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BACTalks24: Future of Digital Technologies in Architecture: AI, Immersive, BIM 2.0

Discussing Future Digital Technologies in Architecture: AI, Immersive, and BIM 2.0 — a moderated session by four expert panelists and co-moderated by two veteran AEC digital technologies journalists

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SKEMA Propels Architects’ Workflows with Innovative AI

Fast-evolving SKEMA has a lot to offer architects looking to leverage AI and machine learning in practical ways to win work faster and increase economic performance for both firm and client.

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Autodesk and Nemetschek Group Partner on Interoperability

Nemetschek Group and Autodesk agree on advancing open, interoperable workflows for the entire building lifecycle

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New NVIDIA RTX A400 and A1000 GPUs Announced—RTX for Entry Level

Nvidia aims to unleash the power of RTX for every workstation with new RTX A400 and A1000 GPUs.

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The Future of Immersive and Simulation — A Discussion with Pete Morrison of Bohemia Interactive Simulations

AI, XR (immersive headsets), advanced visualization, and terrain models are converging rapidly as the West prepares for its future security. The BAE Systems’ subsidiary talks to Architosh about its technology and where things are headed.

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Nemetschek Group profitable double-digit growth for FY 2024

Nemetschek Group sees strong growth in FY 2024 — expecting a return to currency-adjusted double-digit growth as it serves the global AEC industry.

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Enscape 4 Announced—First Cross-Platform Mac-Win Release

Enscape 4 delivers 95% Parity for Mac in the first cross-platform release set to change the tenor of utilization for Mac users.

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A Model 21st Century Architecture Practice: Discussions with CBT Architects’ Nirva Fereshetian

In an era where artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, and sustainable design converge, Fereshetian’s forward-thinking approach positions CBT Architects at the forefront of architectural practice’s post-pandemic age where constant and accelerating change is a non-trivial given.

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Nemetschek Group 2023 Preliminary Annual Financial Results

Nemetschek Group achieves its goals in a tough 2023 macroeconomic context. Revenue growth rate slows to a high single digit.

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Product Review: Vectorworks Architect 2024

Our Vectorworks Architect 2024 review goes over all the top features in this latest BIM software platform as we explore the new modern UI, parametric cabinetry, and wall opening features, among other items.

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Autodesk Informed Design—Unlocks Industrial Construction Connecting Design and Make Workflows

Autodesk unveils Autodesk Informed Design platform and tools for Revit and Inventor to link design and manufacturing workflows in AEC/O.

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Bluebeam launches Bluebeam Labs and new AI features

Construction industry leader Bluebeam plans new AI features for early 2024 and launches Bluebeam Labs.

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Chaos Joins Alliance for OpenUSD (AOUSD)

Chaos joining the Alliance for OpenUSD is a major step forward for emerging international standards set to finalize spec by the end of 2025.

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Looking at Autodesk’s Workshop XR Technologies

Autodesk Workshop XR brings immersive technologies like VR, MR, and AR into Autodesk Construction Cloud for the AEC industry.

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Creative Destruction—How Snaptrude is Aiming to Disrupt the BIM Market

COVID taught us the value of time. Cloud-based Snaptrude leverages this value in shaking up the BIM industry via novel new capabilities.

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A Big Data Difference—Vectorworks Sets Itself Apart with Data

Excel live-linking was only “icing on the cake.” Vectorworks 2024 shines with differences in handling project and BIM data.

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How BIM streamlines productivity through entire design-production process

A wholesale look at what BIM technologies offer the AEC/O industry, streamlining both design and documentation processes and enhancing collaboration.

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Firm Profile: NG+P and the Evolution of Architectural Technology

Newman Garrison + Partners (NG+P) is an award-winning greater Los Angeles area BIM-forward multi-discipline design firm. They speak to us about the evolution of digital technology in architecture.

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2023 Bentley Year In Infrastructure — Going Digital Awards

Bentley’s Annual Year in Infrastructure — Going Digital Awards conference wrapped up in October. Jury member and Architosh senior associate editor, Pete Evans wraps the major details from the world’s top infrastructure digital technologies event.

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Graphisoft: Archicad is ‘Scary Fast’ on New M3 Macs

Archicad is ‘Scary Fast,’ says the BIM innovator with a long history of its tech-forward Mac support.

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Graphisoft’s Building Together—Archicad 27, BIMx and More

Graphisoft’s latest Archicad 27, BIMx, BIMcloud and DDScad were showcased at its Budapest-based Building Together | Connect physical and virtual global BIM event.

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Nemetschek Group launches new SaaS Digital Twin platform—dTwin

Nemetsheck Group shakes up the AEC/O industry, launching the first horizontal open digital twin platform—dTwin.

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Chaos Talks anima with Architosh—Buying AXYZ design and Arch Viz Futures

Animation and the impact of advanced technologies like AI are just some of the exciting reasons why Chaos’ latest acquisition strengthens the industry leader.

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French-based Rayon for Architecture backed by Norman Foster

Rayon from Paris aims to address the gap between CAD and BIM in the AEC industry—new cloud-based tool with Foster backing.

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Newforma Announces ‘Newforma Konekt’—Cloud-based Future

Newforma shares the future of construction management technology—introduces Konekt SaaS cloud platform for AEC/O industry.

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Maxon Intros New Cinebench 2024 Benchmark App

Maxon Cinebench 2024 makes a leap forward in performance benchmarking for creatives, gamers, and hardware enthusiasts.

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Viewpoint: The Case for BIM in Precast Concrete Prefabricated Buildings

Precast concrete detailing tools used to model prefabricated buildings streamline the design and documentation process and aid construction.

