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ODA Teigha to introduce version history to .dwg

ODA Teigha to introduce version history to .dwg

The Open Design Alliance returns to Prague for a third straight year to introduce new technology to its member companies.  The Open Design Alliance (ODA) announced today it will return to Prague for the Teigha Developer Conference 2017, September 11-12. New versioning technology is scheduled to be unveiled to ODA members.   “Our new version […]

By May 17, 2017 Read More →
FinalCAD construction mobile solutions finding favor in South Asia

FinalCAD construction mobile solutions finding favor in South Asia

The Paris-based AEC software vendor’s product now has been used in 15,000 projects in 35 countries. By many, standards construction is one of the least efficient industries on the planet. Some surveys rate it lower than agriculture for efficiency and use of IT. But some vendors are finding ways to bring improvement to the industry […]

By May 12, 2017 Read More →
KeyShot adds support for X-Rite Appearance Exchange Format

KeyShot adds support for X-Rite Appearance Exchange Format

The vendor neutral format is based on the famed Pantone color charts. Leading CAD 3D rendering specialist Luxion Keyshot has added support for the Appearance Exchange Format (AxE), a vendor-neutral format that enables full communication of visual appearance data in a single, editable file to improve the design virtualization process. KeyShot says support of AxF allows […]

By May 11, 2017 Read More →
ArchiCAD 21 adds algorithmic stair creation

ArchiCAD 21 adds algorithmic stair creation

Predictive Design Technology calculates design standards and ergonomics on the fly. The latest update to Graphisoft ArchiCAD BIM software for architectural design adds a new algorithmic tool for stair design. Graphisoft says the new Stair Tool features a patent-pending approach to stair design.  Stair and railing design is complex; it must comply with stringent standards […]

By May 8, 2017 Read More →
Virtual reality solutions from BIMobject for visualizing construction projects

Virtual reality solutions from BIMobject for visualizing construction projects

BIMobject VR and BIMobject AR will help users visualize their construction projects using information from BIMobject Cloud.   At the AIA Conference 2017 in Orlando, Florida, BIMobject revealed two virtual reality solutions for manufacturers of construction products and BIM projects: BIMobject VR and BIMobject AR. Both solutions utilize digital versions of real products created by […]

By May 5, 2017 Read More →
Bentley introduces ContextCapture and ProjectWise ContextShare

Bentley introduces ContextCapture and ProjectWise ContextShare

Integrated products for reality capture Bentley Systems is building a significant ecosystem around its ContextCapture products. Over the past two years, Bentley has been showing the building blocks of its reality capture system, which it has been building since its acquisition of Acute3D in 2015. The company has announced partnerships with Siemens and drone maker […]

By April 25, 2017 Read More →
Ayoga steps into AEC collaboration

Ayoga steps into AEC collaboration

India-based cloud collaboration platform seeks to reduce cost and complexity of disperse construction projects. To overcome global challenges in construction projects, an Indian company introduces a cloud-based AEC collaboration system called Ayoga. With the slogan “create, connect and collaborate,” Ayoga says it enables reliable planning of projects, streamlines planned and unplanned work, centralizes project communication, […]

By April 18, 2017 Read More →
Business Intelligence platform DrivenBI integrates AutoCAD

Business Intelligence platform DrivenBI integrates AutoCAD

Design can now connect directly into business planning dashboard.  Cloud-based Business Intelligence (BI) platform DrivenBI has added support for Autodesk AutoCAD to its data preparation utility tool. The company says adding AutoCAD integration as part of its service “allows CAD designs to connect directly to business data,” so that information from project drawings becomes instantly […]

By April 17, 2017 Read More →
Redway3D unveils REDsdk 4.3 visualization toolkit

Redway3D unveils REDsdk 4.3 visualization toolkit

The update sports new ray-tracing solutions, post-processing effects, as well as cloud-and-sky rendering. REDsdk is a C++ graphics visualization toolkit that provides industrial designers, architects, and other CAD professionals with a single multi-faceted rendering API. The REDsdk can be used for real-time 2D, 3D, and VR rendering and simulation. One of the notable improvements coming […]

By April 14, 2017 Read More →
Chaos Group launches V-Ray 3 for Rhino

Chaos Group launches V-Ray 3 for Rhino

The graphical toolkits favored by Hollywood are now available to the architects, industrial designers, and other Rhino users. Earlier this year, Chaos Group brought its updated V-Ray renderer to the Nuke video editor. Now architects and designers can also take advantage of V-Ray 3’s capabilities thanks to its release on Rhino 5. This means that […]

By April 13, 2017 Read More →