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How To Create A Business Plan For An Architecture Firm
Whether you have a mature firm looking to re-define its direction or a start-up firm that is charting its course, you don't want to miss this episode. Listen in as we discuss the important elements of an architect's business plan. Go here How To Create A Business Plan For An Architecture Firm to read this post on Business of Architectur [more...]
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Breaking the Jobsian Quadrant: Should Apple Make an iMac Pro?
For many years the term "pro" at Apple has been applied to a distinct class or group of products, serving a distinct set of customers. But these days in the era of iDevices the the use of the term is becoming more vague. At the same time research evidence suggest that many so called "pros" are using the iMac as their professional desktop solution. This of course begs an obvious question next [more...]
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Yesterday
Five Quick Tips for Autodesk Inventor Part modeling
He's been a part of the whole run.  Gary McNamara My last post, I talked about 5 tips that could be used in Autodesk Inventor Sketching.  Now, I've decided to go ahead and share a few tips in Autodesk Inventor part modeling that everyone may be aware of. They're quick, they're simple, and they work for me.  I hope that the 'Verse out there can find a use for them too! Just like before, the order doesn't imply a preference, just the order the popped into [more...]
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Yesterday
Artist Roxy Paine Builds Entire Airport Security Checkpoint…Out of Wood
Previously, SolidSmack reported on Norwegian designer Stian Korntved Ruud and his commitment to carving one spoon per day for a full year. While carving 365 entirely unique wooden spoon designs... The post Artist Roxy Paine Builds Entire Airport Security Checkpoint…Out of Wood appeared first on SolidSmack [more...]
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Yesterday
SOLIDWORKS 2015 What's New - Solidworks Inspection Install #sw2015
We must say that SOLIDWORKS 2015 has made it easier to install SOLIDWORKS 2015 Inspection. In the previous versions you had to download the installation files separately and run the installation after the installation of SOLIDWORKS. Overall, this was not [more...]
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Yesterday
What is the potential of product lifecycle analytics?
The aim of PLM is to improve product development processes and lifecycle. One of the biggest challenges to make it happen is to deal with disparate enterprise applications and tools. The cost of system integration is high and many companies are not ready to make an investment in integration projects that will have a questionable [… [more...]
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Yesterday
Behind the Scenes at McLaren: When a Factory Becomes an 'Operational Theater'
When it comes to manufacturing supercars, keeping every last detail in the manufacturing process organized beyond the levels of normal human brain capacity is of the utmost importance in order... The post Behind the Scenes at McLaren: When a Factory Becomes an 'Operational Theater' appeared first on SolidSmack [more...]
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Yesterday
#WeeklyMake | Set Your Table in Style
Sebastian Misiurek and Arianna Lebed are the duo behind SimplusDesign, a studio based in Brooklyn, NY that specializes in 3D printable home goods. Their elegant napkin rings have a fascinatingly faceted geometric pattern, and will make an eye-catching addition to any dinner party. DOWNLOAD NOW NOW PUT A RING ON IT Once youve 3D printed [… [more...]
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Yesterday
Local Motors Takes Their Single-Print 3D Printed Car for a Test Drive
Whether or not 3D printing an actual car makes absolute sense, somebody had to be the first do it properly. Naturally, that would be Local Motors, the crowdsourced automotive design... The post Local Motors Takes Their Single-Print 3D Printed Car for a Test Drive appeared first on SolidSmack [more...]
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Yesterday
RTC in Asia
This is a repost of Wesley's at the RTC Blog , please pass the word along to your friends, co-workers and fellow Revit/BIM people, thanks! RTC is coming to Asia! We are now in the early planning stages for our first event in Asia, expected to be held in October or November next year (2015). As with the other regions where we have introduced RTC events, we have listened to the comments and queries of delegates and RTC Community members that have been incre [more...]
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Yesterday
Behind the Design: The (Re)Making of an Already-Successful Quirky Product
Along with other Quirky hits such as the more recent Aros Smart Window Air Conditioner, the Pivot Power falls in line with one of Quirky's well-positioned design strategies: make existing... The post Behind the Design: The (Re)Making of an Already-Successful Quirky Product appeared first on SolidSmack [more...]
