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Special Report: Vectorworks Hosts Third Annual Design Summit

As an architecture student, you were exposed to a particular design software. Maybe it was one of the most well known in the field at the time. After graduation, when you joined an architecture firm or opened your own, you went with that software, right? Vectorworks wants to be the go-to BIM software for the AEC environment, and to change how you think about design software.

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Industry Outlook: New Software Aids in Green Building and Roofing Practices

It’s no secret that green building is growing in the United States — a practice where the structure and application of processes are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life cycle. Specifically, the North American green roof industry experienced an estimated 10.3 percent increase in 2016 over 2015, recording 889 projects in 40 U.S. states and six Canadian provinces (2016 Annual Green Roof Industry Survey).

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Twinmotion 2018: Real-Time VR Software for Architects and Designers
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Virtual Reality – Twinmotion 2018: Real-Time VR Software for Architects and Designers

Virtual reality (VR) architectural visualization, long a staple of the European market, has been making inroads in the U.S. market as well, and Twinmotion 2018 is well positioned to lead the charge. Released by France’s Abvent Group in July, Twinmotion 2018 is the latest version of its award-winning 3D immersion software developed especially for architects, designers, urban planners and landscapers — regardless of the size and complexity of their project, equipment, computer skills or modeler.

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Vectorworks Releases Version 2018

16 September 2017 — Global design and BIM software developer Vectorworks, Inc. has announced the English-version release of its 2018 Vectorworks software. The release includes Vectorworks® Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer and Fundamentals, as well as Vision. New this year is BraceworksTM, a structural load analysis add-on module targeted to designers and riggers working on temporary entertainment structures.

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By combining VR with Enscape’s real-time rendering capabilities, you can achieve a level of proficiency that was previously unattainable.
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Virtual Reality: VR Is the Future of AEC

Virtual reality (VR) may seem like a new concept, but it’s been around since the 1950s. You may only know it as the weird headset that everyone crowds around in tech stores, but industries have been using VR for quite some time. NASA has been using it for years, and most recently had some of their astronauts take a trip to Mars using virtual reality. The VR movement has been made easier to attain with the release of headsets like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The simplicity of use is what has made it the new trend in architecture and construction.

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Dodge PlanRoom 2017
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Dodge Data & Analytics and Dexter + Chaney Partner to Streamline Document and Bid Management Workflows

Dodge Data & Analytics and Dexter + Chaney, a leading provider of construction management software, announced that they will promote and provide Dodge PlanRoom 2017 to Dexter + Chaney subscribers. Dodge PlanRoom 2017 is a simple, secure service for contractors and subcontractors to connect and share project information and manage their bidding process in a convenient, online location.

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