3D Robotics is teaming with Autodesk to create safer solutions for architecture, engineering and construction professionals. 3D Robotics will be incorporating products like Autodesk’s Forge Platform, ReCap and A360 with its drones.
Field professionals will be able to use the drones to perform inspections, surveys and scans of hard-to-reach areas like tall towers. The drones will capture data that will be processed in the cloud for download by the field workers.
Check out this thrilling video of a wide range of the video games that used Autodesk tools in their creation. From lifelike graphics to amazing gameplay, a ton of games owe a lot to Autodesk!
Hasbro filed a patent for what may be the first 3D scanner for kids. A docked smartphone takes photos of a rotating toy on a turntable that the child hand cranks. The photos, once converted to a 3D model, get used in online gaming or 3D printed.
While there’s no announcement on when this scanner might be available, it’s a fun way for kids to become interested in 3D scanning.
Are you ready to rock like it’s 1899? Guitar pedal builder Zachary Vex has designed a unique vibrato/phaser pedal using technology from the 1800s. The Z.VEX Candela Vibrophase (available for a mere $6,000) runs by the heat of a tea light. The heat powers the low-power Stirling engine that creates the pulsating vibrato sound.
3D printing is going through a transition. The industry noticed a need for more 3D designers, so some companies shifted their focus to reach kids earlier to get them interested in CAD.
They’re taking new approaches, such as:
- Breaking CAD into smaller, easier-to-understand modules.
- Adapting CAD software for mobile devices.
- Creating specific 3D printable product apps.
- Exploring the possibilities with artificial intelligence.
Read the full article to learn about the impact these could have on the future of 3D printing and design.
Onshape releases new features on a regular basis. The five in this article show how Onshape is releasing the features that their users find most helpful.
The link above will teach you about these features:
- Hole feature.
- Feature patterns.
- Tangent mate.
- Version compare.
In this YouTube video, learn how to mirror objects using SketchUp. With no mirroring command, you’ll learn how to create the effect with other options. These include the rotation, scaling and the flip along commands.
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