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Yesterday
Compare EPDM and OnePart
Over the past month, the most common question I have heard goes something like: "If I have SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM, why would I need Exalead OnePart?" (or vice versa) There're different tools man! They are meant to do totally different things! [Did I ever tell you about the time, at my first real job, when I […] The post Compare EPDM and OnePart appeared first on 3DVision Blog [more...]
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Yesterday
This week in upFront.eZine: Early insights into Vectoworks 2015
Issue #831 In this week's issue of upFront.eZine, we learn about some of the new CAD functions in Vectorworks 2015, which don't becomes public until tomorrow. You can read all about the business of CAD at www.upfrontezine.com/2014/upf-831.htm [more...]
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Yesterday
Seffi Udi: Designing Inspiration
Creation is the meaning of life, especially for me. The fact that I am paralyzed from the neck down only emphasizes it more. And the fact there is software that … 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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Yesterday
EPDM TECH TIP: Making a Dynamic Dropdown for your Datacards
In Enterprise PDM, you can insert a Combobox Dropdown that will allow you to either type in an entry or choose from a list. What if you want your typed entries to show the next time you use that... 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
5 Essential Tutorials for Java Programmers
Our newest Java training course covers the essential tools and functions to get you started using the latest Java platform, Java 8. In this post, we're sharing 5 exclusive video tutorials from the course. In the course, expert author Mike Kelly starts out by showing you how to install the JDK (Java Development Kit). From [… [more...]
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Yesterday
There are too few mechanical engineers in the US!
Ask the Internet about the job outlook for people in ME, and two things become clear. First, we are alarmingly short of mechanical engineers in this country. Second, mechanical engineers are flooding the market. The Internet doesnt do nuance well. Still, for an engineering manager who expects to recruit team members in the near or distant future, its hard to make sense of the seemingly conflicting data. Can you assume a pile of great resumes is just a Help [more...]
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Yesterday
3D-Printed HeartPrint® Model Helps 16 Year-Old Patient with a Heart Tumor
Its devastating news when you hear that your grandchild was born with a heart tumor. Not knowing if he will have complications, if he will be able to live a normal life, and if he will enjoy a long life. This was the news that Christine White heard when her grandson Bradley was only three. ... Tags:  biomedical engineering , biomedical research , HeartPrin [more...]
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Yesterday
MakerBot Digital Store | Zee Likes to Party
If youre a frequent reader, you may recall that we recently introduced Zee, the MakerBot Blank, a 3D printable DIY figure inspired by Japanese vinyl toy culture and the charming, rotund design of the MakerBot Around Town collection. To launch Zee, we asked artists from all over the world to custom decorate their own and [… [more...]
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Yesterday
NVIDIA Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Innovation. Philanthropy. Ethics. Supplier responsibility. Those are a few of the 20 criteria used to build the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. This week, Dow Jones added NVIDIA to this list of North Americas best performing companies in sustainability. Its a prestigious list, putting us in the top fifth of the 600 largest companies in the… Read Mor [more...]
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Yesterday
3D Systems Introduces New SimbionixTM Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation Training Module
ROCK HILL, South Carolina September 15, 2014 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the addition of a new Simbionix ultrasound training module for the practice of transvaginal ultrasound exams (GYN TVS) at the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) exhibition in Barcelona, Spain. Transvaginal ultrasound is a commonly used exam in many Obstetrics and Gynecology practices, and as such, the ability to both perform and in [more...]
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Yesterday
Competition: Reinvent the wheel - Win trip to Cologne to meet Ford's design team
Reinvent the steering wheel for Ford and win a once in a lifetime trip to Cologne to meet its design team We're offering you the unique chance to design a concept for automotive giant Ford, and win a trip to meet its European design team and tour its facilities in Cologne, Germany. Ford of Britain and DEVELOP3D are offering you the chance to design a new concept that reinvents the Ford steering wheel. We want to hear from designers from all indust [more...]
