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BIM News: Autodesk Puts Out Revit 2019.2—New Cloud Connections

Autodesk updates Revit to 2019.2 and includes new connection features for BIM 360 Design platform as well as several sets of design-side features for all disciplines.

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ODA Releases Architecture SDK 2019.2

Open Design Alliance releases updated toolkit for building architectural design applications.

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Autodesk Completes ‘BuildingConnected’ Acquisition

Autodesk closes acquisition of BuildingConnected in All Cash Deal.

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Vectorworks, Inc. Wins Land8 Social Media Awards for Landscape Architecture

Design software from Vectorworks has been honored in Allied Organizations category of inaugural award.

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3D News: AMD Publishes Radeon Pro with Cinema 4D Special Supplement

The AMD Radeon ProRender technology is a powerful next-generation ray tracer based on OpenCL. Maxon has tapped this technology to super-charge its Cinema 4D application.

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3D News: Autodesk Announces All New Maya 2019

Maya 2019 boasts new tools for enhanced and faster performance, improved working environment and high-quality previews for an improved artists pipeline.

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Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar Named Board Member of LIT Design Awards

Vectorworks’s CEO Joins Board for LIT Design Awards.

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Cinema 4D Is Taking Off—Brand New Support for Corona Renderer

New visualization tool brings artist-friendly controls and affordable photorealism to the C4D community of artists and design professionals.

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Vectorworks, Inc. Sponsors the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival for the Third Time

Eight regional student winners will be awarded Vectorworks Designer.

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Autodesk to Acquire BuildingConnected for $275 Million

The two companies will be looking to create a Digital Marketplace for the Global Construction Industry.

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What’s In Epic’s New Game Engine—Beyond Autodesk Revit Support

Epic’s Unreal Engine version 4.21 is quite epic itself—massive new feature list and capabilities including those that touch on its new Unreal Studio and bring in CAD and BIM file formats.

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ARCHICAD wins Germany’s “Architect’s Darling” Award—This Year’s Gold Winner

In 2018 more than 2,100 architects voted for their favorite out of 6 architecture programs. ARCHICAD was rated highest in all the categories.

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Vectorworks Named ‘One to Watch Company’ at Construction Computing Awards

Vectorworks Architect and training also recognized at the annual ceremony.

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AutoCAD 2019 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2019—Announced and Shipping

Autodesk announces new AutoCAD 2019 version product line for Apple’s macOS platform.

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Chaos Group Releases New V-Ray for Epic’s Unreal

Real-time immersion and interactive rendering are clearly heating up and Chaos’ new V-Ray for Unreal gives the leading game engine and visualization environment even more power for 3D artists across numerous industries.

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Mac CAD/3D Tidbits: Vectorworks, IrisVR and BricsCAD News

We have CAD and 3D news tidbits in this post on Vectorworks Spotlight and Vision in South Africa, Bricsys 2018 Conference coming up on London and IrisVR’s latest coverage.

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BIM News: Solibri to ARCHICAD 22 Link Now Released

ARCHICAD 22 users gain new Solibri to ARCHICAD Link offering bi-directional BIM quality control workflows useful to design at every stage of the process.

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Epson Continues Expansion of SureColor T-Series Printers—Ideal for AEC Industry

Japan’s Seiko Epson Corporation and its Epson Group continue to introduce highly capable, multi-platform, and device compatible color printers for the design and engineering markets.

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Autodesk Finalists for AEC Excellence Awards 2018—Announced

Autodesk announces finalists for the AEC Excellence Awards 2018.

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Kilograph Wins Prestigious 3D Award for “Suspension House” VR

LA-based visualization studio takes top honors in Interactive Category at 2018 CGArchitect Architecture 3D Awards Competition.

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Mac 3D News: Shaderlight 2018 Update Now Available

Mac and Windows-based rendering plugin for SketchUp 2018—Shaderlight 2018—now updated with key new useful features.

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A+D Museum Announces “Wireframes: The Visualization of Architecture”

New exhibit tracks the progress of Architectural Communications through exclusive stories and interactive VR — Opens 8 September to 25 November in Los Angeles.

