Blogs

  •   	 Games, Limb from Limb! | Eric Plante

    Games, Limb from Limb! | Eric Plante

    Games products @ 3December
    Published. April 16, 2014

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


  • MaxStation | Max Team

    MaxStation | Max Team

    Backburner 2015 is available on the Autodesk Exchange
    Published. April 16, 2014

    This is the same version that ships with 3ds Max 2015/3ds Max Design 2015...


  • It is Alive in the Lab

    It is Alive in the Lab

    Project Miller extended on Autodesk Labs
    Published. April 16, 2014

    Project Miller is a technology preview that lets you optimize and validate your design before you build it. The Autodesk Simulation team extended its mission to the growing community of 3D printers. Project Miller was developed to improve results with......


  • Between the Poles

    Between the Poles

    Bridging the generation gap for spatially-enabled asset management
    Published. April 16, 2014

    I've blogged many times about the aging workforce challenge facing many industries. At the SPAR International conference Wayne Rodieck of Anadarko Petroleum outlined what this means to the oil and gas industry and how he is uing IT to bridge......


  • Around the Corner

    Around the Corner

    Maya compiler versions (update)
    Published. April 16, 2014

    This is an update on a previous post for older versions which can be found here. OS Compiler Maya 2015 Windows 64bit Win7x64 Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 Intel Composer XE 2013 Update 5 (13.1.3.198) Linux 64bit RHEL/CentOS 6.2, FC14 gcc 4.1.2 Intel Composer XE 2013 SP1 Update 1 (14.0.1.106)......


  • Lynn Allen's Blog

    Lynn Allen's Blog

    Save Your Valuable AutoCAD Settings to the Cloud!
    Published. April 16, 2014

    If you're like me - you've customized your AutoCAD environment to work the way you want to work. You set up your profiles in Options, you've personalized a workspace and maybe event customized your menu. Or how about your tool......


  • Through the Interface

    Through the Interface

    Fun in the UK
    Published. April 16, 2014

    It’s been a great week of holidays, so far. There’s been a lot of driving: we booked our flights in and out of Stansted – as our main purpose was to attend a good friend’s wedding in Suffolk – but......


  • Civil - Made in France

    Civil - Made in France

    ReCap Connect - Autodesk ouvre ReCap aux développeurs d'applications tierces
    Published. April 16, 2014

    Autodesk est sans doute l’un des éditeurs investissant le plus dans le support et l’exploitation des nuages de points dans des outils logiciels. A ces nuages de points s’ajoutent la capture de la réalité via des photos (qui sont ensuite assemblées automatiquement pour recréer des modèles 3D, comme dans cette vidéo). Tous ces efforts se traduisent par l’intégration de ReCap dans la majorités des outils Autodesk (AutoCAD, AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Civil 3D, InfraWorks, Navisworks, Revit,...


  • The Building Coder

    The Building Coder

    Migrating RoomEditorApp to Revit 2015
    Published. April 16, 2014

    Yesterday I discussed the typical steps you would need to go through to set up a Revit 2015 add-in development environment. My top priority right now is getting my Tech Summit talk prepared, which involves adding some functionality to the......


  • The Revit Clinic

    The Revit Clinic

    eTransmit for Autodesk Revit 2015
    Published. April 16, 2014

    Quick update on eTransmit 2015; we were able to incorporate some requested features into this release! First, you can find the official Help documentation here: eTransmit for Autodesk Revit 2015 New features for 2015 are: Add additional files (any file......


  • 3D by Dorian

    3D by Dorian

    Mental ray for Maya: Decrease Final Gather flicking
    Published. April 16, 2014

    In this ticket, I present a simple way hack (keep in mind we are talking about mental ray for Maya ) to drastically decrease Final Gather flicking. You will see this method is a little tricky but it simply aims to reproduce the Interp. samples Vray's option behavior. Foreword Before start, know that it's truly Vray which prompted me to put my nose in mental ray, especially Final Gather map merging. While everything is very simple in Vray, in mental ray, it's a pain (as usual ). Basically...


