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News: AECO

VDS: Day 1 Keynote—Highlights From The Talks

Architosh captures some key moments during the Day 1 Keynote at the 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit.

Autodesk Forge Fund Invests in ManufactOn—AEC Industry Startup

Autodesk has participated in a Series A funding round for ManufactOn—Boston based startup aims to simplify supply-chain management for AEC industry with a cloud-based platform.

Starts Tomorrow—Live Streaming Keynotes at Vectorworks Design Summit

If you can’t attend the 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit event happening this week in Baltimore, you can watch it live!

Key New Modeling Features for Architects—In New Vectorworks 2018
Vectorworks 2018 Announced—Plus New Rigging Analysis Module
OrthoGraph 1.8 Is Announced—New Measure During Sketch Tool
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Our users always want better integration with the other tools that they use, said Robert McNeel, CEO, Robert McNeel & Associates.

News: MCAD

SIG: Dassault Systemes' Spatial Corp Releases Updated Modeling Kernel

Spatial Corporation updates its modeling engine technology and SDKs to version 2018.1 — adding more capabilities for analysis and additive manufacturing, among other items.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Now Enables Streaming of Graphically Intensive Design and Engineering Applications

Amazon has launched new AppStream 2.0 streaming services for supporting GPU-powered virtual workstations for customers through web browsers on various modern devices and operating systems—eliminating the need for high-end PC workstations with intensive GPU and CPU hardware resources. This is an ideal solution for access to Windows-only engineering and design solutions from Mac environments.

Boston-based Formlabs Gains Ex-Autodesk CEO Carl Bass as Director

Formlabs of Boston is a globally leading 3D printer manufacturer targeting designers and engineering professionals working with 3D digital content. The company has now gained ex-Autodesk CEO Carl Bass for its board.

ToolTalk—The New solidThinking Inspire 2017.2
Bricsys of Belgium Updates BricsCAD v17 for Mac
Unveiled—Autodesk Generative Design Brings Power of Machine Intelligence to Manufacturing
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News: CAID

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

Architosh discusses the latest solidThinking Inspire version 2017.2—with its innovative motion simulation tools among other improvements.

Unveiled—Autodesk Generative Design Brings Power of Machine Intelligence to Manufacturing

The technology formerly known as Project Dreamcatcher is now unveiled as Autodesk Generative Design.

V-Ray 3 Arrives for McNeel's Rhino Modeler—Adds V-Ray Swarm and More
Event News—Kangaroo Physics Workshop by Daniel Piker
In-Brief: Vectorworks and solidThinking Upcoming Webinars
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The Build Earth Live Hyperloop competition has exceeded all expectations.

News: Visualization

Abvent's Twinmotion 2018—Is BATIMAT Innovation Award Winner

Twinmotion 2018 garners award in the area of innovation. The new interactive renderer is one of the latest innovations from Abvent of France.

New Content Pack for KeyShot 7—Foretells of Larger Role for KeyShot Cloud

Luxion announces new content pack for KeyShot 7—partners with Poliigon and Aversis.

Chaos Group Brings GPU+CPU Hybrid Rendering to V-Ray 3.6 for Maya

New technology from Chaos Group breaks hardware barriers, ensuring fast, consistent rendering with support for Autodesk Maya 2018.

Mac 3D News: Cinema 4D Release 19 Is Now Shipping
Chaos Group Acquires Render Legion and Corona Renderer
Why Gensler Architects Have Embraced Allegorithmic's Substance Software
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News: Animation & VFX

Chaos Group Brings GPU+CPU Hybrid Rendering to V-Ray 3.6 for Maya

New technology from Chaos Group breaks hardware barriers, ensuring fast, consistent rendering with support for Autodesk Maya 2018.

Mac 3D News: Cinema 4D Release 19 Is Now Shipping

Latest version of Cinema 4D includes fundamental new OpenGL engine technology and more technology for the creation of virtual reality assets.

Creative App Learning Site 'Pluralsight'—To Host Michelle Obama

The former First Lady will be speaking in a moderated conversation at Pluralsight LIVE in September.

SIG: New Massive Prime Version 9 Intros 'Universal Plugin'—For All Major 3D Software
SIG: MAXON unveils Cinema 4D Release 19—Powerful 3D Graphics Suite for Mac and Windows
MAXON Will Be At SIGGRAPH 2017—Exhibitor Highlights
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News: Apple

Architizer Asks—Which is Best Laptop for Architects: Mac or PC?

Should young architects go with a PC laptop or a Mac laptop? This is the question Architizer asks in their thoughtful comparison article.

SIG: The Khronos Group Releases Major Update to Graphics API—OpenGL 4.6 with SPIR-V Support

SPIR-V support added to OpenGL in version 4.6—update to industry standard graphics API specification will liberate shader-language development for content creators and 3D developers, among other updates.

AKVIS Releases New Image Editor—AliveColors for Mac and Windows

AKVIS releases all new AliveColors—new image editing software package for Mac and WIndows platforms.

Boston's Chapter First to Launch Mobile App—AIA Guide to Boston Architecture
WWDC 2017: Autodesk Ready to Rock New Apple iOS 11 Workflow Features
Breaking the Jobsian Quadrant: Why Apple Finally Made the iMac Pro
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Industry Commentary and Analysis

Why Gensler Architects Have Embraced Allegorithmic's Substance Software

Scott DeWoody of Gensler explains the firm’s adoption and use of Allegorithmic’s Substance software product line and how they work with it for all their digital material’s creation across their pipeline.

HighDesign 2017 Explained—Can a Mac-only App Really Break Into the Windows CAD World?

ILEXSOFT’s co-founder says its expansion into the world of CAD on Windows, with its uniquely flavored Mac-only CAD, HighDesign, is more than just responding to its customers—it’s also about fitting into BIM workflows. 

CloudCities Aims To Be the Bridge Between Related Industries—Model Viewing with Data In Mind

A growing urgency to support 3D model mashups in AEC and GIS fields is bringing a Swiss software company to the foreground to solve those issues. 

BSD Aims to Bring Specs to BIM—With New Leaders And Capital Injection
Split Decisions—Why Apple's New "Pro" Commitments Will Find A Challenging Fit For Architects
Architizer Source Marketplace Gains New Investors—Including BIG, Katera et al
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