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We tested out the MSI GTX 970 4G Gaming graphics card, which uses a NVIDIA GeForce® GTX™ 970 GPU, and costs roughly $370 online. On the whole, our development team reports back that they are "absolutely happy with the MSI GTX 970 4G." Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at BIMagination
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On Saturday December 13th, the team released new updates to A360. We focused on usability improvements in this release. Check out the key updates below and let us know what you think! Improved look and feel of Login pages We continue to improve the experience for users accessing A360 with a more modern looking login page Streamlined experience for first time users We now make it really easy to create your first project – A360 walks new users through the process so with a few clicks you can create your first project and start collaborating! Improvements to Project page Project... Continue reading
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Since launching our A360 Tech Preview in early 2014 and the release of A360 Team in September, we have been reaching out to our users and engaging early adopters. It’s been an exciting journey so far, as we are learning about new use cases from our customers and trial users every day. We just returned from Autodesk University, where we met many of our early adopters in person for the first time, and had the opportunity to hear a number of exciting stories about how they have been leveraging A360 for their work. We wanted to share some of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at A360 - Take the Work Out of Teamwork
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We have recently seen some questions from our community about A360 and its offerings. Here is a great summary to help you better understand the product - its features and services. Product Description A360 is a cloud-based workspace that centralizes, connects and organizes your team and project information across your desktop, the web, and mobile devices. Available in two tiers: Free = 1 Project, 1 Team Member, unlimited Contributors, 5GB storage total Team = Unlimited Projects, Team Members, and Contributors, 10GB shared storage per team member Mobile Access A360 mobile appfor iOS and Android provides access to your A360 hub... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at A360 - Take the Work Out of Teamwork
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A360 is already a great platform for your whole project team to store, view, search, discuss, manage, and share design & engineering project data. Today you can send messages to individual team members or whole project teams, post comments about files, or capture discussions and information in our integrated WIKI pages. While that is pretty cool, we on the A360 team don’t think it goes far enough. We have heard consistently from you, our customers, that you expect document markup capabilities so that your project team and outside stakeholders can comment very specifically on elements or views of design data.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at A360 - Take the Work Out of Teamwork
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On Wednesday, November 26th the A360 product team released new updates to A360. We have simplified the design and included new sharing options to make it even easier to share data.We have updated Project Page capabilities so you can upload files by simply dragging and dropping.We have also improved the on-boarding experience for new users. Check out the latest enhancements below and let us know what you think! Sharing Enhancements You can now can share your data with anyone, even if they do not have an A360 account. Look for the new, re-designed Share Menu in the Viewer, in the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at A360 - Take the Work Out of Teamwork
For those of you who will be attending Autodesk University in Las Vegas next week, I would like to invite you to attend the AutoCAD Electrical User social meeting on Wednesday at 5PM in the "South Pacific B" room. This is a great chance to meet some of the people behind the Electrical product, share your thoughts and meet your peers. Light drinks and snacks will be provided. Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at AutoCAD Electrical
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There is a plague…a pandemic that has run wild in the business world and threatens to infect any business where creative design processes meet the bureaucratic processes of “business as usual.” It is an insidious infection that enters the systems, riding piggyback on infectious vectors that should promote productivity and production. The plague is called “The Meeting,” and you have probably already had your close calls with it. If you were you to ask most people what their most dreaded work-related task is, they would likely answer “going to meetings.” It takes only a brief moment of reflection to realize... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at A360 - Take the Work Out of Teamwork
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Are you attending Autodesk University this year? Have you signed up for your classes yet? Interested in what all the buzz is about? Stop by the A360 booth (#267) and join the team to see the latest product updates, win prizes and more! We also have many classes that will help expand your knowledge on A360. Whether you need help getting started or you're looking for advanced tips & tricks, choose from the following classes to attend at AU: Introduction to the new A360 Join the A360 product team for an introduction to A360, Autodesk’s new collaboration tool that enables... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at A360 - Take the Work Out of Teamwork
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Today’s hyper-competitive marketplace has design firms in an ever-tightening project cycle, and project delivery is an everyday concern for hundreds of thousands of small businesses. Around the country, architectural, civil, and other design firms are working harder to deliver better-quality designs in less time. Needless to say, this situation makes meeting deadlines increasingly important. Delivering projects on time is not only required in order to build an excellent reputation in your market, but it is also absolutely essential when competing for new projects. A track record of projects delivered on time builds confidence in clients and staff members alike. Building... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at A360 - Take the Work Out of Teamwork
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Are you attending Autodesk University this year? If so, we’ve got a lot of exciting surprises in store to showcase the many updates and new features of Rendering in A360. We’ll be a part of the A360 booth (#267) showing off new features, a special virtual reality demo, hands-on labs, spectacular renderings from our gallery, and much more! If you love using Rendering in A360 and everything it allows you to do, then join us for one of our excellent classes, or a demo at the booth. Here are just a few of the reasons you should join in on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at A360 - Take the Work Out of Teamwork
