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Morpholio AR SketchWalk Brings Floor Plans Into the Real World

Through augmented reality technology, the new feature on the namesake studio’s Trace app sets a new baseline for understanding and decision making. By Wanda Lau Courtesy Morpholio / Drawing by Cluck Design Collaborative Morpholio AR SketchWalk Mentally inserting oneself...
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Can Technology Solve Architects’ Productivity Challenge?

Making the design process more efficient. By Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, for AIA Architect The technological revolution that is just beginning to hit the AEC industry has the potential to dramatically lift profitability for firm owners—and in doing so lift compensation for...
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Autodesk Announces Plan to Acquire PlanGrid Construction Software

The AEC software company hopes to accelerate the productivity of the construction industry with this new acquisition. By ARCHITECT Staff The following is a press release from Autodesk announcing plans to acquire San Francisco–based construction software company PlanGrid. Autodesk...
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Autodesk University 2018 Challenges the Future of Work, Again

The annual conference showcased recent technologies to approximately 11,000 AEC professionals with hardly a pause to reflect on lingering issues, such as data sharing. By Terri Peters From Nov. 13–15, approximately 11,000 architects, designers, builders, and CAD users attended...
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This Week in Tech: Cloud-Based Software Enables Architects to Collaborate Virtually on Projects

Plus, Washington, D.C., might run entirely on renewable energy by 2032, an interactive sculpture visualizes the operations of a net-zero building, and more design-tech news from this week. By Ayda Ayoubi Portland, Ore.–based software company the Wild has launched a cloud-based,...
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This Week in Tech: Morpholio & Shapr3D Join Forces for 3D Modeling and Sketching on iOS 12

Plus, the Sydney Opera House is carbon neutral five years ahead of schedule, the Netherlands is now home to a smart recycled plastic bike path, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane This week, architectural software provider Morpholio Trace and mobile 3D...
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Morpholio Trace and Shapr3D simplify 3-D sketching and animations

Morpholio Trace, the CAD sketching app, has collaborated with Shapr3D, a modeling application, to roll out a new feature for its iOS 12 update, which Morpholio Trace has dubbed “Drag’n’Fly.” By Matthew Marani Morpholio Trace, the CAD sketching app, has collaborated with Shapr3D,...
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Vectorworks 2019 Is Released

Updates to the software by its namesake developer, Vectorworks include streamlined workflows, 3D site model sculpting, and an expanded BIM object library. By Katharine Keane Today, Columbia, Md.–based software developer Vectorworks announced the release of its 2019 eponymous...
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Building Code Review Software: Feasible or Far-Fetched?

Automating the laborious and often maligned process may save time and resources, but code consultants and officials may still have the upper hand over technology. By Michael Kilkelly Codes serve as the mechanism for defining the standards that ensure the life, safety, and welfare...
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Rozenberg's project, Building Without Bias: An Architectural Language for the Post-Binary, questions whether architecture can be created without gender bias

Hannah Rozenberg creates online tool for architecture without gender bias

Jessica Mairs Royal College of Art graduate Hannah Rozenberg has developed a digital tool that calculates the underlying gender bias in English architectural terms, to help create more gender-neutral environments.Rozenberg’s graduation project, Building Without Bias: An...
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