Friday, February 27, 2015

Novidades GraphicSpeak

Novidades GraphicSpeak

Autodesk revenue rises 13% in fourth quarter

Posted: 26 Feb 2015 03:56 PM PST

Net income continues to drop with the conversion to subscriptions. [Editor's Note: Our custom charts will be available in a few days; we will add them to the article when available.] Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) saw revenue rise in the fourth quarter, capping a year which saw AEC sales regain a level not seen for several [...]

Mixamo update focuses on character creation user experience

Posted: 26 Feb 2015 12:19 PM PST

More than 300,000 3D animated characters have been created on the service. Online 3D character creation service  Mixamo, Inc. will release a major update of the service next month. Called "Mixamo 2.0" the new version includes significant updates to the user interface to make finding, creating, organizing, sharing and purchasing Mixamo's 3D character assets and [...]

Thursday, February 26, 2015

[INFOGRAPHIC] Deconstructing Lean Construction

[INFOGRAPHIC] Deconstructing Lean Construction

[INFOGRAPHIC] Deconstructing Lean Construction

Posted: 26 Feb 2015 06:00 AM PST

The adoption of Lean construction by the AEC industry, and Lean drivers, benefits, and challenges are illustrated in this Dassault Systèmes infographic.

Given the biggest challenge to implementing Lean construction is a lack of awareness, please share this infographic with your network:

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Source data comes from the Lean Construction SmartMarket Report published by McGraw Hill Construction (now Dodge Data & Analytics).

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Quick Inventor Tip: Make your part look good

Posted: 26 Feb 2015 02:23 PM PST

A Quick Inventor Tip that may possible be helpful kick starting your 3D day.


Autocad Interface

Autocad Interface

Enabling global commands on localized AutoCAD versions using .NET

Posted: 26 Feb 2015 11:34 AM PST

Here's a quick piece of code to finish up the week to complement what we saw earlier. The idea is that on localized AutoCAD versions this code will allow the user to enter English commands without needing the underscore prefix....

Novidades GraphicSpeak

Novidades GraphicSpeak

Keeping a watch on CAD industry trends

Posted: 25 Feb 2015 03:05 PM PST

The CADspeed blog puts our Kathleen Maher in the interview chair. Usually the people who report and comment on the news try to stay in the shadows as much as possible. But sometimes it just isn't possible these days. CADspeed, a blog on industry trends published by Cadalyst, recently asked Kathleen Maher, our Editor-in-Chief and [...]

Autodesk’s Pier 9 Workshop is not your Dad’s toolshed

Posted: 25 Feb 2015 02:37 PM PST

Artists and makers are taking advantage of the tools and toys in surprising ways.   By Russell Johnson This is not your dad’s tool shed. He may have a collection of C clamps, but A, M or Z clamps? Never. He also probably doesn’t have a 3D printer … yet. He may have had some [...]

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Autocad Interface

Autocad Interface

Adding a global keyword menu to AutoCAD using WPF &ndash; Part 2

Posted: 25 Feb 2015 07:51 AM PST

After introducing this project in the last post, now it's time to share some code. The project, as it currently stands, contains three source files: the first one relates to AutoCAD – it implements the various commands we'll use to...

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

How do you handle design feedback?

Posted: 23 Feb 2015 05:40 PM PST

How do you handle design feedback
Have you ever given constructive feedback that was useful?
It is not easy to do: you have to be clear, convincing and actionable. You cross a social line when speaking up, and you never know what reaction you are going to get. Rejected, reprimanded, you might even feel like you are missing something obvious. And then of course the fact that we might think we help the other person and then realizing that the effort was worth nothing.

But when someone does care enough, true constructive feedback can raise the lid. You’re design might get better, easier passing inspection and lower cost to manufacture.
You can react to feedback by taking it as an attack, deflecting the blame and point fingers around you. Maybe you even point blame upward for not giving you enough time, better tools or direction.
You can also act like you don’t care as much as I do. And if you don’t care, why should I?
Another option: you can even more than than just excepting the feedback, you can embrace it, respect it, chew on it. You can thankfully appreciate that someone cares enough to speak up, and appreciate their insight and contribution. Because if it is true constructive feedback, you’re lucky having that person around, and if you treat the situation right it might happen again.

