How can we learn to be better at using resources? Can we all be a little more consistent at turning out the lights when leaving a room, (our family was obsessive about this) — or barring the presence of an all seeing eye of the Google Nest Thermostat in your home — remember to turn… Read More


multitaskingdemotivator

We’re all guilty of it: using jargon to wave our hands over complex ideas. I won’t even discuss the way architects make up their own words. Others have already done a fine job of pointing that out with clever wit. Yes, architects, engineers, general contractors and especially software executives, please pay careful attention. We use… Read More


  Have a Happy Holidays and a fun and safe New Year. Looking forward to great things in 2014. Here’s my 30 minute exploration at virtual ornament hanging. Using a little formula magic, based on the pattern of a pine cone, we have an efficient packing of ornaments, leaving little room for much else. Because this… Read More


Autodesk University, a ReCap As a year-end wrap-up, I’d like to share some thoughts from the events I attended at this year’s Autodesk University. During the opening keynote (go ahead and watch, then come back), Autodesk CTO Jeff Kowalski described going “Outside” as important for the success of design firms. We need to alter our mindsets to embrace… Read More


The PC is officially dead. There can be no further debate. Autodesk, Otoy, Mozilla and Amazon come together to work on something that will not only transform the design industry, it will level the playing field. It seems an unlikely alliance, however these companies are all at the top of their game, and each one… Read More


SunflowersHeader

I decided to get into the Dynamo Package Manager, recently added in v0.6, released just last week. I uploaded my first custom node! It’s probably the simplest custom node ever, however it makes short work of making many things possible. I was inspired by the idea of creating a sunflower pattern on a dome, which… Read More


Everybody likes Bob. Trust me. If you don’t know who I’m talking about, he’s a bit of a celebrity in the blogosphere, and an all around gentleman (so I’m told), Bob Borson. Bob is an architect who focusses on residential projects and runs the popular blog: Life of an Architect. When he’s not sketching, these… Read More


I promise to write something original on this conference. It was held in Vancouver, and for the early morning and late evenings – the weather was stunning. I had some great walks around the waterfront, downtown and Stanley Park. Besides the setting, the quality and insights gained from the conference had a profound effect on… Read More


I may need to start using Siri to dictate my blog posts if I plan to keep up this intensity of writing. Need to save my poor tired digits for more important things, like Form making. First, Dynamo: This new version 0.5.0 supports both Revit 2013 and 2014 as well as Vasari Beta 2 or… Read More


Recently, Autodesk announced a joint partnership with Makerbot, Carl Bass has even been making the rounds across several media outlets, here’s his own words on the current limits and opportunities of this highly disruptive technology. And, as you see above, if you sign up for the Premium membership on 123D Design you’ll now get discounts on your… Read More