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2010 Applied Engineering Customer Spotlight

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Renderings of Applied Engineering's Customer's CAD files using Autodesk Digital Prototyping software tools.

Renderings of Applied Engineering's Customer's CAD files using Autodesk Digital Prototyping software tools.

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  • 1. 2010 Customer Spotlight www.NewmanSigns.com
  • 2. About The Front Cover The CAD model of the road sign was brought into Autodesk Showcase for rendering. Then, it was put in a highway setting and additional car models were added to complete the scene. Then, mood lines were drawn on the oncoming cars using Autodesk Alias Design to simulate fast motion. Popular cities were added to the highway signs as a decal to help communicate the sign’s practical functionality. Finally, hands were added to the steering wheel to put you in the driver’s seat as you check your speed and glance up at the highway sign to gather information about your destination. View a description of how each month’s image was created digitally using Autodesk technology. Descriptions can be found in the lower right corner of each month. Complete Engineering and Technology Solutions from Applied Engineering Applied Engineering, Inc. solves business problems with complete engineering and technology solutions. By combining engineering, prototyping, computer hardware Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) software, 763-420-6600 Maple Grove, MN and IT products and services, Applied Engineering offers unique capabilities that help its clients meet 701-281-1884 Fargo, ND production deadlines, get to market faster, reduce costs and increase sales. 701-255-1137 Bismarck, ND 605-977-1988 Sioux Falls, SD Learn more about Applied Engineering, Inc. at www.AE-Solutions.com 715-552-1944 Eau Claire, WI www.AE-Solutions.com Go Beyond 3D with Autodesk Digital Prototyping The Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping gives manufacturers the ability to virtually explore a complete product before it is built—so they can create, validate, optimize, and manage designs from the conceptual design phase through the manufacturing phase of the product development process. By using a digital prototype, manufacturers can boost design efficiency and innovation by visualizing and www.AE-Solutions.com/Autodesk simulating the real-world performance of a design, and save time and money by reducing the number of physical prototypes they build. This calendar demonstrates digital prototyping in action.
  • 3. www.CustomConveyorCorp.com
  • 4. March 2010 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 Inventor Test Drive 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Vault Manufacturing Q&A 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 St. Patrick’s Day 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Autodesk 2011 Products Are Available 28 29 30 31 Custom Conveyor Corp. Elk River, MN The Autodesk Inventor model was brought into Au- todesk Showcase for rendering. Custom colors and materials were added, and an life-like environment was utilized to showcase the equipment. Ground shadows from the environment’s natural lighting Customer Spotlight make the silo assembly come to life.
  • 5. www.triwg.com
  • 6. April 2010 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 April Fool’s Day Inventor Test Drive 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 SME Meeting at Applied Engineering in MN 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Vault Manufacturing Q&A Autodesk 2011 Product Rollout Events Coming Soon 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Autodesk Virtual Event Ask about the Autodesk for 2011 Products Clean Tech Program Call to Register Earth Day 25 26 27 28 29 30 What’s New in Autodesk 2011 Products Rollout Events Tri W-G Valley City, ND The CAD model, featured on the right, was brought into Autodesk Showcase for rendering. Then, additional product models were brought in to show off a complete line of medical products. Ground 2010 Customer Spotlight shadows and life-like color scheme tie the image together.
  • 7. www.visual-ii.com
  • 8. May 2010 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Autodesk 2008 Products What’s New in Autodesk Retirement Promotion 2011 Products Rollout Events 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Mother’s Day What’s New in Autodesk 2011 Products Rollout Events 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Memorial Day Visualize Inc. Minneapolis, MN The CAD model, featured on the right, was brought into Autodesk Showcase for rendering. Then, conceptual design sketches done in Autodesk Alias Design were imported and placed on a whiteboard to show off Visualize’s capabilities. Finally, hands were Customer Spotlight added to show the relative size of the earbuds, and demonstrate the product’s unique engineering and technology.
  • 9. SUMMERS www.SummersMfg.com
  • 10. June 2010 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 Inventor Test Drive 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Vault Manufacturing Q&A 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 AutoCAD Electrical Webcast 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Father’s Day 27 28 29 30 Summers Manufacturing Devils Lake, ND The Autodesk Inventor model, featured on the right, was brought into Autodesk Showcase for rendering. A farm field was a natural choice for the image setting. Finally, a picture was imported into Customer Spotlight Autodesk Showcase and cast at the correct perspective to put you in the driver’s seat as you look out the back of your tractor cab.
  • 11. NMC-Wollard, Inc. www.NMC-Wollard.com