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BUILD Magazine Names Vectorworks a “2018 Ones to Watch” Award Winner

The award program recognizes companies for innovation, design, and service.

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SIG’18: Chaos Group Launches V-Ray Cloud at SIGGRAPH 2018

V-Ray just got a whole lot better—now introducing V-Ray Cloud for accelerated rendering from all V-Ray product lines.

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Khronos Group Releases Final NNEF 1.0 Standard For Deployment of Trained Neural Networks

The Neural Network Exchange Format 1.0 specification is now available, with adoption underway from Khronos members, supported by an ecosystem of tools.

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E-On Software Announces 2018 Student Reel Contest

The 2018 Student Reel Contests by E-On Software offers students the opportunity to showcase their talents in 3D natural environmental graphics.

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New in Epic’s New Unreal Engine 4.20—Updated Features

The Unreal Game Engine gains hundreds of improvements including enterprise features that allow users to bring CAD data into the engine studio tools to bring immersive features to enterprise users.

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GRAPHISOFT’S “By Design” Series Receives Multiple Awards for Excellence

GRAPHISOFT’s original digital content series “By Design, Season 1” has been recognized for Highest Social Media Engagement by Architectural Record, receiving the Gold Award for Best Branded Content Series from the Summit International Awards (SIA) and another Gold Award for Marketing Effectiveness from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA).

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V-Ray Days SIGGRAPH—Summoning Thanos for a VFX Breakdown

Chaos Group has its V-Days Events for this year’s SIGGRAPH. The lineup is tremendous and includes information from many of Hollywood’s recent hit films.

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Autodesk Announces World-Renowned Judges for AEC Excellence Awards 2018

World-renowned judges will select practitioners exemplifying the future of making things for the built environment.

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Autodesk Improves BIM + GIS Workflows—New InfraWorks Update

Autodesk Connector for ArcGIS is first in-product capability from partnership between Esri and Autodesk. More features created or improved in InfraWorks update as well.

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CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2018—Latest Update Packs Flexibility and Power

Corel’s CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2018 is out and has many new features that provide flexibility and power when working with CAD and technical drawing data.

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AIA2018: Abvent’s new Twinmotion 2019—What’s New

Abvent’s new Twinmotion 2019 was released last week at AIA. Here is what is new.

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GRAPHISOFT Debuts ARCHICAD 22 at AIA National Conference

GRAPHISOFT Debuts ARCHICAD 22 at AIA National for North American architects.

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NXT BLD (Next Build) London Conference—Live Feeds Available for Sign-Up

Those not in London next week can still catch the action at NXT BLD (Next Build) 2018 via three separate streams which they can sign up for.

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SCIA Announces SCIA Engineer 18—Structural Analysis and Design Software

SCIA Engineer 18 streamlines usability, extends BIM links into the process and advances material design with industry-first features like its support for Bekaert  Dramix® SFRC solutions.

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3D/CAD Tidbits: Bluebeam Extreme and Maxon Women in Motion Graphics News

An interesting discussion about gender in motion graphics unfolds in our post in the video included below from a panel sponsored by Maxon the makers of CINEMA 4D. We also have a story about the very popular Bluebeam Extreme Conference in the AEC industry.

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AIA 2018: GRAPHISOFT to Host Open House Event

The first annual ARCHICAD OPEN HOUSE event takes place at AIA National in NYC.  A full day of learning sessions on an industry leader in BIM for architecture.

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Chaos Group Launches V-Ray Next for Autodesk 3ds Max

Chaos Group introduces V-Ray Next for 3ds Max. New rendering engine features powerful acceleration plus smart intelligent scene technology and new Adaptive Dome Lighting.

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Vectorworks Partners with Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas—Growing Next-Gen Designers

Vectorworks continues partnership with donations and will teach two classes in Las Vegas.

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GRAPHISOFT Introduces BIMx Presenter for iOS and Android

The multi-award-winning BIMx mobile app for AEC gains powerful new features with BIMx Presenter.

