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Bricsys brings globally growing BricsCAD to Mac in new Native OS X version
Belgium headquartered international DWG CAD company Bricsys NV, has recently announced the first arrival of BricsCAD for Mac in its latest V15 release, offering native DWG file format 2D and 3D CAD and modeling functionality in MCAD and AEC workflows, including new BIM tools, sheet metal tools and cloud collaboration [more...]
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UK product development firm Optima Design launches a geocaching device on Kickstarter
cacheABLE Kinetic is a small electronic device that emits a bluetooth signal that enables the user to locate it via a dedicated smartphone app Another day, another crowd funding campaign. This time its Optima Design which has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for the cacheABLE Kinetic . Not to be disparaging towards this funding method, which gains in popularity amongst many firms and individuals who opt for it over other, often lengthy, fundi [more...]
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ArchiCAD is 'BIM Product of the Year' in the UK Fourth Year in a Row
ArchiCAD is BIM Product of the Year in the UK Fourth Year in a Row BUDAPEST, November 27, 2014 GRAPHISOFT, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software developer for architects, has announced that ArchiCAD 18 has won the prestigious BIM Product of the Year award at the ninth annual Construction Computing Magazine Awards in the United Kingdom. This is the fourth year in a row that ArchiCAD has been honored with the top BIM product awar [more...]
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Traditional, 3D Printed Vertical Compound Structures
Let's look at various kinds of structures and compound structures today: A traditional American Indian sweat lodge The biggest co-created 3D-printed object on earth Creating and assigning vertical versus simple compound structures A Traditional American Indian Sweat Lodge First, here [more...]
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FIRST Team Profile: The Power Hawks from Edgewater, Maryland
The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) organization is all about helping students get involved with science and technology. And at PTC, were a big fan of that mission. Through robotics completion like the FIRST Tech Challenge and the FIRST Robotics completion bright teams of young people from all over the world [… [more...]
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iLogic tip: returning a value on the True and False conditions.
See Answer to the tip 10114: (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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How Traditional AEC Processes and BIM Level 2 Reinforce Silos
The following is an excerpt from End-To-End Collaboration Enabled by BIM Level 3: An Architecture, Engineering & Construction Industry Solution Based on Manufacturing Best Practices. Download the full paper here. Click to tweet this article: "How Traditional #AEC Processes and #BIM Level 2 Reinforce Silos" Siloed Collaboration with BIM Level 2 Construction project contributors can be categorized [… [more...]
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Engineering change and EBOM to MBOM synchronization complexity
MBOM (Manufacturing BOM) is a tough problem. Initially, you might think about it as an easy problem. Especially, since companies are managing MBOMs in MRP/ERP systems for a while. However, I think, the time when MBOM was simply originated in MRP system to fulfill demand planning and production orders are gone. And it brings lot [… [more...]
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The inevitable risk of failure
As the mainstream media work itself into a frenzy over the sad news of the Virgin Galactic crash, Al Dean looks at the process of product development and how the risk of failure is an inevitable part of the process One of the best parts of the strange life we lead at DEVELOP3D is that we get to meet a lot of very interesting folks. Whether during conversation at a user event, watching someone on stage present their lifes work and passions or, inevitably [more...]
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SOLIDWORKS Model Items
One of the coolest features of SOLIDWORKS has to be its ability to re-use sketch and feature dimensions in the drawing or detailing environment of the software. But if you are like most who tried this function out many years [more...]
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Happy Thanksgiving from Studio MM
Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours. Cheers! - Studio MM The post Happy Thanksgiving from Studio MM appeared first on Studio MM Architect [more...]
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cadalyst: Robot Designers Take Cues from Nature
"In the world of biomimetics, scientists and engineers model their creations after living creatures. Biomimetic robots are as diverse as their biological inspirations, which include everything from insects to fish. Boston Engineerings BIOSwimmer unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV), for example, is a robotic tuna. Like Chung's robotic falcon, the BIOSwimmer was designed to mimic the locomotion [… [more...]
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An architectural fish with a touch of Rhino
At VisualARQ we believed we had enough with a single animal (Rhino) but, on the shores of South Korea, we discovered the wonders of the oceans and added a fish to our collection. We dont [more...]
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Sharing and embedding A360 models
In advance of next weeks AU, our Cloud Platforms team has released a new version of A360. The key feature of this update is the ability to share and embed A360 models. I uploaded a new model to my A360 [more...]
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CAFM the first year Part 4
Part 4 of 5, my walk down memory lane, surviving my first year as an Archibus Administrator. Space Management   Ah, space management. Kind of the backbone of the asset and maintenance management infrastructure. I can't say this is 100% complete, because there are many future plans involving this module. But, for my purposes of checking off the to-do list, integrating new features into the workflow and migrating away from the thick client, I will pr [more...]
