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Features: Special

SIG: Siggraph 2019—Highlights from the Computer Graphics Show (Part 2)

We continue with Part 2 of our Architosh coverage of SIGGRAPH 2019 in Los Angeles.

SIG: Siggraph 2019—Highlights from the Computer Graphics Show (Part 1)

This year in Los Angeles SIGGRAPH 2019 had an evolving twist in the format of the conference, with many more companies opting to host their wares in private rooms. Regardless, there was a slew of exciting announcements in software and hardware at the biggest computer graphics conference in the world.

Perspectives on AIA '19—Technology and Architecture and Toward the Collective

Architosh presents its annual “perspectives” on BEST of SHOW honorees at AIA in Las Vegas. This year the focus on AEC technologies advances in the framework of last year’s efforts, recognizing the continuity and the developments we saw and awarded around the themes of the conference: collaboration, openness, and inclusiveness…toward the collective.

Master Builder 2.0—GRAPHISOFT Shapes Its Future Around Integration
Finland's Varjo is a Game-Changer—VR-1 with Bionic Display Can Transform Industries
Pondering the Impact of AI (artificial intelligence) in AEC Industries—the Wide View
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Notable Words

Metal has chosen to provide less flexibility in some areas, for example memory management, in order to make programming simpler for mobile developers.

Features: Interviews

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)

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.

CIVIGNER is New Web-based Engineering Application for Civil and Geo

A new web-based 3D CAD system from Spain emerges as CIVIGNER and is being shown this week at a Barcelona conference as its big debut. We have the story.

A Conversation with GRAPHISOFT's New CEO—Huw Roberts
Toward a Billion Euro Company—Patrik Heider Discusses Nemetschek's New Formulation
The New Hypar Platform—Soon Offering the AEC Industry Scalable Computation
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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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export your final dimensioned results directly into BIM applications via IFC export.

Features: Firm and Artist Profiles

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

Fall in love with drawing again…is the tagline at Autodesk’s SketchBook app home page. In disciplines that used to be all hand-drawn, this feature on SketchBook user Eric Arneson shows why there is no need to be reminscient about it. You can draw beautifully by hand today—just digitally.

Bespoke Computational Tools at Payette Drive Unforeseen Values to Firm and Client Alike
Gaming Tech Takes Over—SPACIALISTS Touts Its Unreal Engine Viz Pipeline
Firm Profile: BOGDAN & VAN BROECK—The Ecology of Densification
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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
More Viewpoint Posts

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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