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News: AECO

BIM News: ODA Adds Limited Family Creation for BimRv 2020u2 SDK

New ODA SDK for BimRv 2020u2 adds limited Revit Family creation.

INSIDER Xpresso #12—Subscribers First to Read In-Depth Report on McNeel's "Rhino.Inside"

Our latest INSIDER Xpresso #12 newsletter features a key upcoming INSIDER Report on McNeel’s pivotal SDK technology ‘Rhino.Inside.’ Subscribers to the newsletter have gained early access to learn all about how Rhino and Grasshopper technology may find its way into every major CAD and BIM tool in the AEC market at some point in 2020.

AAD software company TestFit Raises $2M for new breed of AEC software

TestFit secures $2M in seed funding round. The market for generative design software to explode, doubling to $275M by 2023.

New Book by McNeel—Essential Algorithms and Data Structures for Grasshopper
BricCAD BIM supports the BIMcollab issue management ecosystem
Vectorworks, Inc. and AIAS Announce 2019 In Studio Render/Sketch Competition Winners
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Artists using Artlantis will have the option to export their works to Twinmotion document on both Mac and Windows OS.

News: MCAD

Ultimaker announces Construct3D Conference heading to Rice University

Academic 3D printing conference connects hundreds of educators, students, and experts to accelerate the adoption and exploration of digital fabrication and education.

Luxion Releases KeyShot 9.1 and KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS

Luxion introduces KeyShot 9.1 and KeyShot SOLIDWORKS with new Unwrap UV feature.

Corel has announced the new CoreCAD 2020 for Mac and Windows

CorelCAD 2020 is a powerful .dwg native 2D/3D CAD program and the latest version maximizes users’ productivity with new features and commands.

ASCON Group Releases KOMPAS-3D V18
Open Design Alliance Releases 'Drawings 2020u2' with Full ReCap Support
Vectorworks, Inc. Announces Availability of ConnectCAD 2020 for Entertainment Market
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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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The tool is very useful for creating quad-spheres which form a good basis for a lot of subdivision surfaces modeling.

News: Visualization

Luxion Releases KeyShot 9.1 and KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS

Luxion introduces KeyShot 9.1 and KeyShot SOLIDWORKS with new Unwrap UV feature.

Unity 2019.3 Tech Stream Now Available—260 New Improvements

Unity 2019.4 Long-Term support will arrive in spring to provide solid foundation for creators looking to ship their projects in the near future.

Event News: RTC 2020—Inaugural RealTime Conference to Launch in April

Created by veterans from FMX, Weta, DreamWorks, THX, Dassault Systèmes, TellTale Games, the new Real Time Conference promises to put the right focus on how industries are changing due to real-time tech.

Khronos Group Releases Vulkan 1.2—Graphics API Takes Off
Autodesk's new Arnold 6 offers production rendering on both CPU and GPU
Varjo's XR-1 Developer Edition—Looking at Industrial-Grade XR Device
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News: Animation & VFX

Blur and AMD Gen-3 Ryzen Threadripper Save Day on "Terminator: Dark Fate"

The mind-blowing processing power of AMD’s 3rd Generation Ryzen Threadripper helps Blur create insane effects on ‘Terminator Dark Fate’

The Nemetschek Group Strengthens Market Position in Media & Entertainment

Nemetschek Group strengthens its market position in the growing Media & Entertainment software division.

Autodesk Packs Artist-Driven Features into Maya 2020 Release

New animation, rendering, effects, modeling and rigging advancements empower 3D artists across the production pipeline.

Project Lavina—Chaos Group's the Future of Real-Time Ray Tracing
Autodesk Unleashes New Autodesk 3ds Max 2020
Animation News: How Cinesite and Substance Recreated a Legendary Medieval City for Liongate's 'Robin Hood'
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News: Apple

Recaping the Latest News—Apple's New Mac Pro, Metal 2 and NVIDIA

Apple and NVIDIA are not coming back together anytime soon. So Mac pros need to forget about RTX and CUDA and look forward to a future of Mac Pro apps optimized around Metal 2 and its successors powered by AMD high-end GPUs inside of highly customized and optimized workstation hardware from Apple in new Mac Pros. The good news is: the key developers appear all in.

Khronos Group Releases new NNEF Converters, Extensions and Model Zoo

This month Khronos Group Releases New Open Standards for Neural Networks.

New Job Post—Portends Apple is Serious About 3D Industries with Mac Pro

Apple has a new warhorse to go battle in the 3D market with, but SIGGRAPH discontent for the machine was squarely aimed at the lack of NVIDIA GPUs. Despite this, new job posts at Apple clearly indicate renewed commitment and interest in the media & entertainment software market for which the new Mac Pro should make an ideal entrant.

Autodesk Announces AutoCAD 2020 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2020 for Mac
The New Mac Pro Has Arrived—with Pro Display XDR
GDC: Unity Technologies Launches Unity 2019.1 at Game DevCon
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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.

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

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

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.

Autodesk To Acquire SaaS Construction Industry Darling 'PlanGrid'—What It Can Mean
A Unified Graphics Future—How The Khronos Group Intends To Get Us There (Part 1)
VR-AR Plans Inching Closer?—Apple Engineers Host AR-VR Sessions at May Event
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