Blogs

  •   	 Games, Limb from Limb! | Eric Plante

    Games, Limb from Limb! | Eric Plante

    Games products @ 3December
    Published. October 1, 2014

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


  • It is Alive in the Lab

    It is Alive in the Lab

    Trifecta of Articles about Autodesk in Forbes Magazine
    Published. October 1, 2014

    George Harrison, Living in the Material World I grew up with the Beatles in the 1960's, so I found it fun to see: Autodesk recently caught the eye of Forbes Magazine as evidenced by 3 stories. These stories combine to......


  • From the Ground Up

    From the Ground Up

    ReCap and ReCap Pro 1.4 Webcast this Thursday
    Published. October 1, 2014

    ReCap and ReCap Pro 1.4 Webcast Thu, Oct 2, 2014 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM BST (UK) Thu, Oct 2, 2014 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PDT Register to reserve your place https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/400177361...


  • Around the Corner

    Around the Corner

    Building pywin32 for MotionBuilder 2015
    Published. October 1, 2014

    Recently a customer came to ask why pywin32 do not work on Maya or MotionBuilder. The answer is very simple, Maya and MotionBuilder are compiled the lastest compiler to get the best performances and the latest technology possible. Maya itself is partially compiler with the Intel C++ compiler and Visual......


  • Between the Lines

    Between the Lines

    What's New in Autodesk ReCap 1.4 Webinar
    Published. October 1, 2014

    Autodesk is going to be running a free web based session on Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PDT about the new Autodesk ReCap release. Autodesk ReCap is Autodesk's super-fast point cloud processing product for registering laser scans. Register Now: http://bit.ly/1pqqEwh Some of the new additions to ReCap Pro include: Target-based Accuracy Reporting Create accuracy reports based on checkerboard or sphere targets. Provide easy-to-read quality information for stakeholders. Use reports to analyze...


  • The Building Coder

    The Building Coder

    Creating a Sloped Wall
    Published. October 1, 2014

    Several questions concerning programmatic creation of sloped walls came up recently, so let's take a look at that, point to some existing samples, and implement a fantastic new one that does it all, including mass family creation, instance insertion and......


  • AutoCAD DevBlog

    AutoCAD DevBlog

    Customizing CAdUiListCtrl
    Published. October 1, 2014

    By Balaji Ramamoorthy If you are using CAdUiListCtrl and wish to customize it more, you can do it by using custom draw. This is same as customizing any other MFC controls and a nice article on customizing a CListCtrl is here : Neat Stuff to Do in List Controls Using......


  • BIM Blog

    BIM Blog

    Live-Webinare im Oktober / November: Hoch- und Tiefbau sowie Infrastrukturplanung
    Published. October 1, 2014

    Melden Sie sich zu unseren BIM Live-Webinaren an! http://www.autodesk.de/campaigns/aec-webinar/webinar-live?&mktvar004=623810 Erfahren Sie, wie Sie sich als Architekt, Planer oder Bauingenieur auf den zunehmenden Zeit- und Kostendruck in Ihrer Branche besser einstellen. Wir zeigen Ihnen, wie Sie Ihre Planungsprozesse beschleunigen und zugleich die Kosten senken. Sie erfahren in vier aufeinander folgenden Webinaren,......


  • Revit w Polsce

    Revit w Polsce

    Autodesk Design Review – program niedoceniany?
    Published. October 1, 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

    Autodesk Simulation Mechanical - Analizy 2D
    Published. October 1, 2014

    Korzystaj?c z nowoczesznych narz?dzi symulacyjnych mamy tendencj? do przygotowywania scenariuszy symulacyjnych opartych o modele 3D. Takie analizy s? czasoch?onne. Okazuje si?, ?e cz?sto model 3D mo?na ?atwo zast?pi? reprezentacj? 2D i przeprowadzi? tak? sam? symulacj? w znacznie krótszym czasie. Tak? mo?liwo?? daje Autodesk Simulation Mechanical. Zapraszam na prezentacj?...


  • Point-to-Point

    Point-to-Point

    Eaton 2D and 3D Content
    Published. October 1, 2014

    Over the past few months, we have worked closely with Eaton Corporation to update the electrical content in the catalog solution available as a shared library in AutoCAD Electrical 2015 and Autodesk Inventor 2015. Available now, is a complete refresh of parts information and both 2D footprints and 3D parts for the following Eaton families of components: • C25 & C65 (Non-Rev and Rev Definite Purpose Contactors) • CN15 & CN55 (Non-Rev and Rev NEMA Contactors) • XTCE & XTCR (Non-Rev and Rev Contactors)...


