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3D Scanning for Better BIM
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: [more...]
AIA News: Actor Kevin Spacey to Keynote AIA National Convention 2016
Kevin Spacey has been announced as the keynote speaker at the upcoming AIA National Convention [more...]
Rhino for Rapid Prototyping workshop in London
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
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...]
3D Systems Announces Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results
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...]
Model of DESIGN
Press Coverage Construction Week ME Read the articl [more...]
DistribuTECH2016: By 2020 the largest power utility will not own generation or network assets
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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…
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'
LOS ANGELES Brain Zoo Studios ( 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
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
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
The post InfraWorks 360 2016.4: More Awesome and More Affordable appeared first on The CAD Geek [more...]
Latest FeatureCAM feature-based CAM at MACH
On stand 4011 at MACH, Delcam will demonstrate the many benefits in the latest release of its more...]
Expanding the Team? Here's Why You Should Think Subscription
Imagine your company, YourCADShop, wants to expand with a new engineering wing. You can already envision the new carpets, polished glass desks, and computers loaded with up-to-date versions of all the essential software design engineers use. Outfitted with seats of the best tools on the market, you can expect your team to crush it no [… [more...]
SOLIDWORKS Solutions Help Medical Research Center Speed Development, Improve Quality of New Fertility Diagnostic Tool
Getting new medical devices designed, tested, manufactured and ultimately approved by government regulatory agencies, such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is a grueling and very time-consuming process fraught with many challenges. Any tools that can help medical … Continued Author information Barbara Schmitz Senior Brand Introduction Manager at SolidWorks Loyal dog owner, travel bum, cool mom, and lover [more...]
DistribuTECH2016: Sacramento's power utility transmogrifies itself with innovative governance and analytics
Nancy Bui-Thompson, President of Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD), gave an insightful presentation about her utility from the perspective of an elected official. I think that Nancy is one of the first examples of an elected official presenting at DistribuTECH [more...]
Shift To Cloud Forcing Autodesk Layoffs, But Cloud Is Good
Autodesk announces big layoffs on the horizon but the company says it has nothing to do with macro or company based economics. Instead, the downsizing is in response to its move to the cloud [more...]
Evaluating 3D printed parts - if you can, show off the part
Feb 9, 2016
Like all GrabCAD Challenges, the Oxygen Valve Splitter Challenge presented a difficult problem: create an oxygen valve splitter that allows for independently controlled flow rates. As the valve splitter is meant for low-resource environments, participants had to design their part with certain considerations in mind (speed, minimal post-processing, and printability on a basic FDM machine). In addition to earning the top prize, the winning part has the poten [more...]
Hatch, Bentley to Design Canada's Keeyask Dam Project
Feb 9, 2016
Press Coverage TenLinks Read the articl [more...]
What happened to sketch dimensions in SOLIDWORKS 2016?
Feb 8, 2016
After teaching the Essentials course a couple times in SOLIDWORKS 2016 I have noticed some quirks that are causing issues. The good news is most of it can be fixed by turning off one feature. And that one feature is [more...]
Announcing the Bentley Open Roads Navigator App
Feb 4, 2016
Press Coverage AEC Cafe Read the articl [more...]
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