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Snaptrude V1.0 Released—Cloud Era Platform for Architecture

Snaptrude reaches key V1.0 release. The new collaborative design and BIM application—aimed at architecture—offers cloud-era technologies, works through a web browser, and is always up-to-date.

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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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ToolTalk: Snaptrude cloud-based design tool for ‍architects.

Snaptrude is engineered so that architects and interior designers can work on their designs and communicate with their teams. Being cloud-based, it works on virtually any modern computer system, anywhere in the world that has a reasonably good internet connection.

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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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Case Study: AE Firm CESO is Powered by AMD Radeon Pro and Dell Technologies

AMD-powered workstations from Dell are powering AE firm US-based CESO delivering faster multi-application workflows for clients.

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Registration Open for SketchUp 3D Basecamp 2022

3D Basecamp set to shine in beautiful Vancouver — Trimble’s annual user event boasts 2,000 attendees, over 100 speakers and sessions, expo!

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Trimble Announces Beta Launch of SketchUp for iPad

Trimble brings full creation, editing, and collaboration with new SketchUp for iPad — now in limited beta.

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The Wild is Changing the Realities of Work—The Pandemic Just Helped

Some AEC pros didn’t see the value of VR workflows until the pandemic hit. Now VR workflows may contribute to how work changes for the good in the future of AEC.

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SketchUp Studio Gets V-Ray Integration

SketchUp Studio is newly focused on design and visualization—coming with V-Ray rendering integration along with native point cloud support.

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Trimble Connect Collaboration Platform Hits 10 Million User Milestone

Trimble Connect is an open collaboration platform for design and construction that connects project stakeholders with the data they need to inform decisions and improve team efficiency.

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Mac 3D News: Shaderlight 2018 Rendering Plugin Now Available

Shaderlight Limited introduces new Shaderlight 2018—rendering plugin for SketchUp 2018.

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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.

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SketchUp May Finally Have Some Competition—New BricsCAD Shape

BricsCAD Shape is finally rolling out with the Windows version first but the Mac version is on its way. The new conceptual design modeler is meant for architects and engineers and is DWG native and supports IFC workflows.

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New V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp Offers Faster GPU Rendering and More…

New V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp brings hybrid rendering technology and streamlined UI to the latest rendering plugin for the Mac from the Chaos Group.

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New “Shape” by Bricsys Takes Aim at Trimble SketchUp

Bricsys of Belgium, the developer of popular BricsCAD, has announced Shape, a new DWG-native 3D conceptual “SketchUp-like” design software tool. It is slated for 2018 release.

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Yulio Launches First ‘Audio Hotspot’ Technology to VR Market

Architects, interior designers, and retailers can provide their clients and customers rich VR immersive environments with audio hot spots with Yulio VR.

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Autodesk Ending 123D Apps—Features To Go Into Other Products

Autodesk in 2017 will shut down its Autodesk 123D.com domain and apps along with it—users encouraged to look into other products. Autodesk Circuits remains in its own domain.

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Microsoft Hololens and Trimble SketchUp Viewer Bring Mixed Reality (MR) to AEC Industries

Trimble and Microsoft offer thematic change in AEC industries with new “mixed reality” technology—new SketchUp Viewer for Microsoft Hololens is now available after stealing the show at AIA National 2016.

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SketchUp Is On The Web — But You Might Not Have Known

Trimble’s SketchUp is on the web—implemented in the modern web browser—and users are invited into a free open beta to evaluate it for commercial use.

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In German EU Countries—Nemetschek Jumps Ahead of Autodesk Says Poll

A leading German-based AEC magazine focused on competitions for tenders has published software usage data for AEC professionals, largely architects, which shows Nemetschek Group companies dominating US giant Autodesk.

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AIA 2016: Architosh awards 5th ‘BEST of SHOW’ honors for software and technology vendors at AIA Philly

Architosh announces its 2016 AIA National BEST of SHOW honors to best software and technologies shown at the national convention in Philadelphia two weeks ago.

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AIA 2016: Information Technologies at this Year’s Convention – Part 2

We dive deeper in our Part 2 coverage of software and technologies at the 2016 AIA Convention in Philly. These four companies exhibited together and these four companies have interesting innovations in the pipe and/or ready now.

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AIA 2016: Information Technologies at this Year’s Convention – Part 1

We begin our AIA Expo show floor reports series with the largest companies showing their software wares to architects at this year’s 2016 AIA Convention.

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irisVR CEO and Co-Founder Talks About Pro VR Industry—Oculus versus Vive and More

In this executive interview, we talk to irisVR software company Co-Founder and CEO, Shane Scranton—about B2B virtual reality, the market, the hardware VR devices, Apple and much more.

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Trimble Acquires Sefaira—Building Performance Design Software Maker

Trimble acquires London and New York based Sefaira, new buy adds leading building performance software tools to Trimble’s growing war-chest.

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Abvent launches Render[in] 3 plugin for SketchUp

The developer of famed Artlantis Studio and Render have now launched a public beta of Render[in] for SketchUp. The rendering software plugin works entirely within SketchUp.

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Viewpoint: It’s the Simple Stuff That Matters

Buildings are complex things but the tools that all stakeholders will engage in will succeed best when they are simpler. There’s no monopoly of good ideas around the construction site so why should digital tools AECO users employ remain complex when evidence shows that simpler digital tools are easier to share?

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John Bacus of Trimble says AR is Bigger than VR…and Discusses Importance of “Trimble Connect”

Chances are good that you aren’t aware that Trimble Navigation is as big as Autodesk. Or that the $2.5 billion a year company is starting to envision itself a bit like IBM for the AEC industry—a perfect partner to everyone—specializing in tying “tool chains” together in both software and hardware. In this feature interview we gain a glimpse of some of Trimble’s industry perspectives…on SketchUp, Connect and that new craze about VR.