  • Autodesk 360

    Autodesk 360

    A360 Mobile - New Face, New Tools, New Opportunities!
    Published. October 1, 2014

    "What is this new A360 mobile app that Autodesk has released?" I'm sure many of you have asked this question recently after noticing that indeed we have a new A360 mobile app available in the iOS App Store and Google Play. This post will address that question exactly and will try to explain what you can expect to find in the app today, what can it be used for and also give you a quick glimpse into the future and what's coming next. A360 enables users to view and track their entire project's data...


  • Village BIM

    Village BIM

    Nouvelle version ReCap 1.4
    Published. October 1, 2014

    Il y a quelques jours, le logiciel ReCap est passé en version 1.4 réservant quelques nouveautés. A ce titre, la vidéo ci-dessous illustre les nouvelles fonctionalités. Notamment, le 2 octobre, l'équipe “Reality Capture” vous propose d’assister à un “webinar” pour vous présenter cette nouvelle version. Pour vous inscrire à cette......


  • Line//Shape//Space

    Line//Shape//Space

    5 Mobile Designing and Drafting Apps for Architects and Engineers on the Go
    Published. October 1, 2014

    Which mobile apps have worn down the tips of your fingers? We’re assuming you’ve reached the point where Angry Birds and Candy Crush aren’t as stimulating as they once were, and if you’re an architect, engineer, or designer, you’re likely in need of designing and drafting apps that allow you to make the most of […] The post 5 Mobile Designing and Drafting Apps for Architects and Engineers on the Go appeared first on LINE//SHAPE//SPACE....


  • It is Alive in the Lab

    It is Alive in the Lab

    Trifecta of Articles about Autodesk in Forbes Magazine
    Published. October 1, 2014

    George Harrison, Living in the Material World I grew up with the Beatles in the 1960's, so I found it fun to see: Autodesk recently caught the eye of Forbes Magazine as evidenced by 3 stories. These stories combine to......


  • Revit w Polsce

    Revit w Polsce

    Autodesk Design Review – program niedoceniany?
    Published. October 1, 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......


  • MaxStation | Max Team

    MaxStation | Max Team

    Using MaxScript to check for missing bitmap files
    Published. September 30, 2014

    A couple of lines of MaxScript that will help you check for missing files in your 3ds Max files...


  • Through the Interface

    Through the Interface

    Displaying the area of the last AutoCAD entity in an HTML palette using JavaScript and .NET
    Published. September 30, 2014

    The title of this one is a little specific – the post actually deals with the scenario of passing data from .NET to an HTML-defined palette, as well as some other tips & tricks – but it’s something I wanted......


  • The Geospatial Navigator

    The Geospatial Navigator

    Live-Webinare im Oktober / November: Hoch- und Tiefbau sowie Infrastrukturplanung
    Published. September 30, 2014

    Melden Sie sich gleich zu unseren BIM Live-Webinaren an! http://www.autodesk.de/campaigns/aec-webinar/webinar-live?&mktvar004=623810 Hier erfahren Sie, wie Sie sich als Architekt, Planer oder Bauingenieur auf den zunehmenden Zeit- und Kostendruck in Ihrer Branche besser einstellen. Wir zeigen Ihnen, wie Sie Ihre Planungsprozesse beschleunigen und zugleich die Kosten senken. Sie erfahren in vier aufeinander folgenden Webiaren, wie Ihnen Building Information Modeling (BIM) helfen kann, effizienter...


  • Manufacturing DevBlog

    Manufacturing DevBlog

    Search non- Ballooned Components
    Published. September 30, 2014

    By Xiaodong Liang Question I try to write a program which looks for components that are not attached with a balloon in each drawing. How could I search for the them? Solution There is not a direct API, but you can collect all components that has balloon. And filter out......


  • AutoCAD 360 Blog

    AutoCAD 360 Blog

    Everything you need to know about working offline with AutoCAD 360!
    Published. September 30, 2014

    The ability to work offline gives flexibility a whole new meaning to our users. Drawings can now be reviewed and edited conveniently in the field through your mobile devices! How does this work? AutoCAD 360 is a cloud application. This means that you will upload......


  • Up and Ready

    Up and Ready

    Boost Your Autodesk Software Up and Ready IQ
    Published. September 30, 2014

    Some upcoming events are noted below: http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/installation-licensing/autodesk-installation-amp-licensing-webinars/td-p/5286927...