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Event: How Perkins + Will Operationalize VR and Increase Efficiency

Global VR AEC industry leader, IrisVR, will be hosting a key webinar with Perkins + Will to showcase how the global architecture firm uses virtual reality in their design process.

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Vectorworks Leads BIM Software in G2 Crowd Spring 2018 Grid and Index Report

New proprietary algorithm-based B2B software ranking and comparison service have Vectorworks at top of scores for Building Design and BIM software, based on real-time user data.

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Mac 3D News: Shaderlight 2018 Rendering Plugin Now Available

Shaderlight Limited introduces new Shaderlight 2018—rendering plugin for SketchUp 2018.

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Autodesk releases new InfraWorks and Autodesk Civil 3D 2019

Autodesk releases updates to its infrastructure design and engineering products—InfraWorks 360 and Civil 3D 2019.

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AMD Intros new macOS versions of Radeon ProRender—Plugins for Maya and Blender

AMD releases significant new rendering technology for the Apple Mac platform—with final release of Radeon ProRender for macOS utilizing support for Apple’s Metal 2 technology and qualified hardware.

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Bluebeam Unveils New Bluebeam Revu 2018—Redesigned for Maximum Efficiency

Bluebeam’s flagship PDF-based market and collaboration solution strikes a new balance between utility and usability.

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Rival Gains Autodesk AutoCAD Veteran—Heidi Hewett Joins Bricsys

The DWG Clone Wars continue to get interesting. Bricsys of Belgium gains 26 year Autodesk veteran to help BricsCAD users accelerate product success and drive innovation.

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Vectorworks, Inc. Announces Chinese Version of Vectorworks 2018 Software

The launch of the 11th localized language of Vectorworks to be celebrated with eight launch events.

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Substance Painter User-Interface—Updated With Help From Users

Substance Painter’s new UI aims to simplify the 3D digital painting experience for its users and the program offers 15 major improvements.

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Event News: GRAPHISOFT ARCHICAD Boston User Group Meeting

Boston area ARCHICAD users are encouraged to meet up at their regular user-group meeting in Boston at the BSA building. Learn about the latest features and network with other ARCHICAD users.

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Chaos Group Launches New V-Ray for Unreal—Now in Beta

Seamless import of V-Ray scenes into Real-Time, Ray-Traced rendering now available in Unreal Beta for Architecture, Automotive, and Design.

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Vectorworks Intros Reality Capture and VR Features—Powered Through Cloud

Vectorworks uses the power of the cloud to create 3D models from photos plus powers up web view VR features to enable high-end VR gear.

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Autodesk Intros AutoCAD 2019—New Industry Toolsets, Flexible Licensing and new Web Version

Autodesk simplifies AutoCAD 2019 into one license, many apps, experience, giving users much more freedom across tools and devices.

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CorelCAD Mobile Now Available for Apple iOS Platform

Corel brings its mobile CAD offering, CorelCAD Mobile, to Apple iOS, extending its market reach to the more professionally robust mobile platform.

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Event News: New ARCHICAD Courses Online

There are numerous ARCHICAD courses online happening throughout the spring heading into the summer. Earn AIA credits on these courses and more.

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French-based RealCADD gets update—Now at version 4.8

French-based RealCADD—a cross-platform 2D CAD system—has advanced to version 4.8. Now supports Apple’s Retina Displays.

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2018 Pritzker Prize Winner, Prof. Balkrishna Doshi—A Longtime ARCHICAD User

GRAPHISOFT congratulates one of its long-time users, architect and professor Balkrishna Doshi, of India, for his 2018 Pritzker Prize Honor.

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GRAPHISOFT Spearheads Construction Industry in Ireland—New BIM Partnership

GRAPHISOFT established new channel partnership in Ireland as the government mandate for BIM pushes more professionals to BIM workflows.

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Materialise and PTC Partner on 3D Printing for Manufactures

PTC Creo to get deep integration with Materialise’s Build Processor software technology stack to improve 3D printing.

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