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Thursday, May 17, 2018

ARCHICAD 22 is launched by GRAPHISOFT

GRAPHISOFT has introduced ARCHICAD 22, the updated version of ARCHICAD building information management (BIM) software. Given below, some exclusive features of it.

Better Facades: The Curtain Wall tool is entirely redesigned and transformed to a real design tool rather from just a modeling tool.

The new Curtain Wall tool contains an interactive preview, where it is possible to arrange your required facade design with frames and watch it appear on the wall. If it is required to employ a repeating pattern, the pattern can be produced in the preview tool, and can be selected how many times you want it to repeat on each wall. If you prefer to apply the similar facade patterns among projects are required, you can arrange the design in your Favorites folder, where it is easily accessible. To deal with more complex facade design, the frame tool can be applied to sketch or trace a pattern, then utilize it just as you would a regular frame.

One can also obtain 3D shapes and structures as part of your facade, and formed with standard "smart frames" that automatically modify their borders when it is required to cut or relate panels.

The Rhino-Grasshopper Connection: The Curtain Wall tool also performs in collaboration with Rhino's Grasshopper tool, a visual programming environment that facilitates you to produce generative algorithms.

Practically, it signifies that one can generate patterns that function in the background of your facade pattern, like making the pattern tiles smaller on one part of the facade than on another or making organic shapes within your patterns. It also facilitates you to import photos or images as a pattern, in spite of drawing the pattern freehand directly in the curtain wall tool.

Parametric Building Components: In ARCHICAD 22, the parametric standard elements and non-parametric custom profiles are merged to create intelligent profiles for elements as well as manage their shapes and sizes and their cross-section through BIM parameters. It allows you to model various components (e.g., one column or beam that has to be slightly longer) with the equivalent profile. The auto text label that is created will automatically modify on the basis of which components it is dragged to.

Expressions: The new Expression Defined Properties capability facilitates the users to acquire more organized information from the model devoid of too much manual work. The new capability allows you to utilize any information accessible in the project (e.g., number of rooms, floor area, wall height) in custom expressions to answer questions like “How many boxes of tiling do we need for the floor?"

The product of these expressions is also utilized in other expressions. As for instance, you wanted to know the cost of those tiles, you could plug your first expression into a second expression.

Updates to BIMx: BIMx's Hyper-model is a suitable way for integrated 2D and 3D building project navigation. But, in earlier version, it could only be seen on a mobile device. This version contains a web viewer that facilitates you to navigate and explore the building from a browser. It allows access to the complete Hyper-model, as well as an auto play mode is included that flows automatically through saved favorite views of the building. To end with, these BIMx walk-through videos are implanted into a website, facilitating the architects to generate online portfolios which comprise of 3D project images.

ARCHICAD 22 is launched by GRAPHISOFT

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Rajib Dey

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

WorkXplore 2018 R2 is launched to view & analyze CAD models with workXplore

Vero Software has introduced the most updated version of WorkXplore, a CAD file viewer and analyzer enriched with some advanced features like updated online help, new viewing options, updated format support, and more.

WorkXplore 2018 R2 is compatible with the following major formats:
• DXF/DWG 2018 files
• Solid Edge ST10
• Siemens NX 12

Besides, WorkXplore can import different formats which range from CATIA V4-V6, Creo, Inventor, Parasolid, IGES, STEP, OBJ, STL, PLY, and more. The formats like STEP, IGES, STL, PLY, OBJ, MEG, JT, 3DPDF, WorkNC CAM geometry, DXF, and DWG are supported for export.
In WorkXplore 2018 R2, the online help has been completely modified to add dialog, screenshots, and new icons to better help the user.
In the new version, users will be able to view the RBG code for surface colors in the Face Information dialog box.
Given below, other significant features of WorkXplore 2018 R2:

• In the Change Entity Display menu, there is a new ‘Triangles’ option to illustrate or conceal tessellation.
• In view management, the users can identify rotation with vector rather than by two points.
• The STEP Export function now saves the model concerning the active coordinate system.

If the existing system axis is dissimilar from the absolute one, this important development signifies that the components can be translated relative to the co-ordinate system of the workplane.

To get more information on WorkXplore, visit the WorkXplore website
WorkXplore 2018 R2 is launched to view & analyze CAD models with workXplore

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Rajib Dey

Monday, May 14, 2018

ASCENT introduces Autodesk 2019 Courseware Roadmap

ASCENT – Center for Technical Knowledge, a member of the Autodesk Authorized Publisher Program, just launched its updated Learning Guides for Autodesk 2019 software. ASCENT’s wide-ranging Autodesk 2019 Courseware Roadmap layouts the release dates for over 70 titles.

Titles exist in both print and eBook formats via ASCENT’s online store at, and in print at

Besides, Autodesk 2019 offerings, ASCENT has introduced a French version of Revit Architecture 2018 Basic guidelines, known as Autodesk Revit 2018 Architecture: Concepts de base (Métrique) to spread out BIM program to the French language architectural community with the collaboration among ASCENT and Autodesk.

By extending the BIM programs to the architectural community, it is possible to cope up with the advancement in AEC industry as well as fulfill the mission of architects.

Besides, providing it’s important and existing educational resources, ASCENT also extends multi-language accessibility to it’s courseware with the introduction of our first French language learning guide.”

The following Autodesk 2019 Learning Guides are accessible for purchase:

• AutoCAD 2019: 3D Drawing and Modeling – Mixed Units
• AutoCAD 2019: 3D Drawing and Modeling – Metric
• AutoCAD 2019: Beyond the Basics – Mixed Units
• AutoCAD 2019: Beyond the Basics – Metric
• AutoCAD 2019: Essentials – Mixed Units
• AutoCAD 2019: Essentials – Metric

• AutoCAD 2019: Fundamentals – Mixed Units
• AutoCAD 2019: Fundamentals – Metric
• AutoCAD Civil 3D 2019: Fundamentals – Imperial
• AutoCAD Civil 3D 2019: Fundamentals – Metric
• Autodesk Inventor 2019: Introduction to Solid Modeling – Mixed Units
• Autodesk Inventor 2019: Advanced Part Modeling (Mixed Units)
• Autodesk Revit 2019: Fundamentals for Architecture – Imperial

These learning resources are specifically designed for self-paced learning, instructor-led training, and on-the-job reference. ASCENT also provides Video-Enhanced eBooks, Official Certification Preparation books, self-paced eLearning and Video-Enhanced eLearning Bundles.

The educational institutions, corporations, Autodesk Training Centers and individuals can access ASCENT’s Learning Guides worldwide via distribution centers in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. For volume sales, contact an ASCENT representative at 1-866-527-2368.

ASCENT introduces Autodesk 2019 Courseware Roadmap

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Rajib Dey