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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Objects are guided along a perspective grid (Courtesy Jim Keen/Morpholio)

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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Best architecture software of 2018

Software for those who never grew out of Lego By Mark Pickavance Designing buildings is a complex task that’s all about detail as much as the grand vision of the designer. Architectural software enables the original concept to be honed into a practical work or home space. The...
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The problem with turning urban challenges into games

Tech companies like gamifying civic problems—but they often reward the wrong things By Alissa Walker I would bet that most of Waze’s 100 million users probably don’t know that it originally started as a game. If you were one of the Wazers who first got your hands on the...
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Bentley Acquires 4D construction modeling software, Synchro Software

The acquisition of the London-based 4D construction modeling software company broadens Bentley’s ProjectWise construction offerings. By Ayda Ayoubi Exton, Pa.–based software company Bentley Systems announced last week that it has acquired Synchro Software, a 4D construction...
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Former Autodesk CEOs Raise $200 Million for Autonomous Manufacturing Startup

Amar Hanspal and Carl Bass were both named in an SEC document filing for the new company. By Katharine Keane Former Autodesk CEO Carl Bass and former interim co-CEO Amar Hanspal have joined forces to establish an autonomous manufacturing startup called AutoLab AI, which has...
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