Siemens launched Solid Edge 2019 (SE 2019) for convergent modeling

Siemens released the most updated version of its signature CAD software called as Solid Edge 2019 (SE 2019).

Solid Edge 2019 offer some exiting features as well as scope to upgrade to the current technologies. This comprises the capability to reverse engineer imported objects, and new technologies like convergent modelling, generative design, and improved flow simulation. SE 2019 also contains “best-in-class” PCB (printed circuit board) design tools, as well as updated management features, simulation analysis, and cloud-based storage and collaboration capabilities.

Solid Edge 2019’s massive lists of upgrades contain new tools utilized in convergent modelling that allows the engineers to integrate mesh models directly into their workflows. The new tools can also be used for milling, casting, and moulding of generative designs. So, the whole production process is modelled and simulated along with the final product.

Electrical engineers can also reap benefits with Solid Edge Wiring Design having design tools to instantly generate and examine the flow of wiring through electrical systems.

SE 2019 also comes with a new system called Solid Edge CAM Pro that facilitates the users to program CNC (computer numerical control) machine tools, and supports both simple NC programming and high-speed, multi-axis machining. By using the facilities like computerized print and color preparation for additive manufacturing, the designs can be delivered directly to your 3D printer (or 3D printing service).

P&ID Design and Solid Edge Piping Design tools produce superior modeling, simulation, and automated placement of piping systems to SE 2019. These systems can be utilized for automated 3D piping design (together with an included 3D parts library), as well as completely automated isometric drawing output for plant design. These tools can minimize design errors and facilitate to make competent piping design in high risk industries like oil & gas.

Other crucial features in Solid Edge 2019 include superior control over shapes, weight, and strength, with tools to allow the users to “develop new designs which were never possible earlier. Printing becomes fully automated with both multi-color and multi-material 3D printing supported from the outset.

To get more information, go through the following link

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Siemens launched Solid Edge 2019 (SE 2019) for convergent modeling

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How BIM was employed in San Francisco mega project to improve collaboration

A large-scale development project is going to be developed in Transbay area as part of a rezoning plan to support more density in the transport hub.

The project comprises of a 605-foot residential tower and a 910-foot hotel, condo and office tower — designers at London-based architectural firm Foster + Partners have settled to make a transition from 2D, CAD-based software to Autodesk’s 3D BIM Revit software.

It facilitates the architects to coordinate all design decisions which are undertaken through the software interface in a centralized location.

By employing the cloud-based Revit platform, project stakeholders will be able to avail the most updated information about the project and wide-ranging 3D visuals from any remote location, to allow evaluation of quality and make improved design details at the initial stage of the project life cycle.

BIM simplified the process for exchanging real-time feedback during the modeling process in coordinating the typical and complex “diagrid” cladding on the taller of the two towers.

3D modeling software is very helpful to make proper examinations concerning the design, the massing and the 3D articulation of the project.

The Architects, engineers and contractors utilize Revit to explore through various scenarios, make necessary modifications to any aspect of a building and make arrangement to reflect that change across the model in real time.

The modelling software allows the AEC communities to get access to entire project context and the most updated plans at any specified time and causes earlier decision-making and real-time collaboration to complete the project on schedule and sometimes earlier than schedule.

To reduce risk of structural or spatial conflicts with encompassing structures throughout construction, the designers modeled buildings on the perimeter apart from high-rise models, before breaking ground on the project.

In the same way, a clash detection feature in Autodesk’s Navisworks software facilitates the users to identify and rectify overlapping elements, interferences among moving objects and other design errors in a BIM model before construction. It significantly helps to reduce the constructability risk and the scope of costly rework later in the project timeline.

3D BIM models are “absolutely vital to contractors as they don’t have to get somebody searching for a set of 2D plans and trying to imagine situations and detect [issues].

There were 35 architects to be associated with the Ocean wide Center project, working to coordinate complicated structural components and fulfil design goals, client objectives and seismic requirements.


