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Today3D CAD for human bodies?
We often speak about design and lifecycle management complexity of products in automotive, aerospace, defense industries. But what about probably the most complex product - our body? The debates about our ability to understand human body are fascinating and inspiring. Many new technologies were created for the last decades to [more...
TodayRevit Tutorial - Site Designer Plugin
I attended a class about the Site Designer Plugin by Dan Rosenberg during RTCNA this year for the simple reason of understanding how to get the damn tool to work! For those of you who have attempted or used the Site Designer Plugin you may have found it to be anything but intuitive. Well, Dan was able to break it down and make it at least work. For that, I was glad I attended the class. The concept behind the Site Designer plugin is fantastic. The ability [more...
TodayThe Search for Push Button 3D Printing
If you were to believe the mainstream media, you obtain a 3D printed part by loading up the part, sending it to the printer, and a few minutes later, it pops out. Presumably with a little ding noise. The reality is that there is a lot of preparatory work needed to ensure that you not [… [more...
TodayA Fixture on the Production Line
MakerBot has a 3D Ecosystem that helps others engineers, designers, educators, students, hobbyists to turn their ideas into reality. It includes software, materials, and support, but these elements of the MakerBot 3D Ecosystem all involve the 3D printers that we make in Brooklyn now in a new factory, with double the manufacturing capacity. [… [more...
TodayPurpose in the Profession
Dwelling on what I love being a part of and what purpose I serve in the profession of architecture… Another post in the #Architalks blogging series. #Architalks is organized by Bob Borson at Life of an Architect . A group of architects writes blog posts around a single theme or subject and posts them all at the same time, ensuring […] The post Purpose in the Profession appeared first on MOD Architect WNC [more...
TodayChecking for built-in AutoCAD objects using .NET
This interesting question came in by email from Igor, over the weekend: Let say I want to delete a layer by it's name. I can get ObjectId or LayerTabelRecord from the name, like LayerTable tLayers = (LayerTable) Transaction.GetObject(Database.LayerTableId,OpenMode.ForRead,false) LayerTableRecord ltRecord = (LayerTableRecord) Transaction.GetObject(tLayers.Item[Name],OpenMode.ForWrite,false); Now having LayerTableRecord how can I found [more...
Todaywhy I am an architect
I have written on this subject many times especially in the earlier years of my blog (here, here and here). As one of my goals is to share how architects think, Ive worked to be transparent with my own thoughts and my own journey. I hope it has helped someone. There are so many [… [more...
TodayBeware my power, Inventor's Contour Flanges!
When working in sheet metal it's often advantageous to work with the side profile and "construct" the model by extruding the profile. See how to build sheet metal models using Inventor's Contour Flange feature [more...
TodayWhy am I an architect?
I think I may have told this story before so Ill keep this technical part short When I was in High School and it was time to apply to colleges, I sat down with my mom and we talked about what I should major in. Well, I liked math, and I liked to drawmaybe I [more...
TodayWhy I am an Architect (and not an Astronaut)
I don't ever wonder why I am became an architect, just like I don't ever wonder why I didn't become something else ... like an astronaut, or a belly dancer. It's because I don't have the skills to be those other things (despite any stories you might have heard about the "belly dancing" [more...
YesterdayDoes the Future of Making Things Spell the End of the Past?
There's a lot of buzz about the "Future of Making Things" lately. Personally, I'm a big fan of the possibilities this new wave has to offer. Things like connected devices, cloud technology, and 3D printing, just to name a few. But while I excitedly absorbed this new age, I was reminded of an experience I had. Not to long ago, perhaps a year at the most, a colleague needed to find a component in an industry catalog, like many of us designers needed to do [more...
YesterdayAutodesk CAM Continuously Making HSMWorks Better
The Autodesk CAM development team has served up six development builds since the release of HSMWorks 2015 R2 back in March. Adding them all up it comes to over 50 new features, improvements and fixes. Some examples include continued improvements to the free post directory, including a CAMplete APT and post for my new favorite [… [more...
YesterdaySOLIDWORKS' New Subscription Policy
This seems to be flying under the radar a bit, but I'm not sure why. Effective January 1, 2016, the current subscription policy will change for SolidWorks customers. From the TPM blog: What is the new Subscription late policy? Since its inception, SOLIDWORKS has offered users the ability to renew expired licenses for an established […] The post SOLIDWORKS' New Subscription Policy appeared first on Jeff's Tool Shed [more...