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Arriving at Autodesk University 2015
We've been waiting all year, and the time has finally come for Autodesk University 2015 to get underway. Whilst the conference doesn't officially begin until tomorrow, several pre-conference activities have already begun. I stopped by the registration desk after grabbing a bite to eat for breakfast this morning and plan to attend the Infrastructure Summit […] The post Arriving at Autodesk University 2015 appeared first on The CAD Geek [more...]
Specials and New Releases - November 30, 2015
There is absolutely no time to waste! Cyber Monday is here and we have the best deals. Let's go!             Related Stories Specials and New Releases - November 23, 2015 Specials and New Releases - November 9, 2015 Specials and New Releases - September 28, 2015 [more...]
Windchill 11 Bridges IoT With PTC's PLM Roots
PTC's newly announced Windchill 11 PLM system, is enabled by the ThingWorx technology to connect the digital world to the physical world for IoT-driven product design [more...]
Vectorworks Tip 345 - Auto Join or Not Auto Join
When you join walls, there is a huge difference between walls joined with Auto Join turned off and walls joined with Auto Join turned on. Make sure you use the correct option for your work [more...]
Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Races to Market with SOLIDWORKS
While the media buzz proclaiming the imminent death of the internal combustion engine might be premature at this point, there is an end in sight. While the end of gas-powered cars won't happen in the near term, many studies indicate that … Continued Author information Barbara Schmitz Senior Brand Introduction Manager at SolidWorks Loyal dog owner, travel bum, cool mom, and lover of hoppy IPAs, alternative music and cool [more...]
Autodesk University 2015 Spotlights The Future of Making Things
Thousands to Explore the Latest Advances for Connected Products, Buildings and More LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 30, 2015-- Autodesk University--Starting tomorrow at its annual flagship user event, Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) will spotlight a number of advances toward the future of making things. As disruptions reshape how the world is designed and made, the company will showcase new technologies and modes of work that will help Autodesk U [more...]
Social tools and communication in design team
Culture is eating strategy for breakfast and technology for lunch. While to create new technology and develop tools is an absolute priority for engineering and manufacturing software vendors, lots of this stuff is not proliferate in the minds of engineers. And the reason for that is intertia. Do you remember [more...]
Burning Down the House
A few years ago on a popular community forum, a participant asked: Why can't the electrical systems in a house be wired as such that NO MATTER WHAT you plug-in and use however you use it, nothing ever trips off from overheating? It seems that in the midst of a heatwave, the writer had added [… [more...]
X-Particles 3.5 Is Here!
Insydium launched X-Particles 3.5 today. It's a wonderful new update to an already powerful plugin. Now, you can drive your millions of particles with music, or even control your particle groups with light! To celebrate the launch of 3.5, we are having a sale. On Sale Now! Get $100 Off a new X-Particles license and [… [more...]
Excellent Blog Post by Doug Bowers
Electrical Panels in Revit are at the very least... fussy.  Doug Bowers just posted an excellent article on why electrical load calculations can go bad  on his Blog Applying Technology to Architecture [more...]
Tidbits: SketchUp, V-ray and Autodesk University News
Mac and iOS CAD and 3D News: We have brief news items on SketchUp 2016 and V-Ray 2.0 support (a free update), plus news on Autodesk University 2015 running this week [more...]
Autodesk Fusion 360 $25 for a Year
There is a special that ends today where you can purchase Autodesk Fusion 360 ( on for only $25 when it is normally $25 a month! Fusion runs on Mac and PC as well as the cloud. I am writing this from my phone in the airport parking lot as I am traveling to Autodesk University in Las Vegas. I hope to see you ther [more...]
Revit Tutorial - Creating a Jerkinhead (Half-Hipped) Roof
(Photo Credit - The "jerkinhead" (also called "half-hipped"or "clipped gable") roof is a funky one to model. But, like many approaches to Revit, Occam's razor applies... There are always more than one way to solve a problem in Revit but I always find the simplest solutions is usually the best. So, how would I model a jerkinhead roof using Revit's roof tool? Continue reading to find out... Click here to keep reading! Posted by: Jeffrey [more...]
AutoCAD 2016 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2016 for Mac
AutoCAD 2016 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2016 for Mac were released November 21, 2015 and here are the news: Xref path management You can now map Xref file paths from your Mac to Windows machines, including networked servers, so sharing drawings back-and-forth between project team members is now easier. Express Tools Weve brought over several of the popular Express Tools from Windows to Mac, so you get the efficiency gains from Express Tools on yo [more...]
VAR's, Their Own Worst Enemies For The Future of Reseller Networks
Before I get started a comment on VAR's. I am not sure what goes through VAR minds when they see the future. Status quo more than likely as they cling to a sales model in many cases that will eliminate … Continue reading [more...]
