Webinar: An Introduction to Allplan Architecture

Allplan Architecture Webinar

Join Ralph Pullinger and Jonathan Croft for this webinar which will introduce the tools within Allplan Architecture that provide Architects complete creativity and project control. Allplan Architecture is tailored to produce detailed design drawings, enabling unparalleled information quality.

After this webinar you will understand:

  • The physical and functional properties;
  • Professional drawings and visualisations;
  • Reliable and traceable quantities and costs.

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Always Have the Right Tools in Hand
With the new actionbar in Allplan Architecture 2018, you will find the tools you need for your particular tasks via a series of ribbons. The actionbar is structured according to different roles and tasks so that function groups, such as modelling, drafting or visualisation, are available to you.

3D Modelling Without Compromise
Enhanced development in the area of 3D modelling in Allplan Architecture 2018 allows you to implement your visions without compromise and with the highest level of precision.

Efficient Information Management
With the combination of Allplan Architecture 2018 and the BIM platform Allplan Bimplus, you can easily handle the exchange of thousands of pieces of information in BIM projects. You can use Allplan Bimplus to centrally define information and then use it in different systems and disciplines throughout the entire life cycle of a structure.

 

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12:30 – 13:30pm (BST)
Wednesday 11th July, 2018

Win Prizes with SketchUp – Submit Your 3D Designs Now

Sketchup Pro 2018

There’s still time to enter our SketchUp 3D Design Challenge!

Design your perfect getaway with SketchUp. A luxury villa in the Mediterranean? A chalet in the Alps, or a cosy cottage in the Cotswolds? We want you to model it in SketchUp!

Simply email your entry to
sketchup@cadsoftwaredirect.com to be in with a chance of winning.

 

What You Could Win

  • The winner will receive £100 in vouchers and a 3D Connexion SpaceMouse Pro worth £279!
  • Your work featured on the Official SketchUp UK social media pages (run by distributor Elmtec) and on CAD Software Direct. Check out the Twitter and  Facebook pages!

We want you to model your vision of a perfect luxury bolthole, or place to escape it all. It needs to be a structure modelled in SketchUp, but it could be a villa, an entire hotel (if you have plenty of time on your hands), or even a yacht! It does need to be modelled directly in SketchUp (not imported from another platform) and be your own, original work. We’re looking for designs that make innovative use of SketchUp whilst showcasing a great concept in an aesthetically pleasing way.

Please include a little bit of information on the concept, any particular processes involved in modelling and if you do include a render, which software was used.

Your work can be submitted until 5pm 30th June, 2018.

  • Create a 3D model of your perfect getaway home (e.g. villa, house, chalet etc.).
  • Must be modelled in SketchUp / SketchUp Pro
  • The model must not have been previously published anywhere.
  • By entering you consent to your work being featured on SketchUp UK social media.
  • Only one submission per person.
  • The submission can be of your model directly within SketchUp or it can be rendered (in which case we will still need the original skp file).
  • The winning entry will be decided by CAD Software Direct and this decision is final.
  • The winner will be announced on Friday 6th July

Good luck!

GTC Europe 2018 – Register Now

GPU Technology Conference

Register now to enjoy early bird pricing from now until July 10th and save up to €100.

Connect with experts in professional visualisation and explore cutting-edge technology, such as real-time ray tracing. Plus, learn how IT experts are deploying high-performance NVIDIA virtualisation solutions to increase security, improve deployment time, and accelerate workflows.

Personalise your experience

Your conference pass gives you access to over a hundred sessions covering a range of topics and industries, including:

  • AI for Business
  • HPC and Super-Computing
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • AI and Deep Learning

Get hands-on training

Get the knowledge and hands-on experience you need to transform the future of artificial intelligence, deep learning, self-driving vehicles, accelerated computing, and more. Check out the instructor-led and self-paced training at GTC Europe 2018, with access to experts from the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute (DLI).

Register for GTC Europe today.

Keyshot – May 2018 Recap

Keyshot May 2018

The Art of Workflow

Will Gibbons at KeyShot RenderWorld 2018 shows you how to refine the beginning-to-end process of building a KeyShot scene while taking advantage of time-saving techniques.

  • Simple formula for composing a scene quickly
  • Scene organization for maximum flexibility
  • The 3-pass technique
  • Non-destructive processes
  • Maximizing efficiency

Click here to watch the KeyShot Webinar.

 

Rhino 6 Support

Version 1.6 of the KeyShot for Rhino plugin is compatible with KeyShot 7 and Rhino 6 on both Windows and Mac OS X. We recommend updating your KeyShot 7 license to KeyShot 7.3.40 – you can check to see if you’re on the latest version from the KeyShot Help menu.

Though this is the only update for the plugin, we look forward to see how you are using the new version of Rhino and KeyShot together.

A valid license of KeyShot 7 and Rhino 6 is required for import and LiveLinking. As always, the plugin is free and may be downloaded on the KeyShot plugin page.

 

Webinar Recap: KeyShot Viewer

If you missed the last webinar showing KeyShot viewer, you can watch it now to see how to use it in share scenes, configurations and collaborate with others.

 

Header artwork all rights reserved Andrew Reeder

 

RealFlow | Maya Available Now

RealFlow Maya

Now it is faster and easier to simulate granulars, viscous, viscoelastic, rigid, and elastic materials with an even easier and faster workflow. Achieve high-end GPU-accelerated simulations from inside Autodesk Maya by using the RealFlow | Maya plugin.

Following on from the popular RealFlow | Cinema 4D, Next Limit are providing a similar solution to other 3D applications commonly used with RealFlow. This plugin lets you create fluid simulations directly in your 3D platform, so there’s no need to leave your platform and break your workflow with importing and exporting.

It is compatible with Maya 2017-2018, and provides integration with native Maya tools such as nParticles and MEL. You can simulate all Dyverso particles and have the majority of RealFlow Daemons available to achieve high-end simulations.

To find out more, take a look at the RealFlow full product comparison.

Sign up for a free 30-day trial of RealFlow | Maya today or buy now at CADSoftwareDirect.com.

 

25% OFF V-Ray for Revit Summer Promo!

Vray for Revit 25% off

From today until July 15, 2018, we’re offering a 25% discount on V-Ray for Revit Workstation perpetual licenses. The license includes one GUI and one render node license, and the render node can be used with any V-Ray 3.x application — not just V-Ray for Revit!

To get yours before the deal is over, check out V-Ray for Revit over on CADSoftwareDirect.com

Phoenix FD for 3ds Max and Maya updates are available now

Phoenix FD for 3DS Max and Maya

Phoenix FD for 3ds Max now supports V-Ray Next for 3ds Max, and GPU rendering of Phoenix volumes. It’s also fully compatible with 3ds Max 2019.

What’s New?

  • RGB channel simulation for foam, splash and mist particles
  • Particle texture color based on particle channels
  • Loading and rendering of sparse OpenVDB caches over 2.1 billion voxels
  • 2x faster particle rendering in bubble, cellular and splash modes using the Phoenix light cache
  • Quicker displacement fade volume and body force with complex or moving geometries
  • Faster scene interaction with complex or moving geometries
  • For a full list of changes, check out the Phoenix FD for 3ds Max and Phoenix FD for Maya release notes.

If you’re itching to get up to date right away, you can download the update here.

Webinar: Artlantis 7 on June 6th – Sign Up For Free

Artlantis 7

To learn more about Artlantis 7 and to watch a live demo, sign up for one of two webinars hosted by Abvent on June 6.  The webinars are free, but space is limited.  Don’t miss out!

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In case you missed any of the new features that Artlantis 7 has to offer, check out the official release information.