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Vince Johnson's News – April 2011 Archive (14)

Clean Tech Company Aims To Solve Renewable Energy’s Greatest Challenge

General Compression, a Massachusetts-based developer of clean energy solutions, is utilizing AutoDesk to design an energy storage technology that enables wind generators to store and…


Added by Vince Johnson on April 28, 2011 at 3:01pm — No Comments

New AutoCAD LT Tutorials Available

New tutorials for AutoCAD LT have recently been added. They take into account those who have upgraded to 2012. There are in-depth explorations of Array and Groups.


Check them out…


Added by Vince Johnson on April 27, 2011 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Win a Trip to Belize W/ SolidWorks Green Design Contest

SolidWorks has just launched its Green Design Contest in honor of Earth Day last Friday, the 22nd. By using the SustainabilityXpress tool in SolidWorks you can simulate the sustainably of your SolidWorks design.

The concept of…


Added by Vince Johnson on April 25, 2011 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Alibre Helps Design's a Car W/ 100MPG

WIKISPEED, a Seattle based team developing ultra-efficient road vehicles, has taken its designs to the next level with their Alibre designed SGT01. This ultra light, 4 passenger car is capable of reaching more than 100 MPG!

WIKISPEED will be demonstrating their sweet new design at the…


Added by Vince Johnson on April 21, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Support for AutoDesk 2012 Products and Suites Now Available

For those of you who have already made the switch to the 2012 releases of all AutoDesk products, complete support available to you. On AutoDesk's website you can find a series of videos that explain the process for installing 2012 products.…


Added by Vince Johnson on April 20, 2011 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Use SolidWorks for Your Next Visit to the Mariana Trench

As unbelievable as it may seem, the Mariana Trench in the Pacific ocean could hold Mount Everest within it, and still have 6800 FT (2076 meters) of water above it.

Now I know not everyone visits the trench on family vacations, but only the most well-designed submarine can handle the amount of pressure, should you find yourself taking the grand…


Added by Vince Johnson on April 20, 2011 at 11:47am — No Comments

AutoCAD 2012 Tips and Tricks

For those of you who have already gotten your copy of AutoCAD 2012, be sure to check out AutoDesk guru Lynn Allen's Tips and Tricks book.…


Added by Vince Johnson on April 18, 2011 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Electrifying the Fiat 500 with SolidWorks

Atomik Cars, based in Paris, is redesigning someone else car and improving the design, rather than start from scratch. Interesting approach but their results have been great. They took the Fiat 500 with its modest 1.4 liter, 68 hp engine. Already built for efficient and city driving Atomik took it to the next level, the…


Added by Vince Johnson on April 14, 2011 at 12:07pm — No Comments

XBox Kinect and AutoCAD

Fresh from being named the fastest selling consumer electronics device in history, Xbox Kinect is ready for its next endeavour,…


Added by Vince Johnson on April 13, 2011 at 2:47pm — No Comments

AutoCAD Helps Drive Infrastructure Design

With more than 14,000 people and 150 offices worldwide Parsons Brinckerhoff is certainly a player in the architecture, engineering and construction management game. Founded in 1885 the number and scope of their projects is very impressive. From transit systems in Atlanta, San Francisco, and New Delhi, to airports in Washington D.C. and Hong…


Added by Vince Johnson on April 6, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

3D/2D ShareNow available for Autodesk Design Review 2012

Just in from AutoDesk Labs blog,there is a new free add-in to AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit and Design Review. The 3D/2D ShareNow add-in enables you to quickly and easily publish DWF™ files of your designs to the Project Freewheel server.

Just click the ShareNow icon to receive all the benefits of Project…


Added by Vince Johnson on April 6, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Autodesk Announces Eight More ‘Citrix Ready’ Verified Applications

AutoDesk announced that eight design software products including AutoCAD 2012, AutoCAD Architecture 2012, AutoCAD Map 3D Enterprise, AutoCAD Mechanical 2012, AutoCAD MEP 2012, AutoDesk Revit Architecture 2012, AutoDesk Revit Structure 2012 and AutoDesk Revit MEP 2012 software have been verified as Citrix Ready.


AutoDesk became a member of the Citrix Ready program in…


Added by Vince Johnson on April 5, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

SolidWorks is Designing Premium Bicycle Components

Most dedicated cyclist may have heard of Cane Creek Cycling Components but if not check them out. Anyways, they are relying on SolidWorks to ensure its engineering organization performs just as smoothly as its components. The company is the latest in an expanding range of premium bicycling brands to turn to SolidWorks including…


Added by Vince Johnson on April 4, 2011 at 10:36am — No Comments

SpaceClaim Ups the Level of Complexity to 3D CAD

Fresh from SolidSmack's latest post we bring you some news regarding SpaceClaim. SpaceClaim recently announced that it has completely repackaged its flagship product, SpaceClaim Eningeer, into a myriad of suites and configuration options optimized to precisely match the needs of every possible…


Added by Vince Johnson on April 4, 2011 at 10:05am — 2 Comments

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