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Tensile fabric structures at Google
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SEFAR Architecture TENERA Fabric Google Tech Corners in Sunnyvale, CA, wanted shade for the central plaza of Google's recent campus expansion. With the help of  MPanel  in Rhino a design of several hundred triangles fitted on a large curved steel trellis was worked out. The project required nine distinct triangle shapes of  TENARA  Fabric to fitted within the steel geometry. Each triangle had to be within 1.5 inches of the connector hubs when fully ten [more...]
SolidWorks 'Apps For Kids' Is A Capture It, Shape It, Print It Pack of Possibility
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When I was a kid, our "modeling app" was a pile of mud and a stick. Two sticks if we were lucky. Nowadays kids have more apps than they can... Read SolidWorks 'Apps For Kids' Is A Capture It, Shape It, Print It Pack of Possibility at SolidSmack [more...]
Fisher Unitech 3D Printing Build Services Adding Value to Customers
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For the design and manufacturing industry, 3D printing has become an instrumental tool in opening new doors to how we create new products. However many have not been able to utilize 3D printing due... Do you want to know how to create sections in 3D? How about forgotten sketch techniques? Visit my Blog and learn these and more valuable SolidWorks Tech Tips [more...]
3D Event: Abvent to host Live Twinmotion Online Demos
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Abvent to host dual-timed, free online Twinmotion demos in February [more...]
3D Scanning for Better BIM
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This article by William Speakman, BIM Analyst at Caveo Consulting Engineers, describes how the firm has started utilizing 3D handheld scanning technology to document existing conditions, the advantages of this over traditional tripod based scanners, and the many benefits it has achieved with the specific solution it has adopted. URL: http://www.aecbytes.com/viewpoint/2016/issue_77.htm [more...]
AIA News: Actor Kevin Spacey to Keynote AIA National Convention 2016
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Kevin Spacey has been announced as the keynote speaker at the upcoming AIA National Convention [more...]
Rhino for Rapid Prototyping workshop in London
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Rhino for Rapid Prototyping FabLab London, UK May 30-31 Bryan Oknyansky has organized a 2-day workshop on Rapid Prototyping. This course will teach you how to incorporate the various requiremets of different prototyping technologies into your design process in Rhino. Ranging from simple tasks like analysing the "prototyping health" of your model to more complex tasks like designing support structures and nesting 3D parts fo [more...]
Rhino for Footwear workshop in London
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Rhino for Footwear workshop FabLab London, UK June 6-8 Bryan Oknyansky has organized a 3-day workshop in Footwear Design. By the end of this course, you will be able to develop products designed for cemented, Goodyear welted, vulcanized or alternative manufacturing methods that are suitable for high-volume, Made To Order and bespoke levels of manufacturing. Covering a wide range of topics, this course is suitable for [more...]
Autodesk Tablet Menu - Throw Back Thursday Post
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What was the most advanced tool that Autodesk ever created that was folded? Way back when… In the days when tablets were a hot ticket for CAD Users, everyone wanted one. Autodesk responded to this demand by providing the Tablet Menu below. Folded and included in the box with the install media. Just unfold it, [… [more...]
3D Systems Announces Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results
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ROCK HILL, South Carolina, February 11, 2016 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it plans to hold a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2015 on Monday, February 29, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. In connection with its annual goodwill and intangibles testing, the company expects to record a non-cash goodwill and intangibles impairment charge in the fourth quarter of 2 [more...]
 
PTC Creo, CAD Software for Romantics
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Product development engineers and designers have passionate, fanciful natures. Just look at the design at the end of this post. Who else but an engineer could have produced this quick drawing? The rich colors and freshness of expression render passion tangible. We dont need any data at all to be 100% certain that this image [… [more...]
Improving Profitability for Configured Products
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Improving Profitability for Configured Products: Leveraging Sales Configuration and Design Automation explores how companies can profitability tailor products to meet customer needs. The research investigates the experiences of several companies, revealing several key areas companies should focus on to improve their profitability. Please enjoy the summary below, or click the report to download a PDF overview (free […] The post Improving Profitability fo [more...]
