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News: AECO

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Digital Energy releases ODIN Safety—Powered by Bentley iTwin

Digital Energy has just announced the release of ODIN Safety, powered by Bentley Systems iTwin. The combination of ODIN Safety data and insights visualized with Bentley Systems iTwin technology, makes it much easier for management quickly to assess the health and safety risks associated with any particular activity.

TestFit Announces USD 20 Million Funding Round

TestFit secures major Series A funding round—aims to use proceeds to further expand into other segments and better serve customers.

Bricsys Teams with VREX—Push BIM Models to VR

VREX and BricsysCAD BIM are now teamed to facilitate virtual reality-based collaboration workflows amongst AEC stakeholders.

AIA22: What is IES Virtual Environment?
Nemetschek invests in UK start-up SymTerra
GRAPHISOFT BIMx, BIMcloud and DDScad—New Updates
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One great one not mentioned yet is the graphics performance improvements for 2D view.

News: MCAD

Autodesk Certifies AutoCAD on Amazon EC2 with AMD Radeon PRO V520 GPUs

AMD Radeon PRO V520 GPUs are available as part of the new Autodesk certification for AutoCAD Amazon EC2 G4ad Instances deployment.

Autodesk releases new AutoCAD 2023 Product Line

Autodesk releases AutoCAD 2023 with new features focused on automation, collaboration and AI-based insights to help users excel.

Reimagined Autodesk Gallery—Celebrating Innovators

The Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco has been redesigned and is re-launching showcasing Autodesk customer innovation.

AERTWORKS Becomes US Reseller for ARES CAD Software
AMD Touts Autodesk Inventor on Amazon EC2 G4ad Instances with AMD CPU and GPUs
Can you run AutoCAD on M1 Mac? — Answers
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News: CAID

Luxion Releases KeyShot 11

KeyShot 11 is a pivotal release that expands Luxion’s continued advancements with users to solve their most pressing product development needs in the areas of material design, information management, motion, automation, and presentation.

MultiPipe and new Apple Silicon Support in Rhino 7

Rhino 7 is now available for Apple Silicon Macs, plus adds a new powerful modeling command called MultiPipe.

Luxion Releases KeyShot 10.2

KeyShot 10.2 is a major new update from Luxion offering a completely new Materials Library, faster caustics and a lot more.

McNeel Ships New Rhino 6—Grasshopper Now Built-In
Luxion Announces KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS
Altair IPO—Engineering Software Company Soars on Debut
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Twinmotion is a result of a long-term relationship between the developer and international architecture firms.

News: Visualization

Enscape 3.4 Now Released

This latest version offers architects and designers many innovative feature updates. Enscape is not a standalone application. It plugs into your existing modeling software, giving you an integrated design and visualization workflow across all project phases.

Enscape for Mac SketchUp Now Shipping

Enscape for Mac for SketchUp brings real-time interactive advanced visualization into designer’s workflows for faster design output.

Chaos releases V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max 

Chaos releases V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max, a major upgrade to its all-in-one photorealistic rendering software. Artists can use powerful new world-building and workflow tools. New features include an Object Scattering Tool, Procedural Clouds and memory-efficient geometric tiling. V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max also introduces a cloud collaboration tool to speed up reviews and approvals.

Nemetschek joins the Metaverse Standards Forum
NZDF (New Zealand Defence Force) buys BISim's VBS4
Surface imperfections added to Maxon Capsules
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News: Animation & VFX

Nemetschek joins the Metaverse Standards Forum

Nemetschek announced 12 July 2022 that it has become a founding member of the Metaverse Standards Forum. This is a newly established governing body that aims to foster agreement on requirements and priorities for metaverse interoperability standards. Prior to joining the Metaverse Standards Forum, Nemetschek’s Maxon brand had already embraced exchange file formats and bridges to other software.

Surface imperfections added to Maxon Capsules

Maxon’s new Surface Imperfections collection offers new textures, designed to bring photorealism to artists’ renderings by adding minor pseudorandom imperfections to the surfaces of 3D objects.

Silver Spoon enhances Iron Chef revival with new AR Technology

Netflix’s revival of the ‘Iron Chef’ competitive cooking television show enhanced by Silver Spoon’s stunning visual technology.

Maxon's Spring Product Updates—Details
Maxon's Universe 5.1—Adds M1 Mac Support
Amazing Mercedes-AMG F1 Animation—Boasts AMD Radeon Pro and Blender Technologies
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News: Apple

Apple Unveils new M2 Chip in New Macs

Apple’s M2 chip has arrived. It will be deployed in Apple’s most popular Mac models and scale up through the product line over time.

Qualcomm Aims to Take Chip Leadership with new ARM SoCs for Windows

An SoC chip from Qualcomm from its Nuvia team aims to compete with Apple’s M-series processors in the PC market in 2023.

Thoughts on Apple's M1 Pro, Max and MacBook Pros

The Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max completely address the M1 chip’s solid but not great multicore performance, giving pros a huge reason to upgrade.

Apple's new M1 Pro is "Chop" version of M1 Max Die (?)
Apple Will Introduce M1X Chiplet Technology On Monday
Xpresso #31—Chip Technology, Geopolitics and the CAD Industry
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Industry Commentary and Analysis

SimpleMachines, Inc. debuts Mozart AI Chip—Disrupts AI Chip Landscape

SimpleMachines and its new AI chip offer exciting option in the inference market, with radical new compiler approach and TensorFlow support.

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.

Welcome to the Kanban Board—Agile Project Management for Architects with Merlin Project

The Kanban board system offers AEC pros a lot of value. Merlin Project is built for AEC industries and more and provides Kanban in its latest release.

YII2019: Bentley Joins as Multinational Member—Announces Support for IFC for Digital Twins
Exclusive: Bluebeam Dropping Mac Platform—Pushing Cloud Ecosystem Instead
Apple Updates MacBook Pro—Intros 6-Core 8th Gen Intel Processors
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