January 18, 2022

Combining Fusion 360 and Bikes

Autodesk Fusion 360 is used to design, engineer and manufacture products. In a set of videos, Autodesk has highlighted three companies that are using Fusion 360 for design, engineering and ...

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January 11, 2022

3D printing: carbon fiber reinforced concrete

Still in its developmental years, 3D printing uses layering to manufacture many products in the fields of construction, automobiles, aerospace, and others. In the IDTechEx 3D Printing Composites 2021–2031 report, ...

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December 29, 2021

The difference between generative design and parametric design

Generative design and parametric design are subsets of computational design, which uses input parameters and constraints in the process of advancing a design to a preferred outcome. The Difference Parametric ...

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December 13, 2021

Industrialized Construction Road Map Steps – part 2

Offsite construction is gaining traction in the industry, and it requires a shift in fundamental business strategies. There is a higher demand than ever for single-family housing that people can ...

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December 10, 2021

Comparing Vault Basic, Workgroup and Professional

There are three configurations of Autodesk Vault: Basic, Workgroup and Professional. Vault Basic is included with the Autodesk Product Design & Manufacturing Collection only; it is not available for purchase ...

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December 6, 2021

Industrialized Construction Road Map Being Developed – part 1

Offsite construction is gaining traction in the construction industry, and it requires a shift in fundamental business strategies. Making the shift to from traditional onsite “stick-built” to industrialized (offsite) construction (IC) ...

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December 1, 2021

Computational Design Business Strategy and Outcomes

A business strategy helps us define our business, establish our goals, and gives it purpose. Through that strategy, we can establish a clear vision and define how we intend to ...

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September 16, 2021

Do We Have the Skills to Build $1-trillion in Infrastructure?

If the debated $1-trillion infrastructure legislation passes through Congress, many people are wondering whether the US construction industry has the skilled labor to see the intended projects come to fruition. ...

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September 7, 2021

Roundtable Recap: Sharing the Success Story – Overcoming the Marketing Problem

With a panel that included a marketer, a VDC manager, an MEP industry professional, and an innovation leader, the discussion about sharing construction success stories was bound to be full ...

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September 3, 2021

MEP Force Keynote Recap: Angie Simon

When it comes to discussions around the construction industry, the worldwide reaction to the pandemic is front and center in many people’s minds. Angie Simon, President of Sheet Metal and ...

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September 2, 2021

MEP Force 2021: Reflections from the Denver Block Party

It was a beautiful, warm evening to have an open-air get-together, and King of Wings was the right kind of place to do it. Every event planner realizes that you ...

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August 25, 2021

5 Ways AI and IoT Are Affecting Manufacturing

A McKinsey & Company study surmised that nearly half of work activities – from retail and food service to teachers and health workers – could be automated today through technology ...

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