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DIALOG Excels with Ideate Software’s Revit-based Tools

DIALOG focuses on collaborative design and planning processes with help from Ideate Software tools for Autodesk Revit.

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AE Firm Software BQE CORE Cloud Releases Major Upgrade

57 New features power BQE CORE platform behind ArchiOffice and EngineerOffice among dedicated software technology for professional service firms.

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3D News: Maxon Grows in Japan — Acquisition and New Japan Office

Building stronger relationships and direct support will aid expansion for Maxon Japan as the company acquires its distributor headquartered in Tokyo.

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3D News: Rhinoceros 7 for Mac and Windows—Now Shipping

Rhino 7 is now shipping worldwide and McNeel’s latest advanced 3D modeling and Grasshopper computational design platform offers the largest upgrade feature set in the history of the app.

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VR News: The Wild Launches New ‘Tours’ Feature

The Wild Tours feature offers orchestrated control over multi-user VR/AR presentations with stakeholders, framing the pitch optimally.

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Siemens Expands Convergent Modeling—New Parasolid v33.0

Siemens updated the Parasolid modeling kernel to version 33 in mid-December introducing new technology for Convergent Modeling.

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Unity Technologies Releases ‘Unity Forma’ for Digital Marketing

Unity Forma enables the creation of captivating digital marketing content and interactive 3D experiences from one master model.

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ALLPLAN and Precast Software Engineering Merge Companies

ALLPLAN and Precast Software Engineering merge to form unified solutions to serve the engineering and construction markets.

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3D News: Autodesk Maya 2020.4 Marks New Chapter for Bifrost

Maya 2020.4 features major new Bifrost updates to the popular 3D content creation program from Autodesk, empowering visual artists working across a multitude of 3D arts fields and industries.

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Archicad 24 Update 2 gains enhanced Integrated Design workflows

Archicad 24 Update 2 breaks development release pattern and delivers major new improvements mid-year, including better Integrated Design, Issue Management features, and new Add-ons.

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Vectorworks, Inc. Wins The Baltimore Top Workplaces 2020 Award

Vectorworks, Inc., a subsidiary of The Nemetschek Group in Germany, has won a top honor for being a top Maryland place to work.

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Varjo launches new XR-3 and VR-3 headsets—next gen immersive technology

Varjo XR-3 and VR-3 deliver twice the performance with enhanced human-eye resolution plus LiDAR depth awareness for mixed-reality users.

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Nemetschek Group paves way for continuous BIM model workflows in the Construction Lifecycle

The Nemetschek Group advances continuous and automated connectivity between analysis models and BIM models in Open BIM workflows.

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Nemetschek Group a Top-3 Strongest-Growing Medium-sized Company in Germany

The Nemetschek Group wins another honor, being ranked 2nd among “TOP 100 Strong-Growing Medium-Sized German Companies.”

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AU20: Autodesk expands Autodesk Construction Cloud—New ‘Build’ and ‘Quantify’ offerings

Autodesk Construction Cloud advances significantly this year with unified apps like Autodesk Build and Autodesk Quantify and the new Autodesk BIM Collaborate and PlanGrid Build Mobile app.

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AU20: Epson adds new SureColor T-Series Plotters to Lineup

The new Epson SureColor T3170M and T5170M wide-format plotters offer AEC professionals high-speed printing, scanning and copying workflows.

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Award-winning iOS App Shapr3D—Coming to Apple Silicon Macs

Shapr3D, the award-winning CAD tool for the iPad Pro, is now coming to Apple Silicon Macs.

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Enscape 2.9—New Video Textures, Custom Assets and More

A milestone release from the German visualization company, Enscape 2.9 features stunning new video texture support, new assets, and more BIM program integrations.

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Enscape releases version 2.9 with Vectorworks 2021 Integration

Enscape 2.9 now supports Vectorworks 2021 integration, allowing design professionals to integrate real-time immersive workflows.

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Small Film — GRAPHISOFT joins Architects’ “Build The Vote” initiative

Build The Vote is an initiative created and executed by acclaimed architects and supported by GRAPHISOFT to help encourage citizens to recognize the importance of voting in this election.

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Big new BIMcollab ZOOM Update — Including Power BI

The new KUBUS produced BIMcollab ZOOM adds new features to enable better extraction and sharing of information from your BIM model. BIMcollab is a popular cloud-based BIM industry collaboration tool in Europe and the global market.

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Autodesk Announces Winners of 2020 AEC Excellence Awards

Autodesk AEC Excellence Awards winners for 2020 showcase diverse excellence across infrastructure, building design, and construction sectors.

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Bentley Systems Announces Winners of YII2020 Awards

Bentley Systems’ YII2020 Award winners show continuing advancements in digital and physical delivery of global infrastructure investments using Bentley Systems software in sophisticated digital workflows.

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Bentley Systems Announces Three New Key Executives

Bentley Systems appoints three new executives including chief product officer, chief success officer and chief marketing officer.

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Bentley Systems announces finalist in Year in Infrastructure 2020 awards program

The winners of the Bentley 2020 Year in Infrastructure awards will be announced live tomorrow during YII 2020 virtual conference.

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Bentley Systems expands alliance with Microsoft—accelerates infrastructure digital twins

The alliance between Bentley and Microsoft situates the latter’s Azure IoT and maps technologies into Bentley’s iTwin cloud-based technologies and solutions enabling advancements in urban planning and smart cities.

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BIM-enabled Facilities Management with ALLPLAN’s Bimplus platform

With ALLPLAN’s Bimplus and Spacewell’s MCS 20, two Nemetschek companies show the benefits of integrating BIM with CAFM.

