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TodayTooling Tires with PTC Creo: A-Z Formen und Maschinenbau
The engineers who make tires have been improving on the old rubber tube design almost continuously since the late 19th century. Theyve figured out how to make the rubber seal to the rim, so you can still ride on a cushion of air, without bothering with an inner tube. Theyve added layers of nylon and [… [more...
TodaySneak Peek: 15 Features coming in SOLIDWORKS 2015 - Enterprise PDM Web2
Each year SOLIDWORKS releases a new version of its flagship product. This year, during the 15 days prior to the release of SOLIDWORKS 2015 we're taking a look at 15 … Continued Author information Jeremy Regnerus Senior User Advocacy and Community Manager at SOLIDWORKS CSWE, SOLIDWORKS Geek and connoisseur of all things geeky and nerdy. Twitter Facebook LinkedI [more...
TodayWhen is a door not a door
It's an old quote, but in this case, it's a reminder as to what exactly a door is, and here I mean, how a door should feel and sound like. So often we specify doors that are, well they are the doors we have always specified, and by the time it comes to site, the […] The post When is a door not a door appeared first on Konstrukshon CPD Weblog [more...
TodayMy AU 2014 schedule
Now that registration is open for Autodesk University 2014, people are busy signing up for classes. For those of you who are curious about the classes Im delivering/hosting/attending at this years event, here they are. Ill break things down day-by-day [more...
TodayArizona State University To Compete in EcoCAR3 DOE and General Motors Challenge
Arizona State University was one of 16 teams chosen to participate in the EcoCAR 3 competition. With a strong history of student participation and success in SAE competitions, the students … 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 development [more...
TodayYour Projects from Architecture School are Silly
Projects in architectural school tend to be somewhat outrageous - designing something to exist on the dark side of the moon isn't all that unlikely. But what is the point of designing these incredibly odd and silly projects [more...
Yesterday7 Strategies For Making Architecture: Interview with Daniel Willis
In this episode we discuss 4 of professor Dan Willis' '7 Strategies For Making Architecture'. They are: collaboration and conviviality (or take the client to lunch) the respected professional and the troping of limitations unconventional practices (or the 'day job') the imaginatively flawed and provacatively incomplete Daniel Willis is a professor at the H. Campbell and […] Go here 7 Strategies For Making Architecture: Interview with Daniel Willis to read [more...
YesterdaySmall Victories Lead to Major Reward
At the age of 13, I purchased my first automobile. A navy blue 1972 Camaro. It took three summers working at my dads gas station, sweeping the pavement, cleaning tools and pumping gas, to save the $1,200.00 required to make the deal. The 72 was part of a well developed plan to earn enough to [… [more...
YesterdayFeatured artwork by Pascal Raimbault: "Faora - Man of Steel"
Hi friends. I've found a very nice new artwork by Pascal Raimbault. Pascal used 3D-Coat for the retopo of the girls armor. Maybe some of you know Pascal from CGfeedback . He is currently working at Weta Digital. I hope you like the image the same like me. :-) Some technical infos: Base mesh in Maya Armour block out and detailing in Zbrush Armour retopo in 3D-Coat Texturing in Mari Rig in Maya Face sculpt in Mudbox Rendered with G [more...
Yesterdaypodcast 192 - Using the Project Tool for 3-D Modelling
I'm a big fan of using the Project tool, because it so powerful for 3-D modelling. You can use it to trim a NURBS surface to suit a planar shape, you can also use it to project planar objects onto a 3-D object. In my recent 3-D Modelling Special Interest Group, the topic of the project or came up. Many of the users were surprised at how powerful this tool can be. http://youtu.be/M-ZeEfiTXjs Posted with Blogs [more...
YesterdayGalileo Galilei's Telescope Inspires Us To Make One Ourselves
Of the many titles conferred on Galileo Galilei, The Father of Modern Observational astronomy, is perhaps the most apt one in context of todays topic Telescopes. We all know... The post Galileo Galileis Telescope Inspires Us To Make One Ourselves appeared first on SolidSmack [more...
YesterdayLithoz ceramic 3D printers gets a boost from EOS investment
Lithoz ceramic 3D printers have received investment from EOS' founder and CEO, boosting the chances of scaling this technology Lithoz , the TU Vienna spin-off company specialising in high performance ceramic 3D printing, has announced that EOS ' founder and 3D printing angel investor has invested in the company. Dr. Hans J. Langer, in his role as founder and CEO of EOS, made the company a world leader in the field of laser sintering. Although no m [more...
