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Posts by Ildiko Robledo, Author at Architosh

Deltek launches 41st annual state of A&E report

Deltek’s state of A&E report helps architecture, engineering, and dual-discipline firms understand the AEC business environment including KPIs.

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Chaos Group releases V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max

Extending V-Ray’s capabilities into new realms, artists and designers can now composite renders, enhance, and interactively relight images. The photorealistic ray tracer adds post-rendering compositing and lighting tools are now expanding the industry’s most complete rendering toolset.

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Chaos Group Launches V-Ray Collection

V-Ray Collection provides creative freedom and flexibility between 3D applications, allowing users to mix their own photorealistic rendering, fluid simulation, and real-time scene exploration to any project.

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ODA releases Open IFC Viewer for Mac and Windows

OpenIfcViewer is to provide professional-grade visualization to facilitate the development and adoption of new IFC versions.

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Free Health Checks Gives Contractors a New Reason to Measure Their “Digital Health”

Autodesk Constructions Solutions launched a free 15-minute online assessment, allowing contractors and subs from the field to the back office to get a sense of how they are performing internally and against industry competitors as measured by seven key performance indicators (KPI).

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Vectorworks, Inc., MA Lighting and Robe lighting Announce DIN SPEC 15800 Recognition for GDTF

With fellow General Device Type Format (GDTF) founders MA Lighting and Robe lighting, global design, and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. announces that DIN SPEC 15800 officially recognizes the GDTF as an open standard for the entertainment industry worldwide.

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Bentley System’s “Year in Infrastructure 2020 Conference” is going digital!

The virtual Year in Infrastructure 2020 Conference provides complimentary access to a wide range of content relevant to infrastructure professionals in every role and at every phase of the infrastructure lifecycle.

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Maxon Announces 2020 Virtual Events Calendar

The company is to host a series of artist-focused digital experiences, starting June 18th until the rest of 2020.

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Trimble Connect Collaboration Platform Hits 10 Million User Milestone

Trimble Connect is an open collaboration platform for design and construction that connects project stakeholders with the data they need to inform decisions and improve team efficiency.

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Nearmap unveils general availability of Nearmap AI for automatic aerial imagery insights at scale

The launch marks Nearmap as the first among aerial imagery providers to offer both AI analysis and high-definition, frequently updated aerial images on a commercial scale. It will allow users to automatically identify and analyze ground features, including residential building footprints and tree overhang, and detect change over time at massive scale and with incredible accuracy.

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CGarchitect Launches AI Exposure Engine to Get Archviz Artists More Work

Through a proprietary mix of AI, gamification and 50 distinct metrics, artists and studios will now be able to track the most positive/inspiring members of the community through an evolving score.

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3D News: Take Your Renderings to the Next Level with AMD Radeon ProRender

AMD Radeon ProRender takes rendering to the next level with updates and new plug-ins for Blender, Houdini, Maya, and Unreal Engine.

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Epic Games Unveils First Look at Unreal Engine 5

Along with next-gen tools, Epic announces a $1 million royalty exemption for Unreal Engine game developers and launches Epic Online Services for all game developers.

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Now Open: AEC Excellence Awards 2020 Call for Entries

The Autodesk AEC Excellence Awards competition is an opportunity for the global architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) community to celebrate the people, projects, and innovations behind the world’s building and infrastructure. 

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Layer App Launches New Project Templates for Faster Implementation

The app’s new variety of project templates and robust suite of team communication tools can be used during any phase of a building project

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CAD/BIM Development Moving Faster—The ODA Announces Monthly Releases

Open Design Alliance is a non-profit technology consortium of 1200 member companies, working together to develop solutions for complex engineering design problems.

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Maxon Announces Cinema 4D Release 22 (S22)

Subscription-Only Release Offers Improved UV Workflows and Viewport Performance.

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ODA Publishes Open Cloud to Azure Marketplace

With this latest release, Open Cloud applications can now be quickly and conveniently deployed on Microsoft Azure.

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Nemetschek’s Viktor Várkonyi named “Executive of the Year” in Hungary

Division Officer Planning & Design Chief, Viktor Várkonyi, wins prestigious “Executive of the Year” in Hungary award for 2019.