  • Civil 3D Br

    Civil 3D Br

    Criação de Labels com Referência - Caso de uma Intersecção
    Published. April 16, 2014

    Olá Pessoal Hoje vamos dar uma olhada em como criar Labels, com referência a outros objetos, no caso em especifico, iremos fazer uma Label para uma intersecção, isto também irá ajudar a corrigir um problema da Label intersecção, que não coloca os valores em estacas. Veja o exemplo de uma......


  • Revit w Polsce

    Revit w Polsce

    Autodesk Design Review – program niedoceniany?
    Published. April 16, 2014

    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

    Co nowego w Autodesk Inventor 2015 - Cz??? 2
    Published. April 16, 2014

    Dzi? chcia?bym zaprezentowa? jedn? z najbardziej gor?cych nowo?ci Autodesk Inventor 2015. Jest ni? nowe ?rodowisko modelowania swobodnego powierzchni. Niektórzy z was pewnie rozpoznaj? te narz?dzia, gdy? by?y one wcze?niej wprowadzone w Fusion 360. Zapraszam na prezentacj?...


  • Village BIM

    Village BIM

    CINOV CONSTRUCTION - La Maquette Numérique, la conception collaborative
    Published. April 16, 2014

    La fédération CINOV CONSTRUCTION regroupant les métiers de la prestation intellectuelle du Conseil, de l’ingénierie et du numérique a organisé le jeudi 27 mars une journée thématique sur le sujet de la Maquette Numérique, la conception collaborative. Plus de 140 personnes ont répondu présent pour cette après-midi organisée autour de......


  • Line//Shape//Space

    Line//Shape//Space

    Autodesk Inventor Help: 7 Tips and Tricks to Get the Most from Newer Features
    Published. April 16, 2014

    For our third roundup of Autodesk Inventor help, we’ve gathered tips for new additions from Inventor 2011 and later versions. Frame member design automation, easier import from STEP and IGES files, iCopy for sub-assemblies, the Style Library, and the 3D Pipe Run App are all innovations asked for by users and added in the past [...]The post Autodesk Inventor Help: 7 Tips and Tricks to Get the Most from Newer Features appeared first on LINE//SHAPE//SPACE....


  • It is Alive in the Lab

    It is Alive in the Lab

    Project Miller extended on Autodesk Labs
    Published. April 16, 2014

    Project Miller is a technology preview that lets you optimize and validate your design before you build it. The Autodesk Simulation team extended its mission to the growing community of 3D printers. Project Miller was developed to improve results with......


  • Up and Ready

    Up and Ready

    AutodeskInstallNow.exe - Entry Point Not Found [LiteHtml.dll]
    Published. April 16, 2014

    If you are getting this error: The procedure entry point ? ... could not be located in the dynanic link library ... LiteHtml.dll Please check out: http://knowledge.autodesk.com/article/The-Program-errors-when-I-try-to-install-The-Procedure-Entry-Point-could-not-be-located-in-the-dynamic-link-library Thanks to David Dembkoski for his incredible troubleshooting tenacity and for sharing this Knowledge Article with the community....


  • Revit w Polsce

    Revit w Polsce

    Autodesk Design Review – program niedoceniany?
    Published. April 16, 2014

    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......


  • Amalgamation | Gary M. Davis

    Amalgamation | Gary M. Davis

    Autodesk Composite Now FREE (and how to set it up for realtime playback)
    Published. April 15, 2014

    Now that Autodesk Composite is FREE, I thought I would take a moment to show users the proper way to set up the disk-based caching for the best performance possible. In this example, I forego using a SSD or RAID0 in favor of a Fusion ioFX card for caching and playback....


