Saturday, April 19, 2014

Novidades GraphicSpeak

Novidades GraphicSpeak

Maya LT to launch on Steam gaming platform

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 10:26 AM PDT

For $50 a month Steam enthusiasts and developers have access to a full commercial license of Maya LT.    Autodesk will launch Maya LT 2015 on the Steam gaming platform next week, making its animation and modeling feature set available to more than 65 million gamers, developers and artists. For $50 per month, Steam users [...]

Friday, April 18, 2014

Offer more products while decreasing the number of parts. Get your personalized white paper about modularity!

Offer more products while decreasing the number of parts. Get your personalized white paper about modularity!

Offer more products while decreasing the number of parts. Get your personalized white paper about modularity!

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 04:29 AM PDT

According to J. Källgren of Modular Management,

Industrial Equipment companies have every interest in working with their clients as early as possible so that they can suggest design improvements or convince the client to use their type of equipment. In this way, lead times go down for everyone and customers obtain a more cost-effective price than if everything is specifically tailored for them.

If you’d like to know more about modularity here is a short extract of the white paper we prepared for you:

A company's survival depends on its ability to manufacture products that people are willing to buy. In today's market economy, companies have every interest in monitoring market shifts and adapting their product mix to continue to satisfy demand. Part of what they have learned in recent years is that customers seek solutions tailored to their needs. It is no longer enough to focus on producing quality products to make a sale.

There is much more inside, so get a copy tailored to your company’s profile now :wink:

Get your customized whitepaper on modularity

Talk to you soon:-)

Diana is a member of the Industrial Equipment industry team.


Autocad Interface

Autocad Interface

Autodesk ReCap Connect: a partner program for ReCap

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 01:04 AM PDT

It's Good Friday, so much of the world will be offline today, but I thought I'd post quickly on some (good) news that may be of interest to people. The ReCap team has officially launched a new partner program. This...

Novidades GraphicSpeak

Novidades GraphicSpeak

Bentley Systems reports revenue, income, and plans

Posted: 17 Apr 2014 11:19 AM PDT

Bentley Systems reports an 8% increase in revenue to $593 million in 2013; increases family and employee ownership to 98%.  Bentley Systems, a private company, announced its 2013 annual results in a call to press and analysts on April 16. The company has made a practice of annual reporting even though it is private and [...]

Shotgun adds secure client review and annotation

Posted: 17 Apr 2014 09:04 AM PDT

Created with a single click, the new review site extends shot tracking to client review. Shotgun Software has released an update adding a new, integrated Shotgun Client Review Site to its production management system. Shotgun says the toolset enables creative companies to share media with clients or anyone outside the studio "securely, with one click," through [...]

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Novidades AutoCad 2013

Novidades AutoCad 2013

Save Your Valuable AutoCAD Settings to the Cloud!

Posted: 16 Apr 2014 04:50 PM PDT

If you're like me - you've customized your AutoCAD environment to work the way you want to work.  You set up your profiles in Options, you've personalized a workspace and maybe event customized your menu.  Or how about your tool palettes - maybe some custom linetypes or icon?  Do you shudder at the thought of losing all this awesome customization?

With AutoCAD 360 you can save all of your valuable AutoCAD settings to the cloud!  Check out my latest Cadalyst video to see how easy it is to save your settings to your Autodesk 360 account and pull those settings down to any AutoCAD...anywhere!  Just imagine that!



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Autocad Interface

Autocad Interface

Fun in the UK

Posted: 16 Apr 2014 01:47 AM PDT

It's been a great week of holidays, so far. There's been a lot of driving: we booked our flights in and out of Stansted – as our main purpose was to attend a good friend's wedding in Suffolk – but...

Novidades GraphicSpeak

Novidades GraphicSpeak

New EdgeWise Structure extracts structural elements from point cloud data

Posted: 15 Apr 2014 09:50 AM PDT

The advanced algorithms behind other ClearEdge products can save 50% of the time it takes to model as-built structural members. ClearEdge3D today announces the launch of its newest software, EdgeWise Structure, which can quickly and accurately extract properly specified steel, concrete or wood structural members from laser scan point clouds. ClearEdge3D claims EdgeWise Structure can [...]

