Posts by Anthony Frausto-Robledo, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
NBBJ helped incubate Visual Vocal serving as its primary test case, now the AR/VR startup is leading the charge in AEC around new and more efficient collaboration and communications. [This Early Access feature was first available in this month’s Xpresso newsletter. Sign-up!]
The former Bentley executive Huw Roberts will lead the company’s next strategic growth phase as the next GRAPHISOFT CEO.
The Nemetschek Group has announced its new Executive Board—company reconfigures roles around a divisional structure that lends strategic clarity to the holding company’s many AEC software brands.
Chaos Group’s latest ArchViz Reel features mouth-wateringly beautiful architectural visuals caught in still and motion for some of the world’s most elite architects by the most talented visualization studios and agencies across the globe. Take a look.
Autodesk releases new AutoCAD 2020—industry leading CAD software gains Microsoft and Box cloud integrations and numerous other features across its main desktop versions (macOS and Windows versions come with subscription) plus web version of AutoCAD and more.
Our Early Access Release of the (emTech) section for INSIDER Xpresso #02. Non-subscribers can gain access to this information by signing up for our monthly Xpresso newsletter for free. Inside we talk Robotics in AEC, AI, ML, and computational design—and more!
The European BIM Summit takes places in April 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. GRAPHISOFT and its distributor in Spain (SIMBIM Solutions) will be supporting the event.
New R&D unlocks unprecedented rendering speeds in V-Ray with NVIDIA’s new ray tracking hardware.
The latest service pack for Vectorworks 2019 adds new Lumion Live-Sync rendering and much other powerful visualization features.
Khronos Group Announces OpenXR 0.90 Provision Spec for High-Performance Access to AR and VR Platforms
The group behind OpenGL and WebGL offers new industry standard spec for AR, VR and MX platforms simplifying software development to reach a larger array of hardware devices.
New WebAssembly core rendering leads to a drastic reduction in library size and performance with faster downloads and startup times.
The Wild now supports Revit Add-On, allowing popular BIM program direct path to innovative VR solution.
Designers can now use V-Ray from within Grasshopper—bringing stunning visualizations to abstract curves and repeating patterns.
While deepening support for existing manufacturing and AR/VR workflows, the new HOOPS Exchange advances BIM.
Bentley scoops up BIM Enabler/Consultant of the Year Award at BIM Live 2019.
As AI and Machine Learning Penetrate the AEC industry with intensity in 2019, Architosh discusses the possible impacts of these technologies with five computational design experts already exploring their use in Architecture and Engineering sectors. This article first appeared in INSIDER Xpresso.
Chaos Cloud offers one-button and unlimited rendering power for 3D artists and designers with no hidden fees.
Architosh Publishes INSIDER Xpresso #01 — newsletter looks at AI and Machine Learning in Architecture
In Issue #1, learn what five experts think about if AI and Machine Learning pose an existential threat to architects, how they feel the future of education should work for architects; also, will AI and ML democratize good architecture for everybody? Can architecture have a DNA and Genome? And a whole lot more.
Bluebeam has exclusively talked to Architosh about its plans to drop native macOS support for its super popular Revu application. We have the details on the why and for what purpose. The good news is: they are doing it for all the right reasons.
Bentley’s SYNCHRO XR brings the benefits of mixed reality (MR) to users in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.
Animation News: How Cinesite and Substance Recreated a Legendary Medieval City for Liongate’s ‘Robin Hood’
Allegorithmic’s Substance Designer and Painter software were used extensively to create the town of Nottingham for Liongate’s ‘Robin Hood’ film, offering industry and consumers alike stunning visual continuity and portrayal of realism.
Siemens’ Digital Innovation Platform and NX software advance the design and engineering process by tapping into AI and Machine Learning within the context of their new Adaptive User Interface technology.
Nemetschek Group Introduces ‘Spacewell’—Brand Encompasses Building Operations and Management Segment
The Nemetschek Group of Germany has announced a new brand that encompasses their building operations and management segment of companies and solutions. Spacewell forms the basis for leadership and future growth this growing segment.
With global populations and the construction industry booming the new ISO 19650 International BIM standard will help aid AEC industry efficiency gains through standardizations.
As WebGL 2.0 has emerged into a powerful technology built on the back of a very successful WebGL 1.0 now fully utilized across numerous professional CAD and 3D apps on the Web. This feature discusses this history and why WebGL 2.0 is such a crucial standard.
Chaos Group continues to deliver its most powerful rendering technologies to the world’s most popular 3D modeler, with V-Ray Next for Sketchup.
Audiences around the world will see everything they need to see to continue to create, operate, and monetize on the world’s most widely used real-time development platform.
As the most important global location for CAD-CAM technology companies in the world, Boston was the perfect place for Dutch 3D printer company Ultimaker to set up shop. In this feature, we talk to John Kawola, President of Ultimaker North America, about 3D printing and how it is transforming design and engineering industries.
