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Welcome AutoCAD 2024—Update Boost Productivity, Adds Machine Learning Features

AutoCAD 2024 builds accelerated workflows by tapping the power of machine learning while meeting users’ unique workflow needs with more flexible and productive new and improved features.

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New Epson SureColor production class printers

Epson ships its new production-class SureColor T-Series 6-color and P Series 8-color printers, with an innovative, space-saving design.

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Vectorworks 2023 SP4 Delivers NVIDIA Omniverse Connection

Vectorworks Embraces NVIDIA Omniverse. Service Pack 4 for Vectorworks 2023 delivers next-generation technology to designers.

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Autodesk announces Tandem facility monitoring beta program

Autodesk announces Tandem digital twin facility monitoring beta program, offering near real-time monitoring.

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BOXX Updates APEXX E3 workstation with 13th Gen Intel Core Processors

This latest Intel workstation from BOXX Technologies delivers Intel Core Gen-13 processors in the APEXX E3 entry-level model.

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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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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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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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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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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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Ideate Explorer improves management of Revit warnings

Ideate’s Explorer significantly improves the way it manages the warnings generated by Autodesk’s Revit BIM software.

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Tech Soft 3D Advances CAD Technologies — New Accelerations

Apple Silicon support, deeper AEC technologies, and new analysis and simulation acquisitions are just some of the developments propelling Tech Soft 3D’s software kits that power leading AEC and MCAD industry solutions.

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Xpresso No. 36 — How-To: Selecting the Optimal CPU for your Workstation

How do you currently select your next workstation’s main chip—the CPU? Chances are you are not calculating this process. But you can!

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AMD Delivers Timely Radeon Pro Innovations to GPU Lineup

New AMD Radeon Pro W6400 leads lineup of three new innovative pro-class GPUs for business and creatives professional needs.

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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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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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2021 Vectorworks Design Summit Registration Opens

Vectorworks’ popular Design Summit is now open for registration. The CEO keynote will offer future glimpses for the BIM tool.

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Viewpoint: The Exciting Future of Engineering Graphics

3D technologies and their development and present future offer CAD-based industries exciting changes for the future of work in MCAD and AEC.

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INSIDER: Shapr3D is Bold on Apple and CAD Dominance

Already prominent on Apple’s iOS platform, Shapr3D stands to benefit further as it expands on Apple’s exciting Apple Silicon Mac platform.

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Vectorworks, Inc. Announces New Office Location in Australia

Vectorworks Australia is the name of a new main office for the global design/BIM software maker, who acquires regional distributor OzCAD.

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Epson Debuts Production-Class SureColor T-Series CAD Plotters

Epson SureColor T-Series production-grade printers debut – delivering industry-leading speeds for Windows and Mac platform environments.

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Worldwide CAD Market to Double by 2030

New CAD market research report says overall CAD market to double between 2019 and 2030 — details sectors, drivers, trends and opportunities.

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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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ODA Launches Strategic Interoperability Group (SIG) for CAD/BIM Industry

ODA’s new SIG offers collaborative solutions for real-world interoperability challenges CAD and BIM industry software development.

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Shapr3D Intros new Drawings Feature and New Packaging

Shapr3D introduces Drawings feature and new Business plan, advances itself towards MCAD heavy weight territory with more to come.

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Graebert News: First CAD for ARM Macs plus ARES 2022 News

Graebert ARES Commander 2022 and ARES Trinity CAD technologies are unveiled at Graebert Annual Meeting in Berlin—including first ARM Mac CAD solution offered to the market.

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Award-winning iOS App Shapr3D—Coming to Apple Silicon Macs

Shapr3D, the award-winning CAD tool for the iPad Pro, is now coming to Apple Silicon Macs.

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Apple Event: One more thing — Apple Silicon Macs Will Showcase Power

Apple Silicon Macs may be the talk of the computer industry very soon. Next week Apple’s new “One last thing” event seems destined to mark a key inflection point in the industry.

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ARM Macs and CAD & 3D Apps — Apple Chip Readiness?

