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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Vectorworks Named Finalist in Hammers Awards

Vectorworks gets nominated for three Construction Computing Awards for 2021.

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Building Together Event — Hear From World’s Leading Experts on Multiple AEC Topics

Building Together 2021 by Graphisoft will bring global thought leaders on topics such as sustainability to future architects and more.

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Event News: Graphisoft Launches ‘Building Together’ Conference

Registration is open for Graphisoft Building Together Conference — Three Day Online Conference for the AEC Graphisoft community.

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GRAPHISOFT Announces Archicad 25 — Now Available

Archicad 25 is now available in select regions of the world. GRAPHISOFT Archicad 25 boasts numerous BIM workflow improvements.

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GRAPHISOFT sponsors InStudio Render/Sketch Competition

AIAS and Graphisoft North America sponsor InStudio Render/Sketch competition – providing students with platform for showcase their talents.

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Famed MIT Architect Neri Oxman Headlines ‘BACTalks’

Neri Oxman to headline BACTalks next week — A moderated discussion with Dr. Oxman and BAC President Dr. Mahesh Daas starts at 11:30 AM EDT.

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ODA’s New Open IFC Viewer 22.3 Release—An Overview

The new ODA IFC Viewer now at version 22.3 offers a multitude of new capabilities including publishing IFC models to 3D PDF.

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TestFit.io — Architecture Needs a Better User Experience

Could the field of architecture offer a different kind of experience for clients? TestFit.io’s founder, a trained architect himself believes so. TestFit.io technology is enabling architects to get paid for work they use to give away for free. And the good news is architecture can get better and architects can be more valued.

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Vectorworks, Inc. and AIAS Announce Winners of Parklet Design Competition

First partnership with AIAS on design competition for Vectorworks enabled cash prizes for design students based on best design and renderings

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GRAPHISOFT’s PARAM-O technology in now fully available cross-platform

PARAM-O is now available for both Mac and Windows users on Archicad 24, powering custom parametric component creation in BIM platform.

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GRAPHISOFT empowers 400 Forward’s Mission—New Technology Partner

400 Forward gains mission support by Nemetschek Group company GRAPHISOFT North America, aiding young black women who aspire to be architects.

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The Wild Acquires IrisVR Prospect—Unifies Top VR-AR Tools

The Wild has acquired the award-winning IrisVR Prospect VR solution for AEC and related industry professionals, merging into one company.

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TestFit Doubles Customer Base in Challenging Housing Market

TestFit is transforming building feasibility studies by offering “real-time” generative design that is approachable to typical AEC professionals.

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7 Reasons Why BIM Adoption is Important for Architects

Understanding why BIM for Architects matters for project success is explored in seven key areas — helping to drive BIM adoption by architects.

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DIALOG Excels with Ideate Software’s Revit-based Tools

DIALOG focuses on collaborative design and planning processes with help from Ideate Software tools for Autodesk Revit.

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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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Archicad 24 Update 2 gains enhanced Integrated Design workflows

Archicad 24 Update 2 breaks development release pattern and delivers major new improvements mid-year, including better Integrated Design, Issue Management features, and new Add-ons.

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AU20: Autodesk Acquires Norway’s Spacemaker

Autodesk acquiring Spacemaker will provide the CAD industry giant with a new leading-edge tool for early-stage building and urban design, helping developers optimize parcel and urban developments in expanding cities.

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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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Small Film — GRAPHISOFT joins Architects’ “Build The Vote” initiative

Build The Vote is an initiative created and executed by acclaimed architects and supported by GRAPHISOFT to help encourage citizens to recognize the importance of voting in this election.

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GRAPHISOFT BIMx Wins 2020 Best of Products Award

With BIMx, Archicad users can drive the design narrative on the building site for fast, specific client feedback, saving time and money.

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NXT BLD 2020 — Goes Virtual and Interactive in October

Speakers from The Bartlett, Epic, Royal BAM, AA, Proving Ground — and more complete lineup for NXT BLD 2020 conference — provide glimpse of future

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