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News: AECO

Digital Blue Foam Launches for Soaring AI-AEC Market

DBF is an AI-infused generative design platform that replaces legacy technologies to deliver faster, sustainable building design workflows.

BIM and ARES—Further Notes on AERTWORKS US Deal

BIM is becoming more central to Graebert’s ARES Commander. The latest technologies are aimed at the realities of drawings production.

Chaos and Enscape Merge—Backed by Venture Capital Groups

The joining of Chaos and Enscape will form a visualization powerhouse spanning multiple industries from AEC, VFX, to product verticals.

AERTWORKS Becomes US Reseller for ARES CAD Software
Nemetschek Group: Ends 2021 with Successful and Exciting Year
Monograph Grabs New Head of Engineering, Closes Series-B Round
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Needing extra rendering power quickly isn’t new, and it isn’t going away,” said Richard Lewis, CEO of PipelineFX.

News: MCAD

AERTWORKS Becomes US Reseller for ARES CAD Software

ARES CAD technology to be further accelerated in United States market due to new reseller partnership between Graebert and AERTWORKS.

AMD Touts Autodesk Inventor on Amazon EC2 G4ad Instances with AMD CPU and GPUs

AMD boasts new capacity for Radeon ProRender plugin — enables design and visualization for Inventor for Amazon EC2 G4ad instances. Enterprises can utilize and deploy cloud-based and hybrid-cloud workflow models delivering workstation-class, hardware-accelerated raytracing workflows to remote workers via the cloud.

Can you run AutoCAD on M1 Mac? — Answers

AutoCAD on the M1 chip would be dreamy for some Autodesk users, but no official timeline on Apple Silicon has been given for it.

Autodesk report says 'Convergence' is next big step for digitally mature companies
Epson Debuts Production-Class SureColor T-Series CAD Plotters
Khronos Launches 3D Commerce Viewer Certificate Program
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News: CAID

MultiPipe and new Apple Silicon Support in Rhino 7

Rhino 7 is now available for Apple Silicon Macs, plus adds a new powerful modeling command called MultiPipe.

Luxion Releases KeyShot 10.2

KeyShot 10.2 is a major new update from Luxion offering a completely new Materials Library, faster caustics and a lot more.

McNeel Ships New Rhino 6—Grasshopper Now Built-In

The long-awaited Rhino 6 with integrated Grasshopper is now shipping worldwide. New flexible cloud licensing make using Rhino 6 wherever you are easy.

Luxion Announces KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS
Altair IPO—Engineering Software Company Soars on Debut
solidThinking Brings Generative Design to the Cloud
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Behind every building project is a story: unexpected problems, clever solutions, and challenges that are overcome in the end.

News: Visualization

Khronos Vulkan 1.3 Spec Out—Successful Graphics API Roadmap

Vulkan 1.3 spec is now available with immediate driver support from GPU makers, plus public Vulkan Road Map and Profiles.

AMD Delivers Timely Radeon Pro Innovations to GPU Lineup

New AMD Radeon Pro W6400 leads lineup of three new innovative pro-class GPUs for business and creatives professional needs.

Chaos and Enscape Merge—Backed by Venture Capital Groups

The joining of Chaos and Enscape will form a visualization powerhouse spanning multiple industries from AEC, VFX, to product verticals.

AMD Touts Autodesk Inventor on Amazon EC2 G4ad Instances with AMD CPU and GPUs
CES: NVIDIA Unveils Free Version of Omniverse for Creators
What's New in Lumion 12—Volumetric Lights, Decals, Kelvin Settings and more
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News: Animation & VFX

Maxon Closes Pixologic Acquisition—Accelerates Growth

Academy Award-winning ZBrush software is now part of Maxon — growing the Nemetschek Group’s strength in animation, film and rendering tech.

Maxon Announces Plans to Acquire Pixologic

ZBrush from Pixologic looks to join the growing Maxon family of 3D tools for artists in film, broadcast, games and animation.

New Cineware for Unreal Engine Plugin from Maxon

Unreal Engine continues to increased use in broadcast animation and this latest plugin update streamlines Cinema 4D workflows.

AU21: Autodesk Plans Cloud-Based Production Ecosystem for Media & Entertainment
Maxon's new Cinema 4D Release 24 (S24)—What's New
Maxon First 2021 3D & Motion Show—Live Wednesday
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News: Apple

Qualcomm Aims to Take Chip Leadership with new ARM SoCs for Windows

An SoC chip from Qualcomm from its Nuvia team aims to compete with Apple’s M-series processors in the PC market in 2023.

Thoughts on Apple's M1 Pro, Max and MacBook Pros

The Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max completely address the M1 chip’s solid but not great multicore performance, giving pros a huge reason to upgrade.

Apple's new M1 Pro is "Chop" version of M1 Max Die (?)

Mark Gurman’s Jade C-Chop and Jade C-Die codenames bear out in new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips for Apple. But the strategy seems odd if true but could work out well if the chopped section works up against the wafer perimeter.

Apple Will Introduce M1X Chiplet Technology On Monday
Xpresso #31—Chip Technology, Geopolitics and the CAD Industry
AMD Brings Radeon PRO W6000 Series GPUs to Mac Pro
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Industry Commentary and Analysis

Autodesk Joins ODA to Fast Track Improvements to Interoperability

Autodesk joins ODA to bring stronger IFC and interoperability improvements to Revit and its AEC products, strengthening the AEC industry.

The ODA (Open Design Alliance) Releases New 'BimNv' SDK for Navisworks Files

The ODA continues to advance AEC industry data interoperability with the release of BimNv, a new SDK for standalone access to Navisworks files.

Apple Updates MacBook Pro—Intros 6-Core 8th Gen Intel Processors

Top line performance boosts using Intel’s Coffee Lake processors with up to 6 cores, plus iPad Pro and iMac Pro features aim this generation more firmly at Mac Professsionals.

3D News: Adobe Acquires 3D Software Company Allegorithmic
Autodesk Releases Revit Live 1.8—Now Available to Revit LT 2018 Users
The Nemetschek Group Strengthens Market Position in Media & Entertainment
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