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Chaos Bridge comes to 3ds Max

Chaos launches its Chaos Bridge, as part of its V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max update 2, unifying its AEC visualization workflow for architects.

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Firm Profile: NG+P and the Evolution of Architectural Technology

Newman Garrison + Partners (NG+P) is an award-winning greater Los Angeles area BIM-forward multi-discipline design firm. They speak to us about the evolution of digital technology in architecture.

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Graphisoft Unveils AI-powered Visualization in Archicad

Archicad users can now accelerate early design processes by generating AI-powered imagery via the new Archicad AI Visualizer.

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Future of Architectural Visualization—Free Report

Chaos Future of Architectural Visualization report indicates that real-time rendering is now key to many architects’ workflows.

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Graphisoft’s Building Together—Archicad 27, BIMx and More

Graphisoft’s latest Archicad 27, BIMx, BIMcloud and DDScad were showcased at its Budapest-based Building Together | Connect physical and virtual global BIM event.

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Skema Launches AI Solution—Deliver Rich BIM Models in Minutes not Months

The Skema Software Suite learns from previous successful design work and helps architects dramatically accelerate iterative design concepts.

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Enscape for Mac Now Available for Vectorworks

With the new Enscape for Mac, all Vectorworks users can benefit from this popular cutting-edge real-time interactive renderer.

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AATEG: Project BEAM Aims to Tackle Early Stage Cost Control in AEC

Project BEAM is the next AATEG open participation group. You’re invited to help solve the gaps in AEC/O project cost control and cost management.

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Enscape for Mac Now Available for Archicad and Vectorworks

Enscape comes to Mac now on Archicad and Vectorworks BIM platforms, offering AEC professionals on the Mac further visualization options.

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Newforma Announces ‘Newforma Konekt’—Cloud-based Future

Newforma shares the future of construction management technology—introduces Konekt SaaS cloud platform for AEC/O industry.

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Graphisoft announces Archicad 27 and more at Building Together Event

Archicad users gain new Design Options tool, and more, plus BIMcloud, BIMx, and DDScad updates boast innovations.

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Dr. Sarkar Talks Vectorworks 2024—A Most Modern BIM

Can desktop-era BIM leaders expand features and streamline the UX and workflows at the same time? Vectorworks 2024 may be the best evidence that such a thing is possible. More than that, continued industry firsts shape up to a most modern BIM app in Vectorworks 2024.

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Prologis Invests in TestFit—Deploys AI Software

Global Logistics Real Estate Giant Leveraging AI in Design & Construction with TestFit.

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AATEG: Project BEAM Survey Seeks AEC Pros for Alpha-phase Study

Project BEAM is the next AATEG participation project. Come learn about Project BEAM for the BIM industry.

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New Vectorworks 2024 Product Line Released—Details

Vectorworks 2024 product lines boast new core features and technology and numerous streamlining improvements to industry series apps.

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Acelab announces $5.3M for building product selection platform

On-line building product selection service Acelab announces funding worth USD 5.3 million.

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AIA23: Technology at AIA 23 SF on Day 1

BIM leaders, 3D leaders, and AI and AR technologies are in focus from our AIA23 SF.

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Architosh at AIA San Francisco—What We Are Looking Forward To

Pre-show thoughts on AIA 2023 San Francisco. Thinking about innovation and BIM 2.0.

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Event: Graphisoft 2023 Building Together Digital Event

Graphisoft’s BIM technologies and tools will be the center focus as part of the 2023 Building Together digital event featuring compelling keynotes and user sessions.

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2023 Vectorworks Design Scholarship now open

Vectorworks, Inc. is accepting applications for its 2023 Vectorworks Design Scholarship. Students can win up to USD 10,000.

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Autodesk introduces Forma for next-generation building design in the cloud

Autodesk releases the first version of Autodesk Forma, the new AEC/O industry cloud, with Spacemaker’s innovative technologies powering AI capabilities.

