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Features: Special

Autodesk Cloud-based Platforms and AI/ML Aim to Help Solve the Biggest Problems We Face

A connected world post-Covid suggests new possibilities for how the AEC industry will solve big problems—like climate change, remoteness and collaboration, and how to learn and benefit from convergence in multiple sectors.

STA of Boston Gains Efficiency with RICOH THETA X 360-Degree Cameras

360-degree photography via newly released RICOH THETA X is helping generate persistent eyes on the job site—something architects can greatly benefit from.

The Revit Open Letter Through the Lens of QWERTY-Nomics

Economist Milton Friedman said, “the most important single fact about a free market is that no exchange takes place unless both parties benefit.” The truth of that fact is up for serious debate amongst AE firms who have signed the recent Nordic Revit Open Letter.

Autodesk Begins New Era for Future of Architecture
Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 — AI, Upskilling Users and Performance
The Gift That Keeps On Giving—Vectorworks Talks Apple Silicon
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Notable Words

There are so many elements about The Foundry that we find attractive, not the least of which is the core management team.

Features: Interviews

Deep Insights about Vectorworks 2023 — Execs Talk to Architosh

This year’s Vectorworks 2023 updates deliver some compelling time-saving new features and improvements, just in time for an AEC industry that is getting more vocal about the need for productivity and the value they extract from software.

The Roberts Interview—Ahead of the Graphisoft 2022 Release Event

Graphisoft BIM technologies are expanding via a larger ecosystem of tools, integrations, and expansions. Huw Roberts explains the details.

The Glimpse Group — CEO Talks to Architosh About AR/VR

From the Quest to Varjo, NVIDIA to Apple, three technologies take us towards the Metaverse over a multi-decade technology cycle. We hear from The Glimpse Group’s CEO about what they are and where these technologies are going.

Omniverse In-Depth with Richard Kerris, VP NVIDIA
Tech Soft 3D Advances CAD Technologies — New Accelerations
Procore's Latest Innovations—Platform Updates and Global Expansion
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Features: Product In-Depth

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!

Product Review: Enscape for Mac SketchUp

Enscape for Mac SketchUp came out this year. We put the rendering plugin software through its paces on an Apple Silicon-based Mac and are very pleased with the results.

Tect—A Promising Platform Can Provide Key Gains for Architects and Manufacturers Alike

Tect can Uber-ize the building industry’s three-sided market dynamics between architects and their contractors (demand-side) and the building manufacturers (supply-side), resulting in streamlined economics for everyone.

The New AutoCAD Web—Streamlined Collaboration for CAD Professionals
Product In-Depth: Ricoh THETA X for the AEC Industry
Clarity for Revit Workflows Brings New Space Planning to Automation Software Suite
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export your final dimensioned results directly into BIM applications via IFC export.

Features: Firm and Artist Profiles

Slowing the Climate Crisis—Habit Studio Firm Profile

BIM with Vectorworks is behind a small architecture studio in Halifax—making a big impact one building at a time.

GKV — Diversification and Adaptability with Vectorworks

Modular construction is just another sector specialty for this New York City architecture firm that excels at delivering design services in large part due to its agile BIM platform.

Pandemic Footing—Flansburgh's Deft Response to Remote BIM Workflows

A well-tested and efficient set of digital technologies allowed a mid-sized Boston architecture firm to move seamlessly to a pandemic footing. This is the story of how Flansburg Architects remoted their Open BIM workflow to serve clients around the world.

A Journey to BIM—Dialing in Softness with Sun Path Precision
From Mountain Top to Watering Hole — The Design Work of Rosan Bosch Studio
The Sensible Pathway to Open BIM — One German Firm's Story
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Features: Viewpoint

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

Generative Design is transforming the product design process. This Viewpoint article overviews the various ways Generative Design works to make products better.

Inspiring the Next Generation—Young People in Engineering

The world is experiencing a shortage of engineers and scientists across numerous STEM-based industries. One way to solve this problem and boost well-qualified young professionals is to look at how to boost STEM studies from a young age and increase the participation of girls and underrepresented groups.

Viewpoint: Challenges of BIM Implementation from an Architect's Perspective
Viewpoint: Could Switching to LPG Help Increase Affordable Housing?
Vectorworks 2022—Powerful New Core Technology and Modern Chip Support
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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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