Nozzle DWG for Throwback Thursday
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AutoCAD 2.6 included a sample drawing of a nozzle that has been one of the iconic sample drawings in AutoCAD release history. While it may seem trivial today to draw this, back in the early 1980s it was really challenging for the creator of the drawing Don Strimbu in 1983 using a primitive featured AutoCAD running on floppy disks and a slow 8086 computer. I have a running version of AutoCAD 2.18 that I run in a virtual machine from [more...]
Model of DESIGN
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Press Coverage Construction Week ME Read the articl [more...]
DistribuTECH2016: By 2020 the largest power utility will not own generation or network assets
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Today at DistribuTECH2016, three very distinguished, experienced people in the technology business, Zarko Sumic, Distinguised Analyst at Gartner; Chandu Visweswariah, IBM Fellow; and Sharon Allan, CEO of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), each presented their perspective on the utility [more...]
High School CAD Designer Creates a Solution to Make Elderly More Mobile
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Alex Tacescu is not your average ordinary high school student. A senior at Clovis North High School in Fresno, California, Tacescu is a robot enthusiast. He is a CAD and engineering team leader for his local robotics team, FIRST FRC Team 2671. FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology . FRC stands for FIRST Robotics Competition . During a visit with his grandparents, he saw his grandfather (who had Parkinsons disease [more...]
Amazon AWS Peril For All Associated CAD CAM Program Customers
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Today I talk about a topic of growing interest as more and more software companies attempt to coerce customers into the online subscription model or online products like Fusion 360 which rely on web server farms to work. What started … Continue reading [more...]
Sign Up Now for Updates on the MakerBot Thingiverse Developer Program
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Thingiverse is the worlds largest online 3D printing design community and has become the go-to place on the Internet for anyone interested in 3D design and 3D printing. What makes Thingiverse special is the community of contributors behind it, and at MakerBot, we have big plans to empower this community to become even more engaged. [… [more...]
3D Printing's Impact in Sports
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Advancements in 3D printing technology have led to new innovative ways design and manufacturing engineers have brought products to life. In recent years, athletic and sports industries have quickly... Do you want to know how to create sections in 3D? How about forgotten sketch techniques? Visit my Blog and learn these and more valuable SolidWorks Tech Tips [more...]
Cool Tools of Doom n' Stuff: Week 06.16
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With so many cool things coming out each week, it can be hard to wade through all the rock-awesomeness. With 'Cool Tools', we've done the hard work for you. This... Read Cool Tools of Doom n' Stuff: Week 06.16 at SolidSmack [more...]
Carollo Engineers to Standardize on Bentley's EADOC Capital Project Management Offering to Reduce Construction Management Costs
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Untitled Document Carollo Will Deploy Bentley's EADOC Across All Construction Services Teams EXTON, Pa., U.S.A. - Carollo Engineers and Bentley Systems today announced that Carollo has chosen Bentley's EADOC cloud-based construction management software as its corporate standard for capital project management. Carollo Engineers will standardize on EADOC across its construction services teams, bringing cost savings to all of [more...]
Learn How to Sketch and Communicate Form Easily Using Contour Lines
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While most commonly found in topographic maps to illustrate elevation changes, contour lines can be equally effective for product designers and engineers during the design iteration stage. Among other reasons,... Read Learn How to Sketch and Communicate Form Easily Using Contour Lines at SolidSmack [more...]
Weekly App Smack 06.16: Airmail, Day One 2, CastBox and More…
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Time for another round of apps that cover the spectrum of your beloved mobile device, be it iPhone, Android or Windows! The Weekly App Smack is the best of new... Read Weekly App Smack 06.16: Airmail, Day One 2, CastBox and More… at SolidSmack [more...]
"Integrating Isogeometric Analysis"- PhD research project at the ITKE Stuttgart within the Innochain Network
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McNeel Europe is the industrial partner of the Innochain Network , a shared research training environment linking academia with industry in the field of architecture and construction. The program is funded by the European Union's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant Agreement, allowing 15 interdisciplinary researchers to work simultaneously on compatible projects across three core packages [more...]
