Friday, October 28, 2016
VerticesBlk v.1.4: This Autocad plugin is specifically developed to allow the users to enter blocks at each line or polyline vertex (also 3D; and optionally in arc midpoints). This useful plugin can simplify your Autocad work.
To download the plugin, click on the following link www.winsite.com
PlotDWGarr v.1.3: This AuoCAD plugin can be used to outline a rectangular array of drawings out of the DWG model space as well as produce a set of layouts. If you have a DWG drawing that includes various frames (with individual drawings) developed like an array in the model space, it is possible to apply the following utility that 'batch plots' these sub-drawings, or separate them efficiently into individual layouts to be batch-plotted with the use of the PUBLISH command.
TURBO toggle v.1.4: TURBO toggle Autocad plugin is applied to divert AutoCAD to a rapid mode by adjusting all the related variables. The TURBO toggle switches AutoCAD 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 or 2007 to a rapid mode with various applicable system variables. The next TURBO command diverts AutoCAD back to its original position (settings).
BLKREDEF v.New: BLKREDEF can be used to facilitate the users to delimitate a drawing block with an updated version out of a DWG file. This AutoCAD extension can optimize your AutoCad workflow significantly.
Link for download winsite.com/
LayoutSw v.1.0: LayoutSw is a great Autocad plugin that can easily divert the LTSCALE automatically on the modification of each layout / model space. The plugin will help the users to make the Autocad work process simpler.
LayLay v.1.0: LayLay is an Autocad plugin that is applied to turn the selected layers on or off while providing Model and Paperspace DWG layouts. For any single modification among the modelspace and a layout in your DWG drawing, LAYLAY is switched off automatically on the designated layers.
Terrain for AutoCAD v.1.1: Terrain for AutoCAD stands for a terrain modeling plug-in for AutoCAD. With this plug-in, the AutoCAD users will be able to generate a terrain mesh out of a set of unordered points, lines, polylines and splines.
The terrain mesh is formed as a Delaunay Triangulation that is considered as most useful to produce a terrain mesh out of unorganized point data. Terrain for AutoCAD can also import a set of points out of a text file with point coordinate data together with point numbers and point descriptions.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
FARO just launches PointSense 17.5 that offer advanced new tools for pulling out and organizing building and plant features from point cloud data within Revit and AutoCAD.
PointSense 17.5 for AutoCAD contains various custom-built tools for eradicating various building components like walls, windows and doors. As soon as the building components are extracted, architects can use the alignment tools to significantly accelerate the method of conveying 2D plans from 3D point clouds.
PointSense 17.5 also facilitates the industrial facility designers to generate 3D plant models. Among the new features, one is a computerized cylinder extraction tool that minimizes the time as well as makes the process easy for 3D modeling of piping from point clouds.
PointSense 17.5 for Revit also accelerates the workflows with the use of a new toolset for pipe modeling and a new visualization tool that demonstrates only the appropriate parts of the scan project for the users which are useful for them.
By applying the new pipe modeling and visualization tools in PointSense for Revit and the advanced functionality for architects in PointSense for AutoCAD, customers will be able to notice a significant improvement in their workflow. "MEP engineers will be able to function directly within Revit, devoid of applying third party software tools for pipe documentation. The architects will be able to align their workflows quickly.
To get more updates on the new features of PointSense 17.5, go through the following link :- www.faro.com/AECsoftware17-5
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016
UL just launched SPOT, a web-based product sustainability information tool that will simplify the process for choosing credible green products and facilitate the design community for using that information into the Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow. Presently, there are over 40,000 products and SPOT database will provide huge benefits to the architects, designers and specifiers to recognize products through sustainable attributes, MasterFormat product codes and building rating system credits like LEED v4 and the WELL Building Standard. The app version of Spot is also available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Besides, UL is going to create an add-in that will allow AutoDesk Revit users to obtain product data from SPOT and allocate it directly to their project. This will provide exceptional perceptibility into authentic green product information, allowing superior precision in green building reporting and certification to regional, national and international building standards.
Spot integrates various product attributes to make the selection method simpler for architects and designers, and will change the way certification data is transmitted into BIM project designs.
To gather more information, visit ul.com/spot or send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
CADfix is the newest CAD software that allows the engineers to smoothly shift files amid various systems as well as adjust and correct the organized model devoid of reproducing support for all systems from the source.