  • Between the Poles

    Between the Poles

    FERC order 745 vacated: negawatt does not equal a megawatt
    Published. September 29, 2014

    Demand response programs involve paying power consumers not to use power at certain times. Reducing peak load can save consumers money by avoiding the use of or even construction of "peakers", generation facilities that are very expensive to run and......


  • The Revit Clinic

    The Revit Clinic

    What is the difference between Revit 2015 R2, and Revit 2015 UR2?
    Published. September 26, 2014

    As mentioned previously the Revit Sundial Release preview has ended and Autodesk Revit 2015 R2 is now available for Autodesk Maintenance and Desktop Subscription customers. Click the following link for information on 39 Architectural, Structural, MEP, and multi-disciplinary enhancements made......


  • Under the Hood

    Under the Hood

    Feature Friday: Accelerate 2014 with Autodesk PLM 360
    Published. September 26, 2014

    Couldn’t make it to Accelerate 2014? Our own Jamie Eckmier recaps what went on. Last week Autodesk hosted Accelerate 2014, our first ever PLM user conference .Given that PLM 360 is the “next generation alternative” to traditional PLM solutions, we thought it’d only be appropriate for us to mix it......


  • Beyond Design

    Beyond Design

    On-demand webinar "How to Use Cloud Rendering in Navisworks"
    Published. September 26, 2014

    We recently invited you all to this webinar where we showed you how to create stunning renders from Navisworks using A360 cloud rendering. Don't worry if you couldn't make it - we've recorded and made it available here. Sit back, learn and go render!...


  • Beyond Design

    Beyond Design

    On-demand webinar "How to Use Cloud Rendering in Navisworks"
    Published. September 26, 2014

    We recently invited you all to this webinar where we showed you how to create stunning renders from Navisworks using A360 cloud rendering. Don't worry if you couldn't make it - we've recorded and made it available here. Sit back, learn and go render!...


  • Beyond the Paper

    Beyond the Paper

    It's Alive in the Lab: PDF Magick for Paper Output
    Published. September 25, 2014

    Here is the latest software for processing PDF and DWF files to paper. PDF Magick for Paper Output To go beyond the paper, DWF has to be able to get to paper first. — Scott Sheppard...


  • Civil 3D Br

    Civil 3D Br

    Nova Apostila!! Autodesk Subassembly Composer 2015!
    Published. September 25, 2014

    Olá, pessoal!! Hoje estamos lançando a primeira edição da nossa Apostila do Autodesk Subassembly Composer 2015. Nela você poderá encontrar exercícios, dicas, links com exemplos e com vídeos tutoriais. O nosso objetivo é que vocês criem familiaridade com essa ferramenta, e perceba seu potencial. Realizando os exercícios propostos, você poderá......


  • Building Performance Analysis

    Building Performance Analysis

    "Learning Lighting Analysis in Revit" Webinar recording posted
    Published. September 25, 2014

    Thanks to all who attended the webinar “Learning Lighting Analysis in Revit”. We hope you enjoyed our event. For those who were not able to attend the webinar, or anyone who would like to see it again, you can view a recording of the webinar here. For any questions, comments, or feedback, please write to us at LAR.Feedback@autodesk.com Want more? Keep an eye out here for the webinar "Solon Runsets: Automatic, Collaborative parametric analysis with Revit for Architects" coming up on October 15....


  • AEC DevBlog

    AEC DevBlog

    Autodesk Exchange Apps Hackathon – Big Success
    Published. September 24, 2014

    By Virupaksha Aithal The Autodesk Exchange Apps Hackathon – Big Success event is over. On behalf of the Autodesk Developer Network (ADN) team I’d like to say a big “thank you” to all the publishers who has registered and submitted Apps to Autodesk exchange store. We have received more than......


  • Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog

    Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog

    Civil 3D Project Template for Visual Studio
    Published. September 24, 2014

    By Augusto Goncalves This is a long time request: an easy way to create a Visual Studio project for Civil 3D using VB.NET or C#. If you visit the AutoCAD Developer Center you’ll see some AutoCAD .NET Wizards for both VB.NET and C#, which is very powerful and can be......


  • Mayalicious | Cory Mogk

    Mayalicious | Cory Mogk

    Mel the Cowboy at Ruby's Saloon - Maya V1 Demo Movie
    Published. September 23, 2014

    A blast from the past :)...


