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  •   	 Games, Limb from Limb! | Eric Plante

    Games, Limb from Limb! | Eric Plante

    Games products @ 3December
    Published. June 27, 2017

    ?Mathieu Mazerolle and I presented our middleware products at the 3December event last week....


  • The Building Coder

    The Building Coder

    Copy Local False and IFC Utils for Wall Openings
    Published. June 27, 2017

    New important issues are researched and brilliant solutions shared daily in the Revit API discussion forum. Here are two from the current crop IFC helper returns outer CurveLoop of door or window Setting Copy Local to False resolves AddIn Manager issue......


  • Revit w Polsce

    Revit w Polsce

    Autodesk Design Review – program niedoceniany?
    Published. June 27, 2017

    Autodesk Design Review (ADR) jest darmow? przegl?dark? otwieraj?c? i zapisuj?c? pliki DWF i DWFx. Moja skromna pami?? si?ga 2005 roku kiedy, podczas Autodesk University w Orlando na Florydzie, Autodesk bardzo mocno promowa? format DWF (obecnie DWFx). Wiekszo?c aplikacji Autodesk daje mozliow?? zapisu w tych formatach. Przypuszczam, ?e ka?dy u?ytkownik programu......


  • Po prostu Inventor

    Po prostu Inventor

    Autodesk Nastran In-CAD - Analiza zmienna w czasie
    Published. June 27, 2017

    W Autodesk Inventor mo?emy analizowa? ruch mechanizmów za pomoc? symulacji dynamicznej. Taka symulacja zak?ada, ?e wszystkie cz??ci s? idealnie sztywne. A co je?li podczas ruchu cz??ci mog? si? odkszta?ca?? Mo?emy wtedy skorzysta? z analiz dost?pnych w Nastran In-CAD:...


  • Village BIM

    Village BIM

    Revit expliqué en moins de 3 minutes
    Published. June 27, 2017

    Souvent on me demande d’expliquer Revit en quelques mots et j’avoue que ce n’est pas facile, vu l’étendue des ses capacités. J’ai finalement trouvé la réponse dans une vidéo qui résume assez bien tous ses domaines de compétence. En voici quelques unes tirées de la vidéo ci-dessous : Exprimer votre......


  • It is Alive in the Lab

    It is Alive in the Lab

    Autodesk Forge in One Example and Three Sets of Samples
    Published. June 27, 2017

    If you have decades of your intellectual property captured in AutoCAD drawings and would like to leverage that data to showcase your work to your customers, then Autodesk Forge is for you. Forge is our application program interface (API) platform......


  • Revit w Polsce

    Revit w Polsce

    Autodesk Design Review – program niedoceniany?
    Published. June 27, 2017

    Autodesk Design Review (ADR) jest darmow? przegl?dark? otwieraj?c? i zapisuj?c? pliki DWF i DWFx. Moja skromna pami?? si?ga 2005 roku kiedy, podczas Autodesk University w Orlando na Florydzie, Autodesk bardzo mocno promowa? format DWF (obecnie DWFx). Wiekszo?c aplikacji Autodesk daje mozliow?? zapisu w tych formatach. Przypuszczam, ?e ka?dy u?ytkownik programu......


  • Between the Poles

    Between the Poles

    Perceptality: new laser scanning applications potentially transforming construction
    Published. June 26, 2017

    At HxGNLive Juergen Dold, President of Hexagon Geosystems which is responsible for the Leica Geosystems brand, gave a talk about perception and reality. Perception is how we see the world, but perceptions are subjective and are not always reliable. Reality......


  • Between the Lines

    Between the Lines

    Kids at Autodesk Day
    Published. June 26, 2017

    This has to be one of my favorite days of the year at the office, and I remember my grown children attending back in the San Rafael HQ office many years ago. Our employees bring their children in and each office organizes a series of activities. In our Lake Oswego, Oregon office (Portland), we held our Kids at Autodesk Day last Friday. The kids from young to older teenagers signed in and got their own Autodesk badges and then a......


  • Through the Interface

    Through the Interface

    Meet the Walmsleys
    Published. June 26, 2017

    It’s now less than a week before my family and I get on a plane and start our big trip: visiting 13 countries on 5 continents (not including the one we’re starting from) over the course of 6 months. We leave on July 2nd, 2017, and – if our plans don’t change – will return home on January 5th, 2018. Here’s a map of where we’re going… be sure to zoom into different locations and click on the place-markers to bring up additional information. It’s been a deliberate choice, over the...


  • Civil - Made in France

    Civil - Made in France

    Comment ajouter de l'information à AutoCAD Civil 3D depuis Excel ?
    Published. June 26, 2017

    Mon excellent collègue Safi Hage du Premium Support a récemment posté sur Autodesk Knowledge Network un article dans lequel il explique comment lier les propriétés d’objets Civil 3D à un tableur. Cette connexion est possible via la fonction des Jeux de propriétés apparue avec Civil 3D 2017 et présentée en détail ici. Cela permet de gérer les propriétés étendues d’objets Civil 3D depuis une feuille Excel et d’accroitre encore un peu plus les capacités de gestion de l’information...


  • Under the Hood

    Under the Hood

    Autodesk Vault 2018.0.1 Update Released
    Published. June 26, 2017

    In a continuing effort to provide high quality products, Autodesk has released Autodesk Vault 2018.0.1 Update for Autodesk Vault Basic, Workgroup, and Professional 2018 editions. The update addresses a variety of issues pertaining to these releases. Server installation may end with an Error - Installation ended prematurely because of an......


  • The Geospatial Navigator

    The Geospatial Navigator

    Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server 2015 Bing Maps Hotfix
    Published. June 23, 2017

    Der Hotfix für die Geoposition bei den Bing Map Karten ist ebenfalls für den Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server verfügbar. Wie berichtet, beendet Microsoft ® die Unterstützung der Version 7 von Bing ® Maps zum 30. Juni 2017. Dieser Hotfix dient zum Aktualisieren von Bing Map auf die Version 8, um die Geoposition weiter nutzen zu können. Den Hotfix finden Sie hier....


  • Mod the Machine

    Mod the Machine

    New Fusion 360 Update and an Announcement
    Published. June 22, 2017

    This week a new Fusion 360 update went out. There are a few API related enhancements in this update and one big announcement. Enhancements User Specified Program Path - You can now specify the location where Fusion will look for......


  • Line//Shape//Space

    Line//Shape//Space

    How IKEA Is Working to Fight Climate Change
    Published. June 22, 2017

    IKEA Head Designer Marcus Engman is leading his company's efforts to fight climate change by enlisting the best designers in the business....


  • CAD Application Development

    CAD Application Development

    Everybody Lies....
    Published. June 21, 2017

    One of the ongoing themes of the show "House" (a medical drama from a few years back, starring Hugh Laurie as a modern medical Sherlock Holmes) - is that "Everybody Lies". This credo is applied generally to patients, some of whom lie deliberately, and some of whom lie incidentally. In either case, these lies present obstacles and sometimes trainwrecks in the way of getting to the truth...I've recently run into a couple of examples of this with the Revit API. If you've discovered this page, maybe...


