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TECH Perspectives comes to Seattle!

Microsol Resources, an Autodesk Platinum Partner and a premier provider of technology solutions to the building industry, will host its TECH Perspectives conference at the Seattle Art Museum on February 11, 2020.

TECH Perspectives is Microsol Resources’ technology and innovation conference that brings together thought leaders at the forefront of building innovation to discuss new and existing technologies that are reshaping the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.

TECH Perspectives conferences are held in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and this year for the first time in Seattle. With two keynote presentations and two exciting industry panel sessions, each TECH Perspectives conference enables the building community to benefit from lessons learned by industry professionals. For more information and to register, please go to

TECH Perspectives Seattle 2020

The opening keynote address will be delivered by Maria Mackey, Real Estate Director of Vulcan Real Estate. As a Seattle native, she joined Vulcan Real Estate in 2003 and leads the financing activities for Paul Allen’s real estate investment portfolio as well as providing real estate support for the Allen Institute, MoPOP Museum, the Flying Heritage Collection, the Living Computer Museum, and other affiliates. Prior to coming home to join Vulcan Real Estate when it was formed, Maria was CFO for a real estate investor in the San Francisco Bay Area for seven years.  She started her career in real estate finance in 1977, after graduating from Willamette University with a degree in Economics and Political Science.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring TECH Perspectives to Seattle for the first time and look forward to having Maria Mackey of Vulcan Real Estate give the opening keynote,” says Emilio Krausz, President of Microsol Resources. “The attendees from the AEC community will gain valuable insight hearing from Ms. Mackey and our presenters on how they are advancing sustainability, technology, and design in every project,” added Mr. Krausz.

Agenda Highlights for TECH Perspectives Seattle 2020
We will hear from real estate leaders and AEC technology innovators on topics including:

The industry keynote address will be delivered by Donna Laquidara-Carr, the Industry Insights Research Director from Dodge Data & Analytics who provides editorial direction to the SmartMarket Report Series, covering such diverse topics as World Green Building Trends, Prefabrication and Modular Construction, the Business Value of BIM and Managing Risk in the Construction Industry.

In addition, we have technology innovators to present and hold insightful discussions about:

Collaboration & BIM

  • Collaboration & Building Information Modeling (BIM) | How do we make sure we’re all working on the most up to date information and maintaining a single source of truth? With BIM at the core of the project delivery, the need for any time, anywhere, collaboration, data continuity comes into play.We will hear from Salla Palos, Director of Transformation Services of Microsoft; Angus MacGregor, Principal of Olson Kundig; Robert Otani, Principal of Thornton Tomasetti’s CORE Studio; and Josh Rodgers, Virtual Design Construction Manager of Mortenson Construction.

  • Smart Buildings | Every day, we hear about a new “smart” technology that will change our lives. But what does smart mean in the context of designing, developing, and operating buildings? This session we will hear from AEC’s industry leaders on how smart building tech and data can provide a deeper role for design intelligence in the era of the digital twin.We will hear from Stephen van Dyck, Partner of LMN Architects; Nicholas Desbiens, Head of Digital Practice of KPF; and Burt Goncalves, Studio BIM Leader of NBBJ.

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The half-day conference is accredited by the AIA for 3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

For an up-to-date schedule of the sessions, and to register for the TECH Perspectives Seattle conference, visit the TECH Perspectives website at

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V-Ray Next for Revit is finally here!

V-Ray for Revit is a rendering plugin that lets you create professional-quality images directly from Revit models. It helps you explore, present your design and make critical design decisions at every stage of the design lifecycle- from schematic design, through design development and construction documents to the final polished marketing materials. When it comes to quality, it can be tailored to any requirements along the design process, helping you achieve the highest level of realism.


With V-Ray Next for Revit, it’s quick and easy to create great-looking renders straight from Revit. With better performance, new V-Ray Scene Intelligence, improved asset management and simpler workflows, V-Ray for Revit is more powerful than ever before.


Maximum creative control, minimum effort.

The intuitive Asset Editor manages your materials in one place and features new, advanced materials. Add variety to scene entourage, such as plants and trees, by randomizing proxy objects. Plus, the new and powerful asset-management features will help streamline your workflow.


Natural, streamlined design workflow that leaves more room for design.

