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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) • XTMC & XTMR (Non-Rev and Rev Mini Contactors) • XTFC (B->C CMC Non-Rev Contactor) •... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at AutoCAD Electrical
Use InfraWorks or InfraWorks 360 to add a Left Group to a road style and create customized road features such as staggered street lighting. Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at BIMagination
Join Us for a FREE Webinar: Learning Lighting Analysis in Revit Did you know that Rendering in Autodesk A360 allows you to create daylighting illuminance renderings in a fraction of the time that it takes with other industry-standard lighting analysis tools? What’s more, you can do the same lighting analysis as you can with other tools like Radiance/DIVA, Autodesk 3ds Max, and IES-VE without interrupting your Revit workflow. If you want to learn how to perform lighting analysis in Revit, now’s your chance: We’re offering a FREE webinar on Sept. 17th at 11am PST (2 PM EST), called “Learning Lighting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Building Performance Analysis
The Autodesk Sustainability workshop recently posted the winning project for the Transformation 2030 Student Design Competition in 2014. The level of detail the students went through was quite impressive and shows how design and sustainability can go hand in hand with little compromises. Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Building Performance Analysis
Revit has a new Preview version called Sundial. Take a look at what is new which includes to Revit energy Analysis capabilities. Follow all the details of the preview and comment on it using the resurrected Inside The Factory blog. Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Building Performance Analysis
Lighting Analysis for Revit has been updated with a number of new features and improvements including the addition of an option for LEED v4 EQ credit 7 option 2. Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Building Performance Analysis
. . . but unfortunately it is impossible for us to speak to every single customer. So to reach more users and creative minds, we have established an Idea Station where anyone can create, view, vote and comment on ideas for improving the AutoCAD Electrical product. The Idea Station is monitored by our product team and subject matter experts, so we can have meaningful engagement with users and innovators that want to share their thoughts. It only takes a few minutes to create a post, or view and vote on the ideas of others. The more kudos an idea gets,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at AutoCAD Electrical
David Benjamin's next generation architectural firm, The Living joins Autodesk. Read more about the intersection of design, culture + technology and check out his most recent project - Hy-Fi @ MoMA/PS1 courtyard in NYC Hy-Fi from David Benjamin on Vimeo. Related articles Sustainability at Autodesk: Eating Our Own Compost Hy-Fi, The Organic Mushroom-Brick Tower Opens At MoMA's PS1 Courtyard MoMA PS1′s Mushroom Tower World's First Tower Made from Mushrooms Takes Root at MoMA PS1 in New York Tower of "grown" bio-bricks by The Living opens at MoMA PS1 Architect Named to Transform Courtyard at MoMA PS1 Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Building Performance Analysis
Today we are announcing the immediate availability of the Formit Weather Station service on iPad. Weather Stations provide historical weather data in a form that extends beyond the desktop. Weather Stations allow you to learn all sorts of things about the climate of your project site Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Building Performance Analysis
URS discusses using Autodesk Rapid Energy Modeling at Oxford University Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Building Performance Analysis
There have been a number of very interesting projects added to the Autodesk Sustainability Workshop - Project Gallery that we thought you may be interested in taking a look at. Messina Schoolhouse: High Efficiency Mediterranean Architecture This project incorporates energy analysis, structural design, tradition, and innovation into a retrofit of a community schoolhouse. The student team set out to revitalize the local schoolhouse that had been damaged from recent natural disasters and needed an energy retrofit as part of an older, less efficient building stock. They used analysis throughout their design process to inform their design decisions to improve energy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at Building Performance Analysis
Everybody is looking for the “secret sauce” that gives an advantage. Controls engineers are no different. Help me do more with less. Design without errors. Reuse what I’ve done before. Keep me connected with my project. Yet time and again, I run into people that are “too busy chopping wood to take time to sharpen the ax”. We have to find a way to strike a balance between executing on old familiar ideas, and searching for new ones. But not just finding new ideas, but taking advantage of them. So if you are one of those really busy people -... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at AutoCAD Electrical
Log into Subscriptioncenter. You will get to this page: You click on the ‘View all product enhancements’, which will take you to a full list. Then click on the “Autodesk Simulation Moldflow 2015 solver changes and validation reports”: Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at Beyond Moldflow Insight
