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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.

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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.

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V-Ray 5 for Revit launches with Real-Time visualization

V-Ray 5 for Revit is a full-spectrum visualization solution with real-time photorealistic rendering integrated into a BIM workflow.

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Architosh publishes M1 Mac mini vs iMac Pro Shootout

M1 based Mac computers offer stunning performance compared to Intel based Mac and Windows computers. Our testing reveals details.

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Member Access — (emTech) Section Plus for Xpresso #23

Member Access—(emTech) Section Plus is our exclusive that builds off of what we shared in Xpresso #23 on robotics, 3D printers, smart city news, computational design, remote collaboration tools in AEC and manufacturing industries.

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A Journey to BIM—Dialing in Softness with Sun Path Precision

A Florida architecture firm, strongly oriented towards energy-performant design, has journeyed to BIM with Vectorworks Architect and isn’t looking back.

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Chaos Group brings real-time to V-Ray 5 for Rhino

V-Ray 5 for Rhino now released, offers 3D artists, visualization pros, and architects new real-time visualization with V-Ray Vision.

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Member Access — (emTech) Section Plus for Xpresso #21

Member Access—(emTech) Section Plus is our new exclusive that builds off of what we shared in Xpresso #21. We offer deeper content and analysis from the topics of Gensler’s new proprietary tools, Hilti Robot, Digital Fabrication in Architecture, BIM and Bentley, and more…

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Generative Design in Revit Powers Speed for Stamhuis

Dynamo automation helps Stamhuis—a leading retailer in Europe—build customized, powerful, and efficient Revit workflows, improving BIM and project delivery.

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BIM is Central to Vectorworks’ Growth Strategy—Upcoming Technologies Revealed

Vectorworks is treating its BIM/CAD platform like an “OS” for design while building out features for ever-sharper market advantages in specific industry verticals.

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Product Review: Twinmotion 2020

Architosh reviews Epic’s Twinmotion 2020, a leading real-time interactive photorealistic rendering application for AEC and design markets.

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Unity Reflect adds Navisworks integration, BIM coordination

Unity announces Unity Reflect with Navisworks support, among other features.

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Chaos Group Launches V-Ray Collection

V-Ray Collection provides creative freedom and flexibility between 3D applications, allowing users to mix their own photorealistic rendering, fluid simulation, and real-time scene exploration to any project.

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Trimble Connect Collaboration Platform Hits 10 Million User Milestone

Trimble Connect is an open collaboration platform for design and construction that connects project stakeholders with the data they need to inform decisions and improve team efficiency.

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Why Scaling from Little BIM to Big BIM Made Sense for Idle Architecture

A Melbourne-based practice is discovering that moving to Big BIM is enabling them to take on larger projects and better streamline their project delivery.

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CAD News: IMSI Design’s New TurboCAD 2020—New Features

IMSI Design is now shipping TurboCAD 2020 product line. The company’s flagship product line includes ACIS modeling engine version 29.0 and new 3D modeling enhancements among other new features.

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Enscape Introduces Version 2.7 of its Real-Time Rendering Software

New BIM-driven workflows and enhanced performance make Enscape the perfect complement to the building process.

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New FLW Fallingwater Twinmotion Tutorials Available

New online training tutorials take users through the steps of creating FLW’s famous Fallingwater house inside Twinmotion for a comprehensive introduction of the popular interactive-renderer.

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AU19: Autodesk University Evolves with ‘Better Starts Here’

Our first featured post from Autodesk University 2019 touches on AU themes and a selection of keynote highlights and does a round-up of AU Expo Hall highlights from some of the vendors Architosh spent time with.

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AU19: Autodesk University 2019—Gallery 1 and Introduction

Architosh kicks off our first of several Gallery articles from Autodesk University 2019 with a whole lot more to come soon!

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Jonathan Reeves Highlights New Features in Vectorworks 2020

This new feature highlights architect Jonathan Reeves of the UK and his demonstration videos of the best new features in Vectorworks 2020.

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BIG BIM plus Open BIM with Vectorworks Architect

You likely associate Vectorworks—a CAD/BIM software with historically strong graphics capacity—with marquee designers like Daniel Libeskind and award-winning small firms. However, you might want to start updating your associations.

