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News: AECO

Nemetschek Group a Top-3 Strongest-Growing Medium-sized Company in Germany

The Nemetschek Group wins another honor, being ranked 2nd among “TOP 100 Strong-Growing Medium-Sized German Companies.”

AU20: Autodesk expands Autodesk Construction Cloud—New 'Build' and 'Quantify' offerings

Autodesk Construction Cloud advances significantly this year with unified apps like Autodesk Build and Autodesk Quantify and the new Autodesk BIM Collaborate and PlanGrid Build Mobile app.

Details on Autodesk's Spacemaker Acquisition

Spacemaker is the big acquisition announced by Autodesk at AU 2020 this week. We discuss further details about Spacemaker and Autodesk’s intentions with it.

AU20: Autodesk—announces new AEC Cloud tools for design industry
AU20: Autodesk Acquires Norway's Spacemaker
Small Film — GRAPHISOFT joins Architects' "Build The Vote" initiative
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Interactivity and 3D are one of the most powerful communication resources. -- Viktor Nordstrom, CEO of CL3VER

News: MCAD

Award-winning iOS App Shapr3D—Coming to Apple Silicon Macs

Shapr3D, the award-winning CAD tool for the iPad Pro, is now coming to Apple Silicon Macs.

AU 2020 Imagine Possible—Autodesk University Goes Virtual

Autodesk University this year will be held virtually. The November event will be free to everyone but registrations required to see the events online.

BIM News: 2020 ODA DevCon Goes Virtual This September

The Open Design Alliances’s Developer Conference this year will be virtual, featuring guest keynote speakers from buildingSMART Internation, Microsoft, Google, and others.

Ultimaker Intros New Ultimaker Essentials Software Solution
Nearmap unveils general availability of Nearmap AI for automatic aerial imagery insights at scale
CAD News: IMSI Design Releases New DesignCAD 2020—New SketchUp 2020 Support
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News: CAID

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

Luxion advances KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS add-in software to accelerate product design and engineering workflows.

Altair IPO—Engineering Software Company Soars on Debut

While not ruling out using proceeds for acquisitions, Altair Engineering—parent company of solidThinking, Inc.—says successful IPO will allow it to pay off debt.

solidThinking Brings Generative Design to the Cloud
ToolTalk—The New solidThinking Inspire 2017.2
Unveiled—Autodesk Generative Design Brings Power of Machine Intelligence to Manufacturing
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Since we announced our plans to bring Fusion 8 to Mac OS X, we’ve had a massive response from the creative community.

News: Visualization

Chaos Group brings real-time to V-Ray 5 for Rhino

V-Ray 5 for Rhino now released, offers 3D artists, visualization pros, and architects new real-time visualization with V-Ray Vision.

Chaos Group—Real-Time Rendering Comes to V-Ray 5 for SketchUp

V-Ray 5 for SketchUp, with its light-weight game engine V-Ray Vision, offers creatives real-time photorealistic rendering inside SketchUp.

Enscape 2.9—New Video Textures, Custom Assets and More

A milestone release from the German visualization company, Enscape 2.9 features stunning new video texture support, new assets, and more BIM program integrations.

Enscape releases version 2.9 with Vectorworks 2021 Integration
Lenovo Now Reseller of Varjo VR/MR Headsets
NVIDIA announces Omniverse Open Beta — global real-time collaboration
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News: Animation & VFX

Maxon Receives $200,000 Epic MegaGrant by Epic Games

Maxon gains Epic MegaGrant to help fund ongoing improvements to the integration between Unreal Engine and Maxon’s award-winning 3D animation software, Cinema 4D.

Maxon Announces Cinema 4D Release 23

Cinema 4D R23 is Maxon’s flagship produce — offers enhancements to animation, character and UV workflows, and Magic Bullet Looks integration.

Chaos Group releases V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max

Extending V-Ray’s capabilities into new realms, artists and designers can now composite renders, enhance, and interactively relight images. The photorealistic ray tracer adds post-rendering compositing and lighting tools are now expanding the industry’s most complete rendering toolset.

Maxon Introduces 'Moves by Maxon' AR App for Apple iOS Devices like iPhones
Blur and AMD Gen-3 Ryzen Threadripper Save Day on "Terminator: Dark Fate"
The Nemetschek Group Strengthens Market Position in Media & Entertainment
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News: Apple

AU20: Epson adds new SureColor T-Series Plotters to Lineup

The new Epson SureColor T3170M and T5170M wide-format plotters offer AEC professionals high-speed printing, scanning and copying workflows.

Award-winning iOS App Shapr3D—Coming to Apple Silicon Macs

Shapr3D, the award-winning CAD tool for the iPad Pro, is now coming to Apple Silicon Macs.

Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Macs with M1 Chip

Apple delivers M1 processor as first Apple Silicon for a new generation of ground-breaking, next-generation computers.

Apple Event: One more thing -- Apple Silicon Macs Will Showcase Power
Apple's Threat to Epic Will Hurt Mac Pros in AEC
ARM Macs and CAD & 3D Apps — Apple Chip Readiness?
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Industry Commentary and Analysis

2018 Vectorworks Design Summit—Registration Opens

Sunny Arizona will be the site of the annual Vectorworks Design Summit this year. The resort will offer attendees an inducement to make a little fall vacation out of it or bring their family along. While the venue type changes the focus is on a powerful educational experience for their users.

Autodesk To Acquire SaaS Construction Industry Darling 'PlanGrid'—What It Can Mean

Autodesk announces its intention to acquire PlanGrid, giving the design software giant instant street cred in the booming Construction Tech software market. BIM 360, Revit and PlanGrid integrations and a deepening ecosystem for CDE systems will catapult Autodesk within the construction software sector.

New "Shape" by Bricsys Takes Aim at Trimble SketchUp

Bricsys of Belgium, the developer of popular BricsCAD, has announced Shape, a new DWG-native 3D conceptual “SketchUp-like” design software tool. It is slated for 2018 release.

AAD software company TestFit Raises $2M for new breed of AEC software
3D News: Adobe Acquires 3D Software Company Allegorithmic
Lenovo Now Reseller of Varjo VR/MR Headsets
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