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AU22: Autodesk Directs Development Toward Industry Clouds
Autodesk introduced industry cloud solutions at AU22 — and a big paradigm shift for the AEC market in particular with Forma.
Chaos Group brings real-time to V-Ray 5 for Rhino
V-Ray 5 for Rhino now released, offers 3D artists, visualization pros, and architects new real-time visualization with V-Ray Vision.
INSIDER: A Brief Tour of Select Grasshopper Add-Ons
We look at 35 Grasshopper plugins that add additional capabilities and superpowers to the number one AAD tool in the market used in AEC. Importantly, there are quite a few GH plugins working for the Mac version of Rhino + Grasshopper—a growing reality that is good for the market.
INSIDER Xpresso #12—Subscribers First to Read In-Depth Report on McNeel’s “Rhino.Inside”
Our latest INSIDER Xpresso #12 newsletter features a key upcoming INSIDER Report on McNeel’s pivotal SDK technology ‘Rhino.Inside.’ Subscribers to the newsletter have gained early access to learn all about how Rhino and Grasshopper technology may find its way into every major CAD and BIM tool in the AEC market at some point in 2020.
BRICSYS 2019—Lift Creativity, Reduce, Complexity, Act as One
Bricsys continues to push on its leadership front in the area of Machine Learning and AI in BIM but the big news this year was on the new Rhino 3D + Grasshopper integration that benefits not just BIM workflows but MCAD workflows as well. Zaha Hadid Architects and HOK were global design innovators presenting at the conference as well.
Rhino 6 for Mac with Grasshopper—WIP Now Available for Testing
McNeel introduces the availability of Rhino 6 for Mac WIP—includes integrated Grasshopper application.
Chaos Group Announces V-Ray Next for Rhino (and Grasshopper!)
Designers can now use V-Ray from within Grasshopper—bringing stunning visualizations to abstract curves and repeating patterns.
CannonDesign—Powering Their Design Pipeline with NVIDIA GPU Technology
Continuing our coverage from the 2018 NVIDIA GTC Conference, Akiko Ashley profiles how CannonDesign—one of the architectural presenters at the GTC—utilizes NVIDIA GPU Technology across a range of virtualized desktop infrastructure and workstations powering everything from Revit to Unreal.
Autodesk Releases Revit 2019—Multidisciplinary BIM Application
Autodesk advances BIM with Revit 2019, adding substantial new features across three main categories of Design, Optimize, and Connect.
McNeel Ships New Rhino 6—Grasshopper Now Built-In
The long-awaited Rhino 6 with integrated Grasshopper is now shipping worldwide. New flexible cloud licensing make using Rhino 6 wherever you are easy.
Event News: Vectorworks, Grasshopper and Rhino 5 for Mac Training
As we head further into the year there are lots of interesting online learning events getting on the schedule, including Vectorworks, Grasshopper and Rhino events.
French Mac Developer Releases New ‘bim.aero’ for the AEC Industry
New BIM software from France aims to simplify the building design process by allowing architects and designers to use whatever modeling software they want up-front and then segue gracefully into IFC2x3 BIM compliant models which can then be pushed to the main BIM tools.
Bespoke Computational Tools at Payette Drive Unforeseen Values to Firm and Client Alike
Grasshopper, Ladybug, Honeybee, HumanUI…these are just some of the buzz words among those doing computational design at Payette, a subset of the major Boston-based practice doing work around the world.
GRAPHISOFT Dramatically Reshaping the Power of BIM—The New Grasshopper-ARCHICAD Live Connection 2.0
RGA stands for Rhino-Grasshopper-ARCHICAD and the new RGA toolkit offers a dramatic advance with the new GS-AC Live Connection v2.
IMMERSIFY being launched by Supple LLC—New VR Collaboration System for AEC Pros
IMMERSIFY is a powerful Virtual Reality-based collaboration platform, transporting 3D models from Revit and Rhino to VR.
McNeel’s Rhino Gains Flux for Rhino App—Flux Connector Support and More
Flux for Rhino App is Announced—New AEC Collaboration Moves Data and Models.
Event News—Kangaroo Physics Workshop by Daniel Piker
Come learn Kangaroo the simulation plugin for Rhino in lovely Barcelona, Spain, this May.
ARCHICAD 20—A Deep Dive Into Its Best New Features
In this feature article Architosh takes a deeper look at the three big new features in ARCHICAD 20. Part insights, part step-by-step we dive deep into many aspects of graphic overrides, the Property Manager and what the new UI brings to UX.
