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Abvent’s Twinmotion 2018—Is BATIMAT Innovation Award Winner

Twinmotion 2018 garners award in the area of innovation. The new interactive renderer is one of the latest innovations from Abvent of France.

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New Content Pack for KeyShot 7—Foretells of Larger Role for KeyShot Cloud

Luxion announces new content pack for KeyShot 7—partners with Poliigon and Aversis.

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North and South American Expansion—BIM Software Leader Solibri Expands Partners

The Nemetschek Group’s subsidiary Solibri has expanded its network of partners.

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Mac 3D News: Cinema 4D Release 19 Is Now Shipping

Latest version of Cinema 4D includes fundamental new OpenGL engine technology and more technology for the creation of virtual reality assets.

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MAXON Will Be At SIGGRAPH 2017—Exhibitor Highlights

Maxon has a full schedule of interesting presentations on tap for SIGGRAPH 2017—here’s their schedule.

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Abvent Announces Twinmotion 2018 Global Release Date—31 July

Twinmotion 2018 will be globally available and announced at SIGGRAPH 2017.

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AKVIS Releases New Image Editor—AliveColors for Mac and Windows

AKVIS releases all new AliveColors—new image editing software package for Mac and WIndows platforms.

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irisVR Announces Prospect 1.5 Is Available—New 360-Degree Panoramas Support

Prospect 1.5 is the release irisVR users have requested—new 360 pano support, link from Prospect to Scope, and numerous user-requested improvements in one of the best VR software solutions on the market.

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Bricsys of Belgium Updates BricsCAD v17 for Mac

Belgium’s Bricsys updates BricsCAD Mac to version 17.2.09—adds dozens of new improvements along with key fixes.

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Boston’s Chapter First to Launch Mobile App—AIA Guide to Boston Architecture

Boston is the first US city where the local AIA Chapter has produced a mobile app for their local architecture guide. This built this app for Apple’s iPhone.

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International Panel of Judges Announced for 2017 AEC Excellence Awards Program

Autodesk announces 2017 AEC Excellence Awards program—calls for submissions across four BIM categories.

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New Courses at ThinkParametric—Next Generation Designer Skills

Algorithmic design online education site, ThinkParametric, has three new courses that teach powerful plugins for the ubiquitous Grasshopper for Rhino.

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OrthoGraph I Monthly Ticket—App Offered at 50 Percent Discount

OrthoGraph I is an award-winning mobile app that is purpose built for AEC pros who must measure existing buildings and translate that data to CAD and BIM.

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TurboCAD 2017 for Windows Offers Big Advances in Latest Release

The flagship TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2D/3D CAD solution from IMSI-Design offers new connections to the company’s popular iOS and Android apps, plus dozens of new features.

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Axalta Unveils Color Configurator Powered by Luxion’s KeyShot Renderer

Axalta Customer Experience Center gains new technology for color powered by Luxion’s rendering technology, famously found in the award-winning KeyShot app.

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Abvent News: Dot-Point Update to Artlantis 6.5, Plus Artlantis Webinars

Abvent news includes a pair of free webinars and a dot point release to Artlantis that squashes some bugs.

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The Most Anticipated VR/AR Event Is Nearly Here

With VR and AR getting even bigger, expect these types of events to raise even more awareness, urgency, and excitement!

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Allegorithmic Launches Contest for Artists—Help Bring the Art Toy ‘MAT’ to Life

Allegorithmic launches design contest for 3D artists—creates new 3D character but only takes that creation half way. Company looking for contests to compete to bring “MAT” to life with lots of personality.

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Tidbits: FileMaker DevCon 2017 and Apple Campus News

We have some tidbit news items on Apple Park progress and the upcoming FileMaker DevCon 2017 this summer.

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Pre NAB News: CINEMA 4D Announces Line-Up of Presenters

Always a popular hit at NAB, Maxon will be in attendance and has announced its show line-up speakers.

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Vectorworks, Inc., Wraps Up Global Location with Release of Vectorworks 2017 for Chinese Language

Vectorworks 2017 is now in China. Local language release is rolled out with upcoming events schedule.