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SketchUp Launches AI-Powered Image Search for 3D Warehouse

SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse gains new AI-powered image search speeding up architect and designer workflows.

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Apple Intros Apple Silicon-based Mac Pro

Apple’s lovable Mac Pro enclosure is now married to Apple’s industry-leading Apple Silicon. But the new M2 Ultra-powered workstation isn’t for everyone.

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Enscape 3.5 boasts Digital People and Adjustable Assets for AEC

Enscape 3.5 for Windows offers numerous new capabilities, better image quality, new adjustable assets and more.

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Blue Ocean Sustainability intros Skema for BIM 2.0 Design Automation

Skema for BIM 2.0 design automation is new cloud-based next-generation software technology for architects and designers.

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Autodesk introduces Forma for next-generation building design in the cloud

Autodesk releases the first version of Autodesk Forma, the new AEC/O industry cloud, with Spacemaker’s innovative technologies powering AI capabilities.

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Amy Bunszel of Autodesk Talks to Architosh About Forma

We discuss in this feature other items about Autodesk Forma not mentioned in the official press release—such as interop, SketchUp export, Spacemaker customers, AI, NVIDIA Omniverse, and more.

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Autodesk says new cloud-based AEC tool Forma coming in May

Autodesk Forma is on its way, says the US CAD giant. Spacemaker-based Forma industry cloud for AEC marks an inflection point for the company.

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SketchUp now gains new Revit Importer

SketchUp unveils native interoperability with new Revit Importer for Studio, plus cool new modeling tools for SketchUp for Desktop

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Nemetschek Group Achieves Record 2022 Revenue—Preliminary Figures

The Nemetschek Group has achieved its revenue and profitability (EBITDA margin) targets for 2022, based on preliminary accounting across its companies.

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ARES Trinity — A Review of the Industry Leading DWG CAD Software

We have taken a deep dive into the native DWG CAD ecosystem from Germany, and Architosh finds much to admire in this industry leader.

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First Principles and Vectorworks BIM Shine at UK-based Studio Partington

A less ideological approach to utilizing BIM marries well with this UK architecture practice’s organic path to expertise in sustainable design leadership in architecture, policy, and research.

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Apple Intros new M2 Pro and M2 Max MacBook Pro

Apple delivers brand new MacBook Pros with new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. Both make compelling mobile workstations.

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Product Review: Enscape for Mac SketchUp

Enscape for Mac SketchUp came out this year. We put the rendering plugin software through its paces on an Apple Silicon-based Mac and are very pleased with the results.

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BOXX Technologies Announces APEXX S4 Workstation

The new BOXX Technologies APEXX S4 ships with Intel’s latest high-performance processors and deliver outstanding performance at overclocked speeds with liquid cooling and rack-mount support option.

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Tect—A Promising Platform Can Provide Key Gains for Architects and Manufacturers Alike

Tect can Uber-ize the building industry’s three-sided market dynamics between architects and their contractors (demand-side) and the building manufacturers (supply-side), resulting in streamlined economics for everyone.

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Vectorworks Wins at 2022 Hammers—Architectural Design Product of the Year

Vectorworks, Inc. Wins Architectural Design Product of the Year at 2022 Hammers.

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Chaos Leads Global 3D Visualization—Focused on Unifying Visualization Workflows

Following their mergers and acquisitions, Chaos leads the global AEC industry for visualization—aims to unify workflows.

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STA of Boston Gains Efficiency with RICOH THETA X 360-Degree Cameras

360-degree photography via newly released RICOH THETA X is helping generate persistent eyes on the job site—something architects can greatly benefit from.

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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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Deep Insights about Vectorworks 2023 — Execs Talk to Architosh

This year’s Vectorworks 2023 updates deliver some compelling time-saving new features and improvements, just in time for an AEC industry that is getting more vocal about the need for productivity and the value they extract from software.

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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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Bluebeam Intros Bluebeam Cloud—Designed for Business of Building

Bluebeam Cloud is unveiled, offering a major milestone for one of the construction industry’s leading software companies and one transformed for the business of building.

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Bluebeam XCON 2022—Future Directions and Transformation at Scale

The future of Bluebeam software technologies for AECO is set to be at least partly explained in Road Map keynote talk—plus more at XCON 22.

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Why Good UX Design Matters in the BIM Software Industry

Good UX (user-experience) design is paramount in successful BIM applications and UX design practices will improve outcomes in BIM industry.

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GRAPHISOFT announces Archicad 26

Graphisoft announces Archicad 26 at major launch event, along with vision and roadmap, plus BIMx, BIMcloud and DDscad updates.

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The Roberts Interview—Ahead of the Graphisoft 2022 Release Event

Graphisoft BIM technologies are expanding via a larger ecosystem of tools, integrations, and expansions. Huw Roberts explains the details.

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Lenovo Intros Powerful ThinkStation P360 Ultra

New ThinkStation P360 Ultra from Lenovo delivers industry-defining tiny SFF workstation performance with discreet graphics.

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Leading Companies, Standards Orgs Unite on Open Metaverse

Metaverse standards are coming to life with the new Metaverse Standards Forum driving industry-wide cooperation on metaverse interoperability.

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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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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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Trimble Launches SketchUp for iPad

SketchUp for iPad is the latest SketchUp application from Trimble complementing Sketchup for Web and the desktop versions.

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving—Vectorworks Talks Apple Silicon

From more GPU rendering cores to the advantages of integrated memory that only feature in System on a Chip (SoC) design, Vectorworks leaders talk acceleration and future benefits.

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