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Varjo Technology announces “eye resolution” virtual reality for professional use

Varjo Technology announces “eye resolution” virtual reality for professional use

The Finnish start-up claims resolution of 70x all current shipping and announced products. Product design and architecture are key early markets. Varjo — Finnish for “Shadow” — emerges from the shadows of stealth development today by announcing what it calls the first human eye-resolution headset for immersive display in virtual reality (AR). Today’s announcement is […]

By June 19, 2017 Read More →
Hip Hop Architecture Camps give inner city kids a chance to explore design

Hip Hop Architecture Camps give inner city kids a chance to explore design

Autodesk and Urban Arts Collects invite local middle and high school students to explore design through the lens of Hip Hop culture. To increase interest in “STEAM” careers (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) among underserved communities, software developer Autodesk is joining with the non-profit Urban Arts Collective to host a series of Hip Hop […]

By June 19, 2017 Read More →
Dassault Systèmes acquires AITAC

Dassault Systèmes acquires AITAC

Who better than a company whose name spelled backwards is CATIA to expand a market where Dassault is a minor player? Dassault Systemès has acquired AITAC BV, a Netherlands-based software developer who specializes in marine and offshore engineering. Specifically, AITAC (which is “CATIA” backwards) offers Smart Drawings, software to automate the process of generating 2D […]

By June 13, 2017 Read More →
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 […]

By June 8, 2017 Read More →
Cloud CAD has a new competitor in Graebert Kudo

Cloud CAD has a new competitor in Graebert Kudo

An extended rollout will expose new features to beta testers over the next few months. Joining the ranks of cloud CAD vendors puts Graebert in exclusive company. Graebert GmbH has begun a staged release of its newest product, 2D cloud-based CAD used in a browser. For now Graebert’s Ares Kudo is considered in the beta […]

By May 25, 2017 Read More →
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 →