December 30, 2009

solid thinking

solidThinking is a 3D modeling and rendering software, developed by solidThinking Inc. It is a CAID (Computer Aided Industrial Design) software, i.e. software developed to meet the specific needs of industrial designers and style centers who need a flexible software to blend aesthetics and ergonomics with functionality in the form of cars, watches, bottles, jewels, mobile phones, product packaging, all of the designed objects that surround us.

solidThinking is mainly used for industrial design by manufacturing industries and professional designers and architects but it also finds a user base in computer graphics.

Modeling is based on NURBS curves and surfaces and, thanks to the program's Construction History or Construction Tree, any modeled shape immediately updates while objects, points, or parameters are modified. All the steps involved in construction are saved inside the file and is accessible at any time allowing the designer to experiment and invent new shapes. solidThinking also features polygonal modeling with subdivision surfaces.

December 28, 2009


available in the online document.

Pro Engineer (zhulei)

December 26, 2009


FreeCAD is a general purpose 3D CAD modeler. The development is completely Open Source (GPL & LGPL License). FreeCAD is aimed directly at mechanical engineering and product design but also fits in a wider range of uses around engineering, such as architecture or other engineering specialties.

December 23, 2009

December 17, 2009

rhinoceros ४ ХБС

Rhinoceros (Rhino) is a stand-alone, commercial NURBS-based 3-D modeling tool, developed by Robert McNeel & Associates. The software is commonly used for industrial design, architecture, marine design, jewelry design, automotive design, CAD / CAM, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering as well as the multimedia and graphic design industries
Rhino specializes in free-form non-uniform rational B-spline (NURBS) modeling.

December 14, 2009

December 02, 2009

December 01, 2009

AllPlan BIM

Autodesk Inventor

November 15, 2009

sketchup 7, Ernest 4049921

SketchUp is a 3D modeling program designed for architects,
civil engineers, filmmakers, game developers, and related professions.
First released in August 2000 as a general purpose 3D content creation tool, with the tagline "3D for Everyone" and envisioning a software "that would allow design professionals to draw the way they want by emulating the feel and freedom of working with pen and paper in a simple and elegant interface, that would be fun to use and easy to learn. Google acquired SketchUp on March 14, 2006, attracted by SketchUp work developing a plug-in for Google Earth. Since then in the Goggle Earth itself can be found thousands of 3d models of important buildings all around the world which help getting a better understanding of space in 3dimensions.

SketchUp version 7 the latest version has incorporated new interfaces some of them you will find described in this booklet.

November 11, 2009

BIM - Building Information Modeling, Shi Xinyu

BIM will create a new era for the architectural, engineering, building product manufacturers, contractors, building operators and facility management professions.

November 03, 2009

CAD LOGIC III - schedule

UPDATED on 13.11.2009

4.11.2009 - 10am
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Parametric Modeling

INTERFACES 15-20min presentation per program

11.11.2009 (this date might shift) - 10.30am
  • SKETCHUP 7 (parametric tools, plug-ins, etc)
  • Virtual Building ArchiCad
  • 3DVIA

18.11.2009 - 10am
  • Parametric Design in Autocad 2010
  • Autodesk Revit
  • Allplan

25.11.2009 - 10am
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • SolidWorks
  • Alias Studio Tools

2.12.2009 - 10am
  • Alibre
  • Solid Edge + NX

16.12.2009 - 10am
  • Bentley Generative Components
  • ParaCloud (Modeler)
  • Parametric Rhino Tools (RHIKNOWBOT etc)
  • CATIA + Digital Project
  • FreeCAD
  • Solid Thinking Inspired

presentations part I

presentations part II

10.2.2010 (exact date to be approved)