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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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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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