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News: AECO

New Autodesk Investment – Project Frog Links Architectural Design to Fabrication

The Autodesk and Project Frog collaboration will create a common data environment (CDE) to streamline design and engineering processes and optimize the architectural design for manufacturing.

Up For 9 Nominations—Vectorworks At 2017 Construction Computing Awards

BIM Product of 2017, Architectural Design Software of 2017 and Collaboration Product of 2017—Just a few of the many nominations up for the latest Vectorworks software at the Construction Computing Awards.

Nemetschek Group Acquires RISA—Leading Structural Software Engineering Provider

The Nemetschek Group has added another AEC software player from the United States to its roster—acquiring US leading structural engineering software RISA.

SkyCiv Is New Structural Engineering SaaS Software in the Cloud
Event News: Vectorworks and Autodesk Upcoming Events
ABX 2017 Will Host "Design Technology Throwdown" Competition
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Needing extra rendering power quickly isn’t new, and it isn’t going away,” said Richard Lewis, CEO of PipelineFX.

News: MCAD

ToolTalk: An Introduction to AutoQ3D for Mac—Fast and Easy CAD

As part of our TalkTalk series, in this post we walk the reader through a CAD tool on the Mac that is relatively new and worthy of attention—AutoQ3D for Mac.

ARES Kudo Cloud-Based CAD—Now Released and Growing

A full browser-based CAD system can operate in your browser to read, create, and annotate DWG drawings in the cloud.

Graebert Announces ARES Commander 2018—Native DWG CAD On Every Platform

ARES Commander 2018 is unveiled in Berlin, Germany, today at Annual Meeting event.

Graebert Releases SP3 for ARES Commander 2017—Supports DWG 2018 Format
Event News: Vectorworks and Autodesk Upcoming Events
Mac CAD/3D Tidbits: Strata 3D, Twinmotion 2018, IrisVR and more...
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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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We do not see RVT file format becoming a new type of DWG/DXF for the BIM industry.

News: Visualization

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

New plugin allows artists to integrate 3D content directly in Adobe Illustrator CC—and empower them further with Cineware editing functionality.

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.

CL3VER Stuns—Bold New Platform for 3D and Interactivity
Allegorithmic Releases Update to Substance Painter
Mac CAD/3D Tidbits: Strata 3D, Twinmotion 2018, IrisVR and more...
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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

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?

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
AKVIS Releases New Image Editor—AliveColors for Mac and Windows
Boston's Chapter First to Launch Mobile App—AIA Guide to Boston Architecture
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Industry Commentary and Analysis

Silicon Valley's Reaction to Trump Presidency Looks Within

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

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.

AIA 2017: Germany's Nemetschek Group Brands Big at AIA Conference in Orlando

The Nemetschek Group presents a unified front at the 2017 AIA National Convention—for the first time.

HighDesign 2017 Explained—Can a Mac-only App Really Break Into the Windows CAD World?
3Dconnexion and Vectorworks—The Next Power Couple?
A Unified Graphics Future—How The Khronos Group Intends To Get Us There (Part 1)
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