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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.
In 2018 more than 2,100 architects voted for their favorite out of 6 architecture programs. ARCHICAD was rated highest in all the categories.
Vectorworks Architect and training also recognized at the annual ceremony.
Autodesk announces new AutoCAD 2019 version product line for Apple’s macOS platform.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Autodesk announces finalists for the AEC Excellence Awards 2018.
LA-based visualization studio takes top honors in Interactive Category at 2018 CGArchitect Architecture 3D Awards Competition.
Mac and Windows-based rendering plugin for SketchUp 2018—Shaderlight 2018—now updated with key new useful features.
New exhibit tracks the progress of Architectural Communications through exclusive stories and interactive VR — Opens 8 September to 25 November in Los Angeles.
The award program recognizes companies for innovation, design, and service.
V-Ray just got a whole lot better—now introducing V-Ray Cloud for accelerated rendering from all V-Ray product lines.
The Neural Network Exchange Format 1.0 specification is now available, with adoption underway from Khronos members, supported by an ecosystem of tools.
The 2018 Student Reel Contests by E-On Software offers students the opportunity to showcase their talents in 3D natural environmental graphics.
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.
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).
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.
World-renowned judges will select practitioners exemplifying the future of making things for the built environment.
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.
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.
Abvent’s new Twinmotion 2019 was released last week at AIA. Here is what is new.
GRAPHISOFT Debuts ARCHICAD 22 at AIA National for North American architects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vectorworks continues partnership with donations and will teach two classes in Las Vegas.
The multi-award-winning BIMx mobile app for AEC gains powerful new features with BIMx Presenter.
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.
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.
Shaderlight Limited introduces new Shaderlight 2018—rendering plugin for SketchUp 2018.
Autodesk releases updates to its infrastructure design and engineering products—InfraWorks 360 and Civil 3D 2019.
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.
Bluebeam’s flagship PDF-based market and collaboration solution strikes a new balance between utility and usability.
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.
The launch of the 11th localized language of Vectorworks to be celebrated with eight launch events.
Substance Painter’s new UI aims to simplify the 3D digital painting experience for its users and the program offers 15 major improvements.
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.
Seamless import of V-Ray scenes into Real-Time, Ray-Traced rendering now available in Unreal Beta for Architecture, Automotive, and Design.
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.
Autodesk simplifies AutoCAD 2019 into one license, many apps, experience, giving users much more freedom across tools and devices.
Corel brings its mobile CAD offering, CorelCAD Mobile, to Apple iOS, extending its market reach to the more professionally robust mobile platform.
There are numerous ARCHICAD courses online happening throughout the spring heading into the summer. Earn AIA credits on these courses and more.
French-based RealCADD—a cross-platform 2D CAD system—has advanced to version 4.8. Now supports Apple’s Retina Displays.
GRAPHISOFT congratulates one of its long-time users, architect and professor Balkrishna Doshi, of India, for his 2018 Pritzker Prize Honor.
GRAPHISOFT established new channel partnership in Ireland as the government mandate for BIM pushes more professionals to BIM workflows.
PTC Creo to get deep integration with Materialise’s Build Processor software technology stack to improve 3D printing.
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.
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.
Learn Grasshopper and Rhino and how it can power ARCHICAD in this AIA-credited online learning course by GRAPHISOFT.
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.
Vectorworks users can now access PixelFLEX product symbols, images, and specifications for entertainment, architectural, or commercial designs.
Major industry events news includes Nvidia’s GTC and Chaos Group’s “Total Chaos” event. We also note CADprofi updates.
The Nemetschek Group subsidiary company takes a twist and heads to the desert of Arizona for its fourth annual Design Summit event.
Luxion advances KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS add-in software to accelerate product design and engineering workflows.
The open industry 3D graphics standard, OpenGL, advances forward by the Khronos Group with new Conformance Test Suite in Open Source.
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.