  • BIM Blog

    BIM Blog

    Immersive Visualization - Erwecken Sie Ihren Entwurf zum Leben
    Published. June 20, 2017

    Immersive Visualization ist eine erschwingliche, einfach zu nutzende Technologie, mit der 3D-BIM-Modelle (Building Information Modeling) zu visuell ansprechenden Darstellungen umgesetzt werden, die Anwender erkunden können. Erfahren Sie auf unserer neuen Infoseite mehr darüber, wie Immersive Visualization den Planungsprozess verbessert: Außerdem haben wir einige Best Practices im folgenden E-Book für Sie......


  • AEC DevBlog

    AEC DevBlog

    Revit SDK Sample’s Assembly Reference Updater
    Published. June 16, 2017

    By Madhukar Moogala While I was learning Revit API through SDK samples, I see there is a huge Samples folder with about 180 project files. I thought it will be good idea to quickly update the references of each project to correct Revit install folder. There is an executable which......


  • AutoCAD DevBlog

    AutoCAD DevBlog

    Creating Procedural Texture in AutoCAD : Checker shade
    Published. January 1, 1970

    By Madhukar Moogala Procedural textures are algorithmic texture unlike textures based on images these textures are created using logic, we can created patterned textures using Checker shade. Programmatically we can create Checker,Speckle, Wave and Tile type generic textures. In this post I will discuss how we can create a Checker......


  • CG Samba

    CG Samba

    3ds Max 2018.1 Update
    Published. June 8, 2017

    The Update for 3ds Max 2018 includes access to the 3ds Max Interactive real-time engine. In addition, there have been many recent fixes to UV Unwrap, FBX, viewport performance, snapping, and more....


  • Around the Corner

    Around the Corner

    How to build PyQt5 for Autodesk Maya 2017 64bit
    Published. June 8, 2017

    Written by Cyrille Fauvel – Autodesk Developer Network (April 2013) Updated by Vijaya Prakash – Autodesk Developer Network (November 2016) Chengxi Li - Autodesk Developer Network (June 2017) Building SIP, and PyQt for Maya 2017 PyQt [http://www.riverbankcomputing.co.uk] is a python binding to the Qt library. Because Maya uses Qt internally, you can use the PyQt modules in Maya python scripts to create custom UI. PyQt does not have the same licensing as Maya, Qt, or Python. Please consult the...


  • BIM Toolbox

    BIM Toolbox

    Generative Design Applied on Buildings
    Published. June 9, 2017

    It's been more than two years now, since Autodesk started to invest in research on Generative Design. Some of the results have been shown already in the video below. When we talk about Generative Design, the subjects are very often related to manufacturing (design of heat exchanger, bicycle frames, …).......


  • BIM Toolbox

    BIM Toolbox

    Generative Design Applied on Buildings
    Published. June 9, 2017

    It's been more than two years now, since Autodesk started to invest in research on Generative Design. Some of the results have been shown already in the video below. When we talk about Generative Design, the subjects are very often related to manufacturing (design of heat exchanger, bicycle frames, …).......


  • Don't Think: Do Revit

    Don't Think: Do Revit

    Benchwork Up!
    Published. May 30, 2017

    Progress in the last week has resulted in the first half of benchwork being stood up! Thanks to Revit I had a detailed cutting plan to work from, and my estimate of material (from a schedule) was spot on for linear feet. If only the carpenter were as good as the computer, one mistake in my manual optimization of cutting led to having to use some scrap pine I had for one last piece... :-(Still need to add a few more gusset plates for lateral re-enforcement but in general its quite sturdy for being...


  • The MEP CAD Engineer

    The MEP CAD Engineer

    AU 2017 Proposal Time – and now you can Vote!
    Published. May 25, 2017

    I’ve been a speaker at AU for a long time now (well, about 13 times) and every year it’s challenging to come up with new and updated topics. But this year is a little different – for the first time, you, the user, can vote for the classes you would like to see. So if you have a topic, like learning Dynamo for Revit, understanding how to bring Inventor families into Infraworks, or gain a better understanding to make your AutoCAD documentation look and behave like Revit documentation, then you...


  • Up and Ready

    Up and Ready

    SketchBook iOS: This app is not compatible with your device.
    Published. May 25, 2017

    I am back, sort of. I am currently on the SketchBook QA team and we are getting a lot of tickets on this topic so I wanted to share this with the community. _______________________________________________ If you get this error when trying to update SketchBook from 3.7.4 to 4.0.4 on an......


  • Revit +

    Revit +

    Mas eu posso modelar qualquer coisa no REVIT?
    Published. May 24, 2017

    Essa é uma pergunta difícil de responder, porque eu já "mordi a língua" várias vezes. A maior comparação que se faz é com programas de modelagem livre. Exemplo: Sketchup, o Formit, quando trata-se de algo rápido e simples, e outros mais específicos como Rhino, 3dsmax, Maya, Inventor, Solidworks, e por......


  • Manufacturing DevBlog

    Manufacturing DevBlog

    Activate ActiveX based BrowserPane
    Published. May 22, 2017

    In Inventor 2018 custom browser panes got their own dockable window so that they can be moved around by the user. As a result your old code that was creating your new ActiveX based BrowserPane and was trying to activate it does not work anymore. You need to find the......


  • Beyond the Silos

    Beyond the Silos

    Upcoming Presentations @ Texas Design-U!
    Published. May 17, 2017

    Join me Monday-Tuesday, June 5-6, at the Arlington Convention Center for the DFW BIM Infrastructure User Group (DFWBIUG) Texas Design-U.  View the complete lineup of sessions and speakers at this link.I'll be teaching three sessions on Tuesday, June 6:What's New in Revit 2018Designers, detailers, fabricators and construction professionals have access to an ever-expanding set of capabilities in Autodesk Revit. But keeping up with these enhancements can be a challenge. Join me in this fast-paced,...


  • Civil 3D Reminders

    Civil 3D Reminders

    Statistics Tab
    Published. May 16, 2017

    This post shows how to get the Statistics Tab back in Windows File Properties. The first step is to type Default Programs at the Windows Start Menu. Then select Choose default apps by file type. Then select the AutoCAD DWG Launcher as the app to launch DWG files. Now the Statistics Tab will show up....


  • Beyond Design

    Beyond Design

    Navisworks 2018 is here…
    Published. May 15, 2017

    Annual product launch is always a busy time of year for the Navisworks team and this year has been no different. We've completed some interesting projects this year, so here we would like to introduce them to you in some detail. You've asked us to improve our connectivity and our......


  • Beyond Design

    Beyond Design

    Navisworks 2018 is here…
    Published. May 15, 2017

    Annual product launch is always a busy time of year for the Navisworks team and this year has been no different. We've completed some interesting projects this year, so here we would like to introduce them to you in some detail. You've asked us to improve our connectivity and our......


  • Cracking the Vault

    Cracking the Vault

    Using the LifecycleEventEditor to remove Third Party lifecycle transition Jobs
    Published. May 4, 2017

    This short movie shows how to use the Vault SDK's Lifecycle Event Editor to remove third party lifecycle transition jobs...


