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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.
GRAPHISOFT announces Archicad 26
Graphisoft announces Archicad 26 at major launch event, along with vision and roadmap, plus BIMx, BIMcloud and DDscad updates.
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.
Tech Soft 3D Intros 2021 HOOPS SDKs — Apple M1 Chip Support
Tech Soft 3D announces new HOOPS 2021 product line with better technologies for BIM models, large assembly models, streaming technology, plus beta support for Apple Silicon transition.
What’s Beyond Revit — Anagnost on Autodesk AEC Futures
Autodesk’s CEO looks beyond the controversy and aims to foster confidence in its long-term vision for architects.
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.
Nemetschek Integrated Design—A Paradigm Shift for AECO
Nemetschek challenges the status quo with new Integrated Design BIM workflows, streamlining workflows between architects and engineers.
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.
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.
ODA releases Open IFC Viewer for Mac and Windows
OpenIfcViewer is to provide professional-grade visualization to facilitate the development and adoption of new IFC versions.
Why Scaling from Little BIM to Big BIM Made Sense for Idle Architecture
A Melbourne-based practice is discovering that moving to Big BIM is enabling them to take on larger projects and better streamline their project delivery.
BIM News: ODA Releases new IFC Software Development Kit—2020u2
New support for 4×2 IFC-Bridge Extension included in the latest ODA update.
scape Landschaftsarchitekten—BIM Lessons for Landscape Architects
The scape Landschaftsarchitekten office in Germany is one landscape architecture firm that is excelling at its use of BIM technology in their practice. The lessons, from both failures and successes, are critical to the firm’s success overall.
Bentley Systems Advances Digital Twins—Critical to Smart Infrastructure and Climate Change
This feature—which was originally published in our free monthly newsletter (INSIDER Xpresso) several weeks ago—focuses in on what we learned from the Bentley 2019 Year In Infrastructure Conference, held in Singapore, this past October. The key innovations we want to talk about from that conference center around “digital twins,” but we also want to highlight some stunning facts about the size and growth of the global infrastructure market. Some of these are “head-spinning” and hard to fathom, but nonetheless absolutely true.
YII2019: Bentley Joins as Multinational Member—Announces Support for IFC for Digital Twins
buildingSMART International’s IFC standard has gained a significant partner in Bentley Systems’ as it joins the consortium as a multinational member and announces new file format interoperability between its iModel standard for Digital Twins and the open industry IFC file format.
YII2019: Bentley Announces Acquisitions, New Joint Venture and Deeper Commitment to Digital Twins
Bentley announces key strategic acquisitions in Citylab, new iTwin Cloud Services, new updates and entirely new applications in its Open-branded tools and a new joint-venture.
Dr. Biplab Sarkar Talks to Architosh About Vectorworks 2020
In this feature, we learn from Dr. Biplab Sarkar about some of the thinking behind many of the new features in Vectorworks 2020, just recently released, and where parts of the application may be going in the future.
BIM News: buildingSMART and ODA Announce Strategic Partnership
The Open Design Alliance and buildingSMART International form strategic partnership on interoperability standards for BIM technologies.
ODA Toolkit Will Allow Generation of Revit Model Files from Any Application
Export Autodesk Revit files to JSON and OBJ with the new ODA BimRv SDK 2020.
Open Design Alliance Releases new IFC Software Development Kit (SDK)
The Open Design Alliance announces its first IFC software development kit (SDK). The new toolkit aims to improve IFC implementations throughout the AEC industry.
AIA: ARCHICAD users among first to benefit from IFC4 Reference View Export Certification
ARCHICAD 23 will gain IFC4 Reference View 1.2 Export certification when it ships later this year.
IMSI Design Releases New TurboCAD 2019
The latest version of IMSI Design’s popular TurboCAD line is now available, offering full compatibility with AutoCAD 2019 and over three dozen new changes and improvements including 2D architectural and MCAD related changes including those for 3D printing.
BIM News: Vectorworks First to Receive IFC4 Export Certification
Substantial geometry and data advancements in latest IFC version.
