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Gurman says Apple Reality One Headset will have iOS-like Interface

Last week, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman wrote that Apple is indeed fielding a new immersive reality headset that will deliver both AR and VR functions. The device—possibly called Apple Reality One—is the fruit of a 1,000-person-strong team at Apple (Technology Development Group). A Game Changer? Gurman says Apple is entering a highly competitive market already led […]

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AMC Bridge webinar: Path to Digital Twins

AMC Bridge expert discussions continue with the “Path to Digital Twins – Hype vs Reality” webinar.

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AMC Bridge CAD-to-BIM Translator

AMC Bridge announces its CAD-to-BIM translation software demonstration. This takes BIM and metadata in a 3D model from Creo Parametric and imports it into Autodesk Revit.

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Nemetschek Group invests in Robotics Start-Up KEWAZO

KEWAZO robotic solutions reduce accidents, save on labor shortages and enable automation and data analytics workflows into the modern construction site.

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New Vectorworks and Solibri Inside BIM Integration

Solibri Inside is the new SaaS offering integrated into Vectorworks Architect 2023 — helping architects streamline BIM model checking and save time and money.

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Stantec gains faster multitasking AEC workflows with AMD Radeon PRO GPUs.

Rendering workflows have always pushed computer hardware to the limit and still do. And they can altogether tie up a computer during render time. Stantec has gotten beyond this limit thanks to AMD Radeon PRO GPUs.

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BIM News: Vectorworks Intros New Cloud and Mobile Features Built on Apple Technology

New features in Vectorworks Cloud Services and Nomad mobile app leverage new advanced Apple technologies for reality capture, more…

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Benefitting from Reality Capture Digital Twins using 360-degree Cameras 

Technologies like HoloBuilder and the RICOH THETA X camera are transforming construction job site monitoring and adding critical efficiencies to collaborative workflows during and before construction.

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Two new executive appointments at Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems announces two new executive appointments.

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Snaptrude V1.0 Released—Cloud Era Platform for Architecture

Snaptrude reaches key V1.0 release. The new collaborative design and BIM application—aimed at architecture—offers cloud-era technologies, works through a web browser, and is always up-to-date.

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V-Ray 6 for Revit Connects with Enscape

Chaos announces that its V-Ray 6 for Revit connects with Enscape, so architects can easily share data between the two applications.

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Architosh Editor as Guest on TRXL Podcast—107: ‘Quasi-Irreversibility of Investment’

Anthony Frausto-Robledo is a featured guest on TRXL Podcast — Anthony and Evan Troxel discuss recent features on Architosh on the Revit Open Letter and Autodesk Forma.

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Autodesk Cloud-based Platforms and AI/ML Aim to Help Solve the Biggest Problems We Face

A connected world post-Covid suggests new possibilities for how the AEC industry will solve big problems—like climate change, remoteness and collaboration, and how to learn and benefit from convergence in multiple sectors.

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Twinmotion Now Available to All Revit Subscribers

Revit users now benefit from the power of immersive, real-time rendering from Epic Games’ Twinmotion software.

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Tect—A Promising Platform Can Provide Key Gains for Architects and Manufacturers Alike

Tect can Uber-ize the building industry’s three-sided market dynamics between architects and their contractors (demand-side) and the building manufacturers (supply-side), resulting in streamlined economics for everyone.

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Vectorworks Wins at 2022 Hammers—Architectural Design Product of the Year

Vectorworks, Inc. Wins Architectural Design Product of the Year at 2022 Hammers.

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YII: Bentley Systems Advances iTwin Platform—New Cloud Products

iTwin to empower Bentley Infrastructure Cloud and advanced engineering applications for the infrastructure industry.

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A strong third quarter for Bentley Systems

A strong third quarter for Bentley Systems The bottom line for all three quarters of the year looks good. Year on year profits are up too.

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Nemetschek Group announces Louise Öfverström as new CFO

The Nemetschek Group today announced that the Supervisory Board has appointed Louise Öfverström as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

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Graphisoft to acquire Abvent’s French and Swiss Archicad business units

Abvent’s Archicad business units joining Graphisoft will bring key benefits to architects and engineers in two of Europe’s key AEC markets.

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Nearabl adopts Bentley iTwin platform

As Nearabl adopts Bentley iTwin, it extends the use of its technology within the global infrastructure, construction, and design industries.

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Chaos Leads Global 3D Visualization—Focused on Unifying Visualization Workflows

Following their mergers and acquisitions, Chaos leads the global AEC industry for visualization—aims to unify workflows.

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Next Xpresso Newsletter Coming Nov 15

Xpresso returns this month after a one-month gap due to unforeseen circumstances—free newsletter is read by executives in over 75 percent of the AEC/O industries’ top software companies.

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Autodesk Spacemaker Launches New Rapid Operational Energy Analysis

Energy design in architecture progresses with new rapid operational energy analysis tools in Autodesk Spacemaker.

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STA of Boston Gains Efficiency with RICOH THETA X 360-Degree Cameras

360-degree photography via newly released RICOH THETA X is helping generate persistent eyes on the job site—something architects can greatly benefit from.

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The Revit Open Letter Through the Lens of QWERTY-Nomics

Economist Milton Friedman said, “the most important single fact about a free market is that no exchange takes place unless both parties benefit.” The truth of that fact is up for serious debate amongst AE firms who have signed the recent Nordic Revit Open Letter.

