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News: AECO

OrthoGraph I Monthly Ticket—App Offered at 50 Percent Discount

OrthoGraph I is an award-winning mobile app that is purpose built for AEC pros who must measure existing buildings and translate that data to CAD and BIM.

Vectorworks Adds New Software Distributor in United Arab Emirates

Vectorworks, Inc., finds a natural partner in the United Arab Emirates—First Star Computer is a major AEC industry consultancy and reseller.

A Fall-Time Vectorworks Design Summit—Depth Is The Difference in 2017

Attendees may have been looking for deeper learning sessions, as new agenda pointedly shows changes to the conference formula.

GRAPHISOFT introduces ARCHICAD 21—With New Patent-Pending Technology
Hangar Targets Construction Industry with Drone Robotics Software Stack
AIA 2017: Vectorworks Inc. Touting Importance of Immersive Tech in Architecture
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Surface Studio isn't aimed at where Microsoft already dominates (big business), it's aimed at Apple's "center heart" customers...

News: MCAD

TurboCAD 2017 for Windows Offers Big Advances in Latest Release

The flagship TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2D/3D CAD solution from IMSI-Design offers new connections to the company’s popular iOS and Android apps, plus dozens of new features.

Autodesk Celebrating 35 Under 35 Young Designers—Part of AutoCAD Turning 35 Years-Old

To celebrate AutoCAD’s upcoming 35th birthday in December of 2017, Autodesk is noting the work of talented young design and technical professionals under 35 years-old.

Hexagon's Intergraph CADWorx Plant 2017 R1 Now Runs on BricsCAD and AutoCAD platforms

Bricsys announces new Intergraph CADWorx Process, Plant & Marine (PP&M) design suite support on BricsCAD platform giving choice to users.

BricsCAD V17 dot 2.03-1 Released for Windows
Vectorworks Announces New Braceworks 3D Finite Element Analysis Add-On
Autodesk Introduces New AutoCAD 2018
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News: CAID

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

Come learn Kangaroo the simulation plugin for Rhino in lovely Barcelona, Spain, this May.

In-Brief: Vectorworks and solidThinking Upcoming Webinars

Next week both solidThinking, Inc. and Vectorworks, Inc, have some excellent webinar opportunities.

MCAD News: Onshape Takes Lead On 'In-Context' Design
New Motion and Visualization Features Headline 2017 Release of solidThinking Inspire and Evolve
Luxion Releases Keyshot 6.3—Advanced Rendering Tool
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Since we announced our plans to bring Fusion 8 to Mac OS X, we’ve had a massive response from the creative community.

News: Visualization

Unity's 2017 Vision VR/AR Summit—In Pictures

A video gallery of the 2017 VR/AR Vision Summit hosted by Unity in Los Angeles a few weeks ago.

Axalta Unveils Color Configurator Powered by Luxion's KeyShot Renderer

Axalta Customer Experience Center gains new technology for color powered by Luxion’s rendering technology, famously found in the award-winning KeyShot app.

Strata Intros VR17 Release—For Flagship Strata Design 3D CX Application

Strata’s introduction of VR17 update for its flagship legendary application, Strata 3D, signals the deepest push into virtual reality workflows yet.

KeyShot Rendering and Animation Software Supports X-Rite's Appearance Exchange Format
Abvent News: Dot-Point Update to Artlantis 6.5, Plus Artlantis Webinars
The Most Anticipated VR/AR Event Is Nearly Here
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News: Animation & VFX

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

Chaos Group founder Vladimir Koylazov, aka “Vlado”, will receive an Academy Award Plaque at the 2017 Academy Awards, recognizing V-Ray’s role in bringing realistic CGI to the big screen.

Khronos Places OpenGL and OpenGL ES Conformance Tests into Open Source
Next Limit Announces 10th Version of Acclaimed RealFlow Animation Software
Maxon Announces CINEMA 4D R18 'North American Road Show'
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News: Apple

Autodesk's SketchBook 4.0 for iOS—Massive Update Taps Apple's Powerful A-Series Processors

Autodesk taps Apple’s powerful mobile devices with new SketchBook 4.0—boasting new rendering engine, massive canvas and much more for visual artists across industries.

ARCHICAD 21 First CAD or BIM App with Apple Touch Bar Support

ARCHICAD’s incorporation of Apple’s Touch Bar support for its latest MacBook Pro will likely spur on a catch-up race with other major and minor CAD developers. We explain why.

Tidbits: FileMaker DevCon 2017 and Apple Campus News

We have some tidbit news items on Apple Park progress and the upcoming FileMaker DevCon 2017 this summer.

ARM says "Brain Cells" in Chips Will Surpass Neurons in Humans by 2018
Architosh Site Update: Where Did The Commenting Go? —Answers and More
Will Apple Forego Intel?—Why AMD's New RYZEN Chips Look Smart for Future Macs
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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. 

Silicon Valley's Reaction to Trump Presidency Looks Within

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

Will Apple Forego Intel?—Why AMD's New RYZEN Chips Look Smart for Future Macs

Apple’s Mac design philosophy change hasn’t been lost on the company’s pro users. AMD’s new RYZEN 7 CPUs look to promise more computing muscle per watt than Intel and offer a nicer philosophical fit for Apple. The 1700, in particular, is ideal for a future Mac Pro.

A Fall-Time Vectorworks Design Summit—Depth Is The Difference in 2017
ARCHICAD 21 First CAD or BIM App with Apple Touch Bar Support
ARM says "Brain Cells" in Chips Will Surpass Neurons in Humans by 2018
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