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News: AECO

GRAPHISOFT announces release of ARCHICAD 23

The latest release of ARCHICAD sets new benchmarks for BIM software responsiveness, improves interoperability and enhances modeling and Grasshopper connectivity features, among dozens of improvements.

Bentley Systems OpenBuildings Station Designer Now Available

OpenBuildings Station Designer uniquely integrates multidisciplinary design and simulation for rail and transit stations.

Autodesk BIM 360 Now Includes Construction Cost Management

Autodesk intros powerful construction cost management module built into its BIM 360 platform.

IMSI Design Releases New TurboCAD 2019
AR Meets AI in Apple iPhone and iPad—magicplan 8 Enters New Dimension
BIM News: Vectorworks First to Receive IFC4 Export Certification
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Having the flat view available simultaneously with the folded view lets the designer see the manufacturing impact while he or she is still modeling.

News: MCAD

IMSI Design Releases New TurboCAD 2019

The latest version of IMSI Design’s popular TurboCAD line is now available, offering full compatibility with AutoCAD 2019 and over three dozen new changes and improvements including 2D architectural and MCAD related changes including those for 3D printing.

Autodesk Releases AutoCAD 2020—See What's New!

Autodesk releases new AutoCAD 2020—industry leading CAD software gains Microsoft and Box cloud integrations and numerous other features across its main desktop versions (macOS and Windows versions come with subscription) plus web version of AutoCAD and more.

HOOPS Communicator 2019 Adds WebAssembly Rendering and Support for BIM Collaboration Format

New WebAssembly core rendering leads to a drastic reduction in library size and performance with faster downloads and startup times.

HOOPS Exchange 2019 Supports Autodesk Revit for AEC Workflows
MCAD News: Siemens Announces new NX Software—Now with AI and ML Technologies
CAD News: Corel Corp. Releases CorelCAD 2019 for Mac and Windows
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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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Redshift is the world's first fully GPU-accelerated, biased renderer.

News: Visualization

Epic Acquires Twinmotion from Abvent—Joins Unreal Engine Suite of Technologies

Epic acquires Twinmotion and adds it to its Unreal Engine suite of technologies for professional markets.

The Wild Announces Speech to Text Annotation Tool for VR Design Reviews

Now The Wild boasts speech-to-text commenting tool for VR design reviews when you and your teammates or stakeholders are not aligned with time zones or busy schedules.

MAXON Acquires Redshift Rendering Technologies

In Maxon gaining Redshift, the Germany subsidiary of the Nemetschek Group also gains another important M&E (media & entertainment) asset by which the whole of the group can theoretically benefit.

Epic Unveils New Unreal Engine 4.22—New Real-Time Raytracing & More
Autodesk Unleashes New Autodesk 3ds Max 2020
Eye Candy for Architects—Chaos Group Releases New Reel
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News: Animation & VFX

Autodesk Unleashes New Autodesk 3ds Max 2020

New release of Autodesk 3ds Max 2020 packs a punch with improved content creation and design visualization toolset.

Animation News: How Cinesite and Substance Recreated a Legendary Medieval City for Liongate's 'Robin Hood'

Allegorithmic’s Substance Designer and Painter software were used extensively to create the town of Nottingham for Liongate’s ‘Robin Hood’ film, offering industry and consumers alike stunning visual continuity and portrayal of realism.

3D News: Unity to Kick Off GDC with March 18 Keynote

Audiences around the world will see everything they need to see to continue to create, operate, and monetize on the world’s most widely used real-time development platform.

3D News: Adobe Acquires 3D Software Company Allegorithmic
3D News: Autodesk Announces All New Maya 2019
MAXON's Next Generation Cinema 4D Release 20 Available Immediately
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News: Apple

GDC: Unity Technologies Launches Unity 2019.1 at Game DevCon

Unity 2019.1 includes more than 300 improvements including Lightweight Render Pipeline, Burst Compiler, and Shade Graph among others.

Canada's Corel Announces New CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 for Mac

Marking 30 years of innovation, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 extends its reach beyond Windows with an all-new, pro-powered suite for macOS and the new CorelDRAW web app.

WebGL 2.0—Why It's the Path to Stable Open Standards-based 3D Web Graphics

As WebGL 2.0 has emerged into a powerful technology built on the back of a very successful WebGL 1.0 now fully utilized across numerous professional CAD and 3D apps on the Web. This feature discusses this history and why WebGL 2.0 is such a crucial standard.

Welcome to the Kanban Board—Agile Project Management for Architects with Merlin Project
The New "Modular" Mac Pro—Possible Sneak Peek at Apple Event Coming Up
Epson Continues Expansion of SureColor T-Series Printers—Ideal for AEC Industry
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Industry Commentary and Analysis

Autodesk's AutoCAD Web App—Named Finalist in User Experience by Fast Company

The AutoCAD web app is a Fast Company finalist for user experience (UX) at its Innovation by Design Awards program.

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.

Vectorworks Partners with Bluebeam—Studio Now Syncs with Vectorworks Cloud Platform

Vectorworks is the first BIM software to integrate with Bluebeam Studio for real-time markups and review.

McNeel Ships New Rhino 6—Grasshopper Now Built-In
Construction Software: PlanGrid introduces new 'PlanGrid Submittals'
Vectorworks Cloud Wins Cloud Based Technology of the Year
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