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A&E Optimism—Where it Comes From and How to Maintain It

The Biden Infrastructure Bill is bolstering confidence for architects and engineers. However, an AEC industry financial software giant says firms are facing staff challenges and will need to utilize technologies and new processes to cope with growing demand in the years ahead. Megan Miller, CPSM, Director of Product Marketing at Deltek, explains what is happening.

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Matterport introduces Matterport Pro3 camera

Matterport introduces its all-new Matterport Pro3 camera, together with major updates to its digital twin platform. The Matterport Pro3 Camera is the one of the world’s most advanced 3D capture devices.

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Enscape for Mac SketchUp Now Shipping

Enscape for Mac for SketchUp brings real-time interactive advanced visualization into designer’s workflows for faster design output.

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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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AIA22: BEST of SHOW Profile—Spaces for Architects

Conceptual design and its key participants are undeserved in the overall AEC workflow. Most of today’s architectural software is focused on the later stages of construction documentation and the construction itself. Spaces is a powerful yet easy-to-use sketching application that runs on iPad and Apple Pencil, created specifically for architects and designers.

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The Roberts Interview—Ahead of the Graphisoft 2022 Release Event

Graphisoft BIM technologies are expanding via a larger ecosystem of tools, integrations, and expansions. Huw Roberts explains the details.

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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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Chaos Acquires Industry Website CGArchitect—Makes All Accounts Free

CGArchitect is now part of Chaos — the world’s leading visualization software company acquires global leading archviz website.

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Year starts well for Nemetschek—Q1 2022

Nemetschek reported a strong start to its financial year, with a double-digit percentage growth in revenue, and a big increase in EBITDA.

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ALLPLAN updates its BIM software

ALLPLAN  introduced its latest service release for its Allplan 2022 software on April 7, 2022

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2022 Vectorworks Design Scholarship—Accepting Submissions

The Vectorworks Design Scholarship enables students to win up to USD 10,000 in scholarship prize money, plus software and much more.

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New BOXX Workstations To Feature New NVIDIA RTX GPUs

BOXX’s latest workstations tap new NVIDIA RTX GPUs for both mobile and desktop workstation users with flexible CPUs from AMD and Intel.

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New Lenovo ThinkStationP360 and Tiny Launch

Lenovo’s ThinkStation P360 workstations expand value in frequency-bound professional AEC, MCAD, M&E, and science applications.

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Viewpoint: Challenges of BIM Implementation from an Architect’s Perspective

This BIM expert and architect share his insights on the challenges of adopting BIM—from economic to firm cultural considerations.

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Vectorworks releases Unity-powered 3D model viewing technology

Latest service pack update for Vectorworks 2022 brings Unity-powered 3D model viewing to mobile and web, plus other key features.

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Lenovo Launches Next-Gen ThinkStation P620 With AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro

The Lenovo P620 is a powerhouse for multithreaded workloads boasting the latest AMD Ryzen Threaderipper PRO processor.

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Lumion version 12.3—Free Update Advances Visualization

Lumion 12.3 is a free update to the popular innovative real-time visualization software for architecture and related industries.

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Lenovo Intros Mobile Workstations—ThinkPad P14 and P16

New ThinkPad computers from Lenovo offer ISV-certifications for mobile workstation users in AEC, MCAD and science industries.

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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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ToolTalk: Spaces 1.3 is a conceptual design tool for iPad for architects

Spaces is a new iOS app directed at the conceptual design phases of architecture, purpose-built for Apple’s powerful iPads and Apple Pencil.

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Registration Open for SketchUp 3D Basecamp 2022

3D Basecamp set to shine in beautiful Vancouver — Trimble’s annual user event boasts 2,000 attendees, over 100 speakers and sessions, expo!

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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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Procore’s Latest Innovations—Platform Updates and Global Expansion

A look back at Procore — recent and upcoming innovations and announcements from its Groundbreak event in the fall.

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Vectorworks Partner Network Boast Innovative, Popular Expansions

Users gain much from a Vectorworks Partner—the Partner Network offers a growing array of app and content integrations, from many of the hottest new names in AEC.

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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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BIM and ARES—Further Notes on AERTWORKS US Deal

BIM is becoming more central to Graebert’s ARES Commander. The latest technologies are aimed at the realities of drawings production.

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Chaos and Enscape Merge—Backed by Venture Capital Groups

The joining of Chaos and Enscape will form a visualization powerhouse spanning multiple industries from AEC, VFX, to product verticals.

