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Graphisoft Key Client Conference 2017

Graphisoft Key Client Conference 2017

New stair design system in ArchiCAD 21 relies on PredictiveDesign technology. Graphisoft is the CAD software company with a remarkable beginning. Proto-capitalists working in communist-run Hungary smuggled in an Apple computer in order to write architectural software. The software became ArchiCAD, and ArchiCAD begat BIM. A couple of decades later, it’s the software that Autodesk and […]

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Vectorworks Design Showcase 2016

Vectorworks Design Showcase 2016

Vectorworks has new management and big plans. At their annual Vectorworks Design Showcase user conference, the organization offered a look at their latest accomplishments and talked about plans for the future under the leadership of new CTO Biplab Sarkar.

HP extends page-wide printing to large-format plotters

HP extends page-wide printing to large-format plotters

Laser fast and inkjet colorful, but not available until 2015.  By Ralph Grabowski Design firms and print houses use large-format printers that print the D- and E-size sheets they need, at up to 42″ wide. There are many printer manufacturers, but nearly all stick to one of these technologies: LED is like a desktop laser […]