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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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Autodesk open sources Bifrost-USD in Maya update

Feature-rich update for Maya adds flexible workflow enhancements for simulation,  including new open source Bifrost-USD integration.

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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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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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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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Autodesk launches Maya Creative

Autodesk launches its new Maya Creative, designed to make content creation more affordable for artists working in smaller studios.

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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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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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Autodesk open sources RV—drives open standards

Autodesk RV contains professional-grade media player technology that allows visual effects and animation artists to view high-resolution images and sequences in real time. As Autodesk open sources RV, it forms part of the Open Review Initiative – the Academy Software Foundation’s (ASWF) project to build a unified, open source toolset for playback, review, and approval of motion picture footage.

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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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Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 — AI, Upskilling Users and Performance

For AutoCAD, the US industry leader is tapping into the powers of artificial intelligence to benefit users, plus emerging core tech updates.

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Autodesk Certifies AutoCAD on Amazon EC2 with AMD Radeon PRO V520 GPUs

AMD Radeon PRO V520 GPUs are available as part of the new Autodesk certification for AutoCAD Amazon EC2 G4ad Instances deployment.

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Autodesk announces AutoCAD 2023 for Mac

Autodesk has released AutoCAD 2023 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2023 for Mac — new version includes upgraded graphics system for faster performance and greater clarity.

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Autodesk to acquire The Wild—popular immersive technologies software firm

Autodesk to buy The Wild in latest acquisition—will power XR strategies for the CAD industry giant leveraging lead XR innovator.

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Reimagined Autodesk Gallery—Celebrating Innovators

The Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco has been redesigned and is re-launching showcasing Autodesk customer innovation.

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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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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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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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AU21: Autodesk Plans Cloud-Based Production Ecosystem for Media & Entertainment

Autodesk Forge is the future for Autodesk’s Media & Entertainment industry products where the pandemic hyper-accelerated cloud workflows.

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AU21 – Autodesk introduces cloud-based tools for AEC industry

Autodesk introduces cloud-based tools to drive sustainable, resilient project outcomes for buildings and infrastructure.

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Autodesk’s Latest Investment — iOFFICE + SpaceIQ

Autodesk has made a key investment that promises to further close the feedback loop in AEC — from design to construction to operations and maintenance.

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Two Years In — Autodesk’s Assistance to Notre-Dame in Paris

BIM technologies are giving the most famous cathedral in the French capital a fighting chance to return to visitors in time for the 2024 Olympic Games.

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SIGGRAPH 2021 — Year of the Metaverse, and Virtual and Global Production (Part 2)

Part 2 of our SIGGRAPH report covers technologies from rendering to animation and beyond to the hardware to accelerate both.

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Upcoming Xpresso No. 30 — Autodesk’s Role on Notre-Dame Cathedral Reconstruction

Below we discuss our special feature in the upcoming INSIDER Xpresso newsletter—where we learn about Autodesk’s role in the Notre-Dame cathedral reconstruction efforts and its work on a BIM model and more.

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Autodesk Tandem: Digital Twin Platform Now Available

Autodesk Tandem launches commercially — cloud-based platform for ‘digital twins’ set to transform AECOM inefficiencies.

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Autodesk’s Q1 2022 Fiscal Results — In Brief

Autodesk revenues for its first quarter of its fiscal 2022 increased 12 percent from year ago quarter, show solid future and fundamentals.

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Humans and AI Team Up—New Autodesk and Smithsonian Exhibit

Autodesk co-sponsors and co-creates Co-Lab interactive exhibit for upcoming FUTURES exhibition at Smithsonian in Washington DC.

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Autodesk Revit 2022 Now Available—More Open Solution for BIM

Revit 2022 is now available and offers the BIM market and its users more interoperability with other software systems and many improvements across a range of areas for multiple AEC disciplines.

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Autodesk Completes Acquisition of Innovyze

Autodesk takes Innovyze into its family—adding critical digital twin tools for water infrastructure management and operations.

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Autodesk Announces AutoCAD 2022 For Mac and AutoCAD LT 2022 For Mac

AutoCAD 2022 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2022 for Mac offer ways to work more efficiently and more connected to data and teammates.

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Autodesk Announces new ‘Autodesk Takeoff’ Preconstruction Software

Autodesk Takeoff joins up with other Autodesk Construction Cloud software to empower estimating and BIM teams to work together and faster.

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3D News: Autodesk Maya 2020.4 Marks New Chapter for Bifrost

Maya 2020.4 features major new Bifrost updates to the popular 3D content creation program from Autodesk, empowering visual artists working across a multitude of 3D arts fields and industries.

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Details on Autodesk’s Spacemaker Acquisition

Spacemaker is the big acquisition announced by Autodesk at AU 2020 this week. We discuss further details about Spacemaker and Autodesk’s intentions with it.

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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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Autodesk Announces Winners of 2020 AEC Excellence Awards

Autodesk AEC Excellence Awards winners for 2020 showcase diverse excellence across infrastructure, building design, and construction sectors.

