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Product Review: OrthoGraph I—Building Survey System for AEC Pros

Should AEC pros still use pen and paper and measuring tape to survey existing buildings in the field? Or should they go “digital” and streamline this tedious and time-consuming process. In this review, Architosh goes deep and provides a complete evaluation of the OrthoGraph I building survey app system—cloud driven and integrated with laser distance meters.

ARCHICAD 20—A Deep Dive Into Its Best New Features

In this feature article Architosh takes a deeper look at the three big new features in ARCHICAD 20. Part insights, part step-by-step we dive deep into many aspects of graphic overrides, the Property Manager and what the new UI brings to UX.

Product Review: Strata 3D CX 8.1

Does Strata 3D still have a place in the highly competitive 3D software market? In this product review we take a look at Strata’s current shipping version and all the technology it packs in an under $1000 USD punch—including the stunning visual results one can achieve with this stalwart 3d package.

Product Review: Vectorworks Architect 2017
Pre-Review: Evaluating Upcoming VR Technologies in Vectorworks 2017
Product Review: Graebert ARES Commander 2016 for Mac
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Industry Commentary and Analysis

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.

SimTread Crowd Flow Simulation Software—Now At Version 2.5

Software for crowd simulation from Japan that runs on the Vectorworks BIM/CAD platform has been updated—the new SimTread 2.5.

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.

A Fall-Time Vectorworks Design Summit—Depth Is The Difference in 2017
AIA 2017: Germany's Nemetschek Group Brands Big at AIA Conference in Orlando
Autodesk Releases Revit Live 1.8—Now Available to Revit LT 2018 Users
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