By using CADfix, Engineers get the ability to import models in various file formats. Once the model is delivered into CADfix, users can start repairs or amendments to the model, correct resolution and accurateness, make analysis and translation, and then adjust and export the model in diversified formats.
A CAD model can be imported into CADfix and rectified, changed, translated, and then the file is adjusted to diverse formats to port it to various systems.
CADfix facilitates the users to part curved facets for exact boundaries in 3D printing. There are tools to rectify and export STL files.
Additive Manufacturing: CADfix is also very useful for additive manufacturing. Simplification, translation, adaptation and redesign are all the essential parts of additive manufacturing methods like 3D printing. CADfix additive manufacturing and 3D printing tools can form STL file, extremely perfect slice as well as perform a part scan-to-source model comparison and component placement.
STL Files: The users can keep complete control over generating STL file with CADfix. Choose minimum settings controls chord variation from the original CAD model to create a compact STL file for fast viewing and packaging. Choose superior quality STL output to make an analysis style equilateral triangle mesh where the user can manage facet length, turn angle and growth rate.
Users will be able to import faceted model representations in other formats from other CAD tools and sources, reverse-engineer those models into general CAD BREP models and then export an STL file. CADfix automate the process to part and cut regions in the model to generate the BREP CAD geometry and topology. Users can easily rectify these features, export the model to a CAD format for design study, or export the model to a CAE format for meshing analysis.
Morphing: The CAD model is also perfectly deformed to match displacements which may happen in CAE. CADfix creates authentic model geometry to be exported back to CAD as a model or back to CAE for making analysis again. Engineers apply CAE analysis to decide the deformed shape of a model under load, transform the deformed model to a CAD model, and then accomplish secondary CAE analysis on the deformed model.
To get more information on this newest CAD application, visit http://www.iti-global.com/cadfix.
Ref. : http://www.engineering.com/
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Monday, October 24, 2016
Create Bill Of Materials, Tenders, Bids & Direct Orders Inside A BIM Project In Autodesk Revit With BIMsupply
BIMobject just declared the availability of BIMsupply, a cloud-based program that can be used to generate bill of materials, tenders, bids and direct orders effortlessly inside a BIM project in Autodesk Revit. It is possible to distribute the lists of products and materials through cloud with Building Product Manufacturers (BPMs) with the aim of obtaining pricing, quotes or placing direct orders.
It is the world's first ever O2O (Online to Offline) solution for BIM. It completely supports with Autodesk Revit, BIMobject Cloud and the newly released cloud platform Forge from Autodesk. Beside, all Revit contents which are already published on Autodesk Seek, will also be well-suited with BIMsupply, following a very small update.
BIMobject also declares BIMobject SpitFire, that refers to the back end and chargeable license system for the BPMs to facilitate business matching and business intelligence on projects, products and materials from the BIMsupply solution. BIMobject SpitFire facilitates the BPM's sales and support staff to be involved with a cloud-based BIM project environment in complete 3D spaces.
The information will be delivered in an uninterrupted format from BPM's digital products downloaded from bimobject.com, included and configured into the actual BIM project in a BIM software like Autodesk Revit, and then reverted to the bimsupply.com cloud in the form of bill of materials and a completely interactive 3D virtual space, delivered with properties and production information.
The first version of BIMsupply will launched for Autodesk Revit and Autodesk Revit project files. BIMobject is planning to support numerous BIM applications and formats in the near future.
To get more updates, contact with
Stefan Larsson, CEO & Founder
Phone: +46 40- 685 29 00
Alternatively, you can visit https://bimsupply.com/
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
AutoCAD 360: AutoCAD 360 is a free mobile based app to view DWG. There are user-friendly drawing and drafting tools in this app which can be useful for viewing, generating, editing, and distributing AutoCAD drawings over web and mobile devices in anytime from any location. Make your site visits process easy with these robust drafting and editing tools.
