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Posts by Ildiko Robledo

Vectorworks Event News—Managing BCF Data for IFC-based Workflows

To help manage communications between collaborators and software that leverage IFC-based workflows, buildingSMART International has developed a new standard: the BIM Collaboration Format (BCF). This event shows users how to integrate the new BCF format in Vectorworks BIM workflows.

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Unity Announces Upcoming Releases of 5.6 and Unity 2017 Beta

Unity Technologies announces the release date for Unity 5.6, which will mark the final installment of Unity 5. The company also provides an early look at Unity 2017 Beta, the next generation of Unity.






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GDC: Pluralsight Releases First Game To Enhance Learning Experience for Game Developers

Designed by gaming industry veterans to teach game development, “Swords and Shovels” is free to download now.






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Chaos Group’s V-Ray Rendering Technology Wins 2017 Academy Award

Chaos Group founder Vladimir Koylazov, aka “Vlado”, will receive an Academy Award Plaque at the 2017 Academy Awards, recognizing V-Ray’s role in bringing realistic CGI to the big screen.






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Belgium-based Bricsys Announces New BricsCAD V17.1.18-1 for Mac

The native DWG AutoCAD competitor says BricsCAD (Mac) V17 is a complete BricsCAD version and has the same features as BricsCAD (Linux), with lots of new features, improvements, and fixes.






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HOOPS Communicator 2017 Improves Performance—Advances 3D Web Visualization

Tech Soft 3D released HOOPS Communicator 2017 software development toolkit (SDK), a simple yet powerful toolkit for advanced 3D web visualization that allows users to connect 3D data to vital business intelligence.






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GRAPHISOFT’s ARCHICAD 20 Wins Digital Building Transition Award in France

GRAPHISOFT takes home top honors in French building industry awards program.






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iOS-First Floor Plan Survey Software, OrthoGraph I, Wins ‘Best New Version of the Year’ Award

OrthoGraph I garners new award from Best of Biz international awards program.






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AU 2016: Luxions Releases New Plugins for Autodesk Products

Leading real-time raytracing developer has released new KeyShot plugins for Autodesk Fusion 360, Revit 2017, 3ds Max 2017, and Maya 2017.






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Vectorworks Inc. Partners with California AIA on BIM Member Value Program

The program answers an overwhelming demand from emerging and start-up architecture firms for access to and assistance with migrating to a BIM workflow.






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GRAPHISOFT North America Announces ARCHICAD Student Certification

GRAPHISOFT®, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) architectural software developer, has announced the development of an online ARCHICAD certification test.






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Graebert and CST Announe Japanese Joint-Venture

The joint collaboration between Graebert and CST is for the distribution of ARES CAD software in Japan. The steady growth and new ambitions calls for a 50-50 joint-venture to be named “Graebert Japan”.






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Graebert to introduce Cloud-based CAD Solution and Visualization with ARES Kudo

ARES Kudo’s ambition is to bring a full browser-based CAD solution to read, create and annotate DWG drawings in the Cloud and be able to work and access files from any computer.






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Graebert Announces ARES Touch for iOS

ARES® Touch is a professional application designed to read, create, modify or annotate technical drawings in the popular DWG format on iPad and iPhone, available from the iOS Store in Japan at the end of October and the rest of the world by the end of November.






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Graebert Introduces its “Trinity of CAD”

With the upcoming release of the iOS® version of ARES™ Touch in November 2016 and the follow-on release of ARES Kudo™ in the following months, Graebert™ GmbH announced today that its ARES CAD software will be the first to offer a “trinity” of DWG-based CAD solutions covering the three major platforms: ARES Commander (Windows, Mac and Linux), ARES Touch (Android and iOS) and the upcoming ARES Kudo (Cloud), as an all-inclusive and cost-effective subscription for DWG-editing.






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CAMX 2016 Reflects Growth and Bright Future of Composites in Advanced Materials Industry

New attendance record, conference features and robust programming were highlights of this year’s growing CAMX expo and conference focused on the advanced materials industry.






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MAXON Announces Immediate Availability of new CINEMA 4D R18

Company to showcase powerful new features like Voronoi Fracturing, Interactive Knife Tools and Substance Engine Connectivity at IBC 2016, Amsterdam.






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Event News: Vectorworks and Scia sponsor Concrete BIM Workshop

Two Nemetschek Group BIM companies will host inaugural Concrete Buildings and BIM Workshop to advanced BIM in the concrete delivery process.






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Foundry Group and Autodesk announces $35 million in Series B funding for Formlabs

The planned collaboration with Autodesk is strategically collaborated with Foundry Group, enabling them to meet growing customer demand worldwide.






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ARES Touch for Android Now Immediately Available for Download

Service Pack 2 of ARES Commander for Desktop OS platforms is also available as Graebert rolls out updates to its CAD product lines.