  • Between the Lines

    Between the Lines

    Autodesk Announces ReCap Connect Partnership Program
    Published. April 15, 2014

    With its new ReCap Connect Partnership Program, Autodesk will open up Autodesk ReCap – its reality capture platform – to third party developers and partners, allowing them to extend ReCap’s functionality....


  • Under the Hood

    Under the Hood

    Tip Tuesday! Best Practices in PLM 360
    Published. April 15, 2014

    Today’s tip is bought to you by a late night “so that’s why I can’t edit this record” moment – if there are no further transitions in a workflow, it’s locked. If you want to lock the workflow earlier, you can explicitly set the lock in the State Properties. If......


  • Manufacturing DevBlog

    Manufacturing DevBlog

    Compile Errors in C++ with VS2012
    Published. April 15, 2014

    By Xiaodong Liang In our development, we found a compiling error in VS2012 with RxInventor.tlb. The compile error looks like: "error C2556: 'miComponentColumnTypeEnum iPartTableColumn::GetReferencedDataType(void)' : overloaded function differs only by return type from 'iComponentColumnTypeEnum iPartTableColumn::GetReferencedDataType(void)”. This issue is caused by VS. Microsoft has provided a hotfix which is available at......


  • Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog

    Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog

    Snoop Civil 3D 2015 Database (.bundle format)
    Published. April 15, 2014

    The Civil 3D 2015 release is available, you can already download from our website and check the new APIs here. Now it’s time for our snoop database tool to be ready, actually I’m glad that the code base is the same, mainly because it’s based on reflection and automatically ‘understand’......


  • Talking Transportation

    Talking Transportation

    Im Terrible With Names!
    Published. April 15, 2014

    Civil 3D makes quick work of building Assemblies using its pre-built library of subassembly parts. As each “road part” is dragged from the Tool Palettes to an Assembly, Civil 3D assigns it a generic name. By default, the assigned names will match the part names shown on the palettes, thus......


  • Autodesk 360

    Autodesk 360

    Five Tips to Get Your Team Up and Running in the Cloud
    Published. April 15, 2014

    We’re willing to bet that the cloud is already a part of your workflow—for a few tasks. But working in the cloud with entire projects and teams? All bets are off! Getting everyone you work with to take full advantage of cloud services, like the ones in Autodesk 360, can seem daunting. It’s not like you can just click your heels, and wake up in the cloud surrounded by your whole team. While no magic exists to make this happen, there are ways to get your team ahead in the cloud (Hint: download...


  • The Desk | Daryl Obert

    The Desk | Daryl Obert

    Maya Mondays - 2015 is Out!!
    Published. April 14, 2014

    Come and get it:-)...


  • Being Inventive

    Being Inventive

    Inventor - Open From Vault "Pauses" for 10 minutes
    Published. April 14, 2014

    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 hangfreezepause 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, create a second new IAM Place 1.iam into 2.iam...


  • Cracking the Vault

    Cracking the Vault

    Inventor - Open From Vault "Pauses" for 10 minutes
    Published. April 14, 2014

    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......


  • BIM Blog

    BIM Blog

    Machen Sie sich als "BIM Leader in Deutschland" einen Namen, unterstützt vom Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie
    Published. April 14, 2014

    Sie sind Bauherr, Planer oder Generalunternehmer und planen ein Bauvorhaben, bei dem die Vorplanungen bald losgehen? Sie haben schon länger Erfahrung mit BIM-Methoden und hätten Interesse, sich an einem Forschungsprojekt zu beteiligen? Dann sollten Sie sich bewerben beim BIMiD Forschungsprojekt, das gerade gestartet ist und sich in der Phase des......


  • AutoCAD 360 Blog

    AutoCAD 360 Blog

    How to Get from Paper to CAD in 2 Minutes with Vectorize It
    Published. April 14, 2014

    A couple of posts ago, we introduced a new, free Autodesk app for the iPad called Vectorize It, which can help you turn any drawing, floorplan, or pixelated image like a photo into a vector, or line-based, drawing that you can then open and edit in AutoCAD 360. Today, we’re here to tell you how [...]...