Download from Google play store (AutoCAD 360)
DWG FastView-CAD Viewer: DWG FastView completely supports 2D/3D DWG drawings to open DWG drawings from Autocad, progeCAD, BricsCAD, ZWCAD efficiently as well as view CAD design like autocad drafting, revit blueprint and dxf.etc. Some exclusive features range from :-
Rapid formation, Free browsing and editing; No registration & Offline drawings; Support exporting to PDF, BMP, JPG and PNG, and distribute it to anyone freely; View Mode and Edit Mode fulfills various requirements; Useful and approachable technical support.
Download from Google play store DWG FastView-CAD Viewer
Learn AutoCAD For 2015: Learn AutoCAD 2015 Manual that covers the following topics :-
-basic learning autocad 2d
-diemension vecter drawing
-guide snap osnap
-more tutorial within this app
Download from Google play store Learn AutoCAD For 2015
CAD Reader-DWG/DXF Viewer: With CAD Reader-DWG/DXF Viewer-DWG/DXF Viewer on your phone or tablet, one will be able to view and label CAD drawings anytime from any location. CAD Reader-DWG/DXF Viewer makes your site visits easy by applying the robust tool available. Easily manage your job on the move and also connect with your partners at any moment with CAD Reader-DWG/DXF Viewer to view your CAD drawings.
CAD Reader-DWG/DXF Viewer provides various robust features and capabilities for free.
Download from Google play store CAD Reader-DWG/DXF Viewer
Planner 5D - Interior Design: Planner 5D is a user-friendly app that facilitates you to produce nice looking and convincing interior and exterior designs in 2D and 3D modes.
You can select from interior and exterior items from a wide-ranging catalog with the purpose of planning and delivering your home or any other space as per your requirement, and you can view what everything appears in reality by applying the Virtual Reality mode.
Download from Google play store Planner 5D - Interior Design
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
ScratchyCAD’s new software will introduce block-based programming language to the 3D design world.
Now it is possible to generate and rectify 3D models for 3D printing as well as create animations, video games and interactive 3D websites which can be watched through virtual reality headsets.
ScratchyCAD integrates computer programming and computer-aided design in a easy interface by drag and drop style blocks. The user can avail complicated programming functions to specify objects like shapes, arrays, materials, lights, and simulations. This parametric feature is very useful for superior 3D modeling software to accomplish complicated design works automatically that leads to speedy iteration throughout the design process.
The company is planning to start a kickstarter campaign and introduce a series of courses for beginners. Each course includes various application as well as parametric modeling for 3D printing, video game design, interactive website development, virtual reality, and STEAM education.
There will be a brief demonstration of the software in the World Maker Faire in New York on Oct. 1. The Visitors can test ScratchyCAD alongside the creators.
ScratchyCAD is specifically designed for gathering knowledge on complicated concepts like algorithmic and parametric design in a user-friendly interface. The advanced users can also produce 3D printable objects, VR worlds, simulations, and animations.
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Friday, October 14, 2016
Ideate Software, an expert Autodesk Developer Network member, has just launched IdeateApps. It a most updated Autodesk Revit software add-in tool. IdeateApps integrates the following four tools which will make the daily work of the Revit users easy and simple:
1. Ideate ReNumber accelerates the procedure for renumbering elements through selection, path, or auto-update. It facilitates the users to generate and save customized renumbering rules.
2. Ideate XRay minimizes frustration by instantly figuring out the reasons for invisibleness of some elements in definite views..
3. Ideate SmartDelete reduces unexpected removals by determining all of the elements which will be removed together with a selected element.
4. Ideate QuickSelect facilitates the users to choose elements without any difficulty and zoom to elements inside the Revit project, template, or family file.
The objective of developing IdeateApps is to deal with the enormous amounts of BIM data inside a Revit model to provide proper solutions to the requirements of the everyday user,” said Glynnis Patterson, director of Software Development, Ideate Software.
IdeateApps provides solutions to the queries raised by the support lines on a regular basis and organizes open discussions with the customers to specify the areas in which Revit users employ most of their time by developing accessible tools for minimizing that time.
These new toolset can offer the building design, engineering, construction, and facilities management community with unparalleled access to and manage their Revit data efficiently.
To obtain more information, visit ideatesoftware.com
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Thursday, October 13, 2016
Siemen Introduces NX Software (NX 11) With Convergent Modeling To Improve CAD Design & Modeling Process
Siemens’ NX software (NX 11) is the newest software in digital product development through Convergent Modeling. Convergent Modeling stands for the latest modeling standard that can significantly make the process easy for dealing with geometry that includes composition of facets, surfaces and solids devoid of requiring laborious data conversion.
