Webinar: Convert & Event Design and Production in Vectorworks Spotlight

Spotlight Webinar

If you were able to join us for our Spotlight webinar, we hope you found it interesting and learned some new things along the way.

In case you couldn’t make it, or would like to share the webinar with colleagues, you can find the webinar on demand here:

Spotlight Webinar

If you would like to try Vectorworks for yourself, download a free trial today.

If you have any questions, please give us a call on 01206 804984 or email us on contact@cadsoftwaredirect.com

Win a FREE SketchUp License worth £547!

SketchUp Competition

There’s still time to enter our latest 3D competition with a top prize available for the taking!  Remember, things are a little different this time around because we don’t have the theme or brief…you do!

We want you to send us your course brief and the work you created for it. It doesn’t matter if you were tasked with recreating a local landmark, visualising an interior space, or designing a fresh new product – as long as your project was made in SketchUp it’s fair game.

Student SketchUp for Summer is now open, and to be in the running entrants need to:

Submit designs by
August 30th 2019

Have you built a car, designed a sound stage, recreated a village, or even precisely measured up machinery components for CADCAM? It’s up to you to convince us that your entry is the best of the lot.

We’ll be looking at the composition and geometry when judging, as well as how accurately we think you met your course aims. Any renders you produce are bonus points to impress us even more! Again, as long as it is made in SketchUp, there are no restrictions on plugins or renderers used either. It has to all be your own work though – no downloading from 3D warehouse or other 3D libraries!

Our Perfect Getaway competition last year had some cracking entries, so be sure to bring your A-Game.

Previous Winner Chad Slaney’s Perfect Getaway.

Maybe you’ve made something in the past that you’re proud of, or something you’re already working on just needs some finishing touches – you don’t have to start from scratch. We’re accepting entries for existing work too, as long as you can rightfully call it yours.

Send us the original .skp file, as well as any renders or supporting materials you want us to see. The brief doesn’t have to be much, just let us know the title of your course or module and any details about the aims or expected outcomes.

Submit your entries by emailing us
sketchup@cadsoftwaredirect.com

First place will be given a perpetual SketchUp Pro license worth £547 (including one year of maintenance and support to automatically be upgraded to SketchUp 2020 on release), perfect for taking on your first clients right out the gate. Already got a SketchUp Pro Commercial license and don’t want another? We’ll find something special to send your way instead! You’ll also have your work featured alongside other entries on the SketchUp UK website and instagram for extra bragging rights.

We’re accepting submissions now, so get going, and remember the deadline is August 30th 2019.

Competition closes at midnight August 30th 2019. CAD Software Direct’s decision is final. By entering, you agree for your entry to be featured across CAD Software Direct and SketchUp UK social media channels.

Student SketchUp for Summer Competition

SketchUp Competition

CAD Software Direct are excited to announce our latest 3D competition with a top prize available for the taking!  Things are a little different this time around because we don’t have the theme or brief…you do!

We want you to send us your course brief and the work you created for it. It doesn’t matter if you were tasked with recreating a local landmark, visualising an interior space, or designing a fresh new product – as long as your project was made in SketchUp it’s fair game.

Student SketchUp for Summer is now open, and to be in the running entrants need to:

Submit designs by
August 30th 2019

Have you built a car, designed a sound stage, recreated a village, or even precisely measured up machinery components for CADCAM? It’s up to you to convince us that your entry is the best of the lot.

We’ll be looking at the composition and geometry when judging, as well as how accurately we think you met your course aims. Any renders you produce are bonus points to impress us even more! Again, as long as it is made in SketchUp, there are no restrictions on plugins or renderers used either. It has to all be your own work though – no downloading from 3D warehouse or other 3D libraries!

Our Perfect Getaway competition last year had some cracking entries, so be sure to bring your A-Game.

Previous Winner Chad Slaney’s Perfect Getaway.

Maybe you’ve made something in the past that you’re proud of, or something you’re already working on just needs some finishing touches – you don’t have to start from scratch. We’re accepting entries for existing work too, as long as you can rightfully call it yours.

Send us the original .skp file, as well as any renders or supporting materials you want us to see. The brief doesn’t have to be much, just let us know the title of your course or module and any details about the aims or expected outcomes.

Submit your entries by emailing us
sketchup@cadsoftwaredirect.com

First place will be given a perpetual SketchUp Pro license worth £547 (including one year of maintenance and support to automatically be upgraded to SketchUp 2020 on release), perfect for taking on your first clients right out the gate. Already got a SketchUp Pro Commercial license and don’t want another? We’ll find something special to send your way instead! You’ll also have your work featured alongside other entries on the SketchUp UK website and instagram for extra bragging rights.

We’re accepting submissions now, so get going, and remember the deadline is August 30th 2019.

Competition closes at midnight August 30th 2019. CAD Software Direct’s decision is final. By entering, you agree for your entry to be featured across CAD Software Direct and SketchUp UK social media channels.

Altair Engineering Webinar: Design for Forming

Altair Design for Forming

Join Altair on Thursday, May 16th at 10:00 am EDT (15:00 BST), for a live webinar to discuss fully automated and highly scalable processes for the simulation of multi-stage stamping – without sacrificing accuracy.

During this session, Altair will introduce a highly automated workflow to setup transfer and progressive die simulation. Then, guest speaker Jay Weiner (Founder of BiggerBoat Solutions), will showcase the accurate process simulation to optimise final part quality.

Save Your Space

Design the Difference – Altair Event

Altair Brompton Showcase

A Unique Design Showcase from Brompton Bicycle & Altair

FREE TO ATTEND ONE-DAY EVENT

10:00 am – 15:00 pm
4th December 2018

Everyman Cinema
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK

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All attendees will receive 3 months use of Altair Inspire for free, along with complimentary instructor led training for you and your design team.

 

The event provides an introduction to Altair Inspire, a powerful simulation suite for Designers. It harnesses the pedigree of Altair’s sister suite, HyperWorks, which for over twenty years has been deployed by the world’s leading OEM’s and Tier 1 suppliers.

Learn how simulation technology can help facilitate companies to ‘Design the Difference’ by accessing optimisation technology utilising’s Altair’s two decades of application knowledge. In addition, how Inspire simulation technology can accurately capture complex mechanical behaviour to verify design and access manufacturability. The technology integrates with existing CAD systems to compliment your workflow.

For the first time, the Altair Inspire software tools can be accessed through Altair’s unique patented licensing system providing unprecedented value to the Design Community.

Who Should Attend?

  • Designers and Design Managers engaged to ‘design the difference’ within their organisation
  • Directors defining company strategy and design toolsets
  • Companies interested in reseller potential of the Altair Inspire Platform

Why You Should Attend

  • Understand how simulation can inject innovation into product design
  • Assess the ease of use of Inspire simulation structural and manufacturing tools
  • Understand the unique licensing system and the value it can deliver

 

Agenda

9:00 AM

Registration & Refreshments

Welcome
Simon Stoneley, Account Manager for Altair

Designing the Difference at Brompton Bicycle
Jonathan Heath, Lead Mechanical Engineer for Brompton Bicycle

Live Demonstrations

Import CAD & Model Setup

  • Structural Optimisation
  • Complex Model Development

Concept & Shape Optimisation, Verification

  • Local Structural – Brackets, Pedal
  • Global Structural – Frame, Dyno

 

12:30 PM

Lunch

Motion

  • Global MBS Load Input
  • Folding & Chain Dynamics

Manufacturing

  • Casting
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Stamping
  • Mold Filling

Altair Inspire Platform Summary
Simon Stoneley, Account Manager for Altair

 

3:30 PM

Close

 

Register Now