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New Autodesk Civil 3D Gets Powered by new Dynamo Integration

Dynamo for Civil 3D helps Autodesk’s key infrastructure package enter the next era of civil design.

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Architosh Publishes INSIDER Xpresso #01 — newsletter looks at AI and Machine Learning in Architecture

In Issue #1, learn what five experts think about if AI and Machine Learning pose an existential threat to architects, how they feel the future of education should work for architects; also, will AI and ML democratize good architecture for everybody? Can architecture have a DNA and Genome? And a whole lot more.

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Architosh Turns 20—Learn What Comes Next

Architosh turns 20 years-old this month but we don’t have much time to look back. With a slightly different mission statement Architosh is looking forward with new publishing products like the Xpresso newsletter and new areas of focus.

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The New Hypar Platform—Soon Offering the AEC Industry Scalable Computation

Autodesk veterans set out to capture AEC firm expertise and address the limitations of today’s visual scripting (or algorithmic-aided design) tools.

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Perspectives on BEST of SHOW 2018: Perez’s Model of Technological Revolutions—BIM, CDEs and VR

Architosh presents its annual “perspectives” on BEST of SHOW honorees at AIA in NYC. This year we place our views on AEC technologies under the larger perspective of famed economist and technology historian, Carlota Perez—introducing her landmark Techno-Economic Paradigms (TEPs) theory model that explains how technology revolutions and financial capital conspire towards total paradigm shifts approximately every 60 years.

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AIA2018: On the Show Floor—Technology in Architecture Part 1

Part 1 of our show reports from the 2018 AIA National Convention and Expo in NYC. In this first part, we focus on the big four BIM authoring tool providers for architects and what they were showing to visitors to their booths.

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McNeel Ships New Rhino 6—Grasshopper Now Built-In

The long-awaited Rhino 6 with integrated Grasshopper is now shipping worldwide. New flexible cloud licensing make using Rhino 6 wherever you are easy.

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Perspectives on BEST of SHOW 2016: From Edge of Market to Maturing BIM, Framing a New Lens

Architosh presents its annual “perspectives” on BEST of SHOW honorees at AIA this year via a conversation. This year we focus on some new terms, a framing of tech against the Gartner Hype Curve and against the backdrop of Neri Oxman’s standing ovation earning keynote talk.

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AIA 2016: Architosh awards 5th ‘BEST of SHOW’ honors for software and technology vendors at AIA Philly

Architosh announces its 2016 AIA National BEST of SHOW honors to best software and technologies shown at the national convention in Philadelphia two weeks ago.

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In Brief: Highlights from AIA 2016 Philly

Architosh is at AIA Philly 2016 and we will have extensive show coverage and a big picture gallery series as well. If you couldn’t attend this year, you have a missed a good one. Record attendance, great speakers and tech…and let’s not forget Philly herself!

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Phil Bernstein on the Changing Role of the 21st Century Architect—The Interview (Part 2)

In this interview Architosh learns more than just what Phil Bernstein thinks about educating 21st century architects in the context of advancing AEC digitization. He shares his vast knowledge of “practice” in the 20th century and how things have evolved to the point we face today. In this two-part series we cover the gamut from roles to society’s expectations of professionals, from contracts to architecture schools, from the importance of coding to where Revit’s brain may go.

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Vectorworks, Inc., Announces Graphical Scripting Webinar Series for Marionette

While Vectorworks, Inc., was first to the Mac market with a visual, algorithmic modeling and programming application in the latest Vectorworks 2016 with Marionette technology, McNeel & Associates has quietly released its Grasshopper alpha for Mac. With a head-start on the popular competition, the company aims to draw big attention to Marionette for everyone.

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GRAPHISOFT introduces Rhino-Grasshopper-ArchiCAD Connection

Graphisoft has introduced a public beta version of its Rhino-Grasshopper-ArchiCAD connection, an industry first bi-directional and real-time connection between all three programs.

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AIA: Perspectives on BEST of SHOW 2015—IT Trends in Architectural Practice

In this special feature report on AIA Atlanta, we talk about the evolving shape of industry change due to advances in information technology, with a particular emphasis on the latest trends taking shape, including the game-ification of architecture, virtual reality hardware and radical user-interface design change that will come with it…plus the continuing role of mobile, cloud and analytics driving design process transformation. Anthony Frausto, AIA, LEED AP, also contributed to this article.

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BEST of SHOW winners

Architosh has awarded BEST of SHOW honors for the past six out of seven years to the most noteworthy software and hardware technology companies attending and exhibiting at the annual American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention and Exhibition, held in late spring or early summer each year in the United States. In some cases, […]

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Focus: Visiting Nikken Sekkei and Discussing BIM and GRAPHISOFT

In this second feature on Graphisoft’s recent Japanese announcements, we delve into detailed notes on the press visit to the architectural office of Nikken Sekkei

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Smartgeometry 2013 underway in UK – Bentley event news highlights

Bentley sponsors 10th Smartgeometry conference in London

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AMD Delivers Timely Radeon Pro Innovations to GPU Lineup

New AMD Radeon Pro W6400 leads lineup of three new innovative pro-class GPUs for business and creatives professional needs.