Novidades GraphicSpeak

Novidades GraphicSpeak

Venue set for JPR gaming hardware press conference

Posted: 23 Feb 2015 11:23 AM PST

SF Green Space on Mission will host the JPR Dessert and Data session. Two EVGA boards will be given away. Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has announced the location of its Dessert and Data press conference as part of its participation in the 2015 Game Developers Conference. Dr. Jon Peddie and the JPR team will discuss [...]

Graphics add-in board market down in fourth quarter

Posted: 23 Feb 2015 10:37 AM PST

Quarter-to-quarter shipments decreased 0.7%, and 017.5% year-to-year; Nvidia increases market share lead. Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has announced estimated graphics add-in-board (AIB) shipments and suppliers' market share for the fourth quarter of 2014. The news was encouraging and seasonally understandable; quarter-to-quarter, the market decreased -0.68% (compared to the desktop PC market, which decreased 3.53% ). [...]

Monday, February 23, 2015

Autocad Interface

Autocad Interface

Adding a global keyword menu to AutoCAD using WPF &ndash; Part 1

Posted: 23 Feb 2015 01:19 AM PST

I'm up in the mountains, supposedly on vacation, but as one of our children woke up with a fever, I'm skipping the morning session on the slopes to stay home with him. Which gives me the chance to start writing...

Sunday, February 22, 2015

[New post] SOLIDWORKS World 2015 Model Mania powered by NVIDIA

Deepak Gupta posted: "Model Mania is a SOLIDWORKS modeling contest for the resellers and users held during SOLIDWORKS World. This is a timed event that tests the ability to model a part then make some engineering changes to the model.  Usually, each contestant has 20 minutes t"

[New post] SOLIDWORKS World 2015 Top Ten List

Deepak Gupta posted: "Every year SOLIDWORKS users around the world submit their ideas on how SOLIDWORKS software can be improved further to meet their needs and requirements. Users are allowed to submit as many idea as they want. This year close to 972&nbsp"

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Novidades GraphicSpeak

Novidades GraphicSpeak

Transitions aplenty at SolidWorks World 2015

Posted: 20 Feb 2015 11:56 AM PST

Dassault Systèmes offers its retail community a change in leadership, new products, and assurances of continuity. No one said being number one was going to be easy. By Kathleen Maher and L. Stephen Wolfe This year, the annual SolidWorks World was the site of a transition in the C-Suite as CEO Bertrand Sicot ascends to [...]

GPU shipments down in fourth quarter of 2014

Posted: 20 Feb 2015 10:02 AM PST

Nvidia gained at the expense of AMD and Intel. Gaming is still the market's bright spot. The new market report on graphics processing units (GPUs) from Jon Peddie Research (JPR) shows total shipments were down in the fourth quarter of 2014 (ending December 31, 2014). Measured on a sequential basis, Nvidia shipments were up 3%, [...]

Friday, February 20, 2015

Autocad Interface

Autocad Interface

Styling your HTML5 progress meter with CSS3

Posted: 19 Feb 2015 11:51 PM PST

After yesterday's fun with creating an HTML5-based progress meter for AutoCAD, today we're going to have some more fun styling it with CSS. To recap, here's the progress meter that comes "out of the box", with the default styling from...

[New post] SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP 2.0 is available for download!

Deepak Gupta posted: "SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP 2.0 is available for download This service pack is available to Subscription Service customers. To download, click here or log into the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal at and click Download Software "

Novidades GraphicSpeak

Novidades GraphicSpeak

Novel Android hover-and-touch controller seeks Kickstarter boost

Posted: 19 Feb 2015 12:24 PM PST

The Zrro Android console turns any HDMI TV into a gaming platform. A team of experienced hardware developers has turned to Kickstarter to fund production of their new hover-and-touch Android console, designed to make possible playing every Android game on a TV. The Zrro consists of a pad that combines two kinds of sensing technology [...]