Timing is a Key Aspect of Innovation
Autodesk Innovation Continuum Autodesk's Innovation Continuum is a good way to demonstrate the critical value of experimentation. It shows us that every innovation in human history passes through five very distinct phases in the course of its evolution. When considering [more...]
SolidWorks Sketch Dimensioning Tips
Another round of tips, tricks, and other suggestions for when you are working with sketches in Solidworks 2016. This time a focus on sketch dimensioning The post SolidWorks Sketch Dimensioning Tips appeared first on Design & Motion [more...]
When 2D Meets 3D: The First Anniversary of OrthoView as a Materialise Company
At OrthoView , weve just celebrated the first anniversary of becoming a Materialise company . For a small company with a defined niche providing pre-operative planning solutions to orthopedic surgeons joining a rather large one, its been a rollercoaster of a year with great things learned and accomplished on both sides. ... Tags:  Better and healthier world , OrthoVie [more...]
The 2015 KeyShot Cyber Monday Deals
Get the advanced tools you need to take your product visuals and rendering speed to the next level. This week only, for all online purchased, receive 20% off all KeyShot Add-ons. Purchase now on the KeyShot store or contact your local reseller. KeyShot Add-ons Including KeyShotVR and Network Rendering 20% OFF Code: BF2015 BUY NOW Online Purchases Only. For [… [more...]
What to get an Architect for Christmas (2015)
In the 6th annual "What to get an Architect for Christmas" post, I can guarantee you will have success shopping for the special, overly-picky self-righteous architect on your shopping list [more...]
Cyber Monday Sales: Video Copilot, MAXON, The Foundry and More… There’s Still Time to Save!
Here's our current running list of holiday sales * PLEASE NOTE SALE DATES ON EACH OFFER (all dates are US PST Time) * Jump to Offers From: Avid BorisFX/Imagineer Systems CoreMelt Curious Animal Digieffects Digital Film Tools FilmConvert The Foundry FXHOME iZotope Laubwerk   Lightmap Ltd. MAXON Mettle NewBlueFX Next Limit Noise Industries/FXFactory proDAD Silhouette FX Soren [more...]
#3DXforum - 3DEXPERIENCE FORUM North America in San Francisco
3DEXPERIENCE FORUM North America November 19, 201 [more...]
Autodesk Design Academy Webinar December 2
Autodesk Design Academy helps educators unlock student creativity by granting free access to projects and courses that introduce students to new technologies and practices in 3D design. Each Design Academy project asks students to use Design Thinking and software skills to make innovative designs that have an impact on peoples lives. Authored by leading architects, engineers, artists, and animators, every one of our projects and courses delivers measurable [more...]
Edgecam 2016 R1 On Show At EMO Encore
Edgecam 2016 R1 On Show At EMO Encore Edgecam, the production machining CAD/CAM software, will demonstrate their major new release at the EMO Encore event which is taking place at Mazaks European Technical Centre in Worcester. Mazaks EMO Encore event is a chance for those who may have missed the [more...]
Edgecam To Support Partner Hurco At Annual Xmas Openhouse
Edgecam To Support Partner Hurco At Annual Xmas Openhouse Edgecam, the production machining CAD/CAM software, will be supporting partner Hurco at their annual Xmas Openhouse in High Wycombe. Hurcos Xmas Openhouse, which opens its doors from 8th 10th December, gives visitors the opportunity to see the latest Hurco machines [more...]
Landmark_SIG_081 Special Interest Group October (pm) 2015
Main topics: creating a site model from an image importing a shape file using GIS information from a local body website site modifier contour mode hardscape changes in Vectorworks 2016 Creating a Site Model from an Imported Image it is possible to create a site model from an imported image, but in this session the image we wanted to use did not have enough information on it to create a site model from. Another problem with a scanned image is that [more...]
Fusion 360 - My Concept Modeler, Test Station, and Presentation Tool
I'm at the end of the four day Thanksgiving Holiday in the United States, but even on vacation I was busy trying new things. It's what I do...(Shrug) For a couple of years, now, I've been hearing the benefits of Fusion 360.  It's portable!  It does require a high power workstation!  It's easy to use, and so on. My old colleague, Jorge Fernandez, even built a 30 minute presentation on the benefits of Fusion 360! And don't think I'm a detractor!  I see th [more...]
The SolidSmack Weekend Reader | Week 47.15
Nov 27, 2015
Don your favorite bathrobe, cream that coffee and get comfortable with this weekend's SolidSmack Weekend Reader. This week we saw everything from a multi-angled review of the new iPad Pro... Read The SolidSmack Weekend Reader | Week 47.15 at SolidSmack [more...]
SCOTT Sports designing and manufacturing goggles using Autodesk Alias and Inventor
Nov 26, 2015
A few weeks ago a colleague and keen mountain biker from the Neuchatel office, Nicolas Barras, pointed me at a video created by one of his favourite local brands, SCOTT Sports, showing their goggle manufacturing process. Nicolas a huge SCOTT fan was curious about their use [more...]
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