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Friday, 11 December 2015

Freeform: Next Level Augmented Reality

I find it fascinating to be living in an era where technology advances at such a dramatic pace that I struggle to keep up with it.

Take the joint venture between Autodesk and Microsoft: 
"Microsoft and Autodesk hope to turn Star Warsholographic sci-fi technology into a mixed reality for businesses.
The tech giants have partnered to experiment with new ways industrial designers, mechanical engineers, and others in product development fields can benefit from using Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality (AR) headset and Autodesk’s Fusion 360 cloud-based 3D CAD (computer-aided design) tool.
The joint project, called FreeForm, focuses on how companies can improve collaboration, rapid iteration, digital prototyping, design reviews, and client presentations by blending real-world objects with digital AR content. This mixed reality is just around the corner." - Fortune 

The future is now and I am darn excited about having Stormtroopers in my living room!

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Equality Formulae Explained

Everyone loves Equalizing Dimensions, right? I do!

Few people have however looked at what else one can achieve through the use of equalizing dimensions. Equalizing Dimensions also has Type Properties, where one can edit the Equality formula that should be used for that dimension type.

We can show 4 different parameters in the equality formula:
1. Length of Segment
2. Number of Segments
3. Number of Witness Lines
4. Total Length

Below is the default Equalizing Dimension result, with the Equality Display set to Value:

1. Equality Formula: Length of Segment

2. Equality Formula: Number of Segments

3. Equality Formula: Number of Witness Lines

4. Equality Formula: Total Length

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Introduction to Tinkercad

Tinkercad is an easy, browser-based 3D design and modelling tool for all. Tinkercad is also your perfect 3D printing companion - it allows you to imagine anything, and then design it in minutes! Tinkercad is part of the 123D family of free apps - Tinkercad
I have really enjoyed playing around with this app. It is easy to use, very intuitive and as can be seen from the images below, some users have already created very cool models and 3D prints!

#Planter: Mini Middle Eastern Villas - By YuriySklyar

House - By Julie 
Happy Thanksgiving! (with special guest Peter Penguin!) #thanksgiving - By Octofam

#thanksgiving - By Bruce Homes