Thursday, September 19, 2013

Recapping the 3D Scanning Event

Last week, I attended the 3D Scanning & Factory Design event in Louisville, hosted by Advanced Solutions. I would have to say, I enjoyed the presentation and learned some new things.

 Ed Martin, a Business Development Manager from Autodesk, touched on the benefits for a factory system integrator to use scanned data instead of hand measurements from the factory floor. One thing I learned from Ed was that the life cycle of an integrated system has four stages: Plan > Design > Install > Operate. The other item I learned from Ed is that the majority of the life cycle is spent in the Operate stage due to changes to the system.

Next, Steve Fudge from FARO showed the group how simple and easy it was to take 3D scanned data and use it with Autodesk ReCap Pro. Steve began by using the FARO Focus 3D laser scanner to scan the current room. He told us that the scanner has the capability to use a wireless connection, in order to receive scanned data files on a PC. After scanning the room three different times, Steve took those individual files and used Autodesk ReCap Pro to stitch the data together creating one point cloud model.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Using Sketch Blocks to Create Assemblies



There are many ways to create assemblies within Autodesk Inventor. One technique is bottom-up designing, where you create each part independently of the assembly or other components. After all components are created they are brought together for the first time in the assembly. Using this technique, none of the design intent is shared between the components that make up the total design.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Autodesk® 3ds Max® & Max Design® 2014 - System requirements



3ds Max 2014 is supported on the following 64-bit operating systems and at a minimum requires a system with the following 64-bit specifications: 


  • Windows® 8 or Windows® 7 64-bit Professional operating system 
  • 64-bit Intel or AMD multi core processor 
  • 4 GB RAM minimum (8 GB recommended) 
  • 4.5 GB free disk space for installation 
  • 3-button mouse 
  • Latest version of Microsoft® Internet Explorer®, Apple® Safari®, or Mozilla® Firefox® web browser 
  • Refer to the Recommended Hardware Wizard for a complete list of recommended systems and graphics cards 
Autodesk is not responsible for errors or failures of Autodesk software arising from the installation of updates, extensions or new releases issued by third-party hardware or software vendors for the qualified software or hardware identified in this document (or for any other third party software or hardware that you may use in connection with Autodesk products).


 "With great power comes great responsibility." - Ben Parker