  • Mod the Machine

    Mod the Machine

    Fast Booleans Using the API
    Published. September 23, 2014

    The Inventor API supports some functionality that’s relatively new (since Inventor 2009) and is not very well known. It’s called Transient B-Rep and is accessed through the TransientBRep property on the Application object. It supports some relatively simple functionality and......


  • Revit +

    Revit +

    Atualização do Revit 2015
    Published. September 22, 2014

    No dia 17-Setembro foram lançadas duas atualizações para o Revit 2015. 1- Melhorias na performance e estabilidade do produto. Confira a lista de melhorias: clique aqui Esta é para todos os usuários. 2- Novo Plug-in com recursos para projetos de topografia dentro do Revit. Você pode modelar alternativas para classificação......


  • 3D by Dorian

    3D by Dorian

    Multithreading for Visual Effects book review
    Published. September 19, 2014

    In programming, nothing is better than a good book. You will often ear that from many experienced programmers. Today I want to share my humble review of Multithreading for Visual Effects. This book has been created after the Multithreading and VFX courses session at Siggraph 2013 where some companies were presenting how they used multithreading in their tools. The results where so interesting they decide to gather them and make a book. As this kind of niche book is rare in the CGI, let's talk...


  • AutoCAD Insider

    AutoCAD Insider

    Wasting time managing all your design files?
    Published. September 18, 2014

    There are some tasks that just seem to waste an unruly amount of time. Managing all the drawings and files that get created as you’re working through a project is probably near the top of that list. Whether it’s searching......


  • Lynn Allen's Blog

    Lynn Allen's Blog

    Ensure your Text is Readable in AutoCAD
    Published. September 17, 2014

    I can't believe that Fall is upon us (at least those of us on my side of the world). I'm always so sad when the days get shorter (and consequently the nights get longer). l won't, however, miss the hot......


  • Being Inventive

    Being Inventive

    Inventor crashing on startup if not activated yet
    Published. September 17, 2014

    We have received few reports about the issue described below. Launch Inventor that has not been activated yet on Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. Accept privacy dialog. When the try activate dialog is presented a crash occurs. From our investigation we discovered that Microsoft update KB2977629 (Sept 9 2014) has contributed to this problem. This hotfix is available in Windows 7 and 8.1. The workaround for activating the product is to remove the hotfix. Apparently the issue is impacting other Autodesk...


  • AU BLAUG

    AU BLAUG

    Our AU 2014 preview video is now available on YouTube
    Published. September 16, 2014

    Did you know that you get a discount of $500 on AU 2014 conference passes purchased between now and October 19? Passes are currently $1,675 each (and $1,175 for students and educators). It's the perfect time to cajole your friends......


  • Autodesk University

    Autodesk University

    Our AU 2014 preview video is now available on YouTube
    Published. September 16, 2014

    Did you know that you get a discount of $500 on AU 2014 conference passes purchased between now and October 19? Passes are currently $1,675 each (and $1,175 for students and educators). It's the perfect time to cajole your friends......


  • Max Nation | Chris Murray

    Max Nation | Chris Murray

    Introducing 3ds Max "Tweetorials"
    Published. September 15, 2014

    Catch up with latest last-bit-of-summer goings on with 3ds Max Technical Evangelist Chris Murray....


  • The Smoke Learning Blog | Grant Kay

    The Smoke Learning Blog | Grant Kay

    Gmasks Everywhere!
    Published. September 12, 2014

    The Gmask Series is complete! 9-parts of Masking Goodness!...


  • 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......


  • The MEP CAD Engineer

    The MEP CAD Engineer

    Get Some Serious Help for your Revit MEP - the kBIM Template!
    Published. September 8, 2014

    Emy McGann, one of my former co-workers, who help me co-author several Revit MEP training manuals, and is one of the best BIM Managers I know, and Karpinski Engineering, have teamed up to release a Revit MEP template and content to help the small engineering firm get started in Revit.From their press release through the ASHRAE website:"kBIM Template and Library for Autodesk Revit includes a Revit template, customized Revit library, and supporting help documentation, all designed to enhance the building...


  • Autodesk Manufacturing & Digital Prototyping Solutions

    Autodesk Manufacturing & Digital Prototyping Solutions

    Autodesk Vault Workgroup and Professional 2015 R2 Available
    Published. September 8, 2014

    As mentioned in the previous post, things don’t stay still for long. Late last week Autodesk released Vault Workgroup and Vault Professional 2015 R2. As you can see from the article title, this new release only applies to the paid versions of Vault 2015. So what does this new release......


