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A new Title for the site blogs
For the past four years or so, I have used the same Title beginning " Architectural Technologist" followed by the subject matter, for no other reason than I though it might gain more search hits by using it. But it seems I might well be doing myself a a little harm, simply because the subject […] The post A new Title for the site blogs appeared first on Konstrukshon CPD Weblog [more...]
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Jaguar buys back its legacy - classic designs returning home to inspire new generation
Put up for sale for 100million, Jaguar has bought this collection of rare and antique cars Jaguar Land Rover has purchased the largest-known privately owned collection of British classic cars in the world - including an SS100, a rare alloy XK120, early E-types and a MK X owned by Sir William Lyons. 130 Jaguars make up the bulk of the 543 car collection amassed by British enthusiast James Hull. A brand new Jaguar Heritage workshop at the historic B [more...]
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Today
Art at the Case Study House
BUILD shares an artist's vision for honoring the final days of a structure before demolition [more...]
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Wield the SHIELD: SHIELD Tablet Ships, Get Your Gaming On (Video)
The ultimate tablet for gamers ships today, and consumers cant wait. Starting at $299, the SHIELD tablet packs a huge number of next-generation technologies into a compact, 8-inch Android tablet powered by our 192 core super chip, Tegra K1. One reporter called the SHIELD tablet the best gaming tablet in the world, while others remarked,… Read Mor [more...]
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LEGO Technic and Volvo partner to create six-cylinder Wheel Loader
The 2kg remote controlled loader not only drives, steers and lifts but also loads just like its 55 tonne equivalent Toy giant LEGO and Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) have joined forces to create a motorised LEGO Technic L350F Volvo Wheel Loader. Comprising over 1,600 parts and measuring 23cm in height and 59cm in length, the Wheel Loader is the latest flagship motorised model from the LEGO Technic line . Powered by six-cylinder engine [more...]
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Video-Gaming at Its Finest With the Help of SOLIDWORKS
Surrounded by heaping mounds of rubble and smoke, youre just about to detonate the enemy army force and win the battle. Things keep intensifying until suddenly you successfully accomplish your … Continued Author information Mike Fearon Senior Manager Brand Offer Marketing, Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS. Video game world champion and whisky advocate. I like turtles [more...]
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New RhinoGold Tutorials on Learn.RhinoGold.com
Keep learning RhinoGold with the latest tutorials! Check the latest tutorials published on http://learn.rhinogold.com for your perfect self-learning! You can create these astonishing pieces in just a few minutes! Learn 3D with RhinoGold while creating your next masterpiece! Available in English, Spanish and Portuguese! Happy Designing! Happy Learning! the RhinoGold Team [more...]
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Project Cassidy extended to October 15, 2014 on Autodesk Labs
Project Cassidy is our free technology preview of a composite plate bending simulation tool that allows designers and engineers to optimize composite layups for complex-geometry plates under bending loads. Project Cassidy allows you to import your own 3D part geometry [more...]
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NAFEMS World Congress - biennial global event to be held in San Diego
NAFEMS' 2015 event will cover all the major changes in software, hardware, and techniques for simulation and analysis in engineering The biannual NAFEMS World Congress (WC) has announced San Diego as its venue for next year, with the even taking place on 21 July 2015. Engineering analysis, modeling and simulation never stands still with the pace of change in software, hardware, techniques and best practice moving at blistering speed, making events l [more...]
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GraphicSpeak: Virtalis building new business with Visionary Render Software
"Virtalis has been very busy over the past 90 days, most recently showing its technology at PTC Live, where it demonstrated its new plug-in for Creo View and announced a strategic partnership with ZSpace. The company has seen considerable expansion in the past few years. Visionary Render, introduced in 2013, renders large VR models in [… [more...]
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New VisualARQ Grasshopper Components exercises: Create slabs and stairs
You can follow these easy step-by-step exercises to learn how to create slabs and stairs in Grasshopper using VisualARQ Grasshopper Components. Create a stair: This exercise shows the basic steps to create a VisualARQ stair [more...]
