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By Wanda Lau
Autodesk AutoCAD, the workhorse drafting software on which designers worldwide rely, has been updated. Changes in the forthcoming AutoCAD 2020 include enhancements to the existing Purge and DWG Compare tools, quicker measuring capabilities, and improved legibility of its dark-theme user interface; a video summarizing product highlights is available on Autodesk’s AutoCAD page. [Between the Lines]
Famed Bulgarian-born artist Christo has announced L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped (Project for Paris, Place de l’Étoile – Charles de Gaulle) will be completed and accessible to the public April 6-19, 2020. The culmination of nearly 60 years of planning, Christo and his team will wrap the Paris landmark in 25,000 square meters (about 269,000 square feet) of silvery blue recyclable polypropylene fabric and 7,000 meters (about 23,000 feet) of red rope. The project will coincide with a March 18–June 15, 2020 exhibition at the Centre Georges Pompidou examining the lives and work of Christo and late partner Jeanne-Claude during their time in Paris from 1958 to 1964. The exhibition will also tell the story of Pont-Neuf Wrapped, Project for Paris, in which the artists wrapped Paris’ oldest bridge with golden sandstone polyamide fabric in 1985. [Christo and Jeanne-Claude]
NASA has announced three teams as winners of its 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, phase 3, level four, which required the creation of a full-scale habitat design via modeling software. The next and final level is a head-to-head subscale structure print in early May, which comes with an $800,000 prize. [ARCHITECT]
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