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SolidWorks e as Dicas do Kastner

SolidWorks e as Dicas do Kastner

Soldagens – Parte 1 – Introdução

Posted: 15 Apr 2014 04:23 AM PDT


Desde o SolidWorks 2005, existiram duas mudanças radicais no produto

  • Ambiente de trabalho com recursos de múltiplos corpos sólidos
  • Ambiente de estruturas metálicas soldadas baseadas em no ambiente de múltiplos corpos.

Lendo o que escrevi, sempre há uma pergunta no que diz respeito ao SolidWorks.

Ele possui ambiente para estruturas metálicas?

A resposta

Para estruturas metálicas soldadas, sim… Para estruturas metálicas detalhadas com conexões aparafusadas, não nativamente.

Continuem lendo

Mais informações »

Advanced notes in SolidWorks drawings: Pattern Instance

Posted: 15 Apr 2014 02:16 AM PDT

Want to stuff some sweet automatic pattern instance updates into your drawing notes?
Many times when people get to the point of creating a drawing they are stretched for time causing failing back to basic techniques and manually labor.
In this short video we are going to get some quick advanced drawing fun into our Solidworks notes. Getting your pattern instance into your drawings can safe you a lot of hassle when there is a design change.


Like to see more SolidWorks drawing tips, check out this blog post.

Novidades GraphicSpeak

Novidades GraphicSpeak

Cloud storage expert Panzura finds gold in AEC

Posted: 14 Apr 2014 11:48 AM PDT

Global file system addresses construction collaboration pain point. Autodesk CEO joins advisory board. Venture-funded startup Panzura has in recent months found a ready market among architecture and construction firms for its cloud-based global file management technology, and has decided to pivot its business to focus on AEC. "We have traction in AEC because we uniquely [...]

CADfeature update supports quality assurance workflow

Posted: 14 Apr 2014 10:13 AM PDT

A new browser-based interface speeds reporting engineering data to the supply chain. Elysium says its latest release of CADfeature simplifies and improves the creation and exchange of master CAD models between OEM manufacturers and their supply chains. The software offers a feature-based translation system to transfer design intent without releasing original CAD files. Enhancements in [...]

Monday, April 14, 2014

SolidWorks e as Dicas do Kastner

SolidWorks e as Dicas do Kastner

Biblioteca de perfis para Soldagens

Posted: 14 Apr 2014 11:06 AM PDT


Com muito orgulho que eu concluí junto com o pessoal de apoio as bibliotecas de elementos estruturais para o SolidWorks 2014. Coisa simples mas que impedia que muitos usuários utilizassem os elementos estruturais, acreditem.

Eu me surpreendi com a lista dos voluntários que me ajudaram no cadastro e os que realmente executaram o trabalho. Os atuantes foram os listados abaixo

  • Italo Picolomini (SKA)
  • Enderson de Moura (SKA)
  • Tiago Barbosa
  • Diego Azevedo
  • Ricardo Barredo

Pra quem desejar realizar o download, segue o link para o meu skydrive contendo os arqivos.

As instruções de uso dos arquivos deverá ser executada nos próximos dias através de uma série de vídeos no you tube e posts aqui no blog.


Why do Fashion brands and Retailers have to adopt an out of the box PLM solution?

Why do Fashion brands and Retailers have to adopt an out of the box PLM solution?

Why do Fashion brands and Retailers have to adopt an out of the box PLM solution?

Posted: 14 Apr 2014 03:13 AM PDT

Fast fashion, right fashion, on-time fashion, think global, act local, these are not just buzz words, they are real challenges big and not so big fashion brands must meet to satisfy consumers. The fashion landscape has changed because consumer buying habits have undergone a tremendous swing from the 1980s when clients used to shop at departments stores all stocked with the same product offering. These temples of fashion, which enjoyed a comfortable 10% share of the retail market at the time, have since lost their shine (attaining only a 2.6% share in 2011) in favor of smaller, more intimate specialty channels that cater to the specific tastes of the local consumer.

