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James Wood

Creating an Animation for Highwood Homes – North Stoneham Park

Creating an Animation for Highwood Homes – North Stoneham Park
Here at Graitec we were tasked with creating an animation for Highwood homes. Highwood was founded over 30 years ago as a privately-owned company with a commitment to acquire land selectively, build sensitively and sustainably whilst setting benchmarked standards of design and construction. The project in question was a new site in Eastleigh called North Stoneham Park, the site is set within a his...
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Stefano D’Apote

Advance Workshop for Robot 3D Laser

Advance Workshop for Robot 3D Laser
Architects and designers have now accustomed us to buildings and infrastructures of the most varied forms that defy the laws of physics and that in most cases are made of steel. But what happens after drawing a curved bridge or a curved skyscraper as a simple sketch on paper? Generally, after the preliminary design, we move on to the executive project through the use of BIM (Building Information M...
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Alan Johnson

How To Use The Revit Linework Tool

How To Use The Revit Linework Tool
There are several tools available in Revit to manipulate, modify, and manage the way elements display in the drawing area. The Linework tool is one useful tool that does not create new model or detail lines in the view. Instead, it overrides the current line style of the selected line and applies a different line style. You can use the Linework tool to change the line style of projection edges for...
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Emma-Louise Osbourne

Model Optimisation Services at Graitec

Model Optimisation Services at Graitec
Many of the visuals we produce here in the Graitec Design and Vis department involve the use of mechanical models, whether this be for product visuals, animations or virtual reality. When these models come to us direct from the customer they will have been modelled to a high degree of detail and accuracy in either Inventor, Sketch Up, or another 3D modelling programme. When we convert the models i...
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Alex Fielder

Getting to Grips with the Newest iLogic-Specific Features in Inventor 2019

Getting to Grips with the Newest iLogic-Specific Features in Inventor 2019
The 26th March 2018 marked the official release of Autodesk’s latest instalment in the Inventor Professional product family, the 2019 version. This year has seen the BETA site awash with fresh faces discussing the improvements added to the roadmap by the Autodesk development team a year ago. The additions are many and fall into the category of (sometimes long overdue) “bug fix” or “new feature” an...
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Aleck Giles

A Guide To Advance Steel Dimensions

A Guide To Advance Steel Dimensions
The parametric dimensioning tools in Advance Steel are incredibly effective, handling different scales and clipped (shortened) views without the user even thinking about it. Unfortunately, the trade off for this functionality seems to be that certain dimension commands are a bit more fiddly to use than the plain AutoCAD equivalents. This seems to particularly affect the Arc Length, Angle and Radiu...
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Alan Johnson

Revit Tip - Placing an Angled Dimension

Revit Tip - Placing an Angled Dimension
Whilst using Revit, have you ever tried to place a dimension on an angled wall which is part of a larger wall system, but found that you couldn't configure the dimension to run parallel to the angled wall?   One option for correcting this would be to remove one of the walls adjacent to the angled wall, then select the angled wall, and a temporary dimension that is aligned with the angled wal...
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Simon Locke

Revit Circuit Referencing Using Dynamo Part Three

Revit Circuit Referencing Using Dynamo Part Three
In the previous tutorial in this series we looked at creating a Dynamo script to help us to manipulate the Revit circuit data and allow us to use it in the panel schedule. In this article, we are going to use a slightly modified version of the previous script, which will work on Revit wires. We will also modify a wire tag to complement it. Once created, our Dynamo scripts can be used time and time...
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Ian Bottomley

Push the Boundaries of Possibility: Introducing the HP Z4 G4

Push the Boundaries of Possibility: Introducing the HP Z4 G4
The new Z4 G4 workstation pushes desktop processing power to new heights, delivering the tools to ramp up digital designs, changing the rules of what’s possible. Wrapped within a sleek black shell this new workstation offers unparalleled processing power. Capable of unlocking the full potential of your software and supporting graphic intensive tools within the new Autodesk Industry Collections. D...
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Ian Bottomley

Introducing Autodesk AutoCAD 2019 Including Specialised Toolsets

Introducing Autodesk AutoCAD 2019 Including Specialised Toolsets
Introducing the new AutoCAD including specialised toolsets portfolio. Combining vertical specific functionality with access to the new Autodesk website and mobile applications. Ensuring you and your organisation can flourish accessing a suite of applications whether you’re in the office or not. The AutoCAD including specialised toolset represents a consolidation of Autodesk’s original software por...
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