  • Revit +

    Revit +

    SINAENCO promove um roadshow sobre BIM no Nordeste
    Published. April 14, 2014

    Primeiro evento será amanhã, em Salvador. Estarei acompanhando o Arq. Luiz Contier nas palestras. Quer se inscrever ? Clique na imagem do convite....


  • Point-to-Point

    Point-to-Point

    Hannover Messe
    Published. April 12, 2014

    I had the opportunity to visit the Hannover Messe in Germany this week. While exploring the Industrial Automation exhibition, it was great to run into some of the people we have been working with to integrate AutoCAD Electrical 2015 with manufacturer applications and content. The new Phoenix Contact CLIP integration enables customers to take the terminal information from AutoCAD Electrical schematic and send it to CLIP for configuration, analysis, label printing and even creating 3D models ready...


  • My Oh Maya! | Steven Roselle

    My Oh Maya! | Steven Roselle

    Maya 2015 UV Editing Overview (Part1)
    Published. April 11, 2014

    The UV editing improvements in Maya 2015 are the most substantial that we seen in many years. In part 1 of my Maya 2015 UV editing overview I'll cover the new Unfold 3D algorithm along with the companion BonusTools called AutoUnwrapUVs. I'll also show how the related Checker and Distortion Shading options can be used to evaluate the results....


  • AutoCAD DevBlog

    AutoCAD DevBlog

    Code for America
    Published. April 11, 2014

    By Stephen Preston Earlier this week I drove in to San Francisco to attend a meetup for the 'SF Developer Advocates' group - my first visit to this group. The meeting itself was interesting - there were about 15 'developer advocates, so it was easy to talk to everyone. But......


  • Being Civil

    Being Civil

    Autodesk AutoCAD ViewCube Hotfix
    Published. April 10, 2014

    In the continued effort to provide high quality products, Autodesk has released Autodesk® AutoCAD® ViewCube Hotfix, which addresses the issue where the ViewCube or the Navbar sometimes shows up in the output when plotting to PDF/DWF. As always please check......


  • 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......


  • AEC DevBlog

    AEC DevBlog

    Where is Navisworks 2015 SDK ?
    Published. April 10, 2014

    By Xiaodong Liang The same to last year, the SDK was not packaged with product . It is an independent installer which is now available at ADN Open . You can also download it directly from the link below: Navisworks 2015 SDK In default, if you have installed Navisworks 2015,......


  • Beyond Moldflow Insight

    Beyond Moldflow Insight

    Links for Moldflow 2015
    Published. April 9, 2014

    What is new in the Moldflow 2015 release: open link Product Key Information: open link How to uninstall Moldflow 2015 beta software: open link How to update the Moldflow 2015 License manager: open link...


  • AutoCAD Insider

    AutoCAD Insider

    AutoCAD 2015: Line Display
    Published. April 8, 2014

    AutoCAD 2015 offers an improved graphics experience with smoother lines and accurate display of properties when creating and editing line geometry. Objects such as lines, arcs, and circles, and drawings aids like grid lines and the UCS Icon look smoother......


  • Cloud & Mobile DevBlog

    Cloud & Mobile DevBlog

    Simplest web server on Mac
    Published. April 8, 2014

    By Adam Nagy Just ran into this video from jQuery UK and found out how easy it is to use the Python web server which is installed on all Mac's. You just run this from the Terminal and you'll have access to all the files on your system through the......


  • Mod the Machine

    Mod the Machine

    Inventor 2015 API Enhancements
    Published. April 8, 2014

    Inventor 2015 will soon be shipping. Most of the API enhancements are keeping up with the new Inventor 2015 functionality and some of the enhancements are catching up to things that have been available from the Inventor user interface in......