PlanGrid Connect offers users time-saving SaaS integrations enabling companies in AEC to build highly specific inter-app integrations that send data back and forth between design and build teams using entirely different workflows. It is a system that reflects the theme of convergence happening in AEC.
Delivering new options and deep control, CorelCAD 2019 offers robust (.dwg) native 2d-3d CAD capabilities on both macOS and Windows at an affordable price, with unique integration into Corel’s legendary CorelDRAW line of apps.
Adobe acquires France-based Allegorithmic and its CEO will lead new 3D initiatives at Adobe at large as the San Jose software giant looks to add the third dimension to its legendary 2D graphics history.
The ODA continues to advance AEC industry data interoperability with the release of BimNv, a new SDK for standalone access to Navisworks files.
We wade through some of the images taken at the Vectorworks Design Summit and share additional notes.
Two CAD industry executives from Autodesk and TechSoft 3D discuss leading technology trends for 2019. We look at five tech trends from Machine Learning to Industrialized Construction.
The Kanban board system offers AEC pros a lot of value. Merlin Project is built for AEC industries and more and provides Kanban in its latest release.
Autodesk veterans set out to capture AEC firm expertise and address the limitations of today’s visual scripting (or algorithmic-aided design) tools.
At the 2018 Vectorworks Design Summit last month, Architosh sat down with the executive team led by CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, to talk about the keynote items and what lies ahead.
The Wild is a new AR-VR software offering that powers remote multi-party collaborative design through the cloud using the top headsets like Oculus and Vive. The solution also uniquely supports Apple’s Mac computers in addition to Windows.
Our second annual architosh INSIDER Report focuses on the state of (.dwg) CAD technology, by looking at the present and future innovations of its main adherents.
Our second INSIDER Report focuses on delivering the latest state of the art thinking about the present and future state of (.dwg).
With 80 software engineers largely in Eastern Europe, the Open Design Alliance (ODA) is a software powerhouse in its own right, now aiming to maximize CAD industry interoperability across a range of new initiatives. Importantly though, (.dwg) is far from legacy—new initiatives aim to put it back on the main stage.
Autodesk says the platforms aren’t important anymore but getting users AutoCAD data in front of them anywhere, anytime, on any device is where the CAD giant intends to command its historic lead over rivals.
The cloud is unlocking roadblocks in existing workflows and Graebert’s ARES Kudo, in particular, is enabling its OEM partners to build enriched solution portfolios that scale up to the larger enterprise client level.
While Corel steadily leverages its world-class CorelDRAW brand across its global enterprise customers, CorelCAD has found new adherents within the AEC industries, particularly with engineers.
A new SaaS tool aimed at project management for architects and engineers has arrived this year and offers clarity and an evolving list of cloud tool integrations.
New award-winning Italian software startup has eye-catching VR 3D software platform on both Windows and Mac.
Cinema 4D users will gain two new renderers from Chaos Group—adding V-Ray and Corona Renderer.
Abvent’s flagship rendering software gets all-new unified application plus more features to help artists create more realistic photo-realistic imagery.
Autodesk and Dropbox’s new AutoCAD Integration offers users of both products to instantly launch DWG files inside of Dropbox. The integration launches AutoCAD web app inside a new browser tab.
Architosh goes in deep on the Autodesk and Unity partnership. Learn about our chat at AU 2018 with Unity executive, David Rhodes, as he reveals the deeper picture behind the news.
We talk details about the Autodesk + Unity Partnership. Gain some insight from the embedded videos we took at AU 2018.
Autodesk’s Anagnost didn’t mince words about the future with automation. It’s going to be a positive sum game and the software maker wants itself and its customers at its epicenter.
Autodesk announces its intention to acquire PlanGrid, giving the design software giant instant street cred in the booming Construction Tech software market. BIM 360, Revit and PlanGrid integrations and a deepening ecosystem for CDE systems will catapult Autodesk within the construction software sector.
GRAPHISOFT’s ARCHICAD 22 has won ‘BIM Product of the Year’ in the thirteenth annual Construction Computing Magazine Awards—marking eight straight years ARCHICAD has beaten all other top-tier BIM solutions for this honor.
In this news and analysis report, we discuss Autodesk’s Forge Platform—where it has been in 2018 and what’s new and some examples from Autodesk University 2018.
Autodesk continues to advance its next-generation BIM 360 platform—a CDE (common data environment) for every stakeholder in the AEC industry. The latest news features a new costing module and more news about third-party integrations.
A new product offering is aimed at organizations with 100 users or more and combines Graebert’s ARES Trinity of CAD software for Desktop, Mobile and Cloud with new enterprise deployment features.
Architosh was in Arizona for the fourth annual Vectorworks Design Summit. This article talks about some Day 1 highlights from the keynote.
Next-Gen rendering technology now available for Maya artists from the Chaos Group’s award-winning V-Ray.
Every CAD or BIM user wants to know how their software provider is keeping tabs on what’s coming around the corner while also not losing focus on present-day concerns.