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Disruptive Technologies - 3D printing

by anj on ‎12-10-2014 09:19 AM

6a017c3334c51a970b01901ee10558970b-800wi.jpgThe future of how things are made is evolving rapidly to fit a changing world. Driven by disruption, it’s no longer science fiction or limited to the imagination, the design-led revolution is now underway driven by cloud and advances in collaboration, simulation, visualization, 3D printing and solutions.

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Design Trends in 2014 and Beyond

by anj ‎12-09-2014 12:45 PM - edited ‎12-09-2014 12:54 PM

header_projects_dreamcatcher2.jpgAutodesk is changing the way the world is designed and made. We track and drive significant design technology trends, to make sure that our customers have the best design tools and are equipped for the future. Here are some of trends that are keeping Autodesk and our customers busy and intrigued about the future of making things. 

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Growing bricks out of mushrooms?

by anj on ‎11-27-2014 03:09 PM

53b2dcb0c07a806b4b0001ea_what-autodesk-s-acquisition-of-the-living-means-for-architecture_ps1_22-667x1000.jpgSoftware giant Autodesk has acquired forward-thinking design studio The Living, headed by David Benjamin. The Living will become the latest addition to Autodesk’s research network, in a move which Benjamin says “will enable The Living to do more of what we are already doing and super-charge it.” (Image: The Living’s “Hy-Fi” installation at MoMA PS1. Image © Kris Graves)

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Manufacturing in the Cloud

by anj 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 ‎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 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 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 ‎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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