In addition to reading what I post on building with wood, you can now also look at the News page in my Timber Engineering Reference. The presented news items are pulled in live from a variety of news sources and displayed as headlines for quick browsing. At this point you can find there English and […] Read more..
Ahh… there it is: Casework with family name Countertop Sink Assembly Line Based. Autodesk just updated its large and well presented component library called “Seek” at seek.autodek.com. You can either go there directly and download Revit and DWG CAD files or a PDF 3-part spec or you can access it from within Revit 2009 using […] Read more..
If you have built an outstanding wood structure between January 2005 and September 2008, then consider submitting it to the 2008 Wood Award. The main categories are: Non-residential, Institutional, Architectural Interiors Commercial – Small, Large Residential – Single Family, Multi-family Remodeled – Non-residential, Residential International Building Deadline for submissions is Monday, November 10, 2008 and […] Read more..
I just came across these videos on the Unadilla website (a glulam manufacturer in Unadilla, NY). The first video shows how they fed a z-shape arch through the planer and the second video shows them flipping it. Pretty amazing.
Since SketchUp is a free program, it is easy to share files. Just tell the other party to download the software and let them view your 3D model on their computer. That’s it. But what if you don’t want to share the entire file (and give your work away) or if you just want to […] Read more..
Can’t wait to try out the new version of Grasshopper for Rhino. The latest major (well, a round-ish 0.5 at least) release is now available from McNeel.
Based on a recent need, I finally gave plugin-writing for SketchUp a try. The result is a plugin that calculates the centroid and area properties of a shape drawn in SketchUp. You can find more information and download it on its project page.