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Vectorworks 2018—Now Available in Spanish

Latest release of Vectorworks, Inc., focuses on BIM usability, design productivity, and analysis.

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BIM Product of the Year—ARCHICAD Wins Again, Seven Years Running at Hammers Awards

AEC industry pros in the UK market deem ARCHICAD the BIM Product of the Year, seven years running.

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BOXX Goes After The Apple iMac Pro’s Jugular—Launches “Think Again” Campaign

Apple’s iMac Pro isn’t even shipping and workstation rival BOXX has begun to tear it apart, calling it “last year’s technology.”

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Vectorworks, Inc. Wins BUILD Magazine’s Visionaries in Technology Award

An inaugural program recognizes global design and BIM software developer for its innovations.

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GRAPHISOFT Premieres New “By Design” Series—ARCHICAD Exemplars Tell All

GRAPHISOFT premieres new By Design film series.

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BIM Events: Upcoming and Recorded—ArchiCAD and Vectorworks

Past and upcoming webinars on the BIM process by Nemetschek SE software companies, Graphisoft and Vectorworks, offer learning credits and knowledge advancement.

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Fall Update to Substance Designer Brings 16 New Features

Allegorithmic’s fall software update to Substance Designer gains 16 new features and improvements—first chance to author in AxF format.

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Allegorithmic’s “Materialize” Contest Challenges Artists To Flex Their Material Skills

Visual artists can win thousands of dollars worth of prizes from contest sponsors like Nvidia, X-Rite, HP and ArtStation.

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Up For 9 Nominations—Vectorworks At 2017 Construction Computing Awards

BIM Product of 2017, Architectural Design Software of 2017 and Collaboration Product of 2017—Just a few of the many nominations up for the latest Vectorworks software at the Construction Computing Awards.

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SkyCiv Is New Structural Engineering SaaS Software in the Cloud

There is a new cloud-based web-served structural engineering solution, and it looks very good.

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Event News: Vectorworks and Autodesk Upcoming Events

Architosh has event news for both Autodesk and Vectorworks. Upcoming road show focuses on plastic mold design using Moldflow from Autodesk. Vectorworks has an upcoming BIM webinar.

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Sketchfab AR now on Apple iOS—Largest AR Library on Planet

Sketchfab AR for iOS 11 is now out and the software app maker is touting its ease of use—urges iOS 11 users to explore AR for themselves.

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ABX 2017 Will Host “Design Technology Throwdown” Competition

The first Design Technology Throwdown is happening at ABX 2017 and GREENBUILD Boston this November.

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On Air—Virtual Reality, Architects and the Future with Pete Evans

Insight On Business the News Hour by Michael Libbie hosts guest Pete Evans, AIA, on a discussion about virtual reality, architects, and the future.

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Mac CAD/3D Tidbits: Strata 3D, Twinmotion 2018, IrisVR and more…

Mac CAD and 3D News: Today we have several tidbits of news on many of the biggest names in CAD and 3D—including Strata, Cobalt, Twinmotion, IrisVR and more…check it out!

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SightSpace Pro Mobile Embraces Apple’s ARKit—New 4.0 Version Released

Augmented reality (AR) is picking up steam in mobile AEC industry applications as Apple’s ARKit and Google’s AR technology comes on board.

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Abvent’s Twinmotion 2018—Is BATIMAT Innovation Award Winner

Twinmotion 2018 garners award in the area of innovation. The new interactive renderer is one of the latest innovations from Abvent of France.

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New Content Pack for KeyShot 7—Foretells of Larger Role for KeyShot Cloud

Luxion announces new content pack for KeyShot 7—partners with Poliigon and Aversis.

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North and South American Expansion—BIM Software Leader Solibri Expands Partners

The Nemetschek Group’s subsidiary Solibri has expanded its network of partners.

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Mac 3D News: Cinema 4D Release 19 Is Now Shipping

Latest version of Cinema 4D includes fundamental new OpenGL engine technology and more technology for the creation of virtual reality assets.

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MAXON Will Be At SIGGRAPH 2017—Exhibitor Highlights

Maxon has a full schedule of interesting presentations on tap for SIGGRAPH 2017—here’s their schedule.