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CATIA Excellence Club | Inspiring People, Energetic Atmosphere, Amazing Time!
People who use CATIA have joined together in user groups all around the world. These groups offer members the opportunity to become friends with other CATIA users, get questions answered, and be represented by a recognized organization discussing with Dassault Systmes. They are for everyone from first-time users to experts from every profession, background [more...]
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Manufacturing Goes on The Cloud
The Cloud is Everywhere Or at least it seems like the cloud is everywhere today. More and more you see service offerings to back-up your system data or store your files. The storage space is nice to have, but I like the cloud for the data organization aspects. Cloud storage lets you organize things like [more...]
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Architectural Technologist - Battery Power
I have mentioned this subject before, but the advances in Battery Power is now gaining my attention yet again, simply because of the way the car industry is expanding the technology. Take the Tesla, for city dwellers the all electric car is a way of life, the battery is now easily lasting a day, so […] The post Architectural Technologist - Battery Power appeared first on Konstrukshon CPD Weblog [more...]
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Yesterday
Over-Delivering on Client Expectations
Periodically, I like to pull an older post from back in the archives and share it again on the blog. Today I am re-posting an article from March 2012, nine months before relaunching Entrepreneur Architect as my 12/12/12 Project. Under-promise. Over-deliver. Weve all heard this old adage, but how many of us follow its simple lesson? [… [more...]
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DIVA Day in Seattle
The third  DIVA Day will be on October 2, 2014, at Seattle City Hall. DIVA-for-Rhino is a daylighting and energy modeling plug-in for Rhinoceros . DIVA Day focuses on using DIVA and associated simulation tools to enhance design through performance-based workflows.  The full-day event will include:  Presentations of research and case studies by practitioners and researchers at universities and architectural, consul [more...]
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Yesterday
Part Numbers are hard. How to think about data first?
One of the topics that usually raises a lot of debates is Part Numbers. One of my first takes on the complexity of Part Numbers was here - PDM, Part Numbers and the Future of Identification. Ed Lopategui reminded me about that topic in his GrabCAD post - Intelligent Numbering: Whats the Great Part Number [… [more...]
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CAD Standard for 3D Data
CAD standards have come a long way in the last 30 years or so. For 2D data, standards used to be mainly about layers and colors, and font size, and how to set up a drawing so it could be printed properly. The standards really demonstrated that even though you were now working on a computer to create nice drawings, you were still very much connected to the "old" manual drafting mindset [more...]
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500lbf of SolidWorks Simulation Training Applied to Your Braincase
You've trained your body to withstand two hour meetings, chatty co-workers and guzzling a Slurpee in five seconds flat-THE BURN. Now you're anxious to sharpen your SolidWorks Simulation knowledge. You... The post 500lbf of SolidWorks Simulation Training Applied to Your Braincase appeared first on SolidSmack.com [more...]
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The Role of Color in Design, an Interview with Pantone's Laurie Pressman
Thanks to Mike for allowing me to repost this interview in full. By Mike Dunbar l CEO, Illumivation Studios As part of our [design]series, I recently sat down with Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute, to discuss the role of color in design. Each year Pantone designates one of their 2100 named colors as [… [more...]
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In the Age of the Smart Home, How Do You Create a Smart Alarm Clock? Meet 'Sense'.
Sleep. Some of us just can't get enough of it and will spend plenty of money on products to make sure that when we get it in those seemingly small... The post In the Age of the Smart Home, How Do You Create a Smart Alarm Clock? Meet 'Sense'. appeared first on SolidSmack.com [more...]
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Resolving Fit Issues with PTC Creo View
How many emails have you ever exchanged with your colleagues to debate the cause of an interference issue and who is responsible for fixing it? If they had used PTC Creo View to check for interferences, these issues could have been identified early on in the process, thus helping to reduce the chances of rework [… [more...]
