Two new Autodesk apps that help you simulate design concepts in the field or in the office! Unlike the traditional approach of using paper, pencil, and a calculator to develop equations for design options, Autodesk ForceEffect and ForceEffect Motion does all the simulation and engineering calculations for you right on your mobile device, enabling you to quickly and easily simulate design options during the concept phase to determine the viability of a design.
Autodesk ForceEffect allows users to quickly and easily create design concepts anywhere, anytime! The mobile app enables users to create free body diagrams to understand design performance at the conceptual phase of a design.
Autodesk ForceEffect Motion allows users to quickly and easily create kinematic designs. The mobile app simulates the motion of design and provides dynamic feedback on how the design operates.
Autodesk Force Effect Motion is available on iOS.
We recently got our hands on the Roland iModela and started milling away.
Here is the first workflow video, showing and end-to-end process from 123D all the way to the physical output on this great little machine.
Let us know what you think!
Here is a highlight of some of the awesome entries that we received in the 123D Snowman Challenge. We thank everyone who shared a snowman and look forward to seeing all of your future posts.
Everyone who participated should keep an eye on their inbox for their free Instructables Pro Membership coupon code.
Project Shelter is a program aiming to 3D print sea shells to help hermit crabs who are currently experiencing a shell shortage in the wild. After two months of maker-community design efforts, they succeeded in the beginning of December creating a shell that a hermit crab was proud to call home. It will be interesting to see how this project continues to progress over time.