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Autodesk Celebrating 35 Under 35 Young Designers—Part of AutoCAD Turning 35 Years-Old

To celebrate AutoCAD’s upcoming 35th birthday in December of 2017, Autodesk is noting the work of talented young design and technical professionals under 35 years-old.

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Hexagon’s Intergraph CADWorx Plant 2017 R1 Now Runs on BricsCAD and AutoCAD platforms

Bricsys announces new Intergraph CADWorx Process, Plant & Marine (PP&M) design suite support on BricsCAD platform giving choice to users.

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BricsCAD V17 dot 2.03-1 Released for Windows

Latest BricsCAD update to V17 adds several new commands and features plus bug fixes.

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Vectorworks Announces New Braceworks 3D Finite Element Analysis Add-On

Ongoing demos of temporary structure analysis add-on planned at Booth E60, Hall 3.0 during Frankfurt, Germany conference. Vectorworks Spotlight gets new FEA add-on software.

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In-Brief: Vectorworks and solidThinking Upcoming Webinars

Next week both solidThinking, Inc. and Vectorworks, Inc, have some excellent webinar opportunities.

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Event News: Vectorworks Webinar on “Transitioning to Information Modeling Workflows”

This webinar helps participants understand how to transition from CAD workflows to information model workflows in the landscape design industries.

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Vectorworks, Inc’s Japanese Distributor A&A Wins “BCN Award 2017”

Awards notes Vectorworks as leading selling CAD/BIM software solution sold via electronics retailers in Japan.

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Ultra-fast Redshift Render Comes to Houdini

World’s fastest renderer—Redshift—is coming to Houdini and then next it will be Maxon’s Cinema 4D. Redshift supports other 3D packages already.

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OrthoGraph Announces Winner of Fire Investigation Webinar Contest

California architect Peter Samarin wins free laser hardware and year’s subscription to OrthoGraph 1 system as part of webinar series contests—learns how survey building app works in conjunction with Leica Disto D2 device.

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Vectorworks Adds Industry Experts To Its Team

The Vectorworks team is expanding and has added three new industry experts from the world of architecture, landscape architecture and entertainment design.

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Siemens and Bentley Systems Agree to Jointly Offer Planning and Design Solutions for Utilities Markets

Siemens and Bentley partner to address digitalization of energy utility markets worldwide.

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Khronos Places OpenGL and OpenGL ES Conformance Tests into Open Source

Developer community can contribute to test development and evolution; open source 3D API implementations can freely use tests to increase quality.

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Webinar: Fire Investigation with Advanced Technology from OrthoGraph

Fire investigation professionals can learn now to make accurate floor plans, measure as you go, get instant calculations on damaged surfaces, add annotations or labels to documents to everything you need on site—all in one app!

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Vectorworks, Inc. Expands Software Distribution in Mexico

New distributor Tecnología Dinámica de México to sell Vectorworks locally.

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Luxion Releases Keyshot 6.3—Advanced Rendering Tool

Luxion continues to expand support for the widest array of 3D product development software packages serving MCAD industries.

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Tidbits: Vectorworks People Props, Greyscalegorilla Sale and More…

CAD and 3D News: We have tidbit on people props by John Helm for Vectorworks versions 2014 – 2016 for sale; plus a tidbit on Greyscalegorilla’s many new offerings and holiday time sales; and finally news of the latest Dosch product on HDRI factory settings.

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GRAPHISOFT’s Native BIM Formats Are Now Accepted for Architectural Building Submission in Singapore

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore has recently launched the Code of Practice (CoP) for BIM e-submissions and voluntary submission of architectural plans in native BIM formats, which includes GRAPHISOFT’s .PLA file format.

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Best Holiday Discounts for Mac CAD & 3D Software

Software publishers push out good Black Friday and Cyber Monday Holiday Sales.

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Vectorworks Inc. Announces Bluebeam Revu Software Integration

Vectorworks adds enhanced collaboration between its product line and that of sister company Bluebeam. New space object export support enhances Revu workflows.

