Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Reminder: Upcoming AUGI Courses

Just a reminder, I am teaching an AUGI Training Program (ATP) online course in August. The title of the course is "Creating Parametric Fittings in ABS 2006/2007".

Sign up and learn how content builder will allow you to create a large amount of fittings with a minimum amount of work using simple shapes and various design parameters.

Todd Shackelford is teaching a class in September. It is based upon the popular course he taught at AU last year with even more content added. The title is "Creating Block Based MvParts in ABS 2006/2007".

This class will remove the mystery behind creating MvParts and start you on the path to creating and modifying the custom content you need.

There are many more courses available in addition to these and the instructors are some of the best in the industry.

Remember a membership to AUGI is free and the courses are free of charge. The ATP courses are only available to AUGI members.
Come take advantage of this wonderful (and free) opportunity to learn.

Hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Autodesk Launches the "Sustainability Center"

In conjunction with it's sponsorship of the PBS series Design: e2, Autodesk has recently launched the Sustainability Center. The new site is dedicated to all aspects of Sustainable Design. It features articles about Projects, Innovations, Visionaries and Related Links.

Log on to the Sustainability Center. and get the latest info on going green.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

New ADT/ABS Community at AUGI !!

A new AUGI Community dedicated to Architectural Desktop and Building Systems was officially launched on Wednesday May 31st.

The community team is made up of some of the best and brightest minds in the industry.

Departments in the ADT and ABS Community include:
Tips & Tricks - Make your job easier & increase your productivity
Exchange - Exchange Styles, Blocks & Other content
Forum - Have a question, answer, Tip, Opinion
Gallery - Show off your work
Links - Helpful Links dedicated to our community
Wish List - Add your suggestions

Stop by & sign up today (it's free!!).
Architectural Desktop and Building Systems Community

Friday, June 02, 2006

Green Building Studio Version 2.0 Launch!

Green Building Studio announced the launch Version 2.0 yesterday (June 1).

This versions enhancements include the following:

GBS Version 2.0
Design Alternatives - ability to modify constructions, glazing type & amount, orientation, HVAC class, and lighting efficacy and control.
EnergyPlus IDF files are now enabled for download and offline use.
Single-Family building types.
Database updates with 2004 ASHRAE requirements
Database updates with 2005 California Title-24 requirements

Updated ADT plug-in
Internal gains can be specified
Model checking capabilities.

Revit Building, Revit Systems, and Building Systems
Enhanced information sharing with MEP
Ability to specify occupancies and loads by space (Systems only)

Log in and check it out today!
Green Building Studio