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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vectorworks Wins at 2022 Hammers—Architectural Design Product of the Year
Vectorworks, Inc. Wins Architectural Design Product of the Year at 2022 Hammers.
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.
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.
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.
AU22: Autodesk’s Key Construction Industry New Items
Autodesk introduced key new improvements and advancements to its Autodesk Construction Cloud solutions during AU22.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GRAPHISOFT announces Archicad 26
Graphisoft announces Archicad 26 at major launch event, along with vision and roadmap, plus BIMx, BIMcloud and DDscad updates.
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.
Lenovo Intros Powerful ThinkStation P360 Ultra
New ThinkStation P360 Ultra from Lenovo delivers industry-defining tiny SFF workstation performance with discreet graphics.
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.
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.
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.
Trimble Launches SketchUp for iPad
SketchUp for iPad is the latest SketchUp application from Trimble complementing Sketchup for Web and the desktop versions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
CES: NVIDIA Unveils Free Version of Omniverse for Creators
NVIDIA expands NVIDIA Omniverse technologies and ecosystem as announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.