  • Beyond the Paper

    Beyond the Paper

    It's Alive in the Lab: New Version fo Autodesk Design Review Released
    Published. January 1, 1970

    The It's Alive in the Lab blog mentioned that there's a new version of Autodesk Design Review available: Read the blog article. DWF continues to go beyond the paper....


  • REVIT Structure Learning Curve

    REVIT Structure Learning Curve

    Associated Builders and Contractor - News Release
    Published. January 1, 1970

    News released today by the  Associated Builders and Contractors [ABC] at 11 a.m. Eastern –”Autodesk’s advanced full lifecycle construction technologies and training brings innovation to 21,000-strong ABC membership”.As outlined in the news release [made today by company executives in Washington, D.C., during  ABC’s Legislative Week] the goal is to enable construction professionals to work smarter by harnessing the power of the digital era to help increase productivity, reduce...


  • The Revit Clinic

    The Revit Clinic

    Cloud rendering maintenance this weekend
    Published. January 1, 1970

    This weekend there is scheduled maintenance for the cloud rendering service on Sunday March 5th 7AM - 8AM PST. During this time, cloud rendering will not be available. The Health Dashboard has been updated with this information and will be......


  • AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera

    AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera

    Wish known sooner #02 – Hold SHIFT key down when Surfing
    Published. February 24, 2017

    Surfer works like the old AutoCAD SDI mode… a single document at a time display mode rather than the MDI multi-document mode. With this SDI-like behavior, Surfer wants to close your active drawing before it surfs on to the next drawing. A bit frustrating. Here’s what I wish I’d known sooner… if you hold the SHIFT […]...


  • Cloud & Mobile DevBlog

    Cloud & Mobile DevBlog

    We've Moved
    Published. January 1, 1970

    This blog has now moved to become part of our Forge website. Please change your bookmark to: https://forge.autodesk.com/blog We'll be posting the same types of programming tips and tricks in the new blog - along with additional items, such as events, case studies and Forge product roadmap updates. See you......


  • Autodesk 360

    Autodesk 360

    #ILookLikeAnEngineer A360
    Published. August 12, 2015

    The A360 team in Tel Aviv joins women from all over the world in the #ILookLikeAnEngineer campaign.  ...


  • Land Development Engineering

    Land Development Engineering

    Coordinate Systems and Drones
    Published. January 12, 2017

    And now back to our regularly scheduled program... Have you heard of the drone invasion?...


  • Civil 3D Br

    Civil 3D Br

    Troca de Plataforma do Blog
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Olá pessoal! Movemos para uma nova plataforma e novo blog MUNDO AEC mundoaec.autodesk.com Autodesk Mundo AEC...


  • Lynn Allen's Blog

    Lynn Allen's Blog

    A 2017 Tip on Importing Layers from One AutoCAD Drawing to Another
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Happy New Year! I'm crossing my fingers that 2017 will be a great year for you and for me (are you in?). Let me help you kick it off by sharing a tip that will enable you to quickly bring......


  • Inside the Factory

    Inside the Factory

    Inside Live
    Published. November 23, 2016

    At The Factory, we strive to involve customers in shaping our products in many different ways, from interviews, usability testing, Preview Release testing, the recently added Revit Ideas site and something we call Inside the Factory. Inside the Factory Live......


  • Buildz

    Buildz

    Karma
    Published. August 12, 2015

    The Boy and I just sat down to a new project, we're going build a quadcopter, because they're awesome. We thought: let's give ourselves a break, not bite off more than we can chew. Nothing so easy as out-of-the-box stuff, something a little DIY, but we'll steer clear of anything with soldering your own boards or trying to source our own pieces.So we get a kit, choosing among RTF (Ready to FLY), BNF( Bind aNd Fly, essentially just pairing with a controller is needed) and ARF (Almost Ready to Fly)....


  • Mental Ray

    Mental Ray

    How background images/photos can make your renders more realistic
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Setting up the alpha channels in 3ds MaxTo ensure background images/photos can be fully integrated with your render in post; it's crucial to enable transparent/refractive material options such as the, Color+alpha , in the Refraction Affect channels function.This function allows background images to be seen through transparency/translucency, in post.                                          ...


  • Beyond Moldflow Insight

    Beyond Moldflow Insight

    Simulation Job Manager 6.1 update is now available
    Published. January 1, 1970

    I'm pleased to release an update to the Simulation job manager (version 6.1). Overall stability and reliability improvement Supporting proxy network configuration Error/warning/information logging improvement (to better help diagnose issues) Allow start/pause batch queues from “Server Management” dialog View remote server analysis load To download the new job manager, please......


  • Angel's Civil 3D Thoughts

    Angel's Civil 3D Thoughts

    Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2017 v1 Enhancements Available for Download
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Today, I was notified by my Autodesk Desktop App that an update to my AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 was available.There are a few ways to get this update, but for me updating via the Autodesk Desktop App is the easiest.For those that wish to download, you must log in to accounts.autodesk.com.This update includes new functionality and updated functionality and content.Some of the new functionality includes:Add Property set Data to LabelsAnalyze Gravity NetworksSwap Pressure Network PartsThe updated...


  • Virtual Reality

    Virtual Reality

    Autodesk University 2016 Class
    Published. September 5, 2016

    PD20690 – Simulation for Everyone – Come and visit me at my Inventor Stress Analysis class at AU 2016 in… Read more Autodesk University 2016 Class...


  • Talking Transportation

    Talking Transportation

    Blog Consolidation
    Published. January 1, 1970

    I'm excited to be joining Jerry and Jeff Bartels on the Civil Immersion Blog (http://civilimmersion.typepad.com/). Since the three of us post similar material on similar topics, we think having the "one stop shop" for all things related to civil infrastructure will make things easier for our followers. Please join the......


  • Talking Transportation

    Talking Transportation

    Blog Consolidation
    Published. January 1, 1970

    I'm excited to be joining Jerry and Jeff Bartels on the Civil Immersion Blog (http://civilimmersion.typepad.com/). Since the three of us post similar material on similar topics, we think having the "one stop shop" for all things related to civil infrastructure will make things easier for our followers. Please join the......


  • CAD and GIS (Integration and Beyond)

    CAD and GIS (Integration and Beyond)

    Cara Root Asus Zenfone 4 Ke Lollipop
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Tutorial Root ini di lakukan di OS Windows 7. Baterai mesti terisi minimum 60 persen.  Unduh Intel USB Driver DISINI, sebelumnya install di PC.  Unduh cwm-zen4. rar DISINI, sebelumnya ekstrak di PC. Buat folder anyar sebelumnya berikan nama cwm-zen4, lalu semuanya hasil ekstrakan masukan kedalam folder itu.  Unduh Up-date SUperSU-v2. 46. zip DISINI, sebelumnya copykan ke media penyimpanan internal Zenfone 4 Kalian.  Aktifkan USB Debugging Zenfone 4 Kalian,...


