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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to survive Architectural School Juries
What would I tell myself when I was a freshman in architecture school? Easy ... I would start with tips on how to survive an architectural jury presentation [more...]
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Arbitrary law-based curve and surface modeling. Part 2
(Continuation of part1 )  Same approach works for surfaces. In this case GeomConvert_ApproxSurface and Adaptor3d_Surface classes should be used in exact same manner. Below are a few examples of creating law surfaces. The first case is an example of creating a variable offset surface, where a surface is defined as follows: S(u,v) = B(u,v) + Offset(u,v) * N (u,v), where B(u,v) is a basis surface, N (u,v) is a unit normal to the basis surface, Offset (u,v [more...]
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Arbitrary law-based curve and surface modeling
A recent case with enhancing CAD Exchanger ACIS importer to broaden support of ACIS primitives inspired me to write this post. Like other modeling kernels, Open CASCADE comes with a finite set of supported types of curves and surfaces. For instance, for curves this includes lines and conic curves (circles, ellipses, parabolas and hyperbolas), B-Splines, Bezier curves, offset curves plus explicitly trimmed curves. OCC supports parametrics definition where [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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