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Sketchers Studio Brings Animation to SketchUp

New software product Sketchers Studio from Japan animates your SketchUp models–complete with basic visual effects

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Tidbits: Vectorworks UG and SketchUp News

Mac CAD and 3D News: We have brief news items on a Vectorworks User Group startup movement going on in Boston and some Google Earth and related SketchUp news

Filed Under: News, Architecture, Mac 3D. Read more...

V-Ray for SketchUp Mac Edition – Pre-order

Google’s SketchUp for Mac to gain V-Ray — one of the world’s premier rendering engines

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Google releases new SketchUp 7.1

Google has announced a significant update to SketchUp with version 7.1. Highlights include a more robust rendering engines and enhanced collaboration and data exchange.

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Tidbits: SketchUp, Copper Project and more news

Mac CAD and 3D News: Tidbits today include news on Copper Project version 4.1 and SketchUp News tidbits. Also, we have news on a native RIM-produced version of Blackberry Desktop for Mac.

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Vray rendering plugin for Mac SketchUp coming

ASGVIS LLC has posted as late as late June that the company is making progress on a simultaneous development and release of their Vray rendering plugin for SketchUp (Mac and Windows).

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Tidbits: SketchUp, iPocket Draw news

Mac CAD and 3D News: Tidbits today include notes on Google’s various SketchUp design competitions, including the popular Design It: Shelter Competition, plus news of the first true Vectorial Drawing software for iPhone–iPocket Draw.

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LEDAS ports its Driving Dimension Plugin for Mac SketchUp

Russian LEDAS Ltd, has announced the availability of a native Mac version of the popular Driving Dimensions plugin for Google SketchUp after porting their LGS software technologies to the Mac OS X platform.

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SU Podium Beta for SketchUp updated to 1.7

SU Podium Beta 1.7 released – new update features Blurred Reflections options, improvements and bug fixes.

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Tidbits: Rhino, SketchUp, Autodesk news

Mac CAD and 3D News: We have news on SketchUp 7’s maintenance release, new improvements; we also cover Rhino and Autodesk’s AREA news items, including the Unity Game Engine.

Filed Under: News, Game Design, Mac 3D, Visualization. Read more...

Tidbits: ArchiCAD, SketchUp, Fusion vs Parallels, and Live Interiors 3D

Mac CAD and 3D News: We have new items on Graphisoft’s latest BEK winner, a Salon article on SketchUp and IKEA Planner, Parallels vs Fusion and BeLight’s latest update this month of Live Interiors 3D.

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New HyperShot plugin gives Mac SketchUp users further options

Mac SketchUp users have another photo-realistic option in Bunkspeed’s HyperShot SketchUp 7 plugin.

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Tidbits: Luxology, SketchUp and Swift 3D news

Mac CAD and 3D News: In brief we have news about modo sessions at the Northeastern Division IDSA Conference in Cambridge this month, plus SketchUp 7 book news and Swift 3D’s updated modeling plugin for Adobe Photoshop CS4.

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Google’s SketchUp 7 works with SpaceNavigator 3D mice

3Dconnexion’s award-winning 3D mice are now compatible with Google’s latest SketchUp 7 and SketchUp 7 Pro.

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Google Talks to Architosh About SketchUp Pro 7

Architosh talks to John Bacus, Google’s SketchUp Product Manager, about the all new SketchUp 7 and SketchUp Pro 7 and Layout 2. Key points in the discussion include the new Dynamic Components technology and how to learn about it, discussion about OpenGL and multi-processing and multi-threading, and the value in understanding causality in interactive rendering versus determinate renders.