  • iRevit

    iRevit

    Converting Wall-based casework to Face-based in Revit
    Published. July 26, 2016

    Recently there was a need for a custom piece of Revit family casework which was inadvertently made using a wall-based family template. I came across this post about switching lighting families from wall hosted to face-based and with a little tweak, made it work for casework.This is how you do it.1. Open up the family you need to convert to face based. Note the "Host" is currently set to "Wall" below.2. Click on the "Family Categories and Parameters" button3. Change the Category type to...


  • Being Civil

    Being Civil

    AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Productivity Pack 3 is now available!
    Published. January 1, 1970

    We are happy to announce that the Productivity Pack 3 for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 is now available. This extension is another benefit for Autodesk subscription customers. More about it could be found here. To download it log in to......


  • Suite-ish | Lee Fraser

    Suite-ish | Lee Fraser

    Maya 2016 Ext 2 Live in New York and Atlanta
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Join us in New York and Atlanta for consecutive weeks of Maya 2016 Ext 2 presentations. May 3rd and May 12th....


  • Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog

    Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog

    StationOffsetLabel.Create quick sample code
    Published. May 5, 2016

    By Augusto Goncalves (@augustomaia) This is a quick sample code on how call StationOffsetLabel.Create method for all Alignments on each Station increment interval. Note it's using the first StationOffsetLabelStyle and first MarkerStyle from the respective style collections. [CommandMethod("addStationOffsetLabel")] public static void CmdAddStationOffsetLabel() { CivilDocument civilDoc = CivilApplication.ActiveDocument; Database db =......


  • Point-to-Point

    Point-to-Point

    AutoCAD Electrical 2017 - Released
    Published. January 1, 1970

    If you haven't heard by now, AutoCAD Electrical 2017 has been released. We are very excited about the features that are part of this release, especially since the features were all customer requests. If you are a subscription customer, you may have seen some of these updates in the AutoCAD Electrical 2016 Subscription Advantage packs. Optional SQL Server Support You can now choose to use SQL Server for the catalog and footprint lookup databases. The databases are supplied in Access format as in previous...


  • AutoCAD Insider

    AutoCAD Insider

    New AutoCAD... New AutoCAD Blog
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Autodesk just announced the release of AutoCAD 2017! Woo hoo! Want to learn more? You won’t find it here. Visit the new and only official AutoCAD Blog for the most current information on AutoCAD! That’s where I’m blogging from now......


  • Everything Autodesk Revit & BIM

    Everything Autodesk Revit & BIM

    BDP join forces with Nippon Koei
    Published. January 1, 1970

    In more exciting news, BDP (Building Design Partnership) have been acquired by Japan's largest engineering  consultancy Nippon Koei. More details can be found here.http://www.construction-manager.co.uk/news/japanese-firm-sna1ps-bd7p-102m-gain-technolo3gical/I'm proud to be BDP's customer success manager. Exciting times ahead!...


  • From the Ground Up

    From the Ground Up

    Geotechnical Sections and Log Strips in AutoCAD Civil 3D Webcast
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Our partners in Geotechnical Keynetix are holding another webcast. UK Webinar – 13:00 GMT, Friday 4th March North America Webinar – 12:00 EST, Friday 4th March Click below for more information and registration http://www.keynetix.com/holebasesi/4th-webinar/ /Jack Strongitharm...


  • Autodesk University

    Autodesk University

    New year. New start. New blog.
    Published. February 3, 2016

    We’re excited to announce we are moving the AU blog to a new platform! As of next week we’ll only be posting on the new blog, so be sure to bookmark it or—better yet—subscribe to our feed and stay up......


  • AU BLAUG

    AU BLAUG

    AU classes featured in AEC Magazine
    Published. February 1, 2016

    Yep, we’re making headlines again. The latest issue of AEC Magazine features 4 top AU Las Vegas 2015 classes for CAD managers that are now available online. Download the magazine and check out “CAD Manager’s Guide to the Galaxy” for......


  • Being Inventive

    Being Inventive

    You’d like to see the volumes for all of the members of an iPart at once
    Published. January 1, 1970

    This came up recently with a customer where they’d like to see all of the different volumes at one time for an iPart’s members. This could be used for mass or other property. The only limitation is your creativity with it. The scope is: we want to get the volumes for all the elaborated members of an iPart factory at one time and this rule does that when we add a custom “Volume” parameter to the iPart table, trigger the rule to fire on any parameter change and edit the table via a spreadsheet....


  • AutoCAD 360 Blog

    AutoCAD 360 Blog

    A New Drafting Experience
    Published. January 18, 2016

    We’ve created a new drafting experience for AutoCAD 360! Many traditional AutoCAD users have voiced their preference for key commands vs. more modern touch techniques, and we are excited to introduce our new keypad that accurately draws lines, polylines and rectangles, available for iPad. Now......


  • MaxStation | Max Team

    MaxStation | Max Team

    Paul Neale's video has been posted - Autodesk University 2015
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Making Fast and Effective Animation V2: Procedural Animation Tools in 3ds Max...


  • My Oh Maya! | Steven Roselle

    My Oh Maya! | Steven Roselle

    Maya BonusTools - Create Audio Wave Node
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Learn how you can use audio files to dynamically create animation and effects in Maya....


  • Mayalicious | Cory Mogk

    Mayalicious | Cory Mogk

    Want to try Sketch-based Animation with Project Draco?
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Autodesk Research has made Project Draco available on Autodesk Labs for Feedback...


  • The Desk | Daryl Obert

    The Desk | Daryl Obert

    Maya Monday - Baking Dynamics to Joints
    Published. January 1, 1970

    A super quick and easy demos showing how to transfer Spline_IK driven by a nHair simulation to joint rotations...


  • Inside the System

    Inside the System

    Introducing Autodesk Insight 360
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Over the past few years, you might have noticed that the Autodesk Building Performance Analysis team has had a fair amount of projects in Autodesk Labs or marked as beta that have been making their way into Revit or FormIt......


  • Building Performance Analysis

    Building Performance Analysis

    We’ve moved!
    Published. November 17, 2015

    In addition to the release of Insight 360 today, the Autodesk Building Performance Analysis blog has also migrated to a new platform. Be sure to update your bookmarks and check out blogs.autodesk.com/insight360 to continue to get the latest from the Insight 360 team....


  • 3D SDK and Scripting Mayhem | Christopher Diggins

    3D SDK and Scripting Mayhem | Christopher Diggins

    MCG: Visual Functional Programming
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Max Creation Graph, or MCG for short, is a visual functional programming language embedded in Autodesk 3ds Max 2016. In this post I wanted to take a deeper dive into the MCG programming language aimed at a programmer audience....


  • The 3ds Max SDK Blog

    The 3ds Max SDK Blog

    MCG: Visual Functional Programming
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Max Creation Graph, or MCG for short, is a visual functional programming language embedded in Autodesk 3ds Max 2016. In this post I wanted to take a deeper dive into the MCG programming language aimed at a programmer audience....


