It has been admittedly slow on the newsletter front for a few weeks because I’ve recently experienced a major career shift. Late July marked the end of my journey with Tect, and I’ve decided to go all-in with TRXL Media.
This isn’t yet the right time or place to lay it all out, but please know that my near term goal is to deliver value to you—the readers, watchers, and listeners of all things TRXL, to build on the great AEC/tech community, and build a sustainable business for me and my family.
My main focus right now is working on this platform. It’s still early, but if you’re inclined to support what I'm already doing with TRXL you can become a member to do just that, and of course I’m always looking for sponsor collaborations with relevant and compelling brands.
In other news, I have just returned from Autodesk University 2023 and can’t wait to share my conference experience with you all. It felt like at least a week’s worth of activity packed into 2.5 days so it will take a bit of time to filter through it all... some of it will come out in the TRXL podcast episodes, some over on the Archispeak podcast, some on the Confluence podcast, and some in the newsletter here.
Lastly, I’ve begun to once again write longer posts in order to go deeper in an attempt to provide more insight. There are 2 of these longer articles in this edition. Let me know what you think about the format. Just hit reply.
Thoughts and Observations on This Year's Confluence Event
The Confluence event in Kentucky is a unique and intimate gathering of about 50 people focusing on the AEC industry. With a mix of work and play, the event offers valuable networking opportunities and discussions. This year’s topic was AI and ML. Read more.
Rhino v8 is out
Rhino 8 is now available, offering new modeling tools, huge improvments for Mac users, SubD Creases, PushPull workflows, better drafting tools, customizable UI, faster rendering engine, new Grasshopper data types, and more. Read more.
Autodesk Workshop XR: Stepping into the Future of Design Collaboration and AEC Knowledge Transfer
Autodesk Workshop XR is a new platform that seamlessly integrates the virtual world with design, providing a comprehensive solution for design teams in AEC. It offers spatial review and coordination within a collaborative virtual environment leveraging Autodesk's Construction Cloud. Read more.
What’s new with Hypar
Hypar recently introduced a new section on their website with a monthly roundup showcasing platform updates. Read more.