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Khronos Group Announces OpenXR 0.90 Provision Spec for High-Performance Access to AR and VR Platforms

The group behind OpenGL and WebGL offers new industry standard spec for AR, VR and MX platforms simplifying software development to reach a larger array of hardware devices.

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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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Khronos Group—Spells Out Details of Neural Network Standard

The Khronos Group is more than just about graphics standards like OpenGL and OpenCL. The consortium group has established Neural Network Exchange Format (NNEF) to help data scientists and engineers easily transfer trained networks.

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Group behind OpenGL Aims to Establish VR (Virtual Reality) Standards Initiative

Khronos Group aims to establish VR industry standard to help create greater end-user options, portability between solutions and accelerate adoption of virtual reality.

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Ouellette Talks—Ambitious Routes Abound for Expanding openBIM Mission

Can the openBIM Movement accelerate? Can the IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) certification process expand to help that happen? Acknowledging that there are often many routes to success, these are some of the questions Jeffrey Ouellette, buildingSMART International’s new ISG Chair addresses in discussing how critical open standards are to the entire global building industry.

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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.

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Nemetschek Vectorworks introduces new BCF Importer and other BIM Interoperability Enhancements

Nemetschek Vectorworks Service Pack 3 adds two big new BIM interoperability standards plus key improvements to the rest of the software.

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AIA Board of Directors approves Statement on Interoperability

The AIA Board of Directors approve a statement on BIM/CAD Interoperability. New policy statement directs member architects to care about the development of open standards and waste due to incompatibility.

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