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AU 2016: Pluralsight Intros Learning Paths for Autodesk 3D Design, Engineering and Fabrication Software

Today at Autodesk University 2016, Pluralsight introduced Learning Paths for Fusion 360, AutoCAD, Maya, and 3ds Max.

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Tidbits: ArchiSnapper, DWG Sync for Revit, and AIA Innovator Award news

We have CAD and AEC news tidbits below. We learn of Autodesk’s new tool for DWG to Revit workflows, the AIA’s call to vote for innovation winners, and some interesting content over at ArchiSnapper’s blog.

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E-on Software Announces VUE 2016 Professional 3D Solutions

Bentley’s subsidiary E-on Software of France has recently announced the immediate availability of VUE 2016 and PlantFactory 2016—3D software solutions for creating natural digital environments.

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OrthoGraph Wraps Up Successful Trade Show at London Build

OrthoGraph I app system shown at London Build Expo–when coupled with laser distance meters app device combo impresses attendees at speeding up measuring workflows.

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AIA California Council Partners with GRAPHISOFT for BIM

The AIA in California has partnered with GRAPHISOFT to help increase Return-on-Investment for its members helping them with transitions to BIM workflows.

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BIMobject launches new BIMsupply—A Cloud-Based Supply Solution for AEC Industry

BIMobject launches all new BIMsupply, a cloud-based supply solution for Building Product Manufacturers that links the tender-quote-order process to the BIM model.

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Maxon Announces CINEMA 4D R18 ‘North American Road Show’

Maxon’s latest CINEMA 4D Release 18 has loads of new features and the company is taking the new kit out on a 14 city North American Road Show. Creatives can learn tips and tricks as well as learn about the software if they are not using today in their workflows.

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Does Mac 3D Program formZ Work with Sierra? You Bet—But!

Apple has released macOS 10.12 Sierra and its out and being enjoyed. Can you run it on your formZ machine? You can, but there are some caveats due to Gatekeeper changes on the OS.

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Mac 3D News: formZ and Strata 3D—Special Fall Offers

Strata and formZ offering excellent discounts specials this fall.

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Mac 3D News: Andersson Technologies updates SynthEyes 1608

Leading camera tracking match-moving software used in film and broadcast industries gets many updates including animated scene illumination and more in latest 1608 updates.

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IMAGINiT Technologies Partners with Canadian Centre for Product Validation

A collaborative partnership helping product manufacturers innovate, validate and commercialize their products.

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Dubai Future Foundation and Asite to Host International Competition on the Future Transportation Sector

A Hyperloop in the Middle East—Design project aims to reduce time between Dubai and Fujairah by less than 10 minutes

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Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac Out—Still Runs Revit Just As Good

The latest version of Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac offers designers and architects access to the few remaining big CAD and design applications not yet available on OS X, while offering far more in multi-VMs support for legacy, Linux, Xbox and more…

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Webinar: Visualizing Success with Rendering Software

Vectorworks is holding a webinar 16 August 2016 on rendering for success.

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SIG: Autodesk upgrades VR and 3D animation tools at SIGGRAPH 2016

Autodesk announces updates to VR and gaming toolsets for game developers and more…in Maya and Stingray.

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Mac CAD/3D Tidbits: Strata 3D, Onshape and Vectorworks news…

Mac CAD and 3D News: Today we have tidbit news items on Strata 3D, MCAD darling Onshape and Vectorworks energy modeling AIA learning session featuring Energos.

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Vectorworks, Inc. Helps Recognize JOM Architects as 2016 Foundation Award First-Place Winner

JOM Architekten is the Foundation Award 2016 winner.

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GRAPHISOFT announces that ArchiCAD 20 Global Rollout Has Begun

Graphisoft now shipping ArchiCAD 20 globally in the first 6 of 28 global regional versions.

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Vectorworks, Inc. announces CEU based webinar series

Vectorworks, Inc., a global BIM software developer has announced a series of new credit worthy webinars.

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Allegorithmic Integrates Substance Engine into Houdini 15

Free update brings leading 3D material creator to professional VFX artists; fast exportation to the Unity Game Engine.

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