Congratulations to the University of Wollongong Solar Decathlon team!
The Illawarra Flame fibro house, a joint venture between the University of Wollongong and Illawarra TAFE, beat 19 other entries from around the globe, to triumph in Solar Decathlon China 2013 finals.
Learn more about their winning project at: Australians Win Top Prize
Helpful Tutorials Available Online
If you're new to Navisworks Manage, here's a list of tutorials to help you get started quickly:
Integrating Building Models
Note: These two tutorials are highly recommended for CEE 120A/220A students completing Assignment 7.
New YouTube Tutorial and Revit Family for Download
I've uploaded a new tutorial to YouTube demonstrating how to create a face-based window for placement on a sloping or curving wall surface.
You can download the family here for use in your own projects:
If the contents of DWFx files look jumbled or incomplete on your computer, check to see if you have Autodesk Design Review 2013 installed. If not, you should install this free viewer app, so you easily view your DWFx files after exporting them.
To install Autodesk Design Review:
- Download the installer file here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/se7s6zeerf7bjfe/Autodesk%20Design%20Review%202013.zip
- Unzip the archive file.
- Double-click on SetupDesignReview2013.msi.
If you'd also like to view your DWFx files on your iPad tablet, install the BIM 360 Glue Mobile app from the App Store. Then, place your DWFx files on a cloud file sharing service like A360, Dropbox, or Box and open the files in BIM 360 Glue.
Bot & Dolly Explore Illusion and Magic in Their Innovative Creators Project
Box explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping on moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera.
Bot & Dolly produced this work to serve as both an artistic statement and technical demonstration. It is the culmination of multiple technologies, including large scale robotics, projection mapping, and software engineering. They believe this methodology has tremendous potential to radically transform theatrical presentations, and define new genres of expression.
As we begin a new academic year, here's a video that I've always found very inspiring...
Originally produced for Apple's Think Different campaign in the late 1990s, the ideas are equally appropriate today as we choose our roles in imagining, designing, and creating a better world.
Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently.
They're not fond of rules... and they have no respect for the status quo.
You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They push the human race forward.
And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.