Open source PLM conundrum
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Once open source software was a no-go solution in enterprise software. I remember debates and discussions about open-source code with legal department in a large PLM development company back in 2000s. They asked me to bring good reasons why to use open source software… Fast forward in 2016 - open [more...]
South Park Pavilion: Skinning the Roof
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As we are approaching completion of construction, this is the final time-lapse video of the construction of the new pavilion in South Park. After they finished installing the metal roof / wall panels, the remainder of the work was interior: Painting, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, toilet accessories, counters, etc… And with the configuration and sizes... Read more [more...]
How to project a part origin to a drawing view?
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See Answer to the tip 10742: (Inventor) this is only a preview of a tip - for all CAD tips, block libraries and discussion visit www.cadforum.c [more...]
Node red
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Looking to showcase its pioneering seismic technology to exhibition attendees, ARL turned to Amalgam to create an eye-catching mock-up for its stand The Flying Node is a next-generation seismic technology, designed to gather data from the ocean floor Wiltshires Autonomous Robotics Limited (ARL) is developing next-generation seismic technology to gather data from the ocean floor using its Flying Node a new type of automated underwater vehicle. T [more...]
Integrated Project Delivery: What AEC Project Owners and Contributors Need to Know
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What is IPD? Integrated project delivery (IPD) is a collaborative building delivery method. IPD integrates diverse stakeholdersowners, engineers, architects, construction companies, contractors, and government agenciesto form a collaborative team under one contract. IPD also incorporates a variety of systems, practices, and business and financial structures. It is a joint venture approach, with shared risks and [… [more...]
FY16 was an active year for Autodesk Labs
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The Autodesk fiscal year runs from February 1 through January 31. So we just completed FY16 and are now in FY17. Looking at the number of new, updated, retired, and graduated technology previews as documented on What's New, I see [more...]
Materialise metals 3D printing take to the stage across 10 cities
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Materialise's metals 3D printing lecture tour will visit 10 European cities Materialise is set to host a series of seminars on Metal 3D Printing in 10 European Cities, beginning in Sheffield on 18 March. A leading provider of 3D printing software, and solutions, as well as certified manufacturing services, the company aims to educate engineers and designers on the added value of metal 3D printing. The tour is part of Materialises 3DP Academy, a se [more...]
ESI acquire big data visual analytics specialists Mineset
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ESI has acquired Big Data and machine learning software company Mineset In a world of rising demand by companies for IoT tools and Industry 4.0 solutions, ESI has acquired Mineset from Silicon Graphics International (SGI), for "providing transformative processes for design and manufacturing". A visual analytics platform that integrates advanced visualisation with machine-learning technology through a Cloud-based web browser interface, the product [more...]
X9 brings big changes to Verisoft's 3D scanning toolset
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Verisurf X9 includes major changes to its modules The new release of Verisurf X9 3D measurement software includes the addition of Verisurf Solids, a complete 3D solid modelling application, as well as major enhancements to each of the modules that comprise the Verisurf solution. Three main components - CAD, Measure, Analysis and Reverse - which were previously cost add-ons, are now included in the Verisurf CAD module. This change allows users of t [more...]
Brain Zoo Releases Teaser Trailer For 'Nora'
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LOS ANGELES Brain Zoo Studios (www.brainzoostudios.com) once again takes the audience on an epic journey through its next original CGI animated film. A unique blend of comedy, sci-fi and action adventure, Nora is set in a retro future where the life force of a civilization has been taken and without it all is lost [more...]
Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest - The Big Winners
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My two year journey exploring kitchens has concluded with a look at some of the best designed kitchens around the world. These are the winning entries to the 2013 - 2014 Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest [more...]
Revit User Group Auckland February Meeting Announcement
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First RUGAKL for the year: 5D BIM Quantity Surveying - Sponsored by Exactal Pacific Wednesday, February 17, 2016, from 5:30 PM @ Jasmax, 2 Marston Street, Parnell, Auckland (From the top of the stairs, turn right at reception, meeting space past the caf area) Our first meeting for 2016 will [more...]
InfraWorks 360 2016.4: More Awesome and More Affordable
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The post InfraWorks 360 2016.4: More Awesome and More Affordable appeared first on The CAD Geek [more...]