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Because the AEC industry has a diversified perception to BIM, manufacturers are in a dilemma whether to deliver BIM objects or just PDTs.

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INDEX 01: All Mac CAD/CAM Apps—Alphabetical Listing

This is our complete (WIP) listing of all Mac CAD/CAM apps, simply organized in alphabetical order. This is our master list truncated lists are organized below for faster access to specific apps for different industries or CAD platforms.

Ultimate List of CDE (Common Data Environment) Apps for Architects

The Mac platform isn’t a minority player in an AEC industry moving to the cloud with the most important new digital platform to affect industry change—the new CDE (common data environment).  This article introduces the reader to 18 different solutions and profiles 5 leaders against key CDE definition criteria.

INDEX 02: CAD: AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction)

The Mac platform has always been popular in architecture circles in particular but increasingly within the overall AEC industry. This list of AEC CAD apps is just one component of what we will eventually have for AEC app list coverage.

 

INDEX 03: ARCHICAD Workflows and Add-Ons
INDEX 02: CAD: MCAD (Mechanical Computer-Aided Design)
INDEX 03: Vectorworks Workflows and Add-Ons

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INSIDER: GRAPHISOFT's BIM World—From the banks of the Danube to Tokyo

The Hungarian BIM software maker had a tremendous year, with noteworthy new technologies and even more noteworthy news of developments that lie ahead.

Bespoke Computational Tools at Payette Drive Unforeseen Values to Firm and Client Alike

Grasshopper, Ladybug, Honeybee, HumanUI…these are just some of the buzz words among those doing computational design at Payette, a subset of the major Boston-based practice doing work around the world.

INSIDER: Architectural Craftsmanship in the Age of BIM—Johnathan Redman Discusses FJMT Australia

An award-winning multi-national design practice disproves common assumptions, showing that BIM when combined with niche ideas about materiality and advanced digital simulation, conspire towards large works of architecture with cultural significance and lasting beauty.

Five Emerging Trends and Their Potential Impact on the Future of the AEC Industry
Former Apple Executive Richard Kerris Says AR Future Big, Talks About 'Glyph'
Autodesk Explains Project Quantum—And Why It Matters in AEC
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Industry Analysis and Commentary

HOOPS Exchange 2018—Bolsters AutoCAD and iOS Support and Siemens Parasolid Integration

The world’s most used CAD platform, geometry modeling kernel, and the world’s most professionally utilized mobile operating system all got extended support in TechSoft 3D’s HOOPS Exchange 2018 update.

3Dconnexion and Vectorworks—The Next Power Couple?

Gaining full 3Dconnexion 3D mice support to Vectorworks 2017 gives its users a lot more power in the area of 3D model creation, editing and navigation.

Facebook's VC Backs new Doxel—AI and Computer Vision to Disrupt Construction Industry

Andreessen Horowitz leads investment in Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence disruptor, Doxel, of Palo Alto.

Split Decisions—Why Apple's New "Pro" Commitments Will Find A Challenging Fit For Architects
SimScale Integrates Parasolid and HOOPS Exchange for more Powerful 3D CAD Handling
Apple Updates MacBook Pro—Intros 6-Core 8th Gen Intel Processors
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