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Features: Special

AU19: Autodesk University Evolves with 'Better Starts Here'

Our first featured post from Autodesk University 2019 touches on AU themes and a selection of keynote highlights and does a round-up of AU Expo Hall highlights from some of the vendors Architosh spent time with.

Bentley Systems Advances Digital Twins—Critical to Smart Infrastructure and Climate Change  

This feature—which was originally published in our free monthly newsletter (INSIDER Xpresso) several weeks ago—focuses in on what we learned from the Bentley 2019 Year In Infrastructure Conference, held in Singapore, this past October. The key innovations we want to talk about from that conference center around “digital twins,” but we also want to highlight some stunning facts about the size and growth of the global infrastructure market. Some of these are “head-spinning” and hard to fathom, but nonetheless absolutely true.

BRICSYS 2019—Lift Creativity, Reduce, Complexity, Act as One

Bricsys continues to push on its leadership front in the area of Machine Learning and AI in BIM but the big news this year was on the new Rhino 3D + Grasshopper integration that benefits not just BIM workflows but MCAD workflows as well. Zaha Hadid Architects and HOK were global design innovators presenting at the conference as well.

ODA DevCon '19—Coming Full Circle in The AEC Industry
Jonathan Reeves Highlights New Features in Vectorworks 2020
SIG: Siggraph 2019—Highlights from the Computer Graphics Show (Part 2)
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Features: Interviews

Dr. Biplab Sarkar Talks to Architosh About Vectorworks 2020

In this feature, we learn from Dr. Biplab Sarkar about some of the thinking behind many of the new features in Vectorworks 2020, just recently released, and where parts of the application may be going in the future.

Architecture in Perspective—An Interview with Keely Colcleugh of Kilograph

Today we start off coverage of the 34th Annual Architecture in Perspective Conference with an interview with ASAI President and Kilograph CEO, Keely Colcleugh.

Professor Randy Deutsch—Discussing the Future of Architects: Convergence and Superusers (Part 2)

Author, architect, and professor Randy Deutsch talks to Architosh about his last two hit books delving into the transformative forces shaping change in AEC and the nature and characteristics of some of the architects responding to those forces he calls Superusers.

Professor Randy Deutsch—Discussing the Future of Architects: Convergence and Superusers (Part 1)
CIVIGNER is New Web-based Engineering Application for Civil and Geo
A Conversation with GRAPHISOFT's New CEO—Huw Roberts
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Features: Product In-Depth

National Engineering Firm Becomes Far More Agile with VDI via GPU Workstations

Most large AEC firms with multiple locations seek out agility for their operations. Southland Industries in the United States accomplished this recently with VDI via GPU workstations from Workspot.

Real-Time or Your-Time—How Visual Vocal Can Change the AR/VR Landscape in AEC

NBBJ helped incubate Visual Vocal serving as its primary test case, now the AR/VR startup is leading the charge in AEC around new and more efficient collaboration and communications.  [This Early Access feature was first available in this month’s Xpresso newsletter. Sign-up!]

OrthoGraph Enterprise Software Delivers Superior Benefits For Long Term Building Operation

While analog to digital methods for building survey work seemed immediate and valuable in the age of CAD, in the era of BIM they fail to deliver the high-value facilities managers demand in the age of cloud-based CAFM (computer-aided facilities management).

Product In-Depth: Graebert's ARES Kudo—Premier Onshape Partner Application
Product In-Depth: A Focus on Workflow in ARCHICAD 21
Lasers and iPads—How OrthoGraph Solves AEC Problems
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Before we entered the CAD market we learned that 15-20 percent of all CorelDRAW users were concerned about CAD.

Features: Firm and Artist Profiles

scape Landschaftsarchitekten—BIM Lessons for Landscape Architects

The scape Landschaftsarchitekten office in Germany is one landscape architecture firm that is excelling at its use of BIM technology in their practice. The lessons, from both failures and successes, are critical to the firm’s success overall.

BIG BIM plus Open BIM with Vectorworks Architect

You likely associate Vectorworks—a CAD/BIM software with historically strong graphics capacity—with marquee designers like Daniel Libeskind and award-winning small firms. However, you might want to start updating your associations.

Profile: Design Excellence—The Work of Vectorworks Scholarship Winners

The Vectorworks Design Scholarship offers lucrative prizes but its student winners show us just how talented and deserving their creative work really is.

The Artistry of Landscape Designer Eric Arneson—Using Autodesk SketchBook
Bespoke Computational Tools at Payette Drive Unforeseen Values to Firm and Client Alike
Gaming Tech Takes Over—SPACIALISTS Touts Its Unreal Engine Viz Pipeline
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Features: Viewpoint

Viewpoint: Will Computer Programmes Replace Human Engineering Skill?

Will AI and machine learning replace human engineering skill anytime soon? What are the factors behind this question and are there good examples? John Hannen shares his viewpoint.

The Ethical Conundrum of Bitcoin for Sustainable Architects

Can architects ethically embrace the cryptocurrency phenomenon knowing just how much energy it consumes?

Viewpoint: BIM—How should building product manufacturers cope with rising needs?

Building contractors continue to embrace the BIM process change revolution in the AEC industry, but a key implementation issue remains inconsistent standards and deployment of digital BIM object files by building product manufacturers.

Viewpoint: With BIM, EPC Firms Cannot Charge More—But They Can Charge Differently
Viewpoint: BIM Coordination Meetings from MEP Perspective—Then vs Now
Viewpoint: Drone Revolution is Dominating Construction Projects Across Every Stage
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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

Features Posts

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