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AU22: Autodesk’s Key Construction Industry New Items

Autodesk introduced key new improvements and advancements to its Autodesk Construction Cloud solutions during AU22.

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AU22: Autodesk Directs Development Toward Industry Clouds

Autodesk introduced industry cloud solutions at AU22 — and a big paradigm shift for the AEC market in particular with Forma.

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Global BIM Event—Building Together 2022 to Explore Disruptive Industry Trends

Building Together 2022 attendees gain actionable and practical insights into key AEC industry challenges shared by leading experts in sustainable architecture, digital transformation, and more…

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Deep Insights about Vectorworks 2023 — Execs Talk to Architosh

This year’s Vectorworks 2023 updates deliver some compelling time-saving new features and improvements, just in time for an AEC industry that is getting more vocal about the need for productivity and the value they extract from software.

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Autodesk Begins New Era for Future of Architecture

The AEC industry is on the cusp of necessary dramatic change due to maturing technical paradigms, economic realities, changing cultural perspectives, and pressing environmental and geo-political realities.

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Bluebeam Intros Bluebeam Cloud—Designed for Business of Building

Bluebeam Cloud is unveiled, offering a major milestone for one of the construction industry’s leading software companies and one transformed for the business of building.

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Vectorworks 2023 Now Released—Boast Time-Saving Tech for Designers

Vectorworks 2023 product line focuses on process automation, allowing more time for design in overall workflows.

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Bentley Systems names Michael Campbell Chief Product Officer

Michael Campbell joins Bentley Systems as its new Chief Product Officer. He leads more than 1,500 colleagues in the company’s product advancement group.

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The New AutoCAD Web—Streamlined Collaboration for CAD Professionals

Autodesk continues to show that AutoCAD technology offers powerful benefits for multi-stakeholder collaboration across both AEC and manufacturing workflows.

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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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Graphisoft’s Near-Term Future—2022 Launch Event Details

Architosh dives into Graphisoft’s shared Future Road Map and Adaptive Hybrid Framework—including notes on BIM performance leadership, IFC technologies, Apple Silicon, and DDScad.

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Vectorworks Inc Teases Version 2023 Product Launch with Details

Vectorworks 2023 product line is teased out ahead of its formal release in the coming weeks. Big push on BIM updates coming.

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Slowing the Climate Crisis—Habit Studio Firm Profile

BIM with Vectorworks is behind a small architecture studio in Halifax—making a big impact one building at a time.

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Ideate launches Automation 2.0 for Revit

Ideate Software launches Ideate Automation 2.0 to automate time-intensive BIM (building information modelling)  tasks in the background. On its own, Ideate Automation can be used to export PDF files. However the full extent of its power becomes apparent when used in conjunction with other Ideate Software products.

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NVIDIA Accelerates Industrial Metaverse—Partners Build Out USD

USD gets a boost from NVIDIA with new partners and industrial extension of the open format for next generation metaverse and AI.

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Bluebeam XCON 2022—Future Directions and Transformation at Scale

The future of Bluebeam software technologies for AECO is set to be at least partly explained in Road Map keynote talk—plus more at XCON 22.

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Digital Energy releases ODIN Safety—Powered by Bentley iTwin

Digital Energy has just announced the release of ODIN Safety, powered by Bentley Systems iTwin. The combination of ODIN Safety data and insights visualized with Bentley Systems iTwin technology, makes it much easier for management quickly to assess the health and safety risks associated with any particular activity.

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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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TestFit Announces USD 20 Million Funding Round

TestFit secures major Series A funding round—aims to use proceeds to further expand into other segments and better serve customers.

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Bricsys Teams with VREX—Push BIM Models to VR

VREX and BricsysCAD BIM are now teamed to facilitate virtual reality-based collaboration workflows amongst AEC stakeholders.

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AIA22: What is IES Virtual Environment?

Originally aimed at engineers, IES product range has expanded and developed to include a collection of powerful tools that architects will find invaluable for modeling the energy efficiency of the buildings they design. IES was at the 2022 AIA National in Chicago. This is a brief roundup of its various tools for architects.

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Why Good UX Design Matters in the BIM Software Industry

Good UX (user-experience) design is paramount in successful BIM applications and UX design practices will improve outcomes in BIM industry.

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Nemetschek invests in UK start-up SymTerra

Nemetschek Group announces its investment in UK-based start-up SymTerra. This is a new communications platform for mobile devices aimed squarely at the construction industry.

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GRAPHISOFT BIMx, BIMcloud and DDScad—New Updates

We cover Graphisoft news regarding BIMx, BIMcloud SaaS, and DDScad coming from the company’s 2022 Launch Event.

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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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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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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: Practice Management Software Tools at AIA

We focus on Project Management applications shown at AIA22 in Chicago and make note that FactorAE among this group was a 2022 Architosh BEST of SHOW honoree.

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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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The Glimpse Group — CEO Talks to Architosh About AR/VR

From the Quest to Varjo, NVIDIA to Apple, three technologies take us towards the Metaverse over a multi-decade technology cycle. We hear from The Glimpse Group’s CEO about what they are and where these technologies are going.

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Lenovo Intros Powerful ThinkStation P360 Ultra

New ThinkStation P360 Ultra from Lenovo delivers industry-defining tiny SFF workstation performance with discreet graphics.

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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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