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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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Chaos Group Initiates ‘Total Chaos’ — Two-Day Event for 3D Artists and Developers

Chaos Group’s user event in Bulgaria looks to bring world-class expertise in high-end design visualization this summer, offering attendees numerous changes to learn V-Ray from the best.

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Event: ARCHICAD Collaboration with Revit

GRAPHISOFT has an upcoming event in March focused on ARCHICAD and Revit together for the ultimate in Open BIM collaboration training. Learn how to utilize three technologies in Open BIM workflows between two of the leading BIM authoring platforms in AEC.

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Event: Learn the ARCHICAD to Grasshopper-Rhino Connection in March

Learn Grasshopper and Rhino and how it can power ARCHICAD in this AIA-credited online learning course by GRAPHISOFT.

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Event News: Vectorworks, Grasshopper and Rhino 5 for Mac Training

As we head further into the year there are lots of interesting online learning events getting on the schedule, including Vectorworks, Grasshopper and Rhino events.

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PixelFLEX and Vectorworks—Partnership Brings Latest LED Display Tech to CAD and BIM Designers

Vectorworks users can now access PixelFLEX product symbols, images, and specifications for entertainment, architectural, or commercial designs.

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Tidbits: 3D and CAD News: Bricsys and CADprofi, Nvidia, and Chaos Group News

Major industry events news includes Nvidia’s GTC and Chaos Group’s “Total Chaos” event. We also note CADprofi updates.

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2018 Vectorworks Design Summit Heads to Arizona in November

The Nemetschek Group subsidiary company takes a twist and heads to the desert of Arizona for its fourth annual Design Summit event.

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Luxion Announces KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS

Luxion advances KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS add-in software to accelerate product design and engineering workflows.

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Khronos Group Launches OpenGL 4.6 Adopters Program

The open industry 3D graphics standard, OpenGL, advances forward by the Khronos Group with new Conformance Test Suite in Open Source.

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BricsCAD V18—2/3D CAD and BIM Software for Mac OS X

Belgium’s Bricsys delivers its native Mac OS X version of its popular DWG file-based CAD/BIM program with full compatibility with the latest versions of AutoCAD and IFC open-standard interoperability support.

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Webinar: SPACIALISTS offers course on ARCHICAD to Unreal Engine Workflow

A new online course teaches you how to take your ARCHICAD BIM models into the Unreal Gaming engine environment.

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Apple Showcases Twinmotion 2018—Updates iMac Pro Page with Stats

Apple touts the iMac Pro’s amazing performance benchmarks—and features Twinmotion 2018 as VR workflow for 3D pros.

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Architosh’s 10 Most Popular Articles of 2017

These are the stories from 2017 that most caught our reader’s attention.

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connectCAD for Vectorworks—Now Compatible with Vectorworks 2018 SP1

connectCAD for Vectorworks 2017 v3.3 now compatible with latest version of Vectorworks 2018.

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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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