  • Mayalicious | Cory Mogk

    Mayalicious | Cory Mogk

    Setting up an Amazon EC2 Render Farm for Maya and 3ds Max with Backburner
    Published. April 7, 2014

    A very thorough tutorial from Jud Pratt showing how to set up an Amazon EC2 render farm for 3ds Max or Maya with Backburner...


  • From the Ground Up

    From the Ground Up

    Autodesk University is coming, are you ready?
    Published. April 7, 2014

    Do you have knowledge to share with the Autodesk community? Be a part of the best and brightest when Autodesk University returns for its 22nd year on December 2–4, 2014 in Las Vegas. Start researching topics now, discuss them with......


  • Beyond Design

    Beyond Design

    Adding data from the field to your model just got easier...
    Published. April 7, 2014

    Add data from the field to your BIM model automatically with BIM 360 Field and Glue....


  • Beyond Design

    Beyond Design

    Adding data from the field to your model just got easier...
    Published. April 7, 2014

    Add data from the field to your BIM model automatically with BIM 360 Field and Glue....


  • Without A Net

    Without A Net

    Educational Plot Stamp removal - UPDATE
    Published. April 3, 2014

    Please take a look at the link below as there are updates to the EDU plot stamp issue with 2014 SP1 and also 2015. This should prove useful to anyone with files that contain the stamp. EDU Plot Stamp...


  • BIM Toolbox

    BIM Toolbox

    3d Printing
    Published. March 29, 2014

    There’s a lot going on with 3d printing these days in a variety of sectors. MIT and Loughborough University have begun the printing of building components. http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/3d-printing-0914.html http://www.constructiondigital.com/green_building/3d-printing---the-future-of-concrete And there is a 3d printed house underway. http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/dutch-firm-to-create-3d-printed-house I’ve also recently tested a small 3d printer to print the Revit 2014......


  • BIM Toolbox

    BIM Toolbox

    3d Printing
    Published. March 29, 2014

    There’s a lot going on with 3d printing these days in a variety of sectors. MIT and Loughborough University have begun the printing of building components. http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/3d-printing-0914.html http://www.constructiondigital.com/green_building/3d-printing---the-future-of-concrete And there is a 3d printed house underway. http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/dutch-firm-to-create-3d-printed-house I’ve also recently tested a small 3d printer to print the Revit 2014......


  • Building Performance Analysis

    Building Performance Analysis

    Update and extension of Light Analysis for Revit is available in Labs
    Published. March 27, 2014

    We are very excited to announce another upgrade to Light Analysis extension for Revit (formerly Revit Daylighting Analysis (RDA) for LEED). The new version was posted to the Autodesk Labs site on Thursday, March 27....


  • JB’s Circuit

    JB’s Circuit

    Xpedition Awaits for PCB Designers
    Published. March 21, 2014

    Mentor Graphics announces improvements to and the re-branding of its well-known Expedition line of printed circuit board (PCB) design and manufacturing tools....


  • The MudRoom | Craig Barr

    The MudRoom | Craig Barr

    Announcing Mudbox 2015
    Published. March 18, 2014

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


  • Max Nation | Chris Murray

    Max Nation | Chris Murray

    3dsMax 2015 has been announced!
    Published. March 18, 2014

    Its the most wonderful time of the year!! - Andy Williams...


  • 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...


  • Planet Softimage | Mark Schoennagel

    Planet Softimage | Mark Schoennagel

    Thanks for all your brilliance!!
    Published. March 5, 2014

    A quick thank you and good night......


  • 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,......


  • Flame Premium can do that | Bill Ennis

    Flame Premium can do that | Bill Ennis

    Pull up a chair to the The FX Bar
    Published. March 2, 2014

    It used to be Soft FX but now we have the FX Bar with buffet of new creative options and functionality....


  • 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...


  • The Smoke Learning Blog | Grant Kay

    The Smoke Learning Blog | Grant Kay

    Blurring & Pixelating Faces or Logos using Action or ConnectFX
    Published. February 14, 2014

    A new 2 part video series showing how to blur or pixelate faces, logos and anything else you don't want people to see in your shots....


