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September 17, 2014: Reminder: Exchange Apps Hackathon this weekend
Comments: 0 | Categories: 3ds Max , AutoCAD , Autodesk , Autodesk Exchange , Inventor , Revit , SaaS
There’s still time to participate in the Autodesk Exchange Apps Hackathon, a virtual event taking place this weekend (September 20-21). The point of this event is to encourage developers to post apps to the Autodesk Exchange Apps store, and we’re...

September 15, 2014: Exporting Minecraft data from AutoCAD
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , Geometry , Graphics system , Solid modeling
After last week’s post on importing Minecraft data – in this case from Tinkercad – into AutoCAD, in today’s post we’re going to focus on the ultimately more interesting use case of generating Minecraft data from AutoCAD. We’re going to...

September 11, 2014: Importing Minecraft data into AutoCAD
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , Geometry , Graphics system , Solid modeling , Tinkercad
A mere 2 among 100 million registered users, my boys are crazy about Minecraft. I’ve been looking into how I might be able to help them use Autodesk tools (well, AutoCAD) to generate Minecraft content. In this post we’ll take...

September 9, 2014: SINDEX 2014 – Switzerland’s industrial automation trade show
Comments: 0 | Categories: Conferences , Robotics
Last week I spent a morning at SINDEX 2014, which is apparently Switzerland’s largest technology exhibition. Its main focus is on industrial electronics and automation: not exactly fields I know a lot about, but ones that I do find to...

September 8, 2014: Translating between AutoCAD drawing points and geographic locations using .NET – Part 3
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , Geo-location
I hadn’t planned on writing a third part to this series, but then Mads Paulin – who I mentioned in the last post – got back to me with some information that’s really worth sharing. I’d pinged Mads while looking...

September 4, 2014: Translating between AutoCAD drawing points and geographic locations using .NET – Part 2
Comments: 0 | Categories: AU , AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , Geo-location , Geometry
In yesterday’s post we saw a simple implementation of two commands to translate between geographical locations (latitude-longitude values) and drawing points inside AutoCAD. In this post we’re extending that to access the current coordinate system, as returned by the GeoLocation...

September 4, 2014: Translating between AutoCAD drawing points and geographic locations using .NET – Part 1
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , Geo-location , Geometry
I received a question from Coralie Jacobi, recently, in response to this recent post: Saw your post a while ago on the geolocation in 2015. This functionality is something that we will use a great deal and I will definitely...

September 2, 2014: My AU 2014 schedule
Comments: 0 | Categories: AU , AutoCAD , Autodesk , Conferences , HTML , JavaScript , SaaS
Now that registration is open for Autodesk University 2014, people are busy signing up for classes. For those of you who are curious about the classes I’m delivering/hosting/attending at this year’s event, here they are. I’ll break things down day-by-day,...

August 28, 2014: AutoCAD integration samples for Kinect for Windows 2 –Part 4
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , Kinect , Point clouds , Reality capture
After introducing the series, taking a look at some basic samples and then looking at importing Kinect’s high-definition face tracking data into AutoCAD, it’s time for (in my opinion) the most interesting piece of functionality provided on the Kinect SDK,...

August 27, 2014: AutoCAD integration samples for Kinect for Windows 2 –Part 3
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , Kinect , Point clouds , Reality capture
Today’s post looks at face tracking and – to some degree, at least – Kinect Fusion, two more advanced Kinect SDK features that go some way above and beyond the standard samples we saw in the last post. In Kinect...

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