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Looking at the newest Twinmotion 2023.1—What’s Inside

The most recent update to Twinmotion by Epic showcases significant advancements and features to the already widely-used real-time renderer.

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Open Invitation: Join Architosh AEC Technology Evaluation Group

Are you a tech-forward user in AEC/O? If so, consider joining Architosh’s AEC Technology Evaluation Group (AATEG). The group will have selective access to new and evolving technologies and various events Architosh hosts for AEC/O industry users, including private events with AEC technology companies.

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Viewpoint: How BIM offers better efficiency during design and construction phases

BIM software has driven efficiency at multiple levels in the AEC industry over several decades, especially in the recent decade. This Viewpoint reviews all the ways this efficiency comes about due to BIM.

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New Voices: With Disrupt Symposium Founder Sara Kolata

This industry is complex, demanding, risky, and economically under-performative. Parts of education also mislead it. Sara Kolata has lived it and works on bringing positive change.

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Autodesk says new cloud-based AEC tool Forma coming in May

Autodesk Forma is on its way, says the US CAD giant. Spacemaker-based Forma industry cloud for AEC marks an inflection point for the company.

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Industry Voices: ‘Attacking Technology as a Design Problem,’ with Evan Troxel, AIA

Architects take the friction out of the way their clients live and work, yet they still need to remove industry-specific friction from their own practices. The TRXL Podcast is aiming to help fix that.

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Graphisoft intros new Archicad Collaborate subscription offering

With Archicad Collaborate, architects now have easy and affordable access to powerful BIM technology for design and cloud collaboration.

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Ray tracing comes to Lumion 2023

The new hybrid rendering engine with ray tracing in Lumion 2023 generates significantly more realistic lighting effects.

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Vectorworks Design Scholarship winners

Vectorworks, Inc. announces winners of this year’s Vectorworks Design Scholarship.

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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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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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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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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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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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AKULAR releases AKULAR TWIN

AKULAR has just announced the release of AKULAR TWIN, a lightweight mobile application built upon Bentley Systems iTwin platform.

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ToolTalk: Taking a look at TurboCAD 2022 latest features

TurboCAD® 2022 is the latest release of IMSI’s comprehensive professional 2D/3D CAD software for MS Windows. It includes hundreds of drawing tools, 3D modeling tools, photorealistic rendering, and extensive file importing and exporting support.

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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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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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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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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: 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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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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BIM News: Infurnia—design and collaborate in the cloud on any device

Infurnia users can design and collaborate in the cloud on any device, using various design functions and managing their data efficiently.

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AGACAD launches Smart Documentation for Revit

AGACAD Smart Documentation is designed to simplify and automate the preparation of documents and drawings created in Autodesk’s Revit.

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Trimble Launches SketchUp for iPad

SketchUp for iPad is the latest SketchUp application from Trimble complementing Sketchup for Web and the desktop versions.

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Product In-Depth: Ricoh THETA X for the AEC Industry

Ricoh’s THETA X is a state-of-the-art 360-degree spherical camera system offers AEC/O industry professionals time and cost-saving benefits.

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Enscape 3.3’s New Features—Much Enhanced Workflows for ArchViz

Enscape 3.3 delivers ten major areas of improvement boasting support of the latest SketchUp 2022 among other key enhancements.

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London architect wins cove.tool Architectural Design Competition

London architect Saumya Ganguli has been named as the winner of the first cove.tool Architectural Design Competition.

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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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Archicad user wins architecture’s highest honor

Diébédo Francis Kéré, Kéré Architects, is 2022 Pritzker Prize winner

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GKV — Diversification and Adaptability with Vectorworks

Modular construction is just another sector specialty for this New York City architecture firm that excels at delivering design services in large part due to its agile BIM platform.

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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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Japanese AEC Giant Selects Graebert ARES CAD Technologies — Learn Why

ARES CAD technologies eliminate waste in AEC/O workflows from design to construction for Japanese Big 5 firm Taisei Corporation.

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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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