Author Topic: Updates?  (Read 10115 times)

2019-09-11, 00:27:12

cesarvj02

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Hi Alex — I know there is a trello to track progress, but any updates on when we should expect the alpha 4? This year? Next year?

Thanks for your hard work!

2019-09-11, 09:06:59
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alexhajdu

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Hey, the new alpha build is coming very soon - we are aiming for September.

2019-09-11, 16:40:26
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cesarvj02

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Great! Thank you for the update!

2019-09-12, 18:49:17
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raffe3003

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Hey, the new alpha build is coming very soon - we are aiming for September.
Great! :-)

2019-09-26, 20:47:06
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Javiermarin

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and for version 23 ?

2019-09-27, 09:30:19
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alexhajdu

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and for version 23 ?

AFAIK ARCHICAD 23 is announced but not released yet. Please correct me if I am wrong. Anyway, the priority is to make the plugin stable for AC22. We will support the AC23 too. How soon we will be able to deliver the build depends on changes Graphisoft made in APIs.

2019-09-27, 09:50:55
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ArchiCAD 23 has been released and is also available API DEV KIT

Francesco

2019-10-04, 13:58:42
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tma

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Eagerly waiting for the update.
ARCHICAD 21-22
Corona ArchiCAD Alpha 5

2019-10-04, 14:45:49
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alexhajdu

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@tma: Hehe, let me share something from my today's insta stories :)
Starting today I work on nothing else but delivering the fresh build...

2019-10-04, 18:26:44
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tma

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Thanks Alex .
ARCHICAD 21-22
Corona ArchiCAD Alpha 5

2019-10-04, 20:46:10
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maknu

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@tma: Hehe, let me share something from my today's insta stories :)
Starting today I work on nothing else but delivering the fresh build...

:)

2019-10-08, 12:51:42
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William Yan

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Hi ,did you guys know how to install corona for ac alpha4? I have this error. THanks!

2019-10-08, 14:27:09
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TomG

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As per this post (and the post it links to ;): https://forum.corona-renderer.com/index.php?topic=26437, reinstalling the Visual C ++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 may remedy the problem. Let us know if that works for you!

2019-10-08, 14:51:04
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liukperry

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When will the version Alpha4 be available for ARCHICAD 23?? it's an amazing plugin, I can't live without it anymore...!

2019-10-14, 09:39:37
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alexhajdu

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Yes, we will support AC23 for sure in the future. Please follow the roadmap to see if we make some progress on this: https://trello.com/b/xEpkKO34/corona-road-map-archicad

2019-10-14, 10:55:42
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liukperry

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Thank you very much! I see the new feature in the roadmap... I hope it will be one of the first changes because the users of Archicad subscription install immediately the new versions. Using a previous version is a sin. Attached some results obtained with Corona and Archicad 22.
Great job guys, Corona for BIM design is an essential added value!!

2019-10-14, 11:22:27
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alexhajdu

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Nice :) We have to sort priorities, switching to new versions is usually not so straightforward and we have to choose carefully :)
Interesting what you said, we have the experience architects are pretty conservative and even big studios are holding their licenses for quite a long period. And if they are switching, usually following this pattern 21->23, 22->24 skipping the next major release of their current version.

2019-10-14, 13:34:57
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liukperry

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maybe I talked about how we used to work. I think it is fundamental to follow and collaborate for the development of BIM software that today still have large gaps for those who, like us, exploit them for all phases of architectural design. A software such as yours, integrated with the BIM model, becomes a part of the design process itself. To date, carrying out the BIM design of a building also means digital visualization and you should use this message to advertise. The optimizations to work in a single environment are unmatched, which is why I strongly believe in your mission to make architectural visualization easier for architects to approach. I use 3ds Max with Corona to render my projects, but I use the 3D model from the BIM software. If I skip this step, I would save a lot of time and money. In fact I believe that software such as twinmotion or Lumion are very "dangerous" for you, the ease of use and the ever-increasing quality of the final result will greatly facilitate their diffusion. I know that many architecture studios are struggling to adapt to new versions and often fall behind, but following them penalizes those who apply to take the limit further forward because they believe that experimentation is the right way to grow. just as you have always looked for innovation I am sure that this is already your way of thinking and it remains for me to remain anxiously waiting for the new release that will allow me to watch Corona even on the newest Archicad.
I'd like to be able to help you if you need feedback with architects who work daily on BIM design.
Good work and thanks