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Abvent Announces Twinmotion 2018 Global Release Date—31 July

Twinmotion 2018 will be globally available and announced at SIGGRAPH 2017.

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AKVIS Releases New Image Editor—AliveColors for Mac and Windows

AKVIS releases all new AliveColors—new image editing software package for Mac and WIndows platforms.

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irisVR Announces Prospect 1.5 Is Available—New 360-Degree Panoramas Support

Prospect 1.5 is the release irisVR users have requested—new 360 pano support, link from Prospect to Scope, and numerous user-requested improvements in one of the best VR software solutions on the market.

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Bricsys of Belgium Updates BricsCAD v17 for Mac

Belgium’s Bricsys updates BricsCAD Mac to version 17.2.09—adds dozens of new improvements along with key fixes.

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Boston’s Chapter First to Launch Mobile App—AIA Guide to Boston Architecture

Boston is the first US city where the local AIA Chapter has produced a mobile app for their local architecture guide. This built this app for Apple’s iPhone.

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International Panel of Judges Announced for 2017 AEC Excellence Awards Program

Autodesk announces 2017 AEC Excellence Awards program—calls for submissions across four BIM categories.

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New Courses at ThinkParametric—Next Generation Designer Skills

Algorithmic design online education site, ThinkParametric, has three new courses that teach powerful plugins for the ubiquitous Grasshopper for Rhino.

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OrthoGraph I Monthly Ticket—App Offered at 50 Percent Discount

OrthoGraph I is an award-winning mobile app that is purpose built for AEC pros who must measure existing buildings and translate that data to CAD and BIM.

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TurboCAD 2017 for Windows Offers Big Advances in Latest Release

The flagship TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2D/3D CAD solution from IMSI-Design offers new connections to the company’s popular iOS and Android apps, plus dozens of new features.

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Axalta Unveils Color Configurator Powered by Luxion’s KeyShot Renderer

Axalta Customer Experience Center gains new technology for color powered by Luxion’s rendering technology, famously found in the award-winning KeyShot app.

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Abvent News: Dot-Point Update to Artlantis 6.5, Plus Artlantis Webinars

Abvent news includes a pair of free webinars and a dot point release to Artlantis that squashes some bugs.

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The Most Anticipated VR/AR Event Is Nearly Here

With VR and AR getting even bigger, expect these types of events to raise even more awareness, urgency, and excitement!

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Allegorithmic Launches Contest for Artists—Help Bring the Art Toy ‘MAT’ to Life

Allegorithmic launches design contest for 3D artists—creates new 3D character but only takes that creation half way. Company looking for contests to compete to bring “MAT” to life with lots of personality.

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Tidbits: FileMaker DevCon 2017 and Apple Campus News

We have some tidbit news items on Apple Park progress and the upcoming FileMaker DevCon 2017 this summer.

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Pre NAB News: CINEMA 4D Announces Line-Up of Presenters

Always a popular hit at NAB, Maxon will be in attendance and has announced its show line-up speakers.

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Vectorworks, Inc., Wraps Up Global Location with Release of Vectorworks 2017 for Chinese Language

Vectorworks 2017 is now in China. Local language release is rolled out with upcoming events schedule.

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Autodesk Celebrating 35 Under 35 Young Designers—Part of AutoCAD Turning 35 Years-Old

To celebrate AutoCAD’s upcoming 35th birthday in December of 2017, Autodesk is noting the work of talented young design and technical professionals under 35 years-old.

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Hexagon’s Intergraph CADWorx Plant 2017 R1 Now Runs on BricsCAD and AutoCAD platforms

Bricsys announces new Intergraph CADWorx Process, Plant & Marine (PP&M) design suite support on BricsCAD platform giving choice to users.

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BricsCAD V17 dot 2.03-1 Released for Windows

Latest BricsCAD update to V17 adds several new commands and features plus bug fixes.

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Vectorworks Announces New Braceworks 3D Finite Element Analysis Add-On

Ongoing demos of temporary structure analysis add-on planned at Booth E60, Hall 3.0 during Frankfurt, Germany conference. Vectorworks Spotlight gets new FEA add-on software.