  • Autodesk Manufacturing & Digital Prototyping Solutions

    Autodesk Manufacturing & Digital Prototyping Solutions

    Engineering Visualisation for Lighting Design
    Published. February 13, 2014

    Ok so new year resolution not quite broken but it has been several week since my last post, let hope I can improve on that. Following on from the Acquisition of VRed just over a year ago this is a webinar run by Car Design News and Autodesk. This is......


  • Autodesk Manufacturing, Northern Europe

    Autodesk Manufacturing, Northern Europe

    Engineering Visualisation for Lighting Design
    Published. February 13, 2014

    Ok so new year resolution not quite broken but it has been several week since my last post, let hope I can improve on that. Following on from the Acquisition of VRed just over a year ago this is a webinar run by Car Design News and Autodesk. This is......


  • Maya Station

    Maya Station

    Maya 2014 SP4 and Maya 2014 Ext SP2
    Published. February 11, 2014

    I wanted to apologize for website issues currently affecting our Maya users who are attempting to download the latest service pack. To help ease some of the pains while we sort out our new support site I have provided direct links to each build. Windows: http://download.autodesk.com/us/maya/Maya_2014_SP4/Autodesk_Maya_2014sp4_dlm.sfx.exe Mac Os X: http://images.autodesk.com/adsk/files/Autodesk_Maya_2014sp4_English_Japanese_SimplifiedChinese_MAC_OSX.dmg Linux: http://images.autodesk.com/adsk/files/Autodesk_Maya_2014sp4_English_Linux_64bit.gz...


  • Beyond the Paper

    Beyond the Paper

    It's Alive in the Lab: DWF is not dead. Long live DWF!
    Published. February 7, 2014

    Please see my post over on my It's Alive in the Lab blog: DWF is not dead. Long live DWF! Scott Sheppard Program Manager, Autodesk Labs...


  • The Geospatial Navigator

    The Geospatial Navigator

    Quick Tipp: Schnellzugriff auf Zeichnungen in AutoCAD 2014 & Verticals
    Published. February 3, 2014

    Zum Anderen gibt es die Möglichkeit, über die rechte Maustaste direkt neue Zeichnungen zu erstellen, andere zu öffnen, alle geöffneten Zeichnungen in einem Schritt zu speichern oder alle zu schließen...


  • At Land's End

    At Land's End

    NEW BLOG!
    Published. January 20, 2014

    This one will not be continued so please refer to: BIMagination. You will find all older posts as well as cool new stuff. Enjoy and stay tuned! Andreas...


  • dODDS and ENDS

    dODDS and ENDS

    Invitation to our beta program for Navisworks Ivanov
    Published. January 2, 2014

    We'd like to invite our Navisworks users to our Ivanov beta program. This is great chance to get early access to our next software release, understand how the new features can benefit your workflows and provide us with input, feedback......


  • AU BLAUG

    AU BLAUG

    And the AU 2013 Speaker Award goes to…
    Published. December 20, 2013

    Autodesk University is pleased to announce the winners of the AU 2013 Speaker Awards. These highly coveted awards go to the speakers who receive the highest scores from AU Las Vegas attendees based on after-class surveys. The surveys included questions......


  • Inside the System

    Inside the System

    Export Panel Schedules to Excel
    Published. December 20, 2013

    There is an API sample that automates the process of getting panel schedule data from Revit into another application, such as Excel. The sample is quite rudimentary, as it is intended to provide developers just enough sample code for the......


  • Autodesk University

    Autodesk University

    And the AU 2013 Speaker Award goes to…
    Published. December 20, 2013

    Autodesk University is pleased to announce the winners of the AU 2013 Speaker Awards. These highly coveted awards go to the speakers who receive the highest scores from AU Las Vegas attendees based on after-class surveys. The surveys included questions......


