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Saturday, February 12, 2011

#Autodesk Labs Utilities Project Nucleus #AIA #BIM #LEED #Sustainability

When will it end?  These are some amazing new technologies for you to play with.  Stop jerking around with Sketchup and CAD and starting having fun again. This technology was released 2/9/11 so it's hot off the hard drive.

http://labs.autodesk.com/utilities/nucleus/

Try form-finding for architectural conceptual design.

Getting Started

After downloading and installing Project Nucleus, you may wish to peruse this user manual.

Overview

Project Nucleus integrates the Nucleus simulation engine from Autodesk® Maya® into Autodesk® Revit® and Project Vasari. It allows designers to experiment with "form-finding" in the conceptual design phase by simulating forces directly in Revit and Project Vasari. (An upcoming technology preview of Project Vasari will include the Project Nucleus functionality.)
Project Nucleus can simulate a wide range of physical phenomena in real time, like wind, gravity, constraints, and collisions. These forces can help architects generate free-form shapes, many of which would be impossible to model by hand.
The technology preview ends on December 31, 2011. Any designs that you create remain valid after that date, but the Project Nucleus add-on will no longer operate when the technology preview terminates.
For those without YouTube access, you can download the videos.

HELP US OUT

See how well the Project Nucleus works for you, and be sure to tell us how we can improve this technology by following the feedback links in the upper-right corner of this page. You can also post comments on the Between the Lines or It's Alive in the Lab blog.

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