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News: AECO

Autodesk Behind Bipartisan Industry Coalition to Promote Investment in US Infrastructure

Blueprint 2025 is a bipartisan coalition of 100 industry CEOs and public sector representatives—aimed at promoting infrastructure investment in the United States.

2017 Bluebeam eXtreme Conference—Will Be Biggest On Record

Bluebeam Inc. set to shatter record attendance at its 6th Bluebeam eXtreme Conference to be held in Los Angeles this coming August.

Autodesk Makes Investment in Boston-based Smartvid.io—Machine Learning Tech Startup in Construction Industry

Autodesk makes a strategic investment in Boston-based Smartvid.io—a machine learning based startup that makes intelligent use of industrial photography and videos in the construction industry.

GRAPHISOFT North America Partners with Black Spectacles Online Learning Resource
irisVR Announces Prospect 1.5 Is Available—New 360-Degree Panoramas Support
Bricsys of Belgium Updates BricsCAD v17 for Mac
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News: MCAD

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

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

Bricsys of Belgium Updates BricsCAD v17 for Mac

Belgium’s Bricsys updates BricsCAD Mac to version 17.2.09—adds dozens of new improvements along with key fixes.

Unveiled—Autodesk Generative Design Brings Power of Machine Intelligence to Manufacturing
TurboCAD 2017 for Windows Offers Big Advances in Latest Release
Autodesk Celebrating 35 Under 35 Young Designers—Part of AutoCAD Turning 35 Years-Old
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News: CAID

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

The new easy to use V-Ray 3.0 has arrived on the Rhino 3D modeler application, giving powerful photorealistic rendering workflows to users of one of the most popular modeler apps.

Event News—Kangaroo Physics Workshop by Daniel Piker
In-Brief: Vectorworks and solidThinking Upcoming Webinars
MCAD News: Onshape Takes Lead On 'In-Context' Design
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We believe Apple is going after enterprise and content creation apps with the iPad Pro and Onshape is well positioned to take full advantage of this development.

News: Visualization

Abvent Announces Twinmotion 2018 Global Release Date—31 July

Twinmotion 2018 will be globally available and announced at SIGGRAPH 2017.

New Report—How VR and AR Will Impact Business in 8 Ways

An engaging infographic by Skilled discusses the massive growth expected in both VR and AR impacted industries.

New Unity 2017.1 Game Engine—Now Available

World’s most popular game engine radically increases productivity and collaboration between artists, designers, and developers with powerful new visual tools.

irisVR Announces Prospect 1.5 Is Available—New 360-Degree Panoramas Support
First Human Eye-Resolution VR Solution—Unveiled From Stealth Startup Varjo
Allegorithmic Integrates In-App Access Directly Into Substance Painter 2017.1
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News: Animation & VFX

E-on Software Announces Pre-Release of Carbon Scatter and CloudFactory Ozone 2017 Plugins

Bentley’s subsidiary E-on Software is releasing Carbon Scatter and CloudFactory Ozone plugins one last time in 2017 as they consolidate their product lines and focus on VUE and PlantFactory.

Fluid Dynamics for Maya—Chaos Group Releases New Phoenix FD 3 Plugin

Smoke, fire, liquids and oceans simulations are all new possible directly inside Autodesk Maya. Chaos Group brings popular plugin Phoenix FD 3 to the top 3D package in the M&E industry.

SideFX's New Houdini 16—What's Hot In This 3D Software Package

SideFX’s Houdini 16 has massive new updates in features and capabilities. Architosh takes a look at some of the bigger ones in procedural oceans technology and its all new shader builder module.

Chaos Group's V-Ray Rendering Technology Wins 2017 Academy Award
Khronos Places OpenGL and OpenGL ES Conformance Tests into Open Source
Next Limit Announces 10th Version of Acclaimed RealFlow Animation Software
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News: Apple

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

Boston is the first US city where the local AIA Chapter has produced a mobile app for their local architecture guide. This built this app for Apple’s iPhone.

WWDC 2017: Autodesk Ready to Rock New Apple iOS 11 Workflow Features

Autodesk enthusiastically touts upcoming new iOS 11 based workflows for its mobile versions of AutoCAD and its popular SketchBook app.

Breaking the Jobsian Quadrant: Why Apple Finally Made the iMac Pro
Autodesk's SketchBook 4.0 for iOS—Massive Update Taps Apple's Powerful A-Series Processors
ARCHICAD 21 First CAD or BIM App with Apple Touch Bar Support
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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?

Apple's WebGPU Standard Proposal—Aiming at Common Access to Explicit Graphics

Apple’s Webkit team is proposing a new industry group to discuss the future of 3D graphics on the web—one that can develop a standard API that leverages modern GPU features.

Autodesk Updates AutoCAD for Mac—Touch Bar Support

Autodesk joins the club becoming second major CAD developer with Touch Bar support in latest point dot release of Autodesk AutoCAD 2017 for Mac product line. Other UX and customization improvements round out this mid-release free update which users will surely appreciate.

ARM says "Brain Cells" in Chips Will Surpass Neurons in Humans by 2018
SimTread Crowd Flow Simulation Software—Now At Version 2.5
HighDesign 2017 Explained—Can a Mac-only App Really Break Into the Windows CAD World?
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