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GRAPHISOFT BIMx Wins 2020 Best of Products Award

With BIMx, Archicad users can drive the design narrative on the building site for fast, specific client feedback, saving time and money.

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella — Featured Speaker at Bentley YII2020

Nadella and Bentley to discuss the challenges we face in infrastructure resilience and how leading technology vendors can meet those challenges with innovation.

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Bentley Systems IPO — Shares Now on NASDAQ

Bentley Systems IPO offers the global market investment opportunities in a CAD giant that dominates the infrastructure market.

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Chaos Czech Releases Corona Renderer 6 for 3ds Max

Powerful Sky Model, adaptive environment sampling and many new features make Corona Renderer 6 for 3ds Max a worthy update.

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Unity Joins Blender Development Foundation

The Blender Development Foundation gains another major tech company’s support in Unity Technologies, adding to development funding.

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AU 2020 Imagine Possible—Autodesk University Goes Virtual

Autodesk University this year will be held virtually. The November event will be free to everyone but registrations required to see the events online.

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BIM News: 2020 ODA DevCon Goes Virtual This September

The Open Design Alliances’s Developer Conference this year will be virtual, featuring guest keynote speakers from buildingSMART Internation, Microsoft, Google, and others.

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Lenovo ThinkStation P620—World’s First AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO Workstation

Lenovo ThinkStation P620 with AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro is the world’s first and only workstation with groundbreaking new CPU and graphics performance.

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Lumion 10.5 released as free update to Lumion users

Lumion 10.5 update adds 67 high-quality models to help architects create more stunning exterior spaces bringing nature into architecture.

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Ultimaker Intros New Ultimaker Essentials Software Solution

Ultimaker Essentials is new enterprise-ready subscription-based 3D printing software — solving adoption and stream-lined usage of 3D printers.

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GRAPHISOFT delivers Archicad 24 — major updates to BIMx and BIMcloud

Archicad 24 includes major updates to BIMx and BIMcloud for new integrated multidisciplinary team workflows—”paradigm-shifting” the BIM industry.

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Tech Soft 3D HOOPS Platform powers Fieldwire BIM Viewer

Fieldwire BIM Viewer gets powered by HOOPS platform technology from Tech Soft 3D — enhancing Construction Management Platform.

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XR-based digital twin of Tampa built by IMERZA using Unreal Engine

IMERZA has created a world-first XR-based digital twin for Tampa’s Water Street development, leveraging Unreal Engine at its core.

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Autodesk Issues Call for AU Proposals

Autodesk is calling on proposals for AU 2020, to be held virtually this year.

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GRAPHISOFT Announces ‘Building Together’ Digital Event

GRAPHISOFT has announced with fairly short notice a global digital event titled Building Together. It will prominently feature a discussion of the world’s second tallest building designed with ARCHICAD.

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VR News: Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) becomes Varjo Reseller in Asia-Pacific

Bohemia Interactive Simulations will start sales of Varjo HMDs immediately to its customers in Australia and New Zealand, expanding its enterprise portfolio of VR and XR solutions for training and simulation.

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Optim 1.2 Adds Real-Time, Interactive CV Collaboration to Unreal Engine

Unreal Users with the Optim Plug-in can now tour digital scenes in VR, meet with teams in real-time and communicate without leaving their homes or offices.

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Bentley Systems Adds Infrastructure Industry Experience to Digital Twin Consortium

This latest news underscores Bentley’s commitment to advancing open-source platform for digital twins.

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CAD News: IMSI Design’s New TurboCAD 2020—New Features

IMSI Design is now shipping TurboCAD 2020 product line. The company’s flagship product line includes ACIS modeling engine version 29.0 and new 3D modeling enhancements among other new features.

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Khronos Group Releases OpenCL 3.0—Draws Wide Industry Support

The provisional specifications are now publicly available for industry feedback on high-performance computational standard.

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Bentley’s COVID-19 Response—Free Bentley ProjectWise 365 Till September 30

Bentley’s 100 percent cloud-based SaaS solution ProjectWise 365 helps small to mid-sized AEC professionals collaborate from anywhere—particularly home during this global pandemic—and is now free of the subscription until 30 September 2020.

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3D News: Khronos Group Releases New Vulkan Ray Tracing Provisional Extensions

The Khronos Group ratifies new Vulkan Ray Tracing provisional specification opening up the industry’s first cross-platform standard for ray tracing acceleration.

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Vectorworks, Inc. Sponsors Landscape Institute’s New Online Learning Platform

LI Campus offers high-quality educational content to landscape professionals around the world.

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Graebert’s COVID-19 Response—Free ARES Kudo Till End of May

ARES Kudo can help those working with (.dwg) native files in any industry where remote access is critical for business continuity during this global pandemic crisis.

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AEC News: Nemetschek Brands’ Special Offerings During COVID-19

Nemetschek Group companies are helping their AEC customers around the globe with new and free solutions to cope with the current pandemic crisis.

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Luxion Announces KeyShot 9.2 Is Now Available—New Rendering Benchmark Tool

Luxion’s leading-edge rendering software gains much-improved CPU based translucent rendering capabilities and a new benchmark tool inside of its free KeyShot Viewer app.

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Ultimaker Scales Up 3D Printing for OEM and MRO Industries

The leader in desktop 3D printing continues to advance its market reach and presence in industrial enterprises, this time by advancing 3D printing capacity for ERIKS of the Netherlands.

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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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