The Future of CAD with the World of BIM

4 11 2009

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is changing the world and has also created a burden for manufacturers to supply data to the architects in a different format…read more





Revit Drawing Management – RevitTV Drawing Manager 2010.1 Sneak Peak!

25 08 2009

A sneak peak at the new interface of the RevitTV.com Drawing Manager.

RTV DM 2010.1 Main Interface Beta





FREE – Manufacturers specific content for Autodesk Revit

25 08 2009

Manufacturers Specific Revit content Want to get your hands on some top quality manufacturers revit content? – Then look no further than ProductSpec, New Zealand’s leading supplier of Manufacturer Specific Revit content.

http://www.productspec.net/cad-files.aspx





BIMjet – Schedule Connect, Link Revit with MS Project

26 06 2009

BIMjetHot off the press (well so i think so) is a fantastic little tool for linking Revit BIM projects with MS Project to create 4D time based sequencing within Autodesk Revit. Now how cool is that?…
I’ll post more about this new software package if and when i get my hands on a trial version of this very unique plug-in to Revit.

BIMjet Schedule Connect





Archaus Architects “On Top, Down Under”

2 04 2009

Find out why AutoDesk think Archaus Architects are “On Top, Down Under”… Click here to review the Autodesk press release





IPD at Trapelo Road

31 03 2009

This is a must view for anyone wanting to see what BIM is all about… hats off to Autodesk for using BIM and IPD on their own projects! 🙂

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about "IPD at Trapelo Road", posted with vodpod





Wellington Architecture Company Reaps Results with Autodesk….

3 03 2009

ArcHaus Reaps Results with Autodesk
The integration of Autodesk Revit Architecture and Autodesk 3ds Max improves workflows and rendering to deliver sophisticated visualisations, true BIM collaboration and client inspiration. Click here to review PDF…





Hot News – Autodesk Signs Agreement to Acquire Softimage|XSI

25 10 2008

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ –Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK – News) and Avid Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVID – News), announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for Autodesk to acquire substantially all of the assets of Avid’s Softimage business unit for approximately $35 million.

Gary Greenfield, CEO and chairman of Avid Technology, added: “We are excited about what this transaction means for customers of Softimage. The Softimage 3D product line has performed well in the video games market, a sector where Autodesk has a track record of success. Autodesk will provide a great home for the business.”

Softimage Product Integration

Upon completion of the acquisition, Autodesk intends to continue developing and selling Softimage’s core product line, while integrating certain Softimage technology into future versions of Autodesk solutions and products. Autodesk plans to acquire and continue developing the following Softimage products:

  • SOFTIMAGE|XSI: Including XSI Essentials, XSI Advanced, XSI Academic, XSI Mod Tool and the XSI software development kit. XSI is production-proven 3D animation software for games, film and television. It offers a complete 3D modeling, animation, rendering and development environment for visual effects and custom tools.
  • SOFTIMAGE|Face Robot: A complete software solution for easily rigging and animating 3D faces. Face Robot enables studios to create life-like facial animation at incredible speeds.
  • SOFTIMAGE|Cat: This advanced character animation system is a plug-in for Autodesk 3ds Max software. It is intended to be integrated into the 3ds Max product line.
  • SOFTIMAGE|Crosswalk: This interoperability solution is intended to be integrated with Autodesk’s own interoperability technology.

Petit commented: “As we have demonstrated since the acquisition of Alias in 2006, we’re committed to giving our customers choice when it comes to their 3D tools. We plan to maintain and grow the Softimage product line, and through Autodesk FBX provide better interoperability between Softimage products, 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya. FBX also provides interoperability between Softimage products and our specialized applications such as Autodesk Mudbox, Autodesk MotionBuilder, Autodesk ImageModeler and Autodesk Stitcher, as well as numerous third-party applications.”

Petit concluded: “At Autodesk, we care deeply about 3D technology; we know users invest a lot of time and energy into mastering their favorite 3D product. To all 3D artists out there, I want to tell you that we understand your passion for the creative tools you use daily, and that with Autodesk, you can choose your passion.”

For further information please visit www.autodesk.com/softimage.





Autodesk Revit 2009 Software Supports 64-Bit OS

1 10 2008

Finally – I’ve been using a 64-bit OS (XP) for over a year now and with each release of Revit Architecture i’ve been hoping that it will ship with full support for a 64-bit system and finally today Autodesk has announced just that – Thank you!

This marks the company’s first venture into 64-bit BIM applications and applies to Revit Architecture 2009, Revit Structure 2009 and Revit MEP 2009.

The English language versions of new 64-bit Revit software applications are available now to existing Revit Architecture 2009, Revit Structure 2009 and Revit MEP 2009 subscribers via the online Subscription Center. The 64-bit software will release in other languages at a later date.

For more information on the 64 bit versions of Revit refer to the following website.





Revit 2009 – SP1 aka Web Update No.2

28 09 2008


Finally the Revit web updates have moved to a ‘Service Pack’ Technology as opposed to a full update/reinstall. For many years the users of Revit have been asking Autodesk for such a change in the way they ship the updates of Revit during the year and now Autodesk has responded.

For more information check it out for yourself here.