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Mac legend formZ has gained a new rendering engine—Academy Award-winning V-Ray

AutoDesSys gains Academy Award-winning rendering technology in new V-Ray for formZ. Now one of the world’s leading intuitive 3D modeling programs offers its users the very best in photo-realistic rendering output.

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Does Mac 3D Program formZ Work with Sierra? You Bet—But!

Apple has released macOS 10.12 Sierra and its out and being enjoyed. Can you run it on your formZ machine? You can, but there are some caveats due to Gatekeeper changes on the OS.

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Mac 3D News: formZ and Strata 3D—Special Fall Offers

Strata and formZ offering excellent discounts specials this fall.

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iPad News: formZ Mobile Viewer announced for iPad and iPhone

Legendary Mac developer of formZ has announced its first mobile formZ branded app in the new formZ Mobile Viewer for Apple’s iOS platform.

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Mac 3D News: formZ to Celebrate 25 Years of Innovation

Famed 3D stalwart and Mac developer, AutoDesSys, announces 25th anniversary of legendary formZ software. The Ohio-based company has a LAB unit in Los Angeles that is producing extensions and an upcoming parametric visual scripting environment, a la Rhino + Grasshopper.

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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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Mac 3D News: formZ developer now has free version of legendary 3D Mac program

AutoDesSys has a new product line as of this month, now with three versions of formZ, including a free version, the legendary modeling developer can now focus on one product core to delver products to compete at both the high and low end of the market, delivering crucial 3D modeling technology to both Mac and Windows customers.

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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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Mac 3D News: AutoDesSys seeds beta of formZ 8 to users

formZ 8 beta is now out and open to all formZ 7 users. New update offers numerous improvements including big OpenGL improvements

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formZ 7 and bonzai 3d 3.0 will be shown at 2013 AIA National Convention

New formZ 7 and bonzai 3d 3.0 to be showcased at AIA Denver next week

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Maxwell Render for formZ Technology Preview released

AutoDesSys releases new Maxwell Render for formZ 7 rendering plugin

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Tidbits: formZ 7, LumenRT, Luxion and more news

Mac and iOS CAD/3D News: We have tidbits on Luxion, formZ webinars, LumenRT and more…

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SIG: formZ 7.0 officially released

AutoDesSys announces formZ 7 official release time for SIGGRAPH

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Event: What’s new in formZ 7 parts 1 & 2

AutoDesSys, Inc., has two upcoming webinar events on the new formZ 7

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formZ 7 beta comments on SolidSmack

formZ 7 article makes note of the new modeler..including product design oriented features

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Discover the new formZ 7

formZ 7 webinars coming up. Check out what is new in the legendary modeler…

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Tidbits: Keyshot news and formZ and Vectorworks seminars

Mac CAD and 3D News: We have tidbits on formZ 7 open beta and Vectorworks learning opportunities. We also have news Luxion’s new support of Autodesk Maya and 3ds Max

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formZ 7 public beta version available

formZ 7.0 has been introduced, public beta 5 open to users to download

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AutoDesSys releases formZ 6.7

AutoDesSys has updated formZ to version 6.7 – new AutoCAD 2010 support and updated ACIS kernel by Spatial Corporation.

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AIA: formZ makers announce Bonzai 3D release

auto-des-sys, Inc. is preparing to take a bite out of Google’s SketchUp market share as it launches version 1.0 for its new Bonzai 3D.

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AIA: formZ developers preview Bonzai 3d at AIA 2008

auto-des-sys, Inc., developers of the esteemed form.Z 3D program have announced BonZai 3D, new modeler to be shown at AIA 2008 Boston

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WildTools 10.6 plugin for PowerCADD

Alfred Scott updates WildTools to version 10.6 for the MacOS only PowerCADD application once quite popular in AEC.

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Can you run AutoCAD on M1 Mac? — Answers

AutoCAD on the M1 chip would be dreamy for some Autodesk users, but no official timeline on Apple Silicon has been given for it.

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AutoDesSys Inc. and Engineered Software Joining Forces on Next-Gen PowerCADD

PowerCADD gets a future with new partner AutoDesSys the developer of 3D software stalwart and innovator formZ.

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Eye Candy for Architects—Chaos Group Releases New Reel

Chaos Group’s latest ArchViz Reel features mouth-wateringly beautiful architectural visuals caught in still and motion for some of the world’s most elite architects by the most talented visualization studios and agencies across the globe. Take a look.

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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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Gaming Tech Takes Over—SPACIALISTS Touts Its Unreal Engine Viz Pipeline

As game engines continue to evolve as full-fledged complete 3D development environments, their ability to simplify complex development challenges across platforms means more professional 3D pros will begin to take advantage of them.

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Boston User Group and CAD Reseller News—ArchiCAD and Twinmotion

Boston’s local CAD industry has a good ARCHICAD 21 focused User Group Meeting in July while July is also the summer of savings month by Cambridge’s CADGarage.

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Interview—Patrick May Talks About His Journey with ARCHICAD and GDL Scripting

Creating bespoke solutions as part of yours or your firm’s toolkit goes part and parcel these days with staying competitive in the world of architecture. But these skills—scripting and even programming—are very left brain for the traditionally right-brained world of creatives.

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Best Holiday Discounts for Mac CAD & 3D Software

Software publishers push out good Black Friday and Cyber Monday Holiday Sales.