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1. Anytime, anywhere, always-up-to-date access Thanks to the underlying technologies used to develop them, cloud applications typically "play nice" with a variety of devices, form factors and software client platforms. Moreover, since they are not behind the company's firewall, they are easier to access from anywhere there is a connection to the Internet. This flexibility of device and location empowers your users to use the right device from the right place and do their job more efficiently. With cloud applications you always have access to the latest software releases and product enhancements. You get the latest upgrades and updates automatically,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at A360 - Take the Work Out of Teamwork
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On Saturday, October 25th the A360 team released an update to the software. Check out the summary below for the latest enhancements and let us know what you think! Download Multiple Files You can now select a data folder or multi select files to download everything at once packaged up nicely in a ZIP file. Folder Enhancements Users now have the ability to copy and move a folder from one project to another in the same HUB. Users can Create a Folder within the Select Folder UI. Project Guests have the ability to create a Folder in any group they... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at A360 - Take the Work Out of Teamwork
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Do you live in your e-mail inbox? Almost everyone does, even though there’s lots of evidence that handling e-mail all day every day makes us less productive, not more. E-mail is especially bad if you’re trying to manage projects effectively. There are a couple of advantages to it, to be sure: people already use e-mail ubiquitously, and they already know how to use it well (or at least they think they do). After that, though, it’s all downside. Here are a few reasons to rely on something besides e-mail to get the job done. 1. E-Mail Often Includes the Wrong... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at A360 - Take the Work Out of Teamwork
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EnergyPlus is the most advanced building energy simulation tool available to the building industry. High performance building design projects, LEED EA Credit evaluation and code compliance determination can all benefit from the advanced simulation capabilities of EnergyPlus. Recently DOE released EnergyPlus V8.2 with significant performance improvements and feature enhancements. EnergyPlus source code has been translated to C++ and is published as an open source project in GitHub. Autodesk contributed to the C++ translation and donated the code to DOE at GreebBuild 2013. During the past year, Autodesk has developed strategies using cloud computing techniques to improve the simulation speed by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Building Performance Analysis
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Whole Building approaches to energy efficiency have the potential to reduce 3x the amount of savings as component refurbishments. Learn how Autodesk Building Information Modeling, Building performance analysis and First Fuel’s Virtual Energy audit help drive deeper energy savings. See below for the link to the video: Click to access the video. Want to learn more? Write to sustainability.solutions.team@autodesk.com Want more? Meet us at Greenbuild at the Autodesk booth, the numerouse classes we will be teaching incuding the Rapid Energy Modeling Education Session on Thursday, Oct 23 Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Building Performance Analysis
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As its name suggests, at the core of Vault Data Standard is standardisation including file names and directory structures. With some simple configuration VDS can apply complex directory structure and naming standards that are specific to your business needs. The basics of this are covered in the help documentation, in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Beyond the Box
he Revit Credit Manager for LEED® will allow you to automate calculations as well as streamline the submittals conveniently from inside Autodesk® Revit® 2014 software for the following LEED 2009 credits Daylighting IEQ 8.1 (Option 1 Simulation and Option 2 Prescriptive) Views IEQ8.2, and Water Use Reduction (WEp1, WEC3 for LEED NC, WEC2 in LEED CI) For Option 1 (simulation approach), you also need to download Lighting Analysis for Revit See Demo video here: Take it for a test drive today at www.autode.sk/rcml Related articles Update now in Labs for Revit Daylighting Analysis (RDA) for LEED plugin Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Building Performance Analysis
October 1, 2014 – DOE announced the release of EnergyPlus Version 8.2, the most advanced energy simulation engine available to architects, engineers and building designers. First released in 1997, EnergyPlus was originally written in Fortran and needed to be upgraded for improving speed and usability. Autodesk teamed with Objexx to translate more than 700,000 lines of code to C++, which currently provides about 20% improvement in speed. Starting with this version, EnergyPlus is available through the open source platform GitHub at https://github.com/NREL/EnergyPlusRelease/releases. Autodesk is committed to further speed improvements to EnergyPlus. Stay tuned for further announcement on Autodesk support for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Building Performance Analysis
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A few weeks ago a number of us from the Building Performance Analysis team at Autodesk participated at the ASHRAE/IBPSA Building Simulation Conference in Atlanta. It was way more fun then we expected it to be. We had some great conversations with leaders and visionaries in the Building Simulation space. We spent a lot of time listening to what this community is doing, where they are successful and where they are still trying to make it work right. We talked to them about the Energy Model that is created by Revit and how it can help them short circuit the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Building Performance Analysis
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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 Sep 16, 2014 at AutoCAD Electrical
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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
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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
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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