Category Archives: Autocad Tool

Autodesk industrial digital tools help LAIKA realize the magic of stop-motion

A typical LAIKA movie set. Image courtesy of LAIKA Studios Lately, I’ve been exploring the world of Autodesk, which is self-described as “making software for people who do things”. They’ve been on a roll lately. Just this week, they made two big announcements: that they are acquiring Innovyze, Inc., a provider of water infrastructure software, […]

Autodesk Seeks To Extend Reach In Construction With New Cloud-Based Management Tool

Autodesk‘s (NASDAQ: ADSK) the company was founded on the sale of software tools to the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. Its original product, AutoCAD, was launched in 1982. However, since then the company has purchased and developed many products and is currently focused on growing its presence in the construction industry. Much of this […]

Laser cutting with less waste | MIT News

Laser cutting is an essential part of many industries, from automotive manufacturing to construction. However, the process is not always easy or efficient: cutting huge sheets of metal takes time and expertise, and even the most careful users can still produce huge amounts of leftover material that goes to waste. The underlying technologies that use […]

How to simplify batch classification in Civil 3D

February 15, 2021 Sponsored by: ZenTek Consultants The Feature Lines tool, which is standard in Autodesk’s civil infrastructure design software, is all you need to create remarkably detailed grade designs. Leveling a subdivision lot with yard breaks and side ditches can be difficult. The worries are many: Are your pads the highlight? Do you have […]

How to open a DXF file

Files that have a DXF (Drawing Exchange Format) extension are usually drawings or vector images. Autodesk is one of the most important industrial design platforms and has developed a software solution called AutoCAD which architects and civil engineers mainly use. Anything you create in AutoCAD, you can save it in two file formats, DXF and […]

How to install a software program from an ISO file

An ISO file, also known as an ISO image, is a file that contains all of the installation files for a single program. Some software, especially larger ones, is sometimes available as ISO files, including Microsoft Office and the Windows operating system. How you install an application from its ISO file depends on the version […]

Productivity Tools for Autodesk Revit

One of the hot topics last year was the famous AEC industry open letter to Autodesk criticizing the lack of improvements in the latest versions of their software. In response to the inability to cover all user needs, many technology companies are emerging in the AEC industry to fill these gaps. One is taking a […]

Integrated 2D and 3D CAD solutions keep automatic suppliers running smoothly

October 30, 2020 Sponsored by: DraftSight A design engineer and CAD manager shares his company’s experience with the switch from AutoCAD to DraftSight. Tom Harvey is a senior design engineer and CAD manager at Penda, a Tier 1 supplier to companies such as GM, Ford and Honda – “basically every OEM truck maker out there,” […]