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The Algorithm: Cove.Tool Runs the Numbers for Designers

The founders of Cove.Tool are delegating the tedium of data-crunching to machines, a growing trend that will free architects to direct their creative talents elsewhere. By Murrye Bernard Architects who harness technology to automate repetitive tasks, such as compiling door...
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This urban design tool helps planners understand the entire street network

A new program prototype by Remix lets designers play SimCity at street level By Patrick Sisson For planners and transportation officials, the road to transit improvements often hits speed bumps when it comes to data sharing and visualizations. A new online tool wants to solve...
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The 800-Pound Gorilla: Autodesk Sees a Digital Future for Architecture Firsthand

Billion-dollar software developer Autodesk is angling for an even bigger stake in the building industry with initiatives in automation, machine learning, and data management and exchange … all by watching design innovation in action. By Edward Keegan Autodesk is the A...
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Autodesk University 2017: Who Will Lead Architecture into a Future of Automation?

The annual event by the software giant highlighted data platform advances while prompting discussion for architects about improving work practices and efficiency in the building industry. By Nathan Miller Nearly 10,000 architects, builders, designers, and makers of all kinds...
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Autodesk and Project Frog Collaborate to Improve Prefabrication Process | Architect Magazine

The companies will create a cloud-based data environment to link the architectural design process and fabrication. By Katharine Keane On Tuesday, San Francisco–based component building systems company Project Frog announced a collaboration with global software developer Autodesk...
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Autodesk’s New MaRS Office Is Out of This World | Architect Magazine

By ARCHITECT Staff Two years after its initial announcement, software developer Autodesk has officially completed the move of its Toronto office—and the headquarters for Autodesk Research—to the city’s MaRS Discovery District innovation hub on Tuesday. In its new location,...
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Morpholio Launches Two New Augmented Reality Tools | Architect Magazine

Perspective Finder and Color Capture are features for the software developer’s Trace and Board apps, respectively, that leverage the ARKit platform in Apple’s new iOS 11. By Wanda Lau One of the most buzzed-about features of Apple’s new iOS 11 is ARKit, an augmented...
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360° Renders: An Introductory Guide for Architects | ArchDaily

by Equipo Editorial; Translated by Pola Mora     Undoubtedly, Virtual Reality has come to stay while offering very high contributions to Architecture and Design. The possibilities offered by allowing architects, collaborators, and customers to experiment within a virtual...
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UpCodes: Building Code Compliance Made Simple | Architect Magazine

The UpCodes database streamlines code information to help firms save time, money, and avoid construction mistakes. By Ashleigh Popera UpCodes, a searchable platform for building codes, is making code compliance easier for architects, designers, and engineers. Accessible via...
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New App UpCodes puts building codes at your fingertips | TechCrunch

by Catherine Shu For architects, complying with building codes means navigating labyrinthine layers of regulations that vary between municipalities. Sorting through different codes and keeping track of updates is a daunting task and, in a worst-case scenario, a mistake can cost...
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