Which CAD and 3D apps look ready for the Apple chip? ARM Macs with the Apple chip will offer new advantages for Macs in the 3D and CAD markets.

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Vectorworks, Inc., MA Lighting and Robe lighting Announce DIN SPEC 15800 Recognition for GDTF

With fellow General Device Type Format (GDTF) founders MA Lighting and Robe lighting, global design, and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. announces that DIN SPEC 15800 officially recognizes the GDTF as an open standard for the entertainment industry worldwide.

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Epic Games Unveils First Look at Unreal Engine 5

Along with next-gen tools, Epic announces a $1 million royalty exemption for Unreal Engine game developers and launches Epic Online Services for all game developers.

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CAD/BIM Development Moving Faster—The ODA Announces Monthly Releases

Open Design Alliance is a non-profit technology consortium of 1200 member companies, working together to develop solutions for complex engineering design problems.

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CAD News: IMSI Design’s New TurboCAD 2020—New Features

IMSI Design is now shipping TurboCAD 2020 product line. The company’s flagship product line includes ACIS modeling engine version 29.0 and new 3D modeling enhancements among other new features.

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Graebert’s COVID-19 Response—Free ARES Kudo Till End of May

ARES Kudo can help those working with (.dwg) native files in any industry where remote access is critical for business continuity during this global pandemic crisis.

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Autodesk Announces AutoCAD 2021—Includes Free Extended Access to Cloud Tools

New AutoCAD 2021 boasts excellent new features that will streamline the work of AutoCAD users on desktop, web, and mobile, integrating with Google Drive and AutoCAD Web App, plus lots more.

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BIM News: ODA Releases new IFC Software Development Kit—2020u2

New support for 4×2 IFC-Bridge Extension included in the latest ODA update.

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CAD News: Tech Soft 3D Obtains Significant Investment from Battery Ventures

Funding will fuel growth for Tech Soft 3D, the strategic technology partner for engineering software development companies worldwide.

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Vectorworks Announces New ‘Vectorworks University’ Training Platform

Vectorworks has delivered on a promised new centralized online educational platform for customers across all design disciplines—architecture, landscape design, and entertainment design chief among them.

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Professor Randy Deutsch—Discussing the Future of Architects: Convergence and Superusers (Part 2)

Author, architect, and professor Randy Deutsch talks to Architosh about his last two hit books delving into the transformative forces shaping change in AEC and the nature and characteristics of some of the architects responding to those forces he calls Superusers.

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Professor Randy Deutsch—Discussing the Future of Architects: Convergence and Superusers (Part 1)

Author, architect, and professor Randy Deutsch talks to Architosh about his last two hit books delving into the transformative forces shaping change in AEC and the nature and characteristics of some of the architects responding to those forces he calls Superusers.

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New Vectorworks 2020 Features Showcase Video by Jonathan Reeves

Jonathan Reeves, UK architect and expert Vectorworks user showcases new features in Vectorworks 2020 video.

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Vectorworks Inc. Introduces new Vectorworks 2020 Product Line-Up

Vectorworks 2020 has been released—big new data-design tools, performance improvements, and all-new animation system shine in the new version.

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National Engineering Firm Becomes Far More Agile with VDI via GPU Workstations

Most large AEC firms with multiple locations seek out agility for their operations. Southland Industries in the United States accomplished this recently with VDI via GPU workstations from Workspot.

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Autodesk Announces AutoCAD 2020 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2020 for Mac

The 2020 release of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT for Mac features both new features and improvements to popular features based on user feedback.

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AIA 2019: Architosh awards 7th ‘BEST of SHOW’ honors for software and technology vendors at AIA National in Las Vegas

Architosh highlights BEST of SHOW honors to the most exciting and innovative software and digital technologies shown earlier this month at the 2019 AIA National Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas.

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C3D Labs Updates 3D Model Viewer for 2019

Free CAD file viewer adds dynamic sections, measurements, and calculation features.

