3D Modeling with 123D Design for iPad, Mac, PC or Web Browser

An iOS solution for 3D design enthusiasts from Autodesk with Autodesk 123D Design. From Autodesk… Autodesk 123D Design helps users get their projects started by providing base shapes and example models that help move past a blank screen and into the design quickly. Using natural interactions to add objects to the canvas and assemble parts together, users can enjoy the design process and create amazing 3D-printable designs. 123D Design is available on web, mobile and desktop. See more details HERE


iPad App Tip – Autodesk SketchBook Ink

Autodesk has announced yet another app for the iPad – Sketchbook Ink. Designed with the artist in mind, the app enables users to create beautiful, high-resolution ink-style artwork. On sale for just $1.99 in the iTunes store, SketchBook Ink enables users to produce very fine detail in their artwork, independent of resolution, building on the intuitive freehand-drawing Autodesk SketchBook Pro platform.  From Autodesk… This new technology also supports the ability to export and print large, high-quality images right from the iPad. Final artwork can be exported at optimal sizes to the photo library on iPad, email, Dropbox, or iTunes file sharing. Images exported to Dropbox or iTunes file sharing can exceed 100 megapixels. See more details HERE


Autodesk Announces Plot to Print Capabilities for AutoCAD WS

This interesting news out of Vegas and the annual AU event… 3D, GPS and Plot to Print Capabilities for AutoCAD WS. This from Autodesk… AutoCAD WS will include GPS capabilities, allowing geographic location information to be shared and saved with design projects, as well as new Plot-to-Print capabilities for immediate remote printing to any HP ePrinter, including Designjets. See more http://www.gisuser.com/content/view/25202/2/

Plot to Print Capabilities for AutoCAD WS
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AutoCAD in the Cloud – Enter AutoCAD WS

AutoCAD WS is an impressive collaboration tool… no doubt it will gather even more momentum as users flock to Tablets, AutoCAD enabled smartphones, iPads and other mobile devices. Using “WS” users can work in the cloud and do a number of col things like: edit DWG files, collaborate with a team, work on the go with a mobile device (like an iPhone), store files securely online, view a timeline of revisions and more. Check out this video for an impressive look… See also the AutoCAD WS blog for more tips and tricks – follow #AutocadWS on twitter for more.



Autodesk 2012 Products for Infrastructure and Map 3D 2012

Autodesk has lifted the lid off its 2012 portfolio of software for the AEC industry. According to the company,  The new Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite will be available later this year in three editions: Standard, Premium and Ultimate. The Standard edition includes AutoCAD Map 3D 2012, Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2012 and AutoCAD. The Premium edition adds AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 and Autodesk 3ds Max Design. The Ultimate edition includes all of the software in the Premium edition, with Autodesk Navisworks Manage 2012 instead of Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2012.

Keep an eye open for more details in the future about AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 and AutoCAD Map 3D 2012  – see more at http://usa.autodesk.com/autocad-map-3d/ and also see AutoCAD Map 3D & Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise ROI Study (pdf – 354Kb)

See more details in the official announcement

Getting Schooled on BIM for Geo

Did you manage to catch the feature submission we shared today on GISuser… this part of our new, GISuser “experts” column… contributions from a fine team of professionals in Geo Tech. Honestly, like many of you I suspect, when I heard BIM in the past it was typically at a CAD centric event and I would immediately think of construction, architecture, etc… but not so according to this feature from our “BIM” contributor, Michael Scholsser. From the article… “Building Information Modeling (BIM) is beginning to impact the geospatial industry as it attempts to deal with the increasing use of data rich, intelligent 3D design models of our world’s infrastructure.” Read on here for more (and thanks Michael!)

Source: BIM Expanded

New, Web-Based 30-Day Trial for AutoCAD LT 2011

We all love freebies… here’s a handy, free trial from Autodesk. Autodesk has recently announced the availability of a completely online, free, 30-day trial for AutoCAD LT 2011 software. The online trial provides users with fast access to AutoCAD LT 2011 so they can evaluate and test the software prior to purchasing. This alternative to the full trial download requires only the installation of a small player, and gives users access to the full version of AutoCAD LT 2011 hosted completely online. The trial enables users to save and access files on their own computers. The new downloadable AutoCAD LT 2011 30-day trial is now available at www.autodesk.com/autocadlt.

Autodesk Announces AutoCAD Mac OS X and free WS mobile app for iPad and iPhone

In today’s PR from Autodesk, the company not only announced a coming release for Mac OS X but also, a supporting app for iPhone and iPad – the AutoCAD WS mobile application, a new app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch that will allow users to edit and share their AutoCAD designs in the field.Details…

AutoCAD for Mac Built for Mac OS X
AutoCAD for Mac has an intuitive interface that will be familiar to Mac users and makes available many of the powerful AutoCAD features and functionality to customers who choose to work natively on the Mac. AutoCAD for Mac takes full advantage of Mac OS X, including graphical browsing of design files with Cover Flow and use of Multi-Touch gestures on Mac notebooks, Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad for intuitive pan and zoom features. AutoCAD for Mac will also be offered free to students and educators through the Autodesk Education Community, where more than 25 Autodesk software products are available for download

The AutoCAD WS mobile application will enable AutoCAD users to edit and share AutoCAD files on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch so they can have real-time collaboration even while on the go.

From Autodesk… “We’re announcing a new mobile app for the Apple iPhone and iPad, as well as plans to release Project Butterfly as a web and mobile application we will call AutoCAD WS. Using your Butterfly (or AutoCAD WS) account you will be able to edit and share your AutoCAD drawings from a web browser or mobile device. All will be coming later this fall, so please stay tuned!”

See https://butterfly.autodesk.com/mobile/

Check out Autodesk 2010 software at an Imagination tour Stop near you

Heads up, Autodesk is once again hitting the road with their Imagination Tour – these events are a great chance to see the company’s latest solutions (the 2010 solutions) and meet the solution architects and some ADSK business partners. Events are coming up in Vancouver, Dallas, New York, anaheim, Calgary, and San Jose. See more details at http://experience.autodesk.com

A tip, for sessions specific to “GIS” solutions check out the “Infrastructure” topics!

hmmmm… The TeknoChronicles of Z produced by Autodesk Films

A little wander off the beaten path here… Interesting new vid from ADSK… The TeknoChronicles of Z is a comedy series about superheroes, AutoCAD, and working for the man.  The superhero image, among others, was completely manufactured by the tools found in AutoCAD 2010 software. More to come on this topic and a new Community resource in the near future