  • Autodesk Manufacturing, Northern Europe

    Autodesk Manufacturing, Northern Europe

    Autodesk Vault Workgroup and Professional 2015 R2 Available
    Published. September 8, 2014

    As mentioned in the previous post, things don’t stay still for long. Late last week Autodesk released Vault Workgroup and Vault Professional 2015 R2. As you can see from the article title, this new release only applies to the paid versions of Vault 2015. So what does this new release......


  • My Oh Maya! | Steven Roselle

    My Oh Maya! | Steven Roselle

    Maya 2015 - XGen Instancing Overview
    Published. September 4, 2014

    Watch a step by step workflow for populating a terrain with 1000s of trees. Learn how to apply both procedural and artistic controls, as well as how to convert the resulting XGen objects back into standard meshes and transforms for use in other applications as well as game engines....


  • Cracking the Vault

    Cracking the Vault

    Vault Professional and Vault Workgroup 2015 R2 Can Now Be Downloaded From Subscription Center
    Published. September 4, 2014

    Vault Professional 2015 R2 and Vault Workgroup 2015 R2 have been posted to the Autodesk Subscription Center under "Product Enhancements". See whats new in Vault 2015 R2 here You can review the readme here Vault Professional users BE AWARE, some......


  • JB’s Circuit

    JB’s Circuit

    Soft (Hardware) and Software IP Rule the IoT
    Published. September 2, 2014

    Will soft (hardware) and software IP dominate the IoT market? Experts from IPExtreme, Atmel, GarySmithEDA, Semico Research and Jama Software respond....


  • Cloud & Mobile DevBlog

    Cloud & Mobile DevBlog

    A handy wrapper for the JavaScript Viewer API
    Published. September 1, 2014

    By Philippe Leefsma In my previous post I was exposing a JavaScript wrapper for the View & Data which makes it easy to upload and translate your files from a client html page. I’ve been playing with the Viewer API for couple of months now and I found it useful......


  • Beyond the Box

    Beyond the Box

    Managing Document Templates with Vault Data Standard
    Published. August 31, 2014

    A common request from Vault users is to be able to manage document templates more effectively. Firstly, what do I mean by a document template? This is not just .dwt files, it could be any file that acts as a starting point for new documents including CAD files and Office......


  • BIM Toolbox

    BIM Toolbox

    More EDM workflow video's
    Published. September 1, 2014

    I've added a new EDM workflow video. This time, it's about how Navisworks and Vault can be used in BIM processes. Here's the full list of all of the video's: Navisworks + Vault: https://www.brainshark.com/autodeskinc/vu?pi=zH4zeErSszAQ1Hz0 Inventor + Revit + Vault: https://www.brainshark.com/autodeskinc/vu?pi=zFmz3IBpfzAQ1Hz0 Revit + 3DS Max + Vault: https://www.brainshark.com/autodeskinc/vu?pi=zGozj9ttHzAQ1Hz0 Reviewing Revit Design......


  • BIM Toolbox

    BIM Toolbox

    More EDM workflow video's
    Published. September 1, 2014

    I've added a new EDM workflow video. This time, it's about how Navisworks and Vault can be used in BIM processes. Here's the full list of all of the video's: Navisworks + Vault: https://www.brainshark.com/autodeskinc/vu?pi=zH4zeErSszAQ1Hz0 Inventor + Revit + Vault: https://www.brainshark.com/autodeskinc/vu?pi=zFmz3IBpfzAQ1Hz0 Revit + 3DS Max + Vault: https://www.brainshark.com/autodeskinc/vu?pi=zGozj9ttHzAQ1Hz0 Reviewing Revit Design......


  • 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......


  • The Desk | Daryl Obert

    The Desk | Daryl Obert

    Maya Monday - XGen - Spine output as curve
    Published. August 27, 2014

    A quick tip on how to converter your instanced primitives to curves or geometry...


  • Without A Net

    Without A Net

    AutoCAD Hangout Session Webinar Recordings
    Published. August 11, 2014

    Good Day Everyone! If you attended or missed the AutoCAD Hangout Session Webinars, the recordings have been posted. Introduction to DesignCenter (part 1 of 2) Introduction to DesignCenter (part 2 of 2) Building Blocks: Creating your own reusable content (part......


