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Friday, August 31, 2012

2013: Autodesk Point Cloud Hotfix

What's the point?  Does this fix the Autodesk 360 Cloud?  How many AutoCAD users probably have no clue about anything 3D and technology related...they're pointless.  



Users who try to index FARO (.fls) files, of the new format, will now be able to index the files and open/attach them in their product. This hotfix updates the FARO files on the users machine.

Please select the correct hotfix for your operating system and refer to the associate readme file for installation instructions.



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Vendor Over

We needed to order a new toilet for our house.  Where does one even start to look for comparisons in toilets?  What do you look for?  Comfort? Elegance?  Flushability?  Our contractor recommended a Home Depot special, but I wanted something a little nicer.

While wandering through the Kohler website, I found a nice looking dual flush model.  I'm sharing this with you because I was so impressed with the Kohler website from an informational point of view.  How many times have you gone to a website to find a spec, dwg, rfa file or other information and had to go and look in several places to find what you needed.

Well, Kohler gets it right.  Not only are there images, but the have specs, installation, pricing and everything else you would need all on one page.  Anything that makes it easier for an architect to get the information they need for a project makes it more likely that one would use their products in the plans and specifications.  Having Revit families helps a lot too.

Yesterday, we had a tile vendor come and do a lunch and learn.  I asked them if they had Revit families.  I got that "I have no idea what you are talking about" look with the word Revit, so I showed her some stuff, renderings with tile and told her how valuable Revit would be for them.  How so many vendors and reps are still ignorant of our needs is beyond me, but I'm trying every day to educate them and hopefully, some day soon, we'll all get what we need, when we need it.

How about an iPad app too, so you can sit with a client and easily go through products and have a method to mark the items you like and download them or email the website links to make your job easier.  Or just imagine you're sitting on the toilet, looking through the iPad app trying to find the perfect toilet.  Now, that's multitasking.

KOHLER|K-3723|Persuade Curv 2-Piece Elongated Dual-Flush Toilet


Persuade®Comfort Height® two-piece elongated dual flush 1.0 or 1.6 gpf toilet, less seat


K-3723-0
Product[Backup Product]
Persuade® Curv Comfort Height® two-piece elongated dual flush 1.0 or 1.6 gpf  toiletPersuade® Curv Comfort Height® two-piece elongated dual flush 1.0 or 1.6 gpf  toiletPersuade® Curv Comfort Height® two-piece elongated dual flush 1.0 or 1.6 gpf  toiletPersuade® Curv Comfort Height® two-piece elongated dual flush 1.0 or 1.6 gpf  toilet
Persuade®
The Persuade Collection captures the essence of modernity in subtle curves and clean lines. With its sleek symmetry, this two-piece Persuade Curv toilet adds style to the bathroom without sacrificing water savings. The toilet flushes with the press of a button, offering the choice of 1.0 or 1.6 gallons per flush. The high-efficiency 1.0-gallon flush setting reduces water use by more than 30 percent over the 1.6-gallon mode, which adds up to potential water savings of more than 5,000 gallons per toilet, per year.
  • Features
  • Two-piece toilet.
  • Elongated bowl offers added room and comfort.
  • Comfort Height® feature offers chair-height seating that makes sitting down and standing up easier for most adults.
  • Top-mount two-button flush offers a choice of 1.0 or 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf).
  • Skirted trapway simplifies cleaning.
  • Seat and supply line not included.
  • Combination consists of the K-4353 bowl and the K-4441 tank.
  • Coordinates with other products in the Persuade Curv collection.
  • Technology
  • Dual-flush technology allows you to choose between a full- or partial-flush.
  • Installation
  • Standard 12-inch rough-in.
  • Two-bolt installation.
  • Water Conservation & Rebates
  • WaterSense® toilets meet strict EPA flushing guidelines, including using at least 20 percent less water than 1.6-gallon toilets.
  • Eligible for consumer rebates in some municipalities.
  • This product can help a building earn Water Efficiency points in the LEED® Green Building Rating System.

Dimensions
Height 32-1/2"
Length 28-5/8"
Width 14-3/16"
dimensions diagram
Template & Symbol Downloads
To open these downloads you will need specific programs such as Autocad.
Parts, Service & Support
• Toilet Parts Interactive Diagram
• Care & Cleaning Tips
• Warranty Information
Have a question or concern about this product? If you don't find your answer,
we're always here to help.

Call 1-800-4KOHLER (1-800-456-4537) or send us a question or request.

White
WhiteWhiteHoned WhiteBiscuitAlmondDuneIce GreyBlack Black
List Price:
$433.05

Total $433.05


Dimensions
Height 32-1/2"
Length 28-5/8"
Width 14-3/16"
dimensions diagram
Template & Symbol Downloads
To open these downloads you will need specific programs such as Autocad.


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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Autodesk University 2012 Class Schedule in a nice Excel spreadsheet

With over 800 classes, it's just about impossible to dissect the schedule for the classes you want to take.  So, I made a nice schedule that is sorted by day, then by time slot, then by track type.
That way, you can quickly pick a time slot and see all of the architecture, design, BIM or other classes you want to take.

For an extra bonus, there's are columns showing keywords like Revit, Navisworks, BIM, IPD, etc, so you can filter for what you're looking for.

You better hurry as classes are already filling up.  Our company has 4 classes and one has already been maxed out, but we're hoping for a larger room for more people.

Speaker Classes-Cindy Baldwin



Speaker Classes-Alix Loiseau


Here's the link for the spreadsheet.
https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D75732_0251934_99690525
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Who is eligible to join the Autodesk Education Community?

Get your kids to download and learn Revit. It's our only hope to have enough modelers in the future. 



Scenario

You want to find out whether you're eligible to participate in the Autodesk Education Community.

Solution

The Autodesk Education Community is a password-protected website that provides access to free student versions of Autodesk software.

To join the Education Community, you must be one of the following:

  • Faculty Member - an employee at a primary or secondary educational institution or any degree-granting or certificate-granting educational institution or any learning, teaching or training facilities


  • Student - individual enrolled at a recognized degree-granting or certificate-granting educational institution for three (3) or more credit hours in a degree-granting or certificate granting education program or in a nine (9) month or longer certificate program.


  • Autodesk Assistance Program Participant - either a veteran or unemployed individual who has previously worked in the architecture, engineering, design or manufacturing industries.

Note: You may need to provide proof that you fulfill one of the above eligibility requirements.




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