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Mac version of CADspan for SketchUp 7 announced

LGM Architectural Visualization introduces Mac beta version of CADspan plugin for Google SketchUp 7

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3Dconnexion’s 3D mice support new SketchUp 7

3Dconnexion announces support for Google’s new SketchUp 7 applications with its 3D mice including the SpaceNavigator

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Google announces new SketchUp 7 and Layout 2

Google announces SketchUp 7 and LayOut 2 – Big Update includes new Dynamic Components and Live Linking of Model Data to LayOut 2

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Tidbits: Softimage, Autodesk, LightWave and SketchUp news

Mac CAD and 3D News Tidbits: Autodesk buys Softimage from Avid, LightWave 3D wins MacUser Magazine’s 3D Product of the Year and SketchUp news

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New LightUp Photo-Realistic Rendering Plugin for SketchUp

UK-based developer has new LightUp SketchUp Plugin for Photo-Realistic Rendering

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IMSI/Design Ships IDX Renditioner for Google SketchUp

CAD Stalwart IMSI Pushes Forward with Innovative Add-On for Google’s SketchUP – Photo Realistic Rendering Comes to Popular Modeler

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Tidbits: PowerCADD, SketchUp, ArchiCAD and Vectorworks news

Engineered Software updates PowerCADD for Leopard, Graphisoft Sweden news, SketchUp 3D Basecamp event and Vectorworks news

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Luxology’s Rhinoceros and SketchUp Translators for modo

Luxology has public beta translators for both the popular 3D modeler Rhinoceros (soon to be on Mac) and Google’s popular SketchUp Pro

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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.

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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.

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GRAPHISOFT announces Archicad 26

Graphisoft announces Archicad 26 at major launch event, along with vision and roadmap, plus BIMx, BIMcloud and DDscad updates.

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ToolTalk: Snaptrude cloud-based design tool for ‍architects.

Snaptrude is engineered so that architects and interior designers can work on their designs and communicate with their teams. Being cloud-based, it works on virtually any modern computer system, anywhere in the world that has a reasonably good internet connection.

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AIA22: Architosh awards 8th ‘BEST of SHOW’ honors for software technologies at AIA National Chicago

Architosh announces 2022 AIA National BEST of SHOW honors for the most interesting and compelling software and digital technologies at AIA22.

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AIA22: Architosh at AIA National Chicago—Covering Tech Pavilion

Architosh kicks off its AIA22 (AIA National Conference and Expo) coverage of digital software and hardware technologies for architects.

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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.

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Enscape 3.3’s New Features—Much Enhanced Workflows for ArchViz

Enscape 3.3 delivers ten major areas of improvement boasting support of the latest SketchUp 2022 among other key enhancements.

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Fireside Chat: Bricsys CEO Rahul Kejriwal Talks About BricsCAD to Architosh

Rahul Kejriwal says his company wants to be as customer-obsessed and as loved as McNeel & Associates. He lays out the how and why with examples and shares Bricsys’s philosophy and mission with Architosh.

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Autodesk to acquire The Wild—popular immersive technologies software firm

Autodesk to buy The Wild in latest acquisition—will power XR strategies for the CAD industry giant leveraging lead XR innovator.

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Xpresso No. 36 — How-To: Selecting the Optimal CPU for your Workstation

How do you currently select your next workstation’s main chip—the CPU? Chances are you are not calculating this process. But you can!

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Case Study: AE Firm CESO is Powered by AMD Radeon Pro and Dell Technologies

AMD-powered workstations from Dell are powering AE firm US-based CESO delivering faster multi-application workflows for clients.

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Product Review: AMD Radeon Pro W6400 GPU for Workstations

AMD’s new Radeon Pro W6400 brings strong economic value and performance to the entry-level and SFF workstation market, plus real-time raytracing!

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Digital Blue Foam Launches for Soaring AI-AEC Market

DBF is an AI-infused generative design platform that replaces legacy technologies to deliver faster, sustainable building design workflows.

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CES: NVIDIA Unveils Free Version of Omniverse for Creators

NVIDIA expands NVIDIA Omniverse technologies and ecosystem as announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

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Product Review: NVIDIA RTX A2000 GPU for Workstations

NVIDIA RTX A2000 GPU delivers solid performance per dollar metrics — Architosh gives it a detailed spin across 3D CAD apps and benchmarks.

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Vectorworks 2022—Powerful New Core Technology and Modern Chip Support

Vectorworks 2022 looks to dazzle its users with powerful new core technologies beneficial to a full array of AEC, Landscape, and Entertainment Industry professionals. And it is the first BIM to support a modern ARM-based desktop computing architecture.