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Yesterday
Change Processes Need the Right PLM Solutions
Does anyone really like being told what to do? Lets admit it: Having someone looking over our shoulder is a touch uncomfortable. Managing a change process - which governs the decisions and steps related to a design modification after its release - is something that most people should want some help on. In this post, [… [more...]
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Yesterday
What about cost?
A few years ago, I wanted a new pair of snow skis to replace my antique boards from the 90s. I researched skis on the internet so I could make a smart purchase decision. My criteria (in priority order) included the ability to rip groomers, float in powder, soak up bumps and look cool with [… [more...]
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Yesterday
Autodesk and Local Motors Collaborate on First Spark 3D Platform Implementation
Deal marks Autodesks first industrial application of its open 3D printing platform to solve challenges in large format 3D printing SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 15, 2014-- Earlier this year, Autodesk announced plans to introduce Spark, a new open platform for 3D printing, aimed at making it simpler and more reliable to print 3D models and easier to control how that model is printed. Now, Autodesk is collaborating with Local Motors, the lea [more...]
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Yesterday
Exporting Minecraft data from AutoCAD
After last weeks post on importing Minecraft data in this case from Tinkercad into AutoCAD, in todays post were going to focus on the ultimately more interesting use case of generating Minecraft data from AutoCAD. Were going to [more...]
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Yesterday
Student Formula SAE Japan Drives with SolidWorks
Congratulations to all the student teams that competed in Formula SAE Japan last week! The FSAE event brings together engineering students to compete in static events such as design presentation and … 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 de [more...]
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Yesterday
Update: FilmConvert OFX Added Features
FilmConvert Create the magic of cinema using the Film Convert OFX Plugin. This easy to use plugin will allow you to choose which camera you worked with and match it to the film you want. You will then be able to edit the colours and grain to suit your preferences and achieve the highest quality result. Compatible with DaVinci Resolve, Scratch, Nuke and Sony Vegas. CURRENT USERS - CLICK HERE TO UPDATE The FilmConvert OFX Plug-in has been updated with t [more...]
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Yesterday
The World Can be Changed Through the Power of Design
My colleague Michel and I recently imagined and developed a new product concept related to connected objects. With this in mind, we had a conversation with Jean Hong, Product Designer at Dassault Systmes, to talk about his perspective on industrial design in the consumer electronics domain. We decided to share that conversation with you to [more...]
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Yesterday
Inspirations: A Conversation with Andrew McMurry, Andrew M Films
A couple of weeks ago someone on Facebook shared Toy Wars, which I thought was so clever and fun. It really reminded me of Action Movie Kid from Daniel Hashimoto, a Dreamworks animator and cool dad, who been doing an ongoing series of special effects vignettes with his toddler. Both Toy Wars and Action Movie Kid are really creative and clever, and both involve fathers, but they are very different in scope.  Toy Wars I watched several more film shorts f [more...]
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Yesterday
Openness is a glorious thing
Spending some time in the workshop once again this summer, Al Dean has been exploring the next generation of 3D printers and comes to the conclusion that an open market is whats driving the industry forward   If you spend any time exploring the 3D printing market, youll find that its current swathe of success is being driven by openness rather than the commercial protectionism that has plagued it for years. Some sample parts, showing the fidelit [more...]
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Yesterday
Updated Revit Credit Manager for LEED Now Available on Autodesk Labs
Many of you might be saying "An updated Revit Credit Manager for LEED? Why am I hearing about this for the first time just now?" Not all technology previews are alike. That's why I have been maintaining and publishing this [more...]
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Yesterday
Power of heritage: Goodwood Revival a showcase of the design and engineering prowess of yesteryear
One of only 7 in the world, this road version of the legendary Ford GT40 Le Mans car was our ride for a lap of the Goodwood track The power brand heritage holds over modern consumers is almost hypnotic; grown men reduced to shivering wrecks at the behest of childhood memories. Last week we were that shivering wreck as we scampered away to an ex-airfield in the countryside more excited than we'd been in a long time - we were to attend Goodwood Reviv [more...]