  • 12. July 2010 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 Inventor Test Drive 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Independence Day 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Vault Manufacturing Q&A 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 AutoCAD Electrical Webcast 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 NMC Wollard Eau Claire, WI The Autodesk Inventor model, featured on the right, was brought into Autodesk Showcase for rendering. Since the vehicle is used to transport military heli- copters, it was placed near military helicopters for context, and a camouflage decal was added. Finally, Customer Spotlight subtle tire tracks drawn using Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, ground shadows and a wide-angle lens make this image come to life.
  • 13. www.DiamondMowers.com
  • 14. August 2010 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Inventor Test Drive 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Inventor Webcast 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Diamond Mowers Sioux Falls, SD The model, featured on the right, was brought into Autodesk Showcase for rendering. Then, brush was drawn in using Autodesk Alias Design to show the product’s functionality. Finally, a blur Customer Spotlight effect was put on the mower blades to simulate motion.
  • 15. www.DMIIndustries.com
  • 16. September 2010 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 Inventor Test Drive 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Labor Day 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 AutoCAD Electrical Webcast 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 DMI Industries West Fargo, ND The Autodesk Inventor model, featured on the right, was brought into Autodesk Showcase for rendering. Then, a transparent effect was applied on part of the tower to show the inner ladder Customer Spotlight system. Finally, images of a complete wind energy tower were added to the scene to provide context for the image.
  • 17. www.FloeIntl.com
  • 18. October 2010 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 Inventor Test Drive 1 Month until AUGI CAD Camp in Minnesota 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Inventor Webcast 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Halloween Floe International McGregor, MN The Autodesk Inventor model, featured on the right, was brought into Autodesk Showcase for rendering and set in a forest scene. Then, a camouflage finish was applied. After casting the model at three angles to show the product’s functionality, pictures of a man Customer Spotlight in blaze orange were imported to show how a hunter would use the product. A bullet was modeled and motion lines were drawn with Autodesk Alias Design to simulate a gun shot.
  • 19. November EMF www.EMF-Inc.com
  • 20. November 2010 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 AUGI CAD Camp Inventor Test Drive in Minneapolis 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Veteran’s Day 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 AutoCAD Electrical Webcast 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Thanksgiving 28 29 30 Autodesk University in Las Vegas Engineering Machining Fabricating Inc. Sauk Rapids, MN The Autodesk Inventor model, featured on the right, was brought into Autodesk Showcase for rendering. The factory environment was set to black and white to make the foam press stand out. Customer Spotlight
  • 21. www.PaR.com
  • 22. December 2010 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 Autodesk University in Autodesk University in Inventor Test Drive Las Vegas Las Vegas 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 2 Weeks Left to Minimize Taxes with Section 179 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Christmas Eve Christmas Day 26 27 28 29 30 31 New Year’s Eve PaR Systems Shoreview, MN The CAD model, featured on the right, was brought into Autodesk Showcase for rendering. Multiple robotic arms were made and cast at various angles and levels of transparency to simulate motion. Pallets and a conveyor were added to provide Customer Spotlight context to the machine. Finally, AutoCAD Electrical was used in combination with Autodesk Inventor to create the electrical wires that power this machine.
  • 23. www.BearTrackProducts.com
  • 24. January 2011 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 New Year’s Day 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Inventor Test Drive 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Vault Manufacturing Q&A 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Martin Luther King Day 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Bear Track Products Evansville, MN The CAD model, featured on the right, was imported into Autodesk Showcase for rendering. Then, a car model was added to show the trailer’s functionality and relative size. Ground shadows, lighting, and a riverside environment help create a Customer Spotlight photo-realistic image.
  • 25. www.CapitalWP.com
  • 26. February 2011 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 Groundhog Day Inventor Test Drive 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Vault Manufacturing Q&A 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Valentine’s Day 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Capital Wood Products St. Paul, MN The CAD models, featured on the right, were brought into Autodesk Showcase for rendering. Then, photos of the displays from actual stores were imported to show finished units. Finally, Customer Spotlight Autodesk Alias Design was used to create sketches of dimensions and features typically done during a store remodeling process.