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VIDEO: How do you decorate mass produced fishing lures?
The vector images can be taken straight into CAM using ArtCAM I know it's been on your mind all day, niggling away at you for hours: 'how do they decorate lovely fishing lures with such ornate lines?' Well thanks to Die Stampco , Michigan's finest, er, die stamp company, we now know. In this video they explain how it uses Delcam's ArtCAM to import vector artwork directly into the CADCAM software [more...]
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Yesterday
Visibility Graphics Issues and DWG Imports in Families
I worked through an issue this morning with a fellow RevitForum member. He was trying to determine why desks in the architect's model would not show up in one of his views, using Revit MEP. It turns out that one of the earlier replies in the thread offered part of the solution. The desk family involved wasn't made of native Revit elements. It was only imported DWG elements. In the view that wouldn't show the desk the view's Visibility/Graphics settings w [more...]
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Yesterday
Text linked with Inventor drawing view.
See Answer to the tip 9921: (Inventor) this is only a preview of a tip - for all CAD tips, block libraries and discussion visit www.cadforum.c [more...]
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Bentley's Enhanced AssetWise APM V7.2 Features Immersive Environment Providing Visual and Engineering Context
Bentley's Enhanced AssetWise APM V7.2 Features Immersive Environment Providing Visual and Engineering Contex [more...]
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3D-Coat - Update 4.1.10B
Improved: Symmetry finished in good beta stage. All tools are supported. presets support symmetry (optionally) primitives history store symmetry as well pose tool got 3d lasso support Fixes: one baking problem fixed: sometimes after baking, saving and re-opening scene tangent space was different and seams appeared. fixed crash, primitives problem solved  Additional infos: Generally due to changes seamlessness of ppp depth painting should bec [more...]
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4 Ways Customized Symbols Can Improve Your Landscape Design
By Eric Gilbey, PLA ASLA, Prof. APLD, Landscape Architecture Industry Specialist at Nemetschek Vectorworks Landscape designers often feel trapped between a rock and a hard place when it comes to transitioning to CAD software. Drawing by hand allows them to keep the personalized look of their plans and elevations, whereas digital design software makes things [more...]
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Autodesk AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Webinar July 31 2014
OSNAP! You're invited! Please join us for the Autodesk AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Webinar: Precision Drafting: Object Snaps and Object Tracking Autodesk AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT users are gathering for a series of Hangouts designed to introduce you to the powerful features available in AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. We'll show you time-saving tips and tricks that can be used to increase your productivity immediately. Some of AutoCAD's most precious features - and time- [more...]
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Yesterday
Large Assembly Performance References
We wanted to share a few resources available for large assembly performance. There is a great document that has been crafted around performance for large assemblies in Autodesk Inventor. The attached file Inventor Deep Dive - Large Assembly Instructions, reviews application settings, hardware configurations and stratagems for maximizing the potential of Autodesk Inventor. Additional resources can be found in the online help at the below links. Large Assemb [more...]
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PTC Creo FMX and Unite Technology: Better Together
I bet this has happened to you: You're tasked with creating a new version of a product, a slight tweak in response to market demand. You find the original CAD model for the product, but its in some other CAD format. Once you open the part, you can't figure out what that designer was thinking [… [more...]
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SOLIDWORKS Sponsorship for FIRST Robotics Teams
Last week, FIRST Robotics Supplier Summit dinner was held in the airplane hangar of Dean Kamens house. SOLIDWORKS was recognized for being a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Crown Sponsor. I … Continued Author information Marie Planchard Director of Education Community, SolidWorks at Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation Marie Planchard is Director of the Education Community, SolidWorks. She is responsible for global developmen [more...]