Convergent Modeling facilitates the engineers to make the best use of part design for 3D printing, accelerate the complete design process and transform reverse engineering to a common and effective practice in product design. Besides, NX 11 consists of numerous improvements during the integrated computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE) solution like next generation 3D CAE, based on the latest Simcenter 3D software, and superior CAM productivity with tools like robotics machining and hybrid additive manufacturing for increasing the productivity.
Convergent Modeling is perfect for facet geometry. It can save huge time and cost as well as reduce the error-prone modification while dealing with scanned geometry. It can also eliminate the constraints related to conventional CAD modeling for making the best use of parts for 3D printing. NX 11 makes the design method easy and supports the development of additive manufacturing to recognize a complete new level of creativity in product development.
Convergent Modeling facilitates the designers to instantly generate new optimal shapes leveraging the materials and techniques accessible via additive manufacturing.
Convergent Modeling makes the process easy for managing scanned data. Scanned 3D data is utilized in various sectors like medical, auto and consumer goods in the design phase.
Convergent Modeling significantly minimizes any rework by delivering the scanned data in as facets that can perform directly in NX 11 devoid of generating map surfaces, solids, or do any other manual shape.
Convergent Modeling facilitates the users to instantly apply scanned data to produce molds on the basis of the shape as well as comprise it in an assembly, evaluate it, or accomplish any other normal CAD operation. If scanned data is integrated with the new 3D Print function in NX11 that can 3D print designs directly from NX, considerably makes the additive manufacturing process simple. This new innovation scan, edit and print workflow applies the new Microsoft 3D print capabilities and supports the 3MF format to allow wide compatibility.
For more information, visit https://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/products/nx/11/
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Thursday, October 6, 2016
Wacom, a leading developer of high-tech interactive pen tablets, has recently released Intuos 3D tablet to streamline the 3d modeling and 3d design process. This 3d tool is developed in collaboration with the most recognized 3D design and 3D printing companies like Pixologic, Shapeways, and Sketchfab.
Intuos 3D stands for an interactive tablet that supports PC or Mac computers to generate 3d printable 3d models without any difficulty. This newest 3d modeling program provides a comprehensive 3D solution for the designers and makers to access various software and tools essential for 3D designing. To apply it, just plug in your tablet through USB, install the driver from the web, and register your product. It will only cost $199.95.
The tablet and pen work consistently with Pixologic’s ZBrushCore software, a 3D design program recognized by various top film and game studios. The Intuous 3D pen is battery-free, cordless, and pressure-sensitive and it functions with ZBrushCore to simulate the feel and feedback of authentic drawing and design tools like brushes, markers, or even ceramic tools.
The Intuos 3D tablet is supplied with an incorporated on-demand 3D printing option via Shapeways, and it can smoothly upload all the 3D models onto Sketchfab’s online 3D model-sharing platform. The users of Intuos 3D can obtain a downloadable version of Pixologic’s ZBrushCore software together with a number of special offers and deals from Shapeways and Sketchfab.
The innovative 3D design tool can be purchased via a number of retailers (including Amazon and the Wacom eStore) by late October.
Link for download wacom.com
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016
The following autocad article provides some useful autocad tips to maintain the standard workspace.
Tricks for AutoCAD user interface - Learn how to deactivate the ribbon and produce a minimum workspace:
1. Give command RIBBONCLOSE
2. Give command MENUBAR 1
3. Select the Tools menu > Toolbars > AutoCAD > Layers
4. Select the Tools menu > Toolbars > AutoCAD > Properties
5. Lots other can be included as per requirements
6. Dock the toolbars at the top of the drawing area
7. Give command MENUBAR 0
8. Click the Workspace button and Save Current As ..., label it “Minimal” or whatever
It is possible to toggle amid workspaces with the similar button. Various workspaces can be saved for diverse projects.
The following tricks should be applied if an interface element is just hanging around with nothing to do.
• Not applying the Viewcube? Give command NAVVCUBEDISPLAY 0
• Not applying the navigation bar under the Viewcube? Give command NAVBARDISPLAY 0
• Unemployed buttons on the status bar in the lower-right side? Select the Customization menu in the utmost lower-right corner, and deactivate the unnecessary ones.