  • RobiNZ CAD Blog

    RobiNZ CAD Blog

    Revit 2016 R2 update
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Revit 2016 R2 brings bunch of enhancements and new features. Haven’t had a chance to play with them yet but from the intro videos ‘draw visible elements’, ‘global parameters’ and ‘enhanced Revit Links’ look the most useful of the improvements. Check these, and 17 other updates, out in this series......


  • It's All Just Ones and Zeros

    It's All Just Ones and Zeros

    Vault API Support
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Please go to the Vault Customization discussion group if you have any questions about the Vault API. Don’t use the comments section in this blog....


  • The BIM Bulletin

    The BIM Bulletin

    Pengetahuan Dasar Tentang Diesel Engine
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Mungkin paling dapat dipercaya mesin pembakaran pusat di sekitar adalah motor diesel powered. Berbagai bisnis instalasi, mesin diesel powered dimanfaatkan karena memimpin penggerak untuk kelompok usia yang melibatkan kekuasaan dan berkaitan dengan oksigen darurat kompresor. Itu telah sah sebenarnya tahan lama, namun pada dasarnya yang paling penting atribut jenis-jenis mesin dapat menjadi kenyataan mereka bisa mulai dengan panduan cranking. Dengan keluar dari jalan daerah, mesin diesel powered bisa...


  • 3D by Dorian

    3D by Dorian

    Compiler alembic 1.5.8 sous Linux
    Published. January 1, 1970

    Si vous avez déjà essayé de compiler alembic, vous avez sûrement été confronté à pas mal de soucis. Compiler alembic n'est en effet pas simple et les méthodes pour y arriver sont nombreuses suivant ce que vous souhaitez faire.Dans ce billet, je vous propose d'expliquer ligne à ligne un script bash afin de voir les différentes étapes. Notez que c'est plus un partage d’expérience qu'un vrai tuto. Il y a de fortes chances que ce script ne fonctionne pas sans modifications de votre part.Je...


  • Autodesk Manufacturing & Digital Prototyping Solutions

    Autodesk Manufacturing & Digital Prototyping Solutions

    Future of Product Development - Coming to a City near You!
    Published. August 4, 2015

    As many of you will already know, we've been hosting a series of free to attend educational seminars across the UK and Nordics this year for small to medium sized manufacturers and product developers. The goal we set for each event was to make it educational - share what we......


  • Autodesk Manufacturing, Northern Europe

    Autodesk Manufacturing, Northern Europe

    Future of Product Development - Coming to a City near You!
    Published. August 4, 2015

    As many of you will already know, we've been hosting a series of free to attend educational seminars across the UK and Nordics this year for small to medium sized manufacturers and product developers. The goal we set for each event was to make it educational - share what we......


  • (bim)x

    (bim)x

    Two Perspectives & One Report on Return on Innovation Investment
    Published. July 25, 2015

    A few years ago, I co-chaired a building industry conference on ROI2 (Return on Innovation Investment). We really wanted a conference with answers: what is the ROI of innovation - specifically Building Information Modeling (BIM)? How do you calculate it? But, like any good conference, I left with more questions than answers. (Which, as an aside, is one of the reasons I adored the recent World Domination Summit.)At this point, I somehow manage to concurrently hold two dueling perspectives on calculating...


  • HOK BIM Solutions

    HOK BIM Solutions

    Propagate Extents for Grids
    Published. July 23, 2015

    An update to an older post...PROBLEM: The Propagate Extents command in Revit for grids does not seem to work. Is it broken?SOLUTION: Don’t waste your time changing grid bubble locations view-by-view!. The Propagate Extents enable to apply a consistent override of grid bubble placement across multiple views in the project.But for this command to work, both the "source" view with the bubble override and the "destination" views should be parallel (i.e., horizontal level views, parallel elevations...


  • The Smoke Learning Blog | Grant Kay

    The Smoke Learning Blog | Grant Kay

    Round Tripping from Smoke 2016 to Avid Media Composer
    Published. June 24, 2015

    In Smoke 2016, you can now send your sequence back to Avid Media Composer for creative editorial, versioning or cutdown with the sequence structure intact....


  • Duncan’s Corner | Duncan Brinsmead

    Duncan’s Corner | Duncan Brinsmead

    3D Web Fest
    Published. May 8, 2015

    The first ever 3D web fest event is happening Maya 13th in San Francisco....


  • Max Nation | Chris Murray

    Max Nation | Chris Murray

    3ds Max - Open Subdiv or Turbosmooth? Whats the difference?
    Published. May 5, 2015

    Chris Murray explains the difference between the Open Subdiv modifier and the Turbosmooth modifer...


  • Amalgamation | Gary M. Davis

    Amalgamation | Gary M. Davis

    Take a Tour of 3ds Max 2016 (NAB 2015 Theater Presentation)
    Published. April 17, 2015

    Take a Tour of the New 3ds Max 2016; NAB 2015 Theater Presentation...


  • Maya Station

    Maya Station

    How to prevent Maya writing a "requires" command for a plug-in
    Published. April 14, 2015

    This tutorial will help you understand why Maya might include a reference to a plug-in in a scene file, and how to prevent Maya from doing so....


  • Without A Net

    Without A Net

    Build your AutoCAD IQ!
    Published. February 10, 2015

    You are invited to join our series of free Webinars. These are technical discussions hosted by the Autodesk Product Support team and brought to you by Subscription Services. The basic format is a 20 - 40 min period of in-depth......


  • Do U Revit?

    Do U Revit?

    Underlay Visibility Issue in Linked Models
    Published. November 26, 2014

    NOTE: This is a re-post from the HOK BIM Solutions blog. Sorry it’s a bit late, playing catch-up! It appears that this problem has been around since Revit 2011 but I have not personally come across it until a few weeks ago. We frequently separate Furniture and Furniture Systems into their own models on certain projects to improve on model performance and general working efficiency. Recently one team member noticed that underlay behavior differed when these element categories were in a linked model...


  • Louis Marcoux Blog | Louis Marcoux

    Louis Marcoux Blog | Louis Marcoux

    Template Based Chart Graphs : How To Build Customizable Graphics with 3ds Max
    Published. November 21, 2014

    In this blog post, see how to create customizable chart graphs. You'll see multiple examples and different techniques that you can pick and choose from in order to build template based graphics....


  • Beyond the Box

    Beyond the Box

    File Name and Location Conventions with Vault Data Standard - Part 1
    Published. September 15, 2014

    As its name suggests, at the core of Vault Data Standard is standardisation including file names and directory structures. With some simple configuration VDS can apply complex directory structure and naming standards that are specific to your business needs. The basics of this are covered in the help documentation, in......


  • Beyond the Box

    Beyond the Box

    File Name and Location Conventions with Vault Data Standard - Part 1
    Published. September 15, 2014

    As its name suggests, at the core of Vault Data Standard is standardisation including file names and directory structures. With some simple configuration VDS can apply complex directory structure and naming standards that are specific to your business needs. The basics of this are covered in the help documentation, in......