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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.

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Tidbits: Revit 2016 update, SketchUp and Lumion news

Mac CAD and 3D News Tidbits: We have news items on Autodesk Revit’s latest update, SketchUp 3D Basecamp event dates for next year and the upcoming Lumion 6 is coming in just days….

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Updates to SketchUp Mobile Viewer & 3D Warehouse!

A big refresh for SketchUp Mobile Viewer is now available with probably the most requested improvement, the ability to open models stored in Dropbox or attached to emails. 3D Warehouse gives an added option to generate a print-ready STL file.

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AIA: Show Floor Reports: Autodesk, Trimble and Nemetschek Group Companies

In this show floor report we’ll cover the news and items shown at AIA Atlanta by three of the Big Four AEC software companies and include our notes from our meetings with these companies. We had three separate meetings with Autodesk alone, a meeting each with Trimble and each of the Nemetschek Group companies Graphisoft and Nemetschek Vectorworks Inc.

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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.

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Trimble Announces Enhancements to SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse

Trimble introduces an update to 3D Warehouse, its online platform for sharing and downloading free 3D models and materials. A key component of the SketchUp 3D modeling software, 3D Warehouse connects designers to free, high-quality 3D content.

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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.

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Limitless Computing’s SightSpace View wins Best New Product Award

Limitless Computing wins honors for its SightSpace View plugin for Trimble SketchUp….

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Event: How 4 Leading Architects Are Winning with Performance-Based Design

Sefaira will be hosting an event on Performance-Based Design in mid October, featuring four experts and a panel led Q&A session

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New Architectural Visualization Solution Coming from French-based Twinmotion

A new architectural visualization solution is on the horizon called Twinmotion, or least that is the company’s name which appears based in France

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Product Review: Trimble SketchUp Pro 2014

In this product review Architosh looks at the new Trimble SketchUp Pro 2014, with a particular emphasis on its new BIM worthy features in open schema support and IFC 2×3 export options.

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AIA: Pictures and Notes from the Entire Week in Chicago: Part 2

Pictures and Notes from AIA National 2014 in Chicago — we show our photos, expand our notes from discussions with the leading AEC software companies in attendance at the show

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AIA: Trimble’s new Concept Apps on Google’s Project Tango Look Compelling

We look discuss our meeting with Trimble at AIA where we got our first hand view of Project Tango development for the company. In this article we talk about the tech behind Project Tango and its relationship with Apple

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Imagination Technologies ships new Visualizer for SketchUp for Mac and Windows

SketchUp community gains new revolutionary app called Visualizer for SketchUp from Apple graphics investment Imagination Technologies

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Next Limit updates Maxwell Render plugins for ArchiCAD, C4D, Rhino and others

Next Limit updates plugins for popular CAD and 3D apps for use with its updated version 3.0.1 Maxwell Render rendering engine…

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Limitless Computing announces new SightSpace View plugin for SketchUp

SketchUp 3D Basecamp 2014 is launch time for third-party application developer Limitless Computing with its new SightSpace View plugin and mobile app

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Big iPad News – Trimble announces SketchUp Mobile Viewer for iPad

A long awaited iPad app for the popular Trimble SketchUp 3D application has arrived at 3D Basecamp 2014

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V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp Service Pack 1 Now Available

V-Ray 2 for SketchUp gets its first Service Pack from the Chaos Group — adds many new features including support for SketchUp 2014

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Limitless Computing adds Augmented Reality (AR) Products for SketchUp Community

SketchUp 2014 Support for SightSpace Mobile Augmented Reality Now Available

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In-Brief: Trimble announces SketchUp 2014 for Mac and Windows

Trimble launches new SketchUp 2014…offers speed improvements in rendered views and many new features including a WebGL based preview engine for 3D Warehouse

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Product In-Depth: V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp

In this feature Product In-Depth Lon Grohs, vice president of business development, Chaos Group and Corey Rubadue, director of Chaos Group USA, speak to Architosh about the latest version of V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp, a sophisticated photorealistic rendering plugin application for Trimble’s popular SketchUp modeler.

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Chaos Group ships new V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp

25 New features target speed, lighting and visualization quality in new plugin, plus much more…

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Cadalog releases Mac version of Viso3D

Cadalog offers Mac users the ability to take their SketchUp models onto their iPads

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AIA: Pictures from the Show Floor and Around the Convention – Part 2

Notes and pictures from AIA Denver in and around the conventional hall

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Trimble’s SketchUp looking destined to enter CAD/BIM space

Trimble’s SketchUp product managing director shares with us some insight about where LayOut is headed. Straight at CAD and BIM…

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Trimble announces new SketchUp 2013 3D apps

Trimble quietly announces SketchUp 2013

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Shaderlight Training Event News

UK-based Shaderlight will be hosting upcoming training sessions online for its popular Sketchup plugin

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Chaos Group’s V-Ray 1.6 for SketchUp now in Open Beta

Chaos Group has provided a massive update to V-Ray for Sketchup, announces free Open Beta program

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e-on software releases LumenRT 4.1 Studio

e-on software advanced LumenRT Studio on version 4.1 release

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OrthoGraph Architect 5 available for iPad

Leading iOS CAD app gains IFX 2×3 data exchange and more features…

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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.

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Cadalog, Inc. releases Viso3D for SketchUp and the iPad

Cadalog–the makers of rendering plugin SU Podium–have announced viso3D for iPad and SketchUp. New tool helps you put your SketchUp models on the iPad for user viewing and interaction.

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