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CIVIGNER is New Web-based Engineering Application for Civil and Geo

A new web-based 3D CAD system from Spain emerges as CIVIGNER and is being shown this week at a Barcelona conference as its big debut. We have the story.

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CAD News: Corel Corp. Releases CorelCAD 2019 for Mac and Windows

Delivering new options and deep control, CorelCAD 2019 offers robust (.dwg) native 2d-3d CAD capabilities on both macOS and Windows at an affordable price, with unique integration into Corel’s legendary CorelDRAW line of apps.

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ODA Releases Architecture SDK 2019.2

Open Design Alliance releases updated toolkit for building architectural design applications.

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CAD-CAM Execs Make 2019 Technology Trend Predictions

Two CAD industry executives from Autodesk and TechSoft 3D discuss leading technology trends for 2019. We look at five tech trends from Machine Learning to Industrialized Construction.

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The New Hypar Platform—Soon Offering the AEC Industry Scalable Computation

Autodesk veterans set out to capture AEC firm expertise and address the limitations of today’s visual scripting (or algorithmic-aided design) tools.

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Vectorworks, Inc. Sponsors the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival for the Third Time

Eight regional student winners will be awarded Vectorworks Designer.

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The Resurgence of (.dwg)—A Look at its Present and Future Technology

Our second annual architosh INSIDER Report focuses on the state of (.dwg) CAD technology, by looking at the present and future innovations of its main adherents.

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INSIDER: A (.dwg) Renaissance—Neil Petersen of the ODA Explains Why

With 80 software engineers largely in Eastern Europe, the Open Design Alliance (ODA) is a software powerhouse in its own right, now aiming to maximize CAD industry interoperability across a range of new initiatives. Importantly though, (.dwg) is far from legacy—new initiatives aim to put it back on the main stage.

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INSIDER: Bricsys 2018: CAD + Machine Learning Equals Intelligent Collaboration

Bricsys has possibly taken the leadership front in the area of merging Machine Learning (ML) within a CAD tool—it has demonstrated truly powerful and ground-breaking new intelligence in a (.dwg) native-based CAD and BIM tool, with specialized verticals coming by way of a powerful third-party API system.

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INSIDER: Marcus O’Brien of Autodesk—A Conversation About AutoCAD for Mac and Other Platforms

Autodesk says the platforms aren’t important anymore but getting users AutoCAD data in front of them anywhere, anytime, on any device is where the CAD giant intends to command its historic lead over rivals.

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INSIDER: Graebert On Concentric Circles of (.dwg) Users—Why Its Cloud and Enterprise Updates Matter

The cloud is unlocking roadblocks in existing workflows and Graebert’s ARES Kudo, in particular, is enabling its OEM partners to build enriched solution portfolios that scale up to the larger enterprise client level.

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INSIDER: How CorelCAD Continues to Grow—Unique Differentiation and Global Sales Channel

While Corel steadily leverages its world-class CorelDRAW brand across its global enterprise customers, CorelCAD has found new adherents within the AEC industries, particularly with engineers.

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New DWG Capabilities—Dropbox Develops Integration with Autodesk’s AutoCAD

Autodesk and Dropbox’s new AutoCAD Integration offers users of both products to instantly launch DWG files inside of Dropbox. The integration launches AutoCAD web app inside a new browser tab.

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Epson Continues Expansion of SureColor T-Series Printers—Ideal for AEC Industry

Japan’s Seiko Epson Corporation and its Epson Group continue to introduce highly capable, multi-platform, and device compatible color printers for the design and engineering markets.

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INSIDER Xpresso keeps CAD industry professionals up-to-date on next-gen emerging technologies (emTech) that will revolutionize the worlds of AEC and manufacturing and design. As an Xpresso reader, you will hear from some of the most important voices inventing and using the very latest tech in areas such as AI, machine learning, algorithm-aided design (AAD), AR, VR, MR, 3D printing, 3D computer vision, robotics, and SmartCities technologies.

Each issue arrives in your inbox on the first Sunday of the month. Issue #1 arrived on March 3, 2019. Full archives and easy navigation for your pleasure. Enjoy! 

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