ARCHITECT's Katharine Keane reports that this week, architectural software provider Morpholio Trace and mobile 3D model application Shapr3D announced a new collaboration to enable designers to marry sketching and 3D modeling all on an iPad—or other iOS 12 device.

The resulting feature, called "Drag n' Fly," allows users to "view and soar around drawining and models," according to a Morpholio press release. [Morpholio]

Also: Zwolle, Netherlands, is currently home to a 98-foot-long bike path, 70 percent of which is made of recycled plastic (the equivalent of 218,000 plastic cups) embedded with sensors to track the road's temperature, durability, and usage. Developed by road construction company KWS and other partners, the smart plastic pathway concept called PlasticRoad was initially announced three years ago. A second road is slated to open in the nearby city of Giethoorn, Netherlands, in November. [PlasticRoad]

Contributor Blaine Brownell, AIA, explores products that use reclaimed plastics from oceans and landfills as feedstock for innovative building components. [ARCHITECT]

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