December 30, 2009
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
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 (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
November 30, 2009
November 20, 2009
November 15, 2009
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
November 03, 2009
UPDATED on 13.11.2009
4.11.2009 - 10am
IDEASBuilding Information Modeling (BIM)
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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
18.11.2009 - 10am
- Parametric Design in Autocad 2010
- Autodesk Revit
25.11.2009 - 10am
- Autodesk Inventor
- Alias Studio Tools
2.12.2009 - 10am
- Solid Edge + NX
16.12.2009 - 10am
- Bentley Generative Components
- ParaCloud (Modeler)
- Parametric Rhino Tools (RHIKNOWBOT etc)
- CATIA + Digital Project
- Solid Thinking Inspired
presentations part I
presentations part II
10.2.2010 (exact date to be approved)
FINAL HAND IN