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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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IMSI Design Releases New TurboCAD 2019

The latest version of IMSI Design’s popular TurboCAD line is now available, offering full compatibility with AutoCAD 2019 and over three dozen new changes and improvements including 2D architectural and MCAD related changes including those for 3D printing.

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GDC: Unity Technologies Launches Unity 2019.1 at Game DevCon

Unity 2019.1 includes more than 300 improvements including Lightweight Render Pipeline, Burst Compiler, and Shade Graph among others.

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BIM News: Vectorworks First to Receive IFC4 Export Certification

Substantial geometry and data advancements in latest IFC version.

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2019 Vectorworks Design Scholarship Offers $10,000 Richard Diehl Award

2019 Vectorworks Design Scholarship offers up to $10,000 prize in honor of the company’s founder and the chance to compete against undergraduate and graduate students from around the globe.

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Epic Unveils New Unreal Engine 4.22—New Real-Time Raytracing & More

New release of Unreal Engine brings many new features, including real-time ray tracing rendering, faster performance and streamlined production for both game and enterprise users.

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Autodesk Unleashes New Autodesk 3ds Max 2020

New release of Autodesk 3ds Max 2020 packs a punch with improved content creation and design visualization toolset.

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Vectorworks, Inc. Announces GDTF 1.0 Availability—Drives Entertainment Industry Standard

The entertainment industry’s first open file format is now moving forward with enthusiasm and adoption by key participating manufacturers.

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Rhino 6 for Mac with Grasshopper—WIP Now Available for Testing

McNeel introduces the availability of Rhino 6 for Mac WIP—includes integrated Grasshopper application.

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GDC: Autodesk Announces Arnold 5.3 GPU Beta for Rendering

Arnold now brings artists the power and flexibility of CPU and GPU rendering in a single renderer.

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Canada’s Corel Announces New CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 for Mac

Marking 30 years of innovation, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 extends its reach beyond Windows with an all-new, pro-powered suite for macOS and the new CorelDRAW web app.

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Fourth Annual Vectorworks Design Scholarship—Now Open

Students can win up to $10,000 USD from a global design competition.

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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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