  • Being Civil

    Being Civil

    AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Service Pack 1 Now Available!
    Published. July 31, 2014

    In a continuing effort to provide high quality products, Autodesk has released Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2015 Service Pack 1, which fixes or addresses a variety of issues discovered by Autodesk's internal testing team and by customers using the Customer......


  • Civil - Made in France

    Civil - Made in France

    Le service pack 1 pour Civil 3D 2015 est disponible !
    Published. July 31, 2014

    Le SP 1 pour Civil 3D 2015 est maintenant disponible : Pensez à lire le fichier Readme !...


  • 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......


  • pointSnap | Fianna Wong

    pointSnap | Fianna Wong

    Recent Happenings..
    Published. July 17, 2014

    Hey there - it’s been busy here the last little while…I was redesigning and putting together our new AREA newsletter, talking to Nick Gaul at Weta, and most recently, the cool guys over at Warhorse Studios....


  • Talking Transportation

    Talking Transportation

    "In Search of the Missing Link" - Repairing Civil 3D Data Shortcuts.
    Published. July 15, 2014

    One of the ways Civil 3D maintains a dynamic link between entities is through the use of Data Shortcuts. Each data shortcut represents a “pointer” that identifies a shared object’s name as well as the drawing where the object is saved. Using data shortcuts, objects such as alignments, profiles, pipe......


  • Beyond Moldflow Insight

    Beyond Moldflow Insight

    Next script update available!!
    Published. June 24, 2014

    Scripts for Orthotropic Part Inserts (3D) analysis this newest update fixed an issue for the 2nd. and 3rd orientation direction: This example shows the issue on the left side. The newest script creats the orientation correct. Upload done 24th.june 2014. Here the newest version: Download SetOrthotropicProperties_vbs...


  • 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...


  • Inside the System

    Inside the System

    Learn about Project Solon Dashboards for Revit through Autodesk Labs
    Published. June 16, 2014

    Now you can personalize the building performance analysis experience in Revit by defining a native Revit dashboard with charts and results that are important to you. The central web-based Solon management environment allows you to create charts and configure dashboards......


  • 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......


  • Maya Station

    Maya Station

    Mayatomr not available after uninstalling mental ray for Maya 2015 SP2 plug-in patch (windows-only)
    Published. May 30, 2014

    If you uninstall the mental ray for Maya 2015 Service Pack 2 plug-in patch on Windows, and find that Mayatomr is no longer appearing in Maya, you can work around this issue by modifying the following file: C:Program FilesCommon FilesAutodesk SharedModulesMaya2015mentalray.mod And changing these lines from: + LOCALE:en_US mayatomr 3.12.1.12 + LOCALE:zh_CN mayatomr 3.12.1.12 + LOCALE:ja_JP mayatomr 3.12.1.12 to: + LOCALE:en_US mayatomr 3.12.1.12 C:Program FilesAutodeskmentalrayForMaya2015 + LOCALE:zh_CN...


  • The MudRoom | Craig Barr

    The MudRoom | Craig Barr

    /MONTH & Price Drop!
    Published. May 25, 2014

    Mudbox is now available for /month as a desktop subscription AND the price to purchase has dropped to 5.00 USD!...


  • Amalgamation | Gary M. Davis

    Amalgamation | Gary M. Davis

    Non-Photorealistic Rendering Techniques in 3ds Max
    Published. May 6, 2014

    This is from the Autodesk Masterclass series for SigGraph 2009. Originally posted on the AREA website for the masterclasses, for some reason it got cut off in the fourth video so this is a re-posting of the entire presentation. Since the time of this recording, there have also been more features added to 3ds Max for non-photorealistic rendering. Most notably are the Nitrous Stylized Viewport options available to the Quicksilver GPU rendering engine....


  • CG Samba

    CG Samba

    Populate Animation into your own Biped Characters
    Published. May 6, 2014

    Hi Guys, In this video I am about to show you how you can extract animation from Populate Characters and load it into your own biped characters. It is easy, fast and powerful considering that you may apply those animations into any biped character you want. I didn't tryed but I'm pretty sure you can even export the biped animation to Motionbuilder and retarget it on any character. Cool Stuff!  Hope you like it! In the end of this page there are the links to download the scripts I used and...


  • 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!...


  • Suite-ish | Lee Fraser

    Suite-ish | Lee Fraser

    Upcoming User Group Events NY and Atlanta
    Published. April 28, 2014

    Information for this weeks New York and Atlanta User group events....


  • 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......


  • 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...


  • 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....


  • 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,...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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....


  • 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


  • 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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