Autodesk has made significant updates to Revit and Dynamo softwares

Autodesk has made vital updates to its Revit and Dynamo platforms. Autodesk Revit 2019 comprising of Autodesk’s proprietary building information modeling (BIM) program, combines alterations on the basis of the user requests for viewing controls in an efficient manner.

The open-source Dynamo 2.0 software is supported with a new file format and user-friendly scripting language, Architect Magazine reported.

In Revit 2019, there is an “or” Boolean operator to deal with viewing preferences, other than the subsisting “and” variable. It facilitates the users to obtain more combinations of viewing conditions. Other new features range from multi-monitor support and double-fill patterns for added visual interest.

Dynamo 2.0 saves files in JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), in spite of the XML file format that is employed in the earlier version. The node library can now be rescaled and collapsed to simplify the task of browsing. The scripting language has also been simplified.

In the end of last year. Autodesk has also introduced the Connect and Construct Exchange, a BIM 360 integration partner program that renders third-party software applications and data to the workflow. The program contains over 50 partners.

BIM 360 associates workflows across preconstruction, execution, fabrication, installation and facility management, and the exchange plans to add value to each of those components.

For more information, click on the following link constructiondive.coms

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GRAPHISOFT has introduced ARCHICAD 22, the newest version of its award-winning BIM software solution. With ARCHICAD 22, the architectural design and documentation workflow for building façades has been improved significantly. Besides, crucial enhancements are made to ARCHICAD 22 concerning construction modeling, information management and 2D performance.

The Curtain Wall tool of ARCHICAD 22 is significantly refurbished to transform the designing process of building façades a perfect graphical experience for architects with its modular pattern editor.

The new Façade Design workflow contains the whole design workflow from concept through design development to documentation supporting local standards fully supported with BIM.”

New features of ARCHICAD 22: The renovated Façade Design workflow offers a adjustable design environment for architects to produce external or internal façades with modular structures and hierarchical, simply modifiable patterns. ARCHICAD-Grasshopper Connection is also significantly improved and it supports both conventional and algorithmic workflows.

The improved Profile Editor simplifies the process for generating intelligent profiles for columns, beams and walls and manage the shapes and sizes of their cross sections through BIM parameters.

The brand-new Expression Defined Properties significantly enhance the power of ARCHICAD to control the “I” in BIM. GRAPHISOFT’s patent pending Machine Learning (ML) algorithm modifies 2D navigation to each project’s content and leads to a very smooth and responsive navigation.

ARCHICAD 22 also comprises of Maxon’s latest (R19) CineRender engine that produces stereoscopic or 360° spherical renderings; a superior Teamwork experience because of rapid element reservation; and greater quality and accuracy while exporting building component information from composite skins and complex profiles – with OPEN BIM standards.

ARCHICAD 22 also offers various othr performance and functional enhancements. To get more information, please visit


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Seaweed Inspired, 3D Printed Metal Bottle Opener

Autodesk Inc. is an American multinational software corporation which creates software for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media and entertainment industries and become a leader in 3D design.

After its establishment in the industry, it is developing itself continuously about the widest summary for global markets and there is huge number of customers from the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, media and entertainment industries that are satisfy with their software using it for designing, visualizing and simulating their ideas before any kind of creation.

Autodesk is very popular and best known for AutoCAD but it also developing big range o software for every creative field as well as a line of software for consumers such as Sketchbook, Homestyler and Pixlr. They are also creating some educational version of its software with no cost for qualified students and staff through Autodesk Education Community. They also have some digital prototyping software such as Autodesk Inventor, Fusion 360 and the Autodesk Product Design Suite which are used in the manufacturing industry for visualizing, simulating and analyzing real-world showing a digital model in the design process. Autodesk apps can be used in the iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android and the company continuously more accessible design technology for both professional and new designers, homeowners, students and casual creators whoever wants to make and share their ideas with the outer world.