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Luxion brings Sorensen leather materials to KeyShot

With the release of KeyShot 5, Luxion continues to simplify the product development process, from concept design to sales and marketing. The exclusive partnership that brings Sorensen Leather to KeyShot Cloud allows users now to have direct access to Sorensen Leather materials via KeyShot Cloud.






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Innovative VR startup discusses Mac and Oculus Rift—Apple and VR Future

Apple’s Macs may be missing the VR party in early 2016, but pro VR software developer, irisVR, whose award-winning tech has already garnered much attention (and funding..), has interesting observations about VR and Apple.






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Luxion and Onshape partner for the release of KeyShot connection for Onshape

With the launch of Onshape App Store, users of KeyShot and Onshape now have a seamless connection between the two applications.






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Vectorworks, Inc. Announces Sponsorship of Stage Lighting Super Saturday

The January 9 2016 event to enrich the abilities of attendees involved in the application of stage, architectural and entertainment lighting design.






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Former Autodesk and Siemens Executive Takes CEO Reigns at Nemetschek Scia

SCIA, a global leader in structural design software and member of the Nemetschek Group, has appointed Mrs. Hilde Sevens to their board of directors as chief executive officer, effective 1 December 2015.






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Nikken Sekkei Chooses Lumion, Signs Major Contract

One of the world’s elite architectural firms signs Lumion Contract to bring high-quality rendering and animation to every architect and designer seat.






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NVIDIA Iray Comes to Autodesk Maya—Intros Predictive Capabilities

Autodesk Maya users can create their designs faster and more easily than ever, thanks to their new Iray plug-in for the popular software.






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SIGGRAPH 2016—It’s Time to Show Off, Submission Time

SIGGRAPH 2016 will present the highest caliber of scientific innovations, technical skills and artistic talents. Five days of research results, demos, educational sessions, art screenings and hands-on interactivity featuring the community’s latest technical achievements, and three days of commercial exhibits displaying the industry’s current hardware, software and services.






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OrthoGraph for Android has arrived

OrthoGraph has released its professional building survey applications on Android platform.






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Onshape Announces App Store Offering Simulation, CAM, Rendering & More

For years, desktop-installed CAD users have not had one central place to find and buy apps, they needed to search multiple application vendor websites to find compatible products. Twenty-four partner companies endorse the Onshape vision to take CAD apps a giant step closer to the Apple App Store®/Google Play™ experience.






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The new Tableau 9.2—Your Data is Calling

If you have an addiction, satisfy it with Tableau Mobile for iPhone and check out favorite vizzes from anywhere.






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Chaos Group Labs Releases ‘Virtual Reality Guide’—Helps Pros Venture into VR

The best practices for creating production VR projects outlined with the help of contributors from Legend3D and The World building Institute.






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Zebra Imaging Launches 3D Hologram Creator for Autodesk Revit

Zebra Imaging has released 3D Hologram Creator, a new plugin for Autodesk Revit. Now the process of turning an architectural, engineering or construction design into a stunning 3D hologram is simple. A whole new world.






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Vectorworks, Inc. launches Spanish and Portuguese versions of its 2016 line of 2D/3D CAD/BIM Authoring Design Software

The new release is part of a worldwide rollout, the Spanish and Portuguese versions join additional language releases that took place over the past few months in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian and Norwegian.






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BIM in Hong Kong—Global VDC and Graphisoft enter into Strategic Partnership

The strategic goal of the partnership is to bring their combined holistic full life cycle building management experience to the industry. Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD will be at the heart of the BIM partnership.






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Explore NVIDIA Iray Interactivity for 3ds Max

NVIDIA Iray is mainly for designers and visual effects artists working with 3D content who require predictable photo-realistic imagery by stimulating the physical behavior of light and materials.






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Chaos Group Launches V-Ray for Revit Public Beta

High-performance rendering now integrated into one of architecture’s leading design platforms with free download available now.






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CL3VER unveils pro VR Authoring solution for AEC at Autodesk University 2015

CL3VER 3.3 will be presented in Las Vegas at Autodesk University 2015. At the event, CL3VER and partners ArchVision, Chaos Group and irisVR will also showcase a streamlined architectural visualization pipeline in a dedicated section of the show floor.






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ARCHICAD is ‘BIM Product of the Year’ in the UK Fifth Year in a Row

ARCHICAD 19 has won the prestigious “BIM Product of the Year” award at the tenth annual Construction Computing Magazine Awards in the United Kingdom. This is the fifth year in a row that ARCHICAD has been honored with the top BIM product award. In addition, GRAPHISOFT took home the award for “Company of the Year”.






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HP Inc. Reinvents Large-Format Printing with the Industry’s Most Compact and Affordable Integrated MFP

Expanded DesignJet portfolio simplifies how architecture, engineering and construction professionals print, scan and copy from the office to the construction site. These devices reinvent how AEC and GIS firms collaborate from the office to the construction site, offering workgroups streamlined workflow and enhanced productivity while reducing costs.






