Check out the new data-driven software that could change the way developers and architects work. (Courtesy Envelope)

Check out the new data-driven software that could change the way developers and architects work

By The Editors Asking what our built environment will look like in the future is a vague and more-or-less impossible question to answer. However, speculating on what cities will look like in the next ten years is a game many in the real estate industry play. Furthermore,...
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Nate Miller Autodesk BUILD Space

Autodesk’s BUILD Space Highlights the Need for Research in the Design Community | Architect Magazine

The software developer’s AEC media summit demonstrated an array of physical and digital tools to encourage architects down the path to innovation. By Nathan Miller Known primarily in the building industry as the developer behind AutoCAD and Revit, Autodesk appears to be...
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Left: Screenshot from Monument Valley, via UsTwo. Right: La Muralla Roja housing project in Spain by Ricardo Bofill. Photo courtesy of Ricardo Bofill, via ArchDaily.

Best video games for architecture and design nerds: 13 titles to try now – Curbed

From a skyscraper-hopping action game to castle designing adventure by Michelle Goldchain As children, we begin our interaction with the world through shapes, building blocks, and Legos. As times goes on, we lose that willingness to create as we fall back on more passive...
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Autodesk releases Revit 2018

This Week in Tech: NASA 4D Prints a Metal Fabric and Autodesk releases Revit 2018 | Architect Magazine

Plus, automation in the manufacturing industry creates new jobs, and more design-tech news from this week. By Selin Ashaboglu NASA has create both the geometry and function of a metal fabric through additive manufacturing, or what it calls “4D printing.” The...
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Nathan Miller:  The Autodesk University convention hall featured numerous exhibits, including digitally fabricated pavilions, robot demonstrations, and virtual reality technology trials.

Data-Driven Ambitions at Autodesk University 2016

Data, virtual reality, and API platforms dominate the discussions at this year’s event, which drew more 10,000 digital leaders to Las Vegas. By NATHAN MILLER When you gather more than 10,000 BIM managers, AEC technologists, and software vendors in Las Vegas, the hype around...
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What’s New in Vectorworks 2017 | Architect Magazine

Many of the latest features in the BIM software platform, developed by its namesake developer, originated from user suggestions. By Michael Kilkelly Nearly 70 percent of the new features in Vectorworks 2017 came directly from user requests. (Many were previewed during the...
Gravity Sketch

Gravity Sketch’s Wild VR App Will Let You Draw in Mid-Air | WIRED

Liz Stinson Back in 2014, a London-based startup called Gravity Sketch released a prototype for an impressive virtual reality sketching tool. The tech demo relied on a proprietary tablet-and-VR-headset combo that was eye-catching (it reminded us of something out of Tron), but...
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Autodesk and Bentley Systems Bicker on Software Licensing | Architect Magazine

The two AEC technology behemoths debate whether users should be able to buy or rent the right to operate their programs. Exton, Pa.–based software company Bentley Systems recently caused a dust-up with its juggernaut competitor Autodesk with its pointedly named Autodesk License...
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Morpholio Releases Stencil for Its Trace App

The new tool allows iPad users to create custom graphics from photographs, illustrations, or images that can be applied in their drawings and renderings. By Wanda Lau The programming savvy designers behind New York–based Morpholio Apps have released another tool for Trace (iOS,...
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Autodesk Designers can see how sun and shadows will look on their building throughout the year.

Autodesk Live Turns Revit Models into Interactive 3D Environments

The latest release by the software developer lets designers create virtual reality–like experiences that clients can navigate on their computers or iPads. By Wanda Lau Not everyone is a visual thinker, able to imagine spaces and experiences from drawings or words alone....
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