Tekla has announced that its Structures BIM (Building Information Modeling) software has been used to design Capital Gate, ADNEC’s (Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company) leaning tower in the UAE capital. The tower’s engineers have created an 18 degree westward lean – four times the inclination on the Leaning Tower of Pisa – using diagrid structures that are aligned geometrically using Tekla Structures BIM (Building Information Modeling) software.
iPad to unlock power of new App for building designers New Apple device to host Building Information Modeling App The tool enables Building Information Modeling (BIM) – the generation and management of building data using three dimensional, real time, dynamic building modeling software – to be viewed on iPhones and therefore in remote locations including on site.
Visual arts and Animation
LASERCAM Laser engraving (etching) on materials, is very simple process. If you have digital picture you can either modify it, according to your wishes or send it directly to the machine for etching or cutting. Or if you have picture, you can scan it into your computer, make the desired modifications on programs such as Corel, Adobe PhotoShop, AutoCAD or other graphical program, and then send it to the computer for etching or cutting. newest advanced models of laser processing machines are designed for engraving (etching) on materials such as granite, marble, glass, mirror, plastics, plexi-glass, wood, tile and rubber. Also appropriate for cutting plastics and plexi-glass.
3D printing, otherwise known as rapid prototyping, is a manufacturing method whereby 3D objects are quickly made on a reasonably-sized machine connected to a computer containing blueprints for the object. The basic principles are like that of a 2D printer - materials cartridges, flexibility of output, translation of code into a visible pattern. The newest 3D printing devices use a laser and metallic dust to make 3D objects out of metal, making the technology more appealing. 3D PRINTING
PROJECTION TECHNOLOGY UK-based Light Blue Optics (LBO) has unveiled a revolutionary compact projector that lets users interact with images projected onto a flat surface, essentially turning it into a touch screen. Remarkably, it has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, which allows users to access and connect with internet-based applications and engage in social networking and multimedia sharing via the projector itself. The Light Touch projector transforms the usually static image created by a projector into interactive multimedia content using Light Blue Optics’ proprietary holographic laser projection technology.
The personal projector is capable of playing videos, pictures, and music files as well as connecting to video output devices such as the Apple iPhone, Sony Playstation Portable, and portable DVD players. With its battery and 10 lumen output, the personal projector puts a 50”* movie screen in your pocket!
An available interactive white board that operates with a finger or any opaque stylus. A high-resolution camera for viewing books or objects. short throw projector means no bright light in the users eyes, plus no shadows when using an interactive white board.
HOLOGRAMS They're two-dimensional surfaces that show absolutely precise, three-dimensional images of real objects. You don't even have to wear special glasses or look through a View-Master to see the images in 3-D. If you look at these holograms from different angles, you see objects from different perspectives, just like you would if you were looking at a real object.
Lifelike rendering (walk-throughs) are the norm
2 nd life like in their interactivity
Bldg Info modeling is the norm on construction sites