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Profile: Design Excellence—The Work of Vectorworks Scholarship Winners

The Vectorworks Design Scholarship offers lucrative prizes but its student winners show us just how talented and deserving their creative work really is.

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SIG: Siggraph 2019—Highlights from the Computer Graphics Show (Part 2)

We continue with Part 2 of our Architosh coverage of SIGGRAPH 2019 in Los Angeles.

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Learning IN Las Vegas—Summary Impressions from Two Architecture Conferences

Clear themes loomed large at AIA 19 in Las Vegas. We discuss two of them in the context of technologies and change in the field of architecture.

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The Wild Announces Speech to Text Annotation Tool for VR Design Reviews

Now The Wild boasts speech-to-text commenting tool for VR design reviews when you and your teammates or stakeholders are not aligned with time zones or busy schedules.

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Autodesk Announces Release of Revit 2020

Autodesk has released the new Revit 2020 for the AEC industry, offering architects, engineers, and designers new capabilities and substantial enhancements.

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The Wild 0.10 Allows Revit Users to Collaborate on Their Models in VR—Latest Beta Feature

The Wild now supports Revit Add-On, allowing popular BIM program direct path to innovative VR solution.

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3D News: Chaos Group Launches New Chaos Cloud Rendering Solution

Chaos Cloud offers one-button and unlimited rendering power for 3D artists and designers with no hidden fees.

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CAD News: Corel Corp. Releases CorelCAD 2019 for Mac and Windows

Delivering new options and deep control, CorelCAD 2019 offers robust (.dwg) native 2d-3d CAD capabilities on both macOS and Windows at an affordable price, with unique integration into Corel’s legendary CorelDRAW line of apps.

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CAD-CAM Execs Make 2019 Technology Trend Predictions

Two CAD industry executives from Autodesk and TechSoft 3D discuss leading technology trends for 2019. We look at five tech trends from Machine Learning to Industrialized Construction.

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‘The Wild’ Is Compelling New AR-VR Software Solution for Mac and Windows

The Wild is a new AR-VR software offering that powers remote multi-party collaborative design through the cloud using the top headsets like Oculus and Vive. The solution also uniquely supports Apple’s Mac computers in addition to Windows.

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Product Review: Vectorworks Architect 2019

Vectorworks Architect 2019 may not have a “star” new feature but as architect and reviewer John Helm notes, it offers “a big bang for your buck.” The update offers a large range of superb improvements to existing workflows with new tech—like the new sculpting site modeling tools which can provide great fun with design.

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macOS Platform Gains New Stunning VR 3D Software—Introducing eyecad VR

New award-winning Italian software startup has eye-catching VR 3D software platform on both Windows and Mac.

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Chaos Group Doubling Down on Rendering Solutions for Maxon Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D users will gain two new renderers from Chaos Group—adding V-Ray and Corona Renderer.

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Chaos Group Releases New V-Ray for Epic’s Unreal

Real-time immersion and interactive rendering are clearly heating up and Chaos’ new V-Ray for Unreal gives the leading game engine and visualization environment even more power for 3D artists across numerous industries.

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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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Hexagon Now Has End-to-End AEC Solutions Platform with Acquisition of Bricsys

Bricsys is now a subsidiary of a massive and growing critical company in the Industry 4.0 revolution. In this news analysis article, we discuss Hexagon’s focus and technologies as they can possibly relate to this new focus on AEC BIM.

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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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INDEX 01: All Mac 3D Apps—Alphabetical Listing

This is our complete (WIP) listing of all Mac 3D apps, simply organized by alphabetical order. This is our master list and truncated lists are organized by industry categories.

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INDEX 02: 3D Apps: AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction)

The Mac platform has always been popular in architecture and it has featured some of the most innovative 3D applications ever developed, period. This list of 3D apps useful and commonly used in AEC is mostly focused on architects but all AEC pros may want to touch some of these. This list complements our other AEC app list coverage.

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INDEX 02: 3D Apps: CAID (Computer-aided Industrial Design)

The Mac has surged in the CAID (computer-aided industrial design) market with many of the newer MCAD and product design tools being written natively for the macOS along with Windows. Additionally, general and powerful modelers have poured over to the platform as Apple has grown.