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Synergy and Alignment — The APIs Democratizing Role

APIs can open more than just Revit—generating productivity gains by delivering a customizable flexible production system for AEC—and synergizing with larger ICT innovations.

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The Pre-Revolt Factors — Why the Open Letter

The signs that a one-size-fits-all type of platform would never work for the AEC industry goes back decades.

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Autodesk Joins ODA to Fast Track Improvements to Interoperability

Autodesk joins ODA to bring stronger IFC and interoperability improvements to Revit and its AEC products, strengthening the AEC industry.

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AU 2020 Imagine Possible—Autodesk University Goes Virtual

Autodesk University this year will be held virtually. The November event will be free to everyone but registrations required to see the events online.

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Xpresso Exclusive Preview: An Unhappy Marriage—Autodesk Revit Users Unite Around Open Letter

The following is a preview of an exclusive feature that ran in the August issue of INSIDER Xpresso, Architosh’s free monthly newsletter.

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Nemetschek Group — Stable Revenue Growth in Q2 2020

Nemetschek Group revenue proves stable, positive with high margins during the first half of the pandemic year—company diversities aiding German AEC giant.

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Autodesk Responds to Open Letter on Revit

Autodesk pens letter on Revit in response to British group—offers a detailed explanation of its development logic, promises a commitment to listening.

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British Designers Send Letter to Autodesk—Demand Revit Progress Fair Pricing

An Open Letter about Revit is aimed at Autodesk’s CEO by global British architecture firms asking for progress, fairer licensing, and true partnership.

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Generative Design in Revit Powers Speed for Stamhuis

Dynamo automation helps Stamhuis—a leading retailer in Europe—build customized, powerful, and efficient Revit workflows, improving BIM and project delivery.

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Unity Reflect adds Navisworks integration, BIM coordination

Unity announces Unity Reflect with Navisworks support, among other features.

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Autodesk Issues Call for AU Proposals

Autodesk is calling on proposals for AU 2020, to be held virtually this year.

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Free Health Checks Gives Contractors a New Reason to Measure Their “Digital Health”

Autodesk Constructions Solutions launched a free 15-minute online assessment, allowing contractors and subs from the field to the back office to get a sense of how they are performing internally and against industry competitors as measured by seven key performance indicators (KPI).

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Now Open: AEC Excellence Awards 2020 Call for Entries

The Autodesk AEC Excellence Awards competition is an opportunity for the global architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) community to celebrate the people, projects, and innovations behind the world’s building and infrastructure. 

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Talking to 2019 Autodesk Innovator of the Year—Amr Raafat of Windover Construction

Trained as an architect, Amr talks to us about Windover Construction’s award-winning project and the innovations at his company using VDC technologies like Hololens and drones.

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Autodesk Intros ‘Generative Design’ inside Revit 2021 Among Other Features

Autodesk adds computational design tools directly inside the new Revit 2021, along with the new capability to do slanted walls and much more.

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Autodesk BIM 360 Design Expands Global Collaboration Options with Europe Data Center

Autodesk expands reach with BIM 360 Design and new Europe Data Center. Addresses the needs of design professionals working from home and remote locations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Open Design Alliance Releases ‘Drawings 2020u2’ with Full ReCap Support

Drawings 2020u2 contains a number of additional features including enhancements to .dgn threading support and improvements to the ODA geometry sub-system, as well as fixes for several hundred member-reported issues.

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Autodesk’s new Arnold 6 offers production rendering on both CPU and GPU

From look development to final frame rendering, Arnold 6 with Arnold GPU simplifies how artists and studios create and iterate content, giving them the speed and flexibility to adapt to a fast-paced working environment and scale rendering capacity to accommodate the ebbs and flows of production.

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Autodesk Packs Artist-Driven Features into Maya 2020 Release

New animation, rendering, effects, modeling and rigging advancements empower 3D artists across the production pipeline.

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AU19: Autodesk University Evolves with ‘Better Starts Here’

Our first featured post from Autodesk University 2019 touches on AU themes and a selection of keynote highlights and does a round-up of AU Expo Hall highlights from some of the vendors Architosh spent time with.

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AU19: Autodesk and Unity Tout New Unity Reflect at AU—Available Today!

Unity’s new Unity Reflect, announced at AU 2019 as imminent for release in December, has now arrived for purchase. The new live-synched, real-time immersive visualization tool supercharges AEC workflows for collaboration among project stakeholders.

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Autodesk Ushers in New Era of Connected Construction with Autodesk Construction Cloud

Autodesk has deepened its AEC cloud solutions to advance integrated design and construction through the new Autodesk Construction Cloud—tying together BIM 360, PlanGrid, BuildingConnected and Assemble.

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Autodesk Announces 2019 AEC Excellence Award Winners

2019 AEC Excellence Award winners demonstrate pioneering innovation in project delivery in AEC domains.

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