• If it is necessary to show some more buttons on the Quick Access toolbar at the top left. Select the drop-down button located at right side of the toolbar and select the ones as per your choice.
To avail the extra interface elements, open the OPTIONS dialog box and click the Display tab. It is also possible to rectify the buttons on the toolbars and ribbon tabs.
If you want to gather more information on the AutoCAD user interface, go through the following resources :-
Autodesk Knowledge Network articles:
• About User Interface Customization
• About the Customize User Interface (CUI) Editor
AutoCAD Blog posts:
• Video of the Month: AutoCAD 2017 Classic Workspace. Miss It?
• Bring Back Dialog Boxes with Classic AutoCAD Commands
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016
BIM was implemented in UHS Henderson Hospital project to assign best time for design to fulfill the customer expectation devoid of curtailing the scheduled time allocated for the jobsite to finish the construction.
The engineers and detailers co-operated throughout the design process to generate design deliverables and shop drawings from the similar 3D-BIM model.
To execute the task, the project team generated a construction-level model devoid of slowing the schedule of the design. Superior quality documents with all engineering and construction information were created devoid of making the documents complicated with enormous finely detail.
Given below the detailed descriptions of the process:-
1. Engineers collaborated with the designers to produce initial drawings and sketches which were applied to organize the final model. As the engineers were drafting a very low level of detail (LOD 100), they can easily respond to the modifications of design as well as fulfill the satisfaction of the customers. Furthermore, as the detailers were outlining the systems throughout design rather than after, they can easily raise queries and obtain solutions previously devoid of the requirement of a request-for-information process. They can also accomplish most of the coordination prior to clash detection started.
2. Various field general foremen performed the modeling for the shop drawings prior to assemble them on jobsite. At the time of issuing Construction (IFC) sheets, foremen already recognized the job and didn’t have to spend prolonged time for solving issues associated with the project.
3. The shop foremen generated spool drawings for the assemblies which they were fabricating to minimize rework as they were capable of accessing the BIM model to resolve their queries at any time.
4. Engineers compromised with the design team to apply one-quarter scale design drawings in order to use the similar sheet layout and text size. This facilitated to utilize the identical annotation, notes, and sheet setup for the detailing and engineering drawing deliverables.
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Saturday, October 1, 2016
BIM, or Building Information Modeling offers a slew of advantages which can transform the way on which the AEC industry is based, from the design progression to the life cycle of a structure. Given below, top 3 advantages of BIM technology.
Collaboration: BIM technology facilitates the professionals to perform jointly & harmoniously on a project as well as collaborate simultaneously to allocate data like complicated models and crucial information relevant to those models, consistently. By this collaboration method, the professionals can undertake quick and informed decision during the lifecycle of a project.
With the help of cloud software and apps like BIM360, professionals will be able to examine and make necessary modifications, notes and/or suggestions on the basis of the information provided into the model. BIM facilitates all collaborators to view the progression of the model physically all through the project planning phase when the modifications are occurred, as well as offers superior arrangement and project synchronicity prior to the commencement of the construction stage. Due to this improved collaboration, AEC professionals can work in tandem on various complicated projects.
Visualization: BIM offers powerful Visualization. By applying 3D modeling capability of BIM, the professionals can view a physical 3D model of the original project with one very vital detail. They can avail constant information concerning the structure from Architects, Engineers, Construction professionals and more.
Project schedules can be easily acquired, MEP(mechanical, electrical, plumbing) design details can also be obtained, details about materials & cost and more can be achieved in one central location toward all the project stakeholders on the structure.
Mitigating Errors: BIM technology can optimize the design and build process by reducing the errors significantly through clash detection or conflict resolution. Clash detection is a useful process to automatically identify where the models ‘clash’ - components of individual models capturing the similar space, or with parameters which are mismatched, or in 4D BIM modeling, a time sequence that is not working.
All these above methods facilitate to detect errors in advance which should be found prior to commencement of the construction process to maintain fewer errors, reduce costs, and most significantly, complete the project on schedule. These BIM tools can accelerate this process, that was once completed onsite, into the preplanning phase where collaborators can work out the problems devoid of any expensive errors.