Yesterday3D-Coat - Update 4.1.14
Improvements Quick access to layer's blending options - hover layer, press small triangle that appears on the right. "Rotate along stroke" tuned to avoid trajectory twisting, many surface brushes got trajectory improvement that should lead to more predictble sculpting. Retopo with symmetry improved. Points will be automatically snapped and welded to the symmetry plane. It is especially important in non-virtual mirror mode. Fixes Slide edges correct [more...
YesterdayPlanes, Projections and Picking Points
Here is a query and some sample code from a Revit API newbie that led to several different interesting topics, in particular some ruminations on planes, projections, picking points and common extension methods that I hope will be of use [more...
YesterdayResearch Heralds 3D-Printed Organs and even Hearts
Written by Catherine Bolgar Few would have guessed the trajectory from 1970s inkjet printers to 3D printed organs consisting of human cells, yet, thats where were headed. 3D printers apply layers of melted plastic to create complex objects, from the silly to the serious, including personalized prostheses such as eyes, ears or knees. A patient at [more...
YesterdayInterpreting 2D drawings is Unnatural
He couldnt see it. There I was, in a Drafting 101 class at the University of Kentucky engineering school. Looking to my left, I was watching a fellow student peer at the drawing on his desk. I was waiting for the look of understanding to cross his face. He scanned to the right-hand side view. [… [more...
YesterdayBenin Summer School Week 1, Part 1: Get to Know the Students
The third edition of the Benin Summer School is in full swing! But what is the Summer School all about? And who are the students our Materialise volunteers are working with? I Proudly Introduce You to the Summer School in Benin! The Summer School in Benin is a place where two Materialise employees work with Beninese students ... Tags: Baobab Express , Run for Beni [more...
YesterdaySneak Peek: 15 Features coming in SOLIDWORKS 2015 - SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition
Each year SOLIDWORKS releases a new version of it's flagship product. This year, during the 15 days prior to the release of SOLIDWORKS 2015 we're taking a look at 15 … Continued Author information Jeremy Regnerus Senior User Advocacy and Community Manager at SOLIDWORKS CSWE, SOLIDWORKS Geek and connoisseur of all things geeky and nerdy. Twitter Facebook LinkedI [more...
Yesterday4 reasons why you should visit Dassault Systèmes' booth at #IMTS 2014
If you plan to attend the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago from September 08, 2014 to September 13, 2014, dont miss Dassault Systmes booth E-3125. Heres what we have in store for you: You will see our solutions tailored to the Industrial Equipment industry. We focus on what our customers and their customers value [more...
YesterdayHappy Labor Day from Autodesk Labs
Autodesk employees in the United States have the day off in honor of Labor Day. As noted on Wikipedia, Congress enacted the holiday in 1882 as "a day off for working citizens." The holiday signals the end of summer. Many [more...
YesterdayRolo Bikes' revolutionary bike frame engineered using HyperWorks
The Rolo road bike frame, at 710g, claims to be the lightest and stiffest in the world Rolo Bikes has unveiled its results of a joint development project with Altair , producing a road cycle weighing in at a featherweight 710g. Using Altair's HyperWorks Suite, Rolo's engineers took the design through a process of optimisation and virtual testing with the goal of achieving world leading levels of performance for weight, stiffness and comfort for a [more...
YesterdayFive things to see at 3D Printshow London
Featuring some of the most interesting 3D printing users, the 3D Printshow returns to London If there's one thing that can shake off the 'first of the month blues' its that there's the zippity return of the 3D Printshow to London's fair streets, taking over Old Billingsgate from 4 - 6 September. Yes, it's a consumer-packed desktop-FDM-printer-athon. Yes, it will be full of wide-eyed, awestruck newbies and school trips. Yes, you probably won't find a [more...
One of the keynote speakers at this years PLM Connections in Orlando was Erik Wahl. It was my favorite session of the conference. It was very different from past keynotes that I can remember it didnt focus on how some company used PLM to make something better or more efficiently or some cool new [… [more...
Aug 31, 14Vero and HASCO collaborate at Interplas
Vero and HASCO to demonstrate design collaboration HASCO, one of the world's leading suppliers of modular standard mould units and accessories will be featuring demonstrations on its stand at Interplas, showing how VISI, from Vero Software can connect to the HASCO libraries, leverage the digital data and automate the design and [more...