So what happened?

Fashion Collection for SMBPeople are tired of the global, impersonal model and want to be taken for who they are individuals. The popularity of mobile technology and social networks confirm thisindividualization.  So, if brands want to reach these new consumers, they must speak their language so to speak, get closer to them, and cater to their local cultures, their likes, and their "individual-ness". In an article published this month on whichPLM the author mentions another trend in which consumers long for a return to the friendly and available local shopkeeper of yesterday. The challenge is therefore twofold: on one hand brands can no longer exploit one channel with a uniform offering and hope to satisfy a global population that has become ever so "individual" and on the other, they need to take into account a consumer's desire for a more personal and intimate shopping experience. SH Lee, chairman of Tesco's Korean Home, declared the "age of imperialism" over and urged retailers to tailor their offer to local cultures. And bingo! Focusing its efforts on the Korean consumer helped propel his company from 12th to 2nd largest retailer in Korea.

Keeping a profitable balance, however, between producing en masse but with a local twist is not easy. Not only do brands have to manage local differences in their product offerings, they have to turn out new collections fast to satisfy consumers' desire for renewal. Success depends on whether brands and retailers can stay in touch with consumers' changing needs and interests. PLM technologies can give brands better visibility when managing consumer feedback as well as assortments, designs, suppliers, manufacturing, and merchandising. As a matter of fact, industry experts predict fashion brands will invest billions in technology. IDC foresees that as product assortment refresh cycles quicken, 25% of mid-sized retailers will initiate new PLM or sourcing projects in 2014. And according to, the PLM market, "could grow up to 40% annually by 2014" boosted by medium-sized apparel firms that are planning to implement this technology.

Big vs. not so big

Fashion Collection for SMBAs speed to market and evolution in consumer tastes accelerate, apparel companies will need the power of PLM technology to  survive. But are all PLMs equal? Can large brands and not so large or niche players use the same PLM? When faced with the  question "to PLM or not to PLM", how does one choose? When it comes to investing in PLM technology, big and not so big  brands pay attention to different things. 5 years ago a Tech-Clarity study had already pointed out that SMBs have their own wish  list for PLM that includes ease of use, rapid implementation, pre-defined templates, built-in best practices and a solution that  evolves as they grow. Yet today, PLM can still scare some SMBs away because they think it is too complex or too expensive to  implement. They do not have the same resources the big players have. But if the PLM in question is powerful yet packaged as an out-of-the-box pre-configured solution, it levels the playing field by reducing investment and cost of ownership for an SMB whose limited cash flow is not uselessly invested in functionalities that are too broad for its needs. Fashion Collection for SMB is for those not-so-big fashion companies that want to have the power of a PLM solution but scaled to their requirements. This out-of-the-box solution is also easy to learn and implement a critical factor for user adoption.

The numbers speak for themselves

Brands that have adopted the 3DS solutions have produced some pretty impressive results: 200% increase in technical design productivity for a European outdoor brand that is able to review and approve 5 times more samples in the same amount of time or a medium size ready-to-wear apparel company that experienced threefold growth in product breadth and overall product lines. So if you are an SMB looking to grow your business and strengthen your brand, Fashion Collection for SMB is your door to PLM.

Blog post courtesy of Dora LAINE

Learn more about Fashion Collection for SMB.


Autodesk Inventor Suporte

Autodesk Inventor Suporte

Inventor - Open From Vault "Pauses" for 10 minutes

Posted: 14 Apr 2014 09:26 AM PDT

Whilst Autodesk investigates a solution, I thought sharing a newly discovered issue to reduce its impact might be appreciated by our partners and customers using the Place From Vault command in Inventor. 

Under certain precise circumstances Inventor 2014 appears to hang\freeze\pause for 10 minutes.

Here are the steps to reproduce this behaviour.