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ASCON Group Releases KOMPAS-3D V18

KOMPAS-3D’s rewrote internal algorithms for improved performances, speedier processes along with new functions.

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Open Design Alliance Releases ‘Drawings 2020u2’ with Full ReCap Support

Drawings 2020u2 contains a number of additional features including enhancements to .dgn threading support and improvements to the ODA geometry sub-system, as well as fixes for several hundred member-reported issues.

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Vectorworks’ Eric Gilbey Elected President of Association of Professional Landscape Designers

As the product marketing manager for the landscape industries at Vectorworks, Inc. Gilbey was elected after serving as president-elect for the past two years.

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Autodesk’s new Arnold 6 offers production rendering on both CPU and GPU

From look development to final frame rendering, Arnold 6 with Arnold GPU simplifies how artists and studios create and iterate content, giving them the speed and flexibility to adapt to a fast-paced working environment and scale rendering capacity to accommodate the ebbs and flows of production.

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Autodesk Announces 2019 AEC Excellence Award Winners

2019 AEC Excellence Award winners demonstrate pioneering innovation in project delivery in AEC domains.

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Renga Software Announces Renga BIM System

Renga BIM System from Renga Software was announced this summer and offers a new alternative to BIM solutions.

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Vectorworks, Inc. Named a Finalist in 2019 Architizer A+ Awards

Vectorworks Architect 2019 competing in Design Tools—Apps and Digital Tools category before voting closes on July 5.

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Vectorworks, Inc. Recognized by Landscape Business “Twenty for 2019” New Product Awards

Vectorworks Landmark delivers a BIM workflow specific to landscape architecture and design.

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Chaos Czech Builds One-Click Caustics into Corona Renderer 4

Using a one-click solution, Chaos Czech has kickstarted a process that will mainstream caustics, making them as normal as global illumination is today to artists and designers.

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AIA: Revolutionary Software for Architects and Planners—Debuted in Vegas!

Digital Blue Foam’s automated workflow uses web data to inform generative design and links to BIM software to reduce time for design study by 50-98%.

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Vectorworks Earns Product Technology Recognition with Three More Awards

Vectorworks, Inc., wins multiple new awards including “One to Watch,” “Best BIM Software Developer” and “Leading Providers of BIM & CAD Design Software.”

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Architosh Turns 20—Learn What Comes Next

Architosh turns 20 years-old this month but we don’t have much time to look back. With a slightly different mission statement Architosh is looking forward with new publishing products like the Xpresso newsletter and new areas of focus.

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Open Data Standard for Linking Luminaires, Consoles, CAD and Previsualization Software

Three companies have jointly developed a new data format for the entertainment design and production industry that will change the way lighting designers, lighting fixture manufacturers, lighting console manufacturers and lighting visualizers will work together.

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Press Coverage: Architosh’s Founder/Editor Featured in Two Publications

Limelight: Architosh gets it healthy share of it this week being featured in two other key publications—the longstanding The MacObserver in a podcast episode and the new State of Digital Publishing.

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Autodesk Hosting ‘Design Night: Imaginary Worlds’ at The Autodesk Gallery

Come join Autodesk at The Autodesk Gallery for Design Night: Imaginary Worlds and learn about the sophisticated visual effects for hit TV show Stranger Things.

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Varjo Ships Alpha Prototypes—Working Closely with AMD and Nvidia

Unveiling its Bionic Display technology, capable of human-eye resolution and vision of its future headset at Slush, Varjo has gone from idea to functional prototype in just 15 months of operations.

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IMMERSIFY being launched by Supple LLC—New VR Collaboration System for AEC Pros

IMMERSIFY is a powerful Virtual Reality-based collaboration platform, transporting 3D models from Revit and Rhino to VR.

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New Autodesk Investment – Project Frog Links Architectural Design to Fabrication

The Autodesk and Project Frog collaboration will create a common data environment (CDE) to streamline design and engineering processes and optimize the architectural design for manufacturing.

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Engineering Software News—SCIA User Contest Winners Announced

SCIA announces winners of its 2017 user contests for structural and civil engineers.

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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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