If you are tasked with the responsibility of creating room drawings in Revit, then you know that whilst the standard Revit approach isn’t difficult, it can be extremely tedious and time consuming. This blog looks at how Naviate, the Revit add-in, now offers an innovative solution for addressing this aspect of your workflow via the use of the Room Drawing tool.Learn more
How to create a plywood pine Christmas tree with the Product, Design and Manufacturing Collection
Thinking about this workflow, I decided to create a cut-out plywood pine tree for the festive season.
Firsty I drew half of the tree in AutoCAD, making sure all the lines were closed, using polylines and the Spline Fit and Spline CV tools.This made it suitable to be exported to a CNC file for laser or router cutting on a sheet panel.
I then imported this drawing as a sketch in Inventor which allowed me to create am accurate 3D extrusions and chamfer to my plywood pine Christmas tree.
Whilst in Inventor, I thought that as my Christmas tree is a pine tree, I'd need a good pine woodgrain material for the Inventor render. To achieve this, I created a knotted pine texture and added it to my library of Inventor materials.
I then exported the Inventor part file to 3ds Max as a Body Object as this keeps the fine detail of the spline curves and the chamfers.
Bringing my plywood pine tree into 3ds Max then gave me all the tools to enhance the render and the texture of my Christmas tree, and also add a few more objects to compliment it.
My knotty plywood pine Christmas tree can then easily be taken down and flat packed for next year! Merry Christmas and all the very best for the new year.
Why Oculo is participating in the Golden Thread Initiative to help prevent future building disasters
We are pleased to share this blog post from our partner Oculo. Oculo brings to the Golden Thread Initiative its extensive practical experience in gathering, managing and extracting value from visual data, which gives it a unique perspective on how some of the most urgent difficulties facing the sector might be overcome.Learn more