How BIM was employed in San Francisco mega project to improve collaboration

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How Twinmotion 2018 is synchronized with Revit

This Revit video provides brief demonstration on Twinmotion 2018 that will launched very soon by Abvent. The newest version will be very useful for architectural visualization via 3D immersion with some simple clicks of the mouse.

Twinmotion 2018 is supported with Unreal Engine. It is very user-friendly and powerful for architects and designers to generate images, videos, panoramas and executable files.

Twinmotion 2018 offers real-time collaboration with ArchiCAD and Autodesk Revit. Given below, some exclusive features of the software :-

It produces photorealistic visualisations of buildings as well as imports models in a standard range of 3D file formats, together with FBX, DWG and DAE.

The Users will be able to develop background environments out of a library of stock models and textures, and attribute lights.

There are various types of atmospheric properties which range from clouds, rain and snow, as well as ambient lighting on the basis of geographical location and time of day. These are modified through slider-based controls.

There also exist brush-based systems for editing topography or inserting animatiable vegetation to a scene, and a Bezier-based system for pathing animated crowds or traffic.

The software also comprises of a basic camera editor and a set of standard post-process effects.

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How Twinmotion 2018 is synchronized with Revit

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3D Repo introduced 3D Diff to detect clashes instantly among different types of models

3D Repo, the leading solution provider in Digital Construction technology, has recently introduced a software called 3D Diff solution that recognizes clashes in construction plans by examining the 3D models which were submitted by project partners and contractors.

3D Diff is considered as the first ever web based, real-time change detection software for 3D models which are frequently utilized in Building Information Modeling (BIM).

The improved 3D Diff solution with Clash Detection automatically detects and highlights intersections, and consequently prospective conflicts, among various types of models. From the inception phase of the architect’s plans, a range of disciplines, along with structural; environmental; mechanical, electrical and plumbing, and feasibly various others, will generate their own models. Each such model comprises of a range of 3D files with elementary metadata. Because, in several cases, each discipline functions with their own silos prior to occurrence of design review on a federation, clashes like pipework cutting via a solid steel structure may simply happen.

The cloud-based 3D Clash Detection offers a quick and consistent way to compare and contrast 3D models, from various disciplines, devoid of the file format or the software applied to form them. The 3D Diff with Clash Detection can function on different types of models in real time through an encrypted web browser.

The 3D Repo solution is also useful for the users to allocate visualizations, along with focusing on clashes, with project partners and stakeholders regardless of location or time-zone. These can then be exported as BCF (Building Collaboration Format) files to be distributed with authoring tools. The 3D Repo solution identifies and visualizes perfect intersection points wherever the clashes are found.

With the use of online 3D Clash Detection in combination with 3D Diff Change Detection technology, the models of any type and from any source are compared with the original designs, and with each other, making sure the clashes are identified at the initial state.

At the backend of the 3D Diff digital solution, there is 3D Repo’s award winning cloud based BIM platform that facilitates the users to access the latest 3D models through the web, and make real time modifications and informed decisions.

To avail 3D Diff at free of cost, click on this link

3D Repo introduced 3D Diff to detect clashes instantly among different types of models

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Some useful AutoCAD commands to improve your CAD modeling skills

1) CHAMFER:- It is used to produce bevel about a corner.

Alter Toolbar => Chamfer icon.
Alter menu => Chamfer option.
Type CHAMFER or CHA at “COMMAND:” prompt and press enter

2) PLOT :- It is applied to print the drawing on paper.

Ctrl+P is the shortcut key
File menu => Plot option.
At “COMMAND:” prompt, type PLOT and press enter

3) LENGTHEN:- It is helpful for modifying the length of an accessible line. It is also possible to view the length of a selected line at command prompt.

Alter toolbar => Lengthen option.
At “COMMAND:” prompt, type LENGTHEN or LEN and press enter

4) XLINE (Construction Line) :- It is a useful command to generate a endless line.

Draw toolbar => Construction Line icon.
Draw menu => Construction Line option.

