introduced key new improvements and advancements to its Autodesk Construction Cloud solutions during AU22.

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AU22: Autodesk Directs Development Toward Industry Clouds

Autodesk introduced industry cloud solutions at AU22 — and a big paradigm shift for the AEC market in particular with Forma.

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Deep Insights about Vectorworks 2023 — Execs Talk to Architosh

This year’s Vectorworks 2023 updates deliver some compelling time-saving new features and improvements, just in time for an AEC industry that is getting more vocal about the need for productivity and the value they extract from software.

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Autodesk Begins New Era for Future of Architecture

The AEC industry is on the cusp of necessary dramatic change due to maturing technical paradigms, economic realities, changing cultural perspectives, and pressing environmental and geo-political realities.

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Bluebeam Intros Bluebeam Cloud—Designed for Business of Building

Bluebeam Cloud is unveiled, offering a major milestone for one of the construction industry’s leading software companies and one transformed for the business of building.

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Vectorworks 2023 Now Released—Boast Time-Saving Tech for Designers

Vectorworks 2023 product line focuses on process automation, allowing more time for design in overall workflows.

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The New AutoCAD Web—Streamlined Collaboration for CAD Professionals

Autodesk continues to show that AutoCAD technology offers powerful benefits for multi-stakeholder collaboration across both AEC and manufacturing workflows.

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Graphisoft’s Near-Term Future—2022 Launch Event Details

Architosh dives into Graphisoft’s shared Future Road Map and Adaptive Hybrid Framework—including notes on BIM performance leadership, IFC technologies, Apple Silicon, and DDScad.

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Vectorworks Inc Teases Version 2023 Product Launch with Details

Vectorworks 2023 product line is teased out ahead of its formal release in the coming weeks. Big push on BIM updates coming.

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Slowing the Climate Crisis—Habit Studio Firm Profile

BIM with Vectorworks is behind a small architecture studio in Halifax—making a big impact one building at a time.

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NVIDIA Accelerates Industrial Metaverse—Partners Build Out USD

USD gets a boost from NVIDIA with new partners and industrial extension of the open format for next generation metaverse and AI.

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Bluebeam XCON 2022—Future Directions and Transformation at Scale

The future of Bluebeam software technologies for AECO is set to be at least partly explained in Road Map keynote talk—plus more at XCON 22.

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Enscape for Mac SketchUp Now Shipping

Enscape for Mac for SketchUp brings real-time interactive advanced visualization into designer’s workflows for faster design output.

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GRAPHISOFT BIMx, BIMcloud and DDScad—New Updates

We cover Graphisoft news regarding BIMx, BIMcloud SaaS, and DDScad coming from the company’s 2022 Launch Event.

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GRAPHISOFT announces Archicad 26

Graphisoft announces Archicad 26 at major launch event, along with vision and roadmap, plus BIMx, BIMcloud and DDscad updates.

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The Roberts Interview—Ahead of the Graphisoft 2022 Release Event

Graphisoft BIM technologies are expanding via a larger ecosystem of tools, integrations, and expansions. Huw Roberts explains the details.

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AIA22: Practice Management Software Tools at AIA

We focus on Project Management applications shown at AIA22 in Chicago and make note that FactorAE among this group was a 2022 Architosh BEST of SHOW honoree.

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