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'Inverse Kinematics' - Mechanisms That Design Themselves
It seems that there is an unspoken rule in product development that the later the design change, the bigger the headache. And when the design change involves altering a mechanical linkage, then it is very common for the mechanism to … Continued Author information Stephen Endersby Product Manager at SolidWorks The post 'Inverse Kinematics' - Mechanisms That Design Themselves appeared first on The SOLIDWORKS Blo [more...]
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From Page to Product: New DC Comics Action Figure Series Highlights the Design Process
In the case that the onslaught of superhero-themed movies coming out over the next few years isn't enough to keep comic book fans busy, publishers including Marvel and DC Comics... Read From Page to Product: New DC Comics Action Figure Series Highlights the Design Process at SolidSmack [more...]
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ACA/AMEP 2016: Property Visibility Override
Prior to the 2007 release of what was then called Autodesk Architectural Desktop, all properties in a Property Set Definition attached to a selected item were displayed on the Extended Data tab of the Properties Palette, and they were displayed in alphabetical order. In response to user requests, the 2007 release added two columns to the Definition tab for Property Set Definitions , one titled Visible with a toggle that allowed you to choose whether [more...]
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CadMouse - The Review
I'm going to fess up here: I've been putting off writing this review. Why? Because 3DConnexion is a favorite company of mine and I have to write some not-so-nice things about their latest offering, the CadMouse. I've been using their 3D mice for years, to the point where I feel slower when there isn't one […] The post CadMouse - The Review appeared first on Jeff's Tool Shed [more...]
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SolidSmack Radio | Space Race Aesthetic
This week's Spotify-powered SolidSmack Radio Playlist brings an entirely new playlist of face-melting great music to help propel you through those laborious, tedious design tasks for the next few days.... Read SolidSmack Radio | Space Race Aesthetic at SolidSmack [more...]
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Revit 2016 | Project Performance - Part 3
One of the most unproductive actions software can take is sometimes out of developer control; the software crashes, possibly taking with it some amount of accomplished work. When using computers there's nothing quite so frustrating as realizing that a considerable [more...]
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Upgrades? It's About Learning and Earning
Lets talk about upgrades. Not the just got a fancy seat and a free gin and tonic on a transatlantic aeroplane type, but rather those times where you look at your current tool-set and wonder what else is available to assist with your day to day process. I think its perfectly natural to stick with [… [more...]
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The Significance of Local Craftsmanship
BUILD puts their money where there mouth is and gets a new road bike [more...]
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Autodesk to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Technology Conference
SAN RAFAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 26, 2015-- Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) today announced that Amar Hanspal, Senior Vice President, IPG Product Group, will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Technology Conference in San Francisco, Tuesday, June 2 at 9:15 a.m. Pacific Time. A live webcast, replay and podcast of the presentations will be available through Autodesk's Investor Relations Website at www.autodesk.com/investors. Please go [more...]
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Autodesk Labs Technology Previews that could use more Participants
One of my duties as Program Manager for Autodesk Labs is to produce a quarterly TPS report. Here is an excerpt from the Technology Preview Strategy report for Q1. As you can see, some of our technology previews have more [more...]
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Modo movie magic builds 'real' Interstellar spaceships
The CAD data was not only used to help build realistic props, but also to plan out the lighting and camera rigs, and to organise complex scenes in Interstellar CG effects are responsible for vast amounts of movie screen time but what happens if the film director needs real spaceships? This was the task faced by New Deal Studios when Interstellar director Christopher Nolan wanted the vehicles to feel like real spacecraft, a project that would involve a [more...]
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Connecting Desktop, Cloud, Lines and Grid Segments
The call for Autodesk University proposals closes today, May 26th, and I quickly submitted my second one before the deadline falls. I also have another contribution from Magson Leone to share with you, a little helper function for calculating (unbounded [more...]
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Team Penske: Juan Pablo Montoya Wins the Indianapolis 500
"Team Penske drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power staged an epic battle over the final laps of the Indianapolis 500 Sunday, but in the end it was Montoya that claimed his second career win in the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" and Team Penske's record 16th Indy 500 victory. "These guys at Team Penske did [… [more...]
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Altium aims to integrate PCB with SolidWorks design
Altium is looking to bridge the world of product and PCB design with its extension tool for more collaborative design A new extension for Altium's flagship PCB design tool, Altium Designer, should help facilitate collaboration between mechanical and electronic design teams with integrated design data. The MCAD Co-Designer: SolidWorks extension, by integrating directly, should allow for better collaborative process on projects without having to int [more...]
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Autodesk seeks government compliance approval for its cloud products
FedRAMP compliance will allow Autodesk to serve government agencies that require certification for cloud products Autodesk has initiated the US federal government compliance process for cloud products and services known as the Federal Risk and Authorisation Management Program (FedRAMP). This compliance will allow Autodesk to serve government agencies that require the certification to use cloud offerings such as Autodesk A360, achieving 'in process' [more...]
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Improve Part Search and Reuse in Aerospace & Defense Programs: The Path to Significant Productivity and Quality Improvements
According to industry analysts Aberdeen Group, the annual carrying costs of introducing a new part number range between $4,500 and $23,000 per item. When a designer or engineer decides to create a new part instead of searching to see whether it already exists, significant expenses can be incurred. In product development alone, new part designs [… [more...]
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Movie Theater Playhouse - The Construction Drawings
Every year I design a playhouse for charity - and every year I publish the construction drawings for that playhouse. Take a look at what construction drawings look like for a small structure - you might be surprised to see much detail and information go into these drawings [more...]
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How to Build a Stronger Team for Your Architecture Firm
This is a guest post by Norbert Lemermeyer of Architecture + Business. Establish an Orientation for New Employees The following outlines the standard orientation for a new employee into a small architectural office. This was my orientation some 40 years ago. Recently I talked to Tyler, a newly graduated architect and he outlined a similar experience [… [more...]
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Yesterday
Thank you to all those who have sacrificed
As a company that takes great pride in its veterans, wed like to take a moment to say a heartfelt thank you to those who have given their lives in service to the United States, those who have returned form service, and to those who continue to serve. We recognize the commitment and enormous sacrifices that each of you made to defend and advance the values that we hold dear: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Further, we hope that through our own c [more...]
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JTB Steel 1.2.1 released
JTB Steel is an AutoCAD add-in that helps with drafting of steel frames and steel detailing. Version 1.2.1 is now available. A free trial is also available [more...]
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Delcam webinar on PowerMILL Advanced Simulation & Verification now online
Delcam has made available for download its recent webinar on the Advanced Simulation & Verification module in the 2015 R2 release of the companys more...]
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In honor of Memorial Day
As we do every year, today Autodesk employees in the United States have the day off for Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a day where we honor those who have sacrificed their lives in service to the country. This is [more...]
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Deluxe partners with GDMX
LOS ANGELES Deluxe Entertainment Services recently entered into a partnership with LAs GDMX (http://www.gdmx.tv), a Warner Bros. post production unit. As part of the enterprise services agreement, Deluxe will be Warner Bros. primary outsource partner for post production services, and will serve as WBs primary provider of creative, production, localization, and distribution services [more...]
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May 22, 15
The Edge: Ashli Mizell, Refined Interior Design (over easy).
Richly textured, layered and luxuriously livable Interior design. We are in great company on the Novedge Blog!             Related Stories The Edge: Eric Reinholdt, 30x40 Design Workshop. The Edge: Erik Reinholdt, 30x40 Design Workshop. The Edge: Archoncad and the Vectorworks Design Summit [more...]
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