Event: ThinkParametric Course—Using Galapagos for Grasshopper
Learn how to use Galapagos with Grasshopper to optimize four clustered buildings for optimal views against core criteria like building area, depth and shape constraints, etc—from ThinkParametric.
Cutting-Edge Workflow—Grasshopper-ARCHICAD Live Connection Comes to Mac
To some, the ultimate architectural design workflow on Mac has just been created. GRAPHISOFT’s efforts put together three leading AEC industry tools working together on the Mac platform.
CAD / 3D News: Nvidia, Rhino, Boxx and Trimble News
We have tidbits items on Nvidia Iray and its new spherical camera for VR; plus news from Trimble and McNeel on online accounts, new domains and new company name for the former; plus BOXX has new over-clocked workstations.
Arguably Ahead on Technology—GRAPHISOFT Aims For The Future of Practice
By partnering with the most dominant algorithmic design software company and creating a meta-data infrastructure with a flexible graphical super-system—to help visibly put that data to work—the Hungarian BIM software maker is positioning itself for the future.
Grasshopper-ArchiCAD Workflow Competition Winners Announced
Graphisoft, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software maker for architects and designers has announced the winners of its Grasshopper-ArchiCAD Workflow Competition.
Inflection Point: Disruptions, Platforms and Growth with Rhino + Grasshopper (Part 1)
According to Gartner’s “Hype Cycle technology curve, algorithmic aided design within the building design industry—sometimes referred to as AAD—is nearing the “peak of inflated expectations,” where we see in the industry what is known as supplier proliferation. Indeed, quite suddenly in fact, McNeel & Associates has seen a ground swell in competition to their famous Rhino + Grasshopper product combo. An inflection point is coming, due to the rapid rise of something McNeel & Associates has become synonymous for, but so too is change. In this two part series we investigate the factors in this change and learn what may lie ahead.
Stupendous news—McNeel releases beta Grasshopper for Mac
McNeel & Associates quietly releases early WIP of Grasshopper for Mac inside latest Rhino for Mac WIP (work in progress).
Chaos Group Launches V-Ray for Revit Public Beta
High-performance rendering now integrated into one of architecture’s leading design platforms with free download available now.
GRAPHISOFT introduces Rhino-Grasshopper-ArchiCAD Connection
Graphisoft has introduced a public beta version of its Rhino-Grasshopper-ArchiCAD connection, an industry first bi-directional and real-time connection between all three programs.
Apple seeking CAD/3D pros—knowledge of Rhino and Alias preferred
BS or BA in Industrial Design or Transportation Design preferred. Computer Graphics, 3D Animation/Modeling, Fine Arts or Engineering will be also be considered.
BIMscript and LENA by BIMobject in Sweden
Turning mechanical CAD into intelligent BIM objects. BIMscript™ and LENA is a technology and a solution designed to streamline and accelerate the process of BIM content creation. This delivers both an open and freely available scripting language as well as a BIM object authoring solution.
McNeel prepping for first official release of Rhino 5 for Mac (finally!)
The Mac 3D world has gained a new friend in the upcoming official first release of Rhino 5 for Mac. Today users can embrace Release Candidate 1 (RC1) for free use for evaluation for 90 days. We have many more details and analysis below.
GRAPHISOFT announces Rhino to ArchiCAD Connection
Graphisoft and Nikken Sekkei cooperation agreement bears first fruits for all ArchiCAD and Rhino users in new connector software between the two popular programs, bring leading edge modeling to a leading BIM application.
3D Hubs report shows most popular 3D Modeling software is SolidWorks
Global local 3D printer “connector” company published report on most popular 3D modeling formats sent to the agency for 3D printing jobs. Report hints at global popularity of CAD and 3D softwares.
Architosh Looks Back at 2014 for Mac CAD and 3D
In this report we look back at the year’s biggest news for our coverage markets and make some predictions of what to watch in 2015.
In-Brief: Rhynamo is now Open Source
New open source project Rhynamo is now available to download
Focus: Visiting Nikken Sekkei and Discussing BIM and GRAPHISOFT
In this second feature on Graphisoft’s recent Japanese announcements, we delve into detailed notes on the press visit to the architectural office of Nikken Sekkei
Tidbits: Chaos V-Ray 2 for Rhino, e-on Software, MagicPlan, etc.
