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Pipe Network Layer Blues
Why is Civil 3D hard to use? Well Im guessing its because Autodesk users identify issues and then see them not resolved. One such issue I came across is data shortcut layers for pipe networks. So what is wrong with data shortcut layers for pipe networks? Well you only get once chance to get the data shortcutted pipes and structures on the correct layer. For when you import a datashortcut Civil 3D will assign the layer that is in the Object Layers in Draw [more...]
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Revit Schmevit
Plan, Section and Elevation...the bread and butter of architecture. Why would anyone want to work on these three kinds views of a project and not find that the elements (doors, windows, walls, etc) they present don't match? If I create an enlarged plan shouldn't it match the plan it was generated from, but have greater detail? Shouldn't the windows called out in a plan match those called out in an elevation? Even if you get it perfect at the first submis [more...]
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Yesterday
Concept Design Survey
Concept Design Survey How do leading companies develop conceptual models? Please share your experience. We are conducting new research on concept development. We are exploring questions such as, what are best practices for developing concepts? Are there approaches to concept development that will save time during detail design? Can technology help?? If you already completed the survey > [… [more...]
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Yesterday
Automatic Lattice Generation and Optimization with Autodesk Within
Mechanical parts are usually constructed with circles, lines, rectangles, and symmetrical curvatures. Mainstream software packages in the mechanical design market reflect this with their surfacing and solid-modeling tools. In this sense, Autodesk Within is a breakaway from the tradition. Its tools are designed for modeling lattices, the microstructures that prove incredibly difficult to produce with [more...]
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Yesterday
Qbikal Software introduces Verba 3D free app for iOS
First of a kind app for adding stunning 3D texts to photos from their camera roll and share it on any social media platform, making it great tool for personal and business use to get photos stand out with eye catching messaging [more...]
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Yesterday
Exhibition Registration for SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 is open
Be at the forefront of computer graphics & interactive techniques with SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 [more...]
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Yesterday
Classification
In my previous post describing the various facets of the EBOM, I mentioned several times classification as an important topic related to the PLM data model. Classification is crucial to support people to reuse information and, in addition, there are business processes that are only relevant for a particular class of information, so it is [… [more...]
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Yesterday
Creating a Workspace that Inspires and Motivates
This is a guest post by Danielle Hegedus. She's is a freelance writer based in Atlanta, GA. where she currently nurtures her HGTV obsession by writing about all things home decor for Modernize.com. I thought this post would provide us with some inspiration when designing our own workspaces. If you haven't yet seen Modernize, it's [… [more...]
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Yesterday
Toucan Scan: Sense Helps Restore Injured Beak
Over the past few years, 3D printing has risen to the occasion of rehabilitating animals struggling through life-altering injuries. Buttercup the Duck and Derby the Dog both received prosthetic limbs to get them back on their feet, but this time 3D printing and 3D scanning have taken to the skies with Tieta the Toucan [more...]
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Yesterday
Pixar Animation Behind the Scenes
Have you ever wondered how the amazing animated movies such as Up, Cars, Finding Nemo, Toy Story and many more are created from beginning to end by Pixar? We at Autodesk are always amazed at what customers like Pixar do with our technologies and tools. Pixar uses many Autodesk products including Autodesk Maya in their animation pipeline. So much work goes into an animated movie and this Pixar in a Box project by the great folks at Khan Academy and [more...]
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Yesterday
Specials and New Releases - August 31, 2015
Whether you are going back to school or back to work, here's some Software Specials and New Releases that will make your year more exciting and productive. Off to a good start!             Related Stories Specials and New Releases - July 24, 2015 Specials and New Releases - August 10, 2015 Specials and New Releases - August 17, 2015 [more...]
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Yesterday
Autodesk ReCap and Leica Webinar Sept.1
Just a heads up and reminder for those that use laser scanning and heard of the Autodesk Leica announcement and how they may be working together. Accurate by Design: Learn How to Streamline Point Cloud Workflows with Leica ScanStation P16 & Autodesk ReCap Register Now: https://us.gep.autodesk-services.com/registration/4190 [more...]
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Yesterday
Sneak Peek 2016: DimXpert for Assemblies (MBD)
Every year SOLIDWORKS releases a new version of its flagship product, and last year, a new tradition was born here on the Blogs. Over the next few weeks, well be taking a Sneak Peek at 15 new features here on … Continued Author information Rachel Diane York Community and User Advocacy Manager at SOLIDWORKS I was the founding member of the Tech Valley SOLIDWORKS User Group and a huge fan of our fantastic Community. I've [more...]
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Yesterday
Will Autodesk PLM360 make a difference for SME?
SME was always a different nut to crack for PLM vendors. My last year article "Why PLM vendors stuck to provide solution for SME" shares some of my ideas why it happened. PLM vendors attacked smaller manufacturing companies with flexible platforms and out-of-the-box solutions. But it was though. Many implementations failed [more...]
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Yesterday
The LEARNing Conference Meets Mexico City's Structural Community This September
Our next LEARNing Conference is headed to the meeting place for Mexico's structural associations, the College of Civil Engineers of Mexico AC (September 30), where engineers, designers, and professors alike gather together to promote and educate technical principles and methods associated with structural analysis and design. Registration for this single-day learning experience is available free of charge to the general public, and the event's contents w [more...]