  • 3D SDK and Scripting Mayhem | Christopher Diggins

    3D SDK and Scripting Mayhem | Christopher Diggins

    PyQt UI in 3ds Max 2014 Extension
    Published. December 11, 2013

    Since Python arrived with the 3ds Max 2014 extension one of the most popular requests is how to create UI using PyQt or PySide that works well with 3ds Max. In this blog post I'm going to share some techniques for creating a PyQt UI in 3ds Max that is properly parented to the 3ds Max window and handles shortcut keys in text editors....


  • The 3ds Max SDK Blog

    The 3ds Max SDK Blog

    PyQt UI in 3ds Max 2014 Extension
    Published. December 11, 2013

    Since Python arrived with the 3ds Max 2014 extension one of the most popular requests is how to create UI using PyQt or PySide that works well with 3ds Max. In this blog post I'm going to share some techniques for creating a PyQt UI in 3ds Max that is properly parented to the 3ds Max window and handles shortcut keys in text editors....


  • The MEP CAD Engineer

    The MEP CAD Engineer

    Post #200 - A milestone, and review of AU 2013
    Published. December 10, 2013

    First up, thanks to all the folks who've followed along. With close to 200,000 hits and 200 posts since we started, it's been an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to share ideas and opinions. Thanks for following along, and here's to 200 more... AU 2013 – Ten Years in the Can…And a great time was had by all. Thank you, good night!It was definitely an interesting year, starting with the infrastructure symposium and keynote address, right down to the labs and lectures this year. Back...


  • 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,...


  • Suite-ish | Lee Fraser

    Suite-ish | Lee Fraser

    Events
    Published. November 20, 2013

    Some events for you to start December....


  • 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...


  • CG Samba

    CG Samba

    Luciano Neves - CLAN VFX
    Published. November 7, 2013

    From London's Tower Bridge and Big Ben to the Basilique du Sacré Coeur and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, VFX Director Luciano Neves has recreated some of the world's most distinctive edifices in 3D. Autodesk Master Max and Master Award winner in the digital art book ELEMENTAL 1 and ELEMENTAL 2,  Excellence Award winner in the EXPOSÉ 3 Neves is a consummate specialist in highly-detailed, CG photo realistic and architectural recreations and Environments. Also published in 3ds max...


  • BIM Apps

    BIM Apps

    Revit 2014 Update Release 2 now available in product
    Published. November 7, 2013

    Just as we were able to make some valuable improvements in UR1 to the new Energy Analysis using Building elements feature in Revit 2014 we are very pleased to summarize further advances made with UR2 based on user feedback that make real BIM based EAM creation and analysis easier and more powerful than ever....


  • Beyond the Box

    Beyond the Box

    AIMS – Why you should consider a central data repository for the large enterprise
    Published. November 6, 2013

    One of the most powerful features in AIMS is the ability to point it at pretty much any spatial data source and then diplay that data in a map. For one of our large enterprise customers this was fantastic as they had data being managed by a variety of in-house......


  • Blend & Comp | Ken LaRue

    Blend & Comp | Ken LaRue

    ‘Smoke Essentials’ by Alexis Van Hurkman Now Available!
    Published. October 23, 2013

    ‘Smoke Essentials’ by Alexis Van Hurkman Now Available!...


  • AutodeskHelp

    AutodeskHelp

    Photo
    Published. October 15, 2013


  • Mental Ray

    Mental Ray

    Essential tips & tricks for Vray and mental ray
    Published. October 14, 2013

    The above image borders were extended by 2000 pixels (in width) to each side using the “Overscan” scriptExtending the camera viewport borders (vertically, horizontally or both) without affecting the camera’s original perspective It’s worth mentioning that some of the subjects discussed here are part of my latest book published with 3D Total Publishing. There will be times when clients will ask users to revisit old projects, with the purpose to redesign and/or re-render an existing...


