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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
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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 3 days ago 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
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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
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. . . 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
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David Benjamin's next generation architectural firm, The Living joins Autodesk. Read more about the intersection of design, culture + technology http://autode.sk/1rHfRQC 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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