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Yesterday
Sheet Metal Intersection Development in Inventor
The intersection of two sheet metal bodies will often challenge the best Inventor user. Your company may build complex material handling duct work or storage bins that often will have another sheet metal body intersecting at odd angles on curved surfaces. A simple example of this is shown below. You have to develop the sheet metal flat pattern for both the branch duct and the run duct. Inventor makes this task very easy. If you have worked with Inventor su [more...]
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Celebrate Thanksgiving With a Turkey
The traditional bird of the holiday served up hot with all the goodies. I know you can just smell it if you try. So why don't we have a seat at the table and dine. I have a picture of … Continue reading [more...]
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Black Friday: 40% OFF for CADnotes e-book
Get 40% discount for our e-books. It's only valid until November 28th. So hurry [more...]
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Autodesk AutoCAD 2015 Service Pack 2
The latest Service Pack for AutoCAD 2015 has been released. AutoCAD 2015 Service Pack [more...]
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Mentoring is an Integral Part of the Profession
This week, I am sharing blogging duties with a friend and active supporter of Entrepreneur Architect. Michael Riscica is an architect who lives in beautiful Portland, Oregon with his Labrador Retriever. He is the founder of Young Architect, a blog featuring articles about design, the architecture registration exam, entrepreneurship, and his journey as a young architect. [… [more...]
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4 Essential Tips for Automation in Photoshop
While Adobe Photoshop puts thousands of tools, filters, and adjustments at your disposal, you probably use fewer than 50. And that's all most need. In this post, we'll show you how to get your common tasks done faster, through Photoshop's built-in automation features. Our Photoshop training courses are designed to help you learn a broad [… [more...]
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DMG's Perfect HSC Milling With WorkNC Creates A Porsche
DMGs Perfect HSC Milling With WorkNC Creates A Porsche Visitors to the EuroMold Show can see machining demonstrations on a DMG Mori Seiki, programmed with the WorkNC CAM system, creating a Porsche 919 model. Fast, precise and reliable manufacturing! The HSC series of DMG MORI clearly focuses on tool and mold making and [more...]
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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Launches An Investigation Into The Proposed Sale Of Cimatron Ltd. And Encourages Investors To Contact The Firm For Additional Information
The securities litigation law firm of Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, has commenced an investigation into possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law by the Board of Directors of Cimatron Ltd [more...]
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The 2014 KeyShot Black Friday Event
The KeyShot Black Friday Event Friday, November 28th, 2 [… [more...]
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KORADO heating bodies as BIM objects for Revit MEP
CAD Studio cooperates with the Technical University in Ceske Budejovice (VSTE) and as a part of this cooperation, VSTE students prepared a large library of BIM objects of real MEP products for Revit. Our CAD/BIM library at CADforum.cz Blocks now e.g. contains an extended choice of 3D models of KORADO heating panels. The KORADO BIM library contain steel radiators (wall heating panels) - th [more...]
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Roads Category and Spot Elevation
This is too weird not to write about it. I was asked to take a look at a file that would not let us apply a spot elevation. I did the usual things, check for the floor category visibility, no overrides to the linked floor(s), no filters, no underlay weirdness... no joy. I compared it against a new view with no view template. The new view worked but the one with a view template assigned didn't. I tried turning back on all the model categories that were off [more...]
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Looking into the Flames
You can learn a lot about the inner working of an engine from physical tests - how it heats up, how it cools down, how it behaves during acceleration, and so on. Looking at the test cell data from the dynamometer, Tony Willcox, Pinnacle Engines director of simulation and controls, can gauge the engines average [more...]
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Feast: Food Styling
 In the animated short film written and directed by Pixar's Patrick Osborne, food is used to drive a story about the relationship between a single guy and his dog, and how everything changes when a woman enters the picture [more...]
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Create a 3D Printable Pumpkin Tea Light Holder using SOLIDWORKS
Gather around the table, its time for a seasonal feast! This Thanksgiving well show you how to model a pumpkin-shaped tea light holder using SOLIDWORKS that you can customize and 3D print for an elegant display. Well create the pumpkin and its stem as separate parts so they can be […] The post Create a 3D Printable Pumpkin Tea Light Holder using SOLIDWORKS appeared first on SolidProfessor [more...]
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Nov 14, 14
Happy Thanksgiving from Autodesk Labs
Thanks to my friend, Arlene Capsimalis, for sharing this: "No matter how you and yours celebrate it, no matter where and with whom, the message is the same. Its time to say thank you for all those things we take [more...]
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