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In-Brief: Vectorworks and solidThinking Upcoming Webinars

Next week both solidThinking, Inc. and Vectorworks, Inc, have some excellent webinar opportunities.

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Event News: Vectorworks Webinar on “Transitioning to Information Modeling Workflows”

This webinar helps participants understand how to transition from CAD workflows to information model workflows in the landscape design industries.

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Vectorworks, Inc’s Japanese Distributor A&A Wins “BCN Award 2017”

Awards notes Vectorworks as leading selling CAD/BIM software solution sold via electronics retailers in Japan.

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Ultra-fast Redshift Render Comes to Houdini

World’s fastest renderer—Redshift—is coming to Houdini and then next it will be Maxon’s Cinema 4D. Redshift supports other 3D packages already.

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OrthoGraph Announces Winner of Fire Investigation Webinar Contest

California architect Peter Samarin wins free laser hardware and year’s subscription to OrthoGraph 1 system as part of webinar series contests—learns how survey building app works in conjunction with Leica Disto D2 device.

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Vectorworks Adds Industry Experts To Its Team

The Vectorworks team is expanding and has added three new industry experts from the world of architecture, landscape architecture and entertainment design.

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Siemens and Bentley Systems Agree to Jointly Offer Planning and Design Solutions for Utilities Markets

Siemens and Bentley partner to address digitalization of energy utility markets worldwide.

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Khronos Places OpenGL and OpenGL ES Conformance Tests into Open Source

Developer community can contribute to test development and evolution; open source 3D API implementations can freely use tests to increase quality.

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Webinar: Fire Investigation with Advanced Technology from OrthoGraph

Fire investigation professionals can learn now to make accurate floor plans, measure as you go, get instant calculations on damaged surfaces, add annotations or labels to documents to everything you need on site—all in one app!

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Vectorworks, Inc. Expands Software Distribution in Mexico

New distributor Tecnología Dinámica de México to sell Vectorworks locally.

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Luxion Releases Keyshot 6.3—Advanced Rendering Tool

Luxion continues to expand support for the widest array of 3D product development software packages serving MCAD industries.

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Tidbits: Vectorworks People Props, Greyscalegorilla Sale and More…

CAD and 3D News: We have tidbit on people props by John Helm for Vectorworks versions 2014 – 2016 for sale; plus a tidbit on Greyscalegorilla’s many new offerings and holiday time sales; and finally news of the latest Dosch product on HDRI factory settings.

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GRAPHISOFT’s Native BIM Formats Are Now Accepted for Architectural Building Submission in Singapore

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore has recently launched the Code of Practice (CoP) for BIM e-submissions and voluntary submission of architectural plans in native BIM formats, which includes GRAPHISOFT’s .PLA file format.

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Best Holiday Discounts for Mac CAD & 3D Software

Software publishers push out good Black Friday and Cyber Monday Holiday Sales.

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Vectorworks Inc. Announces Bluebeam Revu Software Integration

Vectorworks adds enhanced collaboration between its product line and that of sister company Bluebeam. New space object export support enhances Revu workflows.

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AU 2016: Pluralsight Intros Learning Paths for Autodesk 3D Design, Engineering and Fabrication Software

Today at Autodesk University 2016, Pluralsight introduced Learning Paths for Fusion 360, AutoCAD, Maya, and 3ds Max.

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Tidbits: ArchiSnapper, DWG Sync for Revit, and AIA Innovator Award news

We have CAD and AEC news tidbits below. We learn of Autodesk’s new tool for DWG to Revit workflows, the AIA’s call to vote for innovation winners, and some interesting content over at ArchiSnapper’s blog.

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E-on Software Announces VUE 2016 Professional 3D Solutions

Bentley’s subsidiary E-on Software of France has recently announced the immediate availability of VUE 2016 and PlantFactory 2016—3D software solutions for creating natural digital environments.

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OrthoGraph Wraps Up Successful Trade Show at London Build

OrthoGraph I app system shown at London Build Expo–when coupled with laser distance meters app device combo impresses attendees at speeding up measuring workflows.

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