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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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Varjo Launches Reality Cloud VR/XR Software Platform

Varjo Reality Cloud has arrived. The industrial-grade VR/XR headset leader has delivered its ground-breaking meteverse-ready technology to the world.

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Enscape 3.3’s New Features—Much Enhanced Workflows for ArchViz

Enscape 3.3 delivers ten major areas of improvement boasting support of the latest SketchUp 2022 among other key enhancements.

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Nemetschek’s FY21 Results Plus New Group CEO

Architosh reports on Nemetschek Group’s FY21 results plus its new CEO Yves Padrines and some analysis and commentary.

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Inspiring the Next Generation—Young People in Engineering

The world is experiencing a shortage of engineers and scientists across numerous STEM-based industries. One way to solve this problem and boost well-qualified young professionals is to look at how to boost STEM studies from a young age and increase the participation of girls and underrepresented groups.

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GKV — Diversification and Adaptability with Vectorworks

Modular construction is just another sector specialty for this New York City architecture firm that excels at delivering design services in large part due to its agile BIM platform.

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Omniverse In-Depth with Richard Kerris, VP NVIDIA

Richard Kerris is VP of Omniverse Development Platform at NVIDIA. During GTC22 I had a chance to speak to Richard to clarify questions about Omniverse and its potential.

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NVIDIA GTC 22 — Announcements and Omniverse Advances

Omniverse continues to be a north star at NVIDIA and it showed at this year’s NVIDIA GTC 2022 conference held last week virtually around the world.

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Viewpoint: Challenges of BIM Implementation from an Architect’s Perspective

This BIM expert and architect share his insights on the challenges of adopting BIM—from economic to firm cultural considerations.

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Is ARES the neXt AutoCAD?

ARES Trinity of CAD platform provides intelligent and automated DWG CAD solutions to multiple industries, including AEC and manufacturing. And it does so by providing favorable economics over rivals so companies can redeploy capital towards remote work and emerging technologies

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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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Japanese AEC Giant Selects Graebert ARES CAD Technologies — Learn Why

ARES CAD technologies eliminate waste in AEC/O workflows from design to construction for Japanese Big 5 firm Taisei Corporation.

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ToolTalk: Spaces 1.3 is a conceptual design tool for iPad for architects

Spaces is a new iOS app directed at the conceptual design phases of architecture, purpose-built for Apple’s powerful iPads and Apple Pencil.

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Product Review: AMD Radeon Pro W6400 GPU for Workstations

AMD’s new Radeon Pro W6400 brings strong economic value and performance to the entry-level and SFF workstation market, plus real-time raytracing!

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HOOPS 2022 Toolkits Enhance Manufacturing and BIM Workflows

Tech Soft 3D advanced HOOPS technology new SDKs for MCAD and AEC industry software developers and their innovative apps.

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Procore’s Latest Innovations—Platform Updates and Global Expansion

A look back at Procore — recent and upcoming innovations and announcements from its Groundbreak event in the fall.

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Khronos Vulkan 1.3 Spec Out—Successful Graphics API Roadmap

Vulkan 1.3 spec is now available with immediate driver support from GPU makers, plus public Vulkan Road Map and Profiles.

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Chip Technology, Geopolitics, and the CAD Industry

The global semiconductor industry is going through landmark tidal shifts that will impact all software. We review the scene and its implications on the platforms and devices and possible impacts on the CAD industry.

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Vectorworks Partner Network Boast Innovative, Popular Expansions

Users gain much from a Vectorworks Partner—the Partner Network offers a growing array of app and content integrations, from many of the hottest new names in AEC.

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BIM and ARES—Further Notes on AERTWORKS US Deal

BIM is becoming more central to Graebert’s ARES Commander. The latest technologies are aimed at the realities of drawings production.

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Clarity for Revit Workflows Brings New Space Planning to Automation Software Suite

Have you ever wanted a robot to stay at the firm all night and grind out all the tedious Revit model coordination work? If so, it’s time you meet IMAGINiT Clarity

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CES: NVIDIA Unveils Free Version of Omniverse for Creators

NVIDIA expands NVIDIA Omniverse technologies and ecosystem as announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

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In-depth with Trimble SketchUp’s PreDesign Technologies

PreDesign is a web app included with Trimble’s SketchUp Pro and Architosh takes a detailed look at its benefits to architects.

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Product Review: NVIDIA RTX A2000 GPU for Workstations

NVIDIA RTX A2000 GPU delivers solid performance per dollar metrics — Architosh gives it a detailed spin across 3D CAD apps and benchmarks.

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Monograph Grabs New Head of Engineering, Closes Series-B Round

Monograph gains new Head of Engineering in Ernie Miller, plus rapid expansion and new Series-B funding round.

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Maxon Announces Plans to Acquire Pixologic

ZBrush from Pixologic looks to join the growing Maxon family of 3D tools for artists in film, broadcast, games and animation.

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CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2021—Powerful Technical Illustration Connected to Industrial CAD

CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2021 powers workflow for industrial 3D MCAD assets and technical illustration across automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, et al.

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NVIDIA Execs Talk Omniverse and RTX with Architosh

Omniverse and RTX technologies are discussed in this GTC-timed NVIDIA executive interview with Richard Kerris and Andrew Rink.

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NVIDIA’s CEO Jensen Huang Dazzles with Key Announcements and New Tools for Omniverse

NVIDIA’s 2021 GTC brought exciting Omniverse news, plus a bounty of new NVIDIA chip technologies, software, and high-performance compute news.

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Autodesk and Closing the AECOM Feedback Loop—Why It Matters

With industry customers spanning from architects to owners and with different levels of digital maturity, Autodesk’s investments in digital twins and post-construction technology are aimed at closing the feedback loop in AECOM.

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Qualcomm Aims to Take Chip Leadership with new ARM SoCs for Windows

An SoC chip from Qualcomm from its Nuvia team aims to compete with Apple’s M-series processors in the PC market in 2023.

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Graphisoft global study reveals BIM knowledge most sought-after skill

BIM and the future architect is the focus of this global study that paired with an interesting panel discussion from Graphisoft’s event.

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Nemetschek Group Reports Strong Q3 2021 Momentum

Nemetschek revenue through subscription and SaaS models builds momentum – company posts strong top line and margin growth.

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AutoDesSys Inc. and Engineered Software Joining Forces on Next-Gen PowerCADD

PowerCADD gets a future with new partner AutoDesSys the developer of 3D software stalwart and innovator formZ.

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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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Thoughts on Apple’s M1 Pro, Max and MacBook Pros

The Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max completely address the M1 chip’s solid but not great multicore performance, giving pros a huge reason to upgrade.

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AMD’s RDNA 2 Architecture—Behind the Radeon Pro W6600’s Stellar Performance

AMD hardware-accelerated raytracing is core to AMD RDNA 2 architecture, boosting both offline and adding real-time rendering to the mix.

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AU21: Autodesk Plans Cloud-Based Production Ecosystem for Media & Entertainment

Autodesk Forge is the future for Autodesk’s Media & Entertainment industry products where the pandemic hyper-accelerated cloud workflows.

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