Inventor – Model States Webinar

Join Quadra’s own Matt Hutchinson (Senior Application Engineer) and Mike Hacking (MFG Projects Manager) as they discuss one of the latest enhancements to Inventor 2022 – Model States.

Model States offer capabilities similar to those found in iParts/Assemblies, however, all configurations are stored in a single file instead of multiple files. This provides a convenient way to engineer, manage, and manufacture your designs with different dimensions, components, properties or simplification levels.

Each model state supports unique iProperties, parameters and Bill of Materials.

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BIM Collaborate Pro – Revit to Collections | On-demand Webinar

 

Image result for bim collaborate proBIM Collaborate Pro is the only Civil 3D, Revit and AutoCAD Plant 3D collaboration solution on the 
market that connects your teams, data, and workflows, while delivering powerful insights. BIM Collaborate Pro, previously BIM 360 Design, includes all BIM Collaborate features plus real-time co-authoring, and is for design authors who require anytime, anywhere co-authoring access in Revit, Civil 3D, and AutoCAD Plant 3D.

BIM Collaborate Pro

Digital Transformation is happening at an unprecedented pace. Accelerated by the move to remote work, and yet in AEC, teams, processes, and data remain disconnected. So where do we start? We start with BIM. Putting data at the centre, with cloud-based collaboration technologies. We then bring design and coo-ordination teams together. By connecting BIM data with construction workflows, on a common data environment. We enable anytime, anywhere access to the design tools you love to use. Generating powerful insights to drive better decision-making. For the first time ever, Autodesk connects all of this together with BIM Collaborate Pro.

In AEC, teams, processes and data can be disconnected, presenting barriers to collaboration. But it doesn’t have to be that way. When you connect people, workflows, and insights in the cloud, you can co-author in real-time, use project data to make informed decisions, and get teams on the same page. With data at the center, deliver better quality, more constructible designs – made possible with Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro.

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PDM: The Essential Foundations of Good Design Webinar

Do you have the essentials for good design? Is PDM a priority for your design flow?

Think of all the essentials you rely on daily: your home, your phone, your refrigerator. Now, think about your design and engineering work and all the essential tools you rely on. Is Autodesk Vault PDM on your list? If you’re not using Vault for product data management, it’s likely that you don’t know why you should—because people who use Vault can’t imagine being as productive without it.

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Vault Data ManagementDuring this webinar, you will learn why Autodesk Vault is essential to effective design by helping you achieve such benefits as:

  • Fewer product errors
  • Faster processes
  • Reduction in lost documentation
  • Faster response times

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The Foundations of Good Design with Autodesk Vault

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Think of all the essentials you rely on daily: your home, your phone, your refrigerator. Now, think about your design and engineering work and all the essential tools you rely on. Is Autodesk Vault PDM on your list? If you’re not using Vault for product data management, it’s likely that you don’t know why you should—because people who use Vault can’t imagine being as productive without it.

Effective Data Management is crucial.  Ensuring all participants in engineering and business workflows have the correct information available helps reduce costly errors and avoid unnecessary rework. In this blog, we take a look at the top 10 reasons companies use Autodesk Vault Data Management in their design flows.

Click here to read our Blog about why companies use Vault  -Top 10 Reasons Our Customers Implemented Autodesk Vault

Autodesk Vault – Making Good Design Better

During this webinar, you will learn why Autodesk Vault is essential to good design by helping you achieve such benefits as:

  • Fewer product errors
  • Faster processes
  • Reduction in lost documentation
  • Faster response times

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Impact of Manufacturing on the Construction Industry | On-demand webinar

Globally, in our modern world, our better understanding of the impact of traditional working methods across different industries on the environment, society and the world economy clearly demonstrates that we cannot continue as we have done in the past. But what is Impact of Manufacturing on the Construction Industry?

manufacturing and constructionSince the start of the new millennium, we have endured one of the worst economic crises the world has ever seen, declared an environmental emergency, and suffered from the most devastating pandemic in recent times. These three events alone have caused us to rethink and reevaluate how we live and operate.

The Impact of Manufacturing on the Construction Industry

Where some industries have been left crippled and on the brink of extinction, others have thrived and adapted to new ways of working by harnessing modern technologies. “Doing more with less” is a common theme found in both the manufacturing and construction industries, but how is this happening and what knowledge and lessons are being learned and shared between the two industries?

In this webinar, we shall explore these three questions; How are manufacturing processes changing the construction industry? What new technologies are being adopted? What are the benefits and how do they combat the challenges we face?

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand and appreciate the need for change
  • The challenges the construction industry faces
  • What technologies are commonly found in both the manufacturing and construction industries
  • What has construction learned from the manufacturing industry to help tackle these challenges.

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Free Web Event for Education | Future of Design Fusion 360 Web

Help your students learn about the Future of Design with a FREE Fusion 360 Web Event, exclusively for people working in education!

