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A well-tested and efficient set of digital technologies allowed a mid-sized Boston architecture firm to move seamlessly to a pandemic footing. This is the story of how Flansburg Architects remoted their Open BIM workflow to serve clients around the world.
Apple Pro users may be very pleased today at Apple WWDC 2021. A rumored 16-in MacBook Pro may feature 64GB of integrated memory and much more!
Apple plans for next round of Apple Silicon (Mac chips) revealed in several Bloomberg reports today—up to 32-core Mac chip in Mac Pro.
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.
Learn more about Autodesk’s views on future AEC development working across platforms, including Mac.
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.
Apple is poised to make the move to custom design processors for its Macs and will tap its elite experience in ARM-based chip design to empower Mac computers to go places it deems it cannot get to by sticking with Intel.
New London startup introduces ANIMAIONIC MAXIMUS hardware solution for turning Macs into more powerful workstation class machines.
Unity 2019.1 includes more than 300 improvements including Lightweight Render Pipeline, Burst Compiler, and Shade Graph among others.
The Wild is a new AR-VR software offering that powers remote multi-party collaborative design through the cloud using the top headsets like Oculus and Vive. The solution also uniquely supports Apple’s Mac computers in addition to Windows.
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.
Epson delivers brand new SureColor Series Printers for the AEC market professional—low to mid volume CAD printing with superb color features.
Gaming hardware specialist Razer has a new eGPU for the Mac audience in the new Core X.
The present age offers increasing threats to data and individual privacy. If Apple moves away from Intel on its Macs, future Macs can offer a much more secure enclave for users.
Apple’s leaked ARM Architecture for Mac plans seem exciting but chip transitions tend to hurt deeper more complex applications that are made of multiple software toolsets produced by developers supporting developers.
Should young architects go with a PC laptop or a Mac laptop? This is the question Architizer asks in their thoughtful comparison article.
AKVIS releases all new AliveColors—new image editing software package for Mac and WIndows platforms.
There were great reasons long ago for Jobs’ four-quadrant product matrix, but Apple’s users today demand a continuous and overlapping spectrum of compute options that span device thinking categories from “appliance” to “configurable tool.”
Apple’s Mac design philosophy change hasn’t been lost on the company’s pro users. AMD’s new RYZEN 7 CPUs look to promise more computing muscle per watt than Intel and offer a nicer philosophical fit for Apple. The 1700, in particular, is ideal for a future Mac Pro.
Aurora HDR 2017—a Mac only tool—has a clear edge for making architect’s photography much better. All one needs are some good bracketed shots of their projects.
It’s got a handle, is sized for standard parts, it’s very expandable and best of all it features flexible CPU/GPU support and all the goodness that older pro Mac desktops posssed. We wish we could order such a Mac.
Nvidia looks to be playing a key role in future Macs—new Nvidia Mac OS X centric job posts indicate Apple may be moving away from AMD in favor of what Nvidia is doing with AI with GPU compute.
New data in Worldwide CAD Trends 2016 Survey, by Business Advantage, may suggest future directions for multi-device and multi-platform makers like Apple. Future trend data looks negative for Apple’s Mac Pro but rosy for Apple’s iPad Pro.
Apple may not be ignoring the Mac product line because it is too distracted with future products like the Apple Car. This large time gap may mean that Apple has big plans for dramatic Mac updates that adjust the Mac product line to better suit the needs of today’s customers.
Chaos Group continues its push in getting V-Ray into as many hands as possible as V-Ray for MODO is released for both Mac and Windows – based artists.
Apple loves sexy thin…as in your computer! But these systems come with a steep price in thermal enclosure design, and access to today’s leading GPUs necessary for the Virtual Reality revolution.
Steve Jobs famously failed with his iconic NeXTcube computer. And then 10 years later, back at Apple, he failed again with ice-motif Power Mac G4 Cube. Both machines were inspiring and innovative on many levels, so it comes as no surprise—really—that Apple’s Jony Ive, who designed the latter machine also, wouldn’t take a shot one more time.
We run through the top moments in Apple’s 2016 WWDC Keynote, held yesterday. Get the fast skinny on the big announcements presented in the two hour event. And we have some comments about Apple and architects as well.
In this interview Architosh learns more than just what Phil Bernstein thinks about educating 21st century architects in the context of advancing AEC digitization. He shares his vast knowledge of “practice” in the 20th century and how things have evolved to the point we face today. In this two-part series we cover the gamut from roles to society’s expectations of professionals, from contracts to architecture schools, from the importance of coding to where Revit’s brain may go.
Vectorworks Inc., donates software, computers and training for the new Philadelphia Design Center.
Apple’s Macs may be missing the VR party in early 2016, but pro VR software developer, irisVR, whose award-winning tech has already garnered much attention (and funding..), has interesting observations about VR and Apple.
Autodesk announces big layoffs on the horizon but the company says it has nothing to do with macro or company based economics. Instead, the downsizing is in response to its move to the cloud.
