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GRAPHISOFT expands BIMcloud as a Service to Global Availability—Free 60 Day Emergency Access

ARCHICAD users working from home can use BIMcloud as a Service to effectively work together as an integrated team regardless of project size or location of team members.

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Vectorworks 2020 SP3 Out—Gains Real-Time Enscape Rendering and More

Vectorworks Spotlight quality fixes, BIM enhancements and Enscape and NBS Chorus partnerships are but a few of the new benefits to Vectorworks 2020 users.

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Glue Launches Next-Gen Real-Time VR Collaboration Platform

Major new release from Nordic VR software company brings virtual meeting and collaboration capabilities to a market currently addressing social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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BIM news: BIMcollab ZOOM 3.2 and BCF Managers Gain New Features

BIMcollab ZOOM 3.2 and BCF Managers Updated to Advance Open Standard and Interoperability.

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Maxon Introduces ‘Moves by Maxon’ AR App for Apple iOS Devices like iPhones

New AR app facilitates facial and body motion capture for Cinema 4D utilizing the Apple AR-Toolkit.

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Vectorworks Design Summit Keynote Speakers Announced: CEO and First-Ever Entertainment Design Keynote

Vectorworks CEO Dr. Sarkar and International Lighting Designer Roland Greil to address attendees at the ultimate training event.

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BIM News: ODA Releases new IFC Software Development Kit—2020u2

New support for 4×2 IFC-Bridge Extension included in the latest ODA update.

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Khronos and Smithsonian Collaborate to Share 3D Models and 2D Images

With a new collaborative agreement, the Smithsonian will use glTF 3D asset standard technology to share 2.8 million 2D images and 3D models into the public realm.

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Bentley Systems Issues Call for Nominations for ‘Year in Infrastructure 2020 Awards Program’

Winners to be selected and announced at the Bentley Year in Infrastructure 2020 Conference in Vancouver, Canada.

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BIM News: ODA Adds Limited Family Creation for BimRv 2020u2 SDK

New ODA SDK for BimRv 2020u2 adds limited Revit Family creation.

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Ultimaker announces Construct3D Conference heading to Rice University

Academic 3D printing conference connects hundreds of educators, students, and experts to accelerate the adoption and exploration of digital fabrication and education.

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Luxion Releases KeyShot 9.1 and KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS

Luxion introduces KeyShot 9.1 and KeyShot SOLIDWORKS with new Unwrap UV feature.

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Unity 2019.3 Tech Stream Now Available—260 New Improvements

Unity 2019.4 Long-Term support will arrive in spring to provide solid foundation for creators looking to ship their projects in the near future.

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INSIDER Xpresso #12—Subscribers First to Read In-Depth Report on McNeel’s “Rhino.Inside”

Our latest INSIDER Xpresso #12 newsletter features a key upcoming INSIDER Report on McNeel’s pivotal SDK technology ‘Rhino.Inside.’ Subscribers to the newsletter have gained early access to learn all about how Rhino and Grasshopper technology may find its way into every major CAD and BIM tool in the AEC market at some point in 2020.

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Corel has announced the new CoreCAD 2020 for Mac and Windows

CorelCAD 2020 is a powerful .dwg native 2D/3D CAD program and the latest version maximizes users’ productivity with new features and commands.

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New Book by McNeel—Essential Algorithms and Data Structures for Grasshopper

McNeel releases a new book on Essential Algorithms and Data Structures for Computational Design.

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Vectorworks, Inc. and AIAS Announce 2019 In Studio Render/Sketch Competition Winners

Judging came down to masterful displays of ambition, ability, and artistry.

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Event News: RTC 2020—Inaugural RealTime Conference to Launch in April

Created by veterans from FMX, Weta, DreamWorks, THX, Dassault Systèmes, TellTale Games, the new Real Time Conference promises to put the right focus on how industries are changing due to real-time tech.

