What can Architects do at
TechShop?
Matt Verlinich
General Manager – TechShop Pittsburgh
What is TechShop really?
$1.5 Million + in Machines, Tools, & Software…
17,000 Sq. Ft. Workspace
Rapid Prototyping
Revit → STL → 3D Printer
• Download & install the STL Exporter for Revit
(Autodesk Exchange Apps website)
• Create a 3D Vi...
Machine Shop
Welding Shop
Plastic Studio
Angular & Organic Sheet Metal Shop
Basic Metal Shop
Finishing Room
Industrial Metal Work
Wood Shop
Electronics Studio
Textiles Studio
Computer Classroom & Professional Design Software
• Autodesk Pro Design Suite
• Revit
• Inventor
• Maya
• Mudbox
• Alias
•...
Community Spaces - Member Kitchen
Community Spaces – Hub Area & Hand Tools
Community Spaces – Hub Computer Area
Community Spaces – Conference Rooms
Community
What architectural applications have come out of
TechShop Pittsburgh?
Nicole S.
Chatham Architectural
School for Masters
Matt Zambelli
MLZ Design
Naomi H.
Pittsburgh Juice Co.
Owner
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Tech Shop at AIA Build Pittsburgh 2014 "Digital Fabrication: Bridging the Gap Between Designing and Making"

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Matt Verlinich, Tech shop and Jeremy Ficca, Digital Fabrication Lab, Carnegie Mellon University presented "Digital Fabrication: Bridging the Gap Between Designing and Making" at the AIA Build Pittsburgh 2014 annual education conference and exhibitor show. Contact: info@aiapgh.com Visit: aiapgh.org

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  • Tech Shop at AIA Build Pittsburgh 2014 "Digital Fabrication: Bridging the Gap Between Designing and Making"

    1. 1. What can Architects do at TechShop? Matt Verlinich General Manager – TechShop Pittsburgh
    2. 2. What is TechShop really? $1.5 Million + in Machines, Tools, & Software… 17,000 Sq. Ft. Workspace
    3. 3. Rapid Prototyping
    4. 4. Revit → STL → 3D Printer • Download & install the STL Exporter for Revit (Autodesk Exchange Apps website) • Create a 3D View to prep you export • Turn on your “scope box” to define the area of the model you want to print • In visibility graphics turn off any extra categories that won’t be needed for printing. • From the Add-Ins tab in the Revit ribbon you can select the STL Exporter for Revit button. • From the Export STL dialogue box the STL format should be set to Binary. • You can choose to include or exclude linked models as well a specific categories that you wish to export for printing. • Hit save to name and export the STL file. • Coordinate with your 3D printing counterparts for the appropriate model tolerances and other printer specific items that may arise.
    5. 5. Machine Shop
    6. 6. Welding Shop
    7. 7. Plastic Studio
    8. 8. Angular & Organic Sheet Metal Shop
    9. 9. Basic Metal Shop
    10. 10. Finishing Room
    11. 11. Industrial Metal Work
    12. 12. Wood Shop
    13. 13. Electronics Studio
    14. 14. Textiles Studio
    15. 15. Computer Classroom & Professional Design Software • Autodesk Pro Design Suite • Revit • Inventor • Maya • Mudbox • Alias • AutoCAD • 3DS Max • Adobe • Photoshop • Illustrator • InDesign • Corel Draw • VCarve • InventorCAM • Cut3D
    16. 16. Community Spaces - Member Kitchen
    17. 17. Community Spaces – Hub Area & Hand Tools
    18. 18. Community Spaces – Hub Computer Area
    19. 19. Community Spaces – Conference Rooms
    20. 20. Community
    21. 21. What architectural applications have come out of TechShop Pittsburgh?
    22. 22. Nicole S. Chatham Architectural School for Masters
    23. 23. Matt Zambelli MLZ Design
    24. 24. Naomi H. Pittsburgh Juice Co. Owner

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