The ODA (Open Design Alliance) Releases New ‘BimNv’ SDK for Navisworks Files
The ODA continues to advance AEC industry data interoperability with the release of BimNv, a new SDK for standalone access to Navisworks files.
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.
SCIA Announces SCIA Engineer 17.1—Update for Skyward Productivity
New SCIA 17.1 update reflects company’s ability to listen to the needs of its customers, as it delivers updates important to customers in Europe and the United States.
Product In-Depth: A Focus on Workflow in ARCHICAD 21
ARCHICAD 21 has some truly astounding new tech inside but the Hungarian BIM leader says this release is all about the workflow.
Vectorworks Event News—Managing BCF Data for IFC-based Workflows
To help manage communications between collaborators and software that leverage IFC-based workflows, buildingSMART International has developed a new standard: the BIM Collaboration Format (BCF). This event shows users how to integrate the new BCF format in Vectorworks BIM workflows.
Vectorworks 2017 Service Pack 3 Intros New IFC Mapping and More…
Service Pack 3 for Vectorworks 2017 includes more than just bug fixes—performance improvements are capped by new IFC mapping features.
CloudCities Aims To Be the Bridge Between Related Industries—Model Viewing with Data In Mind
A growing urgency to support 3D model mashups in AEC and GIS fields is bringing a Swiss software company to the foreground to solve those issues.
CloudCities Update Focuses on BIM—New IFC Support and Password Protected Scenes
AEC industry cloud-based software upstart, CloudCities, advances its offering with new IFC BIM model integration features, private scenes and attribute editor.
Apple iOS Gets Improvements in Mobile CAD in Recent HOOPS Exchange Technology
Software developers for iOS and Android now have access to HOOPS Exchange in the latest version, enabling robust support for mobile app creation that supports demanding 3D CAD model data in various native industry standard formats, including IFC for the AEC BIM market.
Featured Video: The New OrthoGraph I System
In this featured video Architosh showcases all the capabilities and uses of the all new OrthoGraph I mobile cloud-based app for Apple iOS and Google Android mobile devices, used in conjunction with laser distance meters like the Leica DISTO D2. Learn how to streamline field dimensioning and take data straight into BIM and CAD applications.
Product Review: Vectorworks Architect 2017
Does Vectorworks Architect 2017 match up to the tremendous volume of new innovations in last year’s upgrade? In this in-depth product review, architect John Helm takes a look at all the new features and improvements.
Jeffrey Ouellette of Vectorworks, Inc., named buildingSMART International’s Implementation Support Group Chair
The buildingSMART International chairmanship offers platform for advocation of open data buildings standards in the whole AEC industry via initiatives like OpenBIM and IFC.
Product Review: Graebert ARES Commander 2016 for Mac
Does Germany’s Graebert have what it takes to challenge mighty Autodesk’s market leading AutoCAD in global 2/3D CAD? In this in-depth product review, Architosh reviews the Mac version of ARES Commander 2016, introducing readers to the company’s history and product orientation philosophy in the process.
OrthoGraph expands distribution with GRAPHISOFT Italy agreement
OrthoGraph Ltd., has come to an agreement with Graphisoft Italy, which became an official OrthoGraph distributor in Italy.
BIMscript and LENA by BIMobject in Sweden
Turning mechanical CAD into intelligent BIM objects. BIMscript™ and LENA is a technology and a solution designed to streamline and accelerate the process of BIM content creation. This delivers both an open and freely available scripting language as well as a BIM object authoring solution.
Announcing the 2015 TAP Innovation Award Recipients
2015 TAP Innovation Awards since 2005, has spearheaded an effort to highlight award winning case studies from the architectural profession and construction industry in the harnessing of Building Information Model (BIM) technology and processes to further design, construction and project excellence.
OrthoGraph version 10 offers new features in mobile building surveys
Hungarian-based OrthoGraph, introduces version 10.0 of its namesake mobile app for creating building surveys on an iPad device. OrthoGraph is a time-efficient tool for generating CAD data in the field useful to the BIM process through its support for IFC export.
ASCON’s new Renga Architecture may look promising but it disregards Apple’s Mac
Renga Architecture from Russia’s ASCON is now available but only for Microsoft’s Windows platforms.
