Thursday, September 30, 2010

NVIDIA Quadro and AutoCAD 2011

AutoCAD 2011 adds powerful new 3D features and visual styles to help explore your ideas. To take full advantage of AutoCAD 2011, experience superior image quality, and realize true interactive performance, you need a NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics solution. Quadro lets designers dial up the complexity of their designs, visualize them in software and work out any issues before moving to production, thereby increasing productivity and eliminating waste.

Each year, NVIDIA and Autodesk together spend over 2,000 engineering hours to test, certify, and optimize the latest Quadro and AutoCAD solutions. This collaborative development process reduces the likelihood of issues that could interrupt your workflow causing down time.

NVIDIA Quadro is the right choice for professionals, enabling designers and engineers to deliver AutoCAD 2011 projects on time and within budget. So don’t settle for less! Get Quadro, the Autodesk-certified and recommended choice for AutoCAD. Autodesk created AutoCAD 2011 to take designs further. Proven Quadro solutions will get you there faster!

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011

Autocad® Revit® Architecture 2011 (Publisher Autodesk ® ) is a 2D 3D architecture software sold by Eurostudio . Services Available : new version, update , support , purchasing , training, library ... AutoCAD 2011 is already available, Revit Architecture 2011 is available since last May 10, 2010 .

New in Version Autocad Revit Architecture 2011 

  • Improvements user interface (toolbar rapid improvement ribbon , the selector , ... )
  • Process Large Team : models related ( default visibility subprojects ,...)
  • Graphics - realistic ( DX9 hardware acceleration enabled by default , adaptive levels of detail with respect to zoom , ambient occlusion, improvements in display performance over 30% of drawings mechanical and electrical up to 200 %
  • Material (Exporting FBX files into Max with appearances Protein 2 and Import of DWG and ADSK ), definition the size of a texture and its positioning,
  • Interoperability with Inventor and 3ds Max
  • Improvement performance (graphics , multicore operations , synchronization with the central file , open the template , time reaction of the user interface, related models )
  • Export DWG ( visual fidelity when exporting, true color, export option for the treatment of text )
  • Improvements Editor families , settings, ratings temporary, 3D alignment
  • Area developed high- precision geometric
  • Improvements selection, text notes , leaves , soil
  • Analysis ( sun's path , an interactive tool to visualize the effects of shadows and natural lighting on buildings and sites )
  • Environment Design / Tool Enhancements creation and modification Pattern conceptual
  • Improvement rationalization surface
  • Subscription Advantage Package
  • Extensions Revit : Converter shared settings , checking model , Autodesk Revit DB Link modules road and field , improvements wall frames
  • Aid Users ( documentation), short tutorials in video format, improved tooltips additional new videos on tools , first use improved . Label elevation personalized List of sheets in a project not in the list of designs, images background within minutes , repeat the last command , grid positioning sheet, the interface of Google mapping service Maps ™ ( in the Location dialog box ) allows you to view the project sites .


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Autocad returns on Mac

  Autocad found Apple. The 2011 version of this design tool , widely used among others by architects , will be officially launched next October . It will be available either on Windows and Mac OS, and at the same price (ie $ 3,995 ) .

Autodesk eye on the Apple community at least since one year. In July 2009, he extended his support to Mac usersOr, more specifically to users of Windows on the Mac (via Apple's Boot Camp) : AutoCAD 2010, 3ds Max 2010 , Autodesk Revit and Autodesk Inventor 2010 , among others, were officially compatible with the platform "hybrid . "

2009, the publisher suggested a more elegant solution : Autodesk software on Mac via Parallels Desktop. In fact , Autodesk was working on a Mac OS native for several months. Some captures screens and a video of a beta version appeared and on the Web in June. With feedback sometimes critical on the performance of Sledgehammer , the codename of the project, however, a 64-bit application based on Cocoa. For cons , the software seemed already to manage the Magic Mouse Apple and interfaces multi-touch .
The American publisher has hopefully resolved the performance problems for the Mac version announced for this fall.
This launch is an event for the Apple community : you have to search on Wikipedia to find traces of a launch Autocad on Mac ... in June, Autodesk seems to go further since versions iPad and iPhone are planned . They will , however, that the consultation documents Autocad and should not allow editing.
Autodesk, which also offers 3ds Max, the tool star of the 3D on Apple machines , will go he further in its strategy? will propose there also the Revit platform for architects , or Inventor 's 3D CAD tool ?

Thursday, September 16, 2010


AutoCAD is a CAD (Computer Aided Design or Computer Aided Drafting) software application for 2D and 3D design and drafting. It was developed and sold by Autodesk, Inc. First released in December 1982, AutoCAD was one of the first CAD programs to run on personal computers, notably the IBM PC. At that time, most other CAD programs ran on mainframe computers or mini-computers which were connected to a graphics computer terminal for each user.
Early releases of AutoCAD used primitive entities — lines, polylines, circles, arcs, and text — to construct more complex objects. Since the mid-1990s, AutoCAD has supported custom objects through its C++ Application Programming Interface (API). Modern AutoCAD includes a full set of basic solid modeling and 3D tools. With the release of AutoCAD 2007 came improved 3D modeling, which meant better navigation when working in 3D. Moreover, it became easier to edit 3D models. The mental ray engine was included in rendering, it was now possible to do quality renderings. AutoCAD 2010 introduced parametric functionality and mesh modeling.
AutoCAD supports a number of APIs for customization and automation. These include AutoLISP, Visual LISP, VBA, .NET and ObjectARX. ObjectARX is a C++ class library, which was also the base for products extending AutoCAD functionality to specific fields, to create products such as AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD Electrical, AutoCAD Civil 3D, or third-party AutoCAD-based applications.
AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT are available for English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Russian, Czech, Polish, Hungarian, Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, and Vietnamese. The extent of localization varies from full translation of the product to documentation only. The AutoCAD command set is localized as a part of the software localization.