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News: AECO

Event: Learn the ARCHICAD to Grasshopper-Rhino Connection in March

Learn Grasshopper and Rhino and how it can power ARCHICAD in this AIA-credited online learning course by GRAPHISOFT.

SimScale Handles ASHRAE Standard 55 Thermal Comfort Assessment

SimScale offers HVAC engineers simulation and engineering analysis workflows via web-based software, including thermal analysis for ASHRAE Standard 55 conformity for occupant comfort.

Event News: Vectorworks, Grasshopper and Rhino 5 for Mac Training

As we head further into the year there are lots of interesting online learning events getting on the schedule, including Vectorworks, Grasshopper and Rhino events.

French Mac Developer Releases New 'bim.aero' for the AEC Industry
2018 Vectorworks Design Summit Heads to Arizona in November
BricsCAD V18—2/3D CAD and BIM Software for Mac OS X
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Metal has chosen to provide less flexibility in some areas, for example memory management, in order to make programming simpler for mobile developers.

News: MCAD

SimScale Integrates Parasolid and HOOPS Exchange for more Powerful 3D CAD Handling

In just over a half-decade this young German software company has more than 100,000 customers utilizing its range of engineering analysis software, distributed through a SaaS model through the web.

PixelFLEX and Vectorworks—Partnership Brings Latest LED Display Tech to CAD and BIM Designers

Vectorworks users can now access PixelFLEX product symbols, images, and specifications for entertainment, architectural, or commercial designs.

HOOPS Exchange 2018—Bolsters AutoCAD and iOS Support and Siemens Parasolid Integration

The world’s most used CAD platform, geometry modeling kernel, and the world’s most professionally utilized mobile operating system all got extended support in TechSoft 3D’s HOOPS Exchange 2018 update.

Tidbits: 3D and CAD News: Bricsys and CADprofi, Nvidia, and Chaos Group News
Altair Releases Inspire 2018—Simulation-Driven Design Software
BricsCAD V18—2/3D CAD and BIM Software for Mac OS X
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News: CAID

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

solidThinking Inc. wasn’t really dropping support for macOS in their latest Inspire release, they were merely gearing up for solidThinking Inspire Unlimited their full-featured cloud-based generative design platform.

ToolTalk—The New solidThinking Inspire 2017.2
Unveiled—Autodesk Generative Design Brings Power of Machine Intelligence to Manufacturing
V-Ray 3 Arrives for McNeel's Rhino Modeler—Adds V-Ray Swarm and More
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Before we entered the CAD market we learned that 15-20 percent of all CorelDRAW users were concerned about CAD.

News: Visualization

Tidbits: 3D and CAD News: Bricsys and CADprofi, Nvidia, and Chaos Group News

Major industry events news includes Nvidia’s GTC and Chaos Group’s “Total Chaos” event. We also note CADprofi updates.

Luxion Announces KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS

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

Webinar: SPACIALISTS offers course on ARCHICAD to Unreal Engine Workflow

A new online course teaches you how to take your ARCHICAD BIM models into the Unreal Gaming engine environment.

Apple Showcases Twinmotion 2018—Updates iMac Pro Page with Stats
New Tools for Presentations in Prospect Pro by IrisVR
Twinmotion 2018 V2 Out Now—First Look at Features and Improvements
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News: Animation & VFX

Autodesk Hosting 'Design Night: Imaginary Worlds' at The Autodesk Gallery

Come join Autodesk at The Autodesk Gallery for Design Night: Imaginary Worlds and learn about the sophisticated visual effects for hit TV show Stranger Things.

Territory Studio—Cinema 4D Powers Screen Visuals in 'Blade Runner 2049'

How does one develop technology from the original Blade Runner film and make it feel authentically like it evolved over three decades? That was part of the task at hand for Territory Studio and Cinema 4D.

e-on Software Partners with Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood

Bentley’s e-on Software establishes a new partnership with the MIT of Visual Effects—Gnomon School in Hollywood.

The Mac-Only Cheetah3D Gets Biggest Update Ever in Version 7
Chaos Group Brings GPU+CPU Hybrid Rendering to V-Ray 3.6 for Maya
Mac 3D News: Cinema 4D Release 19 Is Now Shipping
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News: Apple

Press Coverage: Architosh's Founder/Editor Featured in Two Publications

Limelight: Architosh gets it healthy share of it this week being featured in two other key publications—the longstanding The MacObserver in a podcast episode and the new State of Digital Publishing.

Khronos Group Launches OpenGL 4.6 Adopters Program

The open industry 3D graphics standard, OpenGL, advances forward by the Khronos Group with new Conformance Test Suite in Open Source.

Khronos Group—Spells Out Details of Neural Network Standard

The Khronos Group is more than just about graphics standards like OpenGL and OpenCL. The consortium group has established Neural Network Exchange Format (NNEF) to help data scientists and engineers easily transfer trained networks.

Mac CAD/3D News: 'Black Friday' Sales Offer Steep Discounts on Mac and iOS Software
BOXX Goes After The Apple iMac Pro's Jugular—Launches "Think Again" Campaign
Sketchfab AR now on Apple iOS—Largest AR Library on Planet
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Industry Commentary and Analysis

New Unity 2017.1 Game Engine—Now Available

World’s most popular game engine radically increases productivity and collaboration between artists, designers, and developers with powerful new visual tools.

SimScale Integrates Parasolid and HOOPS Exchange for more Powerful 3D CAD Handling

In just over a half-decade this young German software company has more than 100,000 customers utilizing its range of engineering analysis software, distributed through a SaaS model through the web.

A Unified Graphics Future—How The Khronos Group Intends To Get Us There (Part 1)

Neil Trevett, President of The Khronos Group, talks to Architosh in this two-part series about OpenGL and the future of graphics standards.

Vectorworks Cloud Wins Cloud Based Technology of the Year
The Mac-Only Cheetah3D Gets Biggest Update Ever in Version 7
New "Shape" by Bricsys Takes Aim at Trimble SketchUp
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