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Alan Johnson

Revit tip - Use cloud-based Structural Analysis for Revit on an analytical model

Revit tip - Use cloud-based Structural Analysis for Revit on an analytical model
Structural Analysis for Revit enables users to quickly and inexpensively perform cloud-based structural analyses directly. Results are displayed, and can be explored on the Autodesk 360 Structural Analysis website. To use the Analyse in the cloud feature, firstly the Structural Analysis Toolkit add-in must be installed; you will need to login with your Autodesk ID within the current Revi...
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Justin Taylor

Autodesk Health Dashboard - Today's Forecast is Clear Skies with no Cloud Coverage

Autodesk Health Dashboard - Today's Forecast is Clear Skies with no Cloud Coverage
View the  service status and upcoming maintenance schedule for Autodesk Cloud Services.  If you are a current user of the Autodesk Cloud Services such as Autodesk BIM 360, BIM 360 Team, Collaboration for Revit or Fusion 360 etc. Then is good to know their service status and if Autodesk are planning any ‘down’ time due to maintenance. Whilst cloud services offer phantasmagorical computin...
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Justin Taylor

When is a Hole not a Hole? Rendering with Cutouts and Transparency Maps

When is a Hole not a Hole? Rendering with Cutouts and Transparency Maps
If you have ever needed to render a scene in either Revit or 3DS Max which has objects such as sun-shades, chain-link fencing, perforated screens etc. then this is the blog for you. What you don’t want to be doing it actually modelling the object in 3D. First, this is extremely time consuming and, unless you are running a machine of monstrously high specifications (we’re talking military defence p...
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Justin Taylor

BIM 360 Team: Contract assignment and Hub setup workflow (2 of 5)

BIM 360 Team: Contract assignment and Hub setup workflow (2 of 5)
In the second part of this series, we will cover the steps that will need to be followed your Autodesk Subscription Manager to assign a BIM 360 Team Hub to your subscription contract. You can also read part one of this series “Autodesk BIM 360 Team – A Common Data Environment for Collaboration” NOTE: Multiple contracts can be assigned to one hub to either transition to a new contract with differen...
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Michael Arnott

Fusion 360 Updates

Fusion 360 Updates
The announcement of the January 19, 2017 Autodesk Fusion 360 Updates is brilliant news for designers, who will now be able to access an even more extensive range of tools through the cloud. There are improvements in a range of areas, including modelling, simulation, HSM and more – read on for more detail: Amongst the most notable advances are those which affect sketching and modelling, core areas ...
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Michael Arnott

Machine Learning is transforming cloud-based design

Machine Learning is transforming cloud-based design
Autodesk have recently revealed Design Graph, a Machine Learning system that will be available to 3D engineers operating across the A360 cloud. Design Graph will record every component designed on a cloud platform, and will be able to categorise them by learning about structures, instead of relying on unreliable manual tagging. This software will save time for designers wishing to make use of prev...
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Yasmin Talbot

Virtual Workstations in the Cloud

HP-logoVibrant high end 3D graphics. Secure, flexible environment. 2u rack mount. ISV certified workstation applications. These are just some of the features that the new HP DL380z will offer. This high end workstation is designed to enable mobile business users to access workstation-class applications via a variety of electronic devices including tablets, notebooks and phones, when carrying around a wo...
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Autodesk Announce CAM 360 – The First Cloud Based CAM Tool

cam360  If you managed to catch the keynote speech at the Autodesk University last night you probably took away two main things. Firstly, Autodesks CTO and SVP, Jeff Kowalski is a brilliant and inspirational speaker, and secondly, robotic arms holding disco balls make for excellent dancers! However, if you managed to see beyond the glitz you may have noticed a few announcements Autodesk made as w...
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New Daylighting Analysis For Autodesk Revit

daylightAutodesks very own Scott Sheppard yesterday posted on the Autodesk community forums that a technology preview for daylighting analysis in Revit would be available soon. This morning that post was updated to ‘download now available’. The Revit 2014 plug in uses the 360 rendering cloud service to perform very fast and physically accurate daylighting analyses from within Revit. In this the first rel...
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BIM 360 Glue - The Rise Of The Cloud

bim-in-the-cloudAs the clouds reputation continues to grow, so does its application to the world around us. The likelihood is you’re already using more cloud services than you think. Online file sharing, Skype and even internet banking all run in the cloud. It’s a real insight into how we’re slowly changing the way we use computing and where we keep our important and personal data. The operating system as we k...
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