  1. Create 1.IAM
  2. Insert a new ipt into that 1.IAM
  3. Check 1.IAM into Vault (2014)
  4. Rename the .ipt in Vault
  5. In Inventor, create a second new IAM
  6. Place 1.iam into 2.iam
  7. This starts the "Connectivity.Resolve.ResolveService.exe" process
  8. Crash Inventor (Or simulate a crash by killing Inventor.exe in Task Manager). The Connectivity.Resolve.ResolveService.exe from the first session is still running
  9. Start Inventor
  10. Place 1.iam from Vault
  11. Hang for 10 minutes

The gap between steps 8 and 10 could be immediately or several hours.  The important point is that the ResolveService.exe from the first Inventor session is still running when Inventor is restarted.

The workarounds for this are as follows:-

  1. Wait until Inventor eventually becomes responsive
  2. Kill the "Connectivity.Resolve.ResolveService.exe" process at step 11


Thanks to Erik Gilsdorf, who first reported this issue to us and helped us reproduce it when it was very difficult to isolate the precise steps to recreate this from scratch. Thanks for your patience Erik!


Autocad Interface

Autocad Interface

One month to go until the AEC Technology Symposium

Posted: 13 Apr 2014 10:49 PM PDT

As Jeremy has pointed out on his blog, in lieu of a dedicated AEC DevCamp – as has been run every other year for some years – Autodesk and the ADN team will be supporting the upcoming AEC Technology Symposium...

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Novidades GraphicSpeak

Novidades GraphicSpeak

The Foundry weighs in with Nuke Studio for an industry shakeup

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 04:35 PM PDT

The Foundry announces Nuke Studio, goes head to head with Autodesk, Avid, and Adobe

Project Gooseberry puts Blender to the test

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 10:28 AM PDT

The crowd-funded open production will unite 12 global teams to create a feature-length animation using only open source tools, including new Blender Cloud. The non-profit Blender Institute has launched a crowd-funded, open production computer animation movie project. The Gooseberry Project will use the open source Blender 3D animation suite and the newly launched Blender Cloud [...]

Friday, April 11, 2014

Autocad Interface

Autocad Interface

Call for proposals for Autodesk University 2014 approaching

Posted: 11 Apr 2014 12:39 AM PDT

The "call for proposals" for AU2014 is going out on April 23rd and will remain open for about a month. This is approaching quickly, so get your thinking hats on if you're considering submitting a class proposal. From my side...

Novidades GraphicSpeak

Novidades GraphicSpeak

Autodesk Smoke 2015 to be available by subscription

Posted: 10 Apr 2014 10:39 AM PDT

The new release of the Mac-only video editing tool adds 3D Tracker, updates Timeline FX. Autodesk is introducing the 2015 edition of Smoke, its video editing and 3D effects software for Mac, this week at the National Association of Broadcasters meeting in Las Vegas. When Autodesk acquired Smoke in 1999 as part of the Discrete [...]

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad W540 mobile workstation is the company’s one and only

Posted: 10 Apr 2014 09:13 AM PDT

It performs well when tested against a close rival. But having only one model of mobile workstation may work against it in the marketplace. By Alex Herrera Responsible for nearly 13% of worldwide shipments (units) last year, Lenovo reached number three in the workstation market thanks to a major headstart. In 2005, Lenovo acquired IBM’s [...]

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Autodesk Inventor Suporte

Autodesk Inventor Suporte

Autodesk Knowledge Network supports all languages/officially replaces WikiHelp

Posted: 10 Apr 2014 08:45 AM PDT

The R2014, R2013, and  R2012 Autodesk Knowledge Network (AKN) help is now available for all languages. The Wiki Help site is officially retired and no longer accessible. Customers accessing the R2014, R2013 and R2012 help will automatically be redirected to the help in their respective language on AKN, for example -

Novidades GraphicSpeak

Novidades GraphicSpeak

Review: AMD FirePro W9100 raises the professional graphics bar

Posted: 09 Apr 2014 10:11 AM PDT

At $3,999 it isn't for the average workstation user. If you need it, you really need it. By Alex Herrera Do you place heavy demands on GPU hardware, for rendering or other highly parallel workloads? Need more gigabytes of GPU memory than most users have in their workstation's system memory? Got upwards of $4K burning [...]