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Yesterday
Design of the commemorative 50 pence piece for the Commonwealth Games
The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are underway and the first batch of Glasgow 2014 50p coins designed by tangerine have entered circulation As well as seeing sport on the telly for the next two weeks whilst the 2014 Commonwealth Games are under way in Glasgow, you may also come across a sporty 50p piece in your wallet. The UKs product design agencies have had their part to play in the CommonWealth Games with Glasgow-based 4C Design creating the [more...]
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Great Use of Mesh Enabler for Autodesk Inventor
Ever since I posted a note in the Inventor discussion forum and published "Student Access to Mesh Enabler for Inventor" on my blog, I get emails from students requesting a copy of the Mesh Enabler for Autodesk Inventor. This add-on [more...]
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Inventor 2015 Update 2
Autodesk has just released Update 2 for Inventor 2015. This Update addresses multiple issues for Inventor 2015. Here is what is addressed in Update 2: Vault commands are not available in Task Scheduler with Vault 2015 R2 Client Incorrect view displaying after Save copy as AutoCAD DWG Ground shadows show white effect under Ray Tracing Good and Best mode Unable to access some web page [more...]
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3DRV: Driven by Design Road Tour Takes Nationwide Pulse on 3D Technologies
Cross Country Trip Uncovers the Future of How Things Are Designed and Made in America SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 28, 2014-- After two months on the road, the 3DRV: Driven by Design road tour has begun to uncover the variety of ways that companies and individuals are using 3D design, reality capture, and fabrication technologies to shape the world around them. TJ McCue, host of the 3DRV tour and author, is also raising awareness about [more...]
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Inventor 2014 Update 1 for Service Pack 2
Autodesk has just released Update 1 for Inventor 2014 Service Pack 2. This Update addresses multiple issues for Inventor 2014. Here is what is addressed in Update 1: Surface component not visible in drawing view ACAD DWG with 3D entities with units in meters will be imported into Inventor in millimeters Drawings not updating properly with iLogic rule Inventor hangs when updatin [more...]
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Yesterday
TIME for some action - The Foundry launches time machine competition
The Foundry has revealed that it has cracked time travel and plans to launch a new product, codenamed TIME, later this year. Yup, that's right. Piece of cake. After years of research, deep in basement of The Foundrys London HQ, the new technology is fully operational - All thats needed now is a physical form to house the tech, and that's where you come in. Artists and designers that enter the challenge must use MODO to visualise the product 'TIME' [more...]
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Yesterday
AutoCAD Layers Deep Dive Series: Layer States
Mike serves up his second AutoCAD layers dish with this post detailing how you can leverage the Layer State controls within your daily CAD workflows.In this continuing series on AutoCAD Layers, we're taking a deep dive into not just using layers, but using all the tools at our disposal, simply to be as efficient as possible. The one constant thing about layers, is they are in a constant state of change... When you find yourself repeating the process of per [more...]
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Yesterday
DEVELOP3D Summer 2014 - Download it now
Available now - the Summer edition The Summer edition of DEVELOP3D is now available for FREE DOWNLOAD . This edition we drive some modern classics at Morgan Motors; peek inside Dells Workstation Labs; visit to Chicagos product design king MNML; review PTC Creo 3.0, Autodesk Fusion 360 and HDR Light Studio 4.0, plus all the usual news, reviews and jobs. The Summer cover story: Back in the day, four wheels were for big jessies We spend a day a [more...]
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Jul 27, 14
Delcam's PowerMILL helps medical manufacturer to success
Delcams PowerMILL CAM software for high-speed and five-axis machining has helped Muropls SA, a Portuguese manufacturer of medical devices, to make its own moulds quickly and efficiently, and so develop a successful and growing business [more...]
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Jul 25, 14
Specials and New Releases - July 28, 2014
Remember to check all the specials that expire this week on our website and join us for our live programs!             Related Stories Specials and New Releases - July 7, 2014 Specials and New Releases - July 21, 2014 Specials and New Releases - July 14, 2014 [more...]
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