Courtesy Autodesk Exhibition floor at Autodesk University 2017

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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Jim Keen courtesy Morpholio Morpholio's Perspective Finder tool can locate the vanishing point of a scene via an iPad or iPhone camera, allowing designers to sketch over an environment accurately.

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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Adobe Research creates digital version of artist’s paint palette

Emma Tucker Researchers at software brand Adobe have developed a prototype tool that allows users to mix colours on screen as if they were working in real paint. The tool is based on research into the ways artists work in traditional media – and the shortcomings they experience...
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Block by Block is a global UN-run programme in which Minecraft is used as a community participation tool in the design of public spaces, like this one designed for Dandora, Nairobi – the location of the biggest dump site in East Africa

Minecraft used to design public space in more than 25 countries

Ali Morris Local authorities have been “amazed to see that young women from slums could design as architects or urban planners”, according to the co-ordinator of a United Nations initiative using the video game Minecraft to get communities designing their own public...
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Left: “Not to Miss in Madrid” ArchiRoute; Right: Map of sites in ChicagoCourtesy ArchiMaps

ArchiMaps shows you all the must-see buildings in NYC, London, and more – Curbed

Fun! by Jenny Xie Launched just in time for summer traveling, the new mobile app ArchiMaps is a gift to architecture lovers everywhere. Available on Android and iOS, the app offers a comprehensive guide to architecturally-significant buildings, bridges, and more in four cities so...
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