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Features: Special

Amy Bunszel of Autodesk Talks to Architosh About Forma

We discuss in this feature other items about Autodesk Forma not mentioned in the official press release—such as interop, SketchUp export, Spacemaker customers, AI, NVIDIA Omniverse, and more.

Choose Your Own Adventure—Vectorworks' New Omniverse Connector Expands Future for Users

NVIDIA Omniverse is making waves in most industrial CAD industries, from manufacturing to AEC/O. Now Vectorworks has a new Omniverse Connector, marking an inflection point for next-generation collaboration, visualization, and simulation capabilities for users.

ARES Kudo Delivers Multiple Benefits for University CAD Instruction

When a university computer lab was on lockdown during the pandemic, an instructor was forced to change technology so students could continue their CAD studies. What wasn’t expected was the discovery of how cloud-based CAD could transform the educational process leading to faster learning and streamlined teaching.

Benefitting from Reality Capture Digital Twins using 360-degree Cameras 
Autodesk Cloud-based Platforms and AI/ML Aim to Help Solve the Biggest Problems We Face
STA of Boston Gains Efficiency with RICOH THETA X 360-Degree Cameras
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Notable Words

Instead of binding data and applications into one giant experience, we are separating them. - Amar Hanspal, Autodesk

Features: Interviews

New Voices: With Disrupt Symposium Founder Sara Kolata

This industry is complex, demanding, risky, and economically under-performative. Parts of education also mislead it. Sara Kolata has lived it and works on bringing positive change.

AutoCAD 2024—Dania El Hassan Talks About AI, M-chip Support, and Meeting Customers Where They Are

CAD technology is still ‘leading-edge’ at Autodesk—latest OS-based technologies, AI, machine learning, and new Apple Silicon make AutoCAD anything but old-fashioned.

Industry Voices: 'Attacking Technology as a Design Problem,' with Evan Troxel, AIA

Architects take the friction out of the way their clients live and work, yet they still need to remove industry-specific friction from their own practices. The TRXL Podcast is aiming to help fix that.

A&E Optimism—Where it Comes From and How to Maintain It
Deep Insights about Vectorworks 2023 — Execs Talk to Architosh
The Roberts Interview—Ahead of the Graphisoft 2022 Release Event
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Features: Product In-Depth

ARES Trinity — A Review of the Industry Leading DWG CAD Software

We have taken a deep dive into the native DWG CAD ecosystem from Germany, and Architosh finds much to admire in this industry leader.

Flexible Modern Workflows with AutoCAD Web and Mobile

Accelerating modern workflow processes today requires the agility and connectivity that only cloud-connected applications can deliver. AutoCAD on the web and on mobile is at the heart of these case studies, precisely showing such acceleration.

Apple's Leading-Edge Plus PC Hardware Ecosystem Deployed on Vectorworks Cloud Services

Vectorworks Cloud Services has more capabilities than many people realize, including industry-unique technologies that let Mac users benefit from Windows hardware and Windows users benefit from Apple’s avant-garde software. And that’s just the cherry on the proverbial ice cream sundae!

Tect—A Promising Platform Can Provide Key Gains for Architects and Manufacturers Alike
The New AutoCAD Web—Streamlined Collaboration for CAD Professionals
Product In-Depth: Ricoh THETA X for the AEC Industry
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"VR headsets were all the rage at this year's AIA National in Atlanta," says Anthony Frausto-Robledo, AIA LEED AP,

Features: Firm and Artist Profiles

Jumping Out In Front—How BOXX Workstations with AMD Processors Transformed Frantom Designs' Creative Workflows

Frantom Designs has moved to BOXX workstations with AMD chips, and it has transformed their design workflows dramatically.

Stantec gains faster multitasking AEC workflows with AMD Radeon PRO GPUs.

Rendering workflows have always pushed computer hardware to the limit and still do. And they can altogether tie up a computer during render time. Stantec has gotten beyond this limit thanks to AMD Radeon PRO GPUs.

First Principles and Vectorworks BIM Shine at UK-based Studio Partington

A less ideological approach to utilizing BIM marries well with this UK architecture practice’s organic path to expertise in sustainable design leadership in architecture, policy, and research.

Slowing the Climate Crisis—Habit Studio Firm Profile
GKV — Diversification and Adaptability with Vectorworks
Pandemic Footing—Flansburgh's Deft Response to Remote BIM Workflows
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Features: Viewpoint

Why Builders use BIM for Cost Savings

BIM technologies and BIM services are greatly benefitting the business of construction, and not just for large firms. Learn how exactly in this Viewpoint feature.

Viewpoint: How BIM offers better efficiency during design and construction phases

BIM software has driven efficiency at multiple levels in the AEC industry over several decades, especially in the recent decade. This Viewpoint reviews all the ways this efficiency comes about due to BIM.

Why Good UX Design Matters in the BIM Software Industry

Good UX (user-experience) design is paramount in successful BIM applications and UX design practices will improve outcomes in BIM industry.

How generative design can change the process of product development
Inspiring the Next Generation—Young People in Engineering
Viewpoint: Challenges of BIM Implementation from an Architect's Perspective
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Featured Video

Featured Video: Vectorworks Architect 2017

In this featured video, Architosh showcases the key features in Vectorworks 2017 so that readers and users of this software can get excited about what comes next! Vectorworks 2018 is just around the corner.

Featured Video: The New OrthoGraph I System

In this featured video Architosh showcases all the capabilities and uses of the all new OrthoGraph I mobile cloud-based app for Apple iOS and Google Android mobile devices, used in conjunction with laser distance meters like the Leica DISTO D2. Learn how to streamline field dimensioning and take data straight into BIM and CAD applications.

Featured Video: The All New Vectorworks 2017

In this featured video, Architosh showcases all the new great features in the new Vectorworks 2017 product range, including some BIM interoperability capabilities including native Revit import.

Featured Video: Vectorworks Design Summit—2016 Chicago
Featured Video: Vectorworks 2016—An Introduction
Featured Video: Autodesk Fusion 360—Collaboration

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