  • BIM Apps

    BIM Apps

    Autodesk Exchange Apps Hackathon - Sept 20-21, 2014
    Published. September 9, 2014

    An online event with an opportunity to receive up to US$100 per app published and win one of eight iPad minis! You are invited to join the Autodesk Exchange Apps Hackathon — a virtual web based hackathon that runs from 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on Saturday, September 20 to......


  • dODDS and ENDS

    dODDS and ENDS

    Add 2D PDF sheets with Autodesk Navisworks 2015 PDF reader
    Published. August 28, 2014

    Lee talked in a recent post how 2D support is the #1 shocking thing you never knew about Autodesk Navisworks. As the post explains 2D is still widely used, and one of the formats that many of you receive day......


  • At Land's End

    At Land's End

    Getting prepared for AU!
    Published. July 23, 2014

    Hi folks, 7 days to go for Autodesk University 2013 in in Las Vegas (December 3-5). Check out the interesting workshops, sessions and keynotes right here http://au.autodesk.com/plan/overview and there http://au.autodesk.com/las-vegas/keynotes-forums or get the AU app for a better planning and overview. In order to prepare yourself here is a link......


  • Blend & Comp | Ken LaRue

    Blend & Comp | Ken LaRue

    Smoke 2015 Tutorial: 3D Compositing in ConnectFX
    Published. June 18, 2014

    Smoke 2015 Tutorial: 3D Compositing in ConnectFX...


  • Phil Bernstein's Blog

    Phil Bernstein's Blog

    The Best Education?
    Published. June 1, 2014

    After a long blog hiatus, I'm back. I stumbled upon Rory Block's ARCHDAILY exposition on architectural education "Are Ivy League Schools Really Giving the Best Architectural Education" over my Sunday coffee and a few thoughts come to mind. First, disclosures: (1) I have taught professional practice at Yale for a......


  • AutodeskHelp

    AutodeskHelp

    Your AutodeskHelp Blog has moved!But don’t worry, we will...
    Published. April 29, 2014

    Your AutodeskHelp Blog has moved!But don’t worry, we will continue bringing you the latest and greatest Tips & Tricks, Solutions and Behind the Scenes @ Autodesk features.Our new blog is hosted in the Autodesk Community, which will enable us to bring you more relevant content based on data pulled directly from the Community Product Boards and IdeaStations!Click here and check out the new and improved AutodeskHelp Blog!...


  • 3ds Max & Moritz | Alex Horst

    3ds Max & Moritz | Alex Horst

    The Rebirth of Giana Sisters in 3ds Max
    Published. April 24, 2014

    Thanks to Black Forest Games we just published the latest Meet The Experts Webinar, which shows how the classic C64 game Giana Sisters got rebooted with 3ds Max....


  • Engineering Education for Mechanically Inclined

    Engineering Education for Mechanically Inclined

    Frankentech Challenge #4
    Published. April 10, 2014

    If you are a student who enjoys creating new things check out the Autodesk Fusion 360 Frankentech Challenge. Use your creativity and Autodesk Fusion 360 to blend different devices here to create something amazing. In this challenge you have a......


  • The MudRoom | Craig Barr

    The MudRoom | Craig Barr

    Announcing Mudbox 2015
    Published. March 18, 2014

    Announcing the upcoming release of Autodesk Mudbox 2015!...


  • 3D Roadie | Shawn Hendriks

    3D Roadie | Shawn Hendriks

    Now Announcing 3ds Max and Maya 2015
    Published. March 18, 2014

    Hey everyone, I am happy to announce our new 2015 3D animation software releases....


  • Voice of Community

    Voice of Community

    Rituals and Community
    Published. March 14, 2014

    Rituals play a critical role in the major religions of the world, whether it's the Latin incantations and incense of Catholicism, the times of the day and orientation of prayer in Islam, or the dietary rituals of Judaism, they all play a key role in reinforcing who you are why you exist and why you are doing what you are doing. Similarly in community, rituals play a key role in at least two of McMillan's key aspects of commmunity spirit: membership (the feeling that members have of belonging), and...


  • Dances With Elephants

    Dances With Elephants

    Successful Desktop Developers Failing to Make the Transition to Cloud and Mobile – Part 3 of 3: Build It, Validate It, Monetize It
    Published. March 3, 2014

    #1 Build It You need to sit back and envision how you can address long term customer challenges and needs that cloud and mobile technologies are uniquely positioned to help you address. The obvious low hanging fruit is customer needs/challenges that happen away from the desktop. Tools for sales people,......


  • You and M&E | Darren Brooker

    You and M&E | Darren Brooker

    How Autodesk helped out Oscar-nominated short filmmakers
    Published. February 24, 2014

    How the #AutodeskExperts became a part of the moviemaking process on the Oscar-nominated short The Voorman Problem...


  • Flame Premium can do that | Bill Ennis

    Flame Premium can do that | Bill Ennis

    Mattes: Getting your hard work into Grading
    Published. February 2, 2014

    A tip on interoperability between Flame & Lustre - The Flame Premium suite. Utilizing multiple mattes in a Lustre timeline....


  • Revit MEP

    Revit MEP

    Using Revit as a Team. Use Same Builds.
    Published. November 21, 2011

    When using Revit on a project, make sure everyone on the team is using not only the same version, (2011, 2012, etc), but the same build number as well.  The build number can be found by clicking on the question mark pull down in the upper right corner, and click the About button…. From there, you’ll see the splash screen of the version, and the build.  The first 4 numbers in the year the build was released, (2010) The next 2 are the month of the release,...


  • A Beginner Revit Blog

    A Beginner Revit Blog

    Revit Clinic Post - 3 Levels of Masking
    Published. December 16, 2010


  • The Suite Spot | Graham Bell

    The Suite Spot | Graham Bell

    AZARKANT
    Published. November 13, 2013

    Very cool trailer to the new short sci-fi film Azarkant...


  • With Design in Mind | Eddie Perlberg

    With Design in Mind | Eddie Perlberg

    Extension for Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2014
    Published. September 16, 2013

    Subscription customers, add these 3ds Max Design extension apps...


  • pointSnap | Fianna Wong

    pointSnap | Fianna Wong

    froTools + froRetopo by Froyok [Fabrice Piquet]
    Published. August 12, 2013

    Scouring through the online forums, I came across an interesting set of tools for Maya. froTools and froRetopo are a collection (or consolidation) of existing Maya tools with added custom functionalities that the author, Froyok aka Fabrice Piquet, had written for himself. Now, his tools are used by everyone from his classmates to artists at Blizzard. The following is our conversation about his motivation for writing custom tools, juggling his time between his personal game project 'EXIL'...


  • CADDHELP

    CADDHELP

    Autodesk Revit wants you
    Published. June 5, 2013

    It has been too long since I last posted here... I've been busy. It's a good thing in this economy! Anyway, I just got a note about an opening at Autodesk for their Revit program.You are an expert in modeling for construction. You pursued this career path because you are energized by complex problems, passionate about getting the details right, and convinced that technology can shape our environment. You are a designer at heart. You are able to lead and also follow. You want to work collaboratively...