V-Ray Next naturally extends and complements your Revit workflow without altering the BIM database. With support for Decals you can add images to paintings, signs, screens and more. The new V-Ray Toolbar and improved V-Ray management settings will also speed up workflow.


Smart and fast lighting for significantly improved interior scene setup.

Lighting your interior scenes is even faster with the new Adaptive Dome Light. Accurate Lighting Analysis makes it easy to visualize real-world illumination values in any scene. Plus, benefit from improved background image settings and all-new Auto Exposure and White Balance settings.


Render 2X faster on both CPU and GPU.

Render 2x faster thanks to V-Ray Next’s speed and performance optimizations. Plus, enjoy quicker-than-ever renders with additional GPU-ready features. Use the new NVIDIA AI Denoiser to instantly remove noise while rendering and make close to real-time iterations.

V-Ray Next for Revit Licensing information

Only customers with a V-Ray 3 for Revit license will be eligible to upgrade to V-Ray Next for Revit. Upgrades to V-Ray Next for Revit will be provided with Online Licensing (OLS) only. Customers with dongles who wish to upgrade should be migrated to the Online Licensing (OLS).

Note that V-Ray Next for Revit works only with V-Ray Next Render Node licenses.


Perpetual licenses- Clients who purchased a new V-Ray 3 for Revit license after September 25, 2019will receive V-Ray Next for Revit free of charge. All licenses will be automatically upgraded to version Next and customers will be able to download the new builds from the Chaos Group website.

Term licenses- Clients with active V-Ray 3 for Revit monthly and annual licenses at the time of the V-Ray Next for Revit release will receive the new version free of charge. All licenses will be automatically upgraded to version Next and customers will be able to download the new builds from the Chaos Group website.

Licensing and backward compatibility

Upgrading to V-Ray Next for Revit allows you to use either V-Ray Next for Revit or V-Ray 3 for Revit. V-Ray 3 for Revit Workstation licenses will work with V-Ray Next Render Node licenses, so if you are using V-Ray 3 for Revit (or other platforms) you can also render with V-Ray Next Render Node licenses.

If you would like to upgrade your V-Ray 3. for Revit licenses to V-Ray NEXT for Revit, please contact us at

If you are not sure about upgrading your licenses, you can request a free 30-day trial, to get an overview of its new features and functionality.  You can test it out with your team and find out how this new version will improve your workflow.

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Integrating Building Energy Modeling with Microsol Resources and EDSL

New York, NY, January 6, 2020 – Microsol Resources Corporation—a recognized leader in building information modeling (BIM) technology solutions, as well as a leading Autodesk Platinum Partner serving the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industries—is pleased to announce the addition of UK-based Environmental Design Solutions Limited (EDSL) to its growing association of technology partners.

EDSL, the company behind the accredited software Tas, provides a complete solution for the dynamic simulation and thermal analysis of buildings. Tas helps design and engineering firms create building models for simulation, perform climate-based daylight modeling analysis, and calculate energy consumption, CO2, and cost information. Tas also allows users to visualize building simulation data in 2D and 3D with presentation-quality graphics.

“We are delighted to partner with EDSL to offer Tas, allowing designers, engineers, and architects to predict building energy use while designing new buildings and retrofits”, said Emilio Krausz, President of Microsol Resources. “Tas is already a leading building modeling and simulation tool in the UK, and it is our goal to elevate it to the same position in the US market. There is an absolute need for a turnkey solution for building performance software, and EDSL provides it.”

“Joining forces with Microsol Resources gives us the opportunity to share our technology and Tas with a wider audience and to successfully implement growth in a new territory,” said Dr. Alan Jones, Managing Director of EDSL. “Our goal is to deliver a building energy modeling tool that assists design and engineering firms in furthering their commitment to sustainable, environmentally-friendly design, and to meet owners’ sustainability goals for their facilities including LEED and other certifications.”

This latest partnership reinforces Microsol Resources’ dedication to matching business needs with products and support—one of the many reasons that the company has received numerous recent accolades and exceptional rankings in customer satisfaction.

To start this new partnership, Microsol Resources is hosting an online event on February 13, 2020, at 1 pm EST. The event is called “Discover How to Integrate Building Energy Modeling with Tas”. To learn more, register for this event


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