Tesla Motors’ Model S gets a lift into the Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco to begin its one-year exhibition.
The Autodesk Gallery at One Market has more than 20 different exhibits regularly on display that showcase the innovative work of Autodesk customers, illustrating the role technology plays in design and engineering. As the Model S combines cleantech and innovation, the exhibit helps showcase the broad base of customers that use Autodesk 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Tesla Motors’ Model S is the first premium sedan to be built from the ground up around an electric powertrain. A perfect blend of form and function, this four-door, five-seater is designed to deliver the smooth, zero-emission acceleration made famous by its predecessor, the Tesla Roadster, without sacrificing its roomy interior and cargo space.
Last Saturday I read an article over at RCB (RobiNZ CAD Blog) titled “Why doesn’t Revit have a model browser?”….and it reminded me of my first experience with Revit, and why I need to revisit the program.
That first experience with Revit came when the Autodesk VAR for the company I worked for at the time (this was 4ish years ago) tried to convince my boss that Revit was the “way to go” for ship interior structures. He gave the company a trial version to check out, and it fell upon me to giver-a-whirl……which I did. I found that it could not create the shapes of the rooms we needed among other things. The specifics elude me, but the program was shot down pretty quick.
Things may have changed in the interim, but I find it unlikely. Yachts are a meld of transportation, extreme luxury, limited space, and bodacious angularity that does not lend itself well to pre defined structural paradigms. Other people seem to have come to similar conclusions:
This is a new one to me. I can no longer insert images in Autodesk Inventor! Trying to save a part with an inserted image first caused first a ‘Failure’, immediately followed by a ‘Problem’, which then lead to a crash.
The image below shows pretty well how things started. I was working on the tankless water heater BIM part seen in the image, and was performing the very last step – adding the logo image. Which went well as it always does …………………..until I hit save.
For those of you who have created your own background image for Inventor and need a color scheme to match –or if you just want to fine tune things to fit your style, there is a way to do so.
The stock color schemes that ship with Inventor are, in my opinion, just fine for most people for the majority of uses. But, with a white background such as the one used for the ‘Presentation’ color scheme, there is a problem with a couple items that use yellow as their color such as the work axes shown below (click)…