  • openRevit

    openRevit

    Getting Started with C# API for OpenStudio
    Published. April 23, 2013

    I’ll admit I was a bit reluctant to go ahead and learn Ruby just so I could develop on top of OpenStudio and SketchUp. Luckily for me (and for you) the great developers over at NREL have provided C# bindings for OpenStudio application development. Read on! →The post Getting Started with C# API for OpenStudio appeared first on BIM SOURCE....


  • Typepad

    Typepad

    test
    Published. April 23, 2013


  • Revit ArchCenter

    Revit ArchCenter

    System Requirements for Revit 2014 Products
    Published. April 11, 2013

    Instead of copy/pasting a giant list of requirements that Autodesk has listed, below is a link to the System Requirements page on Autodesk’s website: System requirements for Autodesk Revit Products Please, please note that Windows XP is NOT listed!!  If you are still using XP (or even Vista, which I rarely run into), you’re going to need to upgrade your OS!  Not to say that Revit 2014 won’t...


  • Knowing What You Don't Know About CAD

    Knowing What You Don't Know About CAD

    Indicating Double Home Runs Correctly in Revit MEP
    Published. March 14, 2013

    Revit MEP will allow you to indicate double home runs when circuiting electrical fixtures.  This can be done by simply dragging a home run arrow from one electrical circuit to a fixture that is on a different circuit. The result will show a double arrow head on the home run and the circuit tag will call out both circuits. Two Single Home RunsDouble Home RunThe one thing that has always bugged me about this is that Revit would also still show the home run arrow head tying the two circuits together....


  • Marc’s Blog | Marc Petit

    Marc’s Blog | Marc Petit

    “The Adventures of Tintin” Screening
    Published. February 6, 2013

    “The Adventures of Tintin” Screening...


  • Into the pixels | Jean-Francois Yelle

    Into the pixels | Jean-Francois Yelle

    A Long due 3ds Max SDK post
    Published. February 6, 2013

    I’ll leave the Pixels and rename the blog “Into the bits” for today. I’d like to bring to your attention 3 neat initiatives our SDK team pulled out lately. I’m really pleased to announce that they are not tied to a specific max release and are really targeted in helping out our little plugin developer community....


  • Maya in Motion | Marcel de Jong

    Maya in Motion | Marcel de Jong

    Maya DirectX 11 Technology Preview - Update 2
    Published. February 6, 2013

    A picture is worth a 1000 words ... and a video a 1000 pictures :p ... update 2 Added a link to a couple of turntables of the same character....


  • The Art of VFX | Vincent Frei

    The Art of VFX | Vincent Frei

    REAL STEEL: Erik Nash – VFX Supervisor – Digital Domain
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Erik Nash began his career in 1979 on the film STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE. He joined Digital Domain in 1995 and work on projects like APOLLO 13, TITANIC or KUNDUN. He then became VFX supervisor and take care of the effects of films like RED PLANET, I ROBOT, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END. In the following interview, he talks about his work on REAL STEEL....


  • 3d Latino | Victor Herrera

    3d Latino | Victor Herrera

    AU2012: Tecnicas de render avanzado con Vray, renders de 15 min a tan solo 1 min
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Una breve guia para acceder a este magnifico tutorial en la plataforma de Autodesk university 2012....


  • Planet Softimage | Mark Schoennagel

    Planet Softimage | Mark Schoennagel

    New York Softimage User Group - TOMORROW NIGHT!!
    Published. February 6, 2013

    A little short notice, but tomorrow night, Wednesday June 6th, we are going to do a user group in the Autodesk Media and Entertainment offices. 7pm @ 38 West 21st Street, 9th floor....


  • Taking it to the Max!

    Taking it to the Max!

    Register Now – Live Webinar on iray in 3ds Max
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Join us for an “Introduction to iray in 3ds Max” which will provide an extensive overview of iray, explaining both what it is and how it differs from previous rendering technology....


  • In the Machine

    In the Machine

    Inventor 2012 is here!
    Published. February 6, 2013

    We have been slaving away at our little cottage this past year to bring you all new software. What awaits you in the next release of Inventor? Check out several interviews Mr. Cohee conducted concerning our 2012 lineup....


  • What A Mesh

    What A Mesh

    Product Design Suite in Buenos Aires
    Published. February 6, 2013

    I'd like to share a great experience done at the Autodesk Design Center in Buenos Aires. First of all, what is the Autodesk Design Center? It's a facility located at the offices of SONDA, Autodesk's distributor for MCO (multi country......


  • Between the Walls

    Between the Walls

    AutoCAD Architecture 2010 and AutoCAD MEP 2010 Update 2 Released
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Autodesk has released Update 2 for AutoCAD Architecture 2010 and AutoCAD MEP 2010. http://bit.ly/d3HfrA & http://bit.ly/9ApjyI...


  • The Dirt

    The Dirt

    Corridor Solids for AutoCAD Civil 3D on Autodesk Labs
    Published. February 6, 2013

    This technology preview allows Civil 3D users to generate AutoCAD solids that represent real-world items such as tunnels, retaining walls, or pavement layers. These can be easily used for: visual analysis and design verification, construction coordination, and expanded model sharing......


  • geoExpressions

    geoExpressions

    Debate Continues: BIM versus GIS
    Published. February 6, 2013

    I recently had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion entitled, “The Great BIM versus GIS Debate”. This 90-minute session in front of a packed room was moderated by Matt Ball (@SpatialSustain) and proved to be a lively (and sometimes heated) discussion between myself (@engis), Pete Southwood (@Geo_Pete) and members of the audience. Issues addressed in the debate encompassed technology; data accuracy, access, integration and analysis; collaboration and efficiency; and the future of...


  • GIS Exchange

    GIS Exchange

    Moving Next Door
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Thanks for coming and reading this blog - it's been a great start. Now that Map is part of the Infrastructure Suite, we thought it made sense to realign the blogs a little, so I'm going to start blogging over at http://beingcivil.typepad.com instead. If you want to skip the Civil......


  • LT Unlimited

    LT Unlimited

    Quick Edit Attributes
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Ever want to just edit an attribute like you would text, without going through a dialog? Guess what? You can! (You knew I wouldn’t ask unless the answer was yes.) To quickly edit one specific attribute, simply hold down CTRL......


  • DaVinci

    DaVinci

    WoodStEx 2011 — European Engineering and Design Students At Work
    Published. February 6, 2013

    via www.youtube.com...


  • Morphorm

    Morphorm

    Alias Beta Testers Wanted! That means you!
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Want to give Autodesk your feedback on future releases of Alias? Yes? Then sign up to be a beta tester and you can be among the first to get your hands on the latest beta release. BTW, Alias 2013 Beta 1 is now available so sign up and give your feedback directly to the Alias development team. https://beta.autodesk.com/callout/?callid=A1DADF813AEA4FB88CA1732087E93C35 While you're at it check out and like our Facebook page. Connect to a growing design community of fellow Alias users and enthusiasts....


  • Connected

    Connected

    All in a Day's Work for the Buzzsaw Activity Log
    Published. February 6, 2013

    I just got this great little tidbit from KBR's Aakanksha Luthra - what a great story! I've personally been in meetings just like this, when it was discovered that somebody was doing a little jiggery-pokery with the facts...it's great to......