GRAPHISOFT Sweden IFC Guide International Version 2.0 Available on Apple iBook Store
GRAPHISOFT Sweden has an available IFC Guide International Edition Version 2 out as an Apple iBook. The BIM IFC guide is instructive and can be attained via the iTunes Store.
Bricsys brings globally growing BricsCAD to Mac in new Native OS X version
Belgium headquartered international DWG CAD company Bricsys NV, has recently announced the first arrival of BricsCAD for Mac in its latest V15 release, offering native DWG file format 2D and 3D CAD and modeling functionality in MCAD and AEC workflows, including new BIM tools, sheet metal tools and cloud collaboration.
Firm Profile: Levi + Wong Design Associates—Virtualizing Healthcare Architecture
We continue our Firm Profile series for the second time this month with a feature on the mixed practice design firm Levi + Wong Design Associates, a Boston area architecture, landscape architecture, planning and interior design firm serving national clients through a highly-developed 3D ‘virtual design’ process using GRAPHISOFT’s highly noted ArchiCAD and BIMx platforms.
Nemetschek Vectorworks and Datacubist Oy Partner to Strengthen IFC Quality Exchange
Vectorworks Architect users gain BIM validation tool integration with new Datacubist Oy – Nemetschek Vectorworks partnership
Product Review: Trimble SketchUp Pro 2014
In this product review Architosh looks at the new Trimble SketchUp Pro 2014, with a particular emphasis on its new BIM worthy features in open schema support and IFC 2×3 export options.
John Bacus of Trimble talks to Architosh about SketchUp, broadly and about version 2014
Over the years Architosh has had the distinct pleasure of unique discourse with the folks behind SketchUp. From our early beginnings together we often manage to get the story that nobody else gets. In this special feature we are going to combine some insights from general SketchUp talk over the past year with a recent discussion–with John Bacus–of the latest version’s new features.
Vectorworks 2014 Software achieves IFC Coordination View 2.0 Import Certification
Vectorworks Architect 2014 joins an elite group of BIM software that has achieved both Import and Export Certification for the latest IFC standards
Graphisoft ArchiCAD receives IFC Coordination View 2.0 Import Certification
Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD becomes first BIM program to obtain both Import and Export IFC Coordination View 2.0 Certification
IFC and DXF output directly from iPad exist in OrthoGraph 7
OrthoGraph Architect 7 works with both DXF and IFC formats from the iPad
Improved IFC/ArchiCAD Connection Add-On for Revit 2014 Released
GRAPHISOFT adds IFC based Revit Connection Add-on to ArchiCAD
Nemetschek Vectorworks 2013 achieves IFC 2×3 Coordination View 2.0
Nemetschek Vectorworks achieves latest IFC 2×3 Coordination View 2.0 standard
OrthoGraph Architect 5 available for iPad
Leading iOS CAD app gains IFX 2×3 data exchange and more features…
BIM/CAD Formats per App: An iPad Guide
This feature report lists BIM/CAD file formats and which apps associate themselves with each format or vice versa. This is a good shortcut guide to finding the apps you will need.
Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD receives IFC Certification 2.0, Passes COBie Design Challenge Also
Graphisoft has announced some important milestones for its support of the Open BIM Movement and IFC (Industry Foundation Classes)
Scia Engineer first structural BIM to obtain IFC 2×3 V2 certification
Scia Engineer passes latest IFC 2×3 V2 BIM Standards
Interview: CadFaster of Finland talks to Architosh about BIM and Mobility
In this special feature interview, Tuomas Holma, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CadFaster of Finland, talks to us about their company’s innovative cloud and mobile software products for CAD industries. We cover the company’s positioning, product history, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Apple’s iPad among other things. And not to be forgotten, we ask about CadFaster Collaborate coming to the Mac.
Product Review: Vectorworks Architect 2013
In this feature article Architosh takes a look at Nemetschek Vectorworks’ latest CAD and BIM package for architects
ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2013 rolls out today
Graphisoft launches ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2013…aimed at smaller firms doing BIM
Nemetschek announces Vectorworks 2013 product line
New Vectorworks 2013 series offers much stronger BIM and 3D capabilities and more…