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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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INDEX 02: 3D Apps: Animation, Special Effects (VFX) and Compositing

Due to its close relationship with film and broadcast TV industries, the animation, special effects, and compositing tools available for the Mac platform are quite extensive. Apple’s platform has full access to nearly all the largest tool families from the world’s leading software developers in these segments.

INDEX 02: 3D Apps: AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction)

The Mac platform has always been popular in architecture and it has featured some of the most innovative 3D applications ever developed, period. This list of 3D apps useful and commonly used in AEC is mostly focused on architects but all AEC pros may want to touch some of these. This list complements our other AEC app list coverage.

INDEX 01: All Mac 3D Apps—Alphabetical Listing

This is our complete (WIP) listing of all Mac 3D apps, simply organized by alphabetical order. This is our master list and truncated lists are organized by industry categories.

INDEX 02: 3D Apps: CAID (Computer-aided Industrial Design)

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INSIDER: Bricsys 2018: CAD + Machine Learning Equals Intelligent Collaboration

Bricsys has possibly taken the leadership front in the area of merging Machine Learning (ML) within a CAD tool—it has demonstrated truly powerful and ground-breaking new intelligence in a (.dwg) native-based CAD and BIM tool, with specialized verticals coming by way of a powerful third-party API system.

INSIDER: Marcus O'Brien of Autodesk—A Conversation About AutoCAD for Mac and Other Platforms

Autodesk says the platforms aren’t important anymore but getting users AutoCAD data in front of them anywhere, anytime, on any device is where the CAD giant intends to command its historic lead over rivals.

INSIDER: Big Construction and ARCHICAD—Willard Williams Talks Shop

Architect Willard Williams isn’t your typical ARCHICAD expert. He works on the construction company side of the equation now, but his insight about BIM and about how VR/AR and ARCHICAD can add value to the market is worth taking notes on.

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Industry Analysis and Commentary

A Hot Economy—Autodesk and Industry Group Says Construction Force Shortages Abound

In the US construction market, there are deep shortages of qualified personnel to hire. Without policy changes made soon to boost construction worker education and training, technology automation may come to the rescue ultimately eliminating human jobs down the road.

Day 1 Highlights—Vectorworks Design Summit and Keynote

Architosh was in Arizona for the fourth annual Vectorworks Design Summit. This article talks about some Day 1 highlights from the keynote.

Siemens and Bentley Systems—Companies Strengthen Strategic Alliance and Join Investments

Ambitions continue to further accelerate joint business for Bentley Systems and Siemens.

GRAPHISOFT Dramatically Reshaping the Power of BIM—The New Grasshopper-ARCHICAD Live Connection 2.0
Vectorworks Cloud Wins Cloud Based Technology of the Year
Altair IPO—Engineering Software Company Soars on Debut
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INSIDER Xpresso keeps CAD industry professionals up-to-date on next-gen emerging technologies (emTech) that will revolutionize the worlds of AEC and manufacturing and design. As an Xpresso reader, you will hear from some of the most important voices inventing and using the very latest tech in areas such as AI, machine learning, algorithmic-aided design (AAD), AR, VR, MR, 3D printing, 3D computer vision, robotics, and SmartCities technologies.

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