Type XLINE or XL and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

5) ATTDEF (Attribute Definition) :- It is applied to include block attribute to a block. An attribute stands for a label or tag that connects data to a block.

Draw menu => Block option => Describe Attribute option.

Type ATTDEF or ATT and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

6) INSERT :- It is suitable for inserting an accessible Block in the active file.

Draw toolbar => Insert Block icon.
Insert menu => Block option.

Type INSERT or I and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

7) WRITE BLOCK :- It is utilized to generate a New Block. When Write Block command is applied to produce Block, the resultant block is applicable in any AutoCAD File.

Type WBLOCK and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

8) BLOCK :- It is applied to make a New Block. When Block command is used to produce the block, the resultant block is employed in the source file only.

Type BLOCK and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

9) DIVIDE :- This command is applied to Divide an object into several identical divisions.

Draw menu => Point option Divide option.

Type DIVIDE or DIV and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

10) MEASURE :- This command is utilized to break up an object into some divisions of defined equivalent length.

Draw menu => Point option Measure option.
Type MEASURE or ME and press enter at “COMMAND:” prompt.

To get more commands, go through the following link

Some useful AutoCAD commands to improve your CAD modeling skills

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Download 1000+ AutoCAD Plans

Given below an extensive lists of autocad plans. The lists consist of near about 1000 modern house autocad plans which can be downloaded easily.

These plans contain floor plan, sections, elevations , electric detail and working plan of house. These plans will be useful for the architects and interior designers.

These plans are available in .dwg formats. These plans will facilitate the architects to instantly and efficiently draw walls as well as doors and windows.

Download: 1000 House AutoCAD plan

Download 1000+ AutoCAD plans

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Importance of AutoCAD, Revit and STAAD Pro for Civil Engineers

A civil engineers should contain adequate working knowledge in AutoCAD to make drawing smarter. Knowledge of other programs like Revit and STAAD Pro are also very crucial for other disciplines.

AutoCAD: Both AutoCAD and Civil 3D play an important role for making efficient civil engineering design. These programs facilitate you to generate quality plan sets. On the other hand, working knowledge of AutoCAD is not essential for construction engineers.

The design aggregation and documentation tools, which are in-built into AutoCAD, enhance productivity as well as simplify your design and documentation workflows and accelerate projects from design to completion whereas automate the tiresome manual drafting tasks.

AutoCAD allows to produce surfaces, solids, and offset curves dynamically and manipulate them with context-sensitive PressPull operations. 3D models are directly imported into AutoCAD from different types of applications, like SolidWorks, CATIA, Pro/ENGINEER, Rhinoceros, and NX products and services to easily generate intelligent 2D views. Point Cloud tools facilitates you to import scanned objects with up to 2 billion data points. Physical 3D prototypes of your designs are instantly formed with AutoCAD’s 3D printing capabilities.

Revit: Revit is an useful software for architects and other building professionals that can be used for architectural design and documentation. Revit facilitates the users to produce a perfect and detailed building model in quickest possible time.

Revit empowers the civil engineers to render the best performance with the creation of virtual illustration of building products. Starting from the Design Development & Coordination, 3D Modeling, Drawing Set Creation to Quantity Take-off, civil engineers can obtain the separate product specifications of the building which range from the color, tolerance, cost and other info. All these are essential to take informed decisions.

Revit provides the following advantages to the civil engineers:

a. Offer perfect, trustworthy and reasonable solutions
b. Substantiate the design of the model for constructability and performance
c. Maintenance of wood, steel and concrete structures like column, beam depths and clashes
d. Perform a detailed analysis of structural & MEP elements to render projects in risk-free environment

STAAD Pro: STAAD Pro is a handy software for structural engineers to make accurate structural analysis and design. The program supports the analysis of different types of structural elements like bridges, structural beams, floodgates, and much more. Civil engineers with a structural background are suggested to learn supporting programs like STAAD Pro.

Importance of AutoCAD, Revit and STAAD Pro for Civil Engineers

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