  • Ellipsis

    Ellipsis

    Observations and Random Thoughts on PLM
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Wow! Blowing the dust off the 'ol keyboard here. Been a while since my last post huh? That's what 59,000 airline miles in three months will do to you. So what have I been up to you ask? If you're following me on Twitter then you know I've been jet......


  • Family Jewels - Creating Quality BIM Content

    Family Jewels - Creating Quality BIM Content

    "Don't Judge Me by my Size - I'm Pretty on the Inside!" (Smart family file quote.)
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Hey all - I just got back from Greenbuild Expo in Chicago, and over the 2.5 days there, I spoke to probably 15-20 manufacturers who came by the Autodesk booth - all to ask about BIM content creation. So that's great - way up from a half dozen per expo in years past. I was able let all the folks I spoke with, know about Autodesk's Seek team's cool new Content Services page where any building product manufacturer (BPM) can either get consulting on creating content themselves, or choose to have it made...


  • Easter Island Prokect Diary

    Easter Island Prokect Diary

    Ask the guy who carved them
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Nobody knows who carved the huge stone figures, or why. There are 1000 of them, ranging from 6 feet to more than 30 feet in height. The biggest weighs about 270 tons. All have the same appearance: a long shaped......


  • The Topobase Insiders

    The Topobase Insiders

    Industry models in embedded DWG and SQL Server – Part1
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Since AutoCAD® Map 3D 2012 we introduced the embedded DWG that contains the same industry models, as in Oracle, in an embedded SQLite database. In AutoCAD® Map 3D 2013 we introduced SQL Server industry models. Both DWG and SQL Server......


  • Classroom Connection

    Classroom Connection

    Animation Academy - Providing Another Pathway...
    Published. February 6, 2013

    If you haven’t read it – you better. By "it" I’m referring to the draft report on Multiple Pathways developed by WestEd. created in response to CA Assembly Bill 2648 (Bass) that “ requires the State Superintendent of Public Instruction......


  • The Sustainable Design Toolbox

    The Sustainable Design Toolbox

    Autodesk Building Performance Analysis Blog
    Published. January 21, 2013

    With this blog being mothballed I wanted to mention that you can now find out Building Performance Analysis related information, news, and learning material at the Autodesk Building Performance Analysis blog run by Emile Kfouri and John Kennedy. Access it here: Building Performance Blog...


  • Civil 3D with Dirt Diva

    Civil 3D with Dirt Diva

    Autodesk Civil Visualization Extension
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Available NOW via subscription center. What does this mean? "The Autodesk® Civil Visualization Extension provides an easy-to-use, purpose-built design visualization workflow for civil engineers using Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design with AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software or other civil design applications.With this extension, civil engineers can create high-quality visualizations of their projects, enabling them to validate designs through simulations and communicate design intent during...


  • Avid User of Civil 3D

    Avid User of Civil 3D

    Number of Pipe/Structure in a network BREACHED. Workaround.
    Published. February 6, 2013

    I've been googling on the web to find out the maximum pipe/structure allowed in Civil3d but I don't seem to be able to find an answer. I did get an answer from a local reseller that the maximum pipe/structure allowed is 500, to which I'm not sure whether it is 500 nos each for pipe and structure or combined number of pipe and structure should not be above 500. In any case, I've encountered errors when the combined numbers of pipes and structures reached 500 or above. The error reads "Unable to apply...


  • Jason Grant Blog

    Jason Grant Blog

    The Future of 3D Printing
    Published. April 20, 2012

    Why stop at 3D printing your face or a small representation of a building... why not 3D print an entire house....


  • Bad Revit!!!

    Bad Revit!!!

    a tip about windows schedule cost field
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Welcome to my first blog and my first post!I could start with any kind of tip or article about Revit Architecture... so i'll start with a simple question that a former student asked me today.This is a tip for newbies... but very useful!question:in a window schedule, how can i have a cost per unit field and a total cost field? (assuming i'm not using the "itemize every instance" check box)answer:first step we have to create a window schedule. (the project must have windows!)Now, when you reach the...


  • Revit Tips and Tricks

    Revit Tips and Tricks

    Creating a Quick Trellis in Revit using a Curtain Wall
    Published. February 6, 2013

    1. Start with a rough idea of how big the trellis will be and a rough idea of what the major support structure for the trellis. This might be using parts that are already built in your model or you might need to put in some columns, beams, etc.2. Start sketching the outer boundary of the trellis with a RoofHome > Roof > Roof by Footprint3. Go to the Properties of the Roof and switch the Family to System Family: Sloped Glazing (this is a Curtain Wall used for skylights) and then create a new Type...


  • Bolt Out of the Red

    Bolt Out of the Red

    Compiling and running .NET4.0 Revit commands
    Published. May 31, 2010

    For those of you excited by .NET4.0’s new features and wanting to test Revit commands compiled with .NET4.0, you’re in luck. Before I show you how, a few caveats: I’ve tested this for a few days. While I haven’t run into any unexplained issues , there are areas of new functionality in .NET4 that can cause a bit of a head scratch. Of course this is unsupported so you can try submitting a bug but don’t be surprised if Autodesk just laugh at you. In other words,...


  • REVIT Workflow

    REVIT Workflow

    Let's Try this Again
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Okay, AU2012 is just around the corner which means I try to kick start my blog back up. Hopefully one of these years it sticks and I stay consistant with posting. I certainly have plenty of stuff to talk about which is why I haven't been posting, too BUSY!If you see me at AU give me a jab and tell me to start blogging....


  • Maxed Out | Ken Pimentel

    Maxed Out | Ken Pimentel

    Moving on
    Published. February 6, 2013

    This is my final blog for all things 3ds Max. You've got a new product manager!...


  • Isto é Protótipo Digital

    Isto é Protótipo Digital

    Conheça o Novo AutoCAD WS 1.5
    Published. February 6, 2013

    O novo AutoCAD WS 1.5 já está disponível para Apple IOS, e Android e nos navegadores da WEB. Estenda o poder do AutoCAD para além de seu Desktop, o AutoCAD WS 1.5 introduz as funcionalidades de colaboração social, que agilizam a criação do projeto, análise e processo de aprovação. Agora......


  • CAD Botequim

    CAD Botequim

    Relato de Um Arquiteto sobre o AutoCAD WS (Autodesk 360)
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Pessoal, As redes sociais sempre foram fonte de inspiração e meio de estreitamento de comunicação entre empresas e clientes. Tive o prazer de conhecer o Arquiteto Flávio Radamarker a um tempo, RT pra lá e pra cá e um dia apresentei a tecnologia AutoCAD WS, hoje parte integrante da solução......


  • Estos son Prototipos Digitales

    Estos son Prototipos Digitales

    Mejor Aplicación Artística
    Published. February 6, 2013

    SketchBook Pro es nombrada major aplicación artística de 2011 http://bestappever.com/awards/2011/winner/rtst Feliz semana! Juan Carlos...



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