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Manufacturing in the Cloud

by anj Moderator on ‎11-26-2014 08:50 AM

video-design.jpgA few months ago, designing a product, simulating its behaviour and its complex manufacturing processes in the cloud was unheard of. However, the launch of affordable, application-agnostic cloud solutions for manufacturers is aiming to shift the perceptions of even the most risk averse manufacturers.

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CASE STUDY: Epic architectural design project is ecologically friendly too

by anj Moderator ‎11-26-2014 08:27 AM - edited ‎11-26-2014 08:35 AM

Alice Lane Marsh 2.pngAn epic design project in Alice Lane, Sandton, which began in 2013, has created the last important piece of an urban puzzle. Not only creating an iconic structure in the urban landscape but also enhancing the piazza's relationship with the sky and the views.

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10478589_513874288757899_5931470136078762062_n.jpgAfrica is a landscape ripe for innovation in technology, architecture and design. Jon Pittman, a global architectural thought leader and vice president of corporate strategy for design software company Autodesk lists the six key global trends that will shift African design in the immediate future.

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Smart solution to alternative grain storage

by anj Moderator on ‎11-20-2014 07:06 AM

EKO Image.jpgEKO Design has devised an innovative solution to grain storage with Autodesk Revit.

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TUTORIAL: AutoCAD Map 3D: Industry Models

by anj Moderator on ‎11-19-2014 07:56 AM

Unathi.jpgOne of the most amazing features for me of Autodesk AutoCAD Map 3D are the industry models and the most advanced feature by far compared to other GIS tools. Industry Models are drawing files to which predefined databases are attached. These are used for modelling and managing infrastructure information.

 

This tutorial was created by Unathi Ntwana, Application Engineer - ENI-Civil Infrastructure

 

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alastair4.jpgSecurity threats seen as top reason not to use unlicensed software

By Alastair de Wet, License Compliance Manager for WorldsView Technologies

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South Africa needs to encourage the fostering of female engineers

by anj Moderator ‎11-17-2014 07:57 AM - edited ‎11-17-2014 08:00 AM

Unknown.jpegThe traditional perception is that engineering remains a predominantly male-dominated industry in South Africa, and will continue to do so until there is clear and targeted intervention. This is according to Jani Bester, Application Engineer for Autodesk.

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Screen shot 2014-11-13 at 2.22.57 PM.pngPresentation on Cloud-based Simulation a "game-changer and driver of growth for organisations."

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building.jpgOne of Africa's top law firms will be the anchor tenant in the brand new 18-floor ofice building currently being constructed on the corner of Alice Lane and Fifth Street in Sandton's commercial centre.

 

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photo.jpgNew global design trends and the future of how things are made was only two of the many topics discussed at the third Autodesk University Extension which recently took place in Johannesburg. The event offered South Africans the opportunity to attend an internationally accredited day of further education and networking.

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