Fusion 360 Training

This live, short session is a taster for our fully-funded half-day bespoke workshops, which are being rolled out tailored to each institution. The aim is to educate Teachers || Lecturers || Academics on the Fusion 360 CAD platform, to help you understand how the technology works and how it is already empowering the next generation of student engineers.

Teach your students Autodesk Fusion 360 to provide them with a solid grounding in CAD/CAM fundamentals within a single, unified platform. Fusion 360 is the only tool that connects the entire product development process into a single CAD/CAM/CAE cloud-based platform and provides all the support you need as you guide your students in advancing their engineering and manufacturing skills.

There are 2 sessions to choose from:
– 19th April 2021, 3.30pm GMT
– 26th April 2021, 3.30pm GMT

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More about Quadra Solutions

Quadra Solutions Ltd specialise in design and data management software solutions for the manufacturing, construction, engineering and PCB design industries. Quadra is a Gold Autodesk Partner, an accredited training centre and specialists in electronic and PCB design. We provide Autodesk Design software solutions for the Construction and Manufacturing industries. InventorRevitAutoCAD, Collections and Vault software helps our customers design, visualise, innovate and implement solutions that help customers grow and develop their business.

Our software solutions, consultancy, training and technical support to the manufacturing, architectural, construction and product design industries is some of the best in the industry. With a wealth of experience and knowledge, Quadra specialises in helping businesses adapt and adopt efficient and effective design workflows, innovate and embed data management solutions. We pride ourselves on our consultative approach to working with customers as their technology partner.

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MAP 3D AutoCAD Productivity eBook

Benefits of Using the Map 3D Toolset in AutoCAD

The Map 3D toolset (previously referred to as AutoCAD® Map 3D), now included with AutoCAD as a specialized toolset, is built specifically to create and modify software-based design and documentation productivity for users working with Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Purpose-built data management and mapping tools minimize errors and provide accurate information to the user, allowing more time for mapping geographical data. This study details the productivity gains that users may experience when using AutoCAD with the Map 3D toolset rather than basic AutoCAD when working with maps and survey data.*

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More about Quadra Solutions

Quadra Solutions Ltd specialise in design and data management software solutions for the manufacturing, construction, engineering and PCB design industries. Quadra is a Gold Autodesk Partner, an accredited training centre and specialists in electronic and PCB design. We provide Autodesk Design software solutions for the Construction and Manufacturing industries. InventorRevitAutoCAD, Collections and Vault software helps our customers design, visualise, innovate and implement solutions that help customers grow and develop their business.

Our software solutions, consultancy, training and technical support to the manufacturing, architectural, construction and product design industries is some of the best in the industry. With a wealth of experience and knowledge, Quadra specialises in helping businesses adapt and adopt efficient and effective design workflows, innovate and embed data management solutions. We pride ourselves on our consultative approach to working with customers as their technology partner.

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BIM-Ready Models – The Importance of BIM for Manufacturers

BIM-ready digital models are crucial if you are in the business of specifying for new building projects. BIM for Manufacturing is BIG news.

In complex construction projects, delays and cost increases can be caused by a range of unforeseen circumstances, but many issues are avoidable. Budget inaccuracies, design errors, scheduling conflicts and miscommunication between stakeholders can all be prevented through greater collaboration via BIM.

BIM for Manufacturing

BIM for manuacturing

The growing adoption of BIM (Building Information Modelling) in the Architectural and Construction industries has made a big impact in the last 5 years. The government mandate for BIM practices to be employed in any public-sector project is now affecting businesses that provide manufactured products within construction projects.

The most recent Glenigan report on key performance indicators in the UK construction industry shows that 34% of construction projects run over budget and 41% of projects are delayed. Although we have seen advances in these figures in the last decade, the past few years have seen little improvement. In complex construction projects, delays and cost increases can be caused by a range of unforeseen circumstances, but many issues are avoidable. Budget inaccuracies, design errors, scheduling conflicts and miscommunication between stakeholders can all be prevented through greater collaboration via BIM.

Why is BIM so important for Manufacturers?

Whilst the provision of manufacturing BIM data for construction projects is not essential, more projects, designers and contractors are expecting and requiring this level of information. Construction products represent about 40% of the UK construction costs and as a result, designers and project managers are also keen to have and include as much information into their collaborative BIM model as possible.

Many of these practices focus on the collaborative nature of design, construction and operation, with a 3D model shared between stakeholders as a single point of truth.  BIM Level 3 is being increasingly deployed throughout the public and private construction sector.

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Register for our Upcoming Live Revit Webinar

It’s easier than you would think to move from 2D to 3D and we will show you how in our upcoming Revit Webinar. This webinar will take you through:
  • Benefits of Moving to 3D
  • Re-use AutoCAD Geometry
  • Easy Building Creation
  • Automated Building Creation
  • Schedules
  • 3D Visualisation

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Why is BIM important?