Since a few release, the help for autodesk product is available on the web, but it is also installed with your software. Benefits of online help is that it can be updated live, and so along the year, we fix minor mistakes(errare humanum est...), or make improvements. If you click... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at Beyond Moldflow Insight
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 to add into Autodesk Inventor. A similar integration with Wago Proserve provides a complete terminal strip configuration experience for customers that use Wago... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at AutoCAD Electrical
AutoCAD Electrical 2015 has added some pretty cool options for your PDF output: hyperlinks and searchable text. Select the Publish to PDF\DWF\DWFx option in Project Manager and you'll see this dialog. Pick PDF and Multi-sheet file to create one PDF file for the project, one page per drawing. Include hyperlinks and define a zoom factor. The zoom factor controls the zoom percentage of the PDF when you jump to an object. The larger the zoom factor, the closer you are zoomed in on an object when you select a hyperlink. Use the hyperlinks to: Jump from a child component to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at AutoCAD Electrical
Getting just the right the look for your report tables just got easier. We have removed some of the controls on the report Table Generation Setup dialog, and added the option to select a table style. Here are just some of the advantages of being able to select the table style for your report tables. Use different text sizes for title, header, and data text. Use different text styles for title, header, and data text. Control fill color for title, header, and data areas. Full table border options including double borders. Control margins for title, header, and data cells. Change... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at AutoCAD Electrical
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. Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Building Performance Analysis
Flow Design (formerly Project Falcon) is a purpose built wind tunnel simulator available in Revit that lets you visualize how wind interacts with a building or group of buildings. Flow Design quickly models wind behavior around an exterior and provides an understanding of where there may be risks of elevated wind speeds or where there may be stagnant areas that affect air quality or comfort. The product itself shares many similarities with other Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) applications under the hood, yet is tailored specifically for users who are looking for something very easy to use and do not require a full CFD application. Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at Building Performance Analysis
The Autodesk University 2013 classes are now available for free on the web. We thought you may want to check out Ian Molloy's outstanding class on using Revit for Energy Analysis using the features in Revit 2014. You can access the class Class AB2260 - No Pain All Gain: Revit 2014 Automatic Energy Analytical Model Creation and Analysis Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at Building Performance Analysis
The Daylighting Analysis for Revit technology preview FREE analysis period will be extended to 2/28. Stay tuned for a new download in the next few days. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at Building Performance Analysis
Who this is for: building industry professionals interested in learning about net zero energy and net zero water design strategies. Author: Jonathan Rowe, Zero Energy Buildings Program Manager, Autodesk Sustainability Solutions Article: More and more, the net zero energy building landscape in the United States continues to grow. Last September during the Getting to Zero Forum in Denver, the New Buildings Institute released preliminary data supporting a 2014 study that tracks actual and emerging net zero energy projects. The latter shows a spike of activity compared to 2012’s snapshot. Not too surprising when considering some of the news this year,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2013 at Building Performance Analysis
For all of you who are interested in the LEED Revit Daylighting Analysis add-in available now in Labs, we now have a YouTube Webinar that walks you through the process of using the add-in. Related articles LEED daylighting analysis directly from Revit Daylighting as a Service Quantitative Analysis of Daylighting and Lighting directly from Revit Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2013 at Building Performance Analysis
Be the first to download the new Autodesk AEC Feed app. AEC Feed for iPad is set to give Autodesk AEC users a new way to engage with industry and Autodesk AEC Feed enables you to read, watch, and learn from a vast array of content, including: Industry and Autodesk articles Customer use cases (articles and videos) Workflow tutorial videos Software tips-and-tricks You can download the app today from the Apple App Store (iPad 6.0 or higher required). Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2013 at Building Performance Analysis
Not everyone can make it to Las Vegas, but you can still experience the excitement of this year's conference from your office or mobile device. Watch live streaming video of sessions from AU 2013 in Las Vegas. No need to register and it’s free. Go to the AU Live Stream Schedule Sight Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2013 at Building Performance Analysis