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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 […]

By June 8, 2017 Read More →
Autodesk extends BIM 360 Docs to Android

Autodesk extends BIM 360 Docs to Android

20 years later, BIM is still the new frontier for most construction firms. Autodesk has extended its building information management (BIM) document management solution BIM 360 Docs to the Android mobile environment. The move comes a year after the product was initially released for desktops and the iOS (Apple) mobile environment. BIM 360 Docs is […]

By January 9, 2017 Read More →
Graphisoft adds Google Cardboard support to BIMx architectural presentation app

Graphisoft adds Google Cardboard support to BIMx architectural presentation app

Virtual reality for viewing the virtual building model. BIM software developer Graphisoft, maker of ArchiCAD and BIMx for architects, has added support for the Google Cardboard virtual reality viewer as an update to BIMx. The new VR functionality will allow users of either Android or iOS smartphones to view building models in an immersive 3D […]

By November 25, 2016 Read More →
BricsCAD update puts BIM and MCAD in a familiar container

BricsCAD update puts BIM and MCAD in a familiar container

Bricsys is betting CAD users want to keep using .dwg data and drafting workflows while taking advantage of 3D advances.   In a CAD industry plot line ripped directly from the pages of The Mouse that Roared, Bricsys this week puts forth an update to its .dwg-based CAD program, offering a wireframe 2D/3D alternative for […]

By November 15, 2016 Read More →
Vectorworks 2017 update adds broad set of new features

Vectorworks 2017 update adds broad set of new features

The complete line, now available in English, includes separate products for BIM/AEC, Landscape, and Entertainment design. Other languages to come. BIM software developer Vectorworks, Inc. has released the English-language versions of its 2017 product line, which includes Vectorworks Architect (AEC/BIM), Landmark (landscape design), Spotlight (entertainment design), Designer (all specialty tools) and Fundamentals (based 3D CAD). […]

By September 16, 2016 Read More →
Open Design Alliance previews first independent translation of Revit models

Open Design Alliance previews first independent translation of Revit models

Autodesk competitors see strong market demand for access to Revit data. The Open Design Alliance (ODA) today announced direct read/write support of the Autodesk Revit file format. Software developers who are members of the ODA now have access to the first software toolset for working with native Revit data independent of Autodesk. Speaking at the […]

By September 12, 2016 Read More →
Survey finds BIM use tops 38% across AEC disciplines

Survey finds BIM use tops 38% across AEC disciplines

A majority of potential users have not yet migrated to building information modeling. The most recent CAD market survey from Business Advantage Group finds that use of building information modeling (BIM) technology is starting to grow after several years with little market growth. Currently, across all professional disciplines 35% of relevant companies are using BIM […]

By September 1, 2016 Read More →
AutoCAD 2017 supports PDF geometry, increased BIM connectivity

AutoCAD 2017 supports PDF geometry, increased BIM connectivity

The 32nd release of the world’s leading drafting software does not have a file format change. Autodesk has released the 2017 version of AutoCAD, its market-leading drafting software. The 32nd major release of the product includes new compatibility with PDF data, a new desktop app, increased mobile connectivity, and a variety of drafting improvements. The […]

By March 22, 2016 Read More →
Lanmar Services turns old NASA buildings into geometry with 3D scanning

Lanmar Services turns old NASA buildings into geometry with 3D scanning

Thinkbox Sequoia now commercially available after lengthy beta cycle.   Austin, Texas-based Lanmar Services has found new work saving clients time and money by using laser scanning to record and translate 3D structural data from existing buildings into functional, precise 2D CAD or 3D building information models (BIM). They use Sequoia, point cloud meshing software […]

By February 1, 2016 Read More →
Nemetschek acquires BIM specialist Solibri for $38 million

Nemetschek acquires BIM specialist Solibri for $38 million

The Helsinki company spurned other suitors, preferring the “brands first” approach at Nemetschek. AEC software specialist Nemetschek has beat out other suitors to become the new owner of Solibri, a vendor of software for quality assurance and control in building information modeling (BIM). The Solibri Model Checker validates that BIM models are compliant in terms […]

By December 22, 2015 Read More →