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Third Annual Architosh ‘INSIDER Report’ Due Early February

The next issue of architosh INSIDER Reports will come in February and will pack a punch on Algorithms-aided Design (AAD) content for AEC users.

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Solibri Connection for ARCHICAD 23 Released

Add-on delivers faster, automated code and constructability checking optimized for higher design quality for ARCHICAD users.

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New FLW Fallingwater Twinmotion Tutorials Available

New online training tutorials take users through the steps of creating FLW’s famous Fallingwater house inside Twinmotion for a comprehensive introduction of the popular interactive-renderer.

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Autodesk Packs Artist-Driven Features into Maya 2020 Release

New animation, rendering, effects, modeling and rigging advancements empower 3D artists across the production pipeline.

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Promo: Architosh Readers Offered $100 Off Vectorworks Design Summit Registration

Architosh Readers Gain Perks—Save $100 Off Registration to Vectorworks Design Summit 2020.

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Bentley Systems Wins Downstream Award for Digitization

Bentley Systems helps Dow Chemical Company implement AWP Best Practices Across the Organization.

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Vectorworks, Inc. Wins the Construction Computing Awards ‘Editor’s Choice Award’

Vectorworks also is noted as Runner-Up in the Architectural Design Product of the Year Category.

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Vectorworks, Inc. Announces Availability of ConnectCAD 2020 for Entertainment Market

Signal flow technology is part of Vectorworks 2020 Service Pack 2 release on display at LDI booth 1131.

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Graebert Announces Updates to ARES Native DWG CAD Product Line

Berlin, Germany-based Graebert, has announced major updates to its ARES CAD software technologies at its annual conference held there this month. Here is a brief summary of the big news.

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GRAPHISOFT wins top honors at Construction Computing Awards

GRAPHISOFT scoops up top BIM Product of the Year Award for the ninth year in a row while also winning Mobile Technology of the Year award.

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AU19: OpenSpace Announces New Integrations with Autodesk BIM 360 Software

Customers will be able to create RFIs and Issues from directly within job site photo documentation.

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Registration Opens for 2020 Vectorworks Design Summit

Vectorworks Design Summit is coming to the West Coast for the first time.

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Vectorworks, Inc. Announces Kristopher Clemson as First Entertainment Winner of Richard Diehl Award

The Vectorworks folks have announced the winners of their student scholarship design competition—the 2019 Vectorworks Design Scholarship.

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Webinar: Introducing the Twinmotion—ARCHICAD Direct Link

Webinar Alert—Experience the Twinmotion-to-ARCHICAD Direct Link in Action.

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KeyVR Update Introduces Unmatched Realism for Transparent Materials

Lumion advances its KeyVR software solution with new capabilities in rendering glass and gem-like materials in virtual reality.

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Autodesk Announces the EC3 Tool Partnership—Combatting Carbon Emissions

As the world builds the equivalent of an entire New York City every month, reducing the carbon emissions of materials is imperative.

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Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle Brings Industrial Power to the Office

Manage 3D print materials and air quality with one unique production solution.

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GRAPHISOFT delivers award-winning ARCHICAD 23

GRAPHISOFT today announces the global rollout of ARCHICAD 23—the industry’s leading BIM software solution for architects.

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Ultimaker Expands S-line Product Family with new Ultimaker S3

Affordable and professional-grade 3D printer brings in-house production to any desktop.

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US Infrastructure Projects Named ‘Finalists’ in Bentley Systems’ Annual Awards Program

Winners to be selected and announced in Singapore on 24 October at Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2019 Conference.

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Here Are The Finalists for the Autodesk AEC Excellence Awards 2019

Autodesk announces finalists for 2019 AEC Excellence Awards.

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Khronos Group Releases new NNEF Converters, Extensions and Model Zoo

This month Khronos Group Releases New Open Standards for Neural Networks.

