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Yesterday
White Windows [Archive]
Today I am sharing an article from the early days of Entrepreneur Architect. Originally posted on February 22, 2007, it was the seventh entry on the site and was the first full length article shared. The lessons presented then are just as relevant today. Be honest, have integrity and any error, omission or mistake you may experience will always work [ [more...]
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Yesterday
podcast 174 - Connect_Combine Tool
The Connect/Combined tool is really useful for extending single or multiple lines to a boundary. In this movie I will give you a quick introduction to using this tool. Instead of using this tool you could use the Selection tool to extend lines, but that is slow and unreliable. This tool is fast and reliable for extending lines to meet other objects. http://youtu.be/Df4A2xcTU60 For Vectorworks manuals, visit: http://store.archoncad.co [more...]
Yesterday
Revit 2015 Improved Performance
The Revit Clinic's recent post describes how Revit 2015's performance compares with Revit 2014. Here's the graph they provided to compare the results for various operations in both versions. I find it a bit surprising that Autodesk has not made a bigger deal of this, especially considering the general malaise felt by users to the quantity and specificity of new features. I suppose improving performance isn't a sexy thing to talk about but it see [more...]
Apr 17, 14
AMD offering 50% off FirePro W9100, W8000 and W7000 for one off company purchases
Qualfying companies can get their hands on a single ultra high-end FirePro W9100 for the crazy price of 1,200 The AMD FirePro W9100 may have only been launched a week ago, but AMD is already offering an exceptional 50% discount on the ultra high-end GPU. Companies can claim back up to 1,195 off their first card purchase thanks to AMD's 50% off cash back offer which runs until June 30 2014. AMD is also offering 50% off the AMD FirePro W8000 [more...]
Apr 14, 14
BIM Technologist - SmithGroup - Washington DC
SmithGroupJJR is an idea-oriented design firm that is committed to creating inspiring places that enrich the human spirit. We believe extraordinary environments are created when the design process is based on the principles of exploration, experimentation, innovation, research, and collaboration. Our expertise in providing thoughtful and innovative solutions keeps SmithGroupJJR as one of the foremost architectural and engineering firms in the world. SmithG [more...]
Apr 14, 14
Inventor - Open From Vault "Pauses" for 10 minutes
Whilst Autodesk investigates a solution, I thought sharing a newly discovered issue to reduce its impact might be appreciated by our partners and customers using the Place From Vault command in Inventor. Under certain precise circumstances Inventor 2014 appears to hang\freeze\pause for 10 minutes. Here are the steps to reproduce this behaviour. Create 1.IAM Insert a new ipt into that 1.IAM Check 1.IAM into Vault (2014) Rename the .ipt in Vault In Inventor [more...]
Today
Siemens PLM Software Honored by Leading Healthcare Company
Siemens Received Top Innovation and Product of the Year Awards [more...]
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9 Things You Can't Do with 2D CAD
We get it. You're quite comfortable with your 2D design tools. Over the years, you've become very proficient with these tools, so why transition to 3D CAD tools and deal Continued Author information Cliff Medling Cliff Medling is a Senior Marketing Manager at SolidWork [more...]
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Today
Progression Technologies Expands To Oklahoma City
Texas-based SolidWorks Reseller Opens New Office to Better Serve Growing Customer Base in Oklahoma (PRWeb April 21, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/ProgressionTech/OklahomaCity/prweb11777292.ht [more...]
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Today
secrets to surviving and succeeding in architecture (school)
Architecture school, in fact this whole profession requires more than natural ability and various skills with your hands. Those are crucial ingredients, but after teaching for almost a dozen years, I've developed a list of aphorisms that I might start to post on the wall at the beginning of each semester. I might share these [ [more...]
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Today
Dynamic Motion Technology a Game Changer
Ever since owner Dal Rogers and his son Tom took control of V&M Precision Machining and Grinding (Brea, CA) in 2006, they have been on a mission to improve productivity and drive out costs. One of the greatest contributors to these efforts has been Mastercam's Dynamic Motion technology. Used in conjunction with advanced coated tools, these material-aware cutting approaches allow for high material removal rates without breaking, stressing or wearing the too [more...]
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Today
Pushing Simulation through the Value Pyramid
It's the perennial question: Who does what? Let's say you design industrial machinery, such as the device that shapes a potato chip, or a bottle capper, or, as Geoff Hedges recently profiled, a Wave Machine. A significant part of your job is designing the machine so that it's efficient, it's cost-effective to operate, and it [ [more...]
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Today
Moving Average Crossover: Great News for 3D Systems (DDD)?
Moving Average Crossover: Great News for 3D Systems (DDD [more...]
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Today
Technology preview of Cloud Sync for AutoCAD Architecture / MEP retired from Autodesk Labs
The Cloud Sync for AutoCAD Architecture/MEP plug-in was a free technology preview that allowed users to manage drawing access on local computer networks and also across cloud storage services (e.g., Autodesk 360, Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive). With this functionality and [more...]
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Alternate Reality: 51 uses of the ALT key in Solid Edge
This post lists and discusses the many uses of the Alt key in Solid Edge. From simple View Fit to accessing keyboard shortcuts and re-attaching broken dimensions to quitting Solid Edge, the article presents a synopsis of the varied scenarios where the Alt key comes in handy [more...]
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Today
Make Your Own Opportunities
Luck favors the prepared so I've put together a list of the 10 attributes I think an intern should demonstrate if they really want to rapidly advance their career [more...]
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Yesterday
Revit 2015: Graphic display options
Revit 2015 has some enhancements in graphic options. It allows you to show your model as a hand sketched drawing. Combine the options and you'll get awesome visual [more...]
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Yesterday
LEDAS at COFES 2014: Intelligent DXF/DWG, Geometry Comparison, CAM, and The Company's Key Points
In my previous post I presented Ivan Rykov, LEDAS CTO, a participant of upcoming COFES 2014. Today, Ivan is already on his way to Arizona with copies of four booklets, each of them describing 7 certain things related to some, but not all, key domains of the company's projects and skills. Want to know about intelligent DWG, advanced components of CAM, or really smart Geometry Comparison [more...]
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Yesterday
Vero Software wins 2nd Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade
Vero Software wins 2nd Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade Vero Software is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the much coveted Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2014. The Queen's Awards are the UK's most prestigious business awards and further endorse Vero as a leading UK [more...]
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Yesterday
Why do I want vacation resort to adopt PLM and other tech?
I took few days of rest with the family on Paradise Island. Huge hotel and attractions facilities of Atlantis are impressing by size, location and weather (compared to snowing Boston). So, if you are all for pools, dolphins, coral reefs, multi-color fishes, this is a place to be. However, when it comes to customer facing [ [more...]
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Yesterday
Not in my neighborhood
The following is an excerpt from my neighborhood list serve: From: Traditional Home To: Modern House Cc: 'CityHall' Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 1:05 PM Subject: Re: Suggestions for your facade Dear Modern Home, l realize that your home [more...]
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Apr 18, 14
Autodesk Platinum Partner, Microsol Resources Announces New Boston Area Office
CHARLESTOWN, Mass., April 18, 2014 -- Microsol Resources Corporation, a recognized leader in CAD and building information modeling (BIM) solutions serving the architectural, engineering and construction industries, is pleased to announce the opening of its third office location in Charlestown, Massachusetts. By adding a Boston-area office to its existing offices in New York and [more...]
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