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Yesterday
AAG 2014 London - last chance to register to the conference & workshops
Advances in Architectural Geometry 2014   London, UK Sep 18-21, 2014 Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG)  is a symposium where theoretical and practical work linked to new geometrical developments are presented. This symposium gathers the diverse components of contemporary architecture which push the building envelope towards free form and respond to the multiple current design challenges. It involves architects, engineers, mathema [more...]
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Yesterday
Length of object label with free app for AutoCAD
LengthText.lsp is a free AutoLisp app for AutoCAD by JTB World to add length of objects as a text field label. Select the object and then where you want the text for the length to be. When the object is modified the text will also be updated automatically based on FIELDEVAL or the settings found in the OPTIONS dialog box. The current unit settings are being used to show the length. Download LengthText.lsp or the AreaText.lsp that this was b [more...]
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Yesterday
News:  Film Convert Cinematography Competition 2014
Film Convert Cinematography Competition 2014 Film Convert has recently announced it's 2014 Cinematography Competition. Submissions open on September 23rd. Voting starts on October 15th Winners will be annouced on November 4th Film Convert helps you to create the timeless and romantic look of analog film with your digital footage. This intuitive software takes care of the technology so you can focus on creating magical cinematic experiences.  So [more...]
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Yesterday
Chasse-roues or Guard Stones.
chasse-roues (literally chase-wheels-away) and in England they are called guard stones, and you will see them in many forms on older buildings. They are the cast iron, or stone pillars that stop the entrance reviels being hit by vehicles . Todays picture is one I took in Paris, although they are every were, on my […] The post Chasse-roues or Guard Stones. appeared first on Konstrukshon CPD Weblog [more...]
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Yesterday
Update: E-On Software PlantFactory 2014.6 and VUE 2014.6 Now Available!
PlantFactory 2014.6 Plant Factory creates richly detailed custom plants. Hand-draw your plants, assemble pre-made components or build plants from scratch using the node graph. Produce high-quality 3D plants with un­precedented ease-of-use and export them as fully animated meshes to any other 3D application - including Vue EcoSystems. Plant Factory 2014.6 improves the product's native sharing and exporting capabilities.   What's new in PlantFactory 2014 [more...]
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Yesterday
Autodesk Vault Copy Design 2.0 (aka Vault 2015 R2)
Most people have a real love-hate relationship with Vault's Copy Design... its big, clunky, and very slow.... but its still better to use than manually copying and renaming files. With this mid-year release Autodesk set out to build a bigger, stronger, and much faster Copy Design and voila we have it now in Vault 2015 R2! So what does Mike think about it [more...]
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Yesterday
Pay attention to the shiny things
I thought it would be particularly good timing to bring up the idea of working on short term goals and they value - and satisfaction - that they can bring to your career [more...]
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Sep 14, 14
Maya Low Polygon Modeling
Maya Low Polygon Modeling is a one hour video tutorial covering the ultra-basics of Maya's mesh editing tools. We build a TV and its stand, define hard and soft edges, assign UV coordinates, and apply a self-illuminated texture. Here are some of the activites covered in this beginner's tutorial: Edit polygon mesh components Extrude faces Work with Construction History Subtract volumes with Boolean Difference Clean up with the Multi-Cut Tool [more...]
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Sep 14, 14
Delcam to hold high-speed and five-axis machining seminars at Matsuura
Delcam will highlight the latest developments for high-speed and five-axis machining in the 2015 version of its PowerMILL CAM system at two half-day seminars at Matsuuras European headquarters in Coalville, Leicestershire, on 14th October [more...]
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Sep 12, 14
Specials and New Releases - September 15th, 2014
This week V-Ray and E-On Software lead the way with their new releases on the Novedge Blog.             Related Stories Specials and New Releases - September 8th, 2014 Specials and New Releases - June 30, 2014 Specials and New Releases - August 25th, 2014 [more...]
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Sep 10, 14
SOLIDWORKS 2015 What's New - Exploded Views #sw2015
SOLIDWORKS has the ability to show an assembly's components spread out. This is very useful to show how the components fit together when assembled. A customer request that has been asked for a few years is, "Is there a way [more...]
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