3D models from laser scans with Autodesk ReCap

An interesting application from Autodesk – ReCap (thanks to Gene Roe of LiDARnews.com for turning me on to this one).  Autodesk ReCap now enables any designer, architect or engineer to add, modify, validate and document their design process in context from existing environments. ReCap delivers powerful and easy to use workflow on the desktop and in the cloud to create intelligent 3D models from laser scans and captured photos.  Users are invited to download the free ReCap studio for free and ReCap photo will be available soon according to the company  – see more here at Autodesk

See Also A Closer Look at Autodesk ReCap from LiDARnews

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

3D Mapping Webinar from kubit and Autodesk

A webinar of interest this coming week…  The kubit team is honored to co-host this 30 minute webinar with our friends at the Autodesk Plant Solutions team.This session will demonstrate how point clouds can be used effectively in plant design and integrated with Autodesk’s AutoCAD® Plant 3D software. The kubit team will help bridge the gap between clouds and intelligent design.

  • Learn to accurately model entire Plant 3D pipe runs from point cloud data
  • Generate Isometric or Orthographic drawings directly from modeled lines
  • Understand alternatives to modeling for locating tie-in points and tagging areas of interest
  • Clash detect effectively between proposed design and existing conditions
  • Automate steel extraction from cloud data
  • Gain valuable information on the Autodesk Plant Design Suite
When: Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 9:00AM – 9:30AM (Pacific Daylight Time)



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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Autodesk Rolls Out Mac 2012 Products Built for Mac OS X Lion

Lynn Allen, tech evangelist with Autodesk, today hosted the company’s first official product release rolled out on facebook (facebook.com/Autodesk) using live streaming (facecast) technology. The company used their facebook page to present details of their latest applications and solutions for the Mac user. Amar Hanspal senior VP product solutions made the official announcement(s)

Setting the stage for the news, Allen announced that the Autodesk mobile app has been downloaded 2.5 million times with over 15 million user sessions on mobile devices to review and edit AutoCAD drawings. Additionally, AutoCad for MAC and AutoCAD WS has been a huge success – over 150,000 students already using it (personally, I’m a huge fan of getting the student involved and providing them with cutting edge solutions and apps – well done Autodesk).

The news… 2 major updates/announcements:

  • AutoCAD 2012 for the Mac, specifically for the Lion OS
  • New AutoCAD WS for the Mac available from iTunes for free (Canada and USA) – AutoCAD WS for Mac is a simple, free* app providing basic, intuitive tools for viewing, editing and sharing designs

Everything just works… (Amar Hanspal) solutions can be downloaded on Thursday

See Autodesk Debuts AutoCAD for Mac 2012 Products Built for Mac OS X Lion

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

Autodesk University Goes Green – Attendance Up, Carbon Impact Down

Congrats to Autodesk on conducting a Green user conference recently according to results released from the company’s Carbon analysis of the Autodesk University 2010 event in Las Vegas last November. These impressive results have been shared – Live Event Attendance in U.S. Grows 11 Percent; Per Attendee Footprint Shrinks by 4 Percent; 92 Percent of Las Vegas Event Waste Diverted from Landfill. The results revealed that in-person attendance at the company’s main annual user conference in Las Vegas grew 16 percent, even as the per-attendee carbon footprint was reduced by 4 percent over 2009 due to increased online participation. See more about the AU Carbon footprint

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/