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GRAPHISOFT Hosts Live Online Webinar: Energizing Heritage Conservation with ARCHICAD Point Clouds and BIM

The live, online webinar on December 8, 2015 is about a revolutionary use of ARCHICAD to support an important preservation project.






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AutoCAD 2016 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2016 for Mac Now Available

The latest release includes key enhancements to create a more “Mac-native” environment for users, including a specialized Mac interface and Mac-specific features. Additionally, Mac AutoCAD users have even greater support in mixed-platform environments with a host of new features.






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Digital artists create hyper-realistic 3D effects faster and easier with Smith Micro’s new Poser Pro 11

Streamlined workflow and powerful new rendering engine make Poser Pro 11 design and animation software a “content creator’s dream”






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Tidbits: free use of PunchPro and Visidraft transitioning into Pair

Mac and iOS CAD and 3D News: Today’s tidbits takes a look at PunchPro’s offer of free usage for six months and finds out the added benefits of Visidraft being rebranded as “Pair”.






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OrthoGraph Building Survey System for Android Coming

OrthoGraph Survey System, which already runs on Apple’s popular iOS platform, will now support Android starting in early November.






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GRAPHISOFT Brazil Client MCA Architecture is ‘Grande Prêmio de Arquitetura Corporativa’ Grand Prize Winner

The Grande Prêmio de Arquitetura Corporativa is the largest and most creative architecture prize in Latin America; it is the only prize that rewards the end customer along with the architectural firm, thus recognizing those who invest in quality architecture.






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IMAGINiT Technologies Presents and Exhibits at Autodesk University 2015

IMAGINIT experts to deliver 10 classes at Autodesk University and showcase the latest versions of Scan to BIM and the Clarity Family of products at booth #319






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Trimble Releases SketchUp 2016 with Trimble Connect Integration

The new version simplifies workflow and enables users to share and collaborate on 3D models anywhere and anytime.






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Luxion releases KeyShot 6

KeyShot 6 takes 3D models from concept shot to high quality visual even easier than ever before.






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Graebert Inaugurates New Indian Headquarters—Signals Growth in Cross-Platform and Cloud-based CAD in Region

New Headquarter reflects drive to become a major player within India’s CAD market across desktop, mobile and cloud.






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GRAPHISOFT to host Live Webinar on Drones and 3D Laser Scanning

GRAPHISOFT will be using drones, laser scanning and point clouds during their live webinar to create measured drawings in ArchiCAD model.






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Nemetschek’s SCIA nv introduces SCIA Engineer 15.2

As part of the company’s plan to accelerate the release of new technology, SCIA nv, a global leader in structural design software that supports the BIM process and member of the Nemetschek Group, has introduced SCIA Engineer 15.2.






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ButterflyNetRender 6.5: Revised and Updated!

ButterflyNetRender 6.5 has been updated with new features, including updated platforms. A committed development team keeps ButterflyNetRender current with technology changes by adding new features to meet the needs of the computer graphics industry.






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Lumion 6.0 is now available and shipping

Lumion a visualization software for architects has been taken to a new level in Lumion 6 with improved features for materials, reflections, shadows and lighting. The results are now more compelling and realistic than ever.






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Boris FX Releases Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Avid

BCC 10 draws upon the strength of past releases to deliver the most comprehensive plug-in package for Avid editors. New features include integrated mocha technology for planar motion tracking and masking, BCC Beauty Studio, a skin smoothing and retouching plug-in and BCC Title Studio, Boris FX’s next generation 3D titling and motion graphics tool.






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Sweden’s Anoto buys digital pen maker Livescribe for $15 million

Livescribe will be fully integrated with the Swedish technology company that develops and licenses digital pens. The Livescribe brand and existing infrastructure will be maintained with a goal of invigorating both companies through the development and sale of new products.






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Cinema 4D maker MAXON joins the open industry standard Khronos Group

Developer of Cinema 4D brings 3D know-how to international consortium for open standards. By joining the Khronos Group, MAXON reasserts its ongoing commitment to support the development of open standards that enable the authoring and acceleration of 3D graphics, games and media on a wide variety of platforms and devices.






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Introduction of iSwift 2.0 – Objective-C to Swift converter for OS X

The introduction of iSwift 2.0 is an important update of its automated Objective-C to Swift conversion too, developed exclusively for Mac OS X. iSwift offers automatic as-you-type conversion of you Objective-C sources to Apple’s Swift language along with a full-featured Objective-C editor. iSwift can be the best way to convert and translate existing Objective-C files to Swift on the fly.






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Hungary’s A4 Studio wins World Architecture Community Award using ARCHICAD

Hungary’s A4 Studio has won the World Architecture Community’s Award for its design of the Casablanca Market in Morocco.






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Axalta Artists Signature Series launches using Luxion Interactive Rendering Platform

Luxion’s interactive visual platform provides immersive experience for attendees to experience the exclusive Cromax “Danny D” Mild-to-Wild Combinations from Axalta Coating Systems and custom pinstriper and painter Danny Gálvez.






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