Adobe extends Lightroom to iPad

Posted: 09 Apr 2014 09:02 AM PDT

New Lightroom Mobile is only available as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud photography program. Adobe has released Lightroom Mobile, an iPad app that extends the desktop version of Lightroom. Adobe is stressing the app's synchronization with the desktop, but Lightroom Mobile also offers editing tools. Features included in the iPad app include non-destructive editing, [...]

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Autocad Interface

Autocad Interface

AutoCAD 2015’s updated JavaScript API

Posted: 09 Apr 2014 06:20 AM PDT

We first introduced a JavaScript API into AutoCAD as a "preview" in the 2014 release. Take a look at this post for more details on this implementation. In the 2015 release the API has matured in a number of key...

Programação API Autodesk Inventor

Programação API Autodesk Inventor

Inventor 2015 API Enhancements

Posted: 08 Apr 2014 12:32 PM PDT

Inventor 2015 will soon be shipping. Most of the API enhancements are keeping up with the new Inventor 2015 functionality and some of the enhancements are catching up to things that have been  available from the Inventor user interface in previous releases. 

Enhancements in the API for Parts

Sweep Feature.

The SweepFeature has a new option for twist angle and now  instead of having a method call that takes all the arguments to create a sweep you create a definition object and set all the properties on that object and provide definition as input to create the sweep. In the UI when you click the sweep command the dialog comes up it gathers all of the inputs needed to create the sweep but the sweep is not actually created until you click ok. You can consider the definition object as similar to the dialog.



Work plane.

Previous to Inventor 2015 you could create a mid plane between two parallel planes. Inventor now supports the creation of a plane between any two planes and they do not have to be parallel. An example of this is bisecting two perpendicular planes. A new point argument that defines which quadrant to use needs to be provided because if the planes are not parallel there are two possible solutions.






Work plane created using WorkPlanes.AddByTwoPlanes()



In the UI the direct edit feature lets you push and pull features. The API has read support and allows you to find information such as  which operations were defined.


Another enhancement in the user interface is T-Spline capabilities. In the product it is referred to as a Freeform. The 2015 API has minimal support for this but should change in the future. In this release you can find the FreeformFeature and do basic feature operations such as getting its name, suppressing it or reordering it in the tree.


Inventor 2015 has changes to sketching that makes it more intuitive to use. The API has been updated because there are quite a few new settings.


These settings are exposed through the API.


Enhancements in the API for Sheet metal

Punch – cut across bend

Now when you do a punch you have an option to have the punch cut across a bend.


Punch on the right used cut across bend


You can think of it as unfolding the part and doing the punch and then folding it back. (the edges are normal to the flat)

Punch – cut normal to the flat pattern

In this case the edges will be perpendicular to the flat. Instead of being perpendicular to the sketch. This will make it easier to fabricate the part.


Cut on the left is normal to the flat


How it looks in the flat pattern.

Flat pattern orientation

You now have more control over the flat pattern orientation.  In the UI there is a new dialog where you can pre define multiple orientations and switch between those and the API provides full access.



Enhancements in API for Assemblies

BOM Structure

There are new methods to import and export the BOM customization file. The API has some support for the BOM but it does not support defining the BOM structure. A solution is to interactively create the BOM structure that you want and export it. Using the API you can import that to have a custom BOM structure.


The assembly symmetry constraint has a new option to control the orientation and the API was enhanced to provide that capability.

Enhancements in API for Drawings

Hole table title

In this release you have control over hole table title.

Foreshortened dimensions

Foreshortened drawing dimensions are linear, angular, and arc length dimensions.



Miscellaneous Enhancements


The FileManager object now has a method ReferencedDocumentCount that will allow you to get the number of referenced documents. The WillOpenExpressDefault method will allow you to find out whether the input assembly will open in Express mode by default. To use these methods you just pass in a file name and it returns the information.