Friday, 27 May 2011

Revit Architecture Viewer 2012

In 2012, the Revit Viewer 2012 is the Demo/Viewer option from previous releases, same functionality, just a different way to access it (you will still get into "Demo/viewer" mode if you are using network licensing but cannot pull a license).  This will have its own icon on the desktop.

The all functions of Revit are available with viewer except below:
  • save or save as in all cases
  • exporting or publishing modified projects
  • exporting or publishing any projects to a format containing model data that can be modified
  • printing projects after changes are made

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Thursday, 26 May 2011

Bentley AECO Sim

Bentley announces an AECO Sim.

 The new AECOsim family of applications provides uniquely interdisciplinary building design, analysis, and simulation software focused on helping Architectural, Engineering, Construction, and Operations (AECO) practice leaders deliver high performance buildings. These applications enable architects and engineers to author and use rich information models to:
  • Predicatively design and optimize the performance of building systems and utilize information modeling within, and between, multiple disciplines using decision-support capabilities
  • Produce high-quality building and project documentation for use throughout the project lifecycle of design, construction, and operations
  • Extend the capabilities for users of commonly available design tools from Bentley, Autodesk AutoCAD and Revit, Graphisoft  Archicad, and others in an integrated workflow through open standards
AECOsim Building Designer

AECOsim Building Designer provides information-rich multidisciplinary models for use as the centerpiece of a building design workflow, as well as for the integration of design simulation, analysis, and documentation. This innovative Building Information Modeling (BIM) application empowers architects and structural, mechanical, and electrical engineers to:
  • create the most complex of buildings and constructions with unparalleled design freedom using comprehensive engineering tools in an immersive design environment,
  • simulate designs with direct links to analysis applications for interdisciplinary optimization,
  • produce photorealistic images and animations,
  • generate fully coordinated construction documentation for output as paper or dynamic PDF deliverables,
  • interact with drawings in their appropriate 3D context – hypermodels – navigating callout links to enhance and clarify the 3D model, which serves as a spatial index,
  • deliver hypermodels, for immersive review, to constructors and owners conveying the design team’s full and best work, and offering integrated-project benefits regardless of the project delivery method.
 For More details click below link

 AECOsim Energy Simulator 
 AECOsim Energy Simulator is a rigorous yet intuitive application for the design, simulation, and analysis of building mechanical systems, environmental conditions, and energy performance. Used in both design and retrofit work, the software contributes to better-performing, more-sustainable buildings that consume less energy; provide greater occupant productivity, comfort, and safety; and control lifecycle operational energy costs for their owners.
AECOsim Energy Simulator allows designers to quickly assess design trade-offs in both new construction and retrofits. It is ideally suited to the needs of engineers, building energy consultants, and designers who determine building energy loads and explore building HVAC systems and design configuration options by simulating and analyzing building energy performance in workflows utilizing commonly available design tools from Bentley, Autodesk (including AutoCAD and Revit), Graphisoft Archicad, and others.
 For more details click below link
AECOsim Compliance Manager
   AECOsim Compliance Manager is a new project management and collaboration SaaS that automates the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED certification process. It empowers project teams to achieve LEED certification more accurately, more quickly, and at a lower cost.

Its centralized online LEED data repository and full system of record for all project team activity, document storage, and electronic submissions provide sophisticated reporting capabilities, historical analysis, and access to past projects for best practices information. In addition, AECOsim Compliance Manager’s step-by-step task and LEED credit management, checklists, wizards and calculators, automated LEED credits, teamwork tools, and more all help projects achieve maximum LEED ranking.

 For more details click below link


Tuesday, 24 May 2011

My First Revit Plug-in

Are you an Autodesk Revit power user with an interest in becoming even more productive? Would you like to automate or extend the capabilities of Revit, but are new to computer programming? If so, then this guide is designed for you.

“My First Plug-in” is a self-paced tutorial guide for a smooth introduction into the programming world. This is a “one-stop shop” learning path for users who know Autodesk products but are absolutely new to programming and are thinking about taking the plunge. In this guide, you will be working with the Autodesk Revit .NET API and the C# programming language. The supported product version is Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 and succeeding versions.

Click below link for the guide

My First Revit Plug In 

Autodesk Project Vasari 2.0

The latest version Autodesk Project Vasari 2.0 is now available for download.

Update includes:

1. Revit 2012 Compatibility - Project Vasari Technology Preview 2.0 is compatible with Autodesk Revit 2012. You can import Revit 2012 models into Project Vasari and open Project Vasari 2.0 files in Revit 2012

2.Import Image to 3D Views - Now you can import raster images into 3D orthographic views to use as background images.

3.Location Control on the View Cube - The current project location is now displayed in the drawing area underneath the View Cube. Now you can access the Location dialog by clicking Location value

4.3D Mouse - Now you can reorient and navigate a model's view using a 3Dconnexion 3D mouse.

5.Enhanced Visualization Capabilities - Enhancements to graphics include: new Display styles for Conceptual Analysis, improved grips, improved tessellation of small objects, more flexible visual style combinations, added categories to Graphic Display Options, the ability to control edges in visual styles, and new ghost elements to facilitate the display of obstructed elements.

6.Split Face for Custom Glazing - Now you can use the conceptual design split face tool to add surface sub-regions. These sub-regions can be used for custom glazing or other conceptual constructions

7.Vasari WikiHelp - WikiHelp provides access to the full Autodesk-provided Help content.

To Download latest version of Project Vasari clock below link.

Project Vasari 2.0

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Monday, 23 May 2011

Autodesk 123D

A new product from a Autodesk.

123D is a free solid modeling software program based on the same Autodesk technology used by millions of designers and engineers worldwide. Not an engineer? No problem, with Autodesk 123D you can design precise and makeable objects using smart tools that let you start with simple shapes and then edit and then tweak them into more complex shapes.

For Download click below link.

 Create it. Make it.

A new home for making things


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Friday, 6 May 2011

Revit OpEd: Rumor is True! - Upgrade Path to Suites

Revit OpEd: Rumor is True! - Upgrade Path to Suites: "For a limited time , customers who have a current Subscription for select Autodesk products may upgrade to a new 2012 Suite at no upfront co..."