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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
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 2 days ago at AutoCAD Electrical
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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 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
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
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
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