The construction industry is already embracing app-based and cloud-based technology to improve communication and collaboration on-site. As designs invariably change, the blueprint is updated in real-time so construction teams are always working from the latest design. Similarly, general contractors can update the plan with defects and schedule team members to complete the work. Collaboration is already taking place with solutions like BIM 360, but BIM takes it that one step further. Now, tools and tasks that are currently accessed through the 2D plan can be carried through and accessed through the 3D plan, giving a new level of depth to the collaboration that is already taking place on-site.

As developers and general contractors embrace BIM technology and commission their own plans, software solution providers need to ensure that BIM models can be uploaded into existing platforms. By integrating BIM software with current solutions, contractors won’t need to licence separate tools and the industry can avoid further siloed information.

Virtual Construction

At the design phase, 3D construction modelling software allows architects to create a virtual creation of the construction and all its parts, specifying every component to the very last door, pipe and utility. The client is guided through the design, visualising each element and making adjustments where needed. This process gives a truer understanding of how the construction might perform in the real world and which operational and facilities management tasks might be needed. Estimation software can also be integrated providing an accurate understanding of the costs for all stakeholders.

If the client requests a change, the information is pulled through to every aspect of the design, showing impacts and adjusting budgets. Once agreed, this 3D model can be translated into construction documents and passed across to contractor teams. Any further changes are updated on this 3D model, providing a single source of truth for the construction project. Not only is the 3D model updated but all affiliated datasheets and dependent documentation, allowing the process to evolve as stakeholders make their own adjustments. Architecture software is constantly evolving and BIM software is evolving too.

When BIM Becomes an Asset Information Model

When the construction phases are completed, the BIM file becomes an asset information model (AIM) and is passed to the operation or facility management team with all as-built documentation appended. Service and maintenance plans can be scheduled and updated on the AIM. Any further changes to the landscaping or internal structures can be carefully modelled for cost and infrastructure impact before work is carried out.

In fact, in PwC’s report into the Government construction projects, 73% of the cost savings were seen in the operations phase and the vast majority of this in maintenance. Among other benefits, BIM allowed facilities management teams to realise the cost benefits of aggregating material demands across facilities.

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Are you ready for BIM for Manufacturing?

We have helped a number of companies to digitize their product portfolio and host it in the cloud so customers can more easily integrate them into their BIM models. Click here to see how we worked with door manufacturer Union Industries here.

BIM has come a long way in the last decade. In 2011, according to an NBS report, only 13% of construction businesses were using BIM software and 43% were completely unaware of the technology. In 2019, 69% of businesses were using BIM software and only 2% were unaware of the technology.

As we move towards a future with more automation, greater adoption of Cloud technology and a focus on the Internet of Things, BIM will form a greater role in construction projects.

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TechTalk On-Demand Webinar – Move to 3D Design with Autodesk Revit

TechTalk On-Demand Webinar – Move to 3D Design with Autodesk Revit

Thinking of moving to Revit from AutoCAD?

It’s easier than you would think to move from 2D to 3D and we will show you how in our upcoming Revit Webinar.

This webinar will take you through:
Benefits of Moving to 3D design
Re-use AutoCAD Geometry
Easy Building Creation
Automated Building Creation
Schedules
3D Visualisation

And an opportunity to quiz our experts about the benefits of Autodesk Revit and how to implement 3D design processes quickly and easily.
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Introduction to eCADSTAR PCB Design Software – on-demand webinar

Future-Proof your PCB Design Software | Introduction to eCADSTAR Webinar

Software as with everything is always changing. But, when was the last time you had a look at the alternative PCB design software’s available?

In this 40 minute webinar, we will take a brief tour through some of the enhancements eCADSTAR has undergone in the last year or so, introduce you to some of the brilliant features making life easier for many businesses right now and take any burning questions you may have about the software.

eCADSTAR brings together the latest advances in collaboration and connected engineering in a borderless electronic design environment, connecting the engineering desktop with comprehensive design and manufacturing services.

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The webinar will cover:

  • Unified design environment
  • Enhanced online part search
  • Visualisation and collaboration tools
  • Advanced 3D design
  • Design migration and design re-use
  • Your opportunity to ask questions about the software and request an evaluation license.

Join presenters Michael Wray and Sarah Santangeli to see how eCADSTAR is helping other businesses deliver PCB designs more efficiently.

More about eCADSTAR PCB Design Software

eCADSTAR brings together the latest advances in collaboration and connected engineering in a borderless electronic design environment, connecting the engineering desktop with comprehensive design and manufacturing services.

In the 2020 Release |   Read More

SIGNAL INTEGRITY   |    Add sophisticated Signal Integrity Analysis capabilities to eCADSTAR. Simulation in the Schematic (pre-layout SI) as well as in the PCB Layout (post-layout SI).

POWER INTEGRITY AND EMI   |    Embedded into eCADSTAR, these functions share the same design data and simulation library used for Signal Integrity.

IBIS-AMI   |    Analyse SERDES channels (e.g. PCI-Express Gen3+, HDMI, SATA, USB, etc.) based on IBIS-AMI models, S-Parameter characterisation of the channel, Eye diagram results, BER estimation and bath-tub curves and import IBIS-AMI devices into the simulation library.

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