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The ARM Wars: Vectorworks 2022 is the First BIM on ARM—the M1 Interview

Leadership at Vectorworks recently told a UK-based publication that their software on Apple’s ARM-based M1 chip platform is 40 – 200 percent faster than on rival Intel-based platforms (Mac or Windows).

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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.

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Enscape Announces Future Mac Version, Plus TestFit Integration

The big news coming out of ENVISION 21 — there will be an Enscape for Mac version coming in the first half of next year, plus more great news!

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Product Review: AMD Radeon Pro W6600 GPU for Workstations

Architosh gives the new AMD Radeon Pro W6600 a good spin and both benchmarks and real-app tests show clear leadership in its workstation GPU class.

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VR News: Prospect by IrisVR Adds New Immersive ‘Issue Tracking’

You can track an issue end-to-end in human-scale with the first update to IrisVR’s Prospect software improving AEC industry collaboration.

Filed Under: News, AEC/O, Construction. Read more...

Pandemic Footing—Flansburgh’s Deft Response to Remote BIM Workflows

A well-tested and efficient set of digital technologies allowed a mid-sized Boston architecture firm to move seamlessly to a pandemic footing. This is the story of how Flansburg Architects remoted their Open BIM workflow to serve clients around the world.

Filed Under: Features, Firm Profile. Read more...

INSIDER: Introduction — Five Rising Stars

The fourth edition of our annual INSIDER Reports delivers a focus on five disparate innovators making large impacts in the AEC/CAD markets.

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INSIDER: The Fourth Revolution—How Spacemaker AI Optimizes Architecture Development

Spacemaker AI doesn’t threaten architects as we know them. It simply makes Architecture even more impactful.

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INSIDER: Shapr3D is Bold on Apple and CAD Dominance

Already prominent on Apple’s iOS platform, Shapr3D stands to benefit further as it expands on Apple’s exciting Apple Silicon Mac platform.

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INSIDER: Beyond the CDE — Layer App and its Remarkable Fluid Power

Layer App emerges as a powerful AECOM and CAFM tool precisely because users have flexible and fluid control over building data linked to BIM.

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Chaos Releases V-Ray 5 for Cinema 4D, Update 1

Latest V-Ray 5 for Cinema 4D, Update 1 brings support for C4D’s Material Node Editor, plus material transparency updates, more…

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From Six to One — How Vectorworks is Focusing on Interiors Professionals

It turns out interiors professionals are flocking more and more to Vectorworks.

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The Wild is Changing the Realities of Work—The Pandemic Just Helped

Some AEC pros didn’t see the value of VR workflows until the pandemic hit. Now VR workflows may contribute to how work changes for the good in the future of AEC.

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What’s New in TurboCAD 2021

IMSI Design delivers a major update to its flagship product line—new TurboCAD 2021 professional CAD product line gains benefits from ODA.

Filed Under: News, MCAD. Read more...

Apple’s new M1 iMacs — Are They Fast For CAD/3D Users?

The M1 chip inside the new 24-inch iMacs makes these entry-level desktop machines economically worthy contenders for CAD and DCC pros.

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TestFit.io — Architecture Needs a Better User Experience

Could the field of architecture offer a different kind of experience for clients? TestFit.io’s founder, a trained architect himself believes so. TestFit.io technology is enabling architects to get paid for work they use to give away for free. And the good news is architecture can get better and architects can be more valued.

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The M1 Mac mini vs iMac Pro 2017 vs Everyone (Part 1)

Apple Mac computers with the new M1 chip are remarkably fast. We heard this from Apple but we confirmed it with our testing. Take a look.

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The M1 Mac mini vs iMac Pro 2017 vs Everyone (Part 2)

Apple Mac computers with the new M1 chip are remarkably fast. We heard this from Apple but we confirmed it with our testing. Take a look.

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Autodesk Revit 2022 Now Available—More Open Solution for BIM

Revit 2022 is now available and offers the BIM market and its users more interoperability with other software systems and many improvements across a range of areas for multiple AEC disciplines.

Filed Under: News, AEC/O, Analysis & Commentary. Read more...

Product Review: Vectorworks Architect 2021

Our Vectorworks Architect 2021 review looks into the many new features in this popular 2/3D CAD and BIM software application.

Filed Under: Reviews, AEC Industry Tools. Read more...

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