Brand Partnerships Manager, Liz Nugent has recently shared a story about a seaweed-influenced 3D printed metal bottle opener.

The story behind making a seaweed-based 3D printed metal bottle opener: Autodesk Designer Andriy Banadyga has shared that the original motivation of a 3D printed bottle opener has come from an underwater photo of seaweed. The living structures are replicated through Digital Tools and Future of Making Things workflows and the design has started to grow up in 3DS Max with titanium which is the original building material.

Then the design was exported from 3DS Max and imported into Fusion 360 where the final assemblage and Finite Element Analysis simulation has done. Titanium is used as a material here as it is the only option for highly technical Aerospace and Automotive designs though it is expensively beautiful. But as this bottle opener may or may not be used in Space, so another Autodesk Designer Michael Sagan has examined a redesign with 3D printed-steel by using Fusion 3D and generative design.

The design has started with a bottle and a cap as mentioned points and Sagan rushed dozens of simulations into Autodesk generative design technology with the help of Principal Research Scientist Andres Bastian and Design Engineer Daniele Grandi. They both are experts in the matter of materials and generative design in the Office of the CTO. Matt Lemay, the Additive Manufacturing Expert has also united with Sagan and they both used the Fusion 360 model and NetFabb and prepared the model for Additive Metal Printing. The new steel design of the seaweed inspired bottle opener got a 2X cost diminution over the titanium design.

Here is the little description of the things used to make this bottle opener:


• The Future of Making Things: The manufacturing industry is changing too fast and products are being designed, made and used in different ways and at Autodesk, they offer solutions for all of these including the latest manufacturing technology trends.

• Generative Design: It is a software technology which allows the users to create highly improved designs that complete fixed goals and restrictions. Shape synthesis algorithms and multiphysics performance analysis are used I the cloud, the software produces thousands of design options that can’t get easily.

• 3DS MAX: 3ds Max® is a 3D modeling and rendering software that helps user to make huge word games, astonishing scenes for design visualization and engaging virtual reality experiences. It is an easy and robust modeling as it can create, shape and define a range of environments and detailed characters; this software is compatible to work with most major renders like Arnold, V-Ray and Iray. Revit, Inventor, SketchUp, Unity and Unreal each and every software works with 3ds Max.

• Fusion 360: Fusion 360TM is the first ever 3D CAD, CAM and CAE tool of its kind; it also connects with the whole product development that works on both Mac and PC. It also quickly repeat on design ideas with sculpting tools for exploring form and modeling tools to create finishing features; has test fit and motion, perform simulations, can create assemblies, makes photorealistic renderings and animations. Also create toolpaths to device the components or uses the 3D printing workflow to create a prototype.

• NetFabb: It is easy to start and users can download a free 30 days trail and there are many purchase options including flexible subscription terms as per the needs.

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Seaweed Inspired, 3D Printed Metal Bottle Opener

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A new extension is launched to export models & scenes directly to sketchfab

Emanuel Favreau from Larose McCallum Architects, Autodesk Revit, has created a new plugin that facilitates the Revit users to export models and upload their scenes directly to Sketchfab devoid of opening Revit as well as view these scenes in 3D and virtual reality from any device just by following a link.

How to install:

1. Download the installer from the Autodesk App Store.
2. Run the installer.

3. Launch Revit.
4. The plugin will be accessible under the Add-Ins tab.

Application Process:

1. Open or generate a 3D View in a Revit project.
2. Locate Sketchfab under the Add-Ins tab and click on Login.
3. A web window will be visible to log into your Sketchfab account.
4. Authorize the app to make entry in your account.
5. After being authorized, return to Revit.
6. Click on Upload.

7. Provide a title, description, tags and labelled the model as Private and/or Draft if required.
8. Click OK.
9. A web window will open your account in the uploads section. Now edit the model’s 3D Settings.
10. To log out your Sketchfab account from Revit, locate Sketchfab under the Add-Ins tab and click on Logout.