As hinted at back when Architosh first spoke to Frame’s founder, Autodesk has officially backed certified versions of Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD for the Frame Cloud
While Apple may in fact have exciting virtual reality (VR) plans of its own, the Oculus Rift termination of OS X is going to sting Apple’s Mac professional customers at a time when in some industries, like AEC, the growth of the Mac is booming. Sadly, it affects developers who are creating key and exciting tools that cut across both platforms…and they are creating these tools on Mac hardware.
Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac includes versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook that are designed for the Mac and yet are unmistakably Office. This update provides fixes for issues in the Office 2016 for Mac Suite.
The new software product designed for easy high-performance video capture features an intuitive user interface that allows anyone to create high-quality video recordings, time-lapse captures and stop-motion movies from a variety of video input devices.
Long desired Blackmagic Design’s Fusion is finally coming to the Mac platform in Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Studio—public beta now open
Boris FX and MacVideo Promo today announce a limited-time program that provides free, perpetual Media 100 site licenses to qualified educational institutions.
Parallels launched Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac, offering users the best of both worlds with support for both OS X El Capitan and Windows 10 allowing them to take advantage of productivity-enhancing features like always-on Cortana and quick-look integration for Windows apps. This year, Parallels has created Pro Edition and Business Editions, for the developer/power and business user, respectively.
EIZO is shipping new 4K high-end monitors to the VFX, Film, photography and 2D-3D markets in North America.
IBM’s good news about Macs in enterprises is music to the Apple faithful, but does a Mac rush in enterprise mean good things for Apple’s core creative class Mac users?
GRAPHISOFT®, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) architectural software developer, has introduced Cloud storage access for its award-winning BIM presentation app, BIMx.
Self-paced training materials get beginners started for free, and helps advanced users unlock the full capabilities of the FileMaker Platform.
This SP1 is in fact the second service pack from Graebert, following the release of SP0 about 6 months ago. This year, a significant amount of effort has been poured into the improvement of SP1 with improved performance for big files. Graebert ARES continues to grow and evolve and this service pack is a perfect example of that.
Apple said that its new proprietary Metal graphics API will move from iOS to Mac OS X. This move comes as expected and matches Microsoft’s efforts to allow programmers to program “to the metal” with less abstraction and driver overhead, freeing the GPU to unwind its true hardware powers. The net result is super-charged graphics performance. This move bodes well for OS X but will force developers to choose between an array of new and closed graphics standards.
SmithMicro Software introduces all new Anime Studio Pro 11 with powerful new professional animation features for anime action. Improved Adobe Photoshop integration, frame-by-frame animation options and layer referencing are key big new features.
OnShape’s big press coverage this week has required the response of market leading CAD company Autodesk to rightfully respond. But in doing so, has the response merely signaled the significance this company poses in the market? In the end it probably doesn’t matter much. And the loser in this story isn’t going to be likely either of these companies. One thing is for sure, we know exactly why Apple wins.
We discuss five issues about Vulkan and its impact on Apple in both desktop and mobile markets, and this article is chock full of info not yet contained in our other Vulkan reports.
Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 tablet is seeing strong growth, but the numbers are still small. In this analysis we look at how the Surface Pro 3, and units like it, can actually contribute to Mac vs PC share growth.
The PC to Mac units ratio saw its worst days back in 1991 and its best days back in 2004. But for ten years now, the Mac has been gaining substantially on the PC and should reach its 1991 levels within the next five years.
In this special feature report, Architosh publishes the results of its first workstation survey conducted in late 2014 and aimed at understanding the pro (professional) desktop needs of numerous customers Apple refers to as Mac pros. Not to be confused with the product Mac Pro, today Apple’s Mac pros work across its iMac range in numerous industries, including and importantly to this publication, the Architecture industry.
Architosh discusses highlights of Apple’s most recent and landmark Quarter 1, 2015 fiscal results, while providing unique insights and perspective–especially with regards to Mac and emerging markets.
Architosh delivers an update on the state of progress on Mac CAD industries, citing facts, figures, industry player views, and notes on the latest developments in new software products for the industry.
In this article the merits and liabilities of Apple migrating its Macs to ARM architectures are discussed, with references to current and past articles highlighting the many issues.
Architosh will publish its first survey study on Mac workstation hardware use by pro users in January of 2015. The survey will answer key questions, summarize diverse workflow cases and provide detailed guidance to pro Mac users.
Apple’s Mac the surprise hit during this past quarterly earnings—record setting sales and revenue for the Mac line as the platform approaches quarterly revenue nearly equaling that of Apple’s entire annual earnings a bit more than a decade ago
New blog focused on Apple for Architects has been launched by architect and Architosh reader Neal Pann
Architosh will cover the 2014 AIA National Convention in Chicago in two weeks
In one of the most dedicated software products in the market for architects, BQE has announced ArchiOffice 2014 to help practices gain more control and mastery of their office and project financials and project management.
Autodesk adds powerful effects controls, integration with Apple’s Final Cut Pro X and hardware optimization for the new Mac Pro in the latest Smoke 2015