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A Day Away from New Macs—One Reader’s View (And Design) of A New Pro Desktop

It’s got a handle, is sized for standard parts, it’s very expandable and best of all it features flexible CPU/GPU support and all the goodness that older pro Mac desktops posssed. We wish we could order such a Mac.

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Interview: Dr. Biplab Sarkar talks to Architosh about Vectorworks 2016

In this interview Architosh learns more details about Vectorworks 2016 and some specific technologies such as the Project Sharing features, based on tech similar to Git as well as information about Marionette and the new SubD modeling features.

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AutoDesSys 2015 form-Z Student Design Competition Results

This marks the 21st year that AutoDesSys has given prizes to recognize outstanding student digital design work. This year’s competition received a fantastic response with many excellent student project submissions.

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The Philly Interview: Dr. Sarkar talks about Vectorwork’s Advanced Research Group and More…

In this special interview, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, chief technology officer, Nemetschek Vectorworks, talks to Architosh about the Vectorworks 2016 details unveiled at the Design Summit in Philadelphia.

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Apple’s Number One CAD Vendor Optimistic about Metal for OS X

Longtime Mac CAD stalwart developer, Nemetschek Vectorworks, has told Architosh they are optimistic about Apple’s new low-level graphics API—Metal.

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AIA: Advanced View of Technology Companies at AIA Atlanta

In this report we take a preview look at the list of software and technology companies in attendance at AIA Atlanta.

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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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3D Hubs report shows most popular 3D Modeling software is SolidWorks

Global local 3D printer “connector” company published report on most popular 3D modeling formats sent to the agency for 3D printing jobs. Report hints at global popularity of CAD and 3D softwares.

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Architosh publishes Mac professional workstation survey results

In this special feature report, Architosh publishes the results of its first workstation survey conducted in late 2014 and aimed at understanding the pro (professional) desktop needs of numerous customers Apple refers to as Mac pros. Not to be confused with the product Mac Pro, today Apple’s Mac pros work across its iMac range in numerous industries, including and importantly to this publication, the Architecture industry.

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Tidbits: TurboCAD Mac, Dosch Design and CAD Garage News

Our Mac CAD and 3D news tidbits today focus on products for sale, new and discounted new products available for CAD and 3D professionals, including TurboCAD Mac Deluxe 8, modo, formZ, et cetera.

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Architosh Looks Back at 2014 for Mac CAD and 3D

In this report we look back at the year’s biggest news for our coverage markets and make some predictions of what to watch in 2015.

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In-Brief: Rhynamo is now Open Source

New open source project Rhynamo is now available to download

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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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Mac 3D News: Spatial Corporation ships ACIS R25 geometry modeling kernel

Spatial Corporation has updated its ACIS geometry modeling kernel (engine) — which has numerous enhanced features beneficial to leading CAD/BIM/CAM applications

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Mac 3D News: Renowned Maxwell Render software now free to Students and Faculty

Renowned photorealistic rendering software Maxwell Render is now free for all students and faculty, including network rendering and render farm technologies for education institutions

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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: AIA National Convention 2014 Kicks Off In Chicago

The AIA National Convention and Exhibition kicks off from Chicago today…

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Architosh to attend AIA National Chicago—Award ‘BEST of SHOW’ honors for third year

Architosh will cover the 2014 AIA National Convention in Chicago in two weeks

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solidThinking Evolve for Architectural Design Modeling – Part 1

In this special feature article we explore solidThinking Evolve and its use in advanced architectural surface modeling. In this part 1 feature we demonstrate the basics in working with complex curved surfaces and forms

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Architosh and Editor Receive BAC Honor at ABX Boston 2013

Achievements in 14 years of industry technology writing and publishing earn honor from Boston architecture school at ABX 2013

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Editorial Pipeline

We have decided to begin publishing our Editorial Pipeline privately to our advertising clients so they can see our total editorial features pipeline and where they stand in our pipe and see and monitor how Editorial Integration and Priority Publish works for our advertising sponsors. For non-advertisers who are also in our editorial pipeline you […]

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SIG: A Highlight Overview of SIGGRAPH 2013 with Perspectives on Mac

In this excellent overview article, 3D industry veteran Akiko Ashley sums up the good, the bad and the ugly of SIGGRAPH 2013…

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AIA: solidThinking Evolve 9.5 offers designers and architects new level of control

During the AIA time-frame solidThinking Inc. announced now one but two major product updates. We have details here and some analysis at the bottom.

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AIA: Autodesk introduces computational modeling tool Dynamo for its BIM workflow

In this AIA Show report we discuss in depth our knowledge of Autodesk’s new Dynamo technologies with Vasari

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Perspectives on the 2013 AIA BEST OF SHOW awards

In this special 2013 AIA Denver feature report we talk about perspectives on industry change in the information technology (IT) space and how it is offering transformational opportunities in architectural practice. Anthony Frausto-Robledo, AIA, LEED AP has also contributed to this article.

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AIA: Pre Round-Up Report from the Show Floor

We give an over-view of our upcoming 2013 AIA National reports on the coolest software and technologies we saw and learned about in Denver.

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Architosh awards 2nd ‘BEST of SHOW’ awards for AIA National

Architosh highlights BEST of SHOW for computer software for architects at the 2013 AIA National Convention in Denver

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