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News: AECO

AU: Autodesk Previews Next-Gen BIM 360 Platform for AEC Industry

New Connect and Construct Exchange partner program tames construction app chaos.


AU: Boston-based BIM in Construction Leader Assemble Systems Gain Autodesk Forge Funding

Boston based BIM in Construction Leader chosen by AEC powerhouse Autodesk for Forge Fund investment.


HP Announces new HP DesignJet T830 for AEC Pros

HP DesignJet T830 large-format plotter expands possibilities for agile AEC project teams for print/scan/copy onsite or in the office.

Vectorworks, Inc. Wins BUILD Magazine's Visionaries in Technology Award
GRAPHISOFT Premieres New "By Design" Series—ARCHICAD Exemplars Tell All
BIM Events: Upcoming and Recorded—ArchiCAD and Vectorworks
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News: MCAD

AU: Autodesk Announces AutoCAD 2018 for Mac and AutoCAD LT for Mac

Autodesk announces new 2018 versions of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT for Mac.

Autodesk BUILD Space in Boston Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Autodesk celebrates one year of “future of making things” in its innovative Autodesk BUILD Space in Boston.

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.

Flying Through DEVELOP 3D LIVE 2017 Boston—The Event
ToolTalk: An Introduction to AutoQ3D for Mac—Fast and Easy CAD
ARES Kudo Cloud-Based CAD—Now Released and Growing
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News: CAID

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

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
V-Ray 3 Arrives for McNeel's Rhino Modeler—Adds V-Ray Swarm and More
Event News—Kangaroo Physics Workshop by Daniel Piker
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Today's modern GPUs have a family of rival APIs that remove the code-level abstraction that makes OpenGL so easy to support across so many diverse operating systems and devices.

News: Visualization

Fall Update to Substance Designer Brings 16 New Features

Allegorithmic’s fall software update to Substance Designer gains 16 new features and improvements—first chance to author in AxF format.

Allegorithmic's "Materialize" Contest Challenges Artists To Flex Their Material Skills

Visual artists can win thousands of dollars worth of prizes from contest sponsors like Nvidia, X-Rite, HP and ArtStation.

IMMERSIFY being launched by Supple LLC—New VR Collaboration System for AEC Pros

IMMERSIFY is a powerful Virtual Reality-based collaboration platform, transporting 3D models from Revit and Rhino to VR.

MAXON Unveils Cineware for Illustrator—Adds Rendering Engine to Adobe App
The Mac-Only Cheetah3D Gets Biggest Update Ever in Version 7
CL3VER Stuns—Bold New Platform for 3D and Interactivity
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News: Animation & VFX

The Mac-Only Cheetah3D Gets Biggest Update Ever in Version 7

Five years in the making, the new Cheetah3D 7.0 is officially out. New Mac-only 3D software tool boasts new unbiased renderer and many new features.

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
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
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News: Apple

BOXX Goes After The Apple iMac Pro's Jugular—Launches "Think Again" Campaign

Apple’s iMac Pro isn’t even shipping and workstation rival BOXX has begun to tear it apart, calling it “last year’s technology.”

Sketchfab AR now on Apple iOS—Largest AR Library on Planet

Sketchfab AR for iOS 11 is now out and the software app maker is touting its ease of use—urges iOS 11 users to explore AR for themselves.

Digital Drawing Heaven?—First Reviews of reMarkable Tablet Seem Glorious

The new reMarkable tablet from Norway is making big waves now that it is shipping in volume. Is this the dream device architects and designers have been waiting for?

Architizer Asks—Which is Best Laptop for Architects: Mac or PC?
SIG: The Khronos Group Releases Major Update to Graphics API—OpenGL 4.6 with SPIR-V Support
AKVIS Releases New Image Editor—AliveColors for Mac and Windows
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Industry Commentary and Analysis

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. 

Key New Modeling Features for Architects—In New Vectorworks 2018

Vectorworks 2018 has several new major modeling enhancements. We run down the main points of each.

Silicon Valley's Reaction to Trump Presidency Looks Within

Is Silicon Valley creating technologies that bring us together, or push as apart?

Bluebeam Lands in Boston—Job Openings Point To Web Directions
ARCHICAD 21 First CAD or BIM App with Apple Touch Bar Support
Prospect 1.4 by irisVR Now Launched—New Scale Model Mode and More
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