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A new extension is launched to export models & scenes directly to sketchfab

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AutoCAD 2019 is launched with Specialized Toolsets

Autodesk has launched the most updated versions of AutoCAD 2019 and AutoCAD LT 2019 with some improved features. This newest version allows the users to access the industry-specific features and functionality of seven specialized toolsets under one umbrella.

Before this, the users have to subscribe independently to seven AutoCAD toolsets known as Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Map 3D, MEP, Raster Design, and Plant 3D.

By getting access to any, or all, of the seven specialized AutoCAD toolsets, the customers who subscribe to AutoCAD 2019 along with specialized toolsets can select from over 750,000 intelligent objects, styles, parts, features and symbols at the time of drawing. It will facilitate the users to accelerate their workflows.

With AutoCAD 2019 and AutoCAD LT 2019, it is possible to get access to the new AutoCAD web app and mobile app.

The AutoCAD web app facilitates the users to access original AutoCAD directly from their web browser together with their DWG files – not just PDF files as well as core 2D drafting and editing tools.

The AutoCAD mobile app facilitates the users to view, edit, generate and distribute CAD drawings in real time from any device. The AutoCAD mobile app is compatible with Windows, Android, and iOS phones and tablets as well as for the iPhone X, iPad Pro, and Windows Surface to bring the best mobile experience.

The users will also avail their DWG files devoid a Wi-Fi or data signal by downloading them locally to their mobile gadget. The users now get rid of carrying large blueprints in the field, and easily make edits on-the-go, or demonstrate projects to clients.

AutoCAD 2019 and AutoCAD LT 2019 also comprise of new “Save To Web & Mobile,” “Open from Web & Mobile,” and “DWG Compare” capabilities. Jointly, these commands allow you to shift files among desktop, web and mobile environments so that the users can get the ability to work from anywhere.


• AutoCAD along with specialized toolsets is available for single-user access from 23 March 2018 onwards and subsequently for multi-user access.
• As of 1 April 2018, the Architecture, Engineering & Construction and Product Design & Manufacturing industry collections will come with AutoCAD along with specialized toolsets.

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AutoCAD 2019 is launched with Specialized Toolsets

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How to design wall structure (material) diagram in Revit

In this Revit video tutorial, you will know how to design a little wall structure diagram or wall material diagram by applying Revit 2017.

This wall structure diagram will contain common brick, plywood & sheathing grade, light gauge steel framing, thermal air layer, gypsum wall board etc.

To know the complete modeling process, go through the following video tutorial.

How to design wall structure (material) diagram in Revit

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BricsCAD Shape – A handy tool for designers and architects

Bricsys, the leading developer of cad software, has introduced a new 3D conceptual modeling tool that is specifically designed for architects to improve the speed of their 3D design work.

With this conceptual modeling tool, the architects and engineers can simplify their schematic design work.

The multi-functional “Shape” tool is applied to generate walls, slabs, structural elements and more. Direct modeling features allow you to drag, connect, push/pull and extrude as per your choice. Wall connections are automatically mitered for you.

With BricsCAD, the designer can create their ideas in 3D easily with a series of common architectural components and materials together with straightforward shape generation tools. BricsCAD employs the similar parametric and modeling engine (ACIS) that is found in Bricsys’ BricsCAD Platinum CAD software.

BricsCAD Shape files can be opened directly in Bricsys’ BIM platform, BricsCAD BIM to speed up the BIM workflow. BricsCAD Shape is totally free to use.

It comprises of a library of materials, textures and pre-built 3D components. The included collection of doors and windows can be utilized separately. The users can also generate their own custom versions. Form your model according to your preference with the Visual Styles panel in Shape.

Shape is only compatible with Windows (later on it will work with macOS and Linux). It is necessary for the users to sign up for a Bricsys account and download the program to test it. Not just for this reason, BricsCAD offers more material and library content as compared to the free version of FormIt.

To learn more about BricsCAD Shape, go through the following link

Bricsys introduced Mac OS X version of BricsCAD V18

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