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The Million Dollar Pick?

The Million Dollar Pick?

By on March 20, 2014 in Cool Stuff, Featured, News with 0 Comments

A good friend of mine over at Intergraph directed me to this video of constuction crews at Votgle picking one of the modules for CBI/Westinghouse’s AP1000 modular nuclear power plant. The module is called “CA20″ and it just so happens I did quite a few of the internal visualization projects on the CB&I side during [...]

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Industrial Valve Operation 3D animation

Industrial Valve Operation 3D animation

By on March 16, 2014 in Autodesk 3DS Max, Featured, Visualization with 0 Comments

This 3D animated video shows SNAP: Stem Nut Analysis Protractor; a new and inventive way to measure the wear of stem threads on hand valves. The rig setup for this unit was moderately complex. The entire rig operated off of the rotation of the valve handwheel. Hoping to make a “making of” video if I [...]

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Measure Once, Drill Twice?

Measure Once, Drill Twice?

By on March 16, 2014 in Cool Stuff, Featured with 0 Comments

So long story short here, when drilling for oil directly over the top of a massive salt mine, check, double check, re-check, then check your drilling coordinates again. “The drilling crew watched in horror as their 150 foot derrick completely disappears into less than 10 feet of water…” was particularly jaw dropping. What a crappy [...]

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AutoCAD Plant 3D: How To Customize The Line Number To Match A Client Standard

AutoCAD Plant 3D: How To Customize The Line Number To Match A Client Standard

Brian Lister Greetings Readers, and welcome to another edition of Your Plant Buddy. Today’s blogger is Brian Lister. Brian is a Technical Account Manager with Autodesk and has been working at Autodesk since March 2012. Brian’s focus is in the Oil & Gas industry with many of his clients specializing in this field. Based out [...]

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Efficient Xref Management for AutoCAD Plant 3D

Efficient Xref Management for AutoCAD Plant 3D

Jarrod Mudford A successful 3D Model in AutoCAD Plant 3D relies on many efficient foundations. One of these foundations is Xref Management within your project. There is countless number of times that I come across projects that have a poorly managed xref system and the consequences from such a system can cause delays in your [...]

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AutoCAD Plant 3D: Editing Default Descriptions in Spec Editor

AutoCAD Plant 3D: Editing Default Descriptions in Spec Editor

By on December 3, 2013 in AutoCAD Plant 3D, News, Your Plant Buddy with 0 Comments

Hello readers! Today’s Blog, Face Plant with Ken, is here! How many of you edit the component catalogs so you can have the proper component descriptions? Well with the AutoCAD Plant 3D Spec Editor that is no longer necessary. You can create description styles that will globally update the component description inside your piping specification. [...]

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Videos: LNG – Natural Gas Industry Tutorial

Videos: LNG – Natural Gas Industry Tutorial

By on November 21, 2013 in News, Visualization with 0 Comments

Jason Drew found this very engaging video from GE. From gas to liquid to gas to customer, this beautifully rendered video informs the viewer of how the LNG Process works in a very clear way. I didn’t find the video on GE Oil and Gas’s youtube page. The author has not allowed embedding of the [...]

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The Amazing Fibonacci Numbers

The Amazing Fibonacci Numbers

By on November 14, 2013 in Cool Stuff with 0 Comments

Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin explores hidden properties of that weird and wonderful set of numbers, the Fibonacci series. He clearly reminds us that mathematics inspires creativity! Check it out on TED! Fibonacci represented in nature

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Videos: The Flythrough

Videos: The Flythrough

By on November 13, 2013 in News, Visualization with 0 Comments

The Flythrough Creator: Mapability Pty Ltd Website: http://www.mapability.com.au/ Project: IG Stockman Project Description: “Mapability is an animation studio which specializes in the production of 3D animations and visualisations for a wide range of industries. Such industries include engineering, marketing, architecture and, as depicted in this animation, mining. This flythrough is an excerpt from a twelve [...]

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AutoCAD Plant 3D: What is a Good Model Size?

AutoCAD Plant 3D: What is a Good Model Size?

Good day readers! Thanks for coming to our blog regarding the use of AutoCAD’s Plant 3D Tools. Today’s topic will be model sizes! What is a good model size? Well there are plenty of factors that can affect your models beyond size, such as custom parts, inserted parts from programs like Autodesk Inventor and other [...]

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