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Autodesk launches Maya Creative

Autodesk launches its new Maya Creative, designed to make content creation more affordable for artists working in smaller studios.

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Bentley Systems names Michael Campbell Chief Product Officer

Michael Campbell joins Bentley Systems as its new Chief Product Officer. He leads more than 1,500 colleagues in the company’s product advancement group.

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Pixotope XR Edition released

Pixotope released XR Edition for extended reality productions. Based on Pixotope’s award-winning Virtual Production graphics software, its new XR Edition simplifies XR workflows and optimizes hardware usage. Its multi-wall support also makes LED volume use more accessible. It was developed in response to the growing trend of LED volume use in virtual production.

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Matterport introduces Matterport Pro3 camera

Matterport introduces its all-new Matterport Pro3 camera, together with major updates to its digital twin platform. The Matterport Pro3 Camera is the one of the world’s most advanced 3D capture devices.

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AKULAR releases AKULAR TWIN

AKULAR has just announced the release of AKULAR TWIN, a lightweight mobile application built upon Bentley Systems iTwin platform.

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Autodesk open sources RV—drives open standards

Autodesk RV contains professional-grade media player technology that allows visual effects and animation artists to view high-resolution images and sequences in real time. As Autodesk open sources RV, it forms part of the Open Review Initiative – the Academy Software Foundation’s (ASWF) project to build a unified, open source toolset for playback, review, and approval of motion picture footage.

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Ideate launches Automation 2.0 for Revit

Ideate Software launches Ideate Automation 2.0 to automate time-intensive BIM (building information modelling)  tasks in the background. On its own, Ideate Automation can be used to export PDF files. However the full extent of its power becomes apparent when used in conjunction with other Ideate Software products.

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ToolTalk: Taking a look at TurboCAD 2022 latest features

TurboCAD® 2022 is the latest release of IMSI’s comprehensive professional 2D/3D CAD software for MS Windows. It includes hundreds of drawing tools, 3D modeling tools, photorealistic rendering, and extensive file importing and exporting support.

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SPEC releases latest graphics benchmark

SPEC announced the latest release of its SPECviewperf 2020 v3.1 benchmark. This is a significant update to its industry-standard software for measuring graphics performance when using professional software applications.

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Digital Energy releases ODIN Safety—Powered by Bentley iTwin

Digital Energy has just announced the release of ODIN Safety, powered by Bentley Systems iTwin. The combination of ODIN Safety data and insights visualized with Bentley Systems iTwin technology, makes it much easier for management quickly to assess the health and safety risks associated with any particular activity.

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Enscape 3.4 Now Released

This latest version offers architects and designers many innovative feature updates. Enscape is not a standalone application. It plugs into your existing modeling software, giving you an integrated design and visualization workflow across all project phases.

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Chaos releases V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max 

Chaos releases V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max, a major upgrade to its all-in-one photorealistic rendering software. Artists can use powerful new world-building and workflow tools. New features include an Object Scattering Tool, Procedural Clouds and memory-efficient geometric tiling. V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max also introduces a cloud collaboration tool to speed up reviews and approvals.

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Nemetschek joins the Metaverse Standards Forum

Nemetschek announced 12 July 2022 that it has become a founding member of the Metaverse Standards Forum. This is a newly established governing body that aims to foster agreement on requirements and priorities for metaverse interoperability standards. Prior to joining the Metaverse Standards Forum, Nemetschek’s Maxon brand had already embraced exchange file formats and bridges to other software.

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AIA22: What is IES Virtual Environment?

Originally aimed at engineers, IES product range has expanded and developed to include a collection of powerful tools that architects will find invaluable for modeling the energy efficiency of the buildings they design. IES was at the 2022 AIA National in Chicago. This is a brief roundup of its various tools for architects.

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NZDF (New Zealand Defence Force) buys BISim’s VBS4

BISim (Bohemia Interactive Simulations) announced a deal with the The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to purchase BISim’s simulation VBS4 software. The NZDF plans to use it for its tactical command and control training program.

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Nemetschek invests in UK start-up SymTerra

Nemetschek Group announces its investment in UK-based start-up SymTerra. This is a new communications platform for mobile devices aimed squarely at the construction industry.

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AIA22: BEST of SHOW Profile—Spaces for Architects

Conceptual design and its key participants are undeserved in the overall AEC workflow. Most of today’s architectural software is focused on the later stages of construction documentation and the construction itself. Spaces is a powerful yet easy-to-use sketching application that runs on iPad and Apple Pencil, created specifically for architects and designers.

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ToolTalk: Snaptrude cloud-based design tool for ‍architects.

Snaptrude is engineered so that architects and interior designers can work on their designs and communicate with their teams. Being cloud-based, it works on virtually any modern computer system, anywhere in the world that has a reasonably good internet connection.

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Surface imperfections added to Maxon Capsules

Maxon’s new Surface Imperfections collection offers new textures, designed to bring photorealism to artists’ renderings by adding minor pseudorandom imperfections to the surfaces of 3D objects.

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Silver Spoon enhances Iron Chef revival with new AR Technology

Netflix’s revival of the ‘Iron Chef’ competitive cooking television show enhanced by Silver Spoon’s stunning visual technology.

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WildTools 10.6 plugin for PowerCADD

Alfred Scott updates WildTools to version 10.6 for the MacOS only PowerCADD application once quite popular in AEC.

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BIM News: Infurnia—design and collaborate in the cloud on any device

Infurnia users can design and collaborate in the cloud on any device, using various design functions and managing their data efficiently.

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AGACAD launches Smart Documentation for Revit

AGACAD Smart Documentation is designed to simplify and automate the preparation of documents and drawings created in Autodesk’s Revit.

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Year starts well for Nemetschek—Q1 2022

Nemetschek reported a strong start to its financial year, with a double-digit percentage growth in revenue, and a big increase in EBITDA.

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Chaos Corona 8 for 3ds Max and Cinema 4D released

Chaos Czech’s Chaos Corona 8 for 3ds Max and Cinema 4D were released 13 April  2022, in the first-ever simultaneous update to both products.

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BISim releases Mantle ETM—Enterprise Terrain Management

BISim releases Mantle ETM – a customized terrain pipeline for mission rehearsal, visualization, and terrain analysis.

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Maxon’s Spring Product Updates—Details

Maxon announces product updates. These include a large collection of new features, enhancements, and bug fixes.

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Ideate Explorer improves management of Revit warnings

Ideate’s Explorer significantly improves the way it manages the warnings generated by Autodesk’s Revit BIM software.

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BISim latest desktop training software released

BISim releases latest desktop training software, with improvements in performance and user experience as well as some new features.

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London architect wins cove.tool Architectural Design Competition

London architect Saumya Ganguli has been named as the winner of the first cove.tool Architectural Design Competition.

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FRILO acquires DC-Software

FRILO acquires DC-Software, adding a sophisticated product range comprising of more than 30 software programs to its portfolio.

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ALLPLAN updates its BIM software

ALLPLAN  introduced its latest service release for its Allplan 2022 software on April 7, 2022

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