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Features: Special

Architecture Firm Accelerates BIM Process—Using Their Hands

It may sound counter intuitive that the power of hand drawing can possibly speed up a modern architectural BIM workflow. But to the delight of ESG Architecture and Design, it actually is.

Getting Real with 3D Materials—How Allegorithmic's Technology is Leading

Allegorithmic had a key presence at SIGGRAPH 2017 this year at Los Angeles. The French software company is the worldwide leader in material (texture) creation for the gaming industry. But the company has a wider audience of users in mind.

SIGGRAPH 2017 — Detailed Show Reports on Computer Graphics Conference and Expo

At this year’s SIGGRAPH show returned to Los Angeles, the show gained momentum in the midst of the burgeoning VR/AR explosion happening across various 3D industries as well as foundational shifts happening at the developer level as game engines grow more important and low-level graphics APIs bloom further. Lurking in the background of this year’s SIGGRAPH is AMD’s resurgence as well as Apple’s promised return to pro markets at the workstation level.

SIGGRAPH 2017—The Year of the Game Engine & Low-Level Graphics API
The Future of VR/AR—The Growing Demand for Creators of Places
Autodesk Explains Project Quantum—And Why It Matters in AEC
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Notable Words

The skinny is this. The leading visual scripting modeling tools don't run natively on Mac OS X. This changes everything.

Features: Interviews

Marc Kushner Wants to Turn The Architect-to-Manufacturer Relationship On Its Head

Society will win if architects start using their industry powers and Kushner’s new ArchitizerSource platform is just one pathway to getting there.

Interview—Patrick May Talks About His Journey with ARCHICAD and GDL Scripting

Creating bespoke solutions as part of yours or your firm’s toolkit goes part and parcel these days with staying competitive in the world of architecture. But these skills—scripting and even programming—are very left brain for the traditionally right-brained world of creatives.

Looking at The Future of Vectorworks—CEO Dr. Sarkar Shares Insights

The future of major technologies and tools isn’t always clear. However, one can gain some key perspectives from the answers to critical questions by tech leadership. In this interview, Architosh asks Vectorworks’ CEO Dr. Sarkar questions that probe the future of Vectorworks.

Software Training—How Pluralsight Is Taking Aim at AEC and Manufacturing
Former Apple Executive Richard Kerris Says AR Future Big, Talks About 'Glyph'
Resist and Challenge the Inevitable: Eva Franch i Gilabert at Vectorworks Design Summit
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Features: Product In-Depth

Lasers and iPads—How OrthoGraph Solves AEC Problems

We take a deep-dive into what OrthoGraph I offers the AEC industry for solving building measurement workflow challenges common to just about all building professionals. Paired with a laser distance meter (LDM) OrthoGraph I not only rapidly increases the time it takes to measure, it reduces errors and dovetails into today’s IFC-based BIM tools.

In-Depth: How Developer 'Perfect Parallel' is Changing the Game of Golf

In this feature we talk to Andrew Jones, COO of Perfect Parallel, a leading-edge software developer with a range of inter-related golf design, gaming, visualization, and broadcast suite technologies. What makes this company so fascinating goes beyond its tech and into its relationships and aspirations. Relationships with firms like Nicklaus Design, as well as the professional golf networks in the United States and abroad, have Perfect Parallel poised to shake up the game of golf. 

In-Depth: The New and Dynamic formZ 8

AutoDesSys, Inc., talks to Architosh about what’s coming up this summer in the new formZ 8—covering in detail such new features as its Subdivision Surface Modeling tools, new OpenGL Interactive Rendering improvements and much more…

In-Depth: Architosh looks at GRAPHISOFT EcoDesigner STAR
John Bacus of Trimble talks to Architosh about SketchUp, broadly and about version 2014
Autodesk talks to Architosh about Octane Cloud Workstation: Autodesk Edition at Amazon
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Features: Firm and Artist Profiles

Firm Profile: BOGDAN & VAN BROECK—The Ecology of Densification

Continuing on a trend of expanding the scope of discourse beyond the “digital” in design practice, Architosh is pleased to present this feature interview of Belgium professor engineer-architect Leo Van Broeck and his award-winning ecological, research-oriented design practice. The design keynote speaker at the recent Vectorworks Design Summit, Leo spoke to Architosh recently about his firm, co-founder, work and their philosophical positions in the field of architecture and urban design.

Firm Profile: Levi + Wong Design Associates—Virtualizing Healthcare Architecture

We continue our Firm Profile series for the second time this month with a feature on the mixed practice design firm Levi + Wong Design Associates, a Boston area architecture, landscape architecture, planning and interior design firm serving national clients through a highly-developed 3D ‘virtual design’ process using GRAPHISOFT’s highly noted ArchiCAD and BIMx platforms.

Firm Profile: Nick Hardman—Hardmarque Re-Imagines Australia's Future Manufacturing

We continue our Firm Profile series this November with a feature on solidThinking export Nick Hardman of HardMarque Future Factories, which specializes in a wide range of industrial design focused on the ‘additive manufacturing’ sector, serving diverse clients in the areas of industrial and product design.

Firm Profile: Archiform 3D -- Challenging China with Integral Design
Artist Profile: Janet Echelman - Sculpting Volume Without Weight
Firm Profile: Candusso Arquitetos - Architecture Visualized on the Mac
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Features: Viewpoint

Viewpoint: With BIM, EPC Firms Cannot Charge More—But They Can Charge Differently

Construction project owners are raising the bar of expectations, BIM consulting and modeling fees for an EPC firm isn’t the concern—it is how smartly they can generate revenue off of BIM.

Viewpoint: BIM Coordination Meetings from MEP Perspective—Then vs Now

AEC professionals have long valued the idea of clash detection in software systems. But quality and fruitful MEP coordination team meetings take more than just values and ideas—they take structured practices that leverage leading industry tools.

Viewpoint: Drone Revolution is Dominating Construction Projects Across Every Stage

Drones are here to stay in the world of construction. But what are the benefits they are providing exactly? This viewpoint article rounds the bend on all the various benefits and strategic functionality that drones are delivering to the building industry.

BIM for Smart Layouts and Smart HVAC Products Enhance Energy Efficiency
Viewpoint: Sustainability and Boards—Why Linking Significant Audiences and Materiality Matter to Long-Term Success
Viewpoint: International Climate Change—Is it a Turning Point for World Architecture?
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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
Featured Video: The All New Vectorworks 2017
Featured Video: Vectorworks Design Summit—2016 Chicago
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