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Marquee Firms and Innovators—Altair’s AEC Market Technology Offerings

Bringing high-fidelity engineering technology to early-phase design workflows can help mankind win the climate-crisis struggle. Dr. Frattari tells Architosh how the engineering software company is advancing its mandates in the world of AEC.

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NVIDIA Execs Talk Omniverse and RTX with Architosh

Omniverse and RTX technologies are discussed in this GTC-timed NVIDIA executive interview with Richard Kerris and Andrew Rink.

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NVIDIA’s CEO Jensen Huang Dazzles with Key Announcements and New Tools for Omniverse

NVIDIA’s 2021 GTC brought exciting Omniverse news, plus a bounty of new NVIDIA chip technologies, software, and high-performance compute news.

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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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AMD’s RDNA 2 Architecture—Behind the Radeon Pro W6600’s Stellar Performance

AMD hardware-accelerated raytracing is core to AMD RDNA 2 architecture, boosting both offline and adding real-time rendering to the mix.

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Chaos Group—Real-Time Rendering Comes to V-Ray 5 for SketchUp

V-Ray 5 for SketchUp, with its light-weight game engine V-Ray Vision, offers creatives real-time photorealistic rendering inside SketchUp.

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Apple Event: One more thing — Apple Silicon Macs Will Showcase Power

Apple Silicon Macs may be the talk of the computer industry very soon. Next week Apple’s new “One last thing” event seems destined to mark a key inflection point in the industry.

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ARM Macs and CAD & 3D Apps — Apple Chip Readiness?

Which CAD and 3D apps look ready for the Apple chip? ARM Macs with the Apple chip will offer new advantages for Macs in the 3D and CAD markets.

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Perspectives on AIA ’19—Technology and Architecture and Toward the Collective

Architosh presents its annual “perspectives” on BEST of SHOW honorees at AIA in Las Vegas. This year the focus on AEC technologies advances in the framework of last year’s efforts, recognizing the continuity and the developments we saw and awarded around the themes of the conference: collaboration, openness, and inclusiveness…toward the collective.

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Autodesk Announces Judges Panel for AEC Excellence Awards 2019

Leading academics, thought-leaders, and expert practitioners are among the international list of judges for this year’s AEC Excellence Awards 2019.

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AU2018: Autodesk’s Forge—Accomplishments and Future

In this news and analysis report, we discuss Autodesk’s Forge Platform—where it has been in 2018 and what’s new and some examples from Autodesk University 2018.

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Breaking: HEXAGON Just Became World’s Largest AEC BIM & CAD Company

Hexagon AB already skirts the edges of AEC with its total stations, laser systems, and GPS systems technologies but now owns Bricsys’s formidable DWG-native CAD and BIM platforms, making Hexagon a new major player in the world of AEC software.

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Web-based SimScale Releases Major New UI and UX Cloud Experience

SaaS tool SimScale, the world’s first web-based CAE software is now at version 2.0—powerful new performance features and improved UI/UX.

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Open Data Standard for Linking Luminaires, Consoles, CAD and Previsualization Software

Three companies have jointly developed a new data format for the entertainment design and production industry that will change the way lighting designers, lighting fixture manufacturers, lighting console manufacturers and lighting visualizers will work together.

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SimScale Handles ASHRAE Standard 55 Thermal Comfort Assessment

SimScale offers HVAC engineers simulation and engineering analysis workflows via web-based software, including thermal analysis for ASHRAE Standard 55 conformity for occupant comfort.

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CDE Talk—Five Classifications of Difficulty for Architects

The architect’s job can be measured in difficulty across two spectrums of challenges. How do the new developing CDE (common data environment) cloud solutions address these two sets of complexities and are you sure you are using the correct CDE for your practice?

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INSIDER: Architectural Craftsmanship in the Age of BIM—Johnathan Redman Discusses FJMT Australia

An award-winning multi-national design practice disproves common assumptions, showing that BIM when combined with niche ideas about materiality and advanced digital simulation, conspire towards large works of architecture with cultural significance and lasting beauty.

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Vectorworks Cloud Wins Cloud Based Technology of the Year

Vectorworks’s cloud technology has garnered a Hammers Award by Construction Computing Magazine at its annual AEC technology award gala in the UK.

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Product In-Depth: A Focus on Workflow in ARCHICAD 21

ARCHICAD 21 has some truly astounding new tech inside but the Hungarian BIM leader says this release is all about the workflow.

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KCC 2017: The Exhibitors in Kyoto—Innovation From Asia

We continue our Kyoto coverage of GRAPHISOFT’s Key Client Conference by looking at the many Asian software solutions being developed on the ARCHICAD platform or in support via IFC and Open BIM principles. We also look at something kind of special from HP.

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SCIA Engineer 17 Released—Productivity Boost for Structural Engineers

The Nemetschek Group’s SCIA subsidiary has unveiled the new SCIA Engineer 17 for the structural engineering analysis and design software market.

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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.

