Sunday, December 28, 2008

Model Text on Curved Wall

Okay, this one is a real quickie :). Of late I noticed this query/request in some user discussions and groups. The query is “How to write model text on a curved wall?” and good news is that you of course can. Following is an outline of the solution/workaround; let me know if you want detailed steps:
  • Open a face based family template (for instance “Metric Generic Model face based”)
  • Create a model text object and place on the face (don’t worry about the orientation)
  • Make sure you create a parameter so that text can be edited once loaded in the project
  • Load the family into the project, wow! You are done
  • Use “Component” tool to place the text on the curved wall and edit to as per requirements
  • You might have to use modify tools to place and align the text as per your requirements (little work here :(

I have uploaded the files used on the BIM-For-Architecture group for your reference. Hope you find it useful!

Happy New Year!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

The Autodesk Gallery is a new exhibit that celebrates today’s design process

The Autodesk Gallery is a new exhibit that celebrates today’s design process. The exhibits illustrate stories of how things from aircraft engines to cathedrals, bridges, ice axes and cars go from a spark of inspiration to final creation. The Autodesk Gallery is the first in the area to show the role of software in great design, and is intended to be a space to foster conversations about design, to be inspired by design and to create collaboration. It is an interactive environment that explores the intersection of technology and innovative design by showcasing the works of Autodesk’s world-class customers and design associates.

Click here for some cool pictures from Shaan Hurlay, thanks Shaan :)


Thursday, December 18, 2008

MEP Videos on YouTube

Recently, I got to know that our team of MEP specialists has a series of the Autodesk MEP solutions related videos posted on YouTube Channel and finally today I got chance to have a detailed look. Though, I should have not been surprised about the efficacy of them, but what astonished me most was that how much user affable they are. Each feature shown/taught appears so simple that even a novice user can open the software and start working after viewing the video.
So, I thought if thousands of the users across the globe had been viewing them, why not to share with you all, assuming you are not aware of them (which I find hard to believeJ).
Suhail Arfath

Monday, December 15, 2008

BIMWorld now going to be part of Autodesk Seek

Well, I am so excited to share with you all this amazing piece of news. I am sure this is going to be highly beneficial to you.
Further enhancing its portfolio of solutions for building information modeling (BIM), Autodesk, Inc. a leader of design innovation software and technologies, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of
BIMWorld, a privately-owned business specializing in the production and distribution of branded BIM content for building product manufacturers. Autodesk plans to combine BIMWorld with Autodesk Seek, its online source for building product design information that allows architects and engineers to search, select and specify building products directly from their design applications.
"The vision for Autodesk Seek is to be a leading online destination and one-stop-shop for high quality building product information and design files," said Jeff Wright, Autodesk senior director of Content Solutions. "By joining forces with the BIMWorld team, we will strengthen the leadership of Autodesk Seek as a powerful marketing solution for building product manufacturers, and by further leveraging our strategic content partners, accelerate designers' access to a breadth of rich product information and design files for use during the design process."
Do let me know your comments!!!
Happy loads of content J
Suhail Arfath