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Past and upcoming webinars on the BIM process by Nemetschek SE software companies, Graphisoft and Vectorworks, offer learning credits and knowledge advancement.
Allegorithmic’s fall software update to Substance Designer gains 16 new features and improvements—first chance to author in AxF format.
Visual artists can win thousands of dollars worth of prizes from contest sponsors like Nvidia, X-Rite, HP and ArtStation.
BIM Product of 2017, Architectural Design Software of 2017 and Collaboration Product of 2017—Just a few of the many nominations up for the latest Vectorworks software at the Construction Computing Awards.
There is a new cloud-based web-served structural engineering solution, and it looks very good.
Architosh has event news for both Autodesk and Vectorworks. Upcoming road show focuses on plastic mold design using Moldflow from Autodesk. Vectorworks has an upcoming BIM webinar.
Sketchfab AR for iOS 11 is now out and the software app maker is touting its ease of use—urges iOS 11 users to explore AR for themselves.
The first Design Technology Throwdown is happening at ABX 2017 and GREENBUILD Boston this November.
Insight On Business the News Hour by Michael Libbie hosts guest Pete Evans, AIA, on a discussion about virtual reality, architects, and the future.
Mac CAD and 3D News: Today we have several tidbits of news on many of the biggest names in CAD and 3D—including Strata, Cobalt, Twinmotion, IrisVR and more…check it out!
Augmented reality (AR) is picking up steam in mobile AEC industry applications as Apple’s ARKit and Google’s AR technology comes on board.
Twinmotion 2018 garners award in the area of innovation. The new interactive renderer is one of the latest innovations from Abvent of France.
Luxion announces new content pack for KeyShot 7—partners with Poliigon and Aversis.
The Nemetschek Group’s subsidiary Solibri has expanded its network of partners.
Latest version of Cinema 4D includes fundamental new OpenGL engine technology and more technology for the creation of virtual reality assets.
Maxon has a full schedule of interesting presentations on tap for SIGGRAPH 2017—here’s their schedule.
Twinmotion 2018 will be globally available and announced at SIGGRAPH 2017.
AKVIS releases all new AliveColors—new image editing software package for Mac and WIndows platforms.
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.
Belgium’s Bricsys updates BricsCAD Mac to version 17.2.09—adds dozens of new improvements along with key fixes.
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.
Autodesk announces 2017 AEC Excellence Awards program—calls for submissions across four BIM categories.
Algorithmic design online education site, ThinkParametric, has three new courses that teach powerful plugins for the ubiquitous Grasshopper for Rhino.
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.
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.
Axalta Customer Experience Center gains new technology for color powered by Luxion’s rendering technology, famously found in the award-winning KeyShot app.
Abvent news includes a pair of free webinars and a dot point release to Artlantis that squashes some bugs.
With VR and AR getting even bigger, expect these types of events to raise even more awareness, urgency, and excitement!
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.
We have some tidbit news items on Apple Park progress and the upcoming FileMaker DevCon 2017 this summer.
Always a popular hit at NAB, Maxon will be in attendance and has announced its show line-up speakers.
Vectorworks 2017 is now in China. Local language release is rolled out with upcoming events schedule.
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.
Bricsys announces new Intergraph CADWorx Process, Plant & Marine (PP&M) design suite support on BricsCAD platform giving choice to users.
Latest BricsCAD update to V17 adds several new commands and features plus bug fixes.
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.
Next week both solidThinking, Inc. and Vectorworks, Inc, have some excellent webinar opportunities.
This webinar helps participants understand how to transition from CAD workflows to information model workflows in the landscape design industries.
Awards notes Vectorworks as leading selling CAD/BIM software solution sold via electronics retailers in Japan.
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.
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.
The Vectorworks team is expanding and has added three new industry experts from the world of architecture, landscape architecture and entertainment design.
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.
Developer community can contribute to test development and evolution; open source 3D API implementations can freely use tests to increase quality.
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!
New distributor Tecnología Dinámica de México to sell Vectorworks locally.
Luxion continues to expand support for the widest array of 3D product development software packages serving MCAD industries.
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.
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.
Software publishers push out good Black Friday and Cyber Monday Holiday Sales.
Vectorworks adds enhanced collaboration between its product line and that of sister company Bluebeam. New space object export support enhances Revu workflows.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The AIA in California has partnered with GRAPHISOFT to help increase Return-on-Investment for its members helping them with transitions to BIM workflows.
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.
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.
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.
Strata and formZ offering excellent discounts specials this fall.