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Market Research Report Says CAE Market to Reach $5.8 Billion USD by 2021

Computer-aided engineering market (finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics) for aerospace, automotive, defense industry, industrial machinery, and other applications will grow at CAGR of just over 11% between now and 2021.

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IMAGINiT Technologies Partners with Canadian Centre for Product Validation

A collaborative partnership helping product manufacturers innovate, validate and commercialize their products.

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SIG: Learning about AMD’s Radeon Pro WX Graphics Card Debut

AMD released some exciting news at SIGGRAPH last week about new Radeon Pro WX graphics cards, aimed at democratizing high-end graphics workloads with lower prices and higher performance.

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Cloud 3D rendering company Rendicity announces Apple Mac support

Mac users gain another professional 3D rendering in the cloud farm solution in Rendicity.

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Inflection Point: Disruptions, Platforms and Growth with Rhino + Grasshopper (Part 1)

According to Gartner’s “Hype Cycle technology curve, algorithmic aided design within the building design industry—sometimes referred to as AAD—is nearing the “peak of inflated expectations,” where we see in the industry what is known as supplier proliferation. Indeed, quite suddenly in fact, McNeel & Associates has seen a ground swell in competition to their famous Rhino + Grasshopper product combo. An inflection point is coming, due to the rapid rise of something McNeel & Associates has become synonymous for, but so too is change. In this two part series we investigate the factors in this change and learn what may lie ahead.

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Stupendous news—McNeel releases beta Grasshopper for Mac

McNeel & Associates quietly releases early WIP of Grasshopper for Mac inside latest Rhino for Mac WIP (work in progress).

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SIG: Mac 3D Exhibitor Preview List for SIGGRAPH 2015

Architosh will be covering the big SIGGRAPH 2015 conference and exhibition in Los Angeles which started this weekend with the exhibition starting in a couple of days.

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SIGGRAPH 2015 Xroads of Discovery

The annual SIGGRAPH conference is a five-day interdisciplinary educational experience in the latest computer graphics and interactive techniques including a three-day commercial exhibition that attracts hundreds of exhibitors from around the world.

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Apple seeking CAD/3D pros—knowledge of Rhino and Alias preferred

BS or BA in Industrial Design or Transportation Design preferred. Computer Graphics, 3D Animation/Modeling, Fine Arts or Engineering will be also be considered.

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Architosh awards 4th ‘BEST of SHOW’ honors for software and technology vendors at AIA Atlanta

Architosh announces its 2015 AIA National BEST of SHOW honors for the national convention and expo in Atlanta, Georgia. The awards highlight and draw attention to software and hardware technologies of note exhibited on the show floor.

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Nemetschek Vectorworks launches Chinese version of Vectorworks 2015

Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., releases Chinese language version of Vectorworks 2015 to Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese market.

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Mac stalwart innovator interviewed on CAD Digest: Runs through history of formZ

formZ founder and Mac 3D software luminary Dr. Chris Yessios, discusses all things formZ and modeling including the future of his program in a very informative interview at CAD Digest. We summarize a few highlights and add our analysis to what we learned.

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Product Review: solidThinking Inspire 2014

In this product review, Architosh looks at the unique solidThinking Inspire 2014 CAE-based industrial design and architecture design tool for optimizing parts and structures for weight and strength. Using the company’s unrivaled “morphogenesis” technology designers see inspiration in unique responses to forces and stress that minimize mass while retaining strength responses to loads and forces.

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Autodesk has introduced new apps at 2014 Greenbuild Conference

Autodesk unloads at 2014 Greenbuild Confab with an array of sustainable design applications for its BIM and infrastructural CAD products

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Perspectives on the 2014 Architosh BEST of SHOW awards at AIA National

In this special 2014 AIA Chicago feature report perspectives on the evolving IT landscape and how it framed the selection of honorees for BEST of SHOW this year are discussed. We continue from the same framework established in Denver last year, where social, cloud, computation and the space of creativity and contemplation define the edges of innovation in software technologies powering change in the field of architecture

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AIA: Architosh awards AIA National ‘BEST of SHOW’ honors to software and technology vendors

Architosh honors technology companies in 2014 BEST of SHOW awards for AIA National Chicago, focusing on emerging trends in software technology in architectural practice

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AIA: AutoDesSys and Autodesk demonstrate upcoming technologies

Reports from AIA National Chicago: Looking at upcoming technologies from two veteran software companies in AEC…

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AIA: Opening Comments, Thoughts & Photos on AIA National in Chicago

An early look at AIA National in Chicago and the ideas and trends that are coming into focus

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In-Depth: The New and Dynamic formZ 8

AutoDesSys, Inc., talks to Architosh about what’s coming up this summer in the new formZ 8—covering in detail such new features as its Subdivision Surface Modeling tools, new OpenGL Interactive Rendering improvements and much more…

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Why OTOY will change our 3D world: A conversation with Jules Urbach

In this first of what we hope will be a long history of interviews, Architosh talks to Jules Urbach of OTOY about his company’s transformational technologies—the likes of which are not just affecting the development path options for industry giants like Autodesk, but also now catching the eye of every major Hollywood movie studio.

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