RAPIDFORM® XOR/REDESIGN™ makes the process of creating parametric CAD models from real world parts faster and easier by utilizing a design process and user interface that are instantly familiar to CAD users. Capture design intent and design feature parameters, not just shapes.
"World first commercial 3D chocolate printer is on live crowdfunding auction on ebay (see www.chocedge.com for info and participation). This video demonstrates the printer's capability of making multi-layer square walls through layer-by-layer building process."
The guest residence, located on a barrier island, is set within a mature oak hammock along Sarasota Bay. The structure is inspired by the character of the live oaks, which have been shaped by the prevailing coastal winds from the west.
The Owner requested a design that was a “house in the trees”. A small program, including one bedroom, bath, living area with kitchenette, and a loft is organized to provide privacy between a neighboring property to the north, while offering broad views of the oak hammock to the south and west, and the intercoastal waterway to the east.
Curved glulam pine beams, which are anchored to the elevated concrete slab at their base, curve up and over the entire space, reflect the arching quality of the live oak limbs. Ship lap cypress siding is used to clad the exterior walls and the interior walls between the glulam beams.
The design is intended to evoke an organic architecture that is influenced by, and reflective of its site...
"This video showcases value of BIM for Infrastructure highlighting Autodesk offerings that help our transportation customers imagine, design, create a better world and build efficient, safe and sustainable infrastructure. It tells an exciting, visual story of what our Infrastructure solutions can do for you, our transportation customers."
The Minimum House was designed by studio Scheidt Kasprusch Architekten and is located in Klausdorf, Germany. The 1,615 square foot contemporary home, structured on two levels, is a prototype for a serial holiday residence. According to the architects, the project is offered under the label “minimumhouse” , all furniture and fittings included: “The concept was developed by the ideal of a house with maximum outdoor impressions and also by making full use of the solar yields for the building. The reflections of glass and light make the three-side glassed building shells appear immaterial. The team consisting of architects, engineers, building physicists and executing companies developed a modular building concept, that allows a contemporary open-plan living with high ecological and economic standards“. Some of the sustainable features of this home include a solar system placed on the extensively vegetated flat roof, a soil sensor, ceiling-mounted radiation heating and controlled ventilation.
A preview of functionality to come for kubit PointSense Plant software working inside AutoCAD. Users can now automate the extraction of catalog piping design and structural steel from native AutoCAD point cloud data. Direct integration with AutoCAD Plant 3D is also possible
Open BIM is a universal approach to the collaborative design, realization and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows. Open BIM is an initiative of buildingSMART and several leading software vendors using the open buildingSMART Data Model.
Why is it important?
Open BIM supports a transparent, open workflow, allowing project members to participate regardless of the software tools they use.
Open BIM creates a common language for widely referenced processes, allowing industry and government to procure projects with transparent commercial engagement, comparable service evaluation and assured data quality.
Open BIM provides enduring project data for use throughout the asset life--cycle, avoiding multiple input of the same data and consequential errors.
Small and large (platform) software vendors can participate and compete on system independent, 'best of breed' solutions.
Open BIM energizes the online product supply side with more exact user demand searches and delivers the product data directly into the BIM.
This video shows versions of DARPA and Boston Dynamics robots climbing stairs, walking on a treadmill and doing pushups.
A modified platform resembling these robots is expected to be used as government-funded equipment (GFE) for performers in Tracks B and C of the DARPA Robotics Challenge (http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/Releases/2012/04/10.aspx). The GFE Platform is expected to have two arms, two legs, a torso and a head, and will be physically capable of performing all of the tasks required for the disaster response scenarios scheduled in the Challenge. However, despite the appearance of the robots in the video, the Challenge is decidedly not exclusive to humanoid robot solutions. Any designs are welcome provided they are compatible with shared human-robot environments, compatible with human tools, and compatible with human operators so that a human without expertise in robotics can give commands and confidently anticipate the response.
It is DARPA's position that achieving true innovation in robotics, and thus success in the Robotics Challenge, will require contributions from communities beyond traditional robotics developers. Hardware, software, modeling and gaming developers are sought to link with emergency response and various science communities to devise novel solutions that enable robots to respond to disasters according to the tasks laid out in DARPA's announcement (http://go.usa.gov/mVj) for the Challenge.
"Create sophisticated crowd simulations in a dedicated environment within Softimage. Using the power of the ICE (Interactive Creative Environment) multi-threaded particle system, you can create massively complex effects with huge numbers of characters that react intelligently to their environment and each other."
The AutoCAD 2013 products for both Windows and Mac have been announced and now available as a free full version 30 day trial download, free to students on the Student Community and to Autodesk Subscription customers.
Emphasizing that a "single firm cannot provide all solutions," Geometric sales application engineer Marc Bissell said the hot trend in CAD/CAM automation is "partnering to deliver best-in-class solutions." His presentation in Westec's spacious theatre attracted nearly 20 attendees. His message -- delivered in a series of PowerPoint slides -- resonated loudly. Geometric's 4200+ global employees produced revenues approaching $136M in 2011, much of it in engineering services with partners. Bissell then presented details on new products that fulfill the vertical integration of solutions.