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AERTWORKS Becomes US Reseller for ARES CAD Software

ARES CAD technology to be further accelerated in United States market due to new reseller partnership between Graebert and AERTWORKS.

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Clarity for Revit Workflows Brings New Space Planning to Automation Software Suite

Have you ever wanted a robot to stay at the firm all night and grind out all the tedious Revit model coordination work? If so, it’s time you meet IMAGINiT Clarity

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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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Nemetschek Group: Ends 2021 with Successful and Exciting Year

The Nemetschek Group advanced digitization, increasing interest in sustainability in the construction industry in 2021.

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In-depth with Trimble SketchUp’s PreDesign Technologies

PreDesign is a web app included with Trimble’s SketchUp Pro and Architosh takes a detailed look at its benefits to architects.

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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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Monograph Grabs New Head of Engineering, Closes Series-B Round

Monograph gains new Head of Engineering in Ernie Miller, plus rapid expansion and new Series-B funding round.

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Architosh’s 34th Xpresso Newsletter Published

Architosh INSIDER Xpresso newsletter has just released its 34th issue focused this month on BIM and 2022 predictions.

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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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What’s New in Lumion 12—Volumetric Lights, Decals, Kelvin Settings and more

Lumion 12 adds multiple new features to its real-time interactive rendering software for architects and designers.

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Enscape 3.2 — Streamlined Real-Time Workflows for Architects

Enscape 3.2 adds a half dozen powerful new capabilities and improvements to its leading real-time interactive renderer for AEC professionals.

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Nemetschek Group—10 Brands at BIM World Munich 2021

10 BIM industry brands from the Nemetschek Group will be showcased at BIM World Munich this week in Germany.

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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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Autodesk and Closing the AECOM Feedback Loop—Why It Matters

With industry customers spanning from architects to owners and with different levels of digital maturity, Autodesk’s investments in digital twins and post-construction technology are aimed at closing the feedback loop in AECOM.

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AMD’s Viewport Boost Feature—3D and BIM Acceleration Technology

AMD Viewport Boost is intelligent innovation from AMD that minimizes the wait time slices that dominate a BIM user’s day, worth real money!

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BOXX Systems Releases New NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise Systems

BOXX Systems Support NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise — including FLEXX data center systems and APEXX workstations and more…

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Event News: Geo Week Conference Coming Early February

Geo Week merges AEC Next, SPAR 3D and Lidar Forum into one super conference and exhibition across 3D-CAD based engineering and design sectors.

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Chaos Expands V-Ray 5 for Rhino and SketchUp

V-Ray 5 update 2 for Rhino and SketchUp bring big improvements to V-Ray Vision and new live link to Chaos Vantage, and a lot more.

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Graphisoft global study reveals BIM knowledge most sought-after skill

BIM and the future architect is the focus of this global study that paired with an interesting panel discussion from Graphisoft’s event.

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Archicad 25 Update 2—Adds Redshift Render and More

Archicad 25 Update 2 is available now—new features include GPU accelerated Redshift Rendering, new interoperability and more.

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Nemetschek Group Reports Strong Q3 2021 Momentum

Nemetschek revenue through subscription and SaaS models builds momentum – company posts strong top line and margin growth.

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Bentley Year in Infrastructure Awards 2021—Event News

Bentley’s annual Infrastructure Awards are one of the highlight events for its Year in Infrastructure (YII) 2021 annual user conference. Registration is free.

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Autodesk report says ‘Convergence’ is next big step for digitally mature companies

Convergence is critical next step in digital transformation, yet report finds that only digitally mature firms are ready for it.

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Enscape Comes to Generative Design Disruptor App TestFit

Enscape rendering SDK technology in TestFit enables the generative design tool to better serve its users and end clients.

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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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BIM News: ODA Adds Support for Autodesk Revit 2022

ODA BIM technologies provide larger AEC industry with more interoperability thanks to new support for Revit 2022 files and data structure.

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Archicad Users Gain New State-of-the-Art Community Platform

The Graphisoft Community has gained a new state-of-the-art online resource—merging, upgrading, and providing modern search and more.

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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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Vectorworks Named Finalist in Hammers Awards

Vectorworks gets nominated for three Construction Computing Awards for 2021.

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Event News: ENVISION 21 by Enscape—Sep 28 – 30

ENVISION 21 is Enscape’s first user event and brings together leading architecture firms and AEC Viz Pros to talk shop on Enscape.

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Vectorworks 2022 Product Line for BIM and CAD Launches

Vectorworks’ latest BIM and CAD platform is first BIM solution for Apple Silicon, plus offers rich new features across entire product range.

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