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Yesterday
Fisher Unitech Expands 3D Printing to West Virginia
FISHER/UNITECH announced today its recent authorization to expand its 3D printing sales territory into West Virginia. The company, an engineering solutions provider and Stratasys partner for nearly... 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...]
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Yesterday
Central Indiana SOLIDWORKS User Group
MEETING NEXT MONTH Celebrating CISUG 10th Anniversary Central Indiana SOLIDWORKS User Group Make Your Reservation Now September 15th . Meeting. Date: Tuesday, September 15th. Time: Registration & Networking 4:30.p.m. Program: 5:00 p.m. Place: SMC Corporation of America 10100 SMC Blvd [more...]
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Yesterday
The Internet of Things: New Challenges, New Opportunities
In the last column, we talked about Big Data and the challenges that it might present the designer and engineer in the near future (if not already). As part of that, we touched on how much of this might be driven by the Internet of Things. And the fine folks at PTC have asked me [… [more...]
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Yesterday
Revit Tutorial - The Quad Corner Mullion
I was working with a friend of mine and he asked about the cleanest way to do a corner mullion. When I showed him the following technique he was ecstatic! I then checked the blog to see if I ever did a tutorial on it... to my surprise, I didn't! This may be a simple little tutorial but I know some of you will be as exited about it as my buddy was! Continue reading for the step-by-step... Click here to keep reading! Posted by: Jeffrey A. Pinheiro, AIA at [more...]
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Marina Hoermanseder and Julia Koerner's Smock Corset: How 3D Printing Is (Literally) Shaping Fashion Today
We often see examples of how 3D Printing enables amazing cross-disciplinary collaborations. Adding to that list, 3D Printing went over to the fashionable side at the Mercedes Benz Berlin Fashion Week, when Austrian designer Marina Hoermanseder displayed a unique piece created in collaboration with architect Julia Koerner . Amid a strikingly vintage-meets-modern collection, Marina produced ... Tags:  3D-printed fashion , Julia Koerner , Marina Hoermans [more...]
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Yesterday
2 new Autodesk Labs Project Arro (a.k.a Simulation Studio) tech preview videos added to the existing one
Project Arro is a free Autodesk Labs technology preview focused on our Autodesk Simulation user community. The intent is to help our teams closely engage with participants so we can all learn about the needs of our users and better [more...]
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Yesterday
Stretched move, proportional object move in AutoCAD.
See Answer to the tip 10477: (ACAD) 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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Yesterday
CENIT - Customer Reference
STRACK NORMA   The Best out of Steel CENIT, our DS Marketplace member, is driving process efficiency at Germanys leading  provider of standard parts: Postprocessors, macro development  and a variants generator all end-to-end, from engineering  to development to manufacturing. "Our goal was to keep proving,  at each and every milestone,  that we were the right partner." Florian Eichler, Sales Representative 3DS-PLM at CENIT [more...]
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Yesterday
Adjusting the size of multiple AutoCAD text and block attribute objects to fit their containers using .NET
This is a follow-up to the post where we modified the size of selected text in a drawing, to make it fit its container. I received this comment last week: instead of selecting the nested entities one by one, is it possible to make a "selectall" selection ? It turns [more...]
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Yesterday
Amulet Hotkey Combines Nvidia GRID & Dell Blade Technology
DEVON, UK Amulet Hotkey (www.amulethotkey.com/vGPU) has launched one launch of the first Nvidia GRID vGPU capable Dell Blades, allowing enterprises to experience the full benefit of remote access to rich graphics applications using VMware Horizon 6 and vSphere 6. The new platform will be generally available in late October, though evaluation units are available immediately [more...]
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Yesterday
VIEW Conference Announces Keynote Speakers
TURIN, ITALY The 16th annual VIEW Conference will take place in Turin from October 19th through 23rd, bringing together professionals across the digital arts industry. The conference recently announced its line up of Oscar and Emmy award-winning keynote speakers (www.viewconference.it), who include: Mark Osborne, director of  The Little Prince (pictured ) ; Skywalker Sounds Randy Thom;  The Book of Life  director Jorge R. Gutierrez; and Shannon Tindle [more...]
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Aug 28, 15
The SolidSmack Weekend Reader | Week 35.15
Don your favorite bath robe, cream that coffee and get comfortable with this weekend's SolidSmack Weekend Reader. This week we saw everything from a new iPhone battery concept designed to... Read The SolidSmack Weekend Reader | Week 35.15 at SolidSmack [more...]
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Aug 28, 15
The Secrets of Protein
Written by Catherine Bolgar If genes are our bodies architectural plans, then proteins are the internal devices that make decisions, send signals and ensure that our metabolism operates properly. The study of proteins in our cells and tissue is known as proteomics, a term coined in 1994 by Marc Wilkins, now professor of systems biology [… [more...]
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Aug 24, 15
Upgrade Alibre or Geomagic Design Any Version to V17, Special Offer
CADDIT announces a limited, one-time maintenance fee which will allow CAD users to upgrade to the most current version of Geomagic Design from any previous version of either Alibre- or Geomagic Design . Any customer in Australia who bought Alibre Personal, Alibre Professional, Alibre Design Expert and Geomagic Design Elements, and who are not on current maintenance can subscribe now for one flat fee on the CADDIT.net website until December 31, 2015. No [more...]
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