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Good News—Epic Extends Free Unreal Studio Beta Till Sep 2019

Another free year of Unreal Studio will aid over one hundred thousands visualization professionals learning to use the powerful game engine for immersive 3D rendered visualization.

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MAXON’s Next Generation Cinema 4D Release 20 Available Immediately

In one of the biggest releases in its history, the next-generation Cinema 4D R20 delivers powerful new volume-based modeling, easier import of CAD files, and transformative motion graphics toolsets.

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Mac 3D News: Shaderlight 2018 Update Now Available

Mac and Windows-based rendering plugin for SketchUp 2018—Shaderlight 2018—now updated with key new useful features.

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SIG’18: Siggraph 2018 — Vancouver Highlights From Computer Graphics Show

Akiko Ashley covers the recent SIGGRAPH computer graphics show from Vancouver, noting the highlight announcements in 3D software and VR/AR/MR technologies along with key hardware from Nvidia.

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WorldViz has launched Vizard 6—Python-based VR development platform

The upgraded VR development platform for researchers and innovators includes new support for Windows MR headsets and easier 3D art workflows.

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New in Epic’s New Unreal Engine 4.20—Updated Features

The Unreal Game Engine gains hundreds of improvements including enterprise features that allow users to bring CAD data into the engine studio tools to bring immersive features to enterprise users.

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AIA2018: On the Show Floor—Technology in Architecture Part 2

Part 2 of our show reports from the 2018 AIA National Convention and Expo in NYC. In this report, we introduce three new companies brand new to the AIA show—each offering innovative new technologies useful for practice. From 3D printing of models to powerful and simple rendering to a super little Bluetooth color reading device that saves color data to the cloud.

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Trimble to Acquire Viewpoint—Leading CDE (Common Data Environment) in AEC

A leading global CDE tool for the AEC industry has been acquired by Trimble, complementing its existing AEC tools portfolio and Trimble Connect.

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Vectorworks Leads BIM Software in G2 Crowd Spring 2018 Grid and Index Report

New proprietary algorithm-based B2B software ranking and comparison service have Vectorworks at top of scores for Building Design and BIM software, based on real-time user data.

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GTC: Architecture and the Future of Technology—KPF, HKS, P+W, Gensler and Others

The third installment feature from this year’s NVIDIA GTC covers a lot of terrain as it summarizes key panel discussions from leading global architecture firms.

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Mac 3D News: Shaderlight 2018 Rendering Plugin Now Available

Shaderlight Limited introduces new Shaderlight 2018—rendering plugin for SketchUp 2018.

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CannonDesign—Powering Their Design Pipeline with NVIDIA GPU Technology

Continuing our coverage from the 2018 NVIDIA GTC Conference, Akiko Ashley profiles how CannonDesign—one of the architectural presenters at the GTC—utilizes NVIDIA GPU Technology across a range of virtualized desktop infrastructure and workstations powering everything from Revit to Unreal.

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Chaos Group Launches New V-Ray for Unreal—Now in Beta

Seamless import of V-Ray scenes into Real-Time, Ray-Traced rendering now available in Unreal Beta for Architecture, Automotive, and Design.

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Event News: New ARCHICAD Courses Online

There are numerous ARCHICAD courses online happening throughout the spring heading into the summer. Earn AIA credits on these courses and more.

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Here Come The Game Engines—Open Beta of Unreal Studio Announced for Pro App Market

Game engines are on the cusp of a major invasion of the professional apps market—with leading 3D professional tools now looking at Unreal integrations.

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French Mac Developer Releases New ‘bim.aero’ for the AEC Industry

New BIM software from France aims to simplify the building design process by allowing architects and designers to use whatever modeling software they want up-front and then segue gracefully into IFC2x3 BIM compliant models which can then be pushed to the main BIM tools.

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BricsCAD V18—2/3D CAD and BIM Software for Mac OS X

Belgium’s Bricsys delivers its native Mac OS X version of its popular DWG file-based CAD/BIM program with full compatibility with the latest versions of AutoCAD and IFC open-standard interoperability support.

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Ultimate List of CDE (Common Data Environment) Apps for Architects

The Mac platform isn’t a minority player in an AEC industry moving to the cloud with the most important new digital platform to affect industry change—the new CDE (common data environment).  This article introduces the reader to 18 different solutions and profiles 5 leaders against key CDE definition criteria.

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