Mac and iOS CAD/3D News : We have some news tidbits on Chaos Group’s V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino as well as news on e-on software’s PLE’s for Vue 2014, plus news on MagicPlan coming to Android
Tidbits: Cheetah, Rhino, Imagination News
Mac CAD/3D News: We have tidbits on Cheetah 3D, Neon for Rhino 5 and more information on Imagination Technologies
BIM/CAD Formats per App: An iPad Guide
This feature report lists BIM/CAD file formats and which apps associate themselves with each format or vice versa. This is a good shortcut guide to finding the apps you will need.
Vectorworks 2013 launches in Europe
Localized versions of Vectorworks land in European countries
Gehry Technologies talks to Architosh about GTeam
In this feature article we learn from Gehry Technologies (GT) what their new GTeam online BIM platform is all about, including its background, development details and future
MoI 3D 2.5 Beta for Mac now released
Young MCAD-oriented 3D modeling application now out in beta for Mac
V-Ray for Rhino Beta now open
V-Ray for Rhino 1.5 Beta now open to Rhino users
Autodesk acquires T-Splines technology assets
Autodesk has announced that they have acquired certain technology-related assets from T-Splines Inc., a privately-held surface modeling software company, based in Utah. Architosh received word this morning from T-Splines leader Matthew Sederberg. No terms were disclosed in the deal. Sederberg reports in his email that he will be taking up the position of Product Manager […]
Tidbits: Ashlar, T-Splines and Vectorworks news
Mac CAD and 3D News: We have tidbits on Graphite v8 SP3, plus news on the latest T-Splines v3 Beta for Rhino, and finally some Vectorworks news
Tidbits: Live Interiors 3D, Archway and more…
Mac CAD and 3D News: We have a tidbit on Live Interiors at the Mac App store; News on Archway and Pointools; and an interesting link story to Graebert GmbH of Germany and DraftSight growing quickly on the Mac platform.
Rhino 5 for OS X New WIP Released
McNeel and Associates release Rhino 5 WIP for OS X
Deelip does 3D graphics test for Mac CAD
Deelip.com posts graphics comparison between NX for Mac, Rhino Mac and AutoCAD for Mac.
ASUNI CAD introduces VisualARQ, Rhino plugin for Architects
VisualARQ introduced as new architectural modeling extension for Rhino. Mac OS X version aimed at Rhino 5.
Tidbits: Maher on Mac CAD, Scia and more news
Mac CAD and 3D News: Maher talks about Mac CAD going Pro and we have news on Scia and T-Splines.
iRhino 3D updated to version 1.1
iRhino 3D gets updated to version 1.1. The new iPad application is designed to allow you to view and navigate your Rhino models wherever you go!
AIA: Rhiknowbot for Rhino
Rhiknowbot is one of the coolest third-party plugins for Rhino around and it specifically addresses the architecture market. In this report we take a look at where generative design is getting very specific to the architecture market with Rhiknowbot.
AIA: Rhino for the iPad and iPhone
At AIA Miami one of the highlights for the show was seeing and playing with McNeel’s iRhino 3D. This application for the iPad shows what is possible for 3D on the popular new device and there is plenty to like in this very early version.
Tidbits: AutoDesSys, Nvidia, T-Splines News
Mac CAD and 3D News: We have tidbits on AutoDesSys at AIA National with Bonzai 3D and formZ items to show, new OpenClip; Nvidia CUDA and PhysX news with Softimage; plus T-Splines news
Luxion introduces KeyShot rendering solution
Luxion introduces next evolution with KeyShot – advanced real-time interactive ray-tracing program.
T-Splines vehicular modeling webinar event
T-Splines is hosting a free Webinar on Vehicular Modeling with their latest T-Splines plugin for Rhino v2.2. Register for this mid-day event and see how T-Splines provides timesaving capabilities
T-Splines News: Seminars and More…
T-Splines has a series of T-Splines for Rhino seminars coming up this Fall. Plus other T-Splines news.
Bunkspeed introduces HyperShot 10
Bunkspeed introduces HyperShot 10 – new version features all new rendering engine with patent-pending technology.
McNeel says Rhino supported on Snow Leopard
McNeels says current builds of Rhino OS X are compatible with Apple’s new big cat, Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6).
Tidbits: Rhino, SketchUp, Autodesk news
Mac CAD and 3D News: We have news on SketchUp 7’s maintenance release, new improvements; we also cover Rhino and Autodesk’s AREA news items, including the Unity Game Engine.
Tidbits: VolView 3.0, OpenGL 3.0 and Rhino news
Mac CAD and 3D News: Kitware announces VolView 3.0 for medical 3D imagery and volume rendering, Nvidia puts out support for OpenGL 3.0 in new drivers, and we have some links to Rhino video tutorials.