Autodesk today unveiled new Digital Prototyping software that offers manufacturers unprecedented access to the Autodesk portfolio — spanning the desktop and cloud — to more efficiently design, build and deliver better products faster at reduced costs.
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Endorsed by twenty five thousand Facebook fans, six industry awards and thousands of new users through the trial download and active forum communities, Autodesk, Inc., (NADSAQ: ADSK) announced that the new Autodesk Smoke 2013, professional video editing software is now shipping.
Optima Digital, an award-winning premier post-production house and creative services company and Autodesk, a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, recently extended its collaboration at its Makati City office.
Optima Digital has been using Autodesk Digital Entertainment Creation software for the past 18 years. Autodesk has a comprehensive portfolio of creative solutions, designed to work together to address projects across the entire production pipeline, from computer graphics (CG) design, to compositing, color grading, and creative finishing.
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Autodesk Inc., along with Philippines channel partner Challenge Systems Inc., gears up to help Filipino Media and Entertainment (M&E) practitioners expand their creative capabilities — especially in the finishing phase. Autodesk® Flame® software brings 3D design and visual effects together in an interactive compositing application for finishing. By mixing traditional 2D compositing tools and 3D technology within a true 3D design space, Flame helps reliably deliver outstanding results on time while still maintaining an interactive artistic experience.
With the release of Autodesk® Flame® Premium 2013 software, visual effects artists can now integrate 3D finishing into their work to create creative and compelling narratives. Autodesk Flame 2013 and Autodesk Flame Premium 2013 offer innovative tools for visual effects, advanced graphics, and 3D compositing in television and film post production. Flame and Flame Premium provide powerful ways to integrate ultra-realistic lighting into the core of your 3D toolset and a comprehensive set of effects tools for finishing stereoscopic 3D projects.
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Reinforcing its technology leadership in the building design, construction and civil infrastructure industries, Autodesk, Inc. recently unveiled Autodesk BIM 360, the next generation of Building Information Modeling (BIM). Autodesk BIM 360 includes a set of cloud services that will provide anytime, anywhere access to BIM project information throughout the project lifecycle.
Autodesk BIM 360 will work with BIM solutions for design, construction and operations including the Autodesk Building Design Suite and Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite. BIM is an intelligent 3D model–based process that provides insight for creating and managing building and civil infrastructure projects faster, more economically, and with less environmental impact.
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In continuation of its mission to support channel partners in the country, Autodesk Philippines flew in US-based Autodesk Technical Marketing Manager, Heidi Hewett to train local channel partner Wordtext Systems, Inc.’s (WSI) roster of resellers.
Hewitt trained local resellers on the updates and latest developments available in AutoCAD Design Suite 2013. Aside from the latest version of AutoCAD software, Hewett also highlighted complementary solutions such as AutoCAD Raster Design software, Autodesk Showcase software and Autodesk 360. Autodesk 360 is a cloud-based platform that gives you access to storage, a collaboration workspace, and cloud services to help you dramatically improve the way you design, visualize, simulate, and share your work with others anytime, anywhere. Read the rest of this entry »
Autodesk, Inc. announced that Magic Wheels, Inc., a developer of multigear wheel systems for manual wheelchairs, has been named the Autodesk Inventor of the Month for August 2007.
The Inventor of the Month program (www.autodesk.com/inventorofthemonth) recognizes the most innovative design and engineering advancements made by the extensive community using Autodesk Inventor software. Magic Wheels’ selection as Inventor of the Month for August bears particular significance, as August is National Inventors Month in the United States to recognize invention and creativity.
Magic Wheels was co-founded in 1996 by Steve Meginniss, the successful inventor and product developer of the Sonicare toothbrush, the Clarisonic skin care system and the Quinton Quik-Prep electrodes used in stress testing. The company sought to improve the wheel systems for rear-push manual wheelchairs, which had essentially remained unchanged for 150 years. Traditionally these wheels provided only one gear, which made it difficult for wheelchair users to ascend and descend hills, or navigate rough and uneven surfaces.
To address these challenges, Magic Wheels developed the MAGICWHEELS two-gear wheelchair drive. This mechanical wheel system works much like a two-speed bicycle, providing the user with two easily shifted gears for extraordinary mobility enhancement to navigate ramps, hills and all types of varying terrain. Additionally, the availability of different gears lessens the incidence of repetitive stress injuries to the shoulders, arms and hands due to high driving loads.
Autodesk Inventor software was integral to the development of the MAGICWHEELS product, which evolved over a nine-year period. As the foundation for Digital Prototyping, Inventor allows manufacturers to simulate the real-world performance of a design before it is built.
“In the process of literally ‘reinventing the wheel,’ we had to explore a lot of different design ideas,” said Cisco Sabin, mechanical design engineer at Magic Wheels. “By creating digital prototypes in Inventor, we were able to fully explore and optimize our designs before producing expensive physical prototypes.”
“There has never been a more exciting time to be an inventor than now,” said Robert “Buzz” Kross, senior vice president of Autodesk Manufacturing Solutions. “Companies like Magic Wheels are using Digital Prototyping to refine the invention process, leveraging software that is as groundbreaking as their ideas. We are thrilled to name Magic Wheels as our Inventor of the Month for August. They are a true embodiment of the creativity and innovation that National Inventors Month represents.”