  • Duncan’s Corner | Duncan Brinsmead

    Duncan’s Corner | Duncan Brinsmead

    Curling Particle Trajectories
    Published. October 10, 2013

    One can create spiraling motions for particles using expressions. This method propagates a local up vector for the curl so that the twist direction does not go through pole flipping as the particle changes direction....


  • 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'...


  • Louis Marcoux Blog | Louis Marcoux

    Louis Marcoux Blog | Louis Marcoux

    Stereo Camera Tools Overview - 3ds Max 2014 Extension
    Published. August 9, 2013

    Take a look at the new Stereo Camera tools developed in collaboration with AMD for 3ds Max 2014's Extension release. I'll go into the details of setting up a fun stereoscopic scene with PFlow and then use the interactive stereo 3D viewport to make the final adjustments to the stereo effects....


  • 3ds Max & Moritz | Alex Horst

    3ds Max & Moritz | Alex Horst

    3ds Max Webinar Recording: Create 3D game assets in less time
    Published. August 8, 2013

    The recent Meet the Experts webinar is now available as a recording on youtube. Come and see some Tips and Tricks on how to create a fictional product rebrand and an advertisment game in a day....


  • Jamie's Jewels

    Jamie's Jewels

    The History of Aspect Ratio
    Published. August 5, 2013

    OK, OK, so it’s been quite a while since the last blog post, but this video is a great general one to return with. In the video “John Hess traces the evolution of the screen shape from the silent film days through the widescreen explosion of the 50s, to the......


  • Typepad

    Typepad

    test
    Published. April 23, 2013


  • Phil Bernstein's Blog

    Phil Bernstein's Blog

    Exploring New Value in Design Practice: 0, 1, 2
    Published. February 9, 2013

    Overview: This term Yale is offering a graduate seminar entitled “Exploring New Value in Design Practice.” I’m guiding this experimental research course with my Harvard colleague Brian Kenet (who teaches professional practice at GSD). Brian is a management consultant to architects and engineers but not an architect. That makes us......


  • 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

    the new .NET SDK is being called a game changer
    Published. February 6, 2013

    here is a quote found on this blog from mr David Mackenzie : the new .NET SDK is being called a game changer. "I am really excited about is the inclusion of the .Net wrapper for the SDK. For those of us who spend a great deal of time writing tools for artists this really opens up a new world for we can do and how quickly we can do it. I might sound silly but it really is a game changer"...


  • 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....


  • Stoned & Wired | Stuart Holloway and Joe Billington

    Stoned & Wired | Stuart Holloway and Joe Billington

    Webinar........THIS FRIDAY !!
    Published. February 6, 2013

    A live Webinar....be there or be....!!!!!...


  • 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....


  • Roland's Maya | Roland Reyer

    Roland's Maya | Roland Reyer

    Tutorial: The interactive Randomizer
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Ein kurzes Tutorial, das die Benutzung meines Scripts "Randomizer" erläutert. A short german tutorial that shows the use of my "Randomizer" - english version coming soon...


  • 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....


  • 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...


  • 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....


  • In the Pipes

    In the Pipes

    Changes to the Plant In-the-Pipes Blog
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Hi everyone. I’d like to announce some changes to the In-The-Pipes blog. We launched this blog in November 2006, and we’ve no intention of ending it. But it’s time for a change. We’re morphing into a group blog where you......


  • CAD and GIS (Integration and Beyond)

    CAD and GIS (Integration and Beyond)

    BIM for Resource Extraction - An Information Modeling Approach to Shale Oil and Gas
    Published. February 6, 2013

    The economic climate and global political landscape have created a demand to identify and extract viable gas and domestic energy sources as well as mineral deposits in the U.S. One such phenomenon is shale gas like the Marcellus Shale reserve in the northeast, the second largest gas field like it in the world. For companies and firms engaged in identification, design, construction and maintenance of extraction processes the race is on. What is needed is a streamlined process of design and data management...


  • 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......


  • 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...


  • 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......


  • 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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