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Vectorworks Architect Wins “Newsweek’s” ‘Best Business Tools 2019’ Award

Vectorworks Architect wins in the new Newsweek ‘Best Business Tools 2019’ awards program.

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International Road-Show—BricsCAD with AI Event at Boston Society of Architects

Bricsys will be showing its AI-infused BIM technology at the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) this coming September—DWG based architecture professionals encouraged by the company to come and learn about the future of DWG-based BIM technology.

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Autodesk Integrates PlanGrid with BuildingConnected—Streamlines Preconstruction and Field Teams

Building on the momentum of product consolidation, new Autodesk integration instantly pushes critical preconstruction data from BuildingConnected to PlanGrid, saving time and reducing mistakes.

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SIG: Khronos Group Announces Working Group for 3D Ecosystem for Commerce

3D Commerce is becoming an official Khronos Working Group; group will work to help standardize 3D content for commerce online.

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Nemetschek Group Quarter 2 Earnings Out—Strong Dynamic Growth

The Nemetschek Group has posted strong second-quarter earnings with revenue up 21 percent and high operating margins of 29 percent. The Group is on target for the fiscal year.

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SIG: Khronos Releases OpenXR 1.0 Spec—Establishes Foundation for AR/VR Ecosystem

Final specifications by Khronos help usher in common standards for AR and VR industry ecosystem—simplifying hardware and software integrations for the benefit of all in the industry.

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Autodesk and VW Pair on Rebuilt Retro VW Bus using Generative Design

Autodesk collaborates with Volkswagen Group on generative design in electric showcase Microbus.

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Open Design Alliance (ODA) to showcase BIM solutions in Milan

ODA DevCon 19 will be highlighting support for open and proprietary BIM formats.

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Varjo Now Has Vast Reseller Network—Expands VR-1 Device

The program launches with 14 resellers, bringing in-person demos and local support to more than 34 countries across Europe and North America.

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GRAPHISOFT’s ARCHICAD 23 and BIMx win AIA ‘Best of Show’ Awards

GRAPHISOFT wins two top honors for ‘BEST of SHOW’ at AIA, Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Vectorworks, Inc. Adds Two Prestigious Awards from Architosh and BUILD Magazine

Company recognized as “BEST of SHOW” and “Ones to Watch”

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Chaos Group Release V-Ray for Unreal Update 1

Unreal materials support brings Academy-Award-winning raytracing technology to full use base; free content for current users.

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AIA: ARCHICAD users among first to benefit from IFC4 Reference View Export Certification

ARCHICAD 23 will gain IFC4 Reference View 1.2 Export certification when it ships later this year.

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AEC Magazine 2019 NXT BLD Conference Speakers Announced

An exciting speaker lineup for the 2019 NXT BLD Conference by AEC Magazine has been announced. The event focuses on emerging technologies in AEC—it looks into the near and far future.

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C3D Labs Updates 3D Model Viewer for 2019

Free CAD file viewer adds dynamic sections, measurements, and calculation features.

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Artist Ben Wilson Brings Beauty and Decay to his Substance Source Signature Release

New Collection Brings 15 Original Ready-to-Use Materials, Including Two Free to Download; Substance Source Library Now Contains Nearly 1850 Assets.

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Former Head of HTC’s Vive Studios Joins Sixense Studios as President

Sixense Studios taps former HTC Vive Head for its software and content development for games and enterprise markets.

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Autodesk Announces Judges Panel for AEC Excellence Awards 2019

Leading academics, thought-leaders, and expert practitioners are among the international list of judges for this year’s AEC Excellence Awards 2019.

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GRAPHISOFT announces release of ARCHICAD 23

The latest release of ARCHICAD sets new benchmarks for BIM software responsiveness, improves interoperability and enhances modeling and Grasshopper connectivity features, among dozens of improvements.

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Bentley Systems OpenBuildings Station Designer Now Available

OpenBuildings Station Designer uniquely integrates multidisciplinary design and simulation for rail and transit stations.

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