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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 4 days ago at SystemsDesign
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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 6 days ago at SystemsDesign
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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 SystemsDesign
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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oday Autodesk made a number of significant anounced at Greenbuild in Philidelphia. The announcements are headlined by the handover of EnergyPlus that Autodesk converted from Fortran to C++ and in partnership with DOE will be providing as Open Source. Other announcements include the release of LEED 2009 Daylighting calculations performed directly in Revit through a Revit add-in and the release of the Building Performance Analysis Certificate course for Professionals. Read the post for more details and additional announcements. Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2013 at Building Performance Analysis
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Oftentimes, building design professionals feel unequipped to measure the embodied environmental footprints of their projects. A partnership among KieranTimberlake Research Group, PE International, and Autodesk Sustainability Solutions is behind an emerging Revit app called TallyTM, designed to help make life cycle assessment (LCA) more accessible to building professionals using the power of BIM. Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2013 at Building Performance Analysis
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Just as we were able to make some valuable improvements in UR1 to the new Energy Analysis using Building elements feature in Revit 2014 we are very pleased to summarize further advances made with UR2 based on user feedback that make real BIM based EAM creation and analysis easier and more powerful than ever. Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2013 at Building Performance Analysis
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Last Thursday the 360 Rendering and Building Performance Analysis teams released the advanced user controls for illuminance, or light analysis rendering in both Revit and the 360 Rendering Portal. Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2013 at Building Performance Analysis
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On Sunday 10/27, sometime between 6am and noon PST, the Green Building Studio team will be upgrading the production server. This will require about 1 to 3 hours of downtime to complete the upgrade. The following services will be affected: ‘Run Energy Simulation’ from Revit and Vasari Update results in Results and Compare in Revit and Vasari Access to gbs.autodesk.com web site Access to GBS API on gbs.autodesk.com The following services will not be affected: Revit and Vasari model translation and gbXML export Viewing cached results in Results and Compare in Revit and Vasari Access to ADN site at gbs-adn.autodesk.com... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2013 at Building Performance Analysis
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Imagen de boceto personal con Bond Line representada en color naranja Checando los sitios de internet que a diario visito sobre temas de actualidad automotriz, de música, deportes (no se puede hacer a un lado nuestro panbol de cada día -frase peculiar de Javier Solorzano para referirse al fútbol soccer-),... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2013 at Design Everything
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Desde hace ya varias semanas se encuentra a la venta la colección # 3 de Taximania, una serie de vehículos a escala 1:64 (diecast-plástico) dedicada a los modelos más representativos del transporte colectivo de México. La siguiente imagen muestra parte de nuestra colección. Estos productos los hemos estado trabajando (algunos... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2013 at Design Everything
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Well, it's nearly that time of year again! Which time? The time when we get together for Autodesk's premiere yearly technical conference, Autodesk University in Las Vegas. This year two of the ANZ Consulting team will be presenting: Steve de Rosayro will be presenting a Lecture on how Australia's biggest... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at Beyond the Box
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Recently while accessing Vault from Inventor I was not able to access the Vault Ribbon. application. All the icons except "Go to Vault" were greyed out. Though Vault was accessible through the Vault client and had no network or connectivity issues, Inventor was not able to access it. Here's the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at Beyond the Box
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Our team has now been involved in a few Vault implementations where our customer has wanted a way that external parties can access files that are stored in their Autodesk Vault system. With the latest 2014 version of Vault Professional, customers are now given an equivalent number of complimentary seats... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at Beyond the Box
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Green Building Studio (GBS) web services was down this Sunday, Oct. 13th between 9:00 AM to 5 PM PST for a scheduled maintenance windows and system upgrade. This upgrade is targeted to provide a better experience for GBS users as it has optimized the underlying file IO and database systems to improve infrastructure scalability and performance. During the down time you would not have been able to run Energy Analysis from Revit or Vasari. We apologies if this impacted your work. Please try GBS out through Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Vasari or the GBS Web Client and tell us if you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2013 at Building Performance Analysis
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We wanted to share a bylined article by Charles Rechtsteiner from Autodesk on "Building Measurement & Analytics". The article, is the cover story of HPAC Engineering's September issue and provides an honest look at Autodesk's own Trapelo Rd. building in Waltham MA as a case study on facilities management using a BIM model to help analyze and improve building performance. It shows how important it is to verify that a building performs as designed after commissioning to ensure that it is working optimally. The building recently received LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Gold certification from the USGBC. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2013 at Building Performance Analysis
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En publicaciones anteriores les he platicado acerca del valor de la Simulacion pero hasta ahora ha sido de una forma muy general. En esta ocasión me gustaría ser un poco más específico, y es que seguiré hablando del valor de la Simulacion pero ahora será únicamente del análisis de estrés... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2013 at Design Everything
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Hola, Haciendo un paréntesis a los posts que están en espera de continuar con segundas partes, les comparto el día de hoy algo del proceso con el que actualmente nos encontramos realizando como preparativos para el evento Industrial Design Days 2013 al que se nos ha invitado y que esta... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2013 at Design Everything