2019-10-16, 15:03:09
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lllab

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"experience architects are pretty conservative and even big studios are holding their licenses for quite a long period. And if they are switching, usually following this pattern 21->23, 22->24 skipping the next "

being educated and also practising architect i cannot confirm that;)
also most others here i know will jump to AC23 asap.

anyway, we start trying the Corona Archicad next days, great hat you support Archicad, our favorite cad app!

Stefan

2019-10-16, 15:34:00
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alexhajdu

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@liukperry, @lllab - Thanks for the insights, I'm more than happy to learn something about how you guys are working :)

AC23: we are waiting for licenses and theoretically I can start porting the next month. We will see, some planning is ahead of us.


Btw. currently, I'm updating the plugin for the new Corona v5...
« Last Edit: 2019-10-16, 15:38:41 by alexhajdu »

2019-10-17, 22:44:55
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Nice :) We have to sort priorities, switching to new versions is usually not so straightforward and we have to choose carefully :)
Interesting what you said, we have the experience architects are pretty conservative and even big studios are holding their licenses for quite a long period. And if they are switching, usually following this pattern 21->23, 22->24 skipping the next major release of their current version.


Generally this is true for a few reasons.
Migrating to new versions for architects is usually a bit task (with most projects having to run in the new versions rather than having some still on the old version and some still on the new), and due to issues like occasional instability and bugs and sometimes lack of new features to justify upgrading, some architects will opt to skip one version as they upgrade every other version or alternatively keep their office and projects a version behind the current version (with the thinking being that any version you're currently using or upgrading to, is the most stable one since Graphisoft have released all the necessary hotfixes/service packs for it and stabilized any new features).
But not all offices follow this logic as some upgrade immediately to the newest version.
(though, even those that upgrade to the latest version usually wait for a couple of weeks or months after the official release date for the first hotfix before upgrading or migrating their projects if they do. Again, for stability reasons).

So it wouldn't be exaggerating to say that if you're one of the offices upgrading immediately to the newest version, you're doing so knowing that you likely won't have access to your favorite third party plugins and addons until a while after its release since most third party developers are like you and don't have any early access to upgrade their plugins and have it ready for release with or soon after the official release of ArchiCAD itself.

Right now, even one of Graphisoft newest and stronger third party partners (Epicgames; makers of Unreal Engine and Twinmotion) don't have the latest version of their program ready for ArchiCAD 23 yet either and they've been working with GS to release this new version and cross promote each other.

So it's not unusual.

Personally I'm okay with you guys being able to port Corona into a most stable version of ArchiCAD even if it means you're doing so a couple of months late (especially since I personally don't upgrade to the latest version until 5 or 6 months later typically).Also I imagine porting to new versions is fairly complex for third party developers - with the potential of bugs on tops of bugs that might have not been patched yet by Graphisoft themselves - so the choice of porting to a (relatively) more stable version or state of a new ArchiCAD version seems to me to be a wiser decision.

2019-11-14, 09:49:01
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uisanata

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Hey, the new alpha build is coming very soon - we are aiming for September.

Hello and congrats on making this.

I have searched far and wide and still can't find the link to alpha4. The release link from the forum is still alpha3.
Could you point me in the right direction, please?

Thank you.

2019-11-14, 13:15:29
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alexhajdu

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2019-11-14, 18:09:51
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uisanata

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thank you.

2019-11-25, 11:17:48
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raffe3003

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In "Status and download" section of this forum we have still Alpha 3 link, one year old.

2019-11-25, 12:53:32
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alexhajdu

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Yes, but this is not the part of the forum, where you should look for the daily builds. It's Corona Renderer for ARCHICAD - Daily Builds.
ANyway, I will archive mentioned thread, because it's irrelevant now.