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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: A Brief Tour of ARCHICAD Add-Ons

In this brief article we look at a few ARCHICAD “Add-On” applications, some you may not have heard of before. The good news is the world of apps that extend and enrich the ARCHICAD universe keeps on growing.

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: 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.

INSIDER: Marcus O'Brien of Autodesk—A Conversation About AutoCAD for Mac and Other Platforms
INSIDER: Big Construction and ARCHICAD—Willard Williams Talks Shop
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Autodesk's AutoCAD Web App—Named Finalist in User Experience by Fast Company

The AutoCAD web app is a Fast Company finalist for user experience (UX) at its Innovation by Design Awards program.

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.

HOOPS Communicator 2019 Adds WebAssembly Rendering and Support for BIM Collaboration Format

New WebAssembly core rendering leads to a drastic reduction in library